Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunday Lunch in January

After all the Christmas and wedding excitement was behind us, I was in the mood to set a simple, maybe even austere, table for lunch on a cold, wet Sunday.  The leaf was still in our dining room table from the holidays, so I opted to set four places, two on each long side.
I started with some spring green placemats and some plain white porcelain plates.  I first tried the matching green napkins, but decided the black and white printed ones added interest.
I pulled out some olive green stemmed glasses, added my silver, and the simple placesetting was complete.
For the centerpiece, I brought in some white tulips I'd had on the breakfast room table, then decided to add the preserved boxwood topiaries from the mantel to continue the green and white theme.
A few more photos. . . .




The Details
Green placemats:  Crate and Barrel Outlet
Black and white napkins:  Pottery Barn Outlet
White plates:  Pier 1
Olive green glasses:  The Great Indoors
Silver:  Lunt Belvedere
Preserved boxwood topiaries:  Williamsburg catalog

Thank you for visiting my table this week!  I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!



39 comments:

  1. Simple elegance! I love the addition of the black and white napkins. That really pulls your look together nicely.

    Donna

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  2. Love the black and white napkins with the green! Very modern!

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  3. Simple but elegant...very chic, Tricia.

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  4. I love the way you set a table. It's elegant and sophisticated and very welcoming. I agree on the napkin choice. Perfect.

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  5. Hi, Tricia! I am SO with you on wanting to pare down and come back to earth after the holidays! Your table is beautiful, and I love the black & white napkins against the spring green. COOL topiaries!!!

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  6. Very neat, crisp and pretty.

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  7. So pretty with clean lines! It looks like Spring!

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  8. This table gives me hope for spring. I love the fresh tulips and the topiary, it combines so nicely with the green and white. What fun napkins and I love the interest that they bring to the classy table.

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  9. Your table setting look great! I love the simplicity - the green, black and white combination is classic! ~Susie

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  10. Nice to see you tablescaping again! I love green. It's my theme color for the year so I'm particularly fond of this table. I'm glad you picked those black and white napkins. I love the look of them. Very pretty!

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  11. Tricia, I adore those tulips! They are so pretty, and I particularly like them with the pop of green in the goblets. And that Lunt flatware is just gorgeous. A very classic look for this table.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  12. You had me at the green mixed with the black and white and then when I saw the tulips I knew I was hooked. Great table, perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love simple-and your table really says that. The napkins are fab! Thanks for Sharing!

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  14. I'm so glad that you changed to the black and white napkins...they bump your tablescape to a highly sophisticated level. Great job! THank you for sharing and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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  15. Trisha -- this is so beautiful -- oh I'm so longing for spring and your pretty colors give just a hint of that. Love your topiaries and tulips -- and that wonderful spring green!

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  16. Love your green and black themed table. Very pretty and refreshing! Love the white tulip centerpc. so pretty! Simple and elegant, and definitely inviting!
    Great job!
    blessings, Nellie

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  17. I agree with the napkins. They go perfect. I love the simple, clean look. Classy!
    Sheila

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  18. Oh, how I wish I lived near an outlet store like Crate & Barrel or Pottery Barn. I think I'd go and never leave. Lovely table you have here. It's always so nice to see simplicity after all of the clutter of Christmas. Not that I don't like it, mind you, I'm just ready for a bit of open space.

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  19. I love the black and lime together. Table is just lovely!
    So glad the wedding went well. God bless the new lovely couple, T! Great pics!

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  20. Simple but elegant! The black and white napkins were the perfect choice. Really nice and relaxing tablescape!

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  21. Simple and delicate with a serene elegance... Very beautiful Tricia... White is an ultimate beauty at anytime... And you prove it...
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  22. A beautiful and peaceful tablescape. And what a beautiful wedding!!

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  23. Love the look...the black & white napkins make the table! Just so simple but very elegant! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. This is such a nice clean look tablescape. It is so fresh. I love the simplistic feel. Very pretty!

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  25. I, like you, am enjoying simplicity after the holidays, Your table is lovely as are your photos! Hope you get in some quiet after the busy months you have had! The wedding photos are beautiful! Looks like a happy time.

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  26. Hi Tricia...

    Your table is so serene and calm! I love the green and white. SOMEONE is thinking spring already! The glasses are beautiful and you know that I am mad for your silver!!

    I'm happy to know that your are smitten with Downtown Abbey...isn't it fabulous? Only two more episodes on our PBS, but I know they have made a second series. Keep you eye out for the new "Upstairs, Downstairs". I think it's coming in May.

    Tess

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  27. Hi Tricia,
    I love your stem ware, very cool color! Nice space for dining in!

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  28. Absolutely lovely and so elegant as always! I would love to have a large set of the Friendly Village also!I keep asking my mom for some. She would never miss them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. For me, simple is always the best table, one where folks feel comfortable. Good job.

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  30. So beautiful!! Love the calm and serene feeling your setting gives me...but also hope...spring is coming...yeay!

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  31. I really love the simplicity of this, Tricia, so crisp and pretty!...Christine

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  32. This is very nice even in its simplicity. I like clean, simple settings sometimes. I didn't know Pier One had outlets. How lucky you are if you live near one. Sounds like a fun place to go.

    Elisabeth

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  33. Hi. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love your tablescape. It is very serene, with a hint of spring on the horizon. I'll come back to visit you soon.

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  34. Hi Tricia, I've been out of touch with everyone for awhile so I had to scroll back through your posts. Congratulations to the very happy looking and attractive couple! I hope they have a long, wonderful life together! And I love your simple elegant table. I have pink tulips on my post today too. They are one of my very favorite flowers. The one on your header is beautiful. I am having trouble with my header photo, so right now there is no photo up there at all! I need a blogging lesson. Have a wonderful day. Hope you are warm. Linda

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  35. I always love your tablescapes. They are always elegant but not overdone. I can see the beauty of your table, silver and linens. Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing, Ginger

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  36. Sometimes simple is best. Love the topiaries.

    - The Tablescaper

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