Monday, January 5, 2009

Sage, Gold & Buttermilk

Hello Everyone!
Today is Tablescape Tuesday hosted
by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
Visit her blog for a full list of participants.
After the holidays were over I was craving
a soothing palette after all the bright colors.
I went with a soft sage and gold.
Are you wondering why I used buttermillk in my title?
I have included a pie recipe. Click any photo for more details.
This is our dinette in our kitchen.
I found a tablecloth in a damask at BB& Beyond.
It's spill resistant. That should come in handy.

I used one of my sets of everyday dishes by Pfaltzgraff.

The glasses are a pastel color with a striped design.

The placemats are from Ross.
The napkins and beaded rings are from BB& Beyond.

Look at the rooster tea holder. How cute is that?
I found him at the Cracker Barrel gift shop.
I used some sugared fruit and a Colonial candle. We made buttermilk pie on Sunday and it is delish.
You will love this recipe!
Um... Does anyone see a white mouse?
It's Chestnut's new toy and it's in the photo.
Here's a photo of the recipe card. I hope everyone is having a lovely 09' so far.
I'm off to enjoy a piece of pie and cup of coffee.

108 comments:

lvroftiques said...

As always it looks bautiful Melissa! I really love those placemats! Vanna

Tootsie said...

this looks wonderful. I wish I could set a beautiful table! I too love the placemats!

tardevil said...

Oh girl - it is just all very DELICIOUS!!!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, This is so pretty. Love the napkins and napkin rings! You did another outstanding job! I wish I had more stuff to do a tablescape with, but I just have one set of dishes we use all the time.

I got on Micasa but it is really slow. I might upload some pics sometime. They really need to work on speeding it up! Talk to you soon. Kristen

Meadowsweet Days said...

So pretty and inviting, Melissa! The pie looks yummy! There goes my first resolution and we're only into the 5th day of the new year! :(

Carol

prof en retraite said...

Oh Melissa! Your tablescape is so pretty. Yes, the pastels are nice after all of the holiday colors. And I love the rooster tea bag rest! Your recipe for buttermilk pie sounds yummy! I enlarged the picture to find Chestnut's mouse. That's funny! I keep the kitty's toys in a little basket and they fish them out in the middle of the night and play with them. lol Have a great evening!...Debbie

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

I love your tablescape, Melissa! It looks so inviting and comfy. The perfect place for girlfriends to spend the morning chatting.
~*~Leanne~*~

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Melissa, I love your tablescape. Your placemats are beautiful. I really like your centerpiece. This could become addicting!! LOL
Hugs, Terrie

Ma'dame French said...

This looks welcoming are warm and homey;) Love it! French;)

Gollum said...

Absolutely beautiful. The napkins just set off those pretty dishes. I love, love, love those napkins!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Melissa, I love that jar, and I want some of those pretty napkin rings. The pie sounds great, and I'm saving the recipe, so I can make it. Thank you for sharing. laurie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, this looks wonderful girl. I think the only thing that is missing.. Well.. It's ME !!! lol I would love to sit at this beautiful table . Your recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing...hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be said...

Just Beautiful girl..I really loved the table cloth and the place mats using them both like that..this just looks so spring to me..which I am so ready for..thanks you girl for sharing another great one..hugs and smiles Gloria

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

So pretty Melissa- I love the ginger jar centerpiece. And I love buttermilk pie! You reminded me that I haven't made one in a while and need to do that!

blessings
mary

xinex said...

Beautiful table setting, Melissa! I especially love those napkins and table cloth....Christine

Daphine said...

Looks BEAUTIFUL! WOW! Your decorating is so inspiring!!!

Buttermilk pie is one of my favorites. In fact, when Dirk's (my husband) grandmother was living, she would bake me a buttermilk pie every time we would go visit them which was every Sunday. She'd make me one for me to take back home. I haven't had one in several years. I am going to print this recipe out and try making it myself. Thanks so much for being an inspiration to me tonight! Loved this post!

