Wednesday, September 28, 2011

~ Tweaking in the Dining Room ~

Each fall I like to bring out the heavy weighted table runners with fringe dripping off the edge. Our dining room becomes more of a staging area than anything else these days, the tabletop is always evolving depending upon my mood of the day. This past week got away from me before I realized I hadn't done a proper tablescape. I hope this passes muster for Tablescape Thursday. :-))
The curvy legs of the soup tureen adds a bit of excitement to the flat layers of the books. The color seems to bounce off the silver candelabra.
Pooch in the background appears as though he's going after the pumpkins. :-))
Mercury pumpkins are hot right now, I love mercury have for a while. I searched forever trying to find one at a reasonable price. This one was $14.99. It sits on top of the silver cake stand. After I took these pictures and uploaded them, I realize this didn't suit. You'll see in just a few minutes what I mean.

I purchased the silver peacock quite sometime ago, I love the stately attitude he has.


Soup anyone?

Wooden candy corn a perfect fit for the small cloche dome.
After I uploaded the pictures I started critiquing my own work. It just didn't suit me the way it was. Do you ever do that?  I pulled the cake stand, moved the pheasant to the left and pulled the dog to the front. I think the balance is a tad better. (It looks like the candles aren't  sitting straight, they truly are, it's the angle I have to use to take pictures to avoid the glare from the window).
I think this is much better. There was way too much silver before. The pumpkin seemed to get lost sitting on top of the cake stand.

What do you think? This way........
Or this way?  I would really like to have your opinion. Which do you prefer?


Thank you for stopping by today. Susan, thank you for hosting this great party each week.

17 comments:

Pat said...

I covet that soup tureen and your silver peacock! All your silver looks so nice in the hutch, and touches of blue are great.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I like your gorgeous mercury glass pumpkin alone and not in the silver cake stand as this way it stands at her own right! Your blue and white tureen is so pretty along with the beautiful and elegant silver peacok. Stunning vinette. Lots of hugs, FABBY

PAT said...

It's beautiful Lynne!!

xinex said...

Gorgeous vignette, Lynne. I like everything about it especially the tureen...Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They're both fabulous . I love all the beautiful silver and the pheasant is stunning. Gorgeous tureen, so graceful. I am totally drooling over that table runner. Wow, what a fabulous piece. I love how opulent it is, gorgeous fabric and fringe. Hugs, Marty

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I think I like it better the second way too! It's all really beautiful! You do such a wonderful job with vignettes!

Katherine

Anita said...

Lynne, this is just gorgeous! I love your colors in this room and the blue and white just brings out the warmth of everything else. LOVE the silver and the mercury glass too. I really love your hutch and buffet and how you have accessorized it. Ok, I love the chandelier too. Really, it's all beautiful, warm and welcoming! What is the wall color??

Tina´s PicStory said...

What a lovely collection :)

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Just beautiful, Lynne. It is so elegant. I have become such a fan of silver these days and yours is beyond gorgeous. I love it all!

Hugs, Barb

Alycia Nichols said...

That peacock is too cool! He looks like he has taken over the position of Cock of the Walk! Love him! I am a candy corn freak...even if it is wooden and inedible! :-) The addition of a natural element like dried leaves in colors that repeat those in the throw or acorns or something like that would get my vote for the mercury pumpkin (which is TOO fabulous!) on the silver stand. Otherwise, I like the 2nd vignette more. Your hutch in back is beautiful! I know I'm not supposed to be looking at that, but it's cool! :-)

Miss Merry said...

What a gorgeous table. Your accessories are all just lovely.

Lee said...

Lynne, it looks lovely and elegant! Funny I have the same candelabra with the twisted arms. Love it! From Nell Hill Right?
Mary Carol will be proud!
By the way, still does it. Every time I click on your comment to comment I get a pop up of a box to download information. Don't know why. You should check with everyone else.
Lisa

Marigene said...

Absolutely beautiful tureen...the hutch with the black, white and silver is very striking.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Loved your pumpkin on stand or without it the setting looks beautiful all the decorations too.

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Robin said...

I like it both ways. I love all your silver! Your hutch makes such a great backdrop to this tablescape. I am really enjoying all these fall tables with untraditional colors schemes. Go silver!
Robin
Robin Flies South

Entertaining Women said...

It would seem that we share a passion for a number of the same things. I bought Mercury glass pumpkins for my table this fall, too. I think that I may wait until November to use them...I'll go with the orange ones in October. And of course, I always love blue and white. Your vignette is gorgeous, and I yield to your eye about which looks best...with or without the cake plateau. They are goth beautiful Thank you for sharing them with us. Cherry Kay

lvroftiques said...

Gorgeous Lynne! but I would expect nothing less from you *winks* I actually prefer the mercury glass pumpking on the stand...but I'm a sucker for bling! Lol! They both look great. Vanna