Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tablescape Thursday~Breakfast at Tiffany's~



The inspiration for this week's tablescape was the yellow tulips, courtesy of Trader Joe's. Originally, I had another set of blue dishes for this week's tablescape however when I sat the tulips on the apple green toile runner, I knew this was it. Let's take a look around and see what makes this tablescape perfect for breakfast.
The foundation for the table is a white tablecloth layered with an apple green toile runner.
The table runner adds color without being overdone. It works because the green in the runner is repeated in the green leaves of the tulips. I placed two of the place settings on the toile runner and the other two on the white tablecloth to add visual interest to the tablescape.
A side view of the table.
I love candles for eating, no matter what the time of day. It always makes the meal seem more relaxed and more enjoyable.

I used my white Spode fine bone china as the base and added a cream colored linen coaster. The linen coaster is embroidered and just beautiful. I thought it was a pretty monochromatic touch. My initial is not really "A" however when I found these at Home Goods, there were only a few initials left so I chose the prettiest one. I would love to have some made for my home. The crystal water goblets are, "Lenox Monroe" and the flatware is Lunt, "Hillsboro" pattern.

For this tablescape, I used my depression glass candle holders; the pattern name is, "Candlewick" by Imperial Glass. Technically, it's not really a depression glass per se however it is often grouped in that category and is referred to as such. I purchased these around ten years ago at Far Out in the Country Antique Fair, because I liked the pattern. I use them in my bathroom when I take a bath, always by candlelight. I never knew the pattern name until this weekend, when I visited an antique shop in my area. They actually have clear dinner plates and dishes in this pattern. I really like it.
Perhaps most interesting is how they photograph. The light from my chandelier catches the detailing on the base making it appear as if they light up. I love this photo.

I used white and cream for this tablescape. The tablecloth, china and taper candles are white and the linen napkins and votive candles are cream. The crystal water goblets have a gold rim around them which repeat the yellow from the tulips.

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Another view of the linen napkins.

A view of the candle holders.
I hope you enjoyed this week's tablescape. Please make sure to visit other beautiful tablescape's at Susan's blog, "Between Naps on the Porch".
Note: I am a Professional Organizer and Home Stager. My business name is, "Dream Organizers" and my motto is, "Keep it simple. Get organized. Make it beautiful."

24 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

what a simple, elegant and beautiful tablescape! There is lots of beauty in understatement and simplicity.

I recognize that pattern as it was my grandmother's pattern. I handed it down to my oldest stepdaughter.

Katy said...

Lovley tablescape! I adore your toile table runner! Lovely way to base all the pretty pieces of tableware. Beautiful centerpiece too, I adore tulips!

Check out the give away on my blog! Thanks for sharing your tablescape! ~Katy *(Plucky)

Martha said...

A beautiful elegant table -- love the tulips.

ellen b said...

I love how the bases of those candlesticks seem to be lighted! Fabulous. This is such an elegant, lovely table...

prof en retraite said...

Beautiful tablescape...simply elegant! I love the effect of the light on the candle sticks!! Just gorgeous!...Debbie

Kathleen Ellis said...

Simply and beautifully elegant!!!
;-D

xinex said...

So simple and yet so elegant! Love that runner with the very subtle green in it....Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Another beautiful tablescape -- a very elegant breakfast at Tiffany's -- I have a little bit of that same hobnail glass.

Kammy said...

So pretty and quaint ! Lovely setting - I love your round table!
The tulips are so fresh ! You are
wonderful with your descriptions !
Thanks for sharing and Hugs ~ Kammy

Joyce said...

The green runner is so pretty. Thanks again for another week of sharing with me.
Joyce

Chandy said...

Beautiful table! Lovely dishes! Great share for today!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

What a beautiful tablescape. It is so elegant. Yet, it's not over the top. I love things with clean lines. This definately fits the bill. The colors are so serene. I love the tablerunner. Just perfect!

LdyDy said...

Absolutely beautiful table! Very elegent and the china is perfect!!

Raggedy Girl said...

Happy Table Scape Thursday!

I am stopping by to visit From Between Naps on The Porch and your Spring table scape is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

from Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

You and my mother must have gotten together on those lovely yellow tulips! Love the green toile runner.

mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

Your table is so elegant. I really like the embroidered linen coasters and depression glass candle holders-very charming. :O)

Janie's World said...

Your table is so soft and beautiful! I love your toile runner, it is paired beautifully with the tulips. Everyone should have white dishes, they are so perfect, they go with everything.

Robin said...

Breakfast at Tiffany's is so right. I look at your tablescape and I think of the magical beauty of a stand of perfect pearls.

Hope your day is beautiful.....

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Ooo! I love your tres chic table! So elegant and classicly beautiful. Love those white dishes! White is my fav! You probably know that though :-)
This is one of my favorites this week. Kudos!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Elegant, beautiful, serene -- just what a lovely table should be. So beautiful. You have exceptionally gorgeous pieces, from the china to the flatware -- just spectacular. Nice table, very inviting and chic.
Cass

French-Kissed said...

That is just amazing the way the base of the candle sticks seem to light up in the photography. I have a plate in this style and I cannot wait to see if does the same magic trick for me. Your breakfast table is soft, serene and elegant. Beautifully done!

honeysuckle said...

Your table always looks so lovely. How do you have the time to do it? Thanks for sharing!

Libby Murphy said...

So soft and lovely. . . I too like the monograms. They say in the South we either shoot it or monogram it so there you go. Also there is a guy here who has a machine that has monogramed a lot of stuff for me including napkins. You could use your initials and emblelish it up to your preference.
You have great ideas and I hope your son is doing ok. I think of you often.
Happy Twirls

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Gorgeous, understated elegance. I love this look ~ it's absolutely beautiful!

The runner, tulips, fine china, (and I would also gladly take an 'A' for a monogram, even though it is not mine, either!) Perfection.

I'm a Candlewick fan, too. :)

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