Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday ~ August 20, 2009



It's so nice to see you today as we celebrate Tablescape Thursday. Please click the logo above to see all of this weeks amazing participants.
We're having a Veggie Dinner al fresco ~ we love to dine outdoors as often as possible, weather permitting.



I've set the little pale green bistro table for us in a casual way, please make yourself comfortable. :)



I was inspired to choose this theme from these square vegetable plates; each have a slightly different pattern ~ here is an example:


One of the dinner plates ~ all have the same borders of radish, but the centers vary.


And here are two of the salad plates ~





I found these dish towels at the dollar store and thought they would go nicely with our Vegetable table. :)




The bistro table is quite small, so I set the "center piece" off to the side.














I used the vintage French egg holder, placed vine tomatoes, and garlic heads in the cups. For the top, I cut herbs; basil and thyme along with some lavender from the garden and placed them in water, using a small green juice glass as a vase.
Really no cost at all, and all of the elements will be used later. :)





Thank you for coming by today! Please leave me a message if you are so inclined ~ I would love to come by your blog. :)

And a big bouquet of "Thank-yous" to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting us each week!


Here's a rundown of the elements I used in this tablescape:
Bistro Table & Chairs ~ Stonewall Kitchen (a couple of years ago)Placemats ~ Beds Bath & BeyondPlates ~ From a friend (either Ross, TJ Maxx or Homegoods I believe)Small Green Bowls ~ Portuguese; from TJ MaxxFlatware ~ Gourmet Settings; Handmade/crafted, pattern "Treble Clef"Sage Bubble Goblets ~ TargetFleur de Lis Water Glasses ~ Horchow/Neiman Marcus, and occasionally offered on amazon.comVegetable print towels/napkins ~ The Dollar StoreBeechwood Salt and Pepper Mills ~ by Peugeot at Williams-Sonoma, a few years ago
French Wire Egg Holder ~ Williams-Sonoma, many, many years ago








43 comments:

  1. Very pretty table. Don't you just love it when you find something that "inspires" a tablescape. Those cute little napkins go perfectly with the pretty veggie plates. Great job.
    D

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  2. This is an exceptionally pretty table! I'm partial to green so I love everything about this! I especially love your centerpiece, sounds so simple and looks so naturally elegant! Fabulous!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  3. What absolutely beautiful dishes, stemware and napkins. The entire tablescape is so pretty. I just love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Your tablescapes are always exceptional...
    Love all the elements, especially the centerpiece. Beautiful, I'm going to try to remember this one for future tablesettings.

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  5. Beautiful table, the colors are so fresh and pretty. I love your plates! They are whimsical and match the napkins perfectly!

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  6. Love those plates - and the napkins are a perfect compliment -- green is such a soul soothing color - what a clever centerpiece - and it's lovely. Looks like a dinner "made in the shade".

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful! I think of it as Fifi inspiration! WOW!

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  8. Hi Mari! What an adorable setting! I love your idea of putting veggies in the egg holder! I can't believe those DT are from the dollar store! Really beautiful, pictures too!
    Michelle

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  9. Found your blog through the Linky Party this week...and I love your off-center centerpiece! Very creative!

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  10. Love the table! It says summer. The centerpiece is adorable. Love those vege plates too.

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  11. I love everthing about your table. The dishes are wonderful... Please stop over for coffee... I also joined your blog today!!

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  12. Mari, what a cute cute table! How clever of you to put the tomatoes, garlic and herbs in the egg holder. LOVE THAT! And the dishes are adorable. How lucky you were to find the towels to match your theme!

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  13. Love your tablescape, but I'm laughing. I too bought those towels at the dollar store to use as napkins for my vegtable theme. I love those plates and the small green bowls are beautiful. Super centerpiece! Happy TT.
    - The Tablescaper

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  14. Everything looks wonderful and when I looked at the bottom of your post and saw where you shopped- I laughed.

    We love the same places!

    I am now a follower-
    Laura

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  15. Great table. Love your garden theme.

