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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pink Delight

I will be joining Susan of Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting this fun meme, Susan. Please make sure you stop by BNOTP so you can see other fantastic tables.

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Y'all must know, by now, how I feel about the color pink! In case you missed it, pink is my least favorite color. Well, a few weeks ago I found pink dishes at the Goodwill I frequently haunt. A little voice kept whispering "buy me, buy me" and before I could turn and run away, they were in my cart. Actually, I really like them, they are a pretty shade of pink. They are Sasaki (fine china) 'Regency Pink' 1986. There were only 2 each, dinner, salad, soup, cup and saucer, all for just under $5.




My daughter brought me the tulips knowing how much I like the yellow ones...she said she almost bought pink or lavender ones but felt yellow would be a safer color. When I told her I was doing a pink table for this week's post she couldn't believe it. I told her the yellow looks great with all the pink.



Dinner plate.


Salad plate. Today I have chosen not to use the salad plate that is part of the set. I am using plates with my favorite flowers, hydrangeas. These were a gift from my sister, Jerry; Noritake ColorWave Gray.


Rimmed soup bowl.


Cup and saucer.


Flatware, Oneida 'Afterglow' 1956. The pink napkins and tablecloth were from Savers; $1.99 for 4 napkins and $2.99 for the tablecloth.


The water glasses are Noritake Sweet Swirl, lavender and the wine stems are pale pink that I picked up at Savers for 99¢ each quite some time ago.




The vase was found this past weekend at a yard sale. It is a Brush-McCoy 7¼ inch pale aqua made about 1940. The cost was a dollar.


The table with the candles lit...my inexpensive camera seems to distort the pictures with lit candles...maybe I should try a different setting.


***Update! My friend, Kathleen, wanted to know about the pink pedestal cake stand...it was $2.99 at HomeGoods, a few years ago.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog...it is very much appreciated.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! I love those pink dishes.

Anonymous said...

Oops! That was me, Magic.

Marsha said...

Pink is one of my favorite colors and I love this setting - lucky find! They really look awesome with the pink hydrangea salad plate - just gorgeous. You and Kathleen always find the best bargains - our GW charges up to $2.99/plate and you can buy new ones at TJM for 3.99! I haven't found bargain dishes for so long I am going through withdrawal - wish I lived closer so I could go shopping with you :)

Linda said...

This turned our very pretty and I think the yellow tulips are a nice touch! The Hydrangea plates are very sweet!!!

the passionate hairdresser said...

I dislike pink as much as you do, yet all of my depression glass (which I inherited from Dad's mother)is PINK. And, I always look for the more unusual pieces in PINK...sad...But, a very pretty table, none the less!!

Annie said...

Its possible we might be twins, I love yellow tulips and am lucky enough that Ken remembers that fact on Valentine's Day and other special occasions! Also hydrangea, a BIG favorite of mine! Both outdoors in my yard and cut for indoors. I just love them - I even have some fake hydrangeas for my winter dining room table. And then there's pink! I've always been a pink girl - our dining room has pink/beige flower stripes and I have a lot of pink accessories. When I was a teen, everything I owned was pink :)

Anonymous said...

I love your pink dishes...pink's not a bad color. The hydrangea plates go great...glad I found them for you. Good job, as always!

judy said...

well maybe you don't like pink but it's one of my favorites!.....you do a beautiful job..
your little sis

Blondie's Journal said...

Very nice, Mimi. Pink is my favorite color!! {I'm sorry} :-)

Your table looks stunning. I love the china and I think the yellow tulips contrast perfectly. I love the vase, too!! Great deals!

xoxo
Janie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love this elegant little tablescape. My husband (Patrick) would have loved this. He was so into candle light! Yes, he would have loved it. I wish I had set the table more beautifully and lit candles for him more than I did. Regrets. Ah well...I hope he knows I didn't really think the same back then as I do today. Blogging has made me more aware.
:)
Beautiful job!!

Thanks you for your comment on my post... :) SO nice!

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

I don't really do pink either, but I see why you bought those dishes. I would have done the same. They are adorable!
Country Blessings,
Cindy

Kathleen said...

I love those dishes..and the glasses so pink!
The whole table is lovely.
You didn't tell us about the pretty cake ped holding the vase..Thrift store???
You sister is funny, I read her comment!
I didn't know you loved hydrangea.you know I do..:)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Well, I really love this table! It is so soft and romatic looking. The pink dish find....LOVELY! they will go great with other dishes. I see a green and pink table in your future! :)

And the hydrangea plate is so pretty And I loved all the stemware and accessories!

Martha said...

A pretty pink table and those yellow tulips are perfect!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'm green with envy....LOVE that vase. A DOLLAR? Whoa girl! Amazing. I love anything with bows, so this was a delight.

You were lucky on the pink dishes too! Pink IS my favorite color so I'm envious.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Anonymous said...

Bravo again. I actually like pink a lot and my mother will tell you 500 times a day that pink is her favorite color and we give her gifts in pink always. Great job. Love, Brenda

Kathy said...

Now you've gone and done it!!!!
No turning back now....
Your going to become a pink girl...
it's addictive...
you can't fight the force!

I LOVE YOUR PINK DISHES!!!!!!
Whoohoo!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

What a gorgeous pink table! I have to admit I'm not a fan of pink items myself but i do have some pink tops because they look good with my complexion. This turned out beautifully and sooo many bargains to boot.
I've never heard of savers, maybe we'll get one soon.
Thanks for visiting me, I don't know how I overlooked it, but I just added you to my blog list.
Dena

Tricia said...

