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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big, Bold and Old!



It's that time of week again...Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you for hosting my favorite meme, Susan. Please stop by BNOTP so that you can see how everyone has set their table.

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The inspiration for my table this week was a piece of vintage fabric I found at the thrift store some time ago. The big, bold flowers in primary colors caught my eye. I know this isn't light and summery but our weather has gone from nice and warm to downright cold in the past few days.

I had all the dishes needed to do the table, most you have seen in other settings. I didn't have to buy anything, not even spending 1¢ this week; am so proud of myself! My daughter, once again, brought me tulips...thanks, Erin, you are a sweetie! The vasse is a thrift store find...the only thing on the bottom was a gold paper seal that said "Made in Italy".



I really like the boldness of this fabric and felt it would make a good table topper.


The flatware is Oneida Afterglow, 1956.



I really like the simplicity of the vivid colors layered. Each piece is a solid color with little or no design.



Vera Bradley charger plate from TJMaxx a few years ago, that I paid almost nothing for. They had only 2 and I think they cost around $3.50.



Red dinner plate is Waechtersbach on sale at TJMaxx for a couple dollars about 3 years ago.



Olive green salad plate is from WalMart about 6 years ago.



The soup bowl is Mancer, made in Italy, found at Goodwill for 37¢ each back in January. The chocolate napkins are from Savers a couple months ago, 4 for $1.99. The napkin rings were found at WalMart after Thanksgiving, 2 for $1.



The stemware is blue water goblets from TJMaxx a couple dollars each and 99¢ dark amber wine stems from Goodwill.



I have used the little salt/pepper shakers that my sister, Judy sent me last fall. The butter dish is Mikasa found at Savers and has been in other tablescapes.



Another view of the table. The candlesticks are Royal Crystal Rock from Italy from Savers, $3.99.



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Don't forget to check out all the other tablescapes.

58 comments:

bj said...

Wow...this IS bright...bright and beautiful. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors...great tablecloth.
JNG

GardenofDaisies said...

What a great piece of fabric... it goes with just about any color... red, blue, yellow, green... I bet it was a lot of fun to play with!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE all the BRIGHT colour.... FUN!!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the fabric and you did a great job matching the dishes to the flowers. This is a fun table...vibrant and colorful.

Sue

Anonymous said...

Fun to see the bright colors as I am watching it snow!! We are going to get a few inches !@#$% I sent this blog to Karen because I know she will be interested in the recipes. I can't use the olive one because I can't eat pecans, walnuts; I can tolerate almonds. Another beautiful tablescape as always. Love, Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a fun and pretty table, Mimi. I love all the bright colors in the tablecloth and the tulips are wonderful {so is your daughter}. Nicely done!

xoxo
Jane

Linda said...

Bright and Beautiful!! Love the blue charger plates and then how you layered colors. Tulips are so nice!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful, bright table! I love that fabric that you found.

Kathleen said...

Pack it up and ship it all to me, M! I love it..Cold and rainy here too!
Those chargers are fabulous!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I love color, this even out-does me!!!!
I love it all!
Dena

Sarah said...

Bold and beautiful it is. Love the layers of bright colors. Great job! ~ Sarah

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Love love love all of that color! (We were in the same mood this week). Everything is so pretty! Have a wonderful weekend!
Andrea

Erin said...

I love the fabric and the bright colors! How great that you already had the dishes to match! So cheerful!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I just love all the color here! I especially love the tablecloth and the blue plates. Just fun! Joni

Tricia said...

Oh, I love the way you've layered the solid-colored, but different-shaped plates! And using the blue and amber glassware together is so striking!

Johanna said...

I love this bright primary colors on the table. For me, it looks like a hot summer night.
Greetings, Johanna

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty! I love your bold colors and what wonderful layering of your dishes -- they all match the colors of the cloth.

Jeannine said...

I adore the solid plates and bowls with decorative curves. I can see eating here and spending time in conversation. Thanks for sharing

Maryrose said...

Definitely big bold and gorgeous. Love that fabric and the colorful layered dishes are perfect with it.
So pretty.
Maryrose
PS did I mention how great those tulips are?

scribbler-unfocused said...

What a great mix of brights! It would really stimulate the appetite, I think.

Scribbler

Sherry said...

I love these bright plates you layered. They are really pretty. I also like your tulips.

Tammy said...

Love the layers of colors. The table covering is gorgeous - looks almost like the napkins on my barscape for the week. Thanks for sharing..

kim said...