Diane said...

Yummm. My mom used to make buttermilk pies & I haven't thought about them in years. Thanks for the memories! ♥
Diane

ps Great job on your tablescape. Hmmm, where did you say you keep the centerpiece jar???

mishebe said...

Love the center piece. Great idea on that recipe card. mishelle

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Just beautiful Mellisa! I love everything about your table, I wish I could do one of these, maybe someday, like Kristen I dont have that much dishes but I may just use those I have and join in!

Wibeche og Rune said...

I love your table. You are so creative:D

Knittings Nice! said...

Loving everything...table certainly invites you in.

PAT said...

It's beautiful, Melissa!

The pie looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

What a coninkydink..the word verfication is dishyd!

kymber said...

Melissa,
How beautiful!
That's what I need to find - a table cloth that is spillproof - gotta love my hubby but BOY is he hard on my tablecloths! Guess it is a military thing - he is such a fast eater that he often doesn't watch to see the food flying ~smile~
Thanks for your sweet comment yesterday. First off ((hugs)) to you! I can so relate to what you are going through with your move. My husband is now retired military, but I will always remember the struggle of being a military wife! I marreid him later in his military career, and didn't have to travel anywhere, but I have been through many deployments and they are so TOUGH! My heart goes out to you - Keep us posted on your progress. I hope your house sells quick for you - have you thought about renting it out? It might be better in this tough economy to hold onto it till prices start going down a bit and people are buying again.
Blessings to you,
Kymber

Carol said...

Gorgeous table setting Melissa! Your pie recipe looks yummy.
Smiles,
Carol

JyLnC said...

I love the names you used - soft sage, gold, and buttermilk. Yummy! I admit I was looking forward to what color buttermilk would be, though. The pie is a good substitute for a tablescape color. I've never tasted Buttermilk pie before. Does it taste like a custard pie?

I love the centerpiece jar you used. It is gorgeous and gives the table an exotic, Asian flavor. The red flower on the jar really goes well with your wall color, too.

Have a good week!

The Charm House said...

Awesome... I love it, so comfortable... And thanks for the recipe! My favorite pie and always looking for a good recipe!
Hugs and blessings in 2009,
Yvette

Lynette said...

Your table is lovely and I love how everything looks so soft and pretty!! Makes me want to jurry spring along - I'm so not a fan of cold weather and today makes me want warm weather even more!!

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Your table is beautiful! I love the full look of it! You've got the touch, sweetness! The green glasses pop here! The pie looks and sounds so good!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

brettinsky said...

The table looks beautiful and so does the pie! I will have to try this!

Happy New Year!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh Melissa, that table is one of my favorites. It has such charm & color w/out being too bright. That jar is incredible!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Everything you do is simple beautiful, Melissa.

I hope you aren't sick of awards because I just gave you another one. Go check it out!
Donna

Envoy-ette said...

I found the mouse! He won't eat much ;D I love your napkins and that center piece. I'm coveting your ice tea glasses. You are right, this is a nice soothing table after all of the bright sparkles of Christmas. Well done!
(and your house is gorgeous too!)

Stacey said...

The table is so pretty! I double clicked to see that canister in the middle of the table. It's breath taking!!

Love buttermilk pie too. My dad is the one in our family who makes them...two at every event.

White Iris Designs said...

Great table & a bonus recipe...It's a good day!

Ginger said...

Hi Melissa:
Your tablescape is gorgeous. I love the centerpiece!!!
Ginger

Really Rainey said...

That table looks fabulous! What time is lunch?
~Rainey

Susan said...

GORGEOUS table Melissa!I love all the warm colors....beautiful!

Sandy said...

mmm, that buttermilk pie sounds delish!

Linda said...

Melissa, looks lovely and with food too. Yum! I think we have the same napkins this week. Lovely, love your home colors.
Linda

Kathleen said...