For someone who's not fond of pink, you did incredibly well with this table! I LOVE those salad plates with the hydrangeas -- just gorgeous. And that pink stemware is great -- and such a bargain!

Johanna said...

Hi Mimi. I thought, I am the only person, to whom things whispers "buy me, buy me", but now I realize, that happens to other persons, too. But it was right to do, what they whispered, because it makes a stunning table. But the pink is not just cutie , it looks very elegant. I love it.
Greetings, Johanna

scribbler-unfocused said...

Pink is my thing this year, so you had me at pink!

Scribbler

Beth said...

Mimi, I love those pink dishes. They look great with the hydrangea salad plates and your stemware is really lovely!
Blessings, Beth

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I adore pink -- I love this and those plates are so pretty! Love your yellow tulips as well -- very pretty!

Tammy518 said...

The pink dishes were a great find, and they look wonderful with the yellow tulips. I love that aqua vase.

shannon i olson said...

Your table is beautiful I love the hydrangea plates.

D said...

Oh, I love those pretty, pink plates. And your flatware is beautiful, too.

D

All The Pretty Dishes said...

What pretty pink dishes and oh how I want those hydrangea plates!

Atelier de Charo said...

Pretty pink dishes.

Hugs
Charo

xinex said...

What an adorable color! So pretty, Mimi! The dishes are such a lovely shade of pink and love the pedestal too....Christine

Nancy said...

Mimi, Your stemware is lovely! I like that hydrangea plate too. SO pretty!

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

Your table is so pretty. Love the picture with the lit candles. I had the same issues with the color purple....never liked it...but recently I've been buying all things purple! go figure!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your plates are just gorgeous! I love the hydrangeas, just hoping mine will bloom well this year. You sure seem to find some great buys at Savers, I wish they were here in Dallas! Hope you are enjoying spring, Marigene. Have a great weekend!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Beautiful pink table! LOVE that salad plate!! Love the yellow tulips too:-)

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I just love your beautiful tablescape. The pink and the blue china is just amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cheers,
Lia

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My! A table full of beautiful bargains! What deals you got on everything that is on this table! I don't blame you for getting those pink dishes. They are so pretty, and I LOVE thos hydrangea plates. They look great with your pink dishes. What a deal on that beautiful vase! laurie

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Mimi, It’s so nice to see you went out of your comfort zone and used the color pink. I loved all the plates you used but the hydrangea is my favorite. I'm in love with hydrangeas. I'll have to post some pictures once mine get growing, it'll be a while yet as its still cool here in the east. I love the yellow tulips on your table, the perfect touch to a beautiful tablescape! Thank you for stopping by and viewing my Patriots' Day tablescape and leaving your kind comment. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugz,
Kim

santamaker said...

Oh that salad plate is soooo pretty!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I simply love the dishes you purchased. You're right, the yellow tulips look lovely with all the pink. I can't believe what you paid for that McCoy vase! I'm jealous! :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh My Gosh, I can't believe the McCoy vase for a buck!. . .and the set of dishes for 5. You are having a great run girl. Keep it up.
I love your pink table it's one of my favorite colors. What is your favorite color?
Thanks for stopping by.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

vignette design said...

Love those pink dishes. The hydrangea plate is wonderful. It's all just gorgeous!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty in pink!! I've been looking for a pink tablecloth, maybe I should check out GW.

Katherine

kay ellen said...

So pretty~~
Happy Tablescape Thursday~~love the tulips!!

Hugs,
Kay Ellen

susan said...

Mimi- For someone who doesn't really like pink you set a beautiful pink table! I think the tulips are beautiful with it. Love that cake pedestal! I can't believe you have the same old Rumford cookbook. How did you happen to come upon it?

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

For someone who claims pink isn't a favorite color, you sure set a pretty pink table. I love your hydrenga plates with your new pink ones. The touch of aqua and yellow just made it better.
Really enjoyed seeing your blue and green table from last week too. I have some Liberty Blue and love it.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I really like your pink tablescape. And I love that the tulips are yellow. But my favorite thing is the vase you scored.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

A very pretty pink table, Mimi!

Marla said...

Mimi, Such simplistic beauty. I love your pink setting, very classy! Thanks for stopping by. Marla

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there,

What a serendipitous find, especially when you realized that although you really don't love pink any and all colours can be pretty when arranged artfully!..,

I love the yellow tulips that your daugter gave you as well;great colour combo!

(I also noticed in the post below that you enjoy blue and green; blue is my favorite colour)!

..,Green being the colour of nature in so many instances is just such a wonderful combination with blue; the colour of jewels, flowers and mostly of course, the hue of the sky and water often times..,Love it!..,

Hugs from Wanda Lee

Abi's Blog said...

Hi, Mimi - I do love the pink dishes - Such bargains on your tablesetting this week! I also love the yellow tulips!
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Ava

Maria said...

I also love pink and I really like your pink dishes! What a great find!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is one pretty-in-pink table, Mimi! Pink would never work in my home but you found some wonderful pieces. The swirled-border dinner plates are gorgeous.

This Belle Rocks said...

Lovely tablescape! I have a bit of pink in my collection as well :)

Is the hydrangea hand-painted on the Noritake plate, or was it manufactured like that? It's lovely.

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love those pink dishes, what I find. I am sure you're glad that you grabbed them up for they would not be there when you returned!