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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Roses Tablescape

When flowers walk in the house.. what's a girl to do?

Quickly set a table for dinner!
Throw the old matelasse over the table.
Drape your favorite shawl over the matelasse.
Plop the chenille pillows in the chairs.
Cook!

Bring out the candles.
Add a smaller rose confection to the table for visual interest when sitting down.

Thank God for the perfect evening.

Placemat, white dinner plate and transferware soup bowl.

Use your favorite silver.

Bring out the butter dish. Really, butter is good for the soul!

A nice pot of soup...

I totally love this scene...

Quickly pull out two glasses, one red one clear.




Love these flowers.. so very pretty. Who says everything fall has to be orange?


Cast:
Matelasse - vintage
Wool throw - gift from my dear friend Susan
Placemats - Pier One
Dinner Plate - Wedgwood Windsor
Soup bowl, butter dish, soup tureen - Villeroy Boch Burgenland
Red goblets - Stein Mart
Wine goblets - Mikasa French Countryside
Candleholders - World Market
Flowers - husband


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I'm linking up to Between Naps on the Porch's Susan's wonderful dish party - Tablescape Thursday. I hope you'll drop in - I'll see you there!

41 comments:

Tricia said...

You make it look so easy, Marlis! This table is really gorgeous! It spells FALL without shouting, too. Love the idea of using the shawl -- I just bought one to wear that might look great with my wedding china!

Nancy's Notes said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Every photograph is stunning, love your plates, your setting, your flowers, all just perfection! Thank you for sharing.

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful flowers and a beautiful tablescape. I love the richness of the red and the bright happy note from the yellow. Perfect! xo

Pat said...

Beautiful as always Marlis. I love those dishes!!

I am truly enjoying your outdoor tables!

Mary said...

What a beautiful foundation your paisley shawl provides for your table! I love the mix of your bouquet of flowers and the height your vase provides! Your red transferware is gorgeous and I'm glad to know it's serving up butter :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Marlis, what a romantic dinner table, and how romantic for your husband to bring you beautiful flowers. I love the way it looks like you casually combined various treasures to create such a beautiful setting. Love those placemats, and I always love a table set with transferware. Well done, as always. laurie

Martha said...

Pretty table -- love transfer ware and although blue is my favorite pink is pretty too!

Jacqueline said...

The flowers are so gorgeous and pairing them with the red goblets and the transferware creates just a spectacular table. I am glad the weather was wonderful too. I love butter too! You have such lovely serving pieces. Hope you had a relaxing evening.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Marlis, your reds and yellows are really rich-looking. Just gorgeous!

Scribbler said...

What a sweet husband! Everything is beautiful.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Marlis! Before I forget...I didn't get your post this week. I don't know what's up. I've been a follower for some time. Maybe it's something weird going on with Google or Blogger or something. Anyhoooooo.....when those flowers walked in the door, you got BUSY!!! Walking flowers will do that for a girl! ;-) It's so nice that your husband brought you flowers that are really pretty with a lot of variety...like he took some time to pick them out. That's a good man! The table is beautiful...AS ALWAYS!!!...and your transferware is gorgeous. That IS a beautiful scene on it! I hope your part of Texas has found some relief. I just got off the phone with Ramon, and he said it rained there in Houston again today. He's back home on Friday. Take care, my sweet, and have a good night!!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Gorgeous flowers! Gorgeous dishes! Are you enjoying being out in the cooler weather? Your table is wonderful! I love red for fall.

xinex said...

Gorgeous flowers, Marlis, and I love your transferware!...Christine

Meredith said...

This is so pretty. Those flowers do make for a beautiful centerpiece! Your transferware is beautiful. Lovely, lovely table!
MM

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Marlis, everything is so beautiful! I love your transferware and the table is so elegant. And such gorgeous flowers!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Dianne said...

Marlis,
Beautiful setting, lovely colors, great use of non-table items! You make it look so easy. I hope you got some of the recent TX rain. Dianne

Marigene said...

Stunning...love the red transferware. I think we used the same white plates this week!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What beautiful colors! Love the red goblets!

Katherine

Entertaining Women said...

Love the Wedgwood Windsor; I'm about ready to pick up a set of Wedgwood Queens Plain. The matelasse and the wool chalis create a wonderful contrast for your table, and the flowers are magnificent. Walking flowers...what a great reason for a beautiful tablescape! Cherry Kay

Elaine said...

