Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Let's Go Italian!

Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ is hosting another tablescaping event. How fun is that? So be sure to visit her and join in.
I decided to go Italian this time and set the game table in the family room. Just for 2 since all our guests are gone.



I found the sunflowers at a garden shop. Arent they pretty and just so perfect in that vase?

Check out my Fitz and Floyd Italian chef s & p shaker. Isn't he cute? His tummy separates and 1/2 contains the salt and the other half has the pepper.
I just love the cutwork and embroideries in this tablecloth, that I picked up from one of our Crand Cayman trips. I finally got to use it. It also includes the napkins.
I found these plates at Marshall's when we were in Chicago. Good thing John was nice enough to hand carry them home. They are Meridiana ceramics made in Italy. I fell in love with the unusual shape.

The oval wooden plate chargers with handles are either from Horchow or Neiman Marcus.
My son and DIL gave me the flatware set last Christmas.

I ordered the amber bubble glassware from Amazon last year.
I bought the amber fairy lamp from an antique shop downtown.
This is the view that you see as you enter from the foyer.

Thank you so much for coming by. I hope you enjoyed my contribution this week. Now, let's all go see our gracious hostess, Susan!

41 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi!!

I can see THAT POOL!!!!

Love, love your table. As usual, enlarged and then used my magnifying glass!! I fell in love with the tablecloth. I agree, the cutwork is so pretty and delicate and the colors go so well with the dishes. Actually, everything compliments each other, your glassware, flatware, candleholders and flowers. Did you plan that?? lol!!

The dishes are gorgeous. I love the shape. And what original chargers!! I went to Horchow online the other night and really didn't see much I cared for. I will wait and see what they have arriving for the holidays. I have always used my good china for Christmas Day, so I never had pretty dishes with red cardinals and green trees, etc. I think I would like a set to use over the holidays since we won't be home. Where is your home in Florida?? Do all of your children and grandkids come to you? I hope you don't have to fly again so soon! Sorry, I am being nosy.

Beautiful tablescape, Christine!

xoxo
Janie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just Beautiful girl...those plates are to die 4...WOW!! I love it all...and I can also see the pool my friend...awesome job again Christine...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Simply Beautiful!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Your pitcher is to die for and you are so right, the sunflowers are a perfect choice. The tablecloth goes so well with your plates. It is all dreamy!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Fantastic table. I love the chef s/p shaker. The sunflowers look great and the tablecloth is beautiful. A lovely table!

Christi

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, you always have the most beautiful dishes, glassware and linens. Everything is just stunning. You always put the prettiest things together. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Janie's World said...

As usual, Christine, your attention to detail is amazing! Your table is gorgeous and you have the most exquisite taste. I would love to go shopping with you - you buy all the things I long for and can't afford!!!

Julie said...

Your table is stunning, I love the use of the color amber glass...
xoxo
Julie

Allison said...

Beautiful dishes. I've done several posts on Italian pottery at Atticmag.com Those sunflowers are gorgeous! I've never seen any like those before.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining & Cookbooks said...

Wow! That tablecloth is beautiful and matches the dinnerware so well! Beautiful table ... the amber color just shouts "autumn"! Hope you'll stop by to visit me!

Sue said...

Great wood chargers and i have never seen plates in the shape before...very nice. And ofcourse I love the whole table with it being Italian and all....

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the shape of those dishes -- and your little chef is adorable -- I'm ready for your Italian feast! Bring it on!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, this looks beautiful. Those chargers are amazing, and so is that flatware. Love your little chef s/p shaker, and that pitcher filled with sunflowers is perfect for your It. setting. The needlework on that tablecloth is so pretty. laurie

Sharlotte said...

What a beautiful table. Your setting by the fireplace just seals the deal! It's very calming and romantic. I love the colors you chose, they are the perfect compliment for your delicate tablecloth and napkins. Thanks for sharing!

Rettabug said...

"O solo mio...." You've got me humming in Italian! Very authentic table settings & I really LOVE your cutwork tablecloth. I used some cutwork placemats in my TT post...my first one ever.

Deborah said...

I'll eat Italian at your house any day. What a beautiful tablescape. What a wonderful intimate setting.

Sarah said...

What a perfect Italian table setting. This is totally charming. Love the pitcher full of sunflowers. ~ Sarah

Tammy518 said...

