Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lucy's Franciscan Ivy--part 2

Today I am sharing my version of "green and white" with my Franciscan "Ivy" from "I Love Lucy" fame! I am so in love with this pattern, and we have been using it for everyday.  I gave it a twist as I was given this beautiful Orchid by a lovely little girl at church. It occurred to me that it would be a wonderful, organic accent to the  Ivy. Here it is...






My aunt had given me these beautiful placemats from Crate and Barrel, and I thought they would carry through the organic look with this dinnerware. I also used my Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinner plates as chargers with the luncheon plates in the "Ivy" along with the berry bowls. I used napkins from April Cornell, and bamboo napkin rings. Again,  the Oneida "Meadowbrook" silverplate flatware seemed to be the perfect accompaniment for the "Ivy" although I cannot get a photo to show the detail of the vine pattern. 


My favorite addition was the glassware, "Mirrors and Roses" by LG Wright Glass. Are those gorgeous? My mom let me borrow them just for a few days. You should see her collection!


The girls had a sleepover last weekend, and this was the setting for breakfast, except for the vintage glassware. I served syrup for the homemade whole wheat griddle cakes in the gravy boat. 


My husband gets his breakfast on this dinnerware every morning:-) He takes cream and sugar. 






I just love this beautiful, vintage dinnerware. We use it everyday, and I have collected a few pieces of it a little at a time. As always, I have also used many pieces you have seen before. I really love to mix and match, especially taking something vintage and making it look fresh and current. Now if I can only keep the orchid alive:-)




I'll be participating in "Tablescape Thursday" over at Between Naps on the Porch." Thanks Susan for hosting!!

Anita

26 comments:

  1. I love this table, Anita, and I like the green goblets you chose to use with the ivy plates. And the pink of the orchids are just the right shade to make the table pop and a nice touch, too.

    Happy Fourth of July to you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  2. The table is lovely. I think this Ivy pattern is classic and I love how you have added the organic touch. Gorgeous glasses! Such a pretty color. Wonderful table! I would use it every day also.

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  3. What a gorgeous table! I adore your ivy dishes too! The placemats are perfect they add a wonderful organic touch to the table. Your orchid as the centerpice is wonderful...you can never go wrong with orchids!

    Love it!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  4. Hi Anita....so nice to see you!!~ You are absolutely correct...the Orchid adds a beautiful touch. Your dishes look fabulous and nice that you are using them so often. Anita, I wanted to let you know I have an audition tape on my blog for the new Oprah show. I would love for you to check it out...and if you like it, you can vote for me:)

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  5. Beautiful table, Anita! I love the dinnerware and the glasses are just stunning. I'll bet all of the little girls loved waking up to this! Very pretty orchid, too! Nicely done!

    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  6. Oh Anita! I love it,love it,love it! Guess what? I got some too last week! You should go back a few posts of mine and you will see the deal I got on them! I am sure we are going to use ours everyday too! My husband suprised me by telling me he actually grew up with these dishs when he saw them. He thinks my SIL has them now, still waiting to hear from her. I am so thrilled. I love your green and white setting here! Those glasses are perfect too! I like how they are a lighter shade of green. The bamboo and looks great with this set too! How cute to use the gravy boat for syrup! Love your whole setting...it's simply gorgeous! Oh, and the music is fabulous too! Perfect touch!

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  7. Wow, Wow, Wow. It looks just beautiful. I really like the color on your dining room walls by the way. Those green goblets just pop on the table. It is all just perfect.

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  8. HELLO ANITA,
    I JUST LOVE COMING OVER TO SEE YOUR TABLESCAPES!!!
    ALWAYS A TREAT FOR ME :) LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL ITEMS :) AND I LOVE THE MUSIC PLAYING :) I LOVE LUCY TOO!!!!

    HUGS TO YOU DEAR BLOGGY FRIEND~XOX~MARI

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  9. Perfect Summer tablescape. Everything is so beautiful. Is it silly to be mostly smitten with those napkins????? Beautiful!

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  10. Those orchids are beautious and they are the perfect centerpiece with your vintage dinnerware and gorgeous glassware. The base of the orchid ties in well with your placements; its all so organic.

    All the Best,

    Requi

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  11. That is gorgeous! I love the continuity of the green and then that stunning pop of pink! Looks fabulous! You know how to set a table!

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  12. The ivy dishes are wonderful and especially when paired with those gorgeous green glasses! The pop of pink from the orchid is unexpected and adds a terrific punch of colour!

    DD

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  13. This is beautiful! I love green with the color of your candlesticks. It all looks wonderful in your dining room too. Such pretty vintage ware.
    Have a great 4th!
    Sherry

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  14. So pretty and so comfortable and inviting! I loved your entire table. I wish I had kept my ivy dishes but I didn't. It was nice to see yours...everything goes so perfectly together.
    What is nice is that you use such pretty dishes for everyday..I love that!

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  15. What a beautiful table, Anita! I, too, still love my Ivy and one day I'll post a tablescape using it. You have done a fabulous job! I told you you would get hooked on Ivy!!! Keep on collecting!!

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  16. Beautiful! That first picture is very artistic and eye catching. I love the pop of pink from the orchids.

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  17. What a fresh and appealing table! I love the texture those placemats add, and the green glassware is gorgeous! You've really highlighted your Ivy pattern beautifully here!

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  18. That vintage dinnerware really is classic. I love it! It looks wonderful on those placemats. This is such a fresh and summery tablescape.

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  19. The green is so fresh. I love that green glassware. The placemats just finish it off. Really pretty!

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  20. Your green glassware makes me SWOON!

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  21. Is a fabulous setting, love your beautiful dishes!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  22. So pretty! Yes, the color of that beautiful orchid is the perfect complement for your wonderful, vintage dishes. I saw a set at a local antique mall recently and seriously thought of bringing them home (there were a few condition issues though). After seeing how great yours look on your table, I might have to go back and see if they're still there!

    Have a happy 4th!
    Bill

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  23. Green is my favorite color...Anita, this is my favorite table you have done...it is stunning! I love the ivy leaf china but adding the stemware has left me breathless. Thank you for sharing this beautiful table.
    Have a great weekend!

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  24. Gorgeous table! That green glassware is so stunning! The pink orchid makes just the right pop of color without taking away from the beautiful colors of the rest of the table! I love it!

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  25. Anita, this is just oustanding. The Ivy pattern with the bamboo and organic material is so harmonic, just gorgeous. The orchid is so nice with all the green and brown. And I like that you used only the tablemats, what a wonderfull table you have. Have a nice Independence Day.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  26. Hi there, this is Blake with Mikasa and we wanted to let you know that we LOVE your tablescapes- this one is a perfect summer scheme! Check out our Facebook page to see what we've said about you! http://www.facebook.com/#!/mikasadining

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