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Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Not A Fall Table!


Another week has passed and it is time for Tablescape Thursday with Susan of Between Naps On The Porch. Thanks for hosting this weekly meme, Susan.

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Inspiration for this week's table were the Laurie Gates dinner plates I found at TJMaxx for $1 each. I hit the jackpot as there were not the usual 2 or 3, but 4 of them! They are dark cocoa brown with red, orange, green and yellow.

My daughter walked in and wanted to know why I was doing a fall table...told her, "no, it could be is a warm weather table with all the bright colors. Green for grass, brown for the bark on the trees, red for Gerbera daisies, orange for marigolds and yellow for buttercups...see, it is a warm weather table"!

I have used Waechtersbach Orange Peel salad plates, which is a bright orange.

The unmarked soup bowl is a true red.

The bread/butter or appetizer plate is Taylor, Smith & Taylor's Lu-Ray Pastels in yellow. I tried to get a close up but it doesn't show the true color, which is a really pretty shade of buttery yellow. I tried it with the flash...made it look white.

The flatware is Rogers Deluxe Plate Gracious 1939.

The glassware is a really nice brown, not amber at all. I have no idea who the maker or what the pattern is.

The plate rims stacked.


I didn't have anything specific in mind for a centerpiece so I used oranges, lemons and candles in a wooden tray.


Table overall. At the last minute a added a small vase of tiny white mums to the table.


Thank you to all who have taken the time to visit my blog...I noticed I have a few more new Followers this week, thank you, thank you...I really appreciate all the support!

60 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those square plates are so cool. What a great deal! I love the colors you add and I think the glassware is perfect touch. Nice table!!

Foley said...

Great job on your TJM buy!! I like all the colors together - fall looking or not! Love centerpieces with the fruit..always looks fresh.

Did you miss the storm???

Russell said...

Quite lovey and i'd say it's a warm weather table. Really like the candle and fruit center piece.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Plates look great! Love how you put it all together, Marigene! Great price! I love the way the candle looks with the fruit!

Tim Gronek said...

What a deal on the 4 brown plates from TJ Maxx. My kinda deal. I like your explanation of your table to your daughter. It does have Fall colors, but we can all look at tablescapes in different ways. You did fine with the picture of the plate that is mild yellow. You are a great photographer as well. I would be pleased to have a seat at this table.

Pat said...

Your table is beautiful!

I absolutely love the square plates. The colors are wonderful!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a lovely tablescape. I love those square plates. You really hit the jackpot with those. ~~Sherry~~

Anonymous said...

Like the square plates and the glassware...RC

Anonymous said...

I really like the colors-I am a fall person, but it looks like the beginning of spring-with the oranges and lemons.

Sue-Phx

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Very colorful indeed. Great find on the plates. The table looks wonderful.

Sherry said...

Marigene,
I love your plates. The colors are wonderful. I would love have dinner at this table! thanks for coming by.
sherry

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marigene,
You really did score with those fun and colorful plates. You could use them almost any time of year!
I LOVE your centerpiece. It looks organic and simple and so welcoming. Like saying, if you want a little something extra just take a piece of fruit!
I am so happy to be back.
xo Yvonne

Tricia said...

Marigene, adding both red AND orange plates to your pretty new square ones was genius! It really makes for an eye-catching table, and the fruit centerpiece is just right.

Miva said...

HI MARIGENE
GORGEOUS YOUR TABLE!!
I LIKE SO MUCH YOUR SQUERE PLATE AND DE COLORS SO CUTE!!
THANKS FOR SHARING.
HAVE NICE DAY
HUGS
MIVA

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

They did set a beautiful table and I think it works for anytime, not just fall. You must be so excited to have something that pretty at that price! For fall you could add another shade of brown...the yellows and reds work for now!

I love the fruit with the plates. Nice.

Kathleen said...

Love those new plates, I thought they were black. Great centerpiece, and those brown glasses are really nice. You find great things, M!

Marlis said...

Your new plates are really quite fun. I love the flowers on them. You can use them all year long I think. Your table looks great.

xinex said...

I love all the warm earth tone colors. Great buy at $1 each. Beautiful tablescape, Marigene!...Christine

Entertaining Women said...

The neat thing is that these are plates for ALL seasons. I can envision them on a soft blue tablecloth for a spring evening or luncheon. I love the chocolate square plates...so many options. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great table setting! And what a great price on the plates! Your colors are so lovely.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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

Love the colors ... I'm so ready for flowers! Thanks for sharing ... and thanks for stopping by to see me.

Magpies and Magnolias said...

I love this look! I think that the colors are wonderful.

What a great score on those plates. $1 each and to find 4? You are one lucky gal!

Thanks so much for visiting my new little blog and leaving such an encouraging comment!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

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Meredith said...

I love a good find! It looks very pretty with that glassware!

Mary said...

Love your new Laurie Gates plates~ what a bargain & what fun colors!

Phyllis said...

I love finding a treasure at a bargain price and you hit the "jackpot" with these square plates! They are so unique and add so much to your table. I can almost smell the citrus of your centerpiece which is perfect! Thank you for stopping by to visit and I thank you for your beautiful comment!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous table setting! I love the tablecloth and the chargers.

I hope you will stop by and visit the linky party I am hosting. There are prizes!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Adore your warm colors for this tablescape! The butter yellow salad plate was striking with the orange and brown. I'd say this tablescape could be used year round! Don't you love how our family members "pick up" on the decor when we're setting our tables for the memes?
Fondly,
Pat

Diann said...

The inspiration plates from TJMaxx are so perfect for this table! I love them. Everything looks wonderful!

Aledia said...

Very beautiful! You did an amazing job!
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Barbara said...

This works, no matter what the season! How lucky you were to find those plates! I have some orange peel dinner plates and they are so much fun. Great color scheme!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.I love your square plates and for $1.00 each great buy!!!! then you mix them with other colors for a fresh look. I do this all the time with my Tablescpes sweet lady !!! I hope you and your family are having a nice day xxoo Diane

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love your new plates! They are just beautiful! You did a great job on your tablescape. I love the centerpiece...
Blessings My Friend,

Scribbler said...

What a neat combination of plates and colors. May I say that is my kind of centerpiece. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! $1 for each of those great square plates! You did hit the jackpot! your table looks so pretty, and I love the use of the fruit and candles in the wooden bowls. laurie

Red Couch Recipes said...

This is such a bold table and I love it. It feels very tropical and not fallish at all. What a great vuy on the plates. Joni

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Well these colors are my all time favorite...I think my entire house is this scheme. I love your table setting!

Betsy said...

It looks beautiful. It's nice to see those great plates you bought recently in action. I like the way you think, it doesn't have to be a fall table.

Alycia Nichols said...

I totally agree that your table transcends any specific season! LOVE those orange plates!!!!!

Nancy said...

I love the colors and shape of the patterned plates. So pretty!

Nancy

lulumusing said...

By now you must have had to build a storage shed for all the wonderful finds you have with which to do tables. I so look forward each week to your new treasures.

Sandi (Meme) said...

Although those colors tend to make one think of fall, they are beautiful no matter what time of year they are used! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment about my snowflake tablescape. Love having you drop by. Thanks for sharing too! Sandi

bj said...

Beautiful.
I really like the square plates.
xo bj

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Marigene! What a lovely tablescape! Those square plates really show off well, don't they? I have some broan glasses, too, and I have been surprised at how much they seem to go with! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Gorgeous Marigene! The colors are very warm and inviting and can be used anytime! LOVE the inspiration square plates, they are DELICIOUS!!! I'm thinking there are SO MANY possibilities with them! Thank you for sharing,
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs, Donna

Miss Merry said...

Those dishes are lovely! It is funny - I usually like the candle light pictures better, but in this case I think the natural light brings out the bright SPRING colors. I love the BROWN glassware, unique and very pretty!

Miss Merry said...

Those dishes are lovely! It is funny - I usually like the candle light pictures better, but in this case I think the natural light brings out the bright SPRING colors. I love the BROWN glassware, unique and very pretty!

Babs said...

Marigene, Great tablescape with those beautiful square plates. I love fall colors any time of the year. Thanks for your nice comment on my new blog. Have a great weekend.

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love those Laurie Gates plates you found, and how lucky to find enough for the entire table! I've been looking for a set of square plates to change things up. Great find! Thanks for sharing.

Alicia@ eco friendlyhomemaking said...

Oh I love the plates.The table is so pretty and the colors are so nice. Great Look!!

Susan Hawthorne said...

Love the idea of using the oranges and lemons with the candles for the centerpiece - especially with the great color on the plates.

Emreen said...

Lovely table arrangement... And that candle centerpiece with oranges.. is just soo.. Wow !! ... cool ...!! The colors in the arrangement are soo warm... !!

bunny, the paris house designs said...

The colors are wonderful as are the square shape plates!! I love them.
gorgeous table thanks for sharing it with us!!
xx
Bunny

Donna said...

I just wanted to tell you what a beautiful table setting you have. I just love those 'fall' colors. I wish dear hubby did! :o) I had a set of gorgeous deep red square plates from JCPenny's that were on clearance after Christmas. They were so festive..almost Mexican in style. But Tim didn't like those bright colors so I sold them. I guess I'll just have to enjoy your lovely table setting. I think it looks like a great spring table setting!

Blessings,
Donna @ Comin' Home

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Reminds me of summer! So pretty with the oranges and flowers.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

TJM is the best! What a great find! Love those wonderful bright florals. They look great with your other bright plates! Perfect to shake off the winter blahs!! Thank you for stopping by!! Hugs!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a gorgeous table on a cold Winter's day!! Gorgeous!! :)
Hugs,
Mona

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Beautiful plates! And for $1? Wow. I love the warm colors all year round. This is so pretty.

SavannahGranny said...

I am in love with those dinner plates. They remind me of Hawaii and the brown reminds me of Koka nuts. I am not sure I spelled that right. It is the large dark brown that they use to make men's leis. Beautiful table. Ginger

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I totally love your tbcloth! It's gorgeous, what a great find...and yeah, your dishes go perfect, the whole thing is so beautiful. I love the fruit centerpiece, I like fruit in a centerpiece. Your square plates are awesome! Such talent my friend. Thank you for sharing and for your sweet comment. You're a wonderful lady.

LOVE
FABBY