Wednesday, March 9, 2011

In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

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For this week’s tablescape, I decided to incorporate a March theme.


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This year, March…


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…came in like a lamb, so we best be preparing for it to…


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…go out like a lion.


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Today’s lunch consisted of…


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…butternut squash soup in my lion head bowls from Target and…


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…a delicious salad with blue cheese, walnuts, and…


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…thinly sliced pears.


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Mini lion’s head bowls (also from Target) hold a few pieces of bread.


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A glass of chardonnay completes the meal. I love how the wine

appears rose` with the reflection of the sofa.


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The actual flatware (Ross Simon’s years ago) mimics the antique

flatware displayed on the tray.


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The Bon Appetit plates are from Crate and Barrel.


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The charger was from Christmas Tree Shop, the napkin ring from the Pottery Barn outlet and the cool tray was a gift from my brother Bill and sister-in-law Jean.


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The Villeroy and Bach glass finished off the bistro look! Hope it’s a tame lion.


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      35 comments:

      Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

      Fun, great table! Lovin' the lion's head bowls! I'm hoping for a calm second half of March too:@)

      Patti said...

      You never cease to amaze me! Everything is always so beautful and you present it so nicely!

      Debbie said...

      I always enjoy seeing the lion's head bowls. Love the bon appetit plates from C & B! I am hoping March calms down a bit. We had over 18" of snow on Monday!

      Kathleen said...

      I hope it gets warmer than it was today!

      Very clever, lamb and lion's head bowls.
      Love that napkin!

      Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

      Great themed tablescape! Ilove the lion head bowls! I can't believe they came form Target. They are very upscale. Black and white looks so upscale... I did a black and white tablescape too!
      I hope the lamb will turn up soon... it is freezing here!
      Beautiful as usual!
      Yvonne

      carolinajewel said...

      Great idea with the lion and the lamb! Love your table!

      Alycia Nichols said...

      March came in like a hyena around here. Don't know how else to express that! :-) What a pretty vignette with so many wonderful details! That salad looks like something out of a magazine...very appetizing! Love the napkin ring! I hope the remainder of your month is peaceful and quiet like a lamb...or the tame lion you refer to!

      Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

      Great theme table! I always enjoy seeing that flatware... :-)

      Pat said...

      Beautiful!! I had no idea Tarjay had those bowls!

      Great looking table!

      A Perfect Setting said...

      Those bowls are adorable, wish I'd seen them at Target! And I love the bit of glitter on the lions. Your photography is truly amazing. This was such a neat idea, so creative and beautiful. Loved it all!! We are still hoping the lamb will be here soon. Until then, stay warm and dry!!

      ellen b. said...

      I really enjoyed your theme and your table!

      Entertaining Women said...

      Oh man...I used to order a great tomato bisque in a restaurant that used those lions head individual soups, and I always thought that they would be so great to have...I had no idea that they were available at Target! Am I too late to even go look? I'll give it a try anyway. The china lamb is so special. As always, I love every single element in your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

      Miss Char said...

      Too funny, we used the same plates and a soup for lunch this week. I love your theme what a great way to compliment your table. Thanks so much for sharing.

      Mrs. Serendipity said...

      A beautiful table and the lunch looks pretty yummy too! I won't share our So Cal weather with you! lol Let's just say I was gazing (a few too many times) out of the office window today. I hope warm spring days are heading your way very soon! Mrs. S

      Sarah said...

      The March wind has been roaring here. Fun table and I'd love to be sitting down to that soup and salad for dinner tonight. You are serving one of my favorite salads. ~ Sarah

      Beth said...

      Love your dinnerware, napkin rings and flatware! The food looks great too!
      Blessings, Beth

      Marigene said...

      Fun table...love the lion head tureen. You must have a better Target than the ones around here as I haven't seen those bowls there.

      Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

      Love your sweet lamb -- and those wonderful Lion's head bowls! I've never seen those at Target. Wish they would get them again. What a cute post and that salad looks so yummy!

      Mrs. Serendipity said...

      Beautiful table and your lunch looks pretty yummy too! You always set such a great table. Love those C & B dishes.
      I won't share with you what our So. Cal weather forcast is going to be for the rest of the week but I can say that I was caught gazing out of my work window a few (too many) times today. lol

      Hope that warm sunny days are coming your way very soon! Mrs. S

      Tess said...

      Oh boy...what a great table. Love your flatware!! But I hope your weather prediction isn't all that accurate.

      Your soup looks wonderful and warm. We just had 18 inches of snow in upstate.

      Rachel said...

      Your In Like A Lion Out Like a Lamb Tablescape is so clever! I want to dive into your squash soup- YUMMMMM!!!! Everything looks scrumptious!!!
      Visiting from Tablescape Thursday!
      ~Rachel @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

      Shel said...

      Everything is so beautifully arranged and boy! that food looks great...you've given me some inspiration for dinner tonight.
      Have a blessed day!
      Shel

      Carol at Serendipity said...

      What a lovely setting. I love the plates and the flatware! Just wonderful looking food. Your settings are always just wonderful.

      Carol

      Gatsbys Gardens said...

      Great setting! How come I never see any bowls like this at Target?

      Eileen

      Mary said...

      Now that, is some clever tablescape.Lunch looks scrumptious too!

      lulumusing said...

      Perfect, just enough detail and interesting people and a wonderful meal. Mind if I come to lunch with the lamb and the lion?

      the cape on the corner said...

      first of all, love rufus wainright singing hallelujah! that was a suprise. and second, i wish this was my lunch today. we're supposed to get 4 inches of rain here today, the perfect day for soup!

      Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

      Lovely themed tablescape, as always! Your flatware is fabulous...Oh, and I must make that salad!

      Mindy @ The Howell Blessings said...

      What a great spin on an old saying! Loved it all. You've got my wheels turning for another tablescape!

      Miss Mindy @The Howell Blessings

      Barbara said...

      I hope for your sake it doesn't go out like a Lion! :)
      But nonetheless, your tablescape will fit either way! How cute is that lamb?

      we three dogs and me said...

      Very inviting setting love the unusual bowl's Soup looks yummy. We too are having crummy weather. My back yard looks like a small lake.yuck more plants drowned.

      Phyllis said...

      You are so creative in every way! I adore the "lamb and lion" theme for your tablescape......great idea! The lion soup bowls are just darling, and would such fun to use. Thanks for sharing your deliciously served lunch with us.

      Babs said...

      Oh, that looks delicious!! Your lion and lamb theme is lovely and creative and the black and white color way is so unexpected. Great tablescape. Have a nice Friday.

      FABBY'S LIVING said...

      Great table and yummy! It made me want to have that soup in the little lion heads bowls, I bought those in my local supermarket years ago, for $1 each so I have 12... and we adore tomato soup with a hot cheese sandwich! Your Bon Appetit plates are great with the bowls.
      Beautiful as usual! Have a nice weekend.
      FABBY

      xinex said...

      Beautiful photos and nice presentation!...Christine