Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rustic Swedish Tablescape

My Grandma Jean always said our family has Swedish and German roots.  So this week we are honoring Sweden with some lovely Swedish plates with some rustic touches.  This table makes me imagine a Swedish farm with chickens running around while still maintaining its elegance.

The tablecloth is actually from east Africa.  Mom and Dad brought it back with them.  It is a Maasai cloth.  I love the vibrant colors and the Maasai people actually wear the cloth, very proudly.

Love these chicken-themed cloth napkins!

These amber glasses are one of my great flea market finds.  They were only $1 a piece!

These Swedish plates are one of my favorite patterns.

And as another nod to Grandma Jean, these two crocks came from the farm.  I'm not sure when they were made or by who, but on the bottom they are marked with U.S.A. One also has 186/- and the other has 1861, although I think the 1 is actually a /.  I don't think that refers to a year.  If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

In these pictures you can see mom and dad's backyard project which includes a Trex deck, outdoor kitchen, screened porch and outdoor fireplace.  It has been a major project and I will be featuring weekly updates as the progress continues and the project nears completion.  It is beautiful so far and I can't wait to share all of the details along the way until it is finally done, just in time to enjoy it this Spring and Summer.  So check back often!

I should also be receiving the items I ordered from CSN Stores for my product review.  I am very excited to try them out and share my experience with all of you.


  1. Love the colors! Those crocks are gorgeous!
    Have a Beautiful Day!

  2. What a wondeful table!

    I was just looking at that flatware yesterday at TJ Maxx. I absolutely LOVE it but it just isn't in the budget right now. I will have to enjoy yours vicariously!

  3. Wonderful colors. Your table is so inviting!

  4. Love this table...the rooster is fantastic, I love it! Your flatware is so pretty, it's a very cheeful table! I love the rooster napkins, adorable! Hope you come and visit me.
    OH,oh, oh....I'm also your newest follower!
    Have a nice weekend.

  5. Gorgeous table, marrying Africa, Europe and North America, together very nicely. Love the rooster and napkins.

  6. This is so pretty...your centerpiece guy is beautiful and he goes so well with your adorable napkins. All of the colors are great and look great with your Swedish dishes!

  7. The Massai cloth is the perfect anchor for all of your wonderful pieces. Love those chicken napkins and the flatware. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay


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