Thursday, February 17, 2011

~SIMPLE & RUSTIC~

I haven't done a tablescape in the longest time, so with the weather being rather gloomy today and no sign of spring, I got down to it. I gave you a little peek of the dishes I got from Ballard's awhile ago but never actually set a table for you with them. We use these as everyday dishes. I love the soft brown glaze around the edges.
The napkins and place mats are the Food Network brand that you can buy at Kohl's. I love their kitchen linens and stock up whenever they have a sale. The monogrammed silver napkin rings are from Grandin Road, and no, the B is not for Blondie.
The wine glasses are from Pier 1 and the silver is vintage.
These are dried hydrangeas that I bought on eBay. Can you order dried flowers on eBay? You bet your sweet Pay Pal you can! They arrived from the farm packaged just so, not a petal dropped. The enamel pitcher is from IKEA.
I love my mercury glass and kept most of it out after packing some away from Christmas. I filled this little piece with potpourri from Smith & Hawkin.
Mercury glass votives.

This was a fun table to set and most everything was right at hand since we always use the dishes. I am trying to convince son Jeff to get these for his new apartment {yet to be found}. I asked him if he would rather be George Clooney or Adam Sandler. lol!
Other than the gloom, the temperatures are climbing and we are supposed to hit 60 degrees this weekend. The snow is melting super fast, just a few patches left. If we have a clear path to our door at the lakehouse, we may just go this weekend. It has been SO long since we have been there, I know I'll have to bring my feather duster. And my poor car is going to pay a visit to the car wash, I have months of road salt on it. I'm not kidding myself that spring is here, I'm just going to pretend for awhile.

I hope you have had a great week. I am going to link up to Susan's party at Between Naps On The Porch. It's a little late but I bet there are some beautiful tables out there. Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

103 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You bet your sweet pay pal...LOL!!~ I never did know that, and I love dried hydrangeas. This table had to pep you up Jane, it looks lovely! Pretty mercury glass too.
XO

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Jane
I love the napkin rings I am off to get some too
with a "B" as well
Lovely post
xo
Pam

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Just lovely! Love the pitcher that holds the hydrangeas.
Hope that you get to the lakehouse this weekend... The snow is melting here in Mi. You should be able to get there.
My husband will be gone on business this weekend & I just might drive to our up north place by myself & check things out.
Have a sunny weekend!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That was a fun post. I love your table. So what does the B stand for? You've got me thinking! I guess one can buy anything off of Ebay, its just amazing.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Jane, Everything looks so pretty! From the flowers to the napkin rings - just a perfect setting:) It was warmer here in CT but still have lots of snow. It is supposed to be warm again tomorrow so more should melt. Hope you can make it to your hide a way:) Have fun!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Love those dishes they are so elegant, yet simple and the dried hydrangeas are beautiful.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love everything about this table. I've been so busy haven't even thought about a tablescape, may try to work on this w/k. lol.. I hope you get to go to the lake house this weekend, right now we have 74... yeah....hugs ~lynne~

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your table setting is lovely~I am wishing you sunshine and warm weather...
Hugs,
Penny

Pat said...

I absolutely love this table, Jane.

Now I am going to see about those napkin rings.:-)

Lisa said...

Love your tablescape. It's all beautiful, and you'e inspired me to look after my hydrangeas more. Next summer, I hopefully will see results.

Cheers,
Lisa x

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Beautiful, inviting and cheery table . . . what was for dinner? I bet your family loved it. Yesterday, I put some celery green bits and pieces around the house and today bought 2 bunches of daffodils at t-joe's for $3.00. My attempt to pretend it is spring, too.

Fondly,
Glenda


ps. Speaking of your lakehouse, reminds me that I love the drawing by fifi. I think this is how I heard about her. I ordered some stuff off etsy for my girls for Christmas.

sissie said...

Hi Jane!
Love me some pay pal too!!!
Your tablescape is very pretty and those dried hydrangeas are the best. Now, I'm going to have to check on ebay about getting some of them! LOL!

hugs
Sissie

~Country Lady~ said...

