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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday... black, white and green continues...

It's Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by the extremely talented and gracious Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch"... There are so many talented ladies that post the most beautiful tablescapes... I hope you will visit Susan's blog and visit all the folks posting a tablescape today!


Sunny Sunday afternoons are the perfect time to set a simple table for a light meal outside. Last Sunday it was about 65-degrees and the sunshine warmed the porch up just right. I set out this pretty black and white earthenware from Stafford, which I picked up for nearly nothing at Marshall's after Christmas sale.

Several ladies did tablescapes with black, white and green last week, which inspired me to use green in this tablescape. This old metal table and chairs was a freebie from a friend that moved out of state a few years ago. Free, yes free... couldn't pass up a bargain like that! The pretty lace tablecloth is actually not lace at all... it's vinyl for outdoor use! You wouldn't know, even close up! My chair pads are a black and cream Waverly toile from JC Penny, but I bought all 4 on eBay for $35.00!


I accented my black and creamy white with a few pieces of green depression glass purchased from a special friend whose antique business was closing, and a couple of vintage 1960's tumblers purchased at an estate auction for me, by Ricky, a few years ago.

Oh, and I can't forget my Eiffel Tower metal candle votive... I am going for a French feel here ya know! And my black and creamy white water pitcher from Hobby Lobby... I normally use it as a vase in my home office!


I used black cloth place mats to show off the plates and black & white napkins (purchased at Dillard's after Christmas closeout for $1!).



I adore this transferware pattern of farm life and the horse pulling the hay cart... a perfect plate for a country house.



Added a little French Cafe' Paris coffee cup, and sat it on a green depression glass saucer.

Perfect country table for a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon, down here in French Lique...
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30 comments:

JudyBug said...

I love your dishes! Don't you just love Marshall's? Thank goodness I live about 60 miles from one so I'm not tempted too often. What a beautiful tablescape. :)

ellen b said...

Hi Dixie!
I bought some of those same plates at Marshalls last week :0) I love them. I really think your outdoor table is so inviting. I love the lace cloth and the accessories you chose to go with the plates! Fun times!!

Donna Marie said...

Hi... I love your plates! Wow! They are stunning!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Absolutely charming. The setting, the table, dishes...just charming. Nice to meet you, Dixie!

Darlene said...

Hi Dixie,

It was nice to meet you through the Blue Monday post. LOVE your poodles!! They are definitely special little dogs aren't they!?!?

You said in your Blue Monday post that you purchased your tea cozy in League City, TX. I have shopped the cute little stores in that area many times. My parents live in Houston, right by Hobby Airport so it is not far at all from there. Do you live in that area?

LOVE your tablescape....it is so pretty!

Cynthia said...

Dixie,
Thank-you for your kind comments on my 1st tablescape. I love your tablescape, those plates are just wonderful!!! I also want to be where it is 65 degrees right now. I am so jealous!! Cindy freezing her butt off in Wisc.

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Cynthia... frozen yankees are always welcome at French Lique, where the weather is almost always, delightful!

Kathleen said...

That's lovely, Dixie!
I love black and white, and those dishes are stunning!
And what a buy on the napkins...so pretty!
Kathleen
CuisineKathleen

Kathleen said...

Everything looks just perfect for a Sunday brunch. Love being outside in the winter.
Kathleen
The bliss Journey

ceekay said...

I love your fresco table. I love black and white and this is so pretty...

Susan said...

Beautiful! I am going to have to go have another look at Marshalls!

LOVE the black/white!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful tablescape. I have a plate, with that farm scene in brown. I love the black and white.

Linda said...

Very very nice! So nice to see a table set in sunshine.
I got those same Stafford dishes, love them, the black and cream go so well with anything. Like your candle holder too.
Linda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What pretty scenes on that transferware. I love your Eiffel Tower candle holder. laurie

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Isn't Texas weather great...... I adore your dishes.....I just love toile on china..... farm scenes are so charming.....lovely setting...
HUgs
Linda

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Hi Dixie!
Thanks for your nice comments on my tablescape. I love yours! I bought those same dishes at Marshal's after Xmas too! I love the way they look on your little patio table. Ooooh...so french! Makes me excited to use mine soon! Have a Blessed day!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Love every detail...especially those plates...never would have guessed the tablecloth wasn't cloth!
Have a happy week!

Ma'dame French said...

Love the black and white....truly stunning! French;)

Dixie's Whimsey said...

seems a lot of ladies were shopping Marshall's after Christmas sale! guess that means we are ladies of very discriminating taste! ;)

Zoey said...

What beautiful transferware. I love the farm life pattern. Black, white and green is so chic right now, too. I love to see what everyone does with bargain dishes...

Today in Michigan it's 6 degrees with a windchill of below zero.

It's fun to come here and see a deck tablescape for warm weather!

salmagundi said...

Your table really spoke to me. I adore transferware. I have every color but black - I must go shopping!! Thanks for sharing. Sally

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful and unique tablescape! Love the lace tablecloth! ~Rhonda :)

~CC Catherine said...

Dixie, I want to go shopping with you! Those dishes are FABULOUS and loving everything French the way I do...you made me feel extremely welcomed! Totally awesome blog! Will be back to visit OFTEN! Very "Francais et Chic"...come see me! ~CC Catherine

Kathy said...

A great table, love toile!
Kathy

The Muse said...

holy moly i love toile! and that transferware looks so awesome!

Cote de Texas said...

love love love that black and white setting! soo cute. I love transferware and toile. hey that would be a great blog name --- I
like that! Transferware and Toile.

haha!!!
Joni

debbie said...

"Beautiful" table...I love Eiffel towers and anything paris....I bet your meal turned out divine. I am new to the blogging world and I just found your site...very nice.
please stop by my place if you get a chance...I would be honored you stopped by
debbie
http:debbie-jeremiah3017.blogspot.com

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love your table! Looks like it was a pretty day to be sitting on the deck too!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

If one is to dine in France, Paris is the place and outdoors is the space!~~~ How charming, and what a LOVELY way to take advantage of a wonderful Sunday together! Simply DIVINE! Thank you for sharing! Linda

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Dixie...love your French tablescape! The plates are wonderful. The tablecloth is amazing...looks so much like lace! Love the vintage glasses. And the green with the black and cream is soooo elegant. Thanks for sharing this beautiful table. Can't wait until I can dine outside again...way too cold here, right now.