Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Other Tables at the Lewiston Tour of Kitchens

Thanks for all of your compliments to the table I showed you as a teaser to the tour here. I hope that anyone local was able to make the tour, and if you did, I'm sure you had a great time! The second house I was asked to set tablescapes for was a beautiful Victorian Mansion on the water, which is currently for sale and can be seen here:

Beautiful, right? So I was inspired by the Victorian architecture to build a Victorian themed tablescape in their formal dining room:

I loved the idea of using ferns for the table (as they're tell-tell Victorian) as well as the antique bound books and aged brass candlesticks. Thanks to my blog sponsor: CREATIVE CANDLES for the beautiful 34" taper candles I was able to use on the table. Stay tuned for a giveaway to win a pair of these for yourself! Other fun things: Monogrammed napkins, miniature salt/pepper shakers (Christmas Tree Shoppe), Cross Bottles (on Buffet) made by Me! If you're interested, let me know!

The next space (in the same house) was the breakfast room which the family uses as their primary dining room. I wanted something less fussy than the formal dining room - but still relative to the theme and the architecture - so I chose a Victorian Farmhouse setting with beautiful Buffalo Pottery Blue Willow Dishes:

A special thanks to Novica, who provided me with the beautiful silk scarf, ate grass trays, and a few other goodies I've got tucked up my sleeve for another project. Fun things for this setting: The pottery of course (a steal at $30 from craigslist) the flower arrangement by Linda at Summertime Blooms and the Lewiston area wine glasses (homeowner).

I'm so happy to have shared these with all of you, and thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for letting me link up with her party. If you're interested in anything you see in these pictures, please email me as some items are for sale. See you Sunday with a garden update!


  1. Just beautiful! You've done such fabulous tables and arrangements, wow! I liked them all and the Victorian mansion is gorgeous!! I'm so glad you're also at TT, at Susan's, I can see you're going to be an inspiration. Very nice meeting you and I hope you come by my house too. Blessings, FABBY'S LIVING.

  2. WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful!! Love the fern and the nice little details you added like the mini salt and pepper shakers, books, magnifying glass...Love! And the 2nd table, oh my! Beautifully done :-) xoxo

    p.s. still haven't had a chance to take pics of my beautiful bottles but will do soon and put on my blog, i'm enjoying them so much:-)

  3. Arty -- What wonderful tables and I love love love those big tall candles!!! Perfect for a tall ceiling!!! I've never seen a fern as a centerpiece and it is perfect!!!

    And of course with my love for blue and white the kitchen table is perfection!!! Love the blue and white with the soft colors -- it make sit stand out -- great table!

  4. Your tables are so lovely Artie! I know it's quite a challenge to come up with different tablescapes for a show house as I've done it more than a few times. I think you're very creative and your tablescapes are very original. Bravo! ~Delores

  5. Your tables are fabulous!! Love them both. How clever to use the fern, because yes, they are very victorian.i am enamored with the trays and the blue willow.. And I absolutely love the pink touches on the victorian table. How sweet to put a vase at each setting! great job, looks like you had fun with this. Many blessings, marlis.

  6. Artie! I love these, they are so pretty. I especially love that fern -- it's such a great scale with the really tall candles. Bravo!

  7. Artie! This house is beautiful! I love the victorian tablescapes you arranged. You are so talented! Hugs coming from Houston. Blessings My Friend,

  8. Artie, what a wonderful job you did on your tablescapes. I had a great time on the tour! Your peacock table was our favorite and we loved the peacock salad plates. We were sure they were from some expensive china line and asked about them. One tour guide turned them over and were we surprised...from Marshall's, which shows that you can mix expensive and not so expensive to create a lovely table. I also loved the way you used hosta leaves inside the vases to create interest on one table. It was loads of fun..not only did we see kitchens, but gardens, homes, and got to eat great food too. I will make this an annual event! Peggy from PA

  9. Simpyl stunning! Thank you for sharing...your talent is clearly evident here. And thank you for the kind email you sent the other day....I really appreciated it.


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