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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Peonies On The Table


It is time for another trip to Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday with our host, Susan. Please make sure you visit the other tablescapers to see what they have done this week.

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Followers don't forget to sign up for my giveaway. You can get to it from this link...GIVEAWAY The winner will be announced Saturday, May 28.

The inspiration for this week's table was the gorgeous peonies from my front yard. With all the rain and wind we have been experiencing the past couple of weeks I had to go out and cut some before they were even sadder looking than what they are.
I have used the tureen that is in the giveaway to hold the peonies.

Can you smell the wonderful scent of the peonies...it is heavenly.



I used some beautiful ecru crocheted place mats instead of a tablecloth. The toile Waverly napkins were a yard sale find, new still in the original packaging for only a dollar. The flatware is from World Market.


I have added a white charger, two white plates and cranberry soup/pasta/salad bowls. The bowls are from a CSN giveaway that I won from Cuisine Kathleen back in the winter. Sorry it has taken so long to show what I used the gift certificate for. Thank you again, Kathleen. The design is a fleur de lis. I also got 4 matching 12 oz. ramekins.

Charger edging.

The dinner plate is Johnson Brothers Snowhite Regency circa 1968-2003.

The dessert plate has no backstamp so the maker/pattern remain unknown. The pattern is birds with reeds/leaves. They are my favorites, so if anyone knows anything about them I would be interested.

The design on the bowl was really hard to get, so I ended up going out to the porch hoping to cut some of the glare.

The stacked deck!

The taller glassware is Longerberger, the shorter is an unknown maker.

The table is set and waiting for the guests.

Thank you for leaving a comment each time you have visited my blog, it is really appreciated. Hope to see you here again soon.

42 comments:

Marsha said...

Marigene - another beautiful table! Where on earth do you store all these beautiful dishes :)

My peonies are just beginning to bud so I won't have blooms for a while but I am already excited for next year because I just added a baby yellow peony this spring.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Just buds on my peonies so far. I can't wait until they flower.

Beautiful table and I love the red bowls!

Pat said...

Love those red peonies. Mine were much eariler than the pinks. Your napkins are just perfect, and you have a nice variety of white dishes. Hasn't the wind and rain been terrible?

Pat

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

Very pretty, Marigene! Your peonies are so pretty. I wish I had some in my garden. For sure next season!

Anonymous said...

i like the all white with the one colored bowl.....and the peonies are lovely.......mine are still tiny buds....and if it doesn't stop raining here they'll rot before they open!!..
love you,
judy

Blondie's Journal said...

The detail on your dishes is lovely! Everything looks very pretty with those peonies. I love how they follow lilacs in blooming, always something beautiful for the table!

XO,
Jane

Tim Gronek said...

What can I say? Each table seems to get better and better. I love your use of the giveaway item. The flowers are vivid and beautiful and goes quite well with the table. You are one talented lady and the "stacked deck" looks great!

the passionate hairdresser said...

Very pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Another few weeks before my peonies blossom so fun to see yours. This tablescape is exquisite as always. love, bbb

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. amazing job. Hugs from Randa.

Foley said...

Beautiful! I love peonies, and yours are such a great color. Everything came together so nicely..again, beautiful!!!

Karen said...

That is a beautiful table. Love it all. I love toile those napkins were a great find. Its good to meet a fellow lover of dishes Thanks for visiting.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your peonies! Mine have bloomed and are gone. I have only white but this color you have is stunning. The table is set to perfection to show off these lovely flowers! hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Again you did a great job.I really like this table even though red is not my favorite color it looks great with the white. My peonies are just small buds hopefully it will stop raining enough for them to bloom.
Jean

Kim said...

SUCH a sweet tablescape! Oh how I wish I had that kind of talent. And I love me some peonies. Yours are gorgeous as a centerpiece!
xoxo,
Kim

Anonymous said...

Love The red and white but especially love the Peonies!

Magic

Sweetladyelaine said...

A very pretty table! I love the picture of the stacked plates...each plate is so beautiful! I love peonies...
Blessings My Friend,

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! Love the color of your peonies! Even the J-Bro white is amazing-enjoy:@)

Debbie said...

