Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunny Yellow

My table this week came together after my husband brought home yellow tulips.  It features a couple of Christmas gifts -- one from my husband and one from our daughter.  This unusual vase was in a HUGE box under the tree.  My husband saw it in a catalog and thought it looked interesting, so decided to surprise me.  It has six openings for flower stems, and makes a dramatic centerpiece.
Here's a closer look at how the stems emerge from the vase.
The other Christmas gift was a set of eight yellow appetizer plates from our daughter. 
The yellow plates go nicely with my Royal Doulton Fireglow dishes -- my original everyday dishes.
To continue the yellow and green theme, I chose the vintage forest green glasses that belonged to my husband's grandparents.
Since my pansies are blooming, I brought a few inside to add a little more yellow to the table, using my bud vase napkin rings.
The Fireglow pattern features all kinds of flowers, so I decided two types of flowers on the table weren't too many!
Here's the across-the-table view:
And a view of the table:

Here's a view of our dining room in mid-afternoon.
And I took one more photo the next day, after the tulips had begun to open a bit.
Thank you for visiting me this week!  I will be linking to:
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Between Naps on the Porch


23 comments:

  1. Just look at that sunshine streaming in on this pretty table! None of that here........just cold gray days. Love your new vase and the sunny yellow plates.

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  2. Tricia! I hope you don't mind, but I shared your Castleton-USA "Gloria" tablescape on my wedding planning blog. :) It is just so beautiful, and I couldn't resist!

    http://www.luvthebride.com/2013/01/from-china-with-luv.html?spref=fb

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  3. I love the green and yellow combination together. Your first dishes are so cheerful, they always make for a happy looking table and the green glasses are perfect with the rest of your dishes and centerpiece.

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  4. I guess we are on the same wavelength, choosing yellow for our tables!! I love your napkin ring vases - I don't think I have ever seen anything so cute! And your husband has a great eye for picking out gifts - the vase is so unique! Very pretty table setting!

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  5. Lucky you to have pansies blooming! I love your napkin ring vases too! Green and yellow are one of my favorite combos.

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  6. I was waiting all day today for the sun to come out, but I should have gotten the yellow flowers to brighten my room too and added some pretty yellow dishes! That is a very unique and interesting vase! I think you will have lots of fun with it. Linda

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  7. Wasn't that sweet of your hubby to gift yiu with that pretty vase?? I love your yellow plates from your daughter on top of your everyday dishes. Those napkin rings are something I'm going to be looking for. What a special touch of color with the pansies.

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  8. I love tulips. They are so beautiful, love the cheerful yellow color. What an unusual vase! So thoughtful of your hubby and daughter for giving you those wonderful gifts...Christine

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  9. Hey there, Tricia! Your husband gets this week's "Pat On the Back" award for picking out that cool vase for you!!! I have NEVER seen one like it!!! What a great way to display flowers! You picked the perfect kind of flower for it, too! The happy yellow color of the flowers goes so well with your new salad plates and nicely picks up the traces of yellow in your Fireglow dishes. Very nice!!!

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  10. Pansies blooming? Sometimes you forget that everyone else is not in frozen tundra. Your Fireglow dishes are beautiful. I think I have seen them on your blog before. What a thoughtful husband to give you such a great and interesting vase. The yellow plates will come in handy in many tablescapes. Joni

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  11. What an interesting vase -- I can see many different kinds of flowers working in it but the yellow tulips are cheery and go nicely with your old and new dishes. I agree with Red Couch Recipes above -- you actually have pansies blooming? At least we have sun in Chicago today...

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  12. Hi Tricia! I just love the yellow with this green on your table! It looks so fresh and inviting! I'm hoping to use some yellow with green soon on a future tablescape of mine! Thanks for sharing this! Have a great week! =D

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  13. You have a beautiful and elegant dining room. The RD dishes are lovely and the very pretty and unusual flower base, is got me swooning! The green glasses are great too. Your table setting is elegant and inviting. Thanks for your kind and nice visit. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  14. Nice cheery table with all the yellow and green. What a cool vase...have never seen one like it.

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  15. What a nice husband! Your table is a welcome shot of color at this dreary time of year. Love your green place mats, too.

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  16. Isn't it funny how something as simple as a bouquet of flowers can inspire an entire table? Kudos to you both.

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  17. Tricia, What a unique vase, and how perfect for tulips. Your table looks so pretty. The yellow and green along with the flowers are such a welcome sight, since our weather has been so dreary. Love the napkin rings too. laurie

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  18. It is a very unique vase! Love your table, especially the glasses! Blessings, Tammy

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  19. Beautiful table. I love the colors and those pansies are wonderful...I love them because they always seems to have a fun look. How wonderful that your husband knows how to shop for things to make you happy and support your tablescaping "habit". Of course, I ALWAYS love seeing your sterling!

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  20. Beautiful. I love that vase. Looks wonderful with the tulips that match the dishes. Pretty!
    Karen

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  21. Sunny yellow looks good to me! We have 3 in of snow, and going strong. Your sunny yellow is very welcome!

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  22. Hello Tricia. First time commenter here via Opulent Cottage.

    I love your tablescape, that beautiful vase and in particular those vintage green goblets! I have a set of six from my grandmother and yours are the only other ones I've seen. Maybe it's a North Texas thing - I live in Dallas as well. I would love to know if you have any information on them. I have absolutely none.

    Have a great week!

    ~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women

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