3/18/10

Tabletop Inspiration

I was tabletop inspired recently.  I am always delighted to see beautifully set tables.  I enjoy linking up each week to Between Naps on the Porch for her Thursday Tablescapes to be inspired by all the nice bloggers who share their own tables.  I also love to browse the china and dishware section of big department stores to see their table designs and see the newest in tableware.  I was in Pottery Barn recently and loved their use of natural elements on their tabletops.

It is really nice to see that the very versatile white china which many of us have can be used in so many different ways. 
Here is another element that many have, the wooden salad bowl.  I had never thought of using it as a design element by itself and empty (or with wooden plates if you have them).
Also bringing in plain white vase as a design element is interesting.  I could just see it filled with forced forsythia, quince branches, cherry blossoms or daffodils.
They also brought in some rustic and earthy charm with the watering can, the pottery mug and the cute iron chair with the reindeer moss.
Keeping with the natural theme is the old wooden crate.  Many of these element are so simple and items that I am sure many of us have (perhaps a look in the garage or basement ) so we don't  have to go out and buy new things to create a wonderful table.  Just this visit to Pottery Barn gave me lots of ideas to work with in this in between period while we wait to put all our bunnies and chicks and eggs on the table for Easter.  I hope you are inspired also.  Have a wonderful Thursday.  To see more beautiful tabletops and lots more ideas visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

10 comments:

Marie said...

Great post Jean. I absolutely love white china. It goes with just about anything and shows off your food perfectly. Also love the natural wood tones you have brought in here. I adore your new header! How very spring like!! xxoo

Mimi said...

What a nice table...love the wooden salad bowls, especially the little plates.

The Southern Belle said...

Classics. White china and wooden bowls. You will be using these pieces for years and years to come!

Sherry said...

Pottery Barn is the place to see isn't it. I see it all over blogvillve. But, we don't have one within a 3 hour drive here. I look at it on the web. Thanks for the pictures.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
Thanks!
Sherry

Kathleen said...

I go to PB almost every week..the outlet though.
I tried to take a picture once and they nearly called the cops on me! They said it is strictly forbidden! Who knew?
On the other hand, Villeroy and Boch, a much more exclusive store couldn't have been nicer about letting me take a picture!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These are some tables. Love that little chair with the candle on it. Thanks for all of this inspiration. laurie

Nancy said...

Love your natural theme, it's so heartwarming and welcoming.

Martha said...

It's a great table and a great inspiration. I often bring garden things in for the table at Linderhof!

Connie Weiss said...

I'm always so inspired by PB.

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

great job!!!!!!!! i like your table. i am your newest follower.
bonnie
http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com/