Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For my Son Jed, the Hunter

We are approaching hunting season here. It starts on October 1st. But my son Jed, has already been hunting in Florida on private property so I thought I would dedicate this tablescape especially to him, and to all the hunters out there.

Here is Jed. He is a typical guy, he likes to hunt and fish.

See my antler? The owner of the hunting store where we bought Jed's birthday present gave it to me.

I added some faux persimmons and an orb with ferns and moss in the bowl with antlers.

I am really getting a lot of use of this maple tree.

a maple leaf candle

I used my salad plates with a rabbit, deer and a platter with a wild boar. I also have a salad plate with a wild boar but I only set a table for 2.

I cannot believe that I do not have any plain brown dinner plates, out of over 70 sets of dishes that we own. So, I used my brown Staffordshire Royal Mail transferware for dinner plates. I used 2 types of plate chargers, layered, a taupe ceramic and a cross section of a wood trunk.

I thought the bone flatware would blend well with everything else.

I wanted to use my monkey napkin rings but I could not remember where I kept them, so I used the lions instead.

I also used a horn carving knife and fork.

I mixed amber goblets and green wine stems

There is the deer plate. It's a buck, see the antlers?

the rabbit

layering of the chargers and plates

I bought the wood chargers from Z Gallerie a year or 2 ago. I only have 2 because the others that they had were all cracked so I did not buy more, but I really like what I got.

I am linking with Susan for Tablescape Thursday at
Sherry's Open House Party at

Laura Ingalls for Fall in Love with Your Home at

Sherry's Home Sweet Home Party at

Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday at

Honey's Potpourri Friday at

The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at

I hope you enjoyed the tablescape, Jed.

Thank you so much to our lovely hostesses and thanks y'all for coming by.


Traci said...

You must have china for every possible theme! I love those candles!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is an awesome theme to dedicate to Jed! The dishes are perfect as well as your centerpiece! I never realized you had 70 sets of dishes...I knew you had many, but I am amazed!! Have you used them all?

Hoping all is well with you and John!


Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

You always do beautiful tablescapes Christine, but this is so unique. I love it!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Ate Xine,

Musta na? Been awhile I was away. Summer in Scandinavia means busy. Our Australian friend and his family came to visit us, kaya no time for the bloggy world.

WoW, this is extremely unique. Lucky talaga ang anakis? Hope everybody enjoyed the blast.

Happy TS...

My Little Home and Garden said...

Did I read that you had 70 sets of dinner plates? My goodness! Your table is very lovely and looks very autumnal.

All That Glitters said...

How beautiful! My husband would love this theme for sure!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, Christine.

I found two salad plates at HomeGoods today, that look like spode woodlands sort of. They have deer. I hope I can find a couple more. I guess I can set a table for two, for now.:-)

Entertaining Women said...

Living with hunters for my entire life, I completely appreciate the thought that went into your tablescape. The antlers are a wonderful treasure, and I love the tones of your mixing and matching. Thank you for sharing your handsome design. Cherry Kay

Jed said...

Looks great mom! I like what you did with the antlers and I am hoping to add more antlers to your collection :) tjank you for dedicating thos to me iy just adds to my awesome birthday gifts you already gave me. Love you mom

Jed said...

Typos sorry replied from my phone lol

Marigene said...

Your tables are always uniquely creative....this hunter's tablescape is awesome, Christine. I love the centerpiece and those amazing chargers. Thanks for sharing your talent...

A Hint of Home said...

My hubby is a hunter and would love to sit down at that table. Those candles are too cute! I love those wood chargers!


What a great table Christine dedicated to your hunter son! I love all the amazing elements you've used for it, and it also has a very masculine look to it and at the same time elegant and young! Beautiful dishes all of them! Yes, sweetie, you need to get something in brown! I thought I had lots of dishes, but I only have 16 complete sets, lol! The centerpiece is wonderful! Hugs, FABBY

Barb said...

Really striking, Christine. I love the candles especially and the antlers are wonderful.

Great job.

Barb ♥

Jocelyn said...

Christine, your table is perfect for the hunter in the family. I have hunters in my family too, and they certainly prefer the warm colors. Everything looks beautiful.

Jocelyn @

Ricki Treleaven said...

My husband would love the deer plates, especially the ones with a buck on them! *nice*

I really like the tree cross section that you used, too!

The French Hutch said...

Your tablescape is a perfect match for the season. I love how you matched all your pieces to the hunt theme.The colors, the patterns and I love the flatware. Very beautiful fall tablescape.

The French Hutch

Self Sagacity said...

Am I a dork or what? I still sit here and wondered how and where do you store all your pretty tablescapes?

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

An awesome masculine tablescape! Neat dishes, have never seen any like those!

Great that the antlers were given to you!


Savannah Granny said...

