Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Still Life Tablescape


I have always been drawn to still life paintings, especially ones that depict both fruit and flowers together. This Vernon Kilns plate is a great example. It's called "Fruitdale."

I set the table with French elements, like the Provencal place mats, napkins and grain sack runner.....

.....and this antique French confit pot as a centerpiece. I found this pot in Houston and hand carried it on the plane home!

The flowers are yellow and white Gerbera Daisies and Sunflowers.

Little clay pots of herbs compliment the rustic setting.


These glasses compliment the colors in the plate. The bowl is light green, the stem purple, and the bottom is amber.

The teapot to this pattern is quite lovely with the little flower on the lid.



Faux bamboo silverware adds to the overall French theme.

This built in hutch is adjacent to the table.

One of my favorite still life paintings of fruit and flowers leans against the back. A rustic French bowl holds various grapes.

Moving the bowl next to the confit pot, I tried to create my own still life.

Daylight is fading.

The candles are lit.

Voila! Still Life With Fruit and Flowers!

It's Tablescape Thursday again! I'm linking up to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

I'm also linking up to Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

On Saturday, I'm linking up to Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday. Be sure to visit these three blogs to see what the other participants are featuring.

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46 comments:

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Bea-U-ti-ful! What was served? I'm sure even a grilled cheese sandwich would taste like heaven with this table scape. Love.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Looking at this tablescape I felt like I was on a vacation. How pretty! You did a super wonderful job.

Hugs,
Joanne

Sharing with Sherri said...

Love it all Delores, especially the Fruitdale dishware! Very cozy, cheerful, and charming looking!!

Sherri:)

Lana said...

I am in love with the antique pot you've utilized for your centerpiece! I also always love the amazing diversity of textures you incorporate into your design work!!! Lovely!

Hugs, Lana

MariaPar said...

Hallo Dolores ! You have got wonderful house.
Greetings from Poland
MariaPar

Creations By Cindy said...

I am in love with your tablescape! It is all so pretty. My kind of colors too! Be blessed. Cindy

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

So french, I love it!

kim said...

Delores, beautimous as always! I love that confit pot you brought home. What I am especially loving is the old rustic table and banquette with cushions. You have such pretty pieces on your hutch.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am just in love with it all. Your table is gorgeous, such a lovely area and the tablescape is stunning. Love the dishes, linens and the wonderful pottery. YOur hutch is breathtaking. I really like the way you have it decorated. So pretty. I could just move in and be totally happy. Hugs, Marty

Splurgie said...

I love the colors in the plates ... so vibrant to go with the centerpiece flowers. I love your whole table.

Liseylew said...

Is that a little french cofit pot?? I absolutely adore those!! someday... :)

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

you do everything so beautifully, i always know i will leave happy from here~

Johanna said...

Hi Delores, you made the sunshine in my heart and it is the sun of provence, wich I adore so much. All is so perfect. The centerpiece, the burlapp underneath, the chargers and this pretty dishes. I just love it.
Greetings, Johanna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! You did a great job creating a still life.

The-Countrypolitan said...

Your setting is so warm and inviting... I can just imagine the great food and engaging conversations to go along with it...

Dining Delight said...

Love the rustic yet polished feel of this 'scape! The colour combo is terrific. That vase is gorgeous and with the flowers you've chosen, perfect for your table! The stemware is another great choice!
DD

Kathysue said...

Delores I am literally drooling. Everything about this table is perfection to me. I know I keep saying Oh this is my favorite, but this is truly my favorite to date. The cofit pot is on a someday list for myself so that just took it over the top. I love, love still lifes and the hutch!! Well, where do I begin without sounding toooo over the top. I just love it all!! I want to sit there and have coffee and just look at all your lovelies, Kathysue

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

This is fabulous! I love all the rich color and the rustic style. Just gorgeous!

The Tablescaper said...

Just beautiful. Love those plates!

- The Tablescaper

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Everything's pretty. Hard to choose the one I like. Hmmm... can't choose...love every piece.

Happy TT...

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I love French rustic tablescapes! It goes so well with the California lifestyle, n'est-ce pas?

Tricia said...

SO gorgeous and inviting! I love that dish pattern, and those stemmed glasses are so pretty and unusual. I'll bet they're versatile, too, with all those colors. Your photos are fit for a magazine!

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, Delores! I love the centerpiece, flowers in the confit pot...perfect for your rustic setting.

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a stunning setting, every element is just gorgeous. Love the burlap with all the French accessories. The plates are just amazing!
Come by for a visit when you can,
Debra

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Delores, I LOVE this! Have I ever been here that I didn't love what you did? I think not. I want that confit pot, and I want this dining nook. How filled with charm and beauty all of it is! Those plates are wonderful, and your still life on the table is perfect with them. Of course, I love the French patterns and the burlap runner. You amaze me! So glad you will be linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

Susan said...

Your still life is gorgeous. I love the sunflowers!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I have said it before....beautiful table settings and the photos are just perfection! Oh, how I want to pull up a seat!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous table Delores. Loved all the photos!

French-Kissed said...

Was strolling thru your beautiful post feeling so at home with this wonderful French country setting and then I saw your adorable little cow topped butter dish...I have one just like it! I feel like I could just move right in to either one of your gorgeous and inviting homes. Have a lovely weekend.

~jermaine~

AshTreeCottage said...

What a sunny and happy table setting! So very charming!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I think your table is perfection!! I love French Country style. The pot is amazing! I can see why you hand carried it home!

Lara Harris said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh so frenchy! LOVE the napkins and placemats...so Provencal! Happy weekend...Debbie

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

What a GORGEOUS table setting! Thanks for stopping by my Alice in Wonderland Tea Party last week (I'm a little behind on my blog reading...) Your fishing tablescape last week was inspiring, I have loved those plates for a long time and the placemats - Perfection!

Best wishes,
Tammy

the vintage wren said...

Gorgeous, finally someone else who loves color like me. It seems like everyone is on the all white kick, but your style is right up my alley. I'm so glad you found my blog, and that in turn I have found yours. Your table setting is beautiful...lots of inspiration. I can't wait to read more, and I'm so glad that you like my living room, a little validation is always nice. Take Care, Carrie

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

My goodness your tablescape is stunning, I love the pot, just gorgeous! You are so talented! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by my blog!
Take care
Kristin

Kathy said...

Blog surfing on a Friday evening...stumbled upon your charming site....following now...K

Scribbler said...

Your setting looks like a painting -- it's that perfect.

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Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

This is breathtaking. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Cheers,
Lia

Sherry said...

I love your French table. My favorite thing is that coffee pot, Wow! I would have carried that home too. How beautiful the whole table is. You have captured it perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

24 Corners said...

I'm so happy that you stopped by 24C...it's wonderful to have new visitors (and followers - thank you!).
I love your built-in hutch...we also did built-ins in the dining room and I think they give a home so much character...I love the hardware also, so nice.
Well your post somehow had me feeling like it was summer...maybe it was the sunflowers, just beautiful and the table setting was so warm and cozy!
Have a great weekend...
Jessica

Kathleen said...

That looks beautiful.the dishes are so pretty..It looks very warm and cozy!

Bonnie said...

You are most definitely a talented designer! All your designs are so impressive. I would hand carry the antique confit pot too. It is beautiful! I love your majolica in your hutch.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is such a pretty table!! I love those plate chargers! They add so much to the whole look!

Anonymous said...

Everything on your site is so beautiful. You have exquisite taste! I especially love the glasses, would you mind sharing who makes them?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your confit pot~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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