Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Forest Glam giveaway

Thanks to the always inspiring Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for another entertaining Tablescape Thursday tour! Make sure to check back at Susan's for more beautiful tablescapes this week!

I've been working long and tiring hours at my office these past few weeks, and I feel awful that my blog and my fantastic followers and lurkers have suffered because of it. I knew that I needed to participate this week, and I needed to make it good, so the beautiful Maureen at Inglenook Decor was so kind to sponsor this giveaway valued at over $30.00.

Inglenook Decor, the perfect place to find modern vintage decor, is filled to the brim with interesting and beautiful home decor at reasonable prices! Run over and take a look: It was more than a month ago, before the long work hours began when Maureen emailed me and asked me about this giveaway. I took a peak around her great collection of decor items on her site, and I immediately found myself drawn to these cute bird tealight holders:

Aren't they nice? Priced reasonably at $7.95/ea, I couldn't help but to immediately start creating a tablescape in my mind. Branches and greenery pared with crystals and crisp white stoneware and linen napkins, a sort of "glamorous woodland nymph" dinner party. I knew they'd be the perfect must have for any table setting, and so Maureen boxed them up and sent to me to share with all of you!

Nested in their sage linen napkins, these little birds look right at home. Surrounded by the gilded woods of Casa de la Vanderdogan, and settled on the beautiful clean lines of vintage stoneware, you hopefully can see the Forest Glam theme here.

These make the most perfect tealight holders. Small enough to sit on a plate as a nameless tag, yet large enough to make a statement - everyone at the party would ask, "Where in the world did you get these?" And you can proudly say: Inglenook Decor.

Probably the last time I can get away with using my bamboo flatware, I had to pull them into this setting. Layered with a 3-course theme, they add a nice texture to the collection, don't you think?

Pheasant feathers find a new home tucked behind the hand turned wooden napkin ring stained in a rich walnut to match the table finish.

And from above, looking down at the party, the sparkle of tealights nestled between the wings of birds fill the table with an elegant ambiance everyone is sure to enjoy.

They even make a great centerpiece option! Found here among the branches, twigs, and moss.

Cast iron, these birds are made from hand cut molds showing great detail on from the beak to the bustle.

But they're not just for dining. No, indeed these beautiful accents would find a place just about anywhere in your home or garden.

Can't live without them? There are a few ways to win these beauties! (A collection of 4) To have your name entered once, visit The Inglenook Decor website and leave a comment on this post on what you think of the beautiful home decor items available there.

For a second name entry sign up to follow Color Outside the Lines to the right of the page. If you are already a follower, please let me know in your comment.

For a third name entry, send a friend to Color Outside the Lines to comment on this post, but make sure they say who sent them. You can send as many people as you like, each person who leaves a comment, or joins can earn you up to 2 extra name entries!

Thank you to Maureen for sponsoring this giveaway ... I wish I had a few to keep for myself!


  1. The table setting is gorgeous. i love the woodland look. The feathers add an eloquent touch. Thank you for sharing.
    I Checked out the Inglenook Decor Website and would probably buy a candle. Always in need of a new scent.

  2. What a great table...I love the colors you used and the textures. It is perfect for fall!

    I checked out Inglenook Decor, became a follower of her blog, yours too. I'll also send your blog to friends.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a super sensational tablescape. I love all the twigs and feathers, they are so pretty and you've done such a wonderful job of arranging them. I just love it all. I went to the decor site and what amazing things. I love the bird or rooster tealights. All of them are so pretty. I am already a follower. Hugs, Marty

  4. I love your forest glam tablescape! I'm so ready for fall, and it reminds me that fall is just around the corner. I have got to get some of those bird tealight holders. I love anything with birds, bugs, butterflies. I notice Inglenook also has some butterfly tealight holders too. Also, I'm a follower!

  5. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog and yours is fabulous...I love the woodsy home is very rustic with woods surrounding it...I love this decorating style and you do it so well...infact i signed up as a follower before even reading the instructions for your give-away....I went to the link and I loved the cast iron glass holder....very cool...I will send over my friend Ellen from NouveauStitch....

  6. Now that's my sort of tablesetting. Gorgeous!! and I adore your cutlery. Thanks for dropping by my blog today, it's always nice to meet stylish bloggers.

    I don't think I would be able to enter your give away competition as I live in Australia and I don't think I heading your way anytime soon, as much as I would like to.

