Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rural Scenes Tablescape


Just for fun last weekend, I decided to create a tablescape using the dishes on the dining room hutch. I imagined a table set for a casual lunch with our neighbors down the road.

My friend Diana found this plate at an estate sale and gave it to me for my birthday several years ago. I then went crazy trying to find more of this pattern! It is called "Rural Scenes" which was designed by Clarice Cliff for Royal Staffordshire.

I used a natural theme for this tablescape using twig placemats and worn wood candle holders, tray and containers for the paperwhites.

The napkins are French ticking.

The table is rough hewn teak--very rustic.


The pastoral scene on the plate is of woodsmen hard at work, with their wives and children watching. It is particularly endearing to me because my father was a lumberjack.

I love the border with the harvest tools and bee skep in brown transferware.


Looking through the pocket doors into the dining room.

Looking down the table toward the kitchen with all the candles aglow.

The candles all lit in the chandelier above.


The wall sconce.


More candlelight.

This pattern comes in mulberry, blue and red as well. I have the mulberry plates which are perfect for Easter.

The platter has a lovely pastoral scene of a man feeding chickens.

Another look at the hutch with the plates on display.

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to visit and see all the other participants and their beautiful tables.

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46 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wow, the dishes are lovely. The bulbs growing in the pot, the lavender in the confit pot, the table and chairs....country French gorgeous!
Susan

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I absolutely am suffering from a crush! I love everything; the hutch, the plates, the table, the bulbs, the centerpiece, the placemats... Everything. You really did a superb job putting this elegant and earthy table together. So beautifully done!
Yvonne

Sharlotte said...

Your tablescape is very warm and inviting. I love the rustic feeling, yet it's also elegant. Your dishes are gorgeous, as are your accessories. {I must admit, I also peeked around your room and ventured to your sidebar to see more.} Your home is just lovely! Nice large rooms, wonderful furnishing...dreamy! Thanks so much for sharing!
Sharlotte

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Absolutely lovely table. those dishes are stunning! Everything works great together.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh I just love this rustic look!

Megan Lee said...

I love how rustic your tablescape looks. The metal tray with mini candle votives, the metal pie molds, the burlap- love it all!!! Looks great together.

Kathysue said...

Wonderful!! Love the dishes and all the candlelight, you use a great mix of textures. Really enjoyed viewing this wonderful tablescape Kathysue

Sonia said...

Your dining room is beautiful and the tablescape is so rustic and inviting. I love the colors in the plates and the way you have coordinated with natural textures. I really like the large green vase and the candlesticks too! The hutch is such a great focal point..I like the way you incorporated a painting on the shelf along with the plates...that long candleholder is awesome!!
Nicely done!

Miss Bloomers

Lana Austin said...

This is absolutely stunning as always! This tablescape epitomizes what I always lovingly call "Rustic Lux" interiors, my favorite design oxymoron! And your sconces are TO DIE FOR! Hugs, Lana

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love lthe wonderful rustic look of your home, lovel the table and the wonderful dishes, so pretty...

Mimi said...

I would love to be your neighbor having lunch on those beautiful dishes! Your dining room is gorgeous!

Jeanette said...

Everything is beautiful but I really love your centerpiece. The dishes are incredible.

Jducks said...

Is the fun little candleholder with the key from the antique sale in the barn in Healdsburg that you visited in an earlier blog? Also, is there a story behind the beautiful sconce on the wall with the crystals dangling? Such a unique combo. Perfectly eclectic!

Dining Delight said...

I love your dining room and that candelier is fantastic! Your rustic tablescape is gorgeous! Such lovely scenes on the plates and nice they have special meaning to you.

DD

Becca said...

This is truly beautiful !! I'd love to pull up a chair here and "break bread" !! I also LOVE your candle chandie ... really sets the warm and inviting mood in there. Thanks for sharing. Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

Lori E said...

This is a great tablescape. I can't wait to see it with the flowers in bloom.

Lou Cinda said...

Okay, this has just blown my hair back girl! I LOVE this! The WHOLE setting...I love! The wooden tray in the middle of the table? I love it and everything on it!! Those candle holders? I want'em! The the binding around the candles with the tag and key? LOVE!!

Your eye for detail is impeccable! (Not sure if I spelled impeccable right, but you know what I mean)

Awesome!

