Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tablescape 2

This is for Tablescape Thursday this will start tomorrow-September 3 -I am posting this a bit early



This is a little nook I like to eat at in the fall and winter. It is nice to sit by a fireplace. We have a split level and below this room is a gas run fire place and the warmth just rises to penetrate this area. I threw this setting together in a fast quickie so excuse the lack of better organization!



Photobucket Don't look to closely at the things on the mantel--I didn't adjust them after our 1 year old grandson left (he was into everything and we had to move things!) The tablecloth is an old one that used to be my mother's. Oh and sorry about the imbalanced look on the teacup shelf--I was using the teapot that goes to the right of the clock. This is what happens when you quickly grab the camera for a spur of the moment photo shoot---yikers!

Photobucket I know the plastic placemats are not the grooviest ;-) but we were having a marinara dish and I always resort to plastic when having tomato dishes with my son present! (any advice on this?)

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I love these dishes--I used them tonight for salad. I found these on Ebay.
Photobucket The hummel is an old one of my Mother-in-laws and it went through a house fire so it is not in the best of conditions--but I like it and associate memories with it. The flowers which are thrown in here are from my garden---but my cat eats them if I turn my back for one second (literally) ;-(

Photobucket We did eat by candlelight and my hubby enjoys this as do we all.

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Yup--I didn't iron the tablecloth---HEY this was literally thrown together in ten minutes so give me a break Ya'll. Ok , so this is NOT elegant...but at least it is cosy, right?

Ps. I was commenting on some of your blogs about why I couldn't link directly to my particular blog through your comment section while with others I could. I finally figured it out. In the settings for your comments you have to set it for anyone

38 comments:

  1. My first piece of advice is not to tell us that the placemats are plastic. I wouldn't have known. Lol.
    I always see what need changing in my rooms when I take pictures. For some reason the naked eye doesn't pick up all the disarray and dirt. But in a photo...ooh no, not looking the way I want.
    I use the same wine glasses as you because they are tough and fit in my dishwasher. No other reason needed.

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  2. Oh, it's beautiful! I love it! I'm sure anyone would be delighted to sit down at your table with you.

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  3. Hey lori--you are so right!! If you think the room looks fairly good a picture will show you what is wrong--I wonder why?? !!

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  4. It looks good to me-cozy at night too!

    Carolyn

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  5. Oh this does look cozy. It looks like a setting from an old movie - like one of those Doris Day movies I used to love. Very old fashioned and quaint.

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  6. Oh this is so cottage-ee cute. I love your little home. Just darling!

    ~Liz

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  7. Love your blue and white and your little Hummel. Lovely tablesetting.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  8. This is lovely, especially the plates.

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  9. No, no, don't iron it ever! I love that rumpled, comfortable look with vintage linens! I love your nook, oh, I would be spending so much time there! It's really beautiful! The white brick fireplace, the hutch, it's all so perfect!
    And your tablescape is perfect too. Plastic or fine lace, if it's pretty it works and your table is so pretty and it so works!
    LOVE IT!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  10. I love the photo with the candles lit....it does look cozy and inviting!

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  11. Love your table.....Love blue and white...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  12. What a warm, cozy nook to eat in. Very cute.

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  13. Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your tablescape the fireplace near where you eat....itlooks so cottagey. Blue and white so fresh and clean. The touch of yellow pops.

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  14. Oh what a fabulous nook! I love it. The built ins are so great. Just my style. I'm in love with this space...

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  15. Love your table, love the atmosphere and what mantel is not complete with the fingerings of a 1 year old. Your table is darling and I am sure hubby enjoyed the candlelight. Thanks for sharing.
    Maryrose

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  16. Very pretty dishes! I love yellow and blue together! Well, I think I love yellow with anything!

    Katherine

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  17. Oh, I'm such a fan of blue and white, and this little table by the fire is so sweet. Perfect! When's dinner? :) I hope you can stop by and enter your name in the giveaway at Color Outside the Lines. I know you could do some fantastic things with the loot! :) Cheers!

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  18. Your "real life" tablescape is wonderful in a fantastic setting by your fireplace! I love that you threw this 'scape together and it is for a real meal with real people - great job for a "quickie"! LOL! Love how cozy your nook looks by candlelight too!

