Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tablescape Thursday #11

tablescape Thanks for joining us for our tenth Tablescape Thursday.  Be sure to visit our good friend Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for links to all of the other tablescapes this week. As always, click on any picture below to see a larger version for more detail.

Connie (CAT) is this week’s tablescape architect who was assisted by Patricia (VON) using a table in her booth. When I asked Connie what her inspiration was this week, she told me it was an ode to the passing of summer and moving into fall. (Several school systems in metro Atlanta started school this week and the majority of the rest start back on Monday. I remember when we didn’t go back to school until the Tuesday after Labor Day!)

Okay, so picture a couple of Moms meeting at a friend’s house. They stroll out to the porch to reminisce about the summer passing and school starting back. What says summer better than an apple green plate topped by a darling white china dish?
p8050018 Apple Green Charger from Pottery Barn: $3.00 ea (SIS)
”Home Essentials” White Grape Motif Plate: $9.95 ea (PHL)

Top this with some fine etched crystal for your favorite beverage:
p8050003a Etched Crystal: $14.00 / set 4 (SHEL)

We’ll add some crystal accessories and keep things clean. Today’s centerpiece is much simpler than the past couple of weeks.
p8050006 Etched Glass Cruet: $8.00 (SHEL)
Individual Salt and Pepper Shakers: $2.25 ea (GRE)

Here’s a closer view of the centerpiece. A depression glass cake stand with a matching dish from the place setting, topped with a silk rose in a green teacup!
p8050007 Federal Glass “Madrid” Depression Glass Cake Plate: $14.99 (VON)
Silk Rose in Coffee Cup and Saucer: $7.99 (VON)

Susan, I know how much you like to repurpose books. You’ll be relieved to know this is not a real antiques book being used as a hot pad.
p8050008 Red Cliff Ironstone Tea Set: $49.00/3 pc set (LRA)
”War and Peace” Hide Your Treasures Book: $3.00 (VON)

I know, you want to see what those other roses are in the background. It is one of the largest tole painted trays I have ever seen. And doesn’t it just work with the rest of the scene?
p8050005 Fabulous Vintage Tole Painted Tray: $89.00 (!) (LRA)
Carved Bird: $6.95 (PHL)
Black and Brass Lamp with Shade: $39.95 (PHL)
Black Iron Candle Stands: $9.95 / $8.95 (LRA)

Here’s a better shot of that tray:

And here’s the big picture. You have to imagine the deck, cool breezes and aroma of flowers wafting through the air.
p8050001 Black Iron Table and Chairs with Glass Top: $199.00 (VON)
Green and Blue Chandelier Down Filled Pillow: $24.95 (ALLI)
Ann Taylor Straw Hat: $7.95 (LRA)



Oval Leaded Glass Window: $69.00 (CAT)

Molded Garden Urn: $24.00 (LRA)

China Cabinet & Hutch: $199.00 (VON)




p8050009 Godinger Silverplate Squirrel Nutcracker: $19.95 (NET)
Painted Silverplate Tray: $24.00 (CAT)
Crystal Wine Glasses: $12.00 / set 8 (CAT)

I’ll leave you this week with a shameless self-promotional shot:
p8050011 French Memo Board made from old Door: $59.00 (B)
Brass Tray Chalkboard: $17.99 (VON)

A little about us - We are located in Marietta, GA, about a half mile east of "The Big Chicken". With over 25 full time dealers, we are open 7 days a week. You can get much more information by clicking on the link here. As pretty as these items are, and as much as we want you to have them, our policy prohibits us from selling any of these items without you seeing them in person.


  1. OH, I'm loving this! Everything is so pretty! Wish I didn't live so far away I'd be shopping in your store! I love everything in here.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  2. Great tablescape! I so need to learn more about depression glass...wish you guys could pour all your knowledge right into my head! It's dangerous for me to see these pics...makes me want to come shop again...and I was just there! Did you see the "flower" chair I posted about from A Classy Flea a few days ago?
    :-) Susan

  3. I love the white plates on the bright green.
    And that black tray with pink roses if beautiful.

  4. I really like your table setting and the atmosphere you've created.
    Enjoyed this very much.

  5. Very pretty. I really like those pierced white plates.


  6. I visit your shop every week here on your blog, but the next time I'm in the Atlanta area, The Classy Flea is at the top of my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful temptations! Wish I were right around the corner and could pop in on a regular basis. Someday!
    Sarah ~

  7. Oh, I love the idea of an apple green dominated tablescape for back to school. Very clever! Your shop looks amazing and oh how I would love to visit.

    Very fun tablescape!


  8. Love the green, reminds me of Fall, Great post!! Tootles, Janna

  9. Oh I love your blog...Is this the classy flea that Susan shows us all the time?? if you you have the most wonderful antiques and I just love it when she takes us shopping with her...May you have a great weekend...Hugs and smiles...Oh I added you as a follow so I can stalk you ha ha!! Gl♥ria

  10. This table setting is gorgeous! I especially like the tray. I just found you, and can't wait to see what's next! Have a great Wednesday! Kathie

  11. Hello there! Just wanted to let you know I added your lovely blog to my blog roll! Have a great weekend! Kathie <3

  12. wish you guys could pour all your knowledge right into my head! It's dangerous for me to see these pics.

    Work from home India

  13. If I lived near you, I'd be there every day. Just beautiful!