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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

It time to join Cuisine Kathleen for her second week of Let's Dish! You can enlarge any picture by clicking on it.


The other day I found a gorgeous tablecloth, $3.99, that is the inspiration for this week's very simple tablescape. It reminded me of spring, lots of greens, reds, pinks, blues and a little yellow.


I wasn't sure what dishes I would be using until I saw these dinner plates at Goodwill today...I want to thank a lady named Estelle for making them back in 1964. Again, I have found someone's ceramic project to showcase on my table! Being Senior Discount day, the cost was 74¢ per plate. They have blue, pink, red, green, purple and yellow on a creamy background. When I first saw them out of the corner of my eye, I thought they were Blue Ridge Pottery when I saw the large flowers and fruits in bold colors!



The background of the dishes is a deep cream, the only chargers I had that would go well with them are these octagonal ones.


I wanted the tablecloth and plates to be the stars, therefore I elected to use no other dishes.

The glassware is some you have seen before...they match the tablecloth so well.


The flatware is Oneida Afterglow.


The napkins are from Savers $1.99 for 4 and the fun bee napkin rings are from Pier 1 Imports, $3.95 each.



I have something to confess...this is actually a Thanksgiving tablecloth, complete with turkeys! I have never seen a tablecloth in these spring colors depict Thanksgiving. It is huge so I am going to see if a local seamstress can cut the turkeys off without ruining the whole thing. If it can't be done, I'll use it as I am today!


Thank you for visiting today, I really appreciate your comments and try to do the same for you.

I will be joining these fun parties this week:

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

40 comments:

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

Well you've heard of 'Spring Chicken' before... right? So this must be the 'Spring Turkey'! So funny and strange to have those colors at Thanksgiving, but it is a beautiful tablecloth just the same.

Thnks for sharing this at my Bunny Hop Party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Anonymous said...

Love that tablecloth and those dishes. Very nice.

Magic

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, the tablecloth is very unique. If the seamstress can cut the turkeys off for you, perhaps you can make placemats. The dishes are lovely and perfect for spring.

Anonymous said...

Love the bright colors of the tablecloth and dishes, but you're right....those turkeys have to go!
LY,
Delma

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty, Marigene! I love that tablecloth, so pretty!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the plates! Great find! Now this tablecloth is beautiful but turkeys?? who would do that lol? Great table setting! Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Another wow tablescape. bbb

Alycia Nichols said...

I never would have noticed the turkeys if you hadn't said something. Wow! I think they're pretty well hidden with the profusion of fruit & flowers. You can always say they're Spring chickens on steroids! :-) You did a great job of pairing the dishes with the tablecloth!!!!! It's like they were made for each other!

Anonymous said...

I think it's a beautiful tablecloth, turkey's roam around in the spring too, how do you think we get baby turkeys hehehe.

Lovely table setting, very nice!

Zipper

xinex said...

Beautiful, bold and colorful, Marigene. Love your napkin rings too...Christine

ellen b said...

Nice bold colors! I enjoyed my visit...

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

LOL you have a spring turkey like Bunny Jean suggested! I bet a lace tablecloth over it will disguise the turkey's enough and let the bright colors still show!
That is unusual to find those colors with the turkey, but what the heck- it's fun!
Your dishes are really unusual. I've never seen that kind of design before nor heard of Blue Ridge Pottery!
I learned something new!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a pretty tablecloth, such a great find-enjoy:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love those flowers on your tablecloth -- and the pretty colors. How cute the bumble bee napkin rings are too.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, I have several turkeys in my yard every morning right now, driving the dog crazy. And soon we will have the little turkey chicks too, so don't cut your turkeys off! I can't believe you got those dishes for so little. Someone really put a great deal of work into them. My mother used to do ceramics in the late 60's early 70's and I know how much work it was, although she loved doing it. Beautiful table! Linda

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I forgot to mention that I love the bee napkin rings. I bought dragon fly napkins at Pier One last year, so perhaps I will finally use them at Kathleen's "Good Earth" party.

