Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monet's Garden?


In a recent post I shared runners that I had made 
with fabric that reminded me of 
Monet's Garden at Giverney
Many of you agreed with me,
so I decided to alter the tablescape I had in mind.
I decided to try and interpret the master's
awesome gardens. I do know that is a tall order
but here goes!
I hope you enjoy!



I took lots of pictures so I will keep the narrative
to a minimum and put the sources at the end.

























In Case You Want to know:
Runners: Made by me
Chargers: Vintage metal/ebay
Yellow Dinner Plate : Everyday dishes/KMart
White China with Daises: Staffordshire England/ Available In Our Etsy Shop
Yellow Gravy Boat: Thrifted/
Organza Napkins: Available In Our Etsy Shop
Floral Crochet Coasters: Handmade/Available In Our Etsy Shop
Gold Embelished Stems And Tumblers: Libby/My Collection
Yellow Rose Napkin Rings: Kemp & Beatley/My Collection
Sterling Flatware: Stratford International Silver-Circa 1902-1940s /My Collection
Chair Votives: Thrifted
Salt & Pepper Shakers: Byrd's Cookie Company, Savannah, Ga.
Bottles And Carrier: Giveaway/ Verbena Cottage
Flowers: My Struggling Garden

Well, what do you think? Did I even come close?
Please leave me a comment, I love the sound of your words.

I am linking here:
Let's Dish Wednesday
O W                                           Ivy and Elephants
Katherine's Blog Hop Thursday
Share Your CreationsOpen House Party Thursday
Tablescape THomespun HappeningsSEASONAL SUNDAY
Sunday Showcase

I Heart Nap Time

49 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

Oh Ginger you did a magnificent rendition. It looks absolutely stunning. I couldn't pick a favorite vignette so please don't make me:) Oh okay, I adore the chair:)

Thank you so much for sharing...

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

You had me at Monet. Love the table runners you made and what a lovely interpretation of the master on your table with your dishes, flower styling and accessories. If I can ever get my table refinished I'd love to try a table setting vignette myself ... in the meantime I'll keep checking in to learn from you.

Robin
happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

Janette - The2Seasons said...

They have recreated Giverny this summer at the New York Botanical Garden.

Gina said...

You most certainly did come close! It's gorgeous! I love those salt & pepper shakers. They are too pretty for words!

Jo said...

Pull me up a chair and let's just be awe struck...I feel as if we just sat and chat with Monet himself!

Marydon said...

Magnificent! Awesome! You did a fabulous recreation, my friend. Everything is perfect, the rose the most beautiful finishing touch.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Sharing Shadymont said...

Gorgeous Ginger! I love the runner. I think you did a fine job interpreting Monet's garden. Just beautiful!

Babs said...

Ginger, Your interpretation of Monet's Garden is gorgeous. You really captured the feeling. Love your centerpiece and your silver flatware.
Babs

Martha said...

A lovely table -- it IS Monet's Garden!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Monet and you did a lovely job of putting Monet's Garden on your table! Hugs, Linda

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

You did a fabulous job with the photos of your flowers. Such a charming tablescape.

Visiting from the Bunny Hop.
Debra

Entertaining Women said...

Your flowers elevate this to a work of art. Monet would have approved. I've long had the Charles Field Haviland Monet plates on my "list"...some day. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,

What a lovely Monet's garden you created! This would certainly have inspired the famous painter. Great for combining items from the SAVANNAH SECRET CELLAR.
Have a wonderful day and weekend following. Hope you too got some good rains tonight. We did and needed it.
Love to you,
Mariette

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow, wish I was in the States, I'd be your best customer! You have some gorgeous things I like!! Your flowers are lovely and they also look like Monet like the gorgeous dishes, I'd be buying inmediatelly!..they also look fab with your runners. You created an artwork dear Ginger.. I'm coveting these! Gorgeous silver flatware as well. BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for your lovely visit, I love it when you do! Hugs,
FABBY

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Each setting is gorgeous in its own right- Beautiful, Ginger. You really have a great eye for pulling things all together- xo Diana

Marlis said...

Ginger, isn't that fabric called Monet or Giverny or something like that? You nailed the gardens for sure. I am so lusting after those crocheted pansy coasters.. Must find that pattern. The chargers, the crystal, the flowers.. all perfect for your theme and sooooo pretty.. xomarlis

Barbara F. said...

Ginger, you did some beautiful job here. I love your glasses and silverware. I went right over to your Etsy shop but did not see the crocheted doilies, bet some one scooped them up. xo

Sarah said...

Ginger, this is lovely! Your table reflects the beauty of Monet's garden.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Right down to the flowered silverware, you did a fabulous job!!

Carol

Lee Caroline said...

The runners certainly do look like Monet's garden. I have always wanted to go to see his garden. I did visit Renoirs garden some years ago and plucked a piece of olive branch which I still have tucked away in an old book.

I love your hydreangeas, they are such beautiful soft colours.

Passing by through No Minimalist here linky.

Lee ☺

Suzy said...

All I can say is that Monet would be impressed! I can just imagine sitting at this lovely table drinking tea and eating crumpets (whatever those are). I loved seeing some of your etsy items used as part of the tablescape. Great job, my sweet friend!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Ginger,

Your tablescape is gorgeous!!!

Dee

Carol J. Alexander said...

Hopped over from Katie's Thursday Favorite Things. Absolutely beautiful table.

Cindy Adkins said...

That is absolutely beautiful! It really is and I love your runners!
Cindy

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful table! Lovely summer colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Mitzi said...

I think you did an awesome job at capturing Monet through your tablescape! Love the colors...it's difficult to find something not to love here. Awesome blog...new follower. Came by way of Katherine's Corner.

Sweetladyelaine said...

WOW! Beautiful! You got my attention when you said, "Monet"!
Your flowers are BEAUTIFUL......you did a great job! Come visit me...I couldn't hook up to BNOTP for some reason.
Blessings My Friend,

Buffi Neal said...

Im in love with those salt and pepper shakers :)

New follower from the Blog Hop
-Buffi
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

Buffi Neal said...

Im in love with those salt and pepper shakers :)

New follower from the Blog Hop
-Buffi
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Adore your tablescape, so sweet and lovely! I adore your crocheted doilies and S&P set, so cute.

Happy VTT!

Debra said...

This was gorgeous ! I love your runner, china, the flowers are beautiful, and that little chair set me to smiling :)

New to your site / marking it to favorites as I KNOW I want to come back and explore

:)

Katherines Corner said...

Ginger you know I love these runners. Your table looks beautifulThank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. XO.

Janet said...

Your tablescape looks so charming and I love how you pulled everything together! Beautiful runners! I'm a new follower!
Blessings,
Janet

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Ginger!

I must say that your tablescape is like Monet's own garden. I loved all your beautiful details right down to the roses on the silverware.

You garden has done a wonderful job in providing you with those lovely flowers. I hope it survives this heatwave.

Thanks for sharing at my party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Elaine said...

How do I think you did? Maybe my mouth hanging open gives you an idea! This is just beautiful! You captured it perfectly!

Kathleen said...

I think you did a great job! You flowers are beautiful!
I love those chargers, I have been trying to find them!
Thanks for linking this lovely work of art to Let's Dish!

Miva said...

HI GINGER

WONDERFUL JOB! I LOVE YOUR CROCHET DOILIES IN YOUR TABLE. THANKS FOR SHARING.
HAVE NICE DAY
MIVA

Beverly said...

Oh, Heather. You created perfection to represent perfection. I love it.♥♥♥

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It worked :)

Marigene said...

You did a fabulous job, Ginger...beautiful table.

Pat M said...

Awesome, just awesome, my Friend! The flowers in the centerpiece set it all off perfectly. I love the chargers and, of course, the runners! Great work!
Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

Elaine said...

Thanks for leaving a note on my blof.. I too had a couple rear end incidents and that may be part of my problem.
Your tablescape pictures is beautiful

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Wow! What an impressive goal and I'd say you accomplished it! The tablescape is beautiful and certainly caputures the essence of Monet's garden. Well done!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Monet would be proud!!!.....What a magnificent table Ginger...the colors are fantastic and love all the special items on the table, including that crocheted coaster!

DearHelenHartman said...

That is one of the prettiest tablescapes I've ever seen. It's so romantic. The silver forks are gorgeous. Sigh, loving that crocheted coaster as well - it's all goooooood.

SweetPepperRose said...

Lovely! I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Please go to my site to check out the guidelines.
JoAnn
sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

Tracy Suzanne said...

I always knew you were an artist Sweetie! It turned out beautiful. I bet Bob never doubts you when you take on a challenge.

Have a blessed Friday...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

xinex said...

Oh so beautiful and refreshing, Ginger. I love all the flowers. It feels like spring again....Christine

Shabby French Country Cottage Basement said...

Ginger, this is all so beautiful! I love Monet and think you did him proud! :) I bet it was fun putting all of this together. I just joined your blog. Cherry told me about it. I am so glad she did! I'm looking forward to following you.
Ann
http://shabbyfrenchcountrycottagebasement.blogspot.com

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