Friday, August 15, 2014

Through The Garden Gate. . .

Seating more than "Mr. Ed" and I,
in our petite Dining Room On Crooked Creektt,
can be an e x t r e m e l y challenging.

that does not deter us from enjoying family dinners, 
gatherings and entertaining in our 1970's Ranch Style Home.

One of my favorite homemaking tasks
is to set an inviting tablescape for the family and friends
that frequent our home.

I'm sharing a tablescape from my gently retired original blog. . .
On Crooked Creek

It is my hope that you, dear friends and followers,
will continue to experience the journey of life
On Crooked Creektt (Take Two).

I began this simplistic Garden themed tablescape 
by using a heirloom vintage white damask tablecloth.

I placed the natural organza linen hued square table topper
on a diagonal. 

The softness of this billowing fabric adds dimension and texture to this tablescape 
relaxing the atmosphere within the Traditional setting.

Scrunching the points of each corner between the place settings 
allows for the highlighting of the embroidered motif.

One of my frequently used circular orange floral scalloped place mats
brings a dash of vibrant hues reflecting the plantings through the Garden Gate.

Bubble glass everyday stemware will suffice as our water goblets.
My delicate rose etched crystal liqueurs will hold a 'sparkling' refreshing drink.

Placing a triple folded napkin atop the dinnerware
balances the color palette throughout the the tablescape.

The menu tucked within also serves as a place card
and a memento of the evenings cuisine.

The unique centerpiece consisting of a cauliflower tea pot surrounded by statuary lidded urns invokes a whimsical ambiance. 

On Crooked Creektt's Gardens Gingersnap and Creamy Ivory Tea Rose buds
combined with wisps of Purple Salvia fill petite white scalloped bud vases
 extending the centerpiece with continuing colorful hues.

Everyday porcelain white dinnerware 
combined with Oneida flatware keep clean~up to a minimum, 
allowing "Mr. Ed" and I to linger around the table 
or to stroll through the Gardens On Crooked Creektt alongside our guests.

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

And. . .

Brooke @ Creative County Mom for Home Sweet Garden!

And. . .

And. . .

Jody and Stan @ Rooted In Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays!

Be sure to visit each of these amazing host and hostesses 
for inspiring decor ideas for your own home!


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful setting, Pat! The sunlight streaming in makes it feel so inviting! The warm colors of the linens make a beautiful contrast to the white dinnerware. Everything looks lovely!

Martha said...

A great table Pat -- but then you always set a fine table!

Patricia Krank said...

Beautiful table setting Pat. Perfect colors for heading into the Fall season. I'm heading your way next week! What's for dinner? LOL!

Blessings dear lady,

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh how beautiful that is! Love the white with the rust colors, the transition of summer to fall. Really like the stemware. Love the place settings with the menu. I would love to do that, seems I never have the time :(
We did have our neighbor and dog sitter over the other night, spur of the moment. We just never entertain and I hate that.
Would love to sit at the table with you and Mr Ed!

Marigene said...

Love the orange and white...reminds me of marigolds! Nice napkin there a tutorial for it?
Have a great week, Pat.

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Dear Pat,
Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and leave a comment. I appreciate every one of them!
I loved what you wrote . . . and actually read it a few times. It was so thoughtful :0)
Your table setting is so pretty. I LOVE your bouquet!!
Looks like a lovely setting for a wonderful evening . .
Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You have set a beautiful table and I am sure your guests were oooing and ahhing all over! LOVE the colrs, the flowers are SO pretty! Can you plaase tell us how to do that napkin fold? I love it!

Pat Cantwell said...

Dear Ones,
For those of you whom have requested the Tutorial Napkin Fold. . .it was listed on the original blog.
The Triple Pocket Napkin Fold is from Between Naps on The Porch. Once you enter Susan's Blog, click on the top tab. . .Tablescapes. Then arrow down to Napkin Fold Tuts. Susan has numerous tutorials on amazing napkin folds! You're going to click on the one titled Triple Pocket Napkin Fold!

Christine Graves said...

I always love your photos...with the sunlight and shade streaming over your beautiful! and I am loving the napkin fold you did to show off the 2 different patterns...just gorgeous table my friend!

bj said...

This is a beautiful table, Pat.
Love the sun coming in. :)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love the orange flowers. so looking forward to Fall.