Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Red + Gold + Green

For a Tablescape Thursday a couple of months ago, I set a table with three plates from Pier 1 in their Elizabeth pattern.  I only had three plates for that table, but after reading my post, my sweet daughter brought me a fourth one from her store in Houston. Then, last weekend while browsing at Pier 1 (where Halloween is in full swing, by the way), I spotted a stack of Elizabeth dishes in the Clearance section!  I picked up four salad plates plus these napkin rings, which might have been made for this pattern.


Here's a look at the placesetting.  I'm using the back side of some placemats my daughter gave me and some green linen-y napkins I've had for a while.  If you've visited me before, you'll recognize my silver and my everyday glasses.


Here's an up-close look at the pattern and the napkin ring.


Even closer....


I decided to add some small dipping bowls my son gave me for dipping bread into olive oil.  LOVE that.


For the centerpiece, I found some alstroemeria and hypericum berries in just the right shade of rusty red at HEB, and arranged them in a green pottery pitcher from Marshall's.


Here's the view from the host's end of the table.  I chose some old brass candlesticks, as they seemed to go better with these colors than silver or pewter ones.


Here's another angle with a better view of the candlesticks. 

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!






30 comments:

  1. Oh, how lovely. I'm working on flipping the house from August to September, even though it doesn't really feel like fall yet. I love the pitcher with the flowers -- and what great plates.

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  2. The dipping bowls work very well with the Elizabeth pattern,delightful jump into fall.

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  3. You've achieved quite a sophisticated look with your tablescape...great job. Thanks for stopping by my Blue Quail post. Great minds think alike! Cherry Kay

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  4. Such a welcoming setting. Love the plates and the pitcher is a perfect centerpiece. Everything is tied together so well.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  5. Wonderful table Tricia! And the brass is perfect- I am partial to old brass as it adds such a wonderful elegance. Perfect!
    xoxo Pattie

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  6. What a lovely setting, glad you found the extra pieces! Your close up shots are great-wow!

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  7. Such pretty dishes! And I love the napkin flower. Your centerpiece flatters the table, too. Don't you love it when you can complete a tablesetting with SALE items!

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  8. Very lovely. How sweet to get the extra pieces. It all came together beautifully.

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  9. Oh how pretty this is -- I know thta you're thrilled to have added to this pretty collection of dishes. This is all put together so beautifully, Trisha.

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  10. Tricia...this is a great table and I love your dishes. I'm glad you were able to add to your set!! What a nice transition for the end of summer into fall!! It all looks so pretty on the natural wood table.

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  11. Can't believe you found such perfect salad plates to go with your dishes. What a terrific find! I think your entire table is just lovely. I love the napkin rings and am amazed that you could find the unique match!

    Oh... and I'm all about that bread dipping...

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  12. The pretty napkin ring really matches the pretty plates perfectly. I am sure they were meant to be together. What a sweet daughter you have to support your tablescaping vice. This is a gorgeous table, Tricia!...Christine

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  13. Very sweet...love how perfectly your napkin rings go with your dishes..really what are the odds being able to match that but you did it..thanks for sharing....sharon

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  14. Very pretty, Tricia...your flowers match the colors in your china so nicely. Have a great week!

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  15. So pretty and classic. I love, love, love that green pitcher.

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  16. Oh, the HEB flowers you found just are the perfect complement to all of your wonderful colors on the table and the pitcher is fabulous. What a fun table.

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  17. Beautiful fall table!

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  18. Hi Tricia, there's nothing dull or dutiful about your table. It's very inviting and perfect for a summer day.

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  19. Love your dishes, so glad you found more...On clearance to boot! The napkin rings are really pretty and go so nice. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Your tablescape is stunning!! Just gorgeous, and full of fun and life and texture, and color, and I could go on and on and on!!! I love those candlesticks!!! BEAUTIFUL! You always have the best tables - such inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Thank you so much for coming by More Entertaining Women and the very nice comment! Love your tablescape. The colors are inviting and warm - perfect for the end of summer and early fall - beautiful shade of alstroemeria and hypericum berries, two of my go to flowers you can pick up at the grocery store. Like that you turned your placemats to the back side! I do things like that too :+) And, both your kids contributed to the completed table-nice!! A beautiful table makes even a simple meal an occasion. Bravo!

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  22. I really enjoyed your post with the pretty Elizabeth china. You are right the napkin rings were designed for the pattern. How fortunate for you to finish your dishes, for it just sets a lovely table.

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  23. Your tablescape looks beautiful. Truly, picture perfect!

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  24. What a pretty table. How lucky to be able to find more dishes and the napkin rings are perfect with the plates.

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  25. Just wonderful! I love olive oil dipping bowls, too. I think my favorite thing about your arrangement this week is the napkin rings/napkins on the plates - such a terrific match!

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  26. Lovely table! I love those dishes and your napkin rings must have been made for them. A perfect match. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Lovely table! The napkin rings are so pretty!
    Buying MORE dishes, Tricia? UH OH! :)

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  29. Just exquisite! Love your dipping bowls! Thanks for stopping by!
    Shel

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