Lovely table, and thanks for the buttermilk pie recipe! Sounds excellent!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Your table is so beautiful!

niartist said...

GORGEOUS! I love the napkins with the colors pulled through of all the dishes, and accessories, and cloth! Fantastic! Great job ... and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Buttermilk pie! I'm gonna have to give this recipe a try! Happy Tuesday!

Bobbi Jo said...

Melissa,
Your table scape is so beautiful. Very lovely. I also love Buttermilk Pie it is a dangerous pie to have in the house. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Sharon Kay said...

Just when is dinner ready? Your table is beautiful and what fun it would be if a few of us could sit around it and talk in person. I am sure we would never shut up. I am having a give a way so please come over to the cottage and sign up when you have the time...........Hugs.........Sharon K

Kristen said...

I love buttermilk pie!! I think baking is all buttermilk is good for. My mom can drink it ...ewwww.

Your table is beautiful

Diane said...

I just dropped by for another peek at that gorgeous jar! I don't remember seeing it at Marshall's Saturday. I'll try the other one close to me....

Yummm, pumpkin cookies! I have to make some this week for my DIL's birthday. She's addicted to them. ☺
Diane

marty39 said...

Oh Melissa, this is just beautiful. I love the jar as your centerpiece, it is just gorgeous. Your pie recipe sounds sooooo good. I will definitely jake this. Your little roosters look so beautiful with the sugared fruit. Very creative. I hear you are moving. You know I understand and wish you good luck with the move. God Bless, Marty

ellen b. said...

Your table is so lovely, warm and inviting. I really like the sage accent...

Lorie said...

Gorgeous!! And I love buttermilk pie!

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful, love the rooster!
Buttermilk pie is so yummy! Love the centerpiece.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Melissa,
Your table is just lovely. The centerpiece is beautiful! I really like how you have coordinated your pieces - very well put together! The recipe sounds yummy - my Mother would love it - I am going to send it to her. Thanks for sharing! See ya soon! -Alisa

The Kusibab Family said...

Love the center piece it came out pretty. I love the light colors. I am consistently impressed. Love the mouse in the house. HA! love mic

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, thanks so much for stopping by.. Just got home from work.. got hubby fed and now trying to catch up on here.. Watch out tomorrow I'll be hitting it like crazy..lol.. hugs ~lynne~

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Melissa, Beautiful tablescape! It is so inviting! The pie looks and sounds delicious! I will have to try this one! ~Rhonda :)

Nancy said...

Melissa, that is a beautiful setting! Pie looks delish! Nancy

Tammy said...

Very pretty! I like the soft color palette, especially the different colored glasses.

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Melissa! Your table looks beautiful and refreshing! I love that ceramic piece in the middle, very pretty. Also the deep red & gold walls in the kitchen are so rich looking. The pie looks great, not too difficult of a recipe - just my type! I had to blow up the picture when you mentioned something about a mouse..was wondering what the heck you were refering to - but I think I saw a little white thing on the floor near the dining room..? so cute - those darn "kids" are always leaving their toys everywhere! ;) as to my posting problem...sigh, I just want to tear my hair out! I am so frustrated! I try every chance I get to upload...I have defragmented the computer, cleaned up any free space, rebooted...don't know what else I can do! That's why I was happy to read that others were having the same problem, cuz' I was ready to toss my computee' out the window! It says my blog ID is blank...? whatever that means! I can post words, just won't upload the pix. The only good thing is that since I took my pictures to post last week, things have already changed a bit in the house (oops! hit some sales!) so I guess it's good I didn't post as they would already be outdated! see, a bright side! I promise to keep trying...but now I just get to visit everyone else's. :) Take care. ~ Laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, Glad you like the green vases. Hubby thought they looked good, but he doesn't really count. lol! It's good to get others (who decorate) opinions and reasurance.

Yes, I am going to change my header as soon as Kevin will help me. I have no clue how to do it and would be scared I would delete my whole blog. I read that Chari had alot of trouble. The last one Kevin changed was pretty easy, so I hope I don't have any problems. Talk to you soon,Kristen

Kristen said...