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  16. Hi Mari,
    Love your table. That's a great way to enjoy your vegies. Truly lovely table, love the dishes, love the centerpiece and love the setting.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
    Maryrose

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  17. A wonderful summery able. I love the plates and the flatware is amazing. The green glassware goes just perfect. I probably would've never thought of that egg holder to be used as a centerpiece like that. How clever.

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  18. Mari...this is just beautiful! Love your outdoor setting. Your china is so whimsical...what a fun tablesetting! I love your green glassware...gorgeous color! Your centerpiece is as pretty as any floral arrangement! Thanks for a delightful TT!
    Susan

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  19. Great plates...love the centerpiece and the napkins from the Dollar Store!

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  20. The vegetable plates are adorable! I love dining alfresco, but unfortunately its too hot here to enjoy meals out on our terrace. I'm ready for fall!
    Thanks for sharing this lovely tablescape.
    Hope to see you over at http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

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  21. Well, of course, you bought the egg holder many years ago..I want one now!! It makes a lovely and out of the ordinary centerpiece! Love the plates!

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  22. Fabulous bistro setting. Love the fdl glasses and the bubble glass goblets with you great color combinations. It's so crisp and very stunning. I'd be thrilled to be invited to dinner at that table.
    Happy Twirls

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  23. Very cute! It makes me just want to sit down and make myself at home! The garden is such a beautiful setting as well!

    Have a great week!

    Karyn

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  24. Love, love, love your veggie table! Those plates are wonderful with the different vegs on them. Your green stemware is beautiful. Terrific 'scape! Great pics!

    DD

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  25. Absolutely stunning and inviting! Love the plates!

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  26. What a charming table you have set!Your centrepiece is perfect.I love to eat outside too.

    Carolyn

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  27. I did eve's table today - this too would have been a perfect centerpiece for the garden of Eden, no?

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  28. Such a pretty table and the egg holder is brilliant with the garlic and tomato.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  29. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. Love those square plates. They are so unordinary--simply love them.

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  30. Dare I say I am LOVE with your egg holder centerpiece. I will now have to search to find one, it is so perfect. Everything, for that matter was perfect with this setting. Lovely!!

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  31. How pretty!
    The plates with the veggies, adorable..
    And the "napkins" from the dollar store? Who'd know!
    So healthy too, with all those veggies!
    Thanks for visiting, too!

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  32. I'm so glad you wrote where the pretty stemware came from. I was scrolling back looking, and there it was written clear as could be at the bottom. I LOVE that onion plate. And I LOVE that off to the side centerpiece. How creative is that! I am so enamored of outdoor settings. So the whole thing was just a big bag of eye candy, that thankfully, will not add bulk to my waistline!
    Brenda

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  33. What a lovely little outdoor table setting. I love your vegan dishes - too cute! Everything looks wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  34. WHAT a wonderful table! I love it ALL! The "napkins" are just perfect but I love the DISHES! Oh they are SOOOO pretty! Very creative centerpiece too, it all just made me hungry:):) Pinky

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  35. Mari I swear that I turn green with envy everytime I log on to your blog! I want a coffee table book compiled of your photos!!! Always so lovely!

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  36. Everything works beautifully together in this delightful outdoor setting of yours, Mari! Your artistry is evident in the elements you select and in how you arrange and photograph them. Very nicely done!

    Thank you for your visit and for the thoughtful, detailed comments. I appreciated the menu recommendation! I've been wanting Boeuf Bourguignon ever since I saw Julie & Julia! I wonder if beef sales have been up the past couple of weeks???

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  37. Just gorgeous!
    I would love to sit there and chat a while...looks so cool and inviting!
    Love the little green glasses!
    L~xo

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  38. What a wonderful use of color! I love what you did with the egg holder! The lighting is fabulous as well. Makes me want to sit down, relax and enjoy the meal:)

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  39. Great table setting. I just discovered your blog and have put it in my "favorites". In my brief peek, I like everything that I see!
    LOVE your banner.
    Brenda

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  40. Very pretty green tablescape!

    Katherine

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  41. Mari, you're an artist. What you've done is breathtakingly beautiful. I am completely in awe!!!

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  42. Every time I look at these posts I feel so inadequate and yet inspired at the same time.

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  43. Love this table and those plates are awesome girl...thanks for sharing...May you have a great weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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