Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Red, Yellow & Pink Aesthetic Transferware Tablescape

Vintage linens, transferware, roses...some of my favorite things are all gathered here for this fresh tablescape.  It's an amalgamation of styles but blends nicely with sunny yellows, warm reds and vibrant pinks all playing together for a cheery combination.


You know I love layering, so  I began by laying a checked drapery panel to set the color scheme of pinks, reds, golds and green.  Over that I added this vintage, scallop edged tablecloth atop from Pixie Dust Linens.  It is embroidered with baskets of flowers all in my color scheme for this table.  Pixie Dust Linens is a fabulous online Etsy shop specializing in vintage table linens. 



For my centerpiece, I used a late 19th century slop pail by John Maddock.  It is a brown transfer ware pattern with hand painted chrysanthemums of pink and yellow. 

I then removed the lid and placed it askew at the base.  I lined the pot with another Pixie Dust Linens find, allowing the crocheted ends to hang over.
Next I filled the pot with an assortment of pale yellow, red and hot pink roses, peonies, and some greenery.



At either end of the table I placed two double boxwood topiary's on either side of the table.

The topiary's come from Francieflorals, an Etsy shop whose owner makes all sorts of gorgeous arrangements.  These came assembled and securely placed in these vintage looking ceramic pots with a bird motif' on front.  I've had so many compliments on them!  I normally have them placed on my hutch in the background.


Now, for my plates and large cups and saucers...more aesthetic transferware.  These are by Brownfield and Sons with  an oriental motif' amongst lots of variegated florals.  They date to the late 1800's.  I have some of this pattern for sale in my Etsy shop, simply named English Transferware



I made a tassel to hang on an armoire with an extra cup:



My flatware is Barenthal Mabre with a cabernet colored, marbleized handle and ornate detailing.  I doubled up on napkins...vintage, embroidered with yellow leaves and trimmed in a dark pinkish-red paired from Pixie Dust Linens with some newer olive napkins trimmed in brown.  My napkin rings are Villeroy & Bach German red transferware in the Rusticana pattern.

I used a few vintage, red cordial glasses with tea lights along with a few other candles to finish it out.  I really like the colors of this tablescape!








Home, you say, when day is done,
Home to comfort and peace and rest;
Home, where the children romp and run-
There is the place that you love the best!
Yet what would the home be like if you
Had all of its endless tasks to do?

Would it be home if she were not there,
Brave and gentle and fond and true?
Could you so fragrant a meal prepare?
Could you numberless duties do?
What were the home that you love so much,
Lacking her presence and gracious touch?

She is the spirit of all that's fair;
She is the home that you think you build;
She is the beauty that you dream of there;
She is the laughter with which it's filled-
She, with her love and her gentle smile,
Is all that maketh the home worth while.

~Edgar A. Guest~


Linking to
Feature Yourself Friday
Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingies Thursday
Marty at A Stroll Through Life
Hodge Podge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Wanda @ The Plumed Pen

81 comments:

  1. Just BEAUTIFUL!! I loved EVERYTHING!! What treasures you have!! XXOO, Damaris

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  2. Grogeous! I love the dishes, topiairies and the centerpiece is spectacular! What a talent you have. Another reason I love this tablescape is that I have that exact plaid fabric hanging in my dining and living room as drapery! How fun is that! Great job and thank you for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday! I love seeing everyone's ideas and creativity!
    Karin :)

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  3. Nancy, This is just fabulous. It is rich and European and so beautiful!
    I love the way you layer things- you are cettainly gifted in that area!
    I love your centerpiece. Beautiful rich colors and that big jar is fabulous!
    The china is very different and exquisite! I love the touch of the orient in the china. What a creative and over-the-top tassle!
    As usual, your table is a joy to see!
    Please stop by, I am having an April Cornell giveaway!
    Yvonne

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  4. Wow. Just Wow. I am in awe at the beautiful table you have created. I need to come for tea at your house! The scene you set makes me feel like I would have the most wonderful little cucumber sandwiches, delicious English teas and scrumptious breads and jams. So delightful, thanks for all your hard work and for sharing it with us!

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  5. Very pretty Nancy and I love your cranberry glass!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  6. Nancy, as always, I'm enthralled by the transferware- and that flatware!!! I need a MUCH larger dish budget!!
    xoxo pattie

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  7. The flower center piece is so pretty and the whole tablescape is gorgeous!

