Monday, August 24, 2009

Let There Be White - Southern Belle in the Garden

Today we are celebrating a wonderful meme "Let There Be White 11". This fun event is hosted by the gracious Kathleen @ Cuisine Kathleen. Be sure to visit her to see her gorgeous tablescape and all the others that are playing with their dishes too.

My tablescape is done all in creams and whites. It is to reflect a Southern Lady in the Garden. I have used two lanterns to surround her. She's also surrounded by lacy birds, and rose covered bells at each place setting. The lanterns remind me of the old street lights or the wonderful tops of gazebos found in the grand old gardens.

It was hard to get a picture of all the wonderful detail to her face and in her beautiful dress. She is just gorgeous I think.

The lanterns are so pretty with the candles glowing. I love all the detail to them. I found them at Home Goods.

I am using a vintage lace tablecloth and damask napkin in cream. There are two different tealight holders. I found them at the Dollar Tree.

A view of each placesetting.

I am using two different glassware stems. I don't know the pattern of either one, but both are very old. They were my mothers. I only have a few of each, but I treasure them.

The flower bowls are ones I found at Pier 1.

I am using my cabbage salad plates. They are Mikasa Spring Countryside.

The dinner plate is the Claremont from Big Lots.

The charger is from JC Penney and is Lace by Kennex.

Love the glow of candlelight and it makes her dress glisten.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do enjoy your visits. I hope you will visit again soon. Don't forget the "Fall Cloche Party" is just around the corner on the 11th of Sept. I can hardly wait. Also, this friday is Show Us Your Roosters. You can click on the buttons on my sidebar to find out about both. Hope to see you there.


  1. I love your white tablescape. But then I love white dishes. Maybe when I get home from work tonight I'll put together a tablescape to post too. But don't hold your breath. I love those lanterns.

  2. This is all just gorgeous!! I love all the white! I especially like the flower bowls! I think I need some of those! ;-)

    Beautiful job!


  3. Hi Marty! Oh, Dear One! This is so beautiful! I love it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. This is so pretty and your lady gracing your tablescape is beautiful -- I love her dress - How pretty this all is.

  5. Everything on the table is gorgeous, Marty. Aside from the pretty Southern belle, I love the bells. The lanterns are really nice too and I love the flower bowls from Pier 1...Christine

  6. A lovely all white table. Your Southern Lady is darling and the lanterns are to die for!! I can see those so many different ways.


  7. Dear Marty, I love white and yours is absolutely breath-taking. The white dishes are outstanding as well as the candles.
    The Southern lady is charming.

    I am tired and getting punch drunk, so I will close for now.


  8. Marty, it is lovely! You did a good job capturing the photos also...white is hard to do! That girl is precious.

  9. Marti, this is just pretty. I love all of your elements separately and then together, Wow! ~ Robyn

  10. What a beautiful tablescape, the white is stunning!

  11. This is beautiful Marty! I just love those petal bowls! Thank you for sharing:0)

  12. Whoops! I hit the Publish button to soon! Wanted to tell you I love the way your pillows turned out! Definately gives that French country feel.

  13. Just white Marty as everything you do...loved seeing it my friend...I got those little dinner bells last week from Dollar tree...Hugs, Gloria

  14. Marty,

    This is so pretty!! The figurine is the star of the show!! I love the lanterns next to her. The candlelight makes her shine!

    Your dishes are so lovely. I have seen the chargers from Penney's before and I wonder if they still have them...I love them!! I also love the candle dishes and the lattice birds!! So cute!

    You have a lot of beautiful white pieces and I bet they make beautiful accents all over your home!!


  15. How lovely the white lady is on your table. I love it all. Sandi

  16. Great job, Marty.
    Beautiful whites, and lovely lady.

  17. Hi Marty, this is so lovely and so graceful. There is just something so elegant about white! Your table would certainly put a smile on my face.

    Thank you so much for the Rooster Party are a dear!

    XOXO, Barb

  18. What a beautiful place setting. I just love the fresh, clean look of white. Your plates are gorgeous!


  19. Love all your great white layers Marty! The candle glow is wonderful. The lady in white really adds to the elegant mood you've created. Happy White to you!

  20. Wow! So elegant and soothing and serene! Beautiful white arrangement!! I bet doing that was fun!

  21. That is just beautiful, Marty.
    You have so many beautiful pieces..the lantern is so pretty.
    Love how you mixed it all is exquisite!
    Thanks for playing..
    Mr.Linky is not working!

