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Monday, April 25, 2011

I've Got The Blues


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

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It has been raining off and on, mostly on, for the past couple of weeks...it is getting old. I really would like to see the sun out for more than an hour or two at a time.

Inspiration for this week's table came in the mail last week. I received a package from Cuisine Kathleen filled with 3 different placemats, napkin rings. Thank you again, Kathleen...you are the best!

The placemats I used today are a lovely Waverly white, blue and tan floral.

I tried the table with a blue and white tureen, but it seemed to dark seeing the sky is overcast, again. Did I mention that I have found 4 tureens for only a few dollars each in the past few weeks? Three white, made by Calif USA, during the 1950s, each one a different pattern, and a blue that was probably someone's ceramic project, as there are no marks on the bottoms.

I settled on this white with grapes/leaves. Isn't she a beauty? She was sitting on the bottom shelf at Goodwill, kind of toward the back, behind a vegetable serving dish. According to the tag, it had been there 2 days before I scooped it up.

I thought the tan flatware from World Market went very nicely with the placemats instead of the sterling. The plaid napkin was a thrift store find, as were the dinner plate and soup/salad plate. I have had the napkin rings for about 20 years, maybe longer.

The blue glassware is also thrifted. I used cobalt cordials as candle holders.




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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Is On The Horizon...


The inspiration for this week's tablescape arrived in the mail around the first week in March. My Vermont friend of 50 years, sent me a beautiful set of embroidered placemats and matching napkins, in my favorite color. I immediately knew they would be used for my Easter table. Thank you, again, Randee!

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Placemat and corner of the napkin.

The charger plate is Certified International found at TJMaxx.

The dinner plate is from TJMaxx and just has a B in a shield for the backstamp.

The salad plate is Alfred Meakin, pattern unknown.

The dessert plate is Wood & Son, Glenwood.

The maker and pattern of the water/iced tea/lemonade glass is unknown. The wine stem is Towle Leyland, circa 1982.

The green pearl handled flatware is a recent acquisition from World Market.

The green and yellow bunny napkin holders were from ARC Thrift Store.

The resin bunnies were a yard sale find last summer.


The tulips were from my daughter, Erin. The little white ceramic bunny was a thrift store find a few years ago.

The pretty plate rims.


Place setting. I used a different colored glass egg on each plate.

The entire luncheon table.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you leave a comment so that I know you have been here! Hope to see you again, soon.

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

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Vintage Table

The urge to do an aqua and green table hit the other day! I have had this vintage table cloth for quite awhile, so I started looking around to see what I could put with it. I remembered my sister, Judy had sent me some clear blue plates and white ones with aqua and green fruited rims. I pulled everything from the cupboards in those shades and this is what I came up with...it makes me smile.










Vintage tablecloth-Ozone
Peacock napkins-thrift store
White dinner plate used as the charger-International Tableworks Devonshire
Blue clear glass plate-Arcoroc
White salad plate-Alfred Meakin, unknown pattern
Dessert plate-Noritake Blue Orchard circa 1964-1977
Sherbet-Colony Glass Whitehall circa 1964
Water goblet-Indiana Kings Crown circa 1960
Wine stem-Maker/pattern unknown
Sterling flatware-Oneida Afterglow circa 1958
Blue vase-Belgium
Daffodils-my garden
Aqua candle sticks/votives-thrift stores

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

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Monday, April 4, 2011

National Tartan Day


After reading a post by Babs of Upstairs Downstairs the other day, I decided to do a tartan table in honor of National Tartan Day, April 6. If you haven't checked out her delightful blog, you really should!

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The only real tartan I have is a square one from Goodwill a while back. I think it may have been meant to be used as a kerchief/babushka back in the 1950's-1960's. It makes a nice square for a table, though. The main colors are red and blue. There are very thin white and yellow lines of yarn running through, too.

I kept the table very, very simple, almost stark, so that you could enjoy the tartan pattern. If anyone knows this pattern by name, please let me know what it is.

I have used only a solid red Waechtersbach dinner plate and a dark blue Design House soup/salad bowl.

The stemware is Fostoria Monet in the dark blue. It was manufactured between 1985-1986.

The napkins are solid red cotton. I have used the flatware many times, Oneida Afterglow, circa 1958.

The centerpiece is a pillar candle in an urn with votives surrounding it. The candle looked too bare, so I added a little bit of lambs ear to jazz it up.

The place setting.

The stack...pretty sad, isn't it!

A view of the entire table.

I will be linking up to
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Rednesday at It's A Very Cherry World
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.

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