Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY


Our Queen of Tablescapes, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch
is once again hosting Tablescape Thursday. Please check out her blog for a whole bunch of wonderful tablescapes.

This week I am using my versatile white Mikasa Italian Countryside dinner plates combined with four different salad plates painted with berries. The green octagon plates and green glassware from the depression era are used to add some color.

I love to combine my old rustic boxes with the more elegant dishes.



Each salad plate is different; some were inherited and some were purchased along the way. When antique shopping, I always look for hand-painted 5"-6" plates with fruit or flowers, as each one is so individual and useful. China painting was a popular activity for women in the early 1900s.






Thanks for stopping by,
Sally

35 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love all those handpainted plates Sally! I think we should have lunch at your place- you have it all ready!!!!

Looking forward to tomorrow!

blessings
mary

xinex said...

Beautiful plates but my favorites are the green octagonal depression salad plates....Christine

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Sally! Oh, my goodness! I love your table and the green depression glass is gorgeous! I love how you've used these old boxes with flowers on your table! Those hand painted plates are so beautiful! You don't really eat on those do you? OH, I want your dishes! See, there I go coveting again. That's a sin, so I had better stop it right now! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Janie's World said...

Wow! You've done a good job collecting those plates! They look like they all belong together! Love the green glass, so pretty.

ellen b. said...

Oh I love it all. The green depression glass is so great and all the plates just beautiful!!

Leigh said...

I love the green depression salad

Envoy-ette said...

This table brings me comfort, and there's not even any food on it! Well done!

ceekay said...

I love the handpainted dishes and the green depression, but seriously, I want the wooden drawers!!! great idea!

Claudie said...

I love the wooden drawers in the background. You captured their beauty with all your pretty dishes.
Happy TT
Love Claudie

Belinda said...

How beautiful, Sally! I am crazy about green depression glass too, so, like Shelia, I feel a slight case of *coveting thy blogging friend's dishes* coming on! :-) I also love the way you combined elegant glass with the more informal element of the wooden drawers, a clever way to mix it up! Love the handpainted plates too...well, I just love EVERYTHING, okay?! :-)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your layering of plates is very lovely.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the green glassware!

Katy said...

Love the green you used in your tablescape... those salad plates are a real treasure! Thanks for sharing! ~Katy

Myrna said...

Hi Sally! I love your tablescape...what an original idea---using the cute drawers in your centerpeice..great idea!!
I also love how you mixed the painted china with the green depression glass. It's all very beautiful! Wonderful job!
Have a great day!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is gorgeous, Sally! I love the different salad plates!

Candy said...

What soft pics on those plates, absolutely beautiful. And love the rustic old drawer accents.
Lovely, Candy

Bo said...

Hi Sally...I love handpainted plates too...I have a smallish collection hanging on my walls...
That centerpiece is just the cutest idea...I love interesting centerpieces like that! ...;-) Bo

santamaker said...

What beautiful plates. Love the fresh flowers!

Zoey said...

Green depression glass is my favorite shade of green. Those handpainted plates seem like a fun collection.

Everything is very pretty.

Sue said...

Hi Sally...I love the salad plates how they are all painted different..and the green glasses, they are the best. Your too clever to put the flowers in the wooden boxes....Hope your feeling better these days....Sue.

ann said...

Sally this is beautiful.I love the depression glass and those awesome plates.I love the centerpiece and the touch ofthe old boxes.Who Knew.Fabulous,just fabulous...Ann

Cass said...

Great table! The salad plates are especially appealing, with their sweet handpainted designs.

Lovely!
Cass

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, I LOVE this tablescape. I love the flowers in the little drawers of those boxes, and I love those painted plates. The green sherbets are wonderful too. This is just so pretty. laurie

Chandy said...

Just a lovely table! I love the different shapes you used!

Thanks for sharing...

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

What a pretty table you've set! I just adore the salad plates with the various fruits. Best of all, I love the wooden chests and boxes you've used as your centerpiece. I love it when unexpected things are used in new ways.
Smiles :-)
Alisa

Elaine said...

I have a couple of hand painted plates from my great-aunt and also a couple of depression glass dishes....but your collection is lovely! You put everything together so well too. Really enjoyed your post!
Elane

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the green..it just makes me happy. And I adore those old boxes!

Smilingsal said...

Those hand painted plates are lovely. The entire table is a delight.

Linda said...

Wow the green depression glass makes it pop, pretty with the handpainted plates too.
Lovely!
Linda Q

Susan said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....again...wonderful table
Hope you had a great Tablescape Thursday
Susan

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

I love the green depression plates! Great tablescape! Oh...I like to collect the smaller painted plates too! I mix them up when I've had small tea parties with girlfriends.

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

So glad that you stopped by and took a peek at my ebay ironstone dishes! Thank you so much for the sweet compliments...they do look pretty in my olive green dining room!

Mary dropped me a note yesterday saying that the two of you met! How much fun!!! Of course, she didn't give me any details...just said that she was going to blog on it! hehe!!! What a tease that girl is! Yes, I sure would love to meet with the two of your dear sweet ladies...wished we didn't live in opposite ends of the state...hehe! But maybe someday!

Well my friend, I just love your tablescape...I love the green depression glass and your fruit dessert plates are so very beautiful!!! They really just made the tablesetting! Thank you so much for sharing them!

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend, Sweetie!
Chari

Happy To Be said...

Sally this is just beautiful girl...and of course you know I love the antique plates..I have Pink ones like yours..really like the way you did all the differ patterns..now see I would not of thought of that...but now I have parked it in my old memory bank..May you have a blessed and safe weekend dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

Evening, Sally! Hope you've had a great day! Thanks for popping in to see my little food. I could never put Mexican food on your pretty plates! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Hi Sally, I was just looking at this tablescape and my husband walked in and looked at the screen. I said "isn't that pretty?" (the green dish on top of plates). he said "why would she want to cover up the plate? It needs to be covered with gravy or cranberries or turkey! It made me laugh for some reason. here we are admiring your dishes and men only think of food!

Beautiful, beautiful dishes!!!

Donna