I really love this masculine tablescape. It is fun to do something for the guys. Jed is a handsome young man.
Love all the beatiful earthtone china and the chargers look with the bone flatware. That deer with the antlers, watch out his is fair game. Hugs, Ginger

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, my goodness - you're just so amazing! Your table is gorgeous and I'm sure your son will love it. Jed is so handsome!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anita Diaz said...

Christine, this is such a creative table!! I love your bone-handled flatware!! Also, the wood chargers are so unique!! The table is just lovely! Thanks for stopping by!!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Wow! How beautifully you incorporated the woodsy theme, Christine! Very impressive! The wooden chargers and the lion napkin rings carries the theme so well... even those brown animal plates are perfect for this setting. I love your transfer ware and the animal candles are simply gorgeous for this table. Thanks for sharing with us and for your sweet thoughts. Enjoyed your visit. Have a wonderful weekend!Hugs~Poppy

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, Christine. This week, I don't even know where to begin. I love all of the animal elements. (I think those zebra candles are my favorite one). And the tree trunk charger? That was just perfect.


Alycia Nichols said...

What a neat table honoring your son's love of hunting! You foudn a lot of really great elements to make it special! Those candles are too cool!!! I think the dinner plates you chose are perfect! They look great! I bought all of the pheasant salad plates Z Gallerie had in the clearance (12, I think...I got 'em for just about $2 each!). They only had 2 of the boars left, so I didn't get them, but now I wish I had. There were only 4 of those gorgeous putty-colored "Helena" chargers. I wish I had more. I love the way you used everything together. It's like a very upscale lodge! Have a great weekend, Christine!

Miss Merry said...

What a unique table! I have some horn handled silverware in a box (somewhere) I hope I remember a hunting theme when I come across it! Your dishes are very neat and a great addition to your table. My son once ran into the field for no reason when he was about five and found a full set of antlers. Trust me there was a lot of field running after that, but never such a unique find!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love your table Christine, especially the antler..thought we had one in the barn, went down to get it, someone "borrowed" it, :-((
hugs ~lynne~

Jacqueline said...

Such a warm masculine table for hunters. I love that it is al by candlelight as I imagine them around a fire. The antlers in e arrangement are great.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

I do believe your gonna have fun with those antlers too!!!

Your table looks just amazin' sweetie!

God bless ya and have a terrific Thursday sweetie!!!

Anonymous said...

This table makes me smile....real big! I love the antlers and the zebra striped candles and the way you have made everything work together.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh there is just too much goodness in one post. The candles~ the antlers!

Oh I just really love this! You are so creative.

Thank you so very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesdays.

Have a blessed weekend.

Sweet Meanderings said...

You have an absolutely beautiful table! I love your dishes and candles. Beautiful!

Babs said...

Christine, What a nice tablescape to celebrate your son's love of hunting. Great plates and chargers. I'll bet Jed was thrilled.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Perfect way to celeb your son huanting.

The table looks great

Karin Şen Cankan

Honey at 2805 said...

Your hunting theme is gorgeous! As always, you have thought of every detail!

70 sets of dishes! I've seen your storage blogs, but never knew you had so many sets!

Thanks for joing Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation!

Karena said...


A very unique tablescape, I bet Jed will love it!! 70 sets of dishes?!? Wow!

I have linked up with Laura's Fall in Love with Your House Party!


Art by Karena

Unknown said...

This is a hunters dream tablescape. And it is done with it!

Debbiedoos said...

How awesome Christine! love the plates, and the candles are the perfect touch!

Ellen said...

What a great table, your son must have loved it. Where does one store over 70 sets of dishes? Talk about collecting.
Happy Hunting

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What great chargers! 70 sets of dishes -- can't wait to tell my husband! I like the antlers with the wooden bowl as well -- nice touches.

Dolores said...

I bet your son loved this beautiful and masculine tables cape.

Lady Linda said...

I love the us of the antlers. My hubby likes to hunt and fish too. So tastefully done for the guys. Some great ideas.

Tra La La Boom De Ay said...

Christine my dear friend you and your tablescapes are lovely as always. I have one of those antlers and now I just may use it in something similar....I know...copy catter me. BTW your son is handsome. You do make beautiful things dont you? :) Blessings to you and much love!

Unknown said...

I love the use of the antlers in the bowl, nice touch.
Thanks for sharing.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very masculine table setting, perfect for a hunter/fisher!

Tardevil said...

What a gorgeous table, Christine! Love the antlers, candles, dishes, silverware, it's just all gorgeous! Hope you're doing great and having a happy fall!

The Tablescaper said...

Such a great table! Love the brown plates and the tree slices. Just so warm and cozy (I'll leave the hunting part out).

Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll be a part next Sunday too. the link opens at 7pm on Saturday night. I think you'll see more traffic if you link earlier. Hope so!

- The Tablescaper

The Charm of Home said...

Wonderful table for Jed. I love the chargers and the nailheads on the table too. It is a great fall theme for a table. Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous table, Christine! I love the warm colors and nature theme. Thanks for joining the Open House party.

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