Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cottage Tablescapes




Hello everyone,

       I hope you are not getting tired with my cottage settings because I wanted to share my tablescape with you today.

I love the color of these dishes and ordinarily I might think summer but I think they also give a crisp wintery look to the cottage as well.

Ture to form these dishes were also a thrift shop find last year. They are a pretty aqua color but if you look closely they have a white design embossed on them.

 The transfersware is the perfect match with them.
 It is a casual comfy place to enjoy a little lunch.
 I know some of you have seen this but some have not so I wanted to show the setting for our lunch today.It will have to be hot soup because it is a typical Remembrance Day here- cold and windy. We were pleased to have a good turn out at the service in town as we need to remember all our brave soldiers. We are thinking particularly of our Dads today(both my Dad & Andrews were over sea's in the Second World War). But, I also think of my Mom who lived in an occupied country(Holland) and lost her younger brother plus lived in fear for many years with food shortages and little heat in the winter. I think there are many things we take for granted when we live in a wonderful free country like Canada!
  I made some hot chocolate for you to keep you warm inside!
  Well, now that is it for me but if you go to Between Naps on the Porch  you will see all kinds of beautiful tablescapes that keep me ever so humble! Thank you Susan for hosting this big event every week.

  Thank you for visiting me today,

Carolyn

38 comments:

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well everything about your post keeps me warm iside! Beautiful, and well said. I so much enjoyed stopping by! Jacqueline

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous color Carolyn! I think the color lends itself to either season! Very serene and relaxing spot for a November lunch!~Hugs, Patti

Biżuteria z filcu said...

Beautiful color :) Hugs :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love that table setting. You have such a great eye for a romantic setting Carolyn. Aqua and pink is pretty, but aqua and white and lace is divine!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love it! It's gorgeous!! Those aqua dishes are sooo pretty! The pictures reveal your talent in every way! Angie xo

Jackie said...

We have had soup for our supper as it is very cold, wet and windy here for our Remembrance Day.

Your cottage is a delight.

Jackie in Surrey, UK.

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, The table is so beautiful!!I love the color. It's a great color for a chilly day outside.It looks so cheerful.

Kathy

Barbara said...

Oh, I just love that color. It is so serene and lovely - any time of year. Stay warm!

Pétales de fées said...

On ne s'en lasse pas ! C'est tellement frais et féminin !
Bisous

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

LOVELY :)
Here is always sooooo

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Hugs from the Roseman :)
Håkan

"All things French" said...

I love the beautiful table setting and the tray so prettily set up. I always enjoy dropping by your blog.

~Dianne~

Monica@The White Bench said...

I never get tired of your beautiful china and settings, Carolyn! You are able to add such romantic charm to everything you touch!
Thanks for inspiring us.
Monicax.

raffaella said...

Hi Carolyn! I love the candle in the cup... and I adore that colour... Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.....

It's me said...

Beautiful color and so romantic !! lovely day dsrling...warm hugs from me Ria.....

Willow said...

I could never get tired of seeing your pictures. You have given me several ideas for my home.

Willow

Lavender Cottage said...

Aqua and white are pretty together, especially in your little cottage.
I'm enjoying your Christmas blog, so many ideas as I do not come by it naturally to be creative on my own.
I'm just back from the William Ashley once a year warehouse sale - wow, could have spent a fortune.
Judith

Connie said...

Carolyn, I have never seen aqua and white transferware. Didn't know such a beauty existed. Almost makes me think of snowflakes. That's a laugh since I am in sunny Georgia, USA where it is 75 degrees today and only snows once every twenty years or so. And then not enough for a snowman. Simply pretty!

Lounging with a Latte said...

I could never get tired of seeing that tablescape...it all matches so perfectly with beautiful colours. It makes me want to go hunting in the opp shops for some pretty china to start a nice collection of my own.

shirley said...

Who would ever tire of seeing such beautiful things? Your cottage is a place for return visits for sure.

Marie Arden said...

SO cozy and love the lone candle in the cup. Nothing like candle light to soothe us.

The Summer Porch said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog and it is so stunning! How charming and cozy. Your garden room is lovely it will get you through the winter.:)
I enjoyed the visit.
Rosemary...

food for thought said...

so sweet, girlie and pretty~

Karen said...

Carolyn,
I visit everyday, though I rarely comment...today I must make an exception. This is absolutely beautiful...the previous post really got my attention..I love the colors!!!
blessings

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful color of blue, it would lend itself to any season. You always inspire my with your pictures.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The cool blue of your dishes reminds me of the cool blue of snow in bright sunlight. Wonderful spot for a lovely rest. We are grateful for the service of our fathers and the misery that the people of Holland had to endure during the war.

Susan said...

Dear Carolyn...How could I EVER tire of your beautiful settings? The answer is Never, Never, Never. Today's is soooo lovely. Everything about it and every detail is "love-er-ly." Great job! Susan

erin said...

oh my...i do believe that is the prettiest shade of blue.........

Scribbler said...

You express yourself so beautifully -- lovely post.

Custom Comforts said...

Love the soft delicate color! Such a nice change from all the fall settings right now. Everything is beautiful and I especially love the transferware.
Cindy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I adore aqua! It is one of my favourite colours! Your little cottage looks so warm and inviting and the aqua lends a dreamy feel. Beautiful! Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Nellie's Cozy place said...

I adore that color, and it just makes my heart sing....as did your lovely tablescape. So pretty and dainty.
Love it!!
Blessings, Nellie

Entertaining Women said...

I never get tired of perusing beautiful things...homes, interior design, and tablescapes...always tablescapes. The color in your dinnerware is magical..I agree...it reminds me of an icy winter day. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

Such a pretty, pretty room! I just love the romantic feeling!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How beautiful and restful your colors are -- no matter what time of year. Your table and bed are both beautiful.

Maria said...

Tired? Tired! Please feel free to tire me out like this every week! This is so lovely, so restful, so romantic! Ahh . . . I think my blood pressure just dropped a few points . . .

Dorthe said...

The table is so beautiful!!I love the color:-)
Thanks for inspiring us.
Well everything so romantic.
Have a good week :-)
Hugs Dorthe

Dream Mom said...

Oh, the colors are so beautiful. Everything is just perfect. I love how you paired the turqoise dishes with the pretty salad plates and tea pot. It looks like a gorgeous bed and breakfast.

The Tablescaper said...

Such wonderful thoughts and beautiful images.

- The Tablescaper