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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Artichoke or Pineapple?

This week the inspiration came by way of a tablecloth...cocoa background with shades of pinks and greens. I pulled out the greens, of course. I am anxious to use this one with pink dishes...maybe soon!


The napkins are plain hemstitched cocoa linen napkins held with lime green beaded napkin rings.




The solid lime green charger/dinner plates were found at TJMaxx several years ago on sale. The creamy white plate is an unmarked old plate that I found while thrifting. 



I debated on brown or green glassware, the green will win out every time!



The flatware is 1847 Rogers Brothers Plain, which surprisingly was also found in a thrift store!


I waffled back and forth over using a tureen for the centerpiece, then pulled out a large artichoke finial, or is it a pineapple finial? I have seen them listed as both.  I added tall pillar candles to each side. The little amber stoppered decanter will be used for the salad dressing.







Thanks for taking the time to visit today. Please feel free to leave a comment, as you all know, they are very much appreciated!

I will be joining a few memes this week.

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

Thanks ladies for hosting each week.








44 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think artichoke, but regardless, is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Love the rich brown, greens and the deep pink.......and the finial finishes things off....just love this table!
love you,
jude

Sarah said...

Love that inspiration! This is a beautiful setting. Wish I had an artichoke for my evening meal. Just may need to rush off to the grocery. '-)
Thanks for sharing.........Sarah

Anonymous said...

Very fancy. A high-end restaurant could use you to tablescape! bbb

Liz said...

Gorgeous colour scheme! I love it all.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Anonymous said...

Always enjoyable to look at what you've created! I think you have found your calling!!! Mark

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You use the prettiest table cloths. I of course, love the pink in it! You have once again set a lovely table. I love the chocolate brown napkins with the green napkin ring! Great job on the centerpiece also. Now do it with pink please!
hugs, Linda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love your rich colors so warm and inviting on this chilly day.
fondly ~Lynne~

The French Hutch said...

Love your tablecloth Marigene. The colors are beautiful and mix beautifully with the green the white plates. I love how the tablecloth pulls it all together. I think you are ready for a dinner party!

~Emily
The French Hutch

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Stunning tablescape, dear friend!!!
I adore the warm hues in this tablecloth!!! The green stemware is perfect with your white and green dinnerware!!!
Would L O V E to see this with pink dinnerware in the future!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Tricia said...

Oh, Marigene, that tablecloth is gorgeous! It looks wonderful with the dishes you chose. I need some green chargers like the ones you found! Love those napkin rings, too.

Diane said...

Beautiful tablecloth and the green that you used is such a pretty, fresh shade. Gorgeous white plate - that was a find!

The "Home Girl" said...

This is so lovely! Such beautiful touches coming together to make a great table! That tablecloth is divine!! Thanks for sharing! =D

Marlis said...

I so love the use of browns and greens.. Always an elegant combination. The white plates are really pretty.. oo so so pretty. What a gorgeous tablecloth. Artichoke? a beautiful piece either way.. xo marlis

Mary said...

What a beautiful patterned tablecloth! I love the combination of green and brown and can just imagine how pretty pink will be! Your thrifted textured white plates are lovely too!

kitty said...

Marigene, your tablecloth is so pretty and I love how you pulled out the colors. Your thrift store purchases are are amazing. I'm thinking the finial is an artichoke, but whatever it is, it looks great as your centerpiece.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You have it all! Love the tablecloth, green stemware and white and green dinnerware!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a pretty tablecloth and such a nice one to make your whole table around! LOVE the colors and the design. I think your centerpiece is an artichoke! I have a thing for artichokes... very pretty!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I vote artichoke -- beautiful table. Love those pretty color combinations. Chocolate and green look so pretty together.

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful deep rich colors!

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful deep rich colors!

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

The table is so beautiful! I am in love with the tablecloth, such pretty colors! You pick just the right dishes to go with it....Christine

Maria said...

