Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Red, White and Green

Now that Thanksgiving is over we will all be concentrating on tables for Christmas. To see more of these you need to head over to Between Naps On The Porch! Thank you for hosting my favorite meme, Susan.

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I have used the dark green dinner plate with the raised leaf and berry border as a charger plate.

The next layer is a red, white and green Gibson dinner plate. I used these in a tablescape last year, too.

The salad plate layer is a white with green border. They are Shenango China made in New Castle, PA. I am sure they were made for restaurants, but they had the perfect green for this table.

The last two layers to make up this place setting are a plain red Waechtersbach dessert plate and the Gibson soup bowl.

Back in October, I won a CSN gift certificate in a giveaway Linda at A la Carte was having...I used it to get some red water glasses...the photos do not do the color justice. It is bright red, perfect for Christmas! Thank you again, Linda.

Place setting.

I noticed I got a pretty good blue hour photo.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Last Of Fall Has Arrived

My favorite time of the week is once again here, Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to stop by Between Naps On The Porch to see what all the talented ladies and gentlemen have put together this week. Thank you once again for hosting, Susan.

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This is my last table for the fall season, then on to Christmas and Cuisine Kathleen's Christmas/Winter White Event on December 15, 2010. Hope everyone will join her.

While at Walmart a few weeks ago I saw some really lovely fall plates, but didn't buy them at that time. Can you all believe that?! I hoped there would be a sale and that there would be four left. Well, they went on sale but there were only three left, so I snatched them up. While at another store I found the fourth one. By then the dinner plates were also on sale, so I picked up four.

In my stash I knew I had napkins that would be perfect with the shade of purple in the plates.

The water glasses are some I have had for quite awhile and also were a good purple match. Not wanting purple overkill, I used a clear wine stem.

The place setting is rather pretty, don't you think? Well, maybe the pale lavender tablecloth isn't the best of choices, the roses really show up in the photos, but I wanted to stick with purples.

The candlesticks are some I found at TJMaxx. I tried short cream candles but decided to go with the taller purple ones. Cream or purple, what's your opinion?

A bird's eye view.

A little candlelight.

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Table cloth-Goodwill
Napkins- Savers
Sterling flatware-Oneida Afterglow 1956
Dinner/salad plates-Better Homes & Gardens from Walmart
Water glass-TJMaxx
Clear Wine-Savers
Votive holders-Goodwill and ARC Thrift Stores
Faux Bouquet-I made it last year

Friday, November 19, 2010

I'm In The Green!

I will be joining, for the second week, Linda of A La Carte for Junkin Finds Friday. Thanks for hosting this fun meme, Linda!

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Anyone that knows me, knows green is my favorite color. When I see anything green I stop to check it out. On a recent trip to the thrift store I found 4 green dinner plates and 4 luncheon or salad plates. I love going to the thrift stores, you just never know what you will find...sometimes lots of things and others, nothing, which believe it or not has happened to me many times. The dinner plates are stamped Holiday Home. The cream with the wide green border are Taylor Smith Taylor USA with the #2512 stamped on the bottom. You will see these in a future tablescape, I am sure!

You know how some birds are attracted to shiny objects, well so am I on occasion! Yesterday I found a couple silver metal candle holders that I may use in the upcoming WHITE Christmas/Winter White Event to be hosted by Cuisine Kathleen on December 15. I don't think they are even silverplate, just shiny metal!

Thanks for stopping by, now be sure to stop by A La Carte to see what treasure other visitors have found.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gobble, Gobble

I have been waiting for this time of week to roll around so I could join Susan for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Susan, thank you for hosting my favorite meme.

What is Thanksgiving without a turkey or two or three...

I decided to use orange loosely woven placemats instead of a tablecloth, thinking they would show the plates off better. I had a hard time choosing the napkins, should they be a solid orange or brown or a plaid orange/cream/green. The plaid won out! The turkey napkin holders were a must, when else would I be able to use them?

The dinner and salad plates are Queen's Thanksgiving by Myott Factory. I found these on sale at TJMaxx. I love the muted colors in the plates.

Don't you love those colors?

The place setting includes the dinner and salad plates, tall sherbet, water glass and a small wine glass.

The stemware is hard to see, the water glass is pale lime with an amber stem and orange base, the small wine glass is a darker shade of lime. I do not know the maker or pattern of either.

The sherbets will be used for a pumpkin mousse. I don't know the maker or pattern, haven't had time to look them up.

I am using Oneida Sterling, pattern is Afterglow 1956.

The stuffing will find it's way into the covered white turkey casserole.

Finally, the centerpiece...another covered turkey dish and salt/pepper shakers flanked by some tall candlesticks with short candles. The table is fairly small so there really is no room for flowers. Now I don't have to stand guard over two cats that are obsessed with fresh flowers!

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*** Edited 11/16/2010
I forgot to add the mini pumpkins and little bouquet of leaves, last night, so here is what the table is supposed to look like!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My First Junkin Finds Friday Party

I am late joining Linda at A la Carte for Junkin Finds Friday. Thanks for inviting me to join your party, Linda. I will also join Gypsy Fish Journal for Silver Sunday. Thank you for hosting, Beth.

Tuesday was Senior Discount Day at Goodwill so I went to see if there was anything that wanted to jump in my cart to go home with me. I found 15 pieces of silverplate for $1.99; with the 25% discount the total came to $1.49. That is less than a dime per piece! I am happy no one noticed them before I got there in the early afternoon.

The pierced serving spoon is Old Company/International Silver's Signature pattern from 1950, the dinner forks are Reliance Plate/Oneida's Exeter from 1913 and the teaspoons are Oneida/Community Silver's Patrician 1914.

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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