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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ralph's Roses Tablescape

Roses in November

 The rich colors of the Ralph tablecloth required flowers that were vibrant and spoke volumes. The larger arrangement was on the table when guests arrived.

Amber glassware and salad plates along with aubergine napkins captured in beaded napkin rings play off the colors of the tablecloth.

Creating a bit of drama for your guests is always welcome!

Rosewood handles brassware is perfect for this table.

Special candles with gold lettering heighten the ambiance of the evening.

Lots of wood to repeat the element found in the flatware.

I love how the evening sun brings out the richness of the napkin color.

 A hardwood bowl holds a glass vase, which is partially obscured by the Spanish moss.


These beaded napkin rings in golden hues pick up all the colors used.

Note the smaller centerpiece for when guests actually sit down. Personal additions seem to be great conversation starters.

Old copper develops a lovely patina when left to age naturally.

An antique photo provides instant relatives for the other side of the table.













Fitz and Floyd has the most interesting pieces! Love having a pitcher of water on the table. 




Cast:
Tablecloth - Ralph Lauren
Napkins - World Market
Napkin rings - Pier One
Chargers - Teakwood, very old
Dinner Plate - Wedgwood Windsor
Salad plate -BIA Malibu Curry, Tuesday Morning
Wine hocks - Stein Mart
Water tumblers - Whitehall 
Flatware - gift from mother


I thank you much for your visit. Your comments are a delight to read and help me grow. I'm linking up to Susan's delightful dish party at Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday. Hope to see you there!

45 comments:

we three dogs and me said...

Wow that is one popping tablescape.Love the napkins the cherub and pitcher. good job

A Hint of Home said...

Love the rich colors and the pretty dishes. Your candle sticks are lovely, too! Striking!

vignette design said...

A lovely table indeed, Marlis! I have that same copper piece and you reminded me to dig it out and use it. It looks especially nice this time of year. I love the flowers you arranged in it. Love the amber glassware too.
Beautiful! ~Delores

xinex said...

Very romantic, looks classically Victorian. I love all the colors, a very pretty table, Marlis....Christine

Scribbler said...

Beautiful! -- the photos, the table, cloth, the composition -- Everything. Some of the shots look like a beautiful still-life painting.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marlis, Such beautiful colors in this tablescape. Love the tablecloth, perfect backdrop for the centerpiece and placesettings. I love the layers and the napkin rings. Stemware is gorgeous, love the amber color. Love the victorian fame with the sweet photo. Personal touches add so much.
Happy Thanksgiving Marlis.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Mary said...

What a rich vibrant canvas your tablecloth provides! I'm a big fan of F & F and I adore your pitcher~ the handle and the leaf & acorn detail are wonderful! I always enjoy seeing the sunlight streaming in and highlighting all your elements on your table~ what a wonderful spot to dine!

TheChapeauChateau said...

Everything is lovely Marlis! I love it all - especially the candles and the Spanish moss! Another great table!

carolinajewel said...

Forgot I was signed in as The Chapeau Chateau! Jewel

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, your table is so rich, warm and inviting. My favorite part is the picture, a crowning touch to a beautiful table. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. hugs ~lynne~

Coty Farquhar said...

Such beautiful rich colours Marlis!!
Gorgeous setting and those red roses, wow, they're amazing.
Sending lots of love,
xxxxxxxxxx Coty

CJ said...

fantastic table, and beautifully photographed. Highlights for me are the colors - purple and amber; wood elements repeated, chairs, flatware, wooden bowl; and the floral arrangements, especially the use of rosemary in the centerpiece. I love including elements of what will be served for dinner. I can almost smell the rosemary potatoes! Thanks for sharing your design. ~CJ

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So elegant, and colorful! I have missed checking in with you Marlis, but am getting a little caught up with everyone! As usual, your style is just lovely. Hope you are well, and looking forward to the holidays!
xo, Andrea

Liz said...

Gorgeous Marlis! Truly it is- I especially love the arrangements you made- great job! I bought that same tablecloth and was just looking at it today to use! You captured the lighting perfectly and your additional pieces like the cherub are perfect! Your napkins pull that color out of the tablecloth and look so good agains the curry plates!
I started a new blog for tablescaping, I hope you can come by!
Liz

Meredith said...

Your colors are simply beautiful. Love the purples and amber shades throughout!

Dianne said...

Marlis, This is just beautiful. I love every detail, but that little cherub stole my heart. Your table is wonderful, but your photographs are even more wonderful. I am impressed with your ability to capture such beautiful images of the smallest details. Dianne

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Beautiful table! I love the colors; they are so warm and welcoming. Cute napkin rings. I like seeing the Whitehall tumblers next to the stemmed wine glasses, too.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Marlis, you've used such fabulously rich colors this week! I love that they're "Fall" colors without being a traditional Fall theme. Really nice!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...very rich and inviting. I have those same Whitehall tumblers in a few colors. The tablecloth is gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colors, Marlis, very regal indeed! Wonderful combinations of texture too! I am sure your guests will appreciate this beautiful table.

