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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Table For My Friend, Linda!


One of the first bloggers I made friends with when I started blogging over 6 years ago was, Linda of A La Carte. She has a thing for flamingos. I found the painted wood napkin rings a few years ago and patiently waited for something to come along that would go with them. Back in the fall I happened upon the painted salad plates...I couldn't put them in my shopping cart fast enough. A lady shopping the same aisle walked over to see what I had snatched up so fast. I told her I did tablescapes for my blog and wanted to surprise my friend, Linda with a table in her honor. Sorry I couldn't wait until June for your birthday, Linda, so here it is. Enjoy!




The tablecloth is poly/cotton and the cute pink, white and green napkins are cotton. I debated on using solid green or pink, but thought these added a little smile to the table.




The dish stack begins with Bordallo Pinheiro green chargers, then a pink dinner plate and finally the painted salad plate.


The glassware is Artland Iris green and a pink stemmed tulip shaped stem. I think they may be Libbey.


I have, once again, used Oneida Louisiana flatware.





Flamingos are not something I find often so I had nothing to use as a centerpiece so I looked around and came up with pink candlesticks and a couple of pots with succulents...that is the best I could do!


Thanks for visiting today, hope you will return next time.

Linda, I hope you enjoyed the table!

I will join Table It/New House New Home

44 comments:

ellen b said...

What a happy table!

Rita C. said...

Marigene, that is fantastic! Love pink and green, the succulents, and your fun hutch in the background is the perfect backdrop. Very Lilly Pulitzer: "Life's a party - dress like it!"

Anonymous said...

This is definitely a pick-me-upper on a gloomy (but fairly warm....42°) mid-winter VT day. Love the bright pinks and greens and the flamingos are great. Another winner.....
Our sister bought me some flamingo salt and pepper shakers years ago while on one of her vacations. She always got me the tackiest ones she could find. Too bad I got rid of them!
LY,
Delma

Kansas Sunflower said...

Very fun. Sandy F.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The title of this post alone made me SMILE!! I love this table. The napkin rings and the plates are so cute and FLAMINGOS are so my thing!! I love the pink and green and I also think the centerpiece is just perfect! Thank you for setting this table. My only regret is that I can't sit down with you and share a meal!
hugs,
Linda

Judy Lidie said...

Just love the pinks and greens! (I made a quilt for Grace with those colors) The oldest daughter once stole some garden flamingos and put them in my garden......after that, whenever she came home for a visit I made sure I had those flamingos stuck in the yard for her arrival!

Love your skill at putting a table together....
Jude

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
What a precious thing to do, dear friend!!!
I love the print napkins with the solid tablecloth!!!
A bit of whimsy is what one needs for her birthday!!!
Cute, cute, cute!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Barbara F. said...

How nice to do a tablescape for a friend. I know Linda loved it!

Anonymous said...

Oh how fun, flamingos. Wish I had your brilliant creative mind. bbb

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Such a cheerful table - what a lucky friend that you would make a table setting in honor of her. Those flamingo plates are perfect. I can see how you wouldn't see flamingos out in the middle of the midwest. LOL I love the way you said that the flowered napkins brought a smile to the table - and they do - and they brought a smile to my day. I think all the pieces fit together wonderfully - such springy colors. I've always loved pink and green. When my daughters were young teens I did their bedroom in pink and green - even made pink and green quilts.

Kathe said...

Linda was one of my first blogging buddies, as were you Marigene :-) I know Linda will love this table! I know I do! The salad plates, napkin rings and napkins all go together just perfectly! And how smart to use the succulents in your centerpiece!

Dianne said...

Marigene,

This table is adorable! I know Linda loved it. The flamingo dishes are wonderful and the table is so fun. Dianne

Anonymous said...

Oh, my!
I love this table.
Excellent.

Anonymous said...

Excellent.
I love this whimsical table.
Keep up the good work.
Carol in California

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh... those plates and napkins are so cute! You are a very thoughtful friend but seriously creative with tablescapes!! Love everything!

Jane

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a fun, whimsical table for Linda, Marigene! Those napkin rings and the cute plates just made me smile, and I'm sure they made Linda smile, too. The succulents and your candlesticks made for a perfect centerpiece!

DD's Cottage said...

