Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Tablescape!

First of all, I have disclaimer!! I took WAY too many photos! If you don't want to stay, I'll understand. I was SO excited that the weather was cooperating, the wind was not blowing a gale, the sun was shining.... I went overboard...I'm sorry, I hope it's ok...I'll shut up now. On to the tablescape! A huge thanks goes to Susan for faithfully hosting this event. She has allowed me a venue in which I can share my love for linens, glassware, dinnerware, and nearly everything else, with people that share the same love!! As a visual merchandiser, I get to play with a lot of fun stuff, but I have discovered, that it's much more fun playing with MY stuff! Be sure to visit Susan and all of the talent @ BNOTP!
Inspiration placemats came from Tuesday Morning, on clearance. I think these babies could go in many different directions. The direction I took was, well I'm not sure, If you think of a "name" leave it in the comment box! :)

I started bringing out the dishes and things, sitting them on the table and I thought it looked so pretty and the light was really nice...I started taking pictures.....*click*

(this is one of my favorites!)

I started setting the table...*click*

I was able to incorporate the pretty bottles I bought at Nell Hill's a few weeks ago, too.

Do those salad plates look familiar? I used the blue version in my "Ode to the Ocean" Tablescape. Those of you that commented that you bought the same plates at Pier 1, know that the set contained 2 blue and 2 green plates. The green was perfect with the placemats, and the silver related to the silverware. The Claremont dishes strike again! Little milk glass compotes with an apple complete the setting.

The basket cloche is from work, it's the same material that is around the bottles. It's some kind of limed wicker-or-something-or-another.....*click*

Candles, and a MG vase of Hydrangeas

Summer Causal
I used the Claremont napkin rings, no napkin folding this week!

Yep, still *clicking*!

Well, that is the end of another tablescape!

For those of you that stayed through all the pictures, Thank You!

Thank you for visiting!
Thank you again to Susan for hosting!



  1. Love the brown and green. All the lovely white dishes are so pretty. I really like the way you used the basket cloche with the apples. What a lovely tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  2. How clever you are. The green apple is just perfect with the design on your dishes.

  3. This was fun!
    Enjoyed your pictures for a Summer Tablescape.
    Aren't green apples a nice touch? Also your favorite picture is a nice one.

  4. Hi Michelle !
    I love a ton of pics - espcially when they are great ! Love the apple additio to tie in the green ! Love your dishes !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  5. Just beautiful. The picture with the close up of the bowl of apples is so well lit!

  6. All your pictures are beautiful. The green is sooo pretty with the white.

  7. Hi Michelle...thanks for stopping by my blog...and that you actually enjoyed my writing style...please stop back as I am filled with witty stories.. First...remember you can never take too many pictures...they were great, the tale was lovely but I really enjoyed seeing you use bits of Milk Glass....I have a pretty large collection and I love how you used the compote dishes for the apples....Sue.

  8. Wow!!! Michelle this is just gorgeous!!! Everything is so thoughtfully done!!! I love the wicker cloche is stunning and the bottles are beautiful!!! I am going to have to add those to my collection!!!

    This is such an amazing outdoor tablescape!!! I love it!!! Every detail is perfection!!! The green apples are a perfect touch!!! Wonderful!!!

    You are so right about the tablescaping!!! I love decorating and setting the table and just about anything to do with interiors!!! It is just my first time to join in on TT. It's funny that everyone thought I had never set the table before;)!!!


  9. It's beautiful & I loved each & every picture! ☺ Diane

  10. Love the placemat inspiration! That's how I put a table together too... I start with one thing and build off of it... so much fun! I love ALL your photos! Crisp and beautiful and I'm so happy your weather held!
    Have a good rest of the week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  11. Fabulous - love all the green and white, but your photography - oh, my goodness! Would you please come take my pics? Linda

  12. A beautiful table and don't you just love Nell Hill's -- I always find treasure there! And it wasn't too many pictures -- they were great!

  13. The color scheme is awesome. Love the tablscape you have put together.

  14. They were gorgeous...really!!

    Oh and a progressive dinner is several couples jumping from house to house for each course of a meal. So it's just a giant moving party of people taking turns eating at eachother's houses.

  15. Very cool. Modern never looked so elegant. Ahh..there's your style...Elegant Mod!

  16. Girl, you just go right ahead and click away because they were all gorgeous. I just took my time meandering through and enjoyed it all!
    Thanks for sharing! I gotta find me a wicker cloche!!! (hehehe)

  17. Gorgeous table! Love all the white with the touch of greens! Good job!

    Not too many pictures IMO...not too many at all!

  18. Love your table, especially all of your milk glass touches. I have one of those little milk glass bowls that you have at each setting. I might just have to put an apple in it too! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Those pictures could be in a magazine. I enjoyed everyone of them. I also loved the wicker cloche. It added another element of texture besides the milk glass. Lovely! Have a great day!

  20. Once again Michelle you created a gorgeous table!

    Kudos to you!

    Happy summer!

  21. Michelle, you really put a lot of work into this. Yes, it's perfection. You have the gift. I don't know who Nell Hill is, but I like her. The green apple in the milk glass? Way cool.

  22. Beautiful natural tablescape. It felt one with the outdoors. I loved it.

  23. This post looks like it was styled by Pottery Barn! So pretty and elegant. You hit the mark on this one, my dear!

  24. Your table is beautiful! :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

  25. I loved all your photos. I too am guilty of taking a lot. But it's so hard to choose which ones to use. Your table is fabulous. I loved everything. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

  26. Great post and in my opinion you can't ever have too many pictures.

    The tops plates with the cool, funky circles on them are my favorite. :)

  27. Beautiful alfresco summer tablescape! I love the photos where the shadows of the tree branches dance along the table! Makes it all so breezy and inviting! Your plates and placemats are adorable and I love the green GSmith apples! Loved all the photos!

    Thanks for sharing!


  28. There are never too many photos!! I love them!

    Your tablescape is fabulous!!

    I think I have the striped napkins, that match your place mats. Found them at Marshall's here at the lake.

  29. Oh Michelle-
    Everything is absolutely stunning.

    I am a milk glass fanatic, and I love the way the green apples look.

    Enjoyed visiting so much,


  30. Very pretty! Love the footed bowl on top of the Gibson plates..Very crisp!

  31. hello!

    i am just loving everything here -- your blog, your very cool table, your adorable pics. i am definitely adding you to my blog roll to keep up with all of your great things.


  32. Keep clicking girl you do a great job. Very nice pics~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  33. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the white dishes with just the touch of color from the placemats, apples and those darling plates. I think I'll make a stop by Pier 1 this weekend and see what treasures I can find. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Beautiful photos! Just a lovely setting!!

  35. Great photos and the table looks fabulous!!

  36. I love all of the photos! You get something different out of each shot. All of the basketry works so well with the setting. Come visit - The Tablescaper

  37. I love everything about this tablescape.
    I don't even know if I would want to put food out, because it's so beautiful.
    Absolutely lovely!

  38. Just scrolling through your blog and found's lovely- your visual merchandising talent certainly shows through- beautiful job!


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