Tuesday, October 11, 2011

All kinds of red

 As much as I love blue and white, I am a big fan of red. I think you've seen everything I used today in several different tablescapes. Nothing is new, just a new way of putting it together.
 So today I just used red...red glass dinner and salad plates, red wine stems, red champagne stems, red glass hurricane, red mosaic hurricanes, and red glass votive candle holders. I had a lot of fun this week taking pictures! This is a photo heavy post...just a warning!
 I took pictures on two different days and changed the centerpiece...added the pedestal bowl...took it away.
 I love the way the candlelight hit this stem.
bokeh! I rarely achieve this in my photography! I can't wait to play around this Christmas with lights!
My husband gave me these red stems. Sadly one of the wine stems broke before we moved.

 I added a gold rimmed plate between the two red glass plates. 
You can see the glass pattern better because of it.

 my great grandmother's crystal salt and pepper 

 Rattan Chargers Walmart
Red Glass Plates Target years ago
Red Stems Pier 1 years ago, and gift from a friend
Gold rimmed plates my mom
Water goblets Marshall's years ago
Red hurricane and Mosaic hurricanes World Market years ago
Red glass votive holders Garden Ridge Pottery years ago
Silver my grandmother
Napkins estate sale
Napkin Rings BBB years ago
Salt and Pepper my grandmother and great grandmother
tablecloth Romania, gift from a friend

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Entertaining Women said...

Don't you just love getting to use your grandmama's beautiful things....always the very best! I've been contemplating a dose of red for next week. You've inspired me. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Kathleen said...

This is so pretty, Meredith. I love that first shot! Your centerpiece is great.
Lovely table!

Tanya@takesix said...

I love red as well. Your table is lovely. Your red stemware is gorgeous!!!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Meredith! The red really comes alive in candlelight. Your stemware is so pretty. Love the centerpiece.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Meredith, this is one my favorite of your tables! I love red, and adding the gold-rimmed plate to set off the pattern was the perfect choice. Great pics, too - and thanks for teaching me a new word: bokeh. I'm always wanting to know better how to attain that, too -- just didn't know what it was called. :-)

Marlis said...

Your red is so pretty. the stems are magnificent. It is sad that one broke.. I love your dishes too. Great salt and peppers.. Your centerpiece is perfect on this table.. xo marlis

Debbie said...

I love this table!
I have some red plates just like the ones you used (salad ones). I have YET to use them on a table because they never look quite right. I have tried for years. They look absolutely beautiful here.

Really, it's one of my favorites this week.

Robin said...

I'm not a big red fan but this is beautiful. I love the big centerpiece bowl and how wonderful to have your great grandmother's salt and pepper.

Robin Flies South

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your tablescape is Beautiful!! I love your dishes being layered with the red glass ones,and the red stemware you did a Beautiful job putting this all together for fall. Your photos are great you have a eye for taking photos sweet lady.. I would love to see you do more tablescapes keep up the great work. Im your newest follower on your blog now. I hope you can come join my tablescapes also.
XXOO Diane

Tess said...

I LOVE red as well and your table uses red beautifully. Your red stemware is gorgeous! The whole table is very inviting!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Meredith! I've been "Miss Pokey" this week getting around to all the blog posts on TT. Sorry 'bout that! You've done a great job with this table, and your photography is really cool!!! You got some really professional-looking shots in there, girl!!! Your place settings are beautiful. Sorry about the broken stem...I suffered a few casualties lately, too, and it just breaks my heart. :-( Take care, and have a great week!

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