Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tablescape Thurs - Purple Plum

Today we get to play with our dishes again, thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch. Be sure to visit her to see all the beautiful tablescapes.

First of all, I am having blogger problems. My post for Table Top Tuesday is something that some of you could view, however it does not show on my blog at all. I have contacted "help". I hope most of you were able to find it and get linked up. At least about 70 of you did, so that is perfect. Thank you all so much for joining me again. I really appreciate it. also does anyone know how to delete a link that is on your post. There were several smutty ones linked up and I don't know how to delete them. I have reported them to Blogger. Now I sure hope this post shows up.

My Purple Plum tree has been blooming so beautifully, so I decided to clip a few brances and use them as my centerpiece. I almost waited too long. There are not near as many flowers left as there were, but I always enjoy them anyway.

For my place setting I am using two different dishes, several patterns of crystal and my Mother's pink depression glass pieces that were wedding gifts in 1937. She always prized these pieces and said they were the most grand gifts she and my dad received.

I've placed the crystal sherbert glasses that Bill sent me on top of each place setting with a Chocolate treat inside. Actually, they are candles that I found at the Dollar Tree, but I thought they looked so real. There are different ones for each setting.

Just as the sun was going down I lit the candels.

My mom's beautiful serving bowl. I love the pretty ruffled edges and the fluted pattern.

The candlesticks are the same pretty pattern.

The platter has reticulated edges that are lovely, and the same fluted pattern in the center.

The covered dish has a pattern of roses and is very detailed.

Two different stems, both found at Goodwill. The wine has an etched pattern of flying geese on them.

The water stem has two different rims of gold that are both patterned. Hard to photograph.

The salad plate has a pattern of Pheasants and is trimmed in gold. The pattern is Rutherford's Birds - Made in China. I found these at GW.

The dinner plate is Royal Kent Poland. It has a raised swirl pattern on the rim with gold edging. I also found these at GW. It's the only other plate I have with pink and I love the pretty raised swirl design on the edge of the plate, it sort of matches the gold swirl on the salad plate.

These are the wonderful crystal sherberts that Bill sent me. Love the etched pattern.

I love the way the candlelite brightens up the Purple Plum stems.

P.S. I just got an answer from Mr. Linky. Log in to Mr. Linky and click on widgets, find your post and click on it, then you can delete any link that you want to. Really easy.

Don't forget the "Spring Cloche Party" on Friday April 2nd. I will have Mr. Linky up Thurs. by 6 PM. See you there.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits.


  1. So, so pretty marty! The plates are just beautiful and the ruffled edges ~ how fun is that!

    Happy Easter!

  2. Marty, the table setting is absolutely beautiful! I especially love the chocolate candles. I had some problems with my photographs loading on Monday, tried some of the suggested solutions and then all the photos from previous postings disappeared. Then, later, they all reappeared. I don't know if it was user error (me) or Blogger.

  3. Beautiful tablescape! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your egg plates are fantastic. I never saw your post before today. Blogger has lost its mind. Rose lost all her widgets. She did nothing to them. Mine tells me I have comments to moderate, but they are all moderated. It doesn't show the correct number of comments on the post either.
    I didn't understand about the bad links....are they comments or on Mr. Linky??? Sorry that is happening. Anyways...everything is beautiful and soooo it!

  5. Hi Marty, your table looks just beautiful! The candles are so cute, they look good enough to eat....Kathy

  6. Good morning My friend...I tell you blogger has really gave me a run this past 2 days...The spam mail I just delete on my comment thing...Girl I get things that even embarsses this ole lady ha ha!!
    Marty I love all your pink depression glass girl and how special to have it from your folks...I have a bowl like that..I took ribbon andput it through it when I did my Daughter's bridal shower a few years back...Your table is beautiful my friend..Loved seeing the way yo used our Bill glasses ha ha!! May you have a fun cloche party girl...and a Wonderful Easter...I'll see you when I get back...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. Ugggh! Blogger is wonky and I know nothing bout how to fix anything!
    Marty, as always your table is lovely- I have the same covered rose dish! I got it at an estate sale years ago and it sits on my vanity. I love it. I'm glad you didn't REALLY disappear
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

  8. Lovely table, Marty. The pink depression glass is so pretty.

  9. Hi Marty, pleased to see that you have sorted out the problem on your links for Monday. I had problems with my photographs too but everything seems ok now.