Tess said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful table treasures!!! Love the linens and your photography is gorgeous!!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Oh Marlis, This is one of my favorites. There is so much attention to detail here and I love every single bit of it. That old framed picture is darling, and I think it's so neat that you used it here. The colors are rich...my favorites. I have the same glasses in green. LOVE the amber, but I like anything amber!
The flowers, the copper pot...I couldn't pick a favorite thing here but boy I'd love to be one of your guests. I'd even skip the food and just have fund looking at all your pretties!

Nancy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the drama! I love the settings. Everything is beautiful!!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

The Tablescaper said...

Love the rich tones of the tablecloth. Such outstanding flatware.

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline said...

This is so rich and luscious and the perfect way to feature the jewel tones of fall. Of course I love those purple napkins and the photo with the sunlight coming through on them is so great. The shadows on the folds of the napkins are wonderful.

Judy Bigg said...

Thanks Liz. Very nice Tablescape. I

Judy Bigg said...

Sorry Marlis, I was having trouble posting from my iPhone. I do love your Tablescape The tablecloth is perfect for the fall. Your pictures are gorgeous with the light striking the objects.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Goodness Liz? You created such a warm and welcoming tablesetting.

Treasures are to drool for. Very creative, indeed.

TY a mill for sharing.

Be well,
/chie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

A lovely Ralph table indeed, Marlis! I love the flowers you arranged, and the beautiful amber glassware too.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Marlis. The colors are wonderful and I love the play of light and shadow in your photos!

Bella Vista said...

Marlis, your table is lovely....so lush and full. I love the way all the beautiful elements work together. Graceful and gorgeous!

Barb ♥

A Perfect Setting said...

This is soo pretty!! Hmm, do I have that tablecloth? Not sure, but if I do, I'll be pulling it out! Love the cherub, and your flowers are just stunning! I just adore the deep colors, and you have managed to put together everything so beautifully! Love it!

once in a blue moon said...

so many beautiful things~

swedecollection said...

Marlis, the amber and aubergine is a totally awesome combination. The roses in the aging copper is just stunning as well. Summer

Alycia Nichols said...

It's beautiful, Marlis! Just beautiful! I think that is a fabulous tablecloth pattern! I don't think I've ever seen it. The colors and the design are both so rich. You did a wonderful job with the flowers! Wow....so many flowers! I love working with roses and leucadendron because not only do they look fantastic, they last for a good long time. I can't remember the name of the berries...are they nandina berries? I would love to have a great supply of those available all winter! Love the way you switched out to a shorter floral arrangement during the meal, and I REALLY love that copper tub!!! Beautiful!!!

Elaine said...

Marlis, you have outdone yourself! The colors are so rich and elegant and I love the wood you have included. Your flowers are drop dead gorgeous, and I love the vintage photo and other touches you have used as conversation starters! The inspiration tablecloth is just stunning, too!

Bonnie said...

Quite stunning with such vibrant colors and an elegant look. Love all the textures. VERY NICE!

Robin said...

What beautiful, rich colors! The flowers are perfect and I have never seen flatware like that. It goes so well with your "Ralph Lauren".

Robin
Robin Flies South

Debbie said...

I love the colors on this one! The centerpiece is so beautiful to me, and I'm going to pin it so that I don't lose track of it. I also love those candles with the gold script. Just plain perfectly beautiful, Marlis.

Bebedores do Gondufo said...

Very good blog.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a beautiful tablescape, so elegant and with such vibrant colors. The flower arrangements are amazing! The inspirational tablecloth is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, FABBY

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your tablescape is Beautiful for Thanksgiving dinner sweet lady.
I love all the fall colors and your gorgeous tablecloth!! you did a great job putting this altogether!!! I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new tablescap. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your family.
XXOO Diane

Cindy said...

That is a gorgeous tablescape! I love the warm, rich colors. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Cindy

Denise said...

Hi Marlis,

This is just a stunning table! When I saw the title "Ralphs's Roses", I wondered if it was referring to Mr. Lauren. :) I do love his linens. Well everything on your table is just gorgeous. The flowers are eye-popping, and I love your candles with the gold script (I have some similar ones) and your beautiful cherub. Also love your antique photograph. All the elements add up to a beautiful and elegant table.

Sorry it took me so long to leave a comment. I looked at this last week, but have been so busy. Have a great day!

Denise at Forest Manor

Kuby said...

As usual, your table is spectacular! Love the flowers and the arrangement! I'm so inspired by the beauty. The tablecloth is enchanting.

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