Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Déjeuner pour deux dans un cadre provençal
Greetings and welcome to my tablescape contribution to Tablescape Thursdays hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch.
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The beautiful backdrop is the front entrance to the house of our neighbors Nancy and Heino. The home's impressive 4 foot tall stucco wall with custom iron scroll work was designed by Nancy.
She hired Adolf, a native German craftsman to use the old world technique of heating and forging iron by hand.
The vine covered walls are atmospheric in the sense they remind me of the entrances to homes in France, Italy and Napa.
Nancy and Heino used salvaged vintage bricks to capture an old world look. Nancy designed the intricate pattern for the brickwork.
Patterned table linen by April Cornell.
Sterling Flatware by Barton & Reed-Francis I
Lunch plate by Gorham- Lady Anne Signature Gold pattern. Salad bowl by Royal Scotland.
Here is a view of the scroll work on the front gate.
Clearly, Nancy gave great thought to every detail and researched all her options to ensure originality and quality.
The decanters are by Waterford. The colored jewel shaped glass toppers on the decanters were purchased separately from an unlikely place....the gift shop at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California (I was relieving stress with some shopping therapy while visiting Dan's sister in the hospital)
Dan was a tiny bit upset that I could even think about shopping, let alone in the hospital gift shop for myself and not the patient.
I defended myself by pointing out they were 40% off.
Byron, a Jack Russel Terrier, watches in confusion as his neighbor sets a table in front of his gate blocking the view.
An aerial view of the table.
The alstroemeria flowers were arranged on top a mini cake compote plate.
I used grapes with green and gold miniature pears as delicious embellishments to the floral centerpiece.
Crystal Stemware by Ralph Lauren-Garland
The yellow gold upholstered chairs are from Dan's office.
Finally, the homeowners beautiful custom wood doors to the backyard.
slideshow of tablesetting with inspirational images courtesy of thundafunda.com and music by Raquel Bitton.
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