Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winter Party




Recently, my dear friend Susan, of Hometown Girl, featured a Winter Party table setting on her blog...well, to put it simply, I fell in love with this gorgeous table setting and asked Susan if I could feature her beautiful work on my blog as well...graciously she agreed!

Take a look...


Don't you just adore this antique table??  Especially against the white snow?!!!



I love all of the elements that Susan used...

milk glass dishes

vintage silverware

old sheet music

a touch of fresh greenery

...and *sigh* I had to have her make me one of those dreamy burlap table runners...thank you Susan!!! 





Did you notice the party favors at each place setting?  Susan bought white fleece scarves and then made those lovely pins to go with them...she even used one of my favorite things in making them...mother of pearl buttons (really, there is no end to what you can do with those vintage white buttons)!  It's all perfection in my book!

You can find more of Susan's beautiful work in her etsy shop Paperhill...just maybe she'll make you a creamy burlap table runner too :)



And for a little SHOP news...the next issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living magazine is up on my website for pre-order right now.  It is due out by February 26th.  I'll leave you with a little peek at it...to get you through the rest of the week! :)













Enjoy your weekend my friends!!!  And thank you so very much for all of the incredibly kind and encouraging comments you left for me about my Switcheroo...you girls are the absolute best motivation to get things done around my house!!! You help my creative spirit to soar...thank you for making me feel so good!!!


{images 1-5: all styling and photography by Susan Duane, images 6-11: Jeanne d' Arc Living}


Tracey

92 comments:

Blissitydoodah said...

Zero comments? That can't be right...
I am like you ...this is perfection!!! Oh wow oh wow!!! Every detail so wonderful...I am going to her blog fast as I can. Thank you :)

Kasey said...

i loved her table setting...it should be in a magazine...
right now!
xo

the wild raspberry said...

white buttons are a true necessity of life :)
beautiful table...i'm going for a visit~
hugs~~
chas

traci said...

i would endure the frigid temperatures to sit outside and eat at that gorgeous table. amazing. thanks for sharing. i am going to have to sneak over to her blog and check it out.

Lou Cinda said...

This is just stunning!! I love it and I would sit out there in the snow at a table like that!

Sheer genius!! Thank you for sharing this as I am not familiar with her blog, but I am on my way over there now!!

Take care and stay warm!!

Lou Cinda

KarenSue said...

Ohh soooo beautiful! I have gone crazy for aqua just like the rest of the world. I like simple table settings and this one is just right.

koralee said...

I adore Susan...she has such a sweet heart and is so talented! That blue table is amazing. Your magazine looks delightful for the next issue...ideas galore. Happy day to you!

Kelly Ballard said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing Susan's blog and Etsy shop. She is so talented!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

Deb said...

Gorgeous! Makes me want to have my own Winter Party ... I have just enough snow in the garden :-)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That table is the swooniest thing I've seen all week! Thanks so much for sharing. Genius touch with the sheet music!

Jeanneoli said...

Susan's beautiful photos were so stunning...especially that table color against the snow. I hope she submits the photos to a magazine!!!

Vianne said...

Oh, Tracey! What a wonderful inspirations!!! And I love this magazine too, I´m looking forward to the next edition!
Beautiful day to you, my firend!
Vianne

Michelle Palmer said...

Love your colors! Love your photographs and the table setting is GORGEOUS!
Wishing you the best~
Michelle

Kathysue said...

Another magazine worth setting. What a great idea with the white scarves,very nice touch. The pop of turqouise in the snow looks amazing. Fun post!! Kathysue

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

HI TRACEY, BEAUTIFUL BLOG AS ALWAYS! YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO ACHIEVE AN UNCLUTTERED, RESTFUL LOOK. LOVE TI!

P.S. I HOPE YOU GOT MY MESSAGE ABOUT THE NEW ISSUE OF THAT GORGEOUS MAG. DO i NEED TO ORDER IT ON YOU WEB SITE?

