Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Safari Table Creation!

I did not want to miss Tablescape Thursday so before I left home to go to FL, I copied the table setting of the last dinner that we had into my memory stick. To see more wonderful table creations, go to Susan's blog at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com

One of the hospital physicians bought an antebellum house downtown and he is converting the lower floor into a bed and breakfast. He was telling John about his plans and John, knowing that I love to shop, thought I could give him some ideas. So, he invited him over for dinner. He is an unattached bachelor so I thought I could make the table a little more fun and wild, thus the safari theme. John wanted to invite another single guy but he could not find him so I eventually took another place setting out and there were only 3 of us for dinner.

There is "life" even in the jungle.

I bought the table runner from Z Gallerie in Tampa a while back. I really like the material (linen), the print and the unusual shape.



I basically just put together what I already had. I bought the feathered orbs from a yard sale last year but I could only fit 3 in this mirrorred tray. There were a whole bunch of them in 2 sizes for $3.00.

The vase with flowers and the bird were in the powder room and I just borrowed them from there. I have a jungle themed powder room.

I used the bubble amber glass goblets I bought from Amazon 2 Christmasses ago and Chris Madden amber champagne stems from Ross I bought after Christmas 2008.

I debated whether or not I should use my flatware with bone handles or the brass Siamese flatware with mahogany handles. You can see here which one won. I could have used the ones with bamboo handles too, couldn't I?



The leopard placemats were from TJ Maxx on clearance for $2 each, the dinner plates and salad plates were from Marshalls, I think, and so are the dessert plates. I got the wooden oval plate chargers from Horchow or Neiman Marcus a long time ago.
We had a good time and had a good chat about the bed and breakfast plans. I hope you had a good time browsing around. Thanks for coming.
Thanks, Susan, for hosting one of my favorite memes.

52 comments:

Just Breathe said...

You never cease to amaze me. The table setting is perfect.

PAT said...

Beautiful table setting, Christine!

kim said...

Christine, this is just beautiful. I love the jungle theme. Great dishes and flatware. Love all the little animals and orbs. What I like the most is the zebra skin on the table. So unique!!

Debbie said...

Love that zebra skin! Z-gallerie is a great store...we used to be closer to one in Florida, now it is a distance. The tall arrangement in the center looks so dramatic and fantastic with all your other little details.....wonderful job as always Christine!!~

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this, Christine. You must certainly have shown the young single doctor that you had great taste!! I love the whole zebra theme. How nice to get to shop the powder room! lol!! The views from above are perfect!! I'd love to know what you served!

xoxo
Janie

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love this exotic table spread! Love your zebra cloth, amber glasses and all! I have one set of utensils like yours that my uncle brought me years ago from his travels. Wish I had more.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How cool is that zebra cloth! Love it!

vignette design said...

Wow Christine,
This is amazing! So original, so exotic! I want that zebra skin!

Dining Delight said...

That table runner is perfect for a safari theme! Love the addition of the feathered orbs and the flatware. Everything looks great and and I'm sure your guest was impressed!

DD

Kathleen said...

I knew you were a wild one, Christine, LOL!
What a great table..so exotic! You have an amazing tablescaping collection!
Hope you are having fun!

carolinajewel said...

WOW! That is an amazing table Christine! The runner, the flatware, the placemats - everything is just perfect!

Barbara said...

Wow! I love it!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This table setting is just amazing...kind of an out of Africa theme to it. There are so many wonderful details!
♥, Susan

Mimi said...

What an amazingly fun table, Christine! Even a zebra table cover...love all your dishes, especially the Tracy Porter platter.

Kathysue said...

Hi C, this looks like a table at Macy's love the runner, great job as always! Kathysue

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! What a great tablescape! Love that unique table runner, and all the details! I'm sure the bachelor loved it all!

Katherine

SILVIA said...

wow!! great job on this one.love what you have done here..i'm sure the meal was as good..

have fun in fla..

Chandy said...

Gorgeous safari dining, Christine! I love it all!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Gorgeous! I love the flatware...what a great choice and so exotic!!

ivoryspring said...

Christine,

Your safari tablescape is so elegant!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful tablescape! Uniquely stunning! Love those dishes.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a fun table! Your table runner really is unique and it really pulls together the theme. The centerpiece is perfect.

I like that you added some new pictures to your header.

