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Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring Brings More Green!


My lilacs are in full bloom, but will be gone in a couple days if we get the temperatures the weatherman is forecasting, upper 80's.




This week my inspiration comes from the triangular plates I found at Goodwill a few weeks ago...you know me and green, those babies hopped right into my cart! 
***I forgot to add they were 99¢ each and got them on 25% senior discount Tuesday, so the cost was 74¢.

I started with my all-time favorite tablecloth, it is dark cream/ecru. It was given to me by my sister a few years ago. 



The plates are quite large, 11½"x11¾". They are almost completely flat, no lip or well to keep the food on the plate. There is a backstamp, but it is so light I can't make it out on any of the 8 plates I bought. After Googling, for what seemed like hours, the closest I have come to finding out anything about them is the maker is possibly Festiware, which is restaurantware. If anyone has any ideas on the maker, please let me know. They were hard to photo without getting reflections.



The salad plates are octagonal with a bamboo-like rim and the same shade of green as the dinner plate. Each plate has a different fern in the center. These were bought at Goodwill a couple years ago. They were in the bottom of the hutch and I had forgotten about them until I was looking for storage for the dinner plate...oops! The only thing on the back is Made In Italy.






I have lots of napkins with green, but thought these with a tiny polka dot looked the best. I used bee napkin rings, just because! Being the right shade of green I have used The Madeline flatware from World Market.



Setting an all green table gave me an excuse to use the Ivima 1895 green stemware, again! I love it.



The green candle holders also have that bamboo look. I used a metal  urn for the white faux roses.




*** Added after I hit post.


Thanks for visiting this week...please come back next time.

I will be linking up to:

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

Thank you ladies for hosting each week!


I was going to use a mini rose for the centerpiece, but my naughty kitty ate most of the leaves...it is amazing she didn't have an upset stomach...it outside on the porch, so she can't dine on it any longer!

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the green. Those goblets are my favorite. A great tablescape! Made my day.
Love you,
Delma

Barbara F. said...

Love the green with the cream, Marigene! It looks fine and it rhymes!! Those goblets are divine! Hope you had a happy Mother's Day. xo

Susan said...

That green is just so pretty! It definitely makes a spring statement.

Blondie's Journal said...

The triangular plates are really neat and along with the lace tablecloth, really make for an interesting and lively table! I really like those salad plates as well. I never would have guessed those were faux roses! The goblets...gorgeous!

XO,
Jane

Anonymous said...

green isn't my favorite, but this table is stunning! I really like the botanical salad plates....unique!
love you,
jude

Linda @ A La Carte said...

No one does green better! Love the triangle plates and those goblets just pop in that gorgeous green! All just perfect on that lace tablecloth.

hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Saw lilacs in bloom in Chester and Springfield today but not out in Windham yet. We had snowflurries this a.m. and it is bitter cold. The surprise Monday tablescape sure helps chase that cold away. bbb

Tricia said...

Oh, your all-green table is glorious! I especially love the deep green of the stemware and those wonderful fern plates! You find the best bargains!

Sandi Sue Russell said...

LOVE the plates. Ferns are my weakness be it interior or exterior.

Anonymous said...

I like how all the plates have different prints on them. You have the gift of putting all sorts of things together and it looks like it was meant to be. Great Job! Sue Z.

Pattie T. said...

Green is my favorite color, so I love this table. The plates are quite interesting and I love the way that you have paired the interesting shapes together.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Pretty greens! I love the lilacs, one of my favorites. After Sandy I thought mine was a goner, but it came back, full leaves, but only one bloom. Next year should be full again. I hope.

Scribbler said...

Well now you know I love this! All of it! My current favorite color...

Pat@BPM said...

I love the green, Marigene. Those plates are wonderful!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love the botanical plates! What a fantastic Goodwill find. Green is what we've been waiting for all winter and most of spring :)

It was in the low to mid 80s here yesterday and today!

kitty said...

I love your green, too, Marigene! The fern plates are wonderful and look especially pretty on your triangular bargain plates. Of course, I'm in love with your ecru tablecloth, it would be my favorite, too.

Alycia Nichols said...

I tell you, Marigene...you know your thrift shopping!!! You are able to find some of the most unique stuff, and you always get it at such a great price!!! No wonder there's nothing out there by the time I come sauntering through the stores on that side of the state line!!! :-) I* would say I'm green with envy, but then you might snatch me up and throw me in your shopping cart! :-) :-) :-)

I really dig those green triangular plates. I like how they are oversized. That just makes more room for food! :-) It's double the value since you can use them as either chargers or plates! The fern plates are great, too!!! (I have fern artwork in my office.)

