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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rustic chic Tablescape

I always love me some rustic! Burlap, more rough textures in the napkin rings, an antique dough board, white pitcher.. yep that is just my bag!

It's all this napkin ring's fault.. yessirree! 
I just loved the rough texture of the fabric, 
the wrap of the center and the corded edge - don't you?
See how high the center is?

This is what came about, do you like it?

I stuffed some succulents (the ones still alive), some lichen covered balls, dried Spanish moss, faux moss-covered stones, pines cones (is it too early?) and some twigs to the dough board.

I even placed some dried moss around the base of the candle before I stuffed it into the barley twist candleholder.

Yep, the white chargers are back - again! But they are so perfect in contrast to the burlap or the brown wood of the table.

The fish dinner plate was chosen mainly for the lovely brown transferware trim.

A simple white salad plate sits atop the dinner plate.

Doesn't this look inviting?

This pitcher gets a good work-out around here.. I use it all the time!


Burlap runner - made by moi
White chargers - Pier One
Dinner plate - Zrike wildlife series, Bass
Salad plate - Wedgwood windsor
Flatware - WM Rogers Beloved silverplate; estate sale
Goblets - Mikasa French Countryside
Wine hocks - Stein Mart
Pitcher - Wedgwood
Napkins - Tuesday Morning
Napkin Rings - World Market
Candlesticks - antique Barley twist
Bread board - antique
Butter dish - Gorham
Lichen balls - Lubbock Wholesale Florist; several years ago
Faux moss rocks and dried Spanish moss - Dollar Tree
Succulents - clinging to life!

I'm honored and humbled that you dropped by today. Thank you so much. I hope you'll leave a comment so I know you've been here. I hope the rest of your day is filled with many blessings.


Sydnee said...

Beautiful as always......

xinex said...

How wonderfully rustic, Marlis. I love the centerpiece you created and of course I have said several times how much I love your plate chargers. The napkin rings are beautiful!...Christine

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great napkin rings Marlis, lovin' the burlap-enjoy:@)

Mary said...

Hi Marlis~ I love your rustic table...burlap is always welcome in my book! I can see why you were smitten with those delightful fabric flower napkin rings! Wonderful elements on your table!

Tanya@takesix said...

Your rustic table is gorgeous! I love the contrast of the dark brown napkin on your light "stack" and with the napkin ring. They are sweet. I wonder how hard it would be to make those? Beautiful centerpiece too! Awesome job!

Barbara F. said...

Your rustic setting is so beautiful! I love those napkins rings, very unusual, and your china cabinet with the angel on top is gorgeous. xo,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this is. Love thsoe wonderful napkin rings! This all goes together so well. (Love your chargers....I finally found some at our Pier One last Friday and of course used them this week!)

Debbie said...

I really love this one! I love the way you use the rustic colors and textures, but it still looks elegant.
That place setting is just perfect, and the napkin ring is definitely the star of the show!

Anonymous said...

I love this rustic table, Marlis! Absolutely beautiful.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I agree, I LOVE your napkin rings and your whole organic table! The colors are subdued and the centerpiece is little oasis!
Beautiful and restful. Marlis you set the best tables!

A Toile Tale said...

Oh! You didn't give that fish dinner plate enough air time! It's beautiful. Great post.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Beautiful combination ... love the napkin rings and the white pitcher. Thanks for sharing.

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely! Rustic has to have pine cones...they are out all year round in nature, why not on your table, dear??? Perfect in the blend of Chic...those napkin rings are adorable...and rustic! I enjoyed the amber hue of your stemware to the blend, also!

Jadehollow said...

Beautiful .. Warm rustic setting. Love the fish dinnerware.

A Hint of Home said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous table! Love those napkin rings! Darling!


Very elegant, rustic and gorgeous too! I love your chargers and all the layers of plates, the centerpiece is great and very unusual with the plants, the fish plates are my fav. Everything is fabulous! Happy TT at BNOTP...hugs,

Maureen said...

Very elegant tablescape. I loved it all especially the napkin rings. Thank you for sharing as always.

our daily dishes said...

always love the natural look~

suzyq said...

