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  1. Oh so clever and OH SO BEAUTIFUL!!

  2. Beautiful set table. However casual you were being I would have taken the time to present the design on a pressed tablecloth instead of one that looked like you left it in the dryer to long.

      1. What a striking contrast! Love the pink napkins and flowers mixed with the animal print plates and glasses. Just beautiful!

  3. Love this look and everything about it! I have a similar white heavy linen ruffled tablecloth. I think the casual beauty of natural linen includes a little wrinkling!
    Alice, you should probably stick with cotton or a linen/cotton blend that could provide you with more wrinkle control.

    1. Thanks so much, and I completely agree, Ginger! As you know from my newsletter post from a few weeks ago, I’m crushing on laundered linen big time. Ironing it would ruin the intended look. I fully understand it’s not for everyone, but the suggestion that I just didn’t “take the time” to iron it is kind of amusing, given how many hours these tables take to do… πŸ˜‰

  4. Juanita in OH says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Of course, the peonies take center stage with me. I think you did an amazing job with this. I don’t think if I had a million years I could come up with something this enticing. You definitely have a gift and I thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. Love the rumpled look of fresh linen Lory and often do this intentionally myself! Those new plates from Amara are perfect for your style!

  6. Joanne B. says:

    What a snappy table! I would have never thought of mixing such traditional china with the fun animal print but I really like it! Especially love the glasses! I rarely ‘set’ a ‘fancy’ table so never really had an interest in this sort of thing, but i must tell you, since I found your blog I may have to start! And I think I may just have to start with those glasses! What fun! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Joanne! It’s funny – I have no idea where my interest in table settings came from, but once you start, it really becomes a joy to do… πŸ™‚

  7. Norma Rolader says:

    Oh so gorgeous and love the table setting

  8. How did I miss this wonderful table last year??? It’s gorgeous! I’ve seen you use those napkins in other tables, and they always look fabulous! So pretty! And then, here, you paired them with those wonderful leather napkin rings! I just spotted them on sale at WS and ordered them! I haven’t had a chance to use them yet, and I was thinking that I’d use them in the Fall, with Autumn colors. Yet here you are, using them in the Spring with such a soft, pretty palette, and they just work! You’ve got this male/female, romantic/modern, yin/yang thing going on and it put a smile on my face. Love it! You have shown us again and again that a good purchase will stand the test of seasons and time. So nice! And, btw, you are not kidding about how long it takes to put together a lovely table! But so worth it!

  9. Diane Corsaro says:

    love the tablecloth, looked it up right away and seems to be sold out. Will keep looking. So funny that someone wanted it ironed. It’s beautiful just the way it is.

  10. Love the tablescape. So much personality. I am constantly on the lookout for dinnerware that brings me joy setting a table.

  11. The combination of the 2 is GORGEOUS. Fabulous job.

  12. What a great suggestion! I love the idea of mixing animal prints with florals and pastels!

  13. Terri Herman says:

    This is different! Lovely!

  14. Enjoy reading your comments every day.

  15. Sara Ross says:

    I LOVE the Magnolia plates! I have not seen them used in a table setting and your table is lovely! Thanks for your give always!

  16. Linda Smith says:

    I would have never thought to mix the two! Thanks for the inspiration,


  17. The contrast is interesting!

  18. Beautiful! 😍

  19. Love the flair of animal print…adds an extra edge that not always expected!

  20. I love the way you set up that dining table — everything is so gorgeous, and the peonies – oh my, such a lovely flower!

  21. This is interesting! I love the pink ruffled napkins!

  22. tracey clark says:

    Here I go again…. I purchased the leopard glasses, the wine glasses, the leopard dinner plates AND the napkin rings (faux leather belt). I admit being a copy cat! My tablescapes look great cause of YOU! Thanks

  23. Such beautiful ideas! Thank you!

  24. Melanie C says:

    I love the way you have incorporated these unexpected design styles! Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. I so enjoy looking at all your posts featuring beautiful flowers. I am a gardener and need to find more ways to use cut flowers in my home. Thanks.

  26. Love the leopard accents. I recently added leopard pillows to my fuchsia velvet French chairs. It looks so nice, always nice to have a change.

  27. Donna Godfrey says:

    You sure set a beautiful table!

  28. I so admire your Glen Plaid vase. I love setting a dinner table but tend to use my same techniques. Your article gave me several new ideas. You are bubbling over with your blog ideas!

  29. Helen Stewart says:

    It is almost a shame to cover up those gorgeous magnolia blossom plates!

  30. Gail Prowant says:

    Fun story! I love animal print but never tried it on a table.

  31. Betty Campbell says:

    how nice to have some one show me the way to decorate

  32. I had to have those CB2 old fashion glasses! They will be just the right addition to my table!

  33. Karen Cline says:

    Love the mix! Would love the animal print plates,

  34. Just love your effortless style. My particular favorite is animal print mixed with beautiful prints. Your table turned out gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. I had never considered combining animal print with floral on a table. Cool ideas!

  36. Jeanne Luddeni says:

    I use to set a beautiful table but not so much now. I have a collection of gorgeous and vintage linens. Dishware and silver tableware.

  37. Kimberly Absher says:

    I’ve always loved animal print when it’s done right. This is beautiful!

  38. A fun way to add a little personality to a table!