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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rustic Schumann Tablescape

Welcome, welcome.. so glad you are here.

 I set this with you in mind. A bit rustic and a bit elegant. Who says you can't mix china with rustic elements like the grapevine basket or sunflowers?

Even the etched glass wine goblets are not out of place next to the hefty hand blown water glasses.

Once again I used my Schumann Dresden flowers. Still a few dinner plates short of enough... but I'm working on it as fast as they show up on ebay!

There are several different flower combinations available. Love them each, each and every one.

I gathered my lighter sage colored napkins into a fun napkin ring from Pier One.


Tip: For dining, reign in those branches so that they don't poke your dinner guests in the eyes! But isn't it more dramatic for pictures this way?



I pulled out my grapevine basket and used a variety of flowers stuck into a floral brick.
Tip: I keep silver trays, even those from the Dollar Tree, to place under arrangements such as this one. Keeps any water from reaching the table.







Even with the rustic centerpiece, I still pulled out the silver candlesticks, silver and those darling lenox swan salt cellars.


Tip: be sure to have plenty of Spanish moss or spongy moss around to hide the workings if you are are using floral bricks!

Thanks for dropping by! One of these days (after I collect some more plates), Cherry Kay and I are going to have a playdate with our Schumann Dresden dishes and do "sister" tables.. Stay tuned!!

Cast:
Chargers: Pier One
China: Schumann Dresden
Flatware: Old Company Plate Signature
Wine Glass: Libbey Rock Sharpe
Water Glass: Handblown in France, purchased at Cielo in Santa Fe, NM.
Napkins: Rose Trellis in Sage
Napkin Rings: Pier One
Candlesticks: Gorham Chantilly


I'll be joining these parties... I so hope you'll be there, too.  Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish, Yvonne's Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits and  Susan's Tablescape Thursday.. c y'all there!

 

40 comments:

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Hi Marlis, gorgeous as always!! I'm a huge fan of rustic meets elegant - a great marriage. Hope you are having a wonderful summer.

Tricia said...

Stunning, Marlis! I really love this table, with the elegant china and lavish centerpiece! It reminds me a bit of one of Bill's (of Affordable Accoutrements) tables. I'm all about the china, and your collection is gorgeous!

PAT said...

This is gorgeous Marlis. You are making me want to pack some of the good dishes and bring them to the lake. Would be fun to set the little barn board table with the blue and white spode. Hmmm...

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This is lovely. I especially love the dishes and the centerpiece! The colors are so vibrant in your centerpiece and look perfect with the china!

Scribbler said...

Every time you show this china, I fall in love with it again. You must let me know when you are finished collecting all you want, because then I will be haunting eBay, too. I don't want to bid against you and Cherry Kay, but I would like to acquire a few pieces to accent something I already have.

This table is beautiful, and I love the mix of rustic and refined -- gorgeous!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The dishes are to dier for!! Your table is stunning, I love your pretty chargers too. Your centerpiece is lovely. Thanks for sharing.
FABBY

On Crooked Creek said...

Marlis,
Oh, dear friend, you DID set this table with me in mind!!! I adore the Sunflowers in your centerpiece!!! What a lovely combination of elegant and rustic! Stay focused...you'll find enough dinnerware, I can fell it in my bones! Have a blessed week!
Fondly,
Pat

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, What a stunningly gracious luxury table with a touch of rustic beauty! Your mix makes this table very interesting and full of creative detail! Your china is breathtaking!
This is one of my very favorite tables you have done!

Alycia Nichols said...

Not only is the china pattern fabulous, but I love how you played it up even further with the centerpiece arrangement!!! Very nicely done, Marlis! I'm a big, big fan of mixing finery with more rugged pieces, and you did a fantastic job of marrying the two here. That basket is cool!!! It's really quite substantial! Great idea to hold onto silver platters and trays for catching drips. If the edges still look good, no one has to know if it's a tarnished mess underneath!!! :-) Excellent choice of napkin ring with all the colors of the flowers, too!!!

Dianne said...

That china is just amazing! The flowers and embossing are so beautiful. I love this table and your centerpiece is perfect. I love mixing it up and do it all the time, so I'm a big fan of the different elements you chose. Dianne

xinex said...

Hi Marlis! I think this is one of my favorites of all your dinnerware, so pretty and attractive. Your table is just perfectly lovely and charming....Christine

kitty said...

Hi Marlis, I love the rustic mix with the elegant. I LOVE your dishes so very much. You are really using them perfectly. Isn't it fun to snatch them up when you can. I know they're on of your favorite patterns and I enjoy seeing them. Your centerpiece looks great.

Olive Cooper said...

Rustic and off the chain pretty is what I say. Love that china.

Mary said...

Oh I love each and every one of those floral bouquets too! Once again you've captured those lovely & lacy shadows dancing across your table! I love the mix of the rustic and refined elements at your table~ so much more inviting and interesting! Good luck ebaying :)

Meredith said...

Stunning, Marlis. Absolutely stunning!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

SIGH! Thanks for bringing your lovely tidbits to TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my dear friend!

Aledia said...

