Thursday, November 15, 2012

Table for 2 at the River Dacha

Happy Holidays and Tablescape Thursday!  I apologize for my blog absence.  I  wanted to share the new paint color on the cabin and the new Dutch Door.  I am happy with the dark green paint and the way it sets off the vibrant red door and window shutters.  I plan on adding planter boxes to the front and side windows.
 This past weekend, I arranged a table for two on the front porch.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.  I am looking forward to decorating the cabin for its first Christmas.  Please stay tuned.  For more creative and unique table setting ideas, please visit Susan's Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps On The Porch.


Alycia Nichols said...

Can you hear me shrieking and envision me running all around waving my hands joyfully in the air?!??! That's the way I feel when I look at this table AND that fabulous Dutch door!!!! Oh, my goodness!!! That door is the coolest! I haven't seen one like that for a lot of years. I think my first glimpse of a Dutch door was on the old TV show "Mr. Ed" back in the 1960s. (I was watching from wherever it is babies hang out before they're conceived, of course, because I can't be that old!!!) I always loved that style! As for your table...magnifique! The rich colors are just what the doctor ordered, and your floral arrangement is so sumptuous!!! I love the addition of the straw(?) mat to kind of break up the color and add a touch of whimsy. So pretty!!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and great to see you back!

Tricia said...

Is anything as charming as a Dutch door? My grandmother had one for her kitchen door, and I've always wanted one! Your gorgeous tartan also caught my eye -- love it!

Scribbler said...

Julio! Long time no see!

You have put us all in the shade as usual. These photos should be in a magazine, and I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas. Hope you are entering this in Tartanscot's contest!

Jocelyn said...

Your table is so gorgeous! The colors are so rich and beautiful and compliment the lovely forest green paint. What a lovely way to enjoy dinner on the porch.

Jocelyn @

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I am crazy for anything tartan so this speaks to me in so many ways! Absolutely gorgeous. And those candles?!?! How fun! I'm pinning some of these images ...too nice not to share!

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous table!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Beautiful entryway! Stunning table with the vibrant colors setting off the gorgeous dinnerware, crystal and silver!

Barbara from MA said...

Was so excited to see your post! Just beautiful! Can't wait to see how you decorate for Christmas!

vignette design said...

Oh Julio, just beautiful. You know how much i love tartan plaid and your table for two is such a delight! Looking forward to more photos of the dacha at Christmas. I can only imagine! You inspire me so.....
xo Delores

Tea in Texas said...

Your photos are so pretty of your cabin with the red door and lovely green. The tablescape is very elegant with a touch of plaid. The luxurious china and crystal is beautiful and coordinates well with the tablecloth. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Sarah said...

Julio, I'm your newest follower. Wow, do I love this table for two. Love all the tartan details. I saw the tartan candles at Target, but didn't bring any home. I knew I'd regret that frugal decision. This post makes me want to rush out early in the morning to see if they are still available. May I pin this table? Thanks for sharing the inspiration. ~ Sarah

Paisley Curtain said...

The whole environment looks so enchanting, what else can I say :-)

Best wishes

MaryBeth said...

Thank God, I thought you decided to live in Europe and never look back.
Just in time for Christmas.
So as for this post, can you really call that a cabin? The shocking red dutch door is amazing. I can not wait to see what you have done inside. Hurry please.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your table for 2 is xquisite!!! I love tartan and this is perfect! The dishes are beautiful and the GLASSWARE!!! Oh my!!!. Thanks so much for your visit! XO, Pinky PS, can you please turn word verification many bloggers now won't comment if they have to do this.....

CeceliaMc said...

Looks like a fairy tale cottage.

The stuff of fantasy!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Julio, I love this! I'm such a fan of plaids/tartans and this is wonderful. Love your Dutch door. Are there photos of the cabin on your site...must look for those! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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