Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tablescape Thursday.......a bit of bling, sing song and copper!

Time for Tablescape Thursday......thank you to Susan at,http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ , who always shows us how
well it is done! Check out all the other posters this week, who never cease to amaze me and inspire me with their tablescapes!

This week at Castle Queen, a little bit of old silver bling , some songs of nature to be sung ( sort of), copper and black just because they are pretty together.
This is the tablescape I wanted the curly willow branches for but then I can think of several things I would like curly willow for.
Since I didn't have any "real" curly willow branches, I made my own faux ones out of some copper wire I had laying around in the garage.
Then I cut out from old sheet music books paper leaves to adorn them with and the rest just sort of evolved around those with the tablescape process.
(Click on photos to enlarge and see closer. I think my photos look better seen closer, LOL!!)

The place setting ;
Our wedding gift cream damask napkins with Walmart copper pumpkin holders,copper colored plate chargers from Target, "Hayride Coupe" black transfer ware dinner and dessert plates from Marshalls, Mary Carol bird patterned muffin or roll plate from Joyworks gift shop, our everyday Oneida "Caitlynn" flatware from Macys, black and crystal stemware both thrift store finds, black table cloth from Marshalls. Most all this stuff I already had basically or found recently to use for this year.
I used either copper pumpkins or copper birds nests as an accent on top just for fun!

Don't ask me why but this darn thing is turning my photos again?!
Anyway, these little pierced English silver dishes were a recent thrift store find.
I thought they made the perfect accessories for this tablescape and to hold the copper
votive candles.

The center of it all.......

The centerpiece; using tarnished ( I sort of like it that way) silver tray as base, silver champagne
bucket as vase, a fleur de lis piece I had, copper, cream and silver faux pumpkins and gourds, copper votive candles, silver birds and copper nests, and copper wire curly willow branches with
sheet music leaves.

The table by dim lighting from the chandelier.

Even the side board or buffet is decorated.

A faux cream pumpkin sets beside the sideboard with faux music book leaves and copper
upholstery tack monogram.

Items in the vignette on the sideboard.
A mixture of things I had, things I made, things I inherited all make for a great display.

And old silver plated tarnished English teapot sets as a vignette item on the sideboard.
My brother's found it thrown away when playing when we lived in England.
My mother saved it and now I have it.

The side board decorated with my faux curly willow branches made from copper wire and
decorated with old song book leaves, a garage sale birdcage, copper painted fake pumpkins, after Halloween sale silver pumpkins, the little gourds I painted and lettered earlier in the Fall, silver little birds, copper orange bird's nests and a squirrel all atop a black framed mirror as a runner.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

WOW!!!! Beautiful!!! I need to go back and take another look. Thanks for sharing!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is just stunning. I love the use of the copper. Such a beautiful tablescape. Love all the beautiful china and your centerpiece and sideboard are both just to die for. Such fabulous eye candy and inspiration. Thanks also for displaying the "Holiday Cloche Party" button. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

susan said...

Linda_ I love your mixing the coppers and silvers with the black! I have those napkin rings too. I think I will go check out the monogrammed napkins--thanks for the tip!

susan said...

I DID check it out--what a deal! Thanks for the tip! This is a great wedding gift--and some for me too :)

Carol at Serendipity said...

Love mixing the metals. Very stunning.


Carrie said...

You've put together a striking and elegant table with an original color scheme!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is really an interesting color combination and twist on a fall table. I like it, it was unexpected and would really be "eye candy" for your guests. I enjoyed seeing this.


Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

This is really fabulous. I love the silver tray, music sheet leaves, monogrammed pumpkin and that adorable little silver squirrel I found when I enlarged the picture. Great job and thanks for all the wonderful ideas. Blessings
*I'm having my very first giveaway, if you'd like to stop by.

Mimi said...

Black with copper, how stunning!

Liz said...

Look at all those beautiful pumpkins!!

I love it!!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a cool tablescape. I love the mixture of metallics!

Sharlotte said...

This is so pretty. I enlarged your pictures, it really is neat to see your gorgeous things up close! Your plates are perfect...I'd love to have a set of those. I like your silver too ~ it all looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Very beautiful! Love all the copper against the black. Everything looks so elegant. I loved enlarging the photos and taking everything in! Hugs! P.S. Stop by for my anniversry giveaway!