Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I'm In The Mood For Spring-Tablescape Thursday



     It is time for another Tablescape Thursday with our hostess Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. You really should make some time to check out whatever surprises she has for us this week.

     This is the tablescape that almost didn't happen. We have been very busy at our house. After seeing all the projects that were going on around Blogland, I was inspired to do a few of my own. I'll show you more in later posts, but it has involved the refinishing of furniture, moving various heavy pieces from room to room and up and down the stairs. It has also meant emptying many drawers and shifting what is in them to other dressers. In the end, my guestroom and bedroom will have a few changes. Eventually, there will be a spare bedroom turned into a DISH ROOM in the basement. That was the whole point you know, getting some of that furniture out of that room so that I had a place to store my dishes (and a few other things). I had decided not to play along this week, but I ended up putting together a quick, spring look.





I did this so late this evening that I had to have the lights on to take a picture. It isn't my best photography.






These wonderful dessert plates were a wedding gift back in the 70's. If you look closely, you will see that they have the impression for the coffee cup, which I placed next to the water goblet on today's table. The plates are images of Fennel Seed, Coriander Seed, Poppy Seed and Saffron. The description of each seed and its use is on the back of the plate. I paired them with dark green square plates (Wal-Mart), my everyday flatware and Fostoria Buttercup wine glasses and goblets. I think this shows that you can have Wal-Mart and Fostoria on the same table and create an interesting look.




I added a pair of crystal roosters that belonged to my grandmother. Everything comes back in style if you wait long enough. I'm not sure how these were originally used. I have used them often during the holidays, filled and overflowing with small ornaments. Tonight, they became votive holders.



The tablecloth and napkins I have had for several years. The hydrangeas made me feel like maybe it would stop snowing eventually and spring will arrive. A crystal vase from Crate and Barrel, white votives and my table is ready.






25 comments:

Holly said...

PRETTY! PRETTY! PRETTY! You have the best plate collection! I am working on mine...if only I had more storage!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Sue, thanks for your sweet words on my brother! I love to hear him sing...This tablescape is really pretty! Love those dishes, I'm longing for spring too...Kristen

Life Laugh Latte said...

These plates clearly are a passion for you. Like how some women collect shoes, or like me...I collect Brighton jewelry:) Holly

Jeanette said...

Love those plates! Lovely table.

Dining Delight said...

Lovely! Those roosters are gorgeous and look terrific as candleholders!

DD

Torie Jayne said...

Gorgeous tablescape! Your plates are wonderful! Have a sweet day!

Patriotic Mom said...

Very pretty! I see the colors of brown and blue in this theme and I love that combination. Wow, that you could pull your table together last minute and it be so beautiful! Joan

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sue sweetie...
What a beautiful post. I love the poppy plate most of all. Moma grows beautiful poppies, I have never had any luck here in the desert, but I so love to look at them. I love the candle light photos. So magical and mystical.
Thank you for sharing today.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Chrissy said...

Sue.....I love those plates!!!! They are so vintage looking,yet they don;t look like they are from the 70's!! Have a great day!!

Stephanie @ Bona Fide said...

I agree with you...I am so in the mood for spring! I don't think the Midwest will see Spring anytime soon, or at least until early April. Ugh!
Great tablescape - it chases away those winter time blahs!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Wow, I really, really love your plates. What a nice wedding gift !

Sherry said...

I love your tablecloth and your dishes. Very nice.

Kathysue said...

Sue, Aaaaah Spring!!! what wonderful botanical plates, Really enjoyed looking at each pattern. Kathysue

Mimi said...

Glad you decided to do a table this week. ♥♥♥ those plates, just gorgeous!

Shellbelle said...

Those plates are wonderful! I remember having a set with the impression for teacups also, different design but same concept. The were very popular in those days. I impressed you still have them. Wish I still had the set of hand-painted Franciscan dishes I received as a wedding present. My best friend's mother was one of the painters in the 60s and 70s and she gave me an amazing set.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue, These dishes are just beautiful! They are so unique. It does feel like spring! I love the picture with just candlelight. It is so romantic.
Yvonne

Barbara said...

Sue, Beautiful plates and a wonderful tablescape. The tablecloth is perfect. These plates were a great present. Let's hope Spring is on its way.

Barbara

SophiesMark said...

OMG! I love this setting. The plates are a botanist's dream and I am obsessed with roosters, lol.

Maria said...

Sue, what an uplifting tablesetting you have tonight. The plates against the cheery blue tablecloth make smiles happen :)
I've been trying to get outside for walks... not this weekend!
Having flowers around the house does brighten things up!
~Take Care~
Maria

dee dee said...

Sue,
How pretty of a table! The flowers totally took me to spring time! It is below freezing here today.. burrrrr. I can't wait ot see all of your changes about your home! Dee Dee

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

That is so pretty - but how do you find time with all of that other chaos going on? You're an inspiration!

Kathleen said...

Those plates are so pretty! Lovely table..take care!!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I really love these beautiful little dessert plates, all with their descriptions written out on the backs. The crystal roosters are wonderful too! Lovely tablescape!

Debbie said...

Those plates are a real find!!~ Love them and they just brighten and the table and anyone's day who gets to eat off of them.....

Lynda said...

What pretty plates!! Your tablescape is lovely!