7/11/2011

"Green Apples & Lace"...A Summer Tablescape

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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I do believe that summer has arrived in colorful Colorado!  We have been having some really warm temperatures which cause me to retreat to the house, close to the a/c!  I know...I know...I'm such a spoiled "ninny"!  Hehe!
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Since I have been spending time inside...I have been having a little fun playing dishes!  Today, I thought I would share with you a fresh, summery tablescape that I just created.  I hope that you enjoy!
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"Green Apples & Lace"
A Summer Tablescape
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Here we are in my french country dining room.
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As you can see, my dining room is done in shades of red, olive green, and gold.  This color theme tends to be a bit dark...but I think the white dining table/chairs and buffet help keep the room light.  I love how the crisp white looks against the deeper, rich colors!  I found my old chippy, french farm table several years ago at the antique flea market.  I just love it!
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"Green Apples & Lace"
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With temperatures heating up, I wanted to create a summer tablescape using "cool" colors.
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  Fresh, crisp white and bright apple green...
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"fit the ticket" perfectly.  It's time to come in out of the heat...and cool off...at a summery, luncheon table for four!  
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Mmmm...refreshing!!!  I think it's feeling cooler already!  Hehe!
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Mmmm...I really do like how the crisp white and bright apple green look against the red dining room walls...don't you?
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In fact, it was the spring and summer decor of my dining room buffet that inspired this fresh, summery table today.
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Here is a peek at the buffet...
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Lot's of cool, crisp white...with a few splashes of apple green!
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I collect white ironstone pitchers and decided to display a few of them in the vignette for my spring/summer buffet.
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I also love cloches...can you tell?  Hehe!  Two of my favorite cloches can be seen here!
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On the left-hand side of the buffet...
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An olive green transferware pitcher filled with teaspoons is showcased under a tall cloche.  I elevated the cloche on a glass pedestal plate to give it a little more "presence".  I also placed an apple green colored leaf plate under the small ironstone pitcher...to bring a "splash" of that pretty green to this side of the vignette.
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On the right-hand side of the buffet...
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Green apples!  Green apples under glass!  I love how they look...so fresh...and so summery!  I think that this is the largest cloche that I own.  It stands a stately 13" in height and is a whopping 10" in diameter.  I'm sure that I could stack an entire dozen of green apples easily...under this big girl!  Hehe!
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"Green Apples & Lace"
A Summer Tablescape
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"Green Apples & Lace"
The Centerpiece...
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A white ironstone pitcher filled with white and green hydrangeas is the star attraction in this "Green Apples and Lace" table centerpiece.  The beautiful summery bouquet is sitting atop a large, green, "leaf shaped" serving platter.  It's a nice sized platter...measuring about 18" in length...it actually could double for a serving tray.  A trio of bright green apples are scattered about on the leaf platter.
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Four crystal candleholders with apple green tapers join the mix...two on either side of the leaf platter.  And...a cloche...with a single green apple...adds another beautiful aspect to this summer table centerpiece.
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"Green Apples & Lace"
New Dishes!
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"Meredith" (white lace) by American Living
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"Green Leaf" by Cindy Crawford Style
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Both sets of dishes are new and making their "debut" on this table today.
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"Green Apples & Lace"
The Place Setting...
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"Cluny Lace" metal charger plate.
"Green Leaf" dinner plate.
"Meredith" (white lace) dinner plate.
"Green Leaf" salad/dessert plate.
"Green Leaf" bowl.
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"Meredith" (white lace) teacup and saucer.
Iced tea stemware
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"Brahms" Oneida flatware.
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White cut-work embroidered napkins.
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"Green Leaf" soup bowl.
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I love this set of dishes...they really are the most beautiful apple green color!
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"Green Leaf" salad/dessert plate.
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"Meredith" (white lace) dinner plate.
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I love, love, LOVE the detailing on these pretty dishes. The beautiful ruffled edges...the embossed pattern of flowers with ribbons and bows...ahhh...such sweetness!!!
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It was love at first sight!  When I seen this set of beautiful, white lace dishes at JC Penneys...I had to have them.  They were clearanced at Penney's online outlet store.  I purchased a five piece place setting...service for eight...for just $56!  The "dish angels" were smiling down on me that day! Hehe! 
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"Green Leaf" dinner plate.
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A fresh...cool...crisp...and colorful place setting for a summer table!
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The "Meredith" (white lace) teacup and saucer.
Iced tea stems...compliments of Dollar Tree.
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My "artsy" photo. 
The sun was waning when I took this photo.  I love the soft light and shadows!
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And...Voila...there you have it! 
 A "Green Apples & Lace" summery tablescape!  I hope that you enjoyed, my friends!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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*Summer Cloche Party
July 19, 2011
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today!  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!
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PS...Don't forget...the Sunday Favorites party for July 17th has been cancelled!
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Warmest Summery Wishes!

