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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer Is Winding Down

Another week has passed and it is time to check out Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you for hosting, Susan. Summer is winding down according to the calendar, but certainly not by the weather here on the plains!


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This week's inspiration were dinner plates I found at Savers on Sunday. We had to go pick up a piece of gym equipment for the town's recreation center...Savers happened to be on the way so I ran in to see if there was anything I couldn't live without!

I started layering with a woven placemat then chose a white charger (Certified Inernational)with a daisy pattern to place the Villeroy & Boch Romantica, circa 1986-1991 atop. It has an orange flower surrounding with little blue and white ones. The border is tiny blue polka dots and daisies. Blue and orange are a favorite color combination of mine. I try to use it often. I topped the dinner plate with a soup/salad bowl from Canonsburg Pottery in the American Tradional pattern.


The charger was purchased on sale at TJMaxx months ago. I think I may have paid a couple dollars each for them.


The V/B dinner plates were $1.99 each...Replacements. Ltd. is selling them for $39.99 each! How I wish there had been other pieces of this pretty china.





The rimmed soup/salad bowl.


The flatware is my old standby, Oneida Afterglow, circa 1956 and a solid orange napkin from World Market. The tarnished napkin rings were a thrift store bargain long ago.


The orange glassware is some I discovered at a little stripmall shop in Topeka a few months ago. The clear stems are Towle Leyland found quite some time ago at Goodwill.


The rim shot!


I used the same daisy arrangement from last week as it still looks pretty good. I just changed out the vase. This time I used an old tarnished silverplated ice bucket.




I will also join Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.

Thank you for your visit today...if it weren't for friends like you I probably wouldn't be blogging! Please do come back again.




















46 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love the orange glasses....reminds me of my first ski parka!!....the print on the plates is "dainty"...
love you,
judy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Another charming tablescape. I love those plates and the sweet design on them. The blue and orange is always such a pretty combination and you do it so well. Love those orange wine glasses! I am hoping to get back to tablescaping soon...I've really missed it. hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

You find the best stuff!

Love the orange glasses.

Magic

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! The orange looks great with the blue and white and with the daisies...you usually just see it in the fall with the harvest colors. Lynne
I think Judy also had some denim shorts in that color!

Anonymous said...

Although orange is one of my least favorite colors those glasses are great.....another nice setting. I thought the glasses were some I "ordered" for you...do you have some other orange ones?
Great job, Mari.
LY,
Delma

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such a pretty tablescape. I’m having an awesome GIVEAWAY…enter to WIN a $40 POTTERY BARN GIFT CARD!

Blessings,
Linda

Tim Gronek said...

I love this particular color scheme. I would be more than happy to dine with you on this table. So warm and inviting!

xinex said...

Wow! $1.99 for a V & B plate is really a bargain. Your table and your layers of dishes are just beautiful, Marigene...Christine

Pat said...

You really hit the jackpot with those dishes! Love the layers. I have red goblet envy too. I have not visited or posted at all since school started. 140 15 year olds just saps my energy for awhile.LOL

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful. I am loving the orange!

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous tablescape. So fun to be able to brag about your incredible talent. Love the daises particularly and I like orange. Really like the flower trim on the plates. Love, bbb

Diann said...

Beautiful table Marigene! The colors are wonderful. And I love your new plates. What a great find!

Entertaining Women said...

This is what I call an 'all-seasons' tablescape. So lovely...I can't believe that you bought the gorgeous VB bowl for $1.99. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

What a find on your Villeroy & Boch plate! We don't have a Savers near us unfortunately. I'm about an hour away from Replacements and I see their truck in my HomeGoods parking lot about once a month, picking up bargains for resale no doubt! Love your color combination and plate layering on your table this week :-)

Kathleen said...

Great find on the VB. Their things are always pricey.
Summer ends in a little less than a month, right. So I am doing summer till then!
Pretty table, Love the chargers and the plates. Rattan mat is great too!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

The table looks amazing with the red glasses.

The dises price is even amazing.

Loved the setting.

Hugs
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the soup bowl and the chargers. The orange is such an interesting color -- would love to have them! You do find the best things! Joni

Jacqueline said...

