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Monday, March 21, 2011

Lace And Roosters


I will be joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you, Susan, for hosting my favorite weekly meme. For more inspiration on setting your own table, click on the link, you will find more than you could imagine!

I have had the dinner plates for ages and thought it was time to use them in a tablescape...I guess you could call that my inspiration this week.

I started with a lace tablecloth that was given to me by a very special person in December. It is quite old and I believe hand made. It is gorgeous, not sure the camera has done it justice. I have over 50 tablecloths, but this is by far my favorite. I thank that special person for thinking of me.


This photo shows the flowers that were hand stitched onto each small square.

The dinner plate on top of the woven charger is made by Oxford (Brazil), the pattern is still a mystery to me. The floral patterned center and rim are a dark brown; the background is a cream color. This pattern also comes in blue.

The salad plate is made by Sterling, again the pattern is unknown. It is vitrified china.

The soup bowl is Amici, the pattern is Gallo Bello. These were purchased at Tuesday Morning a few years ago.

A shot of the stacked dishes.

The glassware is some I used a few weeks ago, a really nice shade of brown...no amber tint at all.

The linen napkins are a thrift store find. I have to thank Linda of A Toile Tale, for the flatware...I commented how much I liked her green flatware from World Market and wondered if they still had it. She e-mailed me that it was a recent purchase, so I went Saturday and not only got the green, but the champagne, too. Thank you again, Linda!

The centerpiece is a cream pitcher with faux tulips and a weed that used to be used to clean cotton, the name of it escapes me, at the moment; and a wooden rooster that I have had for about 10 years. No candles were used as this was a luncheon table.
* My friend came to the rescue, the name of the plant is Common Teasel...thank you, Daisy!

Place setting.

An overall of the table.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today...hope that you will visit each week.

58 comments:

Diane said...

Love the country feel to your tablescape. The brown glasses and the roaster soup bowls are sweet...love them! Your table looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Beautifull. Something to crow about. I always felt anxious when eating on table cloths like yours. Spills are not easy to remove.

BIL

Blondie's Journal said...

This is lovely...your tablecloth is to die for!! I love it. Your dishes, glasses and silverware go so well together. Nicely done! :-)

XO,
Jane

the passionate hairdresser said...

Very pretty!! I like it a lot!!

Ilene said...

Well I thought this was very, very well done. Mealtimes for us are lots more casual, so I really enjoy looking at your pretty settings. Hugs, Ilene

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Lovely tablescape! Each layer unfolds adding interest in texture and refining elements. Roosters aren't my decor of choice, but I could easily replace him with my bunnies. The brown glasses and the flatware are gorgeous! Your tablecloth is exquisite. Do you ever wonder who might have made this lovely tablecloth?
Fondly,
Pat

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this tablescape. Every week leaves me without the proper words to describe your incredible talent. love, bbb

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

Love this table, Marigene! Very pretty! The tablecloth is absolutely beautiful, I can see why it would be your favorite! I love that Amici bowl, everything is put together perfectly.

Foley said...

That tablecloth is gorgeous - perfect background for the great tablesetting. All the browns and creams are beautiful..really liking this table.

Anonymous said...

You've posted some beautiful tablescapes my girl, but this one is by far my favorite! I love the browns! The rooster is wooden? I swear I can see feathers!
Connie

Tim Gronek said...

I love the deep browns in this table. It feels so cozy and a table I could warm up to. I agree, the flatware is beautiful. Keep on doing what it is you do M. I, for one, truly enjoy it!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the browns and creams of this table. That cloth is so pretty and the perfect back drop for the stacked plates. Cute centerpiece and I like your Rooster! I love those brown glasses, so many do have amber in them and the flatware is awesome also. World Market here I come! hugs, Linda

Pat said...

The cloth is gorgeous! Beautiful table! Wonderful!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I really love brown these days. The dishes are beautiful and I love the picture of them stacked! I wish I had a World Market...love that flatware.

My Cozy Casita said...

Beautiful tablescape, I love your
roaster plate and the table cloths.
beautiful table!!!.
XO
Isora

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Gorgeous tablecloth, Marigene. The dishes and flatware are perfect with it!

Kathleen said...

You couldn't wait to use that flatware. LOL! The tablecloth is beautiful! 50! I don't think I have that many!
Lovely table, the plates are so pretty too!

Fifi Flowers said...

Your table came together nicely!

Pam said...

That is such a pretty tablescape. I love that tablecloth. It's even more special that it came from that special person.

outlook hosting said...

Beautiful! Loved the rustic look!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marigene,
This table has such a warm feel. The earthy colors and organic elements are beautiful against the lace tablecloth.
I can't believe you have that many tablecloths! But I can see why this lace beauty us your favorite.

And your rooster bowls are really like little paintings.
Thank you for telling me the name of my Goodwill glasses. I did not know.
Yvonne

Martha said...

Love your tablecloth!!!! It would be my favorite too!!! Love how you put your table together!

Babs said...

Your special tablecloth is beautiful and such a treasure. I love the brown and white color scheme with and the rooster bowls are so cute. Very pretty.

we three dogs and me said...

Love the tablecloth That is a treasure. Made for an elegant tablescape

Tess said...

Beautiful table...the colors are just wonderful. I have never seen glasses that color. They are gorgeous! That lace tablecloth is just wonderful!

Entertaining Women said...

