Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Pink and Green Tablescape

Back in the first week of July, we gathered at my parents' house to celebrate my dad's birthday, which was July 3rd.  We had a delicious summer meal of grilled hot dogs with all the fixings (including my mom's homemade chili), baked beans, potato chips, Asian coleslaw, deviled eggs, and homemade ice cream for dessert.  It was wonderful!  :)

My mom had set the prettiest table in her dining room -- just a summer tablescape that she planned to leave out for a few weeks or a month, since they only eat in the dining room on special occasions.  I just fell in love with these dishes and the tablescape, so I wanted to share it with you.

A picture with the wide-angle lens.

These floral-patterned dishes were a gift to my mom from her friend and neighbor, Susie.  They came from Home Goods, and I just love them.  The brand is "222 5th PTS International," and I've seen this brand a lot at Home Goods.  They make all sorts of patterns, and you could collect a real variety to use for tablescaping at a reasonable price.  My mom looked online to see about buying some more of these; she found the brand, but couldn't find any of this same pattern.  I think the colors are just beautiful for spring and summer.

The green square plates are from Pier One; the white square plates are from Home Goods.  The green goblets are from Dollar General.  I like the scalloped, quilted placemats, and the napkins are a perfect match.  

 I really love these pink napkin rings; I've seen these in various colors on lots of tablescapes, and I've got to see about getting some for myself.

These dishes were such a nice gift.  Mom's neighbor loves to set pretty tables, too, and she's always happy to share her dishes and accessories with my mom.  This floral set included four salad plates, four smaller (dessert or bread and butter) plates, and a two-tiered serving dish, which you can see in the top right corner of this picture.  Here's a better view of the serving piece below.

Isn't this pretty?  I'm a big fan of pink, and I love all the various shades of pink on this table.

The pink depression glass pieces belonged to my mother's grandparents.  

I also love this centerpiece of cheerful summer flowers!  You can find such pretty silk flowers these days, and they're such a good investment.  Real flowers are wonderful, but most of us don't find it practical or convenient to have them on our tables everyday.

The pink hobnail vase belonged to my mom's grandparents, as well.  Family treasures are the best, aren't they?

I love the idea of putting the flameless candles on the dessert plates -- makes them show up so much better.

A bird's-eye view below...

And one last picture...

Thank you mom, for letting me share these pictures; this tablescape is one of my very favorites!  If you'd like to see some pics of my parents' pretty porch, I wrote about that Here last summer.

I really can't believe it's August already; I don't know where this summer has gone.  I know that sounds like a clich√©, but it really is true this summer.  My husband has barely gotten any time off from work since the beginning of this year; our vacation two weeks ago was the first full week he's taken off all year.  How about you -- have you done anything fun or exciting this summer?  I've seen some pretty travel posts and gardening posts this summer; it looks like everyone is staying quite busy.

Thank you for reading my blog; I love your visits and your kind comments.  Wishing you all a lovely day!


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  1. Your mothers table is so pretty. I love all the different shades of pink they blend so well together. Love the pink depression dishes.
    So glad that you had a wonderful time celebrating your fathers Bday.

  2. Ahhh...the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. What a lovely table, but then I am partial to pinks and greens combinations. And I love pink depression glass or green depression glass or gold depression glass...perhaps I just love depression glass. Very sweet tablescape...your mother did a beautiful job.

  3. A beautiful table, Denise. Pretty dishes, and I love the menu. Belated Happy Birthday to your dad. xo

  4. Pink is my color. It's nice to be able to decorate a beautiful table and leave it to enjoy. Around here, the dining table is sometimes a catch-all. And she has combined the old with the new to make a beautiful setting. Summer is winding down. For the first time in many years I will not be heading out the door to meet a new class of college freshmen. Seems a bit weird, so summer will just go on a bit more for me.

  5. What a pretty in pink table, Denise! Your mom did a great job. The floral pattern is so nice with the green. I love the hobnail vase and the depression glass. I'll be you felt so special sitting at that table.

  6. I love the table. Pink and green is a favorite color combination around here. It's strange because I don't have one bit of it in this house now that the girls are grown up. I love the place setting with the square dishes.

    Our summer? It has been one bit fat dud of a summer. We didn't go anywhere for vacation. We didn't really have the funds for it, and the girls weren't home anyway.

    (In my next life, I'll be the First Lady so I can vacation every month or so to exotic and pricey places on someone else's dime. )

  7. Gorgeous. I love your beautiful floral dishes and the pink depression glass is stunning. What a lovely tablescape. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. Denise your mom's table is just beautiful! My favorite colors for a tables cape! It's nice to see someone else using the pink depression glass like I use of my grandmother's. The meal sounds like it was delicious too!

  9. I just love the blog. Your beautiful pictures (thanks son-in-law) make my simple little table look great. Loved all the nice comments. Love you, Mom

  10. Thanks for sharing your mom's pretty table setting. I like to mix pink and green too. Your mom may consider this a simple tablesetting, but it is full of charming details. '-)

  11. Denise, this is gorgeous. Your mom sets a gorgeous table.
    so may pretty pieces!! It just looks fabulous. xo marlis

  12. This is so charming, Denise. I love it, such pretty colors and love the different shapes...Cjristine

  13. Your mom's table is lovely Denise! I love the mix of pink and green with her floral dishes and square plate layers! I see that brand in HomeGoods a lot, it's always tempting to pick up a set of 4 salad plates for the same price as 4 Starbucks Grande Skinny Cinnamon Dulce Lattes. Can you tell I traded my Starbucks habit for a dish one? :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  14. Very, very pretty! I especially like the pink depression glass. And you know, I couldn't tell those were silk flowers, so you're right, good investment, I should start getting some, esp when I see it at thrift stores, because real ones just cost too much and then they die. I like flameless candles too and use them a lot. Great table, take care - Dawn

  15. I love this table! I am a big fan of the square plates also...just lovely.

  16. Love the table and that pink depression glass....it's stunning!

  17. I love this tablescape because it has a mix of antiques and new found treasures...Love the depression glass...I love the floral dishes mixed with the green square plates...the table is so inviting and so utterly charming...

  18. Funny...now I know where you're coming from Denise! Thanks for sharing this wonderful setting from your mom's. I adore the dishes, soo charming and what a great combo with such wonderful Green and flower plates! Thanks for your sweet and kind visit, my friend.

  19. Beautiful table...what a fabulous pattern...and goes so well with all that green! I love that you have mixed in so many family pieces. I have those napkin rings in several colors...they are my favorites, too.
    Have a wonderful week, Denise...

  20. Love your blog. I just followed you and hoping you'll follow back :)

  21. What a lovely table. I like how the green place mats pick up the green in the plates.

    I haven't had a vacation in 25 years. I barely remember what it means. :)
    But I live at the beach, so I am not complaining. People come here for vacations.

  22. Such a pretty table! Love her dishes, everything coordinates so beautifully, the old and new! The centerpiece vase and depression glass...lovely!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!



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