Monday, December 15, 2008

My First Tablescape Tuesday

This is my first attempt at a tablescape...and it's actually the one I did last Christmas for RMS...
Plain white dishes, on gold chargers, brown napkins with a bow tied around it;) The bows I got from the dollar store! Assorted nuts in the two smaller glass dishes....




Little name tags that are little ornaments...
The deer I got from Target with a little berry around it and two miniature Christmas trees from Michael's which I sprayed with fake snow for this year...

Gold tablecloth with three runners I made using one full table cloth just cut and sewed them;)


Nothing fancy, just a little something I did to try it! Maybe one day I will get some pretty dishes and try this again;)
Hugs French xoxox






59 comments:

profenretraite said...

Oh French, I love this! I don't why you say that this is nothing fancy! I think it is beautiful! ...hugs...
Debbie

Mama said...

I just came by to say hi and I see you have joined Tablescape Tues, Your table is so elegant French not at all 'nothing fancy', everything you do is stunning, hugs, Kathy.

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

that looks simply beautiful..love it..I know what you mean about catching up I'm so behind but I'm trying...Hugs and Very Happy Holidays, xo, Lisa

Happy To Be said...

OH French Fry I love it all girl and I so remember it from RMS..has that only been a year?? I think it just beautiful French as every thing you do..thanks so much for sharing..hugs and smiles Gloria

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

FrenchFry~ The BEAUTY here is in the elegant simplicity of it all, and it's just STUNNING~~~ Very classic, very sophisticated and very, very CHARMING! Hugs, Linda

Gollum said...

You have such a flair for tablescaping. Your eye for detail just shines. This is just beautiful, French!!!!!

artis1111 said...

Oh French ,it is so nice.I think it is just perfect. Kathy

Bo said...

Good morning Lisa girl...Oh, this tablescape goes so well with your gorgeous Christmas decor...
chocolate & gold. Now you have me lusting for some plain white dishes! Elegant... Big Hugs, ♥ Bo

~♥~ Monica S said...

That looks very inviting to me! :-)
Beautiful colors too!

Monica

Miss Janice said...

I love the colors of the whole room and how your tablescape is so simple, yet elegant. Awesome job!

Elizabeth said...

Your table is so elegant, and put together w/ finds from Target, Michaels and made by you makes it even better. Plain china is the way to go, and then dress it up w/ napkins, etc. Real chefs refuse to serve food on anything other than a plain plate.

squawmama said...

Wow Frenchie... Beautiful job for your first Tablescape Tuesday... I loved those deer for the centerpiece... very classy... Just like you!!! Have a fun filled day
Hope you’re feeling better or at least taking care of it...

(((HUGS)))
Donna


Oh ya...
Tag your it!!!! Come on over to my place and pick up the rules...

Love Ya, Donna

tardevil said...

A very pretty table!

Glenda said...

I am drawn to the deer and the place card holders, but everything is so elegant, that there is nothing not to like.
Now that you've gotten your feet wet, hope you'll come back again.

Tessa said...

Oh, how wonderful to have discovered your fantastic blog! Yipee!

That table setting is pure art...I love every single thing about it. Truly gorgeous. Now I feel inspired! Thank you for sharing.

cindy said...

Looks lovely! You can sew? Geez what Can't you do?..from your jealous bloggy friend ~Cindy~

Envoy-ette said...

No apologies required! This is a posh setting!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love the brown and white. Hope to see more from your home, on future Tablescape Tuesdays!

Lana G! said...

French! Welcome and I LOVE this tablescape. So simple and elegant and just beautiful!!

Lynne said...

I'm especially drawn to the deer. I love anything pertaining to wildlife this year, even though the last post doesn't show it..lol..Your tablescape is wonderful...hugs ~lynne~

Donna Marie said...

French!!!!!!!!!!! Wooo hoooo!!! I love your tablescape!!! The browns look so classy! I am not sure, but I think we have the same exact dishes... or something very close! Next Tuesday I am going to post a tablescape!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Deb said...

Hi Lisa! It's so beautiful and cozy! And you have wine! I love it! Deb

onlymehere said...

I think it's beautiful with the dishes you have! You can do so much with white dishes. Love it.

ellen b said...

You have set a beautiful table. I love the brown and white! Love the photos you took :0)

salmagundi said...

I love the simplicity of white dishes! Everything looks wonderful. You can do more tablescapes with just those dishes by changing out the other stuff! Go for it! Sally

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love the browns, golds and white used together...so elegant! Oh, and I see little ornament place card holders...whoo, hoo, you go girl! Not fancy...yeah, right!
:-) You hit a home run on your first TT! Susan

ann said...

PLEASE.THIS IS AWESOME.PLEASE DO THIS AGAIN.YOU HAVE A GIFT HERE,USE IT....ANN

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very pretty! Understated elegance...warm and inviting! Very creative idea to make 3 runners from a tablecloth!
Merry Christmas!

xinex said...

