Monday, March 7, 2011

Friends for lunch

My friends are coming by for lunch tomorrow!
Can't wait. Girls' day out treasure hunting. 
We'll share a light lunch before we are off 
for a few hours of antiquing. 


This little piggy came home with me this past 
weekend from an estate sale. Couldn't resist 
his cute little face and the chippy paint. 

Love these square green and brown toile scene 
plates I found last year at Tuesday Morning.  
You never know what you might find in that store. 
I have good luck days there, and then some not so!

The tablecloth is small vintage wool blanket 
found at a flea market. It has the initials 
"UTA" woven into the wool, which stands for  
Union de Transports Aériens,  a French airline 
company circa 1960. In 1990, it became part 
of Air France. This was a lap blanket given 
to customers on flights, but it's the perfect 
size for a table topper.

Well, the only problem with setting the table one day in advance is that it could all change at any minute. 
I find myself constantly "tweaking"  things. 

Are you like that too?



Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the piggie!! And the green and brown toile plates look great!

Sanctuary Home said...

Beautiful table setting! Have fun shopping with your friends.
Susan : )

Becca said...

Wonderful tablescape! I love your little piggie ... and, the green apple candlesticks and plates are so pretty. I was just at TM this morning ... found a fun French lamp, but that was about it (which might be a good thing). I'm a constant tweaker, too! Have fun with your friends !! Becca

laxsupermom said...

Gorgeous table! I'm in love with the plates! Love the pop of green of the apples echoing the green of the plates. Thanks for sharing.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That pig would have come home with me, too. I love the plaid blanket for a topper and wish I could come!

Designs on 47th Street said...

I do love your tablescape. Those dishes are really, really speaking to me!! Don't you love using things as a tablecloth that really aren't a tablecloth? That lap throw is perfect and looks great. I love the original intent. Cute little piggy for sure.
I would love having you stop by and hearing your opinion of the plaid fabric I'm considering using on my wingback redo. Please let me know if you might have another fabric in mind too!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Hi there, due to computer issues the other day I didn't have a chance to tell you how beautiful your home is. It is absolutely gorgeous! I love your equestrian style. I am trying to use some equestrian things in our master bedroom, but not sure how it is working out. Thanks for posting some of the sites to purchase things, I am going to check them out. I just may be back over looking for some expert advice.

Divine Theatre said...

Yes. I am a "tweaker" of great proprtions!
I understand completely!
I never seem to use anything for the purpose it was originally intended. The lap blanket makes a lovely tablecloth!
I am currently trying to figure out how to make four dolphin bathtub feet into a fountain! Wish me luck!


Kathy said...

Wonderful table. I like the candle sticks that are scewering the apples, acutally I'm wondering about those. Love everything about your table, the cloth, the dishes the pig. I want to come too! I'm also a table tweaker.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You are all invited, of course!
Come on over! I wish we did all live closer. It would be fun to have a blogger lunch sharing tips and favorites. I can't find anyone locally who blogs!
Stop by door is always open.

Thanks for your nice thoughts.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a beautiful blog you have and a very lovely post! I love the toile with the pops of green and the checks. YOur little pig is gives your table a real focal point!
I loved my visit!

Karen said...

I LOVE that PIG!!!!!

The apples are a perfect touch.

Babs said...

Alison, What an unusual tablescape! I love it, especially the French lap robe used as your table cloth. Piggy is adorable with his beautiful patina and for heaven's sake... did you make the apple candleholders? Please tell how if you did. I wish we all lived closer too. What fun we could have. Have a great week.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Love your little 'piggy' and the plates are wonderful! I am looking for some brown white transfer-ware plates guess I need to check out Tuesday Morning. Hope you all have a very good time.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a pretty table, Alison. I like the combination of black and green. Who knew about that interesting blanket you used for a tablecloth? Your new chippy pig looks so pretty next to the elegant roses. Hugs, Kim

Okie Chic said...

Love love, I love those colors together they just pop. And that pig is too cute. And yes I did go to NEO for two years. Good times where had in little ole Miami OK.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love that pig and those plates are fabulous! What a charming table for a luncheon.

Susan and Bentley

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is a beautiful tablescape and the little piggy is adorable. I would love to feature your home on my Open House party starting 3/17. You can check out the details on my current post.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh yes, always moving things around.
Lovely table and LOVE that pig!


Sarah said...

Alison, can't believe I've missed all these recent posts. I'm playing catch up tonight. Love the new piggie. Just the sort of thing that brings a touch of whimsy. The green and brown toile plates are fabulous. Wish I could find some. Thanks for sharing the tablescape. Lunch and shopping day with girlfriends is a favorite activity here. ;-)
~ Sarah

Dee said...


I love your style!