Vineyard Tablescape

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Grapes are in season right now. The local vineyards are harvesting  grapes and they have made their way to farmer’s markets and grocers.
Today’s tablescape was inspired by grapes.

                          

When I think of grapes I think of words like earthy, succulent, fresh and rich. I wanted to set an earthy old world style table with a hint of rich decadence that a great wine conjures up.  Sorta marrying the outdoor vineyard with the wine cellar.

                              

Each place is set with a napkin folded to make a placemat. This is a trick I use so often. Just fold the center and smooth the side edges and no one ever knows. The creamy ivory damask tablecloth adds a heavy and rich background for the table.
Keeping with the vineyard theme wreaths made from grapevine become natural chargers.
These heavily embossed green grape plates have been used in several tablescapes. Their bronze oil rubbed border is all that is usually seen. But today the beautiful motif on the face of the plate echoes the theme of table
Adding a little glimmer to the table,  bunches of sparkling grapes are draped across the salad plates.
Napkins are folded informally next to the plates. The traditional look and feel of the flatware carries the old world theme.
Warm brown fluted water glasses give are very elegant in style . I think these are such a lovely quality. And I am very fond of footed stemware. I got these at JC Penney. I was delighted to find such good quality.
Large grape laden salt and pepper shakers grace the table. They have the same bronze oil rubbed banding as the plates.
The centerpiece is a green bowl matching the salt and pepper’s perched on a dark, turned pedestal to give a tiered affect. The bowl is filled to overflowing with an abundance of purple and green grapes. Grapes are also displayed around the edge of the pedestal. 
Substantial glass lanterns with bronze oil rubbed hardware flank the centerpiece. Tall green pillars glow through the thick glass. You will see these again next month, I think they look like pumpkins. But for now they remind me of hand held lanterns used by vineyard worker to go out and tend the vines at night… frost makes sweet wine!
Dessert is waiting to be served. Dessert plates and flatware are placed on the table if there is room.
A bottle of great red wine is emptied into a hand blown wine decanter. This lovely piece was purchased a Peller Winery on Niagara-On-The-Lake. We try to go every year for their wine weeks in September. A most magical place!
Wine will be served with a cheese board. And then taken to the table.
StoneGable tip: To make a $10.00 bottle of red wine taste like a $50.00 + bottle of wine, decant it (and use an aerator if you have one) then let it sit for 10 ~ 30 minutes before serving. You can also pour a glass and let it sit for 30 minutes. WOW! You won’t believe the difference. Red wine mellows out and looses that taste that makes the back of your jaws pucker.
The Menu
Cheese Board
Apple, Beet and Carrot Salad
Pork Loin Stuffed With Butternut Squash and Bleu
Roasted Garlic and Leek Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Broccoli
Individual Grape Tarts
Wine
Coffee

I am joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Click HERE to visit the most beautiful and creative tables in bloggland!

Comments

  1. says

    How grape thou art, Yvonne! :) That is a lovely, earthy table. Save the good wine for someone else, some diet soda is all I need!
    The table is gorgeous! Wonderful flatware too!

  2. says

    Yvonne, from a wine-country-girl at heart, (I’ve seen lots of grape/wine country table settings in my day) this is perfection!

    Light and fluffy is fine, but the deep, rustic and aged look wins second and third, longing and admiring glances from me every time. :D

    The grapes, that dark pedestal, those attractive stemmed goblets, flatware and dinnerware are beautiful. Can’t wait to see how you’ll use your gorgeous lanterns in the future.

    Very well done, my friend. Thank you for sharing.

    blessings & xo ~m.

  3. says

    Just great Yvonne! I love all colors but brown and green are so natural and earthy-lovin’ your napkins! This is a very upscale yet comfortable setting-very pretty! And the grapes look pretty good too, do you have plans for them:@)

  4. says

    Yvonne, This is a beautiful table. I know I say that every week but I do mean it. those plates are wonderful, and the flatware is exactly what I have been looking for. Did you find it recently? The grapes look so plump and crunchy, like they could pop in my mouth. Gorgeous! Linda

  5. says

    I love it when grapes are used in decorating. Yours are wonderful. The large picture of the cluster of green grapes with green leaves background took my breath away. It would be beautiful used as a transfer on plates. :)

  6. says

    G’eve Yvonne ~ What a breathtaking table … so Italian country. Love it. You truly have created a masterpiece.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  7. says

    Looks beautiful Yvonne. Thanks so much for the wine tip..we’ll give it a try.

