Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Hunting Scene

Hunting is a major hobby in Mississippi. Although neither John nor me hunt, we feel the enthusiasm surrounding us when it starts in October. And what do I do with that enthusiasm? I collect hunt scene dishware, lol. The season ended while I was in Florida due to the birth of my 3 precious granddaughters so I could not create this hunt scene tablescape any sooner. Nevertheless, I enjoyed creating it and I hope you enjoy viewing it.

My centerpiece is a large Victorian figurine, which we won on my very first auction experience here in Natchez. I never used it because it was stored on top of our tall French provincial cabinet and it is very heavy and bulky, so I could not bring it down. But when we had to have our floors refinished in the dining room, it had to be taken down with John's assistance, just as all the cabinets have to be emptied. BTW, I have all the cabinets refilled back now and I will share that for Met Monday. I love the floors here, they are the only original ones left.

A view showing the formal living room. Aaaah! All the plastic bins are finally gone from there. It took me 2 weeks to finish the job, but that's another story.
I bought the animal print and skin shaped table runner and the candles from Z Gallerie in Tampa a few years ago.

I love this hopping buck in the front of the figurine.

I got the antlers for free from the store where I bought my son's hunting bow for his birthday. I saw it on the wall and asked the store owner if I could buy it. He just gave it to me instead. My son, Jed said he thinks he liked me. I have to admit that I turned on my charm so he would at least sell it to me for a good price, but free was even better, lol.

I just added that faux moss covered orb. I thought it looked good there.

Isn't he sweet?

I have a set of hunt scene salad plates and I thought I would use them.

I have a set of expresso animal print coffee set. I thought I would use them before I put them away.

The hunt scene figurine does not look too big, does it? But
 trust me it is, the base is about a cm. short of 24 inches long.

Below is a hunt scene teacup and saucer I just won on Ebay while I was in Florida, and yes, it was in one of the packages opened when I got back. I have not shown you the photo of  the numerous packages that filled our guest room for grandkids, have I? John kept taking a picture from his i phone and kept texting it to me. I wonder if it was his way of saying for me to stop shopping, lol.

Last time I posted a hunter's tablescape before Thanksgiving, using my other brown salad plates with embossed deer, pig and bunny, I did not have any brown dinner plates. Well, I have been hunting for brown dishes since and found what I like. They are mocha with brown swirl borders. I bought a complete service for 8 before I even left for FL but never got to use them until now, just dinner plates for now, but I am sure the rest will come in handy someday. They are made by American Atelier in Mehndi Brown pattern.

I found the deer placemats at Kirkland's in Fort Myers while I was with my daughter after Christmas.

The plate chargers are solid brown wood that I bought from Walmart before Halloween.

I have only 6 of the all ceramic hunt scene plates but I have one  framed with pewter. I decided to add it on the head of the table using a pewter dinner plate.

These are some of my favorite purchases. They are wine glasses embossed with game birds, bunny, buck and a doe. When I saw them on Ebay, I thought they were quite unusual and would fit nicely on my hunter's tablescape and I was right. I just love them! I think they offer elegance on the table in spite of its masculinity.

A night scene of the hunter's paradise.

I got this vintage hunt scene tankard for John's birthday a long time ago.
Animal print napkins, dragonfly napkin rings and dark bamboo flatware. I have the light colored ones too but I thought this set looks better for this particular tablescape.

I really enjoyed creating this table. I think it is because our dining room is back into shape and because I really missed tablescaping while I was away babysitting. However, I would pick babysitting my  grandkids over tablescaping anytime, lol.

I hope you enjoyed viewing it. Thank you so much for coming by.
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