Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Green and Cream Lunch



Welcome! We're lunching on the deck today. We have to be quick, though, because it's getting a little cloudy and I think it may rain.




Just soup and a salad this afternoon. I have used my white Atelier at Home dinner plates as chargers, and topped them with salad plates by April Cornell and soup bowls by Kate Williams at Global Design Connections. The water goblets and tablecloth are both from Waterford. Soft green napkins are paired with silver napkin rings from Bed, Bath & Beyond. I've tucked a few daisies into the rings.




By now you know that I can't set a table without some thrift store flatware. Aren't these pretty?





We have two tables on our deck -- one with an umbrella in the center, and this one which belonged to my mother. The iron chairs are surprisingly comfortable, even without cushions.




Potted mint is nestled into a Carnival glass bowl. Little glass baskets -- salt cellars? -- hold a single daisy at each place setting.




The soup tureen is by a company called Mannerisms. It usually sits on my kitchen counter as part of a creamware collection. Do you recognize my new wire bird cage? I filled it with some greenery in a milk glass goblet. I've also used a piece of garden statuary here -- a concrete basket of flowers.




The urn-shaped planter holds cleome. The basketweave pot has some greenery but needs some more color. I've been neglecting my pots this year, because of all the rain. I see a trip to the garden center later on this week. The small concrete bird was found at an estate sale for $5.




Many thanks to our lovely Tablescape Thursday hostess, Susan, of Between Naps on the Porch. Please visit her for more wonderful tablescapes.

68 comments:

  1. I have one of the same little baskets. I put sugar cubes in mine...but they are too cute. Very pretty table...hope it didn't rain!

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  2. Hi Mary !
    I really love your new birdcage with the little plant....Can't believe that you got that flatware from the thrift store....I just starting checking for flatware to add to my stock...LOL ! I love those little bowls and I believe that is the same maker of my beehive teapot..The pictures are gorgeous as usual !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  3. This looks absolutely dreamy! What beautiful colors together...and your dishes are gorgeous!

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  4. Mary, This is a lovely table setting. Soft colors and romantic.
    Like this alot!
    Blessings,
    ~D~

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  5. Oh I just love the setting. The urns and the birdcage add so much to the lovely ambiance. Your dishes and linens are stunning. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Beautiful setting, green and white are so summery! I love that concrete bird and the urns:>)

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  7. Lovely, Very serene...such pretty pieces and put together beautifully!

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  8. Very nice detail..., tucking in some flowers into the napkin rings!

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  9. Very elegant - love it! Linda

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  10. I love your cool and refreshing tablescape. The wire bird cage is just perfect with the green plant. Isn't it nice to have things from our family to use and remind us of them? I love treasures with memories.

    Have a great rest of the week.

    Charla

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  11. This so makes me want to pull up a chair and join you for lunch!! I love that lovely fluted carnival glass dish you used to hold the mint and of course your wire cloche is just perfect for this little setting!

    blessings
    mary

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  12. Mary, I absolutely love this! It is so well put together. I adore your china and how each piece looks like it was meant to be together. I think that your flatware is the same pattern that my Gramma had (and promised to each one of her April born granddaughters -LOL), of course, I love the bird cage and the setting is amazing. Happy TT ~ Robyn

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  13. I Love April Cornell dishes, and cloths and childrens cloths and everything she makes! Prettiest table with all the light colors and little birds. Love the new wire cage, and flowers stuck in your napkin rings... I want to sit there and get to know you, xoxo!~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  14. Enjoyed lunch with you today. Thanks for all the hospitality put into this day. Blessings
    QMM

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  15. What a lovely table....so summery and inviting! Thanks for sharing lunch with us :)
    Toni

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  16. Beautiful Mary!!! Your photos are fab, as usual! I love the urns as an anchor, and floor length TC is so nice outside! I REALLY love the dinnerware and that tureen, wow! Happy TT!

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  17. Just beautiful - so serene. I have the green April Cornell plates too but have a hard time photographing them and getting their true color. You definately got it here! Happy tablescaping - The Tablescaper

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  18. Oh Mary...this is just stunning!!! All of the colors are so muted and serene!!! I love it!!! Every little detail is so beautiful!!! The pottery, the plants, the table and chairs...everything!!!

    Gorgeous!!!

    Have a wonderful evening!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  19. Your garden setting is divine. I love the way you layered your colors. Everything looks wonderful.

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  20. Your table looks absolutely dream-like. I love the way your tablecloth is draped and puddled.

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  21. Hi Mary! I love your tablescape today... Its just sweet... And I think the cloudy day made for incredible lighting for your photos!
    Have a good rest of the week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  22. Oh Mary, you have such a gift! I can only dream of such a lovely tablescape. This made my day!

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  23. Wow!your tablescape is simly sweet...

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  24. Can I come? It's LOVELY!!!!!!

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  25. Hı Mary

    Your table is wonderfull, photograps are wonderfull, everything you made is wonderfull. I really want to meet you ın my lıfe. I am writing to you from Turkey, Ankara and ı always show your blog to all my frıends. Thanks to you because ı learned a lot of things from you.

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  26. Beautiful tablescape Mary! I've drooled all over my keyboard looking at everything! Excuse while I clean up... ☺ Diane

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  27. Just lovely, Mary..the photos are splendid.

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  28. Ooh, I just love, love, love your tablescape. Everything is so beautiful. I would love to eat at this table.

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  29. Like a breath of fresh air - so beautiful!

    Samantha

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  30. Beautiful green tablescape. My grandmother had flatware like that. Lovely.

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  31. Such a lovely tablescape. Dining alfresco is my absolutely favorite. I would have all my meals outdoor if I had my way!

    Your table is so beautiful. I love the soft green color of the dishes.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Tina

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  32. Mary, I love your tablescape for today. The colors you used are gorgeous and the little wire bird cage is darling.

    I have a problem and I wondered if you could help me...it is with creating a mosaic..I guess I need simple step by step instructions if and when you have time.

    Many thanks and Happy TT.

    Barbara

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  33. Mary, this is one of my favorites. I love the crisp combination of green with white, and this setting looks so gentle and peaceful.

    Love it!

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  34. Morning girl...love seeing all the green and creams..it is so pretty...and I love that wire cage! beautiful inspiration my friend...have a great day!

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  35. Mary,
    Gorgeous tablecloth, love the green plates and your wire bird cage. We have similar ideas this week. My scape is also green/white with a little pink and some wire accessories. You know what they say about great minds! tee hee
    Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Alicia

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  36. The daisy in the napkin ring is the sweetest touch! I love these outdoor tablescapes. The lighting is magnificent when outside, and this is no exception. You do such a good job with arrangement. Your dishes are so full of texture and very pretty. You sure know how to set a table!
    Brenda

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  37. Really beautiful tablescape in such a wonderful setting Mary. I love your urn next to the table. Kathy.

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  38. What a beautiful table. So elegant and pretty!

    Christi

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  39. Exquisite! I want to join you...

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  40. Lovely, Mary. Cottage greens are so peaceful. Maybe that's why I love your style so much. Everything looks so peaceful, much different than my everyday life!
    Dawn

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  41. Such a serene setting. I wish I could join you! Thanks for sharing. I love the unusual salt cellars. I love them and have a few myself. Have a great day!

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  42. Absolutely beautiful- made me relax and feel more at ease just looking at your table and surroundings. Great job!

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  43. Your tablescape looks so cool and elegant, Mary.

    I wish the rain would finally stop for awhile so I can sit outside a little --it's been raining incessantly for weeks!

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  44. Just beautiful my friend...soft and yet elegant...loved it...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  45. Wow, it looks so beautiful!!! Magazine worthy! Everything looks so green and lush back there! I guess it's all that rain!

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  46. Love it! Sweet and quite. Happy TT!

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  47. Such a beautiful outdoor tablescape! Wow!

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  48. So beautiful and elegant! You did a great job.

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  49. Now this is a romantic lunch for two! Love that flatware, and can hardly believe it came from a thrift store. You could have said it was your great grandmothers and I would have believed you! :) This is absolutely perfectly laid out, and so thoughtfully planned. BRAVO!

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  50. swoon!

    this is beautiful. lovely color combo and details!

    xo

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  51. Gorgeous table setting! Wonderful composition. I would love to sit and lunch at this beautiful table any time.

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  52. What a beautiful setting! Just love it! You did such a great job.

    ~Liz

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  53. I think the green and white theme is just refreshing to look at :-) Wonderful for outdoors. I especially love the bird cage touch :-)

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  54. Mary, this is such a pretty tablescape. All of your lovely extras make it so special. That tablecloth is stunning, and your combination of plates is perfect. laurie

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  55. Absolutely gorgeous table and gorgeous setting! Fantastic pictures!

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  56. Your table is so beautiful! God Bless! Lauralu :)

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  57. Oh my goodness! Another group of photos that are magazine quality! Your deck is just beautiful. I love the green and white! Mary...super job...AGAIN!

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  58. Mary..you never, ever, fail to dazzle me with your homemaking footwork! Some people have the knack..pure and simple. Anything to do with birds always attracts me..always!
    Everything is just lovely!
    Signed..
    A fan :)

    Naw...I'm just kidding! It's me...
    Mona

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  59. Mary...this is a beautiful tablescape...love the outdoor setting! The green and white is so fresh and soothing. Love your birdcage and the sweet bird perched on the floor of the deck. Gorgeous tablecloth! The daisies are the perfect touch...and so you! I always love seeing your thrift store finds! Thanks for a lovely TT! susan

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  60. What an absolute beautiful setting!!!! Just breathtaking! :)

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  61. How refreshing! What lovely things you have assembled! I love April Cornell. I love dressing my little girls in her lovely frocks.

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  62. Please, where can I buy beehive teapot by Kate William (Global Design Connections)?
    Do you know some stores in USA and Canada?
    Thank you very much,
    With Best Regards,
    Denis
    denislamontagnelobsang@hotmail.com

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  63. i've just been introduced to your blog link. i'm excited enjoy your beautiful inspiration. your table is so refreshing. the colors are relaxing yet your simplicity is so powerful. i'd love to be sharing a cup of coffee at your beautiful table.

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