Imagine my surprise when a package was delivered last week from April Cornell. They have been following my blog and especially my tablescapes and asked if I would like to do tablescape with April Cornell linens. Are you kidding? I have been a fan of her linens for years and have many tablecloths, napkins and tea towels in my collection. I immediately said YES!
When I opened the package I thought "Oh boy, this is going to be fun!" They were so kind to send me this floral square breakfast cloth in their "Music" pattern, along with their four "Picnic Plaid" placemats to layer.
I knew right away which plates I would use and where to create my tablescape. I set my vintage round table under the arbor which is perfect for the "Picnic" linens.
These plates work perfectly with the tablecloth. It's almost like they were made for each other!
They are vintage and are made by Royal Doulton in the "Pomeroy" pattern.
I found the little bread plate at an estate sale years ago and then became obsessed with finding the rest of the set! I now have eight place settings including a few serving pieces.
A green crocheted charger pulls it all together, along with red handled cutlery and April Cornell napkins from my own collection.
The centerpiece is a simple ivy ball in a perfectly aged clay pot.
Stemware is a recent find from TJ Maxx which I featured previously for my Still Life Tablescape here. Thanks to my friend Maureen and sister-in-law Mary, I now have 12 of these fun little goblets!
Looking through the arbor in the morning...
Looking through the arbor in late afternoon....
and the view after dark.
Also in my package from April Cornell was this gorgeous tea towel that they suggested as a giveaway! What a great idea!
Isn't it adorable? So, for my first giveaway, here is what to do to win this lovely "Bless This Home" tea towel:
- Become a follower of Vignette Design, leave a comment and ask to be entered.
- Or, if you are already a follower, leave a comment letting me know, and to be entered.
- For an extra entry, mention Vignette Design and my give away on your blog. Be sure to let me know.
- You may also become a Vignette Design Facebook fan for an extra entry too. Just be sure to let me know! See my Facebook button on my sidebar....
It's that simple! As a bonus, I am also giving away a bottle of our own Arabian Family olive oil with the April Cornell tea towel. You can read about our oil here!
This contest will end at midnight, May 29th (my anniversary!). I will announce the winner after that.
April Cornell is giving Vignette Design readers an exclusive coupon code for an extra 10% off of her merchandise. All you need to do is visit her online store here, and mention "PICNIC" at the checkout portion when purchasing.
She also has a blog! Check it out here.
I'm linking up to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, as well as Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. Also on Friday, I'm linking up to Claudia at Dipty Road for Friday Finding Beauty. On Saturday, it's my weekly visit to my friend Laurie's place at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday because April Cornell linens have always been one of my favorite things ever! Thanks ladies for hosting.
A special thanks to April Cornell for the beautiful tablecloth, placemats and tea towel!
The contest is also linked up to Kim at The Twice Remembered Cottage for the 4th Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway. For more giveaways, please visit!
Woweeeeee!!! Oh I've never wanted to win a giveaway more than this Delores! I think most of all because it comes from the amazing Vignette Designer herself!!! Oh please count me in. Now shute, does the fact that I'm near the first to comment lessen my chances here? Ha! JK.
Gonna blog about this too and then go check out their website!
Thanks again for hosting this amazing giveaway Delores!
Here is the link for my post on your giveaway.
You and I have so much the same taste in dishes. Pomeroy is one of my favorites. I haven't started collecting it yet...but I want to! I don't come across it often but isn't it just gorgeous! Your table is, as always, stunning! Love every detail!
I love April Cornell!! What a beautiful table cloth! Your Pomeroy china is lovely...my Aunt has the same plates.
I am a follower so count me in!!
Fabulous setting Delores! April Cornell chose the perfect person to showcase their items. And yes, you picked the perfect dishes and setting to compliment the linens. Thank you for the inspiration.
Lovely tablescape on a lovely place. Very nice. I like the special green of the chargers. They gave the table a spirit of peace.
Love all your gorgeous pics. I'm a new follower!
oh, you lucky girl!!! That is beautiful!! And what a lovely table you set!! I am a new follower now!! Please enter me into your giveaway!! I'll be back!!
Kim sent me over, so I'll thank her for pointing me in your direction!
How lucky you are to receive this lovely package from April. I love her linens and more so, love your dishes!! Just gorgeous!! And all sitting on a quaint table under an arbor. It doesn't get any better than that!!
Please enter me in the giveaway for the tea towel. I am a follower!
Hi Delores, The linens and your dishes are beautiful. I would love to try your olive oil...please enter me. I am already a follower!
I am a follower and would love that wonderful towel.
Your tablescape is so beautiful. The dishes were made for the linens.
Delores, how lucky are you. What beautiful linens and love your table setting in such a beautiful spot. You know I am a follower.
I would love the towel and your tablescape is beautiful. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog and am now a follower.
Your table is lovely! I love the linens with the china. Just gorgeous! The setting makes it perfect. I am a follower. I would to enter.
What a pretty setting! Even a glass of water would be special sitting there.
Absolutely stunning! And I love the giveaway! Plus, my family almost exclusively uses olive oil for our oil of choice!!! I am a brand-new follower!
jeanette from www.sweetjeanette.com
Oh what a beautiful tablescape!! I love this tablecloth...may have to put it on my shopping list! Please include me in the giveaway!
I've been a follower for quite some time.
I can truly understand why April Cornell would ask you to set the table for them. You did such a beautiful job! The linens, the dishes, and the setting are stunning!
Your table is absolutely perfect. The outdoor "room" is lovely. April Cornell makes such lovely items for the table. I would love to win the tea towel.
Beautiful tablesetting! I love the plaid and floral, and those pretty new goblets! The Ivy centerpiece is so fantastic too! Please enter me in the giveaway, I am already a follwer and will add your giveaway to my blog and add you to follow on facebook too! Thanks!
So Pretty! I absolutely love April Cornell. You have a great place to show it in full glory!
Sweet pickles and chocolate
The first picture opened up & I immediately thought "Delores always has such LUSCIOUS colors in her tablescapes!" (Mine seem so bland in comparison.)
Then I got down to the setting & totally took my breath away! What a gorgeous location to enjoy a meal.
How pretty the plaid looks with that vibrant floral tablecloth! Your Royal Doulton plates are exquisite & pick up the colors beautifully. With all the color & patterns going on you were wise to use the simple yet classic ivy in the clay pot. I have some I need to transplant very soon.
I just love everything about this whole scene! *sigh*
p.s. I'm a follower. I didn't know you were on FB...will have to go see. Thanks for the chance to win that lovely tea towel.
so beautiful... they were no fools to track you down, you are always suburb in your selections, the epitome of perfect style! i so enjoy all you share...
Okay, this is absolutely, perfectly beautiful. I started trying to pick out the things that I like best and I kept going and going. I should, therefore say, "this is ALL absolutely, perfectly beautiful!" What a wonderful place to spend time with friends!
Oh my goodness -- I expect them to contact you for their next catalog! This is all done to perfection! Count me in for your lovely give a way -- I'm a follower too.
I don't know if you felt "pressured" to come up with a terrific tablescape to show off the free April Cornell tablecloth and placemats but...you certainly did it! You chose all the right dishes and accessories. The ivy as the centerpiece really makes a nice contrast. As well, the setting is fabulous!
Very festive! I'm happy for you that you got these beautiful linens. They are perfect with your china and goblets!
Happy Tablescape Thursday!
What a stunning tablescape.
BEAUTIFUL Delores! I'm following...please count me in the contest!
This is my favorite table that you have done, Delores...I ♥♥♥ everything about it!
The crocheted chargers are adorable! I love the colors of the linens and the way they work with your china. Very pretty!
