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Monday, January 16, 2012

White Against Red



I finally got all the Christmas taken care of, just in time to be hit with a nasty chest cold. I was flat in bed for 3 days, but am feeling so much better now. I also found a few minutes to go through dishes...the local thrift store was thrilled to be the recipient of three huge loads that found a way onto their shelves. Now to weed out some glassware and linens...



I didn't have a color theme picked out for this week's table. I just wanted something bright and cheery. I have had this red and white tablecloth for a couple years so decided it was time to use it or lose it!



Using all white dishes was pretty easy after looking in the dish cupboard. I started with a white metal charger plate made in Italy. To that I added a Gibson Regalia, circa 2004-present dinner plate. Next I added Johnson Brothers Snowhite Regency, circa 1968-2003 salad plate and rimmed soup bowl.



The red hemstitched linen napkin seemed to be a great match with the tablecloth.



I used clear stemware...both maker and pattern are unknown at this time. I need to take a couple days to look up some of the stemware I have...it seems like something always comes up when I think I have a few minutes.



The centerpiece is a white ironstone compote filled with lemons, red candlesticks topped with white candles.



The rim shot!



As I sat back looking at the table, it occurred to me that everything was purchased at a thrift store with the exception of the sterling flatware, candles and lemons!

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48 comments:

Pat said...

Hi Marigene,

Love that red plaid tablecloth! And you sure have the neatest dishes to layer.

From what I have been seeing, you are lucky you got off with 3 days of chest cold. Probably because you were able to go to bed.

Savers near me is not open yet, no signs, just working. Will let you know.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I absolutely love red and white. Your table is beautiful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great and thrifty table!! I love red and white and it's so cherry this time of year. Glad you are feeling better now. I've got a sore throat so taking a few days ot rest this week. I need to go through my dish closest and edit also. I like that, use it or lose it! hugs, Linda

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Sorry you were sick Marigene. I love red and white together, and your table is so cheery. I also did a red and white table this week ;o)

Anonymous said...

If it's red, it's a winner in my book! Love the tablecloth w/the napkins.
Glad you feel better.
LY,
Delma

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marigene -- GLAD to hear that you are feeling better!

Your table is gorgeous to me. I am all about the red and the simplicity of the red and white is just so me :)

Happy New Year Blessings!
Gail

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lovely Tablescape! Love the red and white combo!! And the 'rim shot' is cute!

Dianne said...

Love the red and white. I have and LOVE the Johnson Bros Regency too. So far, I only have the plates and bread and butters, but I keep looking. I love how the rim adds so much to any plate stack and that the plates are a smaller size so they can be used with a lot of different plates. So cheerful! Dianne

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Glad to see you back, Marigene. Sorry you weren't feeling well! Hope all is well now. Pretty table, I love the red and white.

Anonymous said...

I didn't have a computer all week so was worried I had missed your tablescape and have this new one now and so happy to receive the beautiful red and white combo. I love it. bbb

Alycia Nichols said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick, Marigene! I don't know if this up and down weather of ours is the culprit, but there sure is a lot of crazy stuff going around. Glad to hear you're feeling back in the pink. Red & white are definitely cheery, and you deserved that to make up for your days flat on your back!

Liz said...

Love the red and white, which, funnily enough, is what my post is about today too!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Mark said...

One day, when I'm a grown up and there is no threat of one of my boys running into our dining room table, I'll set a nice table like that too. Just you wait!
m.

Cindy said...

Cute! I love the candlesticks! Have a great day. XO Cindy

Annie said...

Sorry you were sick - a lot of folks I know had the same. Love the red and white and the lemons are a very pretty touch, I'll have to remember that!

Tricia said...

Such a pretty color scheme! I really loved the rim shot -- those patterns look great together! I'm glad you're no longer sick and am impressed you donated so many dishes!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I think I had that same bug you did. I ended up in an urgent care clinic on Christmas Eve day :(

What a cheery table - just what the doctor ordered!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love red and white together!

Greetings from Australia♥

xinex said...

I am sorry you have been sick, Marigene but glad you are better now. I like oyur tablescape. The white dishes look really agood against the red....Christine

Meredith said...

I love the JB Regency White. My mom has that from my grandmother. Your ironstone centerpiece bowl is just beautiful, as is your stemware. Glad you're feeling better!!

Kathleen said...

