Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer Tablescape

We bought these glasses from Urban Barn today.  While my husband was out playing tennis, I decided to test drive a pretty summer table setting.  I wanted to see if I could pull it off, and wondered what I might be missing!  You may recognize the fabric I purchased after you guys ok'd it.  Surprise - its yellow! (I was surprised too!)

I clipped some greens from the yard, but I would buy flowers if I had people coming over (Yes, I hauled everything outside for fun!).

My son thought the clementines looked better centered on each plate (one found its way into a tumbler).  He did this entirely on his own...I think we have a mini stylist on our hands!!


So....what do you think!???  Anything missing?? Maybe prettier napkins (cloth)...are place-mats always necessary?  The amber glasses work well with all the cedar in the yard...that was accidental - trust me!


ps. the long shadows and brilliant sun made it difficult for me to take photos ...but the light on the coloured glass is gorgeous!  I hope summer lasts until at least September 9th so that we can actually use this setting when we have company coming for dinner!

15 comments:

  1. JeCressman (Cullybaby)August 27, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Love it! When do your followers get to come over ;)

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  2. I would want to do much much better if I had my readers over!!!!! I'd hem the 'tablecloth'...put out wine glasses...and arrange pretty blooms - just so!!

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  3. I think it looks beautiful Shannon! Love that you bought those glasses - they look fabulous! :)... and yes, your little dude does seem to have some styling skills!

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  4. napkins that match your beautiful new amber glasses? :) Love all the chairs, are you still thinking of painting them?? Have to decided on a colour??

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  5. Beatrice@becado.blogspot.comAugust 28, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    It looks beautiful. I hope you got to enjoy it a little. Love the clementines on the plates. Your son must take after his mommy.

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  6. Looks so great! I would stick with no placemats - love the casual feel like you have it. Those glasses are fantastic...and the colour is versatile for a nice fall table setting too. I like the clementine in the glass :)

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  7. Shannon it really looks lovely! I can't believe you brought everything out for a FULL testdrive. LOVE it :-)

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  8. That is a stunning table setting! You are so talented. Love the mix of china, linens, glasswear etc. I seem to have no ability to do this myself, I am so inept with accessorizing.

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  9. This looks so goood! I would love to dine al fresco in a place like this, nice work!

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  10. Wow! the top photo in this post is stunning, all your things are gorgeous. But the way the lighting is and the colors, it's amazing. I totally get how fun that is, it's like playing dress-up. I would love to be invited to that party, wouldn't you??

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  11. I do want to paint them...but I won't be painting anything until next summer...so I have time to mull it over...I like the idea of painting them different shades...soft colours...

    I am used to them as is, and with a happy bright tablescape, they are perfect...so maybe I save myself some trouble and stick with cheery table settings /plain chairs?!

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  12. I hope the weather is summer like next Friday when we have a party of 10!!! Get one last summer party in before fall!

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  13. I can't believe I didn't go to the corner store, buy some lemons, and fill the carafes with icy lemon water! I feel like I kinda got lazy in the end ;)

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  14. Hopefully I can pull out a few more looks by mixing and matching some other things I have!!! (next summer) It is like playing house!

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