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Sunday, April 1, 2012

National Tartan Day 2012

I will join in the National Tartan 2012 Party that Sarah of Hyacinths For The Soul and Babs of Upstairs Downstairs who are hosting for this fun meme. Please make sure you stop by so you may enjoy anything tartan! Thank you ladies for hosting.


Most of the tartans I have are very Christmasy, lots of reds and greens. I did have a fairly good sized piece of tans/rusts/grayish blue tartan that I cut into a runner and napkin liners.


The very simple table was started with rattan chargers, a blue/gray dinner plate and salad plate. The dinner plate is Noble Excellence Country Manor and the salad plate is Burgess & Leigh Dalmeny, circa 1900-1912. The colors are definitely more gray than blue in these dishes.


Flatware is the champagne Madeline from World Market. They go with just about anything. The napkins are light brown linen napkins with the tartan placed on the interior. Napkin rings are from World Market, also.


The amber glassware is from TJMaxx a few years ago. I use them all the time, they are a great size for just about anything.


Rim shot so you can see the patterns up close and personal.




Thank you for visiting today, hope you will come back again.

19 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Pretty table setting, lovin' your great runner and napkins! Happy Easter Week:@)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful bonus tablescape. bbb

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow, Marigene...you totally picked the perfect china to go with that plaid!!!!!!!!! It beautifully picks up on the bit of gray in the plaid to give it a more prominent role! I really like the World Market flatware, too. I saw it there and wanted it REAL bad!!!!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow, Marigene...you totally picked the perfect china to go with that plaid!!!!!!!!! It beautifully picks up on the bit of gray in the plaid to give it a more prominent role! I really like the World Market flatware, too. I saw it there and wanted it REAL bad!!!!!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

HI Marigene!

Your table looks amazing. Your plates and dishes in your masthead and on your table are just so pretty!
Thanks for sharing your sources also. I am having so much fun seeing every post and how they translate plaids and tartans to their homes and gardens.

This is even more fun that I had dreamed! Thanks so much for sharing with the Tartan Parade today!

Excellent post.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, as always, your table looks very inviting. I'm enjoying the Tartan Parade today.

Anonymous said...

Interesting Flatware. Is it pearl design?

Magic

Sarah said...

Marigene, I've tried several times to leave a comment today, but Blogger keeps giving me an error message. Here goes again. I'm glad you shared this post and joined in the Tartan Parade. Your table is lovely. The dishes and the plaid are a perfect combo. Such fun to see what everyone has to share.
Happy Tartan Day! ~ Sarah

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty, Marigene! I love the tartan and your place settings, very pretty table.

Kathleen said...

My tartans are wintery too! Packed them away. We will have to remember for next year or get them to change Nat'l Tartan Day!
That china is beautiful! I have those rings from WM too, ordered on line.
Lovely table, M! I will have to order some of my Irish name's tartan for next year. Not crazy about the colors though!

Marlis said...

The plates look fabulous with that tartan! Loving the beautiful piece of fabric.. lucky you that there was enough for napkins and runner. Beautiful table. xo marlis

the passionate hairdresser said...

I like the top dinner plate! Very pretty!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that plaid and the plates go with it perfectly! Cute!!

Suzy said...

Beautiful table Marigene. Love the plates :-)

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Love the look! It feels like I'm transported to a home in Scotland. Beautiful plates. Everything looks great and goes together perfectly.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Not a huge plaid fan but love those dishes!

vignette design said...

Love your tartan table! Thanks for joining the Tartan Parade! ~Delores

SavannahGranny said...

I love your tartan table. The runner and napkins are especially handsome. Be that they are tartan I felt I should not say "pretty". I really like the table itself.
xoGinger

beti said...

all of them look really beautiful! you are very creative, happy easter!