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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another Green Fix!


It is time, once again, to join the rest of the tablescapers for eye candy to get us through another week of beautiful tables.

This week my inspiration came from a platter, a pitcher and metal candlestick, all in green, which by now everyone knows is my favorite color. This is a very simple table this week, no frills, not even a tablecloth.

The pitcher and 16-inch platter were found taped together at Savers for only $6.99. As soon as I spotted these on the lowest shelf mixed in with flower pots I knew they were Bordallo Pinheiro before I ever turned them over. I have no clue what the patterns are on either piece, but know they are not a set.




I started with a rattan-like charger, added a white Gibson dinner plate, which were $2.99 for a set of 4. I then added a green salad plate, a birthday gift from my friend, Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen a few years ago. I topped the salad plate with a plain white soup bowl. The soup bowls were 25¢ each at ARC Thrift Store a couple of years ago.



The glassware I have had for years, not sure where I bought it.



The green and white napkins have been around for eons, too.


The centerpiece started with green 17" tall metal candlesticks, found at Savers for $5.99 each, which is more than I usually like to pay, but, they were green! I used the platter, added those cute little white mini pumpkins with a handful of pecans...hey, I told you I would get mileage from those pumpkins!




Sorry the photos are so dark, it was a rainy day when I took most of them...it later cleared up and the sun came out.

Thanks for visiting my little mundane blog, In The Middle Of Nowhere, it is very much appreciated. If you leave a comment I will be sure to visit you!

I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor and More
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

73 comments:

Pat said...

Very nice. I just never get over to the Savers you go to. Opposite end of town. I think I need to go. Love the look of the green leaf plates and green and white check. I am almost oranged out and I have not even decorated for fall yet.

Diann said...

Oh that platter is GORGEOUS! Everything looks so pretty. What great finds. that candlestick is awesme. Thank you (in advance) for joining TTF and have a great day!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love the platter!! You did another lovely job on your table!! Perfect for fall without being overbearing with orange and gold. Love it!

XO,
Jane

Babs said...

Marigene! You know I love your Bordallo pieces. I have several Bordallo plates and I love them.. you see me using them all the time. LOL I keep hearing of Savers, but I don't think there is one around here. I need to Google that. Your table looks so pretty.LOVE green.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marigene, your green decor is just beautiful! You have some great finds here!! Everything looks just lovely!!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I just love your green tablescape because green is my favorite color, too. Too bad we don't have a Savers store!

Bunny Jean said...

Okay... you have to know that I love Bordallo Pinheiro dishes! That pitcher is so unusual, must be old?

I know you go to savers but have never seen one. Is it a resale store?

Those candle sticks are quite unique and adds to the whole tablescape!

Thanks for coming to my Bunny Hop Party.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Beyond My Garden said...

I love the bright glass. It would be fun to have enough room to have all the fun glassware I wanted.
nellie

Tim Gronek said...

I love the simplicity of the table. Those leaf plates are gorgeous and so creative. I love looking each week to see what you have come up with. It's a joy!!

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

The greens are so pretty! Beautiful platter.
I just love the white pumpkins, you did such a nice job with them.

bj said...

A really nice table....love the platter.
Thanks for coming by...
xo bj

Monica said...

Great finds and great table. I like the platter.

Jay said...

wow...wat an eye catchy cliks..
first time here..love your space..
gorgeous posts with nice presentation..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You found a great deal in that platter and pitcher! I love the table, simple but stunning! I hope someday to find some Bordallo Pinherio items..they are gorgeous!
hugs, Linda

mississippi artist said...

Very pretty table. I love your platter and the pumpkins and pecans look great in it. I have never seen a Savers around here, sounds great.

Pam said...

I would have fought you over that platter. Gorgeous! I wish they had Savers around here.

Anonymous said...

Week after week, another beautiful tablescape. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. love, bbb

GardenofDaisies said...

I love green too! And this table is really pretty. The Portuguese Bordallo Pinheiro pieces are wonderful! I wish I had some of that.

Betty said...

I just love green. Excellent post.
xo
Betty

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I am really starting to appreciate green more and more on the table. I looks so pretty against natural wood too. Beautiful platter!

