Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday!

Congratulations and best wishes to Susan of Between Naps on the Porch, where we are celebrating the 100th Tablescape Thursday!

When Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen posted a gorgeous all-white tablescape recently, she asked if we were interested in repeating last summer's Let There Be White party. I commented that since I am All About Color, I didn't think I'd be able to pull together an all-white table, but that I'd love to see others' efforts.  Kathleen wrote back, encouraging me to give it a try, so I did.  I looked around my house and through cupboards and closets for anything white and found more things than I'd expected.  I was surprised that I was able to set the table without going shopping for anything!  Here's the view from the entryway.


Here's a closer look at the table.  Through the caneback chair you may spot Tiger snoozing in the late afternoon sun.



I'm using a bridge cloth that my grandmother made and edged with her tatting, with napkins to match.  The tall candleholders are from a fun shop in Salado, Texas, just down the road.  Some of you have seen the preserved boxwood topiaries in an earlier tablescape.


After I had taken most of the photos, I spotted these white bird candles on my baker's rack and decided to add them to the centerpiece. 


A different angle...



Here's a closer look at one of the bird candles.


Here's a placesetting.  We've had the covered ramekins for years -- bought them originally to use for French onion soup.  The silver is Lunt Belvedere.



And here's a closer look at the tatting that edges the cloth and napkins. Grandma taught me to knit and sew, but I never learned to tat!


I like this photo with late afternoon shadows.



Thanks for visiting, and be sure to check out all the other tablescapes celebrating Susan's 100th Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.








45 comments:

  1. The cloth and napkins are really special, just lovely! And the covered ramekins would be great for soup-enjoy!

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  2. YOur linens and the beautiful ironstone are both gorgeous. So pretty with the candlesticks and topiaries in the center. Such a lovely and pretty room too. Hugs, Marty

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  3. What lovely linens! And I truly thought the bird candles were carved from wood. WOW! I like your arragment and how you juxtaposed the more modern elements of the iron candlesticks with the vintage linens. Also like how you turned the cloth on point. Such a pretty tablescape. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  4. Your grandmother's linens are just lovely! They are right up my alley. I love this white on white table. It's delicate.

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  5. I love an all white table and yet, I have never tried one. The linens are absolutely gorgeous! Everything goes together so nicely. I love your red dining room with that piano in the corner.

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  6. What a beautiful table!! I'm glad you pushed forward and did the "white" thing!!! I am a color person too, but may give a white tablescape a try some time. Your grandmother's handiwork it just beautiful and since I am a silver lover, I adore your silverware!!

    Thank you for sharing!!

    Tess

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  7. Tricia, I love the bird candles, the covered ramekins and your table linens. You met Kathleen's challenge very well! Nicely done!
    Blessings, Beth

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  8. A white table set on dark wood is the most beautiful contrast! This table is white done right!
    Love the candlesticks and the covered tureens!
    The white pots with the topiaries bring a splash of color! So wonderfully done.
    Yvonne

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  9. I'm so glad that you made the leap and designed an all white table. Your Mom's tablecloth and napkins are a treasure...and what do you think about tat! I really like the candlesticks. I can see them at Christmas with something woven through them. Great design choices. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

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  10. oooh your hemstitched table square with tatting is such a treasure. it's gorgeous. I love that you met the challenge and it worked so well. beeee-autiful!

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  11. Tricia, the bridge cloth and napkins are exquisite with all that tatting. I know it takes a long time to make something like that...my mother tried teaching me many years ago, with no luck. I think it would be a challenge for me to do an all white table, too...I love color, lots of it! Your table looks very nice for not having many white dishes.

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  12. Hi Tricia, I think your white table is lovely. It is simple and elegant! My great aunts tried to teach me tatting, but I was hopeless! I can sew, crochet, embroider and knit, but tatting is very difficult! You are lucky to have those linens! Linda

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  13. Very pretty! Kathleen knows all about tablescaping and I'm glad she pushed you to do a white one!
    Happy 100th week of TT to you!

    DD

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  14. Great job, Tricia. Love your all white table. The table linens are so pretty and those towel candle holders are so unusual. Love the topiaries too!...Christine

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  15. Tricia, what an amazing table. The pretty wooden table sets off very well the white tablecloth and show every detail of this dainty and artwork made hemstich and tatting.I tried to tat once, but this is really a difficult and complicated labor-intensive technology, so I quit my trial. White has a wide range of different shades and hues. I love the play of light and shadow on your ramekins. Great table, thank you for sharing.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  16. You did it, Tricia, and very well, too. Love your grandmother's cloth and napkins.

