Saturday, January 26, 2013

Casual and Relaxed Dining

Hello everyone.  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  It has been bitterly cold here in the Northeast.  Too cold for me to be outdoors so I have been catching up with things that I normally put aside and enjoying a few girlie movies under my nice warm blankets.  I have also enjoyed putting a few posts together.  Including this table setting I put together this morning using neutral and earthy tones.

Last weekend I headed over to one of my favorite shops, Home Goods.  You can always count on HG to have the best selections and beautiful decor items at affordable prices.  Such I candy...  Each time I'm there I come home with great inspiration, not to mention wanting to buy out the store. And so as a true dish addict, I came home with more dishes.  Please don't judge,  it is the only guilty pleasure that I have...  This time, a set of dinner plates in a perfect shade of cream.  The versatility of these neutral dishes is a beautiful thing.  They go with just about anything.

I knew exactly how I was going to put it all together for this post.  I was inspired by a set of brand new placemats and napkins purchased from Pottery Barn during the holidays that I've been meaning to use and my beautiful Cambria dinnerware in the shade of Mocha which is also from Pottery Barn...I guess you can say I love this shop too..  All bringing together a variety of textures and earth tones to create a relaxed and casual table setting.  Please enjoy!!








































































 

30 comments:

  1. Love the warmth of the colors.

    - The Tablescaper

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  2. This is gorgeous. I love the mocha colors. Very inviting! Wonderful flatware too.
    Karen

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  3. What a gorgeous table, love the mocha and cream.

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  4. Your table looks so pretty.I understand your dish addiction and love to go to home sense when get the chance.We have winners here but have to go off the Island for Homesence.Hopefully,it warms up soon.
    Carolyn

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  5. Your table setting is lovely! I LOVE your centerpiece that works perfectly with the whole tablescape.
    Mary Alice

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  6. This is just beautiful! I especially love the string of pearls around the centerpiece and those gorgeous placemats! So lovely! =D

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  7. What a gorgeous tablescape! You put everything together so beautifully! I love Home Goods too! I have a hard time restraining myself in there and not coming out with the entire store! xo

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  8. So pretty. Love the tans and whites. I'm a lover of all shades of white. So wonderfully put together. I am your newest follower. I hope you'll follow me too. I've only been doing this a little while. I do love to stumble upon someone who does things so well. Very talented.

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  9. My goodness - your blog is so beautiful! Such lovely table settings - I love the colors and the use of the burlap and pearls!

    Thanks for your visit and your sweet comment about San Juan -- we absolutely love visiting there. How wonderful for you that you can call that special place -- home.

    xoxo,
    Vicki

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  10. I love the soothing colors and unique ideas ...come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your post.
    Karin

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  11. Beautiful! Your neutrals look amazing! The dishes are really wonderful, and all your additions really go well together. I especially love the white linen napkins with the little ruffle, and your cutlery.
    The centerpiece is just stunning! The topiary on top of the old books and paper! Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  12. Beautiful and elegant! Love how you used the neutral colors.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  13. What a beautiful setting. Love the vintage touch.

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  14. Sooo pretty. I love the way you used so many natural elements with your mushroom and cream china. Gorgeous place mats and napkins. Home Goods is my weakness, I always get in trouble there!
    Jenna

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  15. Lovely table, a bit modern but with a bit of a romantic flair........great table for an anniversary dinner, a touch feminine but the earth tones help give it a bit of a masculine air. Like how you did the napkins and loved the pearls draped around the topiary, very nice indeed. Simple yet elegant
    Blessings, Nellie

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  16. Brown is my very favorite color, so I love this table - such great placemats!

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  17. Such a lovely table. I adore the use of your old books, pearls and a burlap wrapped flower as your centerpiece, so unique. Love the draperies hanging, buffalo check is a winner in my book. hugs ~lynne ~

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  18. Simply stunning, love the soft mocha colours.

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  19. Your tablescape is nice and I like the earthy colours used.

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  20. Your table setting is lovely. I really like the subtle colors you used.

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  21. Very nice tablescape, Janet! I like your colour theme. The napkins are adorable. Thank you for sharing at my HOME and have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  22. Nice relaxing and warm colors on your table...your centerpiece is so unique and stunning!!

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  23. This is such a pretty table, very soft and elegant. Great pictures and post!
    melinda

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  24. This is so beautiful..I love the colors and the pretty bowls..I have a ton of dishes and everyone is always saying something but I don't care I don't drink smoke or other things it's the only thing I do...So o well...Happy weekend.with love Janice

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  25. Every once in awhile, I come across a tablescape that I consider to be a work of art. Yours is such a table. From the gorgeous linens to the classic dishes, the eclectic combination of burlap and pearls to the perfect stemware and flatware, I am in love with this table! Thank you for sharing! I am now following you!

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  26. How lovely! Warm and cozy, a bunch of friends, the perfect setting! And of course, the rope of pearls to set off that gorgeous centerpiece!!! So glad you joined me for my party!!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  27. So, beautiful! The color is so rich and creamy and warm. Like coffee!!!
    Love the addition of the pearls and burlap, great contrast.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  28. a beautiful and inviting setting, love the pearls too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. the new giveaway started Friday :-)

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  29. So pretty! Love the colors, very calming!

    Thank you so much for linking to Let's Dish!

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  30. What a beautiful table settinG!

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