Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Stylish Cure!

I've been sick for the last three days. I kept waiting for my energy to return, so I could dive head first into another tablescape. But, I would look at my stack of dishes and just sigh. I didn't want to skip a week, so I went with how I feel.

In an attempt to cheer myself up, I put together a trayscape.

I tried both a red apple and a green one. I love the pop of color of the green one.

The plate and matching bowl and cup came from Ross, but weren't purchased at the same time.
If I really love something, I will patiently wait for pieces to come available.

This very special teapot is part of a set made for me at the time of my first wedding by my
parent's next door neighbor. Let's see...that makes it...uh, very old. It has amazing detail. 

The handle has a hand!

A little bit creepy. This side shows flying women chasing a man on a horse! I have no idea what that is about!

Here is the napkin ring from my fall table. I chose an ivory napkin to match the teapot.

Keeping with the season (though we got more snow today) I put together an arrangement of silk leaves,
fall flowers and berries. I bought this vase years ago at Goodwill, but have never used it.
I guess I was waiting for today.

I am always looking for trays and this one caught my eye for it's elegance and warm colors.

Ordinarily, I would not decorate with food, but I was in need of some chicken soup.

Let's face it, it's a little late for an apple a day to keep the doctor away.

So, my cure for everything is chocolate.

A few more shots. No candles--fire and cold medicine don't mix!

So, thank you for paying me a visit today. It's better than chicken soup!
And, next week, I promise a happy festive tablescape!

Please take a moment to visit my sister for a Florida fall table at Robin Flies South...

I will be joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday!
Thank you, Susan, for hosting another fun blog party!

I would love to get new followers! I might be a little slow
visiting all your tablescapes this week, but I'll be there!


❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I sure hope you feel better real soon.
I adore your tray with all the wonderful dishes. The teapot is a real treasure.

Take care of yourself,

Robin said...

Sorry you're sick. I love your tray and I remember when you go that teapot. She made me a giant turkey and something else I can't remember for my wedding. Your trayscape came together very nicely and makes me want chicken soup.

Robin Flies South

Step inside my home said...

Please feel better real soon! Your chicken noodl soup looks yummy! I love your sweet little tray - it's perfect for a little something when you are "under the weather"!
Fondly, Susie

The Tablescaper said...

So hope you're feeling better. Love your trayscape and all of it's rich dramatic colors. Amazing tea pot too.

- The Tablescaper

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Hope you're feeling better today. I'm sure what the soup, tea and apple won't cure.....the chocolate will! How pretty your sick bed tray is....a nice cheerful pick-me-up in its own way.

Barbara said...

I hope you are feeling better! Your trayscape is so pretty. I love your dishes and the colors. That teapot is such a treasure. Take care of yourself!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That chicken noodle soup looks so good!! This is such a cozy and comfortable looking setting.

Marigene said...

Hope you are your way to feeling better, Elaine.
Good choice with the green apple, perfect accent to your beautiful those dishes with the grapes and the napkin rings.

xinex said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well. I hope that scrumptious looking chicken soup made you feel better. Your teascape looks fabulous. Beautiful warm colors and the teapot is real pretty and unusual...Christine

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So pretty! Love the teapot! And, the soup looks delish. Thank you for your visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Hope you have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

Helen's Decor said...

Hi, I'm your newest follower and loving your blog. That tray is breath-taking. Everything is wonderful and I sincerely hope by now you are raring to go shopping tomorrow! Best wishes, Helen

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Elaine,

I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick. I have to say that chicken soup looks wonderful, and it looks like it would cure whatever ails you! Your trayscape is so cozy and comforting. I love your unusual teapot, as well as the gorgeous tray. Your matching plate, bowl and mug are perfect for fall, and so is the arrangement of silk leaves.

Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel better soon!


Entertaining Women said... helps every time. Hope that you're feeling better. Your brown dinnerware is lovely, and the teapot is a treasure. I'll bet that you think of that sweet neighbor every time that you use it. Thank you for sharing your warm and charming design. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

Hope your chicken soup worked its magic~ it looks delicious! Love your tray with your unique teapot! Hope you're feeling better :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Elaine, I love this! Not only is the texture wonderful (I want to steal that teapot!), but the food looks like the perfect thing to make you feel better. Speaking of which, I hope you get to feeling better soon!



Kathleen said...

Lovely rich colors in your trayscape! What could be richer than chocolate!
Hope you are felling better! Have a great week. I am following, I checked!

A Perfect Setting said...

Ah Elaine, hope you are feeling better! I love your trayscape--the tray itself is so beautiful. Some weeks I find that I don't have the energy to do an elaborate tableshoot, so I go with something I have already shot (like last week's Home show) or I do something simple. You did a lovely job with this, even though you were feeling a bit 'under the weather'. I like the pitcher as well, very interesting!! All in all, great job! Thanks for your comments, I'm late responding this week as I've been out of town. Feel better!!