Tablescape Tuesday: English Country

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him”
James‬ ‭1‬:‭12‬ 

Welcome back to our dining table where we love having family, friends, and you…our readers! English country has long been a style that I have embraced and often replicated through my years as a decorator.  The look emphasizes coziness and function while exuding warmth and comfort!  Furniture is usually traditional and rooms are full of color, pulling hues from nature. The color palette usually features three or four colors with plenty of patterns, especially floral!  I admire that the English are more interested in a room showing its age, rather than the latest fad!  Nancy Lancaster, the doyenne of English country, said it this way:
“If every piece is perfect the room becomes a museum and lifeless.”
I would definitely describe today’s tablescape as English country…with its floral tablecloth, abundance of color, and warmth!1 The vintage style floral tablecloth was the inspiration for setting this vibrant table! As you all know…I love mixing patterns…paisley salad plate juxtaposed with a floral cloth!   I gathered Queen Anne’s Lace from our pasture before it was cut for hay – and snipped lilies to add cheerful color to the trio of vintage mason jars!!  How simple and easy is this little floral arrangement!  The water hyacinth placemats are a new purchase.  I couldn’t resist a bargain!  The placemats add texture…napkins bring out the yellow in the floral cloth! The stemware, mason jars, and votives are the same color and are perfect for the vintage-look tablescape!  The pair of English porcelain figures complement the cream dinner plates!
 A cheerful setting on a very cloudy day!   “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”
Jane Austen This tablescape could move outdoors to my garden!  “It’s the sense of what family is at the dinner table.  It was the joy of knowing mother was in the kitchen making our favorite dish.  I wish more people would do this and recall the joy of life.” 
Paul Prudhomme  Some of life’s greatest pleasures are shared around the table!

   “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ 

 The Details:
Indian cotton tablecloth/napkins – April Cornell from TJ Maxx (last year)
Water hyacinth place mats – Tuesday Morning (recent)
Dinner plates – American Atelier “Baroque”.
Salad plates – Tracy Porter “The Artesian Road”
Stemware – Tuesday Morning (a few years ago)
Flatware – Reed and Barton stainless

pam closing

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  1. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, my, I love this tablescape! It is so colorful and cheerful! You’ve combined all the elements so perfectly. I especially love your tablecloth and salad plates. The table just call out for everyone to join at the table for a warm and happy meal. And, you’re right, it could move out to the garden very easily. Thank you for sharing this welcoming space. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Joann Barnett says:

    Love this table!! Such beautiful colors and I really like those salad plates, oh, and the mason jars…Look familiar 🙂

  3. Helen G. says:

    Wow! that is outstanding! just luv that tablecloth. So very pretty! Can I come eat with you? haha! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Susan says:

    I love those plates! English cottage style is a favorite of mine and your tablescape is perfectly charming!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. Kim says:

    Oh, Pam, your table is wonderful! I agree with all the quotes you included in this post, too. I love that you cut the Queen Ann’s Lace for your table. (Lucky girl, getting a cutting of hay already this summer!) Your new plates are so pretty. I don’t blame you for not resisting those. I love the colorful cloth and all the colors you brought to your table. As always and once again, I would love to pull up a chair and enjoy this table with you in person! Blessings~

  6. Pam says:

    We visited the English Countryside and walked the country roads! The flowers blooming everywhere and green meadows were gorgeous as is your tablescape! I adore your flowered tablecloth as the basis of this table. Your paisley salads are the perect accent for each place setting! Enjoy visiting your blog and hope your will mine! From Pam to another Pam!


  7. Patti says:

    Your table is gorgeous! The color combination is so fresh and beautiful.
    From the cloth to the dishes it is a feast for the eyes!

  8. FABBY says:

    Pam your tablescape is simply gorgeous! I love starting from your happy, pretty floral table topper. The dishes are lovely too. Evert element is perfect, so much attention to detail for such a perfect and fresh summer setting.

  9. Debby Ray says:

    What an absolutely stunning table setting! Those are all of my favorite colors…and those gorgeous bouquets of the field flowers just make my heart skip a beat!

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