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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer Breeze Table


We're reaching one hundred degrees this week in Albuquerque so the table calls for something cool. I wanted blue, but slid naturally into a bit of red transfer-ware too.
Evenings cool off in our dry climate, so all you have to do is find a spot of shade.
Everything here is vintage from the glassware to the linens.
Dinner plates are from Taylor Smith Taylor, and butter plates are "Bramble" by Wedgewood.
Toss in the ubiquitous seashells and you think you're getting an ocean breeze.
The versatile sand dollar as napkin ring.
Embossed plates really ring my chimes.
These small works of art are all about detail.
Thistle pattern cut glass wine glasses...
with vintage pressed glass decanter.
The more mixed up the better.


Hand crochet lace layered over an inexpensive machine worked quilt.
A patch of blue over the underskirts.
And finally a vintage drawn work runner to top it all off.
Seeing stars.

A diminutive chair as place card holder. I use clear glass sugar and creamers outside as "hurricanes" for tea lights.
Ciao for now! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you'll check in at Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday!

Jacqueline


13 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What a gorgeous table!!!! What time should I come over??????

Sherry said...

How gorgeous! Love the transferware with the vintage linens, glassware, and shells. So pretty. Love the exterior of your house also. Looks cool and inviting. Win a $50 CSN gift certificate at my blog.
Sherry

Style Sisters said...

Wow this is so relaxing and romantic. I love the look of this whole tablescape. Please come and link up to my Centerpiece Wed party and share your ideas.
Karin

once in a blue moon... said...

beatiful pics, love your style and great pics~

Mimi said...

This is one of the prettiest tables I have seen...makes me want to be invited to sit at it. The transferware goes so nicely with the table linens. Thanks for sharing.

Bella said...

Jacqueline
What a beautiful table you have set! The raised rose detailing on the transferware is gorgeous! You have a great eye for the details:-)
Your weather is so hot already! We are stuck in an early spring pattern and havent dried out for two days in a row for a long time. My Grandparents lived in New Mexico, a wonderful place for evening in the garden, a warm breeze, and the biggest sky!
Bella

Melody said...

Oh wow! You can almost smell the sea air. Love the vintage linens.

Olga said...

How beautiful everything is. I love the sand dollar napkin rings; such a cute idea.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, Jacqueline! I love embossing also. In the 90s!! We are wet, and I just checked my thermometer---barely reaching 60! So thanks for the retreat with your beautiful photography! Wish I were there!
Love, Kay

Miss Merry said...

So pretty! The pink and white is cool and refreshing. What a lovely table!

Debbie said...

So pretty! I love how you layered your linens, and colors for a crisp, clean look. Very nice.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Carolyn said...

I would love to be catching the summer breeze at your pretty table. Wow! 100 degrees-it has been below normal temps for us so we could use a little of your heat.

Carolyn

Beth said...

Beautiful table! Love the transferware and that little chair/placecard holder is adorable!

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