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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Operatic Table Style

My favorite area at the Cincinnati Flower Show was the "Dramatic Table Setting" tent.
Each table was set to showcase a particular opera...The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni,
Rigoletto, Aida, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, Carmen...
The tableware, the flowers, the bits and bobs of table decor all expressed the beautiful music so well. Even the food was created with flowers and plants...
(As always, each photo may be clicked on to make it larger)
See if you can figure out which opera each of these represents...
I know that showcasing table settings by others is cheating just a bit but these were just too much fun not to share them with you!
I hope your day is a sweet one...
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

22 comments:

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's Sue...they should be in a magazine!!
Take care

Allidink said...

They are fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I like the idea of using a mint julep cup for a table cloth tie kind of thing LOL.

All the best,
Allison

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I think I saw Carmen and Madame Butterfly and maybe LaBoheme. I'll have to send my opera singer friends over to check it out and see what they think. Great idea.

Sheila said...

Wow, what a colour fest..!
They are beautiful. I know little to nothing about opera, so I couldn't even begin to guess.

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful photos/tables! Welcome to your first TT... you don't have to use your own photos... I rarely do.
Keep visiting... you NEVER know what I will be up to next... I think I need to go on a stealing spree (nothing criminal)... LOLOLOLOL
ENJOY!
Fifi

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Congratulations on your first Tablescape! Tell Kipper we brought treats and Sophie would be happy to give him some tips on tablescaping if he ever wants to try his paw at it.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous tables, Sue!!

salmagundi said...

What fun those tablescapes were!! I'm not very good with knowing the opera, but the tables were very entertaining. Also, as I caught up on your posts, I loved the glimpses of your vignettes. Your house is VERY special, and don't you forget it!!!! Sally

Brenda said...

Oh, your blog and your photos are just beautiful! Hey, guess what? We're the exact same age! Instant blogger friend insurer! I have added you to my blog roll, so will visit you often.
Brenda
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Teacup Mosaics said...

You are allowed to cheat anytime when the results look like this, so beautiful and creative. Thanks fo sharing!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Beautiful inspiration. I love them all. So colorful & fabulous.

ivoryspring said...

Such loveliness! So many great ideas too! Thanks for sharing.

Shelia said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, Susie! It's okay to show other tables besides your own! These are just spectacular! You took some lovelies photos! Until next week, Dahling! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Really Rainey said...

Hi SuzieQ That was definatly some tavlescape eye candy! Wow the colors and details. A lotta work goes into those... I know my Cinco de Mayo tablescape and foodie post took me most of the afternoon with cooking and tablescaping and photographing! But it was SO much fun and Hubby and I had a very romantic dinner by the pool last night. Thanks for stopping by my tablescape post.. check out my Foodie post today... If you liked yesterdays you will love todays with all the food!
Happy Cinco de Mayo
~Really Rainey~

Mary said...

Wow, Sue, what a feast for the eyes!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks so much for sharing this. I'm studying every photo for ideas(:

Cherdecor said...

You certainly found some beautiful Tablescapes! Lovely pictures!

Smilingsal said...

They're special.

Janie's World said...

These are some of the most opulent tables I've seen. So much detail. I recognized some of the pirates dishes from zgallerie. I see them everytime I'm in there and think, "who buys those". Well, now I know.

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm not very knowledgable about operas, but the flowers and settings on these tables are so spectacular I am glad you shared them with us. They are simply brilliant:>)

Michelle said...

WOW...tons of new ideas and thanks for posting all the photos.

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

Susie...it's not cheating at all! You go, girl! This was amazing!!! So many gorgeous tables to drool over...thanks for sharing! Susan