Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In Love With White

Susan graciously hosts Tablescape Thursday each week. A day of the week us dish lovers get to pull out all the stops. Susan thank you for hosting a fun party each week. Be sure to treat yourselves my swinging over to see all those participating.




I've recently fallen over the top "in-love" with white.. All white tables. The beauty to me is incredible. I'm sure you're wondering how come it's taken me so long. I don't believe I have an answer for that one. All I can say it's a good thing. All this white has been taking up residence in my pantry for quite some time. :-)) So, I went shopping with in my own home to put this delectable tablescape together.
An antique Meakin coffee pot will hold our coffee, bought at an estate sale many years ago.

A companion sugar bowl will hold your sugar.

The infamous Target birds hold court on the table for your salt and pepper.

The beauty of stacked dishes astounds me. Anyone notice what's missing? The bowl, I don't have a salad bowl for this set of dishes. That's a mission for another day. lol
Monogrammed napkins make my heart smile. Then again, anything monogrammed makes my heart smile. :-))






Many of you might be "heavy" coffee drinkers, so a dotted Swiss trimmed mug will work perfectly for you.

The tureen is something I'll treasure always. Mr. P found it out on a job many years ago, buried in the dirt. It was so crusty. A bit of soaking, some bleach and it cleaned up beautifully. Normally, I would say you might find a bowl full of homemade vegetable soup , or possibly some chili inside. This one has a small chip on the back side, so I would be afraid to fill it with "real" food. So, we'll just pretend it's full of something delicious. :-))

A few daisies grace the table as a centerpiece. Daisies you say, this time of the year? Why not Daisies I say. I think they help put a spin on the white table, a bit of whimsy.



Ivory colored flatware from Target works perfect. They look a tad yellow to me, but trust me, they are ivory. :-))

Let's finish our dining by candlelight.



I've changed out the mugs for tea cups. Thought the late evening called for a spot of tea to finish off our meal. The tea cups I've had for a while. I thought the design fit the occasion perfectly. :-))






However this Valentines Day finds you celebrating, either by day light...

Or by candle light. I hope you and your sweetheart have a wonderful day. I hope cupid shoots you with his arrow and you fall in love all over again. :-)) Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello. I'm off to see the other beautiful tablescapes. See you there.....
hugs ~lynne~

45 comments:

Helen said...

Your post today is perfection ....

Kathysue said...

Lynne, this is simply elegant! Two of my favorite design qualities. Perfection in my book.Love IT!!! Kathysue

susan said...

Lynne-The table is beautiful! Love that coffee pot. I cannot believe the tureen was buried in the dirt!! Your photography makes it even more elegant!

The Muse said...

Hi dear Lynne...you have put on a show fit for royalty! Well designed, truly, just a wonderful display.

The curvature of the tea pot, I am in love with....I think that is may favorite piece...

What a vision!

mbkatc230 said...

Lynne, you've outdone yourself with this table. It's just gorgeous, I love everything about it. The coffee pot is beautiful, and those dishes are perfect - I love the detailing on them. And I can't believe Mr P found that tureen buried in the dirt! I think the daisies are the perfect centerpiece for this. Love it! Hugs, Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne~~~

Your all white table setting is lovely, by day and night (I wish I could take good night pictures). I love all of your creamy white dishes and that beautiful soup tureen. Who would guess where Mr. P. found it?

Very pretty!!

xoxo
Janie

salmagundi said...

The coffee pot and tureen are real treasures. Love them!! Stay warm - I can't believe how cold it is. The snow I can handle, but my old body doesn't like the cold much any more! Sally

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lynne, I love everything about this tablescape. All of your beautiful white pieces are stunning. The coffee pot and all of the cups are just so graceful and pretty. The tureen is fabulous. I also love the look of layered dishes. Just so special. Your monogramed napkins are definitely the perfect finishing touch along with the Daisies. They are one of my most favorite flower. Hugs, Marty

ksarra said...

Hi Lynne, this tablescape is beautiful, so serene! I love the way the shape of the dishes stands out when they are all a uniform color. I've enjoyed catching up on your posts, hope all is well with you!

cityfarmer said...

BE STILL MY HEART ...

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the white...very peaceful....and very beautiful

vignette design said...

I love your all white table Lynne. It is so elegant. I haven't tried all white yet, but this inspired me to get creative. Your monogramed napkins are exquisite.
Take care. -Delores

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl this is so romantic looking...love all the white and those napkins are to die for my friend...All your photos are just pefect girl I can tell the work you put into this lovely table and you have my favorite flowers out...I just love daisies it like they just smile at you...Thanks you so much for sharing this my friend...Love ya girl..Hugs and L♥ve Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

HI Lynne! How beautiful your table of whiteness is! Everything is so elegant! Love the coffee server - just gorgeous. Your dishes are very pretty too! Love it all.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, I just love all of your white and crystal pieces. Everything looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I love all the white! I also love the monogrammed napkins, and the daisies are just perfect!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm in love with your all white too! Just beautiful!!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Katherine

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love all the white, it is beautiful with all the pieces you have collected from everywhere, I love the look and the daisies are perfect with all the wonderful white, thanks for sharing, loved looking at all the beautiful pictures...Phyllis

Dolores said...

