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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cabbage and Sunflowers!


Today is another really dark day, dark enough I had to turn the chandelier on to get a halfway decent picture. If we don't get some sunshine pretty soon I will be screaming! 



I started with a black floral tablecloth and black woven chargers. The tablecloth is from Savers, I think.  The chargers were from a barn sale...I think someone sprayed painted them black as you can see the natural browns through in places. I paid $3.00 for six of them, so I can't complain too loudly, can I? I probably should have chosen something a little lighter in color due to the dark day, but really wanted to use this one.



The Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf plates were a gift from my friend, Johanna, in Phoenix. They belonged to her late mother, but she wasn't married to them...she sent them to me as she knew they would be used with love. There is service for 8...large dinner plates 11¾" and luncheon plates 9¼". She also said there are 8 mugs, a tureen and a couple other pieces, but she ran out of bubblewrap...they will come at a later date. Thank you so very much JoJo...I am so fortunate to have the best friends in the world!



The white dinner plate is one you have seen numerous times, Wedgwood Hedge Rose. They were found at Goodwill.



The green handled Madeline flatware is from World Market.



I have used the green Ivima 1895 goblets again this week paired with green stemmed Cris d'Arques/Luminarc wine glass.



I chose black napkins and green napkin rings.

The centerpiece is a tall thin white pitcher with 4 sunflowers...one of my kitties is bound and determined to eat the sunflowers...there are certain flowers that she goes to great lengths to devour.



Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit today. I also want to thank all of my followers and everyone that leaves a comment...you have no idea what that means to a blogger!



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31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Who would have thought green and black would make such a statement! Really nice, but every table you do is beautiful!
love you,
jude

Anonymous said...

I agree with Judie. Hopefully, you have been written up in a local paper to tell about your exquisite tablescapes. bbb

kitty said...

Oh my goodness Marigene, what a sweet friend you have in Johanna! That was the most thoughtful gift to send you those beautiful dishes, especially since you will use them so lovingly. Sunflowers just had to bring you happiness even on the dreary day. What a perfect pairing in those green goblets you used and the black tablecloth is so striking.

Carol said...

What a sweet and generous gift! Beautiful table as always!

Carol said...

Sweet and generous friend you have, Marigene. Your table is beautiful as always.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I've been waiting for this! You are a lucky gal. Love the table!

Sarah said...

What a thoughtful friend! These cabbage dishes have the perfect home, Marigene. Love the idea of using sunflowers with these.
Hope you see the sun soon. Looking for rain here. '-)

Mona said...

Marigene..this table is just beautiful.I love the tablecloth..and everything else. lovely..
Love, Mona

Marlis said...

Marigene, this is fabulous. You are so fortunate to have those lovely plates. They really go with so much. The tablecloth is so wonderful. I love love the colors and I do especially love the black background. Your choices (napkins, plates, napkinrings and the glasses) are perfect! What elegance and style!!! xo marlis

xinex said...

Hi Marigene. You are so lucky to get the set of Bordallo Pinheiro plates. I have always loved them. You also got a great deal on those chargers. I love your green goblets tood...Christine

Entertaining Women said...

Definitely the black charger plates...and that they are larger enouch to go under the Bordallo charger is a real treasure. I love to use my Bordallo chargers, but I don't think there are any angels out there waiting to send me the dinner plates. You've created a magnificent tables cape...sunny day or not. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

The Tablescaper said...

So dramatic,so beautiful. Love, love, love that tablecloth. I have the plates and so enjoy using them.It's wonderful that they found a good home.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm with you on the need for sunshine thing!!! This is just nutty! It's foggy out now, just like it was when we got up this morning. What's up with that??!?!?! I think the tornado watch has now been lifted, but we're still supposed to be keeping an eye to the sky for thunderstorms. Ugh!

You set a beautiful table, Marigene, and the bright colors dancing on the dark background are great mood lifters. So are the sunshiny yellow sunflowers! That was so sweet of your friend to send those dishes to you!!!!!!!! You will be able to enjoy those for years to come...and so will we through the beautiful tables you set with them! :-)

Hang in there. Sunshine predicted for Friday. I'll believe it when it happens!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You put together the most interesting colors. I think your selection of tablecloths always grabs my attention. The green plates are gorgeous and what a sweet friend to send them to you. Yes you will use them often! The sunflowers are so bright and perfect! I hope you get some real sunshine soon!
hugs, Linda

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful friend to send those fabulous plates! I just adore cabbage leaf plates and those are special. Your tablecloth makes the dark lighting seem like it was planned for your mood - dark with pops of spring color! I agree - we are sick of cold and clouds.

Lulu said...

Sunflowers....how I love them. In fact, I have them on my breakfast room table now but not sitting on such a wonderful cloth. I'd say it was wonderful to receive such a sweet gift from someone who knows ho much you like green.

Denise Marie said...

Totally awesome scape!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I'm glad your best friend sent you the dishes instead donating them. She knew you would do a fantastic table just like this one. I do love those goblets too.

Mary said...

What a wonderful friend and beautiful addition to your dish pantry! I have cabbage leaf plate envy :) Love your black floral tablecloth and sunflowers always brighten my mood and day!

Dovey333 said...

LOVE this one! Green is an awesome color to use.

Nicole@nicole-southerncharm.com/ said...

I love your table setting along with those beautiful sunflowers! Hopefully you will get some much needed sunshine soon! I am a new follower from southern charm. I would love for you to stop by my blog and hopefully follow me back! Have a great day, Nicole

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my gosh, it's been so gloomy here! I think we're supposed to see the sun this weekend unless mother nature pulls the rug out from under us again.

What a special friend and gift! Those sunflowers put at least a bit of sun in my day :)

Diann said...

What a pretty tablescape Marigene! The colors are so deep and rich! Thank you for sharing at TTF.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, I love those plates that belonged to your friend's mother. How special that she sent them to you. She's right, you will use them well, and you already have. This table is so pretty, and I love the way the sunflowers pop against the dark cloth. laurie

Liz Hockamier said...

Marigene, I have seen you use that beautiful table cloth before and I LOVE it. :) A lovely table for sure.
~Liz

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Oh, dear friend...two of my loves...Sunflowers and Cabbage Plates!!!
I love how you've use the black and green together with the PoP of yellow from the Sunflowers!!!
Love your tablecloth!!!
Here's hoping you'll have Sunny Skies on your side of the Prairie today...and in the days ahead!!!!
Fondly,
Pat

thepaintedapron.com said...

Love love love the black floral cloth! I have to have one! one of my favorite combos in black and green, and your green plates and flatware look so great on this background. The sunflower centerpiece make it seem like the sun is shining in!
Jenna

Crystal Grandeur said...

Hi Marigene..Love everything about your table.from tablecloth to dishes all lovely finds...Love sujatha...:):)

Kathleen said...

JoJo is a dear! The dishes are beautiful and I am sure you will have many fun hours playing with them.
Love the drama of the tablecloth, and of course those great green glasses!
I hope you get sunshine soon, I don't want to hear you screaming!
Thanks for always linking up to Let's Dish!

The HOME GIRL said...

Very striking and pretty, Marigene! Just lovely!!! I especially love the flatware and those lovely sunflowers!

Thanks so much for sharing this on the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA!!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week! =D

Verla said...

This is cool!