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Monday, May 9, 2011

It's Warming Up In Kansas!

We have gone from wet and cold to hot and humid all within a week...so much for spring, let's get right into summer heat!


I am not sure if the table runner was the inspiration or the hot weather! Oranges and golds are not just for fall, at least not in my house.

I found this table runner last year at Goodwill, had stuffed it in a drawer, forgetting about it. While looking for something else I came across it the other day and decided to do a summer table around it. Erin gave me some orange and white tulips for Mother's Day, plus I have tons of peach colored iris blossoming right now...so it was settled, the table this week is mimicking the summer weather...hot!

The charger plates are Better Homes and Gardens in an orange. The dinner plates are Ralph Lauren Boxwood, the salad plates, Ambiance Collection Tuscan Gold and the bouillon bowls are a new addition, as of today, John Maddock & Sons, in the Manchester pattern, that I found at our local 'antique' store. They were $12 for 8 pieces...I had to look them up, of course, eBay has the same ones, 6 for $74.99 plus $61.25 shipping...I would say that I got a fabulous deal.




The glassware is Indiana Glass Company's Diamondpoint in amber.

Rim shot!

Place setting.

Full table.

Flowers, the iris are from my yard.


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog...I really appreciate it and the comments you leave.

I will be joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting each week, Susan.

47 comments:

Natasha said...

I love your colourful tablescape. I agree that orange isn't necessarily a Fall colour; it is so bright and cheery it reminds me of summer for sure!

Hope you enjoy the lovely weather there. It is finally getting cooler here and I think it might nearly be time to get the heaters and fluffy slippers out of the cupboards! I love winter in Australia!

Best wishes and happy week,
Natasha.

Tim Gronek said...

I did not like orange too much until I saw your table. You may have changed my mind a bit about that color. The table is fantastic and looks very welcoming to me. The flowers are a perfect match. And....what about those bullion bowls? You and I are the best at finding bargains. Some day don't be surprised if I ask for your address so I can mail you some dishes to give you some new inspirations. I am just that sorta guy. Again, as always, great photographs, too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a pretty table! I love those bullion bowls! That is a great find at a great price! It felt pretty warm here today also. I hate not having spring. Still if it inspired this gorgeous table then it's a good thing. The tulips are so pretty! hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

A really nice tablescape. I like the pics with the outside light brighting the setting.

Our Goodwill store opened across the street and we there is a Big Lots about a mile south. Now you can come to Hilliard and shop.
Love,
BIL

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

Pretty table, Marigene! I think orange works any time, looks nice! I love the bouillon bowls!

Foley said...

Beautiful setting! Your flowers are goergeous..perfect color! Great buy on the bowls..hope we will be seeing more of them.

Anonymous said...

this table setting is really rich....orange used to be my favorite color when i was a kid but once i found out it's not in my color palette i changed my mind!....the flowers are just beautiful...
love you,
judy

the passionate hairdresser said...

Orange is a fabulous color to work with!! I like the boullion bowls, too...very pretty!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oooh, Marigene! I LOVE this tablescape! That runner is gorgeous and your flowers are so pretty! And those bowls...fabulous! I do believe this is my favorite of all of your tablescapes! And...great thrifting finds as always! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Diann said...

Beautiful table Marigene! We here in Michigan can so relate to the weather. We finally got some warm days. I really like the orange in this table. And those teacups and saucers are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Orange has always been my least favorite color but you've managed to make it look good! Where are those nice, bright orange goblets?
Again, you've outdone yourself. Flowers are beautiful.

LY,
Delma

Jo said...

Marigene,I love these colors for every season,and this tablescape is fantastic.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Anonymous said...

Looks very summery to me.

Nice job! I like the orange.

Magic

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Wow, you must be warming up to have irises already! Beautiful table and I love that runner.

Anonymous said...

I love the bowls! Wish we had a Goodwill near my home! Fabulous runner too! Lynne

Pam said...

That looks very summery. Glad you are finally getting warmer weather. Who needs Spring anyhow? I was just looking at some orange flowers at the nursery today. It is so different from my normal summer flowers, but I may go for different this year.

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
HOT is correct, my dear, here on the Prairie!!! However; I'm one who loves each and every Season for what it has to offer. Your dining tablescape is gorgeous!!! The iris make my head swoon! Last night, I smelled ours....heavenly aroma! Thank you for such a lovely post!
Fondly,
Pat

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a warm table you have set. I love the Indiana glass; I love looking at it on E-Bay. Love the table runner too. Love the bowls. Joni

Anonymous said...

Every week is another fabulous tablescape. I had never heard of a bouillon bowl so fun to see something new for me. We might be getting springlike tomorrow if we are lucky, been so cold here. Thank you for always sharing your beautiful creations. love, bbb

Kathleen said...

I love that pattern in the bowl and saucer, so pretty! The runner is beautiful too! Lovely table, M!
Such pretty flowers!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Gorgeous flowers! Fab table as well. I'm not much of an orange fan, except for at Halloween. And then not much then either. But I do like your tablescape.

Pat said...

Beautiful table!!

It's warming up in Missouri too!:-)

Rettabug said...

