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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Simple, Simple, Simple



I am all about simple this month!
I was gone all day yesterday so didn't get the table set until night...and today is another overcast, yucky day so the pictures are pretty bad. I took some with the lights on, they have too much glare and the ones without lights are too dark. Hopefully next week will be better for photography!


I started with a red woven placemat to which I added a Johnson Brothers Ming (1974-1978) dinnerplate as a charger. The creamy white small plate and chili bowl do not have any markings. 




 The mottled red stemmed glassware is some I have used several times. I don't have too much in the way of red that goes with a casual setting.




Napkins are simple checked with a fringe, flatware are a very plain 1847 Rogers Brothers pattern. I sure would like to know the name of it so I could find more...if anyone knows the pattern name, please let me know.


Everything on the table was found in thrift stores!

***Someone just identified the silverware, the pattern is Plain. Thank you to the anonymous poster for the information, I really appreciate it.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today, do come back the next time.

Please follow me around to the parties I will be joining this week.

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Farmhouse Style Blog Hop/Green Eggs and Goats
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sundays/The Tablescaper

Thank you ladies for hosting each week!


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the red! and love you, too!!
Jude

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the table! I'm into simple right now also! This looks like a cozy table to sit down to and have some yummy chili! Photos aren't bad. It is so hard on these dark days. Hugs, Linda

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Your "thrift store" table is gorgeous! I love those Ming dishes. I have never seen them. Bright and cheerful!
Karen

Anonymous said...

If it's red I like it....simplicity, too. Another great setting. It's yucky here, too so I'll be there for dinner shortly!
LY,
Delma

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love. bbb

Blondie's Journal said...

Marigene, this is gorgeous! You have the perfect touches of red here in the dishes and place mats and the yellow flowers really pop! I love the goblets, too. I think your pictures came out wonderful!

XO,
Jane

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
You have a simply lovely tablescape, again this week, dear friend!!! Love that all of you accessories came from Thrift Shops!!! Thanks for sharing with us each week! You have inspired me to enjoy tablescaping, once again!
Fondly,
Pat

Tricia said...

I love simple tables the best! The Johnson Brothers plates are such a lovely pattern -- and new to me. Your table looks warm and welcoming! Have you tried sending a photo of your flatware to Replacements.com? They've helped me identify some of my patterns.

Anonymous said...

Love it! The reds and yellows are great, pretty plates. The octagonal plates are perfect on the round mats! Lynne

ellen b. said...

Love it! That's my kind of table, a thrifty one!

Sarah said...

Marigene, love the shape of your dishes. Pretty pattern too, especially on the red place mat. Beautiful table!

Diane said...

Oh, your red is perfect for a dreary evening! I love those happy plates and the red on the goblets. Beautiful job!

Jacqueline said...

Marigene, I think the lighting is really pretty. Especially that second one with the natural light reflecting off the table. I need to take more in that light. Everything looks perfect and the shape of the plates are so fun. The brights give me hope for spring and summer weather. We are being dumped on faster than we can shovel it and this perks me up.

kitty said...

How lucky for you, Marigene, to find such great thrift finds. The plates are so pretty and I love the mottled red goblets.

Dianne said...

I love the red paired with the yellow, so bright and cheerful Those placemats are wonderful and I love the Ming dishes. I can't believe everything was found at a Thrift store! Dianne

Rettabug said...

I think you did a lovely job with difficult lighting, Marigene. I completely understand the issue...same thing here. I rarely post food photos during the winter because by the time I've got it ready to go on the table, it is almost dark out!
Hurry up Spring!!!!!

Your Ming plates remind me a little bit of the Amish/Dutch good luck signs we see on barns. Very similar patterns.

That snow that is dumping on Jacqueline is coming our way, so look out!!

Warm hugs,
Rett

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, I had trouble with lighting today too! It's just so dark and gray out. I think your pictures came out fine! The table is perfect--can't believe you found it all thrifting! i really love the napkins with their fringe. Linda

Alycia Nichols said...

It is always so hard for me to get what you're talking about when you say the pictures are bad. I can see the stuff and the color, so they don't look bad to me at all! As I may have said before, maybe that's just me. I can't see the difference between HD and regular TV, either!!! The is a great table for this time of year. The relevant simplicity is conveyed through the complex process of choosing just the right dishes which you have done a great job of here. Not everyone can put together different patterns and yield a quality result, y'know! All the bright color wakes up the senses!!! On cold, dreary days like today, we REALLY need that!!!!!!!!! Stay warm!

Kathe said...

Simply beautiful Marigene! I love the Ming dishes!! The napkins are perfect. It's all just lovely.

Lulu said...

I am all about simple as that is the way I do most of my tables. I always feel people should be comfortable, not overwhelmed.

Marlis said...

I am obviously not shopping right.. you have the knack to find the most pretty pieces. I love the red!! Great placemats and I love the china. and those glasses.. wow. xo marlis

Elaine said...

I think the lighting was perfect to add some drama to your simple table! The red is gorgeous, especially with the yellow flower centerpiece. Very pretty stemware, too. I don't think I have ever seen them before.

Pat@BPM said...

It's a beautiful table Marigene.

We have had gloomy days this week too. It makes photo shoots very interesting.:-)

Anonymous said...

I think that flatware pattern is just called "Plain." I have some and use it all the time. There are some dinner forks for sale on Etsy now, probably just listed today.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Well, that's an appropriate name for that pattern! LOL! Sometimes plain is just what is needed! Lovely table and, of course, your thrifty finds are fantastic!!! Thanks for the visit and kind words! Blessings, Tammy

Darjeeling said...

That's a lovely tablescape. I really like simplicity personally :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your simple looks gorgeous to me!
Great job.
Hugs,
Patti

Cottage and Broome said...

Don't you just love Johnson Brother dishes, they are one of my favorite brands of dishes. I find this time of year hard to photography in, not enough sunlight!! A pretty setting. Laura

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I love those plates. Your table is beautiful as always.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Your cozy thrift store table is perfect for this time of year. Did you get your red pillar candle holders at Kmart? I have the same ones, and I think they are from the Sandra Lee collection.

The Tablescaper said...

The dishes are great. What a fabulous find.

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Crystal Grandeur said...



So beautiful Marigene.....i like the candles in between vase.the dishes are lovely...:):)

Laurie Ritchey said...

Those Johnson Bros plates are wonderful! Love the way the red placemat brings out the colors in the dinner plates. (PS: my photos always have too much glare, because I always have to use the overhead lights. I need to figure out an alternative). laurie

Kathleen said...

Very pretty, Marigene. I really love those red glasses, you must have every color! Cute check napkins give it a pop too.
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I think your photos are beautiful, Marigene. Red and white is one of my favorite color combinations, especially this time of year. Our winters days can be gloomy too and it always brightens up my kitchen.

Anonymous said...

just beautiful, Marigene. I just love your tablescapes. but that ruby red glasses is COOL!! and I love the silverware too. can't believe you bought them at such a great price. Adios from Arizona. (Randa)

Diann said...

Well, I love your simple table. The colors make it so bright and cheery. And those dinner plates are wonderful! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a fun day Marigene!