Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Great S-Cape


It's another Tablescape Thursdays hosted by Susan of Between Naps On The Porch.

This cottage is named S-Cape and was the site for today's table setting for 4.

The charming 2 story cottage is located in Dillon Beach, California. We spent the first week of August here with our 3 year old son Daniel and his 6 year old cousin Keano.

The cottage sleeps up to 4. You can rent this home through Moore Vacation rentals.

The acrylic salad and dinner plates are actually from our travel picnic basket.

The green Depression glass stemware was given to us from Dan's mom.

Although the home came fully stocked with its own dishes, I liked how our picnic plates and glass stemware worked nicely with the rustic style of the home's interiors.


The living area

A set of blue & white outdoor lumbar cushions with a red letter D(yes, for Daniel)monogram from Lands End.

This image, taken from the rental property's website, is of the storybook staircase to the upstairs Master bedroom,bathroom and T.V. room with a sofa bed.

Master bed room. The boys really enjoyed this home.

We really enjoyed the feel and location of this cottage which is only 7 cottages away from the beach path.



A close up of the salad plate.


Loved the dark stained wood beam ceiling in the main room.

Thank you for visiting my table contribution to this week's Tablescape Thursday. Please be sure and stop by Between Naps On The Porch for more table settings.

38 comments:

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Incredible photos! SO fab! The beach cottage looks great, and I love that you brought along your own tableware. The cottage owners should hire you to do PR for them!

The Tablescaper said...

What a charming cottage. You must have had a fabulous time!

- The Tablescaper

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"How PERFECT"... It seems to be keeping with the original cottage, I love that. the lighting for the photos is such a fabulous addition...

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh my gosh- this is just PERFECT! What a wonderful place for a family vacation- love it!
xoxo Pattie

vignette design said...

Wow! What fabulous photos. I thought at first I was looking at magazine images. This little cottage is wonderful. And that pine table set with your dishes is perfect. You always surprise me with your amazing talent Julio!

Style Sisters said...

Gorgeeous!! The photos, the place, the tablescape. Love it all. Stop by and link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog. Love the apples in the large bowl. So simple and and perfect!

Karin

Debbie said...

This looks awesome!!! Your setting fits the decor perfectly.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Sailing Simply said...

Lovely cottage and such a lovely tablescape too! I adore the bird plates! Wonderful photos!

Mimi said...

Oh, what a beautiful table...the photos are great.

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous! I wouldn't want to leave. I love the color scheme of the whole place and the table fits right in. Those bird plates are so pretty.

Rettabug said...

I think the RENTAL agency owes you a commission! I would like to book it this minute & I bet they get some traffic from this beautiful post.

Julio, were you on a LADDER to get that first shot??? WOW!!
VERY cool!!

Hugs,
Rett

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Love your tablescape, and what a great cottage!

Beth said...

Julio, What a great place to vacation! I'll bet you all had a wonderful time. I really like your table setting. Simple yet colorful and pretty. Nicely done.
Blessings, Beth

craftyles said...

I want to move in to this cottage. It's really cute. Love how you kept the table setting simple-cute plates!

xinex said...

The dishes are wonderful, Julio I couldn't believe they aren't fine china, love the bird pattern. What a lovely cottage! It is making me excited about getting a small cottage to put in our yard for my painting studio. I am envisioning something that looks like this but very small....Christine

Bill said...

Hi Julio,

I always rush to click on the link when I see that you're participating in Tablescape Thursday. I know it'll be something fresh, creative, and unique. What a charming cottage! It looks like the perfect place for a carefree getaway. When you referred to liking the ceiling, I had just been thinking it was my favorite element (other than your beautiful table setting). You always know just what to do to create the ambience that's harmonious with the physical location of your tables. Beautifully done!

Cheers,
Bill

Coty Farquhar said...

What a fabulous beach house Julio, It looks like you would have had a wonderful and relaxing time with your family.

Everything looks great!!

I too have a beach house on my blog today, the only difference is we are in the middle of winter and it's pretty windy here today, it may even snow.

xx Coty

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Darling cottage! So much nicer than staying in a hotel. Loved your pics...at first I thought they were all sepia or black and white...then I realized the plates were green. :) Love the tablescape, especially everything contrasting against the grain of the wood table. Always a treat to visit here, Julio! :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh, and thank you for your sweet comment and for making me feel less foolish than I might otherwise! LOL :)

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kate Dickerson, C'est si Bon! La Joie de Vivre! said...

I just love the natural woodgrain table with your bird plates - terrific!

Juliette Samuel said...

That sofa is beautiful. It's a great looking cottage. I love the coziness!

Juliette Samuel

niartist said...

Julio, it's gorgeous! I'm so proud of you - for this, and so many other things! Way to break down those walls, brother! :) Just a reminder - my Friday Vignette's post is tomorrow, and I'd love it if you'd link up! Even pictures from this post - the vignettes are great! :) Hope you join in! :) Artie

SPLENDEROSA said...

This is just so nice. Wonderful to see a post like this rather than just a place setting on the table. Thanks for the heads up on the little house. It looks like so much fun. Love the browntown photography too. Come see me I have a nice giveaway going on.
Marsha

NYCLQ said...

I absolutely LOVE the rich character of your photos! And you have a charming home... I'm glad I found you today at Susan's BNOTP...
Lovely blog too...

Cheers!
Lynda

Things That Inspire said...

Love the color palette of the room and your setting. Great photography - so beautifully captures the mood!

Marlis said...

this was delightful. I loved the pictures and your dishes.. stunning.

Entertaining Women said...

You must have had a delightful vacation! You're right, the tone of your picnic ware is perfect with the setting of the beach cottage. The hint of green in the apples lent a wonderful sophistication to the rustic vignette. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a perfect tablescape for what looks like a terrific vacation cottage. Love your pretty bird china.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Love these photos! What a lovely cottage! It looks like a wonderful place to stay.
The salad plates with the goldfinches (I think they were goldfinches?) on them are the perfect complement to the rustic/natural feel of the table and the eating area.

Linda Q said...

Oh my good this could be a decorating book with these great photos. How are all you guys and the little guy? I hope good. I just saw my grandson Landon today, so that always makes me feel happy and smiley! This cottage, to die for, and I love the table scape. Oh I want a beach vacation!! Maybe next Summer.
Hugs, Linda

niartist said...

HEY Julio!! :) I hope you don't mind but I featured your Dining with the Rothschilds tablescape on my blog today! I linked back to you so I hope it brings you some traffic! :) Best to you! Artie

Parabolic Muse said...

Well, you certainly don't need 33 comments, but holy cow!! These photos are so appetizing. Gorgeous tone. How did you get the above shots? This is a beautiful place. The textures and light are celebrities in your photos. I'm glad you got to spend some good relaxing time in such a lovely place.

Parabolic Muse said...

What I 'meant' is, this deserves dozens of comments, but I'm so late getting here!

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Katie said...

I actually don't like that table in the center of that small kitchen. I would much prefer a small rolling island. Here's a great article on kitchen island options: http://www.kitchenimproved.com/index.php/kitchen-remodel-options-kitchen-island/