Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Black and White Toile Tablescape

Hello everyone!

I am glad you came to visit as I have a lunch all ready for you .Since it is a warm sunny afternoon I have set a table for you in our little garden cottage. The doors are open so we can enjoy the garden from here.

I hope you like toile!

A little bouquet of phlox and roses looks romantic on the table.

I know many of you have seen this teapot from Winner's before but isn't it pretty? There is no marking on the bottom but I am pretty sure the box said made in England.

The chargers came from the Christmas Tree shop.

I hope I am not boring you with all these photos but you probably know by now I love to take pictures.

I closed the doors as a breeze picked up. These chairs were a thrift find that I painted and covered the seats with toile. I made the tablecloth with toile fabric from Walmart.

Well, you wait here while I go get your lunch-I will just be a minute, it is already for you I promise!

Today I am joining Susan again for the ever popular Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Thank you for visiting

&

Enjoy your day!

Carolyn

39 comments:

food for thought said...

always beautiful, romantic, perfection!

Denise@alloverroses said...

I just love the casual elegance of black and white toile. Your table settings are always so gorgeous. I just love coming here!

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Besides the nice porcelain you show us, I admire your ability to turn those 'thrift' chairs into such beauties with the matching toile tablecloth! Very creative with a great result!!!

Rainy greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Debbie said...

I think that the black and white toile combo is probably the most elegant that there is. There's just something about it...

Your table is lovely, and I agree with another comment that called it romantic. It is!

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, that white tea pot with the birdie on top is absolutely adorable. Everything you have is top notch. Just the best. Susan

Marlis said...

I am a big fan of black and white toile. It's so elegant and refreshing. Your tablescape is really beautiful.

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

I love toile! I have black and white toile in my Guest Bathroom. Your blog is just gorgeous.

Tess said...

Lovely table! I love toile and this whole table is beautiful!

Alycia Nichols said...

Exquisite tablesetting!!! That pitcher is unbelievably gorgeous!!! I love toile, and black is one of my favorites!

Anita said...

Your photos would never bore anyone because they are all so incredibly beautiful/ They always draw me right in. The setting is just gorgeous and again, I feel like I'm looking in a very nice magazine. I love the toile fabric, and I can't believe it came from Walmart! Ours here do not carry fabric anymore unfortunately. Absolutely beautiful:-)

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

Beautiful! I love that darling teapot...it's sooo pretty! Carolyn, you have an amazing eye for creating beautiful settings.

A Toile Tale said...

You know how I have a thing for Toile!! This setting is wonderful. Gorgeous!
Linda

Diann said...

Okay, I simply want to pull all the corners of your tablecloth together and make off with the whole setting! Love it!

Entertaining Women said...

I love toile, and your black and white tablescape is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

milka said...

Look at these tablewares! They are so so pretty! You even have matching table cloth and cushion for them! I can guess, you really Tea a lot :)
Enjoy your tea time! ~milka

Annie said...

Of course I love toile. Doesn't everyone? Your blog is a treat I save for last and savor every word and photo. Your gardens make me want to run right out and deadhead or stake something or just pick a basket full of blooms for the house. Thank you for the daily inspiration.
Andrea

Kom Achterom said...

ooh what a nice and warm table setting!!
Your coffee pot is so nice with the bird!
happy day
Yolanda

Jackie said...

Wonderful post again Carolyn! You make everything look and sound so simple."Made the tablecloth from some material I got at Walmart"!!I am so envious of your creativity, your beautiful garden and all your beautiful china. Regards, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely photos Carolyn. You could never bore me. I love toile too.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

It's me said...

Hi darling....beautiful............love Ria.........

Pétales de fées said...

Quel raffinement ! Tout est ravissant et très doux !
Kiss from France

Willow said...

There you go again, just when I think I have seen all your beautiful things you show even more. Just love the toile. One day I am hoping to have our bedroom in toile.

Willow

Maddy said...

