Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Springtime Simplicity


~ Springtime Simplicity ~

I shot the photo of this lovely table setting 

at Marburger Antiques this spring.




Such a simple idea, 

and so easy to replicate.




The random bottles

 could be filled with flowers,

but I rather like them empty 

with the occasional stopper added.

Did you notice that 

these stoppers are door knobs?




Place settings of 

vintage white china,

each piece a different pattern.




White linens with ruffles 

to flutter in the breeze,

and gauzy slips over the chairs 

make this table setting

Simplistically Stunning!

Joining 











Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

73 comments:

  1. Sarah,
    Love this so much! Gorgeous and simple yet elegant! I can see this at night with some candles too! Great table and photos!
    Miss Bloomers

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  2. Pretty! I like the ruffly tablecloth, too.

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  3. LOVE IT Sarah!
    I like that LONG BOX in the center of the table. AND I always go crazy for creamy whites. The bottle stoppers being door knobs is SO CLEVER. """BUT""" My very favorite thing is the clock bottle stopper...I """ALWAYS GO NUTS""" for clocks and that is FANTASTIC!
    Thank you for sharing, NOW I have a new thingy to look for!
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  4. This table truly inspires me, Sarah! After stepping outside of the box and doing a busy, color filled tablescape this week, I am ready to go back to pale, simple dishes and less crowding on the table. Thanks for sharing!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Sarah, Thanks for sharing this stunningly simple table from Marburger Antiques! What a treat.

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  6. Wow this table makes a huge statement in its simplicity! Love the centerpiece of empty bottles! hugs, Linda

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  7. What a clever idea, using door knobs as stoppers.

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  8. Hi Sarah:
    I haven't commented in a while and saw your post on blogger and came by to say hi! Love that table at Marburer Antiques! So simple but that ruffled tablecloth really does it. Where would I find that tablecloth??? Great ideas. Loved your post!
    Mary Anne ox

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  9. Wow...all is simple and beautiful!!!!
    Hugs from Italy.
    Morena
    (I am your follower number 590 but have another photo here where I leave the comment)

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  10. I can imagine this table under a pergola on a sunny summer afternoon. Who would need food?

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  11. That's a fun idea! I'd love to see a single bloom in each bottle:@)

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  12. I agree with Pondside but I would also add some twinkly lights.

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  13. What a great look! Love the long skinny box filled with bottles. I am so sad at some of the great bottles I have thrown away over the years....including a Watkins vanilla bottle that both my grandmother and I used. Anyway, wonderful inspiration! Linda

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  14. Sarah,
    The simplicity of this tablescape is stunning! I adore how they've mixed the place settings in keeping with the same hue! This hopeless romantic is swooning at the sight of those ruffles!!! Thank you for sharing this lovely idea!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  15. So simple yet so charming! I love it!

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  16. Sometimes simple is best, isn't it??

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  17. Thanks for sharing this Sarah, it gave me an idea to try something similar! Yours look just as pretty!!

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  18. Sarah, thank you so much for sharing this with us.. It's amazing in it's simplicity and elegance! Love love love it. Now to find the bottles.. Have a beautiful weekend, xo marlis

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  19. I just love the old...it is a beautiful display

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  20. This tablescape is lovely and really very charming, Sarah....Christine

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  21. This tablescape is lovely and really very charming, Sarah....Christine

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  22. Hi Sarah!

    Love the simplicity of that table. Your photos are so pretty and I love the composition of each and every one.

    I did notice the door knob stoppers... I have that little "clock" pull knob (from Hobby Lobby) and you can guess what I will be doing...

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  23. Graciousness... Everything is beautiful. The fave of us are the dishes and TDF is the tablecloth. Jst tell me where to purchase §;-)

    Hope you had a great day in the antique store.

    Happy TS...& TY for sharing those beautiful things.

    /CC

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  24. Amazing. I love that - you are right - fabulous in its simlicity.

    Well done, great photos!!

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  25. That's a wonderful idea indeed. Looks so lovely.

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  26. Hi sweet Sarah! This caught my eye right away and I couldn't wait to come see it. I've seen similar centerpieces but not quite this unique with the antique/vintage bottles in the crate. How simple and lovely! Thanks for sharing this picture. Someday I have got to go to Marburger (hope I spelled that right!).

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  27. Sarah, it's simple and elegant. The doorknobs as stoppers are brilliant.hugs, olive

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  28. Great tablescape, and it would be fun to do this. Great box for the bottles, perfect for a collection of old bottles. I love the ruffled tablecloth. This must have been a great antique shop to visit Sarah. Thanks for the tour.

    Emily
    The French Hutch

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  29. Wow! What's not to love? It is so simple and beautiful.

    Have a great weekend,
    Judy

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  30. Love this table setting and how all those bottles are displayed!
    Mary Alice

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  31. This is so lovely and it amazes me that such simple things can look so amazingly beautiful.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  32. I love the simplicity of that table. The box is incredible being so long. Love it filled with those bottles. So very nice...

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  33. What an amazing table, that shop must of been fun to shop in...Lucky you...Thanks for sharing...Your newest follower...Visit me sometime...Blessings Lori

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  34. That is so beautiful Sarah, and it makes me sad that I missed the show this year. Oh well, it couldn't be helped.

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  35. Sarah, thank you so much for this beautiful inspiration! I just love a simple table, especially with vintage elements. The white dishes are just right with this table. Love your pretty blog header!