HAVE A GOOD ONE, JUDY

Farmgirl Paints said...

Hi Tracey,
There is nothing about that table that I don't love. The color combo, sheet music...everything is just so sweet. Thanks so much for sharing:)

The White Farmhouse said...

That aqua color is amazing against all the white. Love the little touches. Such a pretty setting. Little chilly but who would care at that table. Now I have to go change my shirt from all the drooling over the new items.

Low Tide High Style said...

What an absolutely gorgeous table setting! I would be willing to sit there even if it meant being a little nippy! I love the turquoise chairs against the white snowy backdrop! Really stunning!

Kat :)

Kristin said...

absolutely beautiful post...as always!
oh, sigh...i think i will be heading over to your store for a little preorder...

Marydon Ford said...

I think I changed my mind about this color .. awesome presentation.

IF you haven't entered our giveaway go to the Feb. 1 post.

Have a beautiful day.
Happy Valentine's ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What an absolutely beautiful setting and I'm so wanting to purchase a Jeanne d'arc book. Thanks for the inspiration.

Leah C said...

Love it all...the colors are so dreamy! I can't think of a better way to "celebrate" winter:) So, so pretty!

Karen said...

What a beautiful post. The pictures of the tablescape are just beautiful! The blue against the snow is stunning. I wonder how cold it was when she was setting this up? LOL!
Magazineis gorgeous . . . I need to read back in your posts to uncover the history of the magazine - it sounds pretty special to you - yes? Give me a clue on where to read about it!
Thanks for sharing.
HAGD! Karen
Some days are diamonds

hometown girl said...

Tracey, thank you so much for your sweet words about me and my little winter party setting. I'm so excited and honored to be a part of your beautiful blog! xo Susan

Hope Filled Living said...

Thank you for featuring this. It is incredibly beautiful. Susan is soooooooooo gifted. What a blessing.
Mary

Shawn Seay said...

Ok...simply fabulous...all of it. I can no longer contain myself. I have already gone over to your sight and preordered. I had never even heard of Jeanne de Arc Living until your fabulous pictures. I even commented that I would not be a buyer. But...u sucked me in;-)I cannot wait to recieve it in the mail!!!!Now I am off to visit Hometown Girl.
Have a most blessed day, Tracey!!

Linda said...

What a lovely post to brighten up a snowy Minnesota morning! The winter party makes me look at the snow in a whole new way and the magazine photos were gorgeous- very creatively inspiring! Thanks, Tracey!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Tracey,

I was absolutely smitten when Susan posted this amazing table setting...pure genius and these images belong in a magazine! I just adore Susan and her eye for detail!

Oh my, I must have a copy of Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine! Heading over now!!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

ozma of odds said...

...love the winter dinner party table! With that setting, you could serve snowballs with blue raspberry syrup and it would be elegant! xo

paige said...

i love that fun blue against all the creamy white goodness
& with hydrangeas too
gorgeous
totally magazine worthy
totally magazine cover worthy!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

All I can say is WOW...

Dandy said...

I ador winter settings and that one is just striking!

Sarah said...

Tracey, thank you for sharing this gorgeous winter table setting. I'm in TX so there isn't often snow, but this blue table and chairs in the snow makes a stunning statement. The sheet music placemats, the milk glass dishes, airy burlap runner, . . . this table setting tingles all my senses. Absolutely love it!

Shannon said...

The table setting is adorable, love the vintage music sheets as placemats!

marionneta said...

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Pěkné dny!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh Sigh... just lovely.

Cathy said...

Tracey,

What a stunning post. This is my first visit to your blog and I'm so happy I found you.

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous tablesetting. It's wonderful.

Cathy

Florence said...

I loved that table setting and the color of the table wow. Everything looked so crisp and clean. Thanks for sharing. Florence

trash talk said...

