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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Santa Fe Setting for Two




Let's Dish 


~ A Simple Santa Fe Inspired Tablesetting ~


I shared this table last year,


 but in light of my recent trip to Santa Fe 


I decided to feature it again.  


I hope you don't mind.







As the sun sets on the beautiful

Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Santa Fe . . .






The table is set for an impromptu dinner for two.





Candlelight and perhaps a zesty Margarita on the rocks.






The vibrant woven threads of a Mexican serape,

Talavera pottery, and flatware with a "twist"

provides interest and texture to the glass top table.






White cotton napkins tucked in small bowls,

one mustard yellow - the other rusty red . . .







Add a pop of bright color to the white dinner plates

rimmed in indigo and topped with fanciful floral salad plates.






A quiet spot for evening 


conversation with one's companion . . .







As each reflect on the day spent enjoying

the sights, sounds, and flavors of Santa Fe.


~ Tip and Tidbits ~


When you find yourself with the need to set an impromptu table, 

look around you for inspiration.  A tray of candles can easily 

substitute for flowers and offer beautiful ambiance.  No table cloth 

or placemats handy - simply use a textile such as this Mexican 

serape, or pull a scarf or throw into service. 

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69 comments:

  1. I haven't been to Santa Fe in such a long time. We need to return of another visit. I love the Finn Gallery on that narrow little street...can't remember the name. Your serape is very special...not your average everyday serape. I'm so glad that you'll be putting the Mottahedeh "Sacred Butterfly" plates to use on your table. My email is listed on my profile page. Send me your address, and I'll send them your way. I hope that we'll have an opportunity to do a "Tables for Two" post together. I'm excited to see how you'll use them. I'm going to another quality estate sale tomorrow. Wonder if I'll find any more treasures? Cherry Kay

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  2. Bonsoir Sarah. Long time, no talk to. I have been away in Europe and returned to Seattle a few days ago. Thankfully, summer had finally arrived here, "on the dot" just in time for July 4th! I have always wanted to visit Santa Fe. When is a good time to go? I might consider it next year as a short escape from the Northwest rain. Lovely table setting, as always. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  3. It's certainly a lovely table, Sarah. I'd like to visit Santa Fe one day, and experience the desert colours.

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  4. What a lovely table! I love the colors in the serape, and the blues in your dinnerware and stemware accent it perfectly. It has a very serene and intimate feel to it.

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  5. Hi Sarah!
    Love your Santa Fe inspired table! We loved our time there and want to go back . I admired that twist flatware when we were there...almost bought a set!
    So pretty is your serape...really sets a nice tone for those beautiful dishes! Enjoyed seeing this..I think I must of missed it first time around.
    Miss Bloomers

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  6. What a pretty table, Sarah! I like your tips, too. We've never been to Santa Fe, but I hope one day to get there. I'll bet the food is wonderful and then all the art!!

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  7. The table setting is fabulous. It brings me back to my trip to Santa Fe. I loved that place.

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  8. I love Santa Fe, only been there once when John used to work in Gallup for the Indian Hospital. I enjoyed the your tablescape. Pretty setting for 2, looks very cozy and intimate...Christine

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  9. Sara,
    I adore tablescapes for two! This Mexican serape sets the stage beautifully! Great Tip for tablescaping...simply set...making time for the truly important things in life!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  10. Such a wonderfully vibrant cloth you have used - I love those colours! Thanks for stopping by...
    Suzyq

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  11. What a beautiful table setting. Santa Fe is a gorgeous place! Such a Romantic dinner. Thanks for stopping by with your inspirational comments!


    Jody

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  12. I, for one, certainly don't mind seeing this delightful setting from a place I adore.

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  13. Hello Maam Sara...

    This is adorable setting. So romantic. I never been to that place but I can see that you have visited a wonderful spot. Enjoy to the max.

    BTW...

    Unfortunately, I can't link to Susan's meme today...

    Happy TS,
    /CC

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  14. Oh what a lovely table! And very romantic.
    I'm so glad that my vintage dishes brought to your childhood. I'm learning about nursery rhymes now because of my collection but there are not so well known here.
    Besos from Argentina! Silvina.

