Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a table for two with a view…..



I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Visit her blog for a wonderful treat. I borrowed an old teapot from my neighbors at the lake and the table just grew from there.L1040050

The teapot was made by Royal Doulton and the name of the pattern is Indian.


The view is the lake. The screens on the porch made it hard to get a good picture.


Because we are at the cabin for the summer, I don’t have a lot of “stuff” to play tablescaping but I found some dishes and some silver-plate flatware and just scrounged around for more. I made the quilt a few years back from feed sack squares.  The candlesticks are a recent purchase.







The china is Booth’s Old Staffordshire which I bought a couple of years ago. The flatware is Harmony House Maytime by Wallace. I was able to find the names of these patterns and was thrilled. So often I am unable to identify what I have bought.

Have a great weekend!


Jackie said...

Hi Carol

That is a lovely table, the china is beautiful and a full pot of tea with bone china cup and saucer, I will be joining you shortly!!
What a great setting too by the lake.

Thank you for sharing. I hope you are fully recovered now.
Happy Anniversary to you both!! Jackie in UK.

Thank you for sharing

Pam said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You know I LOVE the quilt! And would also love to have a view anywhere on my property of a lake.

podso said...

So nice to see the table set near an open window (and especially nice to see an open window, which rarely we see here in the steamy south) ... love that teapot too! Very pretty table (and quilt)!

Bella said...

Hi Carol! This is gorgeous! I just love all the dishes you used and I love that it's right by a window, too. And the quilt is lovely. Hope you have a great week!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hi Carol,

Love anything on an old quilt! Such a pretty touch with your sweet dishes and your adorable teapot, bright flowers and a view of the lake. Happy Summer to you!

Maggie B said...

Covering the table with your beautiful quilt adds depth & richness to the setting which compliments the china, I think your table for two is just lovely.
The teapot is a classic piece, gorgeous!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Pretty table, it's great to see you posting! I hope you're doing well:@)

Sharon Haynie said...

Everything looks terrific! The teapot is wonderful and with your quilt tablecloth everything comes together so nicely. Thanks for sharing with us!

Barbara said...

What a pretty, pretty table! HOw fun to take the teapot and go from there. I love the quilt you used for the table.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Carol~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek around. Your blog is so beautifully inviting. We share similar tastes for so many of the same creative design elements.
Your tablescape is beautiful, especially the vintage quilt. It was the perfect canvas for creating the setting.
It's wonderful how inspiring blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas too.

I've bookmarked you in my favs.
I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,

craftyles said...

Love the feel of this table. The quilt is wonderful and the china and silver are beautiful together!

ellen b. said...

The "stuff" you found is oh so lovely. I like how you put it all together!!

Entertaining Women said...

Your table is beautiful. It would be wonderful to spend a leisurely afternoon here. Thank you for sharing your charming designs. Cherry Kay

Pondside said...

What a beautiful table you've set - hard to believe that you were making apologies for being at the cabin and not having much to work with. This table scape is timeless and elegant.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty love the china and your bobache's add such elegance to your table.

Linda said...

Love the quilt mixed in with the more elegant pieces...a very comfortable table.

Mimi said...

The quilt is beautiful and looks so nice with the china...beautiful table.

Kathleen said...

It looks lovely, Carol! I hope you are enjoying your time at the cabin! Summer goes so quickly!
The china is lovely!


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