Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Heather and Marigold

What I like about Fiesta is all the possible color combinations.  Inspirations come from tablecloths, place mats, etc... In this case, the inspiration was the napkin rings which were a gift. I found a different a dragonfly napkin ring at Kohls. I sent several of friends looking for at least one companion ring. None of my friends were able to find a matching ring but my one friend found these and sent them to me. I am a lucky girl to have my friends who fuel my addiction. Another friend gave me the purple glasses. I found the place mats at Pier1.  I have always admired the ones Diane has on her blog Tablescapes by Diane. If you have never been to her blog, please visit her amazing tables.

I have been having some technical difficulties today but I am going to try to link up with Kathleen for Let's Dish.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

St. Patrick's Day 2012

I have been wanting to set this table since I purchased these dishes at Goodwill several months ago.  I found them at two stores if you can believe that.  I found the bowls, bread and butter plates and the sauce boat were at the first store.  The dinner plates, lidless sugar bowl and a tea cup and saucer were at the second store. I did go to two others but did not have any luck. They are Syracuse China in the Clover pattern.  I love that they say "Made in America".  The gold trim is intact on all the dishes. 

I couldn't decide on the napkins so I used two different ones along with different napkin rings. There is a bit of Fiesta on the table in the form of the candle holders and small pitcher that is not visible.

I am linking up with The Tablescaper for Season Sundays and with Susan for Tablescape Thursday and Kathleen at her St Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.

Cuisine Kathleen's

Have a good week.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pretty in Green

I found these dishes at my favorite local thrift. I found the dinner plates one week and the salad/soup bowls the following week.  My dad purchased the dinner plates for me. That is odd for me because he is always complaining that I have too many dishes. He dislikes when I crowd the table. The following week after we purchased the dinner plates, I went back as usual. I was in line to pay for something else.  I spotted them on the counter but didn't know what they were and I thought they belonged to the customer standing by the counter.  As the line moved on the bowls stayed on the counter. When I got the bowls and saw that they matched my plates,I snatched them immediately.  I got six bowls for $4.99 and 10 dinner plates for $9.99. They are not the usual Fiesta I normally use but they are made by Homer Laughlin. They are stamped Nautilus. There is another stamp in gold that says Lifetime China Co. semi-vitreous, Aliance, Ohio and Jade Rose. The gold trim is still intact on both the bowls and plates. I still need to work on researching them.

The candle stick holders are Lenox and I found them at a thrift store also.  The small green tea light holders were found at Goodwill for $.50.

The green glasses were a gift from a friend who fuels my addition to dishes.  The ice tea goblets were a wedding gift.
We had Italian Nachos and salad for dinner.

Thanks for stopping by. I linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

 Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tables Missed

I have been tablescaping but I haven't been able to post. Things seem to be getting back to normal and I have better Internet service. I don't think I can make an individual post of the all the tables I have created so I am sharing them all on this post.

The first table posted was for Valentine's Day.  I used my Fired King lace charges, Fiesta in Rose and Johnson Bros.(don't know the name of the pattern). The ice tea and champagne glasses were wedding gifts.  The pink glasses were an estate sale find. The napkin rings were a clearance find at Kohl's.

This next table was also for Valentine's Day. My parents came over the Sunday before. Fiesta is Scarlet and the Diner collection from Homer Laughlin. I had to hide the cake before my parents arrived because if my mom had seen it she would not have eaten lunch.

The next table was my Mardi Gras table. Fiesta in Marigold, Shamrock and Plum.The napkin rings, table cloth, wine glasses and beads were found at a thrift store. I borrowed the flat ware from a friend. You will see it again on my next two tables that will be on future posts. The glasses were a gift as were the napkins.

There were a few others that I didn't photograph. I hope you enjoy these. I plan to continue to blog. I have the next two tables ready to go.

Have a good week.