Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Hemingway-Inspired Tablescape

 It’s Table for Two Tuesday! As often as possible, I hope to be able to share a new tablescape with you on as many Tuesdays of the month as possible. I am so enamored with my table for two in the conservatory that my creativity is flowing.

 Today’s table is one suitable for Father’s Day, a masculine birthday, or anything else where a man is involved. In this one I pay homage, of a sort, to Ernest Hemingway.

 A round tablecloth in burlap color is topped with a black runner featuring Safari animals in gold. The runner, you will notice, matches the cushions on the seats. My mother made both of them; the cushions began life as bed pillows, the runner as a drapery panel. Turning both sides in on the drapery panel, I was able to press it into service as a runner and, as you can see, it works beautifully.
 Atop the wicker placemats are white metal scalloped-edged chargers with touches of gold. On top of those are nubby-edged cinnamon colored plates from the Pier One spice collection. On top of those are salad plates featuring cigar labels. These are from Pottery Barn. They are part of a set of four, each plate with a different cigar label.
 My mother’s smoky Fostoria stemware stands next to Moroccan tea glasses, the colors chosen to match the cigar labels on the plates.
 Gold flatware (also once my mother’s) sets off the gold highlights in the cigar label plates quite nicely.
Salt and pepper shakers add to the overall theme as well as the palm frond topped elephant, stack of books, and Cuban cigar box.

 A plain black napkin, tied into a knot tops each plate arrangement.

The vintage hotel desk bell adds a subtle touch of gold and allows the diners to ring for service.

Two palm tree candle holders with stubby green tapers create a charming mood, particularly at nighttime.

I hope that you have enjoyed this table, that it has inspired you to create one of your own, and that you will be back next week.

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  This post is linked to: Tablescape Thursday


gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Ernest would be proud to be at your table. It looks interesting, inviting, and beautiful.

Linda said...

Gosh I love that fabric for the black runner and the seat cushions, and the fact your Mother made them makes them so special. If I was in your conservatory I might slip that desk bell into my pocket. ;) This is such a gorgeous setting Pattie.

Marie Smith said...

It’s another beauty. I’d want to dress appropriately for that setting.

thepaintedapron.com said...

I am crazy about this table Pattie! You really captured an exotic jungle feel, love the books, cigar box, animals and palm candles {I have those too!}, gold flatware and antique bell, so many fun details! The Moroccan tea glasses are beautiful!

Kim said...

Beautiful table Pattie - love your creativity and the conservatory is gorgeous! Love love that giraffe lol. I do hope this comment doesn't show up as anonymous. Kim from thecatswhiskerz.com

Alycia Nichols said...

That hotel bell and the cigar box label plates are just the bee's knees!!! The whole tablescape is!!! What a visual treat! I don't know any man who wouldn't feel super special sitting down at a table dressed in this way. Heck...I'm a woman, and I'd love it!!! The Moroccan glassware is gorgeous and a perfect touch! I don't think I knew that your runner and pillow cushion cover had a previous life. That's amazing! Well done!!!!!!!!! Beautiful! Perfect for Father's Day or any day when you want to make a guy know you put some thought into aesthetics that might be pleasing and geared toward him.

Thelma said...

Love the cushion and table runner. Also the Moroccan tea glasses are gorgeous.

sandy said...

I had to come look after you mentioned it in your dad's tribute post. This is also amazing and beautiful. Love the night scene with the candles also.