Thursday, January 23, 2014

Simple, Simple, Simple

It is so cold right now...Mother Nature seems to be bi-polar this year, extremely cold and then unseasonably warm for winter. She can't seem to make up her mind!

Something bright and warm looking seemed to fit the bill for my table this week. I started with bright yellows, pinks and raspberry reds.

To that I added a pinkish napkin held with a raspberry napkin ring. Keeping with the color theme I used the same yellow handled flatware as I did last week. It makes me smile!

The dishes started with a raspberry charger, topped with white plates ended with a cream soup bowl.

The glassware is clear.

The simple hurricane candle served as the centerpiece.

Today I am hosting a luncheon of soups, corn muffins, and assorted crackers for 11 guests. Dessert will be a fruit pizza or brownies with maraschino cherries and nuts. I will be using the dishes in my header...will take some photos, if I have time.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today, do come back the next time.

Placemats/Goodwill $1.99 for 4
Raspberry charger-Trace Porter/Savers
Luncheon plate-Wedgwood Hedge Rose/Goodwill
Salad plate-Alfred Meakin (pattern unknown)/Arc Thrift
Dessert plate-Pfaltzgraff/Goodwill
Yellow handled flatware-Oxford Hall/Savers
Longaberger glassware/Goodwill or Savers, can't remember which
Hurricane candle holder/Savers

I will join 
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove 
Seasonal Sundays/The Tablescaper.


Anonymous said...

What a warm table setting for such a cold day. Brrrrr! Absolutely love the colors you used today. Enjoy your luncheon. Good times, Great memories. Sue Z.

Jewel Sauls said...

Beautiful table! I love those placemats - what a steal! But I am absolutely drooling over your cream soup bowls!!!!! Stay warm!

Kathe said...

Your table is so bright and cheery Marigene! I love the placemats! We are to be a high of 30 today with a high of 55 tomorrow!! What the heck is up with Mother Nature this year?? I am counting the days to Spring :-)

Beth (Murraysmom) said...

How cheery to see this on a cold and snowy day! Beautiful table. Red and yellow are my two favorite colors, they just always cheer me up.

I love the dishes and the silverware is cute and adds a note of fun to the picture.

Very nice, Marigene. I really enjoyed seeing this today.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Just beautiful Marigene! Oh, that flatware would make me smile too, so pretty and cute at the same time. Love your colors together and the dishes so lovely. Enjoy your luncheon!

Anonymous said...

Love the pinks and yellow together....cheerful! and I'll take anything "cheery" to perk me up from this cold snap!
Love you,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene, I love the colors in this tablescape. The placemats are so bright and pretty! Love that raspberry color. Great choices.
Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the bowl in the center of the plates.
Thanks for a another terrific tablescape to get us through another frigid day. bbb

Barbara F. said...

Not sure where you live, in the middle of nowhere is vague lol, but we are freezing here in NYC and lots of snow his winter, 26 inches so far and the total for the entire season is usually 25! I can't stand it. But this table warmed me up! The colors are great. xo. Should read this winter uh!

Barbara F. said...

Not sure where you live, in the middle of nowhere is vague lol, but we are freezing here in NYC and lots of snow his winter, 26 inches so far and the total for the entire season is usually 25! I can't stand it. But this table warmed me up! The colors are great. xo. Should read this winter uh!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Such pretty, vibrant colors. I hope you enjoyed your luncheon! It's freezing here in Oklahoma City, too. :( XOXO

Dianne said...

Marigene, This whole table makes me smile. I love the bright, warm colors. The chargers are great, but I am really in love with that flatware. The handle is so wonderful. I must find some! Thanks for sharing. Dianne

Sonia said...

Such a pretty table. I love all the elements and all your Goodwill treasures. I really like the soup bowls..I have some swirl dinner plates that would match. Such a cheerful table anyone would love to sit at!
Miss Bloomers

Sue said...

Happy looking table....have fun with your luncheon guests!!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is really, really, pretty, Marigene! The bright colors are such a sweet surprise for this time of year. I also love those pretty soup bowls with the handles.

I hope your luncheon went well! :)


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

What a pretty setting, but the dishes from your header are my favorite.

Oh, and lunch sounds delish also.

Kathleen said...

That is a perfect for this frigid snowy weather we are having! Love the placemats, and the cream soup cups are so pretty.
10 inches on the ground and more on the way, solid ice out there! Hope you are having better weather than we are!

Pat Cantwell said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, dear friend!!!
I adore the cream soup bowl! I've been finding a few pieces of this Ironstone recently...and I'm head over heel in love with the simplicity of its pattern and the grace it brings to ones table!
Enjoy your luncheon and I'm crossing my fingers you took photos!!!

Pat@BPM said...

Marigene,this looks so cozy. Beautiful table!

kitty said...

Now Marigene, your table is so cheerful and just a pick-me-up to look at and just what's needed for the month of January. said...

Your table is warm and inviting and will chase away anyone's winter blues! A soup luncheon sounds like such a great idea, I wish I could come!

Sarah said...

Marigene, your table is bright and cheerful. The menu sounds delicious. I've long admired the dishes in your header. They are striking! Can't wait to see your table.

The Tablescaper said...

I love your bright and cheerful luncheon. The yellow flatware is great fun!

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

tablescapesbybev said...

Gorgeous placemats! This table is simple and elegant...perfect for your luncheon.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a great punch of color for this too white season! We've been buried under snow and lots of cold weather. I really like that clear glass stemware- that swirled stem is my favorite!

Patricia Hinkel said...

Love your bright colorful placemats. Your table works so beautiful together. Coming to you from my new blog.

Lulu said...

We have been cold in Houston, too, but today it's 70 and if the weather forecast is correct it will be back in the high 20's by Tuesday night. Crazy. You've found a way to warm your day with a cheery table.