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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

April Cornell Place Mats




Most everyone knows by now, green is my favorite color...this week the inspiration came from these beautiful April Cornell place mats that I found on a recent trip to Savers. When I saw they were only $1.99 for the set, I couldn't get them in the basket fast enough! The picture really doesn't do them justice, they really are beautiful. This is the first time I have seen any April Cornell at the thrift store...now to find napkins and a tablecloth by her would be great.



The green rimmed dinner plate is by Mulberry. I have had them for ages.



The apple green salad/dessert plate is Waechtersbach. I got these at Amazon.com 3-4 years ago.



 In the summer I use many of my soup bowls for salads. This one is by Johnson Brothers, the pattern is Snowhite Regency.


The clear glassware is Noritake Provincial and the green is Lenox Antique (I have them in brown, also).



The napkins and flatware are from World Market. The champagne flatware pattern is Madeline. I have the green and almost used it, but thought the champagne would bring out more of the tans/golds  in the placemats.

The rim shot.


The centerpiece is a tuberous begonia I bought for the back porch.




Thank you for visiting today. I do hope you will return the next time.

I will be joining a few parties this week:

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Thank you ladies for hosting each week!

37 comments:

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene!

I think I like green as much as you. I am always in awe over your ability to come across such pretty items at the thrift stores. I have no doubt that you will be able to fine more April Cornell items.

Thanks for sharing at my party again this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those placemats!! What a great find!! Wonderful table setting my friend. Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another perfect tablescape to light up my dreary day. hugs, bbb

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty, Marigene. I love the green plate with the place mats, they really show the pattern off so well.

Marsha said...

Gorgeous as usual! You do have a wonderful knack for table setting and you are starting to give Kathleen a run for her money on bargain shopping :) Sometimes I wished I didn't live so rural so I had more access to thrift stores, the nearest Savers here is 80 miles away.

The AC placemats are beautiful with the black background making the print pop.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Marigene! You struck gold finding those place mats! Love your table and the color combinations!

XO,
Jane

kitty said...

I love all your green and especially your champagne flatware! You found some great bargains!!

Linda said...

those are some beautiful place mats and you got them at a bargain. Your table is very pretty and welcoming.

PAT said...

The placemats are fabulous! Beautiful table!

Alycia Nichols said...

You found those at Savers??!?!?!!! GREAT find!!!! Woo hoo!!! I love the colors in the placemats, and I know you will be able to use those for a lot of different looks! Hope you're staying cool out there "in the middle of nowhere"!!!!! Have a good rest of the week!

Marlis said...

OOH love that fabric. It looks so much like a Jane Sassaman print. http://www.janesassaman.com/Jane_Sassaman/home.html Your table turned out perfect. I love that you used the champagne flatware as it's perfect. The soup bowls are so pretty. Have a great week, xo marlis

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene,
I love the green and the placemats and I can't believe the deal! The napkins on my post tonight are also April Cornell which I purchased at HomeGoods for a good price. I was so excited to see them there so I grabbed them and ran! Have a wonderful evening! Linda

Meredith said...

Lovely as usual!!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

The flatware you chose works great! I so enjoy reading about your deals. Great job on the table! I have come across April Cornell at my local thrift store but only some napkins have come home with me.

Judy Bigg said...

I always enjoy seeing anything with April Cornell. The placemats are perfect and a great combination of dishes you have used. You have put together a lovely tablescape.

suzyq said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Lucky you finding them!
Suzyq

Anonymous said...

LOVE the apple greens! Lynne

Kathleen said...

They are gorgeous! And I love those green plates too! What a pretty table!
Thanks for linking this at Let's Dish!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You got very lucky with the April Cornell items, and I love the green too.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow, I love your placemats, great find! Your whole table is just beautiful.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I LOVE April Cornell - what a fantasitc find Marigene! Your table is lovely. Green is my Mom's favorite -- my second :)

Blessings!
Gail

Scribbler said...

beautiful, Marigene! I love the way you put everything together. Keep those eyes open! You never know when you will run across what you are looking for.

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
WoW! Those placemats are stunning! I adore the way you've put your dishes, flatware, napkins and stemware together in this tablescape! That pop of red in your centerpiece is just beautiful, dear friend! Savers...Hm~m~m...we don't have those on my end of the Prairie. Sounds like a great place for finds at wonderful prices!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Elaine said...

The placemats are beautiful! Love the different shades of green in your dishes and napkins! I went to Savers for the first time last week. They had very few dishes, but what was there was priced very inexpensively. Certainly didn't see anything as fabulous as your placemats! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

I love those placemats. They would be just PERFECT in my kitchen right now, too, because I'm doing green with black.

lulumusing said...

The placemats are a real find. You are amazing when it comes to discovering a good buy. I look but am never quite so lucky.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a steal for those placemats! they are gorgeous. I am enjoying green on my table more and more too.

Diann said...

A very pretty table Marigene! Your new AC placemats are beautiful. And the dishes look perfect! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF this week! Have a great day.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

A nice summery feeling..and very, very pretty! I love green too..and as always, I tend to overdo in it..but isn't it wonderful?? :) My patio furniture and every thing I can catch with my spray paint is GREEN!
Those green rimmed dishes are fantastic. Oh..and that sweet little hutch in the corner..HOW cute!
Mona

Entertaining Women said...

April Cornell does such beautiful textile designs. Your placemats are gorgeous, and I love your mix for your tablescape. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Tanya@takesix said...

Great table Marigene. What a bargain on those beautiful place mats!! :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Marigene! I love their linens, too! The apple green plates are the perfect complement to them, too! I'm catching up...lots of end-of-the-school-year and babysitting duties at my house! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

allisamazing said...

I love green as well. Your tablescape is lovely :) Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Beautiful tablescape! That green really pops!

momto8blog said...

wow...absoulutely stunning table setting...everything about it!! you must smile when you see it!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Beautiful! I love all the green. It is such a pretty shade!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Your table is gorgeous! I am a big fan of April Cornell linens. She's ever changing her prints and keeping us wanting more. I have NEVER seen your pattern, It is BEAUTIFUL and you've accessorized it perfectly!
Have a fun week,
Donna