Perfect pick-me-up for a gloomy day here in Texas!
BTW, that last photo just reinforces everything said about your switcheroo...your home should be published!
Debbie

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

I can't get enough of Susan's table setting - in the middle of the crisp white snow! sooo dreamy!!!

AND - yesterday, you may have seen on fb that I was at Ikea. .....because of YOU! I bought 2 of those metal drawers (mine are white) for my craft room transition!

YOU are now officially a part of the room!! ;)

xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Barbara

Jacqueline said...

Dear Tracey,
The table in the snow is wonderful. The distressed turquoise paint stands out so well against the white of the snow. .... and all of the little touches are beautiful. I am definitely going to have alook at her shop. Those photographs could be used in any interior magazine.
.... and I can't believe that the next issue of Jeanne d'Arc magazine is out very soon. I've only just got the last one !!
Many thanks for your birthday wishes. They made my birthday extra special. XXXX

Alice said...

Such a beautiful table and setting! I love the idea of using sheet music for mats....it's all so lovely. Susan has amazing talent!

Wonderful photo from the magazine too.

Carolyn said...

That is all so beautiful.Love the color of the table against the snow and the beautiful bouquet too.
Carolyn

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

For sure I'll be pre-ordering that wonderful magazine from you!
Beautiful table!

XO,
Anne

KATHY said...

The winter setting is just so lovely....Kathy

Fearless Nester said...

Amazing! I love this. Must check out the magazine too. -Lili

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Her table looks amazing...it actually looks cozy even with all the snow.

Living It At Home said...

What an amazing table layout! Great against the snowy background.

~jamilyn

Les Cotrions said...

This table is amazing Tracey! I adore everything! The table and chairs are faboulous in contrast with the snow! Great photos from JDL magazine!
Wish you a marvellous week end!
Vale

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I LOVE that winter party table, and I can see why you like it too, Tracey. I am definitely going to try some of those wonderful ideas.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Tracey,

You're absolutely right about this gorgeous table layout. It's stunning! Cannot wait until the 28th, to finally grab the newest JDL. Great pictures!
Saskia
ox

a little bit vintage said...

Oh my goodness...SO pretty! Thanks for sharing! :)

Smiles,
rachel

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful! Love everything about the outdoor setting. I'd even sit there in the cold just to be there! Tracey, just wondering if you sell back issues of Jeanne de'Arc Living magazines? I'm looking for the 2009 6th Edition. Thanks!

Ticking and Toile said...

What a lovely tablescape! The turquoise is so pretty next to the snow! Love it all!

Shellagh

The Little Red Shop said...

Mmmm!!!

: )

Julie M.

sissie said...

With a setting like that who would care about the freezing cold and snow. It's all so lovely and refreshing.

Sissie

Jo said...

What an amazingly beautiful photo ~ such talent! I'd sit out in the snow for hours if I had a table like that.

Jo

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Tracey,
OMG girl, STOP!! That table setting is pure genius, SHEET MUSIC placemats...Of Course! Thanks for the shot of inspiration. And the J.d.arc I think I'm going to have to break down & spend some $. Lisa

AshleyR said...

Love that!! Thanks for sharing.
<3

GWENDOLYN said...

Tracey,
I love it! the table in the white snow is so charming and all the gorgeous white on the table. I hate the cold , but I think I could actually sit out there and enjoy a meal.
Blessings!
Gwen

FrenchBlue said...

Your white images are the BEST! They make me nutz! AND your friend Susan's Winter Table Top is so amazing! It looks like winter with a touch of spring fever! ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing the absolute best!!
XO

June said...

Hi Tracey, oh to have a Winter table. This is lovely. I wonder how hubs would feel about taking his supper in the garden?
Thank you for the peek into the upcoming issue of JdA. So dreamy.
hugs

Jerri said...

Oh the table setting looks like a "scene" from my Cinderellas wedding vision...so pretty!

By the way, loved your switcheroo!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Many thanks for sharing all this beauty.
The table against the white snow is just beautiful and the party favors are a lovely touch.
I adore all the wonderful white images you have shared from the Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine ~ just gorgeous and thanks for sharing.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Val said...

