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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - A Touch of Taupe

This week I went with a taupe theme.  It didn't take long to scour the house and find all the items decorating my table.  The only thing I ended up getting were the salad plates, a Target bargain find at $7 for 4 plates.  Can you tell I love taupe?!




I did purchase the flowers for the table - $4 for the bunch at my local grocery store:


These hat boxes and little French figurines normally sit atop the armoire in my bedroom.  I brought them down to oversee my table:


I found this little box at an antique store that was going out of business a few months ago.  It was love at first sight!


The pineapple, when not decorating my table, keeps company atop my bedroom amoire with the hat boxes and figurines:


This little keepsake box was a steal at Pier 1 many years ago:


 

The matelasse tablecloth was purchased about 15 years ago from either Neiman-Marcus or Horchows's.  I love being able to mix the few higher end items I have with my everyday bargains!


Hat boxes:  Michael's
Figurines, pineapple finial: Haverty's
Round keepsake box:  Pier 1
Rose bowl, rectangular box: local antique stores
Candlestick lamp: Weir's
Wine glasses: World Market
Flatware: Tuesday Morning
Cream napkins, napkin rings, salad plates: Target
Taupe napkins: Amazon.com
Dinner plates: Macy's
Tablecloth:  I purchased this many years ago at either Neiman-Marcus or Horchow's



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A big thank you to Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday.  Please visit her site to see all the other participants' beautiful tablescapes!

33 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Everything looks so elegant and soothing! I'm in love with that flatware! Beautiful table.

Kathleen said...

I love that tablecloth, Lori.
The table looks lovely!

Shelia said...

Your table is so beautiful! I love all of your romantic touches! The little busts, the hat boxes and the pineapple! It's all so wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dragana said...

Everything is so elegant! Taupe is so classy. It makes me want to dress up, get in the car and drive over for one of your delicious dinners.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the taupe as you do, adore the flatware in the taupe color, the whole setting is simple and elegant and so well done, great job

Mimi said...

Simple, but elegant...

Linda said...

Lovely Lori!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is an elegant and soft table! So beautiful. I just love the bee glasses! You have put everything together so well. Love everything!
Yvonne

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is such a sophisticated and elegant tablescape. It is so lovely.
Susan

Debbie said...

Everything is gorgeous!!~

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- love the tone on tone with the "pop" of pink flowers!

Kathy said...

This is so elegant Lori and would make the perfect romantic table for Valentines too, Kathy.

Michael Lee West said...

My living room is cream/taupe/black. I LOVE taupe. This is the most gorgeous tablescape of all time. It's so elegant and peaceful, with so many details to savor along with the food.

Sherry said...

I love your table. So pretty!

Petite Little Bee said...

Hi: Thought I would stop by and visit, and I am so glad I did. Love your blog. The pictures are fabulous. Will be back soon and thanks so much for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Raggedy Kingdom said...

Wonderful taupe tablescape. Very attractive!. Love the flatware.

Sheila @raggedykingdom.blogspot.com

zurin said...

this is a very classy tablescape! gorgeous.

Sandy said...

Sooo beautiful, very relaxing and calm looking.
Great use of the pinapple and the boxes. Love the flatware. Thanks for stopping by.
Sandy

Valerie said...

A beautiful elegant table - well done. I especially love the flatware and your glasses.

La Table De Nana said...

They just keep getting nicer and nicer Lori!

Rettabug said...

Ooo, La-La!! Very Frenchy-chic, Lori!

♥ the matelasse tablecloth the most. I'm a taupe kinda gal, too & this is just lovely.
Beautifully done, top to bottom layer. :D

Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, your table setting is lovely. Such a beautiful tablecloth and I especially love your cutlery.

Cathy said...

Truly wonderful, Lori. Everything goes together so beautifully. I especially like the bee stemware and cutlery, and the lovely tablecloth too.

xinex said...

Stunning and elegant! I love the busts, looks really good for the centerpiece and love the tablecloth...Christine

Carrie said...

Love the tablecloth... so elegant.

Sarah said...

Elegant table. I love the taupe theme, and you found the perfect elements to bring together for this tablescape. Great job!

The Design Coach said...

Monochromatic tables are so refreshing after the holidays. I love tables that come together with things you have around the house. Makes everything seem brand new.

The Gypsy Chef said...

Beautiful!!!!!! Your brilliant!
Pam

cge4211 said...

Your color tones on your table are beautiful. Especially love the flatware. Great Tablescape!

Pam said...

So beautiful! Love the soothing colors! I just bought the bee glasses not too long ago, they are great and look so nice on your table!

The Tablescaper said...

Just beautiful. Love that tablecloth!

- The Tablescaper

Linda Lou said...

Really loving the taupe-I think three rooms in my house are painted some shade of taupe-better than the purple I had in the early days of marriage-and lovin the flatware from Tuesday morning-you have a great eye!

food with style said...

gorgeous i love all your pieces!

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