    If by chance I do win, please give it to one of your favourite bloggers.

    xxx and hugs from Australia

    Coty Farquhar

  7. Okay now I am just embarressed by my tablescape. Really what an amazing, gorgeous table!! Love it!

  8. Your table has so much texture and movement, love that.

    The Inglenook has so many great things, but what I loved about the site was that you can search by color and style. That is a great touch. Every item looks like a treasure.

    I am a follower as well:)

  9. This is a very glamorous table! How pretty!


  10. This is magnificent! Such attention to detail in your woodsy 'scape! What fun to be a guest at that table! The feathers added to the napkin rings are fabulous. All this inspired by the beautiful bird tealight holders!

    I have checked out Inglenook Decor and LOVE it! Such fabulous candle holders (love the butterfly ones like the birds you used) and accessories!

    I am definitely becoming a follower of yours...not just to win but because you are very talented! Will also direct fellow bloggers to you and Inglenook Decor!



  11. Hello Artie...

    Just read the sweet note that you left for me over at my happy to have you stop by, my friend! Sure do appreciate your kind comments!!!

    Well Darlin' have done it again!!! I absolutely love, love, LOVE your glamorous woodland nymph tablescape!!! It's gorgeous and so magical! What a delightful way to start off the Autumn your use of the twigs and're always so creative!!! Between the beautiful browns of the branches and the delightful use of pheasant feathers...your fabulous place settings...with those pretty olive green dining room walls...Ohhh's all just so gorgeous!

    What a sweet giveaway, my friend! I love the little bird tealights and I would certainly give them a good home...should I win! Hehe! I followed the link for Inglenook Decor...I see soooo many things that I just love! For one...that big wire centerpiece basket...and also the bird candelabra!!! I have saved this little shop to my favorites. Thank you for sharing them with all of us!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  12. That table is amazing. Just gorgeous, really.

    I like everything at the Inglenook Decor. If I have to choose one I think I'd have to say the green vintage mason jars.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll definitely be back here! Lisa~

  13. Your tablesetting is just stunning, Artie. So beautiful.
    The tea lights are to die for.
    I would LOVE for you to add my name to your list for the drawing.
    I went over to the cute shop...and marked it as a Favorite. I like the wire centerpiece basket and the French soap dish, along with just about everything they have!
    I have been a follower of yours for quite some time. Now, did I cover it all....? Hope so!

    xo bj

  14. Stunning and a very creative centerpiece, Artie! Great gieaway, love the green birds!...Christine

  15. Thanks for having the give-a-way. I went over to Inglenook Designs and I love the wire baskets, and the clocks, and the candles. I have been a follower of yours for a couple months now.

  16. Artie, you have outdone yourself with this tablescape! Love every bit of it, and the birds are darling. I, too, love pheasant feathers, and I have used mine with napkins, too. As a matter of fact, a friend of mine who is a designer did a table at my house years ago for an event, using hunt china from a jewelry store and pheasant feathers. I still love that tablescape! And yours has so many fresh and fun elements. Good job.

    I'm on blog break but thought I would check in to see what you've been up to. Glad I did!


    Sheila :-)

  17. I meant to say a fundraising event for charity. ;-)

  18. What a fantastic tablescape... just beautiful! I LOVE the bird tea light holders! I took a peek at The Inglenook Decor... I had never heard of it and I'm so glad you mentioned it! I love the bird hooks... I'm so into birds right now. ;) I'm a follower of your blog, too. :)

  19. Hi Artie,

    I always love it when you participate in Tablescape Thursday because I am always certain to find a uniquely creative and beautiful setting. You did not disappoint. Just gorgeous. I love the give-away from Inglenook Decor. Your display of them is terrific. Great job.

  20. Artie,
    Your table was just beautiful, I loved the woodland theme. You worked the little birds in just perfectly. I did go over to Inglenook, they do have some fantastic buys, There are some great little goodies for the Holidays there. Thanks for visiting.

  21. Ok, first of all my man, I visited the link and I could not find those nice bird tea lights there! Although I did find some like it that were butterflies. I like the way they have it set up by price , too.

    Secondly I put myself as a follower--so enter me in this give away ;-)

    I like the idea of the pheasant feather in with the napkin ring--cleaver . I am wondering what you used for the branches? This is such a nice setting--it would go great in my second living room that I nickname the fall room because it has lots of the same colors that are in your table setting! NICE--just ship the whole thing to me! Ha!

