Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Rainy Day in June Tablescape


What is with this weather? It's the end of June and raining like it's January!
It's too rainy to go outside and garden, so I decided to stay inside and play with my new dishes.

They were a recent flea market purchase, "Olde English Countryside" by Johnson Bros. and the inspiration for my tablescape today.

The scene depicts a lovely summer cottage garden, but it looks like a rainy day in the English countryside too!

Wicker chargers and bamboo flatware keep it summery.

I used my purple wine glasses, thrifted from Salvation Army and my new "Bienvenue" water glasses from Timeless Settings, a sponsor of Vignette Design.

The centerpiece was found at the flea market too. An old metal planter filled with succulents!

The numbered linen napkins are from Pottery Barn, last year.

The grain sack runner grounds the table with texture and its neutral caramel colored stripe.

A rainy, summer day in June tablescape!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Be sure to visit to see more tablescapes and hopefully, some real summer inspiration, including Independence Day themes.

I also want to thank Artie at Color Outside the Lines for his Tuesday Inspiration post on me.
His blog is one of my favorites and I never miss his posts, so to be featured by him is quite an honor for me.
You can read his post here.

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24 comments:

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

It has been raining an awful lot lately.
But your tablescape is so fetching!


Rashon
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NanaDiana said...

It looks beautiful, Delores! Love the old planter as well as the dishes & setting. We have had way too much rain too! xo Diana

The enchanted home said...

ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!!!!! Might I say that is one of the pretties tables I have seen in a long time, love your wicker chargers and Johnson brother china (have it too in blue and white) That is totally magazine worthy and in fact prettier than many I see in magazines. Beautiful job and don't you think the rainy day actually makes it feel cozier? Something about that makes me feel that way......

Marigene said...

I love your rainy day table...the centerpiece is fabulous.

Marlis said...

Congrats! Your blog and you deserve the accolades bestowed upon you for sure. I love your new dishes. They do remind me of a rainy day. The runner is perfect down the center. Your succulents are looking much better than mine!!! I think I water too much. The purple goblets are perfect to bring out the color in the dishes. Very lovely, many blessings, marlis

Kate said...

Rainy or sunny, this tablescape is perfect! I love the succulents!

sandrajonas.com said...

Beautiful!!! Love it all! Those dishes make me drool.... But where did you get those candlesticks????

Kathysue said...

Hi D, I just went to Arties blog and saw the post featuring your homes. It was so fun to see the line-up of images. It made me fall in love with your home all over again!!!
Rain, oh my , crazy, thunder and lightning and I was out in it in walking shorts and flip-flops, can you say, Not dressed for winter because it is JUNE!! Crazy, but your tablescape is a nice reward we get from you being stuck inside so I guess it is worth it, after all. So lovely and I absolutely love the dishes and your new centerpiece, it is so YOU!! xo Kathysue

Loretta said...

I love this tablescape...the pattern is beautiful! You are getting all of the rain, and where I live we are under a burn and water ban, with temps expected to be in the 100's. Is this weather crazy or what?

Designs By Pinky said...

Once again, you outdo yourself! I love the new china! It is something I would love to have too! We had rain all day yesterday here in Pa. but today it is HOT and SUNNY! I have been TRYING to do my tablescape post but blogger won't let me upload my pics right now:( I love the runner, and your eating area is so beautiful. Being able to see the pool right out the window is wonderful! I love your succulents. Now whenever I see succulents, I think of YOU!!!! XO, Pinky

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I agree with Tina - rainy days make a meal cozier, but then again I am from Oregon. :) I LOVE what you did here - the chargers, the bit of purple in those great "salvaged" glasses and the succulents - divine! Beautiful job. You have so much talent! :)

Cindy said...

Delores, you inspired me to start looking for Johnson Bros. dishes and I got lucky a few weeks aqo and found some dessert plates and fruit bowls in the pattern "The Friendly Village". They don't go with anything I collect but I love them anyway! Your tablescape is lovely! Love how the succulent planter brings out the hint of green in the pattern on the dishes! I am always in awe of how many different types of dishes and glassware you have to create your arrangements with. Thanks for the inspiration on a dreary day. Cindy

Table Escapes said...

Hi Delores,
Your tablescapes are my favorites..this one is no exception...They just pick up my spirits on a rainy day....or for that matter, sunny too! Thank you for your regular posts, you are awesome. Blessings to You! Sharon

Kathy said...

Lovely tablescape, lovely pool and I have a wine cellar with nothing in it yet because I don't know what to do down there....thanks for the inspiration I might get on that project after my master bath is done!

Gerry said...

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely tablescape. By far your blog is one of the most inspiring to me. You do a beautiful job, I love everything you show us, especially the table settings. Keep up the good work!

Julio Muao said...

Beautiful setting as always my friend!

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
Lovely finds at the Flea Market!!! This tablescape is gorgeous! Thank you for the hues of nature with the centerpiece of the Season!
Fondly,
Pat

Cyndy said...

Rainy in N Cali, hot as blazes in Southern California. I'll swtich with ya??

Just love ur table vignettes, yes the table I need for our large Italian family. O, there are the feng shui succulents and old/new Johnson Bros. I stock up for Thanksgiving every year, versitile. So, tell me...did you create the stamped, painted, computer ink'd napkins?

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once in a blue moon said...

you had fun, like looking down an old english village in cold old england. such a wonderful setting~

i made chicken pot pie and cookies, felt like a winters day with comfort food, would never, ever think to make such a heavy meal in summer! 101 degrees this weekend, the cold rain was a nice diversion...

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What a gorgeous table setting! I love everything about it. Looks like it could be straight out of an upmarket decor magazine! Hope your weather improves. It is raining here too, but we are in the middle of winter so it's OK. x Sharon

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Elegant and inviting are the words! I love everything about this cozy set up.The dishes make me drool. The hues of nature is adorable:)
Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Delores! Such a beautiful table and I love the new dishes. This room is one of favorites in your home.
xo,
Sherry

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your tablescape is wonderful! I especially love your purple glasses they go so well with your pretty dishes. Thank you for sharing your rainy day. A great day to play with dishes!
Blessings My Friend,

Laureen said...

Beautiful blog, I just started following and am looking forward to seeing many more beautiful pictures!

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