Monday, August 24, 2009

Let There Be White


Today is the Let There Be White (Part II) event, hosted by Kathleen. The idea is for a white tablescape = one color to the table. For example-white dishes, but one other color for flowers, napkins, glassware, whatever. OR all white is that's fine too.
I decided to go all white, except for the small flowers stiched in my tabelcloth, which was made by a family member. I thought since the stitches are so tiny i will give me a buy. Kathleen?

My tablescape is thrift too. Everything was either given to me or purchased at the thrift store or yard sales.

All with exception of the knives, one set of forks and my sea shell bowl and serving dish, which was a clearance bargain at TJ Maxx ($4.00) . The mother of pearl serving pieces were a bonus buy from a Southern Living at Home party.

The plates are all mismatched ironstone thrift finds.


I love to collect white dishes, ones of differnt shapes and designs and put them together.
The white linen napkins were inheirited.
The starfish...a nod to my love of the sea.
The napkin ring, a child's bracelet.
One of my favorite finds is the white ironstone oyster dish seen below in the far right corner. I just love it!

To see more of the white tablescapes visit Kathleen.

For more Tablescapes visit my friend, Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

35 comments:

xinex said...

Beautiful, Leigh! I like the scalloped salad plates..Christine

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love the white....so pretty....

Shelia said...

This is gorgeous, Leigh!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty tablescape! How great that everything is "thrift" but looks expensive! The starfish are a nice touch!

DD

Kathleen said...

Leigh, that is just beautiful! The dishes are so delicate, and the tablecloth is lovely..You need no buy!
Beautiful table, and thanks for playing.
Mr Linky is still being stinky..gold membership? :)

ellen b said...

Very nice Leigh! I love to collect thrift dishes and put them together too. Happy White to you!

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

I love the elegance of your all white tablescape!

KBeau said...

I love the all white look. Very soothing, just like a day at the beach.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I really love your white table Leigh and its thrifty to boot! It has such a delicate feel with that tablecloth, I love how you mixed and matched such interesting textures. Hugs,Cindy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is beautiful! I love that tablecloth and I know that you enjoy having special family pieces on your table - I know that I do! Nicely done!

"Blossom" said...

I love everything about this tablescape. Its so pretty and the dishes are awesome.

marty39 said...

I just love all of your pretty dishes and your tablecloth is stunning. I am so partial to the look of all white. You did a beautiful job of photographing it. That is really hard to do. Hugs, Marty

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your thrifted, mismatched table is just charming!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that the Rooster Party is this Friday, August 28th. I am so glad you joined and I'm really looking forward to seeing your Roosters.

Hope you have a wonderful time!

Barb

Chari said...

Hi Leigh...

Oooh...what a gorgeous white tablescape! You know, I have seen two or three white tablescapes today where the white dishes are a mixture of different shapes and patterns...I love, love, LOVE the effect!!! I am rethinking my purchasing ways now...I will be looking for singular white pieces and hopefully one day, I will be able to create a fabulous table such as yours!!! I also love that you added the little white starfish...they were the first thing to catch my eye...so pretty!!! Leigh, the embroidered cloth is really beautiful...I love it with your table setting! Ohhh my...can you just imagine all the time that went into stitching that! Priceless!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful white table with us today, my friend...what a treat!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Oh I loved the white....the shells, the starfish, the scalloped edges...I loved it all. What a cool treat. Thank you so much for sharing this with us today!

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty table! Love the all whites!

Peggyann said...

I love white and cream tablesettings. I am always on the hunt for them when I go out treasure hunting. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Kirby3131 said...

I love the little shell dishes - how unique!

Tootsie said...

this is just gorgeous!

Denise said...

Beautiful! Love that it's sea inspired.

XXDenise

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Leigh...this is beautiful! Everything is so pretty together...you have a great eye for knowing what works! Love the beach accents. And the patina on that spoon...gorgeous! It just glows!
Happy TT!
Susan

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

There's so much I love about this. White on white is lovely, isn't it? I really have a new found love for mismatched silver. It just "speaks" to me. Clever idea to use a child's bracelet as a napking ring.

I enjoyed this Leigh!

Donna

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, Leigh, what a gorgeous table you've created. I love all the white pieces, but the tiny splashes of color from you stunning tablecloth is just perfect. Great job and Happy TT to you!

susan said...

Leigh- This is so lovely! Ilove the delicate tablecloth and using the children's bracelets as napkin rings!

Sarah said...

Leigh, this is a lovely white tablescape. Love the beach accents.
Hope to see you at Hyacinth For The Soul for some rooster fun and a toast to Julia Child.

Carol said...

Loved your white dishes. I am going to start to find some this weekend!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Leigh, I love this beach theme! It is one of the most inviting tablescapes that I have seen.

Brenda said...

I love white and beige seashells added to anything! And your table looks so elegant. I need to find some white dishes myself. Might take some of the glare off all this color!
Brenda

nannykim said...

I so love that tablecloth---glad you threw it in the mix!

ps. I have several blogs--the one for my tablescape is the spindle cottage one;

Sharlotte said...

What a pretty table, I like the all white too! Each of your finds make your table so interesting! Thanks for sharing!

LillyB said...

Beautiful table!!

DeniseMarie said...

fun. I bet you make a mean seafood lay-out. xox!

The Country Nest said...

The white is great and the starfish is just the right touch!
Donna