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Monday, June 4, 2012

The Greenbrier Look

It's no secret......I love the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.  It is a truly timeless hotel that has such iconic decor that it has spawned it's own style.  "Greenbrier Style" says it all.  Originally decorated by Dorothy Draper, it is resort style at it's best. It's Chinioserie, it's Chippendale, it's tropical, and it's BEAUTIFUL.

So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this fabric on sale for less than five dollars a yard.  Yep.  Less than five dollars. (Thank you Amy Barfield for this awesome source of deeply discounted designer fabric!)  This is really from the Williamsburg collection, but it says "Greenbrier" to me!

Don't you agree?  This green is a shade that is on trend right now.  Emerald green?  Maybe, but it's Greenbrier green to me. And I knew the pink would give me another fresh, preppy color to use on this table.

And here's the detail that put the table design squarely into the style I was looking for.  I painted the grey metal palm tree candle holders that Target has for sale right now with white glossy spray paint.  Bingo!  It goes old-school tropical and is perfect for what I wanted.

Then, I remembered that I had a pair of these white Chippendale style chachepots.  I used one of them for this arrangement of pink roses and alstromeria.  

So here's the way the table came together.  I set it up early in the day on the round white deck.

I spray painted an inexpensive plastic charger from Old Time Pottery with green paint from Home Depot, and used one of my favorite white wicker patterned plates from Portugal.  The salad size plate is green Depression glass, and I topped it with a white lions-head tureen.

This green handled flatware is from World Market.

I was so excited to find these hobnail goblets at Homegoods.  I bought the only four that they had and paired them with Reidel stemless wineglasses.

Here's the placesetting.

The napkins are also from Homegoods and I thought they looked just right without any special folding or napkin ring.  

It was even prettier by evening than it was earlier in the day. 

I can't say that 28 presidents have had dinner with us, but it does make me feel like we're dining a la Dorothy Draper.


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  1. Wow, you really know what you're doing with the table. That fabric you found is absolutely beautiful. As was everything else you put with it! I'm amazed.

  2. Your tablecloth is gorgeous and I love the green dish, glass and flatware, what a fabulous accent. Everything looks so beautiful. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. What a fabulous fabric! Your tablescape says summer....beautiful.

  4. What pretty fabric. The table looks fabulous with your plates, chargers, flat ware and hobnail glasses. So spring/summer. I've never been to the Greenbrier but have seen a TV program on it one time. The history of the place is amazing.

  5. Very Greenbriar! Love that fabric and your tablescape. Hope to get to Greenbriar someday....

  6. So pretty, and it looks like you dine with a lovely view. Evening light makes everything even more beautiful, doesn't it, although I'm pretty sure that a spotlight is what this show of style deserves! You have quite an eye for making things beautiful. Found you at No Minimalist Here. Hope you'll stop over and see me at Quirky Vistas!

    1. Did that come out right? I meant that you deserve to be in the spotlight. :)

  7. Beautiful table. Love the hobnail glasses and the spray pained candle holders. Lovely place to dine.

  8. Hi Linda, your table is beautiful. This is just the kind of place I would love to be right now. And I have always wanted to go to Greenbrier. I know I would be so happy spending a vacation there! Love also the idea of painting the candlesticks. Have a wonderful day. Linda

  9. This is so pretty!! I think that House Beautiful did an article on Dorothy Draper a few years ago...not 100% sure but this certainly pays homage beautifully!!!

  10. Who needs 28 presidents when it's even more chic to say that you're SO exclusive that NO presidents have had the glory of dining with you at this table? I LIKE that!!!!! Exclusivity triumphs!!!! I just bought those same Home Goods pink napkins yesterday. They really are a gorgeous shade, aren't they? Not to hot pink...a little warm base to them. Here we go thinking alike again!!! They look perfect with the greens on your table, and I just love the whole look. Very wise to just spray paint the chargers to the exact color you wanted! Lots more sensible and timely than running around looking for them! They turned out really good and look fab with the green flatware. GREAT job with the candleholders!!!! That's the way to turn something good into something fabulous!!! The people at Greenbrier will be calling you at any moment now! :-)

  11. love the painted Target candlesticks. What a gorgeous table - very inspiring with the large print tablecloth. Your table is timeless. Susan at Romancing the Home

  12. Your tablescape is great, loving the green glasses and the tabletopper is TDF!!

  13. Linda~ What a wonderful find your fabric was! I love the sprayed palm candlesticks~ perfectly paired with your Chippendale cachepots! Who needs the Greenbrier with you have that gorgeous patio and view?!

  14. This is so pretty! I love pink and green. The Greenbrier is such a beautiful iconic resort and you have brought that look home.

    Susan and Bentley

  15. I have never visited the Greenbrier, but my brother and his wife have gone many times. Your table is a lovely homage to it! I recently bought some inexpensive chargers to paint and I really had forgotten about it. I must hurry to the store for paint - hope my turn out as pretty as yours. Love your colors and that fabric was a beautiful find!

  16. Linda, You've simply outdone yourself with the summer table! The fabric is perfect and sets the stage for all the garniture!!!

  17. This table is beautiful. I love love love those green goblets! I enjoyed my visit here! Hugs, Linda Mac

  18. I visited some of your other tablescapes and love them! I'm a new follower...I also live near Atlanta....

  19. Beautiful!! I really like the flatware and the tablecloth...I love your pretty tureens!!

    Beautiful tablescape! Have a wonderful day!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  20. Love the Greenbriar and love your table too. Everything looks just perfect with the fabric. I love the depression glass plates and the new stemware. Dianne

  21. Oh so pretty. Great color. Love those hobnail glasses.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. So where did you get that lovely fabric at $5 per yard?


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