Sue

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Ohhh my goodness...this table is FABULOUS, Christine! This is the prettiest safari themed table that I've ever seen! Your new zebra cloth just makes the table, Girlfriend...and I love it paired with the leopard print placemats...gorgeous!!! The place settings are sooo pretty...love those dishes and love the flatware!!! Ohhh...and your centerpiece is out of this world!!! The safari patterned glass vase is so unique and just perfect with this table! And...I love those pretty little feather balls!!! It's all sooo pretty! This table really does look like it just stepped off of the pages of a fine design publication!!! Girlfriend, you did GOOD!!! I bet you guest was very impressed!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Sarah said...

What a delight, Christine. I think those dishes are fun, especially the ones with the green ratan motif. I used to have a set of flatware like yours, but I gave it to someone because I never used it. I think yours looks great with this setting.
Hope you are enjoying your time with the new baby.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

GRANDE!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Fabulous! I love that zebra runner.

Kathy said...

Perfect safari tablescape, love all the warm colours and accessories, gorgeous dishes and stemware.

Raggedy Kingdom said...

Love your tablescape. Very attractive.

Michelle said...

You did an awesome job on the tablescape!! I love the safari theme. I escpecially love the zebra table runner!!

mbkatc230 said...

Yet another gorgeous table Christine! I hope that he lets you shop for/with him, it will be the most beautiful B & B in town! I absolutely love the table runner. Isn't Z Gallerie the greatest? There is one in Austin and I love it. Hope you are having an enjoyable trip. Kathy

dee dee said...

What talent you have... such a marvelous tablescape! I love your creativity!
Dee Dee

Janie's World said...

Your tablescape is so unique and stunning! I love the zebra on the table, it totally sets the tone and helps bring all the elements together. It is so striking!

Sherry said...

I love travel themes and the safari theme is really cool. I like how the glass has animal patterns in it as well as the table runner. So neat! I love the little zebra and the plates they look perfect.

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning! Like most everyone else, I too love the zebra table runner. Everything is perfect!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your table is just beautiful, Christine! Every detail adds to your theme and just makes it more perfect. Truly a feast for the eyes!
Cheers, Andrea

Tardevil said...

This has to be one of my favorite tables yet! Love the dishes and stemware! Z Gallerie is one of my favorite stores. Maybe the guy will let you decorate his B&B. Wouldn't that be a ton of fun??? Enjoy your time in FL! Wish I were there.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty You did a great job! I need to go back and take another look.

Maria said...

I'm blown away! This is
Grrrrrrrrreat!
The table runner is amazing and what a unique theme...
Now I'm going to take my "retired" giraffes down from the shelf!

Thanks for taking us on a 'safari' with you ~ Maria
PS...What did you serve for dinner?

"Blossom" said...

Table runner is stunning; as the table too.

Maryrose said...

Hi Christine,
I love this table. It is so fun with your jungle theme. Now all you need is a single lady for your single friend.
I really love the elegance and deep tones of your table....so fun.

linda said...

What a beautiful and fun tablescape. I'm sure your dinner guest was quite impressed!

You sound like my kinda gal...I too love to shop!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I love the Life teapot! BEAUTIFUL table. So much to delight the eyes.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

It's Fabuuulous!!!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, you don't often see masculine tables and yours is just stunning! The flatware you decided to use is really beautiful, I've never seen anything quite like it!

Kat :)

Petite Little Bee said...

This is so exotic. I feel as if I were about to go on a safari! Thanks so much for sharing. -Lia-

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, this is such a unique and pretty table. That runner is incredible, and I love those chargers. I bet, after seeing your home, he wanted to hire you to decorate his bed and breakfast. laurie

Sharlotte said...

Christine,
This is such a cool table! I love the theme...all your pieces look so neat and perfect together. Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

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

Christine...this is fabulous! I LOVE that table runner! I bet your dinner guest was in awe of this wonderful tablescape! Aren't you smart taking the pics with you to blog about! :-)
Hugs,
Susan

Pinky said...

Christine, I LOVE that flatware, and the dishes and the vase and.....everything!!! I have animal print plates too, and will do a table with them again soon! XO, Pinky

xinex said...

Thanks, Pinky! I can't wait to see your tablescape. Let me know when it is up...Christine

sanjeet said...

I love the jungle theme. Great dishes and flatware.

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