3/18/2009

It's Tablescape Thursday &
"Green in the Spring"

Hello my friends and welcome to "Tablescape Thursday" hosted by our very own Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch! Tablescape Thursdays have certainly become a very popular and fun-filled Thursday event! If you haven't ever visited Susan, you're missing out! You just have to see Susan's Thursday tablescape and while you're there, take a peek at all of the participant's beautiful tablescapes!!!

It's been awhile since I've done a tablescape but last month I found a set of dishes on ebay and wanted to do a tablescape with them! For those of you follow my blog, you'll remember the great deal I got on a beautiful set of Kensington Staffordshire Balmoral 1801 dishes. When I seen these pretty English ironstone dishes come up for auction on ebay with a starting bid of just $10...I couldn't believe it! I watched the auction and believe or not...no one ever placed a bid, I got the entire set for just $10!!! What a blessing...I was so excited!!! To read more about this post...just click HERE.

"Green in the Spring" Tablescape...


Spring time is almost here in Colorful Colorado and I wanted to do a pretty Spring themed tablescape! My new olive green and white ironstone dishes would be perfect to lighten things up a bit in our red French Country dining room.



Full view of our French Country dining room and "Green in the Spring" tablescape. As you can see...my dining room is red and olive green. Another reason why I was elated to find a set of dishes that were olive green...they go perfectly in our dining room!


A simple, fresh Spring tablescape...an intimate dinner for two!



Table Centerpiece...

Keeping it simple and fresh...I used a white ironstone pitcher filled with creamy white hydrangeas, two masonary garden urn candleholders with white pillar candles, and a couple of sweet little birds...all atop a lacy, crocheted doily!



These beautiful light green dinner napkins belonged to my husband's mother...they go perfectly with the new olive green & white dishes! I found the silver teapot napkin rings at Hobby Lobby on sale...$4.99 for a set of four! The antique beverage glasses were given to me many years ago by a friend. The goblets came from my husband's parents.





The Place Setting...

I just love these white chargers with fleur de lis on them! I purchased them on sale from JC Penneys for $29 for a set of four...not to bad!!! The dinner plate and dessert bowl is Kensingtone Staffordshire ironstone...love the frenchy, olive green pattern! I used a green salad/dessert plate from another set of dishes that I have.


The Flatware...

I just adore this beautiful set of silverware...it has the fleur de lis pattern on it as well! You may be able to see it better in some of the other photos.


Salad/Dessert Plate...

A close-up of the salad/dessert plate. As I mentioned earlier, this little plate belongs to another set of dishes that I have. The shade of green goes fairly well with the shade of olive on the ironstone. I used this set for daily dishware for a couple of years...it came from Walmart and has been quite durable!


The Dinner Plate...

A close-up view of the Kensington Staffordshire Balmoral 1801 ironstone. I still just do the "happy dance" every time I see these pretty "treasure finds"!!!


What "Green in the Spring" tablescape would be complete without a little white birdie? hehe!!! I found these sweet little birds at Michaels...half price for $1.50. I sure have seen many of these sweet little creatures all over blogland lately! Don't you just love the little cut-out pattern on the sides?



Just another view...

Well my friends...thank you so much for dropping by and taking a peek at my "Green in the Spring" tablescape. I just love when you visit...please leave a comment and let me know you were here!


Happy tablescaping...don't forget to stop over at Susan's and see her beautiful Thursday tablescape and all of the other participants tablescapes too...such beauty!!!

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Love ya'll,
Chari




55 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous springtime table, Chari!

salmagundi said...

There's that beautiful green transferware!!! How lucky you were to get those. The table looks wonderful - all ready for Spring (if it ever gets here!) Still just brown dirt around here. Have a joyous Thursday. Sally

santamaker said...

So fresh an pretty. Loving the white ironstone, really perfect for spring.

Cynthia said...

Hi Chari,
I just did the happy dance too because I love love your table. Great bargains too and did you paint your table and chairs because they are just the best. Cindy

Domestic Designer said...

