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Monday, September 13, 2010

My 100th Post!



How exciting...I can't believe this is my 100th post! September 18th, will be my first year anniversary, too. How very fast that year has gone by.

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Here we are, again, ready to ooh and ahh all the tables being shown for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Susan, thank you for hosting my favorite weekly meme. Please do visit all the tables this week, you will be in for a real treat...lots of eye candy for all you dish lovers.

I have wanted to do a yellow and blue table for quite some time. For some reason yellow dishes are hard to come by at the thrift stores!

I found these cute napkins several months ago at Savers. They are Marat, made in France. The white, blue and yellow striped tablecloth came from Salvation Army. I thought it perfect to go with the napkins.





The chargers were a gift from my sister, Jerry. They have roosters on them, so I tried to keep with the rooster theme, using blue and white rooster plates along with plain white and blue smaller plates. The soup bowl is Homer Laughlin.







We were out riding the countryside Sunday so we stopped an scooped up an armful of Kansas wild sunflowers. The roadsides are filled with these pretty little flowers this time of year. I love them, but they have so much pollen that falls all over everything and stains it. I left them on the back porch overnight and kept going out to shake that nasty pollen off before bring them inside.



Layers of yellow, blue and white.



The glassware is an amber Colony Whitehall, I think some also call it the Cube pattern and the blue wine is made by Colony, pattern Park Lane



Placesetting.







Thank you to all who have taken time to check out my table this week; a special thanks to all who have left a comment.

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Monday night surprise with another beautiful tablescape. Congratulations on 100! Love, Brenda

Dishesdone said...

Congrats on 100, Mimi! I remember the first :) That's a lot of dishes!

Love the napkins, very pretty!

Looking forward to the next couple hundred!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Woo Hoo! Happy 100th post Mimi!! I am so glad you started blogging! Love blue and yellow so how could I not LOVE this table. The chargers with the roosters are soooo cute! Love those napkins also. Once again a great job and of course how can you go wrong with Sunflowers!

GardenofDaisies said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!! An exciting milestone for you!! I love your blue and yellow sunflower table! So perfect for both Kansas and for France. (I have noticed that before... that there seem to be some similarities between rural southern France and rural Kansas. Don't you agree?)

Kathleen said...

Congratulations, Marigene! Who knew!
I am sorry to be late to the party, but my blog list disappeared!! Poof, gone!
Those napkins are fabulous! Your whole blue and yellow table is!
Love those chargers and the blue rooster. I don't like roosters, but blue ones are just fine!
Here's to 100 more! Achoo, that pollen is making me sneeze, but the flowers are pretty!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Mimi, blue and yellow is one of the prettiest combinations ever! The room I am sitting in right now is blue and yellow, and I love it. Your table is so inviting and I can't believe those beautiful sunflowers just are yours for the taking on the roadside! I guess it pays to be in the middle of nowhere! Linda

Pam said...

Happy 100th! Post, not birthday of course. I love those blue chicken plates. The blue and yellow combo is always one of my favorites.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations on your milestone, Mimi!

I love those beautiful yellow plates!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Congrats on the 100 posts and the year of blogging! I love these colors together. The stack of plates looks so pretty. How lucky to be able to pick the flowers...I wish!

Ilene said...

Congratulations!
As always, enjoyed your post. Always my eye candy for the day!
I notice you put Garnet weather on your sidebar. I'll bet you know where Mont Ida is. My great grandparents lived there! They were descendants of Pennsylvania Germans who came to America with their pastor, Alexander Mack. Aunt Viv always pronounced it "Mont Idy". Heh. Hugs, Ilene jonesieok (at) att.net

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Mimi
This is lovely! Congratulations on your 100th post.

I am starting over, at Typepad. Long story...
New address for the back porch is.
backporchmusings.typepad.com

xinex said...

Happy Anniversary, Mimi! I am glad I got to know you in the Blogging world cause i certainly enjoy your tablescapes. I love those rooster chargers. Beautiful table cloth too. Love the whole table!..Christine

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on your milestones, and I'm lovin' those chargers! All of the colors work great together-have fun:@)

Style Sisters said...

Happy 100! I want those chargers! Those are so awesome!! Beautiful tablescape all the way around!

Karin

suzyq said...

Well done on your milestone - I nearly gave up before I reached my 100th post!! I love your napkins - the fabric is just so pretty.
Suzyq

bj said...

Congrats on 100.
I love your pretty table..

Beth said...

I love the rooster chargers and plates - how very pretty is your layering of blue and yellow dishes too! The sunflowers look very pretty. Congratulationson your 100 posts and upcoming blogoversary!

