Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Tablescape Fairy Comes Through!

We had a busy weekend, so I hadn't found time to plan a table for this week's Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. I had decided I'd just have to skip playing this week.  BUT!  Monday afternoon when I got in from work, I found a package on the front porch!  The Tablescape Fairy -- AKA my sweet baby sister in Nashville -- had sent me some inspiration!  She included four brown woven raffia placemats and four red napkins, as well as four darling felt bird napkin rings -- all from a wonderful store in Nashville called Color.  If you're ever in Nashville, you must visit -- they serve mimosas and hot tea to shoppers -- and the merchandise is glorious. You can also get on their email list!  (Edited to say my sister wrote to say the birds are from World Market!)

Here's a closeup of one of the sweet little birds.  He'll be perfect for Christmas, too!
Here's a bird's eye view (pun intended) of the placesetting.  Aren't these interesting placemats?  I thought they might not show up on the dark wood of the table, but I think they hold their own.

Along with plain white plates and my sterling flatware, I used my red goblets.  In the background you can see that I'm "recycling" the coffee-beans-and-candle-in-a-hurricane I used in my table two weeks ago.  The brown from the coffee beans added more brown and more texture to the table, and they still smell wonderful!
Here's a diner's view across the table. 
Here's another view.  I like the simple but unusual -- at least for me -- color scheme of red and brown.  I think it works for a modern take on a Valentine's Day table.
Just love these little birds! 
Sisters are the best!  I hope YOUR tablescape fairy will surprise YOU very soon!  Thanks for visiting!

40 comments:

  1. The red & brown are a wonderfully fresh take on Valentine's Day! Love it! Aren't sisters nice...sometimes? ;-) (I'm a "baby sister", too, so the "sometimes" is probably an overstatement on my part!) Your napkin fold is really cool, Tricia! It reminds me of a bird in flight, which is perfect for this table. I could also immediately fall in love with any store that serves mimosas! I am always inclined to buy more when hammered! :-)

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  2. Tricia, The red and brown combination is really nice. The little birds are darling, and I really like the placemats. They look like they'd be so versatile. Glad you're coffee beans still smell nice. Ours does too. :) Colors sound like a great place to shop...mimosas..whoo hoo!
    Babs

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  3. I want a tablescape fairy! I really love the red and brown together,and I agree with you that it looks perfect against the wood of the table. Those red birds are adorable. I love anything that adds height to a place setting and is unusual at the same time. I was going to say that the whole napkin complete with bird and fold looks like a bird flying, and then I saw that Alycia said the same thing.

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  4. I love tablescape faeries (sisters) that are always looking for unusual things! I really like red and brown together, very pretty table, Tricia. The napkin rings are so cute.

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  5. Tricia, I do love the brown and the red together -- so rich. Of course, I love anything red, but I do not love red on me. I love the placemats. I do have a sister like yours (Jacqueline at Purple Chocolat home) that gifts me with tablescaping things. Joni

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  6. How fun to have a package arrive on your doorstep from the tablescape fairy! I love those sweet red birds! ♥

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  7. Goodmorning! I love that sweet bird! Your table is lovely! Happy Hearts, huggs, Sunny109

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  8. Hi again!I missed the Tabescape Fairies!:( Just wanted to say that I'm your newest follower! Love your bio! Gaet week! Sunny109

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  9. What a sweet sister fairy. I wish I had one. Love the napkin fold hope you post it some day. It great for accenting the cute bird. Happy Valentines day.

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  10. What a sweet gift from the "tablescape fairy"! Wonderful table!

    We had an unusually busy weekend and I wasn't sure I'd get a table together, but all the while, I planned one in my head, just in case.LOL Funny how dishes are never far from my mind.;-)

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  11. Sisters are the best and give the greatest presents since they usually know us the best. I used similiar placemats in a light color this week. Nice combination of the red and brown, like roses and chocolates!

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  12. Tricia, red and brown would be the combination from my favorite chocolates - raspberry creams or cordials either from Sees, Godivas or Ethel M's so it is perfect for Valentine's. What a lovely fairy you know! She sent you the cutest fairy gifts. So glad you got them for this wonderful table.

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  13. You have a sweet sister and what perfect timing for a Valentine's Day table. The birds are precious and the red napkins are great to add more red. I love the texture of your new placemats. Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. Happy Valentine's Day! Pam

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  14. Your sister has wonderful taste! Love everything she sent and love how you put it all together! Love the red candles in the coffee beans and the woven place mats. Red and brown is a great take on Valentine's Day color!!!

