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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Gilded Tapestry Tablescape

A gilded tapestry - the rerun
first published 11/16/2010


It started with the tapestry. Made these to mimic some I saw in Santa Fe. Quite simple: Buy the fabric. Cut the fabric. Sew a tiny zigzag stitch around all sides about 1/4" inside the raw edge. Fray the edge.

First layer of gild: a charger backed in gold.

A white dinner plate.

The second layer of gild: a salad plate undercoated in gold.

A beautiful stack. Damask napkins in wooden napkin rings.

A crystal basket for the centerpiece.

Spider mums and some fitzer branches off of the shrubs outside.

A favorite that just seems to fit the season - rosewood handled brass flatware.

Mikasa water goblet with a golden hued wine goblet,
Create a gilded tapestry on which the setting sun works its magic.






















 Cast:
Large chargers - I've seen these at Pier One too, Tuesday Morning
Wedgwood Windsor dinner plate
Gold backed salad plates of unknown (can't remember) origin a decade ago
Rosewood handled brass flatware - gift from Mom
Mikasa Parklane water goblets
Golden water goblets - Stein Mart
Candlesticks - TJMaxx recent purchase
Damask napkins - family heirlooms
Tapestry fabric - Hobby Lobby
Wood and brass napkin rings - Stein Mart

I'm extremely thankful you dropping in today, I can't wait to read your comment.
I'm incredibly thankful for the sun that shines, for the rain that falls, for the snow that blankets, for the leaves that need to be raked!

I'm joining the hostess with the mostest - Susan and her eye-candy rich Tablescaping Thursday party and also to the fabulous Style Sisters for their centerpiece Wednesday! . Be sure to take some time and go see all the beautiful table settings awaiting your perusal. See you there!!!


36 comments:

Tanya@takesix said...

What a rich elegant table. I love the colors and sparkle in your chargers and salad plates. Beautiful!

Pat said...

So elegant Marlis. Gorgeous table.

Tricia said...

I must have missed this one the first time around! I love the tapestry fabric you used for the mats and runner -- and the brass flatware is perfect for this table! Lovely and warm table!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

How do you manage to come up with so many gorgeous but different tablescapes? You are amazing!! Such an inspiration tome!

Sarahx

A Hint of Home said...

Beautiful tablescape with all the earthtones. I love your centerpiece,too.

On Crooked Creek said...

Marlis,
This is stunning! The sun's rays illuminate your place settings to elegance! The natural elements with the mums adds to the simplicity and the beauty! I, also, adored the glimpse of your china cabinet in the background.
Fondly,
Pat

Jewel Sauls said...

Lovely table as usual! I love the tapestries!

Dianne said...

Marlis, this is just beautiful. The shot with the sunlight coming in is just amazing. I love your gold dishes with the tapestry. Dianne

The Tablescaper said...

I'm so glad that you reposted this. I hadn't seen it before. So different than your regular posts, but absolutely lovely.

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love the oppulence of this table! The centerpiece is so unusual, and I love how you have made the sun part of your tablescape. That's a clever way to use that tapestry looking fabric too. It's all so Old World looking. Beautiful!

Style Sisters said...

Wow what beautiful chargers! Love this whole "scape" come on over and link up to Centerpiece Wed and show off your ideas.

Karin

Alycia Nichols said...

I think this is among my first memories of visiting your blog. I had started in September of 2010 and found BNOTP about a month later. Yours was one of the first blogs I ever started visiting regularly. I remember the beautiful chargers and the fabulous salad plates that I wanted for my own SO badly!!! :-) I also remember thinking how jealous I was that you could sew those placemats!!! Beautiful, Marlis!

lulumusing said...

This is, indeed, a gilded table, one I have not seen so I'm glad you shared again. Every detail is, as always, perfection. I so enjoy your creativity.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, so warm and inviting. The salad plates are gorgeous!

French Basketeer.com said...

Marlis, love you tablescape, you know I love a touch of gold! But what I really love is the floral centerpiece! Thanks for stopping by; come see my post and news today; and wish me luck in 2012!! Think about coming over to Beaune...xxoo A

Sweetladyelaine said...

A beautiful gold table! I love the placemats! Your pictures are great too! I must learn to take better pictures. So much to do and so little time to do it in.....Oh well!
Blessings My Friend,

Karena said...

