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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gold On Black


Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch is once again upon us. Thank you, Susan, for hosting this meme that gives us all so much inspiration.

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Inspiration this week came from a tablecloth found at Savers. It is a fairly heavy material in black with a gold repetitive pattern and fringe. Something about it caught my eye immediately, plus I had just the right dishes to go with it, too!




I bought the pear shaped soup bowls at the end of summer, but didn't have a clue what I would use them with, so they have been sitting on the shelf just waiting to make their debut. They were the perfect color for this table.


A very simple place setting of dinner, salad plates and a soup bowl were enough with this tablecloth.


The short stack!

The glassware is made by Indiana Glass; the pattern is Diamond Point, which was introduced in 1965 and continued through the 1980's. Amber was one of the many colors this pattern came in.


The table with the late morning sun shining in.


The centerpiece.




Cast of Players
Tablecloth-Savers
Napkins-WalMart
Silverplate flatware-Rogers DeLuxe Plate-Gracious 1939
Salad forks-Rogers/International Silver Sweep 1958
Glassware-Indiana Glass Diamond Point 1965-1980's
Dinner plate-Home
Salad plate-Ambiance Collection Tuscan Gold
Soup bowl-Tabletops Unlimited Venetian
Black candlesticks-have had them for years
Centerpiece finial-Goodwill

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48 comments:

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

Very pretty, Marigene! The tablecloth is just lovely and it goes perfectly with the dishes and the glasses! Such a pretty table!

Rene' said...

I'm beginning to see a pattern, Marigene. Love your rich tones. You must be like me and prefer the darker colors (Fallish) over the pastels of Spring. I did, however, buy my first 'useless little plates' with a bunny right in the way. Oh - this terrible bug that has bitten me!

Hope I can soon join in on the tablescapes.

Rene'

Anonymous said...

your table looks so warm and inviting....love the gold and black together...oh yeah, exact colors of my dining room....gold and black stenciling and black and gold rug!!!
jude

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Gorgeous tablescape! Intriguing pattern on your lovely table cloth! You have won my heart, dear friend. I adore pears! One of my favorite faux fruits in my own home decor is pears! Thank you for this inspiring post and tablescape.
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Beautiful sunny day on this end of the prairie! Doors and windows open to let in the fresh Spring~like air!

Debbie said...

I really love the rich gold and black tablescape with the addition of the pears. Very warm and inviting table Marigene!

the passionate hairdresser said...

I like it because it's totally different from all the other tables you've done...just the right amount of everything,and the pear bowls are a groovy touch!!

Anonymous said...

Another terrific tablescape. I bet anything would taste good in the pear bowls. love, bbb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so striking! I would never have picked up this tablecloth, but look how amazing those dishes look on it! The pear bowls are perfect! Love the black candle holders and the finial is just the right touch. Great job!
hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Another very pretty table! Love how the centerpiece matches the pattern in thte tablecloth!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always Marigene!

Foley said...

Aw Marigene! You did this table especially for me..Iowa Hawkeye colors!!!
Love it...

Cathy said...

Great table, I am like you I love to find any kind of differnet shape bowls or dessert plates.
Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

Tricia said...

Marigene, I love the drama of this table! The tablecloth IS perfect with your dishes. What fun pear bowls! And you always have the prettiest glassware -- love it!

Diann said...

Gorgeous tablecloth Marigene! And those pear dishes are wonderful! Love how you kept the centerpiece simple to show off this tablecloth! Just lovely!

Jane said...

I really love this tablescape. Although I've started collecting a little more white (ironstone) for my dining room, my absolute favorites are still the rich tones and the black and gold combo. My kitchen is painted a tannish/gold color and accented with black. I decorated it when we moved here 9 yrs. ago and I still haven't grown tired of it.
Have a great day.
Jane

A Hint of Home said...

I love your tablecloth! It goes so well with the fruit bowls and plates.
So pretty!

Bunny, The Paris House said...

Oh the pears the rich tones the gold and the black....all so elegant and lovely!!
xx
Bunny

Anonymous said...

Great colors and I love those pear bowls.

Magic

Kathleen said...

The cloth is fabulous, what a find! Remember it for Halloween too!
Looks great with your pear plates, and those glasses are so pretty!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A pretty and very dramatic tablecloth! Love your goblet, I have one in milk glass, I'll remember the Diamond Point name:@)

Debbie said...

I have seen similar goblets both online and in our antique mall, and I would love to have some. I love that diamond pattern on them.

The whole table is really different and really pretty. Love the way you used those pear plates.

podso said...

Looks great! It all goes together so well.

Marlis said...

How elegant your table looks. the cloth is lovely and the dishes you used with it just makes it shine like a diamond!

