Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Color Pops

It's time for the monthly tablescape challenge at
Let's Dish! 
This month's challenge was Let There Be White 

The rules: 
Use all white dishes dishes
and only one accent color.  


For our white place setting, we chose a casual set that belongs to the Farm Sister. We liked it because of its pure white hue and unique shape. I have no idea who made it or what the pattern is. It's all written in French. I took five years of French, but the only thing I can seem to remember is ferme la bouche. 





We even used a white ceramic charger. 
(The Duchess found those a few years ago at CTS. I wish I owned some.)

Then, we broke up all that white with our accent color, which... 
surprise, surprise,
 is a pop of red.


We decided to make ours a breakfast table.  That way, we could add this little white egg cup and serve decoupaged eggs.

**edited because of comments: Yes, I did make the eggs.  I used patterns from some wrapping paper. 


And some strawberries in yet another little white berry bowl.


And a  white creamer and sugar bowl.



And a white pot full of white daisies. 

When we stick to a theme, we stick to a theme.   


We're what you call radical rule followers...




OK, maybe not completely radical.  

There's not a rule book in the world that would give our triangle of glassware a pass, but if it's breakfast, I'm having coffee, and I'm having it in a mug.  

On the table it went. 


We couldn't decide if a coffee mug went in the dishware category or the glassware category so we compromised and used a white one with a pop of red.  The juice glass is stuffed with another napkin because everyone knows you use two napkins on play tables set for invisible people.  It's a rule.


The rules also allowed for more color in the flatware  so that's what we did.  


And viola, c'est fini!



OK, maybe I remember a little more French than I thought I did.



Le petit déjeuner est sur la table. 




Bon appétit!


*****
Sharing with Cuisine Kathleen  at the Let's Dish! tablescape challenge
 and the Porch People for  Tablescape Thursday

71 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Love this tablescape, Debbie. If I had decent white dishes I would have participated. No one needs to see my old played out Pfalzgraff Basketweave. lol You followed the instructions set by Miss Kathleen, too. ;-) xo

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

Bravo my friend. It's smashing!

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Oh this is so pretty! Red is my favorite color, too. How did you manage to find matching eggs and cups?!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

one of my favs. i love red & white. great combo. ( :

Sonja Goodson said...

This POPS Debbie, so beautiful. Red & white always remind me of everything Norwegian and Swedish, which is close to my heart. Fresh and crisp, love this table!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

I love this! It's so festive and fresh and makes a perfect breakfast table! I'd love to start my day with all that charm and color. Nicely done, ladies!

Sharon said...

I really love this table, Debbie. And I have decided to respond, s'il vous plait. Will I attend your breakfast as an official invisible person? OUI, OUI!!

I loved the mugs, but my absolute favorite thing of all was the decoupaged eggs. Very stylish. And I like how they kinda *matched* the mugs.

Once again, you have created a delectably delicious and delightful dining experience. I expected nothing else...it's a rule.

xo

Crickit said...

So lovely Debbie! This is one of my most favorites yet! I guess it could be that RED is my favorite color!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Beautiful table Debbie! Very chic! Love the daisies.
Sherry

Diane said...

I do love that red! The eggs in the egg cups are so perfect!! Great dishes and linens. Kathleen will be sooooo impressed!!

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Oh how I love a red and white table! It is just so neat and crisp. I especially love your mugs and eggs. Thanks for sharing your perfect pop of color table.

bj said...

Well, Mizz Debbie...this might be THE most beautiful Red and White table I've ever seen. I love every single thing about it. You have the talent of making it all look beautiful but never, ever STIFF....I love your work.

I have so few dishes that are unpacked, I can't do a very pretty table right now. I am having Tablescape Withdrawals tho so may have to do a pitiful one soon. :)

Cathy said...

***WOW*** girl you are the bomb! The red and white bomb. Great look and great job.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity<;)

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a pretty red and white scape.
Red gives such a great punch of color.
Love it.
Hugs,
Patti

Chatty Crone said...

Okay it goes to show you how elegant white is with just one color! I tell you. That was one of the prettiest table settings I have ever seen. It is gorgeous. sandie

Denise said...

Great table sister. All of the white with just a pop of red is stunning--even for breakfast. So glad the sun cooperated for a little while so you could photograph outside. And, daisies are such a happy flower. Love them.

Angel said...

I'm impressed with your table setting and your mastery of the French language! Both are magnifique! (Did I spell that right?)

BTW, I couldn't believe it when I ran across Sharknado on t.v. the other day. I started laughing all over again telling my husband about your Turtlenado adventure. :)

Sue said...

What can I say? An Absolutely Stunning tablescape, Debbie, that coffee mug just stole the show! I know what i will be looking for now. Thanks for sharing this beauty that surrounds you. You are gifted.
Hugs,
Sue

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the red and white! And your decoupaged eggs are way too cute:@)

Christine Graves said...

