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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Last Roses of Summer


I was out walking around the yard the other day and noticed the rosebuds are fattening up for their last hurrah of the summer. I remembered that I had 4 J&G Meakin Tudor Rose dinner plates from back in the spring that would make a nice tablescape...probably better for Valentine's Day, but since this will probably be my last non-fall table for awhile, this is what I have chosen for this week.

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The center piece are roses I found at WalMart on sale...$6 for 18 roses! I bought two bouquets and used all but 9, those 9 are in a little vase by themselves. If you hit WalMart just right, you can find some unbelievable cut flower prices...so much more economic than from the local florist. I used a Haeger planter as the vase.


The damask table cloth is one I have had for ages. The napkins are plain red with a little fringe that are probably from Goodwill many years ago. I first had the napkins under the dinner plate, then changed it so I could use napkin rings, plus it brought more color onto the table. I was too lazy to polish the silver ones so I used stainless. You will see photos with the napkins both ways. The flatware, which I did polish last week, is Oneida Afterglow, circa 1956.



I am using the octagonal charger plate as a placemat. It just has that it is made in Portugal on the back and that it is microwavable.


The charger plate is Certified International.


Dinner plate is J&G Meakin Tudor Rose. I couldn't find anything to tell me when it was made.


The soup/salad bowl is American Atelier Athena.


The water glass is Anchor Hocking Wexford and the wine stem is Indiana Glass Diamond Point in ruby.


Rim shot...


Place setting.



Candlelight!






Many thanks for stopping to visit and leaving a comment.

I will be joining

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Rednesday at It's A Very Cherry World
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

50 comments:

Marsha said...

Beautiful setting, I really love how you put different pieces together as it seems you really have a talent for doing it.

Anita said...

Marigene, thanks so much for stopping by:-) Now, here you are again with the diamond point which I just love! I need that!! It's gorgeous as is everything!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

BNeautiful tablescape! I love the color red and this has just the rightv touch!

Anonymous said...

Marigene-what a beautiful roamntic setting-it would be good at Valentines, but I am sure you will come up with something more beautiful then.


Sue-Phx

Tim Gronek said...

Beautiful as always. I love the bargain on the roses. I also like the shots of the table in the intimate setting with the darkness and candles glowing. What a form of art this has become for you my good friend.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love anything with roses, and this table is perfect for this time of the year. My roses are blooming again also, and as much as I'd like to cut a bouquet, I love seeing them in the garden. Enjoyed your romantic tablescape!

Anonymous said...

love the simple red and white...elegant! the roses are so nice.....
love you,
judy

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Very beautiful !

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your red and white table is gorgeous! I love the last roses of Summer.

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

Very pretty, Marigene, and very romantic :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the roses and how you used red, white and silver to celebrate the end of summer! Your 'rim shots' are always fabulous. hugs, Linda

Kathleen said...

The centerpiece is so beautiful!
I love that rose plate too!
Lovely table, M!
My roses are still going strong here, usually till Nov.

Entertaining Women said...

The Meakin plates are perfect for a last celebration of the roses of summer. Love your mix of neutrals with the pops of red. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design and for stopping by for a visit. Cherry Kay

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
This is such a romantic tablescape! I am swooning with all the candlelight...takes my breath away!
Fondly,
Pat

Dianne said...

Marigene, This is such an elegant table. I love the rose dishes. I have purchased many a Walmart clearance bouquet myself. They seem to last just as long a fresh flowers. Dianne

Komali Nunna said...

I like that simple but elegant red and white table. Beautifully done.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Marigene,
This is a beautiful table! I love the dishes...you took fantastic pictures too!The roses..be still my heart!Just beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by Sweetladyelaine's today!Have a great week.
Blessings My Friend,

Marlis said...

I love the idea of using the last roses.. your dishes compliment them perfectly. I love your silver pattern.. so gorgeous.. A perfect table in red and white. xo marlis

Mary said...

Roses on the table in the form of dishes or flowers are good in book anytime! Beautiful red & white!

A Perfect Setting said...

Red is the best! I love your Tudor Rose, for Valentine's, Christmas, 4th, or just whenver, it's gorgeous. Your table just glows in the candlelight. Beautiful!

Meredith said...

So lovely! As always, I love your glassware.

The Tablescaper said...

Say it isn't so, the last roses. Love the glasses.

