A New Look


I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.

Henri Matisse

This centerpiece from girls’ night was too tall for a dinner gathering, but I liked some of the components and thought why not use them again.  The tablecloth and the smaller gourds stay.  More green bottles come off the shelf and are filled with new flowers that pick up the colors already there and voila, a new centerpiece that does not block anyone’s vision.

Some of you have asked about these bottles that I so frequently use.  They are  Lemonata bottles and are a perfect size to hold a few stems, and best of all, they are easily configured to create an interesting setting anywhere.

This night these Roscher hobnail dishes will be coupled with handmade pottery.

I love these bowls made for me by Nan Kilbourn-Tara because of the different design on each one.

The handblown wine glasses are  from Hungary,

and the wonderful knives, each a different color, are French designed Le Baroque.  They and the dishes are from TJ Maxx, often a wonderful resource for tableware at affordable prices.

The table is set, food is simmering.  All that is needed are family to join us for an evening at home.

Do check Thursday Tablescapes for other wonderful ideas.

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18 thoughts on “A New Look

  1. Another lovely tablescape. Love the warm earthy autumn colors, and those hobnail plates are so cool. I like the way the flowers look like they’re still growing in the garden…inspiring as usual…what’s for supper?

    1. Supper was great, and I am going to post the recipe because it was not only a big hit, it’s super easy to prepare.

  2. Very pretty, Lulu! And I love TJM too!

  3. Hey, tell us what’s simmering (include the reipe, please). Loved the individual flowers in the ‘famous’ green bottles!

  4. I have a red plate like these but would love your color. At first I thought you had the flowers coming out of the zucchini and I thought that was so creative of you. The vases are great too and I am glad you mentioned them or I would have admired your zucchini vases and you would have thought I was blind or mad or both.

  5. Love your little bottle vases & gourds used to create your centerpiece 🙂

  6. Beautiful!!!

  7. Love those handpainted bowls. And especially since you paired them with the hobnail plates. Omg, this is fabulous.

  8. I love the look of the single flowers in bottles with the gourds! Those pottery bowls are wonderful, too!

  9. Love those square plates! They are screaming!!!!

    – The Tablescaper

  10. So pretty and colorful! Love the goblets!!!

  11. I love how you’ve shown us each item for your table and it’s individual beauty and then put them all together for a beautiful tablescape! Love those plates and the flowers. Thanks for your sweet visit to my Halloween party table.

  12. I’m fascinated by the stems on your goblets…they are gorgeous. I also really love the colored flatware. I’m just starting to realize how much changing the flatware can change to look of a table setting.

  13. I’m full
    satisfied
    just looking at it.
    lovely!
    🙂

  14. Your table is so warm and inviting!

  15. This is a wonderful tablescape. I love the handmade red pottery bowls. They are lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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