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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Red, White and Cheery!



It's hard to believe another week has flown by and is, once again, time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch with Susan.

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Seeing the sun has been shining the past few days made me want to set a bright, cheery, simple table.

The placemats have the same colors as the plates and I used a plain red, fringed napkin.

The hexagonal charger plates were bought at TJMaxx. There is no maker or pattern backstamp, but says they are microwave/dishwasher safe, produced in Portugal. The beading around them is similar to the beading on the dinner plate.

The hexagonal dinner plates with tiny beading around the edges I picked up last year at Goodwill. I thought they would look good for spring or early summer. They are Johnson Bros. Ming pattern, circa 1974-1978.

The salad bowl is plain red, no markings, therefore nothing is known about it. Another thrift store purchase.

Blue glassware is a tumbler and a wine stem.

The flatware is Oneida Afterglow circa 1956.

Rim shot.

Placesetting.

Entire table.

The centerpiece is a mixture of real and faux flowers.


Candlelit table.


Thank you all who are nice enough to leave a comment letting me know you have enjoyed your visit here. I hope you come back often.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

another great table....jerry will love it...red, white and blue!!...i still like the pink and black best!
love ya,
judy

Erin said...

That is a beautiful festive table! I thought of you last weekend when I was at the Palace Theater(Mary Poppins was there, right?). Hope all is well your way and share that sunlight please??

Annie said...

Pretty! I was just looking at red white and blue goodies today for my dollhouse to decorate it for Memorial Day and the Fourth, so I guess we are on the same wave length!

Anonymous said...

It is rainy and cold here so your beautiful tablescape is a nice cheer up. love, bbb

My Cozy Casita said...

Another beautiful tablescape. I love
the center pcs,bery nice, I'm going to bee on the road on Memorial Day draving back to mi home in Florida.
blessing
Isora

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

Beautiful, Marigene! I love that last picture, it makes me want to sit down and join you :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I absolutely love those Johnson Bros Ming pattern plates! What a great find. You have added the right colors to make this table just look so happy! Love the red, white and blue touches. Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Very nice!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice Marigene! I wish I had the vision you do!

Tim Gronek said...

Marigene:

Is the GOP coming to dinner? jk I love the placemats and the overall affect of the table. I did not think I would like the good ol fashioned red, white and blue, but this looks great together. My hat goes off to you!

Tricia said...

It IS a cheery table, Marigene! I love those placemats -- from Williams-Sonoma? The patterned plates are also stunning -- what a find! You always "build" a great table!

Ilene said...

Marigene, I just love red. I don't comment often but I always have to come and look. Eye candy! Hugs, Ilene

Aledia said...

Thank You for your recent visit to my blog and for leaving such a sweet comment! I love your hexagon dinner plates!! I would love to find some plates in that shape. Great colors! Have a Plum Perfect Day!

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Marigene! I always like the way you layer with different pieces. Great job! ~ sarah

Anonymous said...

Red, my favorite color....what a bright, happy setting. Love the blue accents, too. Best colors!
Love,
delma

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Just today, I was trying to get my list ready for Memorial Day weekend. Seeing your red, white and blue tablescape has given me inspiration! Another beautiful table Marigene!

Pat said...

Your table is beautiful! I love those placemats.

Diann said...

Pretty table Marigene! I love those Johnson Bros plates. I would have never guessed they were JB. I have never seen that design before. Everythng looks great and so fun.

Rettabug said...

Very happy looking table, Marigene! I love RED!! This could go either way...looking a wee bit Oriental or even somewhat PA Dutch, to me. Of course, it will be perfect for Memorial Day, too.
Well done!

fondly,
Rett

p.s. Sorry you didn't get to enjoy your lilacs much this year. Bummer!

Jacqueline said...

What is it about certain colors? Red certainly is so cherry and whenever you see it, it just brightens your day. What gorgeous placemats - almost a shame to cover up all that beauty. I love the hexagonal shape. That is so unusual and fun. Great table.

Marlis said...

Your table is so pretty. Love the ming pattern on the plates. I bet you can use that a lot! I love the blue and red together. Your silver is so pretty. Great table.

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

Red white and blue.. some of my favorite summer colors. Very pretty. I want to sit down and be surprised at your cooking next !!!

Komali Nunna said...

Very Nice table,Marigene. Beautiful china.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Yet another J-Bro pattern that I LOVE! Great shape and colors, it's almost a warm up for the fun red, white and blues to come! Glad you got some sun:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So bright and cheerful! Love those Ming plates. The octagonal shape is always fun.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful Tablescape with the colors of red,white and blue !! You did a Great job sweet lady.
I hope you have a Great Week.
XXOO
Diane

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love your cheery table! It makes me want to sit down and join you for dinner. The placemats are very pretty. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a thoughtful comment. Enjoy your day!
Blessings My Friend,

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh how pretty! I DO love red! :) Funny, at first I thought your post was red, white and cherry....and that's what I'm showing on my blog today! :) Then I realized it was cheery! I love that you have two sets of dishes in the hexagon shape. They are beautiful.

Donna

xinex said...

I love this, Marigene. It is very cheerful...Christine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Cheery is the right word for your beautiful table! Love those placemats.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous table my friend! I love red, white and blue! I don't have red dishes, I need to get them soon! Your setting is so much fun and festive! Love the placemats too. The centerpiece is so pretty. Thank you for dropping by and for the lovely and sweet comments.
Hugs
FABBY

Miss Merry said...

Those hexagonal plates are the bomb! What a wonderful find. Such a colorful and decorative table - and so much fun.

Step inside my home said...

What a beauty! Love your mix of colors. Everything about this table will be smiles to those who sit around it! Love the hexagon shaped chargers - so unique! ~Susie

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
I adore the red, white and blue dishes! You have a lovely way of showcasing all the needed accessories! Thank you for the inspiration!
Fondly,
Pat

Entertaining Women said...

I'm enjoying your clear, primary colors. The place mats are a great color and design. You're also all set for Memorial Day Weekend! Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

lulumusing said...

Bright and cheery it is and what a find from Goodwill those plates are. I like your love of color. Oh, and I did finally get here!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty...you just can't go wrong with red! The patterned plates are great! Lynne

Sharing with Sherri said...

Very cheery for sure! Love the placemats, and also that you mixed real and faux flowers for your centerpiece. I like to add greenery from the yard to faux flowers to give them a more realistic look as well!

Thanks for sharing!
Sherri:)

Phyllis said...

Your table is so fantastic and so colorful with your Ming pattern plates and red salad bowls. I am loving the Ming pattern......have never seen it before. You certainly titled your post correctly.....as your table is truly "cheery" !!

Scribbler said...

What a fantastic table -- and you are such a good thrift shopper. You put the whole thing together so well, and it is so festive.

Kathleen said...

Placemats are lovely and the dish is such a pretty pattern. Love your red white and blue table, Marigene, very pretty!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Marigene, what an amazing table. Very striking and rich with color.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Babs said...

Great colors and LOVE those Johnson Bros. dinner plates.
Babs

Jannet said...

First, Thanks for stopping by & for the sweet comment!!
Your table is beautiful, I love the red theme!! The placemats are adorable.
Thanks for sharing, Jannet