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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Red, White and Black



Another week has passed and it is time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you for hosting each week, Susan.

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The inspiration this week came from the colors my nephew frequently wore. As most of you know, Jeremy passed away last month at the young age of 38. Today (Nov. 9th) would have been his 39th birthday; it is also the 15th anniversary of my dad's death. Both my dad and nephew were sports fanatics, didn't matter what the sport was, as long as it was a sport they were happy. I miss you both and think of you every day.

I had everything I needed for the table, except flowers. I ran down to the flower shop hoping for some white roses but all they had were the dark red ones, which didn't look good with the bright red plates...but they did have two Gerbera daisies which I have put in milk glass bud vases. Monday isn't a good day to hit the florist in my little town, they are out of most everything.

The plain red charger plate is actually a large Waechtersbach dinner plate with a white Alfred Meakin dinner plate follwed by the very popular Royal Stafford black and white transferware salad plates found at TJMaxx and finally a red soup bowl. The soup bowl has no markings on it. The only pilsners I own have an etched two-masted ship on one side and seagulls on the other. The small water glasses are black Hazel Atlas...but Dad and Jeremy probably would rather have a beer, which would be served from the Westmoreland Paneled Grape pitcher. I have used a small soup tureen to serve the clam chowder my dad was famous for.

















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49 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful table, Mimi, and a loving tribute to Jeremy and your father. The Gerbera daisies go so perfectly with the pretty dishes and I love the soup tureen {I recently broke down and bought one...clam chowder sounds good!}.

Lovely tablescape as always.

XO,
Jane

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A gorgeous table Mimi!! I love the red and white with the black transferware. This is very similar to my plan for our CHRISTmas table this year :)

Blessings!
Gail

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This is one of my favorite combinations, Mimi! I love how red, white and black look together. The red and black gives the transferware gives it just the right 'punch'.

Happy Birthday, Jeremy. RIP. It's funny how deaths and births seem to run in families. What a coincidence that this is also the anniversary of your father's death. I hope you think of all the happy memories of both of them today!

Marsha said...

This is one of my favorite combinations! I just love black and white combinations and then the red just makes everything pop! I am actually participating in a table setting display and am going to use this color combo so I am excited to gleam ideas from yours.

Very nice tribute to your nephew and your dad.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad and Jeremy. I hope you got my comment on last week's that I loved. Every week you do something so fabulous. Love from Vermont, Brenda

Anonymous said...

perfect colors for two great men....miss them both.....i just love red, black and white....as a matter of fact that's what i'm wearing today..black pants, red top and white sweater!!....
jude

Marilyn said...

Love those transferware plates...the whole thing is just beautiful!

Dishesdone said...

Very striking table, Mimi! I love the red, black and white!

Lovely tribute to Jeremy and your Dad! May they rest in peace.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really love this table. The colors are so classic and the way you layered the plates is perfect. I love Gerber Daisy's so this make sit even better. Such a wonderful tribute to Jeremy and your Dad. I love the pilsners as they would have enjoyed a beer with this meal! I wish you happy memories of them my friend.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute.

I can just imagine a hearty stew in that tureen.

Daisy

mangocheeks said...

Beautifully laid table.

Annie said...

What a beautiful tribute! I don't like beer, so I hope its okay if I raise a toast to their memory with a glass of red wine - it will go with your tablesetting! May they rest in peace.

Christine:) said...

The lit candles make for a cozy table!! The pattern of the black and white plate with the contrast of the red plates are stunning- beautiful!

Foley said...

Outstanding job on the table - lvoe the color combo, has such a crisp look to it.
Special remembrance and tribute to Jeremy and your Dad..you see see the love that went into it!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely tribute to Jeremy and your dad. I love the color combo, those plates are a great red. The ones I have from Pottery Barn aren't that vibrant.
I bet your dad's chowder was good, white, the kind I like

mangocheeks said...

Thank you so much for coming by and repaying the compliment. I was humbled.

Bill said...

Hi Mimi,

I'm very sorry to hear the sad news about your nephew. You're put together a beautiful tribute to his memory and to your father's. I like the simplicity of the single flowers in bud vases. They seem just right for this table that combines a celebration of their lives and a memorial to their passing.

Kindest regards,
Bill

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Marigene, what a lovely idea, setting a table to honor your father and your nephew. The color scheme is wonderful -- and those napkins are PERFECT with the plates you've chosen. I know you enjoyed thinking of your loved ones as you set the table.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a lovely tribute to two such special men in your life. This combination is so striking. I love that tureen -- and I would especially love it filled with clam chowder!

