Beaux R'eves

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring Mountain Tablescape

I wanted to play around 
with all of my goodies 
that I have been saving for our Colorado home.  
If you remember, 
I had this willow basket stashed away 
waiting for the next trip up to the mountains.  
I filled it with fresh flowers 
on our breakfast table.
The Tuesday morning "napkins" 
that I thought I bought on clearance 
turned out to be dish towels.  
I need to wear my glasses 
more when I shop!  
I used the floral tea towel 
for a table runner,
and the plaid for an impromptu placemat.  
I found these dishes last summer 
at Tuesday Morning.  
I was so happy when they built 
the Tuesday Morning.  
Let me tell you there is no shopping 
for house goods up here!  
Denver is an hour and a half away 
so basically that is a whole day's outing.  
The pattern is Waverly Country Life in Blue.  
I am in love with these dishes 
and indulge myself with patterns 
that make me happy here in the mountains.  
I would never have these dishes at home, 
I have nothing blue and white at home!  
So, that is why I love them here!  
I get to have two houses 
with totally different color schemes.  
The napkins are from our 
Target shopping trip 
and the deer napkin rings 
were a gift from friends.  
This little guy was a Harry and David find.  
We were sad when they closed the store near us. 
We used to buy Moose Munch and Creme Sodas 
as our special treat!  
I love mixing the 
plaids and florals together.  
It makes me feel so Ralph Laurenesque!  
But mostly I love the view from our kitchen table!  
We have to leave tomorrow... 
It will be a long drive 
and I will be missing the mountains 
the whole way home.  
Oh well, it only motivates me 
to schedule more fun time up here in the future!

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves

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NanaDiana said...

Isn't it nice to have that second place to escape to? We sold ours but I hope to do something again someday-South this time we can escape a bit of long winter of snow and cold. Love your mix/match of patterns. Perfect for a mountain retreat. xo Diana

Cranberry Morning said...

Such beautiful photos! I can't wait to get back to the mountains of Colorado someday. It's so beautiful there!

Unknown said...

How lucky you are to have a mountain retreat. I once called Colorado Springs home... still miss the mountains.Nothing like the majestic beauty....

This N That said...

Love your table and your mix of patterns..It works !!

The Vintage Chateau said...

Such a pretty table, I love the mix of floral. plaid and toile.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Such a cute basket and table.....Ohhh I feel for you, so far away from shopping but I am so glad you got a Tuesday Morning!! That is one of my all time favorite stores next to HomeGoods. TM always gets such great stuff that they know be my name now because I know what day they get a new truck in....LOL and don't feel bad about thinking the tea towels were napkins....I buy them as use them that way all the time.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That turned out great- love the "Ralph Laurenesque" look! That's a great pattern by Waverly in those dishes and I like the napkins or towels you bought- love the color and pattern. We had a Tuesday Morning store but they left around 2009. I would be thrilled to see a Home Goods store move in. We have a T.J. Maxx but it's not as great about carrying the tabletop items.
First day of spring and we got snow! Hope your trip back home is safe and enjoyable!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful table... just love that basket..perfect for your mountain home...and those napkin rings are fantastic!

Jeanette said...

What a beautiful table! I am new to your blog and I just love it. You have a beautiful home and I can't wait to see more and get to know you.

hidden art of homemaking said...

Just, love that basket and your mix of plaid and of my all time favorites.. I am a big RL fan..
Found you through BNOTP..
Happy spring..
Love, Mona

Cynthia said...

Such a pretty table I really like the runner and the plaid together. The dishes are so pretty, love toile.


Anonymous said...

Love those blue plates. Wonderful table!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

I love that basket, I am so into textural things these days, and that basket is such a treat!!! Mixing plaids and florals is always a favorite, your giving Ralph a run for his money!!!

Lulu said...

Omigosh, I used to have that basket and loved it, but now that I'm thinking about it, I have no idea what happened toit. I love it with your flowers so jauntily poking out of it.

Diane said...

You "had" me at plaid - love, love it! Also, that basket is amazing, as are those napkin rings. What a wonderful table - thanks for sharing it with us!

Tante Mali said...

Hi Cindy,
I love the basket - and the flowers too - and your bretty table setting of corse.
Thank you for coming over
All the best from Austria again

Alycia Nichols said...

My mind immediately went to Ralph Lauren, too!!! You've captured that feel very well! You've utilized some really terrific elements to get this there, especially the tartan and those cool napkin rings! The basket is beautifully outfitted, too, and you've included one of my favorite/most happy little flowers: waxflower. It's so dainty and petite which really looks cool paired with this rustic look!

It's a cold one out today! Bundle up, and have a great week!

Julie said...

Your blending of rustic with feminine is really charming! You will have lots of fun decorating with that willow basket.

Botanic Bleu said...

The rustic basket with its vibrantly colored flowers makes me think of Colorado, even without being told. :) Great Tuesday Morning finds.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the rustic basket and the tablescape is so pretty. Those napkin rings are to die for. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sandra Lee said...

Love the basket and your Ralph Lauren touch. Beautiful table!

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