Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dinner at the Farm House

Today I have set my table in pinks to go with the gorgeous stripey plates I have - it is so hot here at the moment I decided it looked much cooler to use my lovely white placemats - they are made from white string all twisted around then stiffened somehow. I think they look nice and summery.

The white plates are from my everyday wear which I seem to add to everything else but as the summer in Australia is so hot it feels just right for me.

This pretty stiped plate is by an Australian company called Robert Gordon - it has such pretty colours in it. I received quite a lot of this as gifts from my friends when I had my 50th birthday a couple of years ago. I mainly have the tea set with teapot, cups and saucers and these side plates.

These crystal water glasses I have had for some years but I recently found this lovely water jug in the old house over on our other farm - I think I have just about got everything from there that's worth saving!!

After I had taken these photos I realized how dull my silver was looking so I cleaned it all so now it is ready for guests -
 why do we put these jobs off for so long when it is so satisfying when we have done it??

The pink napkins I bought from Bed, Bath and Table a couple of summers ago -I just love this colour so much!

This is the sugar bowl and creamer to match the side plates - the teapot is covered in flowers like this - it is so me! My friends certainly know me well when they purchased this.

I recently found these cute candle holders at a garage sale - $10.00 for the set of three - what a bargain!
Ideally I would like to have used darker candles but as I live 90kms from our shopping town I had to make do with what I had.

I will be joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday tomorrow to check out all the fabulous tables there.


Heidi said...

Hi Suzy!
That's a very pretty tablescape, nice soft colors and very soothing and cool looking - guess you need that right now- while the rest of us in the US are fighting the cold weather!
You're off to a great start, welcome to Blogland ( I started in July 09 and believe that this is a bit addictive!)Thanks for visiting, hope you'll come back soon!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Treasia Stepp said...

What a beautiful tablescape. That pink color is so soothing. A treasure to the eyes.

joybuzz said...

I love the plates and the sugar and creamer. Good garage sale price on the candle holders too. I am such a pink gal too so I love it all:)

Decor To Adore said...

What a way to start the new year~it would be such a special treat to sit at your table.
I love the lace chargers.

vignette design said...

I love your stripey plates! Never have seen them before. Your tablescape is gorgeous. --Delores

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

i love your pink striped dishes. They look so pretty on that gorgeous tablecloth! Here in the US, we're having some of the record coldest weather. In fact, I'm a teacher, and I'm home today because of a snow day. Thanks for sharing your tablescapee!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Beautiful. I love those dishes! And the starched doilies look perfect!

GranthamLynn said...

Oh how pretty. I love the plates too. And I didn't notice where your at but darn I wish I was there. It is frigid here.
Have a great day.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely beautiful table!

Unknown said...

I love your birthday dishes. I would love to find some like them over here in the US. The look so pretty and fresh! Stay cool!


Marigene said...

Beautiful table...

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

How happy I am to meet you!...Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment!
So nice to fine another blog that Loves pink and white!!!
Those placemats made out of string are so unique...Love them, wondering how they could be made???? Hum...
Happy to "Follow" you and see what your upo too in blogland...Stop back anytime,
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what wonderful chargers! This all comes together for a lovely tablescape -- Oh my, if only we could take some of your warmth and send you some of our coolness -- wouldn't we all be delighted?