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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's Not Just For Christmas!



My favorite time of the week...Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch! Thanks to our host, Susan, we can enjoy many beautiful tables each week.

I am also going to join Sue over at It's A Very Cherry World for Wednesday is Rednesday, this week. Thank you, Sue, for being a gracious hostess. Please make sure you stop by Sue's to see what is being shown red this week.

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The inspiration this week came from this homemade/handmade tablecloth I found at the thrift store awhile back...no, green and red are not just for Christmas! I really like the limey greens with the red. Someone sewed panels together with a zig-zag stitch to make this unusual tablecloth, it is almost like a multi-colored toile.





I have used the red Waechtersbach plates and Home Essentials and Beyond Cabbage Collection plates.



The water and wine stemware was purchased at Goodwill. I don't know either maker or pattern, but think the green stems are made by Indiana Glass as they are the same shade of green as the sherbets, which are Indiana Glass King's Crown/Thumbprint pattern.



My inexpensive little point and shoot camera doesn't take very sharp night pictures...but I did get another blue hour shot this week.







Most of the pictures don't have flowers, one of the kitties is bound to tear them up! I don't know what it is about certain ones...especially peonies!



Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog, it is so appreciated!

50 comments:

Kathleen said...

What a unique tablecloth, I love it! It will be good for all seasons!
Love your green and red dishes..cools me off as I have been outside scrubbing the porch and furniture. I reek of clorox!
Good job my dear, thought it would be a Patriotic one , but you fooled me!

Anonymous said...

Love the table cloth and you are right it's not just for Christmas. I love the green (my favorite color) and red but it would be lovely with white too. So many different ways it could be used.

Nita said...

Sorry Marigene it was me.

Anonymous said...

Every week you send your tablescape which is always just gorgeous and today it jumped out at me, just love it.

Sweltering here in Vermont, in the 90's past 3 days. love, bbb

Linda said...

Love this color combo with the table cloth! You did a great job! Love the glasses.

Jane said...

Another beautiful tablescape. I love the red and green together and the lime green color really makes it fresh.
Hope you're having a great week.
Jane

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

We have red things we use all year too! Just makes you feel good, doesn't it?

Blondie's Journal said...

You always have the best tablecloths and I love this one. Your table is very pretty and colorful! Love the flowers! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Dishesdone said...

Pretty tablecloth, Mimi! Love the reds and greens! Nope, not just for Christmas, pretty colors year round!

Martha said...

I love your red and green table! And it isn't a Christmas table either -- the red and green are perfect!!!

Glad you enjoyed Gunn Park!

the passionate hairdresser said...

Apparently, the flowers taste good!! (My cat always goes after the water...even though her dish is FULL) Cute table!

Anonymous said...

Another great table setting. Red is my favorite color and the greens, especially the lime, make it stand out. The tablecloth is what pulls it all together. Keep 'em coming!

Delma

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Arn't you glad you wisked this wonderful tablecloth away to your house? I would have too.

I agree, lime green and red is a powerful combination. It is rich and happy and demands attention. And you combined the dishes to compliment the tablecloth so well!

I just love this tablescape.
Yvonne

Sherrie said...

I love the red going on in your tablescape. Why don't you link up with Sue at Its a Very Cherry World for Wednesday is Rednesday. Just go to my blog and you can click on in my post or her button on my sidebar. Folks would love to see your reds. I actually stopped by to say thank you for your sweet comments not just about me opening my store, but others as well that I hadn't had a chance to respond to. They all mean a lot and are so appreciated. I never post about a sad day or if I am mad, I keep it light. But there are days when I am upset and then a read a sweet comment and the day gets a little brighter. So thank you, thank you, thank you. I may not always get right back to you, but know that your words are appreciated. Have a great day.

craftyles said...

That is such a pretty tablescape. I am dying to try one. The tablecloth is beautiful.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your tablescape is lovely! I adore your tablecloth.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

~~Carol~~ said...

What a beautiful tablesetting Mimi! I love the scene on the tablecloth, and you're right that red and green are not just for Christmas!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol
*I love the kitty in your blog header!

Manang Kim said...

Now it is not only me that likes to have red on their tablescape. Your table is so pretty love it! Happy Wednesday!

Red Slides

Mary said...

Your kitty is so sweet-looking. Please give her/him some lovin' from me, ok?
Your tablecloth is gorgeous. I love your l'heure bleu showing in the picture, too.
Happy REDnesday~

Melody said...

