Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Ray Of Sunshine On A Dreary Day

The inspiration for this table came from a small April Cornell square in yellow, periwinkle, green and a bit of red. I have paired it with round green woven mats.

We have had days and days of rain...I keep looking out the window expecting to see an ark! The forecast for the next 10 days include rain every day...I don't know about you, but I need sun in order to function properly.

The place setting consists of the green place mat, white wood charger, yellow Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf dinner plate which is topped with an Eddie Bauer green/cream checked salad plate.

I have used the vintage Oxford Hall Perfectionware flatware.

The glassware is from Dollar Tree.

The yellow and white buffalo checked napkins are held with a yellow woven napkin ring.

All the yellow brought a little sunshine into the house, but not nearly enough!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today...hope you will come back next time.

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Table It/Rustic & Refined

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Spring Pinks And Greens

Everything is such beautiful shades of green now that spring has sprung. When my brother, Bud, was young he said all the shades of green reminded him of a patchwork quilt made by Mother Nature. I have combined shades of green and pink to this tablescape.

A few years ago at Goodwill on the very bottom shelf were several pieces of Franciscan Desert Rose china. I scooped up enough for 4  5-place servings as there was another lady also looking. One of the bowls is a newer piece made in Portugal, the rest were made in California between 1971 and 1976.

The plate stack starts with the white wood chargers followed by a green cabbage leaf charger, Desert Rose dinner plate, a pink cabbage leaf salad plate and finally a Desert Rose bowl for dessert, which will be ice cream.

The glassware is Cris d'Arc/Luminarc. These are my favorite shape for wine...doesn't matter what kind it is, either!

I have used my favorite Oneida Louisiana flatware. It just seems to go with anything. The linen napkin is held with a green beaded napkin ring.

I kept the centerpiece simple, just a couple small plants with pink candle holders.

Thanks for visiting today...hope you will come back next time.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Aqua And Lime, Again

Wow, this is probably the longest I have gone without doing a post...I have been busy painting, the dining room, from a pale yellowy/green to an off white,  an old hoosier, a sideboard and the kitchen. Well the kitchen is started, but far from being done. Actually, the dining room doesn't look much different in these photos from before I painted! I am looking for new drapes and fabric for the chairs.

The inspiration for this table came about several months ago when I found these interesting aqua flatware. Yes, they are plastic, but very heavy. The foundation for the table are lime, white and aqua placemats from my friend, Kathleen, 4 or 5 years ago paired with aqua napkins/napkin rings.

Starting at the bottom of the stack are the white wood chargers, then an aqua dinner plate, aqua luncheon plate, white salad plate and finally an apple shaped aqua dessert dish.
The clear lemonade glasses are holding fun peacock/white straws.

The centerpiece is a large artichoke candle on an aqua dessert pedestal with smaller artichoke candles circling the base.

I lightly distessed the hoosier, but it is hard to tell with all the glare.

Thanks for visiting today, hope you will come back next time.

Williams-Sonoma placemats-gift
Aqua napkins/napkin rings-Savers
White wood chargers-Pier One
Aqua dinner plate-(Sweet Olive Design/Embossed Rooster)-Savers
Aqua Luncheon plate-TJMaxx
White salad plate-Pier One/Basket Relief
Aqua apple dessert dish-Belmar of Calif
Crystal Iced tea/lemonade-Savers
Aqua flatware-Savers
Aqua pitcher-BlueSky/TJMaxx
Artichoke candes-Savers/Amazon
Aqua dessert pedestal-Savers
Aqua/white straws-WalMart

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Foodie Friday and Everything Else/Rattlebridge Farm