Tablescape Story Starter …

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Earlier today I saw this roof terrace by Frank Holbrook Design on Houzz.  It was part of the 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase … and it got my creative juices flowing big time!  The other-than-white tent, salmon-colored fabric paired with blue and white ginger jars plus a surprising splash of purple, and, of course, the location … location … location.
I see four chairs … and four crystal glasses.  Other than that, the finished tablescape is left up to the imagination.  This may just be the ultimate tablescape story starter.  Some tablescapes start with a topical theme.  Others with a color theme or a “mood” theme. This one, however, starts with a picture.
So tell me …
What’s the occasion?
Do you see a theme?
Does the color combination make sense to you — or do the colors seem to clash?
What’s the feel you get when you look at this picture?
Do you know “just the perfect pattern of dishes” to use on this table?  If so, what is it?
Speaking of tablescapes with themes …
On Saturday I’ll be participating in the annual Festival of Tables at my church.  As I did in 2010 and 2011, I’ll be taking pictures of all the tables … and sharing them with you right here at My Place to Yours.  You’ll definitely want to stop by for a visit again next week!
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To see more topical, color, and mood theme tables, click on the Tablescapes tab above.
Join me for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch!


  1. Lots of inspiration. It could go several ways – elegant and upscale (particularly with that chandelier)or chippy and white. Love the color of the tablecloth – different, yet soothing.

    – The Tablescaper

  2. Wow! I didn’t know these other FoT posts existed! I shared them all with my FoT friend (a pastor’s wife) in Columbus, Oh., and now I’m headed back for closer looks!

  3. Glad to know you will be participating again in the tablescapes! I will indeed be watching for your posts. Thanks for taking photos for it is a special treat! Please, pop over and view my vacation tablescape for my creative ideas come from antiquing and thrifting!

    Thanks, Pam