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Monday, January 30, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...Swiss Steak


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Yes, I Do Own A Few Pink Dishes!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching I decided to get my table set. Who says I don't have anything pink...I have been quietly amassing a few things.

On the white damask tablecloth a layered a very pale pink one...it is so pale it almost looks white. As usual both are thrift store finds, like 95% of my tablescaping pieces are! To this I have added placemats in pink, deep rose and white. The napkins coordinate with the placemats. Both are Prescott Seasons. The napkins are supposed to look like roses, maybe a solid color would have been better. The flatware my Oneida Afterglow, sterling, circa 1956 that you have seen hundreds of times.


I used a white charger from TJMaxx topped with a pink dinner plate by Goebel the pattern is Meridian, made in Bavaria West Germany. The salad plate is unmarked. The rimmed soup bowls are by Narumi China, pattern is Pink Scroll. These were a gift from my sister, Judy. Finally, the molten lava cake dessert will be made and served in the cranberry ramekins that I got with a gift certificate giveaway I was lucky enough to win from Cuisine Kathleen over a year ago.






The glassware is also from thrift stores. The iced tea glasses are Indiana Glass Recollection, this is a reproduction of the Depression Glass pattern Madrid. The wine glasses are pale pink, maker/pattern unknown.


The centerpiece, which reminds me of a cake iced in pink every time I walk by it, is a white pedestal dessert plate (TJMaxx) with a pink Hull covered dish in a diamond pattern. This was purchased at a neighbor's yard sale a few years ago for $2. The candlesticks are Napcoware found at Savers last year.


The rim shot.



         Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!


Thank you for visiting today...it is very much appreciated. If you are nice enough to leave a comment I'll be happy to do the same for you!

I will be joining these blog parties and hope you do too!:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Thrifty Tablescape Party at The Thrifty Groove
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Italian Scenery



This week the inspiration for my table came in the way of an eBay purchase. I had been looking for a multi-colored dinner plate by W. Adams & Sons Italian Scenery. It had to be with green trim, which seemed to be much harder to find than one trimmed in gold. I finally found one that I thought was green trimmed, but it had lots of gold around the border...no others I had seen looked like it. I took the chance and bought it...when it arrived, I noticed someone had taken rub on gold and "painted" the raised border. I worked and worked to remove it. Most of it came off, but there is still tiny bits in the grooves. I originally found 3 dinner plates and 5 salad plates at Savers last year. The dinner plates had quite a bit of the green border missing from years of use and probably from washing them. The salad plates are like new, still had all of the borders intact.


The background is cream and the centers are blue, red, yellow, green and black. The borders are acorns and pine cones.

An off white machine made lace tablecloth with rattan place mat/chargers were the beginnings of the place settings. Next I layered a really flat large dinner plate with leaf border, cream washed with brown as the charger plate The only marking on the back is Dishwasher and microwave safe. Made in China.


The next layer are old unmarked salad plates, another thrift store purchase, this time Goodwill, a couple years ago. I paid 49¢ each.


The dessert/salad plate goes with the Adams & Sons dinner plate.


I used crystal stemware in green, found at Goodwill for 99¢ each. I think they may be from the 1930's or 1940's, but don't know for sure as I haven't taken the time to look them up in my copy of Crystal Stemware Identification Guide that our blogging friend Bill from Affordable Accoutrements recommended as a great book for identifying stemware.


The flatware is Oneida Afterglow sterling, circa 1956. The thrift store plaid napkins have the same colors as the plates. The napkin rings are from World Market.


The centerpiece is a simple pedestal plate with candles.


The rim shot!





Thank you for visiting today...it is very much appreciated. If you are nice enough to leave a comment I'll be happy to do the same for you!

I will be joining these blog parties and hope you do too!:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

Monday, January 16, 2012

White Against Red



I finally got all the Christmas taken care of, just in time to be hit with a nasty chest cold. I was flat in bed for 3 days, but am feeling so much better now. I also found a few minutes to go through dishes...the local thrift store was thrilled to be the recipient of three huge loads that found a way onto their shelves. Now to weed out some glassware and linens...



I didn't have a color theme picked out for this week's table. I just wanted something bright and cheery. I have had this red and white tablecloth for a couple years so decided it was time to use it or lose it!



Using all white dishes was pretty easy after looking in the dish cupboard. I started with a white metal charger plate made in Italy. To that I added a Gibson Regalia, circa 2004-present dinner plate. Next I added Johnson Brothers Snowhite Regency, circa 1968-2003 salad plate and rimmed soup bowl.



The red hemstitched linen napkin seemed to be a great match with the tablecloth.



I used clear stemware...both maker and pattern are unknown at this time. I need to take a couple days to look up some of the stemware I have...it seems like something always comes up when I think I have a few minutes.



The centerpiece is a white ironstone compote filled with lemons, red candlesticks topped with white candles.



The rim shot!



As I sat back looking at the table, it occurred to me that everything was purchased at a thrift store with the exception of the sterling flatware, candles and lemons!

Thank you for your visit today, hope you will return again...

I will be joining these parties and hope you will too!

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Taking A Break





I am taking a well needed break to get my house back into shape after the holidays. The tree still needs to be taken down and everything packed away. My house needs a good cleaning out, too!








Happy New Year to everyone...see you in a week or so.