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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's Red!



It's time for another visit to Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting my favorite meme, Susan. Please make sure you go to her blog so you may enjoy all the other tables this week.

I will also be joining Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday this week.

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The inspiration for the table this week are the salad/dessert plates that I "borrowed" from the local ARC Thrift Store, where I volunteer on Wednesday afternoons. What an experience...one day I will do a post on it.

I decided to not use a tablecloth or placemats, no special reasoning, there. I started with 4 silverplated trays. Have you ever tried to find four with the same rim pattern at the thrift stores? It has taken almost two years to find them. To them I added red Waechtersbach dinner plates. The salad plates are Cypress Home, each has a different red floral arrangement. The last layer is the little red appetizer plate, which were made by Syracuse China.











I decided to use amber iced tea glasses as the background on the salad plates is sort of a light amber color. I also used a clear wine stem.



The flatware is Oneida Afterglow that I have used numerous times.



There is nothing blossoming in my garden except sedum, so that is the centerpiece this week. I flanked it with silverplated candlesticks.



Placesetting.



Table with the candles lit.



I would like to thank everyone that stops by and especially those leaving a comment. It is very much appreciated.

64 comments:

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

WOW...those salad plates are GORGEOUS!! Thanks for sharing :)

Blessings!
Gail

Marsha said...

I love the red setting against the dark wood of the table - good call on not using a tablecloth. Those salad plates are simply beautiful. My gardener heart just loves them :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Red is the most attractive color for a table! Wow! I love those salad plates~ each picture is so pretty.
Without placemats or a tablecloth, your table becomes a beautiful contrast to the red on your table. Soooooo lovely, and a great choice!

I hope you do a post on the thrift shop that you volunteer at. You must have the inside tract on all the goodies brought in!
Yvonne

Jo said...

I think the color "red" is so vibrant,and inspiring,I think I'll try red too,thanks for sharing.
~Jo
~Lazyonloblolly

Dishesdone said...

The floral plates are gorgeous, Mimi! Love this week's table! Very vibrant and inviting!

Kathleen said...

WOW, those floral plates are gorgeous! You borrowed them? :)
My sedum has bees all over it, I am afraid to go near them!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the floral on the red plates...they almost look vintage. Beautiful presentation this week!!

xoxo
Jane

Anonymous said...

Red.... my favorite color! Smashing! Daisy

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a catchy tablescape. You are the highlight of my week. Love, Brenda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

First of all love the pumpkin wall paper! Too cute! Love the table!! I mean red and those flower salad plates. POP and more POP! I also love the amber glasses, great way to pick up another color from the salad plates. Beautiful as always.

Barbara said...

Red-i-ly romantic, perfect for early fall. I like it!

Anonymous said...

Yowzer! My favorite color, so you know how I feel about this Tablescape. Looks great....don't know how you can top this, but I'm sure you will.
Delma

A 2 Z said...

These plates are gorgeous! I love the vintage chic look! Its so cheery! Great job! Thanks for sharing. Happy Rednesday!

Anne-Marie

Anonymous said...

i like it!...the last pic that's sort of dark looks very romantic...but you would need to take away two place settings to have be really romantic!...
your little sister

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Gorgeous floral plates! They are perfect on the silver chargers.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful tablesetting! Love the floral plates. The candlelight looks so inviting too!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great setting, I love the floral plates!

Sarah said...

What beautiful and unusual plates. Pretty red table! ~ Sarah

LV said...

You have set a lovely table. I like the clear glasses better with all your color. Who wouldn't want to have a dinner at your house.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--this is exquisite!!! And I love your dishes...wow! So regal!
Happy Rednesday!
xox

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Lovin' those floral plates! Happy Rednesday!

Ann said...

Are you entertaining? When's dinner?

I read somewhere that if the plates are red, you eat more.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Mimi...

Gorgeous table, my friend! I love, love, LOVE the Syracuse china salad plates!!! They have the prettiest pictures on them! You know, I have been looking for silver platters to use for chargers as well! I have a long ways to go before I have a set! hehe! Beautiful table, Mimi...red is my favorite color! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

~~Carol~~ said...

What an absolutely gorgeous table! Those salad plates are what really make this tablesetting special. And I hope you do a post soon about working at the thrift shop. I bet it's pretty interesting, seeing all of the strange things that people donate to the shop!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Sherrie said...

Redeliciousness........my new word. It describes your tablescape. Thanks for sharing.

Life with L said...

I love the red! Those floral plates are beautiful. I think I need to visit more Thrift shops and find some silver serving trays. They make very elegant chargers. Hugs, Linda

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Looove that red! It's so pretty, Mimi!! You always set such a pretty table, I'm going to invite myself over someday, LOL
xo, Andrea

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Looove that red! It's so pretty, Mimi!! You always set such a pretty table, I'm going to invite myself over someday, LOL
xo, Andrea

Debbie said...

Without a doubt, my favorite part is the salad plate layer. Those plates are wonderful! I would love to find something like that!!

ThreeOldKeys said...

Beautiful!! Will you come and set my table? I'll have to clear it off, but you can work your magic at my house anytime.

