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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pheasantly Fall Tablescape

Thanks so much for dropping in. I had a bit of fun this week trying to show you how beautiful the pheasant feather placemats are that I won from The Twiggery on Susan's Between Naps on the Porch blog. Not only does Susan give us a reason to play with our dishes, but she herself has the most delectable tables to share with you, Houzz updates, and is a magnet for wonderful merchants who want you to get to know them!  

When you play with your dishes, don't you feel as if all is right with the world? Does it remind you a bit of tea parties you had in your younger days?

Today, I started with a leaf emblazoned linen tablecloth, light side up, as a base for the table.

I placed these absolutely gorgeous placemats at each seat. I've always wanted a set and never justified them. My husband is even wowed and told me I should have picked them up years ago! Added some rose handled brass flatware.

Added a square wooden plate from Hawaii set on point.

Then a white china salad plate.

A monogrammed napkin, monogrammed on my Bernina sewing/embroidery machine using an embroidery font from Embroidery Arts

Added a golden hued wine glass and a Mikasa goblet.

A wooden centerpiece filled with outdoorsy finds

Napkin rings of wood and brass hold the napkins in check.

Added tassels to the chair backs 

 All came together to play their part in this pheasantly fall tablescape.

Linen tablecloth made in Russia purchased at Williams Sonoma
Pheasant placemats - The Twiggery
Wooden plates - Hawaii
White salad plate - Wedgwood Windsor
Golden wine goblet - Stein Mart
Water goblet - Mikasa Parklane
Rosewood handled flatware - gift from Mom
Napkins - unknown
Embroidery - Bernina artista with design by Embroidery Arts
Wood and brass napkin rings - recently at Stein Mart
Center piece - antique, purchased at auction years ago

I hope that you enjoyed your visit today. I am thankful for every comment and for all of you 'blog friends' who visit and whom I've gotten to know!

  Be sure to drop in at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for the tablescape party of the week. Grab a drink, curl up for some delightful eye candy and allow some time...


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Marlis, what a wonderful table! Those placemats are gorgeous, and I am so wanting that wonderful candle holder centerpiece. What an amazing piece that is. Love the way you've decorated it. This is Fall perfection! laurie

Entertaining Women said...

Gotta admit...if God looked kindly on coveting, I'd be coveting those placemats!...So, I'll just be thrilled for you instead. They are magnificent. Your tablescape has wonderful substance to it...it looks quite rich. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marlis, those placemats are beautiful and using the square dishes turned was a great way to allow more of the feathers to show! Beautiful table and centerpiece. Linda

xinex said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Marlis. Those pheasant feather placemats are so pretty. COngrats on winning. I have seen similar ones in peacock feathers and they are so expensive...Christine

Karen said...

I was over at Lacy's Inspired Nest, (hope I'm right) :) and you had left a comment. So I clicked on your name and found you! I love your table setting! This is my style! Those placemats are to die for! I'll be back to visit!

Kuby said...

Oh Maris, I so loved ready and viewing this. Those placemats are truly spectacular! The monogrammed napkins are gorgeous. I wish I could go with you as you gather the outdoor goodies. I also love the tassels hanging back of the chair.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Marlis, those NAPKINS! How stunning! I had to gaze at that photo for a long time -- love that fabulous embroidery! Your tablecloth is the perfect foundation for those amazing feather placemats, too. Gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Wow, can I come over for dinner? :) Those placemats are absolutely gorgeous, and you have done such a lovely job of setting the rest of the table. You are truly gifted at that.

Jacqueline said...

Wow, those placemats are absolutely fabulous. I am so glad you got them. They really set the tone for your wonderful table. The centerpiece is extraordinary too. I love all of the naturals and the antlers are great. I think I even have a pair hanging around somewhere.

Debbie said...

Marlis, I feel exactly the same way that you do about it. It's like playing tea party all over again. It's a really fun and creative outlet for me (and my mom and sister who play with me)

I really love the woodsy look of this table. That centerpiece is my favorite part. It's beautiful!

(And I wish I had the ability to monogram my own napkins)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow! Lovin' it all! The placemats are spectacular and your candle centerpiece is really neat! A great fall table-enjoy:@)

Kathleen said...

