Tuesday, February 16, 2010

World Traveler Table

I've linked up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.


I decided to create a World Traveler table this week for Tablescape Thursday. We lived overseas for two and a half years and Husband still travels around the world on his job. We picked up many things over the years and I wanted to showcase a few.



The brown tablecloth is from Damascus, Syria. The Anubis statues were purchased in Egypt.



The globe, on the other hand, we found at an Estate Sale last November. The plates are from a garage sale as well. We bought them for our son for his first apartment. I wanted to showcase them even though they are basic.



The silverware was a hand-me-down from my Mother-in-law. All the silver pieces were purchased at garage sales, for no more than $5 or $10 each.

















I hope you enjoyed the table. I may just have to invite a few people over for a meal and good conversation.

20 comments:

Martha said...

What a clever idea for a table! It's terrific!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is quite a handsome tablescape -- it's amazing how different things look by candleglow -- isn't it?

xinex said...

I love the international theme. Youjust gave me another idea. I should do that someday too since we travel a lot too. Beautiful table cloth!...Christine

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I love the masculine feel to this table setting! Just the thought of traveling away from these snowy shores is very appealing right now. Great theme.
♥, Susan

Barbara said...

I love the center piece. What a unique idea.

Chandy said...

What a way to see the world! Lovely table!

Just a dreamer said...

Good job, great theme. Very unique. Jackie

Linda said...

Wonderful table. I agree it has a very masculine feel.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jeannine...

What a grand idea and such a beautiful way to relive some of your travel memories! I love it!!! Ohh my...your table linens are gorgeous...what a treasure! I love your large figurines from Egypt and the world globe...they make for the perfect centerpiece for your Traveler's table! I love your place settings...love how you tied the pretty gold ribbon around the napkins! Thank you so much for sharing a few of your treasures from your travels and your beautiful table with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Kathy said...

I enjoyed your travel tablescape a whole world of beauty :-)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a smarty theme. An idea to grab for the next tablescaping?
TY a mill for sharing.

Greetings from a snowy Stockholm.
xoxo

Sherry said...

I love the travel theme. It looks wonderful on your table. I love that it is things you have really traveled and purchased. That is so neat.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

What a cool idea for a table theme! Sometimes coming up with a theme can be the hardest part...aside from the usual holidays!!!
Great table!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Lara Harris said...

Very creative! & I love to travel!:)

Mimi said...

What a neat idea to do an around the world tablescape. I really like that covered dish and those salt/pepper shakers...I keep looking for some but so far have come up empty handed! I am sure there will be some out there one of these days! The plates are really nice, are they as heavy as they look?

Petite Little Bee said...

Love it. So very worldly! Thanks so much for sharing. -Lia-

Maryrose said...

Oh so fun, and international table. You did a lovely job. Thanks for sharing.

HollyC said...

This is a wonderful table! You've got a combo of two of my favorite things...traveling & eating! Love it!! Thanks for sharing.
~Holly

Sharlotte said...

This is such a neat idea. I love all your pieces...I know you enjoyed this meal remembering all your ventures. Thanks so much for sharing.
Sharlotte