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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Years Eve Tablescape

Happy, Healthy New Year to my family and friends!





I have been asked several times about the china in my header, so I decided to use it for our New Years Eve dinner...we no longer go out for over-priced, mediocre, at best, dinners, that is for rookies! The china is Noritake Luray, circa 1935. It is white, cream, aqua, tan, yellow, green, pink and a tiny bit of indigo, all with a gold rim. I am still looking for several pieces...I know they are out there somewhere!






I started with a white damask tablecloth (which I should have run an iron over, by the looks) so that the china pattern would show up nicely. Added some solid dark aqua napkins instead of using the ones that go with the tablecloth.






I could only find 2 gold charger plates, so I am using a large aqua dinner plate as them, instead.



Next is the Luray dinner plate.






Next is the Luray square salad plate.




I added the dessert plate, which is the same shade of white and cream, from the same era as the Luray and goes very nicely. It is Hutschenreuther china, circa 1925-1939, some pieces which were used last week, also.






The final layer is the cream soup bowl. The underplate is a Hutschenreuther saucer as I only have 2 underplates so far and this table is set for four!





The stemware is aqua Noritake Sweet Swirl, circa 1988-1994.






I have once again used my favorite pattern, International Silver's Frontenac, circa 1903, sterling. 



For the centerpiece I used the 16-inch oval platter and 3 gold beaded pillar candles.




The rim shot.






Table linens-Savers and Goodwill
Aqua dinner plate-TJMaxx  $1 each
Noritake Luray china-eBay
Hutschenreuther china-Goodwill 37¢ each piece
Noritake Sweet Swirl-Iced tea $1.99 Savers
                                   Wine stems-eBay
International Silver Frontenac-eBay
Gold beaded candles-ARC Thrift Store


  



Thank you for your visit today...hope you will return again the next time!

I will be joining these parties and hope you will too!
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

64 comments:

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

Beautiful, Marigene, I love the Luray. Such a pretty table for the New Year! Wishing you and your family all good things this coming year.

Anonymous said...

love the aqua color of the glassware and the plates........even the little snowflake or whatever it is on the platter with the candles! nice job......
love you,
jude

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such beautiful china and I love how you have used the aqua color to help this all pop! Gorgeous! Hope you enjoy your New Year's! I will be visiting Tiger and family. hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

We moved into our house in Windham 10 years ago today so I feel like your beautiful tablescape is a celebration of that. love, bbb

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous tablescape Marigene. I adore your Noritake dishes, so beautiful! Pretty aqua color in the glassware, it enhances the setting. Gorgeous! Have a wonderful, healthy and happy New Year!
FABBY

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
This is such a lovely tablescape! I, too, have wondered if I had missed a post featuring those gorgeous dishes. The aqua blue napkin is stunning. Your tablecloth is so beautiful! I have way to many linens...but they were my first collecting fatish! Thank you for sharing this lovely tablescape with all of us. Happy hunting as you're looking for more pieces to add to your collection of dinnerware!
Fondly,
Pat

The Vintage Chateau said...

What an absolutely beautiful table setting. The china has such lovely colors and the silver is to die for!
Karee

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Marigene, I love the colors you used with your beautiful dishes. Everything combined makes a really lovely table.--
Shannon

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love the pattern and color of the plates. The flatware is really pretty and I'm in love with the aqua glasses. Great combination!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful setting--love the colors!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I am so happy to see them on a tablescape!! Gorgeous! I am on the look out for them for you too! Love the glasses and you found them at a thrift store. WOW!! Beautiful table. Happy New Year!!

Tricia said...

Marigene, thanks for showing a table with the pretty Laray china! I love those colors, and your glasses and napkins complement the china beautifully. I'm with you -- New Year's Eve is best spent at home! Our tradition is a fondue supper by the fire.

Suzy said...

Simply beautiful colors. I love all of the china and flatware!

Jacqueline said...

Now I am not just drooling over your Frontenac, but over your Luray too! I spent so much time looking at the Frontenac on ebay last week! I would have to win the lottery though! The colors of the Luray are exquisite. Your aqua glasses are fantastic and so in right now. My mother had these in pink. I searched for those too a few years ago and again, I am going to have to wait for the lottery!

