Sunday, May 6, 2012

Summertime Chintz

Once again, I set out to do a very neutral tablescape, but look what happened.  I fell in love with the purples and greens.  This purple stock is heavenly.  I paired it with some green snowballs and a few lilacs and I was in love.  I couldn't find any white flowers so I cut some stems off our white icebergs which are not usually a cutting flower, but it worked great.


The china is chintz and the pattern is called Summertime.  Believe it or not, we use this china for Thanksgiving.  It looks amazing with all the fall colors.
I don't know what it is about these flowers, but I was just enamored with them. 

Here is a close up of the lamp base.  It has the same colors as the flowers.  I found these lamps at a yard sale years ago.  I believe them to be from the 40's.  They have little fish feet and I love the patina of the gold lamp base.  It's darkened with age.  The shades I found at another sale.  They are silk and the colors went perfectly.  I don't have any purple anywhere else in the house, but these seem to blend nicely because the colors are subtle.
I went through a "fruit" phase a few years ago and I loved anything with fruit like old tole trays, china, Christmas ornaments.  I never really got over it, but I have toned it down a little.
Here is a close up of the canvas print with the girl.  I don't know the title of this particular piece but she fits right in with my decor.  She has a very romantic appeal about her.  

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  It was nice of you to visit,

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13 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So lovely. The entire vignette is stunning. Love the flowers, such a beautiful combination and they go so well with the painting, lamps and beautiful chintz china. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

kathee said...

Hi Maggie~So gorgeous! I love the entire vignette~great yard sale find too~
Have a beautiful weekend...xok

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

You are right, the colors are stunning! Beautiful vignette!

Budget Design Girl said...

Another beautiful glimpse into your home! The flowers look gorgeous, Maggie! I love the painting as well! The whole vignette is just so pretty!
xo-Lisa

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

So classic and vintage! Stopping by from Here's to Handy Andy!

Melanie@ Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts
www.bearrabbitbear.com

Connie said...

Simply fabulous. I love it all.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So gorgeous!! I love this beautiful setting. So elegant and stunning.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

I love the chintz pattern. So pretty!

Tricia said...

What a pretty vignette! I love the chintz china. Have you posted a Thanksgiving table with it? Off to look!

fixitfaerie said...

Every piece in your vignette is beautiful. And all together just gorgeous. Blessings

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Stunning vignette! Your dishes are gorgeous, I love chintz. The lamps are fabulous too, such elegance they bring to your tea table. The flowers are the icing on the cake. LOVELY! Have a wonderful MOTHER'S DAY!
FABBY

Debby S. said...

The chintz is so beautiful! You have combined everything wonderfully!!!

allisamazing said...

What a beautiful vignette. The flowers are stunning.