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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tablescape Thursday the Nell Hill's way!

This tablescape it 100% Nell Hills. It has to be- it's in the home of Mary Carol Garrity! The brown and white check runner sets the tone for the quail and her outdoorsy theme. It was so cozy, you just wanted to sit down and eat.
The tablescape was in the area I would call the Butler's Pantry. This area had tall ceilings also, as did the entire house, but 2 walls were floor to ceiling cabinets that held her many dishes. That included dinnerware as well as serving pieces. I was fascinated the whole time I was there. If you notice in the below photo, she even put framed art BELOW the windows. Never thought of that!
The below ceiling fixture is decorated with dried vines and leaves. The shadows cast on the ceiling were interesting and brought your eye up.
The below photo is taken in the SMALL kitchen. See how she used natural elements to bring depth and texture to the area?
The photos are all mine, I was actually at the open house of Mary Carol Garrity/Nell Hills in September. I am having a give away that involves her latest book "O Christmas Tree" that she signed that day. Check out my side bar to get the details, and you could be the lucky winner. After you do that, be sure and check out the other Tablescapes on and say Hi to Susan for me!


  1. Oh my goodness!! I missed the open house! I've toured her home at Christmas and Spring, but never in Fall. The table is gorgeous!

  2. oh i love this setting... i need to go shopping now!

  3. I've already looked at your earlier pictures! The home looks just gorgeous. What a great trip and opportunity to get the book signed!

  4. Very pretty! I love the fall colors. The chandelier looks fantastic. I love your table, too.


  5. All this fall color looks wonderful - so pretty and so inspiring.

  6. This is all so beautiful! You are so lucky to go to her Open House! I love her books, I need to win the Christmas book! ;-)


  7. How special to go to her home...I have a few of her books I just got from Amazon...Thanks for sharing these great photos...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  8. Lucky you to be able to take pics of an actual Mary Carol Garrity tablescape and thanks for sharing them with us! I have some of her books and just love her designs.


  9. I love those layers! Pretty color combination. Happy TT to you!

  10. What an amazing get away. That table setting is stunning. Love the pictures under the windows.


  11. What beautiful pictures! I would have loved to have taken that tour.

  12. Beautiful fall tablescapes. I love to tour homes and get all the great ideas that the professionals have!

  13. Thanks for visiting me! Love your posts ... the table is warm and inviting. See you next week!

  14. Beautiful table! Someday I will get to take one of her house tours but until then I get to enjoy everyones photos. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  15. What a beautiful fall tablescape, I loved all the natural elements used in the decorating. Thanks for the tour and for visiting.

  16. Hi Sandi...

    Ohhh...isn't this autumn table just fabulous!!! What a get to tour Mary Carol's home!!! I would have certainly been in my "7th heaven"...that's for sure! I love how she did the chandelier with the twigs and pretty and so festive!!! Thank you so much for sharing a part of your tour with us was such a treat!!!

    Also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my autumn tablescape and for leaving such a sweet note...sure do appreciate that, Darlin'!!! Thank you!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    PS...I signed up for your fabulous gift giveaway too!!! What an awesome giveaway!!!

  17. Hello there this fine Autumn day!
    Your header is gorgeous. Lovely.

    Visiting Nell Hill's would be alot of fun and I hope to go there someday soon.
    So glad you've shared with us on this Tablescape Thursday!
    Twas fun.

    Autumn Blessings to you,
    d from homehaven

  18. So much inspiration in those pics. Love the natural elements. Beautiful!


  19. I would SO love to have been there! I adore her books!

  20. Sandi, your table is lovely....I love everything!!!!!!! Ooooooo!

    Your new header looks wonderful.

    Barb ♥

  21. How pretty that silver stacking plate stand is!! PRetty pretty!

  22. Very pretty--I would love to see more pics from her home!!!

  23. I have to say that I shouldn't be, but I'm jealous that you got to go to her Open House! :O) That must have been loads of fun! Lovely table!

  24. I just love those quail dishes. I know most poeple don't get too excited about brown and green but I love them, especialy together.


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