58 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Chari I just LOVE the cool,crisp look of your tablescape, it's perfect for summer!! Your white dishes along with the green accent plates look so pretty my friend! Have a great week, Martina

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements said...

Hi Chari,

Just beautiful! It all looks perfectly fresh and somehow manages to be both serene and cheerful, nicely balanced! Your photography captures it so well. As I scrolled down, I kept thinking, "Magazine worthy!"

Have a great week!
Bill

Southerncook said...

Love, love, love your post. Especially like your French white table, awesome with the bright bold colors of the room and OMG, that apple green color scheme just looks amazing. The lacey look of the dinnerware with the lace pieces you have used look especially beautiful with the clear stemware and candle holders. Just absolutely gorgeous.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Richard Cottrell said...

The bright green does so well against the red walls. Great choice. Richard at My Old Historic House

Poppy said...

Oh my gosh! this is soooo pretty! Really really loved each and every picture... and drooled and drooled over them... beautiful cloche display and nothing says summer better than your white and apple green color theme for your gorgeous tablescape... beautifully done! And I absolutely loved your green soup plates and bowls. Your amazing creativity inspire me every week!Hugs~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Oh how cool and refreshing this tablescape and your vignettes are!!! I adore the green and white color combination, dear friend!With our temperatures soaring at 111 degrees...this makes the heat appear more bearable! Thank you for allowing us in to enjoy the shades of Summer!
Fondly,
Pat

salmagundi said...

Hi Chari! It looks cool to me! It's not too bad here today. We've finally had an occasonal thunder storm with a little rain. Hope this finds you well. I haven't been to your corner of the state for quite awhile. Need to go see our new grand-kitties. Mike has been posting videos on his blog, and they are adorable. Stay cool - do you have any trips planned? Sally

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Chari, I love the apple green color with the white of the china and the table. It is all so crisp and pretty. You are so good at tablescaping. ♥O

Marilyn said...

After mowing for more than three hours, I'm ready to come in and sit down in that delightful setting of your dining room. Refreshing! It seems like I am in the mountains as we've been getting a shower each afternoon, but it's dry so I had to start watering again. Pray for dry skies on the 23rd-there's not enough room in the house for the people that will come after the wedding for supper!! ♥♫

Lynn said...

So pretty, Chari! You always share the most beautiful photographs! I want to live in your house!!

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
What a lovely table scape you have created and yes, I felt cooler just looking at it. Sometimes colors can be very powerful!
I'm sure you are enjoying it!
Hugs, Cindy

Love Of Quilts said...

What a lovely table your green dishes and white dishes really make a statement. Trish

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love everything about your tablescape!!! Amazing!!

podso said...

Isn't it funny I was just "playing" with my green apples and i turned on the computer and saw your green post! I love it when you use this color in your decorating, look so good with white in your dining room. Alas, mind not so good! I have this color in my screened porch. Love it!

