Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuscan Inspired Tablescape


My inspiration for this table setting came from yardage of a beautiful Italian furnishing fabric that I found in the closet. The previous owners who had lived in Italy left it behind. I have plans to make pillows out of it someday. But for today, it is a "tablecloth."

Designed by Enrico Perroni, there was just enough fabric to cover the table.
I love all the oranges and yellows in this stylized print.

The print also reminds me of Tuscany, which is probably where the fabric was purchased.

The yellow lattice patterned dinner plates work perfectly with the print. The Portuguese majolica salad plates pick up the green rim.



I noticed the colors in the fabric were even repeated in my striped drapes!


Outside, looking in.

Inside, looking out.

The light is fading....time to light the candles.





I've been thinking of Tuscany a lot lately.
#2 Son is leaving a month from today to spend his fall semester studying in Florence.
This tablescape is getting me in the mood for when we visit him in October!

Dinner plates: Pfaltzgraff
Salad plates: Bordallo Pinheiro
Wicker chargers: TJ Maxx
Flatware: Pottery Barn
Steak knives: Laguiole
Placemats and napkins: Crate & Barrel
Confit pot: French antique
Lavender: from the garden!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Also, Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
I'm so excited to join Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Thanks Susan, Cindy and Artie for hosting.

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50 comments:

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Your table is WONDERFUL!The colors, the dishes ( very beautiful),the wood tray with that accessories is magnific. Fatima- Scrapart.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your table covering works great with everything else, just beautiful-wow!

Rachel said...

I LOVE IT! I love your Tuscan look !!!!! You did, always do, an amazing job! Very inviting!
I have the same yellow latice plates from Pflatsgraff! I bought them from the Home Shopping Network Outlet, since I am an employee, I practically stole them at $8 for a 2 pc place setting!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Rachel

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

As always...beautiful and inviting! The fabric is gorgeous...you chose the perfect pieces to play off of it's beauty!

Enjoy!
Cathy

the vintage wren said...

Beautiful table. I love the wonderful tuscan colors... I love Italy. Great inspiration. Take care, Carrie

xinex said...

What a pretty table setting, Delores! I can even smell the fragrant lavenders. I love the topiaries on the table and I love the Tuscan colors. Pretty tablecloth too, just perfect...Christine

Vanessa said...

Seriously! Gorgeous! I always feel like I am flipping through the pages of a magazine when I read your posts. Truly inspiring!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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

oh do i love this... the colors are wonderful, so rich in texture. adore the lav too~ just beautiful!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

One of the great benefits of college kids studying overseas is the good excuse for a trip to Europe! That fabric looks like it was made just for your house. Your table is beautiful, as always. i love the candleholders! Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Delores, another beautiful table setting in front of my favorite hutch. Love that fabric for the tablecloth. Adore the large chunky candlesticks. I know you can't wait to go to Florence. We have visited there twice. Such a pretty city.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! What a treasure to find left behind. Before you said lavender, I thought the first topiaries were rosemary. Great job.

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Mi piace moltisimma! Brava!

Debbie said...

Without a doubt, one of my very favorites this week. I love the colors and the way they blend together to create a very comforting feeling. I feel that I could sit at that table for hours.

Great job! I love the Tuscany style so much.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Really beautiful table Delores. I love the centerpiece, especially the tray!

The Tablescaper said...

What a beauitful table. It transports us right to Tuscany.

- The Tablescaper

Mariette said...

Dearest Delores,

That was so nice to visit you this way! You made me homesick for Italy again... we lived and worked in the Venice area and visited the Tuscan area of course. Love the special fabric! Why don't you make such a long runner out of it with placemats? Look at Yves Delorme's line! Further I compliment you for the candles, that creates just the perfect ambiance for a dinner or any gathering with loved ones and friends. You got that special knack to turn things into magic creating 'joie de vivre'!

Greetings from Georgia

MariettesBacktoBasics

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Spectacular as always.

Good luck to your son and his travels.

Take care,

Lisa

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La Dolfina said...

Simply Stunning as usual. I think you were made to create stunning table arrangements! I will talk to Kathysue tomorrow about getting together next week. Would that work for you? Megan from 1 Funky Woman is in town visiting her sister in San Mateo and they are coming over tomorrow to hang out with me. You are more than welcome to join us if it is not short of notice :)

Entertaining Women said...

I'm not so sure that fabric will make it into pillow covers...it is so spectacular as a tablecloth. The entire tablescape is dynamic! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Zaira said...

Love your table!! It's evident how you take care of each element and detail. And the colours are very happy and remind me truly of Tuscany....

Have a nice day xx

cityfarmer said...

