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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Late Summer Tablescape



I've brought out a tablecloth that still feels summery to me, but that also gives a nod to fall. The daisies and flowers reflect what's happening in my own yard.




I have a soft spot for hand embroidered linens because I appreciate all the work involved. But I also love the colors of this one.







I'm also bringing out a little apple motif as a table decoration. The little knob on the lid repeats the color in the cloth.












It didn't occur to me how well my vintage Chippendale pattern plates by Royal would coordinate with the cloth until I laid it on the table. But the patterns seem made for each other.




I was thinking of using this bird graphic for paper napkin rings. I'm sure I actually will sometime, but I am just not much of a napkin ring decorator. I'm using them in the glasses instead. They could easily adapt to a menu card or place cards.








I like using cake stands to vary the heights on a table and to show more of the cloth. I like the creamy color of this one.














Napkins are from this season Pottery Barn. They are wonderfully soft and so versatile.









 Vintage ironstone platters decorate the center of the table while letting the tablecloth be the star of the show. 





























I love mix and match vintage flatware. Even better with a monogram!






The similarities in the design of the dishes and the linen is kinda fun.






I hope you're enjoying these last weeks of summer!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline




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49 comments:

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Isn't this sweet? Love the pitcher bouquet...

once in a blue moon said...

love the birds and how nice to see a pic of YOU :)

Carolyn said...

Another lovely tablescape. The tablecloth is beautiful and I love those pottery barn napkins.

Take care,
Carolyn

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Beautiful embroidery on the tablecloth, and they match your gorgeous dishes so well.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love that pretty tablecloth! The plates are a perfect match to it. Such a pretty table. The tin box with the candles is interesting as well. Blessings, Pamela

Cindy said...

Your table setting is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it! What a visual feast this was...

Cindy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i would LOVE to be a guest at your table! sigh...

A Toile Tale said...

I have to think that these dishes and this cloth lived together before in another lifetime. They are certainly BFF's. Love this whole table.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Bella said...

Hi J,
I love seeing your inspiring tablescapes! and I love the foot in each season, the tablecloth shows it perfectly, and the plates were MTB (meant to be):-) Even the flowers (summer and fall).. and I will say it again, you have the biggest babies breath!!!
Soft rain, lovely!! we haven't had rain in weeks, just clouds..... but it's tomorrow and the sun is shining and I won't complain! Enjoy that summer rain!!
Hugs,
Bella

Lynn said...

This is such a "transitional" tablecloth. Perfect for late Summer, yet not Fall, look. What did I never think to use cake plates to hold platters to more of a view of the cloth? Here again, I visit your blog and leave with such inspiration. I find this tablescape soothing, makes me remember those "Indian Summer" days in the NE where I grew up. Blessings,
Lynn

Amy Kinser said...

Love the tablecloth and your entire table setting. Everything is very pretty and looks so effortlessly done.

Marlis said...

Jacqueline.. i love love love this tablecloth.. It has to be one of my favorites.. The detail in the stitching is exquisite. I would hate to cover it up too. It's perfect with your dishes and I love the bird accents and the silver pieces.. I too love to mix and match silver.. so fun and so interesting.. Your tablescape touched my heart! So delicate and pretty. xo marlis

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Oh, this is just beautiful. So elegant and really a convergence of summer & fall!!!

Wonderful!!! Hugs/blessings, Lana In Italy

Cindy @ Barkley Hall said...

Love the colors in this tablescape.......especially love the plates.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love fall and your fall tablescape. The plates, the tablecloth so perfect together.

Shelia said...

Oh, how pretty! I love the tablecloth and your dishes look great on it! Always a beautiful post.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

Oh I love your beautifully embroidered cloth paired with those gorgeous dishes. Top it off with the mix & match monogrammed flatware & wonderful birds~ perfect!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a gorgeous tablecloth! Your dishes do make the perfect compliment. Love your silver mixture too. An all around lovely table.

mississippi artist said...

I love it all! That tablecloth is to die for and is perfect with your dishes. The bird graphics are a wonderful touch!

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Lovely embroidered linen... Wonderful soft FALL COLORS!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Gwendolyn said...

Beautiful table setting. Love the neutral colors. The tablecloth is gorgeous!

JudyBug said...

I adore linens! I've been experimenting with a new way to store them so I can better see what I have. Your table is just gorgeous and I think the tablecloth is the winner of the spotlight!

under spanish moss said...

The monogrammed antique silver is beautiful.
Angela and Renee

Curtains In My Tree said...

As everybody else has commented I love it all. so soft and beautiful.

makes me want to get all my old ironstone platters out and set the table

i like old vintage silver wear that has monogrammed also. guess thats why we all look at each others post

your header is really pretty also. I found you for the first time on Between Naps on The Porch

Janice

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

BECKY said...

