Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hippity, Hoppity, Easter's On It's Way...

Hippity, hoppity Easter is on it's way to Between Naps On The Porch! Thank you, for hosting the weekly Tablescape Thursday, Susan. Please hop over to see what beautiful tables are in store for you this week.

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This week the dishes I have used are, some new, some old...some you have seen and some you haven't.

Overall table shots.

Place setting with yellow charger, green dinner plate, pink salad plate and aqua soup bowl.

Place setting with green charger, yellow dinner plate, blue salad plate and aqua soup bowl.

Lilac bunny sandwich plate.

Yellow bunny sandwich plate.

Pink deviled egg plate with painted wooden eggs.

Pink bunny plate and blue ceramic candy dish.

Estate sale bunny.

Thrift shop ram.

Bunny salt and pepper shakers.

Easter egg tree sitting in an old, glass ice bucket. I will be using the ice bucket for salads this summer. It is the perfect size to serve a few people.

Rhinestone pins for the napkins.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today, it is very much appreciated.

White tablecloth-Estate sale
Aqua tablecloth-TJMaxx
Chargers-Gift from my sister
Bordallo bunny plates-TJMaxx $1 each after Easter last year
Blue salad plate-Savers 75¢ each
Pink salad plate-Goodwill 49¢ each
Aqua soup bowl-Goodwill 37¢ each
Amethyst water glass-TJMaxx $1.99 each
Pink wine stems-Goodwill 99¢ each
Flatware-Oneida Sterling Afterglow and International's Manhattan soup spoons 25¢ each Goodwill
Napkins-ARC Thrift Store 25¢ each
Napkin pins-Walmart $2 each
Bordallo platters-TJMaxx a few years ago $2.99 each
Pink bunny plate-ARC 25¢
Bunny with wheelbarrow-Goodwill 99¢
Pink plate stand-HomeGoods $2.99
Easter egg tree-Goodwill $1.99 Glassbead eggs-TJMaxx $5.99
Clear glass ice bucket-Good Shepherd Thrift $2.99
Pink deviled egg plate-TJMaxx several years ago, probably a dollar or two
Colored Easter eggs-Goodwill 99¢
Bunny salt/pepper shakers-Goodwill 99¢
Ceramic bunny-Estate sale 50¢
Cream colored ram-ARC thrift 74¢ (he was terra cotta colored, I sprayed him cream)
Blue ceramic candy dish-HomeGoods 99¢
Candle holders-Goodwill 99¢ a pair
Pink square candles-ARC Thrift Store-4 @ $1
Green faux grass-Goodwill 25¢ for a large bag

Monday, March 29, 2010

Look What I Found Today...

While out doing errands this morning, I stopped into Goodwill to see if there was anything I couldn't live without...I found PINK china that I really like! Anyone that knows me, knows pink is my least favorite color. This is only a sneak will be used in an up coming tablescape for 2. Pretty isn't it?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What Was I Thinking...

Here we are again, my favorite day of the week, visiting Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting this fun meme, Susan.

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While at Saver's a few weeks ago, I saw this white, gray, black and red material and thought it would make a great tablecloth...what the heck was I thinking? I used it tonight against my better judgment...I will be kind, not posting lots of pictures, though. I apologize for any eyestrain this post has caused you...I think I will make napkins with this material and forget about using it as a tablecloth!

Thank you for taking time from your busy day to stop by my blog, it is very much appreciated.

Tablecloth-a piece of material-Saver's
Napkins-Have had them for years
Silverware-Oneida Afterglow
Red charger-TJMaxx
Black dinner plate-Goodwill
White salad plate-TJMaxx
Small red bread plate-TJMaxx
Black-rimmed soup bowl-Goodwill
Water glass-HomeGoods
Wine glass-Goodwill
Candleholders-various thrift shops

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Who Am I and How Old Am I?...

I have a couple platters that I really would like to know more about, am hoping someone reading this will be able to give me a little information.

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The first is an 8¾ inch by 12 inch platter with pine cones, made by W. H. Grindley & Co. Tunstall. Knowing how much I liked nice dishes, my dear friend, Lisa, gifted me with this platter that had been her grandmother's and then her mother inherited upon the grandmother's death. I have tried doing a little research and can't find much on this pattern. I did find it on Replacement's, Ltd. listed as GR1259, which is their code for an unnamed pattern. My thinking is the pattern is Oxford, produced in 1896...but what do I know?

Border of platter.

Center of platter.

Stamp on back of platter.

Entire back of platter.

This piece made by Spode Copeland may be a large dinner plate, platter, chop plate, charger or maybe the underplate to tureen. It was my late mother-in-laws and she always called it a chop plate. It is 10 ¾ inches, has a pheasant in the center.

The pheasant plate hangs on the wall with other red and white plates/platters and the pine cone platter in a kitchen cupboard as I often use it.

I am hoping that someone reading this will have some knowledge of these two pieces and let me know more about them. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Not Those Roosters Again...

I always look forward to this time of week when it is time to visit Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday! Thank you for hosting, Susan.

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I am very tired after all that celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Kathleen, so I set a very simple table tonight!

My inspiration this week came from the same source as last week...rooster chargers gifted me from my sister, Jerry. This time they were yellow...she knows my weakness when it comes to roosters and dishes!

Not wanting to iron another tablecloth, I decided to use yellow and blue placemats I bought a couple years ago at the Big Dollar in Mound City. They are reversible, one side being floral and the other striped. I have used the floral for the placesettings and the striped for the centerpiece.

With the charger I used a plain blue dinner plate and a square salad plate in a buttery yellow. The yellows are almost exactly the same shade.

I have used a blue water glass and a clear wine stem.

The centerpiece are the daisies from last week, which still look great, an old blue china rooster and brass candlesticks.

Thank you for taking the time to stop to see my table! You know it is very much appreciated. Until next week...

Placemats-Big Dollar Mound City
Blue napkins-probably WalMart, have had for years
Napkin rings-estate sale
Yellow Rooster Chargers-gift from Jerry
Blue dinner plate (Gibson) Saver's
Yellow salad plate (Susie Coelho) TJMaxx
Silverplated flatware-various thrift stores
Blue water glass-Goodwill
Clear wine glass-Goodwill
Blue salt/pepper shakers-Goodwill
Mikasa butter dish-Saver's
Blue rooster-birthday gift several years ago
Brass candlesticks-ARC Thrift
Blue candles-WalMart

Friday, March 12, 2010

St. Kathleen's Table

I will be joining Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen for her St. Patrick's party. Please stop by her pub to see what everyone else is parading...thanks, Kathleen, for hosting this party!

The inspiration for my table was this little vintage Irish table-topper I found on eBay a few months ago. I layered it over a large white tablecloth and built from there. It has Celtic knots on each corner, shamrocks around the edges and a plain white center to put my little leprechaun that is toasting you with a foamy beer!

No placemats were used. I used a large lime green dinner as a charger, added a cabbage dinner plate and topped that with a creamy white soup plate.

Stemware, green water glasses and crystal wines.

Green decanter.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, now go over to Kathleen's so you can see everyone else's table!