Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Alfresco Dining with April Cornell

Last week, I received a package from April Cornell with a beautiful floral tablecloth and 4 napkins. Here is the tablescape I created using their linens. Thank you, April Cornell. Your linens are beautiful.



My motto of creating a tablescape is if there is a lot of pattern on the tablecloth, keep the china simple and vice-versa. Here, I don't want to take the attention away from the pattern. I used very simple Denby plates to accentuate the pattern on the tablecloth.



My pink and purple fuschia plant compliments the tablescape.


I always like to use birds wherever possible.


Since the tablecloth is filled with flowers, there is no need to make a centerpiece with flowers. Instead, I used simple maidenhair fern to contrast the background.


The birdcage is filled with candles that need to be lit as the sunlight fades.






For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including gluten free recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website komalinunna.com.
  
Please join Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, visit Cindy for Show and Tell.

34 comments:

  1. So pretty -- I was really drawn in by the pinks -- love it and you're simple setting really sets that pretty fabric off perfectly.

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  2. Simple but very elegant, Komali.

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  3. Oh, my goodness! I love your new linens and what a pretty table you've put together.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

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  4. Oh, what absolutely stunning colors! They look like festival colors in their pretty magenta. And I love and adore your flatware. Great job on this!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. Komali, I agree with your motto absolutely. Sometimes less is more. The white dishes are very elegant and keep the look fresh and tidy. The tablecloth has space enough to develope its pretty pattern and the vibrant colors. Well done.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  6. Pretty table, love the birdies!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  7. This is so lovely! I really like that you kept the dinnerware simple to shine on that beautiful cloth. I like the use of the fern for a centerpiece too. That flatware is wonderful!

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  8. Simply gorgeous! LOVE the linens, and you are wise to keep the rest of the table simple. The green fern is just right! I always enjoy your beautiful and creative tablescapes!

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  9. Hi Komali,

    What a beautiful job! The greenery of the maidenhair fern is perfect surrounded by your pretty bird accessories - love the candles in the birdcage! Thank you for featuring us and keep up the beautiful work you do for India.
    All the Best,
    April

    www.aprilcornell.com
    www.givingworldfoundation.org

    http://blog.aprilcornell.com/2010/05/nature-inspired-napkin-giveaway-garden.html

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  10. What a great tablecloth love it with the white dishes!

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  11. So very beautiful! I LOVE fuschias! Great motto too....works perfect on this table :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  12. This is a lovely tablescape, I always enjoy your lovely color combinations and intensely beautiful dishes!!!

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  13. I just found your blog and I have to say, your tablescapes are breathtaking! I absolutely love the way you put things together! :o)

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  14. Hello sweet Komali - I'm a new follower of your beautiful blog via The Inspired Room! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos of your table scape. I love the floral table cloth and matching napkins. And the silverware design is fabulous!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  15. In a virtual sea no an ocean of white it was refreshing to see this pink and orange.
    Pam

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  16. Vivid colors like those set a beautiful summery table. Yours looks great! Hope you'll stop by if you have time. Jane

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  17. Hi Komali..
    I am visiting from Pink Saturday and wanted to tell you how beautiful I think your tablescape was. Everything was so beautifully done..and I loved the candles and little birds. Welcome to your first Pink Saturday..I know you will enjoy this lovely group of ladies..

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  18. I don't think this is your pink Saturday post but it could be one. Welcome to Pink Saturday

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  19. I adore April Cornell! Absolutely lovely. And how nice that you kept the rest of it simple so as not to compete with the linens!
    Happy Pink Saturday-
    CailinMarie
    http://cailinyates.blogspot.com

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  20. Just beautiful! Have a wonderful "PINK" weekend!

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  21. You did a remarkable job with your table. The color combination and decorations are great.

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  22. That is really pretty! I love your silverware and I, too, enjoy decorating with birds.

    Have a happy Pink Saturday!

    Sarah

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  23. Just found you through my wanderings at inspired home.net Love your tablescapes! I love the colors and patterns of April Cornell. I spent a few minutes checking out some of your recipes too and I can't wait to try some. I have 4 young children and I am always looking for ways to introduce them to new foods. I've been wanting to try Indian food for a while so you have inspired me. Thanks.

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  24. What an inspiring and stunning tablescape, thanks for sharing for Pink Saturday.

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  25. I hope you saved a place for me at your beautiful table!

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  26. That's a really pretty print on that tablecloth, and you dressed the table very nicely to suit! Is this your post for Pink Saturday? Very nice pinks! <3

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  27. Those linens are just gorgeous!!

    I love the colors and the pattern!

    So beautiful!!

    Debbie

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  28. The colors are so bright and fun looking. Your falt wear is so different. Laura Q

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  29. Very beautiful and I agree that simple plates look perfect with such a detailed print.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  30. Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Komali. I am so pleased you decided to join us. I have added myself as one of your followers, and I hope you will follow my blog, too.

    Your table setting is exquisite. I love paisley and pink, and the design style of April Cornell uses both to perfection.

    I have been hunting for some of the woven mats. Where did you find yours?

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  31. I love your table! Happy Pink Saturday to you! Please come join me too. Anne

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