Those orange goblets are just jaw dropping. I have never seen anything like them. What a fun summer, going into fall color. I could see them for Halloween too. So pretty.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love those soup bowls! We like blue and orange around here too...Go Illini!! I think your flowered china is really pretty. I sure wish we had a Savers in my area...I see so many of you getting great things there!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty. Your floral china is perfect with you blue and orange colors.

Dining Delight said...

A lovely tablescape for summer's wind down! Perfect with the blue and orange. I really like your stemware and the napkins are great!

DD

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, my goodness...if you just paid a couple of bucks for those chargers, you got the deal of the century!!! My hat is off to you, m'lady! You got some great bargains here that look wonderful together! I like you comment about running in to Savers to see if there was anything you just couldn't live without. Of COURSE there was something in there you couldn't live without!!! :-)

Jo's This and That said...

I like you tablescape. The colors were great.

Bonnie said...

You find some great deals. I love how the orange makes your table pop with pizazz. Amazing how well the daises lasted for so long.

Scribbler said...

Love your table -- the orange goblets are so cool, and you have found some really food deals.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! $1.99 for V&B plates and so beautiful, my goodness, it's a gift! You've set a lovely tablescape with beautiful plates, with such dainty design, I love them!! and your orange glassses are great and so is your round table. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Marlis said...

ooh i love your patterned plates.. so delicate and such a great jumping off point for all the pieces you added.. Love your new plates too.. gawjuss!!! xo marlis

Monica said...

It all looks great but I love the orange glasses the most.

Taunnie said...

Marigene,
Another lovely table! What I really love about this one is all the orange. I have not run across orange glasses. I am on the search now though because yours are just making me drool!

Bunny Jean said...

Marigene, You mention Savers all the time. Are they only in the Midwest? The VB dinner plates were a STEAL!

I see that you are begining to transition into the Fall with those colorful napkins.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Home to Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I can spy a VB plate a mile away, and love this tablescape! I am not ready to give up summer or summer colors yet :-) One of these days, I will come across a Savers in my travels.

Tess said...

What great finds and it all makes for such a pretty table!! Love the new dishes. Those orange glasses are amazing!!

podso said...

Your pretty tablescape makes me think fall is in the air with the orange dashes of color! Your plates are so nice and what a deal~ also liked your blue and white setting in the previous post. I don't think I will ever tire of those colors! Thanks for you kind comment on my post today!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape with the Orange glasses are so Beautiful just makes your table pop. The China is gorgeous sweet lady. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comment on my new Tablescapes.
I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a perfectly beautiful table. I love your new dinnerware..and I love the price even more! Such a deal!! I love the fall colors you have used...along with the white dishes. These are dishes you can do so many different tablescapes with. WONDERFUL!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love those embossed edge plates! Another beautiful table, Marigene.

Kay Ellen said...

Pretty!Love the Orange...
Happy Tablescape Thursday:)

Enjoy your day,
Kay Ellen

Carrie said...

The orange really provides a dramatic accent to the tablesetting...beautiful!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Those floral plates are darling! I adore the rim with the daisies!!! Such a pretty table! I wouldn't have thought of a blue and orange combination, but it is delightful!
Fondly,
Pat

Gina said...

This is a great tablescape for the end of summer! I love the orange glassware & the plates are so pretty.

mississippi artist said...

I have never seen orange glasses like those, they will be perfect for fall tablescapes.I like your mixture of dishes.

Marcia (One Heart) said...

Hi Marigene, nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by yesterday. I got an instant smile when I saw your orange rooster. ;)

Love your setting and I must admit my favorite is that gorgeous charger. Those prices are wonderful too.

I look forward to visiting.
Much love!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Thank you for visiting me the past few months...I have been a little laided back since my husband has been unemployed. Everything is just so different when he is home.

I like the blue and orange! I have never seen orange glasses before...very unusual! I love your dishes, very pretty.
Your table is very pretty! Thank you for sharing. Blessings My Friend,

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This tablescape is the perfect foray into fall!

Jenny said...

gorgeous!

Susan at Romancing the Home said...

Love the pops of red on this white tablescape. Very pretty setting!