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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pine Cones and Winner of Grace & Miss Mouse Soaps Giveaway!


The inspiration for this week's table are the pine cone dishes, I found at Goodwill last February. I got them on Senior Discount Day so they were 37¢ each! There are 4 dinner and salad/dessert plates and soup bowls...so for $4.44 plus tax I have dishes I can use all winter long! This is a very simple table, but probably my favorite of all I have done...they have two of my favorite colors, green and brown.


Today I will be using the 7¾-inch salad/dessert plate for the dessert. The dishes were made by Hampton @ Home Pine Cone pattern.


The brown and cream 9-inch salad plate is Sterling made in East Liverpool, Ohio. I think it is a type of restaurantware. These were also bought at Goodwill.


The dinner plate is very large, almost 11-inches. Here is an up close of the plate's center.


I tried the setting with the rattan charger, but liked the acrylic that looks like wood better. They are another Goodwill find.

I put the napkin into the brown Noritake Provincial glassware, which you have seen several times. I have 3 sizes, this time I used just the water and wine stems. The ecru tablecloth is machine made lace.


The champagne Madeline flatware is from World Market. It is so versatile, goes with almost everything. I just found out they are now carrying not only champagne and green, but red...maybe Santa will bring me the red...afterall, I have been nice this year!


The Christmas tree in the center is one I have had for about a dozen years. For some reason the little ornaments photograph really flat, some are really shiny, other are a matte finish...it is much more colorful in real life!



Candlelit table...the tree in the background is done in aqua, silver, white and clear ornaments. This tree doesn't photograph good, either...it is one of those fiberoptic, so the photos always look blurry, even when the lights aren't on. Next year I am going to wrap it in clear lights, no more multi colored lights for me!


The winner of the Grace and Miss Mouse Soaps is Carol of There's Always Thyme To Cook. Congratulations, Carol!

Thank you for taking the time to visit today. If you leave a comment, I will be sure to do the same for you, too! Hope to see you back here next time.




I will join:

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

61 comments:

MelMel said...

Your table placements look lovely!
I really like the pine cone plates....and the pine cones as name card holders is inspired! Lovely!xx

Anonymous said...

i love the table setting and the pine cone card holder,too! not sure we can take your word that you've been good....maybe we should ask Howard?!...
love you,
judy

Stitches said...

Your tablescapes are always so inspiring. They make me want to jump in my car and go find some goodies like you do. You get such good bargins!!! Love the pinecone dishes but I am wondering, where do you keep all these wonderful dishes that you find??

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congrats to Carol!

LOVE the pine cone theme and beautiful pine cone dishes. Now I know what you meant in your comment :)

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

Thank you, Marigene, I am so happy to have won :) Looking forward to the beautiful soaps!

Very pretty table! I like the pine cone plates. And a very pretty Christmas tree. Merry Christmas!

the passionate hairdresser said...

I really like this one! (your big tree is pretty, too!)
xoxo
B:)

Annie said...

I love your pine cone dishes. Reminds me of my aunt's dishes years ago. Thanks for the memory!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene those dishes are awesome. Love the colors and the pine cone design. Great table and I like that it can be used for many months of the year. Your trees are pretty also, I love the blue and silver look. hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous, I love pine cones. The Christmas tree is absolutely gorgeous. Your talent is beyond words. love, bbb

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Marigene, your home shows so much love and care. I love visiting you. You just give out a feeling for cozy..and I love that! Your china is wonderful and anything with a pinecone gets my vote.
hugs,
Mona

Pam S. said...

Glad I found you blog or I would have missed your beautiful table! I love pine cone anything. Amazed you found them at Goodwill, wow.

Anonymous said...

As always, another very attractive table setting. Look forward to see what's up each week and you never disappoint me!
LY,
Delma

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I love your pine cone dishes. The table is lovely. Happy Holidays! Pat

xinex said...

Beautiful table setting, Marigene. I love the pinecone dishes and what a great idea to use pinecones for name plate holders too....Christine

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

I have to agree that these dishes are a favorite of mine too! They almost look embossed or with a raised pattern.

I am always amazed at what fantastic items you find at your GW! So jealous...

Thanks for joining my Bunny Hop!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Karen said...

Love those dishes and what a sweet deal. Thanks for visiting!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A very pretty tablescape! Love the flatware, I need to check out World Market for those!

Pretty ornaments, too!

Merry Christmas!

Katherine

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I've never seen pine cone plates like that. I really like them. What a bargain, too! Thanks for visiting my blog today.

A Perfect Setting said...

I love all your pine cone dishes! Great find at GW!! Cool idea using the pine cones as place card holders. I know what you mean about the way things photograph, mine never seem to really show how things look. Thanks for your visit and kind comments~~Betsy

Judy Bigg said...

The pine cone plates are just perfect and will be great all winter. Thanks for sharing.

Meredith said...

So very pretty! I love the woodsy look of your plates! What an amazing find! And as usual,you have the prettiest stemware!!! Love all the pine cones!
Meredith

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Congrats to Carol!! I love your pine cone dishes. They would look wonderful at my cabin ;o)

Tricia said...

I just love this color scheme! What wonderful dishes you found -- just perfect for wintry tablescapes!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is one of my favorite tablescapes, I love these dishes. I can't believe you got them for such a great price, the colors are wonderful!

Congrats to your winner...jealous!

Shelia said...

What a pretty table setting and your pine cone dishes are just so lovely! Your place cards and wonderful too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Salmagundi said...

Love the pine cone dishes - I've never seen that pattern before. Thanks for sharing. Saly

Linda said...

