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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bright As Spring!

Wow, this past week has gone by so fast...it is time for my weekly visit to Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting, Susan. Just follow the link so that you may enjoy many beautifully set tables.

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This week's inspiration comes in the form of a vintage tablecloth. The table topper is bright and cheery with the lime and magenta on an off white background. It also has some of my favorite flowers, peonies, morning glories and day lilies.

Close up of a corner.


The place setting consists of a lime charger/dinner plate, white dinner plate, magenta salad plate and white/lime polka dotted dessert or appetizer plate.


Stacked plates.



The glassware is a plain clear water glass and an Indiana ruby Diamond Point patterned wine glass.


The flatware is Oneida sterling in the Afterglow pattern, 1958.

The centerpiece is a vaseline glass pedestal dessert dish with candles.






Vintage tablecloth-Big Dollar
Lime plate-no backstamp came from TJMaxx a few years ago
White dinner plate-Enoch Wedgwood Tunstall-Hedge Rose-11/65, which I think means it was made November 1965 Goodwill
Magenta salad plate-Home Trends Savers
Lime polka dotted dessert/appetizer plate-TJMaxx
Flatware-Oneida Afterglow 1958-family
Clear water glassware-Goodwill
Wine stem-Indiana Diamond Point-Goodwill
Vaseline glass pedestal dessert plate-my collection, at least 20 years

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope to see you here on March 15, 2011 for the 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl with Cuisine Kathleen. Have a great week!

53 comments:

Diann said...

Hi Marigene!
Oh, I really like this table! That tablecloth is gorgeous and and all the dishes just set it off wonderfully!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Marigene,

The tablecloth is wonderful and certainly was a great starting point for your tablescape. I love the mixture of the new and vintage.

Carol

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Beautiful tablescape! Adore your Big Dollar table topper purchase! The lime green is currently so popular that it is sometimes hard to realize that it was equally as popular in the 50's! Thank you for such a lovely post!
Fondly,
Pat

Anonymous said...

great color combination....i have a tablecloth almost the same that was nanna's.....the only difference is mine has roses with some pink added in....the polka dotted square plate is great, especially with the charger...
love ya,
jude

Foley said...

Your candlelight photos are getting so good!!!
Love the tablecloth and the polka dot dessert plate.

Anonymous said...

Marigene!!!

Loved the lime polka-dot dessert plates-would look good with your lemon bars!!! I still have your recipe and make them often! The table cloth is similar to one of my Mom's.

Sue-Phx

Anonymous said...

Love it! I think this is my favorite so far...but I haven't been visiting too long. The tablecloth and the centerpiece are fabulous! Lynne

Mary said...

You set a lovely table, Marigene. This is my first visit to your blog but it will not be my last. You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Suzie said...

love, love, love that tablecloth!

Blondie's Journal said...

The first thing I noticed was the pretty tablecloth...it looks so vintage! The green in it really comes out with your dishes. Love the candle centerpiece, too. Great job!

XO,
Jane

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marigene -- love that vintage table cloth and the vaseline cake pedestal -- no to mention the Indiana glassware -- what fun colors to work with and it turned out so well. Joni

the passionate hairdresser said...

Gorgeous!! I was wondering when you were going to work your vaseline glass into a table!!

XOXO
B:)

Anonymous said...

A touch of spring is just what we needed here recovering from a major ice storm that left us without power for 20+ hours, a truck frozen shut, trees down in our driveway and lots of trees and branches down everywhere around us. Garage door is frozen shut, doorbell frozen shut. Sun today but still hasn't melted. I love the square plates of course. love, bbb

Pat said...

I love vintage table linens. Your table cloth and table are absolutely beautiful. Wonderful colors!

Anonymous said...

The tablecloth sets the tone and I love the colors together. Another great setting that hopefully signifies that Spring is right around the corner. We need some cheering up here in the northeast. Well, we can dream........great job as usual.
Love,
Delma

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That table topper is amazing. Love the colors and the print! I can't believe how well you were able to match the colors in your plate stack! Then you top it with that adorable polka dot plate! So cute. Love the Vaseline Glass..lovely with the lighted candles. Hugs, Linda

Debbie said...

The table topper is full of wonderful colors. The polka dot plate is great! I am a big fan of lime green too. I can't believe that I had never heard of Vaseline glass before, and had to Google it. :o)

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

Beautiful, Marigene, you put together such a gorgeous table! I love that vintage cloth and those glasses, perfectly put together with the dishes, love this one!

timothygronek said...

I love the colors this week. So colorful and bright. I especially like the polka dot plates that add some whimsy to the table. Can I have lunch on this table with you?

Suzy said...

Love the bright colors..vintage and modern looking at the same time! That table cloth is awesome. What is Big Dollar?

Jean said...

I look so forward to your tables every week. You do some amazing things with them. I have a tablecloth also the same. This table really made me think of spring when I'm looking out my widow with 4' of snow. Thanks for brighting my day each week. Jean

podso said...

