Monday, November 14, 2011

Harvest time


Finally I’m starting to get back into the swing of things! I decided on Saturday afternoon to set a very calming table with just cream and white. I have had this lovely tablecloth for years so I just placed it over another old white cloth. I gathered up some white and taupe tableware and set about creating a table.
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I love how the circles on the napkins are echoed in the dinnerware. Once again I was stuck for a centrepiece (this always happens and as I’m 80kms from a shop I have to make do!!) so I jumped the fence in front of our house into the wheat crop and picked a bunch of rippening wheat. I read on Marty’s blog that she had bought a bunch for $3.49 – wow if only I could sell a small bunch for that!!!
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White and taupe – what a restful combination……..
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I’m off to work tomorrow to start our Christmas displays – such a nice time of the year.

Suzy

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24 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Your white/beige table is so pretty and I love the wheat. I would have to go buy some too.

Micupoftea~ said...

Soft & serene! Love the texture of the taupe crochet and the sprig of wheat is a nice detail~

Snap said...

Love the white and taupe. Calm, serene ... perfect! Happy Tea Day!

A Touch of Grace said...

Hello
I love your out door white and taupe table setting, its truly beautiful...I'd love to lunch there.
Your silver ware is so beautiful...What are the handles made of?
You made me smile as memories came back, with your comment on "jumping" the fence to fetch your centre piece, which is lovely by the way.
Grace

Terri said...

Suzi, you set such beautiful tables! This white on white is romantic and lovely. Everything works together very well.
Hugs,
Terri

Lara Harris said...

Love the soft colors!

Johanna said...

Helo,
this colors look so perfect together. Thank you for sharing this wonderful table.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely, Suzy! I love the use of the wheat; very creative and perfect for Autumn. Thanks for joining me for tea today.

Blessings,
Sandi

mary said...

Beautiful tablescape and I so like your table cloth.

The Cake

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a beautiful setting--love the tablecloth..it adds so much texture and interest.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Wow! Colour combo! Heaven!!!

Your shabby dishes? My death §:-)

Love every inch on your table.

Happy TTT.

Greetings from chilly Stockholm,
/chie

P.S.
Join the Swedish giveaway till Sunday.

Heather @CommonplaceBeauty said...

lovely tablescape!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful table ware! Love the pattern repitition. I can't imagine getting ready for Christmas when it's springtime or almost summer down there! Have a lovely day!

Michele/Ohio said...

Stunning, beautiful, calming, love it!

Liz said...

What a soft and calm combination! It looks really great and your lace tablecloth is perfect! Your circles are echoed there too! Your white dishes are so pretty- I love the detail! You pulled it together beautifully!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

beautiful tablescape...love the circles on all the areas of the table...you are right it is very calming...thanks for sharing...

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Hi Suzy, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments! It's very good to 'meet' you here. :)

That tablecloth is beautiful, and I'm partial to white mixed with creams ~ so you know I love your table ~ very, very nice!!

Elegant and understated ~ lovely!

Amy Kinser said...

Very cozy and very pretty!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

love the muted colors
and vintage charm of your table scape

thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

alison

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love outdoor settings like this. Yours is beautiful. Love that tablecloth too. I just love tablecloths. Hubby said he wanted to change our long farmhouse table for a large round one! I said are you kidding? What would I do with all these wonderful tablecloths I've collected over the years? hahahaha...Your blog is always wonderful to visit and see what you are doing!
Blessings,
Debbie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Suzy...

Your harvest table is beautiful, my friend! I love the soft color theme that you chose...nothing prettier than creamy whites!!! Love your place settings and your lovely table linens! You did GOOD gathering the wheat for your centerpiece...very pretty, my friend! Thank you for sharing your beautiful harvest table with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, yeah...you are DEFINITELY in the swing!!! This is beautiful!!! I love how you used the lacy white cloth over the plain white. It's gorgeous!!! As for your decor, sometimes the most beautiful creations stem from "desperation." For you to jump over a fence definitely constitutes "desperation" in my book! I would be broken into a thousand pieces trying to jump a fence! I have purchased (emphasis on PURCHASED...not jumping any fences here!) a dozen or so bunches of wheat to use for one of our Thanksgiving tables. I wish I could have just made my way into that wheat field...maybe using the gate instead of hopping in! Have a great weekend!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the touch of wheat. Simple elegance.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Simple, elegant and just lovely here!! Thx for linking up last week, sorry for the delay in visiting but sure glad I didn't miss this!