So creative and pretty Marigene! The best part is you did it with your friend in mind!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Oh how adorable Marigene! And just what we all need during this winter weather, some pink flamingos!! You must have created quite a stir loading your cart to attract attention, and isn't it fun when you stumble upon a great find!!
Jenna

Mountain Mama said...

What a charming table!! Linda deserves it - she's such a sweetie!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love this table! Lucky Linda, just for her! :) The pink and green are especially fabulous together. Flamingo themed plates or flamingo themed anything are difficult to find. Of course you put them in your cart at lightening speed. :)

Rue said...

Aww... what a sweet thing to do, Marigene! Linda is a great gal and so worth this special table setting :)

xo,
rue

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your table brought a smile to my face on this gloomy, cloudy day!

Valerie Roberts said...

If this isn't the cutest table I have EVER seen, I don't know what is! I love it!!! How darling are those plates and napkin rings. Your other plates are totally beautiful. Your tablecloth and napkins couldn't be prettier. Whimsical and endearing. Love it all.

Valerie Roberts said...

I forgot. The centerpiece with the gorgeous candlesticks and succulents are gorgeous as well.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Now that is a table that will put a smile on your face…so much fun.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Such a happy tablescape. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I love Linda too.
Joy (BC Canada)

Sarah said...

How fun! I love the colors.

Heather @ new house new home said...

What a lovely tribute for your friend!!! And what a fun table. I can see a great Florida inspired luncheon served - and I have no idea what a Florida inspired luncheon would be - lol.

Thanks for linking up to the Table It Link Party!

Heather @ new house new home said...

What a lovely tribute for your friend!!! And what a fun table. I can see a great Florida inspired luncheon served - and I have no idea what a Florida inspired luncheon would be - lol.

Thanks for linking up to the Table It Link Party!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Marigene, this table is gorgeous and so much fun! Love the whimsy of it all. A beautiful luncheon for Linda. Thanks so much for linking up to our Table It link party.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This table is just darling! I'm sure Linda really appreciates it. Those flamingo plates are wonderful, as are those napkin rings.

Petticoat Junktion said...

Oh, I love pink flamingos too. I hope your friend Linda appreciates you! Love the table.

Rosie M. said...

Oh, Marigene, this table put a huge smile on my face!! It's perfect at so many levels. Your vibrant color scheme pops and perfectly accents your Flamingo theme!! Those salad plates are wonderful, not to mention your napkin rings. How special Linda must feel to have such a lovely table produced to honor her love of Flamingoes. Thanks for sharing this!! Is there any way I can sign up to be a follower of your blog? I'd love to see your posts. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Marigene,

This is not only wonderful, gorgeous and delightful it is so sweet and thoughtful!
I love the story of friendship and boy friendship goes a very long way.

xoxo
Jemma

Scribbler said...

Too cute! I don't think I have ever run across any flamingo tabletop. Our neighbors had pink flamingoes all over the yard the other day -- I gather it was someone's birthday. Anyway, I love pink and green and this is very clever.

Bonnie said...

I know Linda is still smiling! What a neat tribute! I know it was fun to come upon the napkin rings and then the plates.

You did a great job styling the table with what you had. It's a fun table.

Thanks for dropping by. I have one of the recipes you requested and will inquire about the other one. It may take a few days but I will get back with you.

Candy S said...

The sight of those perky little flamingo napkin rings and the cute painted plates would brighten a dreary winter day for anyone. I think the print napkins are perfect to accent the flamingo setting and adds a great punch of whimsy that does add the smile. Love the stemware too.

The French Hutch said...

What a sweet and thoughtful way to say how much you love your friend! Love the whimsy of the flamingo themed table and it's colors. Great table Marigene.
Happy February……..

Kathleen said...

Perfect for this dreary snowy day! I hope she loves it, I do!

Summer said...

This table looks so fun and gorgeous ♥

summerdaisy.net

Jacqueline said...

There are smiles all over this table! What fun flamingos and yes, you waited and got the most incredible plates to go with. This just makes me want to go to Florida to get out of the cold and snow. I know I just got back, but I truly hate it! We got 5 more inches yesterday. Yes, yes yes, we need the water, so I am not going to complain much, but this makes me smile and feel the sunshine on my face.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Pretty, preppy...perfection! :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Marigene! I love it, too...and what a nice early birthday surprise for Linda! I needed a little touch of bright spring color today!...hugs...Debbie

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Your table is too cute. :) It made me smile.