Monday, October 6, 2008

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY

Once again, thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Tuesday. Check out her blog for a list of wonderful tablescapes.Today, I'm showing a table with some of the Franciscan Desert Rose dishes that I inherited from my mother. Sheila of Note Songs also loves and owns this pattern. As a lot of you know, Sheila was caught in the wrath of Hurricane Ike and was missing from blogland for a long time. Our prayers have been answered; and word has been received that considering the circumstances, Sheila has returned relatively unscathed. We are so thankful that she and her sweet spirit will be posting again soon!!




So, Sheila this is for you!!!!


In our dining room we have a harvest table that is long and narrow and seats eight. When there is four or fewer for dinner, it is hard to set the table with any intimacy. So I usually put the centerpiece at the end to block off the unused portion of the table. In this case, I have used the huge, beautiful Desert Rose platter for a background.

I've combined the Desert Rose with my grandmother's Depression-era green glass plates, sherbet bowls, and stemware and and my mother's Fostoria ice tea glasses.









Sheila, we are glad you are back; we missed you.



22 comments:

Smilingsal said...

The green Fostoria glassware really sets it off.

Myrna said...

OH! Be still my heart! My favorite dishes along with the green depression glass. Your tablescape is lovely--my favorite colors!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oooh this is gorgeous, I love how you've tied the colours from the china, the glassware is to die for! I am after some depression glass...still hunting lol!

happy tablescaping

sarah

Bo said...

This made me say, "Wow" when I clicked on...it is so pretty and fresh looking. Great combination of colors & pieces. I liked the idea of the centerpiece at one end also. ;-) Bo

Manuela said...

The green glassware is such a beautiful compliment to the dishes. Nicely done!

Manuela

Kristens Creations said...

Very pretty! I love the pink rose china. Nice job!Kristen

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sally, what a pretty table setting! Thanks for visiting me so often.

ellen b said...

Oh oh OH how I love pink and green and what a wonderful combination with the desert rose that green glassware is! Beautiful table!

bj said...

What a lovely, lovely table you have set!! Just beautiful....
I LOVE the green glasses so much and how great they look with your dishes....
love, bj

Neabear said...

This is so pretty. I like the variation of putting the centerpiece at the end of the table. Cool! Have a good week!

onlymehere said...

Beautiful table setting. I love the green glassware!

Lana G! said...

YES! This is wonderful! Your green pieces accent the dishes perfectly!! Love Desert Rose!

onlymehere said...

I just wanted to say that I don't decorate with the ghoulish things either, just cute little pumpkins, witches, and ghosts, etc. I like to keep it fun (besides I'm a scaredy cat and get nightmares)! Thanks for stopping by.

Jill said...

Oh how loverly! I love the desert rose pattern, and aren't you the lucky girl to have some depression era glassware!

I wondered what had happened to Sheila, good to know she is safe and sound.

Loved your pictures of the Aspens...makes me a bit homesick for the mountains!
~Jill

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love Dessert Rose. Your tablesetting is gorgeous!

RetiredAtLast said...

The flowers (roses?) next to the teapot are so beautiful. They make the table. It all looks so good. So important to have treasures from the past.

Mary said...

oh, so pretty! love those green compotes!
xoxo,
Mary

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

This is such a lovely table setting. And what a great idea to use the end of the table for the centerpiece!! All that pretty green stemware is making me salivate!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Shelia said...

Oh, Sally!! You are so precious to do this for me!! You know how I love the Desert Rose pattern and your green depression glass looks so beautiful with it!! Oh, I'm seeing to many beautiful pieces. Thank you again so much for your thoughtfulness!!
You are a sweetie my friend,
Shelia ;)

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Love this tablescape! I recently found out that I may inherit some of this china...so I was excited to see your gorgeous tablescape. Yea!!! Shellia is safe and sound...prayers do get answered.
Susan

Carrie said...

I love the combination of the pale green Fostoria with the classic Fransciscan china. It is one of my favorite patterns from the California potteries.

Susie Q said...

How beautiful Sally! And the green glasses just accent the dishes perfectly! I have always loved this design. My best friend has the Fransiscan apple design and loves it so.

I too was so relieved to hear from Sheila. To know she is safe and that their home (and her Mom's) was spared much damage is tremendous!

Love,
Sue