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  15. That is such a nice table setting. I'd say you captured the Santa Fe feeling very well! I've never had the opportunity to visit there, but sitting at that table would make a good substitute. ha!

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  16. Now that is somewhere that I have never been. Great table, Sarah. I love your tip about using different things instead of place mats or tablecloths. Thank you for visiting my tablescape for Canada Day! :)

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  17. Great table! I think the pretty serape was a perfect choice to add color & texture. Beautiful pottery too!

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  18. This is SO pretty! The colors are perfect for bringing to mind the beautiful town of Santa Fe! Last time I was there, I was proposed to!

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  19. So perfect - romantic and gorgeous!

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  20. The colors are wonderful, this is such a beautiful table. I love Sante Fe. Dianne

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  21. Sante fe is certainly enough to be inspired by! Lovely table thanks for sharing it because I never saw it the first time!

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  22. Nice table. The textiles are perfect, and love the napkin fold, gives good height to the table. I love Santa Fe, wandering around the old town part. Love to take photos there too.

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  23. Your setting would turn a casual supper into fine dining, it's delightful.

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  24. I love, love Santa Fe...and the surrounding areas too! Your table setting is beautiful and I've love a margarita. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  25. I love, love Santa Fe...and the surrounding areas too! Your table setting is beautiful and I've love a margarita. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  26. Beautiful post! When I read your blog I don't know whether to set the table or take a trip!!

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  27. You have captured the spirit of Santa Fe perfectly! I like how you included a shot of the sunsset!

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  28. I love the serape as a runner and the Mexican blue and white dishes! Great table for two, perfect Santa Fe style, I just love it all, so inviting too. The sorroundings bring it all tgether beautifully. Thank you dear Sarah for your sweet visit, I just love it when you do. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  29. A table setting well worth sharing again. :)

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  30. Sarah, Congrat for winning Cherry Kay's givewaway.
    Love your table for two. The serape is beautiful and of such nice quality.

    Thanks for sharing, Ginger

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  31. Hi Sarah,
    I have never seen this beautiful tablescape before - so I am very happy to see it now. It is so beautiful and lovely. What a special dinner this must have been. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  32. I have never been to Santa Fay... your post makes me want to put it on my bucket list! What a clever use for the serape.
    Thanks for joining TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS with your Southwestern tablescape and your great tips! Very good advice!

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  33. It is charming Sarah and I like the scrunch of the table scarf.

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  34. I love the pretty Mexican serape, the silverware and beautiful diehses, Sarah. I could almost see the candles flickering.This was a beautiful Santa Fe inspired tablescape! The sunset there was so remarkable!

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  35. Hi Sarah! Oh, what a fun table! Love the linens and your dishes. Now where's my enchiladas? :)
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me and have a great weekend,
    Shelia ;)

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  36. HI SARAH!!
    I have only been to Santa Fe one time...but I must say it left a lasting impression on me...that church with the winding staircase....amazing to say the least....the mexican cuisine was perfect every time!!!i love your table for 2....it is set perfectly for a nice intimate dinner of say enchilada's???I love that!!!Love the use of the sarape for color....and love the dinner plates and bowls. Enjoy your dinner
    hugs,
    jamie

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  37. Love your festive table...the Talavera is beautiful.

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  38. A very pretty setting, love the candle centerpiece:@)

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  39. What a lovely setting...I love the colorful table runner and your dishes match so well. Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful night Sarah!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  40. Wow, the runner is stunning, love the colors in it. Your table is too cute, and great center piece with the candles.

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  41. Darling Sarah,

    Oh how festive is this tablescape!!! I am a white dish type 'a gal......I come from the French line of cooks that use white plates!!!! BUT THIS IS FABULOUS and it must be so fun to create. I do use a splash of color during the summer however, in my napkin selection: AQUA!!! Thank you precious friend for coming to listen to SLY and the Family Stone.....we are having HOT FUN over here, building a deck and painting my studio..we got it all done RIGHT before my friend arrives on Monday!!! We are crazy!

