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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tablescapes, a bit of travel and a fabulous store!

Alycia, (Tablescapes at Table Twenty One) this one's for you. I saw it and you popped into my head. 
At the grocery store. 
I believe $150.00 - ya think we could make this for less? The top and bottom of the vase are wrapped in wide ribbon. The vase is filled with ornaments, the top is stuffed with silver botanicals.

Sorry, all these are phone photos. I hadn't planned on stopping in such a fabulous store. They have not been photoshopped or cropped. Sorry...
The pictures were from two stores in Weatherford, Texas, west of Fort Worth on US 180.
The Design Center and Western Heritage Furniture and Accessories

These were fabulous place mats. Do you see the large ruffle on each side? The main fabric was a stamped velvet. Also used for the napkins.  Super flatware, too.

Sorry this is so dark, but my phone has no flash. So archaic!!
Love the muted colors of the different dishes. All by the same maker that I don't know.
Place mat is a silk with crossed pintucks.
This kiddie toy was for sale, too. Did you see that price tag? Omg, but it was sooo cute.

 Loved this wall arrangement. The base of this arrangement are steer horns, lots of 
pheasant feathers, and natural plant materials.

I loved the turquoise and brown tumblers. Did you notice the candle 
jewelry? It was everywhere. I've already gathered the supplies
to make some of my own. I'll share with you probably next week.

These plates had a beautiful silver ring around their irregular edges. 
The bowl has a wood like texture. 

These seemed to be leather place mats. Notice the dishes also were available in
white. I love the look of both colors together.  The cute bundle on the table are
napkin rings. 

I noticed a lot of turquoise throughout the store. In the dishes, the furnishings,
chairs, rugs, throws. candles. Actually, in both stores. 2010's color of the year. Last
year was honesuckle - a rather vivid pink.
This year's is Tangerine Tango. Will this be creeping into your home?

 On our way to Weatherford, aka the road home, we had to make a wee little detour to Pottery Barn.
I had dog eared some of the pages in the catalog and wanted to see some of these things up close and personal. Yep, I still want it - ALL. But settled for these. They weren't in the catalog.

These being napkin rings! Love the high relief and the rustic design.

Love these!

We also ate at Blue Mesa grill. Lubbock is really lacking in shopping and eating!
Saw this plate on the wall, which reads:
God gave us food.
The Devil brought cooks. 

Thanks for stopping in and visiting for a bit. It's always nice to have company. Thanks, too for your kind comments. I'll be linking up to Susan's tablescape party at  Between Naps on the Porch. Cya there!


Dianne said...

I love the napkins rings you bought, but I also LOVE the napkins in them. Can't wait to see what you do with candle jewelry. Being one who fancies herself as a cook, I don't like the sentiment on the plate. Might be better if it said "the devil brought cookies" :) Dianne

Tricia said...

Wow, you really found a great couple of stores for browsing and gleaning ideas! Love all the turquoise pieces, especially! Fun!

Alycia Nichols said...

Yepper...I think we could make that monster floral arrangement!!! :-) You know how I feel about "go big, or go home!" with tables!!! Although I have become a bit gun shy since that Thanksgiving tablescape disaster! :-( How cool are those turquoise plates with the silver rims? They remind me of jewelry I used to purchase in Mexico...a cool mix of rugged and chic. I love the other dishes, too. It was a little hard to see the complete design, but from what I could make out they were gorgeous!!! I like unusual patterns like that. You chose some great PB stuff!!! The napkin and napkin rings are so pretty!!!!!!!!!! They look great together, and I know your creative mind will pair them up beautifully with other mates as well. If the Devil brought cooks, then who brought the sommeliers? :-) Have a great day!!!

Scribbler said...

I saw the napkin rings the other day, and really liked them. Thought about them. Still thinking about them.

I not see those napkins -- they have a "Western" look, and while I like them, they probably would not fly here in the Deep South.

That centerpiece does, indeed, look like our Alycia!


Pat said...

Love those silver napkin rings! I'll save the tangerine for the table.:-)

Karena said...

Marlis I love the napkin rings from PB really wonderful!! Those blue plates with the silver rims are amazing very unique.


Art by Karena

On Crooked Creek said...

These all would look fabulous in my lower level decor!!! I bought a couple of western trays a few years back. Guess it's time to give them a second look! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll be back to see your creative mind at work.

angelo h said...

I think what is on the first photo fit for my new condo decor. :)

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xinex said...

Beautiful variety of table settings, Marlis. I love the napkin rings, they look like pewter. And you are so right about the flower arrangement. It is so Alycia!..Christine

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely tables. Marlis, I always keep my point and shoot camera in my purse. You just never know when there will be a Kodak moment :-)

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Entertaining Women said...

We had a great time in Lubbock. Missed getting to see you. Pat looks forward to meeting you, too. I smiled when I saw the pic of the Blue Mesa plate. I take photos of plates on restaurant walls all the time, too. Glad that you're home safely. Cherry Kay

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! Joann

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this is --- loving the turquoise!

