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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Enjoying Spring

We have been enjoying beautiful sunny, warm weather the past few days...but it is to turn wintery again Thursday, with the possibility of a little sleet and snow mix. I have a feeling we are going to have a short spring and just jump headlong into summer!


This week the inspiration came by way of this cheery blue, yellow, white and green cotton tablecloth. The background is like a blue sky. The tablecloth was a recent purchase at Savers, $4.99 less 30%, so I got it for $3.49.



The napkins are yellow linen held with a white ceramic napkin ring.



The stack of dishes begins with an oversized yellow dinner plate that is used as a charger; the maker is MSE, which I have learned is Martha Stewart! The next layer is a Johnson Brothers Snowhite Regency dinner plate, on top of that is a blue Varages dessert/salad plate and lastly Copeland Spode Valencia cream soup bowl  which also has a basketweave pattern. The cream soup will be used for the salad today.





The glassware are both yellow, a Noritake Provincial and an Indiana Glass Kings Crown small wine.



The flatware is by Gibson an bought at Goodwill last year.



The centerpiece is a vintage blue hen, most of the red has worn off the comb, then hen itself is glazed...looks like the comb was an afterthought! It is just sitting on a small yellow pedestal plate flanked by a pair of white ceramic candlesticks.






Thanks for taking the time to visit today. Come back next time...please!

The candlesticks in the background of the first picture will be featured in next week's tablescape...

I will be linking up with:

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Anything Blue Friday/The Dedicated House
Festive Friday Fiesta/The Home Girl
Seasonal Sundays/The Tablescaper

Thank you ladies for hosting each week!


42 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a great color combination, Marigene...one of your prettiest tables ever! Love the tablecloth and your flatware is so charming! I can tell you put a lot of time in this.

I have been hearing about snow in our area, too. Very strange. Thank goodness I haven't planted any flowers!

XO,
Jane

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the yellow and blue together.....so spring looking!
jude

Anonymous said...

Love it! The tablecloth is gorgeous. Love the yellow and blue together.
LY,
Delma

Tricia said...

Marigene, every time you show us that GORGEOUS Valencia, I go to Replacements.com to see all the pieces and wonder how I can get my own set. It is just a stunning pattern! It was discontinued the same year I married, so I guess that's why I didn't see it when choosing my patterns. Otherwise, it would have been THE pattern for me! The lovely yellow glassware is perfect for this table -- so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love this tablescape so much. I am crazy about scalloped edges and really love the bowl with the little handles. bbb

Anonymous said...

You did such a good job pulling this weeks table setting together. Love the colors and how your flatware and centerpiece match the tablecloth so well. What a cheery way to begin the morning!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I always look forward to seeing what you create next. Love that flatware. You always find the greatest bargains. Your table is beautiful.

The Tablescaper said...

Love your bright and cheery table. i can well see how that cloth was inspiration. Great layers.

I also noticed all of your wonderful soup tureens in the background. That's a serious collection.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Donna Wilkes said...

Nothing says sit down and stay awhile than a beautiful tablescape. Love the blue and yellow. The tablecloth is a great find.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

The soft colors in this tablescape are so calming... and inviting. The lighting you captured in your pics is, too. But your gorgeous tureen collection causes my heart to skip a beat every time!

kitty said...

Ooh Marigene, I love the blue and yellow this week. All your dishes look so pretty together on the new tablecloth. We're supposed to get record low temps tomorrow in Texas. Crazy Spring, huh?
p.s. I look forward to seeing what you do with the twisty candlesticks next week.

Mary said...

Marigene~ Your GW flatware is so adorable and perfectly paired with your wonderful tablecloth! I love cheery combination of the blue and yellow and your dish stack! We've had an atypical spring this year but fortunately no snow, stay warm!

Pat@BPM said...

I love the textures in this setting. The colors are fabulous too!

Dianne said...

Marigene, I love this color combo. Makes me happy just to look at it! That flatware was a find, it is so cute and I am love with the ceramic candlesticks. I have been looking everyone for some and those are the best I have seen. Have a great week. Dianne

thepaintedapron.com said...

How lucky to find the perfect tablecloth for that flatware, and your dishes and glasses have tied it all together perfectly! Your table sings warm summery days ahead!
Jenna

Marlis said...

Blue yellow and white.. always a wonderful combination!! Great tablecloth steal. The flatware is wonderful with this!! Can't wait to see next week's post. You've got me intrigued. Have a blessed week. xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

I didn't know MSE was a Martha Stewart brand, either! Hmmmm...learn something new every doggone day out here!

I hope the sunshiny nature of your table will coax Mother Nature into cutting us some slack. It's not looking good. Did you see that weird look in the sky around 7:05 tonight? Freaked me out!!!!

