Thursday, July 23, 2015

Garden Inspired Tablescape. . .

Amidst the squelching h e a t and the determination to survive, 
I'm still observing spectacular views beyond the patio doors
in On Crooked Creektt's Gardens.

"Mr. Ed" and I have been continually and timely blessed 
with showers throughout June and July,
even though our temperatures are registering in the high 90's!

Since everything in On Crooked Creektt's Gardens is still lush and g r e e n,
I felt compelled to design a Garden Inspired Tablescape.

Bringing a touch of the out~of~doors 
within On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room,
called for a touch of splendor and my favorite black, white and green color scheme.

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I purchased the most amazing black and white striped dishtowels
while visiting Nell Hill's Atchison Shop earlier this Spring.
I've been waiting for an opportunity to use them 
to bring a touch of sophistication in one of my sumptuous tablescapes.

I began with a pristinely pressed and starched vintage white damask tablecloth.
I, also, steam pressed the tea towels.

I added the four black and white striped tea towels atop the tablecloth.
Placing and smoothly with my hands to position the entire center surface.

I adore how just a bit of the tea towels extends down off the Dining Room table!

Using my everyday white fine porcelain dinnerware 
keeps our clean~up to a minimum.
Yet, one still has a feeling of indulgence while dining.

A whimsical, botanical salad / dessert plate atop our everyday white dinner plate
evokes the Garden Inspiration from beyond the patio doors.

The harmonious blending of these two patterns,
 sets an eloquent tone for daily dining
in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room as seen in the various rim shots.

I've used our everyday Oneida stainless flatware 
combined with our clear bubble glass stemware.
The addition of the bee stemware beckons a sampling of whimsy to the setting.

The centerpiece components
mimic the profusion of vegetation beyond the patio doors.

Two faux boxwood toparies, 
on opposite sides of a monochromatic bee skep, 
and vintage lidded sugar and creamer
are embellishment enough for our centerpiece.

A simplistic black and white checked cloth napkin,
placed inside the terra cotta flower pot napkin rings, 
adds an element of practicability 
within the design of the Garden Inspired Tablescape.

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A continuation of this Garden Inspired Tablescape
is evident within the design style of On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room Hutch.

When searching for inspiration for On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room,
I had only to look through the patio doors at my inspiring Gardens.
(The photos of On Crooked Creektt's Herb Garden were taken July 17, 2015!)

On Crooked Creektt
it is my hope that this timely blessing 
will continue to remain green a while longer.
(View "Tending The Herb Garden" post here.)

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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Be sure to visit and delight your family dwelling with brilliant interior design.


Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Lovely Pat! The towels set a perfect backdrop for your dishes. I'm in love with those Mary Carol bee plates! I've never been to her store but would love to make it there some day!

Marigene said...

Nice idea for pretty towels of any kind. Lovely table, Pat. Black and white is so classic, one can't go wrong it. The be plates are great.
It is amazing how green we still are and it is almost August!
Have a great weekend!

Barb @ Bella Vista said...


It is absolutely charming. Such a lovely table and I love the dishes.

We have relatives in Kansas City and on our next visit, I want to run over to Nell Hill's. I have heard wonderful things about it.

You did a fabulous job in creating this tablescape. Hope your weekend is blessed!


Candy S said...

The black and white is so eye catching! I love the bee plates,they look fabulous with the pretty black and white stripes in the towels. Very pretty!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

You set a really cute table there...wondering if I can just drop in???

Jamie Hoover said...

Love the mix of patterns that you have and you may just be a genius for your use of dishtowels....I had no idea that is what they were until reading your post. Such a pretty space to have dinner!

Christine Graves said...


Lovely table my friend! Love the dishes and the stacking you did. Hope you have a good week!


Sandra Lee said...

I love the simplicity of your table, it's very inviting.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Now, you know I love YOUR BEEutiful table!!! Those dessert plates are beautiful, wish I had them! Great minds must think alike as I used the 2 topiaries too! Crazy!!! Have a beautiful day!!!

Sarah said...

Pat, this is lovely! Ticking, bees, and lovely plates having me buzzing with big smiles.