    I love the centrepiece on your table. The sherbet glasses are lovely that Bill sent you and the candles look so realistic I was tempted to eat one. I suppose for the diet yours are better!!

    Jackie in UK.

  10. Beautiful table setting! Love the purple plum centerpiece! I also love your colorful pheasant plates and could not believe it when I read that the chocolates were candles. I was so impressed that you had made such delicious treats and was prepared to comment on that...candles. LOL! I Love it!!

  11. Beautiful table. My mother-in-law's mother had that pink "open lace" pattern that she left to my DIL. It's so pretty, but hubby remembers that the mashed potatoes fall through the holes when you try to eat them and got him in trouble for messin up the table cloth. Men! Whadaya gonna do?

  12. Marty,
    Another lovely table setting. The plates with pheasants are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment on my Casual Dining at the Beach.

  13. Sorry you are having those problems with McLinky/Blogger. When I posted for Tabletop Tues everything seemed to work fine for me or at least all my pics were there and I rec'd comments.

    Your 'scape this week is lovely. I really like the plum tree branches, such a lovely colour of leaves. The peasant plates are wonderful - a great GW find! Those choc candles had me fooled! The beautiful glasses from Bill made them seem even more real!


  14. Hi Marty! Your table is so beautiful. I love those gorgeous plates and the depression glass is gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;O

  15. This is so pretty Marty -- I love your beautiful depression glass and those pretty dishes too. Your blooming tree branches are so pretty on this Spring tablescape. Happy Easter!

  16. Marty - the depression glass is just AWESOME! I love it all! How special that you got it - and get to enjoy it.
    I gasped when I saw the sherbet glasses. I am sending you an Email. Wait'll you see!
    I'm getting ready for the cloche party! YAY!
    Talk to you soon! Karen

  17. Marty, that's lovely ! I love the plums mixed with pops of pink and gold. A fabulous, timeless, and chic color combo, how welcoming !


  18. Hi Marty!

    what a gorgeous table! Everything looks so pretty. I really love that bowl and matching candlesticks. what a great find.

    Sorry about the problems you were having. Glad you go them fixed. I think we were all having some major problems with Blogger. I hope they get their collective ducks in a row! LOL

    Have a wonderful day!

  19. Blogger has been really irritating this week. I have left comments in blogs only to find out later it did not show up, had problems with pictures, etc.

    Your tablescape is very lovely. I too have a purple plum but I just cannot bear to take any clippings from it. Having second thoughts though after seeing how lovely yours are in the vase.

    ~ Tracy

  20. Really, really gorgeous Marty!!
    Those GW plates are awesome! You do have the best GWs ever. And, the cute candles from the $tree and the pretty bowls from Bill.
    Oh, and your centerpiece. Well I could go on and on.
    Hugs, Cindy

  21. Mary, your pheasant dish find at GW is wonderful! Our GW looks like Poor Will. I can see lots of uses for them especially in the Fall. Centerpieces are there in nature for the taking. Good eye.
    I can see all kinds of Easter goodies on your mother's dishes-mostly desserts and candies.
    I hope to see you Friday.

  22. Hi Marty; OH I love your table scape,,, your center piece is so pretty... those candles from D T. are so cute and yummy You found some lovely pieces at G W.. great finds.... I would love to be able to find some gorgeous plates like yours...soooooooooooo can I come for dinner?????? *wink*

    Happy Easter;

  23. Truly you have a lovely home, so comforting just to look at the pictures.
    The table is gorgeous, just like everything in your home.
    You have a wonderful talent.
    P/s I'm still trying to figure out why this google account comes up in my hubby's name?
    I'm Sandy and always look forward to viewing your blog.

  24. Marty, Your table is stunning. So elegant. I love the salad and dinner plates and the sherbets! Very pretty!

  25. Your plum branches are so pretty and of course your china is gorgeous. Very pretty. I would like to reach through the screen for one of those goodies!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  26. Your table is so elegant, Marty. You are so lucky in finding good items at GW. I love the pheasant plates and I also love your mom's depression glass. The sherbet stems from Bill are so pretty and so are the goblets. Everything is just so pretty!...Christine

  27. Hi Marty, your table setting is absolutely beautiful...I love your Mothers depression glass bowl and candle stick holders...I have some of the depression glass that has the rose pattern on it... I think it is so pretty...

