Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Back to Earth Tones

Just because I am not home does not mean I cannot particiapate with Tablescape Thursday. Talk about being hooked, huh? I took pictures before I left home and loaded them into my laptop so I don't miss this fun meme. LOL! Tablescape Thursday is hosted by our most gracious hostess, Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan, for giving us tablescape addicts something to look forward to every week.

Since Easter is far gone, I thought I would go back to my favorite colors, the earth tones. I know it is not fall yet but I just love the warmth these colors bring and I use them a lot.

I bought the runner from Belize.

For a centerpiece, I just threw in some flowers in a sage green pitcher, some mustard colored bejeweled decorator pieces, alligator skin covered boxes and an ambered colored fairy lamp I bought from an antique store downtown. And do you see the little bird that Laurie from http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/ gave me? Doesn't it look perfect there?
I bought this hand painted dinnerware set from Dillard's while shopping in Baton Rouge with my friend, Nit. I think they were like 70% off. Who can resist that kind of discount? Not me, even if we had to carry this heavy stuff into the car. I was just glad I could take advantage of Nit's muscles too. I don't know why department stores have no shopping carts.
I bought the chargers from Dillard's also. They are in 3 different colors, cream, green and pale buttery yellow. I also added wooden oval chargers from Neiman Marcus.
I alternated 2 kinds of salad plates, one that exactly matches the dinner plate and another shaped like a flower. I saw this set on Horchow and Neiman Marcus and when I saw the price even at their presently 30% off right now, I was glad I already bought them on sale at Dillards. The pattern is called "Nature's Essentials" I love how it has an alligator pattern on it adding masculinity and flowers for femininity.

My son and daughter in law gave me the orange flatware set last Christmas.

I bought the goblets after Halloween last year and had kept them in the garage and remembered about them while setting this table, so I took them out of the box and washed them. I thought they match perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed seeing our table. Thanks for coming by and thanks again to Susan for hosting this event.













46 comments:

Janie's World said...

Hi Christine, Your table, as usual, is beautiful and elegant with the most interesting details! Love it!

Melissa Marie said...

Everything about your table is elegant and beautiful... so warm and inviting. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your table looks stunning! That china is absolutely gorgeous! You always have such exotic and beautiful accessories. I am proud to see the little bird bud vase blending in with all of that beauty. laurie

Casabella West said...

I loved your variety of plates. I always strive for that, and get very excited when I find them! Liz

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

your dining room is gorgeous! I love mixing plates too! I hope you are having a great time in Arizona!Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

carolinajewel said...

I absolutely love your dining room and the earth tones are just perfect in it! I love those octagonal plates! Have fun with the wedding preparations!!!! :D Jewel

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is gorgeous, Christine!!

marty39 said...

Christine, I always look so forward to your tablescapes. You have such gorgeous dishes and accessories. Everything is so pretty. Your plates and silverware are gorgeous together and the glasses are such a perfect match. Just gorgeous. I love it all and these are my all time favorite colors. Hugs, Marty

Justine said...

Love those amber goblets. I too love earth tones for their warmth. Candlelight always makes it even better.

Justine :o )

Shelia said...

Oh, Christine! You never disappoint us! Your table is so beautiful! I love everything - the centerpiece and dishes and what a deal you got! I love it!
Take care and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy said...

Christina,
You made me laugh, whipping up this post before you went to florida! What a gal! It's so beautiful and there are so many pretties I don't know where to begin. Can you post your china collection some day again? I just want to be in awe. Hugs, Cindy

Sares said...

Your table looks beautiful. I love fall colors too, fall is my favorite season!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So many pretties upon your table! Sorry you weren't home, but we all enjoyed the dinner party!

Lindsay @ Peacock Blue said...

Your plates all fit together so nicely! I like the warm tones too, very pretty!

kelly said...

I love your earth tones...the dishes are beautiful!

A Touch of Country said...

so warm and comforting...very enticing!

Kammy said...

Beautiful and elegant ! The warm tones amist the rich ones really make the table sparkle ! I agree with why department stores don't
have carts....I guess maybe we should all invest in baby strollers
for our shopping outings....lol !
Hugs ~ Kammy

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

Hi Christine,
The tablescape is lovely! Looks like something from a magazine.
:) Diane

susan said...

