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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shabby Chic Winter

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Welcome to my shabby chic winter table!

 

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…I decided to…

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…embrace it’s whiteness!

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The elegance of this white orchid…

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…in contrast to the unpolished silver.

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The fine linen napkin juxtaposed against the burlap like napkin.

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Clear glass against…

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… layers of textures of white.

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The icy cold winter…

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…and the warmth of your home.

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The contemporary edge of the plate and the vintage silver slotted

spoon.

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The crisp white of the individual casseroles…

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…and the coarse willow of the beverage carrier.

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The clean lines of the mercury glass candlestick holders…

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…and intricacies of the antique servers.

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My scrunchy  throw once again appears as a table cloth.

 

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- The Tablescaper

40 comments:

Pat said...

Oh how I love this table! Every element is gorgeous!

bj said...

This is one of the most beautiful and elegant tables I've ever seen.

Kathleen said...

Lovely! Those dishes are wonderful. The tablecloth gives it so much texture, and those mercury candlesticks go so well with it all.

Entertaining Women said...

First, I like your new header, and I miss the Williams-Sonoma Orleans Toile. Second, the scrunchy throw is a complete winner! It sets the tone for your whole table beautifully. I'm always a fan of tables of contrast...this one is skillfully composed...needs a table of contents (That doesn't really mean anything...I just like the way it worked with "table of contrasts.) Thank you for sharing yet another gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Oh so beautiful as usual! Love the layering of your white plates, the tablescloth is a real beauty and the silver pieces are stunning...Christine

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful and exciting table! I love all the contrasts and textures with the white!

Marlis said...

I love the contrasts. The snow out the window is a perfect backdrop. I love your table.. texture, shine and the perfect color!

Dining Delight said...

We still have SO MUCH snow that I'm happy to see someone else "embracing" winter (it just seems way too early to think about spring with all the melting that's got to happen first!) Your tablescape is lovely and that tablecloth makes the perfect backdrop for the winter/snow theme!

DD

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady !!!I do love your Tablescapes so Beautiful !!
I hope you can come see the one I put on tonight. xxoo
Diane

Nancy said...

I agree with everyone...this is one of the prettiest tables ever. I love the contrasting patterns and mix of texture. It's all exquisite.

Do you mind me asking where you got your burlap napkins? Too cute!

Nancy

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm still in love with the "scrunchy" tablecloth!!! It just lends such great texture and drama to the table! It's great!!! Everything is so pretty, and I love those individual casseroles! I think it's always such a nice treat for guests to have those at their place setting. Makes them feel extra special! Glad to see you continuing to embrace the frigid weather. We've had some really nice weather here the last week or so, but it's all coming to an end in a few hours. We'll be digging out...again! :-( I'll have to channel your spirit to wrap my head around more snow! Have a great week!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

My dear friend,I have missed you! YOur table is so beautiful! Creamy and dreamy and full of texture.
I just love that tablecloth... especially with the white theme.
White can be very tricky, but this is white done right. Wonderful.
Yvonne

Meredith said...

What a beautiful table. I love all the textures and shades of white...really stunning!

Betty said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I love your winter white. I love to visit your blog and joining in on Seasonal Sundays.
xo
Betty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Love the wintery shabby chic look!
Great dishes too!
Cindy

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Ooouu! I love the depth this tablescape has with the tablecloth you used. It really makes all the other textures on the dishes just come alive! Beautiful!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous! Such lovely combinations of silver and dishes. Your individual casseroles are adorable.
Your close-ups are perfect and show the different patterns and designs...I've come to expect inspiration and charm with your tablescapes, and am never disappointed!

Mary said...

Love the elegance and simplicity of an all white table.Beautiful!

Tricia said...

Wonderful contrasts on this table -- and all the wonderful texture adds so much interest to a neutral table. I also enjoyed seeing your snow through the windows!

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi there!! This week's tablescape is a lesson in textures--starting with that wonderful throw you are using. I always learn something from you, and today is no exception. The winter white is great, and those individual casseroles are darling. All of the candleholders work so well together, and I love love the vintage and burlap napkins! Thanks for your visit and kind comments!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous table setting! I love the tablecloth.

I hope you will stop by and visit the linky party I am hosting. There are prizes!

On Crooked Creek said...

Tablescaper,
I adore the ethereal undertones of this (Shabby) Chic tablescape! So elegant. The contrast were understated and serene, yet absolutely stunning. Thank you for this embrace to winter table setting!
Fondly,
Pat

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

As always your table is gorgeous and so full of inspiration.
hugs ~lynne~

Sarah said...

Every detail is wonderful. Of course you know I'm enjoying a peek at your MOP and silver pieces. Love all the texture you've used on this table. Layers of white are always inspiration for me. Beautiful table! ~ Sarah

Barbara said...

Oh, I always love a white table. I am hopelessly drawn to white dinnerware and must stop buying it. I love that you used that throw for a cloth. It is perfect. The bits of silver and mercury glass are just so wonderful with the white. It will now be impossible to resist those napkin holders a minute longer. I will just tell my husband that you are a bad influence. :)

Andrea (Softer Side of Me) said...

You have managed to capture the warmth of winter. The different textiles and whites are absolutely dreamy and just blends well with the seating and decor of the room (and yes, with the snow covered ground outside.)So elegant! Love the servers and yes, that throw! Thank you for sharing your shabby chic winter theme tablescape and your visits and sweet comments! Andrea

Sweetladyelaine said...

This is a very, very pretty table! I love the white and silver...It is all so beautiful and again I love that tablecloth!
Thank you for sharing...
Blessings My Friend,

Marigene said...

What an unusual mix of textures...best of all it works. Very pretty, A.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is fabulous! The scrunchy throw is perfect with the china. The addition of the silver and those great napkin rings makes this one of my favorites. laurie

Dianne said...

So perfect with all the snow. I love the throw and especially love the antique servers. Beautiful table.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is so pretty...elegant and yet simple. The throw makes such an interesting statement and I love what the texture does with the dishes. Very, very pretty!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Warm, cozy, inviting and oh so Pretty!!! I love this table!
Thank you again for joining me for Friday Pretties. You add such PRETTY every week.
Have a Wonderful Weekend,
Joyce

Mrs. Serendipity said...

Oh - I love your creamy white on white table and I see white snow peeking out the window!!! Will be cold here in Southern California over the next few days. brrrr

Have a great weekend! Mrs. S

Scribbler said...

Your layers of texture make this one of the most visually appealing tables I have ever seen and I am bookmarking it so I can look again!

Brenda Kula said...

So beautiful! I adore that flatware.
Brenda

Lindy said...

I love, love, love all the white. Your table is gorgeous as always!!!

SavannahGranny said...

I love this tablescape. and I absolutely adore the white dinnerware and the scrunchy tablecloth. I want one!! Thank you for this awesome beauty and serenity of winter for the memories. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Ginger

Lady Katherine said...

What can I say! I just love it all!

Vintage Home said...

You keep out doing yourself!...I have the server set too!....maybe I should post my silver ! You are inspiring!...I love the bottle holder...wicker!hmmm
so much to see ..Thanks for sharing!

Vintage Home said...

You keep out doing yourself!...Thanks for inspiring...I have the Server set & I love the bottle holder!