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

Anything in green, well it just says "welcome" to me....I love this table,

~~Wendy

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The greens are so pretty, and I'm loving green too. The platter is gorgeous! I love the white pumpkins. I have about 10 of them in a wire basket this year.

Jacqueline said...

What a spectacular platter and pitcher. I keep hearing about these fabulous thrift stores so I went in one of ours the other day, no I went in both and there wasn't anything worth anything! How Wonderful.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I am green with envy with your green platter and those candlesticks! What a steal on the platter and pitcher!

Katherine

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Very nice! What beautiful pieces you found! They add so much to your fall greens! Great table!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Very nice! What beautiful pieces you found! They add so much to your fall greens! Great table!

xinex said...

Very pretty, Marigene. I love that shade of green. Love the leaf platter....Christine

Scribbler said...

Charming!

Marlis said...

great job spotting those treasures from Bordallo.. Love the green candlesticks too. I do love green myself. I haven't been to savers in a while, need to get by there.. Love your simple table.. the pumpkins look stunning on the new platter. Your table is so pretty.

Alycia Nichols said...

What is this Savers place??? I'm going to have to Google that to see if there's one around here. You got some really terrific bargains!!! There are so many places I have never been that I find out about from reading others' blogs. I'm so happy!!! Your green addiction is shining tonight! I didn't think your photos looked so dark...they just seemed to reflect what was going on in the room, the ambiance of the moment. :-) Have a great night, Marigene, and have fun out there "In the Middle of Nowhere" this weekend! (You kill me with that title!!!)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Marigene, I love it!! Your platter is so beautiful and I love the little pumpkins! So creative.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Meredith said...

oh I love your new finds! That platter makes a beautiful centerpiece! great for fall!

Elaine said...

You found yourself quite a treasure! The platter is so pretty! And, I can't remember ever seeing green candlesticks, so that was a good purchase, too. Green is growing on me (not literally) and I find myself gravitating to it, so I love your green fix!

Kay Ellen said...

Wonderful tablescape!

Pretty platter too :)

Kay Ellen

Kay Ellen said...

What a fun fall centerpiece and tablescape :))

wonderful!

Hugs,
Kay Ellen

AshTreeCottage said...

What a great pitcher and your table in lovely. I am your newest follower. Stop by and visit me sometime.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Kathleen said...

You got such a deal on those platters! They are gorgeous. Love what you did with the centerpiece too!
So nice not to see Halloween ORANGE! :)
But I am going to have to do one table with the trad colors. What can I say, I have a lot of it!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love the platter and pitcher! WOW! Your table is very pretty. Those white pumpkins are right up my alley!
Blessings My Friend,

CJ said...

Pitcher and platter envy! What a great find. You have created a wonderful greenscape. My table is dark tiger oak arts and crafts, which I love, but it too photographs dark in pictures. I've noticed that using a white table cloth brightens the pictures, so sometimes I use it when I'm taking pictures, but I also just love using the table showing the beautiful wood. While your pictures are sometimes dark, the green really pops. Thanks for posting! ~CJ

Chubby N Chieque said...

Wow! What a great finds. Love the pitcher and the platter.

How I wish, I could get to the US and enjoy shopping. I must be crazy if it happens.

Happy TS...

Hugs,
/chie

Debbie said...

I think both the platter and pitcher are just fabulous! I would love to own them both. I love the way the platter works as the anchor for your fall centerpiece. The place setting is great too. I think I'm the only person in blogland without rattan chargers. Grrr.

And I hear ya about the lack of sunshine for pictures. I tried for several days to take a picture of something I wanted on my blog and finally gave up.

katskraps4kids said...

hmmm....I have just discovered you can paint glass & I had gotten a green plate form a thrift store and JUST TODAY- I painted it white...now after seeing how beutiful your table settings are I am thinking I should have left it green. SO beautiful!!

Diane said...

Sweet table setting, love the centre piece. I love white pumpkins! You will have to show up your decor on your beautiful hutch. Diane

Entertaining Women said...

