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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wisteria came for Breakfast tablescape

Wisteria came for breakfast. 

Her heady fragrance permeated the fresh spring air.

Her subtle colors dominated the landscape.

Sharp contrasts of black and white fought with her to be the stars, Wisteria won.

Wisteria is attracted to the soft fluttering of the birds as they fly by quickly in search of a sunny spot to rest.

Wisteria casts her shadow as if to weave a spell.

Reflective surfaces with her showy perfection allow you to drink her in.

She requires the perfect cups and glasses to drink her being.

The little vases carry her song to the tabletop.

Wisteria draped herself across the table majestically, ensnaring you into her tendrils.

Wrapped napkins bowed to her graces.

Flatware shied away from her beauty.

She appeared as a gentle breeze.

Wisteria ruled the table.

She was here for but a spell. Too quickly gone. I pray she comes again, soon. She soothes my restless soul.

Tablecloth, napkins - Stein Mart
Napkin rings - Tuesday Morning
Chargers - Pier One
Plates - Wedgwood Windsor
Small plates - TJMaxx
Egg cups, spoons - Gourmet Pantry, Lubbock
Glasses - Mikasa French Countryside
Cups - Mikasa Cheers
Flatware - Horchow
Silver - estate sales

Thank you so much for coming by to visit Wisteria and me. It's always fun to have company and share in your thoughts. I'll be linking up to Cuisine Kathleen's new party - Let's Dish on Wednesdays. On Thursdays. we make our appearance at Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Please come by for a visit!


Jewel Sauls said...

Just gorgeous! I love the outdoor setting with the black and white plates and silver. Just the right touches! My wisteria flowers are gone now! Can't wait for the rebloom - Love the fragrance.

Aledia said...

What a lovely setting! I just LOVE Wisteria. Your little bird plates are so sweet and look to nice with the polka dot mugs.

What a beautiful way to start the day!
Many blessing!

Alycia Nichols said...

Wisteria. Beautiful, fragrant and oh, so charming! I am going to just have to surprise Ramon one day when he comes home by having a landscaper come out and plant all sorts of fabulous stuff around the house. That's the only way it'll ever get done! He doesn't care about the landscape, but he LOVES the grass. He has Forrest Gump syndrome in that regard!!! :-) Beautiful table, Marlis, and I love the combination of dishes. So pretty!

Meredith said...

Beautiful! I love your outdoor tablescape. What a beautiful setting for a lovely meal, I'm sure!

Kuby said...

What an inviting wonderful table! I can just smell the wisteria. LOVE the black/white plates. The whe table is enchanting.

Mary said...

I love your shadow play across the table! Wisteria's fragrance is so heady & wonderful, it's a shame it wilts so quickly after it's cut! All of it around here has already disappeared. I love it paired with the black & white, and birds at your table :)

PAT said...

I wish I had wisteria growing here. It's gorgeous.

I love the black and white, Marlis!

ellen b. said...

Oh my goodness. How pretty is this. A lovely setting with beautiful wisteria.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love setting the table outdoors...the wisteria is beautiful..love your chargers...I have been eyeing them at Pier One...just love them...Gorgeous table!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love your outdoor setting, and look forward to dining al fresco once we warm up a little. Love the bird plates! We used the same chargers this week ;-)

Kathleen said...

Did Violet, Rose, Hyacinth and Daisy join you too? :)
This is just beautiful, if my wisteria bloom this year, I must copy you and cut some for the table!
Love the color of it with your black and white, and silver. And dining outdoors, just lovely! I know when summer arrives there is will be too hot, so you must enjoy it now!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish, dear Marlis!

Barbara F. said...

Love the black and white. Love love the bird plate (but of course I would!). Visiting from Let's Dish Linky Party. xo

kitty said...

Marlis, what a stunning table with the black and white and the star of the table being the wisteria!! It's just lovely.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marlis, what a gorgeous setting! The wisteria is just beautiful!! Who wouldn't want to dine in that setting?! Beautiful!!

Debbie said...

Our wisteria is gone now. I miss it. I love to see it hanging from the trees. The whole time it was blooming, I kept thinking how much I would love to see a table set beneath it so I'm so glad you did!

I would never have thought to use the black and white with it. That was the perfect choice. It sort of let the centerpiece take center stage.

I love those bird plates, too!

Entertaining Women said...

Sam's was featuring some beautiful Wisteria trees this week. I still might have to go back and buy several. Your tablescape captured the magnificence of these amazing blooms perfectly. Love the 'birdy' accent plates! Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Beautiful breakfast setting, Marlis. I love wisterias, so pretty and so big that they really make a statement.....Christine

Marigene said...

Wisteria goes so beautifully with black and white...the wisteria around here has been gone for almost 2 weeks. I wish it had a longer blooming season.
Your table is charming, with those cute bird plates.

Robin said...

Your wisteria is as beautiful as your writing describing it! I almost used my same little bird plates this week too!

Robin Flies South

Scribbler said...

We can add poetry to your extensive list of accomplishments!

Beautiful table as well. Wisteria is so lovely.

Johanna said...

Hi Marlis,
danke für deinen netten Kommentar. Die Wisteria ist eine wunderbare Pflanze, besonders wenn sie blüht. Sie erinnert mich immer an Jugendstil, so elegant. Du hast sie sehr schön in Szene gesetzt.
Liebe Grüße, Johanna

Tanya@takesix said...

Ahhhh Wisteria. She is lovely indeed. We planted a wisteria last spring. I wonder how long before she will show her colors for us. Beautiful table, Marlis.

Sarah said...

Marlis, the wisteria is gorgeous. None blooming here yet. Love the black and white details of your table. Thanks for sharing the beauty. ~ Sarah

Mrs. Serendipity said...


Your tables are "always" so beautiful. Love the wisteria!

Happy Easter! Mrs. S

Dianne said...

I love Wisteria and I want it everywhere, but my landscaper husband says it's an invasive weed! The simple black and white shows off the beauty of the Wisteria and I love the photo with shadow of the vine on the table. Dianne


Beautiful wisteria Marlis and your tablescape is gorgeous! Loving the cute bird plates and the adorable polka dots mugs. Lovely. Enjoy your weekend.

suzyq said...

I just love the ways the shadows are dancing on your table!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your table was a beautiful prose! How lovely. The setting, table and the Wisteria... magical!

Miss Char said...

Marlis, this table is fresh and so pretty in its simplicity, I just love it. As for Wisteria, having just been in the south I was thrilled to see Wisteria everywhere, what a treat for someone who was still is seeing snow this week. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Marlis, I love wisteria. Our is blooming now too. be sure to drop by and see our gardens. Having a wonderful breakfast outside is heaven. The warm sun and beauty everywhere. be sure to check out out gardens.

Rettabug said...

What a gorgeous setting for a beautiful table! I adore wisteria...in fact, I have a huge painting by Piet Bekaert of a pergola, dripping with it in my entry foyer. I should take a photo of it!

Your black & white & the little birdies are especially charming & the extra little punch of the orange color was ingenious. Well done!

We're FINALLY getting warm enough to eat outside, so I'd better get busy & clean up the gazebo house.


Rettabug said...

me again...I found my painting online, just so you could see what I was talking about:



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