Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Roses, Orchids and Cutouts


It's Thursday and we all know what that means.....Tablescape Thursday! I have not participated for the past 2 weeks and did I miss it! TT is sponsored by our most gracious hostess, Susan. Please visit her at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and check out all the creative tablescapes circulating in Blogland.
It's my brother's turn to take care of my soon to be 91 year old mother so our table is back to a setting for 2. I decided to set the table that we normally use for playing Scrabble, in the family room.

How do you like my salt cellar with tiny pink roses in it? I placed it inside a bigger glass salt cellar to blend in with my plates.We won the dainty Meissen napkin holders from Ebay. DH was actually the one who found them and told me to bid on them. They weren't cheap and I am embarrassed to tell you how much we paid.
Flatware in cutout design, lacy white embroidered cloth placemats brought back from Grand Cayman, lacy white plate chargers from Horchow, waffle patterned depression glass plates and I thought I would use my Haviland Brown Rose salad plates and that completes the setting.
We must have been to Grand Cayman at least 6 times and everytime we go there, I always end up in a tablecloth store and never come out empty handed. I bought this tablecloth from our trip there last week.
A closer look! Isn't the cut work design pretty?
There is an antique store here that is moving to another location. They were packing when I stopped in 2 days ago. The owner told me that she can give me a good deal on anything I wanted. I saw this silver wine decanter set and was attracted to the medallion design. The set includes 6 cups but I took the 4 away since it's just me and dh now. The owner gave me a good deal as promised so it came home with me. I also bought the silver salt and pepper shakers you see above from the same store.
I used an orchid that I placed in a glass bowl for a centerpiece. I think the glass bowl makes it more elegant. And did you notice my bird?
I hope you enjoyed the tablescape as I have in creating it. Now, let's all go to Susan's place!











37 comments:

marty39 said...

Christine, you always have such gorgeous pieces in your tablescapes. I love the china and the napkin rings are so lovely. The new wine decanter is beautiful. I really like the orchid in the glass bowl, it gives it a whole different feel, it really does look so elegant. Your new tablecloth is also just beautiful. Such a lovely and romantic tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Joyce said...

I just new I had to travel to find the perfect tablecloth:) Any excuse for a vacation. The napkin rings are so delicate. Your entire tablescape is so elegant. Thank you for sharing.
Joyce

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Christine...another gorgeous tablescape! Your napkins are beautiful...totally worth whatever you paid! I love all the detail you put into your tablescapes...the orchid and little bird are perfect in the center. I know you'll miss your Mom...how wonderful that she gets to spend time with each of you. Girl, aren't you loving the flower chargers...and you got such a great deal! Stuff almost never goes on sale at my Marshalls...I don't think it sticks around long enough. :-) Thanks for a great TT! Susan

imjacobsmom said...

Christine, You've done it again. Another great tablescape. You and your hubby are so cute together! He encourages you and helps find the neatest pieces for your tablescapes - you guys must have the best fun! ~ Robyn

ellen b said...

Christine! I love the tablecloth and the napkin rings. The cut glass plate under the salad plate really adds a nice effect to the table. Beautifully done!!

Carrie said...

Lovely tablecloth! I love your use of depression glass... it is my favorite kind of glass.

Happy To Be said...

Oh Christine...I love those napkin rings girl..and those cute salt cellars..Its all beautiful as always girl..I still don't know how you find the time to do all you do..May you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

prof en retraite said...

Hi Christine! This is just gorgeous!! I love all of your cutouts...flatware to tablecloth...all perfect!! And your tiny rose salt cellars are so pretty! I think it is my favorite tablescape! I hope you are having a great week...hugs...Debbie

Libby Murphy said...

So softly elegant and inviting. That tablecloth is gorgeous and I like your orchid centerpiece! I know that taking care of elderly parents can be stressful, but aren't you glad you still have your mom!
Happy Twirls

Mary @Boggieboard Cottage said...

Hi Christine, Thank you for visiting my blog, and your nice comment. Your table setting is just beautiful, I love the salt cellars! :O)

Really Rainey said...

What a classy tablescape... so elegant! Those napkin rings are just gorgeous!

~Really Rainey~

Chandy said...

Lovely and elegant, that's a great description of your table today, Christine! Great choice on the ebay napkins. It doesn't matter how much you paid as long as you love them, they are worth it! I love your flatware, where did you get them?

Your orchid and bird are the perfect centerpiece...

Cynthia said...

Christine,
This table is stunning! I would love to be at your house just to sit and stare at this beautiful table. There are so many fabulous things, I don't know where to start but I sure do love your new tablecloth and yuor beautiful centerpiece. Cindy

Chari said...

Hello Girlfriend...

