Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Ambiance and Butterflies' Nectar

Butterflies are such beautiful creatures.  God is an awesome artist.  This tablescape is my interpretation of butterflies harvesting nectar.


Did you notice the butterflies aflutter in the centerpiece?


Manmade art imitating nature in the layers:  Don't the curves remind you of butterfly wings?


At the left, there's a golden antenna radaring for sweet nectar.


The butterfly must be hiding out in the greenery.


The butterflies are storing the nectar in here.  They are really on guard, so I was not brave enough to peek inside, but I'm sure this centerpiece will make another appearance.  Then, I'll show you what the butterflies have been doing with all that nectar.


Time to light the candles.  Yes, the butterflies are still out.  Look carefully in the next few scenes and you'll see the nectar.


Oh, the nectar is really starting to heat up.


Look! Look, the nectar is bubbling in here!


See all the tiny bubbles.


Wow, that butterfly has been working hard; see the nectar simmering next to him?




Butterflies flying overhead.


Check out the wings of that silver butterfly.


I can almost smell how sweet this nectar is.


The Ambiance ...


More blossoms for harvesting nectar.


Mmmm, delicious.  The anticipation, just wondering what those butterflies are going to serve.



The butterflies are about the area gathering nectar from those pink and white flowers.


A closer look.


Do a double take.  More butterflies.  Aren't they adorable?


I have a feeling that these butterflies are going to serve up whatever its comrades are cooking up with all of this nectar.


What beautiful petals.


I knew it wouldn't be long before a butterfly came along.


Here's the nectar, this butterfly has been collecting.


She collected more and stored it in here.  It's bubbling away in there.


Caught in action, this butterfly is harvesting nectar right now.  It's wings are all lit up.



Ooh, I can't wait to see what the winged beauties are going to serve from all that nectar.


Cake plate and lid:  Marshalls
Aristocrat and Colonnade (salad plate) dinnerware by Ambiance:  Horchow and Bloomingdales
Lace Charger Plates:  Horchow
Pearl handled Flatware by Argent:  HomeGoods
Butterfly flatware and serving pieces:  Horchow
Demitasse cups, saucers and spoons:  In my collection for over a decade
Butterfly Napkin Rings:  HomeGoods; The Great Indoors
Spring Blossom taper holders and tealight holder; Tiny Bubbles taper holders; and Daisy Trio tealight holders:  Partylite (from years ago)
Pink and White Napkins:  Tuesday Morning
Stemware:  Inherited

I am participating in Tablescape Thursday.  Now fly on over to Between Naps on the Porch and see what's being served on all the beautiful tablescapes.

Thanks for visiting.  I sure would appreciate if you leave me a comment and let me know if you enjoyed the Ambiance and Butterflies' Nectar.

All the Best,

Requi

15 comments:

The Barnett Family said...

I must have those napkin rings....I love pewter and the butterflies are sooo unique. The bubbling candleholder is just amazing. Love the color scheme too. Thanks for sharing and I hope the butterflies fly around for awhile and share their nectar with you!

emptynester3 said...

Very nice table! I love the white plates and especially love the pearl handled flatware- I am dying for a set of those! Thanks so much for your visit and birthday wishes! ~Nana~

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

There is so much eye candy here, I'll have go back and look again...
Beautiful dishes and flatware intertwined in an expressively unique fashion!!!!

Barbara said...

So pretty! I just love your cake stand. So many lovely details.

craftyles said...

Very elegant especially by candlelight. I love the butterflies!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Just beautiful! I love your white dishes, and adding the deep pink napkins to the cool green-blue and white table was a stroke of genius! That covered cake plate is really a work of art!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how gorgeous. All of your china and accessories are just exquisite. They are just fabulous. You have put everything together in such a lovely and breathtaking arrangement. Love your cake stand. Stunning. Hope you have a fabulous 4th. Hugs, Marty

Mimi said...

STUNNING!

Anita said...

Gorgeous!! That butterfly flatware is beautiful! I have not seen that. I am planning a table with my aunt's Lenox "Butterfly Meadow" and that would be perfect with it! Beautiful table!! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful 4th!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Very pretty table. I love butterflies and the napkin rings are really lovely.

Johanna said...

Oh, how nice is that. So many cute deatils. Should I list them? The white plates are really pretty but the center piece is just an eye catcher. The Espresso cups are great, I must have again a look, what china it is, so pretty. But the cake server and tongs with butterflies and the matching flatware just took me in the flatware heaven. Did you see my rose flatware? I am sure you will like that, too.
Greetings, Johanna

Johanna said...

Oh, how nice is that. So many cute deatils. Should I list them? The white plates are really pretty but the center piece is just an eye catcher. The Espresso cups are great, I must have again a look, what china it is, so pretty. But the cake server and tongs with butterflies and the matching flatware just took me in the flatware heaven. Did you see my rose flatware? I am sure you will like that, too.
Greetings, Johanna

Bill said...

You've really captured the magical feeling of butterflies fluttering and dancing about in the natural world! Your attention to detail in this tablescape is admirable. So many beautiful things and so many thoughtful touches! Nicely photographed as well.

Hope you have a very happy 4th!
Bill

Erin said...

I just love the combination of turquoise and pink here! So springy and refreshing!

Rettabug said...

This is a very pretty table....you have some gorgeous things, Requi! I love those napkin rings & the intricate flatware. Beautiful!!!