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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pears or Squash?

I chose this tablecloth as my inspiration today. It has apples and pears on a green background. The edging is a plaid. The napkins are a solid green.




The plates are layered with the 3 main colors from the tablecloth starting with a solid cranberry dinner plate, a green salad plate and finally a pear shaped bowl. Or is that a squash shaped bowl? I think the tendrils make it a squash...I am pretending it is a pear for tonight.



The flatware is a vintage yellow handled Oxford Hall Fashion Wear from the early 1970's. I found some on eBay, 5 pieces (2 knives, 2 forks and a spoon) for $40...I paid $7.96 for a 4-piece place setting, service for 4. I was disappointed there were no soup spoons. Guess I should be thankful there were 4 each of the other pieces.



I think the glassware is probably from Dollar Tree via the thrift store. It is one of my favorites.



The centerpiece is red alstroemeria and red chunky candlesticks/candles.








Thank you for taking the time to visit today...hope you will be back next time.

I will be joining Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen.

Tablecloth-Savers
Napkins-Savers
Cranberry dinner plate-Tracy Porter The Octavia Hill Collection/Savers
Green salad plate-They only have a B on the back/from TJMaxx
Gold pear/squash bowl-Ceramica Classica Venetian/Goodwill
Yellow flatware-Oxford Hall Fashion Wear/Savers
Green stemware-Dollar Tree via Savers
Candlesticks-Savers or Goodwill
Candles-WalMart


37 comments:

Beth (Murraysmom) said...

Wow, I love this table, Marigene. The bowls are so cool! I've never seen anything like that. I love the colors and the tablecloth is great too. I can see why it would be an inspiration for you.

Wonderful!!!

Kathe said...

Such a fun and lively table Marigene! It's a"pear"ant that you are quite the thrift shopper and find the best deals at your Savers! Have a wonderful rest of the week :-)

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful table, Marigene. Love that table cloth and the pear dishes. xo

Cindy said...

Such a pretty, bright table!

Cindy said...

Such a bright, pretty table!

Diane said...

I can almost taste the apples!! What a wonderful tablecloth and all of the dinnerware pieces are perfect with it. Love all of the red!

Mary said...

Love your colors and tablecloth Marigene! Your bowls look like pears to me :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The table looks great and I truly think that bowl is a Pear! Your thrifty finds have turned into a spectacular fall table!

Pat@BPM said...

Marigene, I love that cloth! Your table is beautiful. Using the cloth for inspiration is a wonderful idea.

Pat@BPM said...

Marigene, I love that cloth! Your table is beautiful. Using the cloth for inspiration is a wonderful idea.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the tablecloth and the dishes work so well with it. Beautiful tablescape.
Mary

Lulu said...

Whatever shape the bowl is, it's great, and the plaid trim on the tablecloth is so sassy!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, Your table is so pretty, as usual!! I love the plaid trim on your tablecloth and I definitely think those wonderful bowls are pears! The flatware is new to me but looks like fun! Have a wonderful evening. Linda

The Tablescaper said...

Love this bright and perky table. Adorable pear bowls.

- The Tablescaper

kitty said...

Oh Marigene, the table cloth almost looks like needlepoint from the picture. It is sooo pretty and I love the colors. What a perfect backdrop for all your pretty dishes. This is one of my favorites of yours.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Beautiful table! I love your colorful tablecloth and the pear bowls especially.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

A lovely table setting. I have one of the pear/squash bowls and a tiny one of it too. It looked to me like there should have been a middle sized one too. I never thought of using it for a soup bowl, but it would have to be a dinner for one, for for two if someone wanted just a dab of soup. Everything is just wonderful, love the silverware.

xinex said...

So colorful and bright, Marigene! You are right, the layers of dishes match the colors of the tablecloth exactly. Perfect! Oh BTW, you are always welcome to my parties.....Christine

tablescapesbybev said...

This table is lovely! Those bowls are great!

Anonymous said...

Love it...the tablecloth is so bright and cheery. Love the red and green together. Great setting......pear soup? Squash soup?
LY,
Delma

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Beautiful table! The dishes and flatware, well everything really, looks great with this tablecloth!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Those pears are so cute, Marigene!! What an explosion of colors you created with that wonderful tablecloth, it has me salivating for a nice juicy piece of fruit!
Jenna

Kathleen said...

I love that plaid edge on the tablecloth, the cloth is so cheerful! Beautiful table, Marigene. Very colorful and inviting.
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Kathleen said...

I looks like a pear. I have some squashed pears in the frig!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, You always do such a pretty stack of plates. I love this mixture of Fall colors in your stack. That flatware is fabulous! What a great find. laurie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love the plaid on the tablecloth! OK, I love anything plaid. Awesome pear bowls. Have a nice weekend Marigene!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love the tablecloth and pear dishes! Glad I stopped by...See you next week at Kathleen's challenge.
Blessings My Friend,

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Your tablecloth is gorgeous - this is such a colorful and welcoming table setting!

Rosie M. said...

Oh, Marigene, what a beautiful table! The colors just mirror fall so well. I would love to find a tablecloth like that! So many of my cloths are just neutral and they do not enhance the dishes like yours does. You've matched eveything so well, even down to the candlesticks. Lovely! Rosie

Rosie M. said...

Oh, Marigene, your table is lovely. The colors on your tablecloth are beautiful and really reflect the fall. My tablecloths are all so neutral in color, you've tempted me to start collecting more interesting ones! This is a designing job well done! Rosie

Pattie T. said...

I am a nut for shaped bowls, and those pears bowls are calling my name. The whole table is stunning, but those bowls really get to me.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Isn't it fun to find a great tablecloth then match dishes and decor to go with it. Well Done!!

Entertaining Women said...

I love that tablecloth! It's great! The fantasy pear/squash bowl is superb. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Wow, that is one beautiful table! I love all those rich colors, and your pear dishes are fantastic.

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

This is all so pretty Marigene! That flatware is cool, just so cool, such an unusual shape. And the squash bowl is lovely, I'm calling it squash because I love squash. Take care! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
p.s. I've started a link party for any posts about antiques, vintage, and history - link up sometime! Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Sam Schaefer said...

This is so nice Marigene! And I think they are pears. ;-)
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sam Schaefer said...

This is so nice Marigene. And I think they are pears. ;-) Thanks for sharing it with us.