I passed on an award to you!

"Blossom" said...

Melissa, you gals just blow me out of the water with your tablescapes.
Lovely dishes and tablescape.
Blossom

Jules said...

This looks so pretty and I love the plaid napkins! That pie looks delicious too.
Thanks for your comments about Vegas! I am really excited to go.

Kristen said...

Thanks for letting me run on your blog :-)
I really like the warm welcome picture. It is very inviting!

Lynette said...

Hey Melissa - thanks for grabbing my button!! Kristen and I have (well really Kristen) worked on them yesterday and I think they are sooo fun!! We are all about the buttons now!!

The Blonde Duck said...

If you're not into interior design, you should get into it!

Queenie Jeannie said...

You have a beautiful home!! Martha Stewart has NOTHING on you!

Lynette said...

Do a heart - it is so you!! I'll post it as soon as it's available - just let me know!

Grand Occasions said...

It looks beautiful and so inviting. I LOVE the jar!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Melissa, this is beautiful! Love the plaid napkins and the tablecloth is beautiful...as are the placemats. Your centerpiece is gorgeous. It is so nice to see these softer colors for a change. Thanks for a great TT post. And thanks for the yummy recipe...I want to try that one! Susan

The Muse said...

great shots...each one lets us see a special surprise :) i am really loving the color, & great play of textures too! (love the rooster)

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Good Morning, Melissa..it's me again. :)

I was enlarging your beautiful Tablescape pictures and noticed the beautiful gold "quilted" looking candle on the black stand in the corner. So unusual. Where did you find that?

You asked about my "D" mug. Yes! My dd gave it to me Christmas morning (and a "D" one to my mother for our morning coffee). I had admired hers ~"E". They are so fun, aren't they? She got it at the Anthropologie in Chicago.

Rue said...

Good morning Melissa :)

You did a beautiful job with this tablescape! It's so cheerful :)

Thank you for the pie recipe!!

xo,
rue

Grand Occasions said...

Hi Melissa, it's nice to "meet" you as well. Thanks for the compliment. We did have a wonderful time at the shower and it was so much fun putting it all together. I'm still trying to figure out how to edit my photos and add elements to my blog. As soon as I do I promise it will get better. My pictures just aren't coming out as clear as they really are. I welcome any advice. Guess I'm going to have to find a blogging for dummies book!! Hope you have a good and productive day as well! Elizabeth

Lynette said...

Hey Melissa - I've got my profile set so you can email me - if you get a minute - send me an email to my personal account. I have a quick question for you!!

Grand Occasions said...

Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm a little computer illiterate myself. I learned a lot building my web site, but that format is completely different than the blogging format. I don't know why they can't just make everything computer related the same. Sometimes I'm able to figure things out, but then I can't remember how I did it. The books you saw peeking out are some really neat devotion books I found at a bookware house several years ago. The author is Pam Vredevelt (nope, I didn't get my fingers on the wrong keys, that's really the way you spell it). One is Expresso for Your Spirit:Hope and Humor for Pooped Out Parents and the other is Espresso for a Woman's Spirit:Encouraging Stories of Hope and Humor. She's written other books as well, but the only other one I've read is Angel Behind the Rocking Chair: Stories of Hope in Unexpected Places. I'm sure you can find them on Ebay or somewhere. I've enjoyed them and re-read the Espresso books. As for the "Southern" napkins, you can find them in any gift shop or boutique, but being the bargin shopper that I am I buy them at Tuesday Morning, T.J. Maxx, Marshall's, Home Goods and occasionally at Old Time Pottery. They are very affordable there and I always stock up. You'll definately have to look for them. It's good retail theraphy because it won't break the bank!

Kathleen Ellis said...

How pretty! I love your napkins! and that pie looks delicious!Your color scheme is so warm and inviting! Great job!

The Muse said...

