Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dreaming of Spring

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I know that everyone is preparing for Valentine's Day and romantic dinners and all but I was just in a Springy mood after all of the Gloomy days that we have been having lately.  It was even difficult to take these pictures because of all the gray outside.  
 I was also feeling Simplistic.  Is that a feeling?
I wanted a Simple uncluttered table.  

I think that this table will be perfect for Brunch on Sunday!  Wouldn't you love to linger at this table and read the paper with a cup of coffee, some juice and a croissant?  
This is a lovely comfy chair pulled in from the Living Room .  Would you like to sit here?
Here is a closeup of the Bee Pillow that I found at Hautelook for some ridiculous price like $9.00
Or would you like to sit here?
Or maybe this chair that I stole from the Master Bedroom, took the slipcover off of, and Stenciled a Fleur de Lis onto.
 Wherever you sit
the soft whites, grays and faded blues will be be there to greet you.
Little Moss Pots at each setting
mark the beginning of Spring.
Antique family salt bowls sparkle and mirror
the crystal candle holders.

A bowl of Green Apples in the middle of the table is like a breath of fresh air.
Sweet Birds perch atop glass candleholders
 They too are ready for warmer weather...

The Sideboard was layered with a mix of  textures,
shapes and finishes.  
I love to add rustic elements to more formal pieces 
like the natural nest basket that I bought at an Estate sale for $3.00 
with the shiny silver platters.
 The basket had a hideous 80's rose and blue bow on it when I found it. 
I'm glad that I rescued it in time...

 The wine box holds a collection of Silver platters.  
 I don't mind the tarnish on a few of them.
  It makes them seem older to me .  
I ordered these luncheon plates from One Kings Lane.
I love the soft blue color.
  It's the same color as my Ceiling in the dining room.
 I know it's hard to tell in this picture.  It's also in my Living Room on the coffered ceiling.
The color is Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue. 
One color lighter than the color of the year Wythe Blue.  
It's been my color of the year for three years now!  
But I digress...
 The crown dinner plates are also from One Kings Lane.  I'm in love with crowns right now.
 And the Fleur de Lis chargers...Also from One Kings Lane.
  I ordered 8 and one broke during shipping.  
Unfortunately that's all they had,
so sorry,
only Seven of you can come for dinner.
Placemats and Napkins were from Tuesday Morning.  And the wonderful soft tablecloth is a quilt thrown over the table.  
Makes you want to snuggle up doesn't it?
 joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and these other wonderful parties:
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage
for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805
for Potpourri FridayHeather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove
for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground
for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home
for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello
for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
for Saturday Nite Special

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays 

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beaux R'eves
XO Cindy

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Aledia said...

Oh My Goodness!! You have my dream dining room lol....It is so elegant and beautiful....

I LOVE the colors and the silver accents and oh....everything!

Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a good rest of the week!

(hugs)
Aledia~

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a pretty setting! So fresh and chic. I love the dinnerware...crowns and fleur de lis are my faves! The silver platters in the wine box are gorgeous! I'm truly inspired!

Jacqueline said...

I would be happy to sit at any of the three lovely chairs you showed. I love how you put the table in front of the fireplace - so beautiful and so romantic!

I agree, the pop of green from the apples and the moss are the perfect pop of color to remind us that spring green is on the way.

I love all of your plates. I haven't heard of One King's Lane. I have the same aqua plates from Tai Pan and the crown plates from Home Goods, but you can't ever get any more from Home Goods. I would love to be able to order some if needed.

Have a lovely week!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love a bit of springtime in February. A great spirit lifter. Your table is gorgeous.

Tricia said...

I think I need to check out One King's Lane! Such pretty things you found there! I love the clean and fresh look of your table, and I'm going to show your ceiling to my husband! We have coffered ceilings in our LR and DR, but they are not as pretty as yours!

Anonymous said...

Love the softness of this tablescape and you're right - perfect for a cozy a.m. of reading the paper. Feels very luxe.

Style Sisters said...

Wow I love this tablescape!! I have posted a tablescape that uses similar colors and blue plates...Love this look! Next week I will have another post using the blue plates. Come link up to Centepiece Wednesday on my blog and share your ideas.

Karin

Michael Lee West said...

First of all, thank you for visiting my Comfortscape and leaving such a heartwarming comment. Second, I'm so glad you did because it led mr to your beautiful tablescape. The green apples make me think of fresh, tender leaves that will soon appear on the trees, and the blues mirror a spring sky. You are so right about the light--I seem to be chasing it from November until mid-March. I can't wait for longer days, but they are coming, as your tablescape beautifully reminds us!

