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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shades of Orange



Tablescape Thursday, it is getting to be that time, when we visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch to see some great tables done by fellow bloggers. Thank you, Susan for hosting my favorite meme!



You may click on any picture to enlarge it.

While scouring an old schoolhouse turned flea market in the town just south of where I live I was lucky enough to find 4 luncheon size plates with a color that I love to use in my peach dining room...orange.


Close up of the pattern.


Later in the same week I was astonished to find 4 placemats with the same colors as the plates...orange/white/gray fringe. To be truthful, I wasn't looking for any linens, period...but, hey, when they jump right out at me I have to take them home! I had to turn them the long way like a table runner as the table I am using is very small and cozy, compared to our regular dining room table.


I did have to buy a couple of salad plates as I only had two in the Waechtersbach Orange Peel. The original two were found at TJMaxx, but haven't seen any since I bought these about 3 years ago.


I have been searching e-Bay for more orange goblets after finding the two small ones. Well, I finally found some large enough to use for lemonade/tea/water but they were being sold as a set of 7 with a couple other pieces, none of which I was interested in . I was so happy when the seller agreed to sell me 4, my husband thought I was doing a rain dance, which we certainly didn't/don't need, when I was doing a happy dance!


The silver is Oneida Afterglow 1956. Peach linen napkins came from ARC Thrift store for 25¢ apiece.


The flowers are from the front yard, orange day lilies, orange ditch lilies, white cone flowers and gooseneck loosestrife.






Luncheon plates-French Saxon China-pattern is unknown
Salad plate-Waechtersbach Orange Peel
White soup bowl-Homer Laughlin H7N
Orange goblets-L.E. Smith Moon and Stars 1940's
Flatware-Oneida Afterglow 1956; Soup spoons Interantional Silver Manhattan 1932
Placemats and napkins-ARC Thrift Store

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, as always, it is very much appreciated. Hope you found something you liked and will visit again. A big thank you to all that leave comments.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ohhh!!!!! really liked the orange-esp your flowers-you are such a gardener!!! I keep telling friends about your blog-not sure if any have looked at it or not!!!

SMc-Phx

Anonymous said...

Not sure this will go through today as the word verification doesn't show. I will e-mail you to to tell how beautiful your tablescape is as always. Love, Brenda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is a gorgeous tablescape. I love the colors. Don't see a lot of plates like that. You have put this together so nicely and I love your flowers also. So pretty. So what's for lunch??

Blondie's Journal said...

Just beautiful. It reminds me of a sunset. The centerpiece is gorgeous and I do like those orange glasses!

xoxo
Jane

Bill said...

Nice tablescape -- the colors are coordinated really well and you got some great deals! I really like the way you've mixed daylilies, "ditch" (or as I like to call them, "classic") orange lilies, and gooseneck longstrife!

Thank you again for helping me identify the plant. I mentioned you in a post I did today.

Best regards,
Bill

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a pretty setting with the different tones of orange. I know what you mean when something jumps out at you that you didn't even know you needed. You must get it when that happens.

the passionate hairdresser said...

I'm not a huge fan of orange, however, I bet it looked cheery after all the rain you've had!! And, I do like this table!! :D

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My second favorite color after red is orange! Pretty, vivid table!

Anonymous said...

really stunning.....love the orange and white.....and your flowers are so pretty......
lil sis

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful, Mimi, I love the orange! Such a beautiful table this week! Always!

Debbie said...

I have been so busy that I haven't been to your blog in a while. What a beautiful post! I love the various orange tones, and the centerpiece is gorgeous. Keep on tablescaping!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and especially the lily's!

Magic

Kathleen said...

You know I only like orange at Halloween, but this is more peach, and pretty! The flowers are beautiful!
I don't know anyone with orange goblets but you! :)
You are unique!
I like the mats and napkins too! Very pretty, M!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

My mother in law would love that setting! Orange is her very favorite color!

Nancy said...

Mimi, This is one of my favorites of your tables. I love the colors, the flower arrangement and those goblets are wonderful! Very, very pretty!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What great orange goblets -- don't you love adding the colors to your table. This all coordinates so well.

Miss Merry said...

I love the daylilies, what a pretty arrangement! Your new plates are so pretty and the placemats a perfect match. What a wonderful summer table.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

I love your shades of orange! So cheerful!

Donna

Komali Nunna said...

Love your Shades of Orange table, Mimi.
Love,
Komali.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your centerpiece is gorgeous! I have never heard of a ditch lily! So beautiful.