The Tablescaper said...

Sounds like a most wonderful outing.Love those napkin rings. Great detail.

- The Tablescaper

Jewel Sauls said...

Truly a fabulous store! Love those napkin rings! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Meredith said...

What a great find! and what great ideas to take home with you!!

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

That was fun! Thanks for the tour! That's a great way to collect ideas too. I do it at stores on occassion and then go home and use the pictures to help me decide if I might like it in my home. The PB napkin rings are wonderful! I love that store! It's probably a good thing it's not one we have close by!


Oh God yes, so Alycia the big flower arrangement Marlis! I love all the place settings, specially the turquoise china one. Lovely all. Thank you for sharing this eye candy.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Marlis! I've missed seeing your posts (I sometimes don't "hit" them if I can't tell they're yours), so I'm so happy to visit! LOVE those teal plates--the rim reminds me of my chickadee dishes (I did a post on them) with a twig rim. And those napkin rings are beautiful; I hadn't seen them. Happy new year to you! ~Zuni

Kathleen said...

The napkin rings are gorgeous! I'll be waiting for them at the outlet! Maybe next year!
I am sure you will do them up grandly!

Texas Tea Party said...

Marlis, I just love all the info about your traveling to DFW. The tables with all the china and accessories were gorgeous. The area is just wonderful for shopping and dining! I wonder if you shopped Allen and Frisco plus the area around North Park has really changed. Noticed your name is Bennett, are you related to Ron and Rosalie Bennett residing around Georgetown but lived in Garland. They originated from San Angelo. Texas is such a big state but we are always meeting someone we know or their relative! Glad you had a great time. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Emreen said...

Love the turquoise votive holders and the napkin rings.. Beautiful find.. !!

Rettabug said...

Well, you sure had fun shopping! Thanks for taking us along with you...I enjoyed it even more 'cus I didn't have to walk the aisles. LOL

That tall vase DOES look like something Alycia would come up with!

Candle jewelry? A whole new hobby, me thinks. I saw someone use free standing lace designs that were Modpodged onto the sides. I may try that.

Thanks for sharing all these great ideas, Marlis!


The 2 Seasons said...

These were fun to see. I am a fan of the blue plates the color is so pretty and makes me think of spring!

SavannahGranny said...

Your napkin rings are fab. I too, love the deep relief. Can't wait to see how you use them.

I absolutely love the turquoise and white dishes. To die for! Thanks for sharing your tour.
Blessings, Ginger

Jacqueline said...

Drool, drool, drool!! What a fabulous store, but a great place for ideas too since the prices are too high! I love the placemat. Glad you mentioned the ruffle, so I took a closer look and I am swooning over the western napkins! I could make both of those. Yes, yes, I have to try making some of that candy jewelry! So fabulous and I am sure it is so easy. Have to pin that one.

You asked about my tablecloth, I just made it with some jacquard fabric that I had saved from an old window swag. Perfect and practically free! I should blog about that some day.

Tanya@takesix said...

You sure know the spots to stop and shop!! Wow! Love the turquoise and silver tableware! Anxious to see your candle jewellery!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Looks like you're out and about having a great time! Your beautiful napkin rings look very southwest, don't you think? Lovely. I'm not organized enough yet to do the right post on the right day. Right now I can't even see my table top! haha

CJ said...

Love those napkin rings! Great find. I also love that you shop and take photographs at the same time. I once had a sales clerk at Neiman Marcus that I wasn't allowed to take professional photographs in the store. I was so flattered that she thought I was a pro, I bragged about it for a week. Thanks for sharing all your inspiring finds! If you have time this weekend, stop by www.inandoutmynest.blogspot.com. I've just started a weekly blog party called R & R Weekend for sharing ideas about Rest and Rejuvenating our creative spirits. Anything from writing, reading, tablescaping, sewing, singing, crafting or traveling. I love to read/see what other people do to recharge! Hope you can stop by! Happy blogging. ~CJ

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Okay, the silver arrangement is beautiful, but yes, you could do that and better :) My favorite is the wall arrangement with the horns. Thanks again for your comment today!

Maria said...

What a store! And those are some great napkin rings. I'll have to stop by Pottery Barn to see them up close and personal. Nice trip!

Debbie said...

I would love to visit there! I love that huge arrangement, and you're right that it does say "Alycia".

You're also right that you could replicate it.

I didn't notice the ruffle on that placemat until you pointed it out. It (well... all of it really) is fabulous.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Wow this is the place for me.. I love the turquoise and brown tumblers, with the plates and the beautiful silver rings!!! Do you have a link for this shop maybe you can Email me it.
Thanks so much Marlis for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.
XXOO Diane

Mary said...

Marlis~ I would have been like a kid in a candy store~ so MANY temptations!

The vase IS so Alycia :)

Love the ruffled placemats and the turquoise and brown mugs & dishes!Thanks for taking us along! Happy Sunday to you!

Marlis said...

Diane, it's http://westernheritageweatherford.net/... Not sure if they have the dishes listed there. but I am sure you could call! :-)


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