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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nuts about you darlin' tablescape

I set this table for just the two of us to celebrate my sweet husband's yearly joyous commemoration of his birth.

Setting up our dining experience in a corner under some trees made it seem a bit secluded and special.

The placemat is a juxtaposition to the delicate crochet lace of the tablecloth.

Simple table decor - a nut tree, candles and a spoofed up pumpkin!

A mix of dishes keeps the setting from being too far out of my cowboy's comfort range!

Cute corn husk covered pumpkins for some fun in the bowl.

My favorite silverplate, the viney placemat, brown transferware, texture via the white plate.. so many favorites!

One craft pumpkin, some antique white craft paint, dirty water (paint and lots of water) to settle in the brush strokes of the white paint, some velvet leaves and a plaid ribbon. You can do this too!

Wooden candleholder form the coffee table topped off with a votive holder and a candle.

Tarnished sterling.. salt and pepper dressed in their finest.

So mad there were only 3 left.. I LOVE these bowls. 

I love this tablecloth. So much. Mom's handiwork was always so exquisite.

.Our favorite handblown goblets..

It takes a lot of nuts (and one big one) to cover a styrofoam tree. I recommend brown spray paint on the tree first! Then don't use low temp hot glue.. Just sayin...

The rosemary in the pot gives off such a wonderful scent when you brush up against it. Love white pumpkins.. love them. yes i really think i love them. 

Ralph just does the best fabrics! Love his napkins.

I hope you enjoyed our little fete a deux to celebrate a special understated event.

White matelasse - vintage
Crochet tablecloth - my mom
Placemats - Pier One
Dinner plate - Zrike Wildlife
Salad - Wedgewood Windsor
Bowl - Wal Mart
Goblets - Hand blown in France, from Santa Fe
Silver - Old Company Plate
Salt and Pepper - vintage
Napkins - Ralph Lauren Brookfield Print
Craft pumpkin, ribbon, styrofoam tree - Michaels

Thanks for dropping in. I am honored by your visit. I'd love to visit you back, leaving a comment will let me do that easily. Thanks!
Linking up with Susan's Tablescape Thursday.. cya there!


Tanya@takesix said...

What a beautiful relaxing table. I love everything about your table, Marlis. The chairs are gorgeous. Love the stemware, napkins, and the way you put the moss in around the candles. So cute!

Jeannine said...

Super table! You did the fall thing with white pumpkins but went off the map with the green and nuts. Love it! I was happy to see a different take on the season. Happy Birthday!

Debbie said...

Seriously Marlis...that first picture could grace the cover of a magazine! You are sooo talented when it comes to setting up a beautiful table.
Happy Birthday to your "honey".

Alycia Nichols said...

This is so soft...it makes me want to just sink into a chair and chain myself to it for hours! The colors are beautiful, Marlis, and the combination of elements is terrific....especially all the nuts and the rosemary plant and the ginormous white pumpkin! Adding fabric to the chairs makes all the difference. Goregeous with a capital G!!!

Barbara F. said...

Just beautiful Marlis. Looks like something off the pages at BHG. What type of glue did you use to adhere the nuts? xo

Entertaining Women said...

So many things to love here. First, Happy Birthday to your DH! Okay this big nut may have to try a nut tree, too. It's a great look...and I'm going to go pull out a bolt of my brown ribbon...wonderful, special touch for the pumpkin. Of course, the jewel here is your mom's spectacular tablecloth. Oh my...sigh. Thanks for sharing another inspiring design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What an exquisitely beautiful fall table!! I love green for fall, and it's so soft and pleasing here. Those bowls ARE wonderful. But that lace tablecloth! What a wonderful, wonderful treasure. I've never seen another like it. Love the color, the pattern. everything about it! I love the way you've shown it off!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a beautiful and romantic post! The setting is so lovely and the tablescape so divine. You always find a way to make each post special!

Kuby said...

Your table is so romantic! Love the nut tree and pumpkin! The blessing here is your wonderful husband and his birthday that you are celebrating together. He is so blessed to have you as a wife.

Jacqueline said...

