ic Kathe With an E: Tuscan Table

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuscan Table

I have only been blogging for a little over month now and am enjoying the heck out of it!  Everyone that has stopped by to visit and leave a comment has been so sweet.  I am amazed that people find me at all and like what I post about. I truly believe I have made many friends in just a short time. I am also blown away with the fact that people from all over the world are coming by.

I can't begin to explain how excited I am to see people from Italy have viewed my blog.

Italy is the one place Mr. B and I have always wanted to visit, Tuscany in particular. 

My fantasy has us wondering around the beautiful countryside, meeting a family and being invited back to their home for a true Tuscan meal.

Unless we win lotto,  which would mean actually buying tickets, it will remain just a dream.

Today, to honor my Italian visitors, I decided to put together my interpretation of a Tuscan tablescape. 

I had some scrap burlap so I made use of some of it by making a runner. The candlesticks were a Goodwill deal at a dollar each and the candles I have had forever.  The green goblets were a clearance find at Pier 1.

The place settings started with square orange plates I purchased, on sale, from J C Penney several years ago. I then added a pretty patterned salad plate from Ross.

The flatware also came from Goodwill and were only a nickle a piece! You can't see it, well, because I purposely didn't take a photo of it, but one of the settings is missing a spoon.  I searched and search for it but it was not to be found.  No matter, if I did use them for company, this is where I would sit and no one would be the wiser, right?


For the centerpiece I used an urn I bought a long time ago at Hobby Lobby and filled it with faux ivy and other floral picks from my stash. I used a few bunches of grapes from the Dollar Tree around the centerpiece.
The off white napkins were, yet again, a Goodwill score.  6 for $1.00. The napkin rings are from Michael's and are actually grape Christmas ornaments.

This next photo is an homage to my GardenWeb Christmas and Holiday Holiday forum buddies.  It is lovingly called "The Candy Shot". It usually involves a chair or a ladder to get a full table view and was named after the best at it, Christmas Candy, from the forum.


I hope that my friends from Italy feel welcome at my table.  Someday, I wish upon wish, I would love to visit your country and maybe you will invite me to share a meal at your table.
Vi ringrazio dal profondo del mio cuore per farmi visita!

38 comments:

  1. Oh Love that.I aodre the candles so pretty the color is.Thanks for sharing kathe.

    Happy wednesday!

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  2. adore that was lol im typing to fast.

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  3. Hi,

    Love the earthy colour combo. Sooo beautiful.

    TY for sharing the Tuscan style.

    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /chie

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  4. Great job on your tablescape! You should link this up to Thrifty Tablescapes with Diann on Saturday Oct 1st. It's a once a month party and is lots of fun and will let more know about your blog. Email me if you need more info! Hugs, Linda

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  5. Wow that first picture is stunning!


    Thanks for linking up to Whatever Wednesday!! :o)

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  6. Great table setting!! love your colour combination choices... HHL

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  7. I see you share my love for Tuscany, also! I just saw your post over on Tablescape Thursday. Love your interpretation! I am a newbie, as well; and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back. Many blessings to you!

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  8. I love your Tuscan Table! The colors are all so gorgeous and I enjoyed reading about your budget bargains!

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  9. Tuscany is one of my most favorite places. Keep dreaming about going there! In the meantime, you've done a great job getting the feel on yout table. Thanks for your visit. Do come again.

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  10. Hey there again, Kathe with an e! What a beautiful tablae you set for your guests!!! I love all the rich colors. I am an absolute orange freak, so I am bowled over double time!!! It's times like this I wish we had a Ross store here in the Kansas City area! No such luck! Very nice, Kathe! Take care and enjoy your weekend!

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  11. You sure got the Tuscan colors right. Everything is beautiful. Those plates are so fun and so is your centerpiece.

    Today is the last day to sign up for my Williams Sonoma Copper soup pot giveaway. Come enter.

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  12. you did a gorgeous job
    with your tablescape
    and i'm sure
    your visitors were delighted to be so well welcomed

    thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  13. Dear Kathe (with an E), I'm now following you as I love your tablescape and plan to visit again.
    have an enjoyable week...

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  14. Your Tuscan tablescape is gorgeous, I love your dishes and burlap runner...such lucky visitors, I'm also a visitor today! I love your centerpiece! Lovely colors to it, very fallish too. Hugs, FABBY

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  15. Hi lovely lady.
    I'm following you now. Your Tuscan tablescape is Gorgeous sweet lady. I also love your beautiful dishes and runner. You did a great job puttung this table together for you dinner party. I hope you come join my new Fall Tablescape.
    XXOO Diane

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  16. What a great job! Thanks for linking this and your cute Pumpkin family to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Kathe with an E ... this is Robin with an I :)

    Love your tablescape and think you've captured the Tuscan colors beautifully. Your table is guest ready guest and sets a comfortable and welcoming tone for a nice evening. I'm visiting from Freshmen Friday and I also have a post there. BTW, I currently have a giveaway going in you are interested.

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  18. I love-love this table setting! Gorgeous! I'm a newbie too. I'm a new follower. I hope you follow me back.

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  19. Your Tuscan table is beautiful. Tuscan colors and Fall just work so well together don't they! They are so rich looking!

    Thank you, Kathe, for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

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  20. Kathe, your table would make anyone feel welcome. We share the same dream of someday going to Italy. I promised my mom before she passed away, that I would visit the village her parents were from. She never had the chance. The colors and textures you have chosen are perfect, and your love for Tuscany shines through!

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  21. Great Table Setting :)
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  22. Great job, love all things Tuscan and we share the same dream. Welcome to Blogland. xo

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  23. Hi Kathe with an E. I'm Carole with an E.

    I've been to Italy and Tuscany. You'll love it when you do visit. It's my favorite place!

    Love your table-setting - the colors are beautiful (especially those green goblets).

    Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors. Following you now. :)

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  24. Gorgeous!! THese beautiful warm colors are so inviting! Beautiful table!!

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  25. What a beautiful tablescape. Very inspiring and wonderful use of warm fall colors.

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  26. Everything looks fabulous, but I am struck by your actual table. Wow,...that is gorgeous!! I think your guests will feel special and honoured with that tablescape. :)

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  27. Oh wow! Very pretty! And very Tuscan indeed! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! I'm sure your visitors loved it!

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  28. Gorgeous tablescape. I love all your fun finds from Goodwill!

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  29. This is very nice! The colors make it perfect for fall. Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  30. A gorgeous table Kathe! I am so glad you linked up. I love these colors. I so want to visit Tuscany as well. It is my favorite look when decorating. Have a wonderful week!

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  31. Beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Hope you’re joining us again this week!
    http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/10/show-share-8.html

    Marie
    Mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  32. You are SO good at this. Another beautiful table.
    Thanks for linking it up to Fabulous Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  33. Fabulous Tuscan Table Set up! Your glassware and dinner ware are all elegant!

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  34. You have the finest dining table I've ever seen...It's full of elegance that stands out on your table.

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