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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mackenzie Tartan Time!




It is time to start thinking of Christmas tables. The inspiration was the Mackenzie tartan found last winter at the Goodwill. The Goodwills in this area sell tablecloths for $1.99 each, doesn't matter the size.


The white charger is metal. This was used so I could alternate colors as the red Waechtersbach dinner plate is what I am using as the charger. The dinner plate and soup bowl are Johnson Brothers in the Regency pattern, 1968-2003. The green salad plate is unmarked.



The red water/iced tea stems are compliments of a CSN gift card I was the lucky recipient from Linda at A la Carte the end of last year. The wine stem is Towle Leyland, circa 1982.


Flatware is sterling by Oneida, pattern is Afterglow, circa 1956, that belonged to my late mother-in-law. I just noticed I had forgotten to put out the soup spoons, oops!


The tureen is from Goodwill, $2.99 less the 25% senior discount! The maker is Himark (made in China) and pattern is Courtyard. The underplate is an older deep Johnson Brothers platter, it is the perfect size for the tureen. The candle holders are red mercury type glass.


The rim shot.



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53 comments:

Pat said...

Hi Marigene!
That is just so pretty and wintry! What a great buy on the throw. Those red goblets really set it off too.

Babs said...

Marigene, your tablescape is perfect with the Mackenzie tartan. Love the tartan and your tureen. Great finds!Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Sherry said...

Marigene,
I love that tartan! It makes a lovely tablecloth and table!
Sherry

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene! That tablecloth was a STEAL! I must say that your GW is priced much better than mine, and I only get a 10% senior discount!

Love the tatan plaid theme. Still very Christmas like but unique.

thanks for coming to the party again this week :)

xoxo Bunny Jean

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marigene -- what a find in that gorgeous tablecloth! Enjoy :)

Blessings!
Gail

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh I want that beautiful woolen Mckenzie tartan, I'm loving it...who cares if I'm not Irish! Your plate layers are great and the white tureen is beautiful. Lots of hugs Marigene. FABBY

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that Tartan! Makes a great tablecloth and works so well with the red and white dishes. So glad you got those great ice tea goblets last year as they are perfect with this! hugs, Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

oh, that wool tartan is just beautiful, Marigene! This is a beautiful table. Love your new goblets! And I love when you use the tureen as a centerpiece!

XO,
Jane

Anonymous said...

Just outstanding, Marigene.
Love,
BIL

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

Very pretty, Marigene, I love the plaid. Some beautiful finds!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I LOVE plaids--and on your table with the polka-dot dish it's perfect!! Happy holidays to you, Marigene, and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I'm following you now and hope you'll want to follow me as well. Happy holidays!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Everything looks gorgeous...beautifully laid out. Your soup tureen is wonderful, love it! I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle
http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Love that tartan and it looks great with your table setting. Your tablescape is beautiful. Diane

Kim said...

Simply swooning over that gorgeous table. I'm a huge fan of Tartan (who isn't?) and those colors are perfect!
xoxo,
Kim

xinex said...

This is beautiful, Marigene, probably one of my favorites. I love the colors and I love your stemware and the tablecloth .....Christine

Anonymous said...

I love plaid, gorgeous tablescape. love, bbb

Tricia said...

Marigene, what a wonderful table for the holidays! You certainly found some fabulous bargains -- what a great price for that tartan! I love the first photo, with the red glasses just popping!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love the Tartan table cloth. I love Tureen. I just used mine to make a center piece. Pat

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Nothing says Christmas more than a wonderful tartan. The white serving pieces and candles just pop against that background. Very inviting table.

Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Another great find you got with that tartan cloth. It looks beautiful with the red glassware and dish combination!

Marianne said...

Hi Marigene, I just love anything Tartan Plaid...and what a great price. I've been looking for one but the prices are a little more than I want to spend. Your tablescape is just beautiful!
Marianne :)

Sarah said...

I've been scouting for a tartan throw or table cloth, but none have appeared so far. Though I did recently find a gorgeous tureen much like yours. I'm is cabbage leaf and made in Japan. Your table is lovely!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I have loved plaid since I was a youngster when my grandmother introduced me to it. The Courtyard tureen is lovely! Love the red goblets too.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Tartan makes me swoon! I love that you used tartan as a tablecloth! ANd that soup tureen is FABULOUS!
Yvonne

podso said...

