Thursday, January 28, 2010

Calm and Serene - Tablescape Thursday

Each week, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts Tablescape Thursday.  The participants continue to grow and why not, this is a great party.  Click here to see hundreds of beautifully scaped tables from the talented folks who participate. 

My table this week is calm and serene with differing shades of white and just a teeny touch of black, not really even enough to mention.



There is nothing more beautiful than layering white dishes.  Flatware is Gallery from Southern Living at Home. White dinner and salad plate are my everyday Gibson.  Chargers are marked with a B and are from Home Goods, so not sure of the brand or maker.




I love this white pineapple from Tabletops Unlimited that I found at Home Goods.  This figurine is a good size and I'm on the lookout for another so that I will have a matching pair.  The detail is gorgeous.  Astoria salt and Pepper are from Southern Living at Home




White and green in a floral arrangement in a greek urn is just the right touch for the centerpiece.




Candlelight, who doesn't love the soft glow.




Another Tabletops Unlimited piece....cluster of grapes.




Victoria compotes from Southern Living at Home make beautiful votive holders centered on each placesetting. 




I found these cute silver Teapot napkin rings on eBay last summer.




If you have not signed up for my Rooster-licious Blogaversary giveaway, be sure to check out my post here.



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32 comments:

Karen said...

What a beautiful tablescape. Love the white with the black and with check... McKensey Childs?
Have a great day!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Beansieleigh said...

You've put together a stunning table Anita! LOVE the idea of using the beautiful crystal compotes for candle votive holders! ~tina

Vicki said...

Oh, Anita, your tablescape is gorgeous! So elegant and lovely. I love everything about it! Thank you for stopping by Bunny Cottage for a visit. I hope you are having a lovely week! Vicki

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely table Anita. I love all the white with just the merest hint of black in it.

~ Tracy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very serene and pretty, Anita! I like the little touches of black you put in here. That pineapple is great!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Did someone say stunning? Love your tablescape. Oh, how I wish I could "see" a great table and put it together. It's a gift.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Gorgeous!! I love the beautiful tranquil colors. Love the flatware and the napkin rings. My mom gave me 12 place card holders that are little teapots, so I need those napkin rings! I love that you used the compotes with votives! I did that in a Christmas tablescape and put cranberries around the candles. Beautiful table!!

vignette design said...

I love this white tablescape. The black and white check dishes add interest. Love the candleholders.

Julie Harward said...

WOW..I LOVED THE CENTERPIECE AND THE TALL CANDLE STICKS AND THOSE CUTE NAPKIN RINGS...ALL VERY PRETTY! COME SAY HI :D

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love all the touches, so many to mention, love the napkin rings, they are soooo cute and love the candlestick, large and unexpected, perfect for the setting...come for a visit...

vignette design said...

Hi Anita,
To answer your question about my candleholders: the ruffled metal top is a part of it. I think I got them at either Pottery Barn or the now defunct Smith and Hawkin. Thanks for visiting my blog. --Delores

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Just gorgeous. I love your dishes and I just drool whenever I see those check plates. YOur centerpieces are all wonderful. The pineapple and grapes are fabulous. Everything is so beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

Celly B said...

So pretty! I love your flatware and those pretty teapot napkin rings!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Beautiful wintery white tablescape!

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, love the harlequin plate barely peeking out from under the top plate! That pineapple is really cool...hope you are lucky and find it's mate.

Debbie said...

THose tea pots napkin rings are too cute!!~ Your arrangement is beautiful too. Thanks for stopping by, please come again:) Debbie

simchieinspires said...

Loving every inch and forms of your gorgeous collection. I specially love your table.

TY for sharing.

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden...

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness........I so envy all of you ladies who are queens in the tablescaping department. Yours is devine. I love the little pop of black check....after all.......black and white gingham allllways wins MY heart! :-)

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Anita, Your tablescape is so beautifully serene and soft. I love the little touches of black in all the white, it gives such interst. The pineapple stole my heart. Oh, I could use that in so many places!!! Soft and airy flowers pull this table all together and make a huge statement!
Oh so lovely!

I am posting my recipe for Herbed Scrambled Eggs With Cheese In Toast Cups tonight for Foodie Friday.

I haven't purchased anything from Southern Living Home, but your things are fabulous and I'll have to go on line to see about those salt and pepper shakers!
Yvonne

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Anita,
I am so impressed by this gorgeous table! I love the creamy whites, the napkin rings and the tall candles. Your centerpiece is just spectacular, I love the greens and the pineapple too! Cindy

Sherry said...

Gorgeous table...I am in love with those chargers! The floral arrangement is also a favorite. Thanks for visiting me and your kind comments on my office.

Theresa said...

Anita, everything is so pretty! I love the napkin rings:) The centerpiece, the silver and the white! ALL gorgeous! Enjoy your evening!

KayEllen said...

Very pretty~~~

Love all the details and the large scallop plates!

Nice to meet you:)

Take Care,
kayellen

Barbara said...

Anita, this is my first visit to your blog. I read about it from Debbie and I am so glad I did.

What an elegant tablescape, it is absolutely gorgeous. I am going to look around and sign up for your giveaway.

Barbara

Style Sisters said...

Love your tablescape...the dinner plates are so beautiful. I love it all.
Karin

Connie said...

Beautiful! I love the white plates and the white pineapple.

Marydon Ford said...

OMG! What a breathtaking elegant table setting. And, that giveaway ... um-ummmm!

Thank you for your sweet notes.
Have a beautiful weekend.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Lynda said...

Such a stunning table! I really love the white dishes...very sophisticated! Your pictures are beautifully taken.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This tablescape is really pretty! I miss Southern Living at Home, haven't heard of the catalog/parties in a long time, does it still exist? I loved their stuff!

Katherine

Barbara said...

Wow I love your tablescape. I love you candle holder. I have something similar but taller. It stands in my living room

The White Farmhouse said...

The table is just beautiful! Love the silver pieces. Love the pineapple too. How fun is that to include on a tablescape.

pk @ Room Remix said...

This is such a pretty tablescape, Anita. So many pretty details and, you're right, the black is minimal but it's a nice touch. Thanks for stopping by, entering the giveaway and posting in on your sidebar. I really appreciate it! I hope you're having a wonderful day.