Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tuscan Suppers

 
 
 
It's not really Tuscany of course. Just the hues. The dining table is a good spot to bring in color because it's so temporary. You can indulge any theme you want and then change it up for another! 
 
 
 
 
 
 We have company in for the weekend and are going to keep the menu homey and simple. Soup, salad, a crust of bread. . . . My inspiration for the table this time is the washed linen napkins in a pale pumpkin hue. (Williams-Sonoma)  The tablecloth was first featured here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Serving dishes are vintage transferware. 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The quilted mats and napkins are from Two's Company of several years ago. We use them often to save the tablecloth from having to be changed so much. 




 
Vintage fish knives and botanical cards punctuate the colors.



 
 
I'm glad we are using more white painted finishes in this room. I love dark colors too, and the space used to get heavy this time of year. At one point even the walls were a pumpkin color!



 
I chose plain white cafe ware for the soup bowls, and mixed up the napkins.




 
My brother-in-law is a wonderful chef, and makes a fantastic pumpkin ravioli that would be perfect. He also has a bacon wrapped water chestnut appetizer specialty that's to die for! I wonder what he has in mind for this visit? Whatever. . . . We'll be ready!





 
 
 






 
 
 
 






 
 
 
 
 













 
 
 
 
 
So nice you stopped by for supper!
Come again sometime!
 
I'm joining
 
Jacqueline
 
 
 
 
 
 

25 comments:

Salmagundi said...

I'm still in love with that tablecloth. Could it be any more perfect for brown transferware? Sally

Pamela Gordon said...

Your dinner table looks so lovely with the soft colours and neutrals. More of the colours I'd like to have in my decor but I have so much wood furniture. Your home always looks beautiful with the vintage linens and old dishes. I hope you have a great weekend. Pamela

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ everything looks just lovely ~ ohhh your brother sounds like a wonderful chef. Please share with us what he created

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your dinner table, Jacqueline! The soft muted Autumnal colours are warm and the wee pumpkins look right at home amongst it all. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I'm crazy about that pitcher.

Entertaining Women said...

The perfect blend of non-chalant and sophisticated. I've contemplated adding that tablecloth to my collection of linens. I think that I'm going to need to take action! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

How gorgeous. Warm and cozy and beautiful and elegant...you've got it all going on!

Linda said...

I hope to start entertaining more here at home...now that the cottage season is drawing to a close...
Perhaps I will record some of my table settings...the way you do, Jacqueline...
I also...love the details..
Always an inspiration...
Thanks for sharing..

Cheers!
Linda :o)

jeanetteann said...

Just perfect, I like coming over any time of day to see your beautiful table settings. I think your brother in law will be impressed with this. x

PinkGranny said...

I love this! I have the Charlotte in pink! Inspiring tablescape.

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, everything about this table speaks to me. Love the tablecloth and the napkins and of course that pitcher. Oh, and I spy some wonderful chairs. Can you tell me more about these?

SizzleandZoom said...

Always something wonderful for you. Where did you find the came wrapped bottles? Perfect.

Art and Sand said...

Your table setting is lovely - as usual.

Bella said...

Hi J,
With you my wanderlust friend, you may be in Tuscany!! Your tablescape is beautiful, rich and cozy, the fresh white paint and the sunlight is dazzling. When we bought our house the floors were all painted the color of baked pumpkin pie... so I know about pumpkin, it's best for ravioli! Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs,
Bella

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Simple yet so very inviting Jaqueline.
I like your dishes they add to the charm.
You are a whizz at making tables look so lovely.
happy friday
val

Custom Comforts said...

Just beautiful. How I would love to come to your house for a weekend - I'd probably think I died and went to heaven. Your table looks so inviting and I know you'll be enjoying many good meals there.
Where ever do you keep all your lovely things? You must have a huge storage area. Sometime you must post about that.
Have a great time with your company!
Cindy

ImSoVintage said...

I absolutely love everything about your table. Jaqueline. Brown transferware is my favorite and it looks beautiful on your table.

Hugs,
Laura

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

every detail looks so nice! the card, the tablecloth, the pitcher, the white pumpkin...simply beautiful!

James said...

Pure beauty!

Celestina Marie said...

Beautiful for autumn and the soft colors together create such inspiration and so inviting. All the details are perfect.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celeste from Celestina Marie Design

Haworth said...

Your table is lovely, Jacqueline, and so inviting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your time with your guests.

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacquline,
Your transfereware tablescape is beautiful for this time of year, dear friend!!! I know your guest will enJOY the leisure conversation around this seasonal setting! Have a blessed visit!
Fondly,
Pat

Marlis said...

I can't wait to use my tablecloth! Have you washed or laundered yours yet? Your table is lovely. Warm, Inviting and just a wonderful invitation to a good meal, good conversations and good friendships. xo marlis

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline, so very pretty as usual. Sounds and looks like your company will enjoy themselves..Happy Weekend..Judy

Candylei said...

So pretty. Love the milk glass pedestal dish, too!

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