This is just sooo lovely! I love all of your elements and how you have displayed them! Looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing!
Have a delightful day!
Becky

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Jacqueline, this is so calming and beautiful. It refreshes my eye and my spirit.

Lovely!

Barb

Ido said...

How beautiful! I love the bird prints in the glasses and the silverware!
Have a lovely day!
XXX Ido

Marigene said...

Beautiful linens!

Barbara said...

Oh, I just love that tablecloth. It is so lovely! I thought of you as I was looking through an antique store the other day. I picked up some vintage napkins because I just love your linens. One day, I will add some more things. I got some of those napkins from PB too. Your tables always appeal to me - so classic, elegant but not fussy. I, too, love vintage silverware.

Susan said...

What a beautifully coordinated table setting Jacqueline! I love these colors transitioning from summer to fall. The hand-embroidered tablecloth is stunning. I dabble in embroidery and am amazed at the workmanship of days gone by. :)
- Susan

Jane said...

I love the linen too. Your table setting is very inviting and warming. I can imagine sitting down to a slow cooked roast and vegetables. Jane x

janice15 said...

I love the table cloth as well as your dishes they are wonderful..It all looks so beautiful..Happy Thursday..

Beeutiful by Design said...

Wonderful! I love the PB napkins and the pretty bird paper in the glasses that's a great idea. Thanks for sharing :) Jennifer

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a beautiful table. I love all of your attention to detail--so well done!

Have a great day.
Pam

Dianne said...

Simply beautiful! Dianne

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Such great pieces individually that collectively make a beautiful table.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Jacqueline,

The table setting looks wonderful.

Loved the tablecloth and the s,lver box.

Hugs,

Karin Şen Cankan
Karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a lovely table you've set! I love those dishes, gorgeous! And the little silver box with the apple, divine!
Hugs,
Patti

Designs By Pinky said...

This is such a beautiful combination: the linens and dishes are perfection together! I love how they bridge summer and fall! The flatware is gorgeous. XO, Pinky

janice15 said...

Thank you for stopping by it means a lot to me..it's nice to start to get some feed back. Starting a blog is hard..Mine is more about my everyday life a open diary..I just love your blog...thank you again..enjoy your evening. Janice

niartist said...

OMG!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL! Especially that tablecloth, WOW! Just beautiful, what time should I arrive? LOL! I love your setting, and the china is just glorious. You always do such a good job with these tablescapes - inspirational for sure!

Listen, I have a new series on my blog called: "A Picture is Worth ..." I'm trying to get back to posting pictures about my house, and I'd love it if you'd come by and see the bar in the dining room! :)

xo,
A

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jacqueline...

Ohhh...I always LOVE coming to your place! My friend, you do have the prettiest things! Your embroidered tablecloth is just gorgeous! I totally agree with you...I fully appreciate all of the work and time that goes into embroidering such a piece. The pattern and thread colors are lovely...like you said...a transition between summer and autumn. Your white ironstone looks lovely with the cloth but ohhh...your Chippendale dishes wonderfully compliment the cloth! Sooo...sooo pretty! I also like the bird prints...they look pretty just rolled up and dropped into the stems! I sooo enjoyed this gorgeous table, Jacqueline...thank you so much for sharing it with us!

I also would like to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my french studio! Your visit and sweet, sweet note sure brightened my day, dear lady!

Warmest summery wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is a gorgeous tablecloth, Jacqueline! I love your idea with the birds rolled into the glasses. I like the idea of a placecard ~ leave them that way but put the persons name on them. Lovely.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jacqueline, What a pretty tablecloth and I love the plates. I have a weak spot for anything monogrammed so of course I adore the silver flatware. Thanks for sharing at the Open House party and I hope you have a great weekend.
xo,
Sherry

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Jacqueline!!! No, no, no!!! You're not bidding summer adieu already, are you??!?!?! Although I must say it has been so unnaturally hot & humid that I can't blame you. I think we will all welcome autumn with open arms this year. Beautiful setting! So soft and airy. I agree with you...the bird paper would make great menu cards. You could attach a vellum overlay and have yourself one heck of a gorgeous deal!!!

Crafty Gardener said...

Such a beautifully embroidered cloth.

Sherry said...

I peaked at this Thursday but, I had to come back over and really enjoy it today! This is sooo pretty!! I love the subtle colors of fall in the tablecloth and how the dishes copy those colors so perfectly. I also love the seashell elements tied into the late summer theme. This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Oh my word.... as my grandma used to say.... this is spectacular! Love every detail and your photos are dead on!
LOVELY!
xx
A

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