I love your Italian table, with all the warm colors and the fireplace in the background. Looks so cozy. Cute fairy lamp. I recently discovered those and have one that I'll post about soon.

Kelee Katillac said...

Lovely linens and pottery! Just adore the Italia majolica! So warm and great for the fall.....

Thank-you for stopping over!

love, kelee

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful tablescape! It's just beautiful. I love the plates. The shape is amazing. I love the chargers and have drooled over them from the Horchow catalog. Even the flatware and stemware are perfect. Just wonderful.

What wonderful Italian fare did you serve?

- The Tablescaper

Eileen said...

I love every single thing in this tablescape! It is beautiful! Your coordination of color is wonderful! The dishes are so unique and the tablecloth is exquisite! I love every detail of this!
All the best,
Eileen

Dining Delight said...

You have captured a real Italian feeling with your lovely 'scape and gorgeous photography! I love the sunflowers and the pattern on the vase they are in. The amber bubble stemware adds such a warmth to your table.

DD

Sares said...

Gorgeous table! Did you have Italian for dinner that night?!

Bill said...

Hi Christine,
I love the warmth, charm, and casual elegance of this one! Every element is interesting in its own right, and you've skilfully woven it all together to create a harmonious whole that's the mark of a great tablescape!

Well done ... congratulations!

Bill

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Christine! Love your table today! The F&F Chef Salt-n-Pepper is ADORABLE! Your use of colors is well done! It was a pleasure stopping here today! ~tina

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am loving the gold glassware, and the dishes are just gorgeous. Very pretty table setting!

Shelia said...

HI Christine! Oh, I love your Italian table! I have a few pieces of these dishes! Your tablecloth is just perfect with them! You always do it well!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kitty Valerie said...

Wow! Your tablescape is astonishing! It really took my breath away!
I love your tablecloth. I hope someday I could stitch something similar myself.
I really looks so elegant and refined I cannot imagine something better for me.
It seems we share similar taste concerning tablescapes.
Have a great day and thanks for your kind comment,
Val

Denise said...

Gorgeous table, I just love those square dishes, the colors are beautiful. As is your pretty sunflowers and vase. It all looks very 'Tuscany' :-) Great job.

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh Christine, you have some of the most beautiful accessories and you always present your tables with such luscious details!

I love EVERYTHING about this one ~ GREAT job! xo

DesignTies said...

That's a lovely setting for autumn -- such warm colours :-) The sunflowers are beautiful, and yes, they DO look perfect in that vase :-)

I love the shape of the plates you bought in Chicago. Very unique and fun :-)

I hope you enjoy a yummy Italian dinner sitting at your Italian table :-)

Kelly

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Christine, I just love your tablescape. The tablecloth and dishes are gorgeous! I love the vase with the sunflowers and the salt shakers, too. Everything looks fabulous together!

Jane

Cindy J. said...

Christine! I am just getting the chance to really look and enlarge your pics of this beautiful tablescape! This is soooo lovely..I keep thinking that each one of your wonderful tables is my favorite and then you do another! Love every element..each one just the perfect compliment to the other..you are so good at this! Love, Cindy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love your tablescape, Christine!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rich and lucious! That is how I would describe your tablescape. Fit for a King! I love it!

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

Hi Christine...another beautiful table! Your family must feel so special when they dine at one of your gorgeous tables! I know I would! :-) I love your china...love the shape! The chargers are fabulous...remind me of some that I've seen in one of the Mary Carol Garrity books. The little s & p shaker is adorable! And your tablecloth...Wow...it is truly stunning! It's perfect with this table setting! Such a beautiful table with warm, fall colors...I love it! :-)Susan

Pinky said...

Christine, you have outdone yourself with this table! It is all gorgeous: the plates, the tablecloth, the candleholders....everything! YOu do this SOOO well! Thanks for shaing this! Pinky

Debra said...

Simply beautiful. It's been a long time since I set a pretty table, one of these days I might just give it a try!

Blessings

SmilingSally said...

It'd be fun to sit at this table.

Liz said...

Well this is just a lovely setting! I love your table clothe! It is all very pretty!

~Liz

Melody said...

I love this bit of Italy. Simply a feast for the eye!

Lady Katherine said...

I love, love the tablecloth and napkins, the salt and pepper guys are too cute! The dishes are beautiful as the charger! The vase and flowers are lovely too. This was cozy by the fireplace!

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