The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. - James A. Michener

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hot Summer Setting












Credit must be given to Delores from Vignette Design...I borrowed her idea of using the Mason's Apple Basket plate for the middle dinner plate (white & green plate)...it blends well and is the right green. Check out her blog vignettedesign@blogspot.com ...
Placemats, napkins, willow hurricane candleholders from Williams Sonoma. Bordallo Pinheiro leaf plates. Ajka crystal flute.

29 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful, beautiful table! I love the warm colors too. Beautiful placemats and napkins!!

Dining Delight said...

Great title for your blog!! Looks like you are a newbie but certainly not by the table you set! It is nicely balanced and the colour combo is terrific. I like how the woven texture on the hurricanes compliments the chargers. Looking forward to seeing more from you! I'm proud to be a follower!

DD

Jacqueline said...

Love your blog header picture. I am from Utah too, so it is nice to see another Utah girl. I think I have only done 4 or 5 tablescapes so far. My blog is only 2 months old, but I really have enjoyed this new pasttime too so I understand. Now, just where to put everything!!!

vignette design said...

Hi Sharon,
Thanks for the credit! Hey, I have everyone of those dishes! The salads, the chargers and of course the Mason's plates! Welcome to blogland! If there is anything I can do to help, please email me. You are going to love blogging! --Delores

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lots of fun color, and I love your napkin rings!

Table Escapes said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments & encouragement!! It makes me feel very welcome.

PAT said...

Gorgeous table. Wonderful blog idea. Love the table.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your table is beautiful! I love everything on it! I recently purchased the same PB placemats and napkin rings and have been loving them I'm new to this blogging too but have been watching the "masters" do their tables for a few months now! I would like to be your newest follower and learn along with you! Linda

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Lovely table! Those linens are fantastic, and I love the way you've layered those different plates to add interest. The centerpiece is perfect for this table!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Forgot to add that I have those same vintage green glasses -- aren't they great? I looked them up and think they are Hocking for Fire King's Burple (weird name!) in forest green.

xinex said...

So beautiful! Love your farm table and everything on it. Very elegant. I like all the layering....Chtistine

Johanna said...

Sharon,
your table just make my heart beat faster. What an amazing design have your placemats and napkins. Whow! This vibrant red (in the fabrics) and green (of the crytal) reminds me to rubies and emaralds in a precious gem. Really outstanding and I love that the chargers, flatware and the wonderfull dishes, too. All is really perfect. I am a new follower of your blog.
Greetings, Johanna

Barbara said...

Oh, this is such a lovely table! I love the color scheme. The layering of those pretty dishes is just perfect, especially with the chargers.

Debbie said...

OK, first, I'm crazy about your dishes. They are so colorful and unique. The whole table is just plain lovely and VERY much my taste. (The taste in my head, anyway. grin.)

Love it.

Fatima Santos Silva said...

HI, your tablescape is gorgeous! Your dishes are wonderful!Hugs,Fatima-Scrapart

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love your summer setting. Very pretty and well-coordinated.

once in a blue moon... said...

great looking tables, love the textures and colors~

Entertaining Women said...

I'm saving your tablescape in my resource file. You and I share a number of the same items. I'm an advocate of layering plates, too. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Sailing Simply said...

Gorgeous table! I am in love with your pretty linens! I also love those candle holders too, and the flatware, and those green goblets. What can I say, I absolutely love your whole setting!

GrannySue said...

Your table is beautiful. Everything is such a treat for the eye and makes a really inviting table.

Sharlotte said...

What a beautiful table! I love the colors, everything looks so warm and inviting! Great centerpiece, love the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing and being such an inspiration!
Sharlotte

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

Very NICE! Welcome to blogging....I am looking forward to your future tablescapes. LOVE the flutes! Vicci

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, Sharon.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Lovely -- you've mixed and matched and blended beautifully.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Love love love! This table is just stunning! I have several of the same elements...I may have to copy;)!

Just beautiful!

Enjoy!
Cathy

I have soooo enjoyed my visit here!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Sharon!
Love your tablescape! The champagnes are gorgeous...I'll have a refill, please! ;)
Love your beautiful layers of china...and those napkins and placemats are beautiful! These are all the colors I most love...warm and inviting!
XO
Susan

Myrt said...

AWESOME blog -- great first post -- and TONS of comments. WAY TO GO, sis!

Kathy said...

Stunning. Love the colors and layering.

Kate Dickerson said...

I love how you layer textures, colors and patterns. This is one of my favorites!