I do love your flatware and you were right about the goblet--how do you remember everything you have :0)? Hope you had a happy Moather's Day!

Michelle said...

Your table is gorgeous! Every time I click over here..I gasp! It's amazing!

Libby Murphy said...

Your tables are always so elegant and pulled together. It's so obvious that you pay attention to every little detail and it shows. I love your colors and combinations. It's just perfect.
Happy Twirls

Fifi Flowers said...

Romantic table!

"Blossom" said...

I love this look too. It doesn't matter that it is fall this scene makes me feel good and relaxed.
Great scape.

SILVIA said...

wow xinex you have beautiful things ,i have never seen dishes so pretty and different. you have great taste and style my friend...
silvia..

Mary said...

Oh what a rich and elegant table! You have layered so many beautiful pieces, to make a truly beautiful setting!

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

Christine, I love your dishes. The colors are so.. beautiful! You make me want fanicer dishes.
Hugs, Terrie

Robin said...

A fabulous tablescape.....
I love mixing dishes. :-)

Have a beautiful day.

Susan said...

Have I told you lately that I LOVE your dining room????? Beautiful as always!!!

Candy said...

OMGosh! I love to visit your dining room. Warm, rich and inviting. And you have some awesome pieces.
I think I need one more look before I leave.

Thanks,
Candy

shopannies said...

love those great plates are those crowns on them? they would be great my daughter has always loved princesses

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Gorgeous table. I love the colors. So glad you planned ahead so we could enjoy your table!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Christine,
I find myself looking forward to your tablescapes with anticipation. As usual, you do not disappoint. Just gorgeous!

Mama said...

Hello Christine, I love your tablescapes, everything is just so welcoming, your dishes, glass and flatware are gorgeous and all the accessories so unique and beautiful, I really love your table runner, Happy Thursday, Kathy.

Lori E said...

You could entertain royalty at this beautiful table setting.

Florida Sue said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time in Florida. The alligators are definitely to be respected, but would never make pets for anyone. The nuisance ones are quickly tied up and dispatched to that great alligator home in the sky, but for the most part you have to respect the sheer power of these creatures. ( At a distance!)

Joyce said...

The plates at that price were a must buy even if you had to carry them with help. It would have been a crime to have left them at the store:) Together it all looks great.
Joyce

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Christine
Once again your table is beautiful. I really love your plates and the flatware, and the centerpieces and.... everything else too. ~Athella

Pinky said...

Christine, I need some details! PLEASE tell me about the chargers and the adorable flower plates! And I adore the orange flatware, do you know where they got that??? I just LOVE, love this table!!!!! Every detail is beautiful to me. You can e-mail me....szpinky@aol.com. Thanks so much, I really enjoyed this table.!!!!! Pinky

Martha said...

Your table is very pretty -- love all your plates. It truly was a welcoming and warm table.

June said...

Hi, Christine:

Everytime I come by your blog, I feel I am surfing through some Vintage Magazines. I had been busy for my taxes and changing the outlooks of my blog. Enjoy the break to stop by here and get some fresh air. I saw the picture of your mom's 90th birthday. She looks healthy and happy and so are your family and friends.

June

Chandy said...

I love your table, Christine! Fall colors are the best aren't they? Your dishes are yummy! I would have loved to have gone shopping with you! Each piece is a wow, that's for sure... ;-)

Anyway, I'll be there for Sightseeing Saturday.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love the warmth of those colors, too! Beautiful tablescape.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, Christine! You always set a lovely table...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lady Katherine said...

Just Breath Taking! While you are gone, shop for me! lol Hoping to go to a neighborhood sale, that an annual event! I love it, well if I can get someone to take me! lol Have fun on your travels!

bj said...

ooo, so pretty, as always. You sure know how to make a magnificent tablescape. Beautiful dishes....
xo bj

Nicole ~ said...

Christine, this tablescape is beyond gorgeous!! I love each and every detail!! You could not pass up that sale, especially at 70% off. Your flatware set is beautiful, what a wonderful gift!!

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