Scribbler said...

So dramatic! It's always interesting to see what you do. Thanks for visiting.

The Tablescaper said...

Such drama. I love the depth of color.

- The Tablescaper

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Gold and black is such a classy color combination!

Meredith said...

love those pear bowls. I have one of those goblets in pink...now I know what it is!

Phyllis said...

I am loving your pear bowls.....so unique and the color could not be more perfect with the tablecloth and your other plates. It is a table setting that is creative and a surprise for your guests to be treated to something so special.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm not putting my post up until morning, but I think I did the "less classy" version of your table. Yours is so elegant and gorgeous...mine is simple and dressed down this week. I did however use black, gold and pears!

Entertaining Women said...

Well, I'd say that you found the perfect tablecloth to go with your dishes. This has been a really helpful tablescape for me. I have a set of Luneville, Louis XV Honey dishes, and I am inspired by your use of the black with the honey colors. I've always ended up just using mine during the fall...now you've given me a great idea to incorporate them for a spring setting. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Pat said...

So pretty and dramatic, Marigene.

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

So beautiful! I love the diamond point glassware against this table cloth. ... so rich looking. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my site!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Margiene, Your table is so regal! Black and gold set a weighty table... and so regal. I love the finial you used in the midde of your table. It contiues that stately theme. I am on the lookout for your goblets. I could use those in so many tables! Beautiful!
Yvonne

Designs on 47th Street said...

Rich, rich, rich! Totally elegant but not stuffy. I really love your tablecloth and it all goes together magazine perfect.

Donna

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene!

Your gold and black table looks so classic and elegant! I would not have thought of using those colors this time of year, so it's neat that we don't all think alike, huh? What a dull world it would be. I love your tablecloth; it reminds me of the classic laurel wreath patterns that you see on molding in historic homes and buildings, and historic fabrics as well. The fringe really adds a nice touch. And I really love your pear shaped bowls and amber glasses. This table made such an impact.

Thanks for your kind comments on my "Juliet" table two weeks ago. I've been sick with a cold, but am already planning my tablescape for next Thursday. Hope you'll get a chance to stop by for a look.

Denise

Alycia Nichols said...

Howdy, Marigene! I tell you...that table linen pattern is beautiful! It reminds me of a table one might see in King ARthur's Court for some odd reason! Did they even use tablecloths back then? Anyway, it's gorgeous. You really kept the good eye out to match it up with those cool pear plates! I hope you're having a good week. Have a great weekend and party hard for Mardi Gras!!! See you soon!

Jenny at Henrietta's House said...

Hi Marigene! Love the black and gold. Those are Hawkeye colors!!! Go Iowa!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady, your tablescape go's perfectly with your lovely dishes and tablecloth sweet lady. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Nautical Tablescape. I hope you have a Great Evening ~~~~xxooDiane

Magpies and Magnolias said...

This is such an elegant table. I am slowly learning this process and have only attempted more informal looks, so this is a nice tutorial on how to create a more upscale table!

You asked on my most recent post if my egg cups are Quimper. I have no idea! They are not marked but definitely have that look. So, I guess I could say that "they are of the Quimper style!"

Jo said...

OH Marigene, I love gold and black together it is one of my favorites(hubby got his master's @ Georgia Tech-Yellow Jackets)black and gold is the colors.
I will need to borrow these, so just mail 'em on down,hehe.

I LOVE THIS TABLESCAPE!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly
PS..thanks so much for visiting LazyonLoblolly, and your comment was so appreciated, please come on back, we're always doing something down Loblolly Ln.

lulumusing said...

No matter what you find, you always have a wonderful way of combining it with just the right thing to make a delightful table.

SavannahGranny said...

If I could just come over and steal, oops, borrow those soup bowls I would dance all the way home. Aw, shucks. My mama says that is not nice. They are so beautiful and you did such a great job blending them with the tablecloth and the accessories. Beautiful table as usual. Ginger

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my table. I am actually going to host a luncheon using this table for the girl who gave me the cute plates. She will love it of course!

I adore this tablecloth. I have several sets of gold that would love to be featured on it. I never thought of searching for linens at Savers! Great idea. Those gorgeous pear bowls are fantastic. What great finds!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty and elegant! Love that tablecloth!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That's a beautiful tablecloth! We don't have Savers in our area. Love the pineapple finial too!

Tess said...

I am sorry to be visiting so late.

Your tablescape color scheme is beautiful and the amber glasses are amazing!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Tess

Mary said...

I love your pear shaped bowls! They look wonderful with your fringed tablecloth!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love that you threw some "bargains" in there...

Take care,
Lisa