Sunday, July 15, 2012

Earthy Tablescape

Wow, have I been busy???? I have had my darling little Miss C staying with us at the farm house since last Wednesday. She has  just started crawling so has been checking everything out! As well as that we had new carpet laid in three rooms last Wednesday. The carpet layers walked out just as Miss C was dropped off at Nanny’s! Mr FH had an appointment in the city on Wednesday so we shifted most of the furniture on Tuesday. I had to ask the carpet layers to shift my bed back into my bedroom otherwise I had to sleep on the floor!!!! (The beds in the spare rooms were all covered with everything we had shifted out!). Slowly we have put out house back together. I have been seriously culling everything! Also I have been cleaning and polishing everything to within an inch of it’s life! Tomorrow I’m taking little Miss C up to the city to see her big sister and greet Mum and Dad. I think I am just about organised.
On Thursday I had a short time while my little visitor was sleeping and I was able to set a table for this week. I had purchased these packs of tea towels (I think most of you call them dish towels) a while ago so decided to use them for a nice earthy looking table for a winter’s day. The place mats and centre cloth are from one pack and the napkins are from another pack. I have just used earthy coloured table ware and flatware. The candles are the perfect match – I picked them up from Ikea last week – a pack of 10 candles for 50c!!! I bought some olive green ones too! That was the only colours they had or I would have bought more! Can’t resist a bargain…….

Don’t you just hate it when I notice your flatware hasn’t been lined up! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

This is the second week of my holiday so I’m planning on shopping and having lunch with DNo 1 on Tuesday. Time to relax a little before I’m back at work next Monday.



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous. Love the mix of the linens and such pretty colors and pattern. The centerpiece with the elements of nature is so clever and so pretty. Great job. Enjoy your time off. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a beautiful tablescape! Love the colors. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Snap said...

Lovely tablescape and the mugs are wonderful! I know you are having fun and staying busy with a baby around! Happy Tea Day and enjoy!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzyq,
Very nice tablescape with the natural elements for a centerpiece. Great colours for Autumn/Winter which I know you are in now. Thanks for joining me for tea. And yes, computers drive me crazy sometimes! Enjoy your break.


chateau chic said...

Very nice table setting using earth tones. Love all the details.
Mary Alice

Terri said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love the retro colors and bold designs. The tea mugs go perfectly with it.

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Enjoyed your pretty earthy table.
Very nice. Love your plates and cups, so cute!! Also liked how you added the ribbon around the napkin ring, great idea to change them up.

Blessings, Nellie

The Style Sisters said...

Great all the texture and the use of the tea towels...brilliant. Thanks for linking up this week.


Savannah Granny said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the colors, they are so warm and inviting. The lugged soup bowls are great and I love the mugs and matching plates. Great deal on the candles. Don't you love a great deal?
You sure have been working. Slow down and enjoy the little one.
Have a great weekend,

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Ooooh! I like this!! I like the natural tones and textures. This came together nicely. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Dianne said...

I just love earthy colors and your table has me looking forward to fall here. Clever using the towels as runners, I will have to borrow that idea. Dianne

Alycia Nichols said...

While you might not be able to tell it by the tables I tend to set, I am a HUGE fan of natural elements and earth tone colors. This is beautiful! You did an exceptional job in a short time while the wee one was napping! So glad you enjoyed your time with her! I hope getting back to work isn't too painful for you! :-)

Anonymous said...

I have had five little ones with me the last two weeks, and I am comatose! Everything is out of the cabinets, sticky food residue is all over the floor and handprints decorate the windows. In light of that, I can o ly enjoy others tables. There's no time to do one of my own'

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful tablescape on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the warm colors!


The Charm of Home said...

Wonderful table! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!