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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ode to Number 52 - a tablescape in white

Fifty Two. 52. Zwei und fuenfzig. Ciquante deux. That's right. This is the 52nd tablescape... a year of tables. Oh my. So to challenge myself I did monochromatic. I kept wanting to add a punch of color, a bit of the unexpected, but resisted. 
A lace tablecloth on the glass table. A scrappy wooden charger. White dishes. Silver. And roses. That's about it.
A white plate rimmed in scrolls and a seashell.
Topped with a less ornate salad plate. Still white.
Mix and match silver. The one on the left is my favorite.
Silver banded in gold napkin ring.
Silver goblets and silver topped salt and peppers. 
 A perfect white rose.
Gorham silver candlesticks.

Now, if you live in West Texas, there ain't no way you could use a candle outside - evah! So off to buy shorter candles, 'cause the elegant hurricanes will be on the candles!

Tablecloth - from my husband's grandmother via my mother in law
Napkins - Belgium Linen
Napkin rings - Stein Mart
Chargers - Pier One
Plates - TJ Maxx a long time ago
Salad Plates - Wedgwood Windsor
Silver flatware - estate sales (the one I like is Signature by Old Company Plate)
Silver goblets - Spain
Candlesticks - Gorham Chantilly

There's a giveaway going on till midnight Wednesday night (June22, 2011).. run on over to Sandy Coughlin's cool blog, Reluctant Entertainer to enter for a chance to win some goodies that include a Cuisinart juicer!

Thank you so much for joining me in celebrating this milestone. I am linking up to a great party over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. Do come join us!


xinex said...

This is so gorgeously set, Marlis. Your plate chargers and dinner plates are so exquisite, love the designs, so pretty! The whole setting is so elegant, reminds me of a wedding....Christine


Stunning Marlis! This is a perfect tablescape...I love the dishes you've used, gorgeous pattern and the white chargers are great. Love the hurricane lamp too. Beautiful flatware and the tablecloth is wonderful, so very elegant! I love the photos al fresco, it looks right out of a magazine!! Come on over and visit my grand-Victoria's b'day bash. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Mary said...

Your white patterns & textures are beautiful especially with your silver accents! I love the dappled sunlight on your tablecloth! Everything looks so cool & serene, even though I'm sure the mercury is shooting out of the thermometer there!

Denise said...

Congratulations Marlis, on a year's worth of tablescapes! Did you manage to do 52 tables without skipping a week? I'm very impressed! The table is lovely, as usual; the white theme is perfect for outdoors. As Mary said, it does look cool and serene. I noticed your Moravian star hanging in the tree. Moravians settled our community, and my family is Moravian. Thanks for sharing your lovely outdoor table.

Denise at Forest Manor

Miss Char said...

52 tablescapes is a noteworthy accomplishment Marlis, congratulations! I love this table and the fact that in its stunning beauty it is outdoors on your patio. Since I've been a slug for a few weeks when it comes to tablescapes I think you may have just encouraged me to get off my duff and get one started. Thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

I am impressed! A year of tables and all beautiful. This one is so understated and elegant. I love the dinner plates. Dianne

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love a formal table set outside and the silver and white are so pretty. Congrats on your 52nd table -- that's a lot of creativity! Love the wooden chargers and the silver goblets. Have a great day. Joni

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my so gorgeous! I love the formal look but the simplicity of the outdoors. Everything is beautiful!

Jocelyn @

On Crooked Creek said...

This is absolutely breathtaking, dear! I adore the white roses! Your lace tablecloth and those hurricanes just "perfectly" compliment one another! I could feel the gentle breeze and hear the classical music as I scrolled through this lovely tablescape!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Dining al fresco in such grand and delightful style is a real treat. This table is breathtaking! The lace tablecloth is exquisite! It shows just the right amount of your dark table to add great depth. Love the mix of silver and white... very luxe!

Pam said...

Your table is absolutely gorgeous! I love the all white with the silver accents and love how the table is nestled under the tree. Lovely!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How beautiful! Love the white setting. This would be a delightful place to dine!

Rettabug said...

Hi Marlis,

I can't tell which is making my ♥ race more...those gorgeous goblets or the stunning candlesticks! *mega sigh*

How wonderful that you can set such a beautiful table outside under that big tree! Its the perfect spot for entertaining.

Congrats on #52 & here's to many more!!


Entertaining Women said...

Congratulations on a year of posts! You're a bit ahead of me...kind of my big sister of sorts. The tablescape is gorgeous...the white on white is always a bit of challenge, yet such a charmer when done well. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

afoodie said...

Absolutely exquisite!

jo said...

Hi Marlis, I love your table. White and silver is always gorgeous.

I am intrigued though, why can't you use candles outside?


Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog and leaving your nice comment. I'm so glad I came to yours to see this exquisite white and silver tablescape. It's hard to believe that you've completed 52. I'm just getting my feet wet!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well you might not be surprised to know I find this FABULOUS! So very pretty! Such a wonderful tablecloth, and a lot going on with those beautiful white dishes. I love that you did the roses is white too. The silver makes it even more elegant. Just lovely! Congrats on all those posts!

The Tablescaper said...

Ah Marlis, so lovely. You can almost feel the summer breeze.

- The Tablescaper

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I am in love with every single detail of this table! The layering of the gorgeous white, the silver (I am ecstatic over those silver goblets--from Spain? I would LOVE to hear the story of how you got them!) and the beautiful family heirloom tablecloth!!!
Truly wonderful!!!


Pat said...

Marlis this is breathtaking. I love how it is set up on the brick patio under the shade trees! Just incredible!

Beeutiful by Design said...

So lovely, so cool, wonderful! The combinations of textures and shades is a delight!

carolinajewel said...

So beautiful and cool looking - makes me forget it is 90+ degrees outside! Love the white and silver combination!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love your all white table! So crisp and clean on a hot summers day! The touchof silver makes it. Your outdoor setting is equally as pretty. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings My Friend,

Diann said...

Just beautiful Marlis! It is o clean and fresh looking. And way to restrain yourself regarding adding color! That is so hard to do!

Tanya@takesix said...

Fifty-two!!!!! Wow, I can't imagine ever reaching that point!! I LOVE your silver goblets!! Your table is lovely!! White and silver is so beautiful together!

A Perfect Setting said...

Marlis, what a lovely post! The white with the silver goblets are sooo beautiful. Gorgeous setting and a wonderful tribute to all of your hard work this past year. Hats off to ya!!

imaluckydog said...

Ohhhhh...just dreamy! So glad you did the all white, it is perfection. Donna Tullis

Jacqueline said...

Marlis, this is just perfect for a hot summer evening. I would love to do an all white for dinner for friends outdoors like this. Your Spanish goblets are amazing. Love the Pier I chargers as always, isn't it fun how versatile they are. I think they are my favorite too. Your tablecloth over the glass table was the perfect backdrop for the all white as the open spaces provided such a pretty contrast. I feel cooler already!

Alicia said...

Marlis, absolutely gorgeous!! I also live in West Texas, San Angelo. I know what you mean about the wind.

Aledia said...

Marlis, this is a stunning tablescape!! I LOVE all the white and your dishes are just beautiful.
Hope your day is Plum Perfect!

Maria said...

I love white tables! So beautiful! That tablecloth is to die for! It's exquisite! Who says white is boring? I love the subtle tonality of different whites coming together! You pulled your table together wonderfully!


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