Peonies are just beautiful anyway, but that's a stunning shade that you have. It makes a beautiful table. I love the red bowls and toile napkins.

Marlis said...

Great photos! Your dishes are soo pretty. each one and then the combination. I love peonies too, another flower I can't grow around here (bah humbug). Beautiful table. great glasses too. xo~marlis

bj said...

Beautiful table.
Your flowers are amazing..I love peonies so much.
xo bj

Kathleen said...

The peonies are gorgeous! Lovely table, pretty napkins, I have them too from CTS. I paid more!
Love the red bowls and chargers too.
I am so sick of typing comments that don't go through. I hope this works! I just downloaded Chrome to see if it helps, it not I am removing it!

Tricia said...

Oh,you lucky ladies in the zones where peonies will grow! Yours are so lush and gorgeous -- wish I could smell their scent online! I love your placesetting -- wonderful stacking of different textured patterns!

Susan at Romancing the Home said...

Your peonies are gorgeous - I love the red and white toile napkins. Very pretty tablesetting.

Babs said...

Marigene, Your peonies are gorgeous. I don't remember seeing any so richly colored.I mostly only see pink or white and I love yours. Love your Waverly toile napkins too. Waverly makes such beautiful fabrics. Thanks for sharing yout beautiful tablescape. I hope you have a great weekend,
Babs

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh those flowers are so pretty and those placemats are amazing! Love the toile napkins that seem to really tie your pretty table together.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous red bowls! Lynne

Diann said...

The table is so pretty Marigene! Those placemats and the linens are beautiful! And all your dishes are just perfect!

xinex said...

Your peonies are gorgeous, Marigene. They go so well with the plates. Such a beautiful and cheerful table!...Christine

Emily said...

Your peonies are beautiful, the color so vibrant. What a lovely tablescape, I love how the color in the toile napkins match the flowers.
Hope your holiday weekend is great.....

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kathy said...

You have a lot of what I like in a tablesetting - red, lace and creamy white dishes - beautiful arrangement!
Kathy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The peonies are beautiful along with your table setting. Love the placemats. Have a lovely weekend and thank you for stopping over.
Very nice to meet you.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Your peonies make such a gorgeous centerpiece! Love the red bowls too!

Have a nice weekend!
Sherri:)

A Perfect Setting said...

Your peonies look exquisite. Also, I just love the pictures of your 'stacked deck'--plate edges look great together. I really think your crocheted placemats are fantastic, and such a great find on the napkins! Great job! Thanks for visiting my memorial day tribute, don't forget to enter the giveaway!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Well, look who's talking! Marigene, your table is exquisite! I love your peonies, what a color to them, just gorgeous! Love all the pretty white dishes. This is a great table! Thank you for visiting too and for the lovely comments! Happy Pink Sat.!
Hugs
FABBY

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Those are my toile napkins! $1 a pack is a great price! I was pleased to pay $6 at Tuesday Morning. Don't you just love them? How could anyone sell them at a garage sale?

Mary said...

What a lovely table! Love your stack of dishes and peonies are a favorite of mine! Ours are done until next year~ Happy Memorial Day!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

My goodness, your peonies are spectacular! They appear to be a really deep pink or magenta(?) Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, and every year I say I'm going to plant some, but so far, I am peony-less. The tureen is the perfect container for these flowers, and I really LOVE those crocheted placmats and toile napkins. What a pretty table you've set. Thanks for your visit to my blog and for your kind comments. Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Denise

Jacqueline said...

Marigene, those wonderful peonies are a showstopper for sure! What a beautiful mood they set for the table. All of the details on the plates and bowls, and even the flatware and glassware is just beautiful. I love the crocheted placemats. Pretty, pretty, pretty.

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty. I love the napkin tucked below the plate and those bird and reed plates are extraordinary.

- The Tablescaper

Jannet said...

Your peonies are gorgeous! Wish I had a scratch & sniff screem :D
Love the crocheted place mats and toile napkins. A beautiful table.

Have a lovely weekend, Jannet

JudyBug said...

Well, this is just beautiful! But I must tell you I just gasped when I saw your header! Stunning! Gorgeous! Oh my...I so need a set like that.