Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Spring Table


We changed out the table in our breakfast room. It was in the basement where I set up a fireside tablescape last week.  There is so much space in the breakfast room now because the round table is a whole lot smaller.
(I didn't iron the new tablecloth I found at HomeGoods. Ironing isn't my favorite thing to do. Let's call it Shabby Chic design. LOL!)


The centerpiece is borrowed items from other rooms. The large tatted doily in the center was another one of my grandmother's handiwork.




Dinner plates are Gorham Brekenridge, salad plates are from TJ Maxx or Marshall's many years ago.

Flatware is Wallace Continental Bead, and of course, the glasses are vintage Boopie.




My burlap wrapped votives rarely leave the breakfast table.





I have some fabulously embelished irish linen pillow cases that my grandmother made and am thinking of altering them to make slipcovers for these chairs. Will have to show you how the pillow cases look another time and get your opinion on them.
Until then...

Pam

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28 comments:

  1. Your Spring table is beautiful, Pam. I love those plates. Seeing your chairs, makes me what to paint a couple of chairs. They have a "spiderweb" rounded back and upholstered seats. I like your chairs very much. Gives me something to think about.

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  2. Sweet Pa,! I really liked how you used the books to change the height of your candles and bird. Nice job..so happy!

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  3. Everything is so elegant and airy and beautiful. I have many many lines handed down too. I love your birds and pillars and green cloth napkins, thank you for sharing, Emelia.

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  4. Beautiful spring table Pam! Love the dishes and I love how you used and urn and added moss to hold the candle. Everything looks so pretty. Martina

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  5. Very pretty! I adore those salad plates! Gorgeous! It's so neat that you can use your Grandmother's doily too. I have some from mine and should bring them out and enjoy them.

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  6. The table appears to fit your nook perfectly. Your tablescape is just charming! I love the color of your cloth napkins.

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  7. I love the plates and LOVE the levels of the centerpiece. Using an urn as a candle holder too! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Beautiful tablescape. I love your placesettings. So pretty. Using the urn, candlestick and books with the bird are lovely for a centerpiece. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Pam, this is sooo "Spring"!, love the little bird. And your idea of using the embelished irish linen pillow cases that your grandmother made, would be amazing, such a wonderful idea.
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  10. That is so lovely Pam! I absolutely adore the candle in the urn and I'm totally going to be copying that one and frankly feel kinda dumb that I never thought of doing something like that before...thank goodness for blogging! :-)
    Vanessa

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  11. Love the calming colors. And I enjoy your blog, Pam. I became a follower a bit back and always leave with a smile on my face and a new idea in my head. Have a blessed weekend. Nancy

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  12. The tablecloth looks great with those reticulated plates. Love the grouping of candles. What a clever idea to use the pillow cases as slip covers..

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  13. Your centerpiece is so nice, love all the different elements. YOur dishes are wonderful, love the lacey edges.

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  14. Oh my word! We are such birds of a feather....I used your Bernardaud Artois this week...you have my Wallace Continental Bead on the table...and our tablecloths...Did you see how similar they are? And the topper...I have a stack of Nana's old pillowcases that I've been saving to make into slip covers for the dining chairs on my back porch. All that said...love your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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  15. What lovely spring images come to mind when I see those gorgeous salad plates.

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  16. I love the pretty book the little bird is sitting on! It's very complimentary to the whole setting. I also love, love, love those salad plates and really like the two different styles of candles you used as well! This is such a springy and pretty setting! :)

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  17. Using the books as risers was a stroke of genius that I might have to borrow!

    I love the bird motif as they definitely say "Spring" to me. Your table is beautiful!

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  18. Beautiful table...feels like spring is coming too! Your plates are fabulous!

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  19. The pretty plates and green napkins make me long for spring. I was thrilled that it was reported that we'd have temps in the low 60's this week.

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  20. Very beautiful! I am in LOVE with the bird!

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  21. Beautiful tablescape. Love the salad plates and the glasses are so elegant.

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  22. Beautiful table, Pam. I love the reticulated salad plates. I have some of those small urns, had never thought to use them as candle holders, great idea!

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  23. I love the gorham dishes! Yay T.J. Maxx..my favorite for finding goodies! Pretty table...and tablecloth! I just got a lace edge one from T.J. Maxx for my round table! Took me a while shuffling through the pile of tableclothes but I found one round one! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Liz

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  24. I love those salad plates with the cut out edges!! That's a beautiful piece of lace and a good idea to use books as risers in the centerpiece.

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  25. I'm in agreement with everybody else here: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the salad plates! They are absolutely perfect for spring and summer tables! I will definitely check back to see how those slipcovers come out. I have been trying to figure out a way to dress my chairs without spending a fortune with a tailor! Good luck! Oh, and thank you so much for visiting my blog!!! I appreciate your comments so much!

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  26. I love the plates.

    We have the same chairs! I bought mine last week from Kijiji. The table is a pedestal and it came with a table and hutch too. I just love the chairs.

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  27. What a lovely table. It's great that you could incorporate your grandmother's doily.

    - The Tablescaper

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