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  8. Oh this is beautiful. I am sure gonna visit Pixie Dust Linens. I love the layered look and the centerpiece, especially. Blessings
    QMM

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  9. Very Lovely you have flowers to match! I love visiting you. You have more dishes than I do! ;)
    Hugs, Lisa

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  10. Well same song, 1000th verse when I say your table is just breathtaking. You have every single detail down to perfection. It is just wonderful. Your tassel is SO cute. I enjoy looking at the background of all your pictures too!! :-) Thanks. Lori L

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  11. Everything is gorgeous, but the tassel caught my eye! How inspiring! Have a wonderful week! Sandi

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  12. Oh how beautiful. I love all of your gorgeous china and accessories. The linens are just wonderful too. Beautifully put together. The tassel is stunning. What a fabulous job. Hugs, Marty

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  13. I always like seeing what magic you work on your tables Nancy! Of course you have so many beautiful things to pick from...even the flatware was knockout! But my fav was the slop pail.
    Amy

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  14. That all made a beautiful table setting!! I just love those napkin rings!

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  15. The table top is amazing. I really like the Pixie Dust linen.

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  16. It is so gorgeous. All of it. Just incredible. Thanks so much for posting it. I am just drooling.

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  17. Gorgeous! I love the colors and those dishes. Your centerpiece is amazing!

    Jane

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  18. Nancy, beautiful table...who would ever think that a slop pot could become such a gorgeous centerpiece! I love the way you layer all of your tables and have such minute detail.

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  19. I love your transferware pattern tonight. It's just gorgeous! I also love the slop pail used as a centerpiece. As usual, it is beautiful. Come stop by for my "Style Sisters" napkin ring giveaway. Joni

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  20. Oh, Nancy! Your table is so beautiful. What pretty dishes and you've given attention to everything! I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. What a beautiful T post. I love your tansferware, such wonderful colours.

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  22. AAAHHHH transferware, you are a girl after my own heart. Such a pretty table, will you actually eat off of it? I don't know that I would want to mess it up! Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE those boxwood topiaries!!

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  23. Oh my, your table is so stunning, I love all your dishes and the centerpiece is just beautiful! Really, really pretty table!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  24. Very, very elegant! I have a beautiful set of J & G Meakin transferware...it's the Romantic England pattern and I adore it. Your photographs are so beautiful!

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  25. Beautiful dishes and tablescape. I love your centerpiece.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautifully detailed... love the colors, especially. And you MADE the tassel? Very creative using the cup. ...Karen

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  27. It's all simply gorgeous..and I loved it all..from the napkin rings to the embroidered cloth..I loved it. Happy VTT..and thank you for sharing such a beautiful tablescape with us..

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  28. Absulutely amazing. All your linens and flowers are just gorgeous. And your dishes are always so breath taking. Just lovely, lovely, lovely!

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  29. I love this..thanks I am going to check out Pixie Dust Linens.

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  30. what a beautiful table you have put together..so inviting. i LOVE transferware and yours is gorgeous. it must be a joy to eat at your house!

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  31. a beautiful table and a beautiful poem I had never read...thank you for sharing.

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  32. My first time here and I so enjoyed my visit. Your tablescape is wonderful!! The colors are so vibrant and gorgeous from the panel you used as a tablecloth- so clever. I particularly love the cranberry glasses with the clear bottoms - and I'm so wanting flatware just like yours - looks almost like a burgundy color, which I adore.

    This post convinced me to sign up as a follower, so I will be back to see more. Would be honored if you'd visit and follow me also...

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

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  33. What a beautiful tablescape, Nancy! I love the gorgeous dishes, stems and centerpiece...Christine

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  34. Beautiful tablescape and photography! The tassel is especially delightful. I am also amazed by how many events you were able to link up to! So many are new to me. Happy "T" day!

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  35. as usual such beautiful tablesetting with your beautiful china/dishes. thanks for sharing and happy VTT

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  36. What lovely tableware you have! This is a quite terrific post today! Thanks and come join me soon! Anne

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  37. Beautiful! I love the mix of patterns. Very cheery. :)

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  38. I love how you put this all together. You have such lovely dishes.

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  39. Oh Nancy, another beauty!! I always love your table settings.
    I have a set of the curtains that you used. They are one of my favorites. I wish that I had bought more than one package though.
    Have a great weekend.
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  40. It would be like dining in a rosy fairytale forest!

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  41. I always enjoy your posts, but today the doubled napkins caught my eye. Thank you for the constant inspiration.

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  42. Lovely table and lovely poem! I wouldn't say it if it wasn't tremendously true.

    Love to you, Katy xo

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  43. Nancy,
    Another fantastic tablescape and wonderful dishes!!

    Debbie

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  44. Nancy, I LOVE this tablescape!!!! It is so pretty!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

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  45. Amazing tablescape! Thanks for sharing :)

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  46. WOW Nancy!
    That could be a page out of a magazine! What an honor it would be to be a guest at that table!Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday this week! Well done, my friend!
    Hugs!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    wwwlbratina.blogspot.com

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  47. Nancy, I love every detail. The color combinations are some of my favorites.