I slip away for a few days and miss all THIS ...the "succ-y" suitcase and a taste of Florence ...I've been a bad girl ...I will never stay away this long again ...
darling, I L.O.V.E.I.T.A.L.L.

Sailing Simply said...

So much to love here as usual! What a great idea to use the fabric for tablesetting. I have so much fabric that I buy because I like it then never use it! This could work for me! Also, I really love the little basket votives, and that centerpiece jar of lavender! Gorgeous!

A Runner's Mind said...

I would never have thought to add yet another layer to your detailed placesetting....really, really like the placemat added on top of the tablecloth. Both with lots of pattern. Great styling!

Kathysue said...

Hi Delores, Stunning, Rustic Elegance!!! Just how I like it. You never over-do, you always have just the right elements put together. Love it, great job!! Kathysue

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

So beautiful, your colors are textures are amazing!

Donna

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

What a beautiful table... the colors and patterns are put together perfectly. I love everything in the room, but am especially coveting that fixture that is above the table.

Jeannine said...

You couldn't have chosen better fabrics for that room in shopping online and in store! The found fabric is gorgeous. I enjoy all the rustic would and the sophisticated stoneware. I can imagine you serving a basic pasta and lovely wine, your guests sitting at the table and talking for hours.

Mimi said...

Delores, you make a simple tablesetting look like a million dollars! The "tablecloth" is beautiful, so rich looking.

Heather at Satisfying Spaces said...

Beautiful as always. I am curious where you store all of your dishes, glasses, table linens etc. I am always tempted to buy things here and there but, have run out of space.

niartist said...

DELORES!!! GORGEOUS! As always, Great photos! I don't know if I told you or not, but tomorrow I'll have a meme too, that I think you will love! It's called Vignette Friday's, and it's all about tabletop vignettes, bookcase vignettes, garden vignettes - any vignette you set up, photograph, and want to share! If you're interested, please stop by! EVERYONE is welcome to participate, but I really hope you do! :) Thanks, and I'm looking forward to seeing your vignette!

Anne said...

WOW! It is all so well put together. I love everything about this dining room, especially the candle chandelier. May I join you for dinner? You have wonderful taste!
xo,
Anne

Tamra said...

Absolutely beautiful!

I love that the cloth fits the table nicely. Not a lot hanging over, it looks very tailored. I'm sure it will make lovely pillows too.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, as usual, I am oooing and ahhhhing - over your tablescape and over your upcoming trip!Your dining room is such a wonderful size. Love your inspiration fabric, and you are right, it looks like it was made to go with those draperies, and your place settings are perfect with all of it. Love that rustic tray filled with Tuscan-looking treasures. laurie

Barbara said...

That fabric is just gorgeous! You brought out the richness of it with your selection of dishes. This is such a beautiful table, in such a beautiful setting.

niartist said...

You know already that I'm gaga for your house - but that chandelier ... GORGEOUS! Lovely pictures Delores! Thank you so much for playing along this week! I love it! :)

Patti said...

Lovely dining room...and that fabric is so rich and beautiful...also love the Rosemary? trees!

Tins and Treasures said...

This is such a beautiful table setting. The colors are just so warm and inviting. I would love to attend one of your dinner parties!

Take care ~Natalie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I really like the fabric of the tablecover and the drapes!

I have just posted my roosters for the party, you are invited!

Your blog banner picture is beautiful!

Katherine

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. Very romantic and very tuscan. Thanks for sharing, Sherry

Sue said...

Am I in Italy?! I absolutely love this table. The colors, the textures, the beauty.....

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I just love the colors!! Reminds me of Fall which I am so looking forward to!!

Debbie

French-Kissed said...

Beautiful! I think that gorgeous bit of fabric is keeper as a tablecloth. You always make me want to drop everything and head on over to your house for dinner. What time again???

Ellie said...

Gorgeous! I can almost taste the olive oil and crusty bread.

Marlis said...

I love this room. Is it horrible to say i want it all?? It's perfect. you captured the charm and ambiance of Tuscany in every detail you painstakingly put together.Bello!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is gorgeous!! I am a follower. Hope you can sop by My Dream Canvas...

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Wow, talk about color coordination, not only on the tablescape but throughout the room. I like all the textures, too. Those chargers are the perfect choice with your plates.

All the Best,

Requi

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, You have created another beautiful tablescape and it looks straight out of Tuscany. How exciting your son will be studying in Florence...what a gorgeous city!
Hugs, Sherry

Jennifer said...

your tablescape is so beautiful and so is your home!!! Thank you so much for sharing!
~Jennifer

Liz - Infusewithliz.blogspot.com said...

So nice, so nice..... the fabric on the table is perfect and the wooden tray sets up the whole picture! Great layout, lovely home! Liz

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