    DD

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  19. I loved the comment you left on my blog. I use white paper napkins too! Your table is so lovely. So cozy in front of the fireplace. Your tablecloth is really lovely.

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  20. Very very cozy table....especially the candlelight shot...and yes, I agree with another comment...never mention the word plastic...we never would have noticed and never say "it's not ironed"....same rule applies....never would have noticed.....thanks for stopping by my blog!!
    Sue @ Rue Mouffetard...

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  21. Ten minutes? Unbelievable! First of all, I love vintage linens, and the colors you chose from your tablecloth and dishes is just lovely. The entire table setting is inviting and homey and I love it!

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  22. This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the set up, the candles, and I DO HOPE you actually light a fire in that beautiful fireplace during meals in such lovely settings as this! The little hummel is an adorable touch to your centerpiece too! Very sweet! My grandmother used to collect them. ~tina

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  23. What a perfect corner for a table. Your tablescape looks so inviting. I love the pretty blue plates and the vintage linens. The fireplace just makes the spot perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  24. This is all so lovely. And indeed cozy as well! I love the idea of dining next to the fire. It looks to have been a romantic evening!
    Brenda

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  25. Oh, forgot something! I adore those blue and white plates!
    Brenda

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  26. Very charming! The beautiful plates look so nice with your vintage tablecloth! I agree with Lori E. ... never would have known the placements were plastic ... shhhhhhh!


    Thank you for the thoughtful comment you left. As far as the camera, it's an Olympus ... forgot the model #, but it's older ... a 5 megapixel I think. Definitely not a pro here (thanks for asking!). I like to draw and paint. I guess some of the techniques are similar, regardless of the medium. Your candle lit shots are great, btw!

    Bill

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  27. Lovely! These are such beautiful flowered plates.
    Enjoying a meal and conversation around this table would be a wonderful way to spend an evening.

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  28. Beautiful setting!I really like the dishes you found on ebay!You can't go wrong with blue and white!

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  29. Looks good to me. I love the candlelit picture.
    Came here from the facebook link. Interesting.
    Charlotte

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  30. Hello...

    Just read the sweet note that you left for me on my Summer's Ode tablescape...thank you so much for coming by! I also wanted to thank you for becoming a follower of Happy To Design...I am so delighted and it's so very nice to meet you!!!

    Ohhh my...you commented that you had the exact same dishes at one time! I think you are the only person that has ever told me that! So sorry that they were ruined by the sharp knife blades...Oh yea, it would have made me mad too! This set that I've had has really been around...they are 40 yrs. old, I have really used them and they have held up pretty well!

    Well my friend, I just adore your tablescape!!! What a beautiful room...I love the fireplace and the build-in shelving! Was "eyeing" your fabulous teacup collection...sooo beautiful!!! This room really is the perfect spot for a cozy, intimate dinner...I love it!!! Girl, love those blue and white plates...they're gorgeous...love that pretty pattern! I think your centerpiece is lovely...those beautiful pink zinnias in that pretty teapot!!! I laughed when you wrote about your cat liking to eat them...I don't think I've ever seen a cat eat flowers! Hehe! Well my friend...thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us...I think it's lovely! Oh yes...sure wanted to say how much I liked your vintage tablecloth...beautiful!!!

    Thank you again for becoming a follower...I have added your blog to my list of follows as well...I really look forward to your upcoming posts and getting to know you!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  31. I think the hummel is absolutely adorable. I have one that is a keepsake from my mother in law that I treasure too. Cozy and sweet, that is how I see your tablescape and a place to put your feet up and sit a spell over a nice meal.

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  32. Thanks for commenting on my blog today. I love your tablecloth ironed or not:) I have also been babysitting my grandson and I had to laugh when you said he was rearranging your house. My house looks like it was decorated by Fisher Price or a tornado when he comes thru:)
    Joyce

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  33. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I love your tablecloth and the little nook you've got to eat in- very cozy!

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  34. I think that this is a wonderfully cozy tablescape. What a great little nook you have! I too use plastic placemats when it is Italian night. :)

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  35. Hi again. :) Those peperoncini peppers come in a jar. Possibly near the olives in your grocery store? I hope you're able to make the salad and enjoy it!

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  36. Oh how I am loving your charming home. That table by the fireplace is so inviting!

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