Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Leafy Tablescape

Thursdays are fun aren't they? Tablescape Thursday that is!
This event is hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
Be sure to visit her and all the other tablescapers!

This week I'm using my everyday dinnerware and featuring a couple of purchases that I made during my day trip to Nell Hill's in Kansas City.

It looked like it was going to rain all day today, so I stayed indoors, but I think this would look great outside!

Here's the Stuff...

My dinnerware might be from the Dollar Tree but I purchased it because it looked so similar to a set I liked at Pottery Barn.
The white dinnerware originally from IKEA, I found at the GW

The leaf plates are one of the purchases at Nell Hill's...I think they are so pretty...two was all I could squeeze into the budget...:)

The salt cellars are a recent purchase at Macy's

I bought these iced tea glasses at Nell Hill's too...Pretty!!

The linens I'm using are from Target.

Let's set the table!!

I'm using my sea grass chargers that are proving themselves very the texture!

The top bowl is perfect for cereal and ice cream, the next one I love for pasta

For a simple centerpiece, I'm using two bottles with orchids and kiwi vine, little modern white planters with maiden hair fern and of course candles

I used vintage paper around inexpensive the look.

I love this serving piece. It was Justin's Nana's

As you can see, I use my eat in kitchen as a dining room! It's pretty small here at my house! My time for a large house will come...when I'm rich and famous. :)

Where's my wide angle lens!?!

It's probably with my big house...

Thank you for visiting! I hope you like looking at the pictures as much as I love taking them!

Thank you Susan for hosting!


  1. I love how you've mixed and matched all your pieces. It made a lovely table. I'm also gawking at your pretty china cabinet. Everything is displayed so nicely. I love your milk glass pieces paired with that vibrant apple green. Thanks for sharing and giving inspiration. Happy TT to you!

  2. I love how simple, yet how elegant, your center piece is. Wonderful job of melding all the pieces.

  3. This looks like it came right out of a magazine.
    It is such a peaceful (can dishes be peaceful???) tablesetting. -The kind of table where you would want to linger well after the meal is over.

  4. Thank you for sharing! I love the tablesetting! The votives are too cute!

  5. That's the most beautiful "eat-in-kitchen" I've ever seen. I love that your tablescape really fits in with your decor. The hutch in the background is amazing.

  6. it looks so earthy and it.

  7. Your table is definitely one of my favorites this week! The colors, dishes and details really speak to me. Love what you did with the paper around votive candles. Great job!

  8. Hi Michelle,
    Everything is so lovely on your table. You really put things together in a pleasing way. The room is great, too! Love the china hutch!

  9. I love the color combination and the textures you chose.

    The vintage paper wrapped votives are too cool!

  10. GM Michelle, girl you do set a pretty table...just so beautiful my it all..May you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  11. Blessings to you.
    Wonderful pictures of your table setting.
    Fun to see what you've done.
    Enjoy the ideas.


  12. Hi Michelle.
    Honestly, I just can not get over how gorgeous your table scapes are. Always captivating!

  13. Tres chic. Especially love the tall bottles for the centerpiece. Fantastic table!


  14. Perfection!!! Another bonafide success!!! I love the simplicity of this tablescape!!! It has such clean lines without being boring!!! Your choice of centerpiece is wonderful...I love the addition of the ferns!!! The dishes are gorgeous!!! I all!!!


  15. OOOOOH girl, This scape is a beauty... everything flows so nicely, my fav. are the votives you wrapped in paper!!! How stinkin cute is that I ask you!!!! Saw those tiny little leaf dishes too, almost bought cute! xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  16. Hi there, Michelle,
    I knew at first glance I was going to like this one! Earth colors really appeal to me, and (agreeing with Blue Creek Home) the overall look is very tranquil and soothing. You always do a great job with the photography, and the candlelight really sets the mood. The flatware looks interesting. Great job ... looking forward to your next post!
    Your pal,

  17. Lovely! Looks so comfortable! Inviting!

  18. This is all so very pretty! Love the earth tones! Very serene.

    Great job!


  19. First of all I was completely distracted by the hutch in the background. Lovely.
    Secondly pretty as it all is I am in serious like with the deviled egg plate. I have looked high and low around here for one. I will have to do the ebay thing I guess.

  20. Lovely table..very peaceful colors..

  21. Everything is absolutely beautiful. When you mentioned Nell Hill's I wanted to squeal- I want to go there some day!


  22. So beautiful. The dishware, the tablescape, the flowers, the candles, all so beautiful.
    And how wonderful to have a family treasure to highlight.
    Most important, your home looks well-loved.

  23. What a beautiful and classy table, Michelle...just delightful. I love all your dishes and you just have a great way of bringing it all together. Love it!

  24. Oh, Michelle! Your table is stupendous! I love it all! Your dishes are so elegant and I adore those leaf plates. I would just love to visit that store! Your colors are so peaceful and calming. Aren't you the smartest one covering the little votives with the paper? I love that! Your dining room looks so pretty! Just love this!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  25. Wow, your tablescape looks fantastic! I love ALL of your dishes. I can't imagine what you spent on the Ikea dishes at Goodwill. They're practically free at Ikea!! Great finds!

  26. First, thank you soooooooo incredibly much for adding la maison et le jardin to your blog list. i'm honored.

    Second...WHAT a beautiful display - one can tell a ton of love and creativity has gone into this table scape.

    Third...have a great vacation!


  27. Wow! I don't know where to start. I love so much of it. The dishes are great, the newsprint on the votives...fab idea. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Gorgeous Pictures! I love the small votives! :)

  29. Your setting is absolutely beautiful. The small votives are so sweet. You have a real flair for setting a beautiful tablescape. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week.



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