Friday, January 16, 2015

A Bright Spot In January!

This seems to be a long winter and it's no where near over. Maybe my memory is failing, but it seems to be one of the bleakest, we only get sunshine about every 10 days that last for a day at the most. One of my friends said she wanted something happy and bright for my next table. Is chartreuse and white bright and cheery enough, Becki?!
 I started with a bold chartreuse and white checked tablecloth and napkins of the same shade. Notice the dandelion seed heads on them! Can you tell I am wishing for spring to hurry up and arrive!

The plate layer starts with a white beaded edge charger plate, a chartreuse dinner plate, then another beautiful beaded edge luncheon plate followed with a basket weave salad plate and finally a chartreuse double handled soup bowl. The chartreuse/ white appetizer plate to the left of the forks is for the rolls.

Pretty edging on the Mesa International charger.

The only glassware I thought would go is clear glass or an olive-y green stem...y'all knew it would be the olive-y one I would choose, didn't you? 
The stainless flatware is International, don't know the pattern. I had a gift certificate on Amazon and this was one of the items I purchased, probably about 5 years ago.
The centerpiece "vase" is what I usually keep my oatmeal in. I bought it many years ago after being told it was vaseline definitely isn't though. I wanted white flowers, but the grocery store didn't have any...their selection was almost nil so I took the only bouquet of alstroemeria they had, which happened to be pink.

I am so happy you took the time to visit today, thanks so much. Please come back next time.

I will join
Foodie Friday/Rattlebridge Farm
Table It/Rustic & Refined

Tablecloth, Napkins/Savers
Mesa International charger/Savers (Replacements doesn't list a pattern name, just their code MSA8)
Chartreuse dinner plate, no backstamp/TJMaxx several years ago
Royal Cauldon luncheon plate/eBay
Pier One Basket Relief salad plate/Pier One via Goodwill
Double handled chartreuse soup bowl/World Market
Polka dotted appetizer plate/222 Fifth/HomeGoods
Olive-y green stemware/Savers or Goodwill
International stainless/Amazon 5-6 years ago
Chartreuse "vase"/Phoenix Flea Market about 25 years ago


Anonymous said...

Another spectacular table. We don't have any flowers here and it is still a frigid January. bbb

Anonymous said...

Visions of Spring dancing in my the clean, crisp look of your chartreuse table this week....and the pink flowers look great.

Anonymous said...

Your table is so cheery! I love that shade of green. And the flowers give me hope for spring. :-)

Rettabug said...

Oh such lovely SPRING greens, Marigene! And those flowers...a breath of fresh air & the promise of what's to come.
I agree, this winter has seemed more cold & dreary than others. Not much snow either but I'm NOT complaining about that.
Only 2 1/2 more months of it, I figure.
Hang in there!

Blondie's Journal said...

Cheerful is the word that comes to mind, Mari! I love checks, it's a summertime pattern and boy, we could use those thoughts! The flowers are fun, too. I'm usually not a big fan of green indoors but I absolutely love this table and all of your dishes!

Stay warm! :)

Jane x

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a refreshingly bright table - just the thing to brighten up these duller winter days. I love all the colors together.

Dianne said...

Yes, we are wishing for spring and your color choice brings it to the table in spades! Love the pink flower with the bright green. I just wonder where you are storing your oatmeal? :) Dianne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene, love these colors! I think the pink flowers are a nice pop of color! Now you have me wanting to look for chartreuse dishes!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Our December was drearier than January, it seems. It even got to over 40 here with a beautiful sunset. Love the greens and pink flowers. Think Spring!!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Sitting here in the darkness of the early morning, reading and savouring each detail and delightful colors.
I positively love your chartreuse table setting balanced beautifully with white, and the them. You most definitely brought Spring to my home!
Jemma said...

This is a bright light in this dreary January! I love chartreuse,and all yellowy greens! Your deep pink alstroemeria are just the accent to make this whole table sing hurry spring!! We are having a fairly mild and sunny weekend in the south and actually heard birds singing this morning, wonderful!

Scribbler said...

I love the shock of the fuchsia against the sharpness of the chartreuse and white! Another great table.

DD's Cottage said...

Your table is very cherry and I love the green! the pop of pink is a winner too!

Candy S said...

Marigene, You really have created a bright spot in January!! The vivid bright greens layered with your beautiful white beaded edge plates and the basket weave plates makes a stunningly beautiful stack. Just gorgeous. The bright pink of the flowers in the centerpiece contrasts beautifully with the greens and whites of the linens and plates. Outstanding!

xinex said...

I love the colors. Pretty table!...Christine

Sandra Lee said...

Bright, cheery and the pop of pink in the flowers really set it off. Thanks for the sunshine!

Christine Graves said...

Love the table you set and the layering of those the rim shots my friend!

kitty said...

Your table would cheer anyone up, Marigene! I love your choice of dishes, especially those polka dot ones. I love them mixed with the checkered tablecloth.


BEAUTIFUL Marigene! Your table is so warm and the greens are so serene. You do the best ones, ever! The flowers are gorgeous!

Pat Cantwell said...

Perfection, dear friend!!!
Today is a gray day on my side of the Prairie and this tablescape definitely cheered me up!!!
I am quite smitten with your dandelion seed heads napkins!!! "Mr. Ed" wrote a poem when his Mother entered the Nursing Home titled "Gray Ladies" about aging and dandelion seed heads.
I like the 'pop' of pink!!!

The Quirky Homemaker said...

I love the chartreuse! And I love the pink flowers with the chartreuse. I think they're very pretty. Winter is always so long and gray. . . they add just the right amount of lightness! Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. Have a great rest of the week.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene, We've had a lot of cold rainy days not to mention the dreary non rainy days! This week finally sunshine and not so cold. Not use to a lot of this here. I think your table is gorgeous with the bright happy chartreuse. Love the flowers, the color looks great with the dishes. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you an early spring!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

What a pretty, cheery table you created! I like the pop of color in the flowers too. I am hoping for Spring too, it is snowing here right now:(:(

Valerie Roberts said...

I love, love, love this table. You have used one of my favorite colors? Lavender being my first and this green my second. Your dishes are exquisite. I would love those napkins! Too adorable! Valerie

Lulu said...

You are right about winter being bleak. That has certainly been true of January in Houston, and, like you, I've had to add touches of color to brighten the days.

xinex said...

What a beautiful shade of green, Marigene. I love the dishes especially the individual soup tureens.....Christine