Oh Jane, your table is beautiful. I love hydrangeas, and I love EBAY!! DH wishes I didn't love it so much! I'm a lake gal too. We have a summer place on the lake and look forward to spending a weekend there real soon. It was 67 today in my area of the country. Oh I can't wait!! I hope you are able to get away and enjoy a few days at your lake home. This has been a terribly long Winter!

Theresa said...

What a lovely table dear Jane! I have got to dry some hydrangeas this summer:) They are gorgeous! Enjoy your evening my friend! HUGS!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVE the hydrangeas Jane!! E-Bay!! I will check on that!

Such a pretty tablescape! I love those dishes too.....and lucky you getting to go to the lake!

Have a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

Linda Chapman said...

Beautiful table....beautiful flowers!! Lovely post!! It is 80 degrees in Texas as I write this!! Spring is on the move across our land!

Donnie said...

You set up a lovely diversion from the cold and gloom outside. That is yet another thing you can find on eBay....dried flowers....wow.

Karen said...

beautiful table!...I dry my own hydrangeas...and I am AMAZED that they came in the mail intact!..

Janie's World said...

Your table is lovely. I am so in love with those dishes from Ballards, you showed them off nicely. They go perfect with your table and chair. So nice.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane, your table setting is just beautiful!... I love your dishes and I love your dried hydrangeas in your white pitcher, so pretty!... I hope you get to go the the lake this weekend... we had over six inches of snow when we woke up today... I am sooo wanting Spring!... xoxo Julie Marie

Brenda Kula said...

What a GORGEOUS table you've set here! I think it belongs in the pages of a magazine. Love those dishes!
Brenda

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I would never have thought to look on Ebay for Hydrangeas! Your table looks so welcoming. The silver monogram napkin rings are great as are your dishes. All of your photos are just wonderful. Connie

Rachel Noelle said...

Your table setting is beautiful!;) I have the same enamel white pitchers from Ikea!! love them~hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet friend...

Just wanted to come by to say hello...and I'm soo glad that I did! Girlfriend, your tablescape is just beautiful! So perfect for a winter's day with a little hope for spring! The hydrangeas are gorgeous...so very pretty in that lovely white pitcher! I didn't know you could get dried hydrangeas from ebay...I'll have to go and look! I'd love to have some! Well my dear, I am loving your new dishes...sooo pretty! They really are perfect...so versatile! They look great with all of your pretty mercury glass and vintage silver! Of course, you know I have a "thing" for all that! Hehe! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table with us, dear friend! It was such a treat!

We have finally warmed up here in Colorado. We have had a few days that have reached into the 60's. Girl, I flung the doors and windows wide open! Felt like Spring had arrived! Hehe! But winter isn't over for us and I'm sure that we'll be lighting a fire again soon! Hope you are staying warm and that my note is finding you well, Darlin'!

Love ya,
Chari

Pamela said...

Hi Jane!!
Lovely table setting! I love your silver napkin holders. Beautiful!
I can't believe those hydrangeas came so intact!!
Have a great weekend!
Pamela xo

Frenchy said...

Gorgeous table scape ! Oh i love your hydrangeas so much !
Hugs

Deanna said...

Hi dear, your table is so beautiful and I'm drooling over your napkin rings.

Thanks for the heads-up on the flowers on eBay. I'll have to check it out for sure. You pitcher from Ikea is just what I need for one of my shelves. Marshall and I never want to leave Ikea...that boy loves dishware!

Deanna :D

April said...

Really, really pretty tablescape, Jane! Love the colors and the napkins rings...OH, MY! Care if I join you for dinner? :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great table Jane! I never would have thought you could get dried hydrangea from ebay! We might hit 68 in Philly tomorrow, everyone's going crazy-talking about shorts and flip flops! I plan to enjoy it but wear pants and a turtle neck. Hope you have a nice visit to the lake:@)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jane this is just gorgeous. I love it's simplicity, but rustic? no I think elegant! The napkin rings are beautiful and of course you can never go wrong with dried hydrangeas. Hugs, Linda

A Vintage Chic said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Jane--you certainly have the knack for decorating!

Hope the weather stays lovely for you!

Julie

Maryrose said...

Hi Jane,

Love that rustic look and omg love your napking rings. B is for Beautiful, which perfectly describes your table.

xxoo
Maryrose

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Individually I love each and every item. They are exactly what I would buy. Together it is all very beautiful.

Glad to hear that things are warming up for you. Hope you make it to your lake house.
Hugs, Sue

Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautiful tablescape Jane! I love the dishes, the linens, and those beautiful napkin rings...I'm betting the B stand for beautiful! :-)

I hope you make it up to your lake house this weekend and that spring is really here to stay!

Kat :)

Mary said...

Everything on the table is lovely Jane....and the table too Like those dishes and especially the silver napkin rings.

Hope you get to the lake this weekend and enjoy some warmer temps. Safe travels - have fun.

Pondside said...

What a serene and welcoming table - I could imagine spending a very long time after a meal, just enjoying the decor. Lovely.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hi Blondie! Very pretty tablescape. I love the dried hydrangeas! I also really like the mercury glass votives too. When shall we come? :))

BonjourRomance said...

What a pleasure to site down at that beautiful table. The monogrammed napkin rings is a nice touch and of course, the hydrangeas are marvelous!
Bon weekend,
Mimi

NanaDiana said...

Jane- Lovely table setting-perfect for a Midwest day! I love your dishes AND the linen. Doesn't Kohls have the best sales though? Hope your evening is wonderful!xxoo Diana

Jody Blue said...

Very pretty. I love your pitcher from IKEA, I have never been there.

Sarah said...

Jane, your table is charming. Pretty details!
Hope you get to the lake this weekend! ~ sarah

Jane said...

Hi Jane,
I'm glad to read the temps will be warmer for you this weekend. We hit 70 degrees today and all the snow is gone!!
You created a very pretty table. I never knew you could order dried flowers on ebay. Great idea!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Jane

Linda said...

So lovely, Jane...What beautiful hydrangea! I am a new follower!

Lisa said...

Just wanted to say too, I love your dishes from Ballards, chunky, white (or cream), and the detail. Beautiful.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Gypsy Heart said...

I had no idea you could purchase the dried hydrangeas on ebay! Wow, you are clever. The dishes are gorgeous! I love the mercury glass too and have waffled back & forth about some of it that I haven't put away yet. Of course, it's really too much out still but I think I'll work on that this weekend.

We've had temps in the 70's all week with bright sunshine. Of course, we will have more cold weather but this has been a lifesaver for me. I have been close to running amok and acting like Freddie Krueger! :-)

xoxo
Pat

Karena said...

Dearest Blondie girl!! Your table is gorgeous, what great finds all of it!!

So sorry to not be by for awhile...

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Maggie said...

Hi Jane,
What a pretty tablescape, your everyday dishes are lovely. I like the napkin rings and the mercury glass mixed in amongst them.
Dried flowers on ebay? I never would have guessed, but why ever not?
Have fun at the lake.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Good morning Jane...I think all of us are loving this fantastic weather! The winter has gone on just too long this season! Your tablescape is lovely...a real pick me up! My car needs washed in a big way too! Have fun at the lake!~Hugs, Patti

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Ooooh, all so gorgeous! Love the hydrangeas, love the mecury glass. Yep, save a place for me, lovely Jane!

Sarahx

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Jane, what a great table....so many of my favorite things....the woven (jute?) placemats, white pitcher, dried hydrangeas, mercury glass, and I love the china! That's a table setting I'd like to have!!! Linda

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, your table is lovely. I love the simplicity of the dishes and the entire setting is so serene. Just welcoming!

Hope you have some warmer weather soon. It is springlike here...I have to enjoy it before the heat comes. Yikes!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Barb

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Jane! What a beautiful tablescape ~ I love everything about it!! I am happy that the weather is going to warm up a bit for you and hope that you will be able to get up to the lake house. Have a wonderful and fun weekend!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sue said...

Hi Janie- I like your white table, all dressed up with mercury glass and hydrangeas! I cut my neighbor's blooms then dry them upside down in my dark closet. If she only knew.... LOL
Have fun at the lake. I hope this warmer weather holds... xo Sue

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

What a beautiful table!
I've been trying to wash my car for days! Every time I get the chance the line is soooooo long!
I'm going to try again very early tomorrow morning!

stefanie said...

gooooodness thats pretty!!!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love this table. I love the whites, the silver and I'm excited about the dried hydrangeas. My bush is a baby and there certainly weren't enough blooms to dry this first year.

