Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lord Meacham & Lady Delores

Happy Tablescape Thursday and Happy Holidays to all!! Thank you for visiting my contribution to this weeks Tablescape Thursday, hosted by the talented Susan of the blog Between Naps On The Porch.

This post is dedicated to Delores of Vignette Design and Scot of The Adventures of Tartanscot who were the direct inspirations behind my theme.

They were the two people I thought about the entire time I put this vignette together. Both Delores and Scot have a wonderful fascination with Tartan plaids and have shared many creative ways of incorporating the patterns into their designs.

They are perfect examples of how wonderful blogs offer design inspirations. I had a lot of fun with this project. It propelled me into the holiday decorating spirit.

Dinner plate-Noritake
Salad Plate-Ralph Lauren
Napkins-Ralph Lauren
All stemware-Waterford
Flatware- vintage silver plated set from Partner Dan's paternal grandmother which was her personal favorite. (note: Dan's mother would like the record to show that his MATERNAL grandmother's favorite flatware is sterling)
Table runners-Burlap & Tartan plaid fabric

Visit Meacham's blog to see the beautiful submissions, including Delores' fabulous inspiration tablescape.

Thank you for stopping by and again, please visit Between Naps On The Porch for more creative and unique tablescapes.


Rettabug said...

Oh Julio....this is FABULOUS! Sooooo lush with color & texture! You have so many gorgeous items, I don't know where to start.
That stemware makes my heart skip a beat. I've been coveting some Waterford Red for a long time. I must be extra nice to Santa this year!

The gold tassel around the fork is a really neat idea, as are the lamps, decanters & horses on the table. So creative! I never think outside the box like that. *sigh*

Delores has long been a wonderful source of inspiration. I am not familiar with Scot, so I'm off to check out his blog right now. Thank you for the links & thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with tables!!!!

Mega Hugs & Merry Christmas!!

Unknown said...

Be still my heart. I agree with Rett, the table (and room) are a feast for the eyes! What to look at, the candelabras, the stemware, the leopard chair, the bookcase, etc... You have amazing taste and an eye for the elegant, the unusual, the perfect way to put them together.

Thank you, Julio, for sharing.

If only you were my neighbor...

Hugs, janie

xinex said...

This is beautiful, Julio. It's funny cause when I saw your tablescape, I was thinking to myself that it looks so much like what Delores would put together, and then I read your description. Everything in is just gorgeous!...Christine

xinex said...

This is beautiful, Julio. It's funny cause when I saw your tablescape, I was thinking to myself that it looks so much like what Delores would put together, and then I read your description. Everything in is just gorgeous!...Christine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Julio, This is beyond beloved tattan. These are images and settings fit for Scottish royality. Rich, luxe, and weighty with color and oppulence!
I will spend a whole evening pouring over each delightful detail.
We are part of the Buchannan clan, so tartan is near and dear to my heart.
Gorgeous offering. Thank you so much!

Marlis said...

I love your table.. wow. The tartan is fabulous in this setting. Everything is absolutely perfect. Warm, rich, elegant and welcoming. Thanks for sharing.

Alycia Nichols said...

I am absolutely....no words here! This is gorgeous!!! I love the sumptuous look, the heady colors, the rich tones. It's all just the kind of look I love! The stemware is seriously fabulous!!!

vignette design said...

Oh Julio, you brought tears to my eyes--not only because you were inspired by little ole me, but also because this is the most gorgeous table ever! I love Tartan so much, and to see it mixed with leopard too is just amazing. The RL plates are fabulous. It all looks fit for royalty! ( I didn't realize until today that I've been mixing tartan, leopard and paisley together forever. In my bedroom! Yep, I have leopard sheets, tartan sheets, as well as paisley shams. haha)
xoxo Delores
PS: I hope you submitted this post to Tartanscot, because you win--hands down Julio! Fabulous!

On Crooked Creek said...

Elegantly exquisite, dear! The lighting in your photographs makes me swoon with envy. The green floral centerpiece was a gorgeous accent to your lovely table! Thank you for following your inspiration and sharing such a lovely post with us.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and inspiring table!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How beautiful those prings and plaids are -- Everything is quite lovley and I love all the layered textures you have.

Marigene said...

Wow, this is jaw-dropping magnificent, Julio. I love tartans, they are so rich and warm. There is just so much to take in at one time, I will be coming back at least dozen times to see what I missed the time before! Thank you for sharing.

Scribbler said...

I love your use of Tartan. But I am really in love with that leopard chair -- it looks so comfy!

I think I need some Tartan china -- any suggestions?

Kathysue said...

Wow this is amazing Julio and what an honor to dedicate it to Delores!!! How exciting and how fun to see more tartan and leopard, what a wonderful combination. This was truly a pleasure to see, thank you for sharing, Kathysue

Entertaining Women said...

A Christmas feast for the eyes! The mix of patterns is perfection...I love that the chairs themselves become an important component of your design concept. Every detail is well conceived. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous tablescape. Cherry Kay

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Okay this is a setting after my own heart - so full, lush and elegant! I am so glad I stopped by for a visit. Every pic is a delight. Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

Julio, this is just gorgeous! Tartan plates? My son is also a tartan-o-phile (is that a word?), so I will definitely send him a link to your sumptuous table! It looks so inviting, with the gleaming silver and fresh greenery -- stunning!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Julio, what an incredibly beautiful table. I especially love the back drop of your wonderful books. so inspiring.

Atticmag said...

Very vivid colors and I think the tartan plaids work really well for a Christmas theme.

Decor To Adore said...

I will be sure to leave my riding boots at the door.

Your entire tabletop make me very merry and bright!

Seasons greetings to you.

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! Delores's decor is indeed inspiring! She really did a nice job!
Merry Christmas.

Unknown said...


Barbara said...

Just GORGEOUS! I love the plaids. Each and every detail is so right. Sigh... Perfection. Laughing too about the grandmother silver.

Barbara said...

Just GORGEOUS! I love the plaids. Each and every detail is so right. Sigh... Perfection. Laughing too about the grandmother silver.

Table Escapes said...

Oh how I love your work. Beyond Beautiful...I have enlarged every photo & druled on my keyboard...BRAVO! Have a merry Christmas, Sharon

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Julio! This tartan plaid tablescape is lovely! The layered patterns and textures are perfect.

Merry Christmas!


ps- here from the linky party #150!

Tristan Robin said...

This is just gorgeous.

Everything looks so ... festive!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, eye candy everywhere. Those Waterford goblets will now be in my dreams. I love Delores' style and am enjoying yours, too! Merry Christmas.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh how happy I am to have found your blog! I came over from Delores's blog! I just LOVE, love, love this room!!! The bookcase as backdrop, the TABLE....be still my heart! I, too, fell in love with an animal, p[laid and flower combination the first time I saw Delores do it. I ahve alot of animal print in my home and several plaid table runners and cloths so have BIG plans for NEXT year:) I am your newest follower! Happy 2011!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Upscale Downhome said...

Everyone has already posted such great comments that I don't have much to add but want to say thank you for the visual feast!

hidden art of homemaking said...

this is just a lovely tablescape..I love all the richness of the patterns...you have set a beautiful table...glad I found your blog this mornng..

Not Scarlett said...

Very nice table setting, but I am curious as to why the fork and knife are both placed on the left side of the plate. I have not seen this manner of placement before. A new style perhaps?

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

I love Delores and Scott's blogs and their decorating styles! Julio, you are such an inspiration to all of us...love this table setting and the gorgeous room I see in the background. Love everything you do!

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