Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Table And A Recipe!

This week's inspiration  came from some square placemats. I am sick of looking out the windows and seeing leafless trees, brown grass, etc. I know it is winter...therefore I would much rather see a blanket of white than depressing browns. The placemats are bright and cheery wearing lots of yellows, greens and white. The backs are a solid sunflower yellow. There was a sticker on them that said Vera, but nowhere else do I see her name, so it may have been someone's wishful thinking. I paired them with napkins of the same colors. The napkin ring is also a bright yellow.

I started the placesetting with a bright green cabbage leaf charger and topped it with a bright yellow cabbage leaf plate and cabbage leaf bowl.

The flatware is Oxford Hall with bright yellow handles.

The glassware is a bright green Ivima 1895 hobnail stem.

The soup will be served from the yellow ceramic tureen.

Vegetable Chowder Recipe

32 oz. frozen hash browns
1 package chopped broccoli
½ head cauliflower, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped onions
2 cans chicken broth (about 4 cups)
2 cans diced tomatoes
4 chicken bouillon (I use 4 packets sodium free bouillon)
4 T. chopped parsley
Cook all until vegetables are tender, about 35 minutes. In the meantime, dice 1 lb. Velveeta cheese. When vegetables are tender add the cheese. Turn heat down to low, let cheese melt. Add 2 cups milk. Warm, but be careful not to burn cheese or curdle the milk.
Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is from my friend, Norma, but I have modified it slightly.

Sorry for the photo, it was taken with the chandelier on...I knew I should have done this for lunch, when the light was good!

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Green Home Essentials cabbage leaf plates-TJMaxx
Yellow Secla cabbage leaf dishes-Savers
Green Ivima glassware-Tuesday Morning
Square sunflower placemats-Savers
Napkins-Williams Sonoma
Napkin rings-eBay
Oxford Hall flatware-Savers
Yellow tureen-Windsor Cottage Antiques

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Anonymous said...

Bravo, another perfectly delightful tablescape that brightens up this dreary, foggy day. bbb

Sarah said...

Your sunny table setting is perfect for the dreary days of January. We finally had some blue skies and sunshine. I was beginning to wonder if all of January was going to be wet and cold.
Like the details of your table. Fun flatware.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love it! OMG the yellow and green are so cheerful! This will certainly be one of my favorites of all you've done...
Love you,

Anonymous said...

Love the bright yellows and greens, especially the glassware. The soup looks delicious.....I'll try that next Wednesday when it's my turn to cook.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

OH this is one of the prettiest table settings ever. I love the bright colors and the shape of the dishes - it would be such a delight to sit at this table - winter or spring or summer - it goes with all.

Barbara F. said...

It looks like spring there! So pretty Marigene xo

Tricia said...

What a pretty and cheerful table, Marigene! I love the bright yellow and green together. And who has a yellow tureen?? Love it! Those placemats do look "very Vera" to me!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the bright sunny colors!! The placemats look like they might be Vera, love them. I needed to see this nice bright table today!

Meike Peters said...

Love the bright spring colours on your table! Puts some sunshine into the constant January grey. Thank you!
Meike xx

Anonymous said...

What a way to cheer us up from this cold ole nasty weather! The table setting is bright and just made me smile. Love the dishes, table service, tureen and just the whole setting. Thanks so much. And the soup is very very yummy! Your friend, Sue Z.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous Marigene! Looks like Vera type design to me, just beautiful. Love your bright & cheery table.

Diann said...

I love how this table just makes me smile! so cheerful and he dishes are perfect!

Anonymous said...

Love the bright primary colors! Very crisp & refreshing look.
I printed the recipe, sounds delicious.

Sweetladyelaine said...

How this table makes me want to sing! I love all the yellow. It is so bright and cherry. Just what I need to lift my spirits! This is so perfect for this time a year when its yucky out. Thank you so much for sharing.
Blessings My Friend,

Dianne said...

Your table made me smile the minute I clicked on it! The colors are just what we need to see right now, so thank you for a happy table. The recipe looks delicious. Where did you find Velveeta, I thought there was a shortage? Dianne

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love the green and yellow, especially in January. What a great way to brighten your day.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The soup sounds delicious!!

Laura said...