Judy Bigg said...

It is a beautiful tablecloth and looks great on your table. Maybe the turkeys can be removed. It does have great colors for Spring. Great job, thanks for sharing and visiting my blog.

Scribbler said...

I didn't even notice the turkeys! Beautiful colors, and I really love the fancy little bees!

Marlis said...

Measure the distance between turkeys and if that is long enough for your table.. then it'll be safe to cut them off.. Truly a gorgeous piece. I love the flowers! And the plates are the perfect pieces with the cloth.. A really pretty table.. xo marlis

Sarah said...

What fun to have Estelle's dishes. LOL
Guess turkeys aren't just for fall. Pretty cloth.

Meredith said...

oh I love your tablecloth...turkeys and all! You really find the most amazing deals!!

Karen said...

What wonderful finds... especially Wednesday at Goodwill! (Love that senior discount.) The dishes are amazing! And I really like the tablecloth... turkeys and all!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful cloth! I love the summery flowers and colors. Off with the turkey heads (and bodies)! What a great find with the flower dishes.

Jacqueline said...

HOw funny, I wouldn't even have noticed the turkeys! Maybe you could cover them with a runner or two! Yes, the color of the cloth is beautiful and not quite Thanksgiving-ish! I love all the pretty flowers on the cloth and the dishes.

Kathleen said...

Wow, someone made those? Great find!
I didn't even notice the turkeys! It is a beautiful color!
I like the centerpiece too!
Now save those butterflies for the Good Earth, or have you already thought of something?
Thanks for taking part in Let's Dish!

Texas Tea Party said...

What a wonderful tablecloth and the china plates match them perfectly. I love the thrifty finds. The turkeys are very pretty and would look great at Thanksgiving, too. Pam

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

I didn't notice the turkeys, either. I'm sure whatever you decide to do will look great, but I personally would use it on the patio table when we barbeque a turkey in the summer. Love the bee napkin rings, too. The rich colors of everything all go so well together!

Jewel Sauls said...

That is so funny about the turkeys on that springy floral tablecloth! The whole table is lovely and I am crazy about the bee napkin rings!

Entertaining Women said...

Well, I'm thinking that's a Spring Turkey! I love the tablecloth, and your plates are really special. You've done a beautiful job of combining the elements for a delightful design. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That tablecloth is beautiful and the colors on the plates are perfect with it! What a surprise to see the turkeys on it! LOL! If you cut them off, don't throw them away, makes napkins or something with them!

Thanks for your comment about my sister.

Katherine

kitty said...

So very pretty, Marigene! I love the "Spring" turkey!!

Elaine said...

How funny! I would never have dreamed that tablecloth would have turkeys. Maybe if you can't have them cut out, you can make them over into robins! Very pretty dishes, and turkeys aside, I think your table screams SPRING!!!

Debbie said...

I'm so glad that you let those bright and festive plates and the tablecloth be the center stage of this. I really do love the colors and patterns.

And I have never seen a turkey tablecloth in those colors either.

If you can't cut them off, I think you should just dub them SPRING CHICKENS and dare someone to tell you differently. Ha!

Joy said...

Although I am not fond of bee's in real life those napkin rings are so pretty. I love the tablecloth as well. Have a Happy Easter!

The Tablescaper said...

Your cloth is so rich and elegant.

- The Tablescaper

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I say leave it as is. I love the colors. Great deals as always!!

Mary said...

I would have never guessed there was a turkey on your tablecloth! Beautiful colors and your GW plates blend perfectly~ Estelle would be proud :)

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I just love that table cloth. Your table is very pretty.
Pat

Diann said...

I love the tablecloth and would never had thought it was a Thanksgiving cloth! The bold colors are beautiful. All of your table is just wonderful Marigene!Thank you for joining TTF this week. And have a great day!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This is beautiful!! I love to put dishes with a pattern on top of a tablecloth with a pattern. I really think it makes a statement.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Randee