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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Poinsettias and Apples


Another busy tablecloth to tame! I promise there are no more poinsettia tablecloths in the house.



The centerpiece are a pair of apple topiaries...notice the apples in the tablecloth, please. The candles are in clear red glass dishes sitting on a white pillar base to get them up off the table a little bit.







White, gold and plum seemed to be good colors to use this week. The iridescent plum napkins are held with a gold beaded circular napkin ring. The flatware is my favorite International Frontenac, circa 1903. It is quite ornate with lilies and entwined stems.





I started layering with a gold charger, adding an extra large dinner plate, which is being used just for show. The dinner and salad plate are from a set of Hutschenreuther. The cream soup and under plate are the top layer.




I was kind of stumped on what color glassware to use. I had thought of amber, but at the last minute decided on plum to tie in with the napkins and a clear wine stem. 




 The stacked plates. 





Gold glass charger-Pier One via Savers $2.99 each
Extra large dinner plate-Laurie Gates Tribecca Platinum-Tuesday Morning $1.00 each
Dinner/salad plate-Hutschenreuther (I don't know the pattern, unfortunately)-Goodwill (4 5-piece place setting for 37¢ per piece=$7.40)
Cream soup bowls, Noritake circa 1911(has a green and red backstamp)-my sister found them at a thrift store in Vermont for pennies
Plum water glass-TJMaxx
Wine stem-Towle Leyland-Goodwill 99¢ each
Sterling flatware-International Frontenac
Gold beaded napkin rings-Salvation Army 4 @ $1.00 
Poinsettia tablecloth, plum napkins, beaded apple topiaries-Savers
Red candleholders-ARC Thrift Store 25¢ each
White pillar holders-ARC Thrift Store 25¢ each
Amber decanter-Goodwill $2.99

Thank you for taking the time to visit today...Please come back next time. Have a great week, everyone.

I will join a few parties this week.

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





39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very elegant looking table this week for just pennies! (except the silverware!)....love the white/gold on the table cloth...
love you,
jude

ellen b. said...

I would say you tamed that tablecloth very well. I enjoy tablecloths like these...

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, this is so pretty! I love the plum stems with this setting, and I wouldn't have thought to use those. That sterling flatware is gorgeous! I need those frosted applie topiaries. laurie

Anonymous said...

Your place setting is simple yet elegant. And the silverware setting is so beautiful with all the detailing on them. Again, you've managed to set a perfect looking table. Sue Z.

xinex said...

How beauttiful! This is probably one of my favorite tablescapes of yours, Marigene. I love the apple topiaries!...Christine

Anonymous said...

Dazzling. I particularly love the candles. love, bbb

Alycia Nichols said...

Frontenac! That's the name of a town really close to Pittsburg, KS where we go all the time! The flatware is MUCH prettier than the town, I must say! :-) I like the apple topiaries! They are perfect for the Christmas season!!!!! They remind me kind of what I think of when I think of "visions of sugarplums danced in their heads." Of course, you continue to wow us all with the incredible bargains on such pretty things! I need to start hanging out with YOU! :-) You did a really good job of quieting the tablecloth without killing its beauty!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
This is such a lovely tablescape, dear friend!
I adore your flatware, don't think I've ever seen any like that pattern before! Your plum stemware remains a favorite of mine!!! Your choice of dinnerware is exquisite...taming the traditional tablecloth perfectly!
Fondly,
Pat

Cynthia said...

Very pretty. I love the topiaries.

Cynthia

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Another stunning job you've done with this tablecloth, Marigene. Your table is so beautiful and elegant.

Pat@BPM said...

This is gorgeous! I love that first shot! Wow!

kitty said...

You did a great job in taming the tablecloth, Marigene. The topiaries look so pretty and your dishes are perfect. The flatware is such a pretty pattern.

Elaine said...