Im not sure how blogger has managed to wipe me off your bloggers follow list...but im still here!

Shirl said...

Hello Melissa, thank you so much for stopping by, your tablescape is beautiful but oh do I ever love Chestnut!!!
Bless You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Happy To Be said...

Good evening girl!! thanks so much for coming by..it does mean the world to me to see the support when I post antiques as I know its not every ones cup of tea..thanks again...hugs and smiles Gloria

KD said...

TAG YOUR IT! Go see my blog to find out why!

Mama said...

Melissa your table is just gorgeous,I love everything. Thank you for your sweet words, I am so glad Raxx won my giveaway she is such a lovely lady. I have been on a mission to sort out all the paperwork and Christmas decor this week and have been neglecting blog-land and missing it like crazy, hubby is desperate to go to Tahoe this weekend so it will be Monday before I can put up a post and get back to blogging grrr, have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Kathy.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hey ay cutie... Good morning. Things are coming along... I got the message about the topper..will try to get it ready to go the first of the week for you.. They are wonderful things to adorn our homes with aren't they? How are things with you? I hope your Daddy is doing well..hugs ~lynne~

Melanie said...

Very pretty Melissa. The pie looks great too.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, this is just delightful! You always do such lovely tablescapes.

I wanted you to know that I got you added to my bloglist and that I hope you will accept the award I have for you on my blog. You are the epitome of friendliness, and I think you deserve it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

ann said...

MELISSA,THIS TAKES MY BREATH AWAY.IT'S LOVELY.THE NAPKIN RINGS ARE SO ELEGANT AND THE VASE IN THE MIDDLE.IT ALL GOES SO WELL TOGETHER.THIS IS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST I HAVE EVER----------------SEEN.IF THERE WERE A WINNER TODAY,IN MY BOOKS,IT WOULD BE YOU...ANN

Jules said...

Thanks for your compliments on the trees! I love them and Target!!
I was a HUGE Sex and the City fan as well. I miss that show terribly sometimes and things like Lipstick Jungle get me through. I sometimes pop in a dvd of an old season or watch episodes OnDemand.
The movie didn't measure up in my opinon either, but I would defintiely go see it if they made another one. HA :)

Chari said...

Hello Girlfriend...

Just checked my blog and found the sweet, sweet note that you left! Thank you so much...your love and prayers have definitely been felt!!! I have met so many dear people here in blogland (and RMS)...it never seizes to amaze me of the love and support that is always offered! You're just the sweetest and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!!!

I am finally getting a chance to rest a bit...of course, it's been so hectic. It really is overwhelming at times! I feel for you with having aging parents as well...but the Lord always gives us the strength to do what is needed! We just take one day at a time, right?

Well my friend, you have certainly set another beautiful table!!! I just love that beautiful canister that you used for the centerpiece! Oh yes, and buttermilk pie...is the best!!! Hehe!!!

Thank you again, Sweetie! I sure do appreciate our friendship!
Love ya,
Chari

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh yes, we've had buttermile pie. We normally make Bisquick's Buttermilk pie and it is delish. Served with fresh fruit, yum, yum. My mom serves it with canned pineapple. Very yummy too.

Blessings,

Sher

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

Send me over a piece of the pie. Your table looks beautiful

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I know you would give anything to be able to be there to help. I'll be saying extra prayers for you ..hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be said...

Melissa Beverly is the one who host PINK Saturday...Lynne is from Lynnes gifts from the heart blog and she usally does PINK Saturday..I hope I did't confuse you with mententing her name Lynne on my post..hope this clear this up for you..and PINK saturday is alot of fun..get to meet lots of new blogs..hugs and smiles Gloria

Connie said...

