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Friday, April 24, 2009

Tablescape & Thrifty Thurs. - Sunday Dinner



Today I'm doing a double post. Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to visit her and see her lovely tablescape as well as everyone that's signed up to join her. Such a feast for the eyes.

I'm also participating in Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh @ Tales From Bloggeritaville. Also go by and visit her to see her wonderful thrifty finds and a list of all the fellow thrifty gals posts. They always show us such great bargains.




My Tablescape today is Sunday Dinner. I'm using a mix of old, new and thrifty finds. Our menu will be Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, AuJus and Lemon Asparagus Spears. I will be using Sterling Silver as the serving dishes. Some were my mothers, some my mother-in-laws and some are mine. I have quite a few Sterling Silver serving pieces and I am so glad they're coming back into fashion, because I love to use them. They have the most wonderful patina and make the simpliest meal seem elegant. Just click on any picture to enlarge.




The color scheme is white, cream, black and silver.



The centerpiece is a mix of flowers arranged in a Paul Revere Silver bowl with glass candlesticks and cream candles. This picture also shows some of the silver pieces.



This shows a view of the place setting, etched crystal and more silver serving pieces.



I'm using the cream floral plates that I found at Home Goods as chargers. They are really oversized. I love the intricate detail to the design. They were in the clearance aisle marked down to $4.99 each. I went to 2 different stores to find 6.



The black and cream plate I know many of you also have. I just purchased these at Marshall's on their clearance aisle for $1.00 each. If you need more be sure to check it out now while they still have a few.



I'm mixing several different patterns of etched crystal stemware. I love all of them and I love to mix them together.



The buffet table is set for dessert. We will have assorted Peti Fours and Strawberry Pie with Coffee for dessert.



I've elevated the coffee service by placing it on top of a silver pedestal cakestand. The three tiered server will hold the Peti Fours, and the strawberry pie will be placed in the silver pie cradle.


Thanks for joining us for Sunday Dinner. We so enjoyed your company and look forward to you coming back soon.



43 comments:

  1. Marti,
    Thanks for the B-Day wishes for my daughter. This table is what I call pretty. Elegant and pretty. It's not overdone, it's just right. I love the silver, it's really a treasure. I also love all your wonderful deals, the plates are great. Hugs, Cindy

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  2. I just love your tablescape! It is so elegant and classy. Your sterling silver is beautiful. You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Marty, that is just lovely - you just can't beat black and white for elegant and classy, crisp and up to date. Nice!!!! Linda

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  4. Hi Marty! This is just gorgeous! I LOVE those chargers! Your color scheme is so elegant and the silver adds the perfect touch! I'm glad it's coming back, too! So lovely! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great rest of the week...hugs...Debbie

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  5. I love the mix. Those glasses are so pretty and I want the tablecloth:)
    Joyce

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  6. Hi Marty! Oh, I love your table! I love the fact you're using some of your family's olden silver! Very pretty! Your plates are lovely! I saw three of those chargers and didn't buy them. Wish I had and maybe I could have found a few more!
    Very elegant table!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  7. Love black and white and silver. Very elegant!

    Christi @ A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

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  8. Hi Marty, beautiful table. I adore those black and white plates. Your menu makes my mouthwater. I have some of those charger plates from Home Goods, but I am trying to get more, but my local store is out. Plus, I want the cups which they are completely out of and other pieces...they were very picked over here. The bummer is, none of the pieces had a name on them to look online for more. Oh well, I may try the Winston-Salem store. Thanks for sharing this wonderful table!

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  9. Dearest Marty - I have already spotted where I would like to sit. LOL Your menu sound lovely and delicous. Your guests are in for a very special treat. I know they will love your table as much as I do. I agree, I love silver and especially serving pieces. Have a wonderful dinner party, my friend!

    Hugs, Barb

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  10. Marty!! This is beautiful. Using the plates as charger is a great idea. I don't think silver EVER goes out of style--good taste never does :)!

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  11. Marty! The mix of old with new is fabulous and your menu is one of my favorites!! Gorgeous job!!

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  12. Marty! Oh those black and white damask plates! h my gosh I love them... Your table scape is very classy and i can't wait for dinner... I'll bring the wine!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  13. Marty, I love this table! Your dishes are so pretty and I'll have to just drag dh to a Marshall's soon! I haven't seen those really but then again...

    Lovely table and your colors are great together!

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  14. What a pretty table! I just love the black and cream plates.

    Your menu sounded yummy!

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  15. You got that black and white plate for dollar! That's thrifty! Your entire tables scape is just lovely.

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  16. Oh my - you have some beautiful pieces! They make for such a stunning tablescape. Lovely!

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  17. What an elegant setting! And who cares if the silver serving pieces are in fashion or not -- they are so beautiful and you should enjoy them whenever you can. :)

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  18. I just joined TT this week. It is so nice to make the rounds and meet all of you long time TT ladies!
    Beautiful tablescape you've created!