Posso solo ribadirti che il tuo blog per me è come una salutare passeggiata in un sogno...

Ti abbraccio

Maddy

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful and so romantic.

I do have one question, you got those chargers at Christmas Tree?????????? I am a HUGE Christmas Tree shopper and I have NEVER seen anything like those. Was it recent? I may have to run right out the door if it was. They are GORGEOUS.

- The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

Carolyn, thanks for stopping by for a visit. I'm pleased that you like the refectory table. It was designed and made for us when we lived in another house. It's a huge table, almost 12 feet long. The top is actually two separate slabs of raw, unsealed Carrera marble that sits on top of the base with a piece of black granite that sits in between them. The base was designed and made here in Oklahoma City. The designer is Carson See (See Studios). The iron work underneath was designed and forged by Heritage Ironworks in Oklahoma City. Heritage does mostly oil field work, but the owner is an incredible artist to boot. When we first used it, it sat on a wall that was 25 feet tall. The McGuire screen actually sat on top of it, with the two green crystal lamps sitting on the table in front of the screen. Glad you liked it, and now you have the information that you need to have one for yourself. Come visit any time. Cherry Kay

Sherry said...

Just beautiful! Every picture is magazine worthy. What a pretty toile tablescape. I love it with the pink rose. I would not thought of pairing black, white and a pink rose, but it is magnificent!
Sherry

Cabin and Cottage said...

What a lift from your lovelies today! I'm catching up on parties--I loved your chintz Victoria post and seeing the changes in your autumn garden. I was so curious what it would look like, but I knew it would be beautiful! The garden structures come so much more to the forefront with fewer flowers. You have so many nice elements to enjoy. And your Black transferware and teapots today, Oh my! Lovely, lovely tablescape!

Pamela said...

I think you have me beat when it comes to the most china collection Carolyn!!
I love this black and white toile and I have never seen it before...surprisingly!
Very romantic!
Pamela xo

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I'm a toile lover! This is breathtaking -- I can imagine a lovely tea at this beautiful table -- this has so many lovely elements -- the flowers, the candlesticks -- oh just a perfect garden setting.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn!! Oh, what a lovely table and I love how you've mixed all of your black and white patterns. The toile table cloth is darling! I'm coveting that darling tea pot! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Romantic Porch said...

Ok Carolyn, I'm just going to take a really really deep breath and just go ahead and tell you that you should start a line of greeting cards with all your beautiful photographs. You could sell them on ETSY or when you have home tours. Don't you think that would be fabulous!? xorachel

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, I love your black and white toile. It looks so very pretty....Kathy

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

As always, perfection. I just noticed how many followers you have now... go girl! I remember when I was in a chat room and one of the gals was telling us about our blog and how beautiful it was and no one knew about it... things have changed. Smiles.

Miss Merry said...

Those black and white dishes are so sophisticated and elegant. Your table is just gorgeous. And your setting is so romantic. I feel like I am having lunch with Audrey Hepburn. And that teapot - it is the most-est!

Cindy said...

Very pretty, Carolyn. Now if we could just squish this huge country that we live in, I might live close enough to actually see your garden. One day, five years down the road, I will be there for tea!
I adore that teapot, I have seen it in Winners, but I don't have the great excuse that you have. I have nobody over for tea, never mind hundreds every year. But, I would love to have it, nevertheless, one day.
Hugs, Cindy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful table Carolyn. Love the china and the toile tablecloth.

Burlap Luxe said...

Carolyn, Thank you for your visit, I have been by before and must say maybe the comment was not left when I left your place of beauty. Love the home and gardens wow me!!!
what a place to be inspired by :)
see you soon
xoxo
Dore

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I love the teapot from Winners'. Take care.

Georgianna said...

Well, black and white toile is just the ultimate, classic combination. I love it! You have so many wonderful different settings, Carolyn – no wonder you love creating all these magical parties! Thank you as always for sharing. – g