Friday, November 19, 2010

When Bloggers Create: The Rough Linen Photo Shoot

Thursday, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow bloggers, Terri Long from La Dolfina, Reichel Broussard from Copy Cat Chic and Tricia Rose from Cabin On The Water. as well as Lisa Dell'Osso from Little Church Interiors.
Terri invited us all to her home for a photo shoot last week. She and I have become blogger friends, so it was a thrill to finally meet Terri in person!

When I arrived, Lisa was working on this table setting. Lisa is one of the most talented interior designers I've ever met, so it was inspiring to see her in action. She gathered items from around Terri's home and worked her magic. I arrived just in time with my camera to photograph her vignette.

The purpose of the photo shoot was to feature the linens from Rough Linen, Tricia Rose's company. The napkins in this photo really capture the natural color and texture of her linens.

I love how Lisa artfully arranged the two napkins together with the bone handled knife and silver one juxtaposed with each other.

Terri has such wonderful collections to create with!

Now it was my turn to hunt and gather in Terri's house for a different vignette featuring Tricia's linens. Together, Tricia and I found these rustic elements and created a Proven├žal table in the autumn sun. I showed Tricia how to use my camera, and she took this shot herself.

Although this photo was taken in Terri's backyard, it has the feel of the South of France, don't you think?

While we were creating our rustic outdoor table, the girls were inside creating another elegant table in Terri's dining room.

This time, Terri and Reichel were at work with their own special tablescape, pulling items from Terri's buffet.

I really like the way the napkins are folded here. So lovely with the flower too.

How gorgeous is this!?
Three different tablescapes, all with the same linens showing how diverse Tricia's Rough Linen products are. They can be at home in an elegant setting as above with porcelain and silver, and also at home outside on a rustic table with herbs and old cutlery.

We had so much fun creating our tables with Terri's wonderful vintage things. She has such an eye for finding just the right accessory. Her blog, La Dolfina is one of my favorites, and I love to follow her adventures as she hunts and gathers for treasures.

It was so much fun meeting fellow bloggers from the Bay Area. I was so impressed with Reichel from Copy Cat Chic. Reichel's blog is amazing! She also has an eye for design, as you can see by her tablescape above. But most of all, she can find you what you are looking for at a much lower price, hence, "copy cat chic!"

And of course it was a pleasure meeting Tricia Rose from Cabin On The Water, and the owner of Rough Linen.
We had fun putting our heads together and finding just the right objects sitting atop Terri's refrigerator for our Proven├žal table!

Thank you Terri for pulling us all together for some creative fun!

Be sure to check out Terri's blog La Dolfina, if you haven't yet.
Also, Reichel's blog Copy Cat Chic is a fun one to visit.
And please drop by Tricia Rose's blog Cabin On The Water, as well as her website Rough Linen, featuring duvet covers, shams, dust ruffles, napkins and tablecloths all in the perfect washed linen you have been searching for!
We are all hoping that Lisa will someday start a blog. I'm not holding my breath, though!

(For more photos, you can visit my Vignette Design Facebook page.)
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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful! So many lovely items and they are simple, which is why I think I like it so much!

Kathy Walker said...

How fun! Each of you did a lovely job of creating a nice photo op!

Marlis said...

oh how i love linen.These are beautiful. I love all the silver pieces and the setting outside is very provencal. Love it.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful displays! I love them! Hugs-Diana

Low Tide High Style said...

How fun to be able to spend the day with such a talented and inspiring group of women! I absolutely love Tricia's designs and have drooled over them for a very long time!

Thanks for this wonderful peek at more of her creations!

Kat :)

Kathysue said...

Delores, I am so sad that I missed being there, but I can tell it was a very fun and productive day!! So fun to meet fellow bloggers isn't it!!!Bloggers are some of the nicest people around!! hugs Kathysue

Sarah said...

What a fun idea! I think you girls might be on to a new idea here. LOL Each table was gorgeous and they do show how versatile linen is. It's my favorite fabric for clothing, bedding, and table linens.
Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos. ~ Sarah

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Delores, Beautiful tablescapes and linens. The outdoor shot could be photographed in Provence. Beautiful!

Thanks for entering my giveaway and posting it on your sidebar. I appreciate your support of my blog. Thank you!

La Dolfina said...

What a beautiful post you did on our special day yesterday!! It really was a lot of fun and your photography skills made everything pop. I have to say my favorite though is the Provencal table that you and Tricia did!!
I can't wait to get together again!!
One of the things I really love about blogging is that first you connect over the internet then you when you finally make a real life connection it's like you've known each other for a lifetime!! You feel like family!!
Stay warm and dry this weekend and I hope I see you again soon.
Much love,


Blondie's Journal said...

It must have been a fun afternoon working with such creative and sweet women...counting yourself!! Thanks for the links!


Anonymous said...

I might be biased Delores, but I think the photos are fantastic, I can't stop looking at them! You made everything glow. It really stretched and inspired me - four diverse visions of a tablescape with Terri's amazing, abundant collection of beautiful things! Loved it - thank you!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your photos are wonderful. I absolutely adore linen and it was fun to see all the settings you all created. What a fabulous day you must have had. Terri and I have become phone friends and we're hoping to get together soon. It is amazing how blogging has brought so many people together. Looks like you all had a great and fun time!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! The silver and dishes are fantastic on the linen! Terri's dining room looks like it could be in a Paris boutique hotel,truly .

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Delores,

That was special to meet your 'virtual' friends! What a pleasure to work together on such great settings.
Have a nice weekend,


for the love of a house said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! All of them. How fun to meet fellow bloggers!


savvycityfarmer said...

I'm feeling a bit left out here ...
I love Terri ...
this looks like a day made in heaven

Amy Kinser said...

So beautiful. I love the simplicity of it all. Those linens are just great.

bj said...

How fun this must have been. O so many beautiful things and I LOVE the way she put things together.
I am so tired of the traditional table these different textures, her "fly by the seat of my pants" attitude towards a table setting. Now, I want to do a table such as this...only problem....I don't have all these pretty things. I'm gonna try it, anyway..:))
Thanks, dear one, for all this inspiration.
xo bj said...

How fun that must have been! I'm a wee bit jealous! The vignettes are gorgeous and the linens are so beautiful. I'll be checking out all of these blogs. Those outdoor photos are totally frameable! Good luck to her on carrying this line of linens.

Tamra said...

Those lightly crumpled linens are gorgeous. All the table scapes were lovely but since I'm a sucka' for silver I have to say that last one had my heart goin' a thump a thump!

Olive said...

Delores, love those outside images. So old world. Well done.

Lila said...

That is gorgeous. I love the flower next to the napkin. It's such a darling touch to such a beautiful table!
Lila Ferraro

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What fun to play house with other bloggers. My favorite is the outside setting. Just beautiful.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love those linens, so simple-so lovely and so elegant.. Love that inspiration..
(fellow nor. calif. blogger)

Bonnie said...

What a fun and beautiful day you had with lovely people and lovely things. It was delightful to enjoy hearing and seeing your experiences. An added treat was to meet new talented bloggers.

Thank you Delores, for sharing your talents with us.

Just a fun note. You did inspire me to cook fried green tomatoes Friday night!

With all you had going on I especially want to thank you for your technology help! Made my day!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...


I just love the mix of flatware and the use of the knife rests. I have looked for some knife rests for some time and just not found quite what I was looking for. The table and linens are lovely!


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