Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's Red Hot!

This sunflower is at the steps to the back porch.

Another week has flown is time to head over to Between Naps On The Porch to see how my blogger friends are dressing their tables for Tablescape Thursday this week. Thank you, again, Susan, for hosting my favorite meme. Please make sure you head over so that you, too, can enjoy
more fabulous tables.

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I think something very simple, in red for Tablescape Thursday is in order; the heat this summer has been so oppressive. I have no flowers in the garden that really go with the bright decided to go with the pink hydrangeas that are now turning a pale green, stressed by the unforgiving heat or lack of water, or maybe it is just that time of year that they do this.

I love this checkered plate and was happy to find it in bright red.

I am using my red Waechtersbach dinner plates as charger plates. The next layer is a white Wedgwood Hedge Rose dinner plate, then a red and white checkered Royal Stafford Fine Earthenware England salad/dessert plate and finally a white Oneida Classic soup/salad bowl. The plates are all solid colors except the salad/dessert plate.

The water glass is Colony Harvest milk glass.

The flatware is Rogers/International Gracious 1939. The candle holder is Fitz & Floyd.

The flowers are from my yard. They were Nikko blue hydrangeas when I planted them, our soil is too alkaline so they are mostly pink with tinges of blue...I don't know if they are turning this light green because they are stressed or if it is that time of year when they lose their color. I really like this pale green color, too bad they weren't that color all the time!

Place setting.

Overhead view!

I am also going to join Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday, seeing I actually have some red going on here.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look...please let me know you have been here by leaving a comment and I will return the favor!

Red/white tablecloth-Estate sale a couple dollars
Napkins-have had them for years
Red Waechtersbach plates-TJMaxx several years ago
White Wedgwood Hedge Rose-Goodwill 49¢ each
Red/white checkered Royal Stafford plates-TMaxx $2 each
White Oneida soup/salad bowls-Savers $2.99 for 4
Flatware-Rogers/International Gracious-eBay Salad forks Rogers/International Sweep 1958
Candle holder-Fitz & Floyd-Goodwill 50¢
2 bud vases-ARC Thrift 50¢ each

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another Thrifted Table...

It is time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you, Susan, for hosting my favorite meme.

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I found these dishes at the local ARC Thrift Store awhile back. The china is not old. The stamp on the back says Home Beautiful MA103 Cotillion Fine China; they were made in China. I couldn't find them on the internet, so I know nothing about them. They are white with tiny peach flowers/pale green leaves in a black border with gold around the rim. The set included a dinner, bread/butter plate, soup/salad bowl and saucers, but no cups. I had to scrounge around for 4 white cups!

I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted to use rudbeckias with a few white cone flowers or white hydrangeas for the centerpiece. I took photos with each one before the table was completely set. I do like the little bit of color the rudbeckias add but think I prefer the white; they makes for a more monochromatic table. Which do you like think looks the best?

Close up of the border.


This little Red Cliff cream pitcher is one of my favorite finds at Savers. The price was 49¢, but when I got home I discovered I was never charged for it!

I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures this week. This has been the hardest, of any of the tables I have done, to photograph. I don't know if it was me, the camera or that there was so much white. I have a friend that is a professional photographer, so I will ask him if I have the camera set right or if I just need lots more practice.

As I look at the table, everything with the exception of the silverware is from a thrift store...and the hydrangeas, they are from my back yard...finally, this year they did really well and I have lots of blossoms for a small bush.

Thank you, everyone, especially my followers, so much for taking the time to look at my blog each week. I try to visit and comment on each entry on Tablescape Thursday. I feel that if you have taken the time to do a table, you deserve a comment, however short it may be. I hope to see you here next week.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Favorite Color...

It is almost time to make my weekly pilgrimage to Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Many thanks to Susan for hosting my favorite meme.

The inspiration for the table this week was this gorgeous green and white tablecloth...actually, anything green could be my inspiration, as it is my favorite color. To enlarge any picture, just click on it.

Dinner plates are Royal Wessex England, with a pretty ivy border. I haven't been able to positively identify the pattern name, but found an e-Bay seller calling them Verdigris Churchill and another Verdigris English Ivy. It really doesn't matter, I like them!

The plain white luncheon plates are unmarked; they appear to be quite old. They have a pretty border with reeds, flowers and pheasants.

The apple green salad plates are part of Waechtersbach's The Fun Factory series.

The green/white/gold dessert plate is Wood & Son Glenwood, which is a favorite of mine.

Plain white coupe soup bowls with a slightly scalloped rim are unmarked. I was told they were probably made by Homer Laughlin, but don't know for sure.

The flatware is the same pattern my parents received as a wedding gift in 1945. It is Rogers/International Gracious, circa 1939. Unfortunately, it wasn't my parents, theirs was destroyed in a house fire almost 40 years ago. I was excited to find the service for 12 on e-Bay recently. A few of the pieces were missing...but it did include grill forks, grill knives, teaspoons, oval soup spoons, round/cream soup spoons, large serving spoons, but nary a salad fork to be seen!

The glassware is crystal found at the thrift store. The maker and pattern are unknown to me, so if anyone has an idea, let me know, please.

Place setting.

I hemmed and hawed about using white hydrangea for the centerpiece. I ended up with just some pothos and Swedish Ivy wrapped around a metal plant pyramid painted green, flanked by white candles in green wooden candlesticks.

I love all the layering!

Hope you have enjoyed my green and white table this week.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog to take a peek at another table. A special thanks to all that leave comments! Hope to see y'all next week.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Tablescape #43

It is that time of the week to visit Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thanks for hosting, Susan! Please make sure you go over to see what other fabulous tables have been set this week.

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The inspiration for my table was the napkins from Pier One via Savers.
I could have gone with lime, but next week my table will be aqua
it is.

Placesetting of a square dinner plate Roscher & Co.,
salad plate, maker unknown and soup bowl, Pfaltzgraff.

My new favorite napkins, silver napkin holder and Oneida
Afterglow circa 1956.

Layered dishes; the soup spoon is Rogers Bros/International
Manhattan circa 1951.

Out of all the colored stemware I have, these, by far, are my favorites...Noritake Sweet Swirl in aqua.

Hydrangeas from the side yard. They were so dry they
were drooping, but a big drink revived them. There is
no water outlet on that side of the house and I forget
to drag the hose out there

Placesetting with candles...sorry about the quality of
the picture, had to use the flash.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my tablescape. An extra thanks to all who take the time to leave a comment...any blogger knows how very much they are appreciated.