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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Italian Scenery



This week the inspiration for my table came in the way of an eBay purchase. I had been looking for a multi-colored dinner plate by W. Adams & Sons Italian Scenery. It had to be with green trim, which seemed to be much harder to find than one trimmed in gold. I finally found one that I thought was green trimmed, but it had lots of gold around the border...no others I had seen looked like it. I took the chance and bought it...when it arrived, I noticed someone had taken rub on gold and "painted" the raised border. I worked and worked to remove it. Most of it came off, but there is still tiny bits in the grooves. I originally found 3 dinner plates and 5 salad plates at Savers last year. The dinner plates had quite a bit of the green border missing from years of use and probably from washing them. The salad plates are like new, still had all of the borders intact.


The background is cream and the centers are blue, red, yellow, green and black. The borders are acorns and pine cones.

An off white machine made lace tablecloth with rattan place mat/chargers were the beginnings of the place settings. Next I layered a really flat large dinner plate with leaf border, cream washed with brown as the charger plate The only marking on the back is Dishwasher and microwave safe. Made in China.


The next layer are old unmarked salad plates, another thrift store purchase, this time Goodwill, a couple years ago. I paid 49¢ each.


The dessert/salad plate goes with the Adams & Sons dinner plate.


I used crystal stemware in green, found at Goodwill for 99¢ each. I think they may be from the 1930's or 1940's, but don't know for sure as I haven't taken the time to look them up in my copy of Crystal Stemware Identification Guide that our blogging friend Bill from Affordable Accoutrements recommended as a great book for identifying stemware.


The flatware is Oneida Afterglow sterling, circa 1956. The thrift store plaid napkins have the same colors as the plates. The napkin rings are from World Market.


The centerpiece is a simple pedestal plate with candles.


The rim shot!





Thank you for visiting today...it is very much appreciated. If you are nice enough to leave a comment I'll be happy to do the same for you!

I will be joining these blog parties and hope you do 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

43 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Another lovely table. I really like the W. Adams & Sons plates. Great find at the thrift and then online. The crystal stemware is my favorite thing on this table...so pretty! Enjoyed my visit as always. Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Stunning tablescape. I want those napkins. bbb

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty table. Very cozy with the plaid napkins and the candle centerpiece. Nice warm and inviting table.

Anonymous said...

Pretty, pretty setting. Loved the green stemware!!!!


Sue-Phx

Rettabug said...

Very pretty, Marigene! Your green stemware was a real bargain. Thanks for mentioning that book, as I was not aware of Bill's recommendation. I will check our library for it.

I hope to post the recipe for the marinated green beans I served my sisters, later this week. I know you'll love it!

fondly,
Rett

April said...

Stacks and stacks of gorgeousness! :) Your header photo had me from the get-go. That color blue and those ROSES...wow.
Your green stemware is absolutely beautiful too--LOVE this table!
Happy Thursday!
~april

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table. I love the scenery plates!

Tricia said...

What a perfectly Marigene table, with your love of green! I enjoyed reading the story of how you acquired these pretty multi-colored dishes, and the green rims really do make them unusual. I really love the green crystal -- what a price you got! And, as always, I enjoyed the rim shot!

The French Hutch said...

Gorgeous tablescape. Those plates layered with the Italian scenes on top is a fabulous place setting. Love the stemware at such a bargain and of course the tablecloth is the perfect look for all the loveliness……….Great eye for photography!

~Emily
The French Hutch

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

Great table! Love the different layers of dishes! Your green glasses are so pretty!
I noticed no-one's comments are showing, but I think it's the color of the font because it looks like they are there, they just don't sow up.

Kathleen said...

I am on my ipad and again cant read any of the text!
But i can see the pictures! Those glasses are gorgeous, i have to come back later and read where you found the. The plates with the scene are so pretty, and different!
Lovely table,M!

Style Sisters said...

Very pretty....stunning dishes!!
Karin

Alycia Nichols said...

VERY nice, Marigene! I saw a Savers store for the first time last night when I was out having dinner with friends in Overland Park, KS. I didn't go in, but at least now I know where it is. I'll have to check it out. I'm impressed that you took the time to work that gold paint off the rims of the plates! You were really determined!!!

Entertaining Women said...

You've created a beautiful work of art here....you've painted a canvas, integrating even the wood peeking through the lace of your tablecloth into the scene. So well done. The accent plate are little pieces of jewelry. Thank you for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

Babs said...

