Thursday, July 28, 2022

A Wisteria Garden Table

Welcome! Come join me in the garden room where I've styled a table built around the beautiful wisteria-patterned tablecloth that I received from my husband and my daughter for my birthday. A garden inspired table is always a delight to set, especially this summer when it's just been too hot to actually dine on the deck or patio. 
 
The tablecloth has an off-white background, covered with trailing vines. The wisteria blossoms are done in pretty shades of blue and lavender/lilac. The tablecloth is accompanied by linen napkins in a lovely cornflower blue which they also gave me.

 
 
I've styled the table for a late lunch or early dinner. The place settings begin with rattan chargers that call to mind wisteria's strong vines. Layered on the chargers are blue dinner plates which are encircled by a figural leaf design. The center of the plates feature a basket weave motif. These were also featured in the French Table and in another Garden Table.
 
The top plates are salad plates in a color called 'moonlight blue' that I bought last weekend at the glass show. I love the rhythmic design on the verge! The color is so pale that I placed a solid white plate underneath so that you can see the design.



  
In the center of the table is a simple arrangement of silk flowers in colors that repeat the creams and blues of the tablecloth. My garden had no fresh flowers to offer since it is in its mid-summer lull. (I should have had at least some blooms to use, but the deer finished them off quickly.)

  
I also purchased these gorgeous wine/water glasses at the show. Fittingly their pattern name is 'Wisteria'! I love how the color of their bowls changes with the light and in response to the colors they're paired with. Their classic shape is stunningly contemporary — but they were produced by hand in the thirties!


To introduce a jolt of color, I added vintage candle holders in turquoise.

  
Because it is a garden table, I also added ceramic birds in three compatible shades and

  
white salt and pepper shakers snuggled in a wire nest.


I rather liked the air of wild abundance in the centerpiece, a riff on the tendency of wisteria to blanket the trees on the edge of woods here in North Georgia.

  
I also like the contrast in textures on the table. The cotton tablecloth is smooth, the napkins have an open weave and a heavier hand. The rattan chargers are rough, while the rope detail on the flatware is delicately uniform. The slick salad plates highlight the intricate dinner plates.

  
The interplay of colors, forms and textures is both interesting and relaxing, perfect for gathering with friends!






Table details
Table linens | Couleur Nature 'Wisteria' and 'Palma'
Dinner plates | Bordallo Pinheiro
Salad plates | Cambridge 'Caprice Moonlight' (1937 - 1953)
Wine glasses | Fostoria 'Wisteria' (1931 - 1938)
Candle holders | Fiestaware
  
  
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28 comments:

  1. Oh, what a pretty table! The tablecloth is lovely, and I really like the rattan chargers to give the feel of the wisteria vines. Those beautiful pale blue glass salad plates are the perfect finish to the plate stack, too. And the Wisteria glasses are gorgeous. The blue and purple shades look cool in the hot summertime, too! Joy

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    1. Thanks so much, Joy! I wanted to ground all the cool colors with the dark shade of the rattan chargers. The pale blue glass salad plates are even prettier in person!

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  2. Beautiful, Sandra! What a sweet gift from your family. They obviously know what you like! :) Love that the glassware name matches your theme, too. Your colors have inspired me to do a cool table during these hot days. Hope you're doing well - thanks for the lovely moment in my day!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! Since I bought the stemware before I knew its name, it was really quite a coincidence that they carried the same pattern name, lol! I'm looking for anything cool I can find -- I'm positively wilting in the heat plus humidity. Take care in the 'dog days' of August!

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  3. Lovely table. Everything co-ordinates so beautifully. It's the type of table one would like to repose at for hours.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

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  4. Very soothing, cool colors for this mid-summer heat!

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    1. Thanks, Rita! We've got to do what we can to stay cool! Take care

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  5. Sandra, this is just gorgeous! The tablecoth is a lovely gift from your husband and daughter and the pieces you have chosen pair beautifully with it. Your new salad plates are perfect and I love love your wisteria wine glasses. Just lovely all of it.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I knew I wanted to use the wine glasses with the tablecloth and I played with a few plate combos before settling on this one. Glad you liked it!

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  6. This is a lovely table Sandra. I love wisteria and you brought so many beautiful details together in this tablescape. Thank you for the inspiration! XO- MaryJo

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    1. Thanks, MaryJo! I felt I really couldn't go wrong with the tablecloth as the base and I wanted to highlight how beautiful it is!

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  7. Sandra, your table is beautiful. The gift of linens from your husband and daughter was not only sweet, but beautiful. I love the Bordallo dinner plates and the Fostoria wine/water glasses are stunning. I am a big fan of mixing patterns and textures and your table is a lovely example!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! Both the plates and the wine glasses were very lucky finds. I only have four of each, so now I'll be on the hunt! I love the inspiration that comes from mixing patterns and textures over and over.

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  8. Such a beautiful table, Sandra. The tablecloth is pretty and such a great gift. Love the Bordallo plates!

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    1. Thanks, Judy! I loved the tablecloth from the moment I opened the box! I don't usually see Bordallo plates in blue.

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  9. Beautiful. Purples and lavendars are my favorite, but I love blue and white dishes. Your table is such a lovely combo of colors and textures. I bet leftovers would taste great in such a setting!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! Blues, purples and greens in any and all shades are my favorites and I use them a lot! I love to mix patterns and colors that work well together. Thanks for visiting!

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  10. Oh, Sandra, this is just lovely. I can imagine myself sitting at that table and enjoying the beauty of it. You have a wonderful gift, putting together such pretty tablescapes. My sister has it too. I do not, but I love to admire the beauty that others create this way! It makes even the most simple of occasions so special.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed my tablescape. I think any type of gathering is special and I want my tables to reflect that. I hope that you visit again!

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  11. So pretty Sandra! Love love the new Wisteria glasses you found, gorgeous! Your color palette is cooling and serene, perfect for August as Summer is winding down~
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! I couldn't walk away from the glasses! I'm still trying to think cool as August heats up. We'll be stuck in summer until at least the end of September.

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  12. I adore wisteria and your table is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  13. Your tablecloth is so beautiful! What a wonderful birthday gift and such a pretty table! I love how you have brought the garden inside!

    Cynthia~ gardeniasandglitter.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia! I was truly inspired by the tablecloth!

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  14. Such a sweet looking table. I love the little birds. So Pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Meagan, for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! Hope you come again!

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