Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Little Bit Of Autumn

"Autumn...the year's last loveliest smile"
William Cullen Bryant 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Aqua Time!

The inspiration for this week's table came from a post Pattie at Olla Podrida did on the bishop's mitre fold...even I could follow her instructions. (It looks like a difficult fold, but is really quite simple.) If you have never visited her blog, you have no idea what you are is one of my favorites...great recipes, fantastic photography and even napkin tutorials...thank you, Pattie!

Wanting to do a simple, mainly aqua table before I get into fall colors had to be now or wait until next year and being an impatient person I knew next year was too far away off. So I gathered some aqua pieces and got busy setting the table. Maybe it is a little too aqua, but it will hold me until next year! A little fact, although green is my favorite color...aqua is my favorite color for tablescapes.

I tried a white tablecloth, but quickly nixed that idea, then dark woven chargers, another no...then these light woven round place mats seemed to work okay.

The large turquoise napkin was perfect for the bishop's mitre fold. I didn't even iron the fold and it held just fine...maybe not quite as neat as Pattie's, though.

The aqua charger plate is topped with a white luncheon plate.

My old standby, Oneida Louisiana flatware is being used again.

I have used teal stemware...maker/pattern are unknown.

The centerpiece are 3 wood candle holders that I painted/distressed a bright aqua. When I tire of this color or need another color I will repaint them. Whenever I find turned wood candle holders at the thrift store I pick them up specifically for the purpose of painting them.

The pretty rims.

Everything on the table came from thrift stores with the exception of the luncheon plates, which came from TJMaxx about 5 years ago.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, hope you will return next time.

I will be joining:
Table It/Rustic and Refined 
What We Accomplished Wednesday/Green Willow Pond
Flaunt It Friday/Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Monday, September 15, 2014

Green Transferware

The inspiration for this table came from the green and white transferware luncheon plates I found at Savers about the same time I got the gray plates I used in the August 2 post. Transferware is usually pretty scarce when it comes to thrifting so whenever I find 4 or more pieces I pick them up if they are in decent shape. These were really good, only 1 small chip out of 5 plates.

I have had the green salad plates for a few years and they are the same shade so this is what I topped the stack with.

The green stems are probably from the 1930's and were found at Goodwill a number of years ago. I sure wish I knew the maker/pattern name. Every little while I check eBay to see if I can find them.

I have used the Oneida Louisiana flatware.

The napkin rings were found at Pier One on sale for 99¢ each.

The centerpiece is just a piece of one of my house plants that I am rooting in an ironstone pitcher.

White charger-Royal Staffordshire
White dinner plate-Wedgwood Hedge Rose
Green/white luncheon plate-Samuel Ford & Co. Manila
Green/white salad plate-Wood & Sons Glenwood
Clear etched and green etched stemware-maker/patterns unknown
Flatware-Oneida Louisiana
Napkin rings-Pier One

Thanks for visiting today, come back the next time.

I will be joining Christine at Table It/Rustic and Refined.