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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bountiful Harvest tablescape

This is a reprisal of a tablescape I did in June of 2011. I wanted to badly to create a new bountiful themed table this past week. But that was NOT happening. We had an event at our home Saturday evening. You know what I was doing the week before, right? and then a family dinner Sunday evening. So here you have it.. enjoy.
The wall plaques (yes there are hooks on the back but they don't interfere with setting a table) come in three variations, cabbage - choux, cherry tomatoes - les tomates cerises, and corn - mais. It makes it even better since the words are in French - dontcha think?
Because I wanted the pretty metal pieces to show all their glory - I used my clear glass plates, of which I've probably got a gazillion (well a bit of an exaggeration). Also used a rugged looking woven napkin and placed all on the fabric du jour - burlap! Don't the tags, they already were on the twine hangers, make cool napkin rings?
Our kitchen flatware seemed to be the perfect match for the casualness of the table.
Then I had a blast creating the centerpiece. It's all edible, well except the candle and hurricane. Fresh corn, cauliflower, squash, tomatoes, mushrooms, lemons, limes, artichoke, and bell peppers in all colors. 
Makes me hungry just lookin' at them.
This hurricane has travelled from far and wide to be part of this table. I brought it back to the states, in a backpack, in the overhead of a crowded airplane, all the way from St. Gallen, Switzerland.  Love the cracked glass. The cracked glass throws reflections everywhere. So magical. 
The pitcher and the rooster and hen salt and peppers are from the Chanticleer collection by Fitz and Floyd.
Favorite goblets, French hand blown, carried home gingerly from Santa Fe, NM.
 A darling tray and veggie spreader to hold the jalapeno butter for the fresh sweet corn.
Cast :
Placemats, tray, spreaqder and hanging tags - Hobby Lobby
Clear plates - Pier One
Flatware - Gorham
Goblets - French, from Santa Fe, NM
Napkins - really old
Hurricane - St. Gallen, Switzerland
Pitcher, salt and pepper - Chanticleer collection, Fitz and Floyd
Centerpiece - the grocery store
  Linking up to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish, Susan's Tablescape Thursday and to the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday. Be sure to drop by on those days so as to see all the pretty things published just for you!


Babs said...

Marlis, I'm so glad you posted this again, 'cause I missed it the first time around. Love your creativity in using the signs as placemats and the tags for napkin rings...also the fresh garden centerpiece.

Sarah said...

Marlis, so happy you posted this again. It is fabulous and full of inspiration. Love the signs as placemats with those cute tags. I like to use unexpected things on the table. This is a bountiful harvest of ideas! ~ Sarah

Alycia Nichols said...

I didn't see this the first time around, either. What the heck? Oh...I remember. We were just back from Savannah, and I was still very out of sorts. So cool that you posted it again because it's a first for me seeing it! Hobby Lobby? Really? Get outta here! Those placemats and tags are SO cool!!! I love how you didn't match the tags to the specific placemats...lots more visual interest that way. LOVE the Chanticleer collection pieces!!! Those are right up my alley! You did a great job with the centerpiece, too! All the different colors and textures (especially the cauliflower and mushrooms...really different!) give the table so much character. The crackled glass hurricane is SO pretty!!! I'll bet you babied that bad boy all the way home! This is just beautiful, dear Marlis! Happy Fall!!!

Barbara F. said...

I enjoyed seeing this as I might have missed it the first time. Colors are gorgeous, and I love the overhead shot. I'd be so happy to be enjoying a meal out in your yard. xo

Infuse With Liz said...

I think I remember this table because I wanted that pitcher! What a perfect table for this party! Love your stemware!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you shared this again! Love the signs as place mats...clever! Everything is just perfect for a Harvest table. Hugs, Linda

kitty said...

Marlis, I love everything about this and it's outdoors, too. What a great idea using the clear plates in order to see your pretty mats. Those tags are wonderful and yes, the words are prettier in French. I love your bountiful centerpiece with great looking produce.

xinex said...

Fabulous Harvest table, Marlis. I love ow colorful it is. Beautiful placemats and napkin rings and love that you did it outside....Christine

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marlis, I'm so glad you reposted this table. I love the burlap on the table and you have used the tins so cleverly! I too have carefully carried items on planes, worrying about breaking them in the luggage! They become even more precious with the memories of travels. Linda


Hey Miss Marlis, I'm so glad you reposted this gorgeous table and with all the fun and lovely details. Oh goodness, I don't want to remember all the things I've carried from planes by hand!! Loving the place mats and napkin rings, pretty pitcher and stemware. Thanks for sharing. Hugs,

Mary said...

I love seeing this again! So clever to use the plaques as placemats and yes, better in French! You have my favorite Fitz & Floyd pitcher and salt & pepper set at the table!

Tanya@takesix said...

Such a great harvest table, Marlis. I have a weakness for pitchers. Wow that one is a beauty! Great placemats, and I love the fresh bounty in your centerpiece!! :)

Diann said...

Well, I am glad you reposted this tablescape because I did not see it the first time around. Love those "placemats" such a cute idea!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love your repost! I love the placemats and the pitcher! Too cute! Glad I stopped by...
Its been a long time!
Blessings My Friend,

Linda Primmer said...

Beautiful Marlis. I love how you made the centerpiece out of edible foods. it is so Fall like and bountiful. Love the setting and your tablescape is lovely. Sometimes re-posting gives some of us a look at something we might have missed. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine said...

This is such a fun table! Love the placemats (I don't have ANY clear plates, but now I think I need them!) and the napkins and tags are just perfect. Your real produce is pretty enough to be faux! Thanks for sharing this again!

Lulu said...

No matter that you've posted this table before, yours are always a delight. I can only imagine what you do for an event, and I am sure your guests are blown away.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This is a lovely setting! Love how you used the tin wall hangings for placemats - very clever! This is such a colorful setting - love it!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I'm glad you posted again. It is a fantastic table. Great ideas!!

suzyq said...

Marlis, I'm a bit late doing the rounds this week but as usual your table is just gorgeous!! So simple but so gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

Great idea on the chargers! This fits the theme to a tee! Colorful and fresh!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish! See you later!


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