Wow Lynne, this is breathtaking....... so beautiful and romantic..... perfect for Valentine.
Hugs,
Dolores

Mimi said...

Stunningly beautiful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! Really like the all white.

Kahlilia said...

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Cooking for One said...

Lynne - your table is gorgeous! I love it!! (I like your blog music, too.)

Pat said...

Just beautiful! I absolutely adore the dishes and the monogrammed napkins are so elegant. Daisies are one of my favorite flowers ~ they just beam "happy".

Sherry said...

Love your white table! I also love daisies! Nice choice.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Just stunning! I loved everything about this table. I don't think I could pick out just one favorite.

Lynette said...

Hiya Back Cutie! Love your white dishes - I've been slowly building on my collection - some inexpensive and some not so - but I love them all!

Your's are gorgeous - and I just love your pictures - that is on my to-do list - get a decent camera and take a class!

Stay warm friend and have a good one!

Rettabug said...

Lynn, this is such a softly quiet looking tablescape....very soothing & inviting. I think your collection of white items is just superb & I'm envious of all the pretties you have. Beautifully displaced!

Happy Valentines Day to you & your sweetie!

fondly,
Rett

KMfamily ;-) said...

OK , Im super jelouse right now!
with 2 kids under 6 - I could never pull off an all white table - or all white anything!
But I am so drooling over it!
Just lovely Lynne!!
So glad I stoped by!

Pinky said...

Oh Lynne! Your all white table is just stunning! I have never done an all white table but you have convinced me to give it a try! I LOOOOOVE the monogrammed napkins! All of the dishes are SO pretty! I hope you'll get a chance to come by to see my Valentine's table that I posted here too! XO, Pinky

9405018--Pat said...

Hey Lynne,
Absolutely beautiful.....Love the tureen....It's snowing again...stay warm...Pat H

9405018--Pat said...

Hey Lynne,
Absolutely beautiful.....Love the tureen....It's snowing again...stay warm...Pat H

cge4211 said...

Be still my heart! This is a stunning table setting. Your photos are equally beautiful. I have enjoyed your blog, but this is the first time I have commented, however I have been enjoying it so very much.
Carolyn

Tardevil said...

Very pretty, Lynne! I can't believe that soup tureen looks that good after all it went through, LOL! Hope you & Mr. P have a wonderful Valentine's day! Hope his tests came out ok.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your whites are stunning! Don't we love our target birdies and flatware? Have a lovely Valentine's with your beloved Mr. P.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

cge4211, Thank you for leaving a comment to let me know you've been enjoying my blog. I've enjoyed having you, please pop in any 'ole time.. hugs ~lynne~

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Lynne, what a stunnningly beautiful table! Love the vintage diamond point classes & love the Lace chargers (I have the same chargers...I think I've told you that before) Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day!

xinex said...

I love your white table, Lynne, so pure and bright. I love the dishes and the coffee pot and the tureen....amazing how Mr. P found it. Did you see my brand new grandson?...Christine

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Lynne, Your white is just beautiful...especially in candlelight. It really glows! Happy Valentine's Day! Kristen

dana said...

I loved your white tablescape! The items you pulled together for this post are just amazing....every little detail. Loved the story about the tureen, too.

I have ALWAYS love white. In fact, other than my Christmas dishes and a set of Homer L. plates, my dishes are white. I have PBarn Emma, which I love, but what I really, really want is Butlers Pantry by Lennox. I might have to go to work at Macy's to buy them! :)

Thanks for a lovely post....Dana

jerseygirl211 said...

Hello Dear Lynne,

If they were giving out awards....this table setting would win 1st place......it's worthy of one......it's beautiful.

My husband and I have been working on our living room, the past few weeks, it's almost finished. Well..as finished as it will ever be for one of us who loves to decorate. We are both exhausted, but I am so glad that I drug my achy bones to the computer to check in on you and your blog.

My camera arrived today, :) it's working just fine. Now that it's here, I'll have to come up with something good for my 100th post, which has only taken me about two years to accomplish.

Happy Valentines Day to you and Mr.P, may it be a memorable one.

Hugs
'D'

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

HOW do you do it, Lynne? You have such talent. I can never put things together like that..but ..if I ever get this place put back together, I'm going to do some practicing. Yes. I am!
:) Hugs,
Mona

(it won't look like that though!)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, this tablescape is beautiful. Daisies are a favorite of mine, and I just love them on this table. Those square tea cups are so unique and pretty. That tureen is amazing - I can't believe your sweetie discovered that in the dirt! It sure cleaned up beautifully. laurie

Jessica said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. This made my heart sing, too. :)

Hugs to you!!

Barbara Jean said...

Lynne,

Just enjoying your beautiful whites, and saying hi.

blessings

barbara jean