Debbie said...

A gorgeous table Mimi. I am very fond of red, white and black together. And a very nice tribute to your nephew and your dad. Love the daisies!

Marlis said...

Oh how I love red, black and white. The buffalo check napkins are really great. This is a wonderful tribute to your two men.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful tribute to two special men in your life. (I'm sorry about your nephew...)

I love the very masculine look of this table. The black toile with the red is fantastic.

Prior said...

I love that black and white plate with the red...I have something similar I can try...Thanks for the inspiration. Lezlee

lulumusing said...

I'm crazy about black and white transferware. Is yours another of your special finds? The color combination is always a winnder.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Mimi, your table is beautiful and quite masculine for your dad and nephew. I miss my dad terribly too. I know how you feel. The gerbera daisies were also a good choice for a man's table. Very striking. Linda

Red Couch Recipes said...

I LOVE the red, white, and black! That transferware is something else! I also love the checked napkins -- just perfect! Joni

Low Tide High Style said...

What a lovely table, I really like the red, black and white combo! It's perfect for the holidays!

Kat :)

Barbara said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your tribute is lovely. I love the way the red, white and black look together. The gerbera daisies may not have been what you were looking for but they are perfect. If you lived close by, I could have given you some white roses. I miss my dad and my brother so very much. I can feel the love that you put into this table.

Barbara said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your tribute is lovely. I love the way the red, white and black look together. The gerbera daisies may not have been what you were looking for but they are perfect. If you lived close by, I could have given you some white roses. I miss my dad and my brother so very much. I can feel the love that you put into this table.

The Tablescaper said...

Totally loving the black and red!

- The Tablescaper

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The black, white and red is really beautiful together! A nice tribute to your nephew and your father. Did I understand that your father died on Jeremy's birthday? So sad. My beloved grandmother died the day before my birthday. I was so glad it wasn't right on my birthday.

Katherine

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

A touching tribute with appropriate colors. Very nice.

Patti's Artful Design said...

The black and white transfer plates are just exquisite....so beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Mimi.

Mary said...

Love the transferware with the red & white! What a lovely tribute to Jeremy and your Father~

Rettabug said...

Awwww, Mimi...I'm sorry for your losses over the years. You did a wonderful job of honoring these two special men in your life. They would have loved to sit down to some of your Dad's homemade clam chowder & a beer.

I LOVE that little white soup tureen as well as your BIG one in the prior post! I don't own a single one...YET! LOL

Deb S. said...

Beautiful table! I love how you layered the red, white and black. That transferware is beautiful!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hi dear Mims...

I adorely love the colour combos.

Perfectly simple! I can't say no more with your taste.


Happy TS…

Greeting from a freezing Stockholm.
/chie

Alycia Nichols said...

Very pretty and great layering! You did a wonderful job!!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What a beautiful table Mimi....black, red and white is one of my favorite color combinations. I did not know about your nephew's passing and I am so sorry....38 is just too young...

My prayers are with you...

Lou Cinda

Entertaining Women said...

A lovely homage to your daddy and your nephew. My heart caught in my throat...my son is 39. Your design elements come together beautifully to honor their memories. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for stopping by my post today. I bought the black apothecary jars at HL several years ago. I did notice recently that they have a good selection of black decorative pieces in stock right now. Cherry Kay

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love the black and red together, and what a nice way to remember your father and your nephew. Love the shape and size of that tureen, and those plaid, fringy napkins are great! laurie

xinex said...

What a beautiful tribute you did for your dad and nephew. He was so young, so sorry! I love daisies and those are pretty, so big. Beautiful plates and pretty layering...Christine

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Lovely table and lovely tribute to your nephew and Dad.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your nephew, he was so young!! and these
anniversary dates can be tough as well. Am glad you have such sweet memories of them.
Blessings hon, Nellie

Sue said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Dad and Jeremy. I have a feeling that some tears were shed while setting this table.

Cathy said...

Your tablescape is beautiful, Mimi. I love your color combination and the dramatic black accents. What a festive table and a touching tribute to Jeremy and your dad.

Sherry said...

I love the colors. I had seen the transferware at TJMax and did not buy any,(what is wrong with me?) I wonder if it is too late. I love how you put it all together and that you dedicated it to your father and nephew.

Tess said...

Mimi...

What a lovely tribute to these two special men in your life. Your table is so pretty.

Tess

we three dogs and me said...

Don't you just love thrift shops you never know what treasures you will find . Love your turkey finds. Thanks for stopping by hope you will again. My next table scape will show video of apple cider making.