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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Green With A Hint Of Blue



This week I wanted to do something with quite a bit of green, which is my favorite color. I wasn't sure if I should put another color with it or not...in the end, decided on a tiny bit of blue...so it is sort of monochromatic.

I started with a ruffled green placemat, green and blue plaid napkins and green beaded napkin rings.



The only solid green plates I own are some I found at TJMaxx a few years ago. They don't have a specific name, just a B in a shield.

To the dinner and salad plates I have added blue and white cream soup bowls. The soup bowls were an eBay purchase...$9.99 for six! They are Wood & Sons, Burslem, England Gay Day. I am not sure when they were made, but have been told the early 1900's. Unfortunately there were no underplates for the bowls...but that won't stop me from using them!


The sterling flatware is my favorite pattern, Frontenac, circa 1903-1974, made by International. It has the most beautiful lilies on the handles with intertwined vines. Most of the pieces I have are the early pieces some with monograms.


The green glassware is from thrift stores, of course.


The centerpiece bowl is also from the thrift store. It has no markings on the underside, but I think it is probably a fairly old piece of ironstone. Again this week I waffled on candlesticks...first I used white, then decided to use green...so you will see photos of both. Yes, they are thrift store finds, too. I like the table best with the green candlesticks.




Placesetting.


The pretty rims.


My green table with a touch of blue!


Thanks for visiting In The Middle Of Nowhere today, it is always appreciated. I welcome all comments, too! Hope to see you back again next week.

This week I will be joining:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures
Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Thrifty Groove Thrifty Things Friday
Bunny Jeans Decor and More Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party

Thank you Kim, Rhoda, Diann, Susan and Bunny Jeans for hosting.

This photo was a late addition so that you can see all the cream soup bowls and my newest white tureen found on eBay for less than $25...if you guessed Red Cliff, you would be correct!

49 comments:

Katie@Team Skelley said...

Oh, I LOVE the green! I am all about green this fall- not hunter, just a little lighter. The apples were the perfect touch!

Anonymous said...

Have never seen ruffled placemats...love them. Another perfect tablescape like always. love, bbb

Anonymous said...

LOVE the flatwear! I'm also a fan of the soft green color plates. Your apples and gourds are really pretty together too. A nice looking table! Lynne

Pat said...

My favorite is the flatware. Just beautiful. Apples and pumpkins make a good combination too. It all came to- gether nicely.

Tim Gronek said...

I love green about as much as you do Marigene! This green is a nice mild shade. I love it! Makes me want to come over and dine. Hugs!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! The centerpiece, the dishes, the napkin rings, :), so pretty! And you know I LOVE those cream soup bowls.! I just love this table, Marigene!
The flatware is great too!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BEAUTIFUL Marigene!! I love it all but the combo of the white mini pumpkins and the granny smith apples is stunning!!

Blessings!
Gail

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I absolutely love the flatware!

Beautiful table!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Another gorgeous table. I like the green candles better also! Those soup bowls are just the right touch. Oh my that flatware is so beautiful! Love it all!
hugs,
Linda

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marigene, what a great tablescape! I am loving the green!! Very pretty!

A Hint of Home said...

Such a pretty tablescape! I love the green plates! Everything looks great!

Meredith said...

Beautiful! I love the centerpiece bowl and the glassware. The first picture that shows were hutch will all your white tureens peeking out...so pretty!
your flatware is so so lovely!!!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene, So glad to see you at my party!

You have the best luck at the thrift store... I hope to do tablescapes again soon, so that I can use those beautiful blue goblets and napkins you sent me :]

Thanks for coming to the party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

SavannahGranny said...

Marigene, I really love the green. Those dish rims are just gorgeous. You really put together a beautiful to have only those few green dishes. It is really stunning and I like the green candlesticks. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

SavannahGranny said...

Forgot to mention the absolutely awesome flatware. International made the most beautiful patterns back then. I am not familiar with current ones but I have one of their old patterns. Ginger

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'm loving green this week also, and you are going to think I copied you :-) I added wee white pumpkins too! LOL The sterling flatware is one of the prettiest lily patterns I have seen. I love this tablescape Marigene!

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

Love the flatware, so pretty! And the blue white bowls, love those. Very pretty table.

Babs said...

The greens and blues really make for a 'delicious' tablesetting. Nice touch with the little white pumpkins and green apples as a center piece. LOVE your Red Cliff tureen. Great find.

Jenny said...

This is beautiful!!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Entertaining Women said...

I've often seen the Red Cliff tureens, but I haven't know anything about them. Are you pleased with it? Your tablescape made me think of the wonderful old Chinese celadon and blue vases...I've been searching for a pair for my mantle for years. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Your sterling flatware are stunning, Marigene. You got a really good deal on the cream soup cups. I love your tablescape, love the green plates and the ruffly placemats...Christine

xinex said...

