Saturday, November 7, 2015

Take A Chance. . .

Many times change is difficult.
I adore pristine laundered and pressed table linens.
I adore Traditionally staged place settings.

And, while I do mix and match dinnerware and stemware,
I adore setting down to dine with everything matchy~matchy.

every once in a while, I step outside my comfort zone
and take a chance on change.

I adore these square cobalt blue dessert / salad plates
gifted to me from a very special bride and groom 
for designing and decorating their reception tables.

Their contemporary style totally takes me out of my Traditional comfort zone,
but still, they appeal to my creative side. 

On a rainy and dreary day On Crooked Creektt,
I set a tablescape for four using my Food Network ironstone.

Atop my taupe linen tablecloth,
I placed newly purchased round white washed wooden woven place mats.
I chose to place a beige ruffled linen napkin folded beneath the dinner plate.

European wooden flatware, 
combined with our everyday clear bubble glass stemware,
is joined by glass square coasters and our matching coffee mugs.

I've added a soup bowl at the top of our place setting
for tonight's menu choice.

Candlelight seemed appropriate,
 as this time of year when we've turned our clocks back,
darkness falls more rapidly upon us.

Stepping, once again, outside my comfort zone,
I chose a yardage of leaf embossed ribbon placed on a diagonal for the runner.

As the centerpiece,
I've filled my glass hurricane with faux acorns,
a cranberry hued berry candle ring and a leaf embossed pillar candle.

A sprinkling of faux leaves and acorn stems surround the base of the hurricane.

On either side of the hurricane, 
I've place a bronze mercury silver votive to elongate the centerpiece.
The votive resembles a lotus blossom and holds a rust hued scented votive.

The warmth that the candlelight radiates on this tablescape  
provides the perfect ambiance for a rainy and dreary evening soup supper.

Steaming bowls of homemade potato soup
are accompanied by warmed croissants lather with butter and honey.

On Crooked Creektt,
being totally out of my Traditional comfort zone,
I took a chance. 

Until next time. . .

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


bj said...

O, I do love your looks lovely.
The dark, rainy days are my favorite...I am sure it's because I love rain so much and we don;t get a lot out here in West Texas....If it starts to sprinkle or even rain, I spend the rest of the day praying it won't stop for awhile. :)

Martha said...

Very pretty table and sometimes it is nice to step outside your comfort zone! Love those plates!

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

Hi Pat,

I do love your tablescape and the way you think outside the box. The wooden placemats have me drooling.

I just love all the attention to detail. Beautiful table. Inviting!

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

Barb ♥

xinex said...

Oh so pretty, Pat. I am like you, I love mixing up tableware but I like them matching too. I love the variety each look creates. Your plates are so pretty and love the placemats!...Christine said...

I'm glad you took a chance Pat and stepped out of your comfort zone, you've created a fantastic table! I only have 1 complete set of china and silver, so all my tables have to be mix and match, that's what makes it fun for me!

podso said...

Very pretty Pat. I love the color with the salad plates.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Sometimes its good to get out of your comfort zone. Your tablescape is so pretty and I love the color/pattern of the salad plates! Your whole table is lovely.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You are brave to step out of your comfort zone, but I am so glad that you did! Just look at what you have created. This is a stunning tale setting and your plates are so pretty.
It is good to stretch ourselves and try new things.
You have definitely shown that you shine with this art.
Be Well!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! You always set such a beautiful table - always! Hope you're having a good week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jann Olson said...

Sweet Pat, it may be out of your comfort zone, but it certainly looks comfortable and lovely! I am quite eclectic and love mix and matching, but sometimes having everything match does make a fabulous statement! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Janet Garon said...

Pat, your acorns bring so much texture to your hurricane. It makes for such a pretty Fall table. By the way, I forgot to eat supper and was instantly reminded when I saw your potato soup. I just dropped my head to the computer keyboard and moaned! I will take some bread as well. : )

retriever said...

Very lovely ,greting from Mons in Belgium.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I don't know where to begin, EVERYTHING about this table is beautiful. The glasses, the dishes, the candles, the flatware!!! OMGoodness, it is all wonderful. I am glad you stepped out of your comfort zone because it resulted in a truly beautiful table!!!