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  15. The birds are so cute and I adore your placemats - very pretty tablesetting!

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  16. Wow I'd love to get a gift like that and I have 3 sisters!! The brown and red theme is perfect (like chocolate)! Those are adorable birds- it's nice that you found a way to use them before next Christmas! That's a long time to wait! I like your hurricanes- I love things with etched or frosted designs! Have a great Valentine's Day!

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  17. Your the goddess of the red & brown, Trish.

    I never thought it would fit but you hitted it in the right spot. I love the outcome.

    Happy TS...

    Greetings from freezing Stockholm,
    /chie

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  18. Three cheers for the tablescape fairy and for sisters! Your table is sweet with it's red and white simplicity. Love the hurricanes!
    Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

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  19. Oh I wish I had a tablescape fairy too! :D
    How sweet of your sister. The hurricanes are beautiful, I love the napkin rings & your red goblets too. Lovely tablescape.

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  20. Wow, the red and brown look great together! Love the napkin fold, too, with the adorable little birds. What a sweet sister you have.

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  21. How sweet of your sister! Wow! Very cool! And so your table turned out beautifully! Those pieces will be special to you, and you're right, they'll work for Christmas too! I'm following you now.

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  22. Oh I love the sweet red birds, so different. I'm planning on stealing your coffee bean idea, the candles in the hurricane are beautiful and I can almost smell the beans! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving such nice comments!

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  23. What a lovely gift from your sister. I love those napkin rings. I think you are right, they will be fun to use next Christmas! I love those red glasses, too. A very beautiful table! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. And your little hurricanes are from Villeroy and Boch! I have them too!:)
    What a great sister to encourage your habit, I mean hobby! I love the table and what wonderful pics. That red goblet just pops off the screen. A lovely combination, and yes, the birds can be used for Cmas, or freedom birds for July 4th! So pretty!

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  25. Oh, those birds! I LOVE them! I really like your sterling flatware, too. Very pretty! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  26. Great table...aren't sisters just wonderful? Love the red glasses and of course I adore your silver!! How are you enjoying Downton? I can't even IMAGINE where it is heading!!

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  27. Tricia-

    Love the hurricanes! My sister and I also Tablescape "together"! Fun! Thanks so much for your visit- I have been missing in action for a bit, glad to have you drop by! Love, ~Nana~

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  28. PS- its me Nana- I was signed in under another name for some reason in the above comment. Sorry!

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  29. Thank You for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment! I think your red and brown look really great together. I just LOVE your sweet little birds!!

    Have a wonderful day!
    (hugs)
    Aledia~

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  30. I love it all! You could say it is like a chocolate covered cherry, that red and brown, which is always a winner in my book.

    Nice sister -- lucky you.

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  31. What a sweet sister to send you such sweet little birds. I like the red and brown color scheme for Valentine's Day I would never have thought of it but now I'm thinking I want to use it next year. Love the coffee beans in the huricane.

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  32. Oh how fun to have a visit from the Tablescape Fairy! I really enjoyed the brown and red combination.

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  33. Those birds are adorable! What a sweet sister you have.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  34. Such wonderful surprises from your sister! I'm going to explore World Market for the first time this coming Wed. Can you believe I've never been to one? Long overdue!

    I need to copy your coffee beans in the glass...I ADORE the fresh aroma of coffee brewing, but I hate the taste...strange, I know. I make it for DH but I've always had tea.

    Add me to the list of those hooked on Downton Abbey, too. I just learned you can watch all the episodes of Season 1 & 2 on youtube! I missed several & can't wait to catch up.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  35. Your table looks lovely! What a sweet sister. I adore those cute napkin rings.

    Thanks for visiting my blog & commenting on my new blog header. I think yours is very pretty, but I highly recommend Picnik if you do want to change it.
    CAS

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  36. I'm loving the cute napkin tings! You're table looks great and you're so lucky to have a sister and a sweet one too! I don't have sisters, wish did. Thanks for your wonderful visit, I really appreciate it.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  37. How sweet to receive that wonderful package of inspiration from your sister! Love the cute napkin rings.

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  38. Beautiful table! I love your hurricanes with the coffee beans and candles. Hope you don't mind if I steal your idea. Beautiful napkins & birdies from your sister. Aren't sisters grand!

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  39. I love how you used the napkins! I also like how you used brown and splashed it with red--very clever.
    Thanks also for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment!
    Randee

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  40. Thanks for the visit Tricia -- hope you'll be playing with the dishes soon.

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