    I’ve moved to typepad. Blog is named the same, just the address changed. Hope to see you there!

  8. says

    Yvonne, this is so pretty. I love your colors. The green is so soft and coupled with the brown is lovely. The chargers and all of your linens and accessories are stunning. As usual your menu sounds yummy. Completely gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  9. says

    Yvonne, this table is really a table of abundance and of thanksgiving to me. It is all so luxurious yet welcoming. Really, a book deal is in order — that way we could have all of your lovely tablescapes in book form. I wish I was chummy with the right publishers. Joni

  10. says

    As always, another beautiful and elegant table. The use of the grape vine wreaths as chargers is inspiring. The brown goblets are quite unusual and an amazing find from Jauque Penne. Your table flows with natural abundance.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. says

    its always such a treat to see your beauty. i am so drawn to earth colors, i love love love all your shots. my neighbors harvested their grapes last week, your table would have been perfect in the vineyard :-)

  12. says

    Well, sweetheart…you have outdone yourself this time. What an ELEGANT table. Every single thing is just perfect and yet…not stiff as so many tables are. This is NOW…it’s HIP…it’s COOL…it’s FAR OUT…and it is simply breathtaking. I love how you bring things into this NOW TIME..it is spot on in every way.

    OOO, and I just made your beer bread !!

  13. says

    Really lovely Yvonne. I always look forward to what you have to show us. Every week it is just enchanting. These grapes are wonderful, especially the sparkling ones on the plates. What a fun idea to use the grapevine as chargers. Once again, you delight my soul!

  14. says

    What pretty embossed grape plates! Thanks for the tip on decanting the wine. I’ve never tried that. Your photos are lovely! Nicely done.
    Blessings, Beth

  15. says

    Yvonne,

    I love this table! I think it’s one of my favorites. The colors are some of my favorites and as usual you’ve executed it to perfection! Do you mind me asking the name of the flatware? I love it! It reminds me of Barenthal’s Mabre which I have in burgundy and green but I have been wanting something brown. It’s beautiful! All of it!

    Thanks for the wine tip too!

    Nancy

  16. says

    My favorite part is the nesting of the plates in the grapevine wreaths. Perfect with the vineyard theme. I also like the idea of using two napkins as a placemat. That’s one for the idea file!

  17. says

    Yvonne! Your table is glorious! The grape theme looks so wonderful. All of your dishes are so pretty and the little crystaly looking grapes on the plates are perfect! Your centerpiece of grapes is so beautiful!
    You’ve done such a beautiful job.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. says

    Yay! I WON!! I am so excited! I never win anything and now a free subscription to this wonderful magazine with YOU in it!!! My stars must be aligned!(Smile!)
    Loved your grape themed tablescape!
    How exciting to see such wonderful fruit produced by the “vine!” through no effort of it’s own. Wait, is there a picture here??????

  19. says

    Yours is always the FIRST table I come to from TT every week. You NEVER disappoint, you outdo yourself every time! How do you do that???:) I adore the color scheme, Fall is my favorite time of year, especially to decorate and do tablescapes.Your dishes are so beautiful, I love the centerpiece and flatware and my hubby (and I) love those lanterns!!!! He collects lanterns. Don’t have a tablescape this week as our daughter’s wedding was Sat. It was all PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great week!!!! XO, Pinky

  20. says

    You’ve done such a wonderful job with a lush harvest setting! I love how you’ve carried the grape theme through the entire table–the grapevine chargers are genius! I also appreciate the tip about the placemats; I’ll have to try that! Could you please share the name of the flatware? It’s simply gorgeous!

  21. says

    Many of you have asked about the flatware. I just can’t remember the name. I purchased it last fall at HomeGoods. So sorry. I’ll try to do a better job of keeping track of names.

    I have a grey set and yellow and red forks and knives in the smame pattern.

    Thanks for all your encouraging comments.

