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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

First 2013 Tablescape

I am so ready for something that doesn't have that yuletide look...don't get me wrong, I do love the holidays, but it is time to move on to something very simple.



Everyone knows by now that my favorite color combo is blue/green, so I am starting the new year with it.




I found the Tracey Porter plates on the top shelf at Saver a while back...if you are under 6' tall you would have missed them unless you check every stack of dishes out, like I do. Most of the time they put the ugliest dishes on the top shelf, like the ones with huge patterns from the 70's! These beauties are from the Stonehouse Farm Collection and the pattern is Dream Delicious. 




I started with new tablecloth and napkins, also from Savers in lime/cobalt/aqua large plaid. 75% of the tablecloths I find are brand new...I am not sure why, other than maybe they were gifts the recipient didn't like or maybe people that aren't into tablescaping  just don't use tablecloths anymore. The tablecloth was $3.99 and the napkins $1.99 for 4.




The layering started with a white charger, the dinner plate and finally an apple green salad plate.




The glassware is cobalt seeded glass and a handpainted wine stem ($2.99 for 4) that had some of the same colors as the plates. 




I happened to have some fun napkin rings that have the same colors as the linens...these were found a month or so ago...they had my colors and jumped into my cart when my back was turned...by the time I noticed them I was at the checkout so home they came! They were $1.99.





The rim shot.





I told you this was going to be a very simple table!


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Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper


36 comments:

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
I love this First 2013 Tablescape!!! When "Mr. Ed' and I were first married...these were the "hottest" colors!!! This, at one time, was my favorite color combination, too! Now, I'm back to my Traditional roots with black, white and Lime green for a pop of color!!! So~o~o looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful tablescapes in 2013!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Anonymous said...

How I love plaid. Thank your for starting the year off so beautifully. bbb

Anonymous said...

Nice bright table for a winter's day! You always do such a beautiful job.......the talent of the family!!
Love you,
Jude

Kathe said...

So simply pretty! Our Savers hardly ever has anything worth getting and are never priced as well as yours! I love the color combo. A nice lead in to Spring :-)

BJ said...

Love the bright colors in January!

BJ said...

Love the bright colors in January!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so nice and pretty! I am ready for some simple tables also. I love those napkins rings that jumped in your cart...hey the same thing has happened to me so of course I believe you! Those dinner plates are a really pretty pattern. I found some gold plates at the thrift yesterday I'm going to use later this month~ Hugs, Linda

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a beautiful table to start off 2013! Love the colors!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Marigene, I have had blue on my mind all week and trying to come up with a blue tablescape. Don't know if I have enough "stuff" to pull it off. I was at TJ Max and saw a display with some green pieces and it was so refreshing. So I think you are right on to move on to blue and green.

Anonymous said...

I love this one! Blue and green are stunning together. I doubt I'd have thought of that color combination. It is fantastic!
Connie D

Sarah said...

Marigene, your Tracey Porter plates were a great find. I lucked into a complete set of Mary Englebreit cherry dishes at Good Will once. I think no one had spotted them because they were on a high shelf. Pays to look up. LOL

Cathy said...

What a nice display. I too love blue and green, and the plates are gorgeous. I like the glassware as well. Guess Ill have to leave the top shelf to those who can reach it.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Those Stonefarm Collection plates are so so pretty! I am with you, as much as I LOVE Christmas, I am always ready to move on afterward!
Karen

MamaHen said...

So pretty! I love how everything looks so clean and put together, but it also look homey at the same time.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a score on the Tracy Porter plates! She started her design business right here in Wisconsin and I know many of her items come with a big price tag. They are beautiful!

Sherry said...

Hi Marigene ! I love the new table setting with the greens and blues. It might be one of my favorites ! Itsjust *Beautiful*

Pat@BPM said...

Marigene the green and blue combination is wonderful. Your able is beautiful!

kitty said...

Marigene, I love to see your bargains and how you put them together in a table setting. What a pretty color combo!

Marlis said...

Marigene.. O twin of my heart! I too was ready to go far far away from the seasonal decorating. And I too love the blue and green combination. You found some wonderful pieces. Lucky you. Well actually, I like to think of it as a good eye.. Looking forward to a fun 2013 at your tables.. xo marlis

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I'm with you, Marigene--simplicity in January. I always feel like my eyes need to rest :). And your table does it perfectly. But Tracy Porter plates???!!! Wow!! what a find! And they're beautiful!!

Thanks for stopping by my Three Kings post. How fun to have a birthday on such a beautiful date! Happy belated bday to the twins. :) ~Zuni

xinex said...

$2.99 for 4 of those cobalt blue glasses? Wow! They are gorgeous and what a bargain, Marigene. I love your color combo too and I am ready for tables other than holidays too.....Christine

Diane said...

Oh, how my mother would have loved this table!She adored blue and green together. Love those special plates and what wonderful bargains you found! Great post - thanks for sharing!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what a bright and happy table. Love the plaid, the pop of green makes me smile. hugs ~lynne~

Linda Primmer said...

Such a cute and fun table. Plaids are wonderful. The bargains are great finds. A cheerful table for some of these dreary winter days.

Red Couch Recipes said...

You surely did find some bargains. I do love blue and green too. I would love to find some salad plates and blue goblets like this, and those little napkin rings are the perfect accessory for this table. I hope you have a great year! Joni

Lulu said...

As much fun as the holiday tables are, I agree with you when it comes to getting back to what is normal. You are always at your best when you are working with colors you love.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

I love all the green tones, so fresh and evocative of Spring!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love the blue and green theme! Those plates are beautiful! So are the goblets! A very striking tablescape!

Katherine

Jacqueline said...

It is fun to move away from the Christmas theme isn't it? This is perfect. Those plates are sooooo pretty and the colors you chose are great. Everything looks wonderful on the plaid. Enjoy 2013!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I LOVE the vivid colors of the tablecloth and napkins!!! And those napkin rings match perfectly!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Wow, I love all those colors, Marigene. What a great way to start the new year. You surely do find some impressive bargains.

suzyq said...

Love the green/blue combo!! It looks so refreshing. Such a pretty table.
Suzyq

Entertaining Women said...

This is so wonderful. I love the little pops of yellow with the blue and green plaid. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Diann said...

I love this table. It is so refreshing after all the holiday tables we have seen and set. And those dinner plates are just too cool! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF. Have a wonderful week!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Marigene.your table looks simple and beautiful with blue and green combo.eye catching...well i used onions green red and yellow bell peppers for the pasta...thank you...:):)

Kathleen said...

You find such great things at Savers! I love the colors you used, and yes, good bye to Holidays of 2012!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!