Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Big Comfy Quilt

Count me amongst the vast number of table setters who sing the praises of quilts as tablecloths.  Anders' worn, faded and incredibly soft quilt is the inspiration for today's table.

I've been wanting to set an outdoor table for some time and this quilt felt just right.  My patio table is round, and I find setting a round table a nice change of pace.  Since this quilt is so faded,

I tried hard to select all of my accessories to carry out this theme.  For placemats, I chose these very natural...

...crocheted grass mats (Home Goods, a recent purchase).  I added a charger (The Blues by Arabia of Finland) and these cute plates with blue dotted rims.

I have always loved these floral print napkins which I found at Pottery Barn many, many years ago.

I even chose "faded" flowers, paired with this old vase, painted in muted colors.

Don't these tiny canning jars make perfect votive holders?

A nice crisp white wine will be so tasty sipped from these lovely cobalt wine glasses.  I've paired them with a cobalt water goblet Thank you, Sharon!

My sweet little dragonfly garland from Ten Thousand Villages looks so summery!

I really like the way the quilt drapes on the table...just makes the whole table feel comfortable.  I won't worry about spills...this quilt has already been washed a hundred times.

This patio table was so much fun to set, I think it's time to pull out Sofie's old quilt...stay tuned.  Next week, a tablescape that "sparkles"...hope to see you then. 


  1. Lovely! I really like the soft colors you've chosen to go with the quilt. I would like to give this idea a try myself with one of the quilts my grandmother made!

  2. You and I both had quilts on our mind this week. Anders' quilt is wonderful, and I love how you carried not only the colors, but the tone in the designs into the elements that you chose for your table. The vase is really special. I'll be eager to see Sofie's quilt, sparkles and all. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  3. Hi darling, what a fabulous table you've set. The quilt is incredible. Love the napkins coordinate with it and the darling pattern on your plates is just too cute... hugs ~lynne~

  4. You table is wonderful! I love the soft colors and the use of a quilt. Always glad to see another way to use them. . .

  5. How sweet to see you use the quilt as a tablecloth. That little dragonfly garland is too cute. Found your post at The Charm of Home! Stop over and see me at Quirky Vistas anytime.

  6. What a great quilt. With the soft colors, it must have been a lot of fun to pull out the pieces that go with it perfectly. Love the beautiful cobalt glasses and your centerpiece! The dotty dishes are just fun.. great table.. xo marlis

  7. Love the quilt and your beautiful fun and fresh. You always add lots of fun details to your tablescapes! Love it!
    Thanks for coming by and linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday!


  8. I love the colors and the drama you’ve created. I love the color of those flowers! Your table is just simple yet soooo beautiful.

    Satin Chair Covers

  9. I love using quilts on tables. Your tablescape is charming!

    Susan and Bentley

  10. I love the quilt on the table and how all the table scape colors blend so beautifully. Love the blue glass and the cute votives. Lovely post!

  11. Lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!