Ooooo, hot, hot colors, very vibrant & alive! Love how you picked up the shades in that beautiful teacup!

You DID get a fabulous deal!! Way to Go! I love a good bargain. :D

fondly,
Rett

Marlis said...

Lovely flowers. I love orange and I think you can use it anytime. Not just for the fall. Your dishes compliment the coverlet so beautifully.

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, yeah...you TOTALLY hit the jackpot with the bouillon bowls! What a fantastic find at an even more fantastic price!!! I NEVER find anything that good! The orange is a great foil to the summer-like heat. I can't believe it's already in the upper 80s! It is storming here now and cooling down for the weekend. Hallelujah! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier this evening. You helped to make me feel better. I hope you have a wonderful week, and I'll "see" you soon! :-)

Diane @ Magpies and Magnolias said...

Let's see...Goodwill finds, tulips and amazing score on the bowls. Now that is my idea of awesome! I love the use of orange, and you are right, it is not just for fall as you proved here!

xinex said...

Beautiful table setting, Marigene. The tulips are really pretty too...Christine

Babs said...

Marigene, Hot, hot hot! Love those colors your used. The table runner is definitely one I'd grab if I saw it at GW. What great finds in the bouillon bowls too. I love the little pop of cobalt in the design.
Your iris are gorgeous colors and work so well with the tulips.Every thing is so pretty, Marigene. I probably wouldn't have thought to use orange in a tablescape but yours is gorgeous.
Thanks for your sweet comment,
Babs

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, great runner! I love orange year round, it's a happy color! Your iris are just beautiful-enjoy:@)

Purnima@a creative project said...

Beautiful table setting!! love the warm hues on the table!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a lovely table. You sure got a great deal on those dishes! Beautiful flowers too. We usually jump from really cool springs to hot summer weather as well in Virginia. Love the colors of spring but not so much the weather ...I do prefer our Fall as the perfect VA weather.

Sweetladyelaine said...

A very pretty runner and your dishes are great! Just wish I had flowers in my garden..yours are so pretty!
Enjoy your wonderful weather...it is humid here also but I seem to be loving it. Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings My Friend,

mississippi artist said...

Your table is lovely and I like the colors. You found some great bargains and they work so well together.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Marigene, this table is sooo pretty! I'll be honest -- I'm not normally too keen on orange, but this is really beautiful. I am keen on paisley though, and the colors look lovely. Iris is one of my favorite flowers, and they look so pretty with your tulips. And finally, those bouillon bowls are fantastic!! Don't you love to get a great bargain like that? We're on vacation, and I just found a bargain myself at a local antiques store. Yay! Thanks for sharing your lovely table!

Hugs,

Denise

Tricia said...

What gorgeous flowers! I adore iris in that lovely peach color. Your "new" bowls are such a pretty pattern -- glad you were able to identify them!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a gorgeous table, with all those warm shades of amber and paprika! I did rain quite a bit last night. There is something very soothing about rain to me, and so I slept really well!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

oh dear Tricia, your table is gorgeous! Such beautiful colors, so warm...Your ambar color glasses are great, my Mil had something like this that my Sil has and I always liked them! I love the chargers, your bullion bowls are such a find, wow, so lucky! The entire table is awesome! Thank you for coming by and for the lovely comments. I had a stai in my right eye and it was so big, I didn't come out in the pics, hahaha...
Hugs
FABBY

Entertaining Women said...

What a great get on the Manchester bowls! They are lovely. Your runner and the tulips are the perfect inspiration for your summerscape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

tammylovesdishes said...

Very nice colors in this tablescape. That is a great photo of your amber goblet!
Tammy

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What GREAT colors! You know, I would not have thought these would work so well in springtime since this is what I tend to think of for fall, but they are wonderful! So vibrant and lively. Those orange chargers are the best! Boy, what I could do with them! Lovely table.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hey Girl~ ~
I love the warm and sunny colors you used on your table. .so pretty. Your iris are gorgeous! I think they may be my favorite flower. Don't you just love their faint fragrance.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love the color Orange your Tablescape is Beautiful !! you are so Great putting it altogether sweet lady. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescape so sweet of you.
I hope you have a GREAT WEEKEND.
xxoo
Diane

A Hint of Home said...

I love the colors in your tablescape! Your dishes are pretty just like your centerpiece.

xinex said...

Orange sure is a very warm color. Love it. Love your tablescape, Marigene and thanks for the prayers....Christine

Poppy said...

I love your beautiful tablescape, Marigene. Reminds me so much of the tropics... loving all the warm golds and oranges.The teacup and all that stemware look gorgeous and I love the runner. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment.~Poppy

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Beth Naegele - Murraysmom said...

I love, love, love your orange tablescape!!! It is just gorgeous!! The colors are so rich and the plates are wonderful! I always enjoy coming to see what you've put together - it is such a fantastic talent!!

Thanks for the inspirations!!!

Sherry said...

Marigene,
I really love the color scheme going on here. Your tablerunner is fabulous and the dishes with it look lovely! I very much like the peach iris! They are gorgeous. Thanks for showing this. It is very pretty.
Sherry