Like so many others in Blogville, I have been anxiously awaiting the first edition of “Flea Market Style”. I was so excited to find it for sale in my little town! You will want to be sure to go get a copy before they sell out. It is a beautiful magazine filled to the brim with incredible photos and fabulous ideas!
Photo credit: Cover of Summer 2010 edition of “Flea Market Style”
Recently, on the Flea Market Style blog, I was one of the very lucky winners of a signed and numbered print of a Matthew Mead photograph from this first edition!
Isn’t that gorgeous?
Photo credit: Summer 2010 edition of “Flea Market Style”
(Photographer: Matthew Mead)
And here is THE photograph in THE magazine! Isn’t it gorgeous?
My tablescape today is my attempt to set a table similar to the one Matthew Mead styled for the photo shoot for the magazine. (He makes it look so easy!I'm pretty good at doing shabby. It's the chic part that alludes me! As it turns out, the only similarity is the color scheme.) My sincere apologizes to Mr. Mead.
For the magazine tablescape, Matthew Mead used platters as chargers! Isn’t that a clever idea? I used two of my grandmother’s “once white” platters and two of my platters that have blue borders.
I usually display grandmother’s ironstone platters upside down, because I love the marks on the bottoms of them.
Glasses: My mother’s; Napkin rings: a gift from my friend, Paula; Forks: My grandmother’s (Rogers 12)
Photo credit: Summer, 2010, “Flea Market Style”
(Stylist/Photographer: Matthew Mead)
If you haven’t bought a copy of this magazine yet, do yourself a favor, and start looking for it. You don’t want to miss this! (No, they are not paying me to post this. If they see my tablescape, they may pay me to delete this post!)
Don’t forget to go to Between Naps On The Porch for links to wonderful tablescapes. It is so kind of you to visit my blog. laurie