You made a gorgeous post!
val

Ali said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

chair up said...

Oh Tracey, thanks so much for the images of the gorgeous table setting in the snow. It has been sooo hot here for just too long. How I would love to lay down in that snow and make snow angels!!!
Angex

Kim said...

Oh wow, that table setting is just so inviting! Love it! Kim

Urban Farmhouse said...

Love that aqua! Somehow the setting doesn't look cold...it's so inviting, crisp & clean. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

What an amazing table setting! Thank you so much for sharing these inspirational photos, I want to tear my whole house apart and start over! Your re-do in the last post is just stunning, what fun things you have to work with! Have a great weekend!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Auntie Cake said...

Would it be incredibly tacky of me to invite myself for tea on that lovely table??? Do you think she would mind??? I don't know how you do it, but I just want to somehow morph myself into all of your pictures. So pretty. Thanks for sharing!
Kate

BellaRosa said...

Tracey amor, how absolutely lovely everything looks against the white snow. You always share the most beautiful things! Thank you :) Besos, Rose

Jeni said...

It's all so pretty. You have made me very happy.

I am inspired to set a table like that. And what a fun gift idea the wrapped up scarf is.

Hats off to Susan and Jeanne d'Arc!

Barbara said...

What an adorable table! When I think of the box of old sheet music I have in storage I could cheer. I'm a little short on the milk glass component though.
Super lovely post, Tracey, as always!!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

That winter scene is gorgeous! I am going to check out her blog!

Marie said...

J'adore the dining set, it's my fav color. Happy weekend Ms. Tracey!
-marie

LuLu said...

First off Susan's table is just beautiful, it would be such a dream to have a girls luncheon at that table with piping hot lattes bundled up... completely inspiring to bring luncheoning (is that even a word :) back while the kiddos are at school... or having sippy cups watching Blues CLues would even work for me,
THe magazine picutes... had me hopping out of my chair FYI love the round sphere paper thingy oh i know just where i would put that I'd need more than one in various sizes of course :)
your home looks like it could be right out of the pages its!!!
I'm snowed in and have the decorating bug... oh help my family
hee hee
xo,
LuLu

angela walker jewelry said...

I just found your blog Tracey and I love it!!!!

lorilaire said...

Quelle belle décoration de table !
Vraiment originale !
J'adore!!!!!

Herself said...

Happy Valentines, Tracey!
Today, you're the valentine girl over at ddna!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Tracey
That is potentially the BEST tablescape I have seen on blogland!!! unbelievable. And you are right.. all my favourite components!!! Those photos with the grey/snow tree background are incredible..

love love love it!!! thanks for sharing xx Julie

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

What an amazing table!! I love the pop of blue- could be the perfect color for my new cabinets someday! Love all of it, and broke down and pre-ordered the mag. SIGH- just love it!!

julie said...

wonderful! thanks for sharing! i am going to go visit!

Dixi said...

Wow! I haven't been on your blog in such a long time! I've missed it so!

I'll be sure to visit again soon!

Love and prayers,
D

The Rural Socialite said...

Beautiful! I love the hauntingly beautiful Madonna statue and the dress form with angel wings!

Sherry said...

Wow! That's all I can think right at this moment..wow. Total eye candy, top to bottom...what a beautiful way to start my day!

The Gilded Mirror said...

your winter table setting with the blues is just stunning. Lovely! Stop by my blog anytime!
Take care,
Jen

L @ Salt and Sentiment said...

The Table against the white snow is to DIE for! I love it...and whish I could be there right now!

Morning T said...

Wowee on the table setting- amazing! Loving your blog.

Time Worn Style said...

So very pleased to have found your blog, i think i will enjoy visiting very much!
alicia
time worn style

Sarah Sarniak said...

The teal table looks so pretty against all the white. Very nice!