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


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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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.


  5. 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

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

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

    Linda :o)

  8. 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

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

  10. 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?

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

  12. Your table setting is lovely - as usual.

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. 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!

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


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

  18. 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

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

  20. 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!

  21. 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

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

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


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