Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday to Susan and followers of Between Naps on the Porch! Thank you Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~
In celebration, I set my own porch, Vintage Style with bowls of cherries~ complete with a cherry pie. I’m sure there is enough for everyone :-)
If you’re like me, you search for inspiration for your tablescape by theme, color, flowers, or an upcoming holiday. Sometimes your inspiration comes in the form of a special accessory. . . for me this week it was my vintage scale with bird and cherries.
And this book~
This delightful book, The Vintage Table sparked my imagination and compelled me to share it in the form of an Edible Review at Food for Thought~ a wonderful & delicious blog for readers with an appetite. . .for the written word and food. Hosted by my talented & lovely friend Jain, of Once in a Blue Moon, every two weeks, you are invited to join by sharing a book review in an edible fashion. It’s a fun place to play and visit~ where you can always find something feed your mind, your senses, and your tummy :-) You can read more about this book and see the complete book review, if you’d like here.
This quilt was my Great-Aunt’s that had suffered years of neglect in a hot attic before being rescued. As a result, it is tissue-thin in places and tattered. I use it around my Christmas tree at the Lake, that I decorate with vintage ornaments~ I tenderly tuck it around the base of the tree for a skirt (like Linus does his blanket around Charlie Brown’s tree :-) The rest of the year, it is folded in a closet. It was happy to come out and play the part of my tablecloth, but in reality I wouldn’t use it that way, due to its fragile state.
From The Vintage Table:
“Your table is not only the place where you gather for meals– it is also a canvas for your creativity and for the treasures you’ve gathered over the years. Each day offers you a chance to surround yourself with what you love. . .”
This vintage pastry roller I keep on an open shelf in my kitchen. I was drawn to it for the color and the graphics~ and the idea of who had used it previously and what they might have baked, rather than for my love of baking~ while I am an avid reader, I’m really more of a reluctant baker :-)
“Day-opened roses in an elegant silver vase are always a harbinger of easy romantic style, while gerbera daisies in luscious colors looks as friendly as a Labrador puppy. Whatever kind you choose, flowers are an essential element to the vintage table.”
“The vintage table setting does not follow precise rules. Arranging one is not a chess game but rather an easy, playful round of checkers. It is textural and layered. A variety of unlike pieces somehow come together.”
Another tip from The Vintage Table:
“. . .find a style that you love. You need not create it on a grand scale. The only requirement is that your tabletop reflects your personal flair.”
Flatware~ Home Goods
Napkins, Cherry Measuring Cups, Glasses & Colander~ Pier 1
Plates~ Lennox Butterfly Meadow
“This beautifully photographed book will inspire you to make sitting at your table a frequent pleasure and to enjoy what you have–every day.”
Thank you Susan for allowing us to widen and share our arranging arsenal. For more delightful tablescapes be sure to visit the Porch~
I’m also joining Sue at It’s a Very Cherry World! for Rednesday & Suzanne, The Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday.