Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just add silver...

How is it that life just seems to get busier and busier!! I have had such a busy week - my gorgeous son is recovering from his surgery really well so that is making me feel a lot better. I have had a couple of trips to see him and that is a 3hr drive each way! We have also celebrated our grandson's birthday and I have worked at school and also worked for my sister at her nursery!!!  I'm too old for this!!Today I worked at my 'real' job at school and tomorrow I am back at the nursery/coffee shop for two days. Somehow in between I managed to get a tablescape together ready for Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. Amazing what you can do when it's something you really love!!




I decided to do a really elegant table this week in just silver and white... I had these gorgeous candles tucked away for sometime but I wasn't sure how to use them. It was a really balmy night here on the farm so I took everything outside to the pergola and just played around!



This is my everyday white china and I really love the embossed fruit around the edge. The silver chargers I bought for half price just before Christmas (my first set of chargers as we don't really use them here in Australia!!). I had bought these gorgeous white linen placemats recently at the Spotlight sale so thought they would be perfect - and they were!!



I love this little bit of extra stitching in the corner and the cutwork border - so simple!



These white candles I have had for a while - they are candles right to the base - how cool is that! Somehow they are not quite straight so I was a bit unsure of how to use them but I had these clear glass vases (leftover from DNo 1's wedding!) so popped the candles inside. I had to secure them with a little bit of blu-tak to stop them wobbling but I still wasn't sure they were right.  When I looked in my cupboard I saw some glitter I knew that's what they needed. I sprinkled them with silver glitter so they didn't look so bare.



I used the silver beads from the Christmas tree and laid them along the length of the table to add a bit of shine. These individual tea-light holders were from another wedding we attended and I just replaced the mulberry paper around the edge with plain white and they fitted right in!



I used plain white linen napkins but they looked a bit 'white' so I added a small silver paper napkin to the outside and secured them with plain white holders.



As the sun went down the silver started to really shine (probably cos I'd just cleaned it a few weeks ago!) and the table was looking very romantic.







How gorgeous are these candles??? I can't wait until they start to burn right down - I think they will look really wonderful when they are very low in the vases.





As you can see I added  a simple vase of white petunias and my vintage silver salt and pepper shakers.

Hope you like my elegant white table...

Suzy
 
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13 comments:

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Suzy...

Ohhh my...it sounds like you've been a busy lady lately, my friend! I'm so glad to hear that your son is recuperating nicely from his surgery! Yes..yes..YES, it is surprising how much time we can make to do the things that we really enjoy and procrastinate on other...well, not so fun tasks! hehe! But...what a wonderful way to just "unwind" and destress! Your silver and white tablescape is simply exquisite!!! This is really one of my favorite color schemes to work with...I spent most of December, January, and February playing with silver and white! Hehe!

I love, love, LOVE those pretty silver charger plates! I've been looking for some just like that...hmmm, that doesn't cost and arm and a leg! They really are pretty and frame out those beautiful white,fruit embossed, plates! Your table linens are beautiful...I too love that pretty stitching in the corners of the placemats! It's these little details that can take a table "over the top"!!! I have to tell you that I love, love, LOVE how you did your centerpiece with the huricane candles! What a creative idea to use the silver glitter...love that idea and I may have to steal it from you one of these days! wink! Such a beautiful table, my friend...and to think about being able to dine out under your pergola...fabulous!!! We have snow on the ground at our place!

Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous silver and white table, Suzy!

Chari @Happy To Design

Scribbler said...

Your table is so elegant! I wondered where you lived that you could be eating outside this time of year, and then I saw "Australia!"
(Summertime)

That explains it -- the weather here in Alabama is cold and wet -- and I am ready to see me some sunshine! Wish I were there...

Scribbler
http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com/my-blog/2010/03/what-leftovers-again.html

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous table! I love it all. The candles down the center look so pretty! I to like the embossed fruit around your plates.

bj said...

OMGosh...this is an amazing table. I just love everything! Your whites are my favorite! Love white dishes, linens...everything. Your candles are great and, like you, I am thinking they are going to be wonderful, burned down low in their vases.
Wonderful tablescape and...I am linking up to follow.
xo bj

Brenda said...

Your table is wonderful - so inviting - I had to stop by and say hi - when I was little I had a great uncle who always called me SuzyQ..never really knew why since my name is Brenda - but I always loved him and my special name...thanks for posting your table - I'll be back to see more- I've become one of your followers!!

Mimi said...

Suzy, your table is elegant! The napkins are lovely. What is a spotlight sale?

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I can't wait either to see those candles burning in the middle of those gorgeous vases.

Very creative. Job well done.

Happy TT day.

Sandy said...

I love white and white and white. LOL

Very nicely done.

Glad to meet you!

Julie said...

Beautiful white table. And I love that embossed fruit around the dishes too. So inspiring. Thanks for sharing all your work!!!

Denise Marie said...

so simple and elegant.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh, Glitter is always good! Very nice table.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for taking the white challenge at Let's Dish, even with being so busy! Your table is lovely, very crisp and simple.

Jennie Schumann said...

It was ingenious the way you fixed the candle wobble problem, and they look beautiful, too. Lovely table!