Sunday, November 4, 2012

Welcome, November

Since I seem to be managing only one post per month (if that) lately, maybe posts welcoming each month are the way to go.  October was busy around here!  One weekend we went to Houston to keep our grandchildren while their parents took a trip, and another weekend, we took the family to Las Vegas to celebrate my husband's big 6-0 birthday.  Both occasions were lots of fun! 

My birthday is three days before my husband's, and our daughter surprised me with a big box from Crate and Barrel that arrived a few days before my birthday.  Inside were eight placemats and napkins!  Does she know me, or what?  Here are the placemats and napkins by themselves, before I set the rest of the table.
I tried a couple of different patterns before deciding I liked this one -- "Elizabeth" from Pier 1 --  best. The flowers around the rim are a great match with the napkins and embroidered flowers on the mats.  Dark green stemware and my silver rounded out the placesetting.
The zinnia napkin rings are some I've had for a while, but their petals echoed those on the placemats.
Here's a look at the table, set for four, as I only have four placesettings of these dishes.  Serendipitously, the alstroemeria I had on the breakfast table worked just fine moved to the dining room table as a centerpiece, along with some off-white candles.
I included this next photo so you can see that the Elizabeth pattern even has flowers beneath the plate! 
Just a couple more photos that I like:

Thank you for visiting my table this week!  I hope you'll also visit Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday!

18 comments:

  1. Tricia, I love this tablesetting. Your daughter has wonderful taste and the dishes you had on hand go perfectly with the gift. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Birthday to you and your husband.

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  2. Wow, how perfect do those dishes and napkin rings go with the pretty mats and napkins Rachel sent? It all looks gorgeous together. You have such a knack!

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  3. Oh, I know how you feel! I really had to push to post in October as we were gone most of it, it seemed! Such pretty colors for Fall!

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  4. Lucky you to have such a sweet daughter. You certainly raised her right, as we say here in Alabama.

    The color and pattern of these linens -- gorgeous -- and you have assembled this one perfectly. I'll just bet you have lots of other things that will work, too, don't you?

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  5. Lovely thoughtful gift and a wonderful scape created with the gift!

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday to you AND Mr. Big 6-0!!! I'm glad you guys had fun. Don't feel you have to share all the details of the birthday trip. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! ;-) Whoa! Pattern on the underside of the plate! I like that!!! I don't think I have ever seen that before. What a nice daughter you have to buy just the right thing! You had some great items to complement those fabulous textiles!!! I love all the colors!!! I also want to compliment you on how nicely you fanned out that napkin!

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  7. How wonderful! What a birthday and what a trip. I just love getting packages and this would have made me thrilled. So, so pretty. She is just a fabulous girl!

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  8. Kudos to your daughter for sending such a lovely gift and happy belated Birthday wishes!
    Your table turned out lovely! The alstroemeria is a breath of sunshine!

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  9. Cheerful and Pretty :)
    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    Kay Ellen

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  10. Tricia, what a sweet daughter you have! I love your new table linens, and it's nice that you had just the right dishes to show them off. It's nice to see you this week!

    I hope you'll stop by if you get a chance. I'm requesting info from all of my tablescaper friends...

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  11. Such a pretty table. I'm glad your daughter went a little wild with the coral themed mats and napkins, because they were clearly made for those plates. A beautiful setting, as always. Now,what's for dinner?

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  12. What a thoughtful daughter you have! The napkins and placemats really coordinated so well with the plates. Beautiful table! Belate happy birthday, Tricia!...Christine

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  13. What a sweet daughter you have.
    Very creative! Love those gorgeous fall colours and beautiful yellow flowers.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  14. Oh wow, you've been celebrating birthdays...me too; mine was Oct. 20th. Your daughter sure knows you, the placemats are gorgeous and each with a pretty napkin and the napkin rings are lovely too. You need do nothing more to make this table so beautiful. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit, my dear Tricia. Traveling is the best and you had a great trip with hubby's 60 milestone. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  15. Tricia, your daughter chose the perfect placemats to go with your dishes...don't think she could have found anything more complimentary! Beautiful table.

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  16. They match your dishes perfectly - your daughter did a great job picking out these placemats! Your table setting looks lovely! Thanks for visiting Pandora's Box today!

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  17. The new placemats look like they were made to go with your wonderful dinnerware! You're going to have a ball using your new birthday gift in many different designs. Happy Birthday! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  18. Tricia, the placemats and napkins are perfect with your dishes. This all makes a beautiful table!

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