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Monday, April 21, 2014

Springtime Lime Tablescape

Yessss!!! We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" Springtime tablescape blog party this week ( Her part of the country is experiencing cold, frosty weather - sorry, Kathleen, but we live in California.....the sun is shining. The weather is warm. Flowers are blooming. For now at least..... we have no water but we do have sun. (Remember - the crummy drought - rainfall is less than 40% of normal, but we do have sun - and wild fires already and insect/snail infestation and potential water rationing soon but we do have sun.......)

Anyway, here's the table Pat came up with:
Overview of the table

Close up of the place setting (I did take the label off the candle eventually.....)

Flatware is ceramic handle "Primary" by Noritake

First layer of the place setting is an inexpensive lime green bowl from the Dollar Store

The soup liner is a white Fiesta salad plate by Homer Laughlin

Purchased at Kohl's, this Lemongrass Fiesta Luncheon plate does not have the signature rim - no one has been able to tell me why.

The dinner plate was a great buy on eBay - "Valerie" by Portmeirion

Another great buy, but this time from The apple green charger is "Color Moods" by Luminarc/Cris d'Arques.

Glassware is "Fedora" by Spiegelau (1985-2001)

Pat used these simply knot-like napkin rings to hold the white and lime green napkins

The centerpiece was simple daffodils in large white vases with an assortment of lime green candles

The ceramic candle liners match the dinner plate (they are actually coasters)

See, I really did remove the labels......

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Tablecloth -
Apple Green Charger - "Color Moods" by Luminarc/Cris d'Arques from Replacements
Flatware - "Primary" by Noritake from eBay and Replacements
White Dinner Plate - "Valerie" by Portmeirion from eBay
Luncheon Plate and Soup Liner - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin - from Macy's and Kohl's
Soup Bowl - The Dollar Store
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spiegelau from Replacements
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Glass Candle Holders - from TJMaxx and Pier 1
Candles - Michael's
White Ceramic Votive Liners/Coasters - from Maryland China Company
Vases - from our collection

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

We will also be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:


  1. I love, love, love this table! The lime green positively glows in your abundant sunshine (we have warm weather and occasional sun, but I think we have a lot of your rain -- way too much lately, and I wish I could send it your way!). Now I find myself wanting a set of dishware in lime green, although the last thing I need is another set of dishes!

  2. Really love this pretty cheery table. This lime green and white looks so fresh colorful and springy.
    A visual delight..........thanks for sharing it with us.
    Blessings, Nellie

  3. Who put the lime in the coconut? This table is full of citrus sunshine itself. We here in TX are still in a drought too. The spring weather has been nice with cooler temps and some cloudy, overcast days. This table reminds me of the wonderful green new growth on our trees and shrubs this time of year. Delightful!

  4. Your dishes meld so well, you'd think they were purchased as a set! Great eye! Such a fun, vibrant table, and the "Valerie" plate is lovely.

  5. Gorgeous green!! So springy and it pops when mixed with the white! So many wonderful details to take in. I appreciated seeing each layer of the dish stack and knowing some were inexpensive and some were more pricey but they all worked wonderfully together. Would love to have seen a pic with the candles lit, especially one in the evening - I'll bet it looks breathtaking!


  6. Wow!! Green is my favorite color anyway, but your table has me absolutely drooling!! I love your dish stack (I want those dinner plates!!) and your centerpiece. It is crisp, inviting and shouts, "Spring!" Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  7. How beautiful and fresh you table looks!! You have certainly "nailed" the Spring look!! I love the shade of green that you used and I am crazy about your white flatware. Great job!!!

  8. Wonderful palette...very striking and pretty. Love it!

  9. Olive green and white always a great combo.Love the table.Everything looks gorgeous.Bright and beautiful...:):)

  10. Gortgeous table, so crispy with that lovely shade of Green and all the White...perfection for the Spring challenge! I love all your pretty dishes, but the porcelain handles Noritake flatware is fabulous...who knew?!

  11. This is so delightfully limey , it makes my mouth pucker! I love it, so crisp and sharp. Great job, girls! The flatware is calling me!

  12. love this color combination, So pretty

  13. I love the lime green and white! beautiful! Perfect for a beautiful Spring table. In fact I think this is my favorite of all the challenge tables. I am wishing now that I had been able to post a Spring table too.

  14. This is a beautiful table love love love the colors where do you store all these pieces? this is such a vibrant green color.Susie

  15. Wonder if your Fiesta luncheon plates are actually the Buffet plates. They were created by HLC for the health care industry and are shaped to hold a food cover or dome. Lovely tables capes!