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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tablescape Thursday – Setting for Soup and Sandwich


This week’s tablescape began with the tablecover. I knew I had bought this in about 2002 to use on the deck. I also got 4 cloth napkins that coordinated with it. Once I got it out and noted the red binding on the hem, and the red border of the napkins, I realized that I have very little red in my tablesetting accessories.
I settled on the vintage Wedgwood "Edme" dinner plates, cream soup and stands, and bread and butter plates. The flatware is just a silverplate mixture. These pieces take care of a simple lunch of cream of broccoli soup and tuna salad sandwich in an artisan bread roll.
The cream dishwares look nice against the backdrop of the print in the tablecover.

I found a red ceramic tomato, and a pair of red ceramic salt and pepper set shaped like tomatoes. Ceramic banana napkin holders pick up the background color of the tablecloth. The red border of the napkins pick up the red edging on the round tablecloth.
Doing this late Wednesday night I had no time to get anything like flowers from stores; I just had to use what was around the house. So, the centerpiece is a Knowles "Fashion" covered dish, set on an Edme saucer, on top of a pale green wire frame.
The goblets are "Evesham" for the Royal Worcester dishes. I have 3 goblets each with the cherries, oranges, blueberries, and pears. So I used two each of the red cherries and the blueberries, colors that picked up the napkin border.
Green café chairs with white vinyl seats provide seating.

It is always great to participate in Tablescape Thursday and discover what combinations can be made with things I own. Thanks, Susan for hosting this delightful weekly event.

Be sure to visit Susan’s blog, Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday posts.

24 comments:

Martha said...

You picked up the red nicely, I think -- nice tablescape.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE your table... the green and red and the chairs... I could go on and on... FAB!

Joyce said...

Nice tablescape for soup and salad and I really like your napkins. Thanks for sharing this with me.
Joyce

Michelle said...

The chairs are adorable! I really like the printed tablecloth with the red binding. In fact I like the way you scattered red here and there..works very well.

Shelia said...

Lovely table and the red really sets the green off! Beautiful job!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

great table! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Next time you serve soup & sandwiches, I'm on my way! Everything looks so pretty! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

marty39 said...

Such a pretty tablescape. I love the soup tureen elevated on the pretty stand. Everything is just lovely, and the few touches of red just pop and are just perfect. Hugs, Marty

bj said...

O, what an adorable table! This really is so cheerful and lighthearted..just my kind of table setting. Your cloth is precious and I can see that I need a yellow cloth...I love red and yellow together. My table is so large, cloths are expensive to fit it...however...I might find some cute placemats in yellow...hmmmm...thanks for the inspiration..

ivoryspring said...

Carrie - the tablecloth is really pretty! Love your Wedgwood as well.

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Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love seeing tablescapes that use items already owned. That is what I love about this, being creative with what we already have. You did a great job! Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Kathleen said...

Cream soup bowls! I love them, yours are beautiful..
I just started using some red too, now I have bought 3 sets of red dishes! Getting ready to use them for July 4th settings..
Very pretty setting, my first visit here. Mr Linky is down, so I followed from your comment..:)

ellen b. said...

Beautiful soup bowls. I love that tablecloth. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend Carrie!

susan said...

I don't think I've ever seen a napkin holder! I like that you mixed the goblets. I think that adds interest to the table--and helps when we don't have enough of something too :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love it! A very pretty table, Carrie!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the tablecloth, Carrie, and I think it was a nice idea to use that for your inspiration. I like the way you shopped around your house instead of using flowers~sometimes we need to do that! ;-D

I think the soup turren on top of the wire basket is a really neat idea. It makes me think that you can get a lot of centerpieces out of this basket!!

I just love everthing!!! Enjoy the rest of the week!

xoxo
Jane

ButterYum said...

Love Wedgwood!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Very pretty - love your little "kisses" of red on your table.

Lady Katherine said...

Hello, I love the cream dishes! The red touches looks great with the tablecloth. I just adore the wire frame with the covered dish on top! I love your napkins!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love your blog so much...It is one of my favorites.
I am still new to the blog world, but have seen the miracle of the blogging community and prayer in the last two days. Hope you will stop by my blog and pray for little Maggie.

xinex said...

Your table settingis very pretty, love the tablecloth and the tureen and dishes....Christine

Happy To Be said...

May you have a wonderful Memorial day weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What great napkins! Are they vintage? This is a lovely tablescape. The tureen and the goblets are so pretty. laurie