We have no snow, no ice anywhere. Things are very brown, but this is our 4th day of decent weather and everything is finally melted and almost springlike. I'm just avoiding looking at the forecast!

xinex said...

I love your farm table and scape, Janie. The plates are really pretty. I would love to have some of those dried hydrangeas, I'll have to check Ebay. Glad it's warming up there, been in the 70's here, my 4th day of cleaning the yard. Too much work but I am trying to get it cleaned before snakes come crawling in....Christine

Monica@The White Bench said...

Beautiful, Jane! Love the dried hydrangeas.
And hope Spring arrives soon in your corner of the world, too!
Monica xo

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Lovely tablescape! Simple is so classy. I'm seeing that pretty farmhouse table. Wherever did you find it?

Sherry said...

Jane,
It is beautiful. I love the rustic elements with the elegance.
Sherry

susan said...

Hey Jane! Love the hydrangeas! I wonder how they are preserved, because mine would have ended up as box of petal "crumbs" :) Nana must be popular. My mil was called Nana by one set, Nanny by my kids, and Nan by the others! Go figure :)

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

it looks beautiful.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

it looks beautiful.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

thats so pretty Jane. the perfect table for a cold winter night or day.
Sonny

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your table setting is lovely. I too love hydrangeas, real, silk or dried, I love them. Sorry I haven't been by for a visit in a while. I always enjoy catching up with you.

Donna said...

Who wouldn't want to sit at this beautiful table and dine here? I'll bring the wine...dinner is when??

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You send me into a frenzy, every time you show me those Mercury Glass Votives! Gorrrrrrrrgeous!

Your table look today is very calm. But if you want to perk things up a bit, come over to my "New Look." -grin- I've kind of gone-over-the-edge again. ,-)

Mrs. Bradley >,-)

awal.ny said...

What a pretty table setting, love the flowers.

Evi said...

I see we are shopping at the same
stores and catalogs, Ballard and Pottery Barn being my favorites.
HomeGoods is also a great source.
I loved your table setting, it was very inviting and done with much thought. Love the hydrangeas.
Dried mine and they lost their color. I think you can never have enough tableware (even so I sold and gave lots away recently).
My husband believes I am making room for new things, hmmm, maybe he is right.
XO, Evi
PS. Mercury glass should definitely not only be for Christmas!

Marigene said...

How pretty and springlike, Jane. The napkin holders, I ♥.

Terri said...

I have those votives, too. Did you get them at Nell Hills? Beautiful table!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh so pretty! You should link this up on Wednesday.

If you are a dog lover please visit my Metis Linens blog as Andrea and I are having a dog themed giveaway.

Me said...

Different

June said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Jane!!!! You have a way with tablescapes, that's for sure! Love this!
You made me laugh with the 'you bet your paypal'!
I just went through the car wash wednesday and I think I can see the truck again.hehe
I hope you make it to the lakehouse and have a great time!
sending hugs

Vicki said...

LOl at "you bet your sweet pay pal!" I would love to have a link to the seller for the hydrangeas. Gorgeous table!

podso said...

Very nice table setting... I love your old table and the lighting coming from the windows. Definitely sets a cozy mood.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Jane! What a pretty tablescape! I love those dishes! And I hope you got to go to your lake house over the weekend! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Jane....

What a lovely tablescape... Everything looks so cozy and yummy at your house...even though it may seem gloomy outside. Love, love, love your table.

Huggies,
Spencer

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your tablescape is lovely and I didn't know that about ebay flowers. Great idea!!

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Jane! Your table looks gorgeous! I will take rain over snow any day!

Picket said...

Morning girl...love that gorgeous table setting! Those dried hydrangeas are so pretty...I never knew you could get them on ebay. We have been having beautiful Spring weather lately...temps in the 70's with plenty of sunshine...nothing like fresh sunshine in the mornings pouring thru your windows to show you exactly where your 'dust' is hiding!!! lol But I love it...Spring just makes you feel alive and makes you wanta get up and do something! Hope you have a great week sweetie...beautiful post...Picket

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

A lovely tablescape. I just purchased similar mercury votives from Michaels for a dollar with my coupon.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Setting a table makes one feel so civilized! Your everyday dishes are so nice. It's nice to break down and get a whole set of something every so often. Your son should listen to you! Ha! I need to get some dried hydrangea too!

