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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bountiful Summer Tablescape

I was wanting to wait and show y'all this table in the midst of summer. But that would have been mean. After all, then you couldn't scurry on over to your nearest Hobby Lobby, take advantage of the sale on these fun metal wall plaques, re-purposed as placemats, the sweet tags that go with them and the darling tray! All available at your local Hobby Lobby - 50% off!



The wall plaques (yes there are hooks on the back but they don't interfere with setting a table) come in three variations, cabbage - choux, cherry tomatoes - les tomates cerises, and corn - mais. It makes it even better since the words are in French - dontcha think?



Because I wanted the pretty metal pieces to show all their glory - I used my clear glass plates, of which I've probably got a gazillion (well a bit of an exaggeration). Also used a rugged looking woven napkin and placed all on the fabric du jour - burlap! Don't the tags, they already were on the twine hangers, make cool napkin rings?

Our kitchen flatware seemed to be the perfect match for the casualness of the table.

Then I had a blast creating the centerpiece. It's all edible, well except the candle and hurricane. Fresh corn, cauliflower, squash, tomatoes, mushrooms, lemons, limes, artichoke, and bell peppers in all colors. 


Makes me hungry just lookin' at them.

This hurricane has travelled from far and wide to be part of this table. I brought it back to the states, in a backpack, in the overhead of a crowded airplane, all the way from St. Gallen, Switzerland.  Love the cracked glass. The cracked glass throws reflections everywhere. So magical. 



The pitcher and the rooster and hen salt and peppers are from the Chanticleer collection by Fitz and Floyd.

Favorite goblets, French hand blown, carried home gingerly from Santa Fe, NM.



 A darling tray and veggie spreader to hold the jalapeno butter (recipe on Friday ;-) ) for the fresh sweet corn.


Cast :
Placemats, tray, spreaqder and hanging tags - Hobby Lobby
Clear plates - Pier One
Flatware - Gorham
Goblets - French, from Santa Fe, NM
Napkins - really old
Hurricane - Stl Gallen, Switzerland
Pitcher, salt and pepper - Chanticleer collection, Fitz and Floyd
Centerpiece - the grocery store


  Linking up to Susan's Tablescape Thursday and to the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday. Be sure to drop by on those days so as to see all the pretty things published just for you!

32 comments:

Sydnee said...

Absolutely wonderful...Love the french look to this....and of course the chickens....Your imagination never ceases to amaze me......

Barbara F. said...

This is a fantastic setting, I love the veggie centerpiece. I went to a farmers market yesterday and said to my friend that I wanted to take a photo of all I bought. Love the colors. xo,

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love it, so fresh and colorful! The plaques are fun placemats and you can't go wrong with an edible centerpiece! Looking forward to the jalapeño butter:@)

Red Couch Recipes said...

Oh, how I wish I had a garden with produce, like that in your centerpiece. Love the metal plaques very cleverly used as placemats and the green glasses are so pretty. I love cracked glass too. I have a round vase I need to pull out and use this summer. Lovely backyard too. Joni

Tricia said...

How fabulous, Marlis! The plaques are wonderful as placemats, and your centerpiece is gorgeous! Summer bounty at its best!

Jeannine said...

The goblets are classy, love the roosters and putting the vegetable bounty on the table as decoration is inspired.

Atelier de Charo said...

Gorgeous setting! Love your placemats!

Hugs
Charo

Tanya@takesix said...

Marlis, you are so comical. I enjoy reading your commentary as much as looking at the pics. I always get a good laugh!! Your table is such a beautiful summer table. LOVE the veggie centerpiece. My hubby carried 8 glass goblets home on the plane from Peurto Vallarta, Mexico. I was at a mall in our town a couple weeks later and there were the exact same ones!!!! No kidding!

Debbie said...

Hello Marlis...your tablescape is just too cute! LOVE all the color and great pieces you've brought together. Even your chair pads match the setting!!
Have a great night.
Debbie

xinex said...

I love this, Marlis. Your centerpiece is pretty and healthy. Love the colors and what a fun way to use those plaques. I wish we had a HL nearby...Christine

xinex said...

I love this, Marlis. Your centerpiece is pretty and healthy. Love the colors and what a fun way to use those plaques. I wish we had a HL nearby...Christine

vignette design said...

Such a beautiful setting Marlis! Your table is amazing! Love all the veggies and chickens. Very creative!
~Delores

Mary said...

Oh Marlis~ I saw those plaques at HL~ how creative & fun to use them as placemats on your table! Love your use of the tags as napkin rings, burlap & veggies on the table! Your Fitz & Floyd pieces are wonderful!

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

Marlis, Thanks so much for your visit to my blog ! Loved your kind words! Since I'm still new at this I'm just having a blast reading what everyone writes ! Your table is so fun ! I love the vegies ! The setting is perfect too. Everything is tied together so well !! LOVE !! Jules ♥

ellen b. said...

Hello Marlis,
What a wonderful setting for this lovely tablecape. It really invites you in...Love it!

Dianne said...

Marlis, You just set my perfect table! I am a true vegetable lover and have several sets of vegetables plates. I am so happy you posted earlier than planned b/c I am running right out to get the metal wall plaques! Dianne

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how clever! What a great garden top table setting.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Marlis, you are brillant: turning the signs into placemats, using the clear plates so you can see the placemat, using the tags, ah...it is all just wonderful.

- The Tablescaper

Debbie said...

Just terrific. I would never have thought to use a wall plaque for a placemat. The clear glass is a great choice, too, because it lets the plaque be the focal point.

The vegetable centerpiece is the perfect choice, too. As always, you're so creative!

once in a blue moon said...

love your placemats~

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is beautiful! So unique! Love those goblets!

Katherine

Entertaining Women said...

Now this makes me VERY HAPPY! The clear glass plates were the perfect choice...the burlap, too. Thank you for sharing your delightful design. Cherry Kay

Dining Delight said...

Terrific use of those wall plaques as placemats! The centerpiece you've created is perfect for your theme, love the hurricane surrounded by fresh veggies, so natural looking!

DD

Poppy said...

Such a beautiful tablescape perfect for summer entertaining. I love all your lovely touches... and those veggie spreader and the rooster salt and pepper shakers are simply adorable.Found you at Tablescape Thursday. Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas!~Poppy

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Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

This table is gorgeous. I love the idea of using the metal signs for placemats! Brillant!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I was just a HL and would never had thought to use trays as placemats! Wonderful...I love your whole veggie table. Very clever! Thanks for sharing..
Blessings My Friend,

Kathleen said...

How lovely! Love the centerpiece! The napkin rings are adorable!
And the hurricane, wow, it is so pretty!

Marigene said...

Love your bountiful table! Great centerpiece...makes me hungry.

Snap said...

Wonderful! I love Hobby Lobby and Fitz and Floyd. Clever and perfect for summer. Happy Seasonal Sunday!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Marlis, this is beautiful! I love the healthy centerpiece, so nice to have your own produce, I did when I lived in a house! Your pitcher and roosters are gorgeous! I love the dishes and your stemware, just great! Fun idea for your chargers, and napkin rings! wow! Everything is gorgeous! Love FABBY

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

lulumusing said...

Hopefully, it was cool enough to enjoy this lovely outdoor table. I love the produce centerpiece and will likely copy that idea. Just got back from a long road trip....West Texas is dry, but so is Houston!

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