Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Let's Think Spring!

Once again, it is time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you for hosting my favorite meme, Susan.

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This week I decided on green and white for no special reason other than green is my favorite color.

I started with a off-white machine made lace tablecloth that I found at the thrift store long ago.

I layered green and white plates and topped them with some Homer Laughlin Priscilla soup/salad bowls that belonged to my husband's grandmother and was gifted to me at Thanksgiving, by his cousin, Beverly. Back stamp says Homer Laughlin Made in USA HOUSEHOLD INSTITUTE Priscilla. The Household Institute line was the result of a 1941 agreement between the Homer Laughlin China Company and the Club Aluminum Company. The line was purchased specifically for Club Aluminum's continuity plans in their food stores divisions and was produced for several years.

The green dinner and salad plates were purchased at TJMaxx, both on sale, a while back. There is a shield on the back with a B in the center, Made in China. The white inner plate was a thrift store find.

The "charger" plate, which is actually a dinner plate.

The "dinner" plate. The backstamp has Totally Today, Made in China. Replacements, Ltd. doesn't list the pattern name or actual maker.

Salad plate.

Soup/salad bowl.

Layers of plates!

Back stamp on the soup/salad bowl.

The glassware is Anchor Hocking Wexford produced from 1967 until 1998.


Placesetting with early afternoon sun hitting the table.

Centerpiece is just candles and a wicker topiary orbs in a green/white urn, all of which were found at thrift stores.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my is very much appreciated. Hope to see you again next week.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blue and Yellow Make Me Smile

This has been one of the saddest times of my sweet little Mama died on January 10, 2011, at the age of 89. She will be deeply missed by the many people whose lives she has touched. I am so thankful I was able to spend her last Christmas with her.

I will be joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan, for hosting this weekly meme.

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The inspiration for my table today came from the candlesticks and yellow stemware I found at Savers a few weeks ago.

I started with yellow and blue placemats I have had for several years. The flatware is Rogers Gracious 1939, the pattern I grew up with.

I have started with a plain yellow dinner plate as a charger topped it with blue and white Stratwood Collection Shakespeare Country dinner plate, made in the U.S.A. dinnerware.

Next is a Bordallo Pinheiro salad plate. I can't find the pattern for the salad plate, maybe it is one of their older pieces. If anyone knows what the pattern is, please let me know.

The dessert plate and soup bowl match the dinner plate. Each piece has a different scene.

The yellow beverage glass is from Savers Thrift Store and the little wine stem is Indiana King's Crown/Thumbprint pattern. The blue and yellow Marat napkins, made in France, were found several months ago at Savers.

The layers are always interesting.

The centerpiece is a vintage blue rooster sitting on a pale yellow pedestal plate flanked by the inspirational candlesticks.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Hope to see you here next week!

Friday, January 7, 2011

First Thrifty Items Of 2011!

I am always late to the party, but am going to join Linda at A la Carte for Junkin Finds Friday. Thanks for hosting this fun meme each week. It is fun seeing what others have found since last week. Make sure you click onto Linda's site so you can drool, too!

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I hadn't been thrifting since before Christmas and needed a fix! This is what 2011 has brought so far. I didn't find any dishes that I wanted to bring home, which is unusual for me. But...I did find some linens, a fun pitcher, some yellow stemware, which has been elusive until now, some yellow/blue candle sticks and a large salad bowl. I did find a couple pieces of silverplate that I am saving for next time.

These Vera napkins are brand new. I have quite a few orange dishes they will look great with.

Some of the other linens are green/white checked napkins, orange plaid napkins a green/tan/rust tablecloth, a pale green Damask tablecloth and reversible yellow print placemats. Look for something in the way of a yellow table in the near future.

I have been on the hunt for yellow stemware for quite some time, finally found it at $2.99 for the four. The blue/yellow/green pitcher is perfect for lemonade.

The candlesticks look a little French with the yellow and blue or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's A Plaid World

We had a great time in Vermont over the holidays, even got lots of snow right after Christmas, but I missed doing a table!

It is almost time to head over to Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Susan, thank you for hosting my favorite meme each week. Make sure you click on the link to get inspiration from the many other bloggers that share in this hobby!

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I don't know about you, but I am about holidayed out with Christmas colors. This week's inspiration came from a piece of lightweight wool that I am using for the tablecloth. It is a nice warm tan, dark rust that is almost a cranberry and bluish gray.

The dinner plates are Country Manor by Noble Excellence. They are listed as green, but are more gray with a hint of blue with a brown wash on the rims.

The raspberry solid color salad plate is by Nancy Calhoun.

The soup bowl is Pamela Gladding's Tuscan Rooster. Replacements, Ltd. lists this as an individual ice cream bowl...they are huge, holding a quart to the rim!


Place setting.

The soup tureen is a pale tan with darker tan/pink flowers, so I used it to keep in the same shades as the rest of the table instead of using a white one.

Cranberry water glass, unknown maker/pattern.

Overall of the table.

Candlelit table.

Thank you all that have taken the time to visit my is really appreciated. I hope to see you next week!