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.

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY - An English Garden for Mother

This week I've pulled together a table to honor MOM. I'm calling it "An English Garden for Mother". I was looking through my dishes, linens and crystal trying to come up with a new combination that I haven't shared before. While I was pondering this week's table, my eyes fell on a new picture that I've just acquired. I was admiring the coral, peach and orange tones in the background and suddenly I knew what I would do. Let's take a look at my inspiration picture and go tour this table I've set especially for Mother's Day. This picture is called "Magnolia Estate" and it's from my Celebrating HOME line of interior accents and home furnishings. The creamy white flowers against the coral and peach toned background were my inspiration this week.
My Mom loves an English Garden. Tea Roses and Peonies are her two favorite blooms. This table features creamy white peonies in the centerpiece and lovely Tea Roses on the floral napkins. I had a lot of fun pulling this table together and with each layer I got more excited to see the finished product. The explosion of color across our dining room table even pulled a few compliments from Mr. Panache and our boys. Wow!

Earlier this year my Mom came to visit over a long weekend and as we girls do we took off to shop. I found these Ralph Lauren napkins at BELKS. The background is a soft Robin's Egg Blue and the floral print features roses in shades of coral, peach, pink and rose.

I started with a creamy white quilted placemat. I tend to use placemats more than tablecloths during the warmer months. Next, I added my woven wicker chargers. I have had these for several years and love the texture they add to any table. I love the way they add a sense of casual elegance to an otherwise formal table. I then layered three different stoneware patterns in three different colors - Ivory dinner plate, Robin's Egg Blue salad plate, Coral dessert plate - a slight nod to the classic of RED, WHITE and BLUE but with a modern mix.

Elegant Ivory Soy candles cast just a hint of glow around the table.

I had 3 yards of Peach silk fabric left over from a project for a client. I simply placed it in the center of my table and turned the unfinished edges under. Viola! A tablerunner. The ivory platter featured here is part of a new pottery line from Celebrating HOME. It is called VERANDA. The pattern is a basket-weave embossing with an English Ivy motif layered on top. Now I have to decide was yummy entree I will place on this lovely platter for a Mother's Day lunch.

A matching covered casserole.

This is what we call a BEAN POT. It is oval shaped with a deep well and narrow opening. Perfect for serving baked beans, pasta salads, soups, stews or chowders.

A couple fine feathered friends find their way to the table.

I tried several ways of displaying my napkins. I liked this triangle fold laid across the dessert plate. But, I was afraid it covered to much of the plate.

Each one of the different stoneware patterns are embossed. I purchased these coral dessert plates at TARGET about 6 years ago. They were on the clearance table - 4 for $5! What a bargain!

When my eyes fell on these salad plates it was love at first sight. The soft Robin's Egg Blue was unlike any dishes I had in my cabinet and I knew they would match my napkins perfectly. I found them at TJMaxx about a month ago. You will see these in many more tablescapes I'm sure! (Smile!)

And again! My tried and true IVORY dinner plates from BHandGardens.

I settled on displaying the napkin inside the crystal goblet. I liked the way the fabric fanned out and added some height to the table. The smaller crystal goblet is actually a sorbet cup. I wasn't sure about the proper placement so it ended up to the right of the glass. If you happen to know the correct spot for it, please share. :-)

I am reading a wonderful book called "Creative Hospitality" by Nancy Van Pelt. The book is on loan from my dear friend Peggy Morris. One quote from the author that I will share is this:
'To know how to create a beautiful table setting and pull it all together in an
inviting manner is a talent from God".
I never really thought about it that way but after participating in Susan's Tablescape Party and viewing all the gorgeous tables that everyone posts week after week, I have decided that I agree with Mrs. Van Pelt! So for more inspiration and to visit some very talented ladies, pop over to see Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Until I see you again,
Happy Table Setting!


Gypsy aka Tam said...

your table is lovely!!! The color combination is so soothing and very pretty and I love all of your beautiful dishes.
Have a great Thursday,

ellen b said...

Oh I do love the coral with the blue. Very nice. Your tables are so full and pretty! Just love them...
Happy TT to you!

Melissa Miller said...

~Wow! Alisa I'm speechless it's all so stunning!

The coral runner and plates are so vibrant and warm. You are one talented tablescaper. Where do you store everything?
You have the most amazing collection of dishes I have ever seen.
Absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous!
~Melissa :)

Chandy said...

Alisa that is a gorgeous table! I love all the colors you used! Awesome dinnerware, too!

Scribbler said...

Fabulous color scheme! Don't be surprised if I take your cue and do something similar soon!


Anonymous said...

Oh, what an elegant table you've set! I love everything on it!
BE a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Nancy said...

