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.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mikasa, Pfaltzgraff and Franciscan

Hi everyone!

I have not featured any tablescapes lately, so I thought it was about time.  Today, I'm combining old and new for a fresh, spring look.


I am using a Pfaltzgraff "Heritage" dinner plate along with a Mikasa Gourmet Basics "Brava Yellow" bowl for a spring soup on a dark, wood charger.


The gorgeous yellow water goblet is Franciscan "Madiera" in cornsilk. These are from the 1970s and weigh a ton. My mom gifted them to me, as well as some water and iced tea glasses in green.


The flatware is Mikasa "Italian Countryside."




This is the Waverly toile runner I made paired with the taffeta napkins and bamboo napkin rings.


I always love to include some organic elements, so I have filled the box we made with old bottles, Forsythia, and birch logs we cut and topped with moss. There are actually several more of these in different heights I will be using later.


I have enjoyed this spring table especially with the addition of yellow. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

I'll be featured over at Debbiedoo's tomorrow for a home tour, so be sure to go by and check it out. I'm excited to be featured!





Today I'll be linking up to:

28 comments:

  1. I love all of it-the whole room.Warm and welcoming.

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  2. What a pretty setting, Anita! I love the old bottles and birch logs. Congrats on your feature! You deserve it!

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  3. I love it all. The toile runner with those gingham napkins is a perfect combination to me. And I love the forsynthia in the centerpiece. Your tables are always so lovely. So often, they have a simple loveliness, too. Like this one has.

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  4. Anita, I love this organic table setting. The box filled with those bottles and birch logs is perfect. Love the glasses.

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  5. Anita, Love how you put together different patterns,and always so elegant but with the wood table and your gorgeous centerpiece it looks so rustic and chic. My favorite. The yellow glasses are so pretty and your cloth napkins. Thank you for sharing your table. :)

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  6. What a beautiful table. I always enjoy seeing how you "dress up" the box in the center of your table. This is perfect for spring. A very inviting table. Hope you and your family enjoy sitting around for a meal and discussing the events of the day. Enjoy your weekend.

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  7. Beautiful! What a lovely tablescape. All the warm wood is so inviting Anita. I LOVE your centerpiece!

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  8. Beautiful table, I always love your dining room, it looks so lovely with the sunlight spilling in. Looking forward to the home tour. xo

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  9. I love the centerpiece. So, special.


    Beautiful...

    Happy TS,
    /CC from Stockholm,

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  10. What a gorgeous table you have set- and in such an awesome dining room space- WOW!

    I love every element- it is peaceful and serene, warm and inviting, definately a table I would want to stay at for hours - comfortably elegant, yet "real" enough to be happy using.

    Love it, well done!

    I am your newest follower!!

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  11. Oops I lied - I can't figure out how to follow you! I don't have Twitter or FB and was just going to follow your blog, sorry, didn't mean to tease you, haha.

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  12. I'm not sure I can come up with the words to express just how much I like this tablescape, Anita. It is rustic, yet romantically elegant. I love the color combination, and the fact that your Mom gave you the goblets makes it a special table in and of itself. I LOVE what you did for the centerpiece. Gathering always makes a number of elements look fabulous!!! I have that same Waverly runner, and you have just done wonders with the look and feel of it by adding the gold goblets and bowls. Really well done!

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  13. Such a pretty tablescape. The centerpiece is beautiful with all the natural elements and variety of textures. Love it!
    Mary Alice

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  14. Beautiful tablescape!
    ... Visiting from Home Sweet Home. I'm #66

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  15. I love your beautiful tablescape but really love how you used a runner and let that beautiful wood show! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  16. I am very inspired by your centerpiece- love your combination of glass and natural elements. Very elegantly casual table.

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  17. Beautiful! Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  18. I am just in love with your wooden box on your table! The forsythia looks wonderful in your jugs, and what a great idea to use the birch logs as candleholders. Beautiful table!

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  19. This is such a lovely table. I could see enjoying a great meal there with lots of friends. I'm still madly in love with your wooden box. So many great things you can do with it. Happy spring!

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  20. What a beautiful table setting. Love the centre piece. I listened to and very much enjoyed "Near Me" from your album, you have a wonderful voice! Diane

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  21. So simple, yet so beautiful! Those are the first truly yellow glasses I have seen! Most are amber colored. Your centerpiece is always awesome, and this is no exception. The dishes are so pretty, and everything just coordinates so well!

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  22. You have created a beautiful tablescape,Your dining room is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Stopping over from your feature at DebbieDoos to say hello. Your home is refreshing in the sea of beautiful white ones, which I love but would never work with my family. Your home reminded me I can put together nice things every bit as fresh using the woods I already have. Love it, so gonna snoop around and see more while I'm here.

    ~Bliss~

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  24. So pretty, Nothing beats forsythia for a apring look!

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  25. Oh, so pretty, Anita! Your spring centerpiece is beautiful.

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  26. Beautiful! I love your centerpiece! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  27. Love how the buttery yellow softens the woodsy table setting! Happy spring!

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