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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Black, White And A Dash Of Yellow!







A few weeks ago I found some black stemware so that was part of the inspiration for this week's table. 

I thought about using a white tablecloth, but decided it would look too formal, so just went with a plain black acrylic charger and layered from there.

The other part of the inspiration came in the form of the black and white dinner plates. Actually I was going to use my Royal Stafford Hayride, but my sister, Judy, surprised me with 4 Spode Archive Collection dinner plates that came in the mail last Friday.






The soup plate is Johnson Brothers topped with a black cotton napkin gathered in a yellow napkin ring.


The flatware is Oneida Louisiana.


The glassware is a black water glass and a black-stemmed wine glass.


The centerpiece is a bright yellow tureen flanked by black wooden candle holders. The black salt/pepper shakers are actually sterling, which I found at the local thrift store last week, marked at 25¢ each! I haven't cleaned them up, yet. One of the volunteers thought they were plastic they were so shiny!




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28 comments:

Cindy Ritchie said...

Great Table! I have some Black and white Spode plates from way long ago. Very nice black stemware!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The black and yellow against the wood of the table is absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job this week.....love the black glasses and the yellow napkin rings and tureen...the plates would have gone to the junk shop if I hadn't sent them to you!
love you,
jude

BJ said...

I like this one very much!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Nice table!! I love the plates your sister sent you and it really made the black and white the center of attention! A touch of yellow is perfect with it! Hugs, Linda

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

It was so nice of your sister to send you those pretty plates and the mix of black and yellow is wonderful. Have a nice evening. Linda

Kathleen said...

Are you kidding? Those black things are sterling! Wow.
I can't wait to see the shining!
Love your new plates, you have good sisters that feed your habit. :)
Love the pop of yellow and your new black glasses too!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Marlis said...

Sterling at 25cents?? wow. greatest find of the month I would say. Love your table. I was just saying today I couldn't believe that I don't have black goblets and now I'm saying it again. I love them with your pretty dishes. The yellow tureen is stunning. xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

GREAT decision to omit the linen!!! I think fall is one of those times when that is such a great table fashion statement!!! (I'm also thrilled to get a break from ironing those suckers!) What a nice sister you have!!! She can be my sister, too, if she wants...and if she'll send me some of that beautiful Spode! :-) You find some of the coolest stuff at the thrift stores. I tip my hat to you, m'lady! Your perseverance pays off! I hope you are ready for the super chilly air that's about to move into our region! I'm going to turn the heat on tonight, I think! Ramon is away in Cincinnati for a conference, and I don't want to freeze my tushie off in here!!! Stay warm!

Anonymous said...

Love it. bbb

Liz said...

Very unusual, but I love it!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love the colors of this table, and you must have been smiling when you opened the box of dishes from your sister. The bright yellow tureen is a nice centerpiece, and I like those black wooden candle holders.

Anonymous said...

LOVE those gorgeous plates! and the yellow is a perfect accent!
Lynne

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

I love the black and white! Especially the dishes. The yellow is a beautiful compliment to the table. Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful place setting. Love that each plate tells a different story. What a nice sister you must have to send them to you.
And the salt & pepper shakers - what a find at the local Thrift Shop!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great finds as always. It is great to have a dish friend with your sister. Love the tureen!

Annie said...

Very pretty, Marigene! Looks nice and sleek on the bare table, I like the clean, sharp look.

Love your Spode plates - what a nice sister you have :)

Cynthia said...

Great tablescape. Love the dishes. The stemware with the black stem is different.

Cynthia

The Tablescaper said...

Awesome contrast!

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

Beautiful transferware. I love the color combo, very sophisticated...Christine

Anonymous said...

Today is kind of a black day for me, so your setting is apropos. I really do like it. You never fail to come through with something interesting and appealing.
LY,
Delma

classic • casual • home said...

Such a pretty and creative table. I would love to be a dinner guest!

Dianne said...

Your table is beautiful. How sweet of you sister to send those dishes to you. I am partial to the silver i it's current state. I kinda like that tarnished look. Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments. Dianne

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Beautiful table setting. Love the black and white dishes.

kitty said...

I like your table without a cloth and just the chargers. Lucky you being gifted with those pretty plates... sweet sister!! Love your dash of yellow.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Black and yellow is gorgeous and your tablescape it's stunning! Beautiful flatware and glasses. The yellow tureen is a terrific in this table and the transferware plates are gorgeous! Thank you for dropping by Marigene. Have a great week.
FABBY

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love your black pieces and the spode! I have never had black glasses or dishes and I think I would like to have some. Thanks for visiting me today. I am a new follower!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a gorgeous tablescape--I love Johnson Brothers, and I really like your new black and white plates--beautiful patterns and pictures on them! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today--glad you liked the tomatillo salsa and how kind of you to complement the presentation. I am very new to food photography, and am so inspired by you and others who are so skilled at it and tablescaping!