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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sunflower Fields Forever Tablescape

Welcome to a hot, sunny, summer day in West Texas.

Sunflowers, sun rays, sun colored tablecloth, amber colored glasses with punches of black. 

All with a pop of red!

Roosters guarding the napkin lest the sun rays pop in and dance away with them.

Dinner and salad plate.

Notice the woven red designs on the French tablecloth. The black flatware was chosen to carry the black from the plates onto the table.

With the salad plate removed, here is the larger rooster design which reminds me of Toile du Juoy.

A mix of silver-plated spreaders sits atop the saucer come bread plate. I spy a woven sunflower in the tablecloth.

The Chanticleer pitcher makes yet another appearance on this warm evening.

Dashing salt and peppers purchased in Albany, Texas. 

Another dashing set to crow out their shakes of salt and pepper.

Whitehall amber tumblers and golden hued wine goblets fit so perfectly with the setting.

Some lemons and pearl onions scattered beneath the glorious sunflowers remind somehow of Provence...

Your eyes aren't playing tricks I promise... I changed the candle holders from these to the black wrought iron ones you'll see here too.


Mr. Sam provided the sunflowers and these gorgeous 'things' from Kenya.

I hope you'll take a seat and join us.. Dinner is a Pork tenderloin with sage, fluffy mashed potatoes, asparagus sprinkled with lemon juice and a fresh green salad with a lemon vinaigrette.









Cast:

Tablecloth - France
Napkins - Tuesday Morning eons ago
Napkin Rings - Stein Mart eons ago
Chargers - World Market/Pier One
Dishes - nameless
Flatware - Horchow
Silverplate spreaders - collected over time
Tumblers - Whitehall
Wine goblets - Stein Mart
Chanticleer pitcher, salt and peppers - Fitz and Floyd
Black salt and pepers - Bella Caza by Ganz

Thank you so much for spending your precious time with me today. I am honored and humbled. Please leave a comment so I'll know you dropped in. I'm also linking up to Susan's Tablescape Thursday - a fun gathering of fellow dishaholics. See ya there!



40 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful, perfect for this time of year, transitioning slowly into fall. The chanticleer pitcher is lovely. xo,

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is Beautiful for coming into fall. Your ceterpiece with the Sunflowers is gorgeous!! I also love your china in the black, and white Toile with the Roosters.You did a great job putting this all together for your dinner party.
I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane
from Texas also.

Entertaining Women said...

Oh my, I'd join you at this table if you were only serving day old sliced white bread. So gorgeous! I love the basket candleholders...perfectly unexpected. The toile dinnerware is delightful, and I need to go back to see if you listed where you found the amber wine goblet. I've been looking. I think that I'm going to buy the new Vietri amber goblet. Thanks for sharing your beautiful, sun kissed design...and yes, I'm pretty sure that we were separated at birth. I really want Jan to invite my sister to join you all for lunch some time. Actually, you've probably already met each other at some point in a crowd of 1000 of your most intimate friends. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

Marlis~ You have the most wonderful light that is filtered thru your drapes onto your wonderful table! What a beauty your tablecloth is and the perfect foundation for your roosters! I adore your pitcher~ I hope you're pouring yourself something to stay cool in the heat :-)

Jacqueline said...

Such a pretty and happy table. I just love sunflowers and they go so well with the roosters and the black and white plates. Dinner sounds fabulous too. I think pork loin is one of my favorite meats. When is dinner served?

Tanya@takesix said...

I always think of sunflowers during our transition from August to September. I bought some new sunflower plates while away in Maine this summer, so I'm hoping to do a sunflower table soon. Your tablecloth is so pretty, and it all looks fabulous with the black and white plates.

afternoon tea said...

Your table setting is wonderful. Very well coordinated and so much fun! It looks like late summer personified. I would love to sit down at your table, even before you announced the menu. Yum!
AT

Pat said...

Your table is fabulous Marlis. I love the roosters and sunflowers!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Lovely! Perfect for late summertime. I love the roosters and the tablecloth - thanks for sharing -Jennifer

A Toile Tale said...

You had me at "toile"! Lovely, lovely lovely.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marlis -- you have a lot of elements going on here and you pulled it all together so beautifully. I love the rooster plates and I am in love with the tumblers -- I am going to get on eBay to see if they have any. Such a bright and pretty table to enjoy a sumptuous pork loin meal. Joni

carolinajewel said...

Gorgeous Sunny Summery table! Love the sunflowers and the pop of red napkins!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Sunflowers and roosters make a perfect match. And you've combined them beautifully upon your table. Beautiful tablecloth and love the black flatware.

Marigene said...

