Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Disposable Tablescape

Before summer ends, I wanted to set a casual table for lunch under the mulberry tree using paper goods, proving that it is possible to set an elegant table with paper plates!


It's hard to believe the "transferware" plate above is a paper plate! Pretty cute, don't you think?

The wooden cutlery even resembles the real thing!

The napkins compliment the toile pattern with the red border nicely. I've been waiting a long time to use them. They were from an estate sale and are "vintage."

With the wind picking up, the mesh domes will keep everything from blowing away.

The place mats are also paper. There are four different Italian scroll patterns on the table, all picking up the black and white of the toile plate.

A few galvanized elements add to the rustic setting.



The Disposable Tablescape:

Placemats: by Cake Vintage "Italian Scroll," NapaStyle
Plates: by Caspari "Festive Toile," Marshalls
Cups: by Caspari "Red Plaid," HomeGoods
Wooden Cutlery: Anthropologie
Mesh Domes: HomeGoods
Napkins: "vintage" from my own collection

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
I'm also joining Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Friday.

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56 comments:

mimi said...

hold a spot for me... I'llj be right over... nothing better than a rustic,Napa lunch!! Beautiful!!

The Tablescaper said...

It is elegant, eventhough it is paper!

Love those domes, where are they from???

- The Tablescaper

Sherry said...

Well that is super cute! A picnic I would adore for sure. Very nice.
Sherry

Sarah said...

Delores, you can even make paper plates look elegant! This is a beautiful table setting. I have the napkins in the pattern of the plates, but your vintage napkins are spectacular. Love the red details for the plates. The wire domes are certainly a nice touch. Great to have for dining alfresco. I need to find some for our dinners on the terrace. Beautifully done! ~ Sarah

Mariette said...

Dearest Delores,

That is a beautiful 'disposable' setting in a lovely toile pattern with Italian scroll place mats. Great napkin finds!
Would have loved to see the mulberry tree as well...

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are some very nice paper plates and I have never seen or heard of wooden cutlery. Love the look of it.

sweet violets said...

Rustic and elegant at the same time, perfect for the outdoor setting....Cleo

ellen b said...

This is one of the nicest disposable table settings I have ever seen. Very lovely!!

food for thought said...

fabulous! i love your table, anything would look fantastic on it... love the colors, looks like a wonderful day poolside... ahhhh, the heavy sigh of contentment!

Kathysue said...

Only YOU could use paper and make me like it!! Very cute love the red and white check and the domes are a great idea, Very cute Miss Delores, Kathysue

Carolyn said...

Beautiful setting and i love the disposible toile!

Carolyn

Jacqueline said...

What a delightful table and if you didn't tell me it was disposable, I wouldn't have guessed. You make disposable tre chic!

Beth said...

Delores, Your table looks quite pretty! Love your succulents, grapes and basket of apples on the table. What pretty accents, what pretty dinnerware!
Beth

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wow!! This is lovely!

Vanessa said...

Seeing all that toile made my heart go pitter patter! I love it and really wish I could get my hands on those placemats! I have a shameless number of paper goods in a closet that I pick up here and there and anything toile is always a favorite!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a wonderful setting for good friends, good conversation, good food and good wine! Thanks for sharing.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What wonderful disposable tableware! I LOVE your setting with the domes and your hanging candle holders. All lovely!!

Blessings!
Gail

Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh yes! Point taken! I had to do a double take because I have this toile on my living room chair! Mine's in a light tan print. Very very nice!

shannon i olson said...

Great I love it! Some paper products are just wonderful and should indeed be used and tablescaped with! bravo. amazing wooden silverware..so fun.

NanaDiana said...

Loving that table setting, Ma'am! Save me a place .. I like it ...no muss...no fuss and even the kids can clean up without worrying about breakage. It is amazing all the different options in paper goods now. I have never seen the wooden ware though. that is too cute! Diana

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how pretty! Of course, you could make the toilet look elegant! I love every one of the paper items on this table. You had me with the toile plates and napkins. laurie

Marlis said...

wow. this is gorgeous. I love all the pieces and had you not mentioned it, I would not have even thought of it as papergoods. Your backdrop is wonderful. Got to find me some of the mesh domes.

mydesignchic said...

Isn't it amazing how beautiful a table can be set with paper products...this is gorgeous!! Thrilled to have found your blog this evening-so lovely!

Amy Kinser said...

You did a lovely job. I love these paper plates.

suzyq said...

I am on the look out for some of those plates! I'm loving them sooo much I would trade my kids for them!!LOL
Great table,
Suzyq

xinex said...

