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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gone Fishing Tablescape

All of us in this family are fly-fishermen. Our sons tie flies; if I am missing metallic thread, I simply check their fishing stuff. Our eldest ties the best ants ever! I've wanted to share this table with you for a while now. 

I loved this sign so much that when I saw it, it flew into my shopping cart.
"Casting flies, telling lies" - anyone married to a fisherperson will attest that the ones that got away keep getting bigger and bigger as the years pass by.

Rattan/nito chargers, plates with a fish (Oh I know it's a bass, yes, yes, I do). Brown napkins in rattan/nito napkin rings. Brass flatware. and one fly sitting atop the napkin ring are all that i used to set each place setting. Now, I do recommend you use old flies, not new ones, and then be sure to nip the barbs off or your guests might be in need of a bandaid or too!

A fishing basket, some reels, an artisan fillet knife in it's sheath, and a twig or two are part of the centerpiece decor. Oh, let's not forget the large lantern.

I also added a few succulents. I really am trying with these things.. I either water too much or they wilt.. they are just not happy here! Look at these at Delores Arabian's gorgeous blog, Vignette Design. You will see how gorgeous they can be!












Cast:
Burlap runner - made by moi, fabric from Hancock Fabrics
Rattan/ Nito chargers - Pier One and World Market
Rattan/Nito napkin rings - World Market
Dinner plates - Zrike Wildlife, Bass
Flatware - gift from mom
Water goblets - French Handblown, Santa Fe NM
Wine hocks - Stein Mart
Napkins - Tuesday Morning
Lantern - Gourmet Pantry, Lubbock
I am humbled and honored that you dropped in today. Thank you.
I'm linking up with the hostess with the mostest, Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for her
lovely Tablescape Thursday party. Please drop in and see the other gorgeous tables!

I'm also linking up to Seasonal Sunday's over at the Tablescaper's. Cya there. 

48 comments:

Diann said...

What a fun and beautiful table Marlis! The dishes are wonderful! And I liked looking at all your fun little accents. Have a lovely day!

Miss Char said...

Marlis, I love this table and its earthiness. I can see this being perfect for a couples dinner for your family and their fishing buddy families. The sign is perfect and I love all the finishing gear splashed around the table. Thanks for sharing.

Sydnee said...

Marlis....Your hubby has just got to love you....you keep him in mind with your beautiful hobby... and your are home free.....My hubby would love this one....wish you were coming to huntsville next week....

Tricia said...

Oh, that sign did indeed need to come home with you, Marlis! What a perfect addition to this wonderful fishing-themed table! Your dishes featuring fish look great with the woven chargers and napkins rings. Using the flies on the rings was pure genius!

Dianne said...

Marlis,
This is a perfect table for a fisherman. My husband would just love this as he loves to fly fish and will be casting away in a just a few weeks in Colorado. I love the creel and all the other details on the table. I need to find some "hubby" dishes too! Dianne

Kuby said...

What a cool rustic looking table! It's so warm and earthy. I love the glasses and the basket! What a warm loving thing to do for the man you love!

Barbara F. said...

Marlis, you manage to make a rustic setting look quite elegant. And your centerpiece is so creative. This should go into a fishing magazine as a feature for "catch of the day". xo,

Sara said...

I absolutely LOVE this !!!!!

Aledia said...

Wow!
I just LOVE how this tablescape says "Manly Man" but yet also shows a womens touch. Those dishes are great and I really like how you integrated all the burlap and I LOVE that lantern as your centerpiece.
Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful day!!
Aledia~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This is the most incredible tablescape. Your attention to detail is wonderful. Thank you for swinging in to see the short vignette . My tablescape posts later this afternoon, would love to have you stop by. hugs ~lynne~

Alycia Nichols said...

SUPER creative!!! I love it! I'm not much of a fisherperson, but I certainly can appreciate the efforts of those who enjoy the sport. You brought it all to life here!

Atelier de Charo said...

A good day of fishing! A Gorgeous tablescape!

Hugs
Charo

A Hint of Home said...

What a great idea! Your plates are so cute and it all came together wonderfully!

Entertaining Women said...

That sign is priceless! Sweet Mister is a huge fisherman...trips to Lake Baccarac (forgive the spelling?) in Mexico 3 or 4 times each year. One of the neatest mantle decorations I've ever seen was a pair of GIANT deep water stainless steel fishing reels on either end of the mantle. OMG...it was magnificent! Zrike...is that a German/Bavarian producer? They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your marvelous design. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

Oh Marlis, this is too fun! Funny too~ I had my hubby's grandfather's old fishing tackle box out this weekend and we were fish-out-of-water, dining this past weekend! I playing with my photos now, but your table is reel-y more sophisticated than mine, I needed a tetanus booster before handling those old lures!

I love your Bass plates and foundation of burlap! What a wonderful sign too, I would have fallen for it hook, line & sinker if I had spied it :-)

xinex said...

Very cute sign and very pretty fish plates, Marlis. Love your tablescape! Thanks for checking your TJ Maxx there for more Hedgerow plates and bowls. I wish I could find some salad plates too...Christine

Pat said...

I love it, Marlis! Those plates area fabulous!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, I love everything about this organic outdoorsman table!
The reel, creel and sign are perfect for the table.
My very favorite part of your whole table is those magnificent fish plates! Hold tight on to those... they would be one's I would love to have!
Wonderful, as usual.
Yvonne

Sharlotte said...

What a neat table! I really like all the different textures you put together...the chargers, napkins, and napkin rings. The plates are really pretty and the centerpiece...perfect! Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

carolinajewel said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love everything - you have so many cute, "fishy" details! Great table!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

A wonderful fishing tablescape! Love all the fishy things you've placed on this table. This has elements of elegant and outdoorsey too!

jo said...