Marlis, that is just wonderful. So earthy, all your naturals. The mats are beautiful, the napkins and centerpiece, just lovely!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Well, of course I love the pheasant placemats! I love the warmth of the table and how well the silver looks with it also. Your centerpiece ties it all together -- what a find that was! I love your beautiful embroidered napkins and well as your beautiful table linen. Joni

Prior said...

what a wonderful table~ Those place mats are so unique...I love the whole feel!

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful table. Love the placemats you won and really like the centerpiece and candles. Awesome napkins. How neat that you monagrammed them yourself.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

Aren't you the lucky girl and how beautifully you have incorporated your new treasure into a lovely table. I'm crazy about your embroidery ability.

Barbara said...

What a rich and well appointed table. Everything has such a feeling of luxury. I especially like your napkins and that wonderful centerpiece.

Debbie said...

Your lovely embroidered napkins certainly caught my eye! The placemats are a very nice addition.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty yoru tabletop featherd finery is! Love how pretty this all is together.

Mary said...

Love your wooden caddy with all your wonderful natural elements... and I LOVE that Beautiful Monogram~ what a gorgeous font!

food for thought said...

beautiful colors and textures~

Sherry said...

Your table is beautiful. I love your centerpiece it is wonderful. The silver accents wit this all perfect. What a wonderful job you did showing off the place mats. Very nice.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, my! This is wonderful!! Everything is so creative and unique! Great job! Just beautiful!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Marlis! Those feather placemats are just fabulous. I'm so happy you won them. They really are neat. And I love the color of your linen cloth and the design. That is just great looing. Love the way you turned your wooden chargers on point and the china, crystal, and flatware you chose for this tablescape. Looks great!

And what a neat, neat centerpiece. So creative and filled with wonderful fall things!


Sheila :-)

Cabin and Cottage said...

Those place mats are truly spectacular! Lovely! I'm also enoying your woodsy centerpiece.

Pattie T. said...

I LOVE those placemats from The Twiggery. One of these days I'll have a set too. Beautiful table. So inspiring.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

First & foremost, Congrats for winning those absolutely placemats.

Dearly & graciously fine silver are faves. Not to question.

Deb S. said...

WOW! You did a wonderful job showcasing those placemats! The colors are so rich and warm. I love your choice of the rose brass handled flatware, it is so beautiful. What a WONDERFUL table!!!!!!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Those wooden Hawaiian chargers are really great! The centerpiece is really rockin', too, with all those levels of light!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marlis...what a fabulous table...and those placemats are over-the-top gorgeous :)


shannon i olson said...

What a lovely table and congrats on winning the placemats!!! your back drop on the blog is rich and beautiful too.

Mimi said...

Wow, beautiful table, Marlis. Those placemats are so cool, but I just love the centerpiece, it is my favorite piece on the table.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a beautiful Autumn Tablescape.
It is very pretty!! Love all the outdoor and natural elements, and this is a table that any guy would love to sit at as well.
You did a wonderful job on the centerpiece, and that antique wooden pc. is really neat. Never saw anything like it before. Do you know what it was used for back in the day??? or was this the use???
Enjoyed my visit very much, all your pics are lovely.
Blessings, Nellie

Delchick41 said...

Wowzer! It's a table fit for a king. Really, in a castle. So beautiful. The colors and the feathers are the reason I love this time of year so much. Thank you so much for sharing.

Cheryl@My Own Snug Fireside

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Those placemats are uber gorgeous and pair very well with the wooden plates. Lovely tablescape.

All the Best,


Sue said...

This is one beautiful table, Marlis! I am so in love with those feathered chargers. Wow! With my luck- my messy guests would spill gravy all over them. LOL That wooden candle holder as your centerpiece looks so woodsy and pretty. It's so unique, I've never seen anything like it. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit to my barn sale post. It was such fun to shop there!
~ Sue

Sue said...

Geez, I'm losing my mind- you came by to see the High Point market finds! whoops.... I really do read my comments! I haven't had my coffee yet... LOL I really did appreciate the visit. :-) Sue

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I've wondered for a\ while about saving up for an Enbroidery machine. I've not met anyone before who has one. How do you find it? Your napkins look so beautiful.

I'm ABSOLUTELY your newest follower.

I can't believe how gorgeously kind-hearted you are to a total stranger.


Sarah said...

Marlis, this is Pheasantly fabulous! Love all the textures and rich colors of your table. That monogram is stunning. Makes me want to get out the needle and thread and monogram something. ;-)
~ Sarah


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