Saturday, April 14, 2012

Colorful Table Setting

I had a long day yesterday, finishing up a photo shoot of a  project at about 6:30 p.m.  I was exhausted and it was such a pleasure to go to dinner at my friend Terri's house after all that.  She and her husband love to entertain and they do so often with lots of flair. 





Terri loves color and has some wonderful collections of  pottery and glass.  Her table settings are always beautiful.  I love those big salad bowls.  Here was the salad with gorgeous roasted vegetables that we had in these bowls.





She has lived overseas, traveled a lot, and loves to bring back things for her table and kitchen when she travels.  The Greek tablecloth was one of those finds.




She's not afraid to mix patterns and colors.  It creates such a festive vibe.






Just when I think I have a lot of dishes, I come to Terri's and see something new and beautiful and want to add more to my stash!



Delicious cheeses and butter in her little dishes from Italy.  The spoons are from Norway.




Love her Blenko glass!



I only brought some of the melons I used at my photo shoot that day.  I was such a bad guest!  No time or energy to bring a dish to share. I owe them several nice dinners.  I'm going to have to work hard to come close to this! 

I helped Terri with her dining room redo recently. Before shots and the plan HERE.





After seeing her table and beautiful dishes, don't you think the fabrics and paint color fit her style?







Such a lovely evening. She should have been a caterer or event planner! :)



If you'd like a dining room that reflects your style, e-mail me HERE and let's get started!




8 comments:

Karena said...

Carla glorious table; I adore her dishes and serving-ware as well; oh and the Greek Tablecloth!

You did a wonderful job designing the dining room!

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Kifus said...

Lovely, happy, table setting! I especially like the Greek tablecloth, and that salad looks delicious!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Carla!

Princess Kate said...

Oh the world out there. I love living thru people. This table is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful dining room and looks like good food and fun.

Kathy said...

You did an AHHHMAZING job with your friends dining room. Its updated and fresh looking, yet has the traditional feel that I love.
Simply BEAUTIFUL!

Linda said...

Very fresh and pretty. The salad looks yummy. Great job on the dining room.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love the dining room, Carla. Her dishes are fantastic, and that salad looks amazing! Recipe?
Thank you for sharing. I am drooling now.
Teresa
xoxo

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the blue and white tablecloth with her dishes. The salad looks amazing.

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