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  36. Oh, my! That is beautiful! Love it!!
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  37. So pretty! I have that on my "to do" list to make a pretty ruffled table cloth like that! Simplicity is always so gorgeous.

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  38. Well Sarah dear, as you can guess, this is to me perfection! I love the look and it makes me want to start a vintage bottle collection (and I really don't need to collect anything else!) and have a box like that built from reclaimed barn wood. Some day perhaps.

    I have to get Marburger one of these years!!!!

    Love and hugs - Mary

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  39. Omigosh, the bottles. I have such a hard time leaving any of them behind. Marburger is the best when it comes to display.

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  40. this is so unique...and I did notice the door knobs! Love that long box and could picture a variety of herbs in it!

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  41. What a fabulous centerpiece, thanks for sharing!
    Karee

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  42. Hi Sarah,
    That is so sweet and simple! :) I love the rosemary in the tea cups.
    Very Pretty!

    ~Liz

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  43. Sarah, I love vintage bottles and this is such a pretty vignette. Thanks for linking to the OHP this week. xo, Sherry

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  44. Sarah:

    This is so beautiful. fun and different. Lucky for you to go to such an antique show. Wonderful to be a part to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescape

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  45. I am a nut for old bottles, some I've even unearthed in our yard, but they generally just sit in the kitchen cupboard. This idea is just brilliant and I love the door knob stoppers!

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  46. Love every pieces on your table. Actually, I really enjoyed every photo of your dishes. I know you had fun setting this one! Very inspiring!

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  47. Hello Sarah, Love your table setting share. Are those post of rosemary at the place settings? Beautiful idea. Thanks for stopping by and your comment. I'm one of your new followers. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  48. Hi Sarah, I forgot to say that I really love your blog name and the quote, perfect.

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  49. This is a great combo! Very striking! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    SHerry

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  50. Hi Sarah, your images are so beautiful. I love your description of what you saw. I was just telling a friend about this type of table setting (for her beach wedding). Now I can direct her here. Thank you for coming by and leaving me such a sweet comment at Quirky Vistas. Please visit again. I am your newest follower. I hope you'll come by and follow me as well!

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  51. Thanks so much for thinking of all of us when you saw this! You knew we would all love it.
    You have an eye for beautiful things! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Hi Sarah! This is so simple and yet so pretty! :)
    Thanks for popping in to seeme and I hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  53. Sorry I am late, Sarah. When you see my post you will know why!
    Very pretty, simple! I love the portulaca in the cup. I always plant them by the den deck door, it gets so much sun it is the only thing that thrives there!
    Love the clock stoppers!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!
    Mother's Day Challenge this Wed at 7! :)

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  54. What a beautiful table and that bottleholder such a wonderful idea.
    Thank you for your visit.

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  55. Isn't that a wonderful idea!! I love it. Love the door knobs too! Thank you for stopping by Take Six, Sarah! Have a wonderful day!

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  56. This is really cool. I could totally imagine doing something like this at home! I like it with the empty bottles, but I think it could be really slick with various blooms plopped down into the bottle, too. This would be a great way for someone who is not skilled at flower arranging to make a big impact.

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  57. Sarah,
    This is such a lovely centerpiece. I love Marberger b/c of all the great take-home ideas. Thanks for sharing. Dianne

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  58. This is a stunning tablescape! What an absolutely wonderful idea... I love the centerpiece,such a delightful way to showcase all the vintage bottles and make a phenomenal statement! And the pretty white ruffled table cover makes a gorgeous backdrop for such a beautiful table. Thanks for the inspiration,Sarah....much appreciated:)Have a great week ahead!Hugs,Poppy

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  59. I love the long box the bottles and the doorknobs. great idea. thank you for stopping by.
    ~Clara

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  60. Hellooo Sarah...
    Lucky you being at Marburger!!! LoVe that you shared the stunning Bottle Table Centerpiece...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  61. Sarah~ Springtime Simplicity Indeed! I love the long, narrow box with the assorted bottles~ it makes me want to canvas flea markets and thrift stores to put together a collection! Love the gauzy slipcovers too~ so cool and clean looking for our 90 degree weather here!

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  62. What a unique table setting, I love it!

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  63. I agree. That is one gorgeous table setting.

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  64. Simplicity is the most stunning tablesettings - brilliant idea to line up the bottles - top some with door knobs and to set the table with mismatched white place settings - gorgeous - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  65. I agree that it's simply stunning. Love the simple vintage look of the old bottles and door knobs in the wooden box. Great display.
    I don't remember if I asked you...did you get anything at the antiques show?

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  66. Sarah, this is simply beautiful! when that first picture came up, I said to myself, door knobs in bottles. So brilliant! I love the idea of that long wood tray. I was thinking of asking Danny to make me one, but then I started thinking about where I might store it when it wasn't in use. Since I can't sew, I need to find someone who can make me a wonderful ruffled tablecloth. This is a pin-worthy inspirtation. Love it. laurie

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  67. Hi Sarah, this is wonderful and I'm featuring this post on Vintage Inspiration today, thanks so much for sharing it with us. Do you happen to know whose booth this was, so I can give them credit?

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  68. You are so right.....
    SIMPLY stunning!
    I love the look.
    xox
    A

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  69. Sarah, this is just gorgeous! I have some old door handles that I ever thought to use as stoppers. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing this:-)

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