OMG! I have the napkins that go with that tablecloth! Love it! I'll be using my napkins next week for a St. Patrick's Day tablescape. What a beautiful table you've put together! Green, brown and pink is such a wonderful color combination! And the creamy dishes are perfect.

Bobbie said...

that brown and green look so fresh together!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Looks like an artichoke to me!

Love the colors. I'm so sick of looking at white outside.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Such a gorgeous tablescape! I love the pattern of the tablecloth and all the green tones.

Alycia Nichols said...

Wait a minute...wait just a minute!!! What's with all the pink? I seem to remember a certain someone (not going to mention any names, but the initials are M.P. and she lives "in the middle of nowhere"!) telling me she was not a big fan of pink! So what's up with that??!??!!? :-) Ah, you know I've gotta bust your chops. I'm bored and lonely! :-) L-O-V-E this tablecloth! The colors are great, and I am really diggin' the pattern! Don't turn your back on me, because I'll rip it off in a heartbeat! :-) The chargers are pretty, too. You couldn't find a charger or dinner plate like this at TJ Maxx now if you tried! It seems to me like they're shying away from dishes now and just counting on people to go to Home Goods for those. You get some of the best thrifted stuff, and that flatware is no exception! I don't know how you do it!!! I have one of those pineapple/artichoke/acorn things, too, and have struggled for the longest about what to call it. The consensus seems to be that it's an artichoke, and I think that gets my vote, too. Have a good weekend and enjoy the rain that is forecast. Goodness knows we need it!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. Your tablescloth is really beautiful and you did such an amazing job coordinating all your dishes and accessories to compliment it. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This tablecloth is stunning. I would have thought it would be difficult though to use it because the pattern is so full of colours, but you did a beautiful job. I can't wait to see it with pink dishes!

Diann said...

I love that you let that beautiful tablecloth be the "star" of this tablescape! What a fun find. The dishes look perfect as does the centerpiece! Thank you for sharing it with us at TTF. have a great day Marigene!

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Just dropped over to view your site. Thank for your comment. Food always taste better when you place it on beautiful dishes. You have put together a beautiful tablescape, but the header is the most beautiful of all.

Kathleen said...

Pretty, pretty! I love the tablecloth, so any colors you could use with it.
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and don't forget the 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl on the 13th! :)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love the things you put on your table, I love the color of those green plates and the glasses and that flatware is to die for, I adore the way you made this tablescape so beautiful and did not spend a fortune, the green is to die for...

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Pink and green are a favorite combo of mine so I really like your tablescape. Everything works together beautifully.

Pattie T. said...

Most of my tablecloths are solid as I have largely patterned dishes, but I do love this one of yours, and the beautiful way in which it was used.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! The tablecloth is stunning and I think the artichoke is perfect as a centerpiece. Glad to visit you through Seasonal Sunday!

Liz Hockamier said...

I love the colors of this table. It kind of reminds me of the 70's with the green. SO pretty! :)
Love it!

~Liz

Crystal Grandeur said...



This is yet an other beautiful table by you.Nice table cloth with all pretty wears.Brown and green mix goes very well...Thank you...Love ..sujatha...:):)

Laurie Ritchey said...

That tablecloth is great inspiration. Love the way you pulled the greens out of it. The pineappel/artichoke makes a lovely centerpiece. I'll look forward to seeing this cloth with the pink. laurie

Babs said...

Love the print and colors of your tablecloth. It's so unusual with the cocoa, pink and green. Your choice of the artichoke finial is perfect and the large size is so nice. Everything is really pretty.

Dining Delight said...

Your tablecloth is gorgeous and you've coordinated the colours in it perfectly with your dishes and accessories. Those napkin rings are fabulous!

DD

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Marigene. Thanks for visiting my "new" china cabinet post! Let me know if/when you take the plunge with yours. I probably won't--at least not for the foreseeable future because it would be such a big project.

Your table is lovely. I don't have much brown at all, and your napkins especially caught my eye. The tablecloth, of course, is lovely. It all came together beautifully. ~Zuni

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love the colors, so pretty. You put it all together so beautifully, Marigene. Lovely table!