I have to agree about going out - and it is so crazy and expensive. Enjoy your lovely dinner and table.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I absolutely adore your china and silverware. Everything is so beautiful!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

A Perfect Setting said...

Yes, that china is exquisite. I admire it everytime I visit. The stack of dishes looks beautiful together. I think I have similar Noritake stemware, only mine is pink. The colors are gorgeous! Happy New Year!!

Southerncook said...

I am loving the Luray and those creamed soups, fabulous. Beautiful table. Happy New Year.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Those dishes are soo pretty and the tablescape is beautiful....love the glasses in that beautiful blue...

Anita said...

Oh my goodness Marigene, I love that Noritake pattern!!! It is very similar to the Condoro I have which is more green. But that sterling...all I can say is wow!! Gorgeous! I love the glassware, as you always have the best glassware anyway!! Where do you store all the pretties??? Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to you!!

Sue said...

I love that square salad plate...it's beautiful....well, the whole china pattern is beautiful....Have a wonderful New Years...I agree with you about eating at home....I would much rather make a great meal then pay over priced places for inferior food.....plus I love people giving me compliments!!! that's the real reason.....Thank you for stopping by to see Sophie's 2012 calendar.....daughter puts so much work into making it and she only makes one copy....For Me!!!
so it's nice to be able to show it off to my blog friends....Hugs, Sue

Tess said...

LOVE this Noritake pattern! What a clever idea to show us the lovely dishes in your heading.

Beautiful!

Marlis said...

So much fun to see the dishes on the table.. wow those plates are gorgeous! Lovely table too. Here's hoping the new year brings much warmth, cheer and many, many blessings. xo marlis

Dianne said...

I do love those dishes and I'm so glad you showcased them on your table. The aqua with the china is just perfect! Happy New Year to you. Dianne

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! love the Blue! Happy New year!

Jann Olson said...

Gorgeous! Love the pop of darker aqua. The dishes are lovely and both the stemware and silverware are so beautiful. The pattern reminds me of my china set my MIL gave me in 1988. My colors are peach, pink, and green. They are still at our old home our son rents. I need to bring them home and use them again. Have a wonderful New Year.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Stunning china, I also admired it at your header. I just dropped by again to see your gorgeous table from TT at Susan's.
Happy New Year Marigene!
FABBY

Cathy said...

I have always admired your china in the header. It is so fantastic.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I never thought to ask about the dishes in your header, so I'm glad you offered ;o) Beautiful table and love those Noritake glasses Marigene! Wishing you and your family all good things this coming year.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape for this New Year's Eve dinner party is Gorgeous with you beautiful china!! I love the way your have put this all together.
Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year.
XXOO Diane

Lynda said...

Gorgeous table & a wonderful way to bring in the new year :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You sure know how to set a beautiful table! I love that Luray china and the silver is gorgeous too. Happy New Year, Marigene!

Entertaining Women said...

The Luray always makes my heart beat a bit faster. Lovely with your gorgeous silver. You've created an elegant design to welcome the New Year. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Glenda said...

Marigene, I love the Noritake china from that era. And the blue is perfect for a winter setting! Have a happy and blessed New Year!

CJ said...

Noritake Luray is so beautiful. Nothing is the same as the vintage china from that time period. You've done a lovely job pairing it with the blue. Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

xinex said...

Happy New Year, Marigene. Your plates are stunning but my very favorite here is the flatware. What a gorgeous pattern! Thanks for meeting my granddaughter and for the sweet comment....Christine

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Love your silver girl! But at the price of silver right now my beginning a collection of it is right out the window. Too bad too because it is stunning. Have a great new year.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kathy said...

Hello Marigene, your tablesetting is gorgeous! These dishes are wonderful - love the colors and the pattern! I hope you have a blessed New Year!
God Bless,
Kathy

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh my, Marigene! I am swooning over this one! Those are the lovely plates in your header that I drool over each time I visit! I wondered what pattern they were! And your Frontenac...even the name makes me smile! Why don't they make silver like that any more...just gorgeous! What a lovely tablescape! A very Happy New Year to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

Aledia said...