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm not even sure where to start. I think I'll start by coming over with a long straw to suck the creativity right out of your brain! :-) This is beautiful!!! You really hit pay dirt with this bad boy!!! I love the little clay pots, and the dishes (oh, how I love the dishes...both the king's crown ones AND the fleur de lis!!!), and the chairs!!! You stenciled that fleur de lis on there? Seriously...I've said it before, and this time I'm not playin' with you. Get your little hips on over here to my house pronto!!! I NEED you!!!!!! This table does have a feeling of the first part of Spring, but it also very effectively envelopes the look one might want for a cozy Winter's evening in. It's beautiful! I'll expect you in the morning. I'll have coffee & donuts waiting! :-)

dee dee said...

Oh can I come for dinner.... I'll take any of those beautiful chairs.
Simple is stunning!
Dee Dee

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Cindy, this is beautiful! I love the simplicity of it. LOVE the bee pillow and your mantel is beautiful! LOVE IT! ANd I cannot leave without saying...that CEILING!! 2die4!

Our weather has been WHACKY! 72 degrees yesterday...this weekend? 28 degrees....what is UP with that??

Wishing you sunshine!

Lou Cinda

Chubby N Chieque said...

Goodness...

I do whatever to have your dinner plates. Amazingly beautiful.

Your home is wonderful, warm and very calm. Love your colour and I am into turqouise:ish, blue:ish nowadays.

TY for sharing.

Happy TS...

Greetings from freezing Stockholm,
/chie

Sarah said...

You couldn't have set a more charming table. Love the mix of chairs! The dishes are wonderful pieces and that little bee pillow is dear. Thanks for sharing your spring table. ~ sarah

Judy Bigg said...

Oh Cindy, I am really taken with your tablescape and the ceilings. This blue is my favorite. You have done such an outstanding job. Funny, I have been thinking about Spring tablescapes this week. Guess I have moved past Valentine's Day, I bought blue dishes this week at TJ Max so really have blue on my mind. I don't have any candles to match mine yet but I'll work on that. I agree with Alycia about getting together and sharing thoughts. I am considering taking Alycia's class in March. Thanks for sharing your creative mind.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

your room
looks lovely and welcoming
with all the small details

i'm now following you
via Linky Followers
and hope you'll return the favor!

alison

Robin said...

Your table looks so comfortable and inviting. Thanks for sharing some of the details of your rooms. I am always curious about the homes that these great tablescapes come from! I love the pale blue ceilings.

Robin
Robin Flies South

shopannies said...

beatiful love the colors in the beautiful dishes the pretty shade of blue is my favorite come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your dishes! Beautiful setting

Debbie said...

I really love this setting. There is something about granny smith apples that appeals to me. They just have the exact right pop. I'm also crazy about the way you did the silver trays and platters in the wooden box. The contrast is stunning. Have box... will copy. Grin.

Betty Sneeringer said...

Beautiful, everything is beautiful.

Betty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is a beautiful setting. I adore the bee pillow. That is so bad that they couldn't replace the broken charger.

Jo's This and That said...

Cindy it is beautiful! Thanks for sharing Joann

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so beautiful! What a lovely table. Thank you so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Olive Cooper said...

The silver platters in the box are simply splendid. I just received some stamps from OKL and will have fun with them. I try desperately not to look there that often. The crown plates are darling. hugs, olive

Honey at 2805 said...

The table setting and room is beautiful.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so beautiful. I love how cozy it looks and the chairs are so comfy looking, just makes you want to enjoy a super meal and linger for long conversations. Love the buffet vignette, stunning and the silver is fantastic. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

So very pretty! I'm a sucker for those shades of blue, and mixed with the whites and grey they are just awesome. Love love your ceiling too.

Custom Comforts said...

What beautiful dishes ~ love the aqua and white textures. Your really don't need much to make a table pretty when you have such lovely textures. Well done.
Cindy

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

What a beautiful setting! Love the combination of the white and silver. Those plates are gorgeous; I am in serious dish love, especially the crowns.

Sharing Shadymont said...

What a gorgeous home! Love your tables and vignettes! Just beautiful!!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great vignettes! Love your silver trays too!

Tanya@takesix said...

Cindy, your table is so inviting. I could linger there for a long time. Your plates are gorgeous! Thank you for the "Springspiration"!!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I LOVE this!!! My party just started...I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your projects!!! XO Aimee

Geneva said...

What a beautiful table and dining area. It looks so cozy. You have a lovely blog!
Blessings!
Geneva

Linda said...

What can I possibly say, except Gorgeous! Love the crown plates and chargers. The color you chose looks heavenly and the fact that it matched your ceiling is lovely. Love the vignette you created and the table is so romantic. Thanks for sharing such wonderful decor.

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