Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Windows and Geometrically Square

 
I will call these plates "Windows" because that's what they show and I don't really know the pattern name. I bought them about 3 years ago, won them on Ebay and stored them in the dish room and forgot all about them, so this is the first time I am using them. I was looking for my Spode Copeland Chelsea Bird dishes when I accidentally spotted these. I did find the Spode dishes too and they are in the kitchen cabinet and not in the dish room, lol.
 
 
I like how colorful the plates are.
 
Windows dishes near the wndows, here they are. I also had another theme going here, the square shape. Did you notice that?
 I bought these set of 3 glass vases in one of my local favorite store, Diane's Frame and Gift Shop. Diane has a room in the back of the store where everything is marked down 50% and I always head there first. They were originally $7 each so I got them for $3.50 each. I inserted some sunburst flowers and morning glory in them.
 3 bird cage tealight candle holders complete the centerpiece. They are from Willow House (formerly Southern Living at Home).
 
I found the bamboo placemats from a church yard sale and paid $1 for them.
 
Blue Royal Albert rose napkin rings and vintage blue napkins with an eyelet embelishment.

 Polish pottery goblets and some blue dotted wine glasses.


 I moved this potted Crown of Thorns from the garden, which is a good thing cause we are getting hit by Isaac right now (We're at the end tail of it so it's not too bad) and I had to bring everything from the deck and porches in anyway.
 It is so funny that I was with 3 friends when I went to the store when I spotted the vases. I picked them up and my 3 friends all looked at me like "What are you going to do with those?" Of course, an idea was already brewing inside my brain when I saw them. I think they are really cute. I love how the glasses are encased in a handled rustic basket.
 
In case you have not noticed, yes, they are square.
 "Gemma" flatware from Horchow. I love the squarely column handles.
I hope you enjoyed this week's tablescape. I appreciate you stopping by and really enjoy the comments you leave. Thank you so much to the hostesses too. They really give us something exciting to do every single week.
 
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32 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christine I love those window plates and they look fabulous layered with your other squared plates. Beautiful tablesetting!

Dolores said...

You have the most amazing and beautiful pieces!!!!
The window plates are so unusual!!!
A beautiful table scape!!!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Christine, Wow, love those window plates! What a great surprise you had when you found these after storing them away for three years. Such beautiful plates and each window is gorgeous, the colors just pop. Love the square shape too. Great details, gorgeous little tea lights. Beautfiul………

~Emily
The French Hutch

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Christine I love those dishes so much! Seriously! I love the base colors of them as well as the scalloped edges. But I love the picture on them the most. A window just seems to evoke my dreamer side. It's like, I bet everyone who see's these has a vision of their own in their head of what is just beyond the actual window. Isn't that lovely? What a great conversation piece too! Very pretty!

Linda said...

How sweet those plates are...Love them Christine. Your whole table is charming and the colors pop.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a pretty table, Christine...I really love these dishes! So cute and colorful! I like your new vases, too, and the bird cage candle holders...I have to check out Willow House.

I hope you stay safe from the storm!

XO,
Janie

Sarah said...

These plates are darling. Love the way you have layered this with all square plates and chargers. Great design!

kitty said...

Christine, are t those window plates the cutest things??!! I love how you put together your beautiful table.

Alycia Nichols said...

This is one time that if someone calls you "a square", you know it's got to be a compliment!!! :-) This is really terrific, Christine! I love the plates, and those placemats...just $1?!??!?! Wow!!! Now you KNOW I want to steal that Horchow flatware right out from under you. It's fabulous!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This has got to be one of my favorites!!!! Those plates are so darn cute and I love the shape of all of them. Great table.

Aledia said...

Wow, there are so many things that I love about this tablescape!

Those plates are GORGEOUS!! The stemware is pretty and what a great deal on the bamboo place mats. I also love the pretty napkin rings as well.

Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful night!

(hugs)
Aledia

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the window plates and all the wonderful colors you used. All the squares made this very interesting. One of my favorites of this week's Let's Dish! xo Linda

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Christine! Lovely tablescape! You have a dish "room"? Love it! I only have a dish "cabinet"! *winks* Those window plates are great! And I love the napkins and rings, so pretty!
Glad you are safe from the storm.
Gina

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love the square plates, Christine! You have created a beautiful tablescape!! The colors are so vivid and pretty!!

Scribbler said...

This is all so cleverly put together. I love the flatware, especially.

Entertaining Women said...

Another winning design for your breakfast table...I adore the rose napkin ring, and I have the same napkin, found at an estate sale. Hope that you have minimal damage from the hurricane. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous tablescape!

I love your windows plates, your bamboo mats, adore your flatware - just beautiful!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Om goodness Christine, these window plates are awesome, very unique and so fun, love the shape of them too and I really would enjoy eating in them! To find something in storage, we haven't seen in a long time is the greatest joy, for us tablescapers, right? Your table is gorgeous, with all your great detail and cute small tea lights, all gathered together like that. Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

sweet violets said...

I love the windows plates!!! Very pretty setting and love the Polish glasses too.....

Marigene said...

What a delightful table, Christine...the window plates are adorable. I think I have dishes put away that I have forgotten, too!

Linda said...

I knew it! I can spot that Polish Pottery anywhere and you have the largest collection ever!
Your whole table is killer. I love love those window plates, and how you stacked them, and love the bamboo placemats. I would have bought those flower vases too. What a neat centerpiece. You have the most interesting tables and collection of dishes that I always enjoy stopping by.
Linda

Lady Linda said...

I just adore those window dishes Christine! I have never seen anything like them. I the way you used them-creative as always. Eye candy for sure.
Thanks for giving us so much to look at and enjoy.
Linda

Red Couch Recipes said...

I am glad you are on the tail end of Isaac. I have never seen window plates before, they really make a colorful table. I love your flatware too. Joni

Amy said...

Those window plates are so adorable. I love them and you matched them nicely with the contrast color chargers. What a wonderful and beautiful tablescape, as you always amaze me.

Kathy Olson said...

I love a beautiful table. It makes a guest feel so special!

Katherines Corner said...

I love the plates! The table looks terrific. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

anney said...

Gorgeous window plates you have! Everything is beautiful!
Visiting for color connection
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Kathleen said...

I love those dishes, so pretty!
The flatware is amazing.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow Christine, you do have gorgeous dishes - I have never seen anything like these.LOVE how you paired them with the gorgeous square plate and charger! You've created a gorgeous tablescape! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Richella said...

Just beautiful! What a lovely table setting. Makes me want to come to your house for dinner!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful setting as always, Christine.

Thanks for linking up to Color Connection last week. The linky is up now, come and join again.

wifetoalineman02 said...

Your house is so beautiful Tita, so love it :-) Dropping by from last weeks Color Connection :-)

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