WELCOME to CAROLINA PANACHE! I believe our homes should be a haven, a place of beauty and peace that reflect who we are and what's important to us. I'm on a journey to add personality and panache to every corner of my house. For me, good design evolves, grows and changes with the needs of one's lifestyle. I want my home to be creative, to be stylish, to be entertaining, to be real. I hope you will join me on my journey. It's always more fun to travel together.
This blog is all about bringing style and elegance to the home. The art of dressing your home goes beyond hanging a few items on the wall and arranging furniture. Much like a fabulous set of earrings or a new stylish handbag may take your little black dress from fine to fabulous, home accesories and key furnishings can take your rooms from ho-hum to singing the Halleluiah Chorus! Join with me as we discover new ways to add panache to every room of the house.

Rise 'n Shine Tablescape

Welcome to another TABLESCAPE TUESDAY! While this is only my 2nd time participating, this is the 20th Anniversary of Tablescape Tuesday. To see more wonderful inspiration and lovely tables go on over to Between Naps on the Porch at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com The table I want to share with you today is my breakfast room.

I am calling this table Rise 'n Shine.
This table would greet my family and guests on a sunny Saturday morning.
I started by laying down a 52" crocheted table topper.
Then added woven wicker table trays. I love the texture they added.
Next, I layered my Better Homes and Gardens IVORY dishes.
I love to work with white or ivory dishes. It opens up endless possibilities for
color schemes and accents. Today I have incorporated soft green, yellow, brown, white and
plum pulling inspiration from the colors in the napkins.

Below is a closer look at the wicker trays and dishes.
I wanted to use green as my primary accent for this table.
So I mixed in my green glass goblets taking my que
from the pretty floral napkins.

I love the pattern details along the edge and center of the plates.
In this photo you can see raised embossing.

Many years ago I began collecting ROOSTERS. This is the
first rooster that I purchased. I loved the rustic, shabby chic look
of the whitewashed finish. He looks a little mean, I think.
Maybe he's hungry! (LOL)
In keeping with the breakfast theme, I decided to
incorporated a selection of fruits - Bartlett Pears, and Red and Green
Grapes. I liked the way those colors are pulled from the napkins.
In the photo below, I turned one of the wicker table trays on end
so you can see the size and detail. These trays will come in handy
on Super Bowl Sunday!

Here is just another look at the placesetting.

I like to decorate with plates and so I keep on hand several sizes
of plate stands and racks. To make a quick change in your kitchen or dinning
room, try changing out pretty, seasonal plates and display them on your counter tops, cabinet tops if they are open and not closed in with a soffit, or hang them on the wall.
You can also add panache to living rooms, sunrooms, bedrooms and even BATHROOMS by displaying collector plates that play off the colors and accents in your space.
I would love to hear about ways you use plates in your decor.
Here is a close up of the coffee cup and saucer.
The embossed designs is carried over to these pieces as well.

You may have noticed in an early picture, the pitcher nestled behind
the rooster and grapes. This is an old copper pitcher that I've had for eons.
I actually have two exactly alike. I really liked the way this one odd
piece added its rustic charm to the table.
Hope you've enjoyed the tour.
Don't forget to visit all the other participants today.
For the complete list visit Between Naps on the Porch.
As always,
Happy Decorating!


Unknown said...

This is very lovely...I really like the use of the wicker trays! And of course I have a love affair with all shades of green, so this really speaks to me!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome.I love the wicker and of course the rooster.What a fabulous table ou set my dear...Ann

a quiet life said...

absolutely love your table! wonderful pieces, the trays are great and i adore your center pieces. excellent!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful breakfast table! I loved your rooster, yes he did look a little mean, perhaps he isn't a morning rooster? Your dishes are lovely.
Such a creative idea!
~Really Rainey

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh I love the rooster and the touches of green! Your plates are gorgeous! Beautiful job...Debbie

"Blossom" said...

From the plates and cups to the napkins and the lovely rooster; its all beautiful.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I certainly did enjoy the tour! Like everyone else, I love the use of the wicker trays & your color scheme is fabulous.

Kathleen said...

Very, very pretty!
And I have the perfect thing for you to serve with that tablesetting!
It was my first blog post...
Thanks for the tour, it was lovely!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Alisa,
This is so beautiful and elegant. Love the pears with ribbon.
What a lovely and creative idea.
You have created a gorgeous TT post once again! I'm so glad you are sharing them with us.
Warmly, Melissa :)

PAT said...

Beautiful tablescape!

I don't remember visiting before. I'll add you to my blog list. That little list reminds me to pay visits!

I've enjoyed having a look at your blog.

In case you haven't visited before, come by the Back Porch sometime.

My main blog, which deals with decorating, shopping etc, is Back Porch Musings. My photography blog is Snapshots from the Back Porch.

Lady Katherine said...

Your table is so charming! rooster, he can fly over here. lol The wicker tray, pears, grapes,love it. The dishes are lovely.

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

This is absolutely lovely! Every single detail is well-thought out and lovingly gathered. I love the rooster - when you tire of him please send him my way. LOL

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a gorgeous table to surprise guests and family with for breakfast. Your dishes are just gorgeous and I really like the fruit and rooster for the centerpiece. Very inspirational and full of great ideas. Thanks Marty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love it. I love the wicker trays! I never had a chicken until I started blogging. Then I saw that I was "out of touch!". Now I have enough that I could do a chicken tablescape...but I think your's is absolutely adorable!

ellen b. said...

Oh I really love these colors together on your table Alisha! Just gorgeous. The dishes and napkins are so great! Fabulous job!!

Carolina Mama said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! You have such a great sense of style. This is pretty. I wanted to tell you I am doing a Carolina Girls Rollcall. comes on by. :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful and inviting tablescape! The centerpiece and napkins are fabulous!

I am a NC gal also, so nice to meet you! :) ~Rhonda

Jean said...

I love your table setting. the colors are great and the rooster is perfect.
Jean in Virginia

Dixie said...

I just love the white and green combination... it looks so crisp and clean!

thanks for sharing your inspiration! Dixie

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I am late this week visiting tablescapes.... LOVE your table..and the mixture of textures...

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Alisa...this is soooo detailed and wonderful...you really have an eye for putting together an amazing tablescape! I just purchased white china a couple of months ago...thanks for the inspiration seeing your here! Love that big rooster!

Miss Janice said...

Im so excited to have discovered your blog. This tablescape is simply awesome! Love the whole blog!

Kathleen Ellis said...

This is so pretty! I LOVE those napkins! Nice touch with the pears on the plates!


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