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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's Red Hot!


This sunflower is at the steps to the back porch.



Another week has flown by...it is time to head over to Between Naps On The Porch to see how my blogger friends are dressing their tables for Tablescape Thursday this week. Thank you, again, Susan, for hosting my favorite meme. Please make sure you head over so that you, too, can enjoy
more fabulous tables.

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I think something very simple, in red for Tablescape Thursday is in order; the heat this summer has been so oppressive. I have no flowers in the garden that really go with the bright red...so decided to go with the pink hydrangeas that are now turning a pale green, stressed by the unforgiving heat or lack of water, or maybe it is just that time of year that they do this.


I love this checkered plate and was happy to find it in bright red.


I am using my red Waechtersbach dinner plates as charger plates. The next layer is a white Wedgwood Hedge Rose dinner plate, then a red and white checkered Royal Stafford Fine Earthenware England salad/dessert plate and finally a white Oneida Classic soup/salad bowl. The plates are all solid colors except the salad/dessert plate.

The water glass is Colony Harvest milk glass.


The flatware is Rogers/International Gracious 1939. The candle holder is Fitz & Floyd.




The flowers are from my yard. They were Nikko blue hydrangeas when I planted them, our soil is too alkaline so they are mostly pink with tinges of blue...I don't know if they are turning this light green because they are stressed or if it is that time of year when they lose their color. I really like this pale green color, too bad they weren't that color all the time!


Place setting.


Overhead view!








I am also going to join Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday, seeing I actually have some red going on here.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look...please let me know you have been here by leaving a comment and I will return the favor!


Red/white tablecloth-Estate sale a couple dollars
Napkins-have had them for years
Red Waechtersbach plates-TJMaxx several years ago
White Wedgwood Hedge Rose-Goodwill 49¢ each
Red/white checkered Royal Stafford plates-TMaxx $2 each
White Oneida soup/salad bowls-Savers $2.99 for 4
Flatware-Rogers/International Gracious-eBay Salad forks Rogers/International Sweep 1958
Candle holder-Fitz & Floyd-Goodwill 50¢
2 bud vases-ARC Thrift 50¢ each

78 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the red and white. Those checked plates are really cute!! Love the layers and I especially love the milk glass water goblets. I do have a love for milk glass. Cute and thrifty my kind of table. Love the Hydrangeas and that color. Just a winner all around.

Kathy said...

Stunning Reds!
Such a festive table.
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Anonymous said...

My very favorite ever. I have lots of red and white check items in my kitchen. I stupidly sold many milk glass items years ago not knowing how great they were and wish I could have them back. Thank you for another Terrific Tuesday! love, bbb

Anonymous said...

Really liked the red & white-as usual, loved the hydraneas-they are one of my favorite summer flowers.(can't grow here-too hot)

SM

Anonymous said...

Love it!

My Mom had a whole set of that milkglass when I was growing up. She may still have it, I'll ask when I see her.

Magic

Anita said...

I just love this elegant table!! I love red, so it must be for me, lol! Love the sunflower! I have some about ready to bloom. My first ever...I can't wait!

Kathleen said...

That is cute! The red and white pops! Love those candle holders and the checked plates.
Beautiful goblets, M!

the passionate hairdresser said...

I like the picture in the candlelight the best!! Very cute table!

Anonymous said...

Red is my favorite color so you know this setting is a hit with me. The hydrangeas look great and I have some beautiful red dahlias now that would look great on your table, too. You can come pick them!
Another outstanding setting.
Love,
Delma

Kim said...

Adorable Mimi. I love red/white together - so vintage and sweet.
xoxo,
Kim

Jeanette said...

Those checkered plates are too cute! They blend so well with the table cloth. All the red and white is so pretty. Thank sunflower is a happy way to be met at the door.

Jenny at Henrietta's House said...

I love the F&F candle holder! What a steal at 50 cents. Your table looks great!!

Dawn said...

Nothing beats red checks! Great tablescape.

Ann said...

What a fun table setting! I love it. :-)
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, how bright and cheery! Love those checkered plates! Beautiful color of the flowers!

Katherine

Sarah said...

It's a very cheerful table! I like the milk glass worked in with the various red and white dishes. Great find on the tablecloth. Happy Rednesday! ~ Sarah

nannykim said...

I do love the red and white combo and the pale green of the hydrangeas! My hydrangeas have quite blooming!!!!! I need to go to bed....It is almost midnight here. I took some meds for my allergies and I am WIDE awake!! ugh! nannykim/spindlecottage

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! Very inviting and VERY red! Love it!

sewingseeds4U said...

What a fresh tablescape. It's perfect to beat the summer heat with. A red check tablecloth is one of my favorite ways to say summer. Very cute!

craftyles said...

I love the red checked table scape. The plates are too cute and you've mixed the red and white perfectly. Great job!

LV said...

What a great red post for today. I love all of it, but he red checkered plates are neat.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, LOVE this red and white table! It just says "happy"! And, like you said, with this heat, it just feels "cool" which is odd since red is a warm color. but, nope, I think with all the awesome white in this table, it feels cool. Love it. And Inow have to start really looking for milk glass goblets!!

have a great day!

Sherrie said...

I always want to post a tablescape but can't remember where I got some of my pieces etc. I see what you do each week, with all your photos and information that you provide and I know what a lot of work that is. You do a fabulous job, so I know you love it. So instead of me posting, I'll just keep stopping by to see your stuff. By the way, I also wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you, for all your kind words about the shop. It really means so much to me and has helped to keep me motivated. I really appreciate it.

Michelle said...

All my favorite stuff!!! Red, vintage linens, white milk glass, hydrangeas, and thrifty to boot. What great deals. Really nice job putting it all together.

:) Mchelle

Sandy said...

This is so perfect! Red and white and so well done!!!!! I will be right over! :):)

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

I love red and white...add checks and I am really in love! Your table is wonderful.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable and I love your blog!!!!

Angela said...

Oh another thrift shopper. WOW..what awesome deals. Loving the milk glass! Love everything actually. I love red and white checker. I have tons of it around my home also...I can go a little over board actually,lol.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Red check is so iconic ...I love it! I love the checkered dishes and the Fritz and Floyd accessories. This is such a cheerful table!

Melody said...

I love your table! The breakdown at the end is phanominal. All the great thrift and estate/yard sale finds.

Barbara Jean said...

Love Love it!!!

Gorgeous and bright and cheery!!

Thanks for coming by and saying hi

blessings

barbara jean

One Heart said...

Oh my, this is lovely. I absolutely love it. I'm blown away by the prices too. I wish I had more time to go hunting for deals like that. Maybe one day. This is dreamy. Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my little corner ealier.

Happy Rednesday!

g.suzie said...

Luv, luv the red and white, it's so cheerful and crisp! Those checkered plates are great!

Red Couch Recipes said...

As you may have guessed, red is my favorit color and I love this tablescape! Love the milk glass too! Joni

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love the checks on checks, what a fun table!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I really love red and white and those checked plates are darling. The candleholder really adds to the table too, very pretty. Your sunflower picture should be framed, it is perfect!

once in a blue moon... said...

love the sunflower, funny, i have those same dishes packed in my picnic basket right now as we head to the lake for dinner, checks scream summer to me~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So cute -- I love your red and white - especially the checked plates -- I got some like that in black and white - you've given me some great ideas hee.

Johanna said...

Mimi,
so gorgeous, the checked red and white table is so cheerful and happy. Thank you for sharing this happiness.
Greetings, Johanna

Marlis said...

I love Red. I love white and I certainly love your red and white. Especially the check dishes..

Celly B said...

Those red checks are so cheery, and I love that candle holder! I think this setting could make even me a happy morning person!

Kathleen said...

Back to say I meant candleholder, as in one!
The red check plates are not the ones TJMaxx has, yours are much better!
I have them in the black check from TJM and they are a no name brand, Yours have a pedigree! :)

The Tablescaper said...

Love the red and white! The checked plates are great - I got them in black and white. I was tempted to get the red. You did such a great job with them.

