Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dreary Outside... Cheery Within!

Here's my first solo offering for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch!

The weather here in Virginia is pretty nasty today... Wintry mix earlier today put down a nice slushy underlayer outdoors, with a layer of big fluffy snowflakes on top. Everything outside was gray, gray, and more GRAY.

Inside though is a little different story. I chose a Waterlily and pond vintage tablecloth in bright primary colors, added vintage and contemporary Fiesta and floral decalled Newell dinnerware (also by Homer Laughlin, way back in 1908!). The flatware is Masquerade, made to coordinate with Fiesta. Some yellow Alstromeria from my local grocery store added a splash of sunshine to the mix. Thanks so much for stopping in!



11 comments:

  1. Looks great, Elaine! Love the Newell dinnerware, goes perfectly with the tablecloth. Thanks for sharing...

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  2. Elaine,

    I just love the Fiesta and the vintage tablecloth. I started collecting some for Maine. Thanks for sharing.

    Carol

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  3. I love how you mixed the floral dinnerware with the Fiestaware. It is so bright and pretty.

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  4. This is a very pretty table scape! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

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  5. A beautiful table, Elaine! I love the colors and the blend of antique dinnerware with contemporary flatware!

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  6. Delightful table, Elaine...♥♥♥ the vintage tablecloth.

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  7. Elaine, I just adore this tablesetting. The cloth is TDF and I love the dishes. Isn't it amazing how well the flatware matches the dishes? Your first foray in to Tablescape Thursday on your own is a home run.

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  8. Oh, those Fiesta colors you chose to layer with the pretty floral china are perfect! The whole table looks wonderful with that gorgeous cloth and the bright flowers. Love it!

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  9. This colorful tablescape will certainly counteract the grayest of winter days. Great job! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  10. Elaine, what a bright and cheery setting for that horrible and stormy couple of days we had in our area of Virginia. Wish I had been doing a new tablescape instead of shoveling, haha! Very nice!

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  11. Charming table...those floral dishes are beautiful. It certainly makes it bright inside no matter what is going on outside.

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