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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Green Are the Grapes...

I can't believe another week has passed, since we were last here! Thank you, Susan, for hosting Tablescape Thursday. If you haven't stopped by Between Naps On the Porch, please do, you will definitely want to see what everyone has done to their tables tonight.



Tonight I have used dishes that I have had for at least 15 years. They have just been sitting quietly in the cupboard the last few years. I think I heard them say "pick me, pick me, I'm worthy of a night out", as I was standing near the kitchen cabinet which is their home. Actually, these used to be our every day dishes for the better part of ten years. The pattern also came in blue/white but I really liked the green, which happens to be my favorite color. Thinking back, I should have, also, bought a few of the blue. The blue chargers would have been great with white plates...






There is nothing on the back to indicate what the pattern is. It does say Quadrifoglio Made in Italy.


The water goblets also have grapes on them...they didn't photograph very well so it may be hard to see the grape clusters.






Thank you for taking the time to stop by, it is appreciated.


Grape leaf dishes (charger/dinner plate.rimmed doup bowl)-World Market
Green water goblets-ARC Thrift Store
Flatware-Towle stainless
White linen napkins and tablecloth-ARC Thrift Store
Green Candles/holders-TJMaxx
Green coffee pot (flower vase)-Goodwill
Birds-Goodwill

37 comments:

vignette design said...

I just bought those plates at an antique mall! They are perfect for our wine country home. So glad you featured them! You have lots of other sizes too. Beautiful! --Delores

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

Beautiful! Makes the snow outside seem far away! YAY!

xinex said...

Pretty! Love the green color...Christine

Diann said...

Those dishes are just beautiful. I have never seen them before.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Stunning study in green! Your grape plates are lovely!
Yvonne

Debbie said...

Fun plates! I love the color!

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty and spring like!! I love all the grape leaves and I do see them in the glasses!!

xoxo
Jane

Its So Very Cheri said...

So glad you enjoyed the Mullet SAGA.

Cheri

Linda said...

I love those plates and I think I have some like them in blue that I picked up awhile ago in a thrift shop. Love this pattern and your table looks awesome!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love lthe pretty dishes, they deserve to come out of the cupboard, they lok at home being out of there....

GardenofDaisies said...

I really love the green glass goblets!
I think there is something about eating from green plates... it is just so calming.
Very very pretty!!

Allie and Pattie said...

I really like these dishes! I happen to love green ANYTHING, but these are striking!
Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a kind comment. We're thrilled to join all the wonderful people in blogland!

Tammy518 said...

Those plates are so cool! I love anything with grapes on it.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Beautiful and unusal plates. I've never seen this pattern before, but they're absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

They look like spring! Very pretty!

I Am My Mother's Daughter said...

I love the green dishes and haven't seen them before. No wonder they wanted to be chosen. But the birdies are special too! Thanks

Melody said...

Hi Mimi! Thanks so much for visiting. I love green and your plates are wonderful. Love the green glass goblets. I have the pitcher and tumblers. Great minds....
Hope you visit again soon! Now that I know where you are I'll pop in sometimes.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love the green, and the grape design! Very pretty!

Katherine

ellen b. said...

I love the green and those birdies add some great whimsy to the table!!

simchieinspires said...

This rocks, girl?

Love the colour and want to let you know that my fav colour of them all.

Enjoy & have fun.

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden...

The Tablescaper said...

Great dishes!I love green in transferware and there's not that much of it out there. I don't blame them for screaming to be taken off the shelf.

- The Tablescaper

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love those dishes! If only we'd known we would be tablescaping on the internet...we might have collected all sorts of things over the years to get "ready"!

Sue

HollyC said...

Oh, I love this table! I thought that the blue last week was my fave, but now I'm lovin' the green. Wait! I can love them both;-) Thanks for sharing.

Holly

Shine said...

Green!!! What a refreshing change! Just when I think there can't possibly be any more choices I am always so pleasantly surprised! Thank you for sharing your lovely table!

Kathleen said...

I love those dishes! Very different..And the glasses are pretty too.
I am back..200 dollars poorer, all day on the phone with DELL, and still can't get pictures on!
I am waiting for them to call me back!! and waiting, and waiting!

Martha said...

I love your dishes (and I'm a big blue and white fan) but those in green are just perfectd -- I'm not sure they would be as perfect in blue! Beautiful table!

Sherry said...

I love those dishes, very pretty!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love those dishes. They are so pretty, and I can't believe they had to convince you to get them out of the cabinet! laurie

Greenearth said...

What beautiful settings.

Barbara said...

How pretty that green table, love your dishes too

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I like your plates. They don't look as if they were your everyday plates for 10 years.

Adrianna said...

You find beautiful items. Wow I'm totally smitten by your silver items especially. I am totally totally envious!!!

Holly said...

I just adore green. Those plates are fantastic and so is your tablescape.
Holly @ 504 Main

jennifer said...

Oh wow! I LOVE those dishes! I have the dishes that my mother had when she first married. The pattern is very different but the colors are exactly like yours!

Have a wonderful weekend Mimi!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! I love your grape tablescape! Grapes are one of my favorites and those plates are wonderful! I also scrolled down to get caught up and I must say you have the best bargains in blogland! I couldn't believe the price on that beautiful sunflower painting...fabulous! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Dreamgoddess said...

What a pretty table! I love your dishes and agree...they did need a night out to shine.

Audra said...

Oh my goodness, I have seen this dish pattern in the antique stores and have swooned at it's beauty.

Here you are with an amazing tablescape with these lovely dishes.

Thank you for sharing.