Thursday, January 5, 2012

A January Table

Hey my friends!

Wish you could join me…


I set a table, just for two :)

Perfect for enjoying a nice winter salad for lunch…


 I made a fancy little drink using sparkling grape juice, limes, and blackberries.


 My hope for January, is to post about different ways to use vintage items when decorating or entertaining.


So today, I used antique vegetable baskets as napkin holders.  The baskets give a nice rustic contrast.


 A vintage spoon to serve blackberries.


 You may have seen my antique ladder before…but here she provides a nice backdrop to display old bottles.


I also tied twine around the vintage bottles and added lavender; using them as bud vases on the ladder.


 Mr. Buckets built this table with old reclaimed lumber.  I use it as a coffee cart in our kitchen. However, it can serve many uses :)

I painted it with a gray stain on top, added a white wash, then sanded.  The bottom is all white and distressed.




 As a centerpiece, an old Ball jar holds the flowers, and limes line the inside.


 My craft for this tablescape was to stamp small pieces of driftwood with words “one” & “two”.  I attached them as labels to the glasses with twine.




 I don’t know about you, but when I buy a fresh bouquet of flowers…I get inspired to set a table :)  That’s all it takes. Flowers.


Thanks for visiting me today…

I’m joining Farmhouse Friday

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Furniture Feature Friday

Feathered Nest Friday

Potpourri Friday



Becky C


Robin said...

Becky I'll be right over!

Your table setting is lovely. I really enjoyed all the handmade and rustic touches. I'm looking forward to more post on how you use your vintage finds. I'm find myself at a complete loss most of the time on how to use items I've found. Who better to learn from then the master --YOU!

chateau chic said...

Lovely post! Such a fresh, crisp feel to your luncheon table.

I'm new to blogging and wondering if you'd be willing to share some of the tips you've learned in taking such great photographs.
Thanks, Mary alice

Rustic and White said...

How absolutley sweet...wish I could trip on down to LA to join you. Thanks for a real pick-me-up!! I love the little drift wood signs.
Have a wonderful evening!

helen tilston said...

Hi Becky

You decorate a beautiful table. Fresh flowers always inspire.

Your husband is an excellent carpenter.


Auntie Cake said...

I did feel as if I got to join you for a lovely lunch.

Thanks for the invite! I had a GREAT time!


Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful breath of springtime you gave us today, Becky! Thank you for that! You truly are one talented girl when it comes to tablescaping and decor. It's perfection - every single time. :)

xoxo laurie

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely photos of your very pretty tablescape, Becky. That little table is just perfect.

Faded Charm said...

Beauiful table setting and Congrats on your magazine photos and I also wanted to tell you I saw your home over at Jennifer's blog and was very inspired:-)


Sandi said...

Beautiful tablescape Becky!! I LOVE that table!! I think that may be a future project here as well!!

DustyLu said...

Gorgeous post Becky. I loved you home in Romantic Homes. Your photography and styling are wonderful.. Keep up the good work. Happy New Year and thanks for stopping in! hugs lulu

Jeannie said...

Wow, those photos are all magazine worthy. I am dying over the hand stamped driftwood wine tags...yikes, I'm making those. Thanks!

Amy Kinser said...

You are killing me! This table is FABULOUS! I love those little buckets and now you know that I want to get some of my own. I adore the stamped pieces of wood. I love the bottles on the ladder with the flowers, twine and lavender. The sparkling cider looks devine with the blackberries.

I TOTALLY LOVE the idea of you sharing ideas this month of how to use vintage items in our home decor. I will be waiting with great anticipation for each idea. You know that I am totally going to be a copycat, right?

You do know that you are my decorating mentor, don't you?

Vintage Gal said...

I just love this post. Everything is so beautiful. What time is lunch. If I could, I would be there in a heart beat. So lovely ;-)

Deserae said...

What a gorgeous table setting....everything is just so beautiful!!!! I adore those little buckets for the napkins....very clever!!! The whole corner is so lovely I would never want to leave it :o)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Such wonderful details! I agree with you about how all it takes is flowers to inspire. So very pretty ... All of it!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your table for two is gorgeous with such artistic details. The bottles with flowers and the ladder add the perfect backdrop and accent!

I am delighted you shared this lovely post at Potpourri Friday! It is truly appreciated. Hoping you will make this a weekly party stop!

Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy and sparkling New Year!

Fishtail Cottage said...

gorgeous photo's in your post! i love all the details in your home! so glad i came by to take a peek around! xoox, tracie

nancy huggins said...

