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Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Not A Fall Table!


Another week has passed and it is time for Tablescape Thursday with Susan of Between Naps On The Porch. Thanks for hosting this weekly meme, Susan.

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Inspiration for this week's table were the Laurie Gates dinner plates I found at TJMaxx for $1 each. I hit the jackpot as there were not the usual 2 or 3, but 4 of them! They are dark cocoa brown with red, orange, green and yellow.

My daughter walked in and wanted to know why I was doing a fall table...told her, "no, it could be is a warm weather table with all the bright colors. Green for grass, brown for the bark on the trees, red for Gerbera daisies, orange for marigolds and yellow for buttercups...see, it is a warm weather table"!

I have used Waechtersbach Orange Peel salad plates, which is a bright orange.

The unmarked soup bowl is a true red.

The bread/butter or appetizer plate is Taylor, Smith & Taylor's Lu-Ray Pastels in yellow. I tried to get a close up but it doesn't show the true color, which is a really pretty shade of buttery yellow. I tried it with the flash...made it look white.

The flatware is Rogers Deluxe Plate Gracious 1939.

The glassware is a really nice brown, not amber at all. I have no idea who the maker or what the pattern is.

The plate rims stacked.


I didn't have anything specific in mind for a centerpiece so I used oranges, lemons and candles in a wooden tray.


Table overall. At the last minute a added a small vase of tiny white mums to the table.


Thank you to all who have taken the time to visit my blog...I noticed I have a few more new Followers this week, thank you, thank you...I really appreciate all the support!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Junkin Finds...

I am late to the party, the Junkin Finds Friday that Linda at A La Carte hosts each week. One of these weeks I may be on time! Thanks for hosting, Linda.

I stopped into TJMaxx yesterday and found 4 really pretty dinner plates on sale. I had looked at them awhile back but couldn't justify paying $5 each when the thrift store was full of plates begging to be bought for a tenth of the price, so I passed them up. There were just 4 of them at $1 each, so I snatched them up. They are a dark brown, almost black with reds, oranges, yellows and greens. I am sure you will see them in a future tablescape.


I also stopped at Goodwill and found a few things, but they will have to wait until next week...

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, it is appreciated.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Good Bye Pink and Red


It's that time again...Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you, Susan, for hosting. If you have never checked out the tables, you are missing out on something very inspiring.


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I am about done with pink and red for a while. I chose blue for the nice clear blue of the sky the past couple of days. I am thinking SPRING from now on. The blue and white tablecloth is one I found at Savers, the napkins were from a cooking forum swap several years ago and the flatware is Rogers Deluxe Plate Gracious 1939, which is the pattern I grew up with.

The place setting is a white ironstone charger/dinner plate with a blue edged dinner plate, white salad plate and clear blue soup bowl stacked atop one another.

The water/iced tea/lemonade glass is Indiana Glass Whitehall. These are one of my favorites, at least until I get my hands on the green! The blue is a crystal clear shade...beautiful.


Stacked plates.


Candlelit table.

Thank you for taking the time to come visit. Hope to see you here next week.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Silver Sunday

I will join Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal for Silver Sunday. Thank you for hosting this fun meme, Beth. If you haven't checked out all the other silver posts, you may want to!


Several months ago my sweet friend, Shari, in Phoenix, sent me a beautiful silverplated tea/coffee service. It is Reed and Barton 5600 Regent. I have had the large footed silver tray and sugar scuttle for quite some time. Together they are quite beautiful.



Thanks for visiting today. Have a great week!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Is It Really Almost Valentine's Day...



I can't believe it is almost Valentine's Day...that means that February is half over!
I will join Susan of Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan for hosting each week.

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Inspiration?...let's just say pink isn't my favorite color, but I didn't want to do another red table right off...so, pink it is.

I started with a pink tablecloth and pink napkins. Then I hunted around the house to see what other pink I could find...not very much as you will see. After taking most of the pictures I decided placemats were needed!

I started with a white charger, added a dinner, salad and dessert plate.


White charger. The backstamp is just MSE


Old British Castles by Johnson Brothers.


Salad plate is by Buffalo China, the pattern Rebecca.


Dessert plate is also Johnson Bothers Old British Castles.


Place setting.


Pretty pink stemware. The water glass is Indiana Reflections, which are reproductions of Depression Glass, Madrid pattern. I have no idea what the pattern/maker of the wine stem is.


Pink napkin wrapped in a vintage white with a flowered napkin ring. Sterling flatware is Oneida's Afterglow, 1956.


Flowered napkin ring up close.




Love the layers.


Centerpiece.




Candlelit table.

The "roses" in the little julep cups are actually for the bath...I just used toothpicks to hold them in floral foam!

Question for anyone...how do you get sharp pictures in candlelight? Mine are always grainy looking.

Thank you for visiting this week...also a huge thank you to my followers...I really am humbled that so many have chosen to follow my boring little blog. Have a great week and hope to see you here next week.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What, Another Tureen...



Another week and month have flown by...it is time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thanks for hosting this inspirational meme week after week, Susan.

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My inspiration this week was some red alstromeria that came in a lovely bouquet and a Goodwill tureen with a little red in the pattern. The flowers were starting to fade so I took out all the ones that still looked good, you may see more of them in a future tablescape, who knows.


This rather large tureen with matching ladle was $2.99 and is from the Home Collection at JCPenney. I really had no need for another tureen but at that price who wouldn't have put it in their cart?


I started with a white Damask tablecloth, red napkins, then added an over-sized black dinner plate which I am using as a charger plate, white dinner plate, black salad plate topped with a red soup bowl; all are solid color. The flatware is Oneida Sterling, Afterglow.


I was the lucky recipient of a CSN giveaway that Linda of A la Carte had back in the fall, if you have never visited her blog, you really should...so I used it to get these beautiful red water/iced tea/lemonade stems. It was free shipping, too! Thanks, again, Linda and CSN.


Plates layered.


Table overall.


Sugar cookies in a cute little Godinger serving dish.



White Damask tablecloth-have had for many years
Red napkins-Savers
Home black charger Goodwill
Federalist white ironstone dinner plate-Goodwill
LNT black salad plate-Goodwill
Unmarked red soup bowls-Savers
Red stemware-CSN
Oneida sterling-family
Soup spoons-Rogers/International Manhattan 1932-Savers
Home Collections/JCPenney tureeen/ladle-Goodwill
Clear bud vases-ARC Thrift Store
White candle holders-Goodwill
Dessert tray-Antique Reflections by Godinger-TJMaxx

Thank you everyone, especially my followers for taking the time to visit my blog, it is always appreciated. Hope to see you here next week.