Your sterling flatware are stunning, Marigene. You got a really good deal on the cream soup cups. I love your tablescape, love the green plates and the ruffly placemats...Christine

Jacqueline said...

What an ebay find! Those green plates are just lovely too. I have to say that is some of the prettiest sterling ever! It looks well loved and cared for! You can tell everyone is in love with it too!!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the green! And your flatware is gorgeous!

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

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love your vintage touches! The big white bowl is fabulous, and the pattern on the bowls is a wonderful standout! Beautiful all together!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is beautiful. I love your ruffld green placemats with soft green dishes sweet.
Your Centerpiece with the apples and white pumpkins are just right for fall. You did a lovely job putting this all together.I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Fall Tablescape.
XXOO Diane

Alycia Nichols said...

I am just SICK!!! "$10 for all those gorgeous cream soup bowls?!??!?! I...AM...JUST...SICK!!! That has got to be one of the best bargains of the century! Somebody didn't know what the heck they were sellin'! Great score!!!! I really like the combo of the green apples with the white pumpkins. Very fresh!

Monica said...

It all looks great. Love the flat ware and the soup bowls.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is all so pretty -- LOVE your new tureen. The white pumpkins are perfect mixed with the green apples -- great idea!

Miss Merry said...

I am so taken with your lovely soup toureen and divine soup bowls that I had to go back and review the post! I have seen (and so far resisted, but I don't know how) those green plates at TJ Max - the color is just so vintage and they are just such a romantic shade of green. Your table is terrific!

lulumusing said...

I so enjoy your tables, and this week I especially like the touches of blue with your greens and the addition of the white pumpkins to the Granny Smith apples.

Sweetladyelaine said...

What a pretty green tablescape! I love the napkin rings, ruffled place mats and the silverware is beautiful. Another table that I would love to sit down and chat with you.
Blessings My Friend,
P.S. Thank you for stopping by.....

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Beautfiul table again loved all the pieces the flatefare, the centrepiece all of it wonderfully done.

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Scribbler said...

Pretty table -- but what I really love is your silverware. Just gorgeous!

Robin said...

Beautiful green table. Your silverware is so ornate and SHINY! Very pretty. The apples and the white pumkins make it a "fall" table but the green with a touch of blue is so unique and attractive.

Robin
Robin Flies South

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

TO DIE FOR STERLING! Love that pattern and I always love the ruffled placemats although I have NEVER found any myself :(
Thanks for visiting, you always do such a beautiful job!

~~Wendy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! I don't think I have seen those plates in green before - every other color, but not green. I just love the pattern, never get tired of my butterscotch in the same pattern! Love the green too!

Katherine

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I adore the beautiful tureen...Have always wanted one like that...I am so jealous...phyllis

Mary said...

Oh this is beautiful! I'm a big green fan myself~ love your apples & white pumpkins together :) Thou shall not covet...but I DO...your lily & vine flatware is STUNNING!

The Barnett Family said...

Lovin' me some ruffles right now...cute placemats! The rim of your plates have sooo much detail...what a great find at TJMaxx, don't ya just love that store! Cute idea using the white pumpkins and apples together! Thanks for stoppin' by and for sharing!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful table. I love the green, your flatware stole my heart.. gorgeous!! hugs ~lynne~

D said...

Well, you did a wonderful job combining the blue and green. They go so good together.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Such a pretty table. Totally love the white pumpkins with the green apples in your centerpiece. Brilliant! The ruffled placemants are awfully cute too. Just wanted to stop by to say thanks for visiting my blog. It was a while ago and I'm finally catching up. Have a great weekend!

Kalyn Roberts said...

There is something so serene and tranquil about the combination of blue and green. I just love it! That soup/stew looks fantastic! Gay day is such a pretty pattern. It's so hard to find and usually pricey! Can't believe you got those for just $9.99! Wow! I LOVE your flatware too. THis is one of my favorite tables you've set.

Nancy

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE this table, Marigene! Blues and greens are my favorites!!

Diann said...

I just love green and blue together! One of my favorite combos! This table is beautiful. And I love the silverware! Thank you for joining the party! I hope you are having a great week!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Stunning pairing of green with a hint of blue.
Fondly,
Pat

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene,

I just wanted to tell you that your were "featured" on my Bunny Hop for this beautiful post that you shared at the party last week:)

I have a special button for you to display on your sidebar, if you want.

xoxo Bunny Jean

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your flatware is stunning! I love the ruffled placemats, just great. I specially love the entire green toned tablescape, it is gorgeous! I don't know how I almost missed this fabulous post, but I just fixed it! Lots of hugs, FABBY