    Have a lovely day, Anita

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  42. I dearly love blue and yellow together. Great photos, you have a good camera. I am still taking photos with my phone and it shows the quality just isn't there. I will be breaking down soon to get a camera, what do you use?
    Enjoy, Kathy

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  43. So pretty, Sarah.
    Love how the dishes play off the patterns in the fabric runner.
    Just beautiful!

    Come by for the Guveaway if you need some white ironstone in your house!!

    :)
    xoxoxox

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  44. I love your darling tablescape for two. I have been looking for little bowls like the ones you used to hold the napkins -- a great idea in itself. Nice!

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  45. You lucky girl with your trips to Santa Fe! This post most definitely deserves to be featured again and I'm very happy to enjoy it again. The colors and and designs of the plates and mats make for a festive table setting. Love how you used two colors for the bowls. Yes please, I would love a margarita! Great tips and tidbits.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  46. Very pretty, Sarah! Great mix of colors and the sarape is a wonderful touch!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  47. Hi Sarah,

    I don't remember this tablescape from last year, so I'm glad you re-posted it. This is so charming, and it definitely has a feel of New Mexico about it. I love the serape, the pottery, flatware, and the lovely Margarita glasses. It all blends so nicely.

    I appreciate your tips for an impromptu tablescape, and I agree about the candles. They always add such ambiance to a table. Thanks for your visit and for taking time to leave a comment. Hope you have a great week!

    Denise

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  48. I seriously need a trip to Santa Fe. Great looking table!
    xo Cathy

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  49. Oh my hubby worked in Las Alamos for the last three years. We love Santa Fe and I love your table. Thank you for stopping by and visiting. I am now your newest follower.

    Cynthia

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  50. Love this table. Amazing runner. So glad you reran it. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  51. Oh I would love to join you for that Margarita. I like to think that's where my real name came from. Anyhoo, thanks so much for joining our link party again, Hot Fun in the Summertime. Have a wonderful week.

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  52. I went to Santa Fe a long, long time ago. I remember eating some delicious food there, and that my naturally curly hair went straight, it was a great trip and I love your table.

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  53. Love Santa Fe and your Santa Fe inspired table setting. Would love to got back hand visit there so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  54. This beautiful table setting would put anyone in the mood for good food and good conversation. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  55. Hi Sarah and thank you for telling me about Christmas linking at Cowgirl Up - I'll o it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  56. beautiful patterns and textures. love the colors, too.

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  57. So romantic, beautiful!

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.harpsterschronicle.com/2012/07/beach-ball.html

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  58. Gorgeous! Visiting from Blue Monday.

    Please come and see my BLUES at Pleasurable Hobbies blog. Have a great week ahead.

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  59. A beautiful impromptu table setting. Great ideas for a simple and fun look. A lovely table always makes a good meal taste so much better.

    Great blues today,
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  60. Love your plates - I think you mentioned that we had the same ones. They are so classic and go with anything. Your runner and napkins are beautiful. How wonderful that you got to go to Santa Fe. Hope it wasn't too hot for you!

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  61. Beautiful Table Setting!I have never been to Santa Fe or anywhere in New Mexico. Looks beautiful!

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  62. How pretty. I love the Talavera pottery.
    Hope you are having a great week.
    Rhonda

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  63. Sarah,
    What a pretty and delightfully colorful tablescape!
    Thanks so much for your visit to my craft room and your kind comment!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  64. This is just beautiful. Love your textiles, dishes and the ambiance you've created. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  65. Sarah, I'm getting old. I don't remember this post. That serape is beautiful, and your place settings are perfect on it. The photo of the sunset is gorgeous too. laurie

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  66. Beautiful Sarah~ I love how your serape echoes the colors in the sunset! Every time you share a bit of Santa Fe, it reminds me I want to visit there! Thanks for taking me along :)

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  67. This post brought back memories. Growing up in Southern California I saw a lot of these patterns - when we moved East - we drove across the country (34 years ago) and the gorgeous dessert sunsets left quite an impression in my memory - I love your tablescape - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  68. Very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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