Monday, October 31, 2011

Ladies Who Lunch...

For this week's tablescape, I decided to do a light table, with just a touch of whimsy.  Last year, my mother-in-law gave us this lovely set of fall placemats and napkins. I thought the colors would be perfect for a light, fall luncheon with girlfriends.  They are an off-white jacquard, embellished with pinecones and pine sprigs. The pattern is from the 'Autumn Classics' collection by Benson Mills.

(The Placemats)

(The napkins)

I thought this runner provided wonderful pattern and texture.  I love the thick fringe!




I chose to use all of the white pieces that I scored on my thrift search last week.  I thought they would keep the setting light and fresh, yet, still be appropriate for fall.  


I brought in these animal print plates, as chargers, to add a fun touch of whimsy.  (I really just used them for their border pattern.)  I think they compliment the white plates beautifully.






And, I wanted to use my leaf plates one more time, for a pop of color!


Instead of colored goblets, I chose crystal stemware...I wanted to keep everything dainty for the ladies!


The centerpiece remains simple...an olive green vase, with a stem of fall berries, leaves, and glittered gourds...


As a fall accent, I created my own version of a cloche. I filled a faux croc plate with mini pumpkins, pinecones, and a few fall leaves; and covered it with a glass cake dome...





Doesn't the tapestry provide a wonderful backdrop?


I am now ready to enjoy an afternoon of laughs and fellowship with my closest girlfriends!  (I may even serve up the recipe in my previous post!)  

I hope you have been inspired!  Happy Decorating!

59 comments:

  1. Your tablescape is gorgeous! The runner is fabulous! Now I am off to study that recipe that I see on the previous post!

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  2. I have that exact same placmat and napkin set!!!!!!!!!! I, too, love it and had a plan to do a table with them too. Yours looks beautiful! That runner IS gorgeous. XO, Pinky

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  3. Thank goodness for spending time with good friends. Have fun!
    I love that runner. It's so pretty. The entire table looks nice.

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  4. Such a pretty table. Those placemats are so pretty, and that runner is gorgeous. The animal plates are so unique and perfect for a Fall table. laurie

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  5. Such warm colors! Love the dome and the centerpiece.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  6. Your table looks so pretty, with such warm, rich colors. I love the plate under your cloche. It's perfect for Fall.

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  7. Just gorgeous, like everything you do Ü I ♥ that Cajun Kitchen sign in the previous post. I want one of those! Just perfect for a Cajun girl at heart Ÿ

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  8. Your table is elegant but so fallish too. I love your chairs too.

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  9. Beautiful tablescape! I love your white plates on the chargers, they really look great together!

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  10. I can imagine how much fun you all will have, Shenita,and I am sure they will be in awe when they see your gorgeous tablescape...Christine

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  11. This tablescape is gorgeous. Love the colors and the Fall decor. It does look fabulous with the tapestry backdrop. I want those animal chargers...

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  12. Beautiful...perfect tapestry runner for fall. I can see why you like to use the animal print plates, love the patterned edge.

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  13. Your tablescape looks wonderful and I love your cloche decorating too! I hope you all had a fabulous time together...and yes please to your recipes!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  14. You have a generous Mother in law...I seem to recall she has given you several items you used in your recent posts :)
    GORGEOUS table, we should all take note and have our friends over for lunch more often.

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  15. You have so many beautiful pieces to work with. Your light tablescape is lovely.

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  16. So pretty! All the warm tones make the white items stand out. Awesome job!

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  17. oh my such lovely dishes, and accents! i love it all!
    i am joining your blog right now!
    rebecca

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  18. Oh I totally love this tablescape. Stunning runner and placemats and your dishes are gorgeous. Your accessories are so perfect, just adore it all. The cloche is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Hi lovely lady.
    Your tablescape looks so pretty with all your fall decorations sweet.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Halloween Night Tablescape.
    I hope you have a great night and week.
    XXOO Diane

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  20. Shenita,
    What a gorgeous tablescape for your Ladies Luncheon! I adore how you mixed various paterns and textures, yet used a common hue throughout! Elegantly exquisite! Your cloche filled with natures elements is a stunning accent!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  21. Hi Shenita! Oh, what a lovely table and I'm sure the ladies felt so honored! Those placemats are lovely and those chargers! Love 'em. I believe anything under glass works for a cloche and yours looks wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. The tapestry makes A perfect backdrop to your beautiful tablescape. I love your leaf plates.
    I am now following with GFC. Thank you for stopping by.

