Candlelight Supper: Owls & Sunflowers Tablescape

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Owls & Sunflowers Tablescape

Greys & Yellow-Golds.  Owls and Sunflowers....

I wanted to use my owls for a Tablescape that wasn't Halloween or scary.  I put this Tablescape together after observing an owl flying overhead.

My husband and I were standing at the back of our property at about 10:30 in the morning.  All of a sudden we heard a very loud flapping sound above our heads.  We looked up to see a HUGE owl about 2 feet tall flying above us.  In his rear claws he was carrying breakfast.  I said to my husband, "I thought owls were supposed to sleep in the day".  He said, "I guess not all"!  It was actually amazing to see one in flight and what a surprise it was.  So majestic!  Nature is so wonderful.....

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I really like the greys and yellows together.  Everything assembled on this table was put together from a variety of sources.  The owl plates and large grey/gray owl were from Tai Pan Trading last year.












Grey flatware from Anthropologie.  No piece is exactly the same.  They are hand-crafted.  The coloration of gray varies with each individual piece.



















The floral placemat reminding me of an impressionist painting.  This placemat as well as the woven gray are from World Market.  The doubled napkins are also from World Market.  The floral matches one of the placemats.  The cream linen with crocheted gray edge is a nice compliment to the grays.  I put wrong sides together so when the napkins are inserted into the napkin ring from Pottery Barn, no underside will show.    







I am showing you how I did my "stack".  Underneath it all I am using a gray pin-tuck tablecloth.


















                                           Little golden owl salt shakers from Cracker Barrel.  





Each person will get a little treat in the gray and white stripe treat bag.  Yellow plate and treat bags from Thanksgiving Point Emporium.



                                                                   He or she is soooo cute!





  
Tablecloth from Ebay.  White charger plate Pier One.  Sunflower wreath from a Williams Sonoma outlet.  The wreaths available that day were a steal @ $2.50 each.  Goblets are Wilton Armetale.  


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19 comments:

Crystal Grandeur said...

Beautiful table with soft tones. Smiling at your little story for you to create this table. Owls are wonderful to watch. Sometime we see them at night sitting on the trees. The plates and the flatware's are pretty. Love the edging of the napkins. Love... Sujatha and do visit me too. Love and hugs:0

Anonymous said...

This tablescape has a classic, yet modern look. I love your ability to combine newer elements, with older elements. The silver, grey, and gold tones are all so complimentary, warm, and welcoming. I would love to come eat at this table, with some family and friends. -Eva

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very different, but so pretty. Yes nature is amazing! I have those plates in green. The owl theme is lovely. Great centerpiece too Valerie. Any more thoughts on a blog makeover?

dar2d2 said...

"Nice pair of hooters you got there!" Said Harry. The owls, you know, are the wisest of creatures.
You have created a piƩce de resistance, sacred geometry. All yout hard work has paid off in spades, but still, that's not the shape of (your) heart.- Love Doug

Anonymous said...

Amazing As Always!!! -Bertha

Anonymous said...

You Are SO Incredible! I Love Anything Owl, My Favorite! Thanks For Sharing Where To Purchase Items! -Shanaynay

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow I love the story about the owl and how it inspired this post! Your layering of the linens and dishes and colors all look wonderful together. I just passed by my owl pitcher today and thought I need to use it soon!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Outstanding Valerie!! I think your color palette is perfect for transitioning to fall~ the owls are precious with the sunflowers! I am drooling over your flatware, gorgeous!
Jenna

Jacqueline said...

Valerie, how fun to use the owls now! I agree - make them separate from Halloween.
I am just gaga over the flatware! I haven't seen that one before - it is fabulous.
Your taste and mine are always so similar - in other words - I love your taste!!I

Crystal Grandeur said...



Thank you for stopping by. Looking forward to see your home with all the Indian touch. Glad you liked the home tour. Hugs Sujatha:)

Candy S said...

I love the yellow with the gray, especially in the napkins with the floral and the napkins with the gray crocheted edges. They are so pretty together. I really have to find out where there is an Antropologie store in my area - your flatware is downright gorgeous!!!

I hope that you can stop by to visit my blog in the next day or so and leave a comment, I am celebrating my second blog anniversary with a fall table linens give-away and the winner will be announced Thursday on my August 20th tablescape post. Have a wonderful Evening.... Candy

Lynn Bean said...

Oh what a neat story to go with your Tablescape! I love the gray and especially your flatware! That is beautiful! I haven't seen any owls here at our Farm for quite a long time. I hear them every once in awhile but that is about it. I bet the wing span was beautiful and maybe a little scary! Have a beautiful week-end and thanks for Stopping by! Lynn

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

This is a wonderful setting. Especially love the distressed white charger.

Darlene Gardner said...

Very nice pairing of gray and yellow. I probably wouldn't have thought about that but it is very pretty. Enjoyed all the elements of your table.

Lorri said...

I love how you repeated the gray throughout all the elements of your table. Nicely done.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

This is so unexpected but beautiful! I love the gray and yellow together! LOVE the placemats and the owl centerpiece is very cute!!!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I LOVE owls! This table is fantastic! The color combination is wonderful, and I love how beautifully everything goes together. I haven't been to World Market since my husband passed away in June because it is a place the two of us would always go together, so it's going to be a while before I go back, but those soft, lovely linens are bewitching me. :-) Very nice!

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely table! That flatware is amazing. It is so detailed. I would never have thought of gray flatware. The owl plates are so cute and that big mother owl looking over them all is spectacular.

Lori -thestonybrookhouse said...

Hi Valerie! Love this table setting. I have a thing for owls, and those plates are too much! Simply beautiful.
Thank you for sharing at DI & DI :) We enjoy your creativity each week!