Glad you are feeling better, not fun to be sick.
Love red and white, and glad you didn't ditch the cloth. Wish I lived near so I could intercept the donations! :)
Pretty table, and very thrifty too!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marigence -- love red and white and the cheery striped tablecloth. I can imagine the thrift store was happy with your dishes. I have a hard time discarding dishes. Love the rim shot. Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marigence -- love red and white and the cheery striped tablecloth. I can imagine the thrift store was happy with your dishes. I have a hard time discarding dishes. Love the rim shot. Joni

Marlis said...

I purged too, but not dishes.. why can't i bring myself to do that?? Your table looks fabulous on that gorgeous tablecloth.. Glad you are feeling better. xo marlis

Elaine said...

Very pretty! Just the right amount of red. I love the layering of plates (those chargers are wonderful)! You are the first person I have heard say they have gotten rid of some dishes. I have that fear that the day after I give them up, I will need them. I know it's silly!

I hope you continue to get better!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

The Tablescaper said...

Your table is bright and cheery! Just what you set out to accomplish. So happy to hear you're feeling better.

- The Tablescaper

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Red and white is always so pretty. I think red is such a happy color and I love how your white plates look all stacked up. Sorry about the cold. I caught one over Christmas and something as simple as a cold can certainly take you down, can't it?? I'm glad you are feeling better.

Tanya@takesix said...

Love the different plates in your "Edge shot". I just love red and white!! Must be my Canadian blood!! ;0) So glad you are feeling better.

Kathleen said...

Hmmm, I commented on this last night on my ipad, but I don't see it!
Love the red and white, very cheery and cozy!
I wish I loved near so I could intercept the donation runs!
Hope you feel better, I am on antib's again too.

Entertaining Women said...

I love the pop of yellow that the lemons add to your wonderful tablescape. The charger is a great design. I've been looking for a great white charger..that's affordable. The search continues. I'm with you...I always have the best of intentions to search for information on my collections. Most of the time, it just doesn't happen. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

lulumusing said...

Red and white is one of my most favorite combinations so your table is a winner in my eyes!

Tess said...

So pretty...I love red and white. Your sterling is beauitful!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Beautiful Tablescape you did a lovely job putting this together. You know I love the color Red and white together.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape and my Kitchen. I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up with your family.
XXOO Diane

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Your red and white table is so pretty. It is one of my favorite color combinations, especially this time of year.

Diann said...

Marigene, I am s glad to hear you are feeling better! Our house keeps going around and around with passing the nasty cold bugs! I love the linen! It is so fresh and cheery.And all the white dishes just complete this happy table! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great weekend!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

Glad you are feeling better. I HAVE to get my flu shot, thinking any day now I might get sick.

I also need to toss some stuff. Thinking I should go through what I don't use, want or need, and take some picture for a post. That way at least I will have picture of it.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Sue said...

You had me at RED......I love a table set with red and white....it can be used for so many occasions as well as being so cheery for everyday...

CJ said...

Marigene, Love yellow and red together. The star of your table for me, are the white chargers with silver (?) dots or metallic sparkles. Feel better! ~CJ

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Such beautiful dishes, great layering! I love plaid tabletoppers like yours and with white is perfect! Hubby now is in bed with a bad caugh, so glad you're so much better, I mean, chest pain! Take good care and thank you for your lovely visit Marigene. Enjoy the weekend.
FABBY

Taunnie said...

I love red and white. It's so happy and timeless. Your tablecloth is gorgeous. I am going to have to keep my out for one.

The Tablescaper said...

Lovely to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I have always loved red and white checks so of course I love this tablescape. xo, Sherry

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So pretty! I love red! Everything looks so fresh and crisp!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks so much for your visit. I'm having so much trouble with leaving comments the past couple of weeks. Love your pretty layers of dishes and the red and white is so pretty. What a perfect touch the lemons are!

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

Love your plaid tablecloth. I am doing a Valentine's Day table with red and white and I am digging your take on it so much. Mine is a bit more cutesy I think.

I like how yours came out. Thank you for sharing.

Sincerely,
Eldarose from http://re-inventedstyle.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love that tablecloth...just what I need for curtains in my pantry!

GardenofDaisies said...

Red and white are always perfect together! Crisp and bright!

Jacqueline said...

I guess I missed this one while I was out of town as I saw the date! Hope you read this! I just love that red and white tablecloth. Why are checks and plaids so pleasing to the eye? Your layers of textured dishes are wonderful too! Hope all is well now! Have a great week.