Marlis

I love the amazing lamp. I so want it! The vignettes are simply Divine.

I sympathise with the succulent issue. It is one of the few plants that I can keep alive. Probably because I don't do anything, they are outside. I just leave well alone. Almost all other plants hate me......and I lurv them so much....boo hoo.

Fondest regards Jo

Southerncook said...

Such a beautiful table setting. LOVE the burlap table runner (I too have been inspired by Delores' use of burlap as well) and those plates are to die for. I have a son who ties flies also and dearly loves fly fishing. It truly is an art.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Marigene said...

What a great fisherman's table...my husband would love it if I did something like this for him! I remember, 50+ years ago, my Dad and brother sitting winter nights tying flies in anticipation of fishing season.
I really like the bass plates.
Thanks for sharing another wonderful table, Marlis.

Rettabug said...

What a creative & original table, Marlis! Such great items you've gathered & those fish plates are TDF!

I have a question though. Why would you want to use OLD flies & not new ones??? Since I've never gone fishing in my life, I have no idea. Seems to me you'd want new ones on your table, not ones that had been in lake water or in a fish's mouth at one time, right? Not criticizing...I'm Just curious, honest. Educate me. Maybe new ones are expensive????

Marsha said...

I love your table! So unique. My mom would love to see it--she's creative, like you.

Meredith said...

Wow. How fun! You can make a fishing lure look beautiful!!! Those glasses are stunning.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This table is right up my alley! I've always wanted some fish plates. Love yours. The rest is just a lot of fun! I love that sign too!

Maria said...

Marlis, what a wonderful table! I'm not into fishing, but I do love freshly caught fish! Please tell me that there was some on the menu! I love how you hooked the lure onto the napkin ring. Lovely details.

Marlis said...

Rettabug - if you take the fisherman's good flies you get in trouble.. I'd buy brand new cheap ones.. then you don't feel bad about cutting off the barbs.. Not many fly shops around here, so I wasn't wanting to read my obituary - so I borrowed the flies.. You can wash them.. but you have to be careful..

Mrs. Serendipity said...

Great summery tablescape!
Love it! Mrs. S

Tanya@takesix said...

What a great fun table!! I LOVE your sign, and your awesome lantern. It is a beauty. The flies attached to the napkin rings is such a cute idea!! My son has done a bit of trout fishing in the river beside our trailer this summer. He's really enjoying it!! Have a super weekend, Marlis!

Debbie said...

I love a theme. It must be the old teacher in me or something. This is so cute and full of whimsy. The setting is a great compliment to the great accent pieces that you used.

Very FUN!

Kathy said...

This is so fantastic because it is so personal - a tribute to a wonderful sport - that brings families together! It reminds me of scenes from A River Runs Through It - such beauty to watch the fisherman cast his line - love this setting in candlelight! Perfectly done!
Kathy

On Crooked Creek said...

Marlis,
My "Mr. Ed" is an avid Trout "Fly Fisherman". Just this past year he has begun to tie his own flies, as well. Thank you for this tribute to the men in your family!!! I have to share this tablescape with DH!
Fondly,
Pat

Sweetladyelaine said...

Great table and cute plates! My husband likes to fish too. What a fab table to honor the fishermen in your home. I love it!
Blessings My Friend,

Through My Red Door said...

This is a great table! As a non fisherperson from a non fisherfamily, this makes me feel like I'm missing a lot of fun!
Love it!

Bonnie said...

Such a creative post. GREAT Plates! All the details came together for a great table. What did you serve your fishermen?

tammylovesdishes said...

Marlis, you do come up with the most creative tablescapes. I just love this one! I can see why you had to have that sign; it is perfect! Your dishes look great accented with the rattan chargers. I like how you have pulled the napkin through the ring and the finishing touch of the fly. The centerpiece grouping is wonderful as well. Truly a beautiful table!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love this post! The sign is great and the fish plates are gorgeous, love them! Oh, Marlis, I love all the elements you've used for creating such a fabulous fishing tablescape, like the lantern, and the group of pieces you came up with to make such perfect centerpiece! Lots of hugs. FABBY

A Perfect Setting said...

The rustic feel of this table is so inviting, so personal, and just very cool!! The lantern and basket look amazing there, and the china is beautiful. I love the idea of the little flies on the napkin rings, great idea. My daddy was a fly fisherman--well he was every kind of fisherman--and he took me out when I was a child. I never quite got the hang of it, but I certainly enjoyed being out on the water with him! Beautiful table, thanks for visiting with me and your kind comments! Have a great weekend!

Summer said...

I just wanted to comment that this tablesetting gave me good ideas for honoring the men in our lives like you did. I think that theme is often difficult to achieve. I loved the Zrike fish plates, reels, blue sign, and how you used the flies. The design of the top of the lantern intrigued me as well. Years ago I did an artifical tabletop Christmas tree for my brother who is a fisherman and works for the state Fish & Game. I put flies and colorful sinkers and painted miniature wooden fish on it. This tablescape reminded me of that. I enjoyed the creativity of it.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a beautiful table Marlis! I was married to a fisherman and know all about "casting flies and telling lies". Too fun:@)

Lizabeth said...

Very cute and creative tablescape! The sign is right on! Love those dishes, any sportsman would love those! The fishing lures on the napkin rings are perfect! Love the lantern, it adds a great touch! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving nice comments! Liz

Sarah said...

Marlis, I so enjoyed this fun table. You are very creative! The sign is really cute. ~ Sarah

Shelia said...

Hi Marlis! Oh, your table is darling with all of the fishing gear on it and your little sign just sets it off!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful table. Love all of the details, particularly the little flies on the napkin rings. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

once in a blue moon said...

what a clever and darling table!

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