Thank You for stopping by! I'm not sure about the tablecloth on my mothers Christmas Tablescape. It was purchased at Goodwill for $2.00and it was super crisp and clean.

I am just in love with your china set....I always admire it when stopping by your blog. Your tablescape is fabulous and I love those big dinner plates from TJ Maxx and what a deal!!

Best Wishes to you and your family this upcoming New Year!!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Such an elegant table! I love your dinnerware and silver. And the blue is the perfect accent for it.

Pat said...

Well, Marigene, this is just wonderful! The aqua is the perfect touch, and I can see why the silver is a favorite. So detailed.

Cindy said...

Fantastic Dishes! I never get tired of looking at beautiful China. Excellent job... Have a wonderful New Year. XO Cindy

Robin said...

It's funny but I immediately identified you with that china! It worked so well with this table, I love the soup bowl! I like the aqua plate as a charger too. I can't get enough of that color lately. Was that little snowflake in the centerpiece from Target? I have them in all colors and bought more the other day (no wonder there's glitter all over my house!). Happy New Year!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Laura @ RedDoorTableDecor.com said...

Marigene,

I love your Noritake Luray china-it is beautiful! I really like the idea of using the platter for a centerpiece with candles-what a great idea. I might do the same thing and will be sure to credit you ;)

Happy New Year and Cheers to sharing more beautiful tablescapes in 2012!

Laura

Liz said...

Your table is absolutely lovely - the colours are beautiful.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Diann said...

This china is so beautiful! And looks even more gorgeous setting the table! And I LOVE the silverware! Stunning! Thank you for being part of TTF and I hope you and your family have a very blessed 2012!

sevgi said...

Hello my dear friend. Happy New Year, new days of happiness.merry chritmas www.evhome.blogspot.com

Monique said...

Dear Marigene, thank you for visiting my blog! :) I wish you prosperous 2012!

Cindy said...

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the web and leaving a comment.

I love, love, love your dishes.

Have a safe and Happy New Years Eve!

Scribbler said...

You had me at aqua! This is a most gorgeous pattern and you have made a beautiful table with it.

Happy New Year!

Alycia Nichols said...

So THAT'S the name of that pattern! Luray, huh? OK...I'm trying to keep a listing of all the different patterns people are looking for so that I can alert them if I find it somewhere. It really is a beautiful, classic-looking pattern. I was surprised to see the square salad plate. VERY nice!!! I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve. We'll be staying in, too.

Sarah said...

Lovely table! I love the aqua especially. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Silver and Shimmer tablescape. I really appreciate it!

Feel free to "follow" me to receive more table and crafting ideas!

Sarah @Adventures of Our Fami-Ly

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow, the turquoise and gold plates are so pretty!
Wanted to wish you a very happy new year!!

Shelia said...

Hi Marigene! Your table is so pretty and your china is just gorgeous! What a beautiful design! love your glasses and I have 4 in pink like those! ;) Happy New Year and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love the square salad plate! Your china is so pretty. The aqua just makes it all come alive!
Thanks for stopping by.....
Blessings My Friend,

Leslie's Garden said...

I'm so glad to be able to see the dishes up close, I too was enamored of them in your header! They are truly gorgeous. Funny how different all the creams and whites are, you're lucky to match them!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy New Year to you as well...love the silverware and the aqua...so pretty!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Margiene! Happy New Year-wishing you all the best in 2012:@)

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Beautiful color! It looks lovely. Happy New Year!
Cindy

Sarah said...

A treat to see your beautiful New Year's Eve table. Our's was pretty plain and simple, no big celebration here. Happy New Year! ~ sarah

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty way to start the new year! Love this lovely china -- looking forward to happ blogging in 2012.

The Tablescaper said...

Marigene:

Such a lovely table!

Happy New Year.

- The Tablescaper

Chris said...

Hi Marigene, what beautiful tableware. I particularly love the aqua plate. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I am loving the aqua! Such the antithesis of the red and green at Christmas. As much as I love decorating for Christmas, when it's over I can't wait to get things taken down.