Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Table Setting for Two

First of all, i'd like to thank everybody for leaving me such sweet comments on my fireplace makeover, your comments really mean a lot to me!

My table setting was inspired by my grain sack placemats. Adding placemats is an easy way to dress up any table setting. i'll be sharing a tutorial on how to make these grain sack placemats in the next couple of days.

i found these beautiful vintage turquoise plates at a garage sale here in Santa Barbara. They look perfect as a salad plate over a simple white dinner plate. They are accented by antique silverware passed down from my Great Aunt.
The glassware and coffee mugs are both from Anthropologie.

in the center of the table a pile of uncovered old books act as a base for two vintage purple jars filled with freshly cut lavender from my Mother's garden.

For a little ambiance i hung tea lit mason jars from the tree and the French ladder adds a nice rustic touch.

My fiancé and i had some time to ourselves to enjoy the romantic space I had created. The fun part was we have a couple of things to celebrate..
i signed up to run the Disneyland Half Marathon with a girlfriend,
tied for first place in a photo contest (I'll be sharing more of that soon)..
and my fiance who is a real estate agent will be closing a big escrow next week!

i just can't believe how fast this summer is going!!!
i'll be catching up on everybody's blog over the next couple of days.

until next time,


I'm sharing this at..
My Romantic Home- Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage- Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Your table set looks great. I love the green ladder. The chairs and table cloth looks so good togheter with the green colours. Lovely!

  2. Oh Cheryl, You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful style! What a stunning outdoor table setting!
    Have a lovely day my friend.

  3. so pretty Cheryl! I LOVE it~ xo Rachel

  4. Such a gorgeous tablesetting in such a beautiful setting! It looks dreamy!

  5. That table setting is gorgeous, worthy of magazine, I just love it you did such a great job!
    Have a wonderful day!
    XXX Ido

  6. What a cozy little spot for two!!
    Love the mason jar lites and that ladder is so sweet.
    Love the place settings...isnt summer delicious?! :)

    Deborah xoxo

  7. wow that is one pretty setting! congrats on all the excitement!

  8. yay for both of you!! the table for two looks completely wonderfully romantic.

  9. What a pretty little spot you've created there, Cheryl. It looks so intimate and cozy. Love that ladder :)

  10. dreamy and romantic, another 'love it'


  11. OMG--that is so pretty. The aqua, burlap and whites look beautiful together.

  12. It's beautiful sweetie... So happy to hear about all your great news!!...have a beautiful weekend! Hugs

  13. there i want to be the guest, you are so good at making IT.. hugs from Sweden

  14. What a romantic table for two...!
    And the jars hanging in the tree...just lovely!
    Love the colors of your decorations.

    Have a great weekend,

  15. Love your place setting and turquoise plates....I think I have the same Anthro glasses.

    The setting looks so romantic! Nice job! Love your blog. I would love for you to visit my blog at

    Have a great weekend!

  16. This is such a pretty table setting! I love the green ladder and the pretty china.


  17. Beautiful table!!

    You are very talented! I have those white Anthropologie teacup & saucers, too! Now I totally want the aqua blue milk glasses after seeing your lovely photos of them!! :)

    Lara from Air Kiss ♥

  18. Hi,

    How are you?
    I just came back from France and I trying to catch up with my favourite blogs. I love yur decoration and I am in love with your French basket with the old etiket and your ruffled table cloth..

    xoxo Rozmeen

  19. Such a charming table and setting Cheryl! Love your turquoise plates~ they are such a perfect summer color!! Congrats on your good news~ have a great weekend! :)

  20. Hi Cheryl, such a beautiful setting; the dishes, the hanging lanterns, ladder, tablecloth, it's all just wonderful! Thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

  21. Oh this is so gorgeous!!! I love those lanterns and the ladder--WOW!! What a dreamy setting~so beautiful.