Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Winter Tablescape With Pewter


You know me. I like to mix opposites.

Pewter and candlelight on a cold winter evening. . .


. . . are perfect together.
Especially if you add polka dots.




Flames bring out colors in old Wilton pieces.
I can't say enough nice things about pewter. It's durable, that's for sure, as most of these pieces are from the 70s. It can be anything you want it to be: elegant, rustic, playful, traditional.






I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. You'll have fun looking at ideas from across blogland.
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2010/01/welcome-to-72nd-tablescape-thursday.html

65 comments:

  1. A very lovely table -- I adore pewter but have never bought any . . . it's something I admire from afar! Your table is perfect -- but then it always is!

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  2. A welcoming peaceful setting ...
    ~Maria

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  3. Very pretty table! I love your pewter dishes. I have only a few pieces, but would love to add to my collection. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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  4. Love it! The napkins give it a fun little zing!

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  5. Love the pewter and the candlelight!!

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  6. How pretty, and the polka dots a little whimsy!
    See you Friday!

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  7. Candlelight, rich wood and pewter. This makes such a warm and welcoming tablescape. And the added surprise of the napkins, sheer delight!.
    I couldn't help noticing your window treatments. I have the same kind of windows, but I have never covered them. I don't care for most window treatments I see, but yours are elegant!
    Lovely and warm post for a cold winter evening.
    Yvonne

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  8. Lovely, the combination of napkins, pewter, wood, and candlelight.....just beautiful.

    Your flatware is gorgeous.

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  9. Pewter and Polka Dots...unbelievably original and FANTASTIC!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
    Hugs, Lana

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  10. It's beautiful! I love pewter and you're right about it looking lovely with candelight!

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  11. hmm very dark and medievilish, maybe mood table writing?

    so funny, i just found a bedroom closet loaded with pewter from the 70s last week~

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  12. I love my 70s pewter too! Love your pewter by candleglow.

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  13. Your table is lovely but your draperies are to die for! It all looks very warm and inviting.

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  14. Me too! Love the 70's pewter ~ you've presented it in a lovely warmed up way.

    The polka-dot napkins made me grin... and of course the "M"!!

    Very nice! xo

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  15. I love pewter and I don't own a piece of it...yet! I also love that centerpiece, the polka dots are a fun touch!

    Sue

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  16. God, I love those drapes! But, I digress. The table is beautiful, the polka dots so unexpected! What was for dinner??? It is so cold it is crazy cold! XO, Pinky

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  17. Pewter by candlelight is gorgeous! Reminds me of the taverns at Williamsburg. I love the whimsy of the polka dot napkin and the less formal flatware. Great table!

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  18. I love pewter and your tablescape is just lovely, Michael!...Christine

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  19. I adore your tablescape.. ADORE!!!! I'm going to find some pieces..at the top of the list of things to do... love the whimsy of the polka dot napkin..you always inspire.... hugs ~lynne~

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  20. ...* SOOOO BEAUTIOUS", Michael! It always IS!!!*...

    XOXOXOXOX.
    LInda bellesmom1234%comcast.net

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  21. Your pewter is gorgeous! What a way to start the new year~ your tablescape looks fantastic.

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  22. Simply beautiful & I'm in LOVE with your centerpiece! Now what are you serving with this gorgeous tablescape??? It's begging for vittles! ☺

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  23. Only Michael could combine something as traditional and old world as pewter with polka dot napkins, and make it look this pretty. This table just glows with warmth. I love the way the candlelight bounces off the stemware. So pretty! Hope you are doing well. Hugs, Barb

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  24. The polka dots were definitely a surprise...I love it!

    Love what you can do with a table!

    Jan

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  25. Absolutely charming Michael. I never met a polka dot I didn't love. Stay warm!
    Carol

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  26. The two Henries would adore your tablescape Michael, not sure you would adore their table manners though lol.

    It's gorgeous, with the candles and all. Love that you have your own special drinking vessel :-)
    hugs, Kathy.

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  27. What a unique tablescape. I love the pewter. How do you prevent the heat from the candles from scorching your beautiful table? Doesn't the pewter conduct heat?

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  28. Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing I am so glad to be back blogging! Missed you hope your New Year was wonderful! So excited about Foodie Fridays in 2010!