  22. Oh, how lovely! Sue from Rue Moffetard knew I would love it and I do! Can't wait to catch up on your older posts! I also love your blog fun!


  23. Great looking table for fall. Love the feathers.

  24. Artie--Been missing you (except for Design Challenge) She does indeed have some beautiful things--I loved the weather medallion and artichoke finial--all the bird hooks and trays too :)I'm the rainbow on your Follow list :) Love those pheasant feathers!

  25. Your tablescape is gorgeous. I'm so ready for fall, but it takes a while to get here in southern Louisiana. Loved the Inglenook Decor site lots of pretty things. I'm now a follower of yours. Oh yeah your photography is lovely.

  26. I am here visiting via my tablescape travels today. I went to the Inglenook Decor website, and have to say I thought $40 was steep for coasters, but I have to admit I thought just the opposite when I saw a set of 4 glasses for under $5!! In any case, I love this set of little birds, and so I leave my comment with my fingers crossed! Your tablescape is beautiful! Love the natural woodsy feel that is just a perfect setting for your little feathered friends!

  27. Beautiful table, Artie! That really captures the feel of Fall in the air. Count me in for the giveaway.

  28. Artie,
    First of all, I was drawn to your blog because of the name. "Color Outside the Lines" is a phrase I have used with my sons...and thankfully, this thought stuck!
    So glad I found you (or you found me!) Second...I LOVE your tablescape! The centerpiece is unusual!!! There are so many different elements involved that the eye is constantly moving. Stunning!
    The little birds tea light holders are the perfect touch...adding the last layer of whimsy.

    Thank you for introducing me to Inglenook Decor. What an interesting I am sure to visit often.

    I am so glad you came by AG for a visit to my football post.
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  29. Perfect woodland table theme. The colors, the dishware and of course those fabulous tea lights just make this the most inviting table at which to have a meal. Wonderful and a little whimsical.

  30. Hi Artie,
    Simply inspiring....I have a friend who would just LOVE this in her home...she loves everything that a hike through the woods entails and this is it! Good to hear from you.

  31. Morning Artie~ ~
    I love your tablescape you are so creative!
    Of course I am a follower of yours. I just put my follower gismo up. Didn't realise how handly it is! Duh

    I love the little hen votives also so sweet. Please put me in the hat.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  32. WOW! This table is amazing! I love how all the elements come together. The textures are fantastic. I've been looking for the Wow factor lately and was stoked to see this table. Those little stone birds are perfect sitting in those napkins with the feather. The centerpiece just fills the table with woodland believability! LOVED it!

  33. Pheasant feathers, natural wood, candles, twigs, et al makes for a powerfully stunning table. Oh the conversation that could inspire. It's fabulous!
    Happy Twirls

  34. Hello Artie, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. What a gorgeous tablescape! Right out of the pages of Met Home or Veranda.
    I visited Inglenook...another amazing site.....the inventory is so varied, the tips creative, the photos on their blog are inspiring.
    Thank you for inviting me to enter the giveaway, but it was well worth stopping by just for the browsing. I hope get to visit again. I've celebrated my 6 Mo. Blogiversary, so I'm new at this. Seeing your blog and others give me so much inspiration.
    Melody, Brown Gingham Creations

  35. Hi Artie, Have I told you lately that computers frustrate me? Inside joke! The tablescape is truly lovely and I love the tealight holders. On the Inglenook site I like the triple lidded antique white jars.


  36. Hi Artie,
    This is truly spectacular! The warm browns, sage greens, and rich textures provide great depth and masculine elegance. The tealights and shimmering branches add sparkle, richness, and glamour.

    The view from above is dizzyingly beautiful! Great job, my young friend. I'll definitely be looking forward to your next tablescape ... and hoping it will be soon!


    P.S. Inglenook Decor is very impressive! Maureen has wonderful things available. I signed up to follow her blog (and of course I follow yours!).

  37. Hi Artie!
    What a GOREGOUS and unique tablescape. I love that it is so creative and different. Beautiful, elegant and charming. Thos elittle birds are just perfect nessled amongst the sticks and feathers.
    PLease enter me in yoru giveaway, and thank you for stopping by Bloggeritaville, friend!

  38. Oh, I am adding as a follower, maybe you can become a followe rof my blog as well? Thanks Artie!

  39. Artie, you are a MASTER at making the ordinary look extraordinary, and for making the beautiful look sublime. The birds are so cute, I want some, and you featured them in your magical and exquisite way. Gorgeous!
    xo Isa

  40. Your table is beautiful (as always)! My post today involved twigs too. :-)
    Ok, I LOVE Inglenook Decor and I've been looking for a large clock lately and they have the perfect train station clock. I also love their garden decor and would love the weather medalian!