  28. Beautiful Marty! I love the branchy centerpiece! Great job! I hope I make it to the cloche party....

  29. What a gorgeous table, Marty! It was so sweet of Bill to send you those sherbert glasses too! They are gorgeous. My two favorite things on the table are all of your mom's pink depression glass (I collect glass, but don't have alot of pink) and the gorgeous GW salad plates. I just want to bonk the donaters over the head for getting rid of such good stuff like that and at the same time, kiss them for letting me buy it! LOL!

  30. Lovely tablescape Marty! I never thought of using branches from a flowering tree. I thought those were real desserts. I hope you warn those joining you. Happy Easter!


  31. Wowwwwwwwww! Yummy and GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  32. You have some beautiful pieces there, Marty. And you have put them together so nicely for your table. I can't believe those candy candles are not real!
    Happy Easter.

  33. Marty, your tablescapes are stunning..and this one is no exception. Those dishes...just plain gorgeous!

  34. oooh, I'm in love with those pheasant plates!!!!! How elegant!
    Beautiful as always, dear Marty!
    Happy Easter to you!

    Blessings, Lana

  35. Oooooo, Marty...I love all your beautiful depression glass treasures! We both have the same plate & I'm thrilled to see the pretty covered dish, too! Gorgeous plates & stems & your tablecloth is TDF!

    I'm glad to hear you got your pages straightened out. Several issues popped up with Blogger & Mr. Linky this week. :/ Let's hope they are all straightened out in time for your cloche party!

  36. Great colors and beautiful as always! Happy Easter!

  37. WOW! Another beautiful elegant table setting ... those candles (?) are wonderful!

    Happy blessed Easter!
    Hugs, Marydon

  38. Marty: This is a delightful tablescape. I absolutely love the chocolates that are candles. We all love a bit of chocolate to sweeten up our lives!


  39. Beautiful! Delicious! We are only seeing a few tender greens here. Nothing blooming. Soon!


  40. Beautiful, Marty! Love that tablecloth. I took a chocolate during my visit. Hope you don't mind. You have such a sense of elegant style, girl!

  41. Marty,
    Wonderful table! Love the plates, glassware, sprigs of Spring you brought in. Nice!
    Happy Easter!

  42. The pheasant plates are so charming. Those fluted pieces are beautiful, I like how they are so transparent, with a hint of color.

  43. I don't think I commented on this beautiful tablescape! I looked at it yesterday, but don't see my comment.

    It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the depression glass, ETC! Nice memories here I'm sure!


  44. Oh....I love those darling bird plates! Those dessert do look sooo real! I will have to look for some of those when I head to Dollar Tree. Have a blessed Easter sweet friend!

  45. Marty,
    What a beautiful table you've created with your thrifty finds! I saw those candles at the Dollar Tree, I have to go back and get some. They really do smell like chocolate, don't they? I was afraid my little ones would eat them! Have a wonderful Easter!

  46. Like your tablescape shows you have s extraordinary feeling for colours. This Royal Kent plates are adorable and I dont know why we Germans hesitate to mix the patterns. It looks absolutely gorgeous. What a gift of nature to make branches just in the matching colours. I will follow your blog since now.

    Wish you a happy Easter.

  47. Marty, what a gorgeous table! Your pink depression glass is just stunning, and you have displayed it to great effect here. LOVE the purple plum centerpiece -- so grand and elegant, bringing in the natural textures.

  48. Hi Marty,
    What a beautiful table! Everything looks wonderful. I love your mother's Depression glass pieces (if I ever start a collection of Depression glass, that would be the color I'd choose). You were kind to mention me again. The candy candles are delightful! You photographed the sherbets, and your entire table, beautifully!

    Hope your weekend goes well.

    Warmest regards,

  49. This is beautiful Marty. I love the way you used the plum clippings and took your color inspiration from them, just lovely. The depression glass is gorgeous, what a treasure. And those sherbets are just beautiful! Have a wonderful Easter with your family sweet friend. Hugs, Kat