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  19. Hi Marty! What a wonderful and specal Sunday treat! Your tables setting is so pretty, I love your plate chargers, the plates and all the silver servers. The centerpiece is also a beauty! And what a fine and delisious menu! We finally got home late last night and I am having a tough time catching up, LOL!...Christine

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  20. What a special Sunday dinner -- I love using my silver too! Yours is lovely and your table is really special.

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  21. oh marty, this is just soo pretty,you are getting so good at tablescapes my friend!! so many beautiful things and the black and white plates are wonderful what a find!...
    glad to be back here with all of you again,it has been really hard the last few days but life goes on right?...hope you have a wonderful weekend...
    silvia..

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  22. i love-------your silver.it does have such a lovely glow.and those chargers are awesome.they look like something from horchow.great find girl.you did good.lovely,lovely table...ann

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  23. Hi Marty,
    I really like the dinner plates with the black scroll pattern you got at Marshall's! They go so nicely with your chargers. Sounds like a delicious meal too! Of course the silver is gorgeous also....I used to have some but didn't like having to polish it! LOL! I'm having family over on Sunday also. I didn't do a Tablescape Thursday but I may put it on my other blog how the table is set. Have a great evening!

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  24. I love te graphic design on your plates! Very pretty.

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  25. Fabulous tablescape. I have those same black & cream plates. But I didn't get mine on clearance. So you got a better deal. Your menu sounded pretty good too.

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  26. Marty, What a great deal you got on those B&W plates! $1.00!! WoW! I wish I came across that one. OUr Marshalls closed this year and I miss it so much. I always found cool stuff there! Beautiful tablescape.

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  27. Marty, what a gorgeous table setting... silver never went out of style in MY book!

    Fab buy on the dishes... but it's the silver that really makes my heart flip over on your table and sideboard. Ummm... gorgeous!
    Cass

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  28. Elegant table! Great job mixing the old and the new!

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  29. You sure have some beautiful silver pieces and etched glass! They are beautiful with those black and white plates and pretty cream chargers. This was a really gorgeous tablescape!

    Kady

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  30. Oh Marty I'm sooo sorry!

    How did I miss this gorgeous tablescape post? Time has really gotten away from me this week my friend. Oops!

    It is all beautiful and your menu sounds incredibly delicious.
    I do adore the black and white plates. I remember seeing them recently.
    They are down to a dollar a piece? WOW!
    They look so versatile and lovely. ~Gorgeous job!

    Come by and enter my sixth
    month blogging giveaway!

    Have a blessed day.
    ~Melissa :)

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  31. Happy Friday Marty! ;) I'm making the rounds today, only posting twice weekly doesn't give me much time to visit all the blogs I love. :( But, I've had to reorganize and balance my days better with this lovely weather requiring me to work in my flowers and pot them up, etc... I think we're all blogging less because of the spring weather...so nice! Well your tablescape and Sunday dinner were perfect! Those little black and white plates are precious., very FRENCH looking and you know how I love French things! ;) You be blessed and have a lovely spring day in your neck of the woods! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  32. Marty, I really love this. It's so elegant! You have some lovely silver pieces, love the way you elevated the coffee service on the cake pedestal. And I cannot believe those B & W plates were $1.00 - what a steal! Beautifully done, hugs, Kat

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  33. A very beautiful tablescape! I like the color combination and the variety of crystal and silver. You have some lovely pieces!

    Katherine

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  34. A lovely tablescape....
    Your silver pieces and the etched glasses and the dishes are lovely together.

    Hope your weekend has been beautiful

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  35. Very pretty. I love both of the plates. The white ones are just lovely.

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  36. HI Marty!
    I am glad you linked this up! Such great deals! You know I love those plates. I also love the cream floral plates that you found at Home Goods. What a beautiful table and wonderful menu! I only hate I missed supper!
    Thanks, friend!

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  37. It 's so lovely that you are using the silver pieces. I think silver is just gorgeous, but mine is rarely kept polished.

    Your tablescape is fab and goodness you scored with the plates and chargers.

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  38. What a yummy menu! I'm craving lemon asparagus for breakfast now!

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  39. Your table looks lovely and you gotta love those thrift store finds!

    Your silver is beautiful! I got to thinking and realized that I have NO silver (except flatware). I honestly don't remember seeing many silver serving pieces in the housewares section of the major dept. stores when we registered to get married. We do have tons of crystal. Hmmmm, I can't believe I don't have any silver!

    Something to start thrifting for! Blessings to you from Kansas,
    Valerie

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  40. Wow your table looks amazing! I cannot believe you found those great plates for $1 each, you go girl! Looks fit for a queen....

    ~Misti

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  41. Hey! I am so glad you linked this up! It is such a beautiful and great thrifty tablescape! Good job!

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