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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cranberry and Pink



It is time to visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for another Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting my favorite meme. Please visit BNOTP so you can see more fabulous tables.

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This week I am doing shades of pink and cranberry. Yes, I did say pink!

I found this cross-stitch embroidered tablecloth up at the thrift store several months ago, but didn't have anything to go with it. As you all know, pink is my least favorite color...but I am getting to appreciate it much more lately. Someone spent many, many hours doing this beautiful piece so I thought I would share it with you.






The charger plate is a plain white dinner plate with a raised border. The "dinner" plate in this setting is actually a luncheon plate in white with a pink and cranberry floral/leaf border. It was made by Buffalo China, as restaurantware. The pattern is Rebecca. From what I have read, it was first produced in the early 1980's, but has now discontinued.


Close-up of the border.


The salad plate is a Nancy Calhoun in raspberry. There is no actual pattern name, just called solid color! They were made from 1993 through 2002.


The soup bowl is one I have used several times; Classic made by Oneida.


Layers of white, pink and cranberry.


The water glass is Anchor Hocking Wexford. The wine stem is flashed, haven't taken the time to look up the maker or pattern. I used these particular pieces as they are quite heavy and would look better than something more fragile.


I found the soup tureen with lid, underplate and ladle today at Goodwill...are you ready for this...$2.99 and with the 25% senior discount it was only $2.24! It just has Japan on the bottom of the tureen.




Candle lit table.


A huge thank you to those that are nice enough to leave a comment while taking time to visit my blog; I will do the same for you. Hope to see you again next week.

49 comments:

Suzy said...

Love the red and pink! Beautiful table cloth :-)

Debbie said...

What a bargain on the soup tureen! Someone would be very happy that you enjoying their cross stitched tablecloth ;o) My grandmother was into cross stitching, and I have a few items of hers that I treasure.

Anonymous said...

pretty table...unlike you, i think pink is a great color....i like the stemware with the red/raspberry rim....miss you..
judy

Anonymous said...

oops! i forgot.........

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

love,
jude

Dishesdone said...

It a beautiful embroidered tablecloth! My mom made one in taupe thread. Took her YEARS and YEARS! I love the embroidery, the pink is pretty!

Hey, it's your birthday? Well, best wishes, Marigene, hope you are treated like a Queen :)

delma said...

I love the cranberry and pink....GREAT tablescape. Guess you're right on top of your game after being gone for 3 weeks!
Happy **th birthday! (and I happen to know which one it is). Good job, as usual.
P.S. That tureen is LOTS less expensive than the one you looked at at the Good Will store.

Marsha said...

Another beautiful tablesetting! You find the best thrift store bargains, the tureen is a fantastic deal and the handstitched tablecloth is very pretty.

What??? It's your birthday? I hope it is a very special day for you, best wishes for lots of joy and happiness and a little cake too :)

Anonymous said...

So great to have you back. I love this tablescape. Be nice to pink, it is fun and girly!! My week didn't seem right without my e-mail with your fabulous tablescape. Was good to see you even though I didn't like the reason you had to visit here. Love, Brenda

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You never cease to amaze me with your great finds! I'm with you on the color pink but the cranberry came through in your photos for me!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday?? Were you trying to hide this from us? hmmmmmmm

Love this table. The cross stitch cloth is a beauty and I love the way you have brought out the cranberry. I love Pink but for someone who is not such a fan you have set a wonderful table. Wonderful deal on that soup tureen.

So what day exactly is your birthday??

hugs,Linda

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

So glad you're back to tablescaping! We missed you! What a wonderful tablecloth -- someone spent HOURS on that cross-stitching. Your pretty pink and cranberry table shows it off beautifully. I always appreciate learning something about the history of the pieces you include. Thanks!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Mimi -- I do believe that is the exact tureen I have on my table today. I received it as a wedding present almost 2 years ago and if I found one at a GW, I would get another. I was one of those persons who used to cross stitch table cloths endlessly. I love the cranberry and pink. I also have some goblets very similar to the red -- they are heavy and have flashing too. Love them. Very pretty table. Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

Mimi -- oops! I received the tureen as a wedding present almost 23 years ago -- NOT two! Joni

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the colors in this tablescape. The tablecloth is fabulous!!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, this table is just gorgeous! That tablecloth is beautiful! Everything looks stunning together! And love the soup tureen!

Pat said...

Beautiful table. The cloth is fabulous.

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

Stunning ... everything fits together so perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great table, the tablecloth is amazing! How fun to find the tureen... not even gonna mention the price-enjoy:@)

xinex said...

Your tablecloth is looking so fabulous. And the tureen, what a great buy! You've set another beautiful tablescape...Christne

Debbie said...

Any time is pink time in my little world. It was easy for me to pick a favorite part of your table because I love that tablecloth so much. My grandmother used to make tablecloths like that, and I love and treasure them. I would love to own one in shades of pink.

You had a great find with that tureen too.

Your table was a a pink treat in the middle of all the fall browns.

D said...