The pine cone theme is wonderful, so woodsy and perfect. Isn't it great fun to find bargains? Congrats to you too!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love this because it's Christmasy without being bright red and bright green.

Mary said...

Love your pine cone plates~ what a find too! Your pine cone place card holders are such a wonderful touch!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love those plates!! Beautiful table!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Those are such great pine cone plates. Perfect for the winder. I haunt our goodwill....but they never have such great prices here.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi there, Marigene!!! I can almost smell the pine! You got an incredible bargain on those plates and you figured out a way to bring out the very best in a thrifty find! I'm a fan of green and brown, too. You've made it look really great for the Christmas season!

Marlis said...

Oh this is so lovely!!! I love those pinecone plates. they are so perfect for the entire winter. WM has red flatware.. i'm on my way!! Love the tablecloth too.. and your tree is lovely! Merry Christmas. May you and yours be blessed! xo marlis

Texas Tea Party said...

Lovely! Your tablescape does not look like it came from GW. You were so smart to scoop up the lovely set of china for the pine cones are so different. The tree in the center is pefect with your theme. Merry Christmas and Happy Tablescaping! Pam

The Tablescaper said...

Love these pine cone plates too (and last week's white ones). I can't believe the bargain you got.

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline said...

What a fun table. The pine cones on the plates are beautiful and the ones on the tree are stunning too. Love your placecards too. Have a wonderful if busy week!

Aledia said...

Wow! What a fabulous deal on those dishes and they are so pretty for your tablescape. Great idea for using pinecones as your card holders too!

Merry Christmas!
Aledia~

GardenofDaisies said...

Your pinecone plates are soooooo pretty!!! And everytime I see you use the brown Noritake glasses, I want to kick myself for giving mine away. If only I had been blogging and visiting lovely tablescapes back then.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty and festive, Marigene! Love the pinecone plates! Can you believe it's almost Christmas? Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Thanks for your comment on my post Three French Hens. Oh good grief..is that the impression that you got that I dressed them up to be a pointsettia? That wasn't my intention at all. Since they were suppose to be 'French Hens' I just wanted them to look fancier for Christmas I best go redo the photos.

Love your tablescapes, you are so creative.

You have a charming blog and I just became a follower.

Warmly,

Nann

Diann said...

Oh, I can't believe you were able to find those wonderful pinecone dishes for such an amazing price! They are awesome. Love the whole setting. Thank you (in advance) for joining TTF an have a great weekend!

Kathleen said...

Congrats to Carol on the soap.

I love those pine cone plates, so nice! I hope Santa brings you the red, I get a lot of use from mine. I have the green from World Market. I hope they get purple! :)
Lovely table, pretty tree, and love the pine cone with your name!

Elaine said...

Marigene, those dishes are so wonderful! I have never seen them before but what great winter dishes! Love green and brown together! I noticed you said you have been "nice", not good. Might make a difference! :)

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love your table. Thank you for your kind comments.

Cynthia

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

You have good luck finding pine cone plates! These are cool too! Your pretty tree is lovely! My mom has a white fiber optic tree..it's fun to watch it shift color and super easy to set up! Merry Christmas~ Liz

Foley said...

Love your table, the pinecone dishes make it feel so warm and cozy!
Congrats to Carol...

Martha said...

Lovely table -- love those pine cone dishes -- can be christmas, could be fall, could be winter -- and what a steal!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love this table. I just love that pine cone theme, that and acorns are two of my favorites for the holidays. Nicely done.

Velva said...

Congratulations to Carol-Awesome.

I think the pine cone plates rock. I don't think I have ever seen this style...I think they are perfect. Plus, what a deal!

Cheers.
Velva

Kathy said...

Love the pinec one plates! Your tablesetting is wonderful - very creative. I hope you have a great weekend,
Kathy

lulumusing said...

I am slow visiting, but I wouldn't miss finding out what new treasures you have found to use on your table. I'm never disappointed!

Entertaining Women said...

The browns and greens are such a wonderful choice for a nod to nature Christmas tablescape. I really like the pine cone motif. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your lovely design. Cherry Kay

The French Hutch said...

What a beautiful Tablescape. I love the China design and what a bargain! Love the Christmas tree and the ornaments.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Emily
The French Hutch

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love your tablescape and the plates were a terrific find! Also, I actually think your tree in the background photos just fine.
Thanks for stopping by my post and leaving you sweet comments.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh - what a deal! I LOVE your pinecone plates! Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Love your pinecone plates and I love a bargain! Perfect! Merry Christmas

Kathe said...

Oh my dear Marigene why did you have to tell me that Cost Plus now has the Madeline flatware in red?? I also have the champagne and would love the red too. Dang Cost Plus just sent me an email today with a 15% off coupon attached. I now will be checking to see if my local CP has them in stock!
Loving the pine cone plates! How great they will be to use all winter! And the price cannot be beat! I need to shop with you :)
I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

CJ said...

Love the pine cone plates layered with brown plates and chargers. Great Goodwill find. I just bought the green flatware at Cost Plus/World Market and love them. They are also on their website ON SALE! Fun to mix and match them. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas. ~CJ

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sweetie, I have missed blogging and am happy to be back. Thanks. What great treasures you got at GW. I just love it too and picked up a lovely piece this week. I'll blog about it next week.
Your table is lovely and I love the look of lace on the table too.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I can't believe the bargain on the beautiful Holiday dishes, wow! Love the pine cones as place cards, terrific! I love your little tree centerpiece, so pretty, I had one too and my dauhter just ruinned it moving. Have a wonderful Christmas, as I just know you will. Thank you for your lovely visit. FABBY

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Every thing is beautiful...those dishes were such a bargain and they are gorgeous. Congrats to Carol!