So simple and yet so chic and sophisticated. Very pretty, I love it!....Christine

mrsben said...

Lisa, what's wrong with you girl as this is really pretty!!!!!!
Furthermore, I bet what went on those plates was absolutely delicious!!!!!!

Many hugs,

Knittings Nice! said...

Simply elegant...on trend.....all in all a beautfiul setting.

White Iris Designs said...

This is so warm & rich..love the chocolate brown. Very nice!!
Enjoyed visiting your blog. This is my first time to participate please visit my blog at whiteirisdesigns.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Beautiful! Now what's for dinner?!?

nikkicrumpet said...

Well the first time is the charm for you! It looks very elegant and lovely. The ornament name holders are very clever!

Susan said...

Gorgeous table! I love it. Thanks for stopping by my first tablescape

Chrissy said...

Hi.. saw your blog name over at Lynnes thought I would stop by...your table setting is lovely!! Did you used to post on RMS? I hope this finds you well!

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Frechieness! This is a gorgeous table and so elegant! Don't ever say you don't have 'fancy' - you've made this very fancy! Hope you'll do this next week!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

laurie said...

Well, I think it's very fancy and beautiful too! Those reindeer are so pretty with their frilly antlers! I love the browns on the table. Great job. laurie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful, Love the deer! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Justine said...

Lisa, that looked absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen anyone use brown to decorate a table for Christmas, but wow, mixed with the gold it's just stunning!!!!! You've gotta do this again!

Justine :o )

ceekay said...

It is beautiful. I love the white with the brown. I would so set a table like this..and many times I use bows for a table ring.

imjacobsmom said...

Hi French! This is absolutely lovely! We're having a snowstorm. I drove home from work at a whopping 6 mph. People forget how to drive when it's one of the first snows of the season. ugh! ~ Robyn

Bridget said...

Hi Lisa, I've been thinking about you and meant to stop in to say hello. I have not forgotten about you!
I haven't been painting much lately but I still have your project in the back of my mind. Hang in there, I'll surprise you one of these days.
Love, Bridget

Ma'dame French said...

Oh ladies I had no idea I had so many comments! My emails aren't coming to me as usual (blogger issues)!!! I will try to get to each and every one of your spaces;) Thanks so much for the warm welcome for my first table scape!! Hugs French;)

lvroftiques said...

French your tablescape is stunning!..."nothing fancy" Sheeshhhh I'd love to see what "fancy" looks like to you girl! Cause this is pretty darn special!! I LOVE your taking an existing tablecloth and seperating it for a completely different look! So savy! And that's positively it! I will never participate in tablescape Tuesday! You are just too talented! I'm getting a complex....I'm going to go sulk with my crowns...the ones that DON'T fit on my head.....yeah I did have to at least try...*winks* Vanna

Sally's Chateau said...

Understated elegance, I shall be studying the pics most carefully to pinch an idea !!! Lovely, hope to come back and visit soon. xx

Lynne said...

Good morning dear friend..hope this finds you feeling ok... I hope you can make it back to Tj Maxx and find some bling..lol
hugs ~lynne~

Helen said...

Dear Ms. French! I beg to disagree .... your tablescape is indeed quite fancy in a wonderfully understated way. Merry Christmas....

Cottage Rose said...

Hello; Wow for this being your first time I love your table. The brown with the white is so chic. Love it...

Have a great week.
hugs;
Alaura

SchmeckyGirl said...

Great job Frenchie!! (Now I'm picturing the girl with the pink hair in Grease.)

I love all the little details you did. The nuts were such a cute idea! Lovely first tablescape.

Buffie said...

Oh it's beautiful Lisa!!! You did an awesome!

Buffie :)

Chris said...

French, you are right among the top of the table setters.:) It looks so elegant, almost has a glow to it.I hope you are feeling well.

Love ya,
Chris

Lynne said...

Oh girl.. I'm so glad you went back and got your "bling" lol.. If he asks tell him it's "all" my fault..lol..Your first tablescape was gorgeous.. I can only imagine what the next one will be..
hugs ~lynne~

Tootsie said...

girl...it is wonderful! I love the colors too!
I found a crown I found a crown and did I mention I found a crown!!!! thanks for the comment about my insanity over the crown too....you always make me smile!

Chari said...

Hello Lisa & Merry, Merry Christmas!

Nothing fancy??? I beg to differ with you my friend...I think in it's simplicity your table is quite elegant...it's gorgeous!!! Love the idea of sewing the tablerunners together!!! Congratulations on your very first "Tablescape Tuesday"!

Warmest wishes...Chari

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

How elegant and lovely. Civilized comes to mind (gives you an inkling of our rather uncivilised set up!!)

Michael said...

I love it!

It's so festive...I hope you and your family have the greatest holiday! You all deserve it!

Jill said...

Pretty! I am glad to see that you are joining in on the fun!! It looks great!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

French, I love.. your tablescape. To me it's perfect. It's so elegant. And it's not overdone. You are so.. good, girl!!
Hugs, Terrie

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