Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Simple Gray & Yellow Table

This is my first time participating in Tablescape Thursday and I was inspired by my recent purchase of these two vintage tablecloths while on the Eddie Ross flea market tour. However, both were rectangular and neither one was the right size for my round table. Problem solved when they are layered, one crossing over the over and each one making up for the "short side" of the other. Yeah!
The top tablecloth is the Fantasia pattern from the 70's. To tie in with the gray in the pattern, I was able to use the light gray napkins my late elderly neighbor, Mrs. L, gave me. This table is set for three - I only wish I could run next door to invite Mr. and Mrs. L over for lunch. At first I tried a floral centerpiece, but instead settled on pears in a vintage aluminum footed bowl.
The glassware is from my Mom - purchase in Bermuda in 1961.
Here are the lovely Creative Candles that were a gift from Eddie and Jaithan. Two sets of matching candlesticks create four different heights with these 12" and 18" tapers. They're Paris Gray and are more gray than they appear in this photo.

Love small bouquets - this one is made from last Friday's white flowers w/cuttings from a butterfly bush and a shrub.
After setting this table and lighting the candles, I thought to myself, "I should do this more often!" For links to more tablescapes, be sure to head over to Between Naps on the Porch for the 57th Tablescape Thursday!

50 comments:

Joyce said...

I love your vintage tablecloth. It all looks wonderful with the bright yellow.
Joyce

Torie Jayne said...

Your table looks great! Have a sweet day!x

Pat said...

Like that you used both cloths to get the table coverage. The pears are a good color touch.

pve design said...

I can see that Eddie cast his spell on you!
What a cheery table! What time is dinner?
I will bring the "Lemoncello"
pve

Sarah said...

Beautiful table. I'm so happy you joined in the fun of TT. Love the vintage textiles. The colors are amazing! Thanks for the idea of crossing the two large cloths on you round table. I have an odd sized oval table and it is always a challenge to cover it with a table cloth. I'm going to try this idea. ~ Sarah

Cass @ That Old House said...

Yes, you should do it more often, because you do it WELL. Lovely table --love those vintage cloths!
Cass

Hill Country House Girl said...

I love the concept of Tablescape Thursday, but I have not found a way to make time to participate! Your table is absolutely lovely, though, and surely you are having guests over now to show it off! I love the mix of colors you chose - just beautiful, all of it!

sarah said...

That is absolutely beautiful!

Haven on Hanover said...

How wonderful that you could gather all of those pieces together that were given to you by friends and loved ones and that it all looks terrific. I can't wait to unearth all of my special things that have been in boxes for months - I love all of the memories that are attached to them.

I'm on my way over for lunch.......

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tablecloths!! Great finds!

Quinn said...

What is that adorable little pitcher???

So Haute said...

Those table linens are BEAUTIFUL! And I love the tablescape you've created!

LindsB said...

What a stunning table- I am loving the yellow and gray combo!

Jennifer Sergent said...

Michele -- you have amazing taste! I LOVE the yellow/gray combo, and the vintage napkins totally tie in with the tableclothes. The pears are fab/ much better than flowers. Jealous!

-- Jennifer Sergent

Pigtown-Design said...

Those tablecloths are great! What a cheerful colour. The centerpiece is the perfect foil for the cloths.

Hasta manana!!!

ana said...

Beautiful table!!!!! love all the yellow and the candles...

Brenda said...

Your table is gorgeous! Oh, to have those tablecloths!
Brenda

Mary said...

What a warm and inviting table. It beckons guests to sit down. The tablecloths, the way you used them and the pears you used to tie everything together is wonderful. I hope you are having a great day.

Greet said...

Most of the time I have the same problem as you had with the wrong size of the table clothes, and now I have bought one(with the right measures)that is nearly white and that is being on my table as "underground" for all the ones with the wrong size that come on top of it!

Greet

thomas said...

the yellow is beautiful. i like it alot

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a cheerful and lovely tablecloth!

Denise said...

Very pretty, the tablecloth is beautiful.
Wishing you a lovely day

My Notting Hill said...

Thanks for all these lovely comments! Greet - great idea to get a solid whitish cloth that can serve as a future undercloth.

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful tablecloth!
Very pretty table...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I adore vintage linens! This is beautiful and I love how you decided to layer the cloths to fit your table! Everything is quite lovely!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is lovely! The vintage tablecloths steal the show! Very clever how you made them coordinate and fit. I have done that before with my small, round table (you have to do what you have to do!!).

I love the candles and your Mother's crystal is beautiful!!

Please, do this again!!

xoxo
Jane

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

This is wonderful and I
L-O-V-E that TC!

Dining Delight said...

Your tablecloths are lovely and layering is always wonderful! Your centerpiece with the pedestal bowl and pears is great and I love the stemware your mom bought in Bermuda!
Isn't tablescaping fun!?

DD

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the yellow... and those pears look yummy!

Maria Killam said...

Wow that tablecloth should definitely be mine as that is my colour!! Beautiful!

Jess said...

Really stunning! I love all the colors together.

Lisa said...

You, my dear deserve an award for what i think is the prettiest table I have seen in a while!
Stop by when you have some time, I have a little something for you.
Have a great weekend!
Lisa

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I just love that cloth!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Stunning! The tablecloth is incredible.

Lauren said...

So beautiful Michele!!! that yellow is amazing and I love it with the pears & especially your aluminum.

so perfect.

Yansy said...

I love your table Michele! The color combination is perfect for spring. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Ideezine said...

Goes to show you that even as we approach seasonal changes it can still be sunny at the table. Beautiful setting such fun stuff.

Bette

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

What a great find. I love the combo of yellow and gray! It's one of my favorites!!!!

The table setting looks amazing. When my lunch invite? :)

Have a great weekend!

Jenn said...

Those table cloths are such a great find. This is really, really pretty. Yellow and Grey is such a great combo, too.

Rettabug said...

Such a happy table....it makes me smile! Your little flower arrangements are so sweet & I ♥ your glasses from Bermuda. Just beautiful!

Great idea to cross the 2 tablecloths like you did. I will have to remember that. Thanks for sharing!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Beautiful :) Great colors!

Secret Agent T said...

Love the layering of the tablecloth- I will have to keep that in mind.

A Perfect Peach said...

Love the color combo of gray and yellow!

Marnie said...

a lovely table

Michelle Kearney said...

Love the yellow! Welcome to TT. Thanks for visiting my blog and welcoming me!

~Michelle

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Now that is one lovely table. Luncheon should always have such a setting.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm so glad I didn't miss this, it is sooo pretty! Love those vintage tablecloths! I love all things yellow!

Katherine

Jennifer said...

loving gray and orange these days. beautiful table!

Kristin said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous tablescape. I adore the tablecloth!

eddieross said...

HI Michelle,
The table looks so AMAZING!!! great job!!!!
hope all is well!
xo
Eddie

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