Debbie said...

I have just about decided that blue and yellow is my favorite table color combination. It always looks beautiful,and yours is no exception.

I love those pale yellow rooster chargers!! What a great gift for you.

vignette design said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Mimi! Love your blue and yellow tablescape! Very French!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Classic color combo for a good reason! Looks fabulous! Congratulations Too!

Jacqueline said...

This is so pretty. I love the yellow plates with the embossed rooster and the blue and white rooster on top. The colors are so fun and I don't associate them with roosters so it makes it extra special.

Congrats on your anniversary. This is exciting.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Oh, I forgot to mention... Congratulations on your 100th post! I can't imagine all the work! Linda

food for thought said...

cute rooster dishes, i have them with the bees, love the b&y~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Congratulations on your 100th Mimi! Love those pretty french napkins and the blue and yellow combination. Your table looks like the french countryside! How lovely!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on the 100th post! This is a beautiful table to celebrate. Love the blues and yellows and all the layers of this table. ~ Sarah

Tess said...

Happy 100th!!! This table is so pretty...the color scheme is beautiful, especially for this time of year!! Hope to see 100 more!

Tess

A Toile Tale said...

Thank you and congratulations! One hundred posts means a lot of work. We love that you share so much. Those butter yellow chargers are beautiful. A gorgeous post.
Linda

Suzy said...

Congrats on 100!!!! And what a beautiful table setting you did to celebrate. This may be my favorite ever. I love those napkins. What a great find!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Just stunning! Blue and yellow is my favorite color combination, and your Kansas sunflowers add the perfect touch. I covet your pretty glassware in those colors! Congratulations on your 100th post -- I always look forward to visiting your blog!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!
I love the blue and yellow. Flowers are wonderful. Very happy table.

Carol

lulumusing said...

100 tablescapes! That keeps you busy finding new things to work with and somehow you do it. I very much like this cheery table and would like to borrow the dishes. L

Debbie said...

Oh that is so very pretty Mimi. What great rooster dishes, and I love the way you layered them and then added the sunflower touch!!~ Congrats on your 100th post!

Laura said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!!
And, oh my...
You know how much I love blue and white and when you add yellow- Katie bar the door!

Thank you for all of your visits to my blog.
You are a special friend.

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura
White Spray Paint

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

There you go again in the middle of nowhere with that yellow cat .. setting a beautiful table! Love the color combo and the glassware patterns are both favorites of mine! Thanks for sharing.

Atelier de Charo said...

Congratulations!
Beautiful napkins, the fabric is gorgeous!

Kara from Kara's Korner said...

Happy 100th!! Love the yellow and blue...so classy and fresh at the same time!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Congratulations on 1 year and 100 posts :)

I am in love with those rooster chargers...just the perfect color!

Your table is gorgeous :)

Blessings!
Gail

shannon i olson said...

I always forget how pretty yellow and blue are together. congrats on your 100th post. mine is around the corner....what to do what to do....

Marlis said...

Congratulations on 100!! That is a great milestone. I love the roosters on your dishes and blue and yellow is one of my favorites - always.

Jonell said...

Love the sweet yellow with the blues..and I have FOR more years than i can count kept /and replaced those whitehall glasses in clear, blue or amber whatever i come across;when one is cracked i put it away to use for flowers; thether 'colony? just started those about 5 yrs ago..usually my holiday glasses for company.THIS IS SO MUCH FUN..thanks for coming by 'grammas house'

Entertaining Women said...

Wow! 100 posts, AND you have used my all time favorite color combination for your tablescape today...blue yellow & white. The new napkins are yummy, I adore the yellow dinnerware, and I'm wild about the blue charger. This table makes me happy in every direction that I look! Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. I appreciate that you visited my post, and your kind words are such an encouragement. Please, visit any time. Cherry Kay

DesignTies said...

Very pretty :-) Yellow & blue is such a fresh colour combination :-)

Your yellow rooster chargers are really nice. I like the honeycomb pattern in the center.

Congrats on post #100 and anniversary #1!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Congratulations! A long journey, isn't it? I have enjoyed your blog very much..and I don't get over here half often enough. There does not seem to be enough hours in the day..
Love and hugs,
Mona

Designs on 47th Street said...

Beautiful indeed! Wow! Those napkins are certainly inspiration for a tablescape. I love them!! And then I saw the chargers! Oh, it's just perfect together.

Hey...we have those same flowers one state to your north! :)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hello dear Lady in the middle of Nowhere,

How life nowadays? It's been too long not hearing from both of us. Summer break=BZ

Girl, you really rock! I love you every treasure you have. Just wish I could grab some §:-)

Have a happy TS...

