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  1. Oh I so loved Italy, my husband and I were there for 2 weeks. I was with him on business, but in the evening and weekend it was so wonderful to enjoy the Italian atmosphere. Your tablescape makes me want to go back again. The flower arrangements are so beautiful. Tuscany is such a relaxing and beautiful place. I hope you enjoy your trip.

  2. Beautiful table, Lory! Love the Tuscan theme that you so beautifully executed; and the Ralph Lauren Glen Plaid glassware is a fave of mine. It’s my hubby’s favorite glassware to use. Love the plates from Williams-Sonoma, as well. I love their dinnerware choices!

    1. Thanks so much Shenita! I’m new to this whole blogging thing, but it doesn’t take long to figure out who are the like minded bloggers and I can see from what you post that we share similar taste in home style… ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the way you characterize your style, because I too would use many of the same terms. Thanks for visiting!

  3. The table looks very pretty and the food looks amazing!

  4. Lory if my arthritic knees would allow it I’d be jumping up and down at the sight of this gorgeous table. You definitely set the mood with this one. My daughter is taking a cooking class in Florence this month and my intention was to do an Italian themed table. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    1. Aw Sandra, thanks for that visual (jumping up and down… ;-))!! Yes, I’m a big Italophile. A cooking class in Florence sounds fabulous! One of my daughter’s classes was “Pairing food and wine”. School wasn’t like that when I went!

  5. Your Tuscan table is stunning. I’ve never been to Italy but imagine such wonderful sights and sounds as these. I love all the special touches you added to continue your theme…it’s lovely.

  6. Hi Lory, a woman I can relate to. your table is so welcoming and warm. Love your details, place cards and fruits and veggies.
    I love a large long dining table. We have one too. We hope to visit Italy in the near future. So many wonderful places to see. I shall spend the time browsing through your lovely pictures.

    1. Thanks so much Linda! Enjoy your visit… ๐Ÿ™‚ If you go to the Travelfolio category, you can see some of my pics from the trip.

  7. Elizabeth Roderick says:

    This is delightful. I’m one to study every detail and everything you have done is beautiful. I love the different colors of the walls in the 3 rooms I can see. I would love to see Italy someday till then, thank you for sharing this inspiring table.

  8. the colors in this theme are so beautiful never thought to put food in vases what a unique idea and the flowers are gorgeous thank you for such beauty.Susie

  9. Oh my, the whole thing is stunning! I love your dining room, the gorgeous table with lovely dishes and great elements and yummy food…what can I add, but perfection! I tried following you, but couldn’t find the link.
    Thanks for coming by, I loved it!

    1. Thank you so much Fabby! Is my “follow link” not working or could you just not find the button? It should be right on my home page to the right of the posts, right below the social media buttons. There’s a subscribe by email button, but there’s also a “follow me on bloglovin” button which is the easiest way. Thank you so much for following (or at least trying to)!!

  10. So pretty Lory, this is one of my favorite color combos, pink orange and green~ I do love the buon appetito place cards, I have a secret desire to speak Italian, everything just sound so much better in French and Italian ๐Ÿ™‚ I especially love the textured cloth and the flowers with artichokes~

    1. Thanks Jenna! I agree about the language thing. I barely speak any Italian, but my French is good enough that I believe if I lived in a French speaking country for 6 months, I’d be fluent. Always thought that would be so cool!

  11. Oh wow, I love the tablescape. Using the tall apothecary jars to hold fruit is such a wonderful idea. Everything looks so beautiful. I also really love the checks and the coral colors in the room. Stunning.

  12. What a lovely table. It certainly transports one to Tuscany. It is a great table to enjoy a delicious meal with friends.

    Thanks for visiting me. Your kind words are appreciated.


  13. Lovely table! I love the beige checks, and the burlap table cover grounds the whole table beautifully. The terra-cotta napkins look fabulous with the salad plates. Beautiful!

  14. Your table setting is absolutely beautiful. My favorite thing is the collection of the colorful little tomatoes in the glass cylinders. That was a charming idea, instead of just all flowers. The whole thing is just pulled together beautifully. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your trip to Tuscany!

  15. You set a beautiful table and the Tuscan theme is perfect. It is all so wonderful and inviting. xo

  16. What a lovely place to be! that dining room setting makes me want to be a better person. I must get at least one room finished soon.

    1. Ha ha, love the way you put that! If it’s any consolation, my dining room was empty for years. I always felt I didn’t want to do it until I could do it the way I wanted… ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I am in love with these salad plates! I tend to like anything unique, and if it has some type of text, all the better. Thanks for the heads up on these. I am eBay bound. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Every element you used on this tablescape is breathtaking. I am in love with the veggies, flowers, dishes and so on. Beautiful

  19. What a great table that beautifully captures the warmth of Tuscany. I can’t tell you what I like best. Maybe the flower arrangement. No, the hurricanes filled with fruit or maybe the flatware. It’s all terrific.

  20. Perfect coloring for a Tuscan themed table! I definitely like the hurricanes filled with fruit! The PB vases with flowers have the perfect aged look that goe so well with this theme. Those are great plates- don’t you love how Ebay can help save the day! Love the printed table cards!

  21. I LOVE this table! I had forgotten that I have those same WS dishes, but haven’t used them yet. You’ve highlighted them perfectly: I hope I can put together a table as pretty as yours. Thanks for the inspiration! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  22. Lory, your table is gorgeous. Love the Italian pastries and the Limoncello pictured in your desert section. Is that a Gubana cake? We always bring back that cake from the Friuli region when we travel through Italy. Just beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Gina! Hmmm… can’t remember where the cake is from or what it is. Probably brought by one of my guests. I do know the pastries in the middle are Portuguese, although not sure the name. Thanks for stopping by… ๐Ÿ™‚