Let There Be White ( ... and Silver) !

Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen is hosting Let There Be White, Part II, featuring all white tablescapes ~
Please click the logo below to be transported to Kathleen's blog.

Thank you for hosting us Kathleen.

Along with cooking, I love to play with dishes!
My home is now located in a heavily wooded forest area, and let me tell you, it takes a leap of faith to do a white table scape beneath a Douglas Fir tree which is frequented by the many, many birds (and squirrels) who visit our property.
Knock on wood, nary a "catastrophe" this time! :)

I went with a "Beachy" theme ~ all my life I've lived within an hour or so of the Pacific Ocean and beaches are dear to my heart.

Sources for most everything are listed at the bottom of the post.

Ahem, Ms. Kathleen...
I didn't get "the memo"... may I use "Silver" as my second color? :)

Along with cooking and playing with dishes, one of my other passions is gardening...
so to go along with the color scheme I just had to sneak in a shot of the rose "Sally Holmes".

Later, at dusk:

Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope you enjoyed our visit ~
please leave me a comment so I can come visit your blog, too.


Iron and Glass Table and Chairs ~ Vintage, from a local Antique Shop
Tablecloth and Napkins ~ "Bistro" 100% cotton, from Beds Baths & Beyond
Glassware ~ French; Perigord, wine glasses. Polish; Williams-Sonoma at Home
Stainless flatware ~ "Hotel" from Neiman-Marcus
Silver Soup Spoons ~ King Richard by Towle
Woven Chargers ~ Originally brown, I spray-painted white
Dinner and Salad plates ~ Gibson from Big Lots (placesettings for 6 ~$19.95 on sale!)
Shell Bowls ~ Portuguese from TJ Maxx (if I recall correctly)
"Mercury Glass" candle holders ~ Big Lots
Clear Glass "Tulip" Votive Holders ~ Big Lots
Soup Tureen ~ I've honestly forgotten, I've had it for nearly 25 years but possibly Macy's.


  1. Beautiful, Mari! And so elegant!!...Christine

  2. I was going to ask you about the white chargers until I saw your ending notes that you had spray-painted them! Great idea! Your white and silver table is stunning and elegant.

    Roses are a sad state here due to the Japenese Beetle invasion. I adore Sally.

  3. Hi Mari! White=Wow!! This is really wonderful and your photos are terrific! You do white very well!

  4. Fabulous with the white and silver mix! I wouldn't have thought of a beach theme with white but it looks great, so good with the starfish! Love the silver pillar candle holder trio! Beautiful photos too!


  5. I really like the white and silver together. Very nice. The outdoor setting is fabulous, too! Love the glassware...

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Those serving bowls are really lovely, as well as everything else.

  7. Beautiful! The candlelit table is my favorite!

  8. Ohsopretty Mary! I love w/ the lights:)

  9. Romantic, beautiful, stunning. Where exactly is this magical forest you live in? ;)

  10. This is gorgeous Mari! I love the silver mixed with the whites, it's like an enchanted table ready for a visit from some delightful fairies! Wonderful! Cindy

  11. Oh what a beautiful table! I had to giggle at your comment about the white in the woods -- yes indeed, you are a brave woman! By candle light this looks enchanting!

  12. Mari, Your tablescape is so beautiful and romantic looking. You are a lucky woman to have always lived within an hour of the a land-locked midwesterner I am in awe everytime I see it. I love your white chairs as much as your tablesetting they are so pretty and feminine but what I love the most in this post is seeing it in the dark with the candles lit...Romantic with a capital R!

  13. Mari, this is absolutely breathtaking! I love the table setting and those chairs are fabulous. Lovely location, too!

    I did a little editing thing, similar to your last photo, to one of my photos, for Barb's Rooster Party. I love yours!! Wouldn't that make a beautiful note card?!

  14. I just got some woven chargers like those @ a thrift store...I wasn't sure if I wanted to dye them or paint them white. Seeing your's helped me decide to paint them white...they look great.

    Your whole table is stunning...absolutely stunning! Love that night-time shot!

  15. Oh, Mari, your table is magical. And your lovely garden is the perfect setting. Love the star fish and the shell bowls. You have such a wonderful way of combining elements into a perfect picture.

    Yes, the birds were kind. I know that's not always the case.

  16. What a gorgeous setting. It looks like a fairytale. I love your tablescape also, the white and silver are so pretty together and your accessories are beautiful. Lovely table. Hugs, Marty

  17. Mari-Absolute elegance! This is a gorgeous table in a gorgeous setting! Every detail is perfect. I love that soup tureen and could kick myself for not buying the mercury candle holders when I saw them myself!

  18. What a beautiful tablescape ... and the setting is fantastic, too! Love those chair backs.

  19. Spectacular looks like a magical table for a princess and her prince!

  20. Lovely tablescape Mari. And the chairs set things off perfectly. I love that soup tureen (even if you can't remember where it's from!).
    - The Tablescaper

  21. Well, for not getting the memo you did a fabulous job! It looks wonderful, and I wondered where you found white mats like that! I hope you didn't paint them white just for this!
    I am so glad the critters co operated!
    Beautiful table, candlesticks are gorgeous..
    Thanks for joining the party!

  22. Kathleen, I didn't get the memo ;-Þ

    Mari, that romantic setting is one I've seen often...if only in my dreams. Simply spectacular.

  23. Hello Mari...

    My friend, it's always such a treat and a pleasure to visit your fabulous tablescapes!!! I just adore the white and elegant! Love, love, LOVE the big mercury glass candleholders...they make such a fabulous statement on this table!!! Beautiful place settings!!! Ohhh...and I love that soup's gorgeous!!! Well my friend, I don't think you could ask for a more beautiful setting for this tablescape...your little forest in the background is so beautiful!!! It really just makes this lovely table all the more magical!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us today!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    PS...your photos are exquisite!!! I especially enjoyed the night scenes!!!

  24. Beautiful tablescape, and your tureen is just gorgeous! The evening pictures look so romantic.

  25. Wow, you have the artist's eye. Each tablesetting that I have seen of yours looks like a three dimensional work of art. Exquisitely done!

  26. Mari, exquisite! Love the white and silver combination, and the setting is just perfect. The table dusk is just so romantic. Love those chairs. As always, beautiful photos!

  27. Beautiful! Please feel free to invite me over to dinner anytime.

  28. Mari, this is just a beautiful setting. Makes me feel calm and peaceful all over! :)

  29. Gorgeous Mari! The lighting at both times is so amazing! Can I come to the party?:)

  30. This is one stunningly beautiful table, and so romantic! It only needs white-gloved, tuxedoed waiters!

  31. What a beautiful table! I love the way you have created such a romantic setting with the silver and white. King Richard is my silver pattern, I did a double take when I saw it.
    Paula ~ Mise en scène / Elizabeth Lane

  32. mariii, I'm delighted!!
    I don't have any of those beutiful things you have...and anyway wouldn't been able put anything so beautiful together!
    but one thing we have in common!!!
    the rose!!
    I too, have a fantastic bush of Sally Holmes!!
    I'm very plesased..makes me feel good!:)

  33. I have never seen a more beautiful table....
    I'm your newest follower.


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