- The Tablescaper

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Some gorgeous tablescapes I've been looking at and this one is NO exception...it is totally gorgeous! Beautiful layers of plates and the touches of red in the plates and roses is perfect! Great stems and flatware, I love evrything and thank you for sharing! Just came from TT at Susan's. Lots of hugs.
FABBY

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The red floral on white dishes are gorgeous..I found myself wanting to peek under the white china on top of it. :)
Our Walmart does not sell fresh flowers...never! :) Riverside is not the most up to date with it's stores..but we're trying!

Dreamgoddess said...

What an elegant, lovely setting.

xinex said...

Your table is very romantic, Marigene. Gorgeous roses and what a deal! I love the plates with roses and all of the plates look so nice layered. Love the glasses too especially the ones with the red....Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

Seriously, Marigene...how on earth do you find these incredible floral buys??? I have NEVER even SEEN fresh flowers at Walmart. You are a real scout!!! Those roses are beautiful, and that truly is an incredible buy on them!!! Your rose plates are really pretty. The roses don't look "stuffy" at all. Beautiful! I think this is a perfect "last hurrah" table, but I thought you were going to hang in there with me for a few more weeks of summer! Us Midwestern girls gotta stick together! :-) And you KNOW winter comes right after autumn and it is NEVER fun here in the Midwest with all the ice and snow and howling winds!!! Have a great weekend, Marigene! Oh, and thank you so much for stopping by my blog last night! Take care!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous tablescape. It is a terrific way to divert our minds from our devastating flooding, still raining and hampering repairs before winter. love, bbb

Rettabug said...

As soon as the first photo opened up, I said "ooooooh!" Beautiful colors & I'm head over heels in love with your stemware, Marigene! Such special treasures.

Hugs,
Rett

S said...

Your table is beautiful and I really appreciate the step by step shots. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jacqueline said...

Marigene, Afterglow is the perfect name for the flatware with the beautiful shot of the table by candlelight. That is so pretty. Your rose plates are just gorgeous and what a deal you got on the real roses! That is fabulous. I will have to check out Wal Mart's flowers. I usually get mine at Costco if not from the garden, but never at those great prices. I love it when it cools down and the roses go crazy again! Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Nice tablecloth, so white-white. Lynne

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely your rose table is. How elegant that red and white combination. I'll be checking out the flowers at Walmart soon - like this weekend!

Diann said...

This is such a pretty table. Those rose plates are gorgeous! And the chargers and the bowl are so perfect. I agree about the Walmart flowers. Same with our local Kroger. Beautiful flowers for a fraction of a flower shop price. thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is so beautiful! I love the name you gave it too!

Love the rim shot!

Katherine

Robin said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your roses are beautiful. I agree, Walmart has had some great flowers lately, sometimes less than $4 a bunch. I also admire your white chargers since that's something I'm on the lookout for (Goodwill, I hope!). This is definitely a romantic setting.

Nancy said...

Beautiful! I have some of those Meakin plates too...so pretty! Love your flatware as well. This is so romantic...it would be pretty even at Valentines.

Nancy

Kim said...

Very elegant Marigene. Especially love the rose dishes. Stunning!
xoxo,
Kim

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your table is so pretty and romantic. I love how you layered your placesettings. The roses are "gorgeous" as your centerpiece.
hugs ~lynne~

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I think is just stunning...the red and white...the fresh roses....the wonderful array of plates...the vibrant runner....

Gorgeous!

Hugs,
Lana

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Very pretty table! It's sad to think of the last roses of summer and we're needing candlelight earlier and earlier these days.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Marigene,thanks for stopping by to see me. Pretty, pretty table.Love the rose plates.
Come again soon !

Taunnie said...

Marigene, I love the red and white color combo. I really admire the knack you have in layering all your pretty dishes. Beautiful!

Zuni said...

Hi, Marigene. Thanks for stopping by my first post and for commenting. This rose post is beautiful. Shhhhh...don't tell anyone the roses were $12! What a fab bargain! This 'scape is classic and beautiful.

Deanna said...

In the candlelight this table is stunning!!!!
Love the lighting. Everything looks so lovely.

Your dishes are so pretty. Like the redish colored ones alot!!!!

The last roses of Summer.....what a beautiful thing.
Sweet Autumn Blessings to you.

Thank you for coming by my place and sharing with me. Appreciate this.

God bless.
d

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

Romantic~~~~~Oooh la la!

I love the roses!

Elaine said...

First, I have to mention that you can't live in ther middle of nowhere if you have a Walmart! Your tablescape is beautiful! Very elegant and very timeless!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Marigene,

Another beautifully set table.

Loved the dish pattern so lovely.

All different pieces and just made for each.

Love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow! Candlelight and red roses... so perfect.

JudyBug said...

Lovely lovely table. I adore every plate you used!