Friday, January 23, 2015

One Or The Other...

This tablescape started with a large piece of tartan fabric I have had for quite awhile. It has been tucked in with some tablecloths that I recently went through. I wanted to do a really simple table with nothing competing with the tartan.

I knew I would be using yellow Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf dishes to pick up the very thin yellow stripe in the fabric which you can see is mainly black. I first tried black with the yellow, but it just didn't speak to me today. I then tried red which is another thin stripe in the fabric. To me this one looks so much cheerier than more black. Gotta have a lot of color on my table!

The glassware are citrine bubble glass tumblers.

Again, I have used the International stainless. I don't have a clue what the pattern is.

This is the table with the black dinner plate. 
Which table spoke to you?

Thanks for taking the time to visit today...hope you will come back next time. Have a great weekend!

I will share in the fun at

Foodie Friday/Rattlebridge Farm
Table It/Rustic & Refined

Yellow charger and salad plate/Bordallo Pinheiro
Red dinner plate/Better Homes & Gardens
Black dinner plate/Waechtersbach Fun Factory
Citrine highball glass/Artland Iris
Stainless flatware/International

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Bright Spot In January!

This seems to be a long winter and it's no where near over. Maybe my memory is failing, but it seems to be one of the bleakest, we only get sunshine about every 10 days that last for a day at the most. One of my friends said she wanted something happy and bright for my next table. Is chartreuse and white bright and cheery enough, Becki?!
 I started with a bold chartreuse and white checked tablecloth and napkins of the same shade. Notice the dandelion seed heads on them! Can you tell I am wishing for spring to hurry up and arrive!

The plate layer starts with a white beaded edge charger plate, a chartreuse dinner plate, then another beautiful beaded edge luncheon plate followed with a basket weave salad plate and finally a chartreuse double handled soup bowl. The chartreuse/ white appetizer plate to the left of the forks is for the rolls.

Pretty edging on the Mesa International charger.

The only glassware I thought would go is clear glass or an olive-y green stem...y'all knew it would be the olive-y one I would choose, didn't you? 
The stainless flatware is International, don't know the pattern. I had a gift certificate on Amazon and this was one of the items I purchased, probably about 5 years ago.
The centerpiece "vase" is what I usually keep my oatmeal in. I bought it many years ago after being told it was vaseline definitely isn't though. I wanted white flowers, but the grocery store didn't have any...their selection was almost nil so I took the only bouquet of alstroemeria they had, which happened to be pink.

I am so happy you took the time to visit today, thanks so much. Please come back next time.

I will join
Foodie Friday/Rattlebridge Farm
Table It/Rustic & Refined

Tablecloth, Napkins/Savers
Mesa International charger/Savers (Replacements doesn't list a pattern name, just their code MSA8)
Chartreuse dinner plate, no backstamp/TJMaxx several years ago
Royal Cauldon luncheon plate/eBay
Pier One Basket Relief salad plate/Pier One via Goodwill
Double handled chartreuse soup bowl/World Market
Polka dotted appetizer plate/222 Fifth/HomeGoods
Olive-y green stemware/Savers or Goodwill
International stainless/Amazon 5-6 years ago
Chartreuse "vase"/Phoenix Flea Market about 25 years ago

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Shasta Pine Cone Table

There were several pine cones left from Christmas tables so I worked them into just one more table!

Love the juxtaposition of fine china and pottery that I have used today.

The first thing I started with was the burlap table runner, a wooden pedestal bowl filled with pine cones, pine cone candle sticks and gold mercury glass votive holders.

I started layering with a woven charger, a gold rimmed pale yellow and white Hutschenreuther dinner plate. The next layers are a square Narumi Shasta Pine salad plate which I topped with a Boston Wharehouse double handled soup bowl that accentuates the brown in the salad plate.

The stemware is the Dollar Tree green.

Napkins are a brown/cream plaid held with simple wood napkin rings set next to the Oneida Louisiana flatware.

We have had so many overcast days it has been hard getting good photos.

Thanks for visiting today, do come again next time.

I will join
What's It Wednesday/Ivy & Elephants
Foodie Friday/Rattlebridge Farm
Table It/Rustic & Refined

Burlap runner/Walmart
Wood pedestal bowl/Savers
Candle holders/Savers
Woven chargers/Pier One
Hutschenreuther dinner plate/Goodwill
Narumi salad plate/Consignment-Affordable Style, Chanute, KS
Boston Wharehouse soup bowl/Savers
Green Stemware/Dollar Tree
Oneida flatware/Savers
Napkins/napkin rings/Savers