Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Midnight Rooster

I wanted to do a table with black/white today, but didn't really know what other color to use until I was deciding on the soup/salad bowls that would go...the Midnight Rooster won out. They are black with a white rooster and green vines.

I started with a very large black dinner plate which is used as a charger...never have used them for dinner as they are so big! In fact I have been using salad plates for dinner plates the past 3-4 years. When I plate them, they look full, but really it is a good sized serving, without going overboard. Doing this has helped me lose some weight that crept up over the last 10 years or so.

The dinner plates are Steubenville Rose Point. The salad plates are my favorites. They are unmarked, but it is obvious they are quite old.

I only have two sets of glassware in black and neither one looked quite right so a teal was chosen to go with the teal in the soup/salad bowl. The glasses are Libbey Gibralter and the color is actually listed as juniper.

The flatware is Oneida's Louisiana. 

Black dinner plate-Goodwill
White dinner plate-Salvation Army
White salad plate-Goodwill
Black rooster bowl-TJMaxx
Green glassware-Savers
Oneida flatware-Savers
Black candle holders-Have had them for years
Rooster pitcher-TJMaxx or HomeGoods
Polka dotted napkins-Savers
Green napkin rings-Yard sale

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you will come back again, soon.

I will be joining:

Cuisine Kathleen/Let's Dish
The Thrifty Groove/Thrifty Things Friday
The Tablescaper/Seasonal Sundays

Thanks for hosting each week, Kathleen, Diann and Alma!


Anonymous said...

Love the colors together. The polka-dotted napkins really jumped out at me. Also fancy your signature rooster centerpiece. Another winner!

ellen b. said...

Lovely. I really like the color of those goblets!

Pat said...

Hi Marigene!

I can't believe you got those napkins at Savers. I never find anything there!well, books, but that's all) Love the combo of teal and black, very nice.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love this table.....glasses make me think of Mother and the teal glassware she used to buy Jerry....the black and teal are a terrific combination!
love you,

Anonymous said...

My aunt would so love this rooster table. She has a huge collection of rooster items. A terrific tablescape once again. love, bbb

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful! I love the color combination.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The rooster bowls are a great choice for this tablescape and add just the right pop of color. The Rooster pitcher makes a great centerpiece. Hugs, Linda

On Crooked Creek said...

I'd say this table is certainly something to "crow" about, dear friend! Simply stunning!!! I adore a black and white combination on the dining table and this pop of teal is gorgeous!!! Black and white...done right!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I am giving you a standing ovation for your choice of stemware!!!! What's that old saying, "Necessity is the Mother of invention"? When your black ones didn't quite cut it for you, you were challenged to look outside the box and find something that really hooked in well to the design of the plates without blending into it. Beautiful!!!!!!! Like you, I have used a salad plate for most meals for the past 10+ years. I haven't lost any weight, but it has probably kept me from gaining anymore. Those pounds just creep right up if we're not careful. One day I thought someone was following me. Then I realized it was just my big behind!!! :-) Have a beautiful holiday weekend, Marigene!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

The glasses go with the plates/table perfectly. Great table as always!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love those rooster plates. I have Louisiana too. Mine isn't as pretty and shiny as yours though.:-)

Scribbler said...

You are so smart! All the experts say that using a small plate curbs overeating. I do it all the time, and I do think it helps. Matter expands to fill space? Something like that. Maybe it is my hips? Oh well, your table looks beautiful. Looove the goblets! And I need to hemp my black polka-dot napkins.

Aledia said...

So very pretty!! The dishes are so pretty and I just LOVE those teal glasses....the polka dot napkins were the perfect touch!

Have a great night!

kitty said...

Marigene, I love those rooster plates! Aren't they striking in the black?! Your rooster makes the perfect centerpiece and I love the polka dot napkins.

Entertaining Women said...

Such an outstanding design! I love every element that you have chosen. Thanks you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

I like black and white. There is something sophisticated about that combination. Very pretty tab;e!...Christine


Oh,oh,oh, Marigene, I'm loving those rooster plates, they're so adorable and special and they sure go great with your black table theme!! Love those goblets too. Fab tablescape! Thanks for your wonderful visit, I always love it so. Enjoy your weekend.

Sarah said...

Marigene, you know black and white is a favorite of mine. Love the addition of the teal glassware. Beautiful table!

Crystal Grandeur said...

thank you Marigne for your visit.your table well set with those beautiful turquoise blue glasses and the polka dotted napkins.lovely.thx:):)

Crystal Grandeur said...

thank you Marigne for your visit.your table well set with those beautiful turquoise blue glasses and the polka dotted napkins.lovely.thx:):)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love the color combination! Black and white is always a favorite of mine. The glassware gives it a nice touch of color.

Kathleen said...

Great combo, rooster plates and those pretty green glasses! Love the dotted napkins too!

Diann said...

Great table Marigene! Those rooster plates are awesome. And we do the same thing here, we use salad plates 75% of the time. Here I have all these gorgeous dinner plates but, we use the salad plates instead. LOL But, it really does help control food portioning. Thank you for joining TTF last week. I am sorry it is so late catching up with everyone. I hope you are having a great day!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the drama!

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you with me this Sunday.

- The Tablescaper

GardenofDaisies said...

Marigene, I love how the teal glassware picks up the greens in the rooster bowl. This is such a lovely table!!