Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Another Sunday Supper

For Tablescape Thursday this week at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch, I started with some plates I bought at Pier 1 a couple of years ago.  I bought only three, because I wanted to use them in a three-tiered plate stand, but now that I've been hooked on tablescaping, I know to buy at least four of anything!  For Sunday night supper with my husband and father-in-law, though, three plates work just fine. The stoneware pattern is Elizabeth, and it's on clearance now, although my store only had mugs left.


Since I'd never set a table with these plates before, I had to shop the house to find things to go with them.  I settled on these striped mats and rust-colored napkins from Crate and Barrel.  The water and wine tumblers are our everyday glasses from Williams-Sonoma.



For the centerpiece, I set yellow daisies in an old-looking green planter set atop a wooden candlestand and added green pillar candles on coordinating wooden candlestands.


I also brought in a vintage yellow covered casserole with handle that formerly belonged to my in-laws. 


After taking a few photos and uploading them to my laptop, I spotted a detail I hadn't noticed about the plates.  Look at the underside of the plate, just above the knob on top of the casserole lid.  There is a pattern painted all around the underside of the plate, too! 


Here's a last look at the table, with a view into the entryway.


Thanks for visiting my simple Sunday supper table, and check out all the other tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.






35 comments:

  1. I've seen those plates! What a great setting. I think you did a wonderful job with them. I hate it I regret not getting more of something. But then if/when I find it later it's a real treat.

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  2. I love the happy colors of your tablescape, Tricia. Pretty plates!..Christine

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  3. Tricia, I love those plates. Love your floral centerpiece as well, and your header! I enjoyed my visit tonight.
    Beth

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  4. Tricia, that is a very pretty pattern on the plates. It is probably a good think that I don't recall seeing them before. Your flowers look so nice in that vase sitting on the candle holder.

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  5. I love the plates. and i love the bases you used. Quite clever composition!

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  6. Beautiful, comfortable setting. I love the underside of the plates .. how interesting! What was in that cool casserole??

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  7. Tablescaping is such fun! You've done a nice job...and I understand shopping about the house. I did the same thing.

    I'll have to do more of that as to make myself think...now what can I use instead of going to town.

    God bless and may you have a sweet week,
    d

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  8. Great table...comfy and warm!!! I have a few of those "odd" sets of 2 and 3 pieces. But you've found a perfect use for them!

    Tess

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  9. It looks so comfy and inviting. I do like those plates!

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  10. Just love the plates. Reminds me of Gail Pittman! The planter is gorgeous!
    Kathy
    Hope you have a chance to go by my blog for my two giveaways!
    Kathy

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  11. Your header flowers are beautiful. Are they from your garden? I never know how many plates to buy, or whether I should get dinners and salads and small! You did a great job shopping your house! Linda

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  12. Tricia, those dishes are so pretty. Love this tablescape. I know what you mean about hooked and dishes and needing at least four now! (In fact I usually go for six or eight!)

    I love your header....LOVE it!

    Donna

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  13. Beautiful job Tricia! The soft earth tones add so much warmth with style. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. What a lovely table you've set! I love your plates and that centerpiece with the yellow flowers just set the whole thing off beautifully!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Oh how I have learned that 4 is the only way to go! I kick myself every time I see a few of my things. You've set a great table this week-simple is always good!

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  16. 4??? I almost always buy in sets of 12, but if I think I'll only use them in my kitchen, I'll only buy 6. I'm so running out of space that I really think it out.

    Great plates.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. Your table is very pretty! I really like your dishes and centerpeice. Being new at tablescaping, I have to shop the house also! lol
    It is teaching me to think out side of the box! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Your plates have a Southwestern flair about them. Never seen painting on the bottom. Yes, fours are a good number. If I really like a plate, I always buy one more in case I break one.

    Love the header!

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  19. Beautiful supper table! I really like the candle holders, very simple, yet striking! I too always buy in even numbers, in dishes anyway! Great job!

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  20. I have resisited those dishes and now I am regretting it! I love that there is a pattern on the underside too. I always struggle with how many to buy. I have a luncheon group of 6 so that has become my minimum but I am quickly running out of room. Really, I am out of room. I love the yellow casserole. It has such a pretty shape and style to it. Those wooden candle pillars are so versatile.

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  21. Tricia this all looks really beautiful! :)

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  22. Tricia, thanks for your comments! It is a nice tablecloth and I love it..just not with the coastal them. lol I'll have to do a more romantic scape and use that tablecloth to its potential. I love how you arrange your tables, simple and clean but also so vibrant. I also love that you carry it over to the buffet and other area of the dining room. I do the same and I think it makes it all tie in and creates a wonderful dining enviroment. Well done!

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  23. Very pretty! Love those plates and they are perfect with those placemats.

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  24. Tricia your tablescape is very pretty, it's simply elegant which is just my style to. Have a wonderful day!

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  25. OMG! I have those same glasses! I particularly like the juice glasses, which I also use for puddings and even Jell-O (my sons love Jell-O!).

    Love your furniture! The console table in your entryway is just beautiful!

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  26. So pretty! I really like the color scheme!

    Nice job!

    Katherine

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  27. I love the "simple" part, lol!! Elegant as always, simple, never. You never fail to surprise me. Love the placemats and napkins you used too. What a lovely table!! You are very creative and artistic, and so elegant always!

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  28. Very nice table! Love the floral arrangement with the candles on each side! Thanks for visiting! Love, ~Nana~

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  29. Oh really I too have plates like this and I love your tablescape very much, its beautiful, simple and elgant, love your mats .... so matching

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  30. You set a very pretty table, Tricia. I looked back over some of your posts and Oh MY! You have a lot of dishes. I especially loved the blue and yellow tablescape and the dishes with the pineapple on them.

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  31. Tricia,
    I love the modern art feel to your centerpiece. That is very striking. I could see that for a formal buffet too. Yes, I agree with you have to have at least 4 dishes! LOL
    Have a great weekend!
    Sherry

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  32. Hi Tricia, Your table is lovely. I remember those plates from Pier one and that I really liked the plates then....still do! This is my first visit so I am off to look at your archives. Thanks for your visit and sweet note!
    xo, Sherry

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  33. How pretty! I love the colors and the tablescape has a very Zen feeling to it. What's great is that it looks perfect in a modern or traditional setting.

    P.S. Love the flowers in the foyer too!

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  34. Hi Tricia! Nice meeting you through the BNOTP Thursday Tablescape link party! Yes- I picked up the twig stars at P1 - back in May - but didn't use until July 4th! :D

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!
    :D Lynda
    nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com

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