I feel transported by this lovely table. Your table topper is just exquisite and goes so well with your theme. Love the chairs and the setting too. I would just love to recreate that nut tree. It is gorgeous. Happy birthday celebration!

Dianne said...

Marlis, I love how you managed to make this table both feminine and masculine at the same time. Your Mother's work is indeed amazing. Dianne

Anonymous said...

Beautiful green and white. I love how you dressed the area around the table! Gorgeous!

xinex said...

Happy birthday to your dear hubby, Marlis. You set a beautiful table for him. The nut topiary is lovely and I love your pumpkins....Christine

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What an elegant green and white table! Each and every outdoor picture is stunning.Love your beautiful settings...yes, every bit of it. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a glorious birthday table. I love the soft clean feel it has! I have never seen those s&P's before! Gorgeous!!!!!
What a sweet wife you are, setting a beautiful table for your husband!
Happy Birthday to him!

carolinajewel said...

LOVE the nut tree! Great idea!!! I also drooled at those silver salt and pepper shakers - Gorgeous! Happy Birthday to your hubby - you sure set a wonderful table for him!!!

Maria said...

Another wonderful table, Marlis! I think one of the things I really like about your tables is your attention to the linen. Your mom's tablecloth is, as you say, exquisite! That goes beyond talent. That is art. Happy birthday to your hubby!

Bella Vista said...

Hi Marlis, love your beautiful setting and the table is just gorgeous. The shade of green you are using is fabulous. Very creative.


Babs said...

Marlis you set a beautifully elegant table for your Hubby's birthday. Happy Birthday to him. Love your color choices and the textures and what a treasure to have the beautiful crocheted cloth from your mother.
Oh, and the nut tree is really neat. :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I know that your husband must have been delighted with this beautiful table. Isn't it wonderful that fall can not only be vibrant....but also captured in lovely softness as well.

Marigene said...

I love your cozy brown and cream table with the little bit of green. That nut tree is just so cool! I am in awe of anyone that can sit and crochet something so beautiful.

Meredith said...

I love this...your transferware is lovely!!! the browns and greens go so nicely with the pumpkins and your tablecloth...stunning!

A Perfect Setting said...

Marlis, this is sooo pretty! It must've taken a lot of patience to glue those nuts on to that tree, but the reward is fabulous! Love the colors, so serene and inviting! Beautiful!!

Tess said...

Such a beautiful table with such a calm color palette!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So beautiful! That tablecloth is absolutely gorgeous!

You have such pretty glassware, love those heavy goblets!


Debbie said...

My FAVORITE one so far this week!!! To be blunt, I want everything on the table. Yep. Coveting. That's what I am. I would love a set of brown transferware, anyway, but with everything you have paired it with, it looks even lovelier than usual.

Can I say that I'm NUTS about that tree without sounding lame?

Probably not.

Elaine said...

Marlis, your husband is one lucky man. How sweet to create this table to celebrate his birthday. I love every last detail and I think I got a whiff of rosemary! The nut tree is great--can you just coat the styrofoam in glue and roll it in nuts? :)


Happy Birthday to your dear hubby, we are Libras I see, mine is tomorrow and I did a table for me, hope you visit. Now your table is gorgeous, the plate layers are so pretty, the tablecloth is gorgeous, everything is so elegant with a lot of love for hubby and many, many more birthdays to come his way. Hugs, FABBY

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful setting... the dappled sunlight, soft greens & whites, your beautiful heirloom tablecloth... Love your brown transferware too. I can smell the fragrant rosemary from here! Happy Birthday wishes to your hubby :)

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love white pumpkins! Love your tablecloth, and your pretty plates! You have set a wonderful table! I am sure your hubby was delighted.....
Blessings My Friend,

Zuni said...

The first thing I noticed was that absolutely beautiful tablecloth, then to find out your mother crochet it! That makes it a true treasure! Beautiful table, Marlis. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Jo's This and That said...

Love your table, Love it all! Thanks for sharing,Joann

Anonymous said...

Simple you say? It's delightful, and I hope your hubby appreciated and enjoyed the effort you went to for him.


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