Friday, March 1, 2013

Elegant Southern Country - Magnolias & Lace

My mother always said any table was made elegant with Lace, and Magnolias made every table southern.  I've put the two together for a little get-together tablescape.  I love playing with my dishes.

  I love these wonderful candlestems, I found 6 of them at the GW all different sizes.

I found these pretty green tealight holders at the Dollar Tree.

Creamy white magnolias.

A view from above.

I've used an assortment of whimsical dishes for this setting.

I found these fun leaf plates at Home Goods a while back. They have no marking on the back.

The green salad plate are Bordallo Pinneiro Made in Portugal.  Each plate has a different animal and the trim on the rim is also different.  I found these at Ross a couple of years ago.   I love the little pig on this one.

A while back I won a set of napkin rings on Ebay with different animal figures.  This little pig is perfect to go with the plate.

Roosters on this one.

So a rooster napkin ring to match.

Bunny's are always a favorite of mine.

And a bunny napkin ring is perfect.

Now who doesn't also love cows.

But my set had a duck and not a cow.  So I hope these two will be friends.

The dinner plate is International Tableworks Arbor that I found at GW.

I'm using my Horchow Ivory handled flatware.

A simple green stem from Pier One years ago with a clear one from the Dollar Tree.

A few tulips spilling out of the bottom of the arrangement.

I have had so much fun mixing the country dishes with the Lace and Magnolias.

Just a little Southern Hospitality.

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  1. Beautiful Tablescape Marty, I love the green salad plates...the one with the bunny is my favorite. Everything looks so pretty and inviting!

  2. Very pretty, Marty! I love the green and white together. Love your green plates with the different animals. The napkin rings are just perfect ~ even the duck with the cow plate. : )

  3. This is truly elegant Marty! Love all the sweet, country dishes - perfectly green for the month of March!~ I Pinned it!

  4. So pretty Marty! I love your green plates and the pig napkin rings are cute as can be!
    Have a GREAT day...

  5. Your table looks fantastic, Marty! I love the plates, the magnolias, and the napkin rings. It looks so springy, and the green also reminds me of St Patrick's Day!

  6. I love those plates Marty...It does fit with St. Patty's Day and Spring...a double hitter!!

  7. Nothing says South like Magnolias! they are beautiful, and your table setting is almost too pretty to eat there! Love those green plates ;-)

  8. Well, since I am a Southern girl, I feel that I can say that this is a home run, Marty. It is sooooo Southern! I used to have two huge magnolia trees in my front yard, when I lived in another town and I used the flowers all of the time in my home. Now, I have one tiny one that has never really grown much in 20 years, but my sweet husband planted it for me hoping that I would not miss the old ones. I love those cute napkin rings and all of your plates, especially the ones with the acorns on them (the animals are cute, too). I have a "thing" for acorns and I do not think I have a single plate decorated with them. You did a great job!

  9. Your table is stunning, happy and so inviting, Marty! I love the Bordallo Pinneiro dishes with the pig and the cute napkin rings. The magnolia arrangement is gorgeous too and it's inspiring, I'd love to do one for keeps. There's a huge magnolia tree with a scent to die for at my Bil's hacienda and sometimes I bring a couple of flowers homeand my whole house smells lovely. I love all your layers of dishes, along with the beautiful tablecloth. Have fun with your lucky guests!

  10. Marty, you really inspired me with this beautiful table. The green and white are a favorite of mine and the dishes and napkin rings are so unique and adorable. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Marty, I love your table - being a southern gal I just love magnolia's and I have a big tree on the parkway in front of my house. I am going to start using the flowers as soon as I get some.
    The dishes I love and everything is so perfect together. Thanks for your beautiful Lace and Magnolia post.

  12. Marty,

    What a gorgeous table you have created!! This is so beautiful! Love the combination of plates you have used!

  13. Oh my Marty your table is exquisite!...I love those green plates with the various animals and how great that you were able to pretty much match the napkin rings to each plate...I love of my favorite southern flowers...I was so happy when we moved away from South Florida to an area where I could have a magnolia tree! them!! Have a great weekend!

  14. How pretty Marty! ! Such a great idea to match up the napkin rings with the animals on the plates. I have a set of the bunny plates....I just love them. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table. Jane

  15. Gorgeous tablecloth, dishes, centerpiece, and candles.

  16. This is one of my favorite tablescapes that you have put together! I love the little animals and how all the things come from different places. It all goes together so nicely!! Springy too :-)

  17. Marty that is such a gorgeous tablescape. You have the prettiest dishes and the way you have combined them is so beautiful. You have such a flair for tablescapes. Love the flowers and the lace.

  18. Very pretty tablescape.....flower arrangement is fabulous and everything is so well put together...

  19. its so beautiful , Marty

    I adore those green dishes~!

  20. The tablescape is beautiful. The green plates are like no others. And the forks and knifes are divine!

  21. Marty,
    Exquisite, dear friend!!!
    I adore all the elegance that is packed into this tablescape!
    Your green glass Dollar Tree votive holders appear to be vintage depression glass!!! Stunning!
    Splendid choice with your Bordallo Pinhiero Majolica dinnerware!!!
    A true favorite of mine this time of year, too!
    Love the whimisical touch of the barnyard animals in the dinnerware and the napkin rings!!!
    The print on your napkins is gorgeous!!!
    Elegant. . .Southern. . .indeed!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  22. Delightful details in your beautiful table. I love the rich texturing that you've achieved, and the greens with the white magnolias are just perfect. Thanks for hosting us each week for TTT. Cherry Kay

  23. Your mother was right. Gorgeous table with a Southern flair. I love those animal plates - so unique and so pretty. laurie

  24. Hi lovely lady.
    Your tablescape with the Magnolias are Gorgeous with your lovely dishes. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family. My windows 8 laptop is down one more time.... Im working on my hubby's pc.
    XXOO Diane

  25. Hi lovely lady.
    Your tablescape with the Magnolias are Gorgeous with your lovely dishes. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family. My windows 8 laptop is down one more time.... Im working on my hubby's pc.
    XXOO Diane

  26. Marty, I love it all, but my favorite, if I had to choose one, is that green candle holder from the Dollar Tree! Altogether it looks very impressive and welcoming. Magnolias are my favorite flowers from a tree, that is. Thanks for sharing where you found your items. And thanks for hosting the party today!


  27. I loved your tablescape especially the green plates and the animal napkin holders. The centerpiece is another favorite.