Melissa, Your pie looks and sounds wonderful. Would you believe I have never heard of it, nor has anyone every make one that I know of. This has to be a Southern Living special dessert. I'll have to ask the good cooks I know. Your table settings are out of this world. I am at the giving away stage now. I find I have too much of everything and need to purge.
Was it hard for you to set up your blog ? I spoke with the lady and she said I would just have to put a background under my existing blog. There is so much wasted space on the sides of mine that I don't use. Like others, I am afraid I will send my blog to never neverland if I attempt it.
Love your sage color very much.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Melissa, I was tickled pink that you visited theVintageNest. I am afraid it's too late to get in today's pink Saturday because Beverly, our hostess, is away but next week is just fine. We would be thrilled to have you. And you don't have to have any pink at all. My pink photo today is one I took on Christmas vacation. Just scoot over to Beverly's blog (on my sidebar) and leave her a comment or email her by Wednesday. :) I love buttermilk pie. There is a little country restaurant out here that makes the BEST! Warm hugs, Lynn
P.S. Your tablescape is so pretty.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh you would be a "great" addition to Pink Saturday. I'm glad you got the right info.. It is just the most fun to meet new people.. hope all is well this a.m.
hugs ~lynne~

Lana G! said...

Beautiful tablescape and oh my the pie! Looks wonderful - thanks for the recipe!

Diane said...

Hi Melissa!
Thanks for coming by & your sweet comment on my header picture. I made the topiaries on the sideboard a few years ago. ☺
Diane

Liz said...

What a lovely table!!! I love buttermilk pie! It looks like I could just pull up a chair and sit down! : )

Miss Janice said...

Melissa, I'm a bit late for the "Tablescape Tuesday" party, but you did an awesome job. I love the colors of the setting and the centerpiece is beautiful. Everything is very pretty, as usual. Thanks for your prayers for my friend!

Diane said...

Hi Melissa!

I bought 2 red clay pots at a garden center for the topiaries & painted them copper. The topiary is a styrofoam cone with moss glued & pinned on. Then I wound a thin copper ribbon around the moss form. The trunk is a branch cut off a tree & split in two. ♥

e-mail address: diane.wallace1@comcast.net

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, What a great idea to do an anniversary frame! When I read that some ideas popped in my head! Good thinking!!If you come up with any other ideas let me know!! I appreciate your input! Kristen

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

Thanks for the visit today!!! Have a blessed Sunday...

Jan

Kristens Creations said...

Yes,I have thought about a boy and girl frame. I will be making those soon!

I have not thought about the initials!! Another great idea! I have painted initials for little girl's rooms on canvas and am planning on doing a few of those this week. I use lots of ribbons, rhinestones, 3d embellishments, etc. They have turned out pretty cute.

You've got me thinking about a blogger frame..... I'm going to give this some thought!! Thank you so much for your ideas!! Kristen

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This really is adorable! Susan, I'm wishing you a very Happy Sunday! I know I posted on this before, but I didn't want the week to go by without me wishing you many blessings...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

102 comments???!!!!!!! I'm always amazed at how many comments you get Melissa! Thanks for all the nice comments you have left on my blog. I have been so busy during the holidays I didn't get a chance to respond, but wanted to let you know they were all read & very much appreciated!! Have a great 2009!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Forgot to tell you that yes, you did see my DD's bedroom on RMS.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, thanks for swinging by today. I'm telling you I was one "excited" gal.. :-) I hope you're having a super W/k.
hugs ~lynne~

Connie said...

Melisa, I would love to join your Tues luncheons, but I don't seem to cook anymore. My girls are all away now, and cooking for one gets to be boring. When my husband was alive he ate non stop (and was still in good shape, too). I find I go from a late breakfast, to a large dinner which is not the best idea, either.
So I thank you anyway and I shall enjoy your lunches by computer.
Your home is so lovely !

prairiedog said...

Melissa,honestly,I have never had the pleasure of dining at a table set as pretty as this.I am proud to say I have the same glasses though.I'm glad your dh was home to help with the frozen pipe trouble.We had some freezing issues this winter too and I was happy mine was home,I don't like to even think about how I would manage here without him.Cyndi

Christine said...

Your tables are beautiful! What a fun post!