Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Red and White for February

How can it be February already?  This time of year I like to pull out my first set of everyday dishes, Royal Doulton's Fireglow, chosen back in 1972 when we married.  We used them daily for 25 years, so they would definitely be classified as "discounted due to slight imperfections" by Replacements.com, but I still like them!

This table is set in the breakfast area, on our new round table.  Since we've never had a round table before, I haven't had any round tablecloths.  I remedied that situation a couple of weeks ago when we visited a Home Goods in Houston. This one was in the Clearance section, marked down to $7.

I've sandwiched a plain red salad plate between the Fireglow dinner plate and salad plate topped with a ramekin, and I'm using my Georgian-Ruby goblets.
The little ramekins are my favorite pieces in this pattern.
Here you can see the dinner plate alone, as well as my silver, Lunt Belvedere. The red-bordered napkins were originally $18.75 EACH, if you can imagine, but I got them for $1.99 each at the Bloomingdale's Home store in Chicago last summer.  I believe that's my best bargain ever! 
And here's a "rim shot," so you can see the flower at the base of the fork matches one of the posies in the china pattern.
A bird's eye view. . . .
For a centerpiece, I placed white tulips into several bud vases (purchased for tables at my son's rehearsal dinner in December) set atop a white serving plate.  You can also see some of my red and white pieces on the baker's rack in the background.
Thank you for visiting my table this week!  I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!



45 comments:

  1. Nice!!Those are very pretty dishes, and you set it off wonderfully with the tablecloth and those red goblets. (I want those!)

    Pat

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  2. Beautiful -- Love your valentine reds! I don't think any of the dishes we started with in 1975 survived! Love your bargain table linens.

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  3. The fireglow is so pretty. I have never seen it before and it looks perfect on a red and white table for V-Day! I love those red glasses and what a bargain on both the tablecloth and the napkins! Love all the red and white dishes too on the baker's rack. Joni

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  4. Isn't it amazing how placing the solid red plate in between your dishes changes the whole look. It makes it so much more "interesting". Your dishes are very pretty, as are your gorgeous red goblets and Oh!That silverware! Just a lovely table.
    Wow, you did get a deal on those napkins. Was that in the regular Bloomingdale's store or an outlet where you found those?? My daughter lives in Chicago.

    Love this tablescape!
    Donna

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  5. Hi Trisha...

    What a beautiful table you've set, my friend! I love the red and white paired together and just in time for Valentine's Day! Love your pretty place settings! This is the first time that I've seen this china pattern...it's lovely! What I really like about it is...all the different colored flowers around the rim of the plate...and this pattern has a bit of a "Dutch" feel to it...love it! Beautiful table linens as well! What a great deal you got on the dinner napkins...they really are gorgeous! Well dear lady, the tulip centerpiece is the "icing on the cake" for your pretty table! Thank you for sharing this lovely red and white table with us today!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  6. $18.95 for one napkin...a little steep for this thrifty girl...they are so pretty, though. Beautiful table, Tricia. I really love that tablecloth, red is a hard color for me to find something I really like in linens.

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  7. What a great get on those wonderful napkins! I had to smile because you and I operated with the same mind set when choosing wedding tabletop patterns. I chose my silver, crystal, and china because of the predominant design motif in each one...a filigree pattern. Your table is lovely, and I love your new round table. I want to go back and take a closer peak at your display behind the table. Everything is so well done. Thank you for sharing your design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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  8. Very pretty. I love the multiple flowers vases. Great idea!

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  9. Very pretty Tricia. I love those napkins!
    Sherry

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  10. Very pretty, Tricia! I have so many round cloths, and I want to go to a rectangle table! It is one reason I am holding back!
    Love the red cloth too, great bargain!

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  11. Wow what a gorgeous table setting. Love it!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  12. What a pretty bright setting. I love those ramekins too! The tulips really help us get through the winter don't they!

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  13. The dishes are really pretty, Tricia. I love how you did the centerpiece....Christine

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  14. What a beautiful table Tricia! I saw that tablecloth (not clearance) and loved it! Reminds me of fleur de lis:@) Great deal on the beautiful napkins too-enjoy:@)

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  15. Tricia, I just love those ramekins and your $18.95 bargain napkins. Your table looks so festive and ready for the holiday. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table.

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  16. I love that the little flower detail in your silver! Your ramekins are adorable~ they'd make anything taste good!

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  17. I so love that tablecloth. And your dishes are really quite nice. I love the flowers. Everything looks so good together.

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  18. So you were in Houston recently? Next time here, it would be fun to meet you. Good deal on the tablecloth and it works perfectly.

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  19. Tricia, I love those goblets. Your table looks so festive, and those napkins are so great looking - what a deal they were! Your red and white cake stands all look so pretty on the baker's rack. Love the tulips in the individual stem holders. Your header is also gorgeous. laurie

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  20. A very pretty table -- everything looks so pretty!

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  21. Pretty, Tricia! I am SO in the mood for tulips, and those white ones are gorgeous! I like the way you arranged them, too...lots of drama without all the $$$. My kind of centerpiece, baby!

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  22. Hi Tricia, I think round tables are so friendly. I used to have one in a kitchen, but for space reasons I switched to a rectangle! Your red table is so cheery in this horrible weather, and so are your wedding dishes! Linda

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  23. You always do such a great job! I love your new red cloth and bargain napkins, you can't beat that! White tulips are always classy-thanks for sharing!

