Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Romantic England

Thank you all for the prayers said at the time of my husband's surgery, they worked! His surgery was a success, now for the recovery period to be behind us...he can't drive at least until March 8th when he has his first post operative check-up. To look at him you wouldn't think he is only a week post very intricate pituitary adenoma surgery, but he is driving me nuts wanting to do things he was told not to...lift, bend, sneeze, cough, blow his nose...all of which he has done without giving them a second thought.

You can enlarge any photo by clicking on it.

You all know by now that my favorite color is green. I volunteer an afternoon a week at the local ARC Thrift Store; while there not long ago I found a few pieces of Meakin's Romantic England china in olivey, limey green...not enough to do a full table, but a start. The remainder was found on eBay.

I paired it with Royal Staffordshire Clarice Cliff purple Tonquin for my table this week. I think it is a pleasing combination.

I already had the green candle holders and bowl of apples centerpiece on the table so I built around them.

Another of the whole table.


For some reason this transferware doesn't photo very good.

The individual pitchers are being used to hold the salad dressing.

The checked napkins are actually a plum color, but here they look more blue than they really are.

The glassware is some I have found over time at thrift stores. The wines are some I hand carried home from Vermont a couple years ago from a little thrift store that you wouldn't find unless you knew the is off the main streets almost in an alleyway! The water glass was found at Goodwill for 37¢ each on senior discount day, which is about the only time I go!

The center of the cereal/salad bowl.

The center of the dessert plate.

The center of the dinner plate. Each piece has a different scene.

The plate I am using as a charger is actually a dinner plate Wedgwood Golden Ivy with a laurel rim, circa 1962-1981.

The rim shot!

Thank you for your visit today, hope you will come back again!

I will be joining in these link parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
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


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this color combination! The green dishes are awesome! You find some pretty great stuff at the thrifts. The candle holders really make the table pop! Love the architectural aspect of them. As always a wonderful job! Your tables make me happy! Hugs, Linda

Natasha in Oz said...

What a gorgeously British tablescape! I adore your Meakin finds-you were so lucky!

I'm so glad to hear that the operation was such a success. It looks like the collective power of blogger prayers has worked again!

Best wishes always,
Natasha In Oz

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a perfectly lovely combination. I love your pretty transferware!

On Crooked Creek said...

So~o~o glad your hubby is doing well! Your tablescape is gorgeous! Love the green paired with the purple.
Need to get off here...we are getting a severe storm here on the Prairie with threats of tornados just west of us!


OMG Marigene, I love your gorgeous tablescape, it's so inspiring with pretty green candle holders and the green apples in a bowl. The transferware dishes in purple and green are so beautiful, wish I had them, so when you want to get rid of them, I'm right here, lol! I'm so happy your DH's surgery came out perfect and he's doing well recovering...God bless him. Marigene, you're never late to visit me, you're alwys welcomed, so thank you for your lovely visit. Hugs,

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So glad your hubby is doing well, Marigene! Love your tablescape! You know transferware is one of my favs! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty dishes, I like the greens, too! Very happy that everything went well.

Anita said...

Marigene!!!! oh my goodness, you know I'm going to love this one! I would love to have it in the green too. Beautiful table!!

Babs said...

I've always thought one could never have too much transferware. :) Your pieces are gorgeous. Love the brown of course, but more recently I'm starting to like the mullberry. The combination of the Romantic England and Tonquin work surprisingly well together. So creaative and so pretty.

Designing Lady Jane said...

I am so glad to hear your husband is doing well. I really enjoyed seeing your apple green and purple tablesetting. Those plates have such nice scenes on them, they're all so intriguing.

Pat said...

Oh, Marigene!

What a winning combo! That green and purple, so pretty. The purple gravy boats are cute, cute, cute, and as always you did a super job on layering dishes again.

Anonymous said...

Fun tablescape as always. Love the napkins particularly. I didn't get one last week? luv, bbb

My Cozy Casita said...

Beautiful table scape, I love your transferware nice combination color
Bleasing Day

Style Sisters said...

Gorgeous tablescape! So glad to hear your husband is doing better but keep on him to stay down so he can heal all the way!

Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday!

Karin ;)

The French Hutch said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. I love the mix of colors and patterns. Your lucky day when you found the Meakin pieces.
So happy for you and your husband you have the surgery behind you. Sounds like he is doing quite well if he is eager to do things. Prayers your way……..

The French Hutch

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is Gorgeous love your dishes Wow.. You did a Beautiful job putting this all together so lovely.
I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Victorian Tablescape. I m following you Linky now hope you come follow me also. Have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Each plate is thought provoking, and I love this tablescape! I should probably add some transferware to my collection! I'm glad the prayers worked and the surgery was successful.

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful post, love the dishes, there is an ARC Thrift Store near my daughter, I am going to start stopping by there. There secret to the glasses on my post is they are plastic. I have not been able to find any stemware in aqua that is glass but I am still looking. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message.

chateau chic said...