I'm anxious to see what you do with those cool turned wood candlesticks. Yes...I noticed them right off the bat even though they were waaaaay back there in the back trying to look inconspicuous! :-)

Sarah said...

Marigene, I can't image facing more snow the first of May. I wish I could send you some of our perfect spring days. That said, your blue and yellow will keep you smiling. This is a charming table. Your dish stack is delightful.

Entertaining Women said...

My favorite color combination! The dinner plate is glorious, and everything played well with you wonderful new tablecloth. About the game dinnner...the hosts each prepared several wild game entrees to serve at least 25...most prepared more. I made Brandy Ice for 120, and one of the hosts made that immense salad. Not a fund raiser...just a great big fun party. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, I sincerely hope you don't get snow! I can't imagine more snow this year. I'm happy to have some warm weather this week so the flowers can start to bloom. Your blue and yellow table is so pretty and springlike! I think MSE is Martha Stewart Everyday--you always find the best deals! Linda

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I think that a yellow and blue color combination is one of my most favorites. I love your goblets and the soup bowls, especially.

Snow...again? Goodness...this is one long winter. Hope it's just a tall story.

Ann Krucek said...

So pretty! Love the layers of dishes, especially the blue with the kind of basket weave rim. Your flatware is so cute!! It all looks wonderful together!

xinex said...

Everything on the table is so well coordinated, Marigene. Blue and yellow is one of my favorite combos. Great deal on the tablecoth and nice layering of the plates. Thanks for the bday greetings!..Christine

Lulu said...

I'm glad spring has come your way. Houston has had a marvelous season. Would you believe the next couple of nights the temperature is going to be in the 40's, highly unusual for this time of year. Anyway, love your table. There seem to be lots of new things here. I would have pushed you aside to get the flatware.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pretty table decked in yellow and blue! Love that cloth, so very springy! We've had some lovely days but looks like more rain. Hopefully it will bring us more flowers! The flatware is perfect with this table also. You always have such pretty tables!
hugs,
Linda

Susie said...

Your table scape is just beautiful! Just in time for spring.
Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. I am your newest follower!
Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh dear Marigene, what is there not to love in this table setting?? Everything is gorgeous, from the dishes, to the sweet flatware, beautiful china and lovely tablecloth! BEAUTIFUL! Big hugs,
FABBY

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, we both did blue/yellow tables. Great minds... Your cloth is so pretty, and once again you've created such a pretty stack of dishes for the place setting. laurie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We've had the same weather here in SE Wisconsin. Two days of summer followed by cold, wind and rain today.

What a beautiful table. Blue and yellow are so pretty together. What a wonderful collection of dishes you have!

Liz Hockamier said...

DARLING! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that flatware! What a great table. :)

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a fabulous weekend!

~Liz

debra @ homespun said...

Beautiful...love the yellow and blue!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Lovely tablescape!
Those handled soup bowls are splendid...and yesterday would have been perfect day for soup!!! The roller coaster effect of Winter/ Spring/ Winter is about to make me "s c r e a m"!!! ha!
Thanks for sharing this inspiring Spring hued tablescape with us...and for warming my soul on a cold, rainy day!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a gorgeous table. Love that you found flatware to match your tablecloth ! :) Pam

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Marigene, I love how you coordinated the tablecloth and the dishes and serving pieces to create such a pretty table! Very inviting and fun!

Art and Sand said...

I am a primary color girl so your beautiful table makes me smile. Any of the items would look great in my dining room.

Enjoy your lovely tablescape.

Pattie T. said...

That tablecloth is just darling. I can't believe that you got it so cheaply. A paper tablecloth would have cost more than that. Nice job! I love the color combination.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I am finally feeling good enough to use the computer. I remember when it snowed on my grandfather's birthday on May 5th many years ago. I wish I could send you some of our perfect spring days. The blue and yellow certainly brought sunshine to the table.

melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle said...

What a BEAUTIFUL table! Love the colors! Life to the full! Melissa

Diane said...

I am not sure where to start, because I really like this table. Your yellow stemware is so pretty. I have a big hole in my stemware collection by not having some nice yellow glasses. I have been waiting to find water goblets to match some Fostoria sherbets that I already have. Recently, some appeared on eBay and I lost the bid. I was broken-hearted. Oh well! Love your pretty cream soups and all of the other tableware!

biggsis said...

That's the sweetest table setting I've ever seen. Amazing how you found all of those things that go together so well.

Kathleen said...

The tablecloth is lovely! I love blue and yellow and the flatware was a real find! Beautiful table, M!

Diann said...

The colors really are beautiful for a spring table. And I have always loved that Johnson bros set. I have a few pieces and always search for more. The while table just makes me smile! Thank you for sharing at ttf!