Nov 14, 2012

Mixed Metals...

Since my dining room has been "under construction"
 
I haven't done a tablescape
in a very very long time...
 

I thought it was about time to dust the dishes off...
 




 
these new plates
 were a summer garage sale find...
 
the gold rim
 makes them hard for me to think about using
 in any season except fall...
 


the garden bouquets are getting smaller...
 
these precious blooms are tucked
 into silver salt and pepper shakers...
 
I think the gold tones in the tarnished silver
mix well with the gold rim of the plates...
 





a silver platter and a gold rimmed china platter
pair up for the base of my centerpiece...
 



 
a potpourri of roses,
 fresh and dry
mixed with local acorns...

 
soft fall light...
 


candlelight...
 


 
fall roses...
 
Tonight I am joining...
a New Party Hosted by Sandi at The Rose Chinz Cottage
and
 
Thanks for stopping by....

24 comments:

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your tablescape so Beautiful with your gorgeous tablecloth did you make it? I hope you have a wonderful week with your family..
XXOO Diane

Gayle said...

Seriously, you simply must go buy a lotto ticket you have such awesome luck! Those dishes are a treasure and they are beautiful with your decor!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what gorgeous photo's, your dining room is breath taking, I love every part of it, your curtains are fabulous and I can't believe you found those plates at a garage sale!!!!

Carol

jeanetteann said...

Bella, I'm so in love with your dining room and the table setting is lovely. xx

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Hi Bella!
Beautiful table setting, I LOVE your tablecloth!!
Cindy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh I just love your diningroom! I can't get enough :) Love the round table--makes me happy about the new round table I just got for my covered deck seating! The rose tucked around the candle look so pretty. My roses are long gone :) I miss them! I also think we have the same chandelier--I love it. Courtney from feathered nest has 2 of them--my favorite chandelier :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Lots of pretty on your table! I love all your lit candles and delicious silver. Love those rose plates too. Everything is so soft and romantic. Have I seen that floaty chandelier? Dreamy! I'm glad you have your room back!

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

There is no more roses in my Parisian garden, but yours are so sweet. Love the styling and the pictures : could I have some more please !!
xoxo from PARIS in the sun to day
Joëlle

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous photos. Soft and romantic. Valerie

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
I like the cherub centrepiece with the pink rosebuds surrounding it. The candlelight sure makes for a dreamy looking tablescape and a clever way to repurpose a salt shaker.
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Bella,
Your tablescape is so beautiful and dreamy. I love how the light spills over the table and everything looks so soft and serene. Gorgeous chandelier! Love your pink roses in the silver shaker and the candles. The plates are very pretty too.
It is a pleasure to visit you, my friend, and thank you for sharing this at my HOME. Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

So many "o-o-oh's and ah-h-h's" I don't want to leave!!! I just added your button to my blog:)

NanaDiana said...

It looks so lovely, Bella- Your dining room looks absolutely beautiful. I love those plates -love anything by old Homer! Blessings- xo Diana

janice15 said...

So soft and pretty...I love the pink roses ... lovely post thank you for sharing with love Janice

rosarod said...

Hello dear, certainly your transformation into the dining area has been a success! The ruffled tablecloth looks so delicate! , And I think that every detail you've put on the table is a winning combination! Fabulous your work! All that expresses delicacy and our beautiful and delicate feminine touch, fills us! Thanks for your visit and for sharing your great talent! Greetings, Rose M

lvroftiques said...

Oh how lovely soft and romantic! Just beautiful! And I love your new plates. Vanna

Karen said...

Dreamy, Bella. Love your new dishes and all of your special little touches. So very Bella. xx

Haworth said...

So beautiful, Bella! I love the pink pressed glass, and the Homer Laughlin plates are so lovely. In spring, when there isn't much to pick in the garden, I like using salt and pepper shakers to hold tiny bouquets. Yours look lovely, and the autumn centerpiece is perfect! Wishing you a lovely weekend. With apologies for not having visited in awhile...

Tea in Texas said...

Soft and Calming Photos. Your lovely Homer Laughlin china is a wonderful find. I'm glad you shared the idea of the silver shakers as a vase for I will certainly use this one. The silver tray and pretty platter are a lovely basis for the flowers and acorns! I love to use acorns for fall and they are also part of my table this week. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks, Pam

Denise said...

Hi Bella,

This is a lovely table!!! Are these some of the Gertrude Jekyll roses? I love your Homer Laughlin plates, the embroidered napkins, beautiful old silver, the potpourri, and of course your roses. The candlelight sets everything off to perfection.

Thanks so much for your visit. I agree with you -- I think Gertrude is a beauty. :) I love the color, and the fragrance is divine. I imagine yours does much better than ours; the roses like your climate in Washington much better than here in the hot, humid south.

I hope you have a nice weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Debra @ Common Ground said...

just beautiful, such a gorgeous feminine table!

Susan said...

Gorgeous table scape. Love the white tablecloth. Such a beautiful setting.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bella,

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I love your all your beautiful finds. The silverware especially. I also have a full set of that same Homer Laughlin Eggshell dinnerware that you found. It is so pretty. And your pictures are so romatic.. I am now following you. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

so pretty!