Marigene, this table is just gorgeous! The plum color is such a nice departure from red. I had to pick up my jaw from the floor when I saw your flatware! Your layering is so pretty and the white allows the table cloth to shine!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I like the plum glasses, but the amber would have been pretty too! I adore those vivid tableclothes. Yours is fantastic!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yikes! I almost forgot to compliment you on that gorgeous silverware. I love silver and collect the silverware. Your is amazing!

Marlis said...

Just stunning.. love love the flatware.. omg.. that is just gorgeous. So is the tablecloth.. love it to. You tamed it well with those beautiful dishes.. Gorgeous. xo marlis

Red Couch Recipes said...

Well you tames this one well with those classy gold and white dishes. It is a beautiful tablecloth. Love the apple topiaries, and the flatware. What a treat to see it. I have never seen it before -- so ornate. Joni

lulumusing said...

The topiaries are terrific, and I would very much like to have your tablecloth for my screen porch. Mixing the plum glasses with the red tones is a winner.

Jacqueline said...

Stunning! I love how you use these fabulous tablecloths and pull the colors from them. You set such a rich table! I feel in love with Frontenac. I think it was what my aunt had. I looked into it but alas, it was beyond me. It is the most gorgeous and timeless pattern. It would be my favorite too!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

This is just beautiful! So artfully pulled together. Love the topiaries, the plum stems, and especially the silver flatware. The tablecloth is a lovely background for your beautiful things.

Kathleen said...

That looks GRAND! Very elegant, and I love the plum glassware. The silver is so beautiful!
Wonderful table, the topiaries work beautifully!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, the lighting is perfect in your photos. They should be in a magazine! Beautiful table!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, thank you so much for your prayers for our little Dylan. He has developed a few problems, which we hope will be treated quickly and easily, but he is holding his own. God is listening. laurie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous tablescape Marigene, you outdid yourself! The tablecloth with the apples is so pretty and with the apple topiaries you made, just perfectly gorgeous! The layers of white dishes are beautiful,along with the stunning flatware!.. everything is lovely.
Thanks for dropping by. Big hugs,
FABBY

Kathe said...

That flatware is just beautiful Marigene! I love every single detail of this table! From the lovely tablecloth, that would have challenged anyone else but you, to the apple topiaries.

Linda Primmer said...

So perfectly coordinated. I love the apple topiaries and I do adore the tablecloth. Your flatware is gorgeous! I am sure it is treasured for it's beauty. The china is so elegant. Such a pleasure for my eyes. Thanks for sharing a beautiful, festive table.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

The topiaries are perfect for this cloth. The flatware is just gorgeous. Beautiful!!

allisamazing said...

You tamed your tablecoth beautifully! Such a lovely and elegant looking table :)

Entertaining Women said...

You've done a great job integrating all the elements with the poinsettia tablecloth. It turned out to be quite an elegant design. THanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A very pretty setting! I love your gorgeous tablecloth-enjoy:@)

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

So pretty. I really love the look of the table with the topiaries! Very elegant table.

Babs said...

Great job, Marigene! The nice thing about the poinsettia tablecloth is that it has so many great colors to choose from for your place settings. Love the simplicity of the china pattern and the plum colored stemware.
Hugs,
Babs

Cottage and Broome said...

Oh my, I love that silverware!!! Your table is beautiful and I like that did it with thrift finds. Your newest follower, hope you will stop by, Laura

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

What a gorgeous table, Marigene. Your tablecloth fabric is stunning with all those deep rich colors. I've not seen your silverware pattern before. So pretty. You have a gift for combining all those beautiful elements.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Great choice on using the plum glasses!

Diann said...

This table is absolutely gorgeous! The toparies are beautiful and the silver is stunning! Everything is so lovely! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. Have a terrific day!

The Tablescaper said...

Amazing flatware and such a rich cloth.

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

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Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Another gorgeous tablescape, Marigene! I love that flatware...fabulous! Why don't they make wonderful patterns like that any more? I can't stop eyeing your pretty transferware in the corner hutch...especially the tureen!...hugs...Debbie