Thursday, November 17, 2011

One Table, Two Ways Part 2

Happy week before Thanksgiving!  I can hardly believe it!!  I am hosting a dinner party on Friday evening, but then I am off the hook for Thanksgiving.

Well, I changed up the table setting from Monday just a bit...mixing my favorite two elements, the rustic and the pretty, for this version...

I kept things fairly simple...I used my bolt of burlap and cut a piece big enough to cover the table and then added  vintage French canning jars, golden pears, and the prettiest vintage dinner plates  to achieve the look I was going for...

I then stamped words like...gather ~ family ~ love...onto vintage wallpaper that I had picked up at the flea market some time ago, and fashioned a little napkin holder.  I also tucked a torn page from a vintage French book and tucked it under the silverware...why, because I seem to be a wee bit obsessed with torn papers lately :)  You could choose to stamp names of your guests instead, I just wanted to change it up a bit...

For each new morning
with its light,

For rest and shelter
of the night

For Health and food
for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

While I was photographing, my little helper showed up and asked if she could come to my party...well, how could I say no?!!  She even put her "pretty" dress on all by herself :))

Blessings to all of you ~



Teagarden said...

Very cute!

Yvonne said...

Dear Tracey,
I love the way you decorate your table! Especially the dinner plate is so beautiful!
And your little one is very cute :-)!
Wish you a wonderful day,
Big Hugs

The Sweetest Days said...

Your dinner guests are very lucky indeed! I want to come too! Everything looks wonderful, and your little girl is just darling : )

Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful - love the colors and texture. Is that a Homer Laughlin dinner plate? It's lovely.

Chrissy said...

The whole room is just charming. I love the napkin wrap idea and that dinner plate is lovely. Your daughter is just to precious, how could you say no to that face :)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Tracey it looks so beautiful!
I love your precious little helper too :)

SueBee said...

Both settings are beautiful! If I had to choose I think I would choose this one. I love the pretty plates with the French canning jars. Inspiration for today!!!

Tricia said...

Oh, I'd love to sit at that pretty table. Your home has such a nice relaxing feel, Tracey. What a cute little helper you have :)

Debby said...

I love your home. it is so beautiful. Your little assistant is as well. Your table looks so nice. So many are so over done. I just got a ladder like yours. I thought about painting it now I may leave it like it is. What kind of floor is that.

{kara} said...

THIS is beyond beautiful. I think you are just so talented. I loved both settings but the 2nd is my favorite. this is better than anything I have seen in a magazine lately, or online elsewhere.


lieblingsplace said...

the room is so beautiful...and your assistant as well.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful. Again. Full of light and warmth - a place where love gathers.

And your assistant is adorable.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

I love the French canning jars, they look so beautiful on the table!
And how sweet is your little girl, she's so lovely Tracey!
Hope you have a great day.

Sylvia said...

Simple, beautiful , elegant ...; these vintage dinner plates
are spectacular ! Your little one is happy and that's all that matters ...

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS!! Can you come decorate my house?? ha!!!
Have a great weekend and thanks for all the inspiration.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Another beautiful table setting, Tracey! Those dishes are so pretty, and I love the way you wrapped your napkins and silverwear.
Aaaah, your daughter is too cute for words! :)

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Another lovely setting and your helper is oh so cute! Love all your attention to detail. Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Oh, I think this setting is my favorite, but I guess I'm partial to the 'pretty'. I'm admiring those plates and tea cups, and how they look lovely along with the rustic elements.
What a cute little helper your daughter is! Can I ask where you got her white dress? Is it vintage? I have a hard time getting my 4-yr old girl to dress in white, but I love that look!
- Susan

Rhonda said...

Gorgeous table setting but I have to say the white vintage dress your daughter has on has stolen the show!!!! I love it.

Thank you for a beautiful and positive Thanksgiving message.

Rachel Pallas said...

LOVE it Tracey and she is such a little cutie!! xo

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Tracey,

Well this is all so delightful and beautiful!!! Your little helper is adorable! :) Thank you for the inspiration!


P.S. Love RWE & his quotes, btw! :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Can I come to you party too??? ;o) Another gorgeous setting - I am enamored of those wonderful canning jars. And your little helper is captivating in her "pretty" dress. What a charmer she is! Have fun tomorrow night! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Leah C said...

So, so beautiful!! And your "little helper" is just darling:) Blessings to you & yours, Tracey!

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello Tracey,
what a cute little helper... once again your table setting is so gorgeous! I love the beautiful tea cups and plates!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Big Hugs, Bine

summersoul said...

what an angelic face she has! I have girls too. aren't we blessed? I adore the hand stamped wall paper with the page under it. I don't know the rules of interest/blogging yet but would like, with your permission to pin that image. Is that ok with you?

Greenmare said...

J'aime beaucoup!!!!!!

Town of Sorrento said...

Your photography always draws me right in, and then to see your darling daughter there too really captures the essence of a blessed Thanksgiving. xoxo ~Lili

Timeless Treasures said...

Hi Tracey ... I am a new blogger enjoying all the talent of so many. Love your table and the entire room setting. Lucky you to have such a beutiful helper. Great smile.
Hope you will check out my blog. Timeless Treasures

le ciel flamand said...

I love these colours! What a beautiful helper you have!


helen tilston said...

I love your table setting.
Your little helper stole my heart away.
Wishing you a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I still think you should keep it that way ;)

Mara - Home Shabby Home said...

Hi Tracey! I love this simple and very natural table setting!
I also want to invite you to my Shabby Apple giveaway...they are giving away a beautiful dress!

Jennifer said...

I love it all - but the soft colors are my favorite! The egg shell blue is what I decorate with too! Jennifer

Mamasita said...

Oh Tracey - your blog is absolutely delightful!
I am your newest follower and absolutely enthralled with the beauty of this table!!! And the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote is so very perfect for Thanksgiving!!!
So glad to be here!!! :-)
Blessings to you and Happy Thanksgiving,

Lisa said...

Superb! thanks Tracey, and Happy Thanksgiving!!


Bleu Chine said...

Hello from France. I took so much delay to read your last messages... I love your table, your Paris 'reportage'(for those of us who do not live in Paris, this is a special place too), the nice vintage plates and dishes, the beautiful colors and ambiance "chic". Stéphanie

Marge said...

Simple and sooo beautiful as always been here♥

Welcome join my giwe away, if you would like:)

Hugs, Marge

Melissah from Country Style Chic said...

Heavenly photos!
I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog and have signed up as a follower. I look forward to popping by again for some more gorgeous inspiration!
I’ve just put the finishing touches on my new blog ‘Country Style Chic’. It’s a daily blog on country living including chic interiors, stylish fashion, food, flowers and fun things to do.
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute!

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous images! Love the table arrangement. Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Everything is sooo beautiful!
You are very talented at taking pictures!

julie said...

Tracey! It looks wonderful! I hope you had a great thanksgiving! I have missed visiting! I can't wait to catch up!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I featured your shop on my blog today. ox