Oh how pretty!
I have so many favorites: the yellow tureen, the green glasses, and the chowder recipe!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

White Spray Paint

Sue said...

Happy looking table....made me want Spring to get here really fast...and thanks for the recipe...I love to try new soups!

kitty said...

Now isn't that a cheerful table in the middle of winter??!! Your soup sounds delicious, Marigene, and I'd love to stop by a cup of it! xo

Red Couch Recipes said...

Wow! What a bright and beautiful table for January. I wish we had some snow to cover up the brown I see from my window. I love the stemware. It is so unique. I don't think I have ever seen it before. I also love your bright yellow tureen. The vegetable chowder would be perfect for a cold winter evening. Joni

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

What a bright and cheery table! And the soup looks delish, especially in those cute serving bowls!

Jacqueline said...

I love the happy happy yellow! Those placemats would inspire anyone. They are such a fun shape too. Yellow always brings a smile and hope for warmer and prettier days!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your photo look fine. It's a nice deep rich color and I love it. Shows off the shadows in the dishes too. I LOVE that dining room set!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I always love it when I see a recipe here, Marigene :) Beautiful cabbage ware and the yellow leaf bowls make such pretty vessels for that delicious chowder!

Pat Cantwell said...

Your tablescape is stunning, dear friend!!! . . .and yes, all the brown reminds me of late Autumn, but not Winter on the Prairie! Guess we should be grateful that we don't have the 30 below 0 that North Dakota is predicting for tonight!!!
Your chowder looks and sounds divine!!! Cozy, warm, inviting...Prairie Hospitality at its finest!!!

Sonia said...

OH my goodness I just love all that yellow!! It's my happy color and your table is just so cheerful and happy! Even on a cloudy day it would be like sunshine in your home! The placemats are so pretty...I would so have bought them if I saw them. The cabbage plates are wonderful too...just a fun table to have chowder at!
Miss Bloomers

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Wow this Thablescap is so cheerful using the green and yellow dishes. I love your soup bowls and the soup looks so yummy. I am going to copy the recipe and put it in my cook book. I am hoping you and your family have a wonderful week God Bless.

Entertaining Women said...

What wonderful shades of yellow and green. My mama would have been ecstatic with your design...her favorite color combination. I love the goblets...outstanding! The recipe sounds yummy. I look forward to giving it a try. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

Laurie Ritchey said...

Such a cheerful table, Marigene. I love your cabbage plates and bowls, and the place mats were a good find. I don't think I've ever seen yellow handled flatware. It is perfect on this table. Dinner looks soooo good. laurie

Brittany Ruth said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Roman Baths post! This tablescape looks very springy! And the chowder looks delish!


What a cheery, sunny and pretty table with lovely yellow pieces and that bight Green on the stems is just fabulous!

Christine Graves said...

Gorgeous colors...Love them! They are so cheery and welcoming. Plus I have to say I agree with you on the sick of seeing leafless trees....if it snows one more time I just may stow away in my daughters suitcase when she goes back to her home in florida!

Savannah Granny said...

Marigene, This table is just what we need. A ray of sunshine in this dull season. I love the yellow cabbage dishes and the placemats are perfect. I wish we had a Savers. Is that like a Sam's or Costco? I have seen several people refer to Savers.

Linda Primmer said...

Hi Marigene, gorgeous table and your dishware and glasses are so charming. I love the brightness. it certainly lifted me up. I agree, it is dreary outside, so your sunshine settings is perfect.

Lulu said...

I see signs that you are ready for spring to come with green grass and daffodils! In the meantime, you soup is perfect for continuing winter nights.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

A amizade nos faz ver o mundo com olhos novos.
Amei apreciar sua linda mesa colorida e saborosa!!!!
Uma doce semana.
Beijos Marie.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Your table is so bright and cheery. I think we all need a little color in our life in the winter. Wish I could send the snow that is coming tonight your way…we had almost 8 inches in Saturday. :) Your cheese and vegetable soup is perfect for a cold winter's night.

Brandi @ Nest of Bliss said...

What a fun colour combination! It has me yearning for the Spring weather which is still months ahead... beautiful.

Miss Jane said...

What a lovely, cheery table! The yellow cabbage pieces are wonderful, I've never seen anything like them before.
What is 'Savers' and how do I get them to open a store near me?!?!