  22. How perfectly beautiful! Wow...:)
    I do love white!

  23. This is so pretty Marty! I love all the different textures. The glassware is just lovely, and I know it means alot to you that it was your mothers. And the lanterns are the perfect touch! Hugs, Kat

  24. The white is so lovely. enjoyed the visit here this morning.. so refreshing.. take care

  25. Marty,
    That is just lovely, especially the flower salad bowls. I think those are the same pattern as my orange salad plates.
    Take care,

  26. Oh wow!! I love it all,its all so dreamy looking,my favorite though is your dishes,those little cabbage like bowls are sooooo pretty!! Hope your day is a good one my friend,Chrissy

  27. BEAUTIFUL table! I have those same lace chargers & after seeing those lily bowls twice today, I want some!

    Great lanterns!

  28. Marty, Marty! Oh how I missed all of you! And seeing your dishes again, so makes me happy! I love your candle lanterns and the flower bowls. *sighing with arm on forehead*

    I'm still watching out for that cloche deal!

    Hugs, Chandy

  29. What a lovely Southern Belle and the candlelight becomes her :) You have some beautiful white pieces!


  30. What a pretty setting. Really like those candle holders.

  31. Marty, what a beautiful table setting~ The graceful lady, beautiful lanterns ~ and fabulous dishes, all put together in such a pleasing way. I love it all! You did a wonderful job ~ VERY nice!

  32. Hello Dearheart...

    Girl, I swear...with each tablescape you gets better and do you do that? Hehe! Seriously, you have such a gift for creating the most beautiful tablescapes!!! This cream and white table is just gorgeous!!! It's so elegant!!! I love your new white candle lanterns...they're really pretty and they make such a grand statement for the centerpiece! Your porcelain lady is so sweet!!! Girl, I just found two of these...different TJ Maxx for just $ should have seen me doin' the happy dance! Hehe! Anyway, I had the same thought as you...thought they would be beautiful for a table centerpiece! And I'm right...I love how yours turned out!!!

    Such pretty place those new petal bowls...beautiful!!! So grand...and so very elegant...that's how I would describe this gorgeous table!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today!!!

    Love ya Sweetie,

  33. Beautiful! Hope you visit my blogsite and see your lily bowls in my butterscotch tablescape! We're all drawn to the same things ... how funny!! Your centerpiece lady is very pretty ... loved all of it!

  34. Gorgeous white tablescape Marty! I especially love the lanterns :)


  35. Marty,
    I love a white table and yours is so pretty! You always include such nice finishing touches. I really like the candles.

  36. Marty, I've been trying to leave you a comment all day, but couldn't for some reason. I think it's going to go through now (fingers crossed!).

    I love your southern lady table. It's so soft and romantic. The flower bowls are very unique, and the lanterns are gorgeous.

  37. It's all just beautiful and oh so elegant, Marty! I don't think I'd have enough white anything to join this party. For about the hundredth time, I will announce (shrieking in envy) that we here in East Texas do not have the wonderful Home Goods store!!! Drat!

  38. I love your whites! So pretty! The lanterns are beautiful!

  39. Marty, You have to go back to my blog to see your lily bowls in my tablescape. Visit

    The first butterscotch and white picture falls just below the comment box ... then scroll down past the next couple photos until you find 3 big photo collages of more yellow/white! You'll find them!


  40. Very nicely done, Marty! The porcelain
    southern lady is beautiful, and she is accented so nicely by your lanterns.Cute flower petal bowls, too.
    :-) Sue

  41. Marty,
    Your southern lady is just beautiful, and I love the lanterns.
    The whole table is perfect as usual.I also fell in love with the stemware and I know you treasure that since it belonged to your Mother. See you Thursday and Friday.

  42. Hello, Marty,
    Your table is lovely! Love that beautiful Southern Belle and those charming lanterns. All of your dishes are wonderful and blend together so well. Have a blessed week. Vicki

  43. What a beautiful and elegant table setting.
    I love the lanterns and your dishes. Sooooooooooo pretty!

  44. Hi Marty,
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog this morning. :o) I am liking the knobs too! :o)
    Your white table is gorgeous!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  45. Beautiful tablescape!...can I ask for the Cloche party on Sept. 11 are we supposed to sign up for that, or how does that work?

  46. Marty,
    Your table is absolutely breath taking. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing.

  47. Oh, I just love your table. This is the look I was trying to create last week, but yours looks so much better than mine. Thanks for sharing.


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