I'm a follower, and I love April Cornell. I also love Olive Oil. Please enter me into the contest! Thanks. thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com
Delores, I feel proud of myself, because I predicted the popularity of your blog! How cool is that? Congratulations! Your table looks gorgeous. I do love that china pattern, and the A.C. linens are perfect with it. You can make anything look wonderful! laurie
The setting for your lovely table is a perfect place to put a table donned with April Cornel linens! The colors are so happy and your transferware couldn't compliment the tablecloth and placemats any better!
It was lovely of April Cornel to sponsor this pretty giveaway.
Please count me in for the giveaway- I have been a follower for awhile now!
Delores, your table is just stunning! I'm ready to sit down for brunch! I love the plaid placemats with the floral tablecloth. The ivy in the clay pot tops it all off. Just beautiful in your outdoor setting. I'm a new follower so please count me in.
Please enter me to win! Too sweet -- and I'd LOVE to taste the olive oil!
Your tablescape is beautiful as always, and I can't think of a better spokesperson for April Cornell's linens than you!
I've been a follower for a long time, and now that I know you have a fan page, I'm off to add it to my FB!
Oh you lucky girl. I am soooo envious. That linen is fabulous, the color and pattern is just fantastic and boy, would it look great in my kitchen! (but, boo hoo, you got it instead of me!! Well, you deserve it!) The tablescape is so colorful and inviting, I'd love to sit there under the arbor - what a peaceful setting.
Love the plates, and the goblets (glad you got the rest of them!), and the flatware. All perfect.
I'm a follower, of course - please count me in for the giveaway!
Heidi - Heart and Home
Beatifful table! the linens are woderful and the dishes are gorgeous!
Please enter me in the giveaway1 I am a follower!
And I signed up as a fan on facebook!
Please enter me in your awesome giveaway! I just became a follower of your blog. I love it!
Your tables settings are beautiful! am really enjoying your blog. I just became a fan of yours on facebook too.
Okay, Ms. Vignette Design, you have got to stop! This is way too much prettiness for me to handle! And the arbor? I'm in love!
This is such a pretty tablescape. I love those dishes and just looked them up on Ebay.
You are so lucky to have gotten those beautiful table lines.
I'm a follower. Please enter me in your giveaway.
I love everything, but especially the tablecloth and the vintage Royal Doulton pieces! I have some wedding ones that you have now inspired me to get out soon!
I too have always loved April Cornell products....stepping into one of their stores is a true feast for the eyes when it comes to colors and pattern. I'd love to win anything by them! Please enter me. Toni F.
Hello sweet friend! Oh my heavens this tablescape is simply divine and I mean divine! Wowee I adore the patterns the reds and greens and I love your choice of plates. I just signed up to be a follower ( i thought i already was)Any hoo, stop by and say hi, i am giving away a sweet handmade pillow!
Hi! Great tablescape! GORGEOUS and fun at the same time! My daughter's name is April....does that give me extra points in this contest???? xoxoxo Jenny
She sent those linens to the absolute perfect place ~ you've created such a gorgeous table with them and your own pieces. It's so inviting and the color combination is fantastic. Love the AM & PM photos. Wonderful how lighting changes the mood but definitely not how gorgeous it all is together.
I just found your blog from Kim's blog.. I am a new follower on your blog..
Your tablescape is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to see something as beautiful inside my arbor in the morning!
I'd love to have my name entered in your beautiful giveaway.. Thank you so much.
Its all beautiful Dolores. The linens are exquisite, the dishes are perfect as well as the location. I love the color palette, its all very inviting. Good for you for linking to all these parties. The more people see it the better. Its a keeper. Thanks for sharing.
Count me in! I've been blog-browsing for a couple of years. How have I missed you?
I just became a follower. Count me in again!
... and again - I'm now one of your Facebook fans!
Gorgeous, girl!! I love all those nice cheery colors. I also love the placing of your table!! You can enter moi!
