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Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Bright Spot In Winter!


The simple tablescape this week is a little on the garish side...what I really meant to say is, it's a happy table! 
I came across the placemats while looking for something bright and cheery to build this week's table. For some reason, the orange kept speaking to me...finally shouting to pair it with white.



The placemats are from World Market. I have used an orange and a white napkin. I put the orange between the American Atelier Athena charger and Wedgwood Hedge Rose dinner plate. On top of the dinner plate is the orange Waechtersbach dessert plate and finally a shell salad plate. The reason I used the shell dish is to sort of mimic one of the flowers on the placemat.



You all know that any chance I can use the vintage Oxford Hall Fashion Wear flatware I jump on it! This time it is the orange.



The water glass is Noritake Perspective in tangerine.



I have pulled the little bit of aqua from the placemat and used an aqua fruit bowl filled with tangerines as the centerpiece.







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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT! Makes me think of the 1st winter parka I got when I was about 12 or 13! The table is so bright and refreshing.....and it is nowhere near "garish"!
love you,
jude

Jacqueline said...

Its so bright and happy! It reminds me of a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice! I love it! We have actually had sun the past few days. Those orange glasses and the flatware are really fun!
Florida sunshine!!!

Sherry said...

Its really BEAUTIFUL.....I LOVE the orange glasses and the colors all look so nice together. This might be one of my all time favorites Marigene !!!

Anonymous said...

I love orange and how nice that you brightened up a very frigid cold day/night here in Vermont. Kudos, bbb

Janneke said...

Love this bright and sunny tablescape. It really makes me happy on the most dull day of the week.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Just the thing for winter - so cheery and bright. Love the shell dishes too.

Barbara F. said...

Love it! Makes me smile, amd feel warmer!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene, this is wonderful. So bright and happy! Love the placemats and the orange glasses. Wow you have such a stash of fun glassware and dishes! This turned out fabulous.
hugs,
Linda

Elaine Cariglio said...

Love, love, love it, Marigene!
A happy table indeed! I saw the placemats in Old World Market too. Great choice! Just love all the sunshine! We do need it even in Texas!
Blessings My Friend,

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Garish? No way! All color is fabulous in table settings. Love your table, and the aqua and orange is gorgeous. It is so gray and miserable outdoors, you have brightened up the inside with your beautiful table Marigene.

I'm so happy your blog opened for me tonight.
:) Pam

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Garish? No way! I love it. Talk about some mid-winter sunshine, this table has it in spades. Where you manage to find such gorgeous colors I will never know, but everything is just perfect.

DD's Cottage said...

Love the bowl of oranges and it all looks so good together!

Miss Jane said...

Gorgeous!! I love those placemats, just the thing for a winter's day.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

What a happy and vibrant table! So cheerful!

Rue said...

The oranges in that beautiful bowl are like sunshine! Beautiful :)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Not garish at all, LOVE the orange! The placemats are bautiful, love the little tassels. Now I want a tangerine too:):)

Rosemary-Thyme said...

I love your happy and colorful table. It certainly brightens any room. The center piece with the oranges is perfection.

Janet

Rosie M. said...

This is a FANTASTIC table!! I love your placemats and how all your accent choices complement each other and make for a bright, cheerful and downright HAPPY table. Just beautiful: thank you for sharing. I wish I had more orange in my tablescaping stash! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Merigene, this tablescape is just stunning. I LOVE it. You outdid yourself on this one.

tergaul.net said...

soo beautifull :) love it

Valerie Roberts said...

My oh my. What a happy table. Just what I need this time of year. The table is perfection. Your plate stack is lovely, every one of them. Love how you have used the 2 napkins. Where did you get that fabulous orange handled flatware? Love the tangerine glasses as well. You have set yourself apart from the rest of us who are doing the same theme. This one is refreshing. Thanks, Valerie

Ellen Thompson said...

This should perk up anyone in the winter doldrums. I love the bright colors!

Candy S said...

I love the brightness and the tropical feel of the orange and aqua together. From the placemats to the napkins everything works together wonderfully. I am in love with your orange Oxford Hall Flatware along with the tangerine water glasses. Beautiful!!

Ping~Laotian Chic said...

Wow, love the orange color for this table setting. it sure does brighten up winter!