Sunday, October 12, 2014

"Autumn Leaves" by Nat King Cole

I am thinking of Nat King Cole's version of "Autumn Leaves" as the inspiration for this tablescsape.
The velveteen orange  leaves placemat  is centered with an embossed leaf and acorn charger.
 A fortunate find of Olfaire's orange leafed dinner plates sets the mood of falling leaves. 
"Autumn Leaves turn red and gold" as the song lyrics exclaim. A coupe soup by The Victorian English Pottery is placed on top of the orange salad. 
 The matching napkin of orange leaves is encircled by the orange beaded napkin rings. The silverware with a clear orange handle complements the place setting. 
The goblet has fallen leaves floating above the orange stem.
In the full place setting each guest will see their name in the topiary ceramic pot.
 The details of the centerpiece include bright red apples and green ceramic pumpkins placed on the coordinating orange velvet leafed runner. 
The bronze mercury container is ringed with stainless steel and rope handles. The leaves and grasses fill the container.   
 Hot cinnamon sunset tea tastes wonderful on a chilly day.
Green and red votive candle holders
will be lit at dusk. The sun lights falls onto the tablescape.
The grape salt and pepper shakers may be used to season the soap and entrée.
A close up of the center piece shows the details of the fall bouquet.
The small tureen with hand painted hues will serve a cream sauce to be added to the squash soup.
The velvet pear and orange pumpkin encompass one of a pair of bronze mercury candle holders. The candle holders match the main centerpiece. 
 More lighting will be added with the metal tray holding the amber glass votive and a pair of clear candle holders with sage green candles.
 
Hope all of you enjoy the season as the Fall leaves turn.
 
 
I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 

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are some of my favorites and
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Surf, Sand, Shells, and Swim

"Sea of Love" by
Phil Phillips.(1959)
is the theme of this table setting.
From a sandy place far away we are treated to a table watched over by a pair of frogs. They were designed by Debby Lilly. 
The boy frog watches the beach for sharks thru his binoculars.
Boy and girl frogs have their sailboat near
so they can fish, find lobsters, or just
watch the seabirds.
A flickering candle is a small basket gives them light as darkness falls.



The lobster trap is covered with shells and nets from a earlier fishing trip.
The girl frog is safety conscience wearing her own life preserver. 
The boy is so concerned about distance threats he barely sees his female companion.



With a white place plate the blue shelled dish is
from Borallo Pinheiro.
Two close ups show the detail of the pattern. 

Here the over view shows the plate mat, plates, silver, and napkins.
A blue bottle also has a candle to help with the beach fun.
The view from the back shows the sea grass and shells on the beach.

The Silverware is Oneida Deluxe with a shell pattern.
The seagull just has fun watching the frogs.
This overview shows all the components in one photo 





As the frogs keep looking into the distance, they keep wondering where did our waiter go? The life challenges of being a frog on the beach. 

I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 

Rose Chintz Cottage,
Artful Affirmations,
Martha's Favorites
and
Bernideen's Tea Time,
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
 A Stroll thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps On The Porch,
 and
The Tablescaper
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!
 


 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Elegance on the 4th of July

Elegance is the theme of this 4th of July. 
If you could sit down with any President at this table who would it be?
Uncle Sam leads the parade waving the flag
as he rides on his penny-farthing,
or bone-shaker if you prefer. 
Sam welcomes you to celebrate
the 4th wearing the red, white, and blue
of the stars and stripes.
The red, white, and blue with a touch of gold encourages you to sit and partake in this special and festive date that gave us the freedom from the crown of the British Empire. This freedom will continue for our nation forever.
 This quilted red placemat is where
your place setting begins.
The addition of the scalloped golden place-plate adds a touch of glamor.
Royal Doulton's "Harlow"  found in a quaint Shoppe was immediately seen as the center of this July 4th tablescape.
This close-up shows the bright true white found only in bone china, and the flag blue makes the golden touch just pop.
The Le Stelle red and blue cut crystal represent the fireworks seen in the sky across the USA.
While the Boston Tea Party showed our feeling about taxes and the King, the taste of a good tea have always set well on the taste buds of our patriots. 
This teapot with its gold, blue and white came from England called "Rita". To serve us the best of the tea flavor.
As you peer onto this cup, image your favorite President from US history sipping tea next to you discussing the freedoms we all share.
A pot of tea symbolizes the friendship that all of us can share with the entire world if they will just try a taste of the USA.
Hope everyone has a great, fun and safe July 4th.
Remember the troops
that
safeguard our freedoms every day.


 I will be posting this on the following tea blogs;
 


Rose Chintz Cottage,

Artful Affirmations,
Martha's Favorites
and
Bernideen's Tea Time,
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
 A Stroll thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps On The Porch,
 and
The Tablescaper
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!