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  48. I would definitely dress for dinner at your place! Truly Terrific!

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  49. OMG,Guess I'd better shut my mouth before a fly goes in. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  50. What a terrific Alphabe-Thursday stop on the journey through the leter "T".

    This is such a charming, eclectic table. I think you could just skip the food and let your guests sit there and admire it.

    Really lovely!

    A+

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  51. Wow, your tablescape is lovely, such great elements and attention to detail.

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  52. Like my Cardinal sings all day long. . .pretty. .pretty. .pretty!

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  53. I love your tablescape! It's so beautiful and inviting. When is tea served?

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  54. The whole tablescape is so lovely. It also seems like it would be wonderful to sit and eat with all those beautiful pieces. I think I'm IN LOVE with those plates. Gorgeous.

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  55. What a beautiful table setting! I love the color combination.

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  56. Nancy,

    You are so young and yet so talented. My eyes are as big saucers looking at the beautiful tablescape. You must be so tired. You are invited to join my Tea Party at my blog. Come on over and enjoy a "cuppa" and might as well have a petit four! I'm following you!

    Anne-Marie

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  57. This is beautiful! How do you think of all of this? I could never, but would love to, set a table this spectacular. Wouldn't this make a lovely bridal shower setting?

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  58. Very pretty. You have the most beautiful transferware. Love the centerpiece. I am amazed a piece like that still survives. Works wonderfully for a statement on that table.
    Come by my blog and win a $50 CSN gift certificate.
    Sherry

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  59. So many beautiful things to see at your table~ I especially love that cup tassel :-)

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  60. Absolutely stunning, Nancy. I doesn't get any better than this!! Each picture is a piece of magic.

    Thanks so much for coming by, I love it!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  61. I could say i am speechless; but that is never true ;-)! But this is one of the nicest tablescapes I have seen in quite some time. I love the entire mood it sets. The centerpiece is striking and I love the combination of everything you have placed on the table! Great poem--one that we can all aspire to!

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  62. Just a gorgeous table! I love transferware, I never tire of seeing it and your centerpiece is magnificient!
    Bravo~
    Cindy

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  63. Such a beautiful table setting. I love the china pattern and your centerpiece.

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  64. This is just beautiful! Love the tassel. Such a warm setting.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  65. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment about my vintage linen napkins. Come back again and visit - I love it when you do! Sandi

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  66. Beautiful photos of a beautiful table-spread. It is as if I were an very tiny person and went around exploring in detail all of the beautiful things on your table, the plates, cutlery, floral decorations...
    Thanks for sharing!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna's Ts

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  67. Hi Nancy! It's so nice to meet you! Welcome to our Bloggerette Sorority! I think we are going to have a good time! Thanks so much for posting the button .. . . there are so many sisters to meet!
    Your blog is gorgeous - I am so glad to have a chance to really get to know you better. I'll be following along now. . .
    Have a great weekend and and I'll see you on the 25th for the party!
    :) Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

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  68. I'd love to come and eat at your table! It wouldn't matter what you served, the settings are so pretty, I wouldn't notice the food!

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  69. What a gorgeous tablescape. I loved the color scheme, oriental pattern china, florals - everything.

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  70. I just love my new transferware hands! They're fabulous!
    And your tablescape is beautiful- So summery!

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  71. How beautiful! I love the colors, too! The china pattern is very unusual and so lovely. I really enjoyed your tablescape.

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  72. It looks so lush and European! The slop pail looks too pretty to have been used as such, but I guess that's why it is so pretty! I like your idea with the tasseled linen lining it.

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  73. Beautiful colors on the tablescape. The flower arrangement is perfect with the china. I like the crochet edging on the linens too. :)

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  74. Dear Nancy,

    This is just such 'a long ccol drink' for the artist's soul! A veritable visual feast for the eyes! Truly a masterpiece!.., I love every exquisite detail; the colors of the transferware that you have carefully chosen for your lovely vignette and beautifully displayed, the table linens and cutlery and accessories;it is quite simply breathtaking along with every carefully chosen flower and gracenote!~ Outstandingly exceptional as usual my dear lady!

    Thanks so very much for once again joining in also with my tea parties!.., You are as always, most warmly invited to partake whenever you wish!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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  75. Love, love, LOVE this!! The colors are so pretty and vibrant...the perfect combination. I love the red; and with the yellows and greens and white, it is absolutely beautiful! It is so fresh and charming and it makes me feel so cheery!:)

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  76. Wow!! Goodness I'd be scared to eat there. Everything is so lovely!

    Donna

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  77. Oh my goodness, that is a gorgeous table setting, I love it all!! Everything about it, just beautiful, I could go on and on! I love the charming colors and your china is awesome.

    Nancy

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