Marigene, I love the tablecloth? It sounds like it is a new vintage-look cloth but I have a similar looking one that is really old. I like the colors in yours and you brought it all together with the dishes and napkins. My frustration with my several vintage tablecloths is that they don't fit any of my tables. So I do as you do, and angle them over another one. And I do remember "back in the day" seeing table cloths angled over a table anyway (with none other underneath) and looking quite pretty.

podso/dotsie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful vintage tablecloth and the pics of your candlelit centerpiece are great-love it:@)

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Beautiful! Love, love, love your glass pedestal bowl and your vintage tablecloth!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Just beautiful! Love the vintage tablecloth.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Miss Char said...

Love the clean crispness of your table. Your tablecloth sets the tone for a beautiful table. Thanks so much for sharing.

Alycia Nichols said...

I just welled up when I saw your tablecloth. My grandmother had one similar to that. It - along with thousands of other precious memories - went up in flames when her house caught fire. Wow...to see those peonies. Good memories! Beautiful & innovative color combo. I want to steal that stemware right out from under you! :-)

Kathleen said...

What a great color combo! That tablecloth is wonderful, and those glasses wow!
Of course I love the polka dots too
Your table Is as bright as Spring! Where the H is Spring, cold and windy today, and rain tomorrow.
CTS today with A. I am exhausted!

Entertaining Women said...

You've showcased your vintage tablecloth beautifully. The accent plates make me happy. happy. happy. A wonderful tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Meredith said...

ooh, so pretty. I love your vintage tablecloth, and I must say I am having goblet envy. Your glasses are so pretty!

Marlis said...

great tablecloth and perfect starting point. I love those flowers too. great combination of dishes. I truly love this table.

Linda said...

Don't you just love the softness and designs of those vintage tableclothes? You can tell they've been used lovingly. And those polka dot plates throw in a little whimsy, something we all each day in our lives. Nice comfy setting.

Linda

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is great! I really like the way you played up the green, it makes it really pop!

Katherine

CJ said...

Really like the use of vintage table cloth turned at an angle! I may have to borrow that idea. Your sense of color inspires. Thanks for posting. ~CJ

Mary said...

Love your vintage cloth~ I'm a fan of anything lime or apple green! What a cheery table & wonderful colors!

lulumusing said...

Love the candles on the cake stand. I'm going to remember that. You have maximized beauty around your vintage cloth.

A Perfect Setting said...

Your vintage tablecloth is lovely! You've added just the right touches to show it off! Your centerpiece with the beautiful bowl and candles is wonderful. Great polka-dot plates!! Love it!

Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

Wow! Incredible color combination! LOVE it!

Thanks for visiting my post -- I'm so happy to have found your blog and am now your newest follower.

Anonymous said...

Frevolous and delightful.
BIL

Mindy @ The Howell Blessings said...

Marigene, hello again! I am so glad you posted this. I have an authentic vintage table spread that was my great-grandmothers, but as it was too small to fit any of my tables so I never considered using it. I will now!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Miss Mindy @ The Howell Blessings

mississippi artist said...

I love lime green and the charger and dessert plates are so pretty.Your ruby glasses are lovely too.

xinex said...

Love the pop of apple green color. Pretty tablescape!...Christine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I just love that vintage tablecloth! Your spring table is just beautiful and so cheerful, Marigene.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my heirloom table,and thank you too for appreciating it, that's why your vintage tablecloth is gorgeous, the flowers are gorgeous, your Big Dollar tb.topper purchase is fantastic! I love the awesome colour combo.,and for sure the polka dotted square plate is amazing. The whole thing is stupendous!
XOXO
FABBY

Tess said...

Beautiful table...that is an unexpected but very pretty color combo!!

Anita said...

I LOVE that table topper!!! That is gorgeous, and I love the lime color you have used. I have nothing that color, so I"ll enjoy looking at yours!! Of course I love those diamond point goblets too!

Rettabug said...

Marigene, I ♥♥♥ that vintage tablecloth & your Indiana ruby Diamond Point patterned wine glasses!!! Very, very pretty!

I'll get back to doing TT soon. I took LOTS of tablescape photos while away in FL. Just can't load them onto this computer yet. :/

Dianne said...

You picked one of my favorite color combinations to create a beautiful table. Love the Vaseline glass centerpieice.

Sherrie said...

Your tablecloth is gorgeous! I love colors. Such a unique table, beautiful!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi,

Your table is so pretty! I like how you showed us step-by-step how you did it. Your silverware is so close to mine that at first I thought it was the same. Mine is "Louisiana" by Onieda, and I got it back in 1978.

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting the other day.

Best and God bless,

Kathy

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Marigene, I almost missed this beautiful tablescape. How I LOVE your vintage tablecloth. What could be prettier? You pulled all the colors out with your dishes and threw together a lovely table. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Interesting you have a dinner plate like mine. :)
Donna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such a pretty table. Love the vintage cloth,and I really like the Vaseline centerpiece with candles stacked in it. Those polka dot plates are so cute, and your wine stems are gorgeous! laurie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love that tablecloth! The colors are gorgeous and you had the perfect things to go with it. This is a happy table...you made me smile!