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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Garden Tablescape

Tablescape?

Is that really a word?

I did my very first one last Sunday.

It was fabulous fun and Joe helped.

He cut and arranged the flowers, purple and yellow lantana from our garden at the yellow house.

 

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China: Mikasa Garden Harvest purchased twenty years ago

Flatware: An entire set from the 1960’s found at a yard sale

Stemware: Monogrammed from a yard sale (I will buy any letter or set of initials)

Tablecloth: Borrowed from friend Fancy who got it at a yard sale

Vase: Vintage from a yard sale

Cat: Mine all mine, I Luf him

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The photos were taken in our backyard at the yellow house beside our dwindling flower garden.

Thanks bunches Joe for helping me even when you think I am nuttier than usual.

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I am linking with the queen of vignettes Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday and the thrifty Linda at A La Carte for her first Junkin finds party.

grace surrounds us

Olive

39 comments:

  1. You and Joe really know how to set a most inviting table. That is a beautiful area and perfect for a little party.

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  2. What a great guy you have, who picks and arranges flowers for you! Oh, I love that carpet of leaves you have. Lovely "tablescape" my wild little Olive! So glad you joined in!
    hugs and love,
    Debra

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  3. Lovin' the garden setting and what a great tablecloth! Be careful... it grows on you-have fun:@)

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  4. Oooh Olive, how pretty! I would just sit out there all day and enjoy the beautiful weather... Hello kitty!... too cute... xoxo Julie Marie PS LOVE your tablecloth!

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  5. This is such a lovely setting, Olive...I can just imagine dining there!

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  6. Your table looks lovely! I just love that you got all your great stuff from garage sales.You and i are on the same page.

    Kathy

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  7. Oh, I love that your guy helped. Ya'll did an amazing job. Love the pretty flowers and the vase is wonderful.
    The table is so pretty with your beautiful dishes. And the garden spot the table is in...just PERFECT for an outdoor table scape.

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  8. I believe blogland has made tablescape a word. Trust me, after the first few scapes, Joe will be into it as much as you. My boys love to point things out that I could use in a tablescape. Pretty funny. Your setting and table are so lovely!

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  9. A beautiful table in gorgeous surroundings. How fun for the two of you to create this together.
    Jane

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  10. I am so impressed with Joe that he would dive in and help you set that up. Great guy. And does that vase match my McCoy pitcher I found at the thrift store?

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  11. This is lovely. I agree....you have a great guy. My hubby is used to my tablescapes. He always asks now "have you taken your pictures yet?" Which means...haha....can I sit down and eat! And yes your table is very inviting!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  12. Love your outdoor setting and all the fruit motif. Beautiful warm colors. Lovely post thanks for sharing.

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  13. Pam-yes, lovey it matches your McCoy vase you do not like...hint...hint.

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  14. I love the outdoor setting and your tablescape. It probably isn't a real word, but it is in blog land.

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  15. Olive
    What a beautiful tablescape, perfect dining for two. Thanks for stopping by.

    warm wishes
    Kate

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  16. Yes Olive, I'd mention that vase too! Your table looks great!

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  17. Beautiful tablescape in your garden! Love the floral tablecloth...very pretty! Happy Halloween!
    Kristen

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  18. What a beautiful setting, I would love to come there and sit down at that lovely table outdoors. Your tablescape is wonderful.
    Karen

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  19. I love an outdoor tablescape...it is worth the extra trouble. Joe is a dearheart. Love everything. Olive!! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  20. Did you say this was your first tablescape, Olive? I love the outdoor setting and the flowers are gorgeous. This table is wonderful and it could only get better from here. Welcome to the tablescaping world!...Christine

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  21. This tablescape is beautiful. Very vintage!

    It looks SO inviting and intimate.

    I want to come and sit there....please?!!

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  22. Querida linda mesa1 Vocês capricharam! Eu acho que você tem muito bom gosto Parabéns. Vai em frente não pare prossiga você é talentosa. Querida tenha um ótimo dia. Graça e paz. Beijinho no coração.

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  23. Nice dishes! You and your friend did well! ~Ames

    http://rivahchick.blogspot.com/2010/10/thrifty-finds.html

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  24. Thanks Olive for joining my first Junkin Finds. I love your tablescape! What a sweet setting out side and I love your thrifty finds. Well done and I love your cat also! I am following you now! So great to meet new friends!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  25. So lovely Olive...I love it all but your vase caught my eye right away. Very sweet :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  26. What a gorgeous tablescape~a phrase coined by the cook Sandra Lee.

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  27. What a pretty table setting for two.
    And, what a pretty kitty.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  28. Beautiful Setting ~ Love the Old Vase....

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  29. What a beautiful table you set.. I love your cat...looks like mine who i call Buster.

    I was late getting my post in today because of mr linky. I hope you'll drop by for a quick hello

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  30. Oh I love your tablecloth-such pretty details!

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  31. Love the pretty flowers on the tablecloth!

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  32. Hello, Olive. Love your garden setting. The flowers are beautiful! I hope you two enjoyed it.

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  33. Oh I did laugh at your comments about your husband, how kind that he helped you with the tablescape though. I mentioned tablescapes to my husband recently and he had never heard of them, plus the whole idea of doing one especially for a blog post he just could not get his head around! I think it looks like fun and hopefully you enjoyed a lovely meal sitting here in the sunshine.

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  34. Beautiful tablescape!! and love that cute kitty! I'm a cat person too..and I LUF mine too!
    visited from VIF!
    Happy Halloween
    Tammy :-) JUNK WILD

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  35. Olive,
    What a beautiful tablescape. What a beautiful setting for it.
    How wonderful to see the crown jewel of the post in the last picture! I always love it when the C-Cat makes an appearance. Tell him he's wonderful for me.

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  36. Olive, it's such a lovely table in a lovely setting. That deco looking vase is wonderful! I am always fascinated by the way you take photos - such a unique perspective you show us. Your cat is so pretty. laurie

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  37. What a beautiful setting. Perfect for outdoor dining. Your vase caught my eye immediately.
    How lovely that your hubby helped and the flowers look beautiful too. I am in love with your kitty. Wonderful tablescape.

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive