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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Favorite Color...



It is almost time to make my weekly pilgrimage to Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Many thanks to Susan for hosting my favorite meme.

The inspiration for the table this week was this gorgeous green and white tablecloth...actually, anything green could be my inspiration, as it is my favorite color. To enlarge any picture, just click on it.


Dinner plates are Royal Wessex England, with a pretty ivy border. I haven't been able to positively identify the pattern name, but found an e-Bay seller calling them Verdigris Churchill and another Verdigris English Ivy. It really doesn't matter, I like them!


The plain white luncheon plates are unmarked; they appear to be quite old. They have a pretty border with reeds, flowers and pheasants.


The apple green salad plates are part of Waechtersbach's The Fun Factory series.


The green/white/gold dessert plate is Wood & Son Glenwood, which is a favorite of mine.


Plain white coupe soup bowls with a slightly scalloped rim are unmarked. I was told they were probably made by Homer Laughlin, but don't know for sure.


The flatware is the same pattern my parents received as a wedding gift in 1945. It is Rogers/International Gracious, circa 1939. Unfortunately, it wasn't my parents, theirs was destroyed in a house fire almost 40 years ago. I was excited to find the service for 12 on e-Bay recently. A few of the pieces were missing...but it did include grill forks, grill knives, teaspoons, oval soup spoons, round/cream soup spoons, large serving spoons, but nary a salad fork to be seen!


The glassware is crystal found at the thrift store. The maker and pattern are unknown to me, so if anyone has an idea, let me know, please.


Place setting.


I hemmed and hawed about using white hydrangea for the centerpiece. I ended up with just some pothos and Swedish Ivy wrapped around a metal plant pyramid painted green, flanked by white candles in green wooden candlesticks.




I love all the layering!


Hope you have enjoyed my green and white table this week.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog to take a peek at another table. A special thanks to all that leave comments! Hope to see y'all next week.

58 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I think this is my favorite yet...love all the plates and that ivy centerpiece is perfect!

xoxo
Jane

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so pretty! I love Green also and you have just layered this until it is perfection! One of your best tables ever! Love the ivy also, it just picks up the greens and compliments them without taking away from them.

Kathleen said...

Wow! That looks great! Those ivy plates are wonderful! And I love the plaid cloth.
I knew it would be green when I saw the title. :)

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous tablescape. Our friend, Lisa, is here from London where she lives part of the year with her English husband (she is American). Bob built their huge addition a couple of years ago and is putting in stone steps for them on their very old house now. She showed me some pix the other day and one was a table setting that could have been in your tablescape program. It was gorgeous....black and white. Black and white check napkins, white flowers and I think the tablecloth was black. I told her about your beautiful tablescapes and she is going to look at the blog next time she is here. She doesn't have dsl computer here in Windham like I do so you can't send to her but when she goes back to England, you could send it there. Love, Brenda

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, you out did yourself with this table! Love it. The greens are so beautiful! those Glenwood plates are GORGEOUS!!!! I really like this table alot!!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Breathtaking table...and my absolute favorite color too!
Thank you so much for your kind words on my Mother's passing.
Your thoughtfulness is so very much appreciated

Dena

Anonymous said...

sharp looking table!!.....green is one of my least favorite colors but i have to admit it looks good the way you have used it....just love the silverware....brings back memories of kicking each other under the table and giggling!!! (and of course, getting in trouble!)
judy

Dishesdone said...

Love the green! the plaid, the ivy, and especially the Glenwood! and all together it looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

That's your best work yet! RC

the passionate hairdresser said...

Very pretty!! I was wondering when you were going to do one for you!! :)

Anonymous said...

Green is my favorite color too! It's such a calming, happy color. I love the Ivy plate. As soon as I saw the title, I smiled. I knew it would be green.

Magic

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful table setting....you out-did yourself with your favorite color. Your ivy looks great as an accent.
Yes, the silverware brings back old memories from 50+ years ago when we were kids. I'd almost forgotten it.
Another great job!
delma

Jeanette said...

Mimi,
I love your green and white table. I really like the way you let the ivy trail on the table. All those plates are lovely.
And thank you for your visit today and letting me know what that was on the table.

Bill said...

Yes, I DID enjoy your green and white table -- very much! It's great that you found silverware to replace your parents'! I know what you mean about older sets often not including salad forks. I don't think people were big on salads in the 1930s and 40s (congealed salads on the dinner plate perhaps). But what did they use when they ate cake? ;)

Regards,
Bill

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The greens are fun together, they look great-enjoy!

The Inspired Nest said...

I love the green! What a perfect summer tablescape! You are so lucky to have a great collection of china to put together!

vignette design said...

I love, love, love this table. Green is my favorite and that Glenwood plate is gorgeous.

Sandi (Meme) said...

I really like your flatware. The green is so fresh and clean! Hope you have a great week! Sandi

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love the green combination ... what great plates ... and the plaid tablecloth is really neat, too! Good job ... feels like a comfy garden setting!

Beth said...

Mimi, This table is very, very pretty! I love the tablecloth, the dinner plates and the salad plates. This is a fabulous tablescape!!!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Your tablescape is great...I love all the green plates! Just lovely! Joni

Rachel said...

The green is fabulous and the centerpiece is magnificent!

Entertaining Women said...

