Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I've set the counter in the kitchen for Sunday brunch.  No, I'm not going to leave it like this until Sunday, but I wanted to show you just how royally I plan on treating my husband come Sunday as he is the one who provided the placemats and napkins for this table setting.  After our joint trip to the dentist on Tuesday (no cavities!) we popped into Tuesday Morning to give it our monthly once over and replenish our supply of Sarabeth Preserves.  While he was wandering in the gourmet food aisle he spotted this set and scooped it up for me.  I loved it!  The placemats are nice and thick and reverse to a wonderful, casual burgundy and cream checked pattern.  I like them so much that I'm considering sending him back for another set of four of each (the price was amazingly low) so we can use them when we host a larger crowd.
 I had fun putting this table setting together.  The color on the placemats goes with so many things that I have.  The Fiestaware, in turn, goes with many things as well.  I've paired it with Incaware restaurant ware cups and saucers.  The crimson band around the cups and saucers match the plates perfectly.
 The "napkin rings" are remnants of the greenery and flowers I had left from the tablesetting here which just goes to show that you should never throw any floral pieces or greenery away, you can always find a use for them.
Even the little antique sugar and creamer set work well here with the cranberry-colored raised cherry design (not to mention our port wine countertop!).
The water glasses are actually wine glasses (again the color is perfect).  I love these so much that I like to use them for beverages other than just wine.
I like the pale green accent plate.  I think it works well with the napkin greenery and softens the solid color of the Fiestaware plate.
The juice glasses are very special, but I know nothing about the maker or design.  They belonged to my mother's best childhood friend who later gave them to my her, who in turn, gave them to me.  What a treasure!

Placemats and napkins by Waverly - Tuesday Morning
Plates and flatware - Fiestaware
Green wavy plates - Metlox Lotus
Cups and saucers - Shenango Incaware
Fruit Bowls - World Market/Cost Plus
Crimson stem glasses - Crate & Barrel
Sugar & Creamer - from an antique shop in Oxford
Juice glasses - gift

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All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love how this looks, The placemat, napkins, and napkin rings all look so special. What I like most though, is how you used the green plates to set it all off. Very nicely done.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm so impressed that your husband would pick something "table" out for you! I like the vintage touches very much. Very pretty all together.

ellen b said...

Very nice! Love the color combination you decided on. The accessories are all great too! Enjoy your brunch!

Marlis said...

such a nice treat.. Love waverly fabrics and toile is even better when paired with checks. I too love the unexpected accent plates. the color is perfect with the fiesta ware. thanks for visiting. happy Memorial day! Your tablescape is really lovely.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Oooooh, definitely pick up another set of four! Your placemats and napkins are wonderful -- and your husband certainly deserves to be treated like royalty for spotting them!

Marigene said...

I love toile, so this tablescape really appeals to me...beautiful. I love the green with the burgundy. Your husband has wonderful taste, Patti!
Have a great weekend.

Tanya@takesix said...

Those are two colors that I never would have thought to pair up, but my goodness they look so nice together!!! Great table!

Gone-ta-pott said...

Just Beautiful!