I love the pecans with the white pumpkins. I hadn't thought of pecans. The greens are wonderful for a Fall table. Thanks for the inspiration. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

oooooh how pretty your greens are. Love the green leaf plates and that TDF platter!

Tess said...

What a lovely table. I love the leaf dishes especially! The colors are so pretty together.

Mary said...

What a great find on your pitcher/platter combo! They're so pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mary said...

What a great find on your pitcher/platter combo! Very pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

lulumusing said...

How can I not think of you when I see anything for the table that is green. Great finds and I do like the white pumpkins on the green platter.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Your table is awesome too. I love the green dishes and the cute little white pumpkins.

Komali Nunna said...

I love that pitcher and platter. What a great find!

Robin said...

I love your green and simple can be the best. The pumpkins and pecans look perfect perched on that plate (enough P's for you!) Is Saver's a food store? Thanks for visiting. I start at the bottom so I hadn't gotten to yours yet (don't know why I do this?)

Robin
Robin Flies South

Sarah said...

Oh, so pretty! I love the leaf plate! Have a lovely weekend!

Sarah
Hope In Every Season

Kathy said...

Love all your green! The dishes are spectacular! The platter is gorgeous! Terrific tablesetting!
Kathy

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love the green leaf plates and that pitcher. Such a pretty fall table. I wish we had a Savers around here. Sounds like a place that I'd frequent.

Diann said...

Marigene, when I was putting together my post about my newly thrifted green plates, I immediately thought of you! LOL thanks again for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

Sandra said...

You sure know how to find the bargains! I love that shade of green it was my Mom's favorite color. Very pretty table.

Sarah said...

Fun green details! My Bordallo pieces are about the only green dishes I have. Like you, I like to mix them with white.

Gina said...

Such a pretty table! The green is such a great color. I love that pitcher.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! Lovin' the centerpiece, the white pumpkins have really caught my eye this year-enjoy:@)

The French Hutch said...

Love the white pumpkins on the gorgeous green platter. Beautiful tablescape using those leaf plates.
Wish we had Savers!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

Your table looks great! Your centerpiece is so seasonal; I've got to get some of those white pumpkins. :) I love Bordallo Pinhiero and what a great deal you got on the platter and pitcher. Thanks for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Denise

Mary said...

What a find on your platter & pitcher~ they are no Savers near me unfortunately! I'm always a fan of green & white at the table!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Marigene! Beautiful fall tablescape! That platter and pitcher would inspire me, too! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

birdutmasali said...

VERY NICE !!!

Very pretty table.
:)

Jo's This and That said...

Love it! Your table is gorgeous! love your platter,JoAnn

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marigene...

My friend, your autumn table is beautiful! I love green too...it's right up there in the my top three favorite colors! Hehe! Love the tall green candleholders that you used in the centerpiece! Ohhh...and your new Bordallo platter is sooo pretty! I love the little white pumpkins and pecans that you added to it! You sure did get a bargain on the pretty platter and pitcher! Ohhh yes...if I had seen those two little beauties...they would have come home with me as well! wink!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful autumn table with us! And...I wanted to say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my autumn table! I sooo enjoyed your visit and sweet note, dear lady!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

Red Couch Recipes said...

Don't you just hate it when you are trying to take photos and it is dark? Love all the green going on and the pitcher and platter are so great. Joni

Poppy said...

What a pretty table! I love the shades of green throughout your table. The pitcher and the platter are simply gorgeous and what a wonderful price for the pair of them. I like your centerpiece with the white pumpkins on that lovely green platter... makes such a beautiful focal point! And the green goblets are my favorite... looks so pretty on your table. Thanks for letting us take a peek and for your loving thoughts on my autumn tea post. Have a great week!Hugs~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

Such a darling tablescape Marigene. Green is my favorite color also. It's all over my home. I love the way you have the white pumpkins displayed with the acorns - too cute!
xoxo,
Kim

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Still loving your green! I need to get busy and come up with a new tablescape for this week! Hmmmmm.

Katherine

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That platter is stunninmg...I love the green Fall tablescape!

The Tablescaper said...

What great details!!!! So happy that you chose to join Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper