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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tablescape Thursday – Casual Lunch


For this week’s tablescape I am using mainly green and white, with a bit of yellow and brown. There are three place settings at one end of the dining room table.
Here are the dishes and utensils for a menu of an appetizer, manicotti, spinach, garlic bread, garden salad. The tablecloth is a goldenrod yellow linen that I got for a quarter at the thrift shop. The natural woven placemats, I’ve had for a couple decades. Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates are set on a white Canonsburg "American Traditional" dinner plates. At two places Johnson Brothers white ironstone hexagonal fruit bowls are set on the cabbage plate, to hold a light appetizer. At one place a Canonsburg fruit bowl is used, since I only have two of the Johnson plates, but liked the shape with the cabbage leaf plates.


The salad bowls are set on the Canonsburg bread and butter plates. The flatware is a mixture of silverplated pieces. Green and white napkins are placed in a wooden napkin ring. The brown goblets are Fostoria "Virginia." Their angular shape works well with the other shapes at the table.

The centerpiece has a pair of Bordallo Pinheiro candlesticks, a white squash or pumpkin with white faux flowers.
A white ceramic grated cheese dispenser (in shape of the Leaning tower of Pisa) bought at TJ Maxx several years ago, and a long green and white ceramic server for olives. My mother got a pair of these very narrow servers from Lillian Vernon catalog.

I almost forgot the dish for the garlic bread. It is a white dish lettered "garlic bread" on the inside. It was also a gift to me from my mother.
Other incidentals are a Canonsburg salt and pepper set, and a small Pinheiro leaf dish.
Not actually a part of the tablesetting, but nearby is a footed cake plate in green and white with a motif of pears. A ceramic pear and two ceramic limes


I hope you enjoyed my casual table for three diners. Do visit again soon, and leave a comment, please.

Be sure to visit our hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday posts.

Post no 349 Thrifty Thursday

I am also linking this post to Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh at Tales From Bloggeritaville.



Here are the thrifty elements from the above tablescape:

Johnson Bros. Ironstone - 50 cents for 3 pieces
Tablecloth - 25 cents
Bordallo plates $3.99 each at TJ Maxx
The Bordallo bowls, candlesticks, and pumpkin basket were all bought at TJ Max at sale prices.
Silverplated flatware - gift and thrift store, some for 10 cents a piece
The brown Fostoria “Virginia” goblets were a good buy on Ebay
The faux flowers were a couple dollars at a consignment shop.
GIFTS – olive server and garlic bread tray from my mother, footed cake stand from my sister, ceramic pear and limes from my secretary who also made them.

For more Thrifty Thursday posts go to Tales From Bloggeritaville.

21 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is so pretty, the casual setting looks very elegant to me!! Love the color combination!

Katherine

Michelle said...

I really like the octagon shaped bowl, it would be used in so many ways and is the perfect size too.

It's nice to see a green and white tablescape so refreshing, just like spring!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I love green and white together...and the touch of yellow is perfect! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

PAT said...

This is beautiful! I love the green and white and shapes of the plates.

Michelle said...

I love your tablescape! I love green and white!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE those cabbages style plates!

jennifer said...

Your tablescape looks so pretty! Very inviting.

Doris the Great said...

So pretty. I love the cabbage plates as well. I love ALL vegetable or fruit dishes -- anything sort-of campy!

marty39 said...

I love the tablescape. All the dishes are just gorgeous. The way you put all the dishes together with the different patterns and colors is just so lovely. You have some beautiful pieces. Hugs, Marty

Janie's World said...

Your table is sooo pretty! I love the candlesticks, they have such texture and interest. I love the soft cream with the green, so pretty and soothing.

Mary said...

Oh what a fresh and pretty color scheme -- I love the green and white! Beautiful candlesticks, and I drool every time I see those cabbage plates around blogland. ;)

Swampgirl said...

I have loved those cabbage plates from afar but your table has convinced me I that I really need them!!!

Christina said...

The green and white color of your tablescape is so earthy and wonderful. Love the pumpkin/squash that you have the flowers in. I also love the goblets. Everything is just beautiful.

salmagundi said...

Love the white bowls on the green leaf bowls. The whole tablescape is bright and pretty. Sally

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I love those cabbage plates. This tablescape is so fresh and clean. Its just, well-delicious!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very pretty. I love the combination of colors.

Joyce said...

Cabbage plates are lovely. Your leaning tower of cheese is the cutest!
Joyce

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your great and white is so pretty. Love all your serving pieces and your Menu sounds so good - if I knew where you lived, I would be right over; fork in hand!

Michelle said...

Hey Carrie, I came back to thank you for your comment and I bought the plates @ Target last spring (I'm assuming you were refering to the green mum plates) I didn't see a name at all...
Michelle

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Wow, you have some beautiful pieces! Love your tablescape! Gorgeous!

Lady Katherine said...

I am ready to sit down and eat! All your dishes look so pretty. I have to say I adore the garlic bread dish, and the linen tablecloth! So Much!