Hello ~ Kim sent me over and she is right ~ it is really really lovely. Your table scape is so fresh and ready for spring! I am looking forward to checking out the April C blog, as well!
PS: I'm following!
Absolutely beautiful! Please enter me. I am already a follower. Would love to know where you got your crocheted chargers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, it's just beautiful!
I am also your newest follower!
New follower...found you from Between Naps on the Porch! Gorgeous tablescape...and who doesn't love some April Cornell?
I am now a follower. Please sign me up for your giveaway!
What a beautiful tablescape! I love all the linens! What a lucky girl you were! I'm adding myself as a follower.
I am a follower! Please pick me! This is a wonderful giveaway, isn't it amazing how people find you on the internet! I love the table scape.
If you get a chance hop over and take a peek at my blog www.thepolkadotcloset.blogscape.com
What a wonderful giveway! Your blog is lovely too. So fun to find another SF Peninsula blogger.
Wow! It is a beautiful table you have set-I love the April Cornell linens and the setting.
That table is gorgeous. Your dishes and April Cornell linens..perfect! I am a follower!
I am also a Facebook follower!
Oh and Yes please enter me in your giveaway!!
Those plates and green chargers are AMAZING!!! I am now a facebook fan too!
I am a new follower, please enter me in your giveaway...
OK picture info and link on my sidebar on my blog, please do come by and enter my giveaway as well....I know I have been to your blog before, your table looks amazing!
I'm a huge April Cornell fan and I must say you found the perfect dishes for those linens. Just beautiful!
- The Tablescaper
The setting for your tablescape is breathtaking, Delores. Your dishes are so pretty and you are right, they go so well with the tablecloth. And I love your crocheted chargers. I am follower! I also have a giveaway. Stop by to sign up when you have a chance....Christine
Delores!! what a stunning tablescape! I am crossing everything crossable to win! :)
If you get a chance would love for you to link again to our Friday Finding beauty... you would be a gorgeous participant for sure!
Love the archways too!
Well, Dayum...are they smart or what?? Yours is the best place to showcase the beuaty of their product! I LOVE April Cornell...was so sad when their local store closed down :(
I don't know what I would be more excited to win...the tablecloth and napkins and tea towel...or your hand pressed oil!
I adore your Royal Daulton you don't see it much around these parts. The table cloth is beautiful and would look stunning at my table. I may have to spring for one. My Red and cream Spode would made a striking match.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~
Oh yes, have a mentioned how I love your header? I am a follower too so please enterr me in your giveaway.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~
I have been coming back again and again to enjoy this lovely tablescape! It is so bright and cheerful, and I love those April Cornell linens. Please enter my name in your giveaway. I am a follower.
What a magnificent tablescape. Such a lovely surprise to find that gorgeous tablecloth as a gift. Your garden setting is magnificent.
Your tablescapes are gorgeous and I'm not at all surprised that you got a package from that company! I'm a new follower and will be catching up with your blog posts in the near future, and I know that I'll be so excited! Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway!
Beautiful tablescape and what a fun surprise!
Now this was a gorgeous tablescape!! the linens you recieved were just fantastic and I am so partial to red and green!!
And your china is charming.
I would love to be entered in this giveaway and I have been a follower for some time now!!
How incredibly beautiful. It's perfect in that garden setting. Your dishes are just the thing and I can see why you wanted a whole set. I love the glassware. Great post.
Delores, I have a surprise for you. Please drop by and take a look at my recent post.
I am outside the USA so probably can't enter the give away of that gorgeous towel, but just wanted to let you know i follow you on the blog and facebook and very happy to have found you. That tablescape is probably the most gorgeous i saw and so inspiring. Will browse your other tablescapes! Thanks for sharing :)
Fabulous tablescape! I love the linens - so colorful. Your china and stemware looks great with it!
Oh my gosh...your table is stunning!!! That looks like such a great place to sit and relax!
