Monday, November 14, 2011

One Table, Two Ways...


Happy Monday!  Well, November is moving right along isn't it?!!  With Thanksgiving coming up next week already, I thought I was past due for a table setting post.  I also wanted to showcase some of the items I have in my shop, so while my husband and kids were out of the house on Saturday, I had the idea to do a little "rearranging" in the family room and shoot my table setting post in there...then I had the idea to show you the same table set two different ways.  I love doing table settings so much, that I have been trying to really focus on adding items to the  SHOP  that reflect this love. 

If you get a chance, please stop back on Thursday morning and I will have this table set a whole different way for you :) 



Elements for this table setting include:

vintage ironstone dishes

vintage silverware

pine cones and cranberries

pear branches from my yard

pressed and dried maple leaves from my parent's yard

 {I dry leaves in between the pages of a telephone book every year so that I have them available whenever I might want to use them for Fall table settings and craft projects}



I covered one of my sap buckets with a  vintage French map and then tied some jute twine around it for a little added interest.



I have a dozen of these blue striped napkins for myself and use them all the time at my dinner parties, they have such great texture and just keep getting better every time I wash them.  I decided just to leave the napkins casually draped on the back of the side chairs...



I am in love with the extra large vintage mason jars that I just added to the shop!  They are over 9 inches tall and will be perfect for many decorating projects this Christmas season.





Because I love how versatile basic white ironstone dishes are, I will start offering pieces in the shop as I find them at the flea market...right now I have a beautiful pair of antique ironstone platters listed.




And just because I think the antique French letters that I brought back from Paris are so very pretty, I added one of those to each place setting as well :))






I now offer the vintage German beer bottles you see on top of the armoire in the shop too...they can be found, along with other new items, in the Flea Market Finds !


***And, as a holiday special, I am offering all Jeanne d' Arc Living pillow covers I carry at $25 off now thru Thanksgiving weekend!!!  You can find them in the Beautiful Living section of my shop***

Have a great day!


Tracey

p.s.  I cooked the best tasting turkey I have ever made yesterday.  I bought one of the fresh turkeys from Trader Joe's and followed the instructions *HERE* to cook the turkey breast-side down so that the breast meat would be extra moist...and it worked!  Just thought I would pass that tip along.

41 comments:

paige said...

gorgeous inspiration!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh Tracey your table and room are so very gorgeous!! It kind of brings tears to my eyes gorgeous but I am a totally sappy gal like that :)
Thank you for sharing the details with us!!

xoxo
Lori

SIMONA said...

WONDERFUL INSPIRATIONS..SIMONA

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello Tracey,
your table setting is gorgeous, with the wonderful golden leaves it looks really amazing. I love all the vintage props too.
xo Bine

linda said...

magnifique!!..

SreeBindu said...

I especially love the fork one :) mad cutlery lover here!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Tracey,
Your table looks perfect....you never cease to give me so much inspiration.
Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner ? I am actually quite organised with presents which leaves me more time to concentrate on the decorations. I look forward to all of the Christmas inspiration that you can give me !!!!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Always inspiring!!! I just wanted to let you know that I have awarded you the most versatile blogger award.... I won it last week and I'm passing it over to you as one of my faves. Head over to my blog and see what it entails. Thanks again Tracey and keep that inspiration rolling out.

x T.

Teagarden said...

So wonderful!
Markus

Ann said...

love it so much ♥

I heart the table and the mason jar ♥

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love the tablescape! Stunning!

IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life said...

WOW...love it!!!
Your table and room are soooooooooo very gorgeous!
Hugs,
Elvira

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks gorgeous lady!!!!!

It's me said...

All looks sos beautiful............love from me..♥.. ♥... ♥....

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Here you go again, inspiring me with another beautiful table setting, Tracey! ;-) Everything looks so pretty!! I'm off to check out all the new goodies in your shop...
Great idea about cooking the turkey breast down. We cooks ours that way every year, and it always turns out moist and delicious!
Hope you have a great week!
xoxo,
Jo

Becky C said...

Oh how I love your table settings! Every time, I just look at your photos over and over...
Love all your new items, too. Gorgeous for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see what you do next :)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Tracey you just blow me away....such beauty in these photos..and I must say everything you have in your shop makes my heart pound!!! x0x0

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Just gorgeous Tracey, absolute perfection!!
XO
Kristin
Thanks for the turkey tip

Lorrie said...

Such a gorgeous table setting. Those glowing leaves in the bucket are stunning. I love the simplicity that is so elegant - and all the natural touches.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Tracey,
I just love the way you set your table!!! It looks so beautiful and perfect for a Thanksgiving meal!
I can't wait to see your decor for Christmas, you always inspire me!
I know, Trader Joe's has the best things for Thanksgiving. I was already planning to get my turkey from there. Thanks for the recipe!
Hope you have a beautiful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Tracey-
Just BEAUTIFUL.. that about sums it all up!
Have a fantastic day!

xo
~Cheryl

Jeanneoli said...

You amaze me!!!! Beautiful.

Tracie@BeautifulEverydayLife said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the beautiful photos.

time worn interiors said...

Lovely fall setting! Great photos!
tot

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Stunning...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Morning T said...

Everything is gorgeous! Love the pops of gold against all of your crisp white.
xo~
T

Rozmeen said...

Hi Tracey,

How are you?

LOVE your fall setting.

xoxo Rozmeen

TheCrankyCrow said...

Another beautiful tablescape that just begs guests to linger...Truly like the nod to Autumn's harvest and splendor with the golden leaves and branches, mixed with the hint of holiday in the berries and pine cones. Nobody does tables like you Tracey....Have a great week ahead....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Rachel Pallas said...

Amazing! Love it!! xo

henzy said...

Love the postcard place cards

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

You never fail to inspire me, Tracey!
So beautiful.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Everything about this post is amazing! Absolutely love it - thank you for the inspiration!

XO's,
Jessie

Pearl said...

I simply adore the simplicity on the table. So adorable!

Pearl

Leah C said...

Your table settings are simply the best...love, love, LOVE them!!

Theresa said...

I love how you make simple and rustic look so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration! t.xoxoxxo

An Everyday Style said...

Sorry if this repeating comment! I love your table! Any ideas on where I can find an old ladder like yours? Thanks!

AdoreVintage.com said...

Simple and lovely! You've done a terrific job!

Sincerely,
Rodellee

CV Love said...

Great ideia

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Oh gosh this is so beautiful! It makes me want to hang on to autumn for as long as possible!

Town of Sorrento said...

This was such a treat to see Tracey! Love the natural elements and of course that wonderful ironstone. xo ~Lili