Tuscan Tables

I couldn’t help thinking of all you tablescapers as we tasted and sampled our way through Tuscany on Chef Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventure.  Certainly, the tables did not have all your special touches but were simple and inviting, each with its own special character.

At the cheesemaker’s, the table was was colorful with a selection of pecorino cheeses artfully arranged on wooden boards. 

The flowers in simple jars were straight from the garden.  Mary  would have approved of the bridal wreath!

Most of the wine tasting venues had long, narrow tables perfect for sharing.

The blue rimmed plates added a special touch to one table and reminded me of Marigene .

At another, plates of bruschetta and salami were waiting.  These would have been the perfect accompaniment for Kathleen’s ricotta gnocchi.

I loved this breakfast table for two with its jacquard linen runner and smiled thinking of the elegant touches Cherry Kay and Alycia would have added.The outdoor settings were delightful on perfect April days, and I couldn’t help but think of Susan and all of you who are celebrating spring with your garden and porch tables.

 I’m glad to have had you along to enjoy each and every one of these favorite places.  

Linked to Tablescape Thursday, Favorite Things Saturday, Tabletop Tuesday.

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12 thoughts on “Tuscan Tables

  1. How fun and what gorgeous tablescapes and settings. Such a great adventure. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. What a wonderful adventure! I’m so glad you took us along, and I’m so glad you’re going to link this to Favorite Things. laurie

  3. The outdoor venues in Tuscany are the best! And this one happens to be the prettiest I think! Love those long dressed tables!

  4. What a fun adventure, Linda! Neat tables…yes, I do have lots of white and blue…

  5. “Tasted and sampled our way through Tuscany…” *sigh* How heavenly! Love those long narrow tables~ so perfect for conversation & enjoying everyone’s company & food! This is on my bucket list, maybe one day 🙂

  6. Oh, how wonderful and each table was gorgeous and I feel like I am starving now!

    Did you get a photo of the fabulous chocolate dessert in Paris!?? We just booked our tickets for Paris and Bologna Italy and we are going to have some cooking classes, not as spectacular as this but it will be fun. We loved our week long cooking class in Italy for our pizza oven. I think it is one of the funnest vacations and you are having such a great time! Glad you have those elastic waist pants!!!!

  7. Happier Than A Pig in Mud May 5, 2011 — 6:56 pm

    Your Foodie Adventure looks and sounds like a lot of fun!
    Re: rhubarb/strawberry and ginger, don’t hesitate to add it-yum:@)

  8. Love that we are getting to live vicariously through your pictures. How wonderful to get to do all those fun things. happy travels!

  9. I also meant to mention:

    Please also accept my warmest invitation to pop by for ‘tea’ sometime..,

    We also celebrate all things afternoon tea and tea related tea each Tuesday at two of my blogs, whereby we host two weekly blog parties entitled, ‘Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday’ that I share with my friend Pam and also my 82nd, ‘Tuesday Tea For Two’, coming up this next Tuesday..,


    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
    and also @ http://silkenpurse

  10. Sounds like a fabulous adventure! Wine tasting and food all in such a wonderfull place and setting!

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ http://thplumedpen.blogspot.com

  11. Mickie Huebsch MICKIE May 5, 2011 — 12:16 pm

    Hi Linda,
    Pat Kramberg sent me your website. I would love to get your emails. Ron and I rented a villa in Campobbia which is 15 minutes from Fiesole outside Firenze. Are you close to this area? We arrive 6/9 and leave 7/13. Then we go to Kennebunkport on 7/16 until 9/6. Hope you are having fun.

  12. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us. I would love to be with you delighting in all the tastes and inviting aromas not to mention learning how to prepare each dish. I am sure you are taking notes. It is amazing how much you forget after you get back home. I was sharing my pictures from Provence with a friend and she asked me so many questions I could not remember mostly about what food was on a plate( I took pictures of just about everything we ate) and I still can’t identify them from the picture.

    Living in Houston maybe you will be able to buy items much like you are enjoying but I have not been able to purchase the wonderful cheeses not to mention wines etc. It spoils you forever. I can’t image a foodie adventure!

    It would be wonderful to enjoy all the delicious food along with the ultra embellished tablescapes but who can really do this? Our tablescape parties are mostly staged and we have fun ‘playing in the dishes’ but not many people can prepare elaborate food and decorate lavishly.

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