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Not Your Granny's Table


Last month I went to a big church sale and I bought some old dishes with a yellow rose decal. They were probably a grandmother's Sunday dishes.

Today I used them for the first time.

My inspiration was this fabric.

I was not sure which of these two chargers I would use.

After trying both with my 1950's aqua-rimmed Pyrex dishes, I chose the dark brown metal chargers. I knew my Hazel Atlas Capri Dot glasses would go nicely with the tablecloth.
I added the rose decal dishes and a covered rose decal dish with small bowls for cut up fruit. Then I went outside and picked 3 tulips (I didn't have any roses or I would have used them) to add to a potted plant for a centerpiece.

My breakfast table was complete in about 15 minutes.

Don't forget to check out all the other creative tabletops


at Susan's blog on Thursday. Have fun!

25 comments:

Kammy said...

Great job, looks fantastic with your finds ! Love the yellow rosed china ....
Hugs ~ Kammy

ellen b said...

Love the aqua with the yellow! How fun to work with those dishes...

carolinajewel said...

Great table Zoey! That fabric really adds a punch to the table!!! :D Jewel

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

great job Zoey! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Zoey, what a festive table you've created!

Casabella West said...

I love those colors are a great tablecloth! Don't you love finding cool stuff at those sales...me too! Liz

Shelia said...

What a lovely table! The colors go together so well and now your vintage dishes just pop!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

Another great play on the color scheme Zoey. You certainly know how to have fun! I love your centerpiece! Those dishes look great!

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB finds to set a FAB table!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Great job! The dishes are perfect with the tablecloth.

Mary said...

Gosh, don't you just love finding an old set of dishes like that? Wonderful table! :)

abeachcottage said...

very nice finds, I so love to come across things like that, takes the whole tabelscaping thing to another level

love the tablecloth

Sarah

Martha said...

What a pretty table -- love your use of aqua.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I love the china. Great find! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great look -- you took "Granny's" dishes and gave them a very updated look. Nice job.

marty39 said...

Oh I love the rose dishes, and putting them with the aqua and the gorgeous tablecloth is just gorgeous. It looks so pretty. Great tablescape. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Janie's World said...

Love the blue and yellow together! Pretty rose dishes, what a great find!

ButterYum said...

I was a little unsure of your color choices at first, but you certainly made them work. Nice job.

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movingonlady said...

I love the darker charger I'm glad you picked them. Wow for the fabric and Ilove the blue and then white dishes.Very pretty.
Stop by and see mine and join my blog so you can see how I'm doing.
shirley

Kathleen Ellis said...

WOW!!! awesome....you are a magician...in 15 minutes you created a masterpiece! I love how you mixed the tablecloth pattern w/the dishes!
happy holiday weekend!
;-D

Puna said...

That is one funky tablecloth!

Blondie's Journal said...

Zoey,

I love "grandma's" dishes. I would have picked them up in a heartbeat! The tablecloth ties everything in so well and I love those blue glasses!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Pearl Maple said...

Well done, your table scape looks fantastic. Repurposing and recycling can be a very creative process and great fun when reading nice blogs full of inspiration like yours.

Dana and Daisy said...

those capri dot glasses are really pretty!

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