Love all your settings and especially the baskets with the napkins. I have a lot of baskets just like that but would have to find another use for them since there is only the 2 of us and we rarely use the dining room table...usually eat with T V tray in T V room..just one advantsge to being empty nesters and retired. I am going to have to put my thinking cap on now. I love the idea with your bottles and ladder also. Looking forward to moving this summer and hoping to find a home just a little bigger so I can display a lot more of my treasures. I love your blog and the name is very unique :)

Tee of Vinnord Cottage said...

sigh... I cant tell you how much I want that ladder of yours! Seriously!!! >.< I LOVE it!

Your home is amazing... something to aspire to for sure!

thank you for you for being such an amazings ource of inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Becky I love the small table and 2 chairs vignette. That looks so inviting.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Becky that is so very beautiful!!!
Thank you for sharing the details with us :)
Congratulations too on your features in the post below!!

Tricia said...

What a beautiful table setting! It looks so Springy and inviting. I just love how bright and warm your house is, Becky. It looks wonderful there :)

It's me said...

What a beautiful table setting darling !! ...happy from

chickie said...

LOVE LOVE... You r table setting is absolutely pretty. It looks inviting for a good friend and a conversation that is memorable. I love the little details. Have a beautiful and creative weekend...Chickie

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your tablescape! I just love fresh flowers anywhere just adds such warmth and cheerfulness!

Thanks for sharing!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it- just beautiful and so charming! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I ADORE this room. Simply charming!

Had to share on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 115. :)


Rebecca said...

Beautiful... with this warm winter we have been having it just feels like this table looks. Fresh and springy.
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful little touches, love the drift wood

Peggy said...

I just by because Donna at FJI shared this and I am ever glad she did! Absolutely gorgeous!! And my momma lives in Louisiana! I sure do miss her... you know I think I may have to save up so I can make a trip down to see her. She would be ticked beyond belief!!

Well I just wanted to let you know I have thoroughly enjoyed looking around!!

Show me the Treasure! said...

I could just crawl right into my computer right now! What a beautiful retreat like setting. So glad FJI posted this so I could add you!

Eclectically Vintage said...

I too love all things vintage and your table is fab! So calm and pretty. Also, love that old ladder (I made a Christmas Tree Ladder this year). Glad to have found you and following along!

Debbie said...

I completely agree about the flowers! Conversely, when I set a pretty table, I start looking about for flowers.

Fresh flowers are one of my very favorite things.

I found you through Amy K. She's a favorite blogger of mine. I can see why she speaks so highly of this blog. I can also see why you were featured in magazines. I absolutely love your taste and style.

deborah said...

Love your blog! And your January table is beautiful! So glad I found you!
ps love, love, love David Crowder's music, too!
xo deborah
{the white chair}

Shannon said...

Very pretty table. I like your creativity in using the little buckets as napkin holders! Makes me want to have lunch with you:)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Saw you on Funky Junk's FB page and just had to stop by ... lovely! Truly lovely!

freckled laundry said...

Okay. That's it. Hand over the lavender stripe grain sack. hehe! It all looks so lovely, Becky! I adore those antique veggie baskets especially. So perfect and petite.

cyndismith1 said...

Love your blog!! I'm inspired every time I visit! I've just started my new blog. Hope I can inspire others as well!

blt1281 said...

Love all the photo's. They are beautiful. You got me motivated to redo my master bedroom to start. I bought the pant this past weekend. I cannot wait to put our antique's into what I hope will be a beautiful bedroom. Thank You again for sharing.

michele said...

ahhhhh, the images are dreamily gorgeous lovely, becky.

come visit anytime.



keity said...

absolutely beautiful photos! :)
so glad that you shared them with all of us!

Donna said...

Such a cute little tabletop idea!
It looks like such a fun way to just sit and catch up!

Miss Gracie's House said...

YAY, Becky! I have so enjoyed seeing all of the photos of your home...both here and at The Old Painted Cottage. Your style is simple but home-y.
Your photos are great...I need that email :)...did you set up lights and everything?
Congratulations on the all of the publicity!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love this setting. Those are the cutest vintage baskets. I have a large one just like those. Beautiful photos.

Coral and Coast said...

I've just found your beautiful blog through "The Picket Fence", so glad I did, following along now. Your table is beyond gorgeous! :) xo Kirsty

Hesta said...

Love your blog! What is it about Burlap that we all love ? I have some works in progress (always) using it.

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