Stay cool!!

dotsie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The green is such a pretty compliment to the red dining room! I have a red kitchen...I should try to find some apple green to add another color! You always have the perfect combination of colors and designs! ♥

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, This is just the most wonderful, crisp and pretty table! I LOVE apple green and white! Each place setting is layered to perfection! Those napkins are so lovely! Don't you just want to keep that table set all summer! I would be all smiles every time I passed by it!
xo Yvonne

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sis, this is so cool and pretty..love the new dishes the color is so you girl..Now where are you going to stuff these ones ha ha!! I have missed you my dear friend..
I went to the swap meet yesterday and got a few new old treasurer's...just things I don't need and have no place to put..but what else is new ha ha!!
Hope you had a great weekend with your Sis and family thought about you many times my friend..
Am still trying to get my strength back had to keep sitting down at the swap meet...Love ya girl Hugs and smiles Gloria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
Oh girlfriend this table is just so gorgeous! I love, love your new dishes! The white and green together with your red dining room and white table are simply the best!
Oh I want those apple green dishes! They are so pretty and so unique too!
And of course your beautiful centerpiece, your gorgeous buffet, this table belongs in a magazine!
Someone should buy this post from you right away!
You really have the knack girl, what can I say...I know first hand what a fabulous decorator you are!
Well we are on the final countdown for new baby girl to arrive! Only 12 more days until my DIL's duedate! I am getting very excited and very edgy too! I want to get out there and see her as soon as possible after she is born!
I think Dan and I are going the second week in August. Other than that just Babysitting Miss Addison a lot. Keeps me going, she is a very active baby. She is getting close to walking at 9 months already.
Hope this makes sense! It's early here.
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Sheila said...

Happy Summer to you, Cheri. Another beautiful table. Love your new dishes. Green apple is one of my favorite colors and, as you said, this table goes so well with those beautiful red walls. Happy dining!

Marcia (One Heart) said...

Hi Chari, it's always such a pleasure stopping by your place. I've had been busy with our daughter's senior year and her graduation and all but glad to have more time again to stop by and enjoy your gorgeous pictures.

I love this setting and the green apple color is always so refreshing and uplifting. I love how crisp it all looks with the white. This is lovely.

Much love!

Tricia said...

Oh, that apple green looks WONDERFUL with your white dishes and furniture in the gorgeous red dining room! Such a feast for the eyes! I love the centerpiece -- simple, but so interesting.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This is just gorgeous, crisp and pretty Tablescape! I would love to have dinner with you... The green is such a lovely compliment to your red walls in your French country dining room so sweet. I love everything about your tablescape the China is beautiful Chari, you always know just how to put it altogether sweet lady. Thank so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescape for two so sweet of you. Im your newest follower on your lovely Blog. I hope you have a Great Week, I hope you come see me some time.
XXOO Diane

Mary said...

Oh I love your green & white against your red walls! Your table is cool, crisp & energizing at the same time! Love how you captured the soft light dancing across your table!

we three dogs and me said...

Love your post. You have a beautiful dining room. Love the red with the white table. the green makes it all pop.On a hot day it looks vert cool.

Lana K. W. Austin said...

The new green dishes are just wonderful! So crisp! So fresh! So camera worthy!

AWESOME!!!

Every detail perfect as always!

Hugs/blessings,
L

A Hint of Home said...

Love your pretty green dishes! What a beautiful tablescape. The green and white looks so fresh!

Frieda said...

Bonjour Chari
I love your White and green,
fresh and chic déco in your dinning room. You have special pretty dishes
just beautiful and I relly enjoy this post
Have a nice day
Frieda

Anonymous said...

Hi Chari this is my first time here as i am new to blogging and love your table. Also adore those red walls and I had to just call my son to show him as he loves red walls!

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

rhonda said...

good morning sister love you blog

xinex said...

