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Monday, October 3, 2011

A Vacation Tablescape!

A runner, two place mats, two napkins ~
    and two napkin rings. . . A Vacation Tablescape!

Every Autumn "Mr. Ed" and I journey to Lebanon, Missouri for our Annual Trout Fishing Trip to Bennett Spring State Park.

While "Mr. Ed" is busily packing all his Trout Fishing gear ~ I'm just as busily packing all the food items and necessities for our week long stay.

Over the years, I've learned to pack a few "comforts of home". This year was no exception!

We rented the same Condo @ Larry's Cedar Resort. . .
photos from last years trip made my decision quite easy.
To accent the rectangular table, I chose ~ a runner!

The centerpiece ~ a basket filled with ivy ~ relocated from the master bedroom dresser fit nicely.

Muted shades of burgundy, gold, rose and sage green with a background of khaki makes a lovely softer side of  Autumn tablescape.

"Mr. Ed" and I chose to set across from one another at the width of the table. This way he could share his "fish tales" from the Spring; therefore, I brought  ~ two place mats!

I felt the stripe wasn't as complimentary with the stripes that encompass the Condo dinnerware. Instead, I opted for the floral side.

Flatware is ample ~ but not always matching. I found two complete sets. I chose the swirl pattern for "Mr. Ed's" place setting . . .for me. . .  the floral version. So shabby chic!

Two napkins and two napkin rings.

Our Condo is well supplied with:

Dinner plates . . .

salad / dessert plates. . .

cereal / soup bowls

all are Corelle and easily washed, dried and put away until the next meal!

The mugs are from Main Stay.

Darling swirled and ruffled clear glass bowls. . .

salt and pepper shakers. . .

and a vintage creamer complete this vacation tablescape!

A runner, two place mats, two napkins ~
   and two napkin rings. . . A Vacation Tablescape!

All the "comforts of home"  ~
                                                     away from home!

Until next time. . .
On Crooked Creek is joining our dear hostess Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. The sneak peek I just previewed is all about Fall! Inspiration abounds. You won't want to miss!


Designs By Pinky said...

Hello sweet Pat! Your vacation table looks so lovely! That is wonderful that you brought some placemats and napkins and rings! It is so much nicer to sit at a "pretty" table, isn't it? I am glad you had a good vacation! Did you catch any fish???? XO, Pinky

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Pat...

Just coming by to say hello, my friend! It's been a little while since I have been by for a visit.

Well dear friend, it certainly looks like you had a marvelous vacation time! The countryside looks sooo beautiful and your little condo..sooo cozy! I would love it! I just think it's wonderful that you packed a few comforts...and pretties...from home! Your table turned out beautiful! I love the quilted runner and placemats.

I hope that my note is finding you and Mr.Ed both doing well! Hopefully rested and full of cheer after vacationing!

Warmest autumn wishes,

Martha said...

Vacations shouldn't be any different from home. Love your choice of linens and what is a napping without a nappin ring!

Marigene said...

Sounds like a neat vacation. Love the table runner and placemats. Have a great week, Pat!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh my Pat! Even on vacation you are setting pretty tables! What a good idea to make sure you have the comforts of home! I learn a lot from you, dear one!
Hope the fish are biting!
xo Yvonne

labbie1 said...

We just went through Lebanon going to and from Branson! I love the picture of Bennett Spring State Park! Neat!

Great table and I bet Mr Ed enjoys those comforts after a long hard day of fishing! :)

Robin said...

I was tempted to do this at the condo we stayed at a few weeks ago in Orlando but ran out of time. How nice to set a pretty table away from home!

Robin Flies South

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful autumn table! Love those warm fall colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Jill said...

Pat, this is completely unrelated but I just wanted to send you a quick THANK YOU. I saw your comment on Echos of Laughter regarding how to fix the issue with commenting on blogger. It's been driving me crazy for months now and I didn't know how to fix it. I tried your suggestion and it totally worked!!!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I don't think I would have thought about creating a table on hat is off to you! Great table and lovely pictures.
Blessings My friend,

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Pat! Home is totally what you make it, and you did a great job of building in all the comforts of home for your trip! You should have stopped by my house...we're only 3 hours northwest of Lebanon! :-) I don't think I've ever been to Lebanon, but I've been to Osage Beach PLENTY of times!!! I can remember going for day trips to the outlet mall there. I wonder if the mall is still there? So many have closed. Anyway, great job! Have a great weekend!