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Monday, January 30, 2012

Yes, I Do Own A Few Pink Dishes!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching I decided to get my table set. Who says I don't have anything pink...I have been quietly amassing a few things.

On the white damask tablecloth a layered a very pale pink one...it is so pale it almost looks white. As usual both are thrift store finds, like 95% of my tablescaping pieces are! To this I have added placemats in pink, deep rose and white. The napkins coordinate with the placemats. Both are Prescott Seasons. The napkins are supposed to look like roses, maybe a solid color would have been better. The flatware my Oneida Afterglow, sterling, circa 1956 that you have seen hundreds of times.


I used a white charger from TJMaxx topped with a pink dinner plate by Goebel the pattern is Meridian, made in Bavaria West Germany. The salad plate is unmarked. The rimmed soup bowls are by Narumi China, pattern is Pink Scroll. These were a gift from my sister, Judy. Finally, the molten lava cake dessert will be made and served in the cranberry ramekins that I got with a gift certificate giveaway I was lucky enough to win from Cuisine Kathleen over a year ago.






The glassware is also from thrift stores. The iced tea glasses are Indiana Glass Recollection, this is a reproduction of the Depression Glass pattern Madrid. The wine glasses are pale pink, maker/pattern unknown.


The centerpiece, which reminds me of a cake iced in pink every time I walk by it, is a white pedestal dessert plate (TJMaxx) with a pink Hull covered dish in a diamond pattern. This was purchased at a neighbor's yard sale a few years ago for $2. The candlesticks are Napcoware found at Savers last year.


The rim shot.



         Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!


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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
Thrifty Tablescape Party at The Thrifty Groove
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound

40 comments:

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Pretty pinks, Marigene! I love those glasses. Another beautiful table.

ImSoVintage said...

Your table looks so pretty for Valentine's Day. Hope someone special brings you some pretty pink roses. I am a happy new follower from Wow us Wednesdays
Laura
http://imsovintage.blogspot.com/

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

BEAUTIFUL table setting! Blessings, Debbie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have made me very happy by sharing this adorable pink table today! I love it all but the Hull piece is my favorite! I have a very old Hull teapot in that same pattern (I think) but it is green! I love those pink depression reproduction glasses....perfect on this table. I'm just happy today! Hugs, Linda

the passionate hairdresser said...

I saw dishes in TJ Maxx yesterday that made me think of you...and they were even the dreaded pink!! (the bowls were rose shaped, that's why) It's too funny that you posted a pink table today!

Anita said...

Definitely pretty in pink!! I'm not sure what it is but I love the pink things I have too, and always enjoy getting them out. Love that glassware too! I wish I could find the pretty things you do around here, but if I did they would be too expensive. You have a wonderful collection!!

Anonymous said...

How my mother would love this tablescape as pink is her favorite color and she would tell you that hundreds of times. Beautiful! bbb

Anonymous said...

I think it's just lovely.

I am a wine glass collector, or was until I ran out of room, and I love those pink glasses!

magic

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lovely pinks! Just perfect for the special day!!

Annie said...

Pretty in pink! Love it!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Yes! You do own some lovely pink dishes, dear friend! I adore your blending of the pink and white. I've been thinking of a Valentine's table setting...thanks for the inspiration!
Fondly,
Pat

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh, pink!! I love anything pink (well, maybe not a Cadillac!)...I like the combination of the different shades of pink....I've never not liked your tablescapes...
Love you,
Jude

Sweetladyelaine said...

So surprised to see pink on your blog!I know your fav is green....but you know I am a pink girl!Love your tablescape! Your glasses are very pretty.The Hull piece is very nice too! I just love it all.
Blessings My Friend,

Pam said...

The Hull piece is gorgeous. Very pretty Valentine table.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Marigene! I love the pretty pink dishes and am really loving the chargers!! I could use some. And I think the glasses are gorgeous! Wonderful job!

XO,
Jane

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous pinks Marigene, such beautiful dishes all of them! You're going to have a perfect table for Valentines, sweet, pretty and pink. I love it!
FABBY

Tricia said...