Tess said...

So pretty...such vibrant colors!!! I love your silver flatware.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your salad plates are wonderful! Love all your red this week.

Deanne said...

What lovely salad plates, they make the whole setting

Miss Merry said...

Your red is so cheerful and bright. I love the flowered salad plates. Very pretty table.

Barbara said...

This is so pretty. I really like those salad plates. The wood of the table looks so nice. I have had a terrible time deciding if I want silver or copper chargers. Now that I see the red with the silver, I am leaning that way! Thanks for the inspiration.

Patti said...

Everything is beautiful - and so elegant. I especially like the floral trim on the chargers and the colorful plates. Very pretty!
Hugs,Patti

Atelier de Charo said...

Pretty, pretty. Gorgeous plates!

Atelier de Charo said...

Pretty, pretty. Gorgeous plates!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Beautiful salad plates! I always love red, and using the amber glasses with this china was inspired! I think I "need" some amber glasses, too!

Sweetladyelaine said...

The floral plates are beautiful! The red makes such a happy table for fall. Thank you for sharing!

Angela said...

Wow, you have an amazing dish collection. I LOVE dishes! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Debbie said...

The plates are amazing! How beautiful! The red looks wonderful against the dark table. LOVE this setting!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Anonymous said...

I really liked the salad plates-they are really different. Very bright and cheery!!! Showed Michelle G. your blog and she was very impressed!!!


Sue-Phx

Life on the Edge said...

I'm a big fan of using red on the table, and it is really gorgeous paired with the silver platters. I am really enjoying those beautiful salad plates! Nicely done!

Kady
Life on the Edge

lulumusing said...

Love, love, love the floral dishes. You should be able to do lots with those. I have a number of things that would work with them....may I borrow!

Entertaining Women said...

It occurred to me that so many times, red is found in a casual or whimsical tablescape. Yours however, is quite sophisticated. I really like it...the accent plates are a great treasure. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Crafty Housewife said...

Oh my! I am just drooling over your red chargers!! They are just so beautiful! Thanks for stopping by Crafty Housewife =)

Marlis said...

I love those salad plates. Lucky for you that you got to borrow dishes.. I'd have a hard time not buying though! The table setting is simply divine. thanks for the sweet comments..

Dining Delight said...

Very lovely! I like the striking red colour against the wood of your table! How fun to volunteer at a thrift store and "borrow" items!

DD

Debbie said...

Mimi, that is so very pretty,and vibrant. Those red dishes are really unique. You did a fantastic job! Have a wonderful weekend. Debbie

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Those vibrant red plates are gorgeous and unique ~ such a pretty tablescape. I like the silver chargers, too. The pic with the candlelight is awesome.

All the Best,

Requi

Sherry said...

The salad plates are so very pretty! I really like this red table, the color is wonderful.
Sherry

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

That sedum is beautiful. This is such a beautiful table, I love the plates you used, how fun that you work at a thrift shop, I'd be bringing all kinds of things home.

I love your ice tea glasses too, everything looks so pretty.

Elisabeth said...

The red looks so pretty and the salad plates... I'm in love with them!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Your tablesetting looks very romantic by candlelight!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me!
Sherri:)

Anita said...

Ok Mimi, where do you keep all these dishes??? I love those floral plates! I can't believe you have silver chargers with the same rim! None of mine match. My mom bought 8 more, and still they are all different. You are lucky! Beautiful as always, and I love red:-)

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

This is beautiful, Mimi!
I LOVE red, too!
If you like Syracuse China--here's mine, if you're interested: http://goodbyehousehellohome.blogspot.com/2010/05/you-are-special-today.html
Thank you for leaving me a comment letting me know that you made yourself a silver tray wreath, too!
I wanna see it!
Happy to know that I actually inspiRED you :)
If you post it, would you please let me know?
I have read though several of your past post and boy, I thought I had a lot of dishes ;)
You have good taste!
I learned a few things, too!
Blessings to you as you make your home!
Hugs.
~me

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

The link looks funny, here it is again:
http://goodbyehousehellohome.blogspot.com/2010/05/you-are-special-today.html

Sandy said...

Beautiful salad plates!! What a lift those beautities would give in the middle of winter with snow on the ground. You set a breathtaking table. Thanks for sharing and visiting, come back soon.
Sandy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, are you saying that you took those salad/dessert plates back after you used them for this tablescape? They are sooo pretty. I love the fact that each floral arrangement is different. I think you had better go back and buy those. Your table looks so pretty with all of the red popping against the wood of the table. laurie

erin rogers pickering said...

I love the vibrant red against the dark luster of the table. So setting is simplistic and lush all at the same time!
Nicely done. :-)

Diann said...

I missed this post (was at the cabin last week). OMG, those "borrowed" plates are gorgeous!! So are the chargers! Everything looks so pretty!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

This morning I am going back and looking at your tablesettings...and they are gorgeous. Just gorgeous!! I have GOT to get over here more often. I am missing WAY too much!
Lotsahugs...
Mona

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is RED hot!! Love it! Those salad plates are to die for!!

Katherine