Schumann Wild Rose

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Orange and Blue Tablescape

Have you ever had to eat crow ? Especially because of your older sister?? Well, it has happened to me. When my sister came to me with the idea of orange chargers for tablescaping, I told her that I thought the idea was awful and that we would never use them. Sure, Halloween, maybe.......but please, everyone does orange for that holiday. But, we went ahead and asked her husband to spray paint 12 previously beautiful lacquer chargers in this very very orange color. Oh, good grief. And then I proceeded to put them away - far, far away to never be thought of again. Well, time moved on......

This week's table features lots of color including bright orange. Lot's of orange. Pat pulled out the long forgotten orange chargers along with many other bright colors and put a very cheery table together. And my favorite part of the table? Yes, the orange chargers. They look great. So, I humbly apologize (and grovel a bit) to my sister. Yes, older sisters are not always wrong. It only took me 63 years to figure that one out.

Over view of the table

The place setting
Can you believe it? Blue and orange glassware
Pat started with a print and a white napkin pulled through an orange napkin ring
Turquoise Fiestaware bowl is next
Sunshine (yellow) Fiestaware Luncheon plate comes next

A turquoise Fiestaware Dinner plate follows
The large white plate is used to separate orange and turquoise
Here is the (dare I say it?) fabulous orange charger
Pat used the ever popular Treble Clef flatware

The bright floral placemat sits on top of a turquoise one to add another layer of color
The place setting
Pat arrange brightly colored silk flowers in an orange vase
One of several turquoise Fiestaware pieces used
Bright Scarlett red Fiestaware Bread and Butter plates

One last look from the other end of the table

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday:

Tablecloth:  Gift from Pat
Flowered and Turquoise Placemats:  Tuesday Morning
Matching Flowered Napkins:  Tuesday Morning
White Napkins:  from Target
Orange Napkin Rings:  PVC pipe sprayed orange
Orange Chargers:  Michael's
White Dinner Plate:  Food Network White Porcelain from Kohl's
All Fiestaware:  by Homer Laughlin from
Flatware:  Treble Clef by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Orange and Blue Glassware:  Moonlight by Circleware from Marshall's
Candles, Orange Candle Holders:  Michael's


  1. This bright and colorful table makes me happy! Just what I needed on a gloomy and stormy day. Thanks for another wonderful tablescape, ladies!

  2. This is such a bright and lovely table! Love the turquoise and orange together! You always inspire me with your tables.

    hugs, Linda

  3. These colors make me happy! Love the orange chargers!! Love the Fiestaware!! Fun just waiting to happen at this table!! xo

  4. Love the Fiestaware and all the colors! It makes me want to play with mine. The orange does look very nice on your table :-)

  5. What a fabulous collection of Fiestaware! Your table is so colorful and festive - love the stemware, too!

  6. I really love those orange chargers, but like you would have cringed at first!!! Crow? huh? hopefully seasoned. LOL. I do love this table. Beautiful patterns and the perfect dishes to set them off. Happy Spring. xo marlis

  7. So bright and full of life! Just wonderful.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. What a fun, happy table...makes you smile. ♥♥♥ the colors!

  9. What a bright and colorful table! I love it! I'm a big fan of Fiesta Ware even though I don't have a lot of it!

  10. Wow, what a fun table!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  11. Well, OF COURSE the orange chargers look fantastic!!! Orange is a staple at my house! It's "the new red" as far as I'm concerned, and it looks great all throughout the Spring and Summer months. The orange you have here is that bright, juicy, eye-popping orange which is so different from the warm, subdued orange of Autumn. I love it!!!!! It looks great with all the other colors and is a wonderful foundation for the place settings. It really helps to showcase and pull that color out of your linens. Love it! Have a great weekend and be sure to floss after eating all that crow. :-)

  12. I love this combination of colors! The linens pull it all together!
    Sorry this is late, I thought i left a comment already.