Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kinda Rustic!

It's time to play on our tables again! Just like a little kid, I am excited!

I have had these little brown pottery plates (could they be salad or dessert?) and stemmed cups for a few months now. I bought them from an antiques ship in Roxie which was more like a junk shop really, but I like them. I kept them inside a cloche for a while until I decided to do a tablescape with them.

Using hobnail plate chargers, Pavillion by Princess House dinner plates, I layered the rustic smaller plates and cups on top.

I added small birdcages all around, which are actually place card holders. They are from Willow House.

I thought my bone handled flatware will go well with the rest.

Rustic looking bird napkin holders

The tea light candle holders are also from Willow House (formerly Southern Living at Home)

I alternated the bird napkin rigns with this rustic angel wings.

Linking with our ever gracious hostesses

Susan's Tablescape Thursday at

Sherry's Open House party at

Sherry's Home Sweet Home Friday at

Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday at

Thanks all!


Shelia said...

Hi Christine! OH, another lovely table. Love your rusticness, beautiful dishes and accessories. I sure do enjoy seeing your beautiful home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a pretty table setting. I love the birds and birdhouses. Those angel napkin rings are so pretty. Also love the pepper candles.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Your table is darling Christine. I love the birds. I have been MIA as I am still on vacation. Finally leaving for home tomorrow. Miss all my blogging friends.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

The most colourful and gorgeous table I have ever seen! Everything looks so perfect here.Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sarah said...

Christine, I like natural elements on the table. The bone handled flatware is a favorite for me. I don't think of this as rustic, but rather warm and earthy.
Beautifully done!

Entertaining Women said...

Well, I learned something...I didn't know that Southern Living at Home is now known as Willow House...good tidbit to have. This a a wonderful 12 month tablescape. It will be lovely any time of year with the warm wood tones in your table and window panes. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the browns and the woodland theme of this pretty table top. You have a flair for entertaining, and I love looking at your tables when you set them so prettily! I have not ordered anything from Willow House (yet), but I did enjoy ordering things from time to time from Southern Living at Home.

Bill said...

Christine, you have to be one of the most versatile tablescapers in Blogland. It helps that you have an enviable, probably inexhaustable, supply of dishes to choose from! ;)

I think people think it's strange when I say brown is my favorite color, but it IS. There's something so warm, rich, natural, and comforting about it. You have such a gift for combining the various elements to create a sophisticated, seamless whole.

Brava my friend!

once in a blue moon said...

interesting color and texture, so love the wings... would love to get them for a friend, can you share where you found them?

Amy said...

You always have beautiful and elegant tablescapes to share. I especially love those candle light holder. So pretty.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful "kinda rustic" table, Christine. Love it!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Never ending ang mga collection ng Ate kow....

Such a beauty. Love the beehive candle holders. One of a kind.

The earthtone colour combo is absolutely amazing. Love it. It reminds me with my skin colour matching with my dresses and stuffs §:-) means? EXOTIC, indeed!



Absolutely great, Chris, you have chosen each element so carefully, from your brown plates, to the rest of the layers and the tea light candle holders!! Amazing tablescape, I love it! Love,

lvroftiques said...

Really beautiful Christine! And so reminiscent of fall! Which by the way has never left us here in Wash state. I read on MSN yesterday that here in Seattle we've had 78 minutes over the temp of 80 degrees...not days, not weeks... minutes! Lol! Vanna

Diann said...

Love your rustic plates and stems! And those little votive birdcages are adorable. Everything looks so pretty!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL Christine!! Have a great weekend, Martina

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great table Christine. Those voltive holders are so pretty, and oooo, I do love those chargers. I'm also thinking I NEED some of those stein s/p shakers-how cute! laurie

Alycia Nichols said...

Such a pretty, pretty table, Christine! I am really crushin' on that stemware!!! And those napkin neat!!! I hope you are staying cool where you are. It's hotter than heck here! :-( Take care!!!

Marigene said...

Christine, this table is really quite stunning...big and bold...would be great for a man's birthday. I ♥ it!

Karena said...

So beautiful, I love the color pallette you have used! Gorgeous!

Art by Karena

Come and join my giveaway of a beautiful painting from Mary Maxam!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun and rustic table Christine. I love the little lights. Very pretty.

Jocelyn @

bj said...

O, do have some of the most beautiful things. I can't begin to imagine where you keep all these beauties. Any under your bed? :)))
xoxo bj

Tricia said...

What a lovely, warm table! I really like the pottery plates and stemmed cups -- so unusual. You have added some wonderful elements to add interest -- love the little birdhouses and the votives!

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Christine, the colors are so rich and beautiful. I love those goblets!!!!

Happy weekend.

Barb ♥

A Hint of Home said...

You did a great job using the rustic plates! It all came together so well!

Rettabug said...

This IS a very rustic, warm looking table & it seems masculine, too, which is why Bill probably is drawn to it. For Me...I am drawn to & love your Pavillion by Princess House dinner plates!! And the cute napkin rings & the bird houses were a darling little touch.
Very nicely done, Christine!


ps. I also ♥♥♥ your TABLE by the window!!!

Sherry said...

I love your bird napkin holders. The whole table is a wonderful as always. The lights are very interesting and perfect for the centerpiece. Thanks for linking it up at HSH!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How warm and welcoming your earth tones are. Love those winged napkin rings. Thanks for your very sweet visit to my strawberry table.

Dolores said...

Everything on your table is so pretty, I lovet the beautiful contrasting colors...

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I love this epitomizes the rustic luxe that I adore so much!!!!! I love those chargers and need to get some when I get back home!

Lana In Italy

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a pretty table you have set! Love your chargers and beautiful wine glasses! Thanks for sharing at FNF!

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