A Tabletop Vignette
December 26, 2013
We are still celebrating Christmas at our house. The kiddos will come by Saturday for soup and appetizers and memory making.
I changed out my banner early this morning. We still need to go through Winter, but I want a bit of brightness at BPM, so I put together this little red and white banner with the Shelly quote…just because.
I am busy getting the Saturday meal together, so I’m posting something from the original Back Porch Musings (March 2007 to September 2010). This post is from May 2010, shortly after our return from a road trip to beautiful Tennessee.
At the time of the post the dining room wall color was Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua. The dining room continues to evolve.
I will return soon, with new posts.
My original plan was to copy the still life, as it appears in the print. I found all the components, but when I put them together, I didn’t like the look. I began removing the elements, piece by piece, adding other items, as I began to form the still life I envisioned.
I found this beautiful old bridge cloth at Harpeth Antique Mall, Franklin Tennessee, during our trip south, in April 2010.
A free form silk arrangement of black eyed susan, curly twigs and other branches with white silk flowers, in an old brown crock, a blue and white carpet ball, white compote with Granny Smith apples, Blue Willow Churchill cups and saucers, a blue and white covered plate, and a bottle of St James School House White, under a tall cloche.
The dining room paint color is Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua. It looks different in every single one of these photos. The ceiling is SW Topsail, the first chip on the same card as Interesting Aqua.
The shelf is from Bombay Outlet…closed.
The table and chairs are Lexington. The slipcovers were included with the chairs. The large soup tureen, on the table, is Mikasa French Countryside. I gave in and ordered it a couple of weeks ago. It was a good sale price, so I don’t feel too guilty…besides, I’m not getting any younger.
The large platter is also Mikasa French Countryside. I bought it in Ste Genevieve Missouri on our way home from Tennessee.
The cloth, on the dining room table is from Countryside Antiques in Camdenton Missouri. This shop will be closing at the end of May.