Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Review of Past Favorite Tablescapes


Hello everyone,

   Today I thought I would share some of my past tablescape favorites with you. The one above is a romantic afternoon tea during lilac season in our garden.

A summer brunch on the porch where our daughter and granddaughter are checking out the choices.

 A Sunday morning breakfast with two of  my grandsons after a sleepover.

A summer afternoon tea with my good friend Heather(on the left).

A beach picnic near our home.

 Another family brunch day.
Afternoon tea for my girls and the little ones on the veranda.


Tea with lilacs.
The three little cousins are having tea last summer.. It was a good year as 3 new grandchildren 5 years ago. now.

Lemonade in the garden anyone?

or maybe breakfast in the sunroom?
Afternoon tea with guests.
or how about a romantic candlelight dinner?

Can't forget Christmas by candle light.

or you could laze around in the hammock with a tall glass of pink lemonade.

Autumn snack in the garden.

I do look forward to those lazy beach days again,don't you?


.I did enjoy this white tea in the little garden cottage though too. Hm! not sure which one is my favorite-what about you-do you have a favorite?

I did enjoy a look at some past favorites and I hope you did too!

I am joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch today.Thank you Susan for hosting this popular party-check it out if you haven't already.

Thank you for visiting!

Take care,

Carolyn

50 comments:

The Summer Porch said...

What a glorious wonderland, the pictures range anywhere from romance to enchantment. What a beautiful post. I will come back and have another look or two!
Have a wonderful evening.
Rosemary...X

Toque de Arte Ateliê said...

I love your blog.
Kisses from Brazil,
Iray

rdorethy said...

Hello Caroylyn,
Just started looking over your blog. You have such beautiful ideas! I have to agree, there is no way I could choose a favorite. They are all simply delightful!

Rhonda

High Street Cottage said...

Your blog...takes me to an entirely different place in time. Beautiful images. xoxo tami

Cindy said...

They are all beautiful. Especially enjoyed the beach scene!

Jacqueline said...

I felt like you were torturing me! I am soooo not a winter person. These are all so amazingly beautiful and inspiring. I want to walk into one and stay!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your table scapes are just beautiful, Carolyn! I remember some of them... some I haven't seen before. I love the first picture, the one on the dock, and the one under the pergola with the twinkle lights... all so pretty!
xo,
~ Jo :)

Victorian1885 said...

I am in Heaven looking over your Romantic tablescapes!
So beautiful Carolyn..thanks you for taking my mind off of our -20 degree winter evening. Take care.

Wanda

Sherry said...

Just beautiful. Love your little tea party! You have cute grand children. Always enjoy visiting your garden too.
Sherry

Ann said...

Reading your blog always seems like reading pages of Victoria Mag. The pictures are just gorgeous!

Jan's Blog said...

I so impressed with your style and creativity. You are the perfect mix of pink, frilly, and elegant. I've gotten so many styling ideas from spending the last hour on this beautiful blog. Question: Could you tell me the pattern of the china tea cup in your header... middle right.
Thanks,
Jan

Pamela Gordon said...

I don't know what to say as all the other comments sum up my thoughts :-) Your photos and tea parties are amazing. So lovely to dream of summer on this cold January night. Blessings, Pamela

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I am so glad you posted these, I enjoyed all of them so much! You are so creative and the queen of tea parties! The ones with the children are adorable!

Thank you for sharing!

Katherine

A Perfect Setting said...

I don't know how anyone could pick just one, they are all so beautiful! I love the children at the little table, and the white, and the candlelight, etc., etc. Looking forward to more!

Susan said...

Oh, I remember so many of those touching photos, Carolyn. All are so soul-soothing. Thanks for sharing. That was a great post. Susan

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm so predictable and was so drawn to the last all white table, but it is wonderful to see a selection like this all so very beautiful! You have such a sense of theater with your beautiful things. I'm crazy about the crocheted cloth in the early beach picture, and the last round one. Such a good reminder that time really does pass so fast, and we'll see spring and summer again in no time!

Tatiana said...

this was an amazing post..
i prefer the little cottage garden..
be well Carolyn..

Georgianna said...

They are ALL fantastic, Carolyn! I'd love any of them. But I might say the beach picnic is my favorite. Just fabulous! – g

Loire Photographie/Le Jardin du Clos said...

Ces tables sont toutes plus belles les unes que les autres! Magnifique!

Marie Arden said...

All of them are stunning. I hope your 2011 is full of joy. I am doing my first TT. Love your photo of pink icy rose too.
Marie Arden Pink Living

agnicy said...

I love your hats, I love all , your tables, I love your ideas!!!!! Ag from Greece

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

I had not notice before the wonderful Medicis vase with lilac!a welcome retrospective.

!✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Beverly said...

Carolyn, thank you for sharing all of these lovely times with us again. I could never choose a favorite because I love each and every one.

Dragonfly said...

Oh I love all your table settings, they all seem so romantic. I am drawn to the white cottage setting as my favourite though. I think it's a combination of dogs and a large garden that makes me wistful when ever I see a white room, it's something that in practice I could never have.

Carol said...

Dear Carolyn, I could happily step into either one of these enchanting scenes. I am amazed at your culinary talent as well as that of being a wizard with romantic settings. Every detail is breathless. Your grandchildren are precious! I suppose the beach scene would be utterly perfect! I love your solution for biting insects. Pure delight to visit your world.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

As another snow storm is bearing down on us, it was so nice to see some beautiful warm weather scenes and a wonderful array of delicious food! Thank you!~Hugs, Patti

La Table De Nana said...

They are all stunning..I think the one of you by the sea under the canopy is ethereal..The kiddies stael my heart of course:)

Rug Cottage and Iowa Barntiques Antique Mall said...

Carolyn,
The most beautiful part of your pictures is your beautiful family and the pricless memories you are giving them.
I literally almost cried when I saw that you had commented and followed my blog. You are the Martha Stewart, Oprah, of the blogging world to me. My store and antique shop are very country, but in my home and personal life I'm a dripping romanitic victorian girl.
We visited Prince Edward Island 9 years ago and it was one of the most beautiful places that I had ever been. Your beautiful photos and graceful charm just embody everything that I remember about PEI.
Thank you from one of your biggest fans in Iowa!!
Nancy

Connie said...

Oh Carolyn! I feel so relaxed just looking at your photos...especially the ones with the beach but I think my favourite one is the photo with the hammock. I've never been out east but hope to make it there some day soon! Sure looks beautiful!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

It's impossible for me to pick a favorite. They are all lovely.I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Wishing you continued happiness, hug Katherine

Linda said...

I feel calmed down after looking at your pictures. YOu certainly have the tea and brunch perfected. Do you do your own gardening? stunning. I know it's a tremendous amount of work, and such a joyful hobby.
Thank you for sharing. You must be a wonderful cook.
Linda

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! They just don't look real. You create such inviting, almost mystical, arrangements. They take me away!

Thank you for sharing all of your beauty.

- The Tablescaper

Kathie said...

I bet you can guess my favourite - the beach!! But they're all lovely.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Well I think the green wicker chairs in the garden could be my favorite..but the last white picture was heavenly too...the romance of the shot of you sitting in the tent on the beach was really great!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! I can't wait to get back to the beach! Your photos are splendid! Have a nice weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

♥♥♥ Maddy ♥♥♥ said...

Ciao Carolyn,

è semplicemente straordinario tutto ciò che ti circonda...
...so di essere monotona, ma non riesco a smettere di dirtelo...

Un abbraccio*

Maddy

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
That was so nice looking over your tablescapes. I like all the summer ones and enjoyed seeing the flowers.
Judith

Southerncook said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the review of some of your past and probably most favorite tablesettings. I feel totally enchanted when I visit your blog.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

You have such a romantic way of dressing! It really suits you. You blend in with your beautiful house and garden perfectly. You all look lovely on the photo's. I think my favourite picture is the one with 'candlelight dinner' It looks magical!!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Passionate for White said...

Lemonade in the garden and then tea in the white cottage.... works for me!

we three dogs and me said...

What a romantic. Your garden table is fit for a queen. Love the childrens table. so sweet

Shirley said...

Beautiful photo's and the garden is the perfect place to be. I can smell the flowers in my mind!

Heaven's Walk - said...

It's funny that you would ask that question at the end of your post, Carolyn. :) While I was reading and soaking in your beautiful photos, I was thinking, "Which one evokes the best emotion in me...?" I would have to say the candlelit dinner or the hammock. Stunning photos as usual, Carolyn. I still have a hard time believing you DON'T live in a fairytale story-book.... ♥

xoxo laurie

Bruce Barone said...

Thank You for visiting my Blog today, which in turn brought me here to this heaven of a site. I feel as if I am as I gaze at your photos in a world of John Singer Sargent (see my post about Boston Museum of Fine Arts).

Bruce

Alycia Nichols said...

I love it that you and your friend Heather actually dressed for tea! Fabulous! Beautiful tablescapes!

Carolyn said...

Hi Jan,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I tried to go to your blog but I couldn't get there for some reason.
To answer your question the pink teacup is a Royal Albert=inspiration series tea cup.
Take care,
Carolyn

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my goodness -- who could possibly pick just one? They're so lovely and should be in a magazine! I would have loved to experience each and every one!

Entertaining Women said...

Each and every vignette is glorious! Thank you for sharing your beautiful retrospective. Cherry Kay

Rachel said...

Oh, Carolyn! I just discovered your blog from a pin on Pinterest and I wanted to tell you how over-the-moon I am about your gorgeously romantic photography and styling! Wow! - I see that you may have been inspired by Victoria magazine, but you have totally outdone them! I am swooning over all of the beauty and can't wait to see more. - The fact that you live on Prince Edward Island is just icing on the cake. Now I see why L.M. Montgomery could go on in raptures about the gardens and the scenery! Thank you for sharing it with us!

tibby said...

I came about this post throu Pinterest, though I suscribed to your blog months ago.
It's so nicel how you lay the table beautifully (centerpiece, flowers...) even to have breakfast with small boys. Hope they reflect it when they grow up ;-)
XOXO,
CRIS