Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

This will be my second post for Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/!   Thank you, Susan, for making it possible for all of us to see what wonderful and creative juices we all have running through our veins!  Be sure to visit Susan to see a list of tablescape participants! 

I hope those that view this post will enjoy it.   I  didn’t get the place cards printed in time to include them inside the place card holders!  I do hope to be more prepared next week!

I found the soft green round placemats at Home Goods just a few days ago, and knew the color would be a perfect fit in my home.  They aren’t quite sage green, more of a lime green, but really pale lime.

 I also found the lime green goblets at Home Goods for $2.99 each.  I bought 6, but in my husband’s usual custom  of helping me bring my treasures in from the car, he dropped the bag and two of them broke.  I don’t know who felt worse, me or him!  All was not lost, as I still have 4, and you know Home Goods – they will continue getting things in for a year, and often, you can add to a collection you had already started. 



These beautiful dishes are made by Johann Haviland, probably in the 60’s, but I’m not sure.  I was told that they were sold at gas stations!  I found 5 plates, a platter, and the cream pitcher on ebay over a year ago, and just found 3 more plates, plus the salad plates, and 8 teacups and saucers on ebay a couple of weeks ago.  I’m thrilled that I now have 8 dinner plates, which are actually more the luncheon size of 9 inches – perfect for teas! – and 8 matching teacups/saucers, also perfect for teas.  I’m a happy woman. 



The salad plates have had more wear, so the roses are somewhat faded.  The dinner plates and the teacups and saucers, however, still have the bright pink color, which is still very soft.  And notice the soft green leaves – a perfect match with the place mats.


 dinner plate2



teacup 2

This is a “napkin ring” I made using ribbon from Michael’s and a flower cut from a bush of silk flowers purchased at  JoAnn  Fabrics.   The silver is made by Lunt and the pattern is  Delacourt.  I couldn’t get a clear close up of the roses, but they are so pretty.








The little flower place card holders are made by Coalport, in England, and were listed as vintage.  I found 6 white ones at a thrift store, then went looking for more on ebay, and wah-lah,  I found 14 in color, 5 of which were pink!  I only used the pink for this table – imagine that!


A sweet little candy dish with roses. Home Goods, only $2.99!  rose dish

Pretty pink frog vase from Home Goods last year, with roses from my yard.  It was really hot today when I cut them, so they’re not lasting very long.

frog vase

I’m using my white battenburg tablecloth for this tablescape, which is usually the one I use for teas only, however, it’s all I have for a summer table setting.  Guess I need to branch out a little, so I can come up with more colorful tablescapes, like the ones all you wonderful decorators have done!


I found two of these darling votive candle holders.  The picture doesn’t really depict the lampshade – it’s encircled with roses, sort of frosted over the clear glass.  I paid only $7.99 each at Home Goods.  Home Goods…sigh…I love you.

tablescape 2 


I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog.  I can’t wait to see the lovely creations on Susan’s blog this week – I know it will make me salivate, and not for the food!

Til next time, have a wonderful week, and may God bless each of you!



  1. Mary, I love the pink and green for your table. The dishes are so feminine; I love roses too. I like how you carried the rose theme with the fresh roses on your table too. I can only imagine how nice it would be to have tea there!

  2. Hey Mary!
    Welcome to blogland! I'm so glad that I stopped over here for a visit here! I found you through Kim at Shabby Pink and Pretty. It's so nice to meet you. Your blog is so pretty and so is your tablescape. I hope you have a great day and by the way...thanks for the tea!
    Big Hug,

  3. Hi, Mary: Thanks for visiting! I am so glad to find your lovely blog! I especially love those green placemats! Patti

  4. Hello Mary,

    oh I love your dishes with the soft pink roses, that´s so cute! Sometimes I saw on US-ebay very pretty rose dishes - unfortunately these things are in germany very rare and expensive. I wish you much joy with it.

    many greetings,

  5. Hi Mary,
    Your table is so beautiful! I love the soft colors, the neat placecard holders and your wonderful idea with ribbon and roses! Thanks for signing up for my give-away! Cindy

  6. So pretty and feminine! I love the floral placecard holders, just precious.

  7. Mary, your table is lovely. I especially like the rose dishes. I, too, collect teacups and china. I only have one complete set but I am drawn to those with beautiful roses on them. Wish I could attend one of your teas, it looks like a lot of fun.

  8. OOPS, I sent the above comment and didn't realize I was signed in under an old account - which is now inactive. My new account Tea at Rose Cottage is still under construction. Hope you will visit me there.

  9. Hello Mary,
    Your table looks lovely! The placecard holders are absolutely beautiful.

  10. Your china is beautiful and I love the pretty placecards!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  11. Hi Mary and it's so nice to meet you! Oh, I adore your Haviland dishes. I have a set that's called Blue Harland. My cups are shaped just like yours!
    You've set a very lovely table. I do hope you'll come back to see me sometimes.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  12. Hi Mary,

    Your tablescape is just beautiful. You have so many lovely things, especially that pretty rose china. Don't you just love HomeGoods ??. We have them here in Minnesota alsi and I shop there all the time. There is one about 10 minutes from where I live. They have the best stuff there and the best prices.

  13. You have set a very pretty table! I love HomeGoods too.

  14. Hi Mary,
    Your blog is just beautiful!! I love your tea pot, what a very sweet husband to surprise you with it. Thanks for the sweet email and I'm now a "follower" of yours. Have a fabulous day, Janice

  15. This is so beautiful, soft and lovely! Love that china!

    Isn't Home Goods the greatest!!


  16. Mary, you certainly have some lovely pinks with that beautiful Haviland china and the pretty place card holders. So glad you shared them with us on Pink Saturday. Hope your first one is happy!


    Sheila :-)