Beautiful table scape. I really like your candle holders.
I'm a new follower on GFC and Linky. Hope you can stop by.
Mary Alice

Kathleen said...

What gorgeous dishes! I am on my ipad so I can't see your words, but it looks beautiful!
Glad H is doing well.
I will go over and read what you wrote on my computer.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Although green is not a favorite of did make a beautiful tablescape! Those beautiful dishes!!

xinex said...

What a beautiful transferware, Marigene, love the colors. Your table is gorgeous! Thnank you for the prayers for my sister. I am glad your hubby's ok, sorry, I haven't been by, due to unavoidable circumstances....Christine

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These transferware patterns are gorgeous. Beautiful table!!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

What fabulous dishes! The green is so unique.

Designs by Gollum said...

These are the most gorgeous dishes I've ever seen! Your table is a breath of fresh springtime air--the pastoral patterns, the fresh snap of green apples, and the colors.

Jacqueline said...

I am swooning over this color combination and maybe you think they don't photograph well, but they are so beautiful, if you lived nearby, those gorgeous purple gravy boats might end up missing!!!! I love them and how fun to serve the salad dressing from them. Absolutely romantic!

Scribbler said...

Very pretty! I am in awe of you all who find such great Goodwill deals. I walk in one of those stores, and all I see is junk. Of course, I do have problems with the eyes... ;-))

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I must have missed that your husband was having surgery during our trip! So glad to hear he is doing well.

Beautiful table and I love those green plates and the green apple centerpiece is really striking.

Denise Marie said...

Dish delight!! It all looks wonderful together.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hard-headed men...whatcha gonna do? They're impossible! :-) So glad to know he is doing well and feeling obstinate...that's a good sign! I think this is one of the prettiest tables of yours I have ever seen. The color combination is really, really pretty!

Meredith said...

Beautiful color combination. oh you have the best finds. I love the patterns. Just beautiful! Glad to hear your husband is doing ok.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I love your transferware and the color combo works great. Thanks for your kind comment.

Elaine said...

I am a big fan of green and purple (as shows in my tablescape this week) and I love how these plates complement each other. I always enjoy your thrift store finds, and the pretty way you use them!

Entertaining Women said...

This is gorgeous! I enjoyed the combination of the brown and amethyst transferware...great design choice. ...and the green apples are perfection. I adore the Wedgwood, "Patrician" plates! I've been watching a set of them myself. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Cindy F. Adkins said...

So, so pretty! I am in love with your tablescape! Green is my favorite color, too. Glad to hear your hubby is doing well after surgery!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Marigene - What a beautiful table! Those dishes are gorgeous--all of them! Thank you for visiting my Little Boy Blue post. ~Zuni

Mary said...

Your transferware is beautiful~ I love the purple paired with the green! I'm glad your hubby is in recovery mode :)

Diann said...

Well, I love every one of the dishes in the settings! They are gorgeous!What a pretty table! Thank you for sharing it with us at TT this month! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Sarah said...

Good to hear your husband is recovering. This table is gorgeous. Love the romantic look of these dishes. Great color combinations.

Anonymous said...

First, thank goodness for the news about your husband. I hope he is recovering nicely. Your thrift shop finds are much better than what I usually come up with, but I keep looking.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

My husband did too much after a major surgery a few years ago and ended up having another surgery for the hernia he got from doing too much!!

I love the new dishes and green and purple together makes me happy:) Your candleholders are the height!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the purple and green together. So happy you brought them to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Town and Country Gals said...

Your tablescape is fabulous! Lovin the color combination! Nothing better then finding great stuff for great prices! You some great deals. Thanks for visiting!

Aledia said...

Thank You for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment!

Your tablescape is so pretty, your transferware is beautiful and what a deal on those glasses from Goodwill!

Happy for the good report on you husband! Have a wonderful day!


Rettabug said...

Ooooooooooooooo, how pretty that Meakin's Romantic England china in green looks!!! Nice score & isn't the hunt fun for the other pieces? I ♥ a challenge!

I am relieved to hear your DH did well with his surgery. Yell at him loudly if he doesn't obey doctors orders or tell him I'm coming out there to do "private duty" LOL He won't like that!!!


Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

Yes, we know about your love of green :) I like it when you pair green and purple together... I have always liked that combo. Those charger plates are pretty nice too!

I hope your husband's recovery is going smoothly and that you two are okay.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love you gorgeous table setting.
The color combination really reads spring. So fresh!
We'd love to have you link to WIW and show it off!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Those plates and the color combination is just wonderful. I love the water goblets too. Well, what wonderful benefits from volunteering. Hope your husband is out and about. Joni

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Marigene, I am so glad your husband is doing well! Your table is beautiful and I love the transferware. Hugs, Sherry

Mimi said...

Love that unusual purple transferware.

Foley said...

Hoprfully people bring in nre items the day you work so you can get first look!!! You have some gorgeous YOU have enough room for all of them???
Glad hubby is doing well, just tell him to LISTEN to the Dr. !!!