Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sunday Night Supper

My tablescape this week features the everyday china I chose after my 25th wedding anniversary. I figured after 25 years with the same husband, I deserved new everyday dishes!  The pattern is Windsor Park, and I purchased it at a Mikasa outlet in Oregon about twelve years ago.  I really like the bright, cheerful pattern.  Here's the gravy boat, along with some pretty orange alstroemeria in a yellow vase.


I've used these dishes most often with blue placemats and napkins, but last weekend I picked up some yellow and orange placemats and orange napkins at Crate and Barrel in Austin.  We were there attending a nephew's wedding, but managed to fit in a little recreational shopping!  Here's the dinner plate with the new table linens and our everyday stainless, Towle Beaded Antique. 



Here I've added the rimmed soup bowl to the setting.


Here's a closer look at the pattern, which includes stylized oranges, pears, and pineapples with the blue vines. Yes, that's me you can see reflected upside down in the spoon!


I also picked up some bright orange salad plates at Crate and Barrel, so tried those with the dinner plates.  I think they're a bit TOO bright, but they were great for the margarita pie we had for dessert! 


Here I tried layering the cobalt blue Fiesta bowl to tone down the orange a bit.


Here's a bird's eye view.


Here's a look at the whole table, set for Sunday night supper.  We usually have my father-in-law over on Sunday nights, and last week we served smoked brisket and sausage, pinto beans, mock potato salad (Paula Deen's Warm Potato Salad made with cauliflower instead of potatoes), and homemade carrot yeast rolls.


One more close-up!


Thanks for visiting my Sunday night supper table!  Please also stop by Susan's Between Naps on the Porch to see some beautiful tablescapes.




35 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty color scheme. Very festive!

    Donna

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  2. Love the colors, they work well together-enjoy!

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  3. Yum! Your dinner sounds delicious as does your dessert. I love these plates. They are have such wonderful colors and I like the patterns on them too! I can see why you chose it! It's beautiful!

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  4. So colorful! Really love the plates. Pretty flatware too.

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  5. It looks great. And sounds great, too. I like the fiesta with the plates. How fun to get new table decor and dishes, who can have too many dishes. You do such a beautiful job. Only problem is you make me miss Texas!!

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  6. Beautiful! I love those dishes. Great photography, too.

    Jane

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  7. Such bright and cheerful plates. Love all the great color on your table today -- the menu sounds mighty tasty too!

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  8. I love the Windsor Park. My 25th is coming up in a few years...need to talk to my husband about getting some new lovely everyday ware like yours. Thanks for the suggestion! Joni

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  9. I love your bright, cheery table...I like the salad plates with the plates, but I like lots of color! Have a great weekend, Tricia.

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  10. Love the bright colors. It would hard to be downcast having dinner on your lovely setting! Sincerely, susan

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  11. Oh, I love the plates!!! Very pretty setting!
    Thanks for visiting me! ~Nana~

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  12. Very nice 'scape and wonderfully colourful dishes! Great pattern and I like the coordinating plates/bowls you used with them. I have to say I admire anyone who can go 25 years without purchasing about 20 more sets of "everyday" dishes over that time span...yes, I'm addicted to dishes! LOL

    DD

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  13. Your china is very pretty and you set a beautiful table. Love all the colors --

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  14. I think all of your colors go great together. I really like it when you find a patterned set to compliment the solid colors you already have. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  15. LOVE, love this china!! Again, nothing dull here! Beautiful table with all the colors I love! Now I'm interested in the "cauliflower" salad because I eat low carb and that sounds delicious!!

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  16. Very bright, cheerful and super inviting. Love it, Tricia.

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  17. The orange is inspired! I love it in little pops.

    Scribbler

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  18. Tricia, this china patttern is like italian sunshine for my heart. It reminds me with that orange fruits and blue vines and the yellow parts close to Italy patterns. The combination with that new mats and dishes are very nice and so summerly.
    Thank you so much for your visit and your nice comment.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  19. I love how the ribbing in the placemats echo the pineapple crisscross in the plates. A very welcoming setting! Love it!
    Kathy

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  20. Tricia, that is such a chearful china pattern. Your tablescape looks so inviting and so cheerful. I think the place mats really make it look like a summer tablescape. Great job. laurie

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  21. Very cheerful dishes - they are just looking for a dinner party! Such a pretty table, too.

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  22. Glad you went to Austin! The recreational shopping is one of my favorite activities to do in Austin and between there and San Antonio. You found lovely accessories to add to the wonderful Mikasa China. The table settings are so pretty and colorful. I like the orange plates for it seems so sunny! Oh, Yes! You were fortunate to find orange plates in Austin with UT there.

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  23. Hi Tricia, I love your table, it is so colorful and fun! Thank you for sharing!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  24. Love your dishes! Thanks for stopping by my place. I'm a little sad though, I have to wait 7 more years if I wait until our 25th! I don't think I can wait that long. lol

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  25. Those are great dishes. It's so much fun to pull out a different accent color and change the whole look.

    Hope you'll be participating in my meme on Tuesday, "Where do you keep it all?"

    - The Tablescaper

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  26. I love how you put this altogether. I agree, time for something new after 25 years! Dishes, not husbands. :) This is a great color combination.

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  27. That's a great idea Tricia, choosing new china when we have finally figured out our style! My wedding china is SO not me, I'm sure it's the case with so many brides. I only have two years to go - thanks for this new tradition! Hope you are having a nice Memorial Day weekend with your family.

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  28. Very pretty and bright table. I love your dishes, the pattern is beautiful...Christine

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  29. Tricia-I love your new well-deserved and earned dishes! We are celebrating an anniversary this week, but I don't think I can talk him into more dishes :) Your new linens are perfect! I don't think the orange salad plate is too bright at all!

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  30. Just stopping by via Christine, hope you don't mind.

    Your dishes and tablescape are beautiful. I was drawn in with the alstroemerias and pineapples! I'm a lover of both!

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  31. It's been awhile not visiting you. Am jst too bz at work and don't have time to join Susan's meme.

    This week am one of her participants.

    Perfect match colour although it's a mismatch one. Love everything on top of your table.

    TY for giving me the ideas of mixing colours.

    Happy TT...
    /R

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  32. Oooooh, I ♥ your new dishes! Very happy colors that instantly lift your spirits. :D
    They look great on the yellow placemats.

    I like your term "a little recreational shopping"..LOL My favorite kind of recreation!!

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  33. Your place mates and plates are perfect match. Love the flowers!

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  34. Adding the orange and yellow creates a whole new look, doesn't it? Very festive. Thanks for stopping by. Glad the mimosa tree brings back memories for you, too.

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  35. What a cheerful tablescape! I love the fiesta dishes with your "new" everyday China. I agree that we need to "update" our "things" occasionally. In fact, I'm thinking one should have a shower when they reach the 30th! Why not?

    Best,
    Bonnie

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