We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Medieval, Majestic, and Maverick

Yesterday I posted a little reminder
 to my blogging buddies to "Breathe".
I loved that Karen over at Quarry Garden 
said she has that posted on her
refrigerator because she too forgets
 to slow down and breathe!
Well, I too, have it on my office wall
 and it's what Martha would call a "good thing".
Today as I am rushing around
 catching up at home getting ready to go and 
baby-sit, bills to pay...laundry piling up...dishes in the sink....
and a table-scape to blog about!!
I realized everything was a blur and my head was spinning.

two chill pills and things started to get clearer!

TaaDahhh!! a table set for a beautiful pheasant feast!!

Now if only I had invited guests to this feast....

The menu would be:
Roast Pheasant Under Glass
Garlic Potatoes
Corn Bread Dressing
Creamed Asparagus
Cranberry Salad
Plum Pudding
(sounds Medieval don't you think)
Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00 in the Sall Farm Dining Room....

There's always room for one more, you can sit here.

I had fun doing this table...
I knew I wanted it casual 
so, I pulled out our "better" everyday dishes
they are Sorrento and are mix and match colors that I love.
The purple, green, red, and blue work in every season!
Next I picked out some of our 
favorite antiques from around the house...

my antique spatter-ware bowl and Sall's blue and white pitcher worked in great.

Each place setting has it's own 
little butter dish (Royal Adderley China)
each with a different game bird design.

Keeping it a little less fancy,
 today, I chose the cobalt blue wine glasses
(also) I think they bring out the 
blue stitching in my heirloom napkins.

I placed one of our amber colored ornaments 
with hand painted feathers on each plate along with a fanciful pheasant feather.

Now, if I could only pull off that menu as quickly
 as I pulled together this table-scape...
That would be Magical! 

I enjoy decorating the table more than preparing the meals,
so I think I'll stick to fictional dinner parties, and let you all just
enjoy it from your computers!!

Mix-and-Match dishes, antiques with crystal, china with pheasants!
Yep, that's the maverick in me!

I hope you are slowing down and staying focused during this 
hectic time of year.  
Keep it simple and have a great day!

I am sharing this post with "Between Naps on the Porch" for Tablescape Thursday. 
If you like dishes, check it out!


kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hey!!! Im your newest follower and LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUVIN it! You said to "Visit Often"...Heck, I was hoping i could MOVE IN!!! BREATHTAKING...Which is Ironic as you wroth a beautiful blog about taking a Breath! LOL! Im CRAAAAZY about your site and will be spending shameful amounts of time here :) I would BEYOND ADORE it if you would visit my blog and 14 days of xmas trees....I have a giveaway you might love...SO GLAD i found you!

Blessings xoxokara
When shall i schedule my Move IN???


we three dogs and me said...

Just found your blog. Becoming a follower. Love anything with birds. Today got an English plate with pheasant on it free. score. Very beautiful tablescape. Have ahappy holiday.

barb said...

Who knew pheasant feathers could be so fun to decorate with? Put my name (barb) on one of your placecards! Butt are your chairs sturdy? b

Suzy said...

Beautiful table setting...love the colbalt blue and the pheasant feathers!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady~~I love your blog, you have a beautiful Tablescapes for the Christmas Holidays [ love the Pheasant Feathers ! Im your newest follower now. Have a Great Evening.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady Thanks so much for being one of my Followers ! you are so sweet ~~~

Alycia Nichols said...

Wonderful mix of colors and textures! I love the mix of nature and glam!