Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Little Red and White with a Punch of Yellow

This week the table is red and white...extremely simple as it is soooo hot and humid here on the plains it just saps any energy one might have. Right now it is 100°, cloudy, thundering, and ready to storm...hope that it cools it off a little.

I started with a white damask tablecloth and solid red napkins, added red dinner plates (Waechtersbach), which are being used as charger plates. From there I used my white Wedgwood Hedge Rose plates layered with red and white checked salad plates.

The red stemware is from a CSN giveaway last year...thank you again, Linda of A la Carte! The wine glass is one I have had for quite some time...Goodwill if I remember correctly!

The red is really bright and cheery against the starkness of the white.

I tried a couple different centerpiece dishes and ended up liking the footed one best. The garden only has a few scraggly blossoms right now due to the heat and lack of moisture, so I have used lemons as the centerpiece.

The rim shot!

Damask tablecloth-Bed, Bath and Beyond
Red napkins-ARC Thrift Store
Oneida Sterling Afterglow, circa 1956
Waechtersbach plates-TJMaxx several years ago
Wedgwood Hedge Rose-Goodwill
Red/white checked salad plates-TJMaxx
Red stemware-CSN
Clear etched stemware-Goodwill
Candlesticks-don't recall which thrift store
Fruit bowl-TJMaxx

I will be linked up with Between Naps On The Porch, once again for Tablescape Thursday. Please take the time to drool over the other tables that can also be seen there. Thank you for hosting this fun meme, Susan.

I am also going to join Sue for Rednesday.

Thank you for visiting my blog, hope you will return next week.


Tim Gronek said...

I love red checks. You did a fantastic job as always!! I wish I had half of your creativity! Keep the good work up!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those red check plates are so cute! Love red and white and yes it is too hot for much right now. I don't even feel like cooking!

A Perfect Setting said...

I do love those red-checked salad plates, I bet you use them quite a bit, so versatile!! Don't you just love decorating with lemons? Adorable tablescape!! Thanks for visiting with me!

Monica said...

I love both of the glasses. I love the punch of color from the lemons.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is very cute and refreshing! Great summer colors!

I hope you get the rain you need. It is very humid here, too.


On Crooked Creek said...

The energy is this tablescape is stunning!!! That pop of yellow paired with the red & white brings about a sense of accomplishment. Perhaps it will be what I need to motivate me into getting something done in this heat. Hard to believe that as a child I managed to sleep in an upstairs bedroom with no air conditioning and had so much energy!!! HA! Guess I'll have to accept that it is my age? Nah!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If the plate has red, I'll gladly eat from it!


Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not yellow or purple or green;
But burgundy, chestnut, carmine or rose—
These are the colors with sheen!

Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not saffron or opal or blue;
But fuchsia, magenta, ruby or blush—
Something of sanguinous hue!

Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not indigo, azure or grey;
But scarlet, vermilion, dahlia or pink—
Colors like these make my day!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Narrow Red Alley

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for RED CHECKS! Love them! You must have lots of fun with these dishes!

Diann said...

Love those red/white check plates! They really give a beautiful pop!

Carol said...

I hope you got some relief from that storm. We have hot temps here and humid. Snow looks so good to me these days, LOL! Very pretty table, Marigene, I love the red checks :)

Tricia said...

Those checked plates are wonderful, Marigene. This table really lets them be the stars, but the red glasses give them a run for their money! I hope you did get some rain. We are SO dry here in central Texas. Temps are to be 109 this weekend.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

There is nothing better than red an yellow. I also just love your header. The colors are perfect.

xinex said...

Simple but beautiful, Mimi! Love the vivid coors of red and yellow...Christine

~~Carol~~ said...

Love this tablesetting, especially the checkered plates and that punch of yellow!
Happy REDnesday,

Entertaining Women said...

Neat summerscape! The red and white checked plates are winners! I can invision so many different ways to use them. The lemons are one of my go-to centerpiece elements, too. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Bless your heart for even attempting to set a table in all that heat!
Your table is bright and cheery! I love reds and yellows together. The checked plates are so fun!
Stay cool, and make some lemonade from those lemons!

Bunny Jean said...

Cute checked plates. Those lemons look refreshin... go make some lemonade and get cool!

I hear it is REALLY HOT and HUMID there. It was actually humid here in the desert last week, but this week it is dry and the temps are in the mid to high 90's. Strange weather. This weekend will be back to 108 and up...

xoxo Bunny Jean

Marlis said...

Love the checked plates - a lot. I love your red and white. I hope you cool off, we probably won't here, but there's still hope! many blessings, marlis

Mary said...

Love your red & white checked plates~ how versatile they are too! I can just picture them for a picnic if the temperature was 30 degrees cooler~ it was in the triple digits here too today so I can sympathize!

Country Dreaming said...

Looks like a festive table.
Came over from Susan's.
Great to see another Kansas Gal!
Love for you to come by Dreaming.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love red and white, especially with a splash of yellow! Stay cool:@)

Aledia said...

Love your red/white checkerboard plates and the lemons in the pedastel is a nice color contrast!
Thanks for sharing and have a great evening!

Anita said...

Marigene, this is just beautiful! I love the lemons and in the footed dish too. Just looked at your last week's table, and I LOVE that one too! Love the Wedgwood!

Monica said...

Hi! It's me again. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope we can still be friends even though you are a Yankee fan. Have a great week!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Love those checked plates! Pretty table.

Janette@the2seasons said...

I love the red and white plates.

Maria said...

What a fun table! I could envision those plates on a Kentucky Derby-type tablescape as well! And you can never go wrong with lemons.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Marigene! Long time no see! I love the yellow lemons in there with the red. Really punches it all up! I know what you mean about the excruciatingly hot weather. It makes it impossible to entertain outdoors. I don't even want to go outside to get the mail!!! Try to stay cool, have a great weekend, and I'll see you next week!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love your simple happy table! The red checkered plates are to die for....Thanks for sharing! Lemons are a great centerpiece too!Blessings My Friend,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Pretty - love your checkered plates -- I have black and white ones like that.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I wish I would have bought those red and white checked plates when I saw them! Beautiful red hot table and I hope it cools off for you soon.

Kathleen said...

Love those red and white checks! Pretty table, Marigene. Sorry I am late. No time for blogging these days!


A beautiful and simple this table, Marigene; the cute check plates caught my eye and they really stage it so lovely! Lots of hugs, FABBY

Rettabug said...

Yep, cold lemonade is the drink of choice around here these days!

♥♥♥ those red and white checked salad plates!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love those red checked plates! I think it is too hot to eat, much less set a table. I just can't get motivated to do anything right now. I like the yellow with the red...nice mix of color.

Jo said...

Simple but it!

Ugh to the humidity, I hate hate hate it! You did so well in energy sapping conditions.


SueLovesCherries said...

Now that's a fun table setting! I would definitely enjoy myself eating there!

Sherry said...

Your table is very pretty. Love the checked plates! Have a great week!

Kathleen said...

Is it hot there??????

Babs said...

Marigene, Great red checkered plates. They are so cheerful and I love the lemon compote centerpiece.
Hope it cools down soon.It's a bit cooler here in GA but high temps are still here.
Have a great week,