Marigene, Your tablescape is so pretty and the Italian Scenery patterned plates are right up my alley. Transferware is one of my favorite things. You found some great pieces at the thrift store too. Way to shop!
Babs

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You did a wonderful job of removing the unwanted paint of those beautiful plates. Beautiful place setting, Marigene!

Marlis said...

I really love your transferware scenic plates.. They are so wonderful on this table. You made them the stars. Pretty glasses too.. xo marlis

xinex said...

I love the salad plates, so pretty. The whole setting is beautiful, Marigene. I did not cook the old, Tina did but I baked the cake. Thanks for stopping by.....Christine

xinex said...

I love the salad plates, so pretty. The whole setting is beautiful, Marigene. I did not cook the old, Tina did but I baked the cake. Thanks for stopping by.....Christine

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I am smitten with the W. Adams & Sons plates! Your green stemware is lovely, and I'm going to look for the book that Bill recommended. The plaid makes the table so cozy and inviting. Another great table Marigene!

Elaine said...

Hi Marigene!

Such beautiful dishes and you stacked them so creatively! Love the mix of plaid napkins, natural elements like the chargers and napkin rings, and the very elegant stemware!

I thought of you today when I met a client whose family came from Otis, KS. He referred to it as "the middle of nowhere"!

Elaine

lulumusing said...

Marigene, I love the plates and with all the colors in the design I can think of ever so many ways to use them. Once again you've done well with your thrifty finds.

Sarah said...

Love the layers of textures on your stack of plates. Very pretty tablescape. ~ Sarah

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

Marigene,

I love the table setting. SO pretty. The salad plates are very distinctive. It all came together so nicely. Thanks for sharing.

Eldarose

Diann said...

Beautiful table Marigene! Those scenery plates are so pretty and the stemware is gorgeous! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Jacqueline said...

Marigene, those plates are just gorgeous. Certainly finds. Your goblets are wonderful and I love the detail on them. Such a fun play of textures too. Have a great weekend.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

Your Adams & Sons plates are so pretty! Don't you love making a fun find like that? I like your "rim shot" and your centerpiece of candles -- looks very cozy. I have those exact napkin rings from World Market; they're so versatile.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed the Replacements, Ltd. tour. Hope you have a great weekend!

XO,
Denise

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

A stunningly beautiful table. I love the Italian Scenery plates and the gorgeous stemware.

Sunny said...

Hi! OOHHH Your plates are so pretty! ..as is your blog! Love the red tablescape . I'm your newest follower!! Thank you for visiting me. Sunny

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh.my.goodness! Marigene...this is fabulous! I LOVE those plates...all of them! Fabulous tablescape, my friend! Gorgeous finds! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Your tablescape is lovely! I adore the soft hues in the scenes on your dinnerware. That tablecloth is exquisite! Thank you for sharing !
Fondly,
Pat

Snap said...

The Italian Scenery is lovely ... so different ... and your green stemware is wonderful. I love green!

Red Couch Recipes said...

The salad plates are really beautiful and I love the green stemware. Joni

Poppy said...

Love how you layered the plates with the Italian Scenery dessert plate on top,all the layers work so beautifully together and highlights the Italian scenery pattern wonderfully! I like the addition of the rattan chargers at the bottom,perfect for this table setting. And the stemware is so pretty with hints of green. Lovely post! Thanks for visiting,Marigene and I appreciate your loving thoughts on my "Winter Blues." Happy Seasonal Sundays to you~Poppy

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Foley said...

Beautiful table! Still can't figure out how you and Kathleen can find all the bargains for things under a dollar..I'm never that lucky!

Sweetladyelaine said...

So pretty! You did a great job....love the plates. I also love the centerpiece of candles.
Blessings My Friend,

Texas Tea Party said...

Lucky lady is what you are! The W. Adams & Sons Transferware plates are truly lovely especially with the green rim and embossed acorns. The hunt for the extra plates was a challenge and that is fortunate you found them on ebay. The green depression goblets are very sweet and a wonderful color with the plates. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Patti said...

What a lovely table - the stemware is so pretty!

The Tablescaper said...

What beautiful and interesting dishes. A lovely table. Thanks for sharing it at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Marigene, Such pretty dishes...I love this pattern. What a bargain on the lovely stemware. Thanks for linking to my Open House Party.
Hugs, Sherry

Donene said...

Beautiful! I love the plates!Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love your plates...so interesting with all the colors and detailing. I really love the stemware. They just don't make new glassware that is anything like the old.

Kelly said...

Such a pretty tablesetting! I really like the pattern of your dishes too.