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  24. Hi, Tricia... Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    I love your new round table, and that is a great price on that cloth. Wish I could find one here like that. I always love your flatware, and I think it's so neat that it matches the flower in the ramekin. That border is SO pretty. And what a great deal on that pretty napkin, too!

    Love the way you grouped the tulips in different glass vases. That is just a classic centerpiece. This is just charming, and I love your wallpaper, too!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  25. Almost forgot... loved the ruby red glasses!

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  26. The red really sets off the china -- I love everything. I have been slowly collecting some round cloths, too. HG, TJXX -- they always have the best ones for the money. I find April Cornell there every now and then!

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  27. Hi Trish!

    So beautiful settings. You always find those gorgeous finds, huh? I love the flatwares the most. I guess, the reason is that, it's not usual in Sweden with using like that. I don't know their way. Scandinavian lover minimalism but I love knick-knacks §;-)

    Happy TS, Lady and hope you have a great w/end to come.

    Hugs,
    /chie

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  28. A very festive table! I love the tablecloth....your dishes are pretty too. Thanks for sharing your red & white tablescape with us. Next time you come to Houston drop me a line. I would love to meet you in person!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  29. Tricia, thanks for stopping by my blog again! (I sourced my stuff this time!!) I agree with you, love the ramekins! I cannot believe that napkins cost that much!! I mean they are pretty but...Glad you got them at a bargain. I love finding bargains, especially for this hobby! Beautiful table once more.

    Mindy
    The Howell Blessings

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  30. I love the pattern on your dishes. So cheery and spring-like. The red underplate complements the tablecloth perfectly. Very nice!

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  31. Your table is so pretty in all it's red and white.
    I have to tell you that tablecloth is a great find. It would go great in my kitchen, too.
    Love the dishes and goblets!

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  32. It's me again. Sorry to bother you but I was looking at past posts of yours and saw the beautiful napkin rings you got for Christmas. The ones with the flower holder. Would mind if I asked what stpre they came from?
    They are so pretty!

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  33. Your RD Fireglow is beautiful and looks perfect with your red salad plates and Georgian Ruby stemware. I have also been eyeing up your gorgeous Wedgwood "Pot Pourri" with all it's different table settings and I think it has such a beautiful shape and design, definitely my favourite with all the different colour combinations, so elegant. happy TT, Kathy.

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  34. Trisha, what a beautiful table! I just love your new red cloth. It will be so versatile. You'll be able to use it all year for lots of holidays. Isn't it great to have things for so long that you still love and can tablescape with? Just a little change here and there changes the whole look. I cannot believe the original price of those napkins! What a deal you got and they are lovely!

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  35. Trisha, That red tablecloth is fabulous. You really snagged a bargain. The napkins too, I bet the construction is perfect. I have stopped buying napkins that aren't mitered. Love everything you did. White tulips, WOW! Hugs, Ginger

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  36. Tricia...

    Love your table. Your dishes are perfect with your table cloth and those gorgeous red glasses! As always, I'm drooling over the sterling. Don't you love your round table? Great buy on the tablecloth!!

    Tess

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  37. Tricia...

    I just read your comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by. Are you so sad D.A. is over for now? Will you be watching "Upstairs, Downstairs"? Did you watch the original? I can't wait!! I just bought a Julian Fellowes novel (PAST IMPERFECT). I am watching "Gosford Park" again this weekend. Do you think I'm having D.A. withdrawal? Don't you just love Maggie Smith? Sorry for rambling...

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  38. Thanks for stopping by my site ... I'm just now getting around to see all the tablescapes. Love your red Georgian goblets! So nice ... are all grandbabies brilliant? I think they must be! Thanks for sharing this pretty table.

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  39. I really like the napkins you've used here. What a pretty table setting. The centerpiece is just gorgeous!

    Nancy

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  40. Beautiful dishes and tablescape! Love the ruby goblets! Nice centerpiece, as well!

    Katherine

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  41. thank you for your sweet comments. I love your tablecloth too and those ruby goblets are lovely!

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  42. Dear Tricia I love your tablescape, it's so gorgeous! The red is perfect and romantic. I love your dishes they go so great with your pretty tablecloth, the whole thing is wonderful. Your deals on the cloth and napkins are super duper. Thank you always for sharing, I really enjoyed it alll.
    I'd love you to visit me, if you have time, I did a little Valentines tea party for my granddaughters that are visiting us for 2 weeks.

    Happy Valentines to you and your hubby.
    XOXO
    FABBY

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  43. Oooo I love a sale/bargain, and red is one of my fav colors, love this tablescape and the ramekins are "bonus", I have not seen set of dishes which include ramekins,LOVE 'EM!
    And the bakers rack gets, our fav color too, this all looks incredible.
    -Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment @ LazyonLoblolly.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  44. Everything says "I love you"! Just gorgeous!
    And thanks so much for visiting too...you are really a dear, sweet lady.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Shel

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  45. Tricia~
    This is a very pretty table. I love how you used tulips (my favorite flower, used them in my wedding bouquet) to remind us spring is coming soon. The pattern on your dishes compliment your wallpaper! And your tablecloth, what a deal! I never seem to be in stores at the right times!

    Everything's beautiful! Thanks for stopping by to visit me recently. Always appreciated!
    Sheila

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