I love Arpil Cornell things! I still have a tablesquare that I bought there in the 80s or early 90s!
I was in awe over yur outside tablescape. I just recently discovered all these wonderful blogging sites. I would like to be entered for your give-away. I am addicted already!!
I have recently discovered your blog and I am a fan. I so enjoyed catching up with all of your posts. Your home and style are very beautiful and very enjoyable to ponder. I don't have a blog. I guess you would call me a "lurker"? Your home in the wine country is beautiful and your views are superb. Love the tablescape with April Cornell linens. The Red and Green together are stunning!
Of course I would love the Tea towel and your wonderful Olive oil. Can you enter me?
Beautiful tablescape. Love the mix of pattern and texture - not to mention the colors are among my favorites. The tea towel is precious so of course I'd like a chance for it. I signed on as a follower and a fan. Two entries, please?
Delores, very deserving. You have such artistry and I loved this tablescape you created! It's stunning!
I am a new follower, please enter me in your giveaway...
I am a new follower. I love your arbor and the tablescape is fabulous. Can't wait to come vack and visit at my leisure and savor each picture. Thanks for entering me.
What a great giveaway, Delores. I love it!
I am a follower.
Please add my name to the hat.
How lovely to sit under your arbor and enjoy this lovely setting. Your table is gorgeous with all the colorful layers. The crochet chargers are a great idea and add wonderful color and texture to the April Cornell linens. April Cornell is a favorite designer here at HFTS. I'd be thrilled to be entered in the give away of that darling tea towel. I've been a follower for a long time.
Thank you ~ Sarah
You were so wise to do a simple centerpiece for this table. So pretty. You and Susan are the tablescape Queen's.
Absolute perfection! Three of my favorites, red, green and April Cornell, combined exquisitely. Congratulations!
WOW...your tablescape is Awesome! Perfect color combination and your Arbor setting puts it over the top! I am doing the "Happy Dance" that I found your blog today...of couse, I am enjoying all the posts...YOU are amazing and so talented...thank you for sharing with us!! Please enter me in the giveaway for the adorable tea towel. I am going to add you to my facebook as well!!
You set that table so beautifully! What wonderful colors..I love the crocheted mats!
what a beautiful vignette of your artistic touch...lovely blog! verbena cottage
I just discovered your blog. Love it, love it! Please enter me in your giveaway.
Oh my gosh. I love the design. I'm a big fan of greens and reds and your tablescape was just lovely. Really lovely. Thanks for sharing. I'm a follower, by the way.
What an amazing tablescape!!! I love the tea towel as well! I am a follower!!
Be sure to stop over at my giveaway and enter!
~angela @ peonypatch
This tablescape is beautiful! I love the linens ~ just my colors. I would love to have the opportunity to win the tea towel and the olive oil! I'm a follower ~
I'm on Facebook too!
How nice to be sent all those goodies for a tablescape. And the tea towel for the giveaway is worthy of framing (which is what I would do if I was lucky enough to win).
Smiles from a new follower~
I became a fan on facebook (Marilyn Hughes).
I just became of follower of your delightful blog. Please enter me in your giveaway. I wish I had a venue like yours to set up a beautiful outdoor table.
I'm a new follower of your blog Please enter me in your giveaway. I look forward to getting to know you.
I'm also a fan on FB
Wow! That is absolutely breathtaking. I especially enjoyed the view through the arbor, the close-ups and the view after dark which makes it a very romantic place. The gorgeous colors and how they tied in with the tea towel . . . well, someone has very exquisite taste indeed!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway and can't wait to see the rest of your creations.
I love your arbor with the beautiful lushness to it.... and oh please add me to your generous give-away! I'm so glad the winds of fantasy brought me here this morning.... ;)
Love your blog--found by way of Acanthus and Acorn today and immediately became a follower. Thank you for such wonderful ideas and please add me to your give-away. Thanks
What an adorable give away and I like your blog too! Take care, Mary :O)
Wow...what a beautiful table setting. Gorgeous...count me in please.
