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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bittersweet


Mornings cool, but the afternoons are still surprisingly hot in our Septembers.



But evening is the mellow twin to the chilly dawn.



Travel south and you may embrace the warmth for another season or two.



But there's no denying the change in the air for the high desert.




It's a bittersweet time for heat and summer lovers.



So it's time to celebrate like friends meeting on a whirlwind holiday that is coming to a close.



White seems right for evening, and the table is laid with a simple vintage linen cloth.



A luxurious natural linen vintage crocheted tea cloth is laid ceremoniously on top.



A farewell party calls for something special, and this wide silk border is it!




Wishing for the eternal days on the beach, the centerpiece is filled to the brim with seashells.



Vintage flatware brings a little dignity and character to the everyday dishes and cotton napkins.



Sea stars welcome you with open arms as if to offer a last embrace.



Glasses are William Sonoma. Cavalini and Co. produce the Histoire Naturelle fish cards.
















Cheers all around! It was so much fun! Thanks for stopping by!
Ciao! for now! And arrivederci!

Jacqueline


I'm linking to Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch!


23 comments:

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline, Your table is just gorgeous... My favorite you have done! Love the seashell centerpiece, on that fabulous crocheted tea cloth (what a great piece!!) The silverware shot with the crochet is absolutely beautiful. Those fish graphics swimming in the drinking glass make a delightful shot.... LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!
Bella

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great seaside tablescape. Love the big white bowl filled with shells and you have some nice large starfish.

bj said...

I love your pretty farewell table...it is just wonderful. The centerpiece...the tea cloth..all of it. Just wonderful.

Deanne said...

I love the white and all the shells very serene and beautiful and really captures the beach, Here in Australia it is spring but our days sound a lot like yours cold mornings, cool evenings, warm days.

Amy Kinser said...

What a lovely and inviting table. You have set it perfectly.

Susy @ The Feathered Nest said...

Parting is sweet sorrow. Enjoyed the understated elegance of your table.

A Toile Tale said...

I just love every one of these photos. It makes me want to be at the beach.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So beautiful and serene! A very nice table to relax at and reminisce!

Sassy Southern Lady said...

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful table.

Carolyn said...

Hi Jacqueline,
That is such a lovely tablescape! I always love to visit you.
Thank you so much for your good wishes for my mother.

Carolyn

Marlis said...

thank you for the sweet comment and dropping in today.. I love your table. I love your linens. They are exquisite. Your table setting is perfect for a warm summer evening. Very special..

Alaina said...

You always have such pretty table settings. I love the stars on the plates. My summer is almost over and the kids go back to school next week. I am looking forward to fall.

KATHY said...

Hi Jacqueline, I love your gorgeous table. The big white bowl of shells looks so beautiful...Kathy

Through My Red Door said...

How very pretty. I especially like the lace tea cloth!
Sheila

Miss Gracie's House said...

So, so pretty! And yes, fall is so bittersweet!
Rene

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I love this gorgeous vintage looking table!
And the seashell centerpiece is just so serene and beautiful!
Great pics, I love New Mexico!
Cindy

Kay said...

Such an enchanting tablescape from your land of enchantment! Enjoy a sunset for me, will you please!
Love, Kay

Mimi said...

Beautiful, serene table.

Mary said...

Love all the components of your tablescape...the shells, dishes, layered linens! I am ready to embrace fall with open arms since our summer has been unusually hot this year~ Beautiful post :-)

Kate Dickerson, C'est si Bon! La Joie de Vivre! said...

This is just great! I particularly like the way your ecru crocheted cloth complements the shells. It's a lovely combination!

Pearl Maple said...

Adore your white on white and gone to the beach theme, thanks for sharing the inspiration

Miss Merry said...

What a peaceful, restful, summer tablescape. Everything is so lovely and the crocheted piece compliments the sea scapes so well, so unexpected! Very pretty.

Entertaining Women said...

Love the counterpoint of the crochet piece with the contemporary dinnerware...and the scallop echoed in both...The texture of the shells completes your wonderful vignette. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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