Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Outside Dining

Our day has turned cloudy and gloomy, with a forecast of rain the temperatures have started to drop. Our Holiday Open House begins in the morning, so I'm hoping we don't get a torrential downpour. Before I get too busy inside I thought I might share some more of the outside decorations. Last time you saw this setting it was decorated for fall. Now, it's dressed in it's Christmas finery. :-))
This year's theme has been all about the traditional plaids and reds with a bit of black thrown in. I searched the pantry for the right dishes, Royal Stafford fit the bill. Grounding the black and adding a bit of bling I added the vintage looking gold charger.
Inside the coffee mug is a cinnamon stick stirrer. I haven't unwrapped it yet. In a perfect world it would stay clean and look perfect for the open house. The winds have been blowing like crazy around here. I sure didn't want it to be dirty, dishes I can wash, the cinnamon stick stirrer, now folks that wouldn't be good. :-))
Some snow tipped bells and greenery definitely screams Christmas.
A few pine cones too.
I've looked for quite a while for the perfect plaid plates. Using the whole set would have been way too much, I opted to mix them with the Royal Stafford.




Before we leave I want to show you a close up of the tablecloth. Burlap is everywhere and I'm over the top with it. However, you know me I've got to step outside the box and do just a little more. I trimmed this tablecloth in velvet and love, love, love it.. :-))

I'll be busy inside with customers the next few days so I won't be posting a new blog until Monday. I'll share more of the inside decorations and some of the week end's festivities then. Until next time..

hugs ~lynne~





11 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have a fun and very successful open house! Wish I could be there.

The Muse said...

a most delightful vignette setting... i love that it is outdoors :)
not sure if my doggies would allow such a dish setting...but i can think of something :)

love your combinations!

THE STONE RABBIT said...

Your dishes are wonderful!! I hope you have a splendid day tomorrow!!! I am delivering "wares" to a shop in GWood in the a.m. then setting up a small area in another shop in the pm for a Sat. flea mkt sale. Tis the Season! I'm so sad I can't attend your open house. Why does everything land on the same weekend? Good luck to YOU!!! dana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is just a gorgeous setting and I love the velvet on the tablecloth...just a nice touch of elegance. Hope you open house is fun and busy!

Dolores said...

Beautiful!!!! I love the dishes, what a story the picture on the plates could tell..
Wish I was at the Open House....

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Lynne, your table looks wonderful....I hope to try to make it to your open house....Pat H

On Crooked Creek said...

Lynne,
My first time to your blog! My what a lovely table you've set!
I just stopped in to visit Pat@ Back Porch Musings, while there I caught a glimpse of your Shop, as well! A vision of loveliness! Thank you for an uplifting and inspiring post! I use reds,greens and golds in Traditional Christmas fashion in my living room. You've inspired me to use my Santa collection in a different area this year!
Fondly,
Pat

salmagundi said...

I saw on Pat's blog today that she visited your shop. It looks wonderful! Love the plaid dishes with the gray/black transferware. Plaid is everywhere and I'm loving it. Hope the open house was successful and that you are doing well (both personally and professionally). Sally

vignette design said...

Lynn, this is just fabulous. Trimming the burlap with velvet is genius! What I'm crazy about is that plaid plate! Where oh where did you find it? I just ordered some tartan plaid plates, but I like yours better! Would love it if you could tell me the maker and where you found them. They look great with the black transferware! ~Delores

Envoy-ette said...

So brave to put a plaid plate in there! It works beautifully!

Bonnie said...

Your tablescape is very striking. I love the juxtaposition of the plaid plate and the blank transferware, gold charger with your milkglass mug all on a burlap cloth dressed up with the velvet trim! It really speaks to me! I'm getting in the Christmas spirit now. Your open house looks great and how special to have Pat join you. I enjoy visiting both your blogs.