April Cornell! My heart sighed when I read that name. I have been a fan for a very, very long time. The linens are absolutely beautiful. Your setting is so perfect and inviting.! I'd love to win your Cottage Charm Giveaway!
Please check out mine as well!
Becoming a follower too!
You made my day!
what a lovely table and what an overall gorgeous setting the arbor the candles everything...I so want to be sitting there sipping wine!
Thanks for the opportunity.
Aah April Cornell, such a lovely Vignette Design, Dolores! I'm a new follower and would love to win that beautiful tea towel.
Oh, nice towel! I would like to be entered please :) I am a follower :)
I "like" you on facebook as well as Michael Xp :)
Please include me in your giveaway and I now follow your beautiful blog
I also love April Cornell! Their home wares and clothing are fabulous...I am a new follower of
your blog via Google Friend Connect.
Many thanks to you...
I "Like" you on Facebook.
Again, many thanks!
Your dinnerware is just exquisite! I would love to win the beatiful tea towel!
Deborah in NC
I am your new follower - #337!
Deborah in NC
I am now following you on Facebook - fan #73!
Deborah in NC
I am now following and very happy about it.
I am now a follower too!!! Please enter me into the April Cornell giveaway. Linda LMH_A@Hotmail.com
I'm a new follower. Would you please enter me into the contest? Thank you!
thevanandthecart AT gmail DOT com
What a gorgeous table scape! Love the dishes. I follow you. Thank you for offering the tea towel. ; )
This is a beautiful table scape! The linens are amazing, colors, plates, stemware are all gorgeous as well. Please enter my name in the giveaway! Thanks.
Smiles and blessings,
Am a new follower as well. I also am having a giveaway, I invite you to come enter and become a follower! and hopefully a friend.
Smiles and Blessings,
...how * scape-tabulous ** WTG... awesome.. thanks for the opportunity..
My friend, this table is absolutely gorgeous and what a lovely place...under your beautiful arbor! I love the April Cornell table linens and you're absolutely right about those pretty dishes being so perfect! Love, love, LOVE IT!!!
I would love a chance to win that pretty tea towel! I have been a very happy follower of your delightful blog for sometime now! Thank you, Delories...and also a thank you to April Cornell for offering the pretty tea towel!
Chari @Happy To Design
Thank you for a chance to win this lovely tea towel! Your blog and photos are just fabulous!
What beautiful dishes! And a lovely giveaway! I'm a new follower, please enter me!
I'm a new FB fan!
I have been enjoying being an email subscriber to your lovely blog.
I am a collector of dishes and linens.
So it has been a treat to see your beautiful dishes in your table scape with April Cornell linens. Please enter me, in your first giveaway.
My kitchen needs a pick me up.
Enjoy your 28th wedding celebration.
Wow! I so want to come eat at your place!
I'm a new follower. Please enter me in the giveaway. What a beautiful blog!
OH!! Please enter me, this is just STUNNING!! XXOO, Damaris
April Cornell must be so pleased with your fabulous table setting!
The vintage plates are exquisite.
I follow your blog and I wish to win your tea towel.:-)
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your fan on FB. Ľubica Kotmániková
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Sign me up! Even if I probably am the last one to enter....I'm already a fan and facebook fan. xoxo Nancy
LOVE this! So beautiful under your arbor...the whole setting is just lovely! I love the colors and your china. April Cornell makes the most beautiful linens!
I'm a fairly new blogger, discovered you through another bloggers page, and adore yours! I just recently started collecting some April Cornell linens myself! What a wonderful gift from them and obviously they chose well, since you created such a fabulous table setting with their linens. Those dishes are fabulous! Your photography is wonderful, and you certainly have a talent for decorating both indoors and out! Cheers from Traverse City, Michigan
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