Wednesday, August 15, 2012

~ Checks and Toile ~

The center island in the kitchen is bar height instead of 
counter height. When all the grands visited they loved
to sit here, have a snack and yes swing round
and round on the bar stools. I would love to
be able to redo the height and counter tops, in
my dreams I do it a lot. That project is on the back
burner. Since it's not used all that much any longer
I thought I would set up an impromptu table setting. 
If I had a favorite color it would be red, next of course
to my love of cobalt blue. I checked the napkin
supply and didn't find quite what I wanted to use. I headed
down to the fabric cabinet, checked out my stash and this
is what I came up with. Love fabric and the
magic it can bring to a table.
 I love the understated elegance of
toile with the layed back country style check.
My workhorse chargers from J.C. Penney are layered
with red plates and bowls from Walmart, with white
layered plates also from Walmart. Not too matchy
matchy, but stunning all the same. 

The Italian style edge flows nicely with the 
rough texture finish of the creamy white
dinner and dessert plates. Ruby red goblet
from Walmart holds court waiting to be filled
with the beverage of choice. 

Another favorite workhorse of mine is
the flatware from Target.

Now to come up with the
perfect meal to put on these
delicious looking dishes.
Hugs ~Lynne ~

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Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! There you go tempting me to make reversible napkins again! I'm going to make some before the week is up! Now your setting is very pretty. Love the red and white dishes and of course your napkins are darling!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Lynne!!! You have the white Walmart plates that I have been searching for!!! I have 6 each of the dinner plates and salad plates and would LOOOOVE to have more. If you EVER see them somewhere, PLEASE let me know. I LOVE your red and white combo. That is one of my favorites!!!! It looks beautiful. Your chargers almost look like the same pattern as the dishes, I had to look REAL closely to see the difference. XO, Pinky

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh friend just sit that in my toile bedroom and I'll be right there for dinner and popcorn in bed ha ha!! Love ya my sweet friend..Hugs Gl♥ria

Linda said...

Love the toile and the check on your napkins. I haven't done much sewing lately. This gives me some incentive.

Unknown said...

So pretty... I love the layers of dishes and of course the napkins.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Lynne, red is my favorite color, too. I'm always drawn to it. I love your reversible napkin and that flatware from Target is a winner, as it can go with most anything. I've been using a red flatware all summer. What a pretty table you've set.

Alycia Nichols said...

So you couldn't find the right napkin for the table, so you just whipped up this fabulous little ditty with some fabric you had hangin' around the house? Is that what you're telling me??!!?!! I am SO jealous!!! I wish I had that talent and skill!!! The possibilities would be endless!!! You did a beautiful job!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hello Lynne!
I love red too! Your napkins are wonderful! I love the cream colored dishes mixed with a touch of red! What a great look! I always wanted a bar for the kids to eatat, but now that we're empty nester's it would be idle. At least it can be used for serving like a sideboard. I'd probably use it for a big punch bowl and drinks for a party!

Marlis said...

Love your new napkins.. so cute. Great mix of patterns.. Love the dishes too and the red goblets.. too cool. It turned out great. xo marlis

Susan said...

One word...LOVE!!!!!
Your napkins and dishes are fabulous!!!

Pat said...

I attracted to everything in your place setting. The napkins, the different plates with all their texture, and of course the color RED!

Barbara said...

Oh, those napkins are just wonderful! I love simple, elegant tables like this. It is so welcoming. You can never go wrong with this color combination!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love the red with the beautiful white dishes. Great pattern on the napkin.

Dolores said...

Oh Lynne.... please come to my house..... I love your style in decorating! The pig in your previous post is so precious, I want him!!!
Thinking of you...

Entertaining Women said...

My eye immediately latched on to the marvelous toile napkin...I think that you'll use them all the time....including in designs with your cobalt blue. Great mix of texture and color. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Tea in Texas said...

The napkins are so beautiful and love the reversible side of viewing the check or toile. The red and white stack of china is very pretty but I especially love the red hue of the goblet. A fabulous idea to just create your own napkin. You must have a wonderful fabic stash!

Thanks, Pam

On Crooked Creek said...

Your tablescape is adorable with the handmade napkins! You are one talented lady! I adore the mix of red and white and your goblets are stunning!