Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Cream Plays with Brown And His Friend Green



I'm joining in the Tablescape Thursday party this week, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. There are some amazing tables put together each week by a lot of talented folks out there in BlogLand so be sure and drop by BNOTP to check out all the great tablesettings.



Choosing colors to combine is much like children playing on a playground....some play well together and some do not. I love the muted tones set by a brown and green color combination and with a pop of creamy white to set the stage.



I never realized how hard it is to get a full table shot of a large Dining table, so I've done the best I can.



I like doing full centerpieces with my tablescapes and really filling the area with differant items to provide an interesting focal point. This week, a Hemingway Hurricane vase and a footed Charleston Cake Plate from Southern Living at Home are filled with fruits and cheeses and complimented by a small Cupcake Cloche and florals in a silver compote and all resting on a glass mat and framed by two silver and glass candle holders.



The rattan chargers add contrast to the crisp ivory of the linen placemat and Gibson place setting.






Napkins are Harvest Melody and purchased at Marshalls. Burnished copper napkin rings are from Pier 1.



Love the sparkle of my Emerson Stemware from Southern Living at Home.



Flatware is Camden from Reed and Barton.





What's better than a warm crusty loaf of bread resting on a silver tray.


After-dinner coffee served from a white set found at a yard sale.















Hope you enjoyed and come back real soon, ya hear.

All the best,


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29 comments:

marty39 said...

Oh wow!!! This is so pretty. I love the apothecary jar and the cloche with the pears. What a pretty, pretty centerpiece. I just love it. YOur dishes and sterling silver are all so pretty. Just a fantastic tablescape. I really, really love it all. Hugs, Marty

southerninspiration said...

Ooooh Anita, it all looks gorgeous. I wish I could sit down with you and have a chat over a nice dinner! ;)

Suzanne

Domestic Designer said...

Just so pretty and elegant! Great pictures!

Eileen said...

Very pretty table! 'Love it all but most especially that beautiful candle holder, and the pear-filled cloche! Great job!
All the best,
Eileen

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors!!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

How beautiful!! Love the color combination! One of my favorites...great job!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is quite a lovely dining experience -- you've set your table so well and I love your centerpiece. Nicely done!

Julie said...

I love your table . Such great color...you've set your table so well...Julie

Shelia said...

Hi Anita! Oh, what a beautiful table! I love your creams with the green. Everything is stunning and what gorgeous pictures you've taken.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

Love the colors and the pears. It's very inviting. I think I like flatware best of all.
- The Tablescaper

Maryrose said...

Hi,
Love the greens and creams. What a wonderful combination and so soothing. I want to just sit down and join you for dinner.
Thanks for sharing.
Maryrose
PS Love the sparkle

Shirley said...

Very elegant in white. I'm loving the flatware!

Sarah said...

Wow! Great photos of a lovely table. It was a real treat to visit today. Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.
http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

Jeannine said...

This is the most elegant tablescape in a long time! Very impressive. I think I'll go get dressed up and have a seat.

Sharlotte said...

Very pretty! I love the colors and your centerpiece! It is gorgeous!!!

susan said...

You have outdone yourself!! I don't know which is prettier--the table or your photography of it!

Libby Murphy said...

Soft and inviting color selection. I think pears are just beautiful. Years ago in art classes we were forever painting them and I still love to look at them, as well as, eat them.
Happy Twirls

The Bloom Girls said...

I am a huge fan of brown and green as well! Your table is elegant yet very comfortable! The candle holder is beautiful!

Have a great week!

Karyn

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty 'scape! Love the greens in it and they look terrific with the white dishes.

DD

Carol said...

Very, very pretty. We learn something every day with this blogging don't we?

Debbie Pearson said...

Your centerpiece is absolutely divine! Love all the details in our setting.

Mrs. P. said...

Your table is gorgeous! Very inviting and I just love the pears!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Anita! Just passin' through, but had to tell you what a stunning tablescape this is! Your photos show it beautifully! I look forward to stopping back again! ~tina

Chari said...

Hi Anita...

I just read the sweet note that you left for me...thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment! I also want to thank you for following Happy To Design...it's a pleasure to have you!

My friend, this tablescape is "out of this world" gorgeous!!! I love the colors...the pretty greens, creamy whites, and touches of browns! Your place settings are beautiful...I like the look of the rattan chargers with the pretty white dishes too! Your centerpiece...I love, love, LOVE!!! I love it when a centerpiece has so many different layers and like you said...it adds such a beautiful focal point to the table! It's like the icing on the cake! I love the pears...in fact, TJ Maxx just had a big ol' pkg. of them on sale...so I picked some up! Thought they would be pretty for Autumn...with that sagey green and touches of brown on them! Love them in the big glass vase...and ohhh, that little cloche with a pear...is darling! I was really "eyeing" that fabulous frenchy compote filled with the pretty florals...I certainly could make some use out of it! Hehe! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

Thank you again, for stopping by! I wish you the best in my Celebration giveaway, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

It is so nice to meet you.Absolutely beautiful. Your color choices are stunning.. and I love, love, love your flatware.. thanks for swinging by today I sure enjoyed your sweet comment..
hugs ~lynne~

Bill said...

Hi Anita,
I really like the colors you chose, and you've incorporated so many beautiful things here! My favorite photo is the one of the forks ... it's stunning! Your stemware is very elegant. The coffee set was a great yard sale find!

Bill

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Anita this is my first time to your blog and I must say I just love it...Hope you don't mind me following you...Beautiful table BRAVO!! a job well done my friend...May you have a GREAT weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all just beautiful! Great job!

Katherine

tardevil said...

What a gorgeous table! Those pears have the prettiest color too.