First, I want to thank your husband for giving you such beautiful flowers which inspired you to create a beautiful table! I love everything, but that is the most incredible butter dish I have ever seen! You really made it sound so easy, but I know it is a gift you have. :)

Zuni said...

Not only is this a very, very pretty table, Marlis, but I love your post--just do this, and just do that, and voila, you have a beautiful table! I love it all, but the close-up of the red rose almost took my breath away. It's beautiful!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful tablescape, so happy in a soft fall way! I love your transferware dishes and the flowers are gorgeous! Hugs, FABBY

Debbie said...

Set. Throw. Drape. Plop.
And that's the final result? That is simply stunning to me. The huge centerpiece contrasted with the small one of roses was fantastic. I am going to remember that the next time I want a tall centerpiece.

Yours in gorgeous.
The whole table is lovely.

Marsha Yeager said...

Love, love, love your table. Thank you for listing the individual items at the end. I always enjoy this in a post. This is my first visit. I found you thru BNOTP.

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful flowers and such a pretty table. Love that transferware! I am your newest follower. I hope that you will stop by and visit me too.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Tanya@takesix said...

Beautiful table, Marlis! What a gorgeous big flower arrangement. I love transferware, and red is my personal fav!!! Have an awesome weekend!

Debbie said...

This table setting is so rich and gorgeous, Marlis!
LOVE the deep reds that draw you in, and invite you to sit down.
You truly have an eye for beauty.

CJ said...

Awesome table! I'm a big transferware fan, so I couldn't wait to see how you used it. What a great soup tureen. Also, I love the use of shawl and green cushions to add a richness to the table. Thanks for posting. ~CJ

Chubby N Chieque said...

Wow! you're still having that hot sunny day?

How I wish I could grab such. Unfortunately, summer furnitures are now keep in their places.

ANyways, love your settings and the tutorial? I can't ask for more. Very inspirational.

TY for sharing.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous Marlis. I love that scene too, and your Paisley throw!

Nancy

Kuby said...

That table looks so spectacular! I love the Wedgwood and the beautiful shawl along with the pillows! The flowers are wonderful! I can almost smell the soup! Hope you are enjoying your fall. Many blessings!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful table topping. Enjoy lingering over these last warm days of autumn. What a lovley spot to enjoy.

Tess said...

Marlis...your flowers are gorgeous and your table certainly is equally gorgeous. Love those red glasses!

Schotzy said...

Red transfer ware is my fist love.... I have a collection I am building jsut for fun.. love to mix and match it but always go for the English pastoral scenes best.. your compositions are lovely and so festive! Beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Marlis, this is so lovely! The rich colors in the throw and the flowers are so pretty! Love how you brought in the red with the stemware.

What a lovely fall scape in a perfect place!
Have a great weekend and thanks for your sweet comment on Pinterest too!
I am having trouble with it, but I get a kick out of seeing what of mine gets pinned! :)

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Marlis, what a beautiful table you have set! It's an elegantly simple setting where one would feel right at home. The placemats are a nice grounding for the dinner plate and soup bowl. The transferware castle scene is a lovely one and one I love as well.

Your flower photos are just superb. I really enjoyed reading this post.

Sarah said...

Marlis, I think your husband gets big points for those flowers. They are gorgeous and so is the tablescape. Love to dine alfresco. This is the perfect time of year for it here. ~ Sarah

Poppy said...

Oh my, this is a beautiful tablescape,Marlis. Everything looks sooo elegant and pretty! Loved how you combined the white matelasse with the vivid colored shawl... beautifully done! I love how the red transferware picks up color from the gorgeous flowers of the centerpiece and the red goblets add wonderful accents. Loved this post! Thanks for sharing with us and for your loving thoughts on my autumn tea. A pleasure having you over. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

Gorgeous table, Marlis! A girl has to do, what a girl has to do! You make it look easy, even though even us, occasional tablescapers know how much work it is. You know, your transferware is showing again . . . I love it! And I'm with you, butter is good for the soul . . .

Barbara said...

What a beautiful table, Marlis! You have put everything together in such a lovely way. I especially like the shawl. It sets the whole mood. I love eating outside!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marlis, this is really a beautiful table. The flowers are stunning actually. Love the transferware and I need a soup tureen like that badly. My kids eat oatmeal a ton and I should start it it would drop my cholestrol 40 points. Joni

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