That tablecloth is amazing. The work that went into it. Wow! Great find at the thrift store for the soup tureen.
D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a very lovely tablecloth! I love the cross stitching on that piece, and it looks just perfect with the dishes you selected. Just an all around pretty table!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful cranberry and pink tablescape, perfect for this time of year! The tablecloth is lovely, I'm sure the person who put all that work and time into it would be happy someone like you have it!

What a bargain on that soup tureen!

Nice job!

Katherine

Marlis said...

What a great find in the tablecloth. One day I will have to visit your goodwill. I love your table..

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Mimi...

Ohhh...that embroidered tablecloth is fabulous, my friend! Oh yes...the hours that someone spent on stitching that pretty piece just boggles my mind! I like to embroider but have never done anything that extensive! Well my dear, you set such a beautiful table...your place settings are just perfect with the tablecloth! I love the restaurantware china...pretty pattern! Love your soup tureen...what a great deal you got on that! BRAVO!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us...I really enjoyed that embroidered tablecloth!

I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my Brookshire Autumn table. I really enjoyed your visit and sweet note, my friend! Thank you!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Kathy said...

The tablecloth is amazing! What a find! You've done a marvelous job combining the cranberry, pink and white colors! Love your dishes and the soup tureen!
Kathy

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your tablecloth is to die for...I love it! Red & pink are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kathleen said...

Get Out! I can't believe the price on that tureen! Even though I have too many, as do you, :), I wouldn't have passed it up!
Love the tablecloth too, and it is such a pretty combo. The glass with the color is perfect with it!
None from me yet, I went out yesterday shopping, and today I am paying for it!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I have to write this down!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I feel the same way about blue (love/hate) but there's no way I would be able to pass up a tablecloth like yours either. Just think about all the time that went into it! Your tablescape is amazing and I adore the candlelit photo, simply beautiful. :)

Mary said...

Love your cranberry table~ what detail on your tablecloth! I'm especially fond of your cranberry goblets :-)

Jo said...

Your tablescapes are always fantastic,Happy birthday.
Thanks so much for visiting LazyonLoblolly and the sweet comment.Yep Dollar Tree,$20.
-Jo
-Lazyonloblolly

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Mimi, that tablecloth is stunning! I'm so glad you showed close ups of it - someone worked so hard to create this beauty, and you were the perfect person to find it. You've created a beautiful tablescape with that cloth as inspiration. Love the restaurant dishes - simple beauty, and your stemware is gorgeous! What a deal on the soup tureen. So many times, the ladle is missing. To find the entire set for that price is incredible! laurie

Tess said...

Mimi...

I know pink is not your favorite, but your table is a delight for all us "pink" girls. That tablecloth is so beautiful and you've put together a lovely table. Those cranberry glasses are beautiful as well. Watch out, you may end up LOVING pink!!! ;-)

Tess

Alycia Nichols said...

$2.24 for that great tureen??? Score!!! Hooray for cranberry & pink! Very pretty!

Sherrie said...

I love that tablecloth. I am a big fan of pink which is why I do Pink Saturday with Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound. Your tablescape today, which is lovely as always, would be so perfect for Pink Saturday. You should check it out. Go Pink!

Jacqueline said...

I think the colors are gorgeous together and what finds. That tablecloth just had to be found and paired with those plates, it is perfect. I just cannot even believe the soup tureen for that stinkin little!!!! Wow, you are one lucky girl.

GrannySue said...

It looks wonderful. As a stitcher I am drooling over that table cover and I'm not a huge pink person myself. The table is just lovely.

Barbara said...

Love this color combination. That tablecloth is such a treasure. I really like your soup tureen on the table like that.

A Perfect Setting said...

Great combination of dishes, and that tablecloth is just beautiful. Your soup tureen looks just right in this setting, everything looks lovely!

InMyOwnStyle said...

I used to have a cross-stiched cloth just like yours - but I have no idea where it went :( Your candlelit cranberry table looks beautiful.

Lindy said...

Oh wow, what a pretty table setting. I love the linens and the china -- they look like they were made to go together! Just lovely.

Pam said...

I think I have that some tureen. That tablecloth is gorgeous. Wonder how long it took to make that.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Mimi!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

I love your Tablescape! The red and white are so pretty.

Hey, we were in McPherson/Wichita in September ... is that near where you are? I have several posts and many pics on my blog regarding that area. Kansas has beautiful clouds and great football players!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Kathy
Central Oregon

Jane said...

The table looks beautiful! The tablecloth was a wonderful buy....I can't pass up hand embroidered pieces either. But the soup tureen without a doubt was the best buy of the day!!! Unbelievable price for such a great piece!
I was reading some of the other comments and saw they were mentioning a birthday???Happy Birthday to you!!
Jane

Entertaining Women said...

This really is a wonderful tablescape. The cross stitch tablescape is a real treasure. I hope that you'll use it with blue...red/white/blue, too. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Maria said...

What a nice table! For someone who professes not to like pink, you've really made the most of it! I also like your candles! This is a wonderfully appealing table!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful table. Thanks so much for visiting. I appreciate it!

mississippi artist said...

I am like you , not much into pink, but this is a beautiful setting. Wow I never find such a bargain as your soup tureen!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Love that tablecloth! Such a pretty table.