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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

White and Black...



I couldn't make up my mind what to do for Tablescape Thursday with Susan of Between Naps On The Porch, so I closed my eyes and grabbed a plate...it was white with a black rim. So...black and white it is, this week. Worked out very nicely as I have a couple dozen white roses the grocery store was practically giving away Monday, plus a single pink one from my daughter! It isn't fun trying to keep a certain kitty away from them, though...a squirt bottle seems to work just fine...I don't know what it is, any fresh flowers and the kitty goes nuts, almost like it is catnip!

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There is a bit of color in the soup bowl and salad plate, both have my beloved roosters!
















I was surprised last week when Linda of A La Carte e-mailed me that I had won an unannounced giveaway for being the the only one commenting on the beautiful little white porcelain bird...which she promptly sent me...it is so much nicer looking than the picture is showing. Thanks again, Linda!

White linen tablecloth-have had it for years
Black/white place mat-have had for years
White linen napkins-from my late mother-in-law
White/black charger-Goodwill
Black plate-Goodwill
Black rimmed white plate-Goodwill
Rooster salad plate-TJMaxx a few years ago
Black rooster soup bowl-TJMaxx-a few years ago
Flatware-Oneida (Afterglow) and (soup spoons 'Always')
Stemware-Goodwill
Salt/pepper in silver caddy-gift from my little sister
Candlesticks-Goodwill

Thank you for taking the time to visit, if you want to see more tablescapes go to Susan's so you can see what everyone else has done with their tables this week.

46 comments:

Audra said...

Love the classic elegance of this table scape. Just breath taking...

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

The black and white has a classic look while the roosters add a fun element to your scape. Nice...
Cindy at Lakewood

Linda said...

Love this combination! I love black and white and with the roosters it just pops! So glad you like the little bird! Your table is stunning! Gosh I need to go pick a plate and do a table!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Soooo cheery! I love it.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Kathleen said...

What a great way to decide! And I like what you did! I am not a rooster fan as you know, but I like that! It looks great with the black and white!
And look at those roses...What a guy you have sending you those..:) They are beautiful..
Pretty table, M!

the passionate hairdresser said...

We were in Pier 1 this past weekend, saw a rooster wall hanging (looked like a bunch of tin plates hooked together) and thought of you!!! Nice black & white table!!
B & K:)

Carolyn said...

Very pretty tablescape! I love the bouquet too.
Carolyn

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Black and white is so perfect at any time but especially in this table setting. I love the rooster dishes.
♥, Susan

Barbara said...

I love white roses.

The Barnett Family said...

Love your rooster plates....they make a wonderful TT. What a wonderful surprise to win the too cute birdie...how lucky were you! Thanks for stopping by.Noticed that you have not been to my home state of TN.

Blessings~
Tonya

xinex said...

I can see lots of country charm on your table. Very pretty. The flowers are gorgeous!..Christine

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Great color combination; black and white is so classy looking and the roosters add a bit of fun to it! Awesome table!

Kathy said...

Elegant and fun, a gorgeous combination :-). hehe my word verification for this comment is luvedine how apt is that!.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

YOu rock my world when your showing your beautiful dinner wares. So nice. I never seen like these b4.

A dream to have...

Greetings from a snowy Stockholm.
xoxo

dee dee said...

I love black and white, I love even more that you put your beautiful tables together on a slim budget, yet they look rich and first class! Great eye!
Dee Dee

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This table is so charming! Love your roosters among the roses! And such beautiful roses you lucky gal!

ivoryspring said...

Marigene,

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving the kind comment. What a classy and inviting tablescape.

bellacasa said...

So the black and white worked out nicely for your table. Good job!

Jan ~ BellaCasa

Sherry said...

I love your rooster dishes! What pretty dishes! I also love your water goblets! Did you get them at Goodwill? I have been looking for those. They look just like the goblets used in the dining room scene in 'Something's Gotta Give'. They are awesome!

Maryrose said...

Love your table, I am always partial to black and white. I also must say I adore your rooster plates...they are so so pretty.
Lucky you for winning the birdie... it is just darling.
Thanks for stopping by and come again anytime.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I loved the way you chose your plate to use for this tablescape. Too funny! Your table looks fabulous! I love the rooster plates. And the white plate with the black rim that started this whole setting is just like some small bowls I picked up at Goodwill. I would love to find the plates. Maybe someday. I've been lucky & able to pick up matching plates over the years at various thrift stores for other patterns I have. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

jilly said...

Oh I love the roosters! What a great table. I love it when the tablescapes list out where everything is from!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

What a gorgeous table Mimi! I love the roosters and the color scheme.

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

I am loving the roosters and roses and the black and white colors are so beautiful!
xoxo

ps, I am from the outskirts of Vermont, we spend our time in Dorset, Manchester area.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love black and white. Your roosters are perfect for the look. What a nice treat...a sweet bird. I love that one pink rose with the white.

Sue

Blondie's Journal said...

Mimi~~

I love your table. It is so elegant with the black and white dishes and then the charm of the roosters. How neat!!

I never heard of a kitty that liked roses (which are stunning) but then again who doesn't?! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Barbara said...

MImi, you picked perfect! That is how I would describe your beautiful table. I love your rooster plates.

Barbara

Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Jeannine said...

Love the black and white. Always classic.

Debbie said...

Those rooster plates are magnificent!!~ I love them!~

~ LJ said...

Love how you made your decision! It turned out wonderfully! Those are great rooster plates!

Petite Little Bee said...

Love this, the rooster plates are amazing! Thanks for sharing. -Lia-

Joanne Kennedy said...

I am in love with those white plates with the black rim and those rooster plates are to die for!

I think your tablescape is wonderful!

Hugs,
Joanne

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I love the black and white! What beautiful flowers also:-)

HollyC said...

This is a great table! I love the black and white and the roosters are just priceless! Congrats on winning the little bird. He is sweet. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
~Holly

Sarah said...

Can't go wrong with black and white. You certainly have a nice group from which to choose. I think the rooster plates are pretty special. Lucky you that you've found some good things at GW. Thanks for sharing.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those roses are gorgeous. Love your rooster plates! I really like the way you've layered the plates. Such a pretty tablesetting. I'd love to dine here. laurie

Dishesdone said...

Love how you picked, Mimi, LOL! and a great pick, too, the black and white is so pretty! I love the roosters! Another great looking tablescape :)

judy said...

WOW!...love that black and white....gee, you had to buy your own valentine flowers?!.....hey, when you buy your own gifts you get what you want, not some ugly thing!...and thanks for saying i'm your "little" sister....member when i wasn't little?..........
love ya,
jude

Diann said...

Oh so pretty! Your table turned out wonderful!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the tablescape! Especially the roosters...

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Black and white is so classic--I love the rooster plates with it!

Jenglamgirl said...

How darling darling darling! Love the rooster plates, super job!

Karli said...

Ooooh, I'm loving the roosters!

Rhondi said...

Hi Mimi
I love the rooster plates and the little white birds. Every time I visit your banner photo makes me miss my cat!

ann said...

thank you and welcome....ann