Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My inside-out tablescape!




Actually, it's really more like an outside-in tablescape!  I started setting my table outside on an old wooden table I had painted purple years ago. As you can see, it has really faded and the paint has started to peel. As soon as I started the rain started sprinkling down - I guess this is what happens in winter!! 

























I was in such a hurry my flatware isn't even straight!! I do love the look of the old table though.
































I had made this rustic old fence years ago (about the same time I painted the table!) to section off part of the garden. It is made from old jam posts and twisted wire.

























These happy pansies are in some old bottles I had found and cleaned but in my hurry I really didn't get a proper photo of them.


Lavender and rafia - two of my favourite things!


Down came the rain.....at this stage there was a mad rush to pack everything up and get inside.


Gorgeous purple flowers with drops of water on them look great with the burlap runner.

























Now we are safely inside my sunroom. I was past setting another complete table at this stage so I just  set out one place setting and quickly took a few more snaps.







































I don't know why I just didn't start in here......



     






















 Suzy


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30 comments:

Marilyn said...

Lovely table and the pansies make me want some cool spring weather. It's been 95-100 degrees here in Colorado and I'm weary of the heat! Lavender is right at the top of my favorite colors list!♥♫

HHL said...

Beautiful setting ... I love the lavender and raffia touch! your table setting was wonderful ... we need some rain here .. please send it our way. We are in a heat wave this summer. xo HHL

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Just lovely! What wonderful colors, the backdrop is beautiful and the lavender napkins are perfect!
Blessings,

Debbie

Marlis said...

Love your old chippy table.. if you had started inside I would not have seen that.. Your lavender napkins are wonderful tied with the raffia.. Love love love your table... xo marlis

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness. The primitive table, burlap, and rafia against the colors of purple, lavender, and white make such a beautiful contrast. I tend to think of purples as formal. This has a sense of unexpected beauty. I'm so glad I clicked your link.

Barbara said...

I'm so glad you started outside. I loved seeing your pretty table. The raindrops just added to the perfection for me. We are longing for rain. I love the colors.

Darla said...

Love the look of your table and fence. This tablescape is so romantic, rain drops and all.

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi! I love your table settings and especially the beautiful colors of lavender and purple. This is so soothing and inviting. You did a wonderful job.

Barb ♥

Sherry said...

I love the lavender shades with the natural, rustic qualities. Very pretty! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Taunnie said...

I am in love with your chippy wood table! I am a big fan of the lavander with the burlap too, such a beautiful contrast.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Beautiful photos, pity you couldn't sit and enjoy it before the rain! The colours are lovely and you've done a great job with the styling.

Alycia Nichols said...

The combination of the lavender color with the burlap and raffia is so pretty. I like that you weren't skimpy with the raffia...it really looks good when used in abundance. So it rains in winter there? We get snow....lots and lots of snow. Sometimes ice storms, which are never a good time! :-( Have a great weekend!

tammylovesdishes said...

Just like lavender, this is such a soothing and beautiful tablescape. I love the softness of the lavender napkins and the wispy raffia ties as well as those beautiful pansies. Thanks for dodging the rain drops to share this lovely setting with us.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Such a lovely table in my colour :)
LG Tina

GrandmaK said...

Very nicely done!!! Have a wonderful day! Cathy

Pamela Gordon said...

I don't think the rain drops hurt your table setting one bit - it's beautiful! I love the worn table, the burlap, raffia and lavender. It's all very pretty. Have a lovely day! Pamela

Life Images by Jill said...

a beautiful table-scape either inside or out. I love the mixture of elegant and rustic. You have combined the elements so well. And lavender - well that is one of my favourite garden flowers.
I see that you are in the South West - so I am going to take a stroll through your blog and see more. I have been dodging the rain and coping with grey sky here today too.
Have a wonderful week.

Niki @ Sunflower said...

Wonderful! The texture in that last close-up is lovely! I think the lavender, raffia, and burlap go so well together and it looks like you made the most of a rainy day! Have a great week!

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I love your time worn table!! The fence is just wonmderful too!
I have been caught in a couple of rain storms setting up tables too, darn it!
I love the elegance of the purple with the rusticness of the burlap and the weathered wood..perfection~
I love a table done in any shade of purple....it's so hard to find.

~Wendy

Custom Comforts said...

Love the soft colors of your purples and lavenders together with the greys of the table and fence. Very soft and calming.
Cindy

Terri said...

Oh too bad the rain came! Your table was looking fabulous with the lavender and burlap! Such pretty colors together!
Hugs,
Terri

Marie said...

What a knockout table setting...stunning really! Love the lavender linen with a touch of fresh french lavenders.

Happy Tea Tuesday!
-Marie

Johanna said...

Hello SuzyQ!
Your Cottage style tablesetting is really outstanding. Love the lavender napkins with the raffia-ring. That is perfect with the burlap. Thank you for sharing this sommerly tablescape. We have rain all the day today.
Best greetings, Johanna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the wonderful color and the pansies and lavender are gorgeous. Such an inviting tablescape. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
What a great table; full of texture! The lavender, burlap, and raffia, pansies and peeling table are just wonderful! The closeup of the lavender is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with Tea Time and enjoy your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

mercedes scott said...

Oh, I do so love the color lavender against the white! You've done an amazing job with this table setting... love all the pics!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a beautiful post- love the purple and the white with the raffia - such a great mingling of colors and textures! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week!

Light and Voices said...

Lavender/Purple is perfect with the setting.
Joyce M

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Susy: I do so love how everyone in blogland is so different. You noticed the silverware that was not straight. I notice how beautiful lavendar and burlap look together. I never would have tried it. Burlap is use a lot on other blogs too. I am behind the times. I better get with the program, if I want to have a table as beautiful as yours. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Butterbean Row said...

Susy,

I love your table, fence and combination of purple, burlap and raffia! It is so inviting!