I love the ironware. The table looks wonderful! Great bargains. Have a great week!

xinex said...

Love your dishes, Chari, and love your napkin rings too! We have the same lace plate chargers and I love them! Your table looks so fresh and lovely, just like spring!...Christine

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Chari,this is really pretty! Love the teapot napkin rings, how cute! Kristen

janet said...

Hi Chari

love love love your tablescape, love everything from the flowers to the dishes that you got one awesome deal on. Your dining room is so beautiful!!! i have looked at your pictures about 5 times because i cant get enough of your room. Oh and I have the same white bird from Michaels.
hugs
janet

Deb said...

These dishes are so beautiful! And I just love those napkin rings though I can't seem to find napkin rings anywhere. Deb

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Those dishes are to die for! Love them! I love how the white and the pops of green play so beautifully with the red DR. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Barb

Mama said...

Chari your dishes are gorgeous I am doing the happy dance and I don't even own them lol. everything on your spring table is beautiful, hugs, Kathy.

Katy said...

I'm drooling over your dishware! Everything... and I mean every little thing is perfect! The jadite is divine... I'm going to become a jadite collector, may even need a bib to go treasure hunting! Thanks so much for sharing... you blog is indeed lovely! Great photography too! ~Katy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

GORGEOUS table! Love all your attention to the little details!

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful Chari!

The dishes look so amzing! I still can't believe the deal on them.

Look at all the precious details on this. You put some time into this one!

I am coming back tomorrow and looking at each photo and enlarging them like you do mine....:)

Candy said...

Crisp white, clean and fresh. Love the colors in your dining room.
Lovely table.
Ta-Ta, Candy

Martha said...

What a beautiful spring table -- love your new dishes. I've got blue transferware but have been eyeing the green -- yours are really pretty -- congrats on such a great deal!

"Blossom" said...

Chari, this tablescape is very pretty. And the dishes you bought off of ebay is so pretty too. I always like the ironware look.

Dream Mom said...

Oh I love those plates!!!!!!!!! I have to get a set of those! $10.00 is amazing! The charges were PERFECT with them. The little white birds go perfect-I purchased two sets of them yesterday for $1.19 each. Do you have a name for the chargers?

Lori said...

Great green table setting. Love the dishes..

Nancy said...

Gorgeous Tablescape! I hope I am ready for next weeks tablescape! I've been working on it long enough..lol:)

Thanks for stopping by yesterday duning the Fluff party! I saw that you Fluff post was about this tablescape...so I thought I would just leave my comment here.

I love your blog and I will come back to visit again!

Happy Spring, Nancy

Janie's World said...

Wow, what a find on those dishes! They are exquisite! The table is very serene and calm, green and cream has that effect! That little birdie is terrific. Everything looks wonderful!

Raggedy Girl said...

Beautiful header on your blog.
Lovely red dining room, great backdrop.
Your table is lovely and the soft green of the dishes is yummy.

Have a Thankful Thursday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Bo said...

Hi Chari...what a beautiful combination of patterns and elements you have used for this spring (or anytime) tablescape. You were meant to have that bargain price on the gorgeous china...what a deal or should I say steal...LOL... So, so pretty!
;-) Bo

Happy To Be said...

GM Sweet Chari..hey I almost fell over you at Laurie house ha ha!! Now girl I love this table!! What a wonderful deal you got on the beautifu dishes and I woud be doing cartwheels over that price...well if I still could...I think my wheels have got out from under my cart....Your DR is just beautiful girl...I so wished I could do what you girl do with these tables..but I can't so I don't ha ha!! May you have a restful day today dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

ann said...

Oh Chari,those dishes are truly awesome.I adore all these colors together.
Yes,i only have the 2 bowls ans a pitcher and cup and saucer,i thought was the same.Come to find out they're different,but they sure look the same.
I thought they were all clean and fresh.Do you remember the 'real"reason i started collectinh pink dishes?For mosaics.yep,i can't work with gloves on.I canot manuver.and witout gloves it EATS my hands up.
That pitcher with the flowers looks so sweet and fresh.love it...Ann

Chandy said...

