Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Art on the table


Actually I prefer white when setting the table (most of the time anyway) as it doesn't interfere with the food. These table clothes and place mats are so irresistibly cheer- and colorful and mood elevating though, that I could well imagine setting the table with them. Especially now that one prefers to sit outside with family and guests!

It is Aline Telek of Fil Rouge who creates them. She is a professional graphic designer from Switzerland who is very much inspired by cooking. She loves textures, colors and odors of fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, sausages... and finds joy in eating. I think her work expresses that in a pretty and appealing manner.

Today I shall spend some extra time on setting the table.

♥ Emilie's daughter 


  1. So lovely and cheerful, Christa! We tend to be a bit boring with our tablecloth, though I agree: one colour is better than patterns.

    I love gingham (checks) for a cosy, everyday, almost rustic/country style table.

    I have a table cloth and napkins which is a masterpiece: made in Italy, it's all hand embroidered and was very, very expensive, when it was bought for me by my mum. I don't know if I would spend as much as she did on a tablecloth, but she wanted to...

    I love all the images you posted. I will click on the link, in a minute.

    Buona giornata!



  2. Oops, I become completely dizzy * smile *. Fine, they are but for me it may be one color. Today we have cold and rain brrrr.


  3. This is a very clever way to see how one can dress your table.
    Like you Christa, now we live mostly outside. There are some super ideas here. I like the way she has designed it all.
    As a country girl, i like simplicity..with some flowers from the garden on the table. I could use a few of the ideas above.
    thank you Christa.
    wishing you a happy tuesday
    hugs xxxx val

  4. This is such a fun post - such cheerful designs too! I think I should maybe be a little more adventurous with table settings. I often go for white with flowers or floating candles.Thank you visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You have a lovely varied blog and I'm so pleased to be your newest follower!

  5. I've only just noticed that I have a new follower - Thank you! That was a nice surprise. How funny - I had just left the comment above and went back to my blog and suddenly spotted you there! I didn't see you earlier.

  6. I love the blue and white check linen.

    It is so pretty.

    I usually go for plain white too
    maybe I should try harder.

    Thanks for inspiring me Christa xxx

  7. The second last picture is the best for me. What a symetry and colour combination.