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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Luncheon Table

I set a very simple table for a small luncheon the other day...very, very simple!


The wicker charger plates were used without a tablecloth, once again.

I didn't want to do a Thanksgiving setting, but didn't want to ignore it, either. I used the salad/dessert plates with plain white dinner plates that have a really pretty raised border. The turkey plates are Myott Queen's Thanksgiving in polychrome. They have fairly subtle colors with quite a bit of an almost misty grey. I found these on sale at TJMaxx a few years ago. The dinner plate, unfortunately, has no backstamp so I don't know the maker or pattern. I found these at Salvation Army Thrift Store for 99¢ each.



There is a pale peach in the plate so I used peach napkins with wood napkin rings. The flatware is Oneida Afterglow, circa 1956.



The glassware is smokey grey, probably Libbey, but not sure. These were found at Goodwill for 49¢ each...did I ever tell you how much I like Goodwill!


The centerpiece is an urn filled with faux hydrangeas and creamy white candlesticks with a raised pattern somewhat like the plates. The candlesticks were from Goodwill, 37¢ each with the senior discount. The turkey was a gift at least 20 years ago from my friend Doré.



I took a couple pictures with the candles lit the night I set the table, but didn't light the candles for lunch!

The rim shot.



Thanks for taking the time to visit, it is very much appreciated. Hope you will come back again.
Until next time...have a great week!

***I just found out the maker/pattern of the creamy white plates is Steubenville Rose Point!

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52 comments:

Anonymous said...

very simple but so nice.....save a place for me!
love you,
jude

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

Very pretty, Marigene! A very inviting table, save me a seat :)

Anonymous said...

I wish I could eat lunch at that table because I know everything would taste better than usual. I say it every week but it is so true, you are so talented and love that you share your creations with us. love, bbb

Kathe said...

OMG! It has a name? The rim shot? I love it and will be stea...borrowing it in the future for sure!
I love your table setting. Simple as in simply beautiful! It has such warmth and comfort to it! I would love to sit with you at this table :)

Anonymous said...

Love the colors on the turkey plates.....another great setting.
LY,
Delma

Meredith said...

Love the colors in those turkey plates...so lovely!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Marigene...a nice nod to Thanksgiving but much more simple...perfect for a luncheon. Love the pitcher of hydrangeas!

XO,
Jane

Foley said...

Simple and understated..my kind of table I fix!! When's lunch????

Bunny Jean said...

Marigene,

Those turkey plates are so pretty because of the blue and the peach coloring. I have always admired them. Such a nice "softer" plate than the usual Autumn ones. Makes for a nice change.

I know you are lucky at the GW! I have never used those beautiful blue goblets (you sent me) in a tablescape...yet, but I did feature them on my last kitchen hutch post :) Thanks again for them!

Glad to see you at my party again this week.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really like those turkey plates. Nice table and great for a luncheon!
hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Love the peach napkin with the plates!

magic

Suffia said...

Very nice table setting. Love the rim shot.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Marigene. I like the simplicity of your table, and the plates are both beautiful. A very serene setting...very nice.

Jacqueline said...

Those turkey plates are beautiful! Don't you love TJ MAXX, never would have seen those someplace else. The colors are so fun, he is just as majestic as can be!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I really like all the plates but I love those white ones. What a deal!

G Inspires said...

The plate w/ the turkey on it is beautiful...what awesome detailing!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The colors in your turkey plates are so soft and pretty. I love the white ones! I sometimes think less is more on a tablescape...you proved that!

Sandra said...

Your setting is very warm and makes for a great meal. And Goodwill is the bomb!!! It's almost as addictive as TJ Maxx.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Simple, yet very inviting. And I know how much you love Goodwill, and you are very lucky to find such nice items. I finally found something worth buying at our Goodwill. I'll show it next week :-)

Babs said...

The turkey plates are so pretty, Marigene and I like the peach napkins that pick up the peach in the plates. Got any turkey and dressing left? I'm on my way over. :)

Marlis said...

Marigene, your table is delightfully pretty. I love the turkey plates, especially with the white dishes. Absolutely lovely! xo marlis

Carrie said...