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I love your yellow and blue tablescape. Also love the yellow rooster plates. OMG Happy 100 th post that is exciting!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Happy 100th! Love your Provance style napkins and the rooster dishes with the real sunflowers were just the right thing! Thanks for visiting ButtermilkCottage.
Susan

Barbara said...

Such a pretty color combination! I just love those napkins. Congratulations on the 100th post!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love your table. The napkins are very, very nice. You set a beautiful table everytime and I enjoy visiting you. Thank you for sharing.

Miss Merry said...

Congratulations on 100 Tablescapes! WOW! And you still are so creative and your tables are just stunning! You just get better and better. Love the blue and yellow.

Jo said...

I love all your dishes but I really love the yellow rooster plate with the chicken wire look in the centers,congrats on #100!
The wild blackeyed susies are perfect.
Thank you for visiting me @ LazyonLoblolly,please drop back again.
Jo

Barbara said...

Happy 100th post. Thank you for stopin by. I really love your sunflowers. They one of my favorite flowers after roses and lilies.

Barbara said...

Happy 100th post. Thank you for stopin by. I really love your sunflowers. They one of my favorite flowers after roses and lilies.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Very pretty! I love the yellow plates with the roosters- so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for commenting on my fall table. I found that birdcage last Sunday and only paid $14.99 for it. They had 3 smaller ones and I wanted to buy them all!

SavannahGranny said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I don't blog but I follow you each week. You always post beautiful tables and today is no exception. The rooster plates are beautiful and i love that you used roadside blackeyed susans for the centerpiece. We have a few in south Ga. but I have seen hundreds roadside in Illinois. Can't wait to see what you have for 101. Hugs, SavannahGranny

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love it Mimi! you have so many of my favorites on this table. The rooster plates in blue and white - I am coveting those, and those yellow chargers - gosh! I want those too! The napkins are so pretty. This is a perfect table to celebrate 100 posts - Congratulations! laurie

Sailing Simply said...

Such a pretty table! I love the blue and yellow together but gosh I really love your rooster plates. Both are adorable! I was looking at the blue plates and thinking how much I adored them then saw the yellow ones and felt the same way again! Beautiful setting!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Just beautiful. Love the color combination.

Warm blessings,

Spencer

Anita said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! How did I miss last week's "Moon and stars??" First, that was an equally fabulous table last week! I love that glassware. I borrow it from my mom when I need to. And this week, well I love blue and yellow. THe napkins are too pretty. Love all the plates and, I have right now on my table the same Indiana Glass amber glassware! I love that pattern and have amber, clear and the peach, all from ebay. Love your beautiful tables!! Thanks for stopping by!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! Happy 100th post! And you KNOW I absolutely LOVE this tablescape...soo0 frency! Roosters, sunflowers, blue and yellow Provencal fabrics...what else could you want!! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on the 100! Very pretty tablescape! I love blues and yellows together! Wild sunflowers are very pretty!

Katherine

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Congrats on 100 posts! amazing isn't it? The table is awesome! those linens are just gorgeous and I love the yellow plates and the blue and white rooster ones are just fantastic. I love all your dishes.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on 100 great posts!
This table setting is so pretty with the blue and yellow mix. I love the print on the linens. I have green glasses like your amber ones.

Have a great weekend,

Nancy

xinex said...

Hi Mimi! I would like to invite to come see my old photos of Natchez in the 1880's. Thanks!...Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations on your 100th! Love the table. The chargers and tablecloth are just beautiful!

- The Tablescaper

the passionate hairdresser said...

Happy 100!!! I like the blue napkins...very vivid!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I, too, am a lover of blue and yellow. LOVE what you did here! Very creative, very pretty. I am TOTALLY in love with the dinner plates! Best wishes, and here's wishing you hundreds more!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Congratulations on your bloggy milestone. Your table looks stunning.

Texas Tea Party said...

Lucky you finding the beautiful napkins and tablecloth! The china is perfect with the colors and I am so fond of your colored glassware. Great 100th!

Fifi Flowers said...

Congrats on 100 posts... your table looks FAB!!!

Debbie said...

Happy 100th Post!! Your tablescapes have put many smiles on our faces. I love the french napkins and those yellow chargers and the blue roosters. Here's to 100 more!!!

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Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your 100th Post (more since then!) You have had so many beautiful tablescapes, I've enjoyed them very much!

I really like this yellow and blue tablescape! You know how I love yellow!

Katherine

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