Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lavender and Roses

The inspiration for today's table came from the Solymod tablecloth made in France. I found it hiding amid some rather ugly tablecloths at Savers back at the end of winter. At first glance I almost walked on by, but I saw a hint of yellow and bluish purple, so I moved the uglies away to see if this was anything I would take home. I was quite surprised to see it was a really pretty one. Who doesn't like yellow roses and lavender? I had to look up the brand, which I wasn't familiar turns out to be a fairly pricey linen.

I did a very simple luncheon table with a minimum of dishes! I tried it with yellow and white dishes, but thought it was too much yellow. So, out came the lavender Bordallo plates.

The lavender glassware was bought a few years ago on sale at Pier One.

I am sorry I dug up my huge lavender plants the end of summer last year to add roses along the front walk. I couldn't find yellow roses at the grocery, so I chose yellow daisies and purple alstroemeria. I knew there was absolutely no chance of finding lavender!

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Red, White And Blue!

I found this red, white and blue table linen at Savers a couple months ago. The tag is in either Chinese or Japanese...I am guessing Chinese, though! The piece barely covers the top of the table, so I folded both sides in to make a table runner.  With the colors in it, I decided it would be perfect for a Memorial Day tablescape. I forgot to add the red  pillar candles between the vases before taking the photos. Sorry they are so dark, the weather has been rainy today and will continue through the week.

The napkins are held with red jeweled rounds.

The placesetting begins with a white wood charger, navy dinner plate, red salad plate and white ice cream bowl.

The flatware is International.

The red 6-paneled glassware was found at Goodwill.

The centerpiece is 3 milk glass bud vases filled with white carnations and a couple red pillar candles.

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White wood chargers/Pier One
Navy dinner plate/Max Studio
Red salad plate/Waectersbach
White bowl/Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Supper Tablescape

I started this table with a sunflower laden table topper. I try to use it a few times a year. I thought the sunny little faces would be good as we are looking at a couple weeks of rainy weather starting later today. The temperatures have dropped about 15° degrees from last week, too. I was just getting used to the warm weather and boom, it dropped down into the low 40°s.

The tablesettings began with brown woven chargers, then two different aqua plates. Each plate was topped with a yellow napkin held with brown beaded napkin rings. The flatware is also wood handled. I have used aqua glassware for the lemonade.

Our Sunday supper will be pulled pork sliders, potato salad, coleslaw and lemonade. Dessert will be strawberry rhubarb crisp with vanilla ice cream.

A while back I was one of the recipients of a free pair of eyeglasses that A Joyful Cottage was promoting for Firmoo. I liked them so well, I ordered 2 more pairs! Thanks, Nancy, for drawing my name. I do like bright glasses!

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