It's stunning and inviting - a delicate balance and you did it with panache! Absolutely love the colors and table linens. Love, love love the peonies. :) Nancy

xinex said...

You set the table so beautifully with wonderful pieces and colors!...Christine

Lisa said...

Gorgeous table! Love the color scheme and all your lovely tablewear. Thanks for sharing it with us!

~CC Catherine said...

Good Evening Ms Alisa! ;) Lovely scape as usual. I adore those powder blue plates...how cool are they? You do a great job of pulling everything together and really evoke one to go thinking of what all we can use to create our own fabulous Tablescape. Super! ~CC Catherine

Melissa Marie said...

Absolutely stunning! I LOVE the softness of all the colors... and the flowers, oh my. You did a wonderful job. :)

Unknown said...

Peonies and roses, now your Mom has the best taste! Love the coral and colors you pulled into the table with your flowers. All the dishes layered give it such depth.
Hope you and your mother enjoy a happy and blessed Mother's Day.
Happy Twirls

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty color combination - goodness I'm really enjoying everyone's colors this week - this is so very elegant - your mother will certainly feel special at this table! Happy Mother's day!

Casabella Cottage said...

I love your table...it does feel like an English garden.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful table ....Happy Tablescape Thursday and Happy Mother's day~ Susan

"Blossom" said...

You're not afraid of color and that's a good thing. YOur tablesittings are always with a lot of detail and beauty. Thanks, for sharing.

Unknown said...

Hi Alisa,

Your table is so beautiful and elegant. I love the colors! Your new line is so pretty, has a lot of texture and will go with anything.

Unknown said...

Its all in the details! I Love this beautiful tablescape!

~Really Rainey~

Candy said...

...and you definitely have that talent. I know when I click on your name I am in for a show. Rich, full color never fails to delight.

Happy MOM day to you,

Diana LaMarre said...

Oh, Alisa, I love this week's table! Any mother would love to have this table.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Another winning tablescape. I love this & I'm not normally a fan of anything coral. But I love the color combo on your table and all the textures and layers. I love it!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Alisa, your table is beautiful, as always! I have admired that Ralph Lauren print for quite some time...but never saw napkins, they are lovely! I love the colors you've mixed together here...it does feel like an English Garden!
Have a Happy Mother's Day dear friend!

Maryrose said...

I love your table and color combinations, They create a very soothing and beautiful table.
Those gorgeous napkins pulled everything together. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. Happy Mothers Day!

Unknown said...

very lovely table. Love the colors!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohh myyy...it seems that each time you do another tablescape you top the last...how do you do that, my friend? First of all, I love the magnolia art! It's gorgeous and I can certainly understand how it inspired your tablescape! You are always so creative with your placesettings...I just love coming to your place to see what you're going to come up with next...hehe! I love how you always have so many wonderful layers...the creamy white placemat...the wicker charger...and then...all of those beautifully colored plates!!! I think the robin's egg blue is fabulous with the coral...so pretty Alisa!!! I fell in love with the pretty blue plate the minute I seen it! I'd love to have some like it! Ohhh and the beautiful tea rose napkins...they really just tie your entire table together...they really are beautiful!

And...the centerpiece...ahhhh!!! You noticed that I started a whole new paragraph just to talk about it! Hehe!!! Those beautiful white peonies against the coral silk...magnificent!!! REALLY!!!

Girl, you never seize to amaze me! Thank you for sharing this beautiful tablescape with all of us...such "eye candy"!!!

Sending my very best wishes to you for a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend!!!

Robin said...

Fabulous!....I love the birds.

Have a beautiful day.

Miss Janice said...

This is a beautiful tablescape! I love the colors of the china, the centerpiece, the serveware, and the linens. Everything is just beautiful. I love the napkin in the goblet OR on top of the plate...it's such a beautiful pattern!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Hi Alisa...so sorry I am so late! Love your table. I really liked, as you know I do, the variety in the place setting. It really does remind me of wildflowers...every one different and beautiful!
I hope you enjoy your Mother's Day tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

This tablescape is absolutely stunning and my two favorite things are the napkins and the salad plate. I wished we had a Belks up here but that's a Southern based dept. store. Do you know the pattern name of the napkin by Ralph Lauren? I wonder if Bed,Bath&Beyond or Macy's would sell it?

Betty said...

Is Home Interiors now called Celebrity Home? Love their stuff, and I have that wrought iron centerpiece that you have the candles and flowers in and it's got to be 30 yrs. old I bet. Does Celebrity Home have a website?

Carrie said...

Your tablesetting is eclectic and very attractive.

As to the quotation --all beauty is God-inspired.


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