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Monday, May 6, 2013

Terracotta and Blue Tablescape

Here it is 5 p.m. and the sun is finally shining...these sunless, rainy days are really becoming depressing...
The inspiration for this table are a few terracotta pieces I have been slowly collecting.




I started with woven place mats found at Savers for $1.99 for all 4. On top of them are Pier 1 Vizcaya dinner plates, made in Italy. They are blue, gold and terracotta. Replacements, Ltd. calls it red, it is more terracotta than red, to me.




The soup/salad bowls are terracotta glazed inside.




The glassware is Colony Whitehall in amber that I have had for quite awhile.




The knife and fork are 1847 Rogers Brothers Plain and the spoon is Oneida Forever, circa 1939. I haven't found any spoons to match...one day they will appear in some thrift store!



 The blue napkin is held with a terracotta rooster napkin ring. They were both found at Savers. The napkin rings were 69¢ for 4 after a 30% discount.



The centerpiece is a pair of terracotta barley twist candlesticks and a terracotta basket filled with tiny live plants (that my kitty seems to think is on her diet). The candlesticks almost look like someone tried to whitewash them.







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

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Amaze Me Monday/Dwellings The Heart Of Your Home
Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Whatever Wednesday Linky Party/Holly's Stamping Addiction
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Festive Friday Fiesta/The Home Girl

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37 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great collection of terra cotta pieces...they go perfectly with your Pier 1 plates! I love the napkin rings and candlesticks, too.

You mention Savers a lot and I'm wondering what sort of store it is. We don't have one here that I know of. Sounds like they have wonderful deals!

XO,
Jane

Anonymous said...

You are quite a girl!!!! Always coming up with something new and charming to look at.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love terracotta and your pieces are lovely! Your entire table is great with the Italian plates and the bowls, just perfect! Blue and terracotta has always looks fabulous! Big hugs,
FABBY

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty, Marigene! I love the way you used terra cotta with those beautiful Italian plates! I am always peeking in the background to see what you have on your hutch! Love it!...hugs...Debbie

Jeannie and Linda said...

Your plates are gorgeous. Such a pretty place setting, I'm a big fan of blue and terracotta. Hope the sun is shining soon.
Jeannie

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Marigene,
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Your table setting looks nice. Have a great week!
Gina

Anonymous said...

I run out of ways to tell you how good your tablescapes are. Bravo, clap, clap, yahoo. bbb

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I like the earthiness of terracotta. The plants are the perfect touch. Love the Mediterranean blue too! Such a lovely table!

Anonymous said...

Just love the yellow and blue....the terra cotta adds just the right touch!.......as always, your settings are delightful...
love,
jude

kitty said...

You find the best bargains at Savers, Marigene. We don't have that store around here. I love your twisty candlesticks and they match your pretty centerpiece filled with plants. Your dishes are beautiful and such a pretty pattern.

Diann said...

I love the Italian dishes! The colors are wonderful. And the terra cotta pieces are so perfect. I love the whole blue and orange together. Its a pretty and fresh look. Thanks for sharing with us!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous, love the colorful dishes and all the terra cotta pieces are great, the plant basket the best. Kitty has good taste! Wish we had a Savers . :)

Carol said...

This would be one of my favorite tables, I absilutely love the blue with the terracotta. I love terracotta. Very pretty bowls!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great look! The plates and the terracotta pieces are great together. Love you centerpiece, both the twisty candlesticks and the twisty handle on the basket add such great punch to the table!
hugs,
Linda

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Love the vivid color palette of this tablescape, dear friend!!! Lovely candlesticks!!! Like your cat...I'm intriqued with your charming basket full of plants!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Marlis said...

Marigene. My cat is on the same diet these days. It's called the you are not paying me enough attention so I think I will get it anyway I can. Eating plants is his new game. Terra cotta had a softer santa fe vibe back several years ago. It came looking like it had a white wash to it. I remember it well. I love how you've collected so may pieces. They just look fabulous. Love the plates too! This table is wonderful!!! xo marlis

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great finds, love your chargers. Such a pretty tablescape, thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
Blessings,
Cindy

Mary said...

Beautiful Marigene! I love your Italian tablescape with your terracotta accents! You find the BEST bargains at Savers! Love the rooster napkin rings !

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Marigene, Your terracotta pieces are wonderful and a delightful contrast to the bold dishes, which I also love! We don't have Savers up here, but we do have Pier 1 and I always find pretty dishes there. I like the amber glass too! Linda

Anonymous said...

Lots of blues lately......nice setting.
LY,
Delma

Alycia Nichols said...

If ANYONE will find those spoons in a thrift store somewhere, it'll be YOU. NO doubt about that whatsoever!!! You are truly a master of thrifting! (Or is that a mistress?) I have input it in my phone (although this phone is on its last legs!), so I can be on the lookout for you, too.

Replacements is trippin'. That's not red.

Beautiful table, Marigene! I'm glad the sun finally had the nerve to show its face around here, and I know you are, too! Enjoy it, cause you KNOW it won't stick around for very long!!!! (Thunderstorms tonight?)

Sarah said...

What beautiful plates. This brings back memories of the Italian countryside. I like the terra cotta touches and those cute rooster napkin rings. '-)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Your terracotta and Italian plates pieces are beautiful! Blue and terracotta looks great together. xo

Decadent Housewife said...

Enjoyed these colours together so much. Clay pieces always look good.
I have the same amber glassware - they are old! There is a matching pitcher too.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

All your terracotta pieces are fabulous. I have never seen a basket. So neat!! Your table is beautiful. I hope it cheered you up. Can you please send that rain our way?

Mona said...

Marigene, this is so beautiful. I love terracotta...and those plates are really nice...I used to have those silverplate forks and knives..lost them in my divorce..LOL but I never knew the name..I still like the pattern...you have certainly put together a table that i would enjoy eating at.. terracotta anything is pretty to me..
Love, Mona

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Back for a 2nd look and loving it even more. The candlesticks are stunning! Thanks for joining TTF this week!

Linda

xinex said...

So beautiful, Marigene! love the colors, great contrast and very warm. I love terracota, reminds me of pottery which I love....Christine

Entertaining Women said...

Terra cotta dinnerware has such a down to earth integrity about it. And I love the way that it takes the glazes that are applied to it. Rich, rich colors...just beautiful. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

You did a wonderful job creating this terracotta tablescape. The little basket filled with plants is my favorite feature. I never seem to be lucky enough to find such great prices as you did. Good for you!
Shannon

Rettabug said...

Wonderfully BOLD colors in this beautiful tablescape, Marigene! I think you did a bang-up job of combining textures & the deep shades shown.
I have some clear Colony Whitehall glasses that I save for company ice tea &/or lemonade. I don't want the dishwasher to ruin them with frequent use!

Happy Mother's Day!!
Rett

Kathleen said...

That is so pretty! I love the terra cotta, very Tuscan!
The plates are gorgeous!

Sue said...

Fabulous soup bowls and fabulous candlesticks...Have a wonderful Mothers Day!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, I'm loving those vibrant colors in that Pier One plate. You always put a table together beautifully. The basket and candlesticks are so pretty. laurie

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I need to go to Savers and look for some bargains, great find. Your Italian plates are beautiful on your table

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I felt like I was in Italy looking at this table. So pretty. I know I've said it before but your new camera is doing wonders for your beautiful tables. Of course, it's who is behind the lens that really counts.

The HOME GIRL said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marigene! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those Pier1 plates! How gorgeous! I love how you tied them into the rest of the table! Looks fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing this at the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA!!!