Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More organic table elements...

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a very simple table setting with borrowed china from my mom and some everyday elements.

These dinner plates are "Fleur Rouge" by 222 Fifths, and my mom got them at Marshalls last year. I told her they would look great with my square, rattan chargers, so she let me have borrow them. I am seriously loving square plates these days and also these chargers, which came from last summer.

I used my Mikasa "Italian Countryside" flatware, which I also love, and the same, everyday bamboo napkin rings. I made the napkins this spring, and thought the neutral color would be really nice with only the pop of red on the plates. 

The glassware is vintage "Whitehall" by Colony and we love them for everyday! I have them in different sizes and colors. I like the cubist pattern with the woven charger. 

I know you expected my usual tall candlesticks, but I decided to do something different...for me at least! I had these hurricanes and just filled them with glass beads and candles...

Of course, I cut some branches from my mother's yard and popped them into this antique basket of my grandfather's. 

This is just another simple setting that relies heavily on organic elements of wicker, greenery, bamboo, and wood.  So easy to pull together, but makes everyone feel special! 

Thank you all so much for visiting!! I have been very negligent in visiting but we are not only in the process of finishing our CD, we started tracking some vocals on a Gospel project my mother is working on, so we are keeping long hours getting it all done. We will release the first single soon, so I will let you all know when it's up on itunes. So much to do and so little time...

I'll be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch, so be sure to go by there.

Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. Simply....beautiful! Can't wait to hear your new single and the CD. xo,

  2. Beautiful table! I remember seeing those plates at Marshalls! So pretty! LOve the chargers too! The flowers on the basket are perfect! XO, Pinky

  3. Such a beautiful, comfortable table Anita! Best wishes with the CD:@)

  4. I love how no matter what table you do, they always look different and inspiring! Love the centerpiece on this one too!

  5. So pretty, Anita. I like the woven mats and the beautiful antique basket. Blessings, Pamela

  6. Everything looks so lovely, calm, natural and peaceful, Anita!
    Cozy and inviting ~ as always*

  7. So simple but so beautiful! You never disappoint! I am so excited for you and your CD! What a wonderful blessing!

  8. Hi Anita, Hope you all had a great Easter and maybe rest?The table is just lovely and elegant. Your napkins go well with your beautiful table. I love your chargers and square red dishes.The curtains in the dining room are gorgeous also. I am looking forward to your CD release....I am sure you all can't wait !Thanks for posting when you are so busy in music endeavors and your lovely family. Emelia.Take care.

  9. Anita, this is another wonderful table! I really love how you've repeated elements, such as the wicker chargers and basket, faceted glasses and glass pebbles, and shapes like the plates and chargers. Repetition is so pleasing to the eye!

  10. Such a beautiful table setting. I love the simplicity for everyday.
    I can't wait to hear your CD!! Best wishes with all your projects and keep us posted.

  11. This is very the square chargers and borrowed dishes.

  12. When I first opened this, I thought the glasses were fostoria. It was so neat to find out that they are actually an every day pattern. I love them. The whole table is just beautiful to me.

    After a year or so of this blogging, I'm beginning to see the signature styles of my favorite bloggers.

    This table is very ANITA.

  13. Less is your table, Anita. Pretty plates...maybe your mother will "forget" you borrowed them!

  14. Simplicity at its best. Love the square chargers and the plates look great on them! I am on the search for those Whitehall goblets in clear. They look great in your tablescape.

  15. Square plates. Square chargers. So neat. Great that you get to borrow.

    Hope to see you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. I love those chargers, Anita! Have I asked about your drapes before? They would go perfectly in my family room.... Would you share where you found them? They look somewhat like a pattern I've seen at Lowe's..... Beautiful tablescape!!!!

  17. I know the work and hours that go into a studio project. I'm amazed that you had time to do this lovely tablescape. Not only is the color of your napkins effective, the texture in the fabric creates a wonderful dynamic element placed on the bare wood of your table. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Looking forward to hearing your work. Cherry Kay

  18. The napkin rings work so well with the chargers, Anita; brings that color and texture from the bottom to the top. Your Mom's {or yours now?} dishes do work well with the chargers, too, and look like they also work well with your accent wall!

  19. BEAUTIFUL Anita, you are always so inspiring!! Martina



  21. Simply Beautiful. I love those chargers with the plates, so pretty. The table is simply set, but looks so inviting and wonderful.

  22. your Gf basket and your mama's flowers.
    So sweet yall are getting done with the CD,I know it will be some kind of awesome!
    Lazy on Loblolly

  23. LOVELY!!!!!!
    So pretty and crisp looking.

    God bless,

  24. just lovely i love the red flowerd plates with the wicker chargers and the vintage basket with the wonderful lilics they smell so great and the napkins and glass ware all together just make the perfect statement:)

  25. Hi Anita,

    What a wonderfully "organic" table! You do that element so well, Honey. Its a natural for you, I think. LOVE the beautiful wood floors in that room, too. They just go together with your themes so well.

    I thought of you as I was pulling out all that Talavera pottery! It IS so much your colors & has that rustic feeling that you love so much.

    I must confess, I don't own them. We are blessed to have the use of that lovely FL home, since our friends who built it have both sadly, passed away. Those are her dishes, not mine. Their girls let us use the the home for a nominal fee each year. The only thing that could possibly make it better were if our friends were still alive to be there with us.

    Have a WONDERFULLY Happy Mothers Day & please extend the same to your sweet Mom?


  26. I love your table, and the arrangement is so pretty. So loose and airy. I love that that look. It is my preferred arrangement style.

    Camille @ The Vintique Object

  27. Hi Anita! Love the table. Those square plates are lovely.
    I figured you just weren't comin by cause I hadn't been able to get around as much what with helpin Mom with Dad...I'm glad you're just busy and not offended...some bloggy friends have thought I slighted them cause I couldn't answer them back quickly,,,soooo, I don't here from em so much,,,sigh...I don't get out to do much the last 5 months.

  28. This is all so lovely...I love stopping by here!
    Always admire how you marry the wood and glass elements in your tablescapes.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Shel x

  29. Just found your lovely blog! This tablescape is amazingly warm and inviting -- with all the wood, wicker, and that charming basket centerpiece!