Grace & Favor – A Life Worth Living

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cabbage Patch Table

Ivy & Elephants

This fall season I decided to take a different path with my tablescape.  Looking over the pumpkin selection which was where I had been headed the ornamental cabbages and kales caught my eye.   This tablescape couldn't have been much easier, I had a summer tablescape on this table click here.  I changed out the place mats from the black and white chevron pattern to my wicker and replaced the soup tureen centerpiece with a green pumpkin.  Then an ornamental cabbage was added to each of the small soup tureens that were already the topper for my white everyday dishes and a black and white dot print salad plates.

This table will be used for a small informal fall dinner I have scheduled later this month.  I added a touch of color to each setting with a black and white dot napkin that is a nod to the salad plates.

The pumpkin centerpiece had to be elevated for this table so I set it on a wire basket turned upside down and put all the lids from the small tureens under it.  This wasn't my best effort for a centerpiece and I may still work on it a little before my dinner party but for today I am happy with this.

Happy Fall to All.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Six Months Later

This Father's Day was beyond a special one for our family.  Six months ago we had very little hope that Bruce would survive and yesterday on Father's Day I was able to take this picture of Bruce with our kids.  He's been home a week and is working on making a full recovery,

I am so blessed to have our family together and to have witnessed a miracle during the long winter of 2014.  Thank you for your prayers and emails during the past few months regarding Bruce's health.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Black & White

I have two tables that I usually have set with some sort of a tablescape most of the year.  This one today is in our living room and I decided to do something out of my comfort zone.  I normally don't use placemats and certainly not a bold black and white chevron print.  Way out of my zone but the ones below caught my eye on the clearance bin at Home Goods.  The placemats were the start of a black and white table with one small splash of color.  I had planned to use a few peonies from my gardens but the poppies out front were just screaming to be the pop of color for this table.

For each placesetting I took a small tureen from my entry cabinet.  I paired each of them with a black and white dot under plate and a white dinner plate and also has a small dot that outlines the under plate.  Most of these mini tureens no longer have the ladle with them, the indention is there but no sign of the ladles when I came across them.

 I inserted two touches of silver to this table, the other piece is a silver water pitcher. 

I think the mix of the contemporary and the old with the white stoneware is a perfect combination.

This particular piece is very similar to the large tureen in the center of the table.

This piece does not have the ladle indent, its too large to be a sugar bowl so I'm not sure what its function was.  If you have an idea please let me know.

I hope you enjoy my nod to vintage meets contemporary.