Your table is so beautiful....Purple has always been a favorite of mine and your table just might make me convert to red.

Stunning table...
Christine

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love it!

I'll come eat breakfast with you!

Deanna

Debbie said...

A stun as always! I LOVE it!! The red pops wonderfully, and it looks summery and inviting!

Tea in Texas said...

We were on the same wave link with the red and white colors. I like your red tablecloth as the basis. The cute egg cup and red design on the egg is the best! I love all the great details especially the cute napkins.
Have a wonderful week!

Pam

Pat@BPM said...

Your white with red table is fabulous, Debbie!

Laurie Ritchey said...

This table is a delight, Debbie. I love all of the red. If you hadn't told me you were linking to the White Challenge, I wouldn't have even noticed that the dishes were all white! Those eggs are so cute, and the pattern looks like it was taken straight from the mugs. Two napkins is a good idea, especially if you don't have to wash them after you've used them on a table. Love the shapes of the plates. Y'all definitely met the challenge, and you did it beautifully! laurie

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Tres bien Debbie! You did a great job with the challenge! I think our teacher Kathleen will approve of the red on the mugs! I'm not sure I would tap into that egg though but I'm sure the invisible people found them to be delicious! Linda

Sarah said...

Wow, this is what I call a happy table! I'd love to have breakfast at this fabulous setting. What a way to start off one's day! Love the stack of dishes and the clever way you brought in the reds. This table is one of my favorites!

Rettabug said...

Oh my, Debbie...I am head over heals in LOVE with this table!! What cheerful happy vibes this gives off & you never fail to make me laugh at your witty comments. I smile every time I visit your blog.

I was sorry to read your DD has shingles. She could have been exposed to some child with chicken pox OR another person who has just gotten the injection for the virus. Sometimes people do break out in a mild case of them from the live virus injection & thus, are contagious. YOU be careful, ya' hear!!

Hugs,
Rett

The Tablescaper said...

Love this! There is so much detail. It's just wonderful.

- The Tablescaper

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a wonderful table setting outdoors, as white and red is always beautiful together, vibrant and happy too! Love the eggs in the egg cups and the lines are also perfect. Happy Let's Dish!
Big hugs,
FABBY

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Just beautiful...so fun and cheerful. I love red!

Dianne Hogue said...

Your tablescapes are amazing--love this!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

YOu girls do such a great job on your tablescapes!! I love the white with a pop of red and I love even more the fun I hear you having while doing it

Carol

elizabeth said...

Red's my favorite color! Beautiful tablescape.

Mary said...

Debbie, I follow the two napkin rule and I prefer my eggs served decoupaged! Love the pop of red from the berries, stems and napkins! I had to chuckle at ferme la bouche :) Merci pour l'amusement!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Okay, doesn't the yellow in the daisies count as a third color. LOL! Then, there are the green stems... Just kidding!!! from one rule follower to another. LOL!

LOVE the white and red and the EGGS are my favorite... well, maybe those coffee mugs, too. Beautifully done, Debbie, as always! I'd love to sit at your table any time. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Lady of the Manor said...

Your red and white setting is just lovely!!! Gorgeous!!

Kathryn Ross said...

Ferme la bouche! I took French, too, and we all thought we were so cool to know that phrase when it wasn't even in the textbook - teacher taught it to us.

On a decorative note - love the red and white - second one I've seen this week, though your table is decidedly more profuse in attire.

Love that you love our little VBS fun. Miss Brenda is the little brain behind it - a bought curriculum that she hands out to staff and everyone makes of it what they will. It's sort of a catch as catch can since Miss Brenda is a homeschooling parent of five and does everything in a sort of tornado-like efficiency - it all sort of falls back to the ground in a clump - but the clump usually works, oddly enough, and God gets the glory. As it should be.

Don't miss my next post - sometime between tomorrow and Saturday - want you to meet a new artist friend (on Etsy, too) who moved to town about three years ago - started her designs then, too - I am overwhelmed with her giftings and joyful in a new kindred spirit friend living five minutes away!

Joy!
Kathy

kitty said...

Debbie, fabulous work on the Kathleen's white with accent color challenge, my friend! I just smiled on the 3rd photo when I saw the decoupaged egg in the egg cup. Of course, red is my favorite color, and I just continued to smile at each picture and French saying (trying to remember my own one year of college French!). Great job!

Kathleen said...

You get an A! I love this table, anyone sitting at it would be very happy! You did a great job, as usual!
I never took French, just Latin and Spanish, but fabulous would be my word for it! The napkins are adorable!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Ann Krucek said...

I think your have nailed the challenge!! Your table is fun, bright and beautiful. I love the eggs. I had to laugh at the two napkin rule for invisible guests on a play table- it's so true!!!

Scribbler said...

Of course, you know you had me at red!!!

Your eggs look just like some of my dishes. At first I thought, did I miss those when I bought the dishes?