- The Tablescaper

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This table is so happy in the red checks! They always remind me of picnics and happy family times. I love those checkered dishes--will have to look for them! Linda

Jacqueline said...

What a fun red and white table. I have to admit that I have never done the yard sale thing either. I am getting the notion I had better start!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an adorable table! It is just so festive and fun in the red check! Love all the details on this. Great job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

xinex said...

Your sunflower and table are both so bright and happy! Everything is so pretty, love the dishes!...Christine

NancyC said...

What a nice red and white table setting!

NancyC said...

Love your pretty red and white table setting!

Entertaining Women said...

You've used your red and white checks to create an extremely well-balance design. I love the duplication of the checks in the table cloth and then again in the accent plates. The white milk glass goblets add a crisp bright effect. Well done. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Dishesdone said...

Mimi, I love the hydrangea color, so pretty! and the red and white is beautiful, especially that last picture, love it!

Gorgeous sunflower!

D said...

I'm in love with the red tablecloth, and those adorable plates. I'm kinda partial to red. :)

Fatima Santos Silva said...

Lovely your round table setting, the clothtable, the plates are beautiful, and I loved the water goblets, gorgeous!Fatima, Scrapart.

Barbara said...

I love red and white and if there are checks too, even better! This is such a cheery, summery table. You have found some real treasures at amazing prices. Your sunflower is gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Red and white table settings remind me of my grandma's kitchen. She had the traditional red checked tablecloth, and white dishes to go with it. Always gives me a warm feeling. Yours is wonderful!
LOVE the color of the hydrangeas.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

I love your red and white table! So cheerful!

Donna

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Cute tablescape, Mimi! I love those rd and white check plates! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Table Escapes said...

Too dang cute! Thanks for sharing. -Sharon

Joanne Kennedy said...

Love the red and white. So cheerful.

Hugs,
Joanne

shannon i olson said...

Pretty pretty, love the red, the candle shot is lovely!

Melissa Miller said...

Beuatiful reds and tablescape Mimi! Love it all!

Sherry said...

What a nice table. Has a real Bistro feel with the red and white. I have been looking for a red and white table cloth. Loved how you layered the plates and love the candlestick. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love this table! Thank you....

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh this is so wonderful! I love red with a passion and this just tugs at my heartstrings!
I am so glad you cam by, this TT things is a hoot:)
Terry

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love those checkered plates, and the milk glass.

Mary said...

Fun red & white checks~ I love hydrangeas when the turn slightly green too, Annabelle is a good one for that :-)

Through My Red Door said...

Very pretty and cheerful setting. I especially like the candle holder!
Sheila

SueLovesCherries said...

Thanks so much for joining us for Rednesday! Your table looks like a cute little Italian restaurant - bring on the pasta!

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi, this a very hot, hot table. Very pretty!

Hugs
Charo

daylily777 said...

Very bright & cheerful , I love it . The flowers were a wonderful choice to do with the reds .
Blessings,
~Myrna

Purnima@a creative project said...

A warm and cozy feel to it!! Red and white checks look so lovely..I like your checkered charger plates too!!

Maryrose said...

So cute, love your table in red and whites. It is so fresh and happy. I have some black and white checked plates similiar to your red and white, and they are so fun. Well done.
Enjoy your weekend.
Maryrose

Lesa said...

I love the red table setting but the sunflower is spectacular!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, those checked plates on the checked tablecloth are just delightful! I love that candleholder with the touch of red on it. This looks like such a happy place to have a meal. laurie

Sharlotte said...

Hi Mimi,
I've seen so many red tables this week and I LOVE IT! Red and white make for such crisp and friendly tables...makes me want to just stay a little longer enjoying great food and terrific company! Your table is perferct for staying around a while...love your milkglass, flatware, and dishes! Great job! Thanks for sharing and stopping by to visit!
Sharlotte

Ellie said...

The checkers are so fun! I love the checkered plates especially. I also really like the green flowers against the red and white table. So nice!

*Chic Provence* said...

How summery-charming! another lovely table from you..thanks!

Kit

Cathy said...

What a fun and beautiful table! Red and white is my favorite, and I love those checkered plate.