Thank You for the invitation....I have truly enjoyed your beautiful table this evening. I am in love with that gorgeous china and your centerpiece is stunning! Rustic Elegance at it's best!

(hugs)
Aledia

Texas Tea Party said...

Yes, I love this china and Marlis this is so much fun to see this creative use of the rustic and elegant china. I must confess I have been collecting Schumann china for a long time. The first piece was the Dresden Flowers teapot in Denton, Texas then a few weeks later we were just starting a long trip and went through a little town in Oklahoma! My husband said let's stop and shop for antiques here! I said there isn't any thing in this place but what a surprise for a 20 piece set for an unbelievable price was what I found. I have been collecting ever since. I found this summer 10 reticulated salads for a song in Colorado Springs in the Chateau pattern for I have other pieces in it which I mix with the Dresden Flowers. Do you mix the Schumann Flowers patterns? I am enjoying viewing your beautiful tablescape and with your lovely wooden chargers! I am enjoying your collection! Pam

Jewel Sauls said...

I love the rustic elements mixed with the silver and that Gorgeous china! It reminds me of my grandmother's which I (sigh) did not inherit! Good luck ebaying!

Dish Girl said...

Marlis -

Your china is fabulous! This is such a pretty table. I wish you best of luck finding more of your Schumann china.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is a spectacular combination, Marlis! I love the large wildflower looking centerpiece. I would love sitting around a beautiful table like this. The floral china, silver, and elegant crystal are wonderful with the woodsy elements.

we three dogs and me said...

Love your china and creative center piece. I wouldn't have thought of that. Good job

Sarah said...

Marlis, I visited this table when you first posted it, but Blogger wouldn't let me leave a comment. Sooooo I'm back to try again. This is a gorgeous table full of amazing details. The mix of exquisite china and the grapevine basket are a nice touch. Your flower arrangement is lovely with the stack of plates you chose. Pretty, pretty, pretty! ~ Sarah

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm here again to see this table and I love it more the second time around..the dishes are stunning, Marlis!
FABBY

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Tha perfect combination of rustic and elegant! Just gorgeous...

Diann said...

A very lovely table! The china is stunning and I love those chargers! Visiting from Kathleens!

Sonia said...

Wow ...such a gorgeous table...those dresden dishes are divine! I love anything with flowers on it...truly a beautiful china pattern!! Your centerpiece is fun and I love the combination of flowers you have chosen! Great table!!
Miss Bloomers

Shelia said...

Hi Marlis! Oh, my goodness! Your table is fabulous. First of all, your dishes are so beautiful and I hope you can get all the ones you need. Your accessories are gorgeous too. Now, the centerpiece! It's amazing! I love this. Even though you say rustic, it's all pretty elegant to me. Love it.
Thank you for popping in to see my humble little table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Denise said...

Oh Marlis, you have outdone yourself this time. Wow! I don't think I've seen these dishes before, but now I'm in love -- they're exquisite. They look so pretty with your flatware (I have some forks in that pattern) and your sage napkins. Your centerpiece is really amazing -- love those colors and that rustic basket! I also love the photo mosaics you created. This is just a lovely post.

I hope you have a great weekend. :)

Denise at Forest Manor

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Very beautiful - I love the plates with the chargers and I LOVE the plates. One of my all time favorite tablescapes.

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty!

- The Tablescaper

Elaine said...

This table is just gorgeous! Your centerpiece is perfect as it repeats the colors in the dishes. Love the crystal beaded napkin rings, the pretty mix of stemware, and the dappled sunlight on the beautiful wood of your table. This is one of my favorites, Marlis!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marlis, this is one of my favorite tables of yours! I love how you mixed your beautiful china with rustic elements. Looking forward to what you and Cherry Kay have planned. xxoo Debbie

tablescapesbybev said...

This is lovely. Those dishes are absolutely gorgeous, and I am coveting some just like them now! Beautiful table, and thanks for you kind comments on my 'scapes.

lulumusing said...

Your rustic elegance is stunning. Enough said!

Marigene said...

The elegant mixed with the rustic truly is breathtaking. You have such a good eye for setting a beautiful table.

Chubby Chieque said...

My goodness, Marlis...

My heart stops seeing your silver flatwares and the candleholders. OMG, I am blown away with them.

I am so surprise with all your treasures. Where did you found them all?

Great post and one of my fave.

Happy w/end dear friend GB.
/CC

Jacqueline said...

I have taken a few weeks off of tablescaping as our life has been too crazy with summer activities and I thought I would be fine without it for a while, but I do miss seeing everyone's! Of course yours is always stunning. I love the plates with the flowers and the rustic charm is perfect.

SavannahGranny said...

Oh my, I am in love. In love with your Schumann Dresden. I will be watching for those sister tables with Cherry Kay.
The rustic and elegant work wonderfully together. Don't we wonder if the kings of old also had a bit of rustic and elegant mix?
They (ain't) got anything on you lady.
BTW, I hope you had a spotter while you were up on that ladder.
Blessings, Ginger

Kathleen said...

That is just gorgeous! Fabulous china, would. Love to dine at that table!
Loved your tip about the branches, lol!

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