Wonderful tablescape! I love the colors together ...the soup tureen is quite a find!

Tess said...

This is soooo pretty...I love the tartan plaid with the red; just stunning!

Marlis said...

What a truly gorgeous tartan to grace your table. Wow that is a pretty piece and what a fabulous find. Your dishes are lovely. The tureen is amazing! xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Marigene! I was just looking at tartan items yesterday and wishing I had not promised myself not to buy anything! Tartan just has that Ralph Lauren Christmas look about it that I love! Reminds me of the 1980s when Ralph was king! I couldn't tell...were those little holes punched into the sides of the white charger? The look is so cool!!! What a great buy on the turkey tureen! I need to take my husband along with me so that I can get the senior discount. I could use the break on the items I get from the thrift store! Have a happy week, and stay warm!!!

A Perfect Setting said...

I love plaid!! The Mackenzie is just so, well, Ralph Laureny!! Can't believe you found it in GW, that's amazing. The white tureen is beautiful, and dishes and crystal all work so wonderfully together! Beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

Marigene, that is a score! What a beautiful tartan. It just makes the table come together. I love the color. The red and white look lovely against it. Sure wish we had a Goodwill like that!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great buys as usual! It all looks fantastic!!

Robin said...

Beautiful table cover and I love your soup tureen. I found one at a thrift store a few months back for very little too. Your white really pops on the deep plaid.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Meredith said...

What a beautiful table. I love your stemware as usual and that plaid is just lovely!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Who doesn't just love a pretty plaid! This is just wonderful. Love your tureen and wonderful red goblets.

Texas Tea Party said...

Marigene, you are so lucky to find the tartan and so pretty on your table. Then, I see another great thrifting find is the tureen. You are a great thrifter and I too love to go thrifting. Happy Tablescaping, Pam.

Elaine said...

Marigene, your tablescape is lovely. The tartan is so pretty and makes a great background for your beautful dishes and stemware. What a steal on that tureen! That is why I am driven to scour the thrift shops every week!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

I do love your combination! The Mackenzie tartan adds some warth and coziness! The red glassware is so pretty! I love this time of year when we bring out these great colors!
Have you ever visited Vignette Designs blog...she's a big fan of tartan plaids too!

Sandra said...

The plaid works very well. I've thought of getting one but shied away. Thank you for the inspiration.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene, I love the tartan plaid. One of my favorite patterns. I think your tablescape is so pretty using this. Your tablescape is gorgeous, love the chargers and the dinner plates. I like how you layer the setting. Great deals at GW.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

I love your tartan tablecloth! Your plate stack looks great on it. That tureen is beautiful, too.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is beautiful love it.
I also did a tablescape like you with a 60 year old throw great tablecloth. your lovely dishes look great on it.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas past tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the tartan!

S said...

Your table is pretty and bold too - love the tartan.

Kathleen said...

I just love that tablecloth. I looked at this last night on my ipad, but the words weren't showing. 1.99, wow!
The tartan is a great backdrop for your beautiful white tureen too!
Great table, sorry I am late, I have quite the mess here!

kitty said...

Wow, what a deal on your Tartan cloth. It's a perfect setting for a Winter tables. Oh, and your white tureen...I'm swooning!!!

Sarah said...

Margine, I'm back for another look. You know how I love tartan!

classic • casual • home said...

Love your red glasses and soup tureen.

Mary said...

LOVE the tartan! You find the BEST deals~ your tureen was a steal! Beautiful!

Snap said...

Lovely winter table. Great finds at Goodwill! Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Diann said...

That tartan tablecloth is wonderful Marigene! What a great find! Everything looks perfect for winter. And the tureen is so pretty. Thank you for joining Thrifty Tablescape and have a wonderful day!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh man, I LOVE that plaid. It's so dramatic against the white.

Great to have you be a part to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a deal you got on that plaid! The table looks wonderful. I love the dish stack and I've been looking for red stemware...love yours!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Marigene, Such a lovely tablescape. The tureen is beautiful and what a deal you got on it. I also Love the tartan plaid. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry