Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tablescape Thursday ~ Having The Girls For Lunch Today


A few girlfriends are coming for lunch this afternoon, so I thought I'd use this table setting to participate again in Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan@Between Naps On The Porch. Please go to her blog to view all the beautiful dishes and creative table settings. Susan and her followers are all a font of wonderful ideas.



I started my table setting by using a rose patterned coverlet as a table covering. I thought it was pretty for a summer luncheon.






The flowers were actually the table centerpiece from a wedding that my son and daughter-in-law attended, my daughter- in-law very kindly gifted them to me, and I was happy to be able to use them for my lunch table.





I used my green everyday dishes as a charger.




Then I used these small white plates (that I had picked up in TJ Maxx) for our lunch plates.


The plates that I used for appetizers are an assortment of bargain store finds, flea market finds, and one belonged to my grandmother.





The glassware was picked up at a church sale for twenty-five cents apiece!




The glass pitcher (I'll be filling it with iced tea), the butter dish, and the cake plate all belonged to my grandmother.




The napkins were purchased at our local grocery store.





I'm using my everyday flatware which was purchased at Target earlier this year. And the little appetizer forks were purchased at Ikea.




The little bowls that I'll be using for condiments were purchased on sale at Anthropologie, and the little spoons are from Ikea.



The tray I'll be using for appetizers is a Shabby Chic design by Rachel Ashwell and sold by Target a few years ago.



And the tray I'll be using for sandwiches was purchased a few years ago at TJ Maxx.





I have a nagging feeling that I've forgotten something.


















Well, I'm sure I've forgotten something, I always do! Can you think of anything?




Oh, well, we're all friends, I'm sure they'll forgive me.
Enough fretting about the table anyway, I have to get busy in the kitchen now!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful job on the table. Lucky friends!

    :)
    D

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  2. Very lovely quilt used as a table cloth! Sometimes I use sheets and even pillow shams. :O) Your dihes and everything looks pretty and perfect for a giely lunch. Looks like fun! :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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  3. What a pretty table for a ladies luncheon! I would love to sit here! The coverlet on the table is a great idea and it's so pretty! Love all of your dishes and adore your grandmother's pitcher! Oh, I know what's missing! Me and the food! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. You forgot my invitation! Which I do expect from you Eileen if I ever make it up your way! My favorite thing of all was the pink petaled plat. It was so pretty.

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  5. What a beautiful tablescape. Wow, is that a quilt your using for the table cloth? I love your dessert plates. I've started a small collection but have a hard time coming across them in my neck of the woods. Your grandmother's items must mean so much to you. I'm sure you cherish those pieces. I wish I had something of my grandmother's like that. I could go on and on about all the lovely details of your post but then I would just be repeating your post,lol. I hope your luncheon goes good. I'm sure all of your guests will feel so welcomed. I know I would. =)

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  6. I was going to start mentioning everything I loved, but it seems I loved everything! That pitcher: to die for! The trays, oh yes! The coverlet: yep! This was my kind of tablescape. Maybe in more feminine colors than mine usually are, (I was always the tomboy of the bunch!) but definitely my cup of tea!
    Brenda

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  7. What a great table setting for your friends. I'm sure they were thrilled. It is very pretty and inviting!! Blessings...

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  8. Lovely and I am sure your friends loved it. Your rose dishes are stunning!

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  9. loads of goodies! i especially like your trays too~

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  10. You do set a beautiful table no matter whether its a snack in the afternoon or a table for friends. Im sure its always a pleasure to visit at your home for anyone!!!
    Irene x

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  11. Beautiful table ~ love the colors and patterns, and those TRAYS!! Very nice.

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  12. I KNOW what you forgot...the FOOD!!! But not to worry, everything looked so very pretty, I'm sure the guests didn't notice.

    Seriously, you did a lovely job and made me want to get out my grandmother's crystal pitcher and glasses!

    What an inviting table you prepared!

    hugs and blessings,

    marcy

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  13. New to your blog but wow! Lovely floral scheme and the quilt is gorgeous!

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  14. So pretty, I love all of your layers!

    Christi

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  15. Oh so pretty!!! I love the pink and green!!! The use of the quilt is lovely!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  16. I would have loved to be your guest. Your dishes are so pretty.

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  17. Pretty table! Love all the details and the centerpiece is beautiful!Great job!

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  18. Pink and green, what could be more cottage like? It all looks so charming.
    -The Tablescaper

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  19. What a pretty table! I love your table cloth, is it a quilt? It is perfect for all your dishes! And speaking of those, what special treasures! I love your tour of all the things on your table. Everything is special indeed!

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  20. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Got a bargain on those glasses, didn't you?

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  21. What a lovely table! I love the quilt as your tablecloth, and all of your roses are just stunning! Happy TT to you!

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  22. This is all so beautiful! I love the yellow and pink rose tray!

    Katherine

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  23. Hi Eileen, So funny, I just bought that quilt for my bed!!! We must have the same taste, which is good! Love the floral painted tray from T.J. Maxx. I have a brown one that I'm going to paint like that - I hope you won't mind if I copy it. I need a picture to guide me! Take care!

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  24. I love the way you have mixed and matched things! Very pretty!

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  25. This is so lovely!
    I love the roses and the coverlet is gorgeous.
    blessings,
    d

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  26. This is a very nice tablescape! I love the color scheme! Just darling.
    ~Liz

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  27. The quilt really made the table. The flower centerpiece is so pretty. Good job in creating this!...Christine

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  28. Very pretty table -- a great ladies lunch table. Very pretty trays. You'll remember what you forgot AFTER lunch!

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  29. So, so pretty, Eileen! I love the idea of using a coverlet as a tablecloth! I'm stealing that idea! :) What a fabulous table for the girls! I'm contacting you for ideas if I ever host for the gals! :)

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  30. This looks fantastic! I love the coverlet and how you mixed and matched the dishes. The centerpiece is pretty, too. Love those trays!

    Jane

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  31. I'm always so afraid to use quilts and coverlets for my table cloths for fear of staining, but it is SO beautiful. Really like how you used different shaped plates together, very nice setting indeed!

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  32. Hi Eileen,
    It all looks wonderful! I loved the way you combined family heirlooms with thrifty finds. You photographed it all perfectly, and your descriptions were so interesting. Congratulations!

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  33. Eileen...your table is so so pretty! I really enjoyed how you mixed the appetizer plates. I think that is one of the prettiest ways to set a table. I imagined your grandmothers pitcher filled with refreshing ice tea and looking even more beautiful! Hugs!

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  34. Hi Eileen! I'm just a visitor, passing through as my appreciation for tablescaping grows with every participant's post I read! I must say yours is among one of my favorites this week! Beautiful pieces and beautiful colors.. All in all, just very beautifully done! ~tina

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  35. The setting is beautiful. I wish I had the knack for putting bits and pieces together like this but I just can't seem to do it. And NO, I wouldn't be throwing any of these dishes! I think that was a pregnancy hormone that set set me off exactly 26 years ago this month. I haven't thown a dish since then! And you're right, it is funny now. You're welcome to visit my blog anytime! Terrie

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  36. Hi Eileen, What a lovely table...and I don't think you've missed a thing! It's perfect! I love the centerpiece and the coverlet makes a beautiful tablecloth! Love your mix of china...it all works beautifully together. Thanks for a wonderful Tablescape Thursday!
    Susan

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  37. I came over for a visit from Charli & Me and loved your blog, its interesting posts and lovely photos so much, that I had to be a follower. If you have a moment, visit my cottage and let's have tea and join my charming followers if you'd like. See you soon.

    Duchess xx

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