Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tablescape Thursday In the Garden




This table was one of the fabulous tables Mary Carol Garrity had displayed on her outdoor courtyard. I visited her home this weekend and was in awe of her talent once again....I was drooling as usual! The little plate covers were a greywashed wicker with a netting inside to keep out the bugs. The tables were all dressed in greens, browns, and whites.

I love the little cherub nestled in the rusty garden urn. He's holding a fresh wonderful smelling flower. He is surrounded with green spongy moss which brings the green out of the tablecloth.

Her courtyard is surrounded with stone walls covered with ivys, and climbing vines. Not alot of color going on, just various shades and textures of green.

The chairs were black bamboo chairs and they set on the brick patio pavers which covered the entire surface of her courtyard. (except where there were plantings)
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23 comments:

Pearl Maple said...

*sigh*
you created a fabulous image of nice things going on here

thanks for sharing with us all

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a pretty outdoor setting -- this just calls to me -- like a soft summer breeze! Beautiful!

ellen b. said...

Oh that is lovely!!

Janie's World said...

OOO, very nice! I too, love the cherub in the middle. Those little covers are so unique and different. I like the green flowers on the white cloth. So pretty!

Michelle said...

I was at Mary Carol's too!! (last Friday) Her historic home is amazing! I really enjoyed her gardens too...did you buy anything "under the tent"? :)

Kammy said...

Hello!
I love those bug covers ! Hate those bugs ! Love your centerpiece too !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Natalie, it is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Barb

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

What a beautiful table setting. I love the cherub and moss. The colors are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing!

Joyce said...

Pretty and I like the idea of actually using the bug domes over the food.
joyce

Controlling My Chaos said...

I would love to have lunch at that gorgeous table in that beautiful garden.

Michelle said...

Hi, I'm back...I got my placemats @ Tuesday Morning...4/$9.99! I saw those plates you mentioned at the Briarcliff store...I considered them but they weren't food safe, but they would be great on your mantle! I like the new store in KC a lot! I hope to get back to see it for fall and Christmas!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful setting for a beautiful tablescape. I especially love that darling cherub! The plate nets are fabulous!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Robin said...

Beautiful colors and just perfect in those surroundings!
Of course the cherub was my favorite thing.
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Beautiful~
I love Nell Hills and go there often!~
Thanks fro sharing!
Carrie

niartist said...

I've heard so much about her, and her really fantastic stores. I keep telling Scott we need to make a trip to go visit one, when she has her house open for tour. This table is fantastic - I LOVE LOVE LOVE those plate covers. And the birdbath filled with moss and the little stone statuary - genius! I'm definitely going to file that away in my "use later" file! Thanks for sharing, I'm sure it was a great tour, and I can't wait to see more photos!

Southerncook said...

Beautiful and I love the cherub too. I have been a fan of Mary Carol's for a very long time. Unfortunately, I am too far to attend one of her open houses. I have been fortunate to have a friend who goes and has taken pictures to send me. The photos and her books, I have all of them, are quite an inspiration to me. How lucky you are to be close enough to go to her Open House. Did you know she has a new Christmas book coming out soon and I feel sure she will do another Christmas Open House.
Enjoyed your post.

Carolyn/A Sooutherners Notebook

Southerncook said...

Beautiful and I love the cherub too. I have been a fan of Mary Carol's for many years. I live to far from her to actually go to one of her Open Houses but I have a friend who has sent me photos when she went. The photos and Mary Carol's books, I have all of them, are quite an inspiration to me in decorating my home. BTW, she has a new Christmas book coming out soon. I am envious that you live close enough to her to attend her Open House. Enjoyed your post.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Mary said...

Oh I love her books -- filled with beautiful eye candy. :) This is such a gorgeous table, thanks so much for bringing it to us. The house tour must have been fabulous!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful tablescape. I would love to find those plate covers~so elegant. And that is a wonderful idea having the urn and cherub as a centerpiece. Lovely!

I never heard of Mary Carol Garrity until now. I must be living under a rock!! I will have to look up her books!

xoxo
Jane

Brenda said...

I have one of her books. The woman is so talented! Thanks so much for sharing.
Brenda

Kim said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love everything!

Diana@DevineDesigns said...

Lucky you!! I will be going to her house and shoppes in Oct. and can't wait! Your posts makes me wish it was already Oct! Can't wait to see what ideas I bring home.

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