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  29. Golly Gollum ... I didn't see those polka dots coming! ;)

    Seriously, Michael, it's a gorgeous table and absolutely perfect for a cold winter's evening. Your photography is always stunning, and I love the warmth of the wood alongside the cool grays of your timeless pewter pieces.

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

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  30. Just gorgeous! Wish that was my home. :-)

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  31. Beautifully decorated. The colors are warm and inviting.

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  32. Beautifully decorated. The colors are warm and inviting.

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  33. I'd love to know more about the small dishes you have the candles sitting on. They seem to compliment my everyday china perfectly (Mikasa - Antique White).

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  34. Very handsome table, Gollum, and polka dots are always a favorite at our house!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  35. Your pewter is wonderful, especially in candlelight! The polka dot napkins keep the whole look from being too heavy. Simply elegant! --Delores

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  36. Beautiful tablescape. I wish I would have saved my pewter pieces for the '70s. You are very wise.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  37. Michael, The Pewter pieces are very elegant,,,reminds me of the castle days and kings and queens and knights at the round table.

    Barbara

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  38. Elegant,as ever. You're such an artist in all you do!

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  39. I only have a few pieces of pewter and I do love them. I love my Wilton steak platter with the "tree" down the center. So, why do I forget to use it?
    I love looking at those drapes!
    ~Nancy

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  40. I love the design on the plate. It reminds me of a place setting at a lovely old Inn in the NE when you go up to ski. It may snow here in Atlanta today about an inch but not enough to ski down the highways:)
    Joyce

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  41. Just like a trip to Merry Old England, and it didn't even cost airfare! Beautiful...

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  42. I have adored pewter for as long as I can remember. Maybe it's from my upbringing near Yorktown and Williamsburg, Va. I have some pieces, but no dinner plates. Very much enjoyed your pictures.
    Donna

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  43. Everything is so pretty. I had a couple pieces of the 70's pewter - no clue what I did with them. Your window treatment is beautiful.

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  44. What a handsome and interesting table setting. So beautiful and timeless.
    Your photos just blow me away...you are SO good at SO many things!!
    xo bj

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  45. This looks so warm and cozy! But tell me, does eating off of pewter the same as eating off of lead?

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  46. Gorgeous table! Especially the centerpiece!

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  47. Very pretty table-- love the pewter.

    The polka dot napkins are just great!!!

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  48. Lovely and great table scape for Winter!
    Linda

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  49. I always feel I am touching history when i use pewter...so many images of the past fill my thoughts...

    Simplistically beautiful.

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  50. Very pretty....as always..... love the pewter...thanks for sharing Pat H

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  51. Very pretty....as always..... love the pewter...thanks for sharing Pat H

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  52. Ohh, I love pewter! I have a lovely pewter serving bowl that someone gave me as a wedding gift many years ago, it's still one of my favorite "fancy" pieces. I think of the giver still, everytime I get it out and use it.

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  53. Lovely table. The warmth and charm of pewter long ago captured our hearts. We very much enjoy using it on our table and around our home. Love the polka dot napkins. ~ Sarah

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  54. Simply warming to the soul, romantic and pleasing.

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  55. I love the Wilton on your table. It looks just like it belongs there.

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  56. Beautiful, as usual! Everything looks so warm and inviting.

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  57. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the pewter...it is so elegant and the polka dots give it a fun look. Beautiful as always!!

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  58. Oh, Michael, I just adore pewter! You have some great pieces! The table is wonderful. The polka dots are so cute! I had four pewter plates, daughter borrowed one and well she lost it. I had them I know 25 years. Love this setting!

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  59. Gorgeous pics of your beautiful tablescape! I like the idea of mixing pewter and polka dots - how fun! Your centerpiece with the greenery in it is very intriguing and I love the candlelight!

    DD

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  60. It doesn't matter if I ate two minutes ago. If I come here on a Friday...I am immediately starving! THOSE MUSHROOMS!!

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  61. Hi Michael, You always make all of your tablescapes so inviting and your food always makes me hungry, it must be the good writer in you,You words make everything come alive. I just joined blogland and started a blog, would love to have you come and visit, Kathysue

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  62. Your home and tablescape is a feast for the eyes. I wouldn't even need to eat to enjoy sitting at your table. The pewter is so versatile. Thank you for sharing.

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There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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