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Monday, July 4, 2011

Geraniums!


Hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday weekend. We had a pretty relaxing few days, only going out a couple of times, once to the grocery, then today to a luncheon with homemade ice cream at the cousins.

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I used the same natural banana bark placemats from Pier 1 as I used last week; but the real inspiration was the geranium leaf charger plates I was so fortunate to have found at Savers back the end of May. There were 8 sitting on the shelf just waiting for me. They must have just been put out before I rounded the corner of the plate aisle. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what they were. I picked one up and saw that they were only $2.99 each...I scooped up the other 7 so fast I am surprised I didn't damage them in my excitement! By the way, they are Bordallo Pinheiro, so I am sure the cost new was at least triple, if not more than what I paid.



The dinner plates are Wedgwood Wildbriar, in brown/pink, with green leaves and a white background. This pattern was discontinued in 1957. Replacements, Ltd. has them listed at $37.99 per plate! These were another Savers find at $2.99 each.


The salad plates are some you have seen on a number of occasions. They have no backstamp or markings of any kind on them. They are probably the favorites of any of the white/cream plates I own.



For dessert I have chosen the Wood & Sons Glenwood green and white with gold accents.



The water glass is Indiana King's Crown. I haven't been able to identify the wine stem.


The flatware is Oneida Sterling Afterglow, circa 1956. The napkins are plain green from Goodwill.


The flowers are from my garden. They are just plain old purple coneflowers and gooseneck loosestrife. Unfortunately, it has been really hot so there isn't much going on flowerwise here at the moment. I finally had to get the hose out yesterday before everything was completely fried.



Rim shots...



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35 comments:

Tim Gronek said...

I love the leaf charger plates. What a great deal and they are special indeed. I think the Plate Gods had you in mind. Hope you had a great Holiday!

Bunny Jean said...

Wow, you sure got a good deal on those dishes!!! I wish there was a Savers where I live.

I have some gerainium salad plates that I love. I got them to go with my Ladybug bowls. I might just get back into tablescaping so I can show them off. It takes me SO long to put one together though...

xoxo Bunny Jean

Mystica said...

I love the charger plate. Haven't seen anything like that here. We tend to just have the round or now fashionable squares.

Anonymous said...

Another nice setting, Mari....your favorite greens.
Love,
Delma

Marsha said...

You really got a great deal with those geranium chargers - gorgeous! I always enjoy coming here and see how you put such beautiful plate combos together. All are beautiful but those chargers steal the show today :)

There is a savers in one of the towns I drive through on the way to my daughter's house so I always have to stop and "stretch my legs" and check it out. It never has the beautiful dishes you find but then it is such a busy store that I think one would have to visit more often because of the turnover. Lucky you in having one nearby and finding such a great bargain.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so envious of those chargers! So many lovely tablescapes ahead with those. I love the greens and whites you put together this week. A lovely table and also very restful and cool feeling. It's the heat that is getting me down so this is a pick me up for sure. Love cone flowers but nothing much is blooming here in this heat.

hugs,
Linda

Jean said...

Marigene,
I really love this week's and last week's table. Your talent always amazes me. Your tables brighten my day. Thanks for sharing them.
Jean

Pat said...

Hi Marigene,
I love those Wildbriar plates! And what an amazing find in the green plates. Those are perfect. Every single plate is just perfect!

Anonymous said...

Just love the round placemats with the then scalloped edges of the first plate. We all know you could never do a tablescape we didn't like. Bravo again. bbb

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Another beautiful tablescape. Love all the layering of plates.

Marlis said...

I am so happy for you (read jealous) on those charger plate finds! And the dinner plates and love your deserts. Such a pretty table. I love those placmats too and have been trying to decide if I have to have them! Many blessings, marlis

Natasha in Oz said...

I'm always to see what fabulous goodies you find! I can never find gorgeous things like this. You have done very well!

