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Monday, August 18, 2014

August Green


Here it is the middle of August and everything is still green! Very unusual for this part of the country...it should be browning up by now. On the way to lunch with relatives yesterday we noticed how green the fields of soybeans still are, even the corn hasn't completely dried like the past few years. We are going to experience a week of temperatures in the mid to high 90's...the last blast of summer, hopefully.




The tablecloth is different shades of green and brown on a white background. I bought it at HomeGoods or TJMaxx. The napkins are a solid bright grass green found at the thrift store, probably Savers. The dragonfly napkin rings are from Pier One, I think, via Debbie of Mountain Breaths a few years ago.


Of course, any chance I get I use the BP cabbage leaf dishes! This time the green and white ones. I have to say out of all the dishes I own, the cabbage leafs are my favorite.


Another favorite is the green Oxford Hall Fashion Wear flatware. I sure would like to find a few more placesettings in this color.



The stemware is Ivima 1895 hobnail and Imperlux wine hocks. The emerald wine decanter was a thrift store find several years ago.





The center piece is a BP cabbage leaf pitcher filled with daisies and green handpainted/distressed (by me) candlesticks that I found at Savers for $2.99 each.




This is one of my favorite green tables...oh, let's face it...any green table is a favorite!


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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Grey Day!


This is not my usual table...it is lacking in color!
The inspiration for this table were the grey dinner plates recently found at Savers. I looked at them, then started to pass when I got into a conversation with another shopper about them. She was looking for something that would go more with browns...I decided to buy them as grey is pretty hard to find.



I started the table with a solid black Vera tablecloth after looking through my stash and not finding anything with grey. I did find very pale grey Cynthia Rowley napkins, so decided to use silver/clear icy beaded napkin rings.






Each placesetting started with a black woven charger, a white Royal Stafford extra large dinner plate, grey Design Ideas Rilling dinner plate (the paper tag on the back calls them loden, but they are definitely grey), a Dalmeny salad plate and finally a Bordallo Pinheiro white cabbage leaf soup bowl.


The glassware is a smokey grey stem.


The flatware is Cambridge in grey pearl.


Centerpieces are always hard for me to put together...a couple of black/white candlesticks with white candles, faux white roses in an urn.


The rim shot.





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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wheat Sheaves Against The Azure Sky


This table topper caught my eye several months ago...reminded me of the wheat fields just before they are cut. The gold against the bright azure sky.


Tiny polka dotted napkins are held with blue/white ceramic rings.


The plate stack begins with an octagonal charger, then a Vera Bradley dinner plate (yes, I did use the VB chargers last week!), a Fred Meakin salad plate and finally a Bordallo Pinheiro dessert plate.




My favorite flatware by Oxford Hall Wear Ever in blue, which is a recent eBay purchase.


The glassware is a gorgeous shade of blue wine stem from the Dollar Store. I love the shape of them, as well as the color.



The centerpiece is a bowl of fresh vegetables and pitchers of basil.





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