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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - Gray Areas


This week I'm doing a simple table of gray and white.  The placesettings are pretty streamlined and the table decor is minimal, but I love the effect.  A touch of greenery from the tulips and I'm calm just looking at this table!


I picked up a bunch of tulips from my local grocery store for a mere $10!



These little darlings were a Big Lots find.  Don't you love that store??







Tablecloth:  Amazon.com
Napkins, basket: Tuesday Morning
Bird figurines: Big Lots
Flatware: Pottery Barn
Gray dishes: Dillards
White dishes: Sur La Table


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Many thanks to Susan of Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday.  Please visit her site to see all the beautiful tables created by the participants.  Thanks again, Susan!

22 comments:

ellen b said...

I do love the minimal effect of your table. The layering of dishes is great! The tulips really are a great addition for the centerpiece!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

The white tulips are perfect. I also like the ring of candles. I agree, very peaceful. Good job!

susan said...

Love, love the basket holding the tulips!!! The white throw over the chair adds the perfect touch--beautiful!

Martha said...

Love your elegant tablescape!

Rettabug said...

What a amazing textures, Lori! From the bumpy surface of the tulip's vase to the horizontal lines of the blinds & those great textiles used on the chair & table...outstanding!
Your dishes are very striking, too. They look more cocoa brown than gray on my monitor, but whatever color, they're wonderful.

La Table De Nana said...

Love the basket ! I too enjoy this look..It would be great in a a resto too..a special one~

Mimi said...

Simply beautiful, love the fabric basket that looks almost like bamboo.

Thibeault's Table said...

Beautiful Lori. I love the tulips and the basket you have them in.

Tricia said...

Gorgeous! So simple and elegant -- especially love those napkins! I'll have to haunt my Tuesday Morning to see if they have any. The centerpiece is also stunning!

D.B. said...

I love the colors, the clean lines, I love everything about it. This is gorgeous and classy.

Linda said...

White tulips...my favorite!
Love the serene table!

educational portal said...

The table looks lovely. Classic and elegant, yet the square plates are a nice modern touch.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

You have a very sophisticated yet calming tablescape here. I like it very much, it is soothing and simple. Plenty of room on the table,
I like that! I don't like to feel claustrophobic
when I am eating!
Blessings, Nellie

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

No more words I can say. Wow! Elegant.

Happy TT

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so elegant -- stunning!

Liz said...

This is just stunning! What a pretty table!

~Liz

Sarah said...

Love the neutrals of this table. Great job! The basket holding the tulips was a terrific find. It is so unusual!

Atticmag said...

Very serene and modern table. I really like the gray-taupe combination and the basket. -- Jane F.

Splurgie said...

I prefer tables that are not quite so loaded with "stuff." Classic, adult and elegant.

Ridgely (a/k/a Grandma J) said...

Grays and taupes and white -- lovely. And the bright white tulips pull everything together!

Nicole said...

Very classy and calm. Love those square plates and bowls.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Just beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing, and I am a new follower. Cheers, Lia

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