What a beautiful table! I posted about my VERY FIRST St. Pat's table!

I love the colors! Happy Thursday to you!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Girl I wished you were here to see me doing my HAPPY Dance right now I got my life back about an hour ago...YAHOO!! my life is up and running again...Len came carring it in the door and I did the Picket squeal!!! Oh no I can't do the fancy tables like you girls do !! and Yes I did it 2x and I got some really cha-cha dishes like 2 weeks ago for Easter and some other stuff...but I might do it for Foodie Friday...but girl it does take me all day to do anything with Len house all day...Thanks for coming by...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mrs. G said...

I love your red dining room! Your green table setting is so pretty. I really need, ok,I don't need but want, some green dishes. Your green transferware dishes are gorgeous, mind sharing where you got them?
Thanks for stopping by Life at Home and have a great Tablescape Thursday.
Hugs,
Sue

Linda/"Mom" said...

*Hi, Chari!
I'm SOOO glad I "snuck away" for a few minutes of fun, so I could get back to seeing all the pretty blogs~~~ Your table is so LUSCIOUS!!! It's absolutely stunnning~~~ soooo soft n' pretty (adoooore the greens n' whites! So clean n' happy!), yet w/ the red walls, it all just "packs a peppy punch"!!! And your plates ~~~ ALL OF THEM!~~~ are WONNNDERFUL!!! It truly WILL be a "HAPPY SPRING" @ a table like this! Warmly, Linda

Kim Chalfant said...

Fabulous tablescape. I love, love, love your dishes. And the chargers, ooh la la!!! Love them!!!

Cass said...

The Staffordshire is gorgeous, and WOW what a bargain. I love it when someone gets a great buy on Ebay! Lovely, lovely table ... love how you pulled elements together to make a wonderful "whole." Thanks.. Cass

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a pretty tablescape!

French Cupboard said...

Very cozy and inviting. The green is a charming accent and works wonderfully for the setting. I am ready for dinner. Thanks for sharing.

-Steve-French Cupboard

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Chari! Oh my! Your table is GORGEOUS! Man you got a deal! I love everything! The greens are so fresh with the pretty white! God Bless! Lauralu :)

sue said...

Chari your table looks lovely! The 10 dollar dishes, wow, fabulous buy! I actually have 2 of these plates, I bought them at a fleamarket! Love the color and pattern! Happy spring sweetie! xo Sue

marty39 said...

Oh my this is simply stunning. I love the red dining room and all of the dishes are just gorgeous. I love the green and white and all your accessory pieces are so beautiful Very lovely. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Chari, those green transferware dishes are wonderful! You've made a gorgeous tablesape out of some real bargains. I love those tea pot napkin rings. The white pitcher with the hydrangeas is the perfect spring touch. Everything just looks so pretty. laurie

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Chari your tablescape is lovely. One day I am going to join the party. You know we use the same colors only flipped? I use olive greens and accent with teal an red.
I just noticed that! oh, and we live in neighboring states!!! Anyway, Thanks for stopping by my place to visit. Love ya Athella

Melissa Miller said...

I'm back! :)
I enlarged every photo and took in every beautiful detail...
You know what my favorite thing is. LOL!
The fleur-di-lis design on both the plates and beautiful flatware. ~Gorgeous~

Outstanding table in every way Chari!
I am so impressed by your unique creativity.
It's charming and just so elegant.

Thank you for coming by today.
It's always nice to see a note from you.

I sure hope Lynne and her hubby are doing well.
If you have any
news can you drop me a quick comment.

Have a great day.
~Melissa :)

Cindy J. said...

So, so pretty Chari and I just can hardly believe what treasures you received for such a great price. I love your chargers too, gosh you girls all do these tablescapes so well.. I really enjoy seeing all of these beautiful things. Love ya Sis, Cindy

susan said...

I'm so glad you liked the chicken salad story--it's true! Your tablscape is beautiful. I LOVE those chargers!