    I thought I was already a follower but I signed up again today.
    Fun post and giveaway, thanks Artie!

  41. That is such a stunning table! You certainly have created such an unique setting! I love all the textures and how it feel's like an enchanted forest! So cool, I am a follower and would love to be entered in your give-away! Cindy

  42. You're right, Artie. This decor would look lovely anywhere in your home. And you make it look so inviting with your art of display!

  43. I love the warm, woodland feel to this tablescape. The addition of the feathers and the curly twigs make it seem so homey. After visiting Inglenook Designs, I was impressed with the ease one can navigate her site. Shopping by color, by style, etc. are so convenient. I love her cast iron pieces. Thanks for hosting a give-away- I am a follower.
    :-) Sue

  44. I love the warm natural feeling, yet clean and classy, that the items at Inglenook Decor give. Thank you!

  45. Loved the visit to Inglenook Decor (went right to the tablesettings) and I'm following you too -- but mostly I want you to know that I love this tablescape -- It's unusual - and glamerous woodsey all at the same time. Love the feathers! (My mind is really pondering how I can use some in a fall tablescape) -- Thanks for a beautiful TT!

  46. Gorgeous tablescape! Great photography as well!


    I'm a Follower

  47. Where have I been all of your life?! *cheezy grin*

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so I could find my way to your fabulous blog.

    Oh my goodness, I love your style ~ your tablesetting is magnificent. I love the mix of "hunt" and glam, it's perfection. It actually makes me long for Fall, and I didn't think I was quite ready yet. Great job!

    And you've shown off the bird tealights to such great advantage ~ they are wonderful! (And do you know what? I immediately signed up as a follower as soon as I entered your blog; it's beautiful! Completely forgot about the give-away you mentioned in your message on my blog until I read it here.)

    I'm going over to Maureen's right now. Wow, what a salesperson you are. :)

    I look forward to visiting often. (I hope your long hours relent soon.) Have a wonderful weekend.

  48. What lovely products this company has! Thanks for introducing me to it. Please enter me in your giveaway. I'd love these cute little birdies!

  49. Artie, this setting is so fall-like. I loves it!

    Justine :o )

  50. i am also from the bamboo home decor , very good feeling of seeing those stuffs!

  51. * Your table is ABSOLUTELY S*T*U*N*N*I*N*G... w/ a great, big "S"!!! Just TOTALLY ENCHANTING!!!

    What a lovely, early a.m. DELIGHT to SEE, while enjoying that first (and only!) cuppa!

    THANK YOU, Artie!
    Linda in AZ *

  52. Hi Artie, thanks for swinging in for a visit. You are always welcome. I see I've missed out on your wonderful drawing. My computer crashed 2 days ago.. 11 hours on the phone with dell... scream.. finally I'm here to view your beautiful tablescape. It is gorgeous.. and you're right.. right up my alley... Oh boo hoo.. maybe I'll be able to enter again.. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful table..I hope all is well your way..stop in any having you..hugs ~lynne~

  53. Wowza!!! I am jumping with glee. I love, love, love this tablescape. It is my favorite this week so far. I love the colors, the textures, the ambiance it creates. I love how it is both feminine & masculine. I love everything about it!!! Thanks for sharing it. I will definitely sign up to be a follower now.

  54. I love this setting! Yes, it gone to the birds! lol The birds are wonderful with all the feathers, and branches! This is wonderful. Thank you for inviting me over. I am happy to see BJ at Sweet Nothings won your give a way! She a special lady!

  55. Wow! Artie, this tablescape is gorgeous! I love everything on it! Even though I'm late getting here, I'm glad I didn't miss seeing this. laurie

  56. Wow! Stunning table settings! I love the forest themed. I never thought it would look this glamorous.

  57. It’s very beautiful. I love how the decorator’s creative mind works! It’s just way beyond what I expected.

  58. Love the tablescape....but answer me the hell did you get that shot of the centerpiece from the top looking down?...Can you fly? lol ~Cindy~

  59. Artie...fantastic tablescape! I adore the whole feel of it! The feathers...the darling birdie votive is perfect! I so hope you were able to share this gorgeous table with is positively one of your best!

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