Rooster heaven! I love those dishes...I have 1 salad plate that I have had for 10 years, never to have found another. This has to be added to my list of favorite tables...I would love to be sitting there right now.

Bonnie said...

I know you are proud of your beautiful tablecloth. You have styled your table with so much character. Every detail is perfect!

Alycia Nichols said...

Sizzlin' hot, Marlis! Sizzlin' hot!!! I haven't thought about the fables with the Chanticleer rooster in years!!! Wow...that really takes me back! The Chanticleer pitcher is so, so, so, so pretty! The handle on it is just the neatest thing!!! The "things" from Kenya almost look like the heads of purple cone flowers, but I don't know what they are for sure. They look great with the sunflowers, though. Cool texture to them. LOVE the dishes! I've never seen any like them, and they are gorgeous!!!!!! I'm telling you, this table is just like the weather in West Texas: Sizzlin' hot! :-)

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

What a beauty! We do love our roos and chix ... very nice table. Thanks for sharing.

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

What a beauty! We do love our roos and chix ... very nice table. Thanks for sharing.

Dining Delight said...

A great combination of sunflowers, roosters and lovely tableware! That pitcher is gorgeous and the black/red rooster S&P's are so striking! Would love to sit down at this fabulous 'scape and enjoy that yummy sounding meal!

DD

Jo's This and That said...

Love your table setting. The colors and dishes are beautful.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Marlis,

The dishes killed me, I am so in love, the rooster napkin holder are so cute.

The centrepice with sunflowers are a perfect come back to start the fall.

Evrything in the right place a perfect combination.

Hugs,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

That is a beautiful table. The dishes are wonderful! Look at those sunflowers, amazing! Love all the colors and elements of this table, Marlis!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your table is so fun & French! That is one gorgeous tablecloth. Spectacular dishes. All your rooster accents are really so fine. It's all lovely!

Maria said...

That's a great tablecloth! And sunflowers can never be appreciated enough!

once in a blue moon said...

Such cute dishes and wonderful tablescape.

Lizabeth said...

Excellent job! The colors are perfect and the plates are great...I love how they play off the golden tone of the tablecloth..and I love that tablecloth! Those big sunflowers are wonderful..and the amber colored glassware continues the warm tones..I really enjoyed this!

xinex said...

Gorgeous table, Marlis! Very colorful and delightful. My favorites are the rooster napkin holders though I love everything on the table...Christine

Shelia said...

Oh, Marlis! I love your table! You know how I'm loving all of those adorable roosters and the dishes! :) I would love to sit here and look at those beautiful sunflowers!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I adore your table. It is so happy and inviting. The napkin rings pop off your napkins.. your plates are darling..going to try and find some of them. :-)) Yes, darling I saved a fig newton for you.. come and get it any 'ole time.
hugs ~lynne~

A Hint of Home said...

I love the pattern on your plates!
Black and white is a favorite of mine. The pop of red is a bonus.
Very pretty!

Tess said...

Table is beautiful...food sounds wonderful and it looks like fall is on it's way!! Love the amber glasses

Jo Ann said...

What a beautiful, bright tablescape and I love your dishes. Thanks for sharing with us!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm totally in love with your china, Marlis!! The entire tablescape is gorgeous and it looks like my fav time of year, as a girl from Queens, NY, I always loved fall, my b'day is even in Oct.! I specially love the fall colors which you've captured here so beautifully and the napkin rings and S&P shakers are great! Thanks for sharing. FABBY

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

I sit and drool over our beautiful tablescape but adding that wonderful meal might make me never leave. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Hawthorne said...

So very pretty! Reminds me that autumn is coming soon. Which is my favorite time o year. I love the pitcher!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I am so behind...sorry I am getting around later than I should....
A pretty table! I love the sunflowers, pitcher, salt and pepper and your dishes! You have so many beautiful things to set a table! Blessings My Friend,

Nancy said...

Everything about this table is wonderful. I love all the elements you've incorporated from vintage glasses (I have some in green) and the mix of colors, textures, etc. BEAUTIFUL! Can I come eat here? ;-)

Nancy

afoodie said...

Wow! I don't normally care for Roosters, but this table is magnificient. It looks like it just came out of a magazine.

Kuby said...

Oh what a beautiful table! The sunflowers are so happy~ I love the arrangement. The salt and pepper shakers are to die for! Pork Tenderloin? YUM! Another home run, Marlis! God Bless

Zuni said...

Hi, Marlis. Thanks so much for stopping by my first post and commenting! That made me feel great! I landed on this post of yours because the sunflowers of course caught my eye...beautiful table, and that pitcher...it HAD to be F&F! Your menu sounds wonderful--do you have enough dishes for one more? :)

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