I'm happy to hear that your 4th of July weekend was good. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Tablescape the dishes are so Beautiful sweet lady !!! I love the way you have put your table togther so sweet~~~ I just put my new Tablescape on ( ladies night out} I hope you have a Great Week.
XXOO Diane

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a pretty combination, Marigene! What a great deal you found on the cabbage chargers!!!

Entertaining Women said...

What a wonderful combination of plates. The Bordallo Pinheiro plates were a fantastic get! Congrats! The green transferware plate is beautiful...I'd use them all the time. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

lulumusing said...

The leaf plates are great. You know, I think I have a cake stand that is the same. Together, all your pieces make a lovely table.

Miss Char said...

Your layering of plates is just beautiful. I love it all, thanks for sharing.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, Well, I will definitely be on the lookout for a Savers! I do't think we have them up here, but your did find some amazing buys! I love those green chargers and I have been looking for green chargers. I haven't found any I like yet in my price range, but those would have worked perfectly! Very pretty table! Linda

Celly B said...

Those geranium plate chargers were a wonderful find! They look beautiful, especially with that gorgeous green crystal!

Kathleen said...

Those chargers are so pretty! Love the other plates too. Great combination Marigene, and glad you had enough energy in this heat to get a table together!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your new plates are Gorgeous! I love the pretty greens on your table this week. Thanks for sharing....we're all celebrating with you on finding them at such a great price.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous table and your new plates are stunning! What a special deal! Love your style. Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

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

OOOoooh what a DEAL!! I am so JEALOUS!! Love your new plates!
The whole table is "drop dead" I am your newest follower and I will be back to see what other wonderful things you are going to share!!!

~Wendy

A Few Pennies said...

Pretty china! I love how you've layered the greens together--charming post. Have a great weekend.

Jane said...

I really think this is my favorite tablescape you have posted. I LOVE the chargers and the layering of all the plates. It's just gorgeous!!
Thanks for commenting on my mirror collection. I attached the knives for the sunburst mirror with some heavy duty adhesive. The link to the tutorial for that project is in my current mirror post (I made it back in February so you could search that way too).
Have a great weekend.
Jane

Monica said...

What a great find on those chargers! Makes me want to go to Savers. Love your table.

Monica said...

What a great find on those chargers! Makes me want to go to Savers. Love your table.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oooh...Marigene! I have never seen the geranium chargers! Gorgeous! And what a bargain! And your Wedgwood...fabulous! And they were $2.99??? Seriously? OK...that does it...I am on the next plane to the middle of nowhere! lol Beautiful tablescape! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
PS..I'm having a Pfaltzgraff dinnerware giveaway. Come on over and get your name in the pot! :-)

Sue said...

I am in love with your new set of chargers! And your transferware items are wonderful, as well. I'm still looking to complete a set of cabbage dessert/luncheon plates- I'm still missing a few pieces. Visiting from Rhoda's.

Diann said...

Marigene, this table is so pretty and the dishes are to die for! I LOVE those leaf chargers! what a great find!! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful day!

mrsthesun said...

Love, love, LOVE the geranium leaf chargers! We have Savers here in AZ. There is nothing like turning the corner into the dish aisle and seeing something that makes your heart sing. I have found many, many treasures there. I love how you put your tablescape together. It is breathtaking!
Nancy

Sue said...

Hi...and thank you for remembering my blog after all this time and visiting the same night as my new post...I appreciate that.....I love your table setting especially the geranium chargers....I love anything by that company...I have many pieces and I'm looking forward to getting back to Tablescaping....I will be moving into a new home in August and will actually have two large DR tables to play with.....first time in 40 years!!!

Aledia said...

Wow! What a deal to find those chargers! I just LOVE shopping at Savers, Thank You for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
Have a wonderful evening.
Aledia~

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, I LOVE those geranium plates. Hope you are having a good summer.

Diann said...

Hi again Marigene! I just thought I would pop over and let you know that this post will be featured in this week's Thrifty Things Friday party! Hope you have a great day!