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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Mallards Have Landed


I have been going to do this table for a couple of years, but never got it worked in until now.
The large mallard tureen and individual tureens were from my husband's parents, circa early1980's. The little ones were used for the very first meal Howard made for me before we married...he did delicious tuna casseroles in them. There are 8 of them plus the large one.







The table topper, made in Italy, was a Christmas gift from Howard's cousin, Bev. Their dad's were brothers that lived to hunt and fish. The napkins are a pale yellowish beige. 




I found 4 really tarnished copper charger plates at Savers for $5.99. I have cleaned them just enough to use them today. I think someone actually used them as plates by the looks of the knife scratched surfaces.




On top of the chargers are Wedgwood Patrician Golden Ivy (1962-1981) dinner plates. They are a creamy white with brown laurel, yellow and green ivy. I used a square salad in pale yellow as the underplate to the mallard soup bowl. They are marked Home on the underneath. The tureens have a large S on the bottom along with Portugal. I am wondering if the S stands for Secla? 


The lime glassware is from TJMaxx a few years ago. They work so well this time of year.



The flatware is Rogers Gracious, circa 1939. This is the pattern that I grew up with.





I removed the candles, they just didn't work for me!

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

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

 



30 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a nice fall table setting.
Love the quail dishes,and it matches your tablecloth so perfectly! Good job! Sue Z.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The Mallard tureens are great! What a wonderful set to have. I have never seen any - you are so very lucky. Love the tablescape.
Mary

Barbara F. said...

This is a beautiful take on an autumn table, I would love it for Thanksgiving, too. I also love a good tuna noodle casserole. xo

Tea in Texas said...

Oh! What a lovely fall tablescape. Your use of vintage and recent accessories are perfectly placed on this autumnal hued table. The pretty Mallard individual and large tureen are so beautiful. Have a great week!

Pam

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love those tureens. It's great that you have that memory of your early marriage and your husband's tuna casserole. Thanks for sharing -Jennifer

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm swooning with your duck table, as I only have one and it's made in Portugal. I bought around 30 years ago in Macy's NYC! I can't believe the tureen and 8 soup bowls, wow, they're gorgeous! I love this Fall table Marigene! Hugs,
FABBY

Pat@BPM said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous table and the lighting in the photos is wonderful.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This is a really well thought out and very beautiful tablescape and those mallard ducks are awesome!!

Mona said...

Lovely, lovely Marigene.. Nothing is better than a tureen and matching covered soups..and these ducks are perfect for fall...so glad you did this table this year and shared it with us...
Love, Mona

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Marigene, this is such a pretty fall table. And the Mallard tureens are striking. How wonderful that you got to keep such lovely pieces. It is all perfectly displayed.

Janet

Christine Graves said...

Wow, what a lovely table....the mallards surprised me, and I love them! What a gorgeous setting....

XO,
Christine

Anonymous said...

And Howard made dinner again?
LY,
Delma

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the Mallard soup tureen! Love the fall colors and that decanter is gorgeous!

xinex said...

OMG, I really, really love these mallard tureen and individual tureen servers. My husband love ducks so I always buy anything duck. I have a few tureens but have never seen the individual lidded bowls. I am jealous....jealous, lol. Love your table topper too and the whole table...Christine

xinex said...

I love, love, love your mallards, Marigene. John loves ducks so I buy anything duck when I see one. I have a few tureens but I have never seen the small individual servers. I also love your table topper. Well, I love the whole table.....Christine

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh those mallards are fabulous - I love any kind of figural dish - anything at all, and especially those.

I've been thinking of getting individual turkey tureens - but these are so much better - wonder how I missed those in the 80s. Lovely table.

tablescapesbybev said...

Lovely table setting...the mallards are wonderful. Your plates are gorgeous.

Mary said...

Love your mallard table Marigene and your scarf topper with the pheasants is stunning! It would be beautiful on a Thanksgiving table too!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

That is an awesome table. What a great memory they bring of your husband cooking for you.
Sorry I haven't been around lately.

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a unique table setting! The mallard casseroles are stunning, and even more so that they are from family and have so many memories! What a perfect fall table, just beautiful!
Jenna

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a pretty and masculine table -masculine is so difficult for me to do, but you have done it beautifully. The Mallard tureens are so unique and it's wonderful that they also hold the memory of Howard's first meal he cooked for you. That table topper is gorgeous, and so are those Wedgwood plates. Glad you finally got around to doing this table, because I really enjoyed seeing it. laurie

Entertaining Women said...

My hunting family would absolutely love this tablescape! The cloth is superb, and I've alwYs been a sucker for individual tureens. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Anonymous said...

Everything goes so well together! Amazing that you had so much that did coordinate.....lovely fall look.
love you,
jude

Karen said...

I've never seen Mallard tureens before, they're perfect for a Fall table.Your linens are gorgeous with the tureens and those copper chargers were a great deal, they look so nice with all of the other elements.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Kathleen, what a lovely FALL table you have set. I have always wanted a certain set of china that had hunting scenes on them. I doubt at this late date in my life I will ever have them. I love what you have done with this tablescape!

Kathleen said...

Those tureens are just Ducky! Seriously, what a treasure! The glassware is so pretty too.
What a lovely table, the men would appreciate it too!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

racheld said...

How very charming!! And perfect for the season. The Tuna Casserole made me smile---just the perfect thing for a first meal together, and served in such elegant vessels.

I doubt that you have four little hen-ducks hidden away in the china closet---they're not so showy in their drab demure pale feathers as the guys.

Just perfect for an Autumn feast!

rachel

PS Just before I met DH, a nice gentleman served me "Mallard en cocotte"---wrapped in bacon and braised on a bed of onion and fennel). But then I met the "Master of the Weber" and never looked back.

Poppy said...

Wow! what a beautiful statement the Mallard tureen makes in this wonderful tablescape, along with the individual servers,and table topper they are perfect for your setting:)Such a lovely way to use them for an autumnal setting:) Thanks for sharing with us! Happy Fall! Hugs, Poppy

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marigene, love those tureens and the tablecloth. The table looks perfect for fall. Copper chargers would be great to have too. Lovely table. Joni

kitty said...

Your table is just ducky, Marigene! I am in love with the wedgewood golden ivy pattern. I've never seen that before, but I think it is gorgeous. How sweet that your hubby made you a tuna casserole in those sweet ducks.