At any rate, I really love this table, imaginary guests or no.

Dianne said...

This is so fun. I particularly love the eggs. Is that a paper pattern? Such a clever idea. Dianne

Kathe said...

You know how I love the red & white combo Debbie! Your table is stunning! Love the creativity with the eggs! Genius! I am pinning this table for future inspiration for sure!

Mona said...

Debbie,
My favorite is the new rule of using two napkins on our play tables...you have such a way with words.. :-)
Your table is so pretty...Red is one of my favorite colors. I am feeling the need to set a red table of sorts..so pretty...hahaha glad somebody else admitted getting so hot out there...
Love, Mona

Sue said...

As always your tables are so pretty in every detail. Red and white is one of my very favorite combos!
I had to google the french ~ :-)

Marigene said...

Red and white make such an amazing table...♥♥♥ it, Debbie.
Sometimes it is better to keep the mouth shut...you can learn lots! My parents were French so I heard that a few times growing up.
Have a wonderful week...

Amy Kinser said...

You know I love white so that part is wonderful and the big splash of red just makes it so much more exciting! The details are wonderful!

I took French and the only thing I remember is the teacher's name and how to say "so so". Problem is I don't know how to spell it. (come se come sa) Total misspelling but figured I would leave the redneck version spelling. :)

Holly said...

I am absolutely rolling at your comment... well of course everyone knows you place two sets of napkins for a table set for invisible people. I'm going to laugh about this all day. And need it to, thanks! Oh and BTW... back to the table HELLO beautiful. I love all of the pops of red. I think there should be a rule that every room in the house needs at least one pop of red. Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

Ann said...

GORGEOUS! Love the deco paused egg and adore the coffee mugs! So pretty!

Cheers!

Maryann said...

I do love this...red and white make a fabulous combo

thepaintedapron.com said...

hahaha! So much fun, yes, you did think of everything!! Your French is fabulous, but your eggs are over the top cute!! I'm with you on the coffee mugs, and besides, they are adorable and a great match!
Jenna

Vee said...

A delightful table! You tablescapers amaze me! It's the details...

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! My favorite color combination is red and white. You always have the best tablescapes!

Anonymous said...

Please post more tablescapes! I really miss your sense of humor and delightful family sharing items to make everything extraordinary!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Debbie, as always your post made me laugh, and it's full of eye candy, too. :-D I loved the parts about sticking to a theme and following the rules. Also, your French makes me laugh. :-D I took four years of French, and mine is on a par with yours. :) Believe it or not, I've thought about doing the Rosetta Stone program if it wasn't so expensive.

Your table is so pretty!! I especially love the white pot of daisies with the red ribbon -- so cheerful. I also love your little white bowls of strawberries, the red flatware, and the pretty napkins in glasses. You and the farm sister have created another lovely tablescape!

I hope you have a great weekend, Debbie!

Hugs,

Denise

Crystal Grandeur said...


Oh Debbie you have created a beautiful table with red and white.Everything is well set with each other.Truly a happy table.Thank you so much for your sweet comment..Love and Hugs..:):)

Nikki (Sarah) said...

you make setting tables fun! Wishing you a great weekend 'crafty' lady. I mean that in a good way. I love your flair to create amazing tables.

Pat Cantwell said...

Debbie,
Love the pops of red with your Let There Be White Challenge, dear friend!!!
The design on your eggs and the mugs is stunning!!!
Thanks for you kind visit and sweet comments!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Sharlotte said...

Debbie,
This table is so pretty...I love the accent of red. The different patterns and textures of the plates, linens, and other pieces add so much interest! (I think it's so great that you have your mom and sister close. You are really a lucky lady!)
Have a great weekend.
Sharlotte

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The red with white is just stunning! Great job! I love the egg and the mug, as well! You are really good at following the rules, I want you on my team!

Katherine

FrouFrouBritches said...

Love, love, love the white with the pop of red!!! Your eggs and adorable! Love how they match the swirly thingees on the mugs! CUTE!

I only had on year of French and I can count to five and I know bibliotech, which I am sure isn't spelled right so you are WAAAY ahead of me in the foreign language department!

Gaby said...

That is gorgeous! Where did you find the coffee cups with the red edge decorations? Those are precious! And the eggs! You make it all seem so easy.

Bonnie said...

My, you have a lot of comments.

You get an A+ on this tablescape. It really is attractive and eye catching. Love your napkins! Love the eggs in the white egg cups too.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Ouu! So pretty! I love everything about it! What a clever and pretty idea for the eggs as well. It's gorgeous ladies!

Babs Richman said...

LOVE your red and white table. Your attention to detail is perfect, right down to those decoupaged eggs, and the French phrases are about what I remember from school, too. LOL

corners of my life said...

Your table-scapes are always amazing.

Debbiedoos said...

How pretty! I love the egg:) I have missed a lot around here.

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