Oh how pretty, Chari.I love the apple green color. Your dishes are gorgeous and of course you put them so nicely together as usual...Christine

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Girl, you had me at green apples! Lace was just gravy. Love it all!

Marigene said...

Oh my goodness, this is one gorgeous table, Chari. The apple green against the starkness of the white reminds of why green is my favorite color.
Thanks for putting a big smile on my face...

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Chari!
So pretty! Love the shade of a Granny Snith apple. So fresh and crisp. Your dishes and your layers are just gorgeous. You have such a gift!
xx
A

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your green and white is perfect for the summer -- cool and refreshing. I'm in LOVE with those pretty napkins!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

This is so beautiful ... I'd never thought of the green apples .... I have that green dinnerware or something similar and I'm going to copy! Thanks for sharing.

classic • casual • home said...

Very pretty...how fun to be a dinner guest at your table. Love the leaf and lace plates.

bj said...

Sunday Favorites?
xo bj

Entertaining Women said...

I love the apple green tablescape, but it's your gorgeous creamware collection that truly captured my eye. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such pretty colors Chari, just looking at your setting makes me feel cooler:@)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Chari, my friend, your table is lovely! Being a lover of green; especially apple green, I'm delighted by what I'm seeing. The colours are all so appealing to me. Everything is so beautifully displayed with the gorgeous white china! Love it! Your cloches are all very nice as well. I love seeing china and spoons under glass. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by. I always love hearing from you.

Blessings,
Sandi xo

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Chari. I like the green and crisp white pieces.

Bonnie said...

Just beautiful. Looks like it should be in a magazine.

Shelia said...

Beautiful, Chari!! Love the green and white!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous dear Chari, just gorgeous! I love all that pretty apple green and the tall cloche. The dishes are so beautifully shown, as always. Stunning!! Love, FABBY

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Chari,
I dont believe I have ever seen Apple Green displaye any prettier.

Your table is a joy to view.

xoxoxo
Sonny

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Chari, thanks for coming by....you sweet thing.

I love your table. Fresh is the word that comes immediately to mind. Just gorgeous with every little detail planned out so beautifully.

Just a pure pleasure to see!

Have a wonderful day, friend!

Hugs, Barb

Karen said...

Hi Chari! I've always loved the colors in your dining room... I am partial to dark jewel tones but I do love the white table and accessories against the wall color. The Green apple theme is so crisp and summery and the new dishes are gorgeous. I LOVE the chargers! But... you always have beautiful tablescapes... I've many saved to my idea files... Have a great week!

Karen

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche vignette is absolutely lovely!

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, I absolutely love this tablescape. Your green dishes are so pretty and the leaf shape is stunning. I use green apples all the time for decor, so I automatically drool over yours. The little pitcher under your tall cloche is such a beautiful piece. I love your buffet and your table. Wish so much I was there to drool in person and just sit and chat. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Chari, I love your crisp white and green..it looks so relaxing and refreshing. Loving those new dishes you found and what a great deal.

Chubby N Chieque said...

OMG, Chari!

Your colour is my absolutely colour at home.

I love the way you decor your dining. So much elegant.

Have a happy TS & TTT cloché party.

Don't forget to see and join Marty's giveaways.

Hugs,
/chie

psychologist cape town said...

I noticed one thing in your blog that is,
You always share the most beautiful photographs. I really like "Green Leaf" salad/dessert plate, it i best to serve green vegetables.

Anonymous said...

HI!
Hope you don't mind a newbie commenting. :)

I like your style and attention to detail, everything looks so fresh and clean AND summery! Great Job!
~Karen

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, as always, you've created a stunning table. I love the apple green dishes, and I am wanting some of those Meredith dishes. They are stunning. Your sideboard looks beautiful too. You are one talented lady. laurie

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I love all the apple green with your pretty white dishes.

Dee

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty. Love the crispness of the green and white. Your candles are just a perfect match.

- The Tablescaper

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