Jeanne said...

Wonderful Jane...that table would take away the gloom in our house for sure. Hope that snow of yours melts soon ;)

Jeanne xx

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jane Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share. I would love to sit down for dinner at this beautiful table.

I am going to have to get the name of the place where you bought your dried hydrangeas, as they are so exquisite. I would love to have some as well. Please email me the info. I have several pitchers that would work so beautifully.

Now I was just positive that "B" was for Blondie. I love the napkin rings, they are so elegant and really pop at each place setting.

Jane you set a beautiful table. I love the mercury glass candle holders as well. Such a beautiful twinkle to the table.

Hope you are still warm up there. I am hearing some places received snow again.

Have a glorious Monday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Jane, I hope you made it to the lake house. My son, up there, got out this weekend too for some much needed R & R from all that snow. I have to tell you that I am so appreciative that you always take the time to visit me. Right now you have 80 some comments and I know how much time it takes to answer everyone. You are so dear. Love your "B" napkin rings. I used to sell on ebay all the time before I got my own website and I would sell my dried hydrangeas...the plum and green ones. They always sold out. Hope your warmer temps. keep up. xoxo

Daydream Living said...

This is truly how I would do it, only I don't have mercury glass, mmh, you gave me an idea for a new collection Jane! Hope spring will come soon too, now it's for me to hit my bed, oh, and thanks for all your lovely comments, they really make my day! Maureen xx

Kathleen said...

It's lovely, Jane! No Spring here yet, it got to 50 and then 6 more inches of snow!

Can't wait for hydrangeas!

Jane said...

This is gorgeous, Jane! Those dried hydrangeas are so pretty! I have ordered dried flowers on eBay before.

Jane

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Hi Jane ~ Check out my blog on Wednesday. I am sending a blog award your way.

Fondly,
Glenda

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

beautiful table! love the hydrangeas, you can bet your sweet pay pal that i had no idea you could have them shipped!

bj said...

I didn't know we could get them on ebay..woo hoo....
Love love love your table. Everything looks just perfect for a simple and rustic table. Good job.
xo bj

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey Janie! Your table is a beautiful breath of spring with those hydrangeas. So very pretty and just the thing we need with these gray days of a lonnnnng winter..... :)

xoxo laurie

KarenHarveyCox said...

Those napkin rings are lovely, and I love the colors of this pallet. So pretty, and to top it off with Hydrangeas is perfect.

Karen

oldgreymare said...

Ah poo, I'm late again..What was for dinner? Not that it would matter, the table looks good enough to eat. :D

Have a Happy Tuesday!

xx
z

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Well, honey, you certainly haven't lost your touch in putting together a tablescape! This is so lovely! I love those dishes too and they could be mixed with other ones so easily! Hope you got the chance to go to your lake house! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marydon said...

g'morn Jane ~ What an exquisite warm table setting. Love the napkin rings & pitcher. Hydrangeas are so beautiful dried.

Another beautiful Jane visit. TY.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Charlene said...

OK GILRIE... Share your source on EBay for the flowers!!!! PLEASE!!!! Beautiful table. Thanks for sharing. HUGS!
Charlene

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Love that tablescape. And you bet your sweet paypal you can order dried hydrangeas on eBay! You crack me up. I had some for years and now its time to reorder since they eventually got a little tired looking since they started dropping petals, but they lasted a long time, so I was pleased. Stay warm!

Judy

Rene said...

Those napkin rings are gorgeous! I was trying to find a set for my mother and they are rather pricey. Maybe one day.

-Rene

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love it! It screams "rustic wine country" to me (well, maybe not SCREAMS. Screaming is a little dramatic, lol).

While I was home sick I started going through my piles (and piles) of tableware and thought how fun it would be to set a fancy eclectic table with all my “treasures.” You’re inspiring me to get my act together! Laura xo

KarenB said...

You crack me up! "bet your sweet paypal" hahaha! Your table looks very, very pretty, my dear.

La said...

Hi Jane!

Your table looks fabulous. Is there anything you can't buy on eBay? I say if you can't find it on eBay, it doesn't exist. :o)