Lou Cinda :)

Anonymous said...

The photos of your setting are just perfect. I feel as if I can reach out and pick up a plate, light a candle and inspect the bulbs for the first bloom!

How inspiring!

Mary
From Virginia

CIELO said...

you have a very lovely home, I love all your candles and candle holders/lamps, and that country hutch, and the center piece--so unique and pretty... a cozy feeling there too! Very nice. I have addeded you to our blog roll.... thanks for visiting the house in the roses... nice meeting you!

cielo

Celly B said...

So rustic, yet warm and pretty! The bulbs are a nice touch and pick up the green in the china! Such a beautiful pattern!

Maggie B said...

This is just my cup of tea! Lovely table & hutch and who doesn't love Clarice Cliff even when she does rustic?
The wooden tray with the candles is delightful.
~Maggie~

The Sewing Loft said...

I LOVE this room. It is perfect, when is lunch? :)

ellen b said...

I have always loved dishes with country scenes. They just call out to me. Your table is so lovely. You have beautiful spaces and accessories in your home. I love the perspective on your photos too! What a pleasure to visit here...

Kathysue said...

Hi, I had to come by and thank you for visiting my new post. I love your design aesthetics and I think you were right in naming it. I think I might say it is also just a touch of rustic elegance at its finest. You are on the cusp, that look is so in right now. Pottery barn has some great looks in this style, Thanks again, for coming by,Kathysue

Anita said...

Beautiful table...love the rustic but elegant look. Is that a metal 'ruffle' on your candleholders or a seperate piece that you used to enhance?

Barbara said...

I love the candle light. It is all so elegant.

Linda Q said...

Oh I am loving this. The view through the doors is nice!
Love it all, the candles, dinnerware, very nice.
You have a lovely home!
Linda

The Tablescaper said...

Those dishes are amazing. What a wonderful gift! Your home is absolutely beautiful as well. Thanks for th great visit.

- The Tablescaper

Sherry said...

I love that transferware. Everything is just lovely!

simchieinspires said...

Absolutely gorgeous and best so far for tonight.

Loving the earthy feelings. The eco touché give the whole bunch perfect tablescaping of this month.

TY for sharing.

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden...

Anonymous said...

Stunning. Truly a beautiful setting.

kayellen said...

Very pretty so nice to meet you~~~
love all the candles around the room...
Beautiful!

Nice to meet you,
Kay Ellen

Sylvia said...

Wow - love this post - gorgeous dishes, gorgeous decor - love it all.
Sylvia

Martha said...

A beautiful table and I LOVE that china!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are going to be so shocked to read this ...I LOVE IT! I'm running out of words for how much I love your home. Those plates are beautiful. Please come decorate my house. laurie

Cathy Miller said...

Oh, that suits my tastes perfectly. I absolutely adore your table and the candleabra is to die for...I want one! I am bookmarking your site to visit often and to show my hubby so he can figure out how to make me one!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely rustic setting and room!
We have many wineries here on the East End of Long Island.

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks like this one was a hit. I actually forgot about those gorgeous plates...I'll have to keep my eye out for more. The room is so warm & inviting. As others have said, I wish I was there. LOVE all the candlelight (you know me with candles). Great work.....Diana

Lynda said...

Just lovely!! Your attention to detail really makes for a great table.

Holly said...

Your tablescape is so fantastic. It is charming, rustic, elegant. It looks so inviting. Beautiful.

Holly @ 504 Main

Debbie said...

That was wonderful, I felt like I was there!~ Awesome photo's....

kim said...

What a beautiful room and table. I adore your style and what great furniture. I could sit in this room for hours. You have a beautiful home and how lucky to be in wine country. I want to visit there someday.

Rettabug said...

Delores, I'm just drooling over all your lovely pieces! What a fantastic room to get to play in, too.
The rough textured items make me want to reach out & touch them & the symmetry of the entire scene really appeals to my ♥. Spectacular TT!!!

fondly,
Rett

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

what a treat to have found your blog...

Madison Lane said...

I'm very, very late to this party, but so glad I found you. Your dining room is so lovely and cozy that I keep coming back to look. I am not typically drawn to this style, if it is one, but you have all the elements that make me want to pitch my dining room table and start over.
Do you have a name for the dishes?

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

I'm in love the room and the table -- you speak my language!

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