Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pink and Sage Tablescape for Two + CSN Winner

This table for two is set up in my shop, The Vintage Abode.
 It's a sweet mix of sage green transferware with cream and pink accents.
 Because the table is small, and I wanted a little wood to show (this table has a lovely grain) I decided to place the place mats at an angle, allowing them to drape over the table.  They are a light taupe color with rose, sage and aqua accents. 

The sage / olive transferware plates are by J & G Meakin.  
The border to these plates make them easy to pair with other colors and patterns.
(Why is it that I don't notice how crooked I placed the flatware until I'm inserting the photos into my posts and it's too late, too dark, too something to go back and take more pictures? )

 I changed this setting up a bit, here and there.  First, I double up my napkins and stuffed them into the wine glasses.  One napkin is the same pattern as the place mats and the other a pink and sage stripe.
 I kind of felt like it was a bit much with using the cloches and that the height of each competed with each other, so I removed the napkins from the glasses and used only the striped with some vintage, ceramic rose napkin rings. 
First, I placed them to the left of the plate.

 Then I placed the napkins on the plate.  I think this is my favorite.
 Aren't the napkin rings sweet?  I have a set of four.  They are $16

I moved the bird cloches to the upper left side, where a bread plate would be.  Wouldn't a roll be cute in these?  I think these are the sweetest bird cloche's.


The centerpiece is a simple candle ring, which I added extra flowers to.  The colors are soft and the fabric on the flowers gives them an almost iridescent look.   

The flatware is San Remo by Hampton.  I think. Oh looks straight in this pic.

The cup and saucer is also by J & G Meakin but has a foral motif ', whereas the plates have a vine and leaf border.

I love the muted pinks and greens.   I think I have a bit of Spring fever.  Today, it actually got warm enough out to open my shop door this afternoon.  That was nice, especially since I've been freezing my fanny off with no heat in there.  That's right.  No heat.  I had three space heaters and they simply could not warm 4000 square feet.  You should have seen how I dressed some days.  Just think layers.  And fingerless gloves so I could use my computer.  Must have computer access.  No computer, no can function. 
Ok, now that you're all feeling sorry for me because I had no heat, it wasn't all that bad, really.  Well...the point I'm trying to make is that I had it fixed yesterday...just in time for warm weather today. :-) 

Here are a few more photos of the table and then I'll announce the CSN winner!

And now, for the winner of last weeks $40 CSN giveaway...Comment #2 chosen by
I'll be sending you the CSN gift code to use towards any purchase at one of their 200+ stores!
More giveaways coming up soon!

I'm joining:

Chic on a Shoestring 
Savvy Southern Style 
Somewhat Simple
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Beyond The Picket Fence
Between Naps on the Porch 
A Stroll Thru Life
Feature Yourself Friday
Pink Saturday


  1. Nancy, the green transferware is gorgeous with nice depth to the design. I especially like the design on the cup and saucer. What a clever idea to let the place mat hang off the table. Do you have the little bird cloches for sale? Or can you share information on where I might find some? I think a set of these for the table is a clever idea. ~ Sarah

  2. The table is beautiful Nancy! Lovin' the napkin rings, they look great with the stripes! Happy Weekend:@)

  3. Morning Nancy, the table to beautiful, oh to sit in your store and have a girls lunch or a romantic St.Valentine's lunch with that someone special. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.

  4. Beautiful table, Nancy. What pretty plates, the color and design are just what I am always looking for. The napkins really compliment the table. The bird cloches are adorable, I agree that a roll would go nicely in them.

  5. Nancy, your table is so beautiful. I love the dishes, especially with those placemats and napkins. I would agree with you that a faux roll would look wonderful in those cloches. I had a great time browsing and your photos are wonderful.

  6. Beautifully done, Nancy! I love the bird cloches. Would you mind sharing where one can find them?


  7. Really pretty with my favorite colors! ~Patti

  8. Hi Nancy~ Oh I just love this table! Pink and green together is so pretty and a favorite combination of mine! Love your beautiful bird cloches too- gorgeous!! Love this table setting! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  9. Hi Nancy~ Oh I just love this table setting! Pink and green together are a favorite combination of mine - Love the bird cloches too- gorgeous! Such a beautiful table! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  10. Absolutely beautiful.I love the color combination.
    Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

  11. What a beautiful arrangement. I would not have thought of putting these colours together, but it works extremely well! Liz

  12. I love this tablescape! Pink & green look so nice together and especially these tones. I like the napkin placed in the center of the plates best and those rose napkin rings are perfect! Neat idea to angle the placemats. The thing(s) I like the VERY best are those bird cloches! Just gorgeous and how wonderful it would be to have a fancy piece of cake/dessert inside them! So glad I clicked on your link to TT pic even if I'm 2 days late!


  13. I love pink and green together. It's a favorite color combination of mine. This is such a pretty, romantic setting. So glad I found your blog. It's beautiful.


  14. Beautiful tablescape. Your color combinations goes together so well. HPS,

  15. The Meakin plates offer so many possibilities...wonderful. The color scheme is wonderful, and I was totaly taken by the porcelain napkin ring. Thank you for sharing your beautiful was 75º here today! Cherry Kay

  16. Your tablescape is gorgeous!



  17. Incredibly fabulous dishes! I am always poking through specialty shops in search of "different" dishes that really stand out. Yours are terrific! I also really love the napkin rings. Wow!!!!

  18. Hi Nancy! I love your plates, so pretty! and I love that bird cloche. You sure have nice stuff in your store. Please email me the amount of the credit when you have a chance so I can decide what to do with it. Thanks.....Christine

  19. Just gorgeous and I love those bird cloches!

    I'm a new follower also.

  20. Your tablescapes never seize to amaze me!

  21. As always everything was so pretty.It's always fun visiting you.Did I miss a lavender transferware post?

  22. Everything is pretty, stunning and lovely! I love you china collection. It's very beautiful!

  23. As always, a stunning Tablescape!!! Where did you purchase the birdie cloches? I MUST have one or two or more.....thanks for sharing. I am getting spring fever too. Our weather has been in the 60s lately.

  24. I.LOVE.THIS!!!!! There is nothing on this table I don't love to pieces. Those dishes! Those napkins! Those napkin rings! The get it. I'm lovin' this!!

  25. Thank you for stopping by to "see" me, beautiful soul!

  26. Nancy, your table is very pretty and I'm such a pink and green person it caught my eye right away. Your bird cloches are too cute for words and I like them placed where the bread plate would be too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  27. Exquisite. I love , love, love your china. Now as for the fabulous bird cloches, they definitely need to come live at my house. The are just breathtaking. I adore them. Your entire table is definitely me. I LOVE it all. Thanks so much for the fabulous drool power and for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  28. Oh, garsh, Nancy! I know that a million people have already told you this but I just LOVE this! very fun and my favorite colors (well, these or purple/lavenders)!

    It's so good to be visiting again!!!

    Love, Katy xo

  29. Absolutely gorgeous!! wow!!

    I'm a new follower from Pink Saturday and hope you can come by and follow us too!

    Thank you :O)

  30. I think your table is perfect just the way it is. I love it all but esp the bird cloches. Happy Pink Saturday, Char


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