Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I love the colors of my Wedgwood Wildbriar dinner plates. The are perfect for a fall setting with the cream, brown, rose and greens. They were introduced in 1957.

I used a machine crocheted table runner instead of a tablecloth. I also used the woven chargers from World Market.

I was drawn to the glassware not only because they are green, but the bubble/crackle appearance.

The salad plate is Sterling in brown and cream. The soup bowl is Johnson Bros. Snowhite Regency.

I have once again used my Oneida Louisiana flatware.

While I was setting the table Mystic was perched on the hutch watching to make sure it was done to her satisfaction!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today. Hope you will return again.

Wedgwood dinner plates-Savers $2.99 each
Sterling brown/cream salad plate-Goodwill
Johnson Bros. Snowhite Regency soup bowl-Goodwill
Green glassware-Savers $2.99 for 4
Oneida Louisiana flatware-Savers
Cranberry/green plaid napkins and cream runner-Savers
Centerpiece bowl-Savers
Cookbooks-I have had them for many, many years

Please join me while I nose around the following parties!

Cuisine Kathleen/Let's Dish
The Thrifty Groove/Thrifty Things Friday
The Tablescaper/Seasonal Sundays

Thanks for hosting each week, ladies!


Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY love your centerpiece....perfect for that table.......and damned if you aren't the one in the family who got the talent!!!'
love you,

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite tablescapes as I adore plaid, scalloped dishes and particularly love the scalloped bowl. Have never figured out how you can do week after week of gorgeous settings. bbb

Anonymous said...

Love the table runner. It allows you to show off your table, and really compliments the colors in the dishes, etc. It is always a surprise to see what you have as your centerpiece. This time, the cookbooks were the surprise added touch! Have a fantastic day! Your friend, Sue Z.

ellen b. said...

I like that idea of using the stacked books in the center piece...nice. I might have to steal it. Blessings!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Marigene!!! So your "supervisor" approved? I do, too! :-) I love the runner!!! It's perfect for tying the whole setting together. Your china is just gorgeous, and the "Louisiana" flatware works so well with it. I had my eye on that pattern a number of years ago. I got something else instead, and I have regretted it almost every day since! REALLY cool to use the books as a riser! I wish you and your sweet hubby the very best of the Thanksgiving holiday!

Scribbler said...

Every single component is beautiful.

Your supervisor seems to be thinking it over.

The flatware is so classic -- I have always like this pattern.

Meredith said...

So pretty! Love the details!

Pat@BPM said...

I love the Wedgewood. Your Fall table is beautiful Marigene.

Tea in Texas said...

Your choice of using the Wedgwood "Wildbriar" china is perfect for a fall tablescape. I like how you layered the different patterns of china in the place setting. The gorgeous runner is lovely with your centerpiece! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks, Pam

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Lovely neutral table. I love those creams, browns and in cat :)

Dianne said...

I love the table runner. What a sweet looking kitty too. Dianne

Marlis said...

I am so smitten with Mystic! What a beautiful kitty. I almost succumbed to those dishes myself this year. I just love them. The pretty crocheted runner is perfect on the table and allows your centerpieces to show off! Love love this table.. xo marlis

Anonymous said...

Simple, yet very inviting. Great Fall setting. You never fail to impress and entertain me....always look forward to Tuesdays!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

I love your centerpiece... and the runner... and the flatware...and the Wedgwood... well, all of it!
Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Jacqueline said...

Its so nice that Mystic was there - just in case - but it doesn't seem like you probably ever need help! They sure know how to pose though don't they - so that they are blog-worthy as we say!

Your plates are so pretty and they are perfect for fall. I love the books under the centerpiece. They add such warmth. Have a wonderful week!

Sue said...

Love the old books stacked on the's a great touch...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tricia said...

Gorgeous china! That's a new pattern to me, and the soft colors are just perfect for a fall table. You and I were on the same wavelength this week, with crocheted runners! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely Autumnal tablescape, dear friend!!! I adore the naure inspired centerpiece with pods and gourds!Great use of texture in your chargers, as well! Mystic looks majestic in her statue~like pose as she gives her "purrfect" approval!

xinex said...

Beautiful setting as usual, Marigene. I love the Wedgwood plates, perfect for fall for sure and those Louisiana flatware look exquisite...Christine

kitty said...

Oh Marigene, don't tell me those gorgeous Wedgewood plates were only 2.99!! I see more dishes I wish I had. Aren't they pretty?? I love your crocheted runner and your simple stack of books with Autumn decor on top.

Sonia said...

What a great table! I love your Wedgewood pretty and what a great find at Goodwill! Your glasses are great..I can see them used at Christmas too! I spied your wonderful soup tureen next to your kitty! All great pieces!
Miss Bloomers

Gina said...

Such a pretty table! I love the Wedgwood plates...what a steal!

There's something about using the stack of books as part of your centerpiece....super idea!

Lulu said...

All of a sudden I'm seeing some wonderful crocheted pieces on the table and they have given me ideas for how to use the pieces saved from my mother's linen chest. I like how you've added books as part of your centerpiece.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I've been looking for red plaid wrapping paper to cover books as a centerpiece for Christmas. Your china is gorgeous! Wishing you and Howard a Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love those plates! Fabulous colors for this time of the year. Those green glasses are pretty darn awesome! Love the centerpiece also. Great Job Marigene! Hugs, Linda

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, I love that Wedgwood pattern. Your table is so pretty, and elevating the bowl with a stack of books is so clever. laurie

Kathleen said...

I love everything except the cat up on the furniture! Scat!
The china is gorgeous!
I hope you have a wonderful Tgiving and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Anonymous said...

I love the way you used books in your tablescape and your china is beautiful!