Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Fisherman's Dinner Tablescape

After several months of being a fishing widow, I'm happy to say that fishing season is coming to an end.
To celebrate, I created a table setting for a fisherman's dinner for Mr. A and his fishing buddies.

A lovely woodland river stream with ferns and wildlife was the inspiration for the centerpiece.

Leaving the Norfolk Pine tree on the table since Christmas made it easy to build around it!

Ferns, a bird's nest under glass and pine cones on a burlap runner complete the centerpiece.

I used tartan plaid placemats and matching napkins for a masculine feel.

At each place setting, I added a fly from Mr. A's collection to the wicker napkins rings.

I layered the Spode brown transferware salad plates over brown and green majolica with faux bois enamelware chargers as the foundation.

Vintage silverplate, deer horn knives and green crystal wine goblets complete the setting.

 Ironically, fish is not the main course at this dinner.
That's because Mr. A and his fishing buddies "catch and release."

I don't have a problem with that at all, but it would be nice once in a while to eat fresh steelhead!

Placemats and napkins, American Living by JCPenney
Faux bois enamelware chargers, Golden Rabbit 
Dinner plates, Bordallo Pinheiro
Salad plates, Spode
Silverware and knives, vintage
Green crystal wine hocks, vintage
Pine tree, Pottery Barn
Faux Bois pots, JoAnn Fabrics

I'm joining Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday,
and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.
I'm also joining the Open House Party at No Minimalist Here.
Thanks ladies for hosting!

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Anonymous said...

J and I both enjoyed this post so much! Absolutely incredible table.

Wishing I had time for a stop at the "dish store" on the way home this morning.

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

What a lovely table....hope all the guys appreciate it. :)

Sarah said...

Delores, I love the fishing theme tables you've done for Mr. A and his buddies. I've returned to the one you did a few years ago, again and again. This one will no doubt receive frequent returns so I can take in all the special details. The faux bois chargers are perfect. I spotted those in Kathryn Greeley's Collected Tabletop and decided I need to find a set. Love that look. Who makes them?
I may be thinking about spring, but have to say that stack of browns and greens thrills me. Mother Nature offers such variety! Thanks for sharing!


Delores your table is so elegant and with such an English charm! The fisherman theme with the transfer ware beautiful dishes.. for your hubby and friends is perfect, I love everything about it, specially the fact that it's so masculine, fit for the guys!! Big hugs,

Tardevil said...

You are my favorite west coast tablescaper! It's all stunning!

Entertaining Women said...

The fisherman's tablescape is wonderful! The faux bois chargers are new to me. Can't believe that I missed those on One King's Lane. You must have swooped in on them...great get! The mix of greens and browns with the touches of plaid and burlap are charming...and one can never go wrong with Bordallo and Woodland Spode. I really like this! The fishing ties attached to the napkins rings is a superb idea. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Leslie said...

Your transfer ware is so pretty! I like all the masculine touches. Great job Dolores!


Kathysue said...

Hi D,
It couldn't be more perfect! You always do all the right touches and just the right amount!!
I have a giveaway on my blog today,come by if you have a chance,
xo Kathysue

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

So beautiful! I love the vintage glasses!

Anita Diaz said...

Delores, that is a beautiful table! I love the rustic elements so much...ferns, the pine tree. Love the place settings too. I have Spode Woodland with the horses but haven't gotten it out in a while. You have inspired me to do so. Beautiful!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your masculine, rustic tables are always my favorite!!! This is beautiful. Mr. A and his friends must just love the process of fishing if they throw it all back! I also love fresh fish. Love every detail of this table. XO, Pinky

A Toile Tale said...

This couldn't be more perfect! I love everything about it. I have been drooling over those Golden Rabbit faux bois chargers, but I have so much faux bois that it's starting to look like Paul Bunyan lives here. Thanks for another lovely, lovely post.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

The enchanted home said...

Such a beautiful inviting and elegant table setting. Love every single detail!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

That is an incredible looking table! Such a delight to see!

Marlis said...

I love this table.. Being a fisherperson, this speaks to my soul. The plaid, the ferns, the spode plates, the WS Bordallo plates... it's all just amazing. Great table.. xo marlis

Darleen~ Places In The Home said...

This tablescape is Spode beautiful, original, and inspiring! The ferns, nest, and wood accents "catch" the eye and hold the wow. My nephew is getting married in July, and I am hoping to find a vintage set of fish plates for their wedding gift. Your set is wonderful!

The HOME GIRL said...

This is a great table! I love the rustic theme throughout! Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing! =D

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Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous! Your tablescapes inspire and amaze. Kudos to Mr A for releasing.

Laurel Stephens said...

This is some of the most beautiful styling I've ever seen! I feel like I've been transported deep into a green forest (my favorite place to be!) What magic!

cindy hattersley design said...

You create the most beautiful tablescapes! I love the napkins for JCP and what a clever idea to use the lures. I am going to post this on my facebook page!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your table is beautiful, I hope the guys appreciated it being so fancy for them

I sure would want them to bring home some fish to eat

Market Nine home said...

Such a beautiful table! Thanks for sharing your sources! ~Kristie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You have set a very handsome table -- love the organic look of all of this.

AlwaysMe said...

The green and brown combination is my favorite - but I have so many of your tablescapes saved as my favorites! I love this one, the wild game birds, the Christmas...keep the inspiration coming!
I do have a question about your lovely green damask wallpaper. Do you happen to know the manufacturer or pattern? I just love it. Green is such a happy color.
Thanks for all of the wonderful tables - Elisa

Kathleen said...

Your table is so handsome. I tend to like a masculine feel. This looks so Ralph Lauren.

Kathleen said...

Your table is so handsome. I tend to like a masculine feel. This looks so Ralph Lauren.

Unknown said...

How nice that table looks! Great job!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, Your nature inspired table is beautiful! I love the salad plates with the majolica and faux bois chargers. Check out this weeks Open House party to see your table featured.
xx, Sherry

Denise Marie said...

your scapes r so gorgeous, welcoming & lovingly done. Your linens r always perfect! Come see my Spode Woodland. Latest post. (:

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