    Love you all!
    Yvonne

  22. says

    Dear Yvonne,
    Oh my gosh. What a beautiful tablescape. So wonderful for the fall. Everything is so earthy. The place mats are a great idea. And, the chargers are outstanding. Some wonderful friends and the table is perfect. Thanks for sharing your talent with me.
    xoxo
    Betty

  23. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    you made not just a tablescape, you designed a tablescape. That is real art and I love every detail. Its one of the most fantastic tables I have ever seen.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I am so sorry that I can’t participate at this time but I am shure, I really would fall behind against artists like you.
    Greetings, Johanna

  24. says

    Hey can I come over right now?? You’ve got me craving a mellow glass of wine and it’s not even 7 am! Everything looks so scrumptious! Love those earthy colors that only nature can create!

  25. says

    Oh I always know that your tablescape is going to be a beautiful sight to behold! Always lovely — thanks for the wonderful wine tip! Maybe that’s why the wine in Greece was always served in pitchers (and always tasted so good!)

  26. says

    Congratulations to Barb H for winning the subscription to Belle Inspiration. I have my first issue and love it!

    What a gorgeous table, Yvonne. You certainly have the gift of combining different elements in beautiful ways. I love all those rich fall colors.

  27. says

    LOL–I laughed at Kathleen’s ‘How grape thou art’ comment!!

    This is truly stunning and a great fall tablescape that is different than the usual pumpkin-y stuff we traditionally see. You’ve done it again, Auntie! ;)

  28. says

    Mom,
    This is amazing! I love being able to see these beautiful tables take form before my eyes. God has given you an amazing gift. Thank you for your encouragment on my training run last night. HOOAH!!!
    -Tut

  29. says

    Gorgeous, Yvonne! The colors and textures are rich and striking, and the overall look is sumptuous and so inviting! As always, your photography is amazing, and your suggestions make every post you do a helpful tutorial.

    Have a great weekend!
    Bill

  30. says

    I am loving everything about this table! The textures , the colors, flatware and dinnerware is to die for. It all works, I will be over for the wine too!
    Linda

  31. says

    I am all wrapped up in this warm and charming setting, Yvonne. Your photos are as beautiful as your table. I love those chargers and your silverware and those lanterns. Here I go again….listing everything separately! LOL! Very well done, Girl!

    Donna

  32. says

    Yvonne, this is such a rich, elegant table and yet has an earthy feel to it as well. It is perfection! I love each and every detail. Those green plates are just amazing in texture and color. I love the lanterns. This is so inspiring!

  33. says

    Argent Sophia flatware? I love the brown handle. The optical goblets are gorgeous…I hope that Penny’s still has them. Your tablescape is gorgeous…perfect for whiling away and autumn evening with friends. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  34. says

    Yvonne, I just eyed all the grapes at the store yesterday, thinking they’d make a pretty centerpiece, and this morning I click on your gorgeous grape-themed table! I especially love the grapevine under the plates — great texture and so perfect for this table! The brown stemware is also wonderful. I wish we’d see more colored stemware in stores!

  35. says

    The colors are so rich and warm and elegant. I love it all! I am particularly fond of your flatware and LOVE the grapevine wreaths as chargers…very creative and so appropriate! I did not know that about red wine…a great new tip for me! Thank you! I love it here! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  36. says

    breathtakingly beautiful….I am going to lift your idea of using the grape vine wreath as a charger. So clever, so simple, and so stunning…yet again.

  37. says

    Yvonne – you amaze me more and more. I want to come and live with you and all of your beautiful things. The grapevine wreath as a charge is brilliant. Your talents are truly inspiring.

  38. says

    Yvonne, you never disappoint gal! This tablescape is my fave that I have ever seen on anyone’s blog or in their home!! So textural, earthy, gorgeous and where on earth did you get the idea to use grapevine wreaths as chargers????
    I absolutely love them!!

    I just love when I visit here!!
    So very inspiring!!

    Have a blessed day!!
    Hugs to you!
    Becky

  39. says

    This is my first time visiting your site and I’m absolutely taken away at the beauty of your tablescapes. You have such a good eye for color and texture. May I ask where you found those beautiful pumpkin shaped lanterns? I love those! Thanks for sharing your talents! :) Karen

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