Just Perfect!!! Those napkin rings are to-die-for!!!!

Anonymous said...

I do love your inspiration point. Those napkin rings are very cool! Your white chargers certainly are versatile; they look great however you use them, as does the pretty pitcher.

Your post title is right on. This is a beautifully rustic yet totally chic tablescape. Love it!

Meredith said...

I love the rustic look! Your candlesticks are just beautiful and you gave me a great idea for a centerpiece. I have an old dough bowl I got at a garage sale years ago!

Aledia said...

Just Marvelous,I LOVE those napkin rings!

Have a wonderful evening!

carolinajewel said...

Love your simply elegant rustic! Those are really cute napkin rings and I love, love the chargers!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Marlis, this is Rustic Elegance! You did an amazing job combining elements and textures. I especially love the way the wood chargers and the napkin rings complement each other. A very fresh take on brown and white/ivory!

Bonnie Bee said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your tale.. perfect chord of rustic elegance

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like this! Very pretty, and very unique!


Maria said...

I thought I was in love with your last table, but, oh, my! I really, really love this one! That dough board is fantastic, and the napkin rings have create an appealing tension between rustic and whimsical. I also liked your use of gold-colored goblets for a bit more punch of color. So beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

That huge gorgeous napkin ring is stupendous! I can't get over it!! What a beautiful rustic table you set. I love the contrast of the classic whites with the burlap. Your lighting is so pretty too for indoor shots. It is always fun to see your tables!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

This is rustic lux (one of my favorite looks EVER!) divine!!!

Oh, and I tried to comment on your last post about monograms but wasn't able.....oh, I LOVE monograms, too!!!!!!!

Both of these posts, as usual, are sublime!!!!


Entertaining Women said...

I always look forward to your tablescapes, and this one meets the high standard that you set each week. I love the amber goblet; I never think to go to Steinmart. I'll make a trip tomorrow to see if it is a current item. The brown transferware is so special. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tablescape on this hot summer day. Cherry Kay

mississippi artist said...

I love this! That centerpiece is fantastic and oh my I love those napkin rings.The creamy white against the burlap is just wonderful.

Lynda said...

And to think I had an opportunity to visit a World Market on vacay in Knoxville....and did not....unless I was looking, I probably would not have seen the napkin ring....it is unique! Bravo! The table is fab! Lyndaoflakeland.blogspot.com

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Loved your table, the napkin rings are soo soo cute, goes great with your charger and picher and the center piece is to die for and pinecones nevr never too early I have a crush on them, I have painted them in gold, silver, copper, and for x-mas green and red with sparkles and its allaround my house.

Thank you for sharing.

Karin Şen Cankan

Barbara said...

Rustic chic is my favorite! There is something so elegant and yet so comfortable about it. Just love each detail. I am envious of your beautiful burlap runner. Love those napkin rings. Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Marlis, this is wonderful! I love those napkin rings...the textures throughout your table are wonderful. This would be a great fall table setting, too. Your dining room is so pretty...beautiful china cabinet! You are so clever making your own runner...how cool is that! Love the centerpiece...it's lush and beautiful! Love everything about this table setting!

Anonymous said...

Marlis, I'd say this is more chic than rustic! The textures are terrific, and I'm crazy about the napkin rings. One of these days I'll quit thinking in such simple terms and do a knockout table so I can be like you!!!

Anonymous said...

Marlis, I'd say this is more chic than rustic! The textures are terrific, and I'm crazy about the napkin rings. One of these days I'll quit thinking in such simple terms and do a knockout table so I can be like you!!!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a wonderful tablescape! Your white chargers and the napkin rings are awesome!

Kuby said...

Your table as per usual looks enchanting. I love the napkin rings and the fish plate. The whole table says to me "Come sit down, we'll talk" Thank you for sharing!

Rettabug said...

Sooo rustic & yet classy, too! Wonderful combinations, Marlis & I can see why you fell in love with the napkin rings...they're just delightful!
I'm coveting your dough board badly. I always wanted one for my big wooden table in the sunroom. Must go on the hunt.
Thanks for sharing...Oh & I really like your leaded glass cabinet that showed in the background. I bet its a special antique.



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