JudyBug said...

Well, I'm just green with envy! Fortunately, green is one of my favorite colors. ;-)

Your dinnerware is just to die for. I've never seen that and I really, really love it!

JudyBug

Kathysue said...

Chari, I am "Green" with envy for these dishes,what an amazing deal. You have displayed them so beautifully and they are now in the perfect home.Beautiful tablescape,hugs Kathysue

Michelle said...

Oh Chari! I LOVE your dining room. I absolutely adore that sweet white table...and the flatware (the green and white) just beautiful. Those plates definitely scream Spring time!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Love this...green and cream/white is one of my favorites!5* Thanks for visiting my spring fluffing, always smile when you come for a visit.

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Chari! I think you get the award for the best deal ever on those dishes! They are beautiful! And your tablescape looks so inviting. I was doing some peeking around your house from your other posts too and admiring all your lovely treasures. I see you like to surround yourself with pretty things too, which I think makes a house more cozy with "stuff" in it! Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment about my D.C. trip. It was such a whirlwind trip, we really crowded all that much stuff in about 4 days! And I didn't know there was 19 Smithsonians either and the best part is that they are all free! AND you can take pictures. I was shy at first, never have been able to take pictures of exhibits before in other museums but I knew I had to take pictures for my blogger friends! haa! Thanks again for stopping by. Have a great weekend! :) ~ Laurie

sue said...

you said it girlfriend, yeeeehaaaaaw!! I got a new floor and a PANTRY! Ya know, I can't possibly complain after this work has taken 2 weeks and is still not done, but... There's not as much room in there as I thought there would be.. OOOPs, did I say that outloud? Heehee! Don't tell my husband or my brother I said that! I have some update pics I'm posting tonight, the painting isn't started, the window isn't found, and some trim still needs to go up, but I put all the food in the pantry tonight. Thanks for cheering me on! Have a great weekend sweetie!! xoxo

Melissa Miller said...

Hello my friend Chari!

Thanks for taking a peek at my Pink Spring post!
The buffet table is against one side of our dining room wall.
I have already set my Easter table for a TT post and I will show you soon how it all ties together.

The flower bouquets came like that from Kirklands! HEHE! I am really bad at crafty stuff so I needed them to be all finished.

Happy Spring! ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I forgot to tell you how pretty this new blog design is you have.

Love it! Very elegant. :)

Lori said...

Chari,
Thanks for coming by! You have one entry into my b-day giveaway! More details to come so stay tuned.
Lori

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Mornin' Chari! I was just looking at your tablescape again! My deals don't even compare to the one you got on this set! But I didn't sell my Wedgewood piece, I just found both pieces on ebay for sale so I could see what they might be worth! I bought the covered dish for $5 and one just like it, without the lid, sold on ebay for $41. I've never sold anything on ebay before. But I do have some things I need to sell for my mom so I might try one day! God Bless! Lauralu :)

marty39 said...

I am still so amazed at your good fortune to find such a beautiful set of dishes on Ebay for just $10. They are just gorgeous and look so fabulous in your dining room. I love the red and green. That has always been one of my favorite color schemes. I had red,green and gold in several homes that I've had and always loved it. Your tablescape is just beautiful. It is so pretty with the pops of white. Just stunning. Thank you so much for the visit to my Bdrm and your gracious comments, I so appreciate it. It is so nice to use something you already have and save storage space at the same time. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be said...

OH Girl this new you is just BEAUTIFUL and I really mean that...its so you and its so me !! Oh I just love it...I wished now I could change dresses...but would never do that to Jan and Tom they are both so sweet and kind to give me a NEW me...hope you have a great weekend dear friend...and wait until peeps she the NEW YOU!! WOW..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lady Katherine said...

Just so wonderful! I love the white so much, Great deals!

ceekay said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and viewing some of my older posts. I really appreciate it. Your table is lovely. I really like those beautiful white chargers. The green and white is so fresh looking. Have a wonderful week...