Thursday, February 2, 2012

Woodland Table

I had several pieces
that inspired this simple tablescape
For Two
 I picked up this basket many years ago at a consignment store.
I couldn't decide if the handle was wood or horn. With some help, I finally decided it is wood. 
 My son brought this adorable pitcher to me from
Yosemite National Park.

No, this is not a shoe for "bigfoot".
I bought this wooden bowl/plate from the same consignment store. 
It was made by Jack Carpenter
In Brasstown, N. C. 
Mr. Carpenter retired in September 2011
after being at the school for fifty years.
This is a facinating place 
you can read at the above link.

I have to mention "Bob's" Bob glasses. My daugher gave him a set and he loves to use them. 
This one says "Looking good Bob".
 I start with these neat placemats
embroidered with pinecones
From the Dollar Tree, yep, $1.00 each
 Natural woven charger with
Smith Taylor Smith "Sierra Brown"
 Taylor Smith Taylor salad plate
 TST "Sierra Brown" bowl
The soup crocks were gifts from daughters in the
"Twelve Days of Christmas" spectacular of 2009
 Homespun napkins, gift from Kim.
I plan to jazz them up for another table.
 Flatware from Horchow. There are a lot of these
in blogland. I like the black that I have seen.

I dug up the ornamental cabbage from the flower beds. 
The fern is from the front porch 
and the Lantana is still blooming.
Since this was a table for two I put the fru fru at the other end of the table.
I already had the two natural orbs.
R. D.(red dog), my granddog and I enjoyed our walk to gather lichen. We also chased a few squirrels.
I even treed one, but R. D. made me move along.
 This litle log is actually a squirrel feeder 
turned votive holder. 
 Not sure my little friend is happy about the upcycling.

 Sweet little family but I wouldn't want
to mess with THEM in the wild!


Chatty Crone said...

That is one of the most unusual baskets I have ever seen. Amazing. AND then you putting all those items together and it made such a wonderful tablescapes.

Dang I wish I had more talent.

Love, sandie

Entertaining Women said...

So many elements to admire here. The lichen/pine one piece is gorgeous, and your 'roadsidia' arrangement from the yard is glorious. I want bean pots! Thank you so much for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Debbiedoo's said...

How adorable Ginger! Love the Dollar tree placemats what find. CUTE! I love the basket too. What a neat table my friend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love nature and this is such a fabulous nature tablescape. The bear is fabulous. So pretty. Hugs, Marty


Such pretty things to admire in this tablescape, wow! Your place mats are great, what a find. I love your basket, it is special and unique too. Thanks for sharing my favorite lady from Savannah. I've missed you! Have a wonderful weekend. How is your daughter?

Terry said...

Such a cool table setting. I don't know what is my favorite...the basket, the wood candle holder or the placemats. It all works for me.

Barbara F. said...

This is such a creative tablescape, Ginger. Natural beauty at its best. I love everything about it. xo

Threedivasandadad said...

Katherine's Corner sent me! I love your woodland table decor. Now that I am following you, I will be visiting you often!

Cindy said...

Such a wonderful table! I love the woodland theme and all the great things you have on your table. XO Cindy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Ginger!! You made a gorgeous arrangement in that basket!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this table. The basket is amazing and I love how you added elements to bring the woodland theme to life.
hugs, Linda

Marlis said...

Love your woodland theme. the table is wonderful. I love the pitcher too and you are right not to mess with the sweet bears in the wild.. Your orbs are so pretty! Love the cabbage on the table.. need to think of doing that myself. xo marlis

Coloradolady said...

These are my kinds of goodies!! I love that bear!! So sweet. Happy VTT

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Amazing baskets! What a lovely table! Beautiful clicks.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)


NanaDiana said...

Ginger- You outdid yourself with this one I think. I LOVE the way you pulled all your things together. I have never seen a basket like that one. I thought when I first looked at it that the handle was in the shape of a snake. I was glad to see it wasbn't!;>)

Love the pitcher from your son...gotta love a boy that loves his Mom. Great post- Diana

Suzy said...

You are such a smart lady to pull all of these elements together to create such a cozy and inviting table. Love the "Bob" glasses and the story about RD!

Marigene said...

I really liked the basket in the first shot, but when I saw it filled I decided it really was gorgeous!
You have some unique pieces...I love your rustic table.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Ginger. You always make the most beautiful table setting. I really love this natural woodland one. You've got some gorgeous pieces. I love the ornamental cabbage and it really is just right for this. I can't believe my lantana (same beautiful color) is still blooming too. I love the look and hate the smell of when I touch it. Thanks for sharing it with us. Bob's a lucky man.

Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute♥

Grace InAZ said...

I live my dream tables through your tablescapes! I just don't have the creativity in that area, nor the space to store all that it takes to put one together. Thanks for letting me dream!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Mommy LaDy Club said...

I love that flatware! Nice to meet you from Katherine's Corner:)

Tricia said...

Wow, that is a GORGEOUS centerpiece! I would never have thought to combine ornamental cabbage and lantana, but the colors are PERFECT! I love all the details you showed us, and thos Bob glasses are priceless!

Snoodles said...

Hopped over here from Katherine's Corner -- lovely table and decor!

c. Joy said...

This is your best table yet. I love this. Good thing your husband's name is Bob (never seen those glasses - cute idea). Your soup crock! When I was a baby (20-ish) I had my first French Onion Soup in a crock like that. I thought I was at the coolest table ever. (yes, the soup was excellent.) Have a great weekend.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Ginger. Just checking on you. Hope all news was good today. Ya'll are in my prayers.

Love ya, Tracy

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love your table for two! How adorable! Really love that log with the candles too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

DearHelenHartman said...

Every detail is charming perfection. What a cheerful tablescape for a winter's day.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi there!!!! I love it that you were able to put this together using so many things right out of your own yard!!! It truly does have that woodland feel!!!!!

ileana-carmen said...

Very beautiful pictures.

ruthie said...

I love the texture of the table setting. Especially love the wooden bowl! I purchased those same "Bob" glasses for my brother in law - Bob. I thought they were so funny!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love your woodland tablescape, especially because it has so many wonderful treasures with "stories"...The table is crafted with so much thought to detail. i love it all..

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It's a beautiful table! I love the cabbages and the squirrel feed re-purposed- what a charming idea!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a beautiful table, Ginger! I love the centerpiece! Thank you for sharing this wonderful postt at Potpourri Friday!

Babs said...

I'm lovin' your woodland table and all the great natural elements. Very creative idea to use the squirrel feeder for tea lights. I'm looking for one at the bird store. The way you planted the gorgeous basket is so pretty, and putting the decoration at the end of the table, since it's set for two, is a great idea. Hope you're having a great Sunday.

Anonymous said...

I just love this table scape! It has interest it has warmth and it has natural elements that make it wonderful. Pat

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty those natural elements are on your table. Love the wood and the cute bear.

Tess said...

Great table!! Your woodland friends are so cute and the whole table is like a walk in the forest!

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Anonymous said...

Hi! I am following on Linky. Pat

Diann said...

I love this table! So many great details here! And it is so fun and thrifty. Way to go! Thank you for joining TTF last week! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Kathleen said...

I love this , so different! Great job!

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