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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tablescape Thursday... afternoon coffee with KJ

Tablescape Thursday is hosted by one of my favorite decorating bloggers, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch...
If you'd like to see more Tablescape Thursday participants, visit Susan to see more beautiful tablescape posts today!

If you've visited here before, you know how much I love dinner time on the front porch... It's hard for me to pass up a comfortably cool sunny afternoon on the front porch... Today... afternoon coffee (decaf of course!) with my daughter... KJ...
My youngest daughter, KJ, loves china and lace... she's a very girlie-girl that loves to set the table for something special... or nothing special at all... While we both pick PINK as our favorite color... the vintage AQUA comes in a close second... Aren't those aqua napkins soooo pretty... and I found the ivory china napkin rings for 50-cents each at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago... perfect!
a few vintage pieces, mixed in with my Lenox Butterfly Meadow "Cloud" everyday china...
Doesn't this little salad plate remind you of Susan's Tablescape Logo?...
The dish is actually... get this...
Country Service Corp. Semi-Vitrious Dinnerware... Emerald... in the center.. a pretty white rose and rose buds...
and the Lenox Butterfly Meadow Cloud... (Lynne's post today has the color version of this china). I love the way my new aqua place mats have the scallop that mimics the china's scalloped edge...
My vintage coffeepot is Dogwood from Johnson Brothers England. I bought it 20 years ago in the Dallas area at one of my favorite antique malls... KJ's been trying to talk me into giving it to her for the past 3-years... Honey, it's in the will...
I love the Lenox matching coffee mugs... feminine and elegant!
and my centerpiece is a basket full of silk hydrangeas that I made a couple of years ago...
So if you're ever in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by for afternoon coffee or tea... Friends are always welcome down here in French Lique...

32 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Oh Dixie! What a beautiful tablescape! It's so serene...just makes me want to sit down and have a cup of tea and relax!! Gorgeous plates!! Loved it!...hugs...Debbie

Cynthia said...

Dixie,
This is wonderful, I am so jealous of the outdoor table! I love your beautiful plates and the white tablecloth just sets it off so nicely. Great deal on the cute napkin rings and the I love your vintage teapot. I need to go to Texas again! Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful table Dixie. I can see why your daughter has been trying to talk you out of that coffee pot, it's gorgeous. What a pretty, fresh spot for lunch! Kathy

Deb said...

How pretty, and yesterday was such a nice day here in Texas! Love the napkins!

Candy said...

Aqua, fresh color and I love being outdoors.
BTW...Heading to Fredricksburg Flea Market tomorrow with friend, Terry. My first time there. How about you?
Wimberley Trade Days should start back in March, do you came for that? Great place to meet.
Have a great day, Candy

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Pretty pretty! If you are near a Target, check out their clearance as when I was at Target on Tuesday, they had 75% off a lot of things, including table linens☺

Nanna said...

Dixie it's cold here today but you've made me want to drag the patio table to the front porch LOL what a beautiful table setting!
Helen

Judanna said...

Dixie I just get lost when I visit your blog. I am sitting at my desk at work and just don't want to sign off. Love my visits to your blog.
Judanna

ann said...

Well,Ms Dixie,Susan and Lauries mind was running together and so was yours and mine.I did aqua too.But YOURS IS GORGEOUS.So dainty and just flat lovely.I love everything about this.Who could not relax here?...Ann

marty39 said...

Since aqua is my new favorite color, I naturally love this tablescape. The scalloped plates and napkins are so pretty and I LOVE the lace tablecloth. The coffee pot is just gorgeous and the salad plate is so perfect and beautiful. It just looks so inviting. Hugs, Marty

Smilingsal said...

I love, love, love those aqua plates!

Raggedy Girl said...

Dixie
I love the blue dishes with the flower in the middle. You table is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Roberta Anne

redsoxmom said...

Love those plates--the rose is gorgeous--and it goes so nicely with the teapot. I plan on using this same color scheme in the future; I need a few more items to finish it off. How nice that your daughter shares in your love of such beautiful things!

Blessings,
Linda

Susan said...

Your plates are beautiful and I love the coffeepot!

Elena said...

Just lovely. So pretty and inviting. I would love to have a cup of tea with you!

Arich & Syble Harrison said...

It looks like something out of Sunset Magazine!

ellen b said...

So so inviting and pretty. I love it...
Happy TT.

~CC Catherine said...

Dixie, Can I come for lunch at your place? This all looks so inviting! And, I'm with you...I love the vintage aqua! Very nice and totally refreshing today! Love the vintage teapot! ~CC Catherine ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dixie, this tablescape is beautiful! Your vintage tea pot coordinates so well with those lovely aqua blue rimmed plates. Everything looks so pretty and feminine. I love it. laurie

Fifi Flowers said...

Outdoor dining... I'm in! Looks FAB!

Kim Chalfant said...

I love, love, love this!!! I would love to have a front porch to eat out on. I love your Lenox dishes & the aqua one as well. Heck, I love everything.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a beautiful table, Dixie!! I love the colors.

I can hardly wait till the weather gets just a little bit warmer so we can have meals on the porch or patio. We love dining outdoors.

Great post!

Mary said...

Oh yes, almost time to dine outside BEFORE the beastly mosquitoes arrive - then it's into the screened gazebo pour moi!! I am so allergic to the little pests - any within a 50 mile range seem to want my blood, and then the bites swell up and itch for days! Do you have them there Dixie? If not I'll be over for tea very soon!!

Hugs - Mary.

CC said...

So cool of a table! I do love that aqua color to welcome in that beautiful day!

I'm here in Texas, too!

I'm now a follower, I hope you like my blog, too! Visit soon!

Thanks,Carolyn

Susan said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....

Hope you had a great Tablescape Thursday

Susan

Linda said...

Oh pretty, I am jealous you have sunshine to do this with!
Looks like such a peaceful setting and place to eat!
Linda Q

marty39 said...

Dixie, thank you so much for the info about the lace tablecloth. I will try to find one like it. I love to sit on the patio and I have a neat table there that a beautiful "lace" tablecloth would just look wonderful on. What a thrill to know it's vinyl and could stand the outside weather. Thanks for visiting and the great information. Hugs, Marty

prof en retraite said...

Hi Dixie...I am laughing at your comment on Atlanta traffic! Yes, I had to drive through it every day coming and going to work...but now that I am retired, I stay in my little neighborhood as much as possible! I'll understand if you opt to do the same!! lol...Debbie

ann said...

That looks so strange to see that.My g.p.'s name is Dr.David Carlson.common name,huh?I have an award fro you.Will you come get it?...Ann

Kathleen Ellis said...

This is heavenly!!! I can't wait to stop by...do I need reservations?! Every detail is just perfect! Your vintage pieces are lovely!
Have a fabulous weekend!
;-D

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh my, such a beautiful setting. My sister has been collecting the Emerald pattern for years and I finally found the last plate she needed last week at a flea market for 1.00. She has total set, plates, bread plates, bowls, sugar, creamer, cups, saucers, soup bowls, platters, gravy bowl and 3 veg. bowls. all of it and has already willed it to her Grandaughter. We would love to find the salt and pepper set.
It sure looks great with the white peices. You are so talented at tablescapes. I do good to put a plate with a fork beside it, but 3 boys and a country boy husband doesn't go for the fancy...sigh....their happy with paper plates and plastic forks...lol...

Dixie said...

Molly... thanks for your sweet comments. I had to laugh at your countryboy and paper plate comment... my Ricky is one of those too. When i set a beautiful table his only comment is 'what are we eatin'... you can take the boy out of the country but...