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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Gift of Green...



It is another Tablescape Thursday with our hostess, Susan of Between Naps On The Porch. Please do stop by BNOTP to see what all the other beautiful tables look like, you will be in for a treat.

This tablescape was inspired by a gift from my sister, as set of four rooster chargers and four sherbet dishes. The chargers are a medium olive green with 5 roosters and a honeycomb center, maybe it is supposed to be chicken wire. She had heard me say that I didn't have a very large variety of green dishes, although green is my favorite color, so she was a sweetie and added to my addiction. Thank you, Jerry!




After checking the dish cupboard, I came up with solid green dinner plates, cream salad plates, yellow soup bowls, 5¼-inch cream/green bread plates and the green sherbets.


The rooster tureen, which was another gift, about 5 years ago from a GW friend from New Jersey. Thanks, Sheryl!





Close up of the layers used tonight.



Another evening of very simple dining at In the Middle of Nowhere!



Green- tablecloth-Saver's
Green- placemats-TJMaxx about 4 years ago
Napkins- Williams Sonoma gift from my friend Kathleen
Flatware- Afterglow (family)
Green charger- gift from my sister, Jerry
Green dinner plate- Walmart, several years ago
Cream salad plate- ARC Thrift
Yellow soup bowl- Primagera HomeGoods
Cream/green bread plates- Syracuse (pattern unknown) The Big Dollar (Mound City, KS)
Green sherbets- gift from my sister, Jerry
Clear glass water glasses- Goodwill
Crystal candlesticks- RCR Italian crystal- Saver's
Rooster soup tureen- gift from Sheryl
Cream salt/pepper (church sale)
Cream urn vase- TJMaxx

Thank you for taking the time to stop by; I appreciate all comments. Hope to see you all next week...

42 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

I really love your Rooster tureen!! And the various shades of green-yellow just look fantastic together.
Stop by my blog this week if you have time. I have a giveaway going.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a cute table, Mimi! I love roosters and all of the shades of green look so great together. I love your tureen, too!! Your sister is a sweetie!

xoxo
Jane

Jane said...

Great colors!! I love the green and yellow together. I could never participate in Tablescape Thursday....I have one set of dishes....white. It would make for a pretty boring post :-)

Kathleen said...

Those dishes are wonderful..perfect timing to send you green! I love the tureen too!
Lovely green and yellow table, M!

Debbie said...

Mimi, I love the combination of plates and the rooster tureen. And what a thoughtful sister! You might be in the middle of nowhere, but you certainly know how to set a table.

xinex said...

I always like green, so relaxing to the eyes. I wondered where you got your chargers until I read. I won some from ebay in diferent colors but they have not arrived yet. Beautiful tablescape!..Christine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'll take all the green I can get right now ;) Love the rooster chargers and tureen. Great combinations.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

The rooster plates are adorable! My mom used to have those sherbert dishes, and what I would give to have them now. I love the mixed greens!
Happy St. Patty's Day!
Cheers, Andrea

Low Tide High Style said...

Really pretty! I love all of the beautiful shades of green!

Kat :)

Diann said...

So cute! those plates are wonderful!!

Jeanette said...

I love all those shades. So cute, and it all comes together so beautifully.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So cute -- love your rooster and how you've put this all together.

Julie said...

Cute Cute Cute...Love all your greens...The Rooster is great
xoxo
Julie

Komali Nunna said...

Love your green dishes. Very cute table.

Sherry said...

That is a nice tureen. All the greens blend together for a wonderful table.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

your table is wonderful and those rooster plates are the cuttest darned things, i love them and they look so cute with your green rooster, love him....Phyllis

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I LOVE the colors of the plates. Been looking for those particular colors lately. Beautiful!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Mimi...

Oooh...what a delicious table you've set, my friend! First of all, I just love this pretty olive green paired with that yellow...so pretty!!! I love, love, LOVE your rooster charger plates...hmmm, I think it's supposed to be chicken wire! Hehe! I love them...how sweet of your sister to gift you with them! They make for a beautiful backdrop for your other dishes! Love the yellow soup bowls that you brought into the mix!!! And...could those gorgeous paisley napkins have been any more perfect with this place setting? I think not! Really...those beautiful napkins just tie all of these pretty colors that you used on your table...together! Ohhh...and I love your rooster soup tureen! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us today, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

bellacasa said...

Love your green dishes. Thanks for coming by for a visit and leaving a comment too.

Jan
BellaCasa

Tammy518 said...

Your rooster tureen is so cool! The chargers are awesome, and what a sweet sister to get them for you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The rooster dishes are great and work beautifully with the tureen!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Wow! Green & yellow? Seems we love these colours, aren't we?

Gorgeous setting, Mimi... love it.

Enjoy your day & week-end ahead.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love that rooster tureen. It makes the table. I have the same clear goblets. Very pretty tablescape. I like how you combined the yellow and the green.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, I love those chargers! You have created such a pretty layer of dishes. Your sherbets are so pretty too. laurie

Beth said...

Love those chargers and your rooster tureen. Very pretty table! I enjoyed your post!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mimi, I love all of your layers and the contrasting shades of green with your dishes! And that chicken! How cute is that!

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Frugal Designer said...

I love the green, yellow, white color combo...a fav of mine and the napkins in paisley are fabulous! you did a wonderful job on this!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gosh..those dishes with the roosters on them are gorgeous! Just gorgeous! Your tablesetting is lovely! The hen tureen is darling!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. Perfect Irish colors. Green and yellow!! :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I like your green tablescape! The rooster chargers and the hen, etc. are really neat!

I have those sherbets! Did you see them last week on my TT?

Katherine

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

You have such pretty green pieces. I especially love the sherbet glasses. It all comes together to form one great table!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Love your rooster tureen and the table is set in such a lovely way with the soft greens. The plates are also so very exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a chance to come by and say hello. Cheers, Lia

Joanne Kennedy said...

I'm a big rooster fan. In fact, I'm going to be doing a rooster tablescape in a few weeks too.

I love your chargers! The whole tablescape is just wonderful.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I love this~ What a neat hen and the layers work perfectly together!
Cindy

Rettabug said...

This pretty apple-green tablescape is a fresh as spring air! The gifts are just wonderful...especially that tureen! It shows how much you are loved by others.

I love the chicken wire effect on those chargers! Really cool!

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi! Hey I love, love, love thrifting, too! It's my favorite thing to do (other than yard sales). I like your tablescape very much. Roosters are adorable.

I have a cat, Timmy, who looks EXACTLY like the cat in your header. He is the sweetest thing ever and lives for love. What is your cat like?

Have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi! Hey I love, love, love thrifting, too! It's my favorite thing to do (other than yard sales). I like your tablescape very much. Roosters are adorable.

I have a cat, Timmy, who looks EXACTLY like the cat in your header. He is the sweetest thing ever and lives for love. What is your cat like?

Have a wonderful day!

Bill said...

You've put this together with great attention to detail. It was very sweet of your sister to provide those wonderful plates!

Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!
Bill

GardenofDaisies said...

Goodmorning Mimi!
You won! Congratulations!
Please contact me at mgpuc@everestkc.net
I will need your address to send your giveaway prize.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! Lovely tablescape! I love those rooster chargers! Your sister is a sweetie to give you such a wonderful gift! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

vignette design said...

The quintessential St. Patrick's Day table setting! I especially love those chargers!

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