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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What a Cheery Combo!


This week my inspiration came from thrifted napkins and placemats. When I saw some of my favorite colors all together I just had to buy them. There are no tags, so don't know who made them. I love these colors together, they make me smile each time I walk by the table.


To the green chargers I added Hedge Rose by Wedgwood dinner plates, then Wood & Sons Gay Day cream soup bowls to hold the salad. The underplate is just an unmarked bread/butter plate I have had for ages. We don't have many meals without a chopped salad.



The glassware is Indiana Cubist iced tea and a Mexican blown wine stem. Both were purchased at Goodwill.


I am, again, using Oneida Afterglow sterling, which belonged to my late mother-in-law. We use this most of the time for meals.


The green metal candleholders and pale green candles are from Goodwill 75¢ each, the candles only 49¢ each.


The yellow and orange alstroemeria are in an old coffee carafe.



The rim shot!


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52 comments:

xinex said...

So pretty Marigene! I love Mexican blown glass stems. I have some in blue too and some green. I love your colorful placemats and the overall colorful table...Christine

Anonymous said...

I love the color of the blues....and whenever I see orange I'm reminded of my very first ski parka!!!
Love you,
Jude

Anonymous said...

Another wow tablescape and week after week I keep trying to think of new words to tell you how fabulous they are. hugs, bbb

Jenni said...

It looks lovely, and you found some great glass! My Goodwill never has anything good. lol

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is beautiful, Marigene! I love it when I just have a "feeling" about colors and they all come together on a table. The place mats and napkins are so cheery, yet elegant. I love your glassware, too!

Have a great week!

XO,
Jane

Meredith said...

Oh my you have the best luck with goodwill! Beautiful stems and your soup bowls are so very pretty!!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty, I love the Mexican glass and the sterling is just beautiful!

SavannahGranny said...

I so love this tablescape. The colors are the greatest. I do love color and lots of it. Your sterling is gorgeous and I love the napkin rings. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Hugs, Ginger

SavannahGranny said...

Oh, I was just wondering, do you still have the tabby kitty? I miss seeing him/her. xo Ginger

kitty said...

So pretty, Marigene!! I love the cubist iced tea goblets...I've always loved that pattern. Since you use the sterling everyday, how do you care for it? I also love your dining table.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh how nice Marigene. I love hand blown Mexican stems, I have a set too, but not with the blue, just clear. Another lovely tablescape, the colors are so pretty. Hugs,
FABBY

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those placemats! I can see what a great inspiration they were! Love the plate stack! Pretty glasses and centerpiece! hugs, Linda

Aledia said...

Thank You so much for the sweet comment you left on my tablescape post!!

Your thrift napkins and placemats are so pretty and I love your glassware!!

Those flowers give such a "pop" of color to the table as well.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

(hugs)
Aledia

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

Those are cheerful colors in the placemats. You could use many of your different dishes to have a variety of tablescapes.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jeans
Wednesday's Bunny Hop

Stephanie said...

Such a pretty table. The colors are lovely and you have such a good eye in putting the dishes together.

Karen said...

Beautiful!! love the rim shot.

Alycia Nichols said...

You totally find some of the best stuff ever at the thrift stores!!! And you take those things and create such pretty tables! I love these colors together, too, and I really like what you did to make those colors the star!!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marigene, what a lovely table! The colors are so pretty! You have really aquired some great pieces! Beautiful, as always!

ellen b said...

Lovely. I like the color combination and the layering.

Marlis said...

Love those colors too.. Your stemware is quite lovely.. you do find the best things you know! Beautiful table!! xo marlis

Mary said...

The pattern and cheery colors of your thrifted placemats & napkins puts a smile on my face too! What wonderful inspiration for a table :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am in love with the linens...they are so beautiful and of course the table...such a glorius table!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The placemats and napkins are beautiful well as the glassware and other elements of this wonderful table!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'll say it one last time - you have wonderful luck with thrift stores! LOL Love the thrifted napkins and placemats! Great colors.

Debbie said...

I was just about to decide that your stemware was my favorite part of all, and then I saw that napkin ring. I love it. And then, of course, I saw the flowers.

I really just love this whole table. I love thrift and vintage napkins.

Barbara F. said...

Your stemware is fantastic, and blue and orange belong together. Visiting from Kathleen's party. xo

Kathleen said...

I love those placemats and napkins! The shorter stem glass is so unusual, I love it. I couldn't read your text, so I have to go see what fabu prices you got. Your new cream soup is so pretty!
Thanks for sharing this at Let's Dish!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

You just have to love a post when you read that your table makes your smile. I so love that. Playing with my dishes makes me smile. Great buys as always Marigene! Have a great weekend.

Sarah said...

Marigene, your placemats and napkins are lovely. Love the details of this table. Beautiful! ~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, I especially like the flowers in that pretty carafe...and I like the new lampshade too!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Your table is so pretty, Marigene. I love the way you have combined all the shapes and colors into a lovely spring table.

Tanya@takesix said...

Your table is very pretty, Marigene. I love the color combo. What a great thrift store find!

Entertaining Women said...

Isn't it amazing how we can achieve design in continuity with such disparate elements. I love your new mats...the colors are indeed wonderful! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Norma2 said...

Hermosas imágenes!
Saludos desde Argentina

Sue said...

I love the double handled soup/salad bowls....and the colors in the napkins and placemats are so SPRINGIE!

The Tablescaper said...

So full of life!

- The Tablescaper

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Just beautiful! Love the colors in your placemats too. Wow, your Goodwill glasses are terrific finds! Especially love the blue Indiana glasses, cool!

Elaine said...

I can certainly understand the attraction to those linens--pretty colors and design! The hand-blown glasses are beautiful. Isn't it amazing what people are willing to part with? LOVE the coffee carafe, which makes a lovely container for your flowers!

I had a day from you-know-where and really struggled to get my tablescape done this week. Marigene, your sweet comment made it all worthwhile! Thank you so much!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I can see how you were inspired by your linens...what pretty placemats! But, I must also say that Gay Day is one of my all time favorite patterns. It's unique! I had some of the purple pieces in my shop and they sold out quickly. It's hard to find. I love the blue and love your blue glasses! Such a pretty table!

Nancy

Scribbler said...

What a pretty table! I like the idea of flowers in a serving carafe -- more interesting than a vase.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty, Marigene! Love that fabric! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

LDH said...

A very beautiful table! I love the blues and the pop of the orange and yellow flowers with the lovely place mats make this table striking!

Joy said...

Beautiful tablescape. Love the glassware :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your colors are. Your pretty blue stemware looks so pretty with all of this.

Kathe said...

Oh I love the linens! So pretty. Love the rim shot best :) I didn't have a table to share this week. So much fun to see what everyone else put together :) Have a wonderful weekend Margiene!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love those placemats and napkins too! Very cheerful. Blue just doesn't work inside my home but I love it on the patio in the summer.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love the color blue mix with orange!! Your Tablescape is Beautiful..Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my French Dinning Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Ann said...

What a pretty combo-orange, blue and yellow. It very cheerful and makes me smile too. Everything is so sunny and bright--the blue glassware is lovely. I love that you are thrify!!
Ann

Diann said...

Well I would have pounced on those beautiful linens had I seen them! Beautiful colors. The whole table is so pretty. Love the dishes and the stemware! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a wonderful day!

Jo's This and That said...

Love your linens! beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing Joann

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love those napkins and placemats and they look great with the flowers. Thanks for stopping by my blog, you always leave such nice comments.
Randee

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love those napkins and placemats and they look great with the flowers. Thanks for stopping by my blog, you always leave such nice comments.
Randee