The colors in the motif of your soup bowls are perfect against the aged cream color of your beautiful antique tablecloth. So well done! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love the dinner plates and the bowls. This is really a lovely table and a lovely tablecoth. Love your your champagne flatware too. Joni

Marlis said...

so in love with the tablecloth. Your dishes and flowers are perfect on top of it. How lovely it would have been to have been there. It's quite welcoming.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Marigene! Truly someone does love you to have gifted you with such a beautiful tablecloth. It is absolutely beautiful, and it served as a wonderful inspiration for your table. I know you will treasure it for years to come. And you are so right about that stemware...perfect shade of brown. It photographs well. Enjoy!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your tablecloth Marigene! Your table looks so lovely and inviting.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Entertaining Women said...

thanks for stopping by my post. Yes, I painted the eggs freehand. They were a fun project. Cherry Kay

Moogie said...

I never tire of looking at dishes and tablescapes. I'm your newest follower.

Deanna said...

i like this table setting you've created!!!

God bless,
d

Diann said...

Everything looks great1 I love the tablecloth! So gorgeous. And your new flatware is beatufiul!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Another pretty table!!! I love the lace tablecloth. You really have 50 tablecloths???? You are blessed..I saw the silverware at Old World Market the other day too! Glad you treated yourself! Thank you for sharing.
Blessings Mr Friend,

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely and comfortable table. Those Gallo Bello bowls just pull it all together. Isn't it fun to pull out plates that you have had forever and find a great table to put them on. Your centerpiece just finishes it off. so fun. Thanks for your visit. I really appreciate it.

Red Door Home said...

Love the mix of earth tones with the bright yellow flowers. Very pretty.

Anonymous said...

I love this game :)

BellaCasa said...

Thank you stopping by today to look at my tablescape and thank you also for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. I love your lace tablecloth...it is priceless for sure, In the Middle of Nowhere. Please drop by anytime and be sure to let me know that done so.

xinex said...

Your tablecloth is just gorgeous! Really pretty! Love your tablescape!...Christine

jeanne said...

Thank you for your visit today. Your tablecloth is stunning. Love the place setting with the browns and white. I think the thrifted napkins and the Rooster centerpiece are a great touch. Nice job.
Hugs, Jeanne

lulumusing said...

Every one of your tables shows what fun you have finding that special thing to work with. What I love about your finished tables is that they seem so real. I like that!

jo said...

Your table has such a Spanish look to it! A little bit of Europe feels good to me as I'm a long way from home these days.

Jo

Maria Berg said...

Lace is always nice on a table! Brow so down to earth, good. MB

DEBBIE said...

Marigene, your tablecloth is lovely! I have a rectangular doily with the same pattern and love it. It belonged to either my grandmother or great-grandmother. Your new flatware is wonderful, and I guess I'm lucky that we don't have a World Market ;o) I'd be heading there today! Love the brown goblets.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescpaes are Beautiful sweet lady. The tablecloth is lovely with your dinnerware !!! I was in the World Market yesterday, looking at the same flatware each set had no forks !!! But I will go back Tuesday for a shipment is coming in~~~ Thanks you for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes. xxoo
Diane

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous tablecloth, beautiful tablescape. Love all the browns, one color I always loved, is brown, and in tables it's so elegant. Your dishes, your flatware, and glasses are perfect in this beautiful table!
Thank you for coming by and for the nice and generous comments, so nice!
Have a great weekend.
FABBY

bunny, the paris house designs said...

So warm and earthy! I love it!! The tablecloth is so pretty! I love it.
Your color scheme is wonderful
xx
Bunny
ps, I have had the plates for awhile now...I don't remember where they are from..try googling 'toile bunny plates' also try replacements for china and even ebay may have them!! good luck

Phyllis said...

The tablecloth is amazing....I enlarged the photo and really looked at the detail....Wow...how much time would it take to make that work of art!!! I adore brown and white dishes as I grew up with Bow Bells by Mason Ironstone china for everyday use.....my mom still uses it and laughingly it still looks good after very many years of use. The contrast of the brown and white is such a good look!! And I really do like your chocolate brown stems....do not see that very often. ....beautiful table and thanks for your very nice comments...hugs, Phyllis

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a pretty table! Lovin' your special tablecloth and the brown glasses are just beautiful-enjoy:@)

Liz- said...

What a great combination! The browns look wonderful..I had glasses just like those (Noritake). I like the pattern you chose to go under the rooster dishes, very cute! The silverware was a nice grab, I wish I had one of those stores around! Maybe it's good that I don't! I'd be buying more and more goodies! Thx for coming by my blog! liz

Scribbler said...

This table is beautiful and elegant and speaks of heritage. Just lovely.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your rooster tablescape~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures on my blog. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love roosters so you got me there! I also love the brown & white plates and the unusual brown goblets! I have to confess, I'm not a big fan of lace tablecloths but it really does look nice here.
Has anybody EVER left negative feedback? or just maybe un-flattering feedback? Everyone's always so nice!
Lynne

A Hint of Home said...

I love your lace tablecloth, flatware and pretty dishes.
Thanks for visiting me!

Sandi (Meme) said...

What beautiful lace you have! We are in mourning today for the loss of our beloved KU :( , and know you are too! Have a blessed week. Sandi

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Pretty tablescape and that tablecloth is a real beauty!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

The lace is absolutely beautiful and hand made, wow!
I love the way your dishes look stacked together. The color of your dishes go so well with the lace underneath. It all comes together so pretty.