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 - Sweet Southern Magnolia

Welcome to another TABLESCAPE THURSDAY! A big thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this lovely party each week. Be sure to visit for more tablescape inspiration. This week my table is SWEET SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA inspired by my front yard magnolia tree which is in full bloom! The air around the front of the house smells so sweet and delicious. I just had to bring that indoors. Playing off of the creamy white blossoms, I am using a soft white and creamy yellow color scheme. Let's take a closer look:I started with the centerpiece - Mr. Panache clipped several magnolia blooms and leaves from our tree. I used two matching Milk Glass vases from my Grandmother's collection to hold the blooms then I tucked stems of leaves around the base. I completed the look with crystal and golden candleholders in a baroque pattern and elegan ivory soy candles from my Celebrating HOME decor line.
Since I sat the breakfast table, I have few table cloths that will fit this square (seats 8) table, so I bunched up a smaller round cloth and layered a hand crocheted table runner on top. The table runner was a gift from my dear Mother-in-Law who makes me the most wonderful items! For a soft accent color I chose creamy yellow in the linen placemats. The china is Bernadotte Ivory edged in gold by Formalities, Irish cut crystal rimmed in 24k gold, flatware is gold plate.

To add a little more panache to the centerpiece I used three gold orbs and tucked them among the magnolia leaves. I adore white, cream, off-white and soft yellow as a summer-time color palette. It seems so refreshing yet warm and inviting.
I use Soy Candles from Celebrating HOME exclusively. These ivory candles are scented like Creme Brulee! Yummy! The perfect, soft scent for the dinning room or kitchen. For more varieties and colors click here.
Isn't this bloom perfect? So white and perfectly formed. There's just something so elegant about the creamy blossoms of a Southern Magnolia with its shiny, green leaves that this Southern Girl can't resist! I hope you've enjoyed the tour. Don't forget to visit Susan and all the gals featuring lovely tables this week. Until I see you again,
Happy Decorating!
~Alisa





23 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I do love magnolias -- yours look so perfect. Such sweet soft colors on your table. Lovely.

Meme said...

The magnolias are so perfect they look faux! I love the use of non-color!

Michelle said...

Yes, magnolias are divine! Pretty table.

Kammy said...

Hello Alisa !
I really with Magnolia Trees would grow in Colorado....I would love to see one, guess I will have to visit your South one day....
Loved your pretty table, you always have a pretty table - nuf said !
Hugss ~ Kammy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Alisa, sooooo lovely. The magnolias are so pretty and fresh looking. The entire table is wonderfully inviting!

Barb

A Touch of Country said...

Wish I could scratch & sniff my computer screen right now to smell those magnolias!

Very beautiful table!

printersdevil said...

We were all trying to get a sniff of the wonderful magnolias. This is a very pretty table.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Such a soft and elegant tablescape. Your magnolia centerpiece is beautiful. I love the gold touches.

Thank you for sharing!

Tina

Chandy said...

Alisa, simply stunning table! I love how you made your centerpiece organic by stashing all those leaves between the vases. Gorgeous idea! The color scheme is divine...

carolinajewel said...

Your table is lovely and the centerpiece is ...panachey!!!! I love the golden orbs - they really do add an elegance to everything. :D Jewel

Dream Mom said...

The magnolias look beautiful! I especially love the crystal candleholders and the linen yellow placemats. I would have loved a close up picture of the tablesetting with the flatware against the linen placemat. Everything looks wonderful!

Southerncook said...

Being the Southern girl that I am, Magnolias are close to my heart. Absolutely gorgeous. What an elegant way to enjoy breakfast.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Mary said...

Such a lovely, soft color scheme and a very elegant table!

Maryrose said...

Hi Alisa,
Beautiful table as always. Your candlesticks are gorgeous. The cream and yellow has such a soft soothing look. I am always hesitant to bunch fabric in the middle of the table but I think I have been inspired to try it. Thanks.
~Maryrose
PS I have a magnolia blossom on my table, but our CA magnolias don't hold a candle to yours. :(

"Blossom" said...

Nothing sets a beaujtiful table like a magnolia and your is perfect! Be out of blogland for a bout a week and half. See you when I get back.

Anonymous said...

You've got PANACHE! The tablescape is lovely! Once again you out did yourself! I look forward to Thursdays and your post!

Nancy from OHIO

Kim said...

Just beautiful! I'm not a big fan of magnolia trees, but the flowers are spectacular. Does that make any sense?

Melanie said...

The citrusy scent of magnolias is the best. Beautiful tablescape!
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Deanna said...

Lovely, Lovely Tablescape Thursday.
You've made a beautiful setting.
Like it alot!

It is so much fun to see all the ideas others share.

This is my first ever Tablescape. Hope you'll drop by for a visit.

Blessings to you,
~Deanna~

Tammy518 said...

What a beautiful table you've set! I'm so jealous of yours and Susan's magnolia trees.

The creme brulee candles do sound yummy.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Another fresh and lovely tablescape! I can imagine how wonderful those magnolias smell...they are beautiful!
Your centerpiece is beautiful!
;-D

LdyDy said...

Your table is just beautiful. But I am drawn to those magnolias. We don't see much of those here in Southern Cal. I don't think I have ever really had the chance to smell one. If you could describe the scent of one, what would it smell like? I am thinking maybe sweet like jasmine? Huggy Hugs.

The Tablescaper said...

I love the bunching of the tablecloth. It brings it all together. And the magnolia's, well I won't go there other than to say simply amazing.

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