Thursday, August 23, 2012

Martinique - Coral & Geraniums

The inspiration for this weeks table comes my Martinique quilt. I only used a little of the coral print in the quilt but knew it would be great napkins. I was not very original in naming this quilt as the fabric line is Martinique by Three Sisters from Moda.


The center of the quilt before dishes were placed. And no, no one will actually be eating on top of the quilt. This table is definitely just for show.


Martinique is one of the islands in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea and is a region of France. Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the island in 1493. There have been many nationalities that have had control of the island and as such the cuisine is a mixture of cultures from tropical to African, Creole and French.


The possibilities for a dinner menu are endless. If you are a girl who loves pineapple, coconut and mangoes (as I am) it would be the perfect vacation spot. Oops, the tealight must not have been put back after a previous shot. For the first course, Mango soup, with toasted coconut garnish.


A grilled shrimp salad for course number two.


Curry and Coconut Chicken Fricassée, wild rice and sauteed bananas for the entrée.

I might need to reset this table without the quilt, the menu is sounding really good.


An island table calls for shells.


I found the candles on sale at Marshall’s for $3.00. I was excited as I previously purchased them in aqua. You can see those used in my Under the Sea tablescape.


The shell  teapot fits right in. To think I almost got rid of it last year.



In case you were wondering where the geraniums were, they are on the border of the quilt. Quilting was done by Topstitch Quilters. You can visit their website HERE.


The candles are lit, lets let in the breeze. It’s definitely not tropical here in the desert, but with fall on its way it’s starting to cool down in the evenings.


Thanks for joining me at my table.

Stitch at you Soon,

Cast: Bowls & Plates – Matceramica – TJ Maxx, Spring 2012
Salad Plates, Butter, S & P Shakers, Votives & Basket– Longaberger – retired
Flatware – Longaberger current Wish List

Charger – Pier 1 – current
Martini & Liqueur Stemware – Pier 1 – years ago
Teapot – Otagiri – 20 years ago
Candles & Candlesticks – Marshall’s
Shells – Personal Collection & TJ Maxx this summer

Linking to:
Cuisine Kathleen -
Let's Dish
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday


  1. Everything on the table is lovely, Dawna. The quilt is very pretty and the napkins blend so well. Your plates are gorgeous, love the plate charger too.....Christine

  2. You had me at the quilt! I love the addition of the coral, shells, and your wonderful teapot!

  3. This is a visual delight, and the quilt is a big part of that. It may not be practical to eat on them, but they sure make beautiful backdrops.

  4. Dawna,
    Although I'm not a huge fan of Costal Charm...this tablescape caught my eye. I adore the combination of hues throughout! The fabric choices in this quilt have stolen my heart! Lovely, indeed! Visiting from Tablescape Thursday!

  5. Again I am just floored at how easy quilting comes to you. I have NO clue how to sew or quilt or crochet or knit...I'm just all thumbs when it comes to that! I wish from the bottom of my clueless heart that I could create beautiful quilts like this one! Very nice!!!

    1. Alycia, if you are really interested, go to a local independently owned quilt store. They will have classes and show you how easy it can be. If you lived close to me, I would love to have someone like you nin one of my classes at the store. Hugs, Dawna

  6. Love the use of so much coral in your tablescape...not to many use oranges except in the fall. The quilt makes a fabulous tablecloth. I ♥ the candles, will be looking for some next time I do a little retail shopping!


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