Beautiful, Marigene! I especially love your linens and the pattern of the soup bowls -- so delicate and pretty!

Alycia Nichols said...

I am so proud of you for flying your pink flag!!! You GO, girl!!! Not only did you get some pink, but you got some really GREAT pink items!!! I love the stemware! I only have one set of pink stemware, and I am always on the hunt for more. I am so sorry I missed out on it at Pier 1 awhile back. It was the perfect color! Your dishes are beautiful, and you did a really terrific job of mixing and matching everything. It is such a wonder what you can find and do with thrift store treasures! People just don't have a clue what they're getting rid of!

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful table. I love the pink!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love your pinks! I have always liked that repro depression glass. Looks like the real thing doesn't it? So pretty!

Meredith said...

How fun. I love all the pink in your table this week!

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Marigene your table is just beautiful. You do such a lovely job. I think I owe you an apology as as a couple of months back you left a lovely comment but I thought I had made a mistake on my blog. Well it was only because it was a typo. I would love to be friends and sincerely invite you to come back. I was a blogger of just barely two weeks when it happened and since then I have found lots with typos that could be misconstrued and I'm sure I have done the same. It was just a brand new bloggers error on my part and I am so sorry if I offended you. Please accept my sincere apology.

Nann

Patti said...

Your table is so pretty - love the non-traditional centerpiece...and the stemware is so delicate and sweet

Entertaining Women said...

You've put together a really amazing pink thrifted collection. I love what you've created for Valentines. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

Love the covered dish!!! Your tablecloth is soo pretty. Love the color, especially because it's so pale. you set another really pretty table. xo marlis

Scribbler said...

You do find some amazing things in the thrifts! I think I must not have the radar or something...

ETS

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
You know I love pink and white mix together in a Tablescape for Valentine's day so sweet.Your glasses are very pretty. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Jo's This and That said...

Love your post! Beautiful dishes, I love the name of your blog,it is how I feel , thanks for sharing joann

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

What a lovely table! You have such pretty things. Love the glassware.

Elaine said...

This is SO pretty, Marigene! This is the first time I have seen pink stemware! Those chargers are wonderful, and I love the layering you did! The pink dishes are just beautiful!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Kathleen said...

Sorry I am late commenting. I can see your pics on the ipad but no text shows up. Don't know why!
Anyway, you do find the best things. I have been looking for solid pink plates for evah!
The Hull piece is amazing, and the whole table is lovely!
I hope you have recouped from using the dreaded pink! I use ornery orange every now and then even though it is not my fave!
Thanks for the mention!

Tess said...

Never enough pink!! This is beautiful! Love your sterling. We are about 15 miles from where it was probably made (sadly, no longer manufactured there). Your variety of pinks go sooo well together. Very pretty!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your table is so pretty! I just adore those sweet rose napkins. It's perfect for Valentine's! xo, Andrea

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene, I love your Valentines Tablescape. All your dishes are so pretty, I love the shapes and different shades you're using. Pink is the perfect color for Cupid!
I'm visiting over from TS.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Texas Tea Party said...

Pretty in pink is perfect for this tablescape! I love your pink rim soups best but all the layers are very beautiful. The Valentine's Day centerpiece of the pink Hull covered dish is just right on the plate stand. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Sarah said...

Always fun to see what dishes will be on your table. Love the image of the side angle of the stack, and clever to twist the napkin in the bowl. Makes a lovely shot. Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Very pretty Marigene! I love the Hull dish and your glasses. Happy Valentine's Day!

Diann said...

Okay Marigene, you surprised me this time! I can generally just look at each of the thumbnails and know "who did which tablescape". I thought, "Nope, pink is so not Marigene's color!" I was thinking you would do maybe a red/white theme Valentine table. I loved to be surprised! This is so pretty. And I love those pink scroll soup bowls! Everything looks lovely! thanks for joining both TTF and TT! I hope you are having a great week!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the way you have layered all those gorgeous plates! Lovely! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

The Tablescaper said...

Love all those layers of pinkness. I'm so happy you brought this post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper