Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Rose Lunch



Well, we finally had a bit of sun yesterday, so I set the table on the deck for a light lunch with my friend, Toni Anne.




Linen placemats with a rose motif are topped by woven rattan chargers. The dinner plates are Baroque, by American Atelier at Home, and the salad plates are Homer Laughlin.




This small lantern was a TJMaxx purchase a few years ago. It has glass sides, which helps when it's a little windy.




There are two small milk glass hobnail vases, filled with roses and lady's mantle. I always find it difficult to create a centerpiece around the umbrella pole.




Linen napkins with mother of pearl napkin rings from Target.




Vintage silver salt and peppers -- 50 cents at a rummage sale.




My everyday flatware, which needs a bit of rubbing up. Waterford goblet, Donegal pattern.



Many thanks to the beautiful Susan, our hostess for Tablescape Thursday. Please visit Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch, for more lovely tablescapes.

54 comments:

  1. I love the milk glass, the silver S&P shakers and the Waterford goblets. Nice job.

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  2. Mary.. Your photos are always so stunning. Everything is absolutely beautiful.. love the lantern, the Baroque dinner plates and the Homer Laughlin piece. I have one piece of Homer Laughlin that belonged to my grandmother from the early 1900's.

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  3. Everything looks so pretty -- I love roses too! Love all your pretties upon your table.

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  4. Oh what a lovely setting on the patio. I love the beautiful dishes and the little vases with the roses are so pretty. LOVE the lantern. I just found 2 at Home Goods, and I love them. YOur table is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Very Beautiful table. I love the dainty top plates - so old world.

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  6. Very pretty. I love the hobnail vases with the red roses. A great combination. Lovely table.

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  7. Great placemats. They bring it all together - the vintage salt and pepper - not to mention Waterford outside! Happy tablescaping - The Tablescaper

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  8. Mmmmm...so pretty! love the combinations! A perfect setting for a lunch between friends!
    Happy TT!
    ;-D

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  9. Mary, I gotta tell you...I was at a thrift shop the other day and saw a little tarnished, silver, creamer, knowing that with you as inspiration, I can do something with it! :) This is a beautiful luncheon! Love the roses in the milk glass!
    Michelle

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  10. Mary... your tablescape is just beautiful... I love the eclectic mix of new and old... vintage and flea market... just the kind of table I love to sit and enjoy with a friend...

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  11. A very pretty table -- love the flowers and your dishes are so pretty.

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  12. Mary, how gorgeous! I love your gorgeous dishes and flowers!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. So pretty and elegant. Love your lantern and napkin rings. Oh, I really love it all! Great job

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  14. love the milk glass with the flowers

    happy tablescaping

    Sarah

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  15. I enjoyed the visit. Love your tablescape.

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  16. This is so perfect...and..so Mary. I love your different patterns and the olden flatware. I have been searching for some but haven't found any pretty ones yet.
    Your table is just beautiful..

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  17. Oh Mary, it's breathtaking as always. If ever I'm in need of inspiration, I come to you. Your lovely china and flowers always have a way to uplift me.

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  18. Just lovely, Mary! I'm glad you were able to include a couple of pieces of milk glass..as it makes it so summery! The little red roses and the lacy greenery together add such a delicate touch. All together it is just charming. A beautiful job! The lantern adds a bit of French ambiance. PERFECT!
    ~smiles and love~
    Mona

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous and love your lantern!

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  20. * I am OVERDUE Mary, at telling you how much I am enjoying A*L*L of your beautiful table-settings~~~ coming here is such a treat and a feast for the eyes, and I sincerely THANK YOU for sharing your most wonderful, creative talents here!!! "WOW!"~~~

    Blessings,
    Linda in AZ *

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  21. Just beautiful! I love the lantern.

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  22. Another beautiful tablescape, Mary. The red flowers, white vases and black candle holder just pop! I found some milk glass pieces in the attic yesterday and posted about them. They made me think of you!
    Dawn

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  23. I just don't know how you do it! Well, I do but to put this all together so beautifully, capture it on photo and welcome us to your table...every Thursday; oh, Mary...what a treat for us!!

    Thank you!

    In my mother's house, you would find boxes of treasured milk glass; all styles, types, kinds. She and my Gram collected it and went to many sales in the finding of it. It think of your love for it as I recall these items in her attic.

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  24. Beautiful! Toni Anne is a lucky girl to get such a treat! Today? Back to indoor dining:(

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  25. I love your tablescape and especially that gorgeous lantern!....Christine

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  26. Thanks for stopping by Mary. I don't know what it is but your style is so peaceful to me. Beautiful and calming. It is truely an inspiration ~ maybe the cure for my decorating ADD!
    Dawn

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  27. Hi Mary,
    I know what you mean about a centerpiece around the table pole. It's not easy. Yours looks great. I do love that small lantern. I see them all over blogland and they are very versatile tablescape items. I must keep an eye out for one.

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  28. Beautiful Mary....your table is and your pictures are truly out of this world. Lovely!!

    Barb

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  29. Mary girl...you know I love the roses!!! The salt and pepper shakers, I'll take those too!Ha! Love the placemats, and the dishes...I bought a set of old "Virginia Rose" patterned dishes last week that are very simular to yours...I love your table my friend, xoxo~Kathy@Sweet up-north Mornings...

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  30. How lovely Mary!

    The red roses are so warm and just glow.
    Beautiful dishes and napkin rings as well.

    Have a blessed day.
    ~Melissa :)

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  31. Hi Mary!
    What a lovely lunch setting this is and it looks like it's outside. Sweet. Love the layering of the dishes and the chargers! Have a wonderful day!

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  32. OOOOOH! All my favorite things! Beautiful china, crystal, old silver and roses. Perfect!! Thank you so much for your kind words on our new blog. Allie was so excited to see COMMENTS!
    Pattie

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  33. There you go Mary, with your pretty silver pieces and gorgeous photos, its always such a pleasure to pop over to your blog. That was nice to treat your friend to such a delightful lunch!
    Have a great Thursday!
    ~Really Rainey

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  34. Beautiful china and crystal and I love the milk glass with the roses. Thanks for sharing your presentation with me.
    Joyce

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  35. Your table setting is just lovely. I love the silver salt and pepper shakers, don't you just love yard sales? :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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  36. I can just imagine dining at the rose table. Smelling the sweet fragrance and enjoying all you wonderful finds. Can't believe the price of the s&p...that's got to be a shout.

    Happy Day,
    Candy

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  37. So pretty Mary....

    What did you serve????

    Have a great week-end,
    Kathy :)

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  38. Now, THIS ... is beautiful! Every last bit of it. So thoughtful, love the touches of color and the layering, and the whole thing. Gorgeous!

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  39. LOVE that candle holder... pretty table!

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  40. Very pretty!

    Having virtual tea at my place today. Hope you'll drop by and say howdy!

    Blessings,
    ~D~

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  41. Hi Mary,
    I love your table. The roses are so pretty and those little vases, I love them. Lantern -gorgeous, dishes - gorgeous, Table - priceless.
    ~Maryrose

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  42. love the hobnail milk glass and your flowers...so beautiful!

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  43. Your table was lovely & I am sure you & your friend enjoyed your dining al fresco! Your little vases were perfect around the pole that worried so about. I wish it werrrre cool enough here to dine out. We are HOT already.

    Glad you enjoyed my post about Nell Hill's. I think I will post her Bedroom Vingette's for Pink Saturday.

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  44. so pretty! lovely pieces, wonderful details and nice, bright pops of color!

    this is my first tablescape thursday and it is so fun to see everyone's display!

    xo

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  45. Love that table, but your lantern stole the show for me! Also, love your needlepoint pillows in the previous post. Linda

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  46. Lovely table! I love the milk glass hobnail vases!

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  47. Mary,

    This is simply rosy! You have outdone yourself again!

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  48. now...what did you all eat? :)

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  49. Mary, I want to come have lunch with you at Little Red House! This is so feminine and beautiful! I know your friend felt very special to be treated to such a delightful table. laurie

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  50. Beautiful! I love the Homer Laughlin salad plates and your gorgeous crystal! I know your friend must have felt very special dining at such a darling table! The lantern is wonderful...you did great working around the pole! I just bought my first hobnail thingy today...two little candle holders. :-) They say Fenton on the bottom and I was told that's good. I just love how they look. :-) Thanks for a great TT, Mary...always love visting to see what you have in store for us on TT. :-) Susan

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