You hit the orange jackpot! Your orange plate and those orange goblets look wonderful with your placemat.This is an elegant and happy table!
Yvonne

Meghan said...

I adore orange.
Nicely done.
When should I come for dinner :>)

bj said...

ooo, this is fabulous. I like the flowers and love your entire tablescape. Wonderful job..
xo bj

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your centerpiece, wonderful orange!

Hugs

Charo

emptynester3 said...

Mimi- Love the orange, especially the goblets! Thanks for the visit and the birthday wishes!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a great table..love orange. Those plates are a great find and I've never seen those goblets in orange :)

Blessings!
Gail

Barbara said...

You have done such a great job gathering these things in a color that isn't easy to find. I've been collecting some of the Waeschterbach (I know I haven't spelled that correctly!) too. I'd love to get some orange.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Although orange is not a color that I'm typically drawn to, I must say that your table is beyond gorgeous! Those dishes and glassses are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Johanna said...

Mimi, what an outburst of pretty orange. I love that colorfull color. What a find are those pretty plates. I love all the deaatils of your table, starting with the adorable flowers and not ending with the pretty flatware.
Greetings, Johanna

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Just beautiful!! I love the orange...everything! I would be doing a happy dance for those goblets too! Awesome job!

D said...

Don't you just love it when tablescapes just seem to "come" together sometimes. I enjoyed this tablescape, as it is a color we don't often see. Thanks for sharing.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Mimi...

Ohhh...what a beautiful table, my friend! I love the bright orange, peach, and white...soooo summery! But I must tell you...those gorgeous orange lilies just steal the show! Hehe! They really are lovely...a fabulous centerpiece!!! I love all the vibrant and warm color...sooo very pretty! Thank you for sharing your beautiful summer lilies and tablescape with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

How thrilling to find the PERFECT linens to go with the floral dishes! You must be living right! Those flowers are simply spectacular -- you have real talent! Love the overall effect, and the orange glasses are wonderful. Glad you found some to add to your collection!

Teri said...

I am lovin' all this orange! It's perfect for summer!

SPLENDEROSA said...

You are absolutely adorable out there in the middle of nowhere.
So so cute. Thank you for visiting me today. xx's Marsha

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Such a pretty orange/peach tablescape. The luncheon plates are so cute and your flower arrangement is a beautiful compliment to them. If only I had a green thumb, so I buy flowers from the market or florist.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Of course you already know what I am going to say....Love it! Those beautiful floral plates you found are amazing! It is so hard to find peach/orange and yellow plates. And oh how you lucked out with those orange goblets!! I would have been doing the happy dance too!

Beautiful table !!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Loved the orange and I'm not a fan of orange! Your flowers are so beautiful. You did a great job putting it all together. Thank you for sharing.

Erin said...

Love the orange! What kind of goblets are those? They look a little like a compote dish I inherited..

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty shades of orange! Nice to see a summer orange tablescape! Great deals!

Katherine

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! what a gorgeous setting you've put together. The colors look so summery. LOVE the flowers!
Debbie@houseatthelake

The Tablescaper said...

Awesome orange plates!

- The Tablescaper

lulumusing said...

Mimi, I so look forward to what you find each week to play with. Good job again. I especially love knowing the flowers came from your yard.

dee dee said...

Oh orange and white... what a excellent combination! How cheery!
Dee Dee

Sherry said...

I love the orange! It is perfect for summer. The goblets are a great vintage find. Love the feel of this table. I could see ladies for lunch here.
Sherry

Kim said...

I love what you did here. That centerpiece is beautiful!
xoxo,
Kim

CountryBelle said...

Ooooh orange, Lovely!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, your day lillies are gorgeous with this tablescape. Everything coordinates beautifully. Love the plates with the flowers on them. laurie

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Mimi,
What a bright and cheerful table! I love all your finds, especially the goblets. Those placemats were meant to be yours. Glad you took them home and shared them with us!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i use my thrift shop for napkins too... I love the orange glasses with the lilies...

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

What a beautiful table setting! I love the colors.....

Tammy said...

Orange - who would've thought you could find so much in Orange! Great job! Thanks for the encouraging words!

Bonnie said...

Love your arrangement. Orange is appealing to me especially after seeing your tablescape.

Melanie @ The Tiny Tudor said...

I love the orange! Same color as that sweet cat on your header. I had an orange cat growing up that looked similair- now we have 3, but no tigers...yet...3 is such an uneven number, we may just add to the cat family oneday : )