You've achieved a great balance for your table. The green/white tablecloth was perfect, and I'm wild about your green Glenwood plate. The ivy was the perfect choice for a calm, cool tablescape that says, "Stay awhile." Cherry Kay

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love all your greens! Both my daughters, and my mother, favored green. I don't know how I became such a lover of yellows!

I like the centerpiece you used!

Wonderful you found silverware like your parents!

Great job!

Katherine

Sharon Haynie said...

Wonderful table-I love the layering of all the green! You've done a great job-again! thanks for sharing your beautiful things with us today.

Debbie said...

I love the layering of the green and white dishes. The whole setting makes me feel like I'm dining outside....so pretty.
Debbie@houseatthelake

The Tablescaper said...

Great table. The Glenwood is great!

- The Tablescaper

D said...

Very pretty in green. I love the dishes, but my favs are those pretty dessert plates.

Anita said...

Oh I LOVE your green and white table! Love that ivy pattern, and the white luncheon plates. The silver pattern is gorgeous. I love patterns from that time. It is all gorgeous!!

Mary said...

Lovely! Green & White is one of my favorite color combinations too~ it looks so cool & refreshing, especially when it's so hot outdoors :-)

lulumusing said...

You've outdone yourself this time with all your special finds.

Johanna said...

Mimi, this is really a gorgeous tablescape. How amazing that you found so many different things in the same green, which is quite a special one. It looks so crisp with white. Ivy is always a very decorative pattern. Such a luck that you have fount the flatware like your parents owned. How sad that there household got destroyed by fire and so many memories are gone. I relly enjoyed yourpretty table.
Greetings, Johanna

Barbara said...

I just love all these greens together. I really struggle with that and you do it so seemingly effortlessly. That silver is beautiful. The loss from the fire must have been awful but how wonderful that you were able to find that pattern. Just a lovely table!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Fabulous layering! And that tablecloth -- love it! So crisp-looking and fresh! The green and white combination is so soothing and inviting. Thank you for commenting on my table this week!

Sharlotte said...

What a pretty table. I love the green and white together. I really like the layers too, each plate is the perfect compliment for each other. Great idea for your centerpiece! Thanks for sharing.
Sharlotte

Julio said...

Hi Mimi!

A very beautiful setting. I love the layering of the dishes with each bringing a unique bordering shape or color. Fabulous job. I love love the dessert and unmarked luncheon plates. Thank you for sharing this beautiful setting.

Laura said...

Your tablescape is wonderful!
I love all of the shades of green, and you are right, that tablecloth is great.

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura
White Spray Paint

I linked to the same party too.

Tess said...

BEAUTIFUL table!!! I love the green. The dishes are gorgeous and go so well together. The glasses are so pretty as well. Using just the plant for a centerpiece is a great idea and looks so pretty.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your tablescape is so refreshing! I love the white/green dessert plates. I thought it is so nice that you bought the same silverware your parents had! Such wonderful memories!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, I love all of the layering too! Every plate you used is beautiful on its own. I love that white luncheon plate. And any Wood & Sons pattern always appeals to me. How great that you got the pretty flatware like your mother had. Your crystal is gorgeous too. I am "green" with envy over all of your pretty china. laurie

Jenny at Henrietta's House said...

Hi Mimi!

I love the monochromatic scheme! Green is so fresh. This looks beautiful.

Abi's Blog said...

Dear Mimi,
I love the layering as well. The dessert plate is my favorite, I think. The silver is beautiful too.
Thanks for commenting on my blog.
Blessings,
Ava

sewingseeds4U said...

What a pretty setting. I love the layers of green and that Greenwood plate is just gorgeous. It all came together beautifully.

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi Mimi, love those wonderful green plates, the centerpiece complete perfect this great table.

Hugs
Charo

Bunny said...

So pretty, I love the centerpiece and the greens. Yes the jelly mill is/was in Manchester Vermont, I hope to be up there very soon with family and friends. I love Vermont.

Boogieboard Cottage said...

You really did a great job putting everything together. I really like your dishes. Have a nice weekend, Mary

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Green is such a cooling color for 90 degree weather! What a wonderful combination of pieces. My favorite piece is that beautiful dessert plate.

Purnima@a creative project said...

Wow.. looks so beautiful..in sync with the nature!! Love your plates too!!

Suzy said...

Beautiful green table! I love that Glenwood too!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love this tablescape! You have the most wonderful collection of unusual dishes! I love the green with the ivy and that salad plate is nothing short of gorgeous! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Rhonda said...

I love the green and white combination. The design on the plates are lovely!
Beautiful tablescape.
Rhonda

Cass @ That Old House said...

Gorgeous GREEN!
LOVE it all. I think your soup bowl is restaurant ware by Homer Laughlin; it's what my Mother had SCADS of and used for family dining -- it's so tough and strong, and also beautiful.

I remember being very young, and going with my mother to the restaurant supply house, where she would charm the manager into selling the restaurant china to her in small lots; it was a trade-only place, but she managed to come home each time with more of that white china!

Beautiful table. Thanks!
Cass

La said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I'm ready to sit down and have dinner with you. :o)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a gorgeous table! I am loving all the green, and the white plate with the beautiful edging, and the vintage silver! Linda

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

I love green and white. It is so fresh. Your table is lovely!

Pam said...

That is gorgeous. I am in a green phase right now. And the silverware is very pretty also.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Just wonderful. I love all the green, especially your plates.

Ellie said...

I love the mix of old and new plates here. And that fun apple green is great!