You have the most breathtaking view, Delores. Your table setting looks so pretty and it's hard to tell that you are using paper products....Christine

Zondra Art said...

Very elegant and beautiful!

Zondra Art said...

Very elegant and beautiful!

Zondra Art said...

Very elegant and beautiful!

Mary said...

It is amazing the patterns available in paper products...love that fun cutlery! And those vintage napkins~ be still my heart! Of course your scenery is pretty spectacular~

Sailing Simply said...

OMG! This is too darn cute! I love the toile plate,napkins,placemats, and wooden cutlery. Well, I really just love it all. How cool to have such a beautiful setting with such easy clean up afterwards!

Maggie B said...

So stylish, so delightful, and oh so chic.

bj said...

This is doing an outside picnic up RIGHT. Everything is perfect and I am loving the pretty napkins..

Sue Murphy@life as a house said...

Isn't it amazing what they do with paper these days? Love this look. Thanks for sharing.

Tamra said...

This is gorgeous!

I am so anti paper plate it's not funny. I even have ceramic TV dinner trays for BB-Q's and still use linen napkins.

My girls are always teasing me that when they move out they are going to invite me over for dinner and everything on the table will be disposable. I'm going to show them this post and tell them if it's set like this then they can go ahead.

Love that wood flatware too!

Mimi said...

Cute table...love the wood flatware.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

This just makes me smile... so cute.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Uh....I'll be right over!

Actually I saw some similar beautiful paper plates like that in Tuesday morning!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I will be there. I get the fastest flight to be with you in that pretty spot.

Everything is gorgeous though, as you know. Looks real!

Have a happy TS...

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

Linda Q said...

The view, the setting , just all perfection even with wood and paper! What time is lunch? I want to come, you live in a beautiful area!! I think we need to retire in N. Calif.
Linda

Barbara said...

Elegant, indeed! Who knew you could find such lovely paper goods?

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I can just hear the laughter now as everyone is sitting around that wonderful table enjoying the company, hospitality and food. Love it! I want some of those mesh silver domes. Got to check out HomeGoods. We have a new one that is "kind of" close to me. :) I am delighted you came to visit me and hope to see you often. Have a wonderful weekend. ~ Lynn

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, What a pretty table and it's hard to believe it is disposable! Love the placemats, plates and napkins and the mesh domes are wonderful.
xo, Sherry

Shelia said...

Oh, what a beautiful table you've set! Who would know that all these pretties are throw aways! :)
Love it all.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

cityfarmer said...

know what i love about you ...
you have all the little extras!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Your table looks just as elegant as can be. As much as I love my dishes, I also love pretty paper napkins and plates too.

Nice table...love it!

Nancy said...

Love the 'transferware' plates and the napkins are awesome! ;-) I'd love to find some of those! I love the mesh domes too and the cutlery is adorable!

Fun table!

Nancy

The Antiques Diva™ said...

I adore Caspari products! Have you been to their store in Paris on Rue Jacob. It's a "MUST DO" for your Parisian travels!
Toma

Heather at Satisfying Spaces said...

Very cute! You have such a talent! Have you ever posted about a Halloween table setting before? I would love to see your take on that particular holiday. :-)

Southerncook said...

Gorgeous tablesetting with paper and yes, very elegant. How can you miss with toile. I love toile's and use them in my house a lot. I do keep at all times the black/white toile cocktail napkins, as the same Caspari plates that you have used. Love those mesh domes too. I will be on the look out for some of those. Here in N FL we often do outdoor evening garden parties when we have less humidity. You have shared some great ideas for outdoor entertaining.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

maría cecilia said...

Hola Delores, a wonderful tablescape and those paper place mats are so great and beautiful!!
cariños,

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love it all! There are times when paper plates really fit the bill. I adore toile and love everything about this table scape, especially the mesh domes and the wooden cutlery.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I have to say, this is the most lovely and elegant disposable setting I've ever seen!

Katy Noelle said...

Do you know, this is just brilliant! I've been around the "tablesetting" block a few times but never had even conceived of something so cute and so EASY! Do you know what else? =] As I got into the post, I just stopped thinking of it all as paper and started just enjoying the beautiful textures and colors and style of the table. EVERYTHING on it is, well, adorable (in a chic way) and perfectly compliments the whole. I could go on.....

Kudos to you for making something so elegant and with that jaw drop factor - out of paper plates of all things!

Katy Noelle said...

I just had to go and look through it all again. It's like something out of a magazine. Very fun! =]

Designs By Pinky said...

So glad you posted all your 2010 tables so I got to see this! Paper???? Really???? You make it look so elegant! Your VIEW is the BEST!!!!! XO, Pinky

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