Monday, May 11, 2015

Aqua And Lime, Again

Wow, this is probably the longest I have gone without doing a post...I have been busy painting, the dining room, from a pale yellowy/green to an off white,  an old hoosier, a sideboard and the kitchen. Well the kitchen is started, but far from being done. Actually, the dining room doesn't look much different in these photos from before I painted! I am looking for new drapes and fabric for the chairs.

The inspiration for this table came about several months ago when I found these interesting aqua flatware. Yes, they are plastic, but very heavy. The foundation for the table are lime, white and aqua placemats from my friend, Kathleen, 4 or 5 years ago paired with aqua napkins/napkin rings.

Starting at the bottom of the stack are the white wood chargers, then an aqua dinner plate, aqua luncheon plate, white salad plate and finally an apple shaped aqua dessert dish.
The clear lemonade glasses are holding fun peacock/white straws.

The centerpiece is a large artichoke candle on an aqua dessert pedestal with smaller artichoke candles circling the base.

I lightly distessed the hoosier, but it is hard to tell with all the glare.

Thanks for visiting today, hope you will come back next time.

Williams-Sonoma placemats-gift
Aqua napkins/napkin rings-Savers
White wood chargers-Pier One
Aqua dinner plate-(Sweet Olive Design/Embossed Rooster)-Savers
Aqua Luncheon plate-TJMaxx
White salad plate-Pier One/Basket Relief
Aqua apple dessert dish-Belmar of Calif
Crystal Iced tea/lemonade-Savers
Aqua flatware-Savers
Aqua pitcher-BlueSky/TJMaxx
Artichoke candes-Savers/Amazon
Aqua dessert pedestal-Savers
Aqua/white straws-WalMart

I will join What's It Wednesday Link Party/Ivy & Elephants
Foodie Friday and Everything Else/Rattlebridge Farm


Anonymous said...

This tablescape was sure worth the wait. Just fabulous. bbb

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a fun and spring-like table setting. I've missed your tables while you have been painting. Love the Hoosier, that is one thing I really wish I had room for in my house. Those aqua apple bowls are darling.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your dining room looks so pretty, Marigene, with the newly painted walls. The tablescape is also lovely, with that color combo, your gorgeous stack of dishes, and your centerpiece.

DD's Cottage said...

Your table looks so cheerful and I love ht colors you chose. Loving the painted pieces of furniture too!

Dee said...

Your tablescape is beautiful and I loved the colors. I've always loved a well dressed table and you did a wonderful job. By the way, Happy belated Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Great color choices. Your dining room looks so much brighter now....and another bright and festive table setting.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I have some painting projects to contend with too. I do enjoy it once I get started but making a plan and getting started is so hard! Your DR looks great! What a pretty table too - very spring/summery.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I knew you were doing some painting and I'm glad your back with a new table. This is so pretty. I love these colors together. I have three of those aqua apple bowls and love them. The placemats are really pretty. You always make me want to set a new table!

Candy S said...

Gorgeous table Marigene, I love this color combination. The lime green and aqua in the placemats makes for a gorgeous base for your aqua and white plates and the sweet little aqua apple bowls. The artichoke candles work beautifully as the centerpiece too. I have missed your posts so much. You have accomplished so much in such a short period of time. Nothing is quite as satisfying as having fresh paint, it really does make you want to revamp everything else too. The Hoosier cabinet looks wonderful in it's fresh blue paint. Have a wonderful evening..... Candy said...

hi Marigene, I have been wondering where you were! I adore aqua and green, such a perfect combo and I Love that aqua flatware, it looks real! You have been painting away, everything looks great!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love the colors and layers! Just gorgeous, Marigene!

Thanks so much for weighing in today on the blog. I paint so much and try to keep up with the trends so pieces sell in our little shop. It's hard to know what is a good neutral that MOST people will want to take home!

Thanks again!
Nice to cyber meet you here.
Alison :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love the colors and layers! Just gorgeous, Marigene!

Thanks so much for weighing in today on the blog. I paint so much and try to keep up with the trends so pieces sell in our little shop. It's hard to know what is a good neutral that MOST people will want to take home!

Thanks again!
Nice to cyber meet you here.
Alison :)

Parsimonious Perfection said...

The details on your plates are gorgeous! I live the subtle very pretty! :))

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love all of the sea tones on this table, all of them so soft and pretty. The flatware would have inspired me, too, with its soft color. I actually enjoy using plastic flatware now and again, and use the white flatware from our picnic basket rather often. Those Apple bowls are darling, and the chicken plates make me swoon. I am starting to embrace raised designs rather than printed ones on plates, because they are so much more versatile. But, that said, just yesterday I bought a set of four "Cityscape" plates from Pier One. C'est la vie!

janice15 said...

O my I'm definitely loving the two colors they look so inviting to me..I love Blues and Aqua...So beautiful lovely post I enjoy it.. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

Pam Richardson said...

Marigene, love the tablescape and your color scheme is perfect! Looks like you have been extremely busy! Blessings!! Pam (

Shelia said...

You have been a very busy gal! Your dining room looks beautiful and the table you've set is so colorful and pretty! Love those blue Rooster plates. The placemats are gorgeous. I love your Hoosier too! The blue looks wonderful on it. Sit down and rest now! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rue said...

Hi Marigene :)

Your dining room makes me happy every time I see it. I love the new wall color and your colorful dishes :)


Jean Berryessa said...

How lovely. Reminds me of a cottage by the sea.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, Your dining room looks beautiful in these bright and cheerful colors and your table is perfect for it. I have those same white chargers and I use them all the time. The white just adds a little neutral and I think helps make the brights even better. Your tables are always wonderful! Linda

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Your dining room looks so pretty with the change of colors. The tablescape is beautiful and those rooster plates are so unique. We have a paint project coming up too ;o)

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love the blue hutch Marigene and the dining room looks fresh and inviting.

Your table is just cheerful and beautiful. I love the color combination. Lots of gorgeous plates on that table.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.


20 North Ora said...

Love the lime green and Aqua combination! You did an amazing job putting it all together. Love that Aqua silverware!


Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Marigene:
Thanks for visiting my blog. I love this color combo so much. Tour table setting is simply lovely and the utensils are perfect. The dishes and center piece are gorgeous. You really have been busy making thing more beautiful. Love the color of the cabinet.
Sending blessings,

podso said...

I like the furniture you've painted. I really like the dark wood that tops both your green and the white. I wanted to do that too but didn't want the light maple and was wondering if I could restain it darker, but maybe too much work for me. Yes my husband likes it a lot but he did know my plans before he left. I like the aqua hoosier too. Great job, it's fun isn't it?

Valerie Roberts said...

Hi, Gorgeous! I don't know how I missed this table until today. It is stunning. I love the plates. They are each gorgeous. The plate with the chicken is beautiful. I have never seen such a beautiful ornate plate with the chicken"rooster" motif. The plate on top of the that plate, I just purchased in a golden yellow and had never seen them before. I also love the flatware, it is so fun to see something different like them and the color iw wonderful.1 Thanks for posting this beautiful tablescape!