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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Farmhouse Fresh!



I can't believe it is almost time for Tablescape Thursday with Susan of Between Naps On The Porch.
It seems to have been extra busy around here the past few weeks. Hopefully things will be at a slower pace for the next month or so.

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This week's table was going to be last week's, but I never got around to getting it set on time. The inspiration came from the gorgeous placemats and matching napkins; both are reversible. I have turned the edge up on one of the napkins so you can see both patterns. I picked them up at Goodwill a couple of month's ago for 59¢ each, so for less than $5 I have a nice matching set. I started with a blue and white checked tablecloth. The flatware is Oneida sterling in the Afterglow pattern; circa 1956.



I was going for a farmhouse look so I used white plates and a blue and white rimmed soup bowl with a rooster. I had started with a yellow rimmed soup bowl, but it was just too much yellow.


I did end up using yellow glassware...the small stem will be used for the wine is King's Crown Indiana Glass and the water stem maker is unknown.

The candlesticks are some I found a year or so ago while out thrifting. The rooster sitting on the orb is from TJMaxx a few years ago. He was popular as I have seen him several times around blogland!


The centerpiece is simply a vase sitting on a couple of old books with three sunflowers.

The entire table.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment...I really appreciate it. Hope to see you back here again, soon.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! One of my favorite color combinations is blue and yellow! You did a fantastic job as always!
Connie D

Tim Gronek said...

Again, another great table. The idea of the old books at the base of the centerpiece never occured to me. I may have to steal that someday! lol I cannot believe you got the entire ensemble for $5.00(napkins, etc.)from Goodwill. Great eye! Hugs from Arizona!

A Toile Tale said...

Love this! Who makes those rooster bowls? I would love to find some for my mom. She loves blue and white and roosters! This table rings all her chimes. I also love your yellow glasses. They are hard to find.
Linda @ a Toile Tale

the passionate hairdresser said...

What a pretty table!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Farmhouse Fresh, indeed!!! Gorgeously refreshing in these temperatures on the Prairie this week!!! I adore all your accesories...especially those candle sticks! Great placemat finds at an amazing price. Thanks for sharing this lovely tablescape!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Marsha said...

Marigene - this is one of my favorite summer looks! Maybe because I am still a farmgirl at heart :) You really got a bargain on those placemats/napkins, a quick check on ebay shows the placemats only 4/$59. I too love the look of the stacked books and might have to copy that sometime.

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

Pretty one, MArigene, very pretty!

Kathleen said...

Good to see you back! Love those placemats and napkins, what a deal. I like it paired with the check too.
I think is perfectly farmhouse, love those glasses too!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Wgat a great deal. I love the rooster dishes and the blue and that particular shade of yellow look so well together. Such a bright and inviting table. Joni

Anonymous said...

Marigene!! Really like the blue and yellow-looks so springy!!!

Sue-Phx

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite tablescapes as I love checks and my comforter for summer is blue and white check like the tablecloth. Someone said glad you are back?? Hope you are feeling ok. love, bbb

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Pretty elegant farmhouse, if you ask me! Very nice and I love the combination of blue and yellow.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I also love a blue and yellow combo. Great place mats and napkins...score! Love the Rooster bowls, they make the table very country and I love it. Sunflowers are the prefect touch. hugs, Linda

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love this -- it certainly looks French countryside. What great goodwill finds.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! Love the yellow glassware! The placemats and napkins are neat and great price!!

I see your Followers are over 200, I'm still at 197, I have been MIA.

Katherine

Mary said...

This is so fresh & cheery~ love the blue & white check with the yellow & your roosters! Love your placemats & napkins~ what a find!

Myrna said...

Gorgeous!! So bright and cheery!
Gotta love Goodwill!
Blessings,
Myrna

MyBecca said...

I love thrift store finds too! The candle is perfect! Wonderful mix of yellow and blue!!!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Blue and White Tablescapes for the summer so sweet. your rooster plates,and sunflowers centerpiece are Beautiful together !! Thank so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
XXOO Diane

Sweetladyelaine said...

What a happy, relaxing table! I love the colors! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing...and stopping by.
Blessings My Friend,

Anonymous said...

Had to take another look at it before I commented...love the blue and yellow together. The tablecloth does it for me. Another "winner".
Love,
Delma

The Tablescaper said...

I sooo love this table. First off anything blue and white takes my breathe away, but the golden yellow adds such a wonderful touch. I've never seen King's Crown in yellow, only red.

- The Tablescaper

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Blue and yellow are one of my favorite color combinations! You combined then perfectly! Isn't it an exhillerating feeling to find great treasures at GW! You really scored!
Such a sunny, welcoming table. It certainly is "farmhouse fresh"!
Yvonne

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love those placemats and napkins, and the yellow glassware is wonderful!

carolinajewel said...

What a beautiful yellow/blue French Farmhouse look! Absolutely lovely!

Diann said...

Everything about your table is just wonderful Marigene! Love the colors and the dihes and linens are beautiful!

xinex said...

Beautiful colors and tables, Marigen. Love the color combo....Christine

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh this is lovely! It reminds me of a warm, sunny, summer day.
Thanks for sharing!
Terry

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Whenever I see a blue and yellow kitchen or table, I think of my mom. That was her favorite. It is so pretty and I love the napkins!

outlook hosting said...

Beautiful!

Jane said...

This is one of my favorites!! The blue and yellow are so pretty together and I love the rooster bowls. The sunflowers are perfect for a Kansas tablescape!!
Jane

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Marigene....You know this table made me drool! I can't believe the bargain price for those lovely placemats and napkins! And the dishes...love them! It looks so frenchy with your sunflower centerpiece! Fabulous! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table. I love the checked cloth. I need to look around for one. I always love seeing blue and yellow together.

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

I really love this blue and white and yellow tablesetting! I love that combination!! And who doesn't love big beautiful sunflowers?

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene,

I have always loved green and purple together. I actually have those same placemats in bright yellow and white.

I want to thank you for stopping by after my LONG absence. I wasn't surprised at all that you and Natasha were the first to visit!

I have started a new blog where I hope to showcase other blogs. Doing my own projects and taking pictures on a regular basis are so time comsuming but I love to visit other blogs!

May I feature you on my new INSPIRATIONS blog? (The link is in my profile.)

XOXO Bunny Jean

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

You just visited my blog and now I am following yours!!! Why did I not pull out my yellow king's crown when I did my yellow tablescape that you just visited? Darn shucks!!
Your tables are all so beautiful and full of inspiration.....thanks for letting me wander around!!!

~Wendy