You are the Queen of Tablescapes, my friend! Every table that I've seen you do is simply exqusite!!! And this beautiful table is no exception! Your orchid centerpiece is lovely...it really just makes your table! Well, then there is the fabulous place settings...hehe!!! Love the chargers and the pretty dessert plate...but my favorite is the depression glass plate! It's so beautiful!

I bet it will feel strange having your Mama away...and once again it's just the two of you! Time for a little romance, Girl! And this tablescape is just the ticket! hehe!!!

Love ya,
Chari

KBeau said...

I do like those napkin rings; I don't care how much you paid for them.

I have an eBay purchase on the way that I will be sharing in a tablescape soon. I can't wait.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Christine,

What an elegant set table! It's lovely!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

My very favorite thing here is the table cloth. It's beautiful!

Justine :o )

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

c/x Your tablescapes just keep getting better and bettter...This one is just so elegant. Love it. It was great hearing from you I was going to try to get over here yesterday and see what you were up to but never made it. Great minds think alike I guess. Miss you when you are absent.

Amy said...

Christine,
Thank you so much for stopping by today and saying hello. Please stop by again anytime!

Your table settings are just so elegant and beautiful. I have never seen cut out flatware, and it is really very gorgeous.

Happy Tablescape Thursday. :) Amy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Christine,
Your table setting is lovely! I love the napkin rings, and if you like them, I'm sure they were worth the price. They really set off the table and bring out the details in your dishes!

Love the whole thing!
:) Diane

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Christine, This tablescape is outstanding. You have such a eye for beautiful things. I love your napkin rings. They are just precious. And your tablecloth, I want your tablecloth!! Everything is just perfect!
Hugs, Terrie

Janie's World said...

Everything looks so classy and elegant. I love your tablecloth and napkins. The napkin rings are incredible beautiful - worth every penny you paid! Sometimes you just have to splurge.

Dream Mom said...

Wow, a real treat! I love the way you paired the dishes together. The wine decanter is to die for. Love the orchid in the crystal dish-it is very elegant. Beautiful, beautiful job. I love this table!

kimmcl said...

Hi Christine! Whatever you paid for those napkin rings - it was worth it! They are stunning! I love everything about your tablescape. I have never heard of a salt cellar before - you see? I learn something new every day in blogland!! ~Kim

kimmcl said...

Hi Christine! Whatever you paid for those napkin rings - it was worth it! They are stunning! I love everything about your tablescape. I have never heard of a salt cellar before - you see? I learn something new every day in blogland!! ~Kim

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh so pretty, Christine! Love this tablescape, and I enjoyed your Taraget Bird honeymoon! :-)

xo,

Sheila

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice. I love eating someplace besides the dining room. Lovely.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that tablecloth is beautiful, and how wonderful to have all of the other cutwork theme pieces -- that flatware and the napkins. Everything is so pulled together and pretty. What beautiful little salt cellars, and those napkin rings are so pretty. I think you are getting terribly romantic! It's lovely. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Forgot to tell you that the wine set is so unique and beautiful! Leave it to you to find a place that was going out of business!! laurie

Shelia said...

HI Christine! Oh, I love your tablescape as usual! So lovely. That tablecloth is gorgoues!
Oh, I think I have those same dinner plates in Emma's Garden. The flower border with a white center? Oh, we'll set some sweet tables, won't we?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kammy said...

Your stuff is soo pretty ! I love
the table linens and I had no idea
that you could get linen in the
Grand Caymans, wow ! Your good deals at the antique shop are
gorgeous ! Thanks so much for sharing ! Hugs ~ Kammy

Robin said...

My....such a lovely setting. I adore your sweet salt cellars.

Hope you have had a beautiful day

Lady Katherine said...

Love the tablecoth cut work and the napkins. The wine decanter is wonderful as the salt cellars! The china is very lovely. I love the crystal plate. Such a romantic setting!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Christine...Just had to stop back by and tell you...I got my receipt out and I did pay the same thing you mentioned for the Spode Garland china. I was off a $1 on each so the salads were $1.99 and the chargers were $2.99...unbelieveable! You can hardly buy paperplates for that! LOL BTW, a friend of mine went online and found them at Bed Bath and Beyond and the prices were realllllly high! So glad good ole Marshalls got them in. I stopped by a Marshalls and bought 3 more of each since the price was even lower than I'd remembered. I think I'll try to find 1 more set so I'll have an even 10. I always like having a little extra for breakage...'cause I'm a klutz! :-) Susan

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Christine,
What an elegant tablescape. It was a feast for the eyes! I loved everything, from the china, to the napkin rings, to the tablecloth. Can't wait to see more of your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Nicole ~ said...

Oh Christine, this is one of my favorite tablescapes!! It is so graceful, and full of so many elegant pieces.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh, Christine, this is so lovely! Every detail is beautiful! I especially love your rose salt cellars and napkin rings...so delicate and pretty!
Have a fabulous week!
;-D

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