OMG, all my favorite colors in your dinnerware. Great fabric, too. Very bold and makes a great statement.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This looks incredible. What a great tablecloth, it looks amazing with the tulips.

Deny Binsar Mangisi said...

nice blog..^
visit me back..

vignette design said...

This is so bright, cheerful and gorgeous too! Love your inspiration piece. Your layered plates look great on that cloth.

Carol at Serendipity said...

The fabric really works with the dishes. I love it and all those bargains. Very nice!

Carol

Denise Marie said...

it is all absolutely terrific. love the floral fabric.

Lori Lucas said...

I love your table. I love when one piece inspires a great idea and allows you to build from that. Your blue chargers are absolutely wonderful. Great tablescape. Lori L

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I love the bright bold colors you are showing today! that piece of fabric is bautiful and all the mulit-colored dishes are just wonderful! It is a fun and happy table!!

Kelly Bookend Diaries said...

I love all the bright colors in your tablescape.
Kelly Bookend Diaries

Beth said...

Mimi, The colors are great! Love them! Beautiful dishes and stemware and the tablecloth is so pretty - good job!

Kathleen said...

I love all the beautiful color you artfully put together!

Niki said...

Love the bold colors! Everything is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for visiting me today, too!

lulumusing said...

I'm loving all the colors and especially like the tablecloth. Good job!

bunny, The Paris House said...

I love your use of bright colors, so gorgeous and fun!!
xoxo

Joanne Kennedy said...

How pretty and I love those blue charger plates! Lucky you for finding them at a great price.

Hugs,
Joanne

xinex said...

Pretty colors! I love it, so colorful!...Christine

sweet european dreams said...

very fun tablescape - I love the dark contrast w/the bold colors. Different and intriguing! Thanks for visiting my page today! -diane

Miss Merry said...

I have to repeat the WOW. The colors are so vivid and make you sit up and take notice. My favorite -well the tablecloth is stunning - and I cannot believe how great the tulips go with it. But the bottom plate you are using as a charger is my favorite. It is just lovely!

Thanks for sharing! Miss Merry

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is so pretty. I really like the fabric, and I think the flowers on it make it look more summer-like, even though it has a dark background. Love the layers of all of the brightly colored plates. laurie

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Mimi, What a beautifully bold tablescape. I love the table covering, so gorgeous. I love to layer bold colors and different type dishes but yours match perfectly with your table covering. How sweet of your daughter to bring you tulips again. Thank you for visiting my Tablescape Thursday; Italian Dinner Display and leaving your kind comment. I love that my husband takes an interest in all my hobbies and now he wants in on Tablescape Thursday. Stay tuned as he and I square off to see who comes up with the best design...it will be a close contest!
Hugz,
Kim

Kelee Katillac said...

I love that linen tablecloth! The simple colored china layered really pops against the pattern!

Thanks for your visit too...enjoyed it!

love, kelee

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I love alll of the different colors, especially the plates! This a bold and unique combination, awesomely done!
Happy Friday
Dena
sweet pickles and chocolate

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

Ahhh, jewel colors, my favorite! A pretty and dramatic tablescape! Joan

suzyq said...

Mimi,what great colours in your piece of fabric - they match so well with your bright coloured china - fancy not even spending a cent!! Thanks for visiting,
Suzy

From the Kitchen said...

I love the bold colors in your table setting. They remind me of the colors of a garden in high summer--something I'm looking forward to as we still have a chill in the air around here.

Best,
Bonnie

eatlotsachocolate said...

Primary colors are the best! Love the brightness of the table cloth and the beautiful dishes.
Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you too have a great weekend.
Joanie

Erin said...

Wow, such cute dishes! And so cheap! I love the primary colors.

Queen B. said...

I really, really like to big bold and old !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
very, very colorful !

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

LOVE that colorful tablescape..

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Texas Tea Party said...

Beautiful colorful chintz fabric! I love all the coordinating colors in your china with the tablecloth. You were so fortunate to find this great fabric!

A Grain of Salt said...

M, you really did a fantastic job pulling those colors together. Looks great! Love all your bargains. And the tulips are just lovely.

Katie said...

Such a colorful display! Love the tulips.

thedomesticfringe said...

Very pretty table. It's bright and cheery! I need to learn how to set a pretty table.

Just wanted to say Thank You for the kind comments on The Domestic Fringe. I'm loving my kitchen and appreciate all the kind words.
-FringeGirl

Annie said...

Looks like a Fiesta! I like it!

mishebe said...

what a beautiful table cloth