Wednesday, July 6, 2011

American Country Tablescape

Last week while preparing my kitchen side table for my fourth of July vignette I needed to move a few things, so I put them in the dining room.  One of those things was my beautiful Fitz and Floyd rooster that I got at an estate sale last year.  I set him on the dining table out of the way.   Then after the fourth, I moved some of my dishes into the dining room before putting them up and really liked the way they looked with Mr.Roo.  Then I started adding a few  of the holiday linens and remembered a few other pieces I had as well that I thought would look good.

In a very timely manner, right before the fourth my girlfriend stopped by with two bags full of tomatoes and cucumbers from her garden.  I put some of them in the kitchen then remembered my soup tureen I bought at the estate sale as well.  Long story short, one thing led to another and I created this tablescape.

I am calling it American Country because it is a colorful hodgepodge of casual pieces.

Here is the culprit that started it all!

I  I then added the small yellow roses I picked up last year from Michael's.
I already had these candlesticks and the yellow runner on the table so that is how it evolved.

Not ready to give up my stars and stripes setting yet I layered that linen right on top of the yellow runner and added these adorable ladybug creamer and sugar I recently purchased from Ross.

The Butlers Pantry Salt and Pepper shakers....

...match my salad plates.  I decided to keep the dishes from my fourth of July setting, but added a few additional pieces like the red chargers and green saucers.  

I also changed out my napkins to a yellow and red rose floral.  Love it!

I had already set this wine and carafe on my side table in the dining room.  So, I added the cute paper checked napkins. 

Here are the delicious homegrown tomatoes and cukes from my BFF...

 ...and a few delicious looking candles!  They look good enough to eat don't they?

If you follow me at all you know how much I love color, lot's and lot's of mixed colors.   This table scape sure fits the bill for that and  I love the mix of linens and plates I used for this setting too.

I always enjoy setting a pretty table and it's even more fun when you just happen upon setting a beautiful table and get to share it with many friends at

Thanks for visiting today, I really appreciate it!
Have a great day!


  1. looks great Mary. I love how you have the patriotic mix with the other patterns. Enjoy!

  2. Mary~this is my first visit to your blog. I'm going to follow you so I'll be back.
    Your table is beautiful, as is your dining room. I especially love your candlesticks.

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. It came together well! I love your napkin rings and the tomatoes look delicious especially in the tureen!

  4. Hi Mary, This is a beautiful tablescape. Don't you just love it when something just seems to evolve. I love the mix of patriotic and country elements. Thanks for sharing this elegant yet comfortable table. Ginger

  5. A charming table for sure. i love the dishes, the napkins and your fabulous rooster. Many blessings, marlis

  6. LOVE your mixture of colors and patterns. What a great rooster. I especially like the color of your pretty dining room!

  7. Hi Mary! Your table is wonderful! I love your handsome Rooster and everything else you've added. Isn't it something how a tablescape can evolve? Loved your story too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. So charming! great mix.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Love the idea of a tablescape created in a serendipitous moment. The tureen with the homegrown tomatoes is actually stunningly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  10. Your little candles do look good enough to eat! All the colors on your table give it such a happy and fresh look. And those tomatoes are beautiful! Excellent look all around! Linda

  11. Beautiful, Mary, just beautiful! XOXO ~Liz

  12. You know what I love about this tablescape? It is so homey and inviting. While I can appreciate the beauty of something more elegant, this is the type of setting that I prefer to sit at with family and good friends. Here you want to linger and look at every little detail.

    I also love the one you did for the 4th of July, those little sailor-outfits just stole my heart and made me say, "Aw, how cute are they?"

    I'd love to sit at either one of these tables and peacefully watch the deer outside your windows. I'll bring dessert though and it won't be "fancy" cookies, lol.

    Hugs sweet friend

  13. I love the roo, how lucky to find him at a yardsale, and the placemats are so cute!

    Thanks for showing us a pretty tablescape!


  14. Mary! this is great! that Roo, but I'm really loving that soup tUreen full of delicious fresh tomatoes and cukes, ENJOYED!!it was a feast for my eyes!

  15. Wow, what a very festive table! I love how you've layered all the colors and elements of the table. Love your rooster!

  16. What a great table! I love your style! Beautiful colours here. Very festive and inviting settings. Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)


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