Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Beige Beauty

A Beige Beauty?  Beige?  Not exactly my favorite beige and beautiful are not words I would necessarily put together, but are nonetheless the inspiration for this week's tablescape.  So, you ask you ask yourself, "If you don't like beige, then why did you buy this tablecloth?"  Well, the answer is quite simple. It was on sale.  Really on sale.  I found it at William Sonoma years ago, still hanging out on the sale table while everything else had found a home.  Can't say I really liked it...but surely I could use this cloth, right? Next question..."Why have you chosen to feature this cloth you don't really care for?" Again, quite simple.

We would be a party of eight for dinner...therefore I needed the leaf in my table...and I don't have many long cloths...and I'm always up for a challenge.  So there you have it.  This tablescape started, of course with the cloth.

Without a lot of colors to work with, I still needed to add interest.

Certainly, my dark brown woven chargers would work well with my...

....favorite plain white plates.  And yes, some brown linen napkins add some richness.

Just then I remembered a hidden treasure tucked away and just perfect for this table.

I found these truly gorgeous Lenox brown water and wine goblets at a second hand store!  I remember that day well...I felt like I had won the lottery.  Things were now looking up for this table.  As much as fresh flowers are a nice gesture, so is that special little table decoration that is the perfect find... these adorable corn husk flowers that I found at Serenade, a lovely home decor and gift shop right here in Wheaton.  They were definitely the final touch this table needed.  I simply tucked them around my very versatile candle centerpiece,

(Crate...a few years back).  What do I think of my beige table now?  Well, I am rather pleased.  Instead of bland, I do feel my table felt warm and inviting.

Please join me each and every week at the following parties.  And please, please remember to visit me next week for a very special posting...the one year anniversary of Tabletop Stories!

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)


  1. Gorgeous!! Stunning!! Love the tablecloth. Beige is a good color, it assumes an demure spot away from the spotlight and lets the others shine. I love the cornhusk flowers.. how cool are those. Especially with the lovely centerpiece. Great find on those glasses. great table.. xo marlis

  2. You are always creative and the tablecloth needed to be used for it is so pretty! The woven chargers are just the right texture and then the dark brown Lenox goblets add a great touch. The final charm if the table top flowers just perfect with the flowers in the tablecloth.

    Thanks, Pam

  3. I think this is a very pretty table. I like the tablecloth and how you enriched it with the browns.

  4. Sunning as usual! You put together such beautiful tablescapes...colorful, earth tones, themed, every kind I can think of! Great job!
    Karin :)

  5. This is beautiful! I am a beige person and I love this.

  6. Tablecloth is so beautiful.

    Simply the BEST, Lady?

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

  7. Beige is the new beautiful! Love it! Good score on the tablecloth and love those cute corn husk flowers. Be interesting to see how those are made, wouldn't it. :)

  8. Wow, what a gorgeous table. I'm with you, beige is boring but you have done it so well!!! I really love your glasses - such a find!!

  9. Everything looks so pretty in the browns. the stems are just perfect!

  10. Beautiful earth tones table. Love how you did the napkins! The stemware is gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!