I hope this hot weather doesn't kill off your lilacs. It really is scorching. Ramon and I were just contemplating turning on the A/C. It's REALLY warm in here right now even though I brought in lots of cool morning air with the attic fan.

Marlis said...

I love your tablecloth!!! The green goblets are really beautiful. I can just imagine how they sparkle in the light. Loving those triangular plates too. How great you had salads to match. I really like this table.. great find on those plates! xo marlis

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You have the most unique dishes, and you do green so well. The triangle plates are a nice addition to your greens. I have a small runner that is the relative to your lace tablecloth. Love the pattern!

Mary said...

Gorgeous Marigene! I love the fern plates! You have the most wonderful luck and selection at your GW! I love the texture of your tablecloth with your green stemware!

xinex said...

Your plates are so pretty, Marigene. I like unusually shaped plates so love the triangular ones. I also love the fern salad plates. They look so pretty all together in your gorgeous table...Christine

Dianne said...

This is so cool. I love those fern plates and the glassware is amazing, but looks extra perfect with this table! Love it. Dianne

Barbara F. said...

Just visited Kathleen's linky and it almost looks like my avi in your photo! lol!! xo

The Tablescaper said...

Great deal on those triangular plates! Love the moss plates too. Perfect green for Spring!!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

What a great design. The greens are such a pure, clear shade, and I'm in love with those goblets. Wow! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Nina Richard - Professional Doctorate said...

It seems like what I’m seeing are all green. Is that your favorite color? But I certainly like the weird shape of that triangular plate. Until now I keep on wondering who designed that plate. I love the lilacs. They’re so adorable and stunning as a centerpiece. Good taste, keep it up!

Rettabug said...

No wonder you love GREEN...these pieces are spectacular together! The octagonal plates with the ferns are especially interesting & of course, I LOVE your stemware...who wouldn't?
Very pretty Spring table Marigene!

Hugs,
Rett

Diane said...

Your table is beautiful and I really was amazed by the bamboo plates and those awesome napkin rings. Love those goblets, too!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Hi Marigene,
Your green table is wonderful! I love the fern plates and the triangular ones! A great buy....
I used similar goblets this week. Your table makes me want to go treasure hunting for dishes. I will,as soon as Mr. Sweetladyelaine gets a job.
Have a great week!
Blessings My Friend,

thepaintedapron.com said...

I can't believe you found the plates at Goodwill! Adorable! such fun shapes too, the octagon is great with the triangle! Love the lacy tablecloth and the bee rings! Green is a wonderful choice for Spring!
Jenna

Mona said...

Marigene, I really love your table..anything green comes home with me too..LOL those triangular plates and the fern plates..just beautiful...and the green goblets...such a pretty table....
Love, Mona

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh Marigene, what finds! I can't believe the triangular and the oxtagonal plates came from GW and at different times. They are perfect together, and that bright green is so "in" right now. I love that there is a different fern on each plate. And of course, the goblets look gorgeous with this scape. I'm also surprised your cat didn't get sick. Beautiful table. laurie

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Thanks for visiting me and helping me find you- that green and white setting is really beautiful. I am craving some colored stemware and flatware, and seeing your photos just added to my craving!
Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene you know I love this table from my earlier visit! I enjoyed another look at the gorgeous setting! Thanks for joining Diann and I for TTF!

Linda

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful! Those plates were just waiting for you to come along! I know you love green as much as I love yellow, so I'm sure you have an ahhh moment like I do everytime I pass my table! Love those green goblets!

Katherine

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

What fun plates! I love the unexpected and that shape certainly is unexpected. Our Goodwill has nothing...ever. The shelves are always so empty and what they have is junk, I've yet to find anything there. You get very lucky! The greens are so fresh and pretty for this time of year!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Beautiful table! The green and cream is so pretty together!

Chris Scheuer said...

Hi Marigene! I'm so jealous that you have lilacs, I grew up with them but they don't grow well where we live now. Your table is gorgeous, what a steal on those fun plates! I love thrift shops!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a pretty and color table Marigene. And what a bargain. Those are always the best inspiration. I love the bee napkin ring. Very nice touch. Your Lilacs are also very lovely. And you said, they don't last very long so enjoy them while you can. Thanks for visiting me.

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

Sweet Designs said...

I love green and white together, it is so fresh looking, so classic. You did a wonderful job.

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

What a cool refreshing table. Your Goodwill finds are amazing.

Kathleen said...

Your new plates are great, very interesting! The salads are so pretty, and I love the polka dot napkins. I am green with envy! Thanks for sharing this sweet table at Let's Dish!