I love that tablecloth. The table is sooo inviting!

Ann said...

Your table setting is so pretty! I love that tablecloth. Yes, I do believe it is a toile pattern. I have fabric for one very similar, except it is Mount Vernon scenery.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the tablecloth, great year round-enjoy!

SueLovesCherries said...

How fun! You're right - the lime green looks fab with the red.

Beth said...

Mimi, Your tablecloth is precious! Looks great with the dishes you chose tonight. My kitty always goes for flowers, too! Very nice tablescape!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your table is great! I LOVe that fabric, what a wonderful find. I always lov eyour color, Marigene! Have a happy holiday weekend.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great tablecloth! Love the colors you've used -- I really do like the lime with reds too.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

What a fabulous tablecloth. The dishes you've chosen look great with it. A very pretty tablescape.

Sailing Simply said...

Thank you for visiting me and your kind comments...what a fabulous tablecloth! It is so charming, reminds me of English cottages. I can see all sorts of different setting with this! You did a great job with the green and red! Wonderful tablesetting!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

I love the table linen you found and used, so pretty. I had a kitty that would eat any fresh flowers I had, she'd knock over the vase while I was sleeping and I'd wake up to a mess...
Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "Centerpiece Wednesday"! I was so excited when I found this wicker pram with the "RED" and white gingham hood and "RED" wheels of course I had to add "RED" geraniums.
Hugz,
Kim

Dining Delight said...

I really like the colour combo of dishes you chose to go with the fabulous tablecloth. They work so well together. Love those type of cabbage plates!

DD

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorites.

I love red and green.
My house is decorated with those colors.

Magic

suzyq said...

Wow, I just love that cloth!! Such pretty colours.
Suzy

Charlotte said...

Love the tablecloth!

scribbler-unfocused said...

I, too, love my red Waechtersbach, and find it mixes so well with many things. Your table is beautiful and inviting. My favorite thing is that gorgeous cloth -- the fabric looks familiar, but I can't think where I have seen it.

Scribbler

Tricia said...

What a wonderful find that tablecloth was! And you've set it off beautifully with your solid-colored plates. I always love colorful tables!

Johanna said...

Mimi, the person who made this tablecloth had really a genius idea by sewing the pieces like cake slices together. I will remember that because I also have normally a round table and it is difficult to decorate fabric with such pattern on it. And you made a wonderful table. This red is just awesome with the green. This red and green gives no thought to christmas but to tomatoes and hot peppers and hot summer also. I enjoyed it very much.
Thank you for your visit. I always be happy about your nice comments.
Greetings, Johanna

Kathy said...

I agree! We both went with colors traditionally set aside for Christmas! I love the tablecloth and you captured the blue hour beautifully!
Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love seeing the red and green this time of year. It is such a fun combination and the tablecloth really pulls it all together. I still haven't had a chance to try for a blue hour shot...yours is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

you got all the creativity in the family!.....great table.....next week do yellow cuz that's my favorite color!.....
judy

Kansas Amy said...

It's very bright and pretty! ASnd what a great tablecloth. Thank you for sharing!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Mimi, I LOVE that tablecloth fabric. You're right. It does remind me of toile. Your green and red dishes are perfect on it. It's a delightful tablescape. laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table. I absolutely love the tablecloth!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! What a beautiful tablecloth! It does remind me of toile. And your tablescape is so pretty and festive...love the colors! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is a gorgeous tablecloth! I do love red and recently have becoming very fond of green too.

Miss Merry said...

So cheerful with the red and green! I love,love your cabbage plates! And what a unique tablecloth, too.

Lisa B. said...

The tablecloth is fantastic! Thanks for stopping by my site.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Great tablescape! I really like red and lime green together also!
I LOVE that tablecloth too; very colorful and fabulous!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Mimi, I just wanted to pop back in and thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my Tablescape Thursday"...Broad Stripes and Bright Stars...I really enjoyed designing this patriotic table.
Hugz,
Kim

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Mimi...I soooo agree...red and green is so warm and inviting any time of year! Your tablecloth is wonderful...I love it! Great tablescape!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I had to catch up from last week! LOL I LOVE that tablecloth! You have some of the best linens Mimi! I want to come over and raid your linen closet! LOL

the whole table looks amazing!