Today I am sharing a table setting I did in the Summerhouse up at the lake. I know there has been some confusion about the Lakehouse and the Summerhouse. The former is where we actually live and the latter is a sort of a guesthouse or a screened in building to run for when the mosquitoes invade! I have shown pictures of it before. It is very simple and I am slowly working on it bit by bit. Twin beds pull out of the wall hidden by double door closets. I have a couple of pieces of wicker furniture, a vintage cabinet and finally I have found a table and chairs. Goldilocks and the Three Bears can move right in! LOL!! Actually, it was The Husband that wanted the table and chairs; to have coffee and read the paper, do a crossword, play on the laptop... that last sentence was the magic one for me. I found my table at The Worlds Longest Yard Sale and I promised I would show you my big find soon and this is what it is. I do, however, have some work to do on it and the chairs, so I am only showing what you see in this tablescape (oh, the suspense!!).
I set my chippy (very chippy) little drop leaf table after dark one night last week. I used the place mats from Pier I, which I received from the kids on Mother's Day along with a set of dishes that are at this house. Oh, now you are confused. In our wee little house in Chicago where I now sit typing. 100 miles away from the picture you are looking at in the Summerhouse that sits a few feet away from the Lakehouse. Okay...
The white plates are my everyday dishes at the Lakehouse and are by Gibson, as is the soup bowl. The blue and yellow salad or dessert plate is from my grocery store. I had my eye on these plates for months. I patiently waited for them to go on sale and when they finally replaced them with something else and marked them down...I promptly fell in love with the new stuff. But I persevered and bought only the plates I originally wanted.
The napkins and wine glasses are from Marshall's and the water goblets are from The Dollar Tree. My flatware is from Target.
I found these tiny little bud vases at Target a few weeks a go. I believe they were only $3.99 for a set of 4. I love them. They are especially nice to have around if you have a bouquet of mixed flowers that is pretty much dead, but you don't want to throw it out because some flowers, usually the carnation's, are still full and plump and happy. Stick them in a bud vase. Or in this case, you have a perfectly new and healthy bouquet, but you want to spread the joy, so to speak...bud vases in every room!!
So, this is my first tablescape at the lake. I hope you liked it. I want to touch up just a bit of the chippiness of the table, it actually looks battered! And I will show you what it looks like with the leaves, they have a really nice curve to them. And I think I will crawl under it and see if I can find the name of the manufacturer (that will be fun!!)
I leave you with a picture of the Great Room in the Lakehouse. You can see our harvest table (which I was in no mood to do a tablescape on) and the tall table by the window where I use my laptop. It is the only place in the house that gets a signal. But it is right by the windows where I can look out at the bay while I work. It doesn't get any better than that!!