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  17. Your tablecloth and napkins are beautiful! Isn't it nice to have things that remind us of our loved ones! I just loved your all white table. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing...

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  18. very pretty, your photography is lovely~

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  19. Tricia, I never go to your blog without a laugh! Dull, never! This is beautiful. I just love the topiaries and candleholders. They add such stature and elegance to your table. The white on white is so striking. I will have to try that someday.

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  20. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a thoughtful comment. Your table is beautiful- what a treasure to have from your grandmother. The all white table is so elegant. Great job for the 100th TT!!

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  21. All in white perfect, so elegant. Love the cute topiaries!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  22. Tricia, I LOVE this table- and those ramekins are just gorgeous! Lately I find myself drawn to the serenity and elegance of all white. Probably because our life is so chaotic right now! Your grandmother's supper cloth is a treasure- I use many of mine frequently. Just lovely
    xoxo Pattie

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  23. I don't think I've done a table in all white...but I love the look. You did really well for someone who "doesn't have enough white" to do a tablescape! The candlesticks are wonderful and I love the birds with the topiaries.

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  24. That is just so beautiful! The cloth and napkins are so pretty!
    I love those covered casseroles, so cute.
    You did a great job, Tricia. I only got about 10 takers, so maybe August is a better month to try another white event! Stay tuned!!!
    Thanks for the mention, I am honored indeed!

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  25. I'm glad you were up to the "all white" challenge -- and that you shared your results with us! Letting your grandmother's fabulous linens "anchor" your table was the perfect choice. Just beautiful! I'll be adding lots of vintage linens info to my new blog -- and my Etsy shop sells my all-time favorite linen cleaner. Stop by and visit anytime!

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  26. Very pretty. I love your white table linens.

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  27. Your all white tablescape is lovely! The vintage linens are beautiful...what a treasure they must be.

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  28. Looks like you pulled off the all white tablescape with ease! So pretty.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  29. Tricia,
    I think you can do an all white table. That is gorgeous! I love the linens, such a pretty addition!
    Sherry

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  30. Well, by golly, Trish was able to do a beautiful all white table. The tablecloth and napkins are gorgeous, and how wonderful that they were stitched by your grandmother (I wonder if anybody does any tatting any more. It's such a delicate look). Those candlesticks are great. laurie

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  31. I think white is hard to photograph well --- but you've done very well indeed. I love that cloth and napkins!

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  32. The linens are wonderful and those candle holders are really neat...

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  33. Your table linens are so precious; and your grandmother's tatting is amazing. You sure did master an all white tablesccape. Those covered ramekins are adorable.

    All the Best,

    Requi

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  34. Pretty summer whites! Love the linens & the detail in the tatting...

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  35. Tricia, you have such Gorgeous family heirlooms to treasure! That tatting is a lost art. I've been shown how to do it but don't have the patience. This is a beautiful set!!

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  36. Hi Tricia...your setting is very pretty. I especially like the linens. So beautiful! How blessed you are to have your grandmothers table cloth.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  37. Tricia, you did a beautiful job...this is lovely! I love color, too...so I know what you mean. :-) I love the candle holders...and those linens are truly wonderful.
    Happy 100th TT! :)

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  38. Oh those linens are gorgeous!! You always come up with something different and beautiful, but still elegant. Love your silver too. Beautiful setting!!

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  39. Tricia, you did a great job. What a nice sunny setting. I love it all, especially your table topper and napkins. I have my grandmother's linens too and the table seems so much more special when they're on it. Very pretty!
    Sheila

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  40. Lovely WHITE table. Those linens are beautiful and the tatting is amazing - such an art.

    I host a weekly meme called "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU! It's neat to see everyone's different take on summer. Hope you'll come and join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

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  41. That is such a beautiful tablescape. The white looks so fresh and summery. I love it all!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  42. I love the white! The candlesticks are very unique too!

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  43. Those boxwood topiaries are just too darned cute! Love the white linens. Sorry I didn't get around to seeing this when you first put it up! :) Great inspiration here.

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  44. Love the linen, so beautiful and delicate,I love crochets but never have that much tolerence to make it. simply gorgeous and elegant

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