Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fall Lunch With Friends-Tablescape Thursday

     Sometimes it is nice to make the time for a relaxing late lunch. The inspiration for my tablesetting was another scarf of my mother's. My sister had a really great idea when she suggested I bring them home for tablescaping. Once again, it proves that thinking outside of the box can make for an interesting table. The menu would be sandwiches, salad and wine...perfect, don't you think?  

 The wine is sitting on a pottery trivet
that we brought back from a Michigan trip.

     Casual cream placemats were topped with dark green plates
(Wal-Mart) and salad plates from Pier 1. Gold napkins
 and rust handled flatware (from one of my kid's college days)
along with thrift shop green stemware create the place setting.

The centerpiece is simple twig pumpkins
and a few wine corks from favorite wineries.

See the wine bottles and wine labels on the scarf?

The salad bowl is from Southern Living at Home.

A pair of Lenox crystal candlesticks to add a little elegance.

We can't forget the wine, from an area winery!

Time to light the candles.
We will just assume it was a really late lunch!

I am linking today with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday. If you have never visited Susan,
you must go see her wonderful blog!


Sherry said...

Beautiful Sue. Love the scarf and the salad plates too. Looks to be a perfect late lunch.

Maria said...

Hi Sue!
Just resting a bit tonight... we had a long week and it's only Wed. {My old dog Muffin died last night} So, I'm visiting friends quietly out here and it feels good to read and see things that make me smile ~
Your scarf idea is so great. I just found a Paris scarf the other day... it was at the bottom of a purse! I'm soooo using it like you did this weekend.
I also visited your last post. Those rainbows in the photos at the end of your post are called "sun dogs."
Aren't they so incredible!
I also love your new blog background ~ "falling" for it ♥
Hope you've been well~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, what a pretty setting for lunch with friends. I love the scarf and corks idea!

Mimi said...

Very pretty table, Sue...the salad plates look great with the square plates. Love the salad bowl. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty scarf and setting - You did good!! A light meal, good company and a good wine - sounds wonderful.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

The scarf is such a great idea. I don't know why I've never considered this before. Since I have lots of them you've given me lots of inspiration!

Holly said...

Using the scarves is a great idea and such a wonderful way to incorporate a little of your mom into your tablescapes. I do adore those pumpkin. What a lovely Fall table.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you have recooped from your big project.
It is such a good feeling to do something like that, but I find it wears me out more than it used to unfortunately. And when you are dealing with anything with glitter or plastic snow, oh,
my think you will never get rid of either!! lol
Love those beautiful salad plates, they are gorgeous!! Made for a lovely fall luncheon table. Very nicely coordinated.

I am happy that my Thanksgiving menu is all planned and most of the shopping done, tablescape pretty much figured out, still working on the centerpiece. Will finish that hopefully today or Friday, then next week I can just deal with cooking, and setting the table. I love to make as many things the day before as possible, and then just pop those babies in the oven!! lol
I love to spend as lil time in the kitchen on holidays as possible!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and Blessings Galore,

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Hi Sue,
I saw the bottle of Cameo wine. We might just know each other??? I live very near the Winery. I just became a follower. Let me know if you know me. I love this blogging world. :) Please stop over when you have a chance.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh such a beautiful setting. Love the colors. What a great tablescape for a lunch with friends. Also, so wonderful to always see you mom in the scarves. Hugs, Marty

chandelier magic said...

Beautiful table!!
You have inspired me to invite a few friends over and set a Fall table.
I need an afternoon of sitting around eating and drinking wine.
Thanks for gettin me goin.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Beautiful Sue! You use scarves, I use blankets, anything to inspire a great table! :) I love the stoneware trivet, I've not seen those before!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful idea to use your mother's scarves. It looks like it was born to be paired with that pretty bowl. This looks so inviting. I like the scattering of corks too.

LindyLouMac said...

Oh I bet that lunch was fun, my favourite bits let's see, difficult as it all looked so lovely but I think the use of your Mum's scarf and the twig pumpkins.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Wonderful colors, Sue! The table looks so warm and inviting -- one I'd linger at, for sure!

Pat said...

It's a beauiful table Sue. I love how you shot the wine bottle, with the light behind. Wonderful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Me again.:) My daughter was telling me today, how my new granddaughter does not like her car seat when awake. I told her about your grandson unbuckling his seat belt and opening the door. That daughter is the one who pulled a few tricks when she was little!!:( So I remind her to watch the kids like a hawk, in case they inherited some of her traits. :D
Enjoy your evening.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Such an elegant table!

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lulumusing said...

I love scarves or any textile used creatively on a table...good job! Where did you find your twig pumpkins? They are great.

Marlis said...

what a wonderful inspiration the scarf provided. the colors came together so beautifully. love the plates!

Entertaining Women said...

Using your mom's scarf as your inspiration would certainly make her smile. Everything looks great. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay