Wednesday, February 29, 2012

~ The Farrier's Box ~

Gathering items for a tablescape is always a challenge and at times a bit on the daunting side. Once those items are gathered and the table set, I like to step back with a bit of pride knowing I've used my dishes in a fun and sometimes unusual way. I have to admit the idea first sprang from visiting Yvonne's blog over at Stonegable. Talk about someone inspiring, trust me you go away full of ideas and a spring in your step wanting to play with your dishes. If you haven't visited her blog before it's a must on the to do list, you won't leave disappointed.



Small antique milk bottles are the perfect choice to use as a flatware caddy.

Cream on cream always so rich, clean and pure looking.


Too early for Geraniums? Well... maybe just a tad you can tell where my mind is rolling to. Right past Spring and directly into early Summer. Have to admit the punch of red adds some spice to the table.
The Farrier's Box usually made from a packing crate was meant to be durable. They threw their tools in with no worry of damage. They didn't have the finery of the hidden drawers or frills of today's tool chest.



 The cream pitchers style and shape is the perfect choice for the style and era of the tablescape.
Red wine glasses from Wal Mart add a bit of grandeur to the country style setting.



Thanks for stopping by to view The Farrier's Box. I know I'm so far behind on answering emails, and visiting your blogs. There has been a whirl wind of activity around here, I may be slow but I promise to get around to each and everyone who take time to stop by to say hello. I appreciate your loyalty and kind comments, each and eveyone of them touch my heart.   Until next time.......

13 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful, Lynne. I love your Farrier's Box, and I love the use of the milk bottles. laurie

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful Lynne! I love the mix of the rustic with the luxe. Such a great textural contrast. Where did you find that lovely white woven looking whatchamacallit? *winks* Vanna

xinex said...

Beautiful vignette, Lynne. You are always the queen of vignettes in my mind. I love the plates and the shawl is so pretty...Christine

aarond said...

I love the Farrier's box. I have several old tote's like this. And the old milk bottle, I used mine at Christmas with colorful pencils in it from the Dollar Store. I have put M&M's in there too but then I want to drink out of it. Ha!! I just joined your blog and hope you will join me too. My blog is all about farm life, decorating, cooking, animals, and lots more.

Donna (My Mothers {favorite} Daughter) said...

This is lovely, what a wonderful way to display it all...and of course you did it so beautifully!

Sarah said...

Lynne, you tablescape is lovely. I like the natural wood of the farrier's box paired with the milky white dishes and linens. Absolutely beautiful! ~ Sarah

Marigene said...

Lovely vignette...the white looks so nice again the wooden box. Beautiful linens!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lynne, dear, I would rather visit you than read any home magazine out there! :) Lovely!!

Marlis said...

Lynne, this is so romantic and inviting. REally those red glasses are from Wal-mart? really? Love the punch of red.. I was looking for small geranium plants today too. to plant in the kitchen window.. not outside.. Love the Farrier's box.. what a gem. And your dishes are soo pretty too.. great fun to have visited you today.. xo marlis

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great box and I love your whites and reds. This is quite delightful.

Alycia Nichols said...

My, my...aren't we in a big ol' rush just jumpin' right on over Spring into Summer? :-) I like to use geraniums year round. It's hard to find them fresh during the Winter and Spring, but I really like the texture as well as all the colors they come in! I had never heard of the term "Farrier's box" even though I have one! New word for me. I love it when I learn something new! This is gorgeous, Lynne, and I L-O-V-E the flatware in the milk bottles!!!!!!

Robin said...

Beautiful table and great photos too. I like the way the wood tabletop looks with all the cream sitting on it and then just that pop of red.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love that box, Lynne, and how it looks holding all your beautiful pieces! I have those dishes, too! I had to do a double take when I saw the mugs up first. Don't you love them? I love ours and made them our everyday dishes a couple of years ago. I even have a box unopened in the closet for back up! : )