Thursday, August 27, 2009

Black and White Toile

Hello, I am glad you came for a visit today because I have the table all set for lunch in the terrace again. We have really enjoyed our meals in the terrace as it is a lovely shady spot where you can enjoy the sights and scents of the garden but still be shaded and get a little breeze. You will often see little hummingbirds,butterflies etc. flittering from flower to flower.

Today it is a black and white toile theme. As some of you probably know I love toiles of any color.

My sister in law gave me the beautiful cup and saucer above.

I have had this one for a long time and I think it came from an auction sale.

Can I pour you a cup of tea?

I got this lovely vase this summer at the Reid House antiques and it was only $10.

The plates came from Winner's.

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as did this lovely teapot.

There is a grapevine on our terrace that the birds or racoons know the perfect time to harvest.

I found this in an antique shop in Maine.

A Jackmani clematis blooming on one side.

I hope you have time to sit for awhile and enjoy all the beauty that God has created!


Today I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch again for her wonderful Tablescape Thursday. Thank you Susan for hosting.

And thank you for visiting me!

Carolyn

37 comments:

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You need to be making a book...so lovely.

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
Your black and white toile tablescape is so pretty. You have such a wonderful gift for making everything beautiful. I love the collage od photos too!
Hugs, Rhondi

Carol said...

My goodness! You do have pretty things!

DeniseMarie said...

wow..love every single piece and your lovely spot! Toile love!

ceekay said...

I love black and white setting and the toile is lovely! Your beautiful setting is so calming and refreshing. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Happy TT!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Carolyn, what a beautiful table setting. I too, love anything toile..I haven't been fortunate to find the black and white, that is still on the list. Your settings are always so inviting. You don't miss a single detail.. Beautiful girl... hugs ~lynne~

kimmcl said...

Carolyn I am just in love with your blog. It's like looking through the pages of a magazine. And I just adore that teapot. I've never heard of Winner's but I'm going to Google it right now!

"Blossom" said...

Stunning and lovely at the same time.

Sandra said...

Very pretty. I just bought that same pitcher. It is very pretty. Love the black and white toile. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn,
This is just what I needed for the day. My body is weary and a pick me up is needed.

The black/white theme sure looks crisp and pretty.

May your day be lovely,
d

Maggie B said...

Hi Carolyn,
I loved your black & white toile tablescape, it looks so cool & elegant.
The photo collage was so pretty and you even wore a matching dress.
Parfait.
Thanks for stopping by in Normandy today.
a bientot
Maggie

Mary said...

Very elegant, Carolyn...toile is one of my favorites, especially the classic black and white. I have the same teapot...so versatile and charming. There's nothing better than tea in the garden...my favorite place to be.
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Southerncook said...

Loved this post. I am a huge fan of Toile as well. This was just lovely.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Riet said...

Such beautiful pictures again. I love toile also very much and I don't think I ever saw it in black and white

nannykim said...

what a beautiful job you have done--even a matching outfit , wow!! Inspirational!!! I am so awaiting fall so we can enjoy our outside table. The mosquitoes are horrendous here. The butterflies are huge as well ;-) and the birds and squirrels are very busy. Have a nice day.

(I posted my tablescape on my spindle cottage blog--but I do have other blogs...that blog is going to be mostly for house type pics)

bj said...

Your table and the setting on your terrace is stunning...not nearly as pretty as YOU in your toile dress and sun hat...it all came together just beautifully..

sweet bay said...

I love the outfit with the table setting -- very nice. Your terrace looks like the perfect place to have tea.

Brenda said...

I don't think I've ever seen a blog with more elegance than yours. It's always delightful to visit you. And that fabulous garden of yours!
Brenda

Kim said...

I love toile in any color as well. Your tablescape would go perfectly in my bedroom. Don't know if that's the perfect place for tea, but it would at least match.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, I adore all of your pretty black toile pieces! Beautifully done.

Jeannine said...

Thank you so much for the relaxing afternoon tea. It must be cool there. A break from our California heat. I love the toile even carried to the apron. Thank you for sharing

June said...

Hi Carolyn, What a darling toile dress! I love black and white toile, it always looks so classy. Your garden settings are so lovely.
Hugs,
June

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Carolyn! Just passing through, but I had to compliment you for your BEAUTIFUL post! Love all the dishes, the vase, the teapot!... And my gosh, you've even matched your dress! I am absolutely in awe of what you've put together today! It was truly a pleasure to stop here! ~tina

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

What a lovely tea setting. Thanks for sharing such beautiful thoughts and delighful photos! Brook

blushing rose said...

Love the elegance of your teacups & post.Beautiful ... TTFN~ MArydon

Cottage Rose said...

OH I am in Love with your black and white toile... every thing is just so beautiful.. What a lovely setting to have it too, I would love to join you for a cup of Tea.....

Hugs;
Alaura

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Carolyn, this is so lovely! I just love black and white toile and all colors really. You did a great job with this post. BTW, I've left you a little award. Stop by when you get a chance.

Anna said...

It all looks perfect, I am glad I was your guest, I had a lovely time!

Cindy said...

I adore all of your black toile. It is all sooo pretty. I have the large plates and salad plates and I love them so much. Thank you for another peek into your garden. Always a delight! Hugs, Cindy S.

Joanne said...

What delightful and unusual china. Lovely settings.

♥Libby said...

Love the dress, Carolyn!

Naturegirl said...

Carolyn it is so relaxing here and you are such a wonderful hostess whenever I come by!
I told my friend (who does not have a blog) to come by yours and she is in awe at how beautiful your garden and blog is..she'd comment but you don't accept anonymous..but she wanted you to know that she is a regular fan as I.
She comes into mine and comments as TWT..blessings from aNNa & Lisa

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

Caroylyn...what a lovely place to dine. I love the black and white toile tablescape and you look so pretty in you sun dress and hat...very much like a Southern Belle. :-) Beautiful post...love all the pics...thanks for sharing these!
Susan

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Well this is all lovely, the dishes, the setting, and your dress!

Sharlotte said...

This is just gorgeous...I agree, you should write your own book like Nell Hill's. The black and white is so crisp...your setting is absolutely perfect! Thank you so much for sharing.

Dining Delight said...

Love the b&w toile! Your 'scape and setting are so lovely, it would be such a pleasure to enjoy a cuppa there and take the time to reflect on God's creation. Your blog is fantastic and I love the music you play on it!

DD

The Country Nest said...

Simply beautiful! I love the simple black and white.
Donna