Marlis, how gorgeous!! I love the tapestry with the Fleur de Lis design and the golden glint in the plates.

Please come and join my Valentine Giveaway!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

xinex said...

I am glad you reposted, Marlis. I love the tapestry, so rich looking and so are the dish layers....Christine

Jacqueline said...

What a clever idea. There are so many wonderful fabrics out there and what a great way to use them. I always love gold,it is so elegant and gorgeous. Your centerpiece is perfect for the cold season. We had snow again today and this fits it perfectly

Entertaining Women said...

You know that I love special linens...had I seen these in a store, I would have bought them. Once again that West Texas sun captures a leading role in your gorgeous pictures. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

A beautiful, elegant table! Love the tapestry, the flatware, the gold wine glasses... it all works together perfectly!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Elegant tablescape with the tapestry is stunning! I didn't see it back than as I wasn't blogging. I love the chargers and all your dishes, the goblets are gorgeous too. I could swear we have the same crystal German basket I was gifted by mother long ago...and this reminds me I should arrange flowers in it too. Thanks for sharing again and for coming to visit me with kind comments. Hugs,
FABBY

Martha said...

It's beautiful and deserves a rerun!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Marlis, I don't recall seeing this tablescape so I'm so glad you reposted. I HONESTLY love all of your tables. You certainly have a knack for putting dishes and fabrics together. Just simply gorgeous!
Donna

Elaine said...

Hi Marlis!

I can't believe you created those linens yourself! The fabric is beautiful! Your layering is wonderful, from the chargers to the wood and gold napkin rings! It's all VERY pretty!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Lana Kim White Austin said...

Dear Marlis,
I'm thrilled you re-posted this....did I miss it before? I think so....so very happy to see it now. Love the tapestry fabric and the gold/white contrasts. I also adore the sunlight pouring through the earlier pictures. Gorgeous, very detailed!

Love/hugs/blessings,
Lana

Mary said...

Hi Marlis~ Your gilded tablescape is perfect for any time of year! I love your rich tapestry fabric mats & golden layers! Thanks so much for posting this~ I missed it the first time around! Enjoy your Sunday :)

Texas Tea Party said...

All the shimmer of your golden table is so lovely! The tapestry brings the focus and texture to all the pieces you have used in the tablescape. I love the gold chargers and can see them being used may ways. The light in the photos is very pretty and gives contrast to the light and dark of your golden tablescape. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your golden gilded table. So rich and pretty. Aren't flowers all the more precious in the winter months? Thanks for stopping by my table this week too.

Poppy said...

Beautifully elegant table! I love the gilded touches and how you used the gorgeous tapestry as backdrop for this elegant table! Your mom's rosewood-brass flatware looks so pretty in this setting and is the perfect accent. Love the crystals in your table especially the beautiful stemware. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great week!Hugs~Poppy

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Debbie said...

If I saw this back in 2010, I don't remember. Therefore I was sufficiently wowed. I love the whole table, and the way the sun is playing on it, makes the gilded part even more beautiful.

I love it, Marlis.

Sorry to be so late getting around. I have had time issues and MAJOR computer issues again. What. Else. As. Usual. Hrmph.

Entertaining Women said...

This was glorious in November, and it reads just as beautifully today. I'm glad to revisit this gorgeous tablescape. Hoping that you are busy in a good way...or taking a week off just to veg. Cherry Kay

Kathleen said...

It is lovely! I like what you did with the runner, I always have trouble using mine with anything else.
Beautiful, Marlis!

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

Beautiful table! I could hear the Yo-Yo Ma play Bach on his cello while I enjoyed my journey around your table!
I love the fabric you chose with all the warm tones and also in the beautiful charges and plates.
Thanks for sharing (even if it's a rerun)
Liz

Rettabug said...

I remember this one!!! I loved it then & I REALLY enjoyed seeing it again, due to missing a few elements the first time around.

I'm seriously coveting your gorgeous cut crystal basket!! My Mom had one & I've always wished she had left it to me. I think my older brother in TX got it. Hrumph!

The way the light plays over your table is just so tantalizing, Marlis. I miss the sun! Hurry up, Spring!

fondly,
Rett

The Tablescaper said...

Just checking in to be sure everything is OK. You haven't posted in awhile.

- The Tablescaper

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