The peach accents in the plate and napkins adds a soft touch to your fall setting. All elements of your table are nicely put together for a lovely tablescape!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely classic tablesetting. Love the beautiful dishes and flatware.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Scribbler said...

You certainly found some great buys. I think those goblets are Libby, and I think I had some a long time ago or maybe it was my mother.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! I like those plates!

Katherine

xinex said...

Simple and yet so pretty, Marigene! I love the white plates, love the embossing around the edges...Christine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love your dishes..all of them. I just recently ran across the Myott ones on ebay and thought they were lovely.
I want a set of plain white dishes so badly..but haven't found exactly what I want yet. I am thinking of Wedgewood's Hedgerose.
Expensive though so I will keep looking.
Your table looks sooo pretty!!

bj said...

So pretty.

We don't mind paper plates every now and then...for crowds of 20 or more.
xo bj

Kathleen said...

You really do well at your thrift shops, much better than I do new! Candlesticks for .37 cents? Unheard of!
Lovely table, the white plates and the turkeys too!
Perfect for some spare ribs for H and me! :)

Carrie said...

Lovely china! Your table looks so inviting. :) Your newest gfc follower.

Alycia Nichols said...

I had that same turkey (or one that was very similar), and I can't find it to save my soul!!! I think it must have disappeared in the move earlier this year. I always thought it was really cool looking, and I loved the texture of it. I hope to find mine soon because yours looks great!

Entertaining Women said...

I so admire your turkey plates...on my some day list. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your lovely tablescape. Cherry Kay

Donna (My Mothers {favorite} Daughter) said...

Marigene thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet words, I like you am also a dish collector!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Perfect Autumn table Marigene! It looks so welcoming, I love simple, not overdone tables the best.

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgivings. ~m

Heather at Willow Cottage said...

I absolutely LOVE your turkey plates. Your silverware is really beautiful as well. It reminds me of my moms silver.

Your table is so pretty. I love the warm feel of it.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Very pretty! Your silverware is similar to mine, Onieda's Louisiana (1978). Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me.

Kathy M.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love using my wicker chargers instead of a cloth sometimes too. I still worry about water spots though! Your turkey plates are perfect with them. What's for lunch?

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love these turkey plates. They almost look like a water color painting. The dinner plate is so beautiful also. Joni

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

The turkey plates are very special; you will have a lovely Thanksgiving feast!

Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

Liz said...

I love your Turkey plates! I like the soft peach napkins and the hydrangeas that pull the color from the plates! Looks wonderful!
Liz

Elaine said...

I know you described this table as simple, but I think your rim shot says otherwise. Though solid white, those plates have beautiful detail, and the same for the turkey plates. Gorgeous colors! I love Goodwill, too.

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Cindy said...

Gorgeous dishes, so love your tablescape!

Mary said...

You have the best luck at GW! I have those Myott plates~ I love the subtle shades & pastels! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

My sister-in-law has those same plates that she is using at her Thanksgiving table. That peach color in them is so pretty. And I really like those white plates that you found at GW. Your table setting is perfect for a luncheon.

Sonia said...

Simple is great!! I love the wicker and those turkey plates are fantastic!! Your table is simply elegant and just proves you don't need a ton of stuff on the table to create a beautiful one! Happy Thanksgiving!
Miss Bloomers

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marigene, this is a very pretty table setting. I love the mix of dishes that you selected. Very pretty!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Simple but still elegant. Love those charges.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Marigene, this is a simple, elegant and inviting at the same time. Lovely! I love the white candles and the plates, so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving. FABBY

Sarah said...

I agree with all of the above. The simple, elegance of your table is delightful.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ sarah

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very pretty! I love those turkey plates. I've looked at them very hard at the store several times. I love how simple the floral pattern is around them. They look fantastic with your white dishes too! I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

You did such a nice job on this table; it looks lovely! I REALLY like your turkey plates and soft peach napkins. Your faux hydrangeas coordinate perfectly with the flowers on the plates. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Denise

The Tablescaper said...

I know those plates, and peach napkins were the perfect match!

- The Tablescaper