Jul 10, 2014

~ tft tablescape: june

Thanks to my friend Kyle Robino, I am starting a new tradition. 

She suggested that I feature a tablescape each month on my blog. Perhaps it's her thorough understanding of my hoarding problem when it comes to glassware, dinnerware, monogrammed linens etc. 

Or perhaps it has something to do with our co-existing obsession with table toppers. I went through a phase where I obsessively purchased random charming fabric on eBay and Kyle, in her magician-like way, turned the fabric into adorable table toppers, complete with fringe she found on eBay… (we spend a fair amount of time on eBay)

So here is the first installment of the monthly tft tablescape: June. I realize it's July, but I was so excited to use the orange toile table topper, I couldn't wait until next month, and of course I'll have to do a red, white and blue tablescape for July... So you are getting June and July this month.

Remember these napkins I ordered from a Walker Valentine trunk show? You can visit Walker Valentine anytime ~ just click on the link in my sidebar. I adore this monogram… totally copied from Danielle Rollins! Another trunk show coming up soon... See info below!

I set the table in the morning and took pics all day long. 

That eyelash fringe!

I love this photo... Too bad my landscaping along the fence desperately need trimming! So embarrassing!

I had fun with this little shindig.. sorry for too many photos, but how to choose which ones to pitch!
I tried the most delicious recipe which I will share coming up. 

~Pulled Chicken Saute with Glazed Vegetables~

PS It's my birthday. I'm forty eight.

Here is the info on the upcoming Walker Valentine Trunk Show ~ right here in Omaha! What a treat to have a San Francisco specialty shop come to us! See you there!

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jennifer said...

Happy birthday Jan! I love your table and your toile tablecloth. Orange is my favorite color.

Gail said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for such a wonderful blog. I check it every morning!

Katie Clooney said...

One of the prettiest tables I have ever seen!! Love all the punch of color!

marsha cannon said...

Your table is beautiful and your garden is also - there is always something that needs to be done in a garden! Love your colored glassware - I hope you had a dinner party out there that evening!

Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

Wonderful tablescape...great colors...great topper...love the flatware and colored glasses. Very Pretty. Happy Birthday!

Maurie said...

Happy birthday, kindred spirit. I love your tablescape. The toile is such a pretty underpinning to the entire arrangement. Your eye for the details is impeccable--the green parrots, the goblets (source, please), the cutlery…and the vegetables and fruit amassed at the base of your centerpiece--gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I love the idea of a monthly table-feature!

swedecollection said...

First, Happy Birthday! I would love to be 48 again.
Love the tablecloth. Can you list on your post the brands--patterns etc. of the items you use like we do on other tablescape blogs such as Tablescape Thursday? I would love to get the toile fabric but have no idea who makes it. Everything looks stunning. You have taken a color - orange - to all new heights. Love the green goblets, too. Tablescaping is one of my favorite things to do so I look forward to seeing your presentations.

sydney85 said...

Gorgeous table setting and Happy Birthday to you.

David & Dianne said...

This is so remarkable, and basically breathtaking!! You have inspired me to love orange and many color combinations that I would never have considered! Happy birthday to a daughter that any mother could only dream of having!

The enchanted home said...

Wow!! Just stunning Jan. I love this idea for a new series as I consider you a master. The napkins are amazing I think I need to treat myself not that I am need of more napkins but these are just too pretty!!
I love the color, looks so rich against the beautiful green landscape..you nailed it! Can't wait for July's!

Janie Gore said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great time celebrating! You have such a wonderful eye for color. You pick just the perfect shades consistently and they are so original and soothing. I look forward to more tablescapes!

lisa said...

Dear Jan, Where did you find the orange toile tablecloth? It's beautiful, and a very happy birthday!


The French Tangerine said...

Thank you to all for your sweet comments and birthday wishes!
Ok, I found the orange toile fabric on eBay.. There's a similar fabric from Pierre Frey here:
The green glasses are Carlo Murano and I'm obsessed with them! I found them at a consignment shop.. I've bought other colors on etsy and ebay :)
The smaller glasses are Mackenzie-Childs and discontinued.. have had them forever. The flatware is from Material Possessions in Chicago from years ago.. The white plates are from France :) And the green majolica plates hang on my wall in my house.. I just put them out for the photos!

Jacki Salinas said...

Happy birthday, Jan! I still read your blog tho I don't comment much. You really inspire me!

Perri G said...

Happiest Birthday!

The French Tangerine said...

Found the fabric! It's a Ronnie Gold..

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Jan!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! Love the idea of a monthly tabletop from you. Can't wait. I'll be pinning, pinning, pinning. Your set a fantastic table! Love the toile tabletopper.

marlene said...

Absolutely fabulous! STUNNING! Have an amazing fun filled birthday!

Bonnie said...

GORGEOUS table! Swoon! And your yard is equally show stopping!

Book and magazine worthy.

Lauren said...

The color scheme you used is stunning! Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing this inspiring table design!