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  23. Great job! Love your table! I have that stemware too! JoAnn

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  24. Love your mix of textures and colors! The placemats scared me because I thought you were going for Christmas already, but I love them mixed with these elements! Beautiful table!

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  25. You are great with embellishments! Your fall tablescape with the fall cloche as a centerpiece shows so many great elements.

    Recipes in previous post caught my eye.

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  26. What a beautiful table setting. It is so pretty how you combined the natural with the elegant. I'm sure girlfriends felt so special. Patty

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  27. Beautiful tablescape! Gorgeous dishes! The tapestry is lovely! Great job!

    Katherine

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  28. VERY pretty, warm and inviting Shenita! Love the gorgeous tablerunner, and I spotted your T/S treasures right off and they look awesome, as well as your cloche too!

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  29. Your table is gorgeous. You always put things together so beautifully. My favorites are the cloche and the leaf plates.
    Barb

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  30. This is fantastic!Lovely pumpkins and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  31. Your table is beautiful, Shenita!

    I absolutely love the placemats! Perfect for Fall!

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  32. such a pretty table. Love the soft fall colors and your autumn under glass centerpiece. What beautiful placemats to enjoy.

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  33. Your table is ready to enjoy the fall harvest! Just beautiful.
    Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

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  34. Oh what a beautiful tablescape! The layering, the textures, the centerpiece...all wonderful! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Hope to see you again! And yes, I'm your newest friend!!

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  35. Mahvelous, dahling! I love every sparkle and gleam. What a lovely table-- especially the leaf plates!

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  36. Ok, just let me know the day and I'll be there! :-) Everything looks beautiful...and I need those animal print plates.

    xo
    Pat

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  37. Hi Shen,

    Sorry! I'm tardy. Hard to catch a plane to the US §:-)

    OMG! I die for your runner, honestly! Gee... my heart stopped beatitng when I saw that layin with those perfect fringe.

    Love everything on the top of your table. Job well done.

    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /chie

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  38. I really like the brown and white colorscheme of your table setting. Those placemats are beautiful.

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  39. Your tablescape is so pretty... Your girlfriends are going to feel so special, and that's what makes it so special! Thank you for sharing!

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  40. Love the tapestry! It's a beautiful addition to your gorgeous tablescape! The placemats are wonderful ... love that you mixed animal print in there, too!

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  41. Hi Shenita, I hope ya'll had a great lunch. Your table is just gorgeous. Where do you find the time to do all this? I'll just call you Wonder Woman from now on. lol

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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  42. Hope you had a wonderful lunch and time of fellowship with friends! Love the table runner and placemats! So pretty! And the candles holders are dressed beautifully! :)

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  43. Where to begin lovely lady! I just love everything, and everything is what I love!! The place mats are fab, the animal print plates are awesome and the runner is gorgeous! I would love to hide somewhere and see all the admiring faces on your friends Shen, you're a very talented lady. Thanks for the lovely visit and wonderful comments. Happy Cloche party! FABBY

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  44. Everything looks beautiful and perfect!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I'm a new follower here.

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  45. Beautiful! I love your chargers and with the leaf plates, fabulous!

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  46. I instantly recognized the runner as one I own but have never used. The chargers are so fun and I don't blame you for wanting to use the leaf plates. Very pretty centerpiece! The colors look so great in your dining room. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Great table! The pinecone linens are really beautiful, great job!

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  48. Great use of textures and warm colors. ~CJ

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  49. Hi! I'm stopping back by to say thank you for linking this lovely project to Potpourri Friday!

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  50. Shenita, your table is lovely. Every single element is totally gorgeous!

    Barb

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  51. I love the combination of textures. The color pallet is perfect with mostly white dishes. Great job.

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  52. Beautiful table! The runner is stunning!

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  53. Love it! What a beautiful Autumn table! And I just love those animal print chargers! they are so unique. Now I am going to be looking for them! And your dining room chairs are gorgeous! Thank you for joining TT and enjoy your weekend!

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  54. Hi Shenita!

    What a gorgeous home you have created for your family! I love your sense of style...classic & dramatic all rolled into one.

    Thanks so much for showing us what Valspar Antiquing Glaze from Lowe's can do. I have 3 items that could use some work & I'm making a mental note to pick some up next week.

    Most appreciated,
    Rett

    p.s. I'm your newest follower. :-)

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  55. Love your table and all of it's POP!

    Happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  56. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Your table is just beautiful! I love the table runner with the place mats. Thank you for linking it up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  58. what a stunning home you have ,so elegant and full of wonderful makes,thanks for becoming a follower i am your newest follower too
    happy crafting
    tracey x

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