Friday, March 30, 2012

Desert Rose Tablescape

                      Thanks Graphic #97
Thank you so much for your prayers, emails and kind conversation. I always knew bloggers were special people, even before I started blogging. Your kindness is uplifting and I treasure your friendship.
I plan on staying inside and lying low for the next couple of week. I will repost a couple of things and a couple of you have agreed to do a guest post for me.
Today I am reposting a tablescape I did last spring with my Desert Rose pattern by Franscisan. Most of it is vintage although I purchased it new. I stopped buying when Franscisan sold out and the new stuff got UGLY!
I hope you will enjoy this beautiful pattern and my interpretation


It is getting warmer and we have had 
a few beautiful days.

It was beautiful yesterday. I left for therapy early so I could go by GW. I have said before that our GW never has anything. I went anyway. 
As luck would have it I found this Longaberger look alike for on $1.00. Not quite the LB quality but really nice. For $1.00 it was going home with me.
I had planned to use this Irish runner buy decided to use it next week. Nice little basket, yes?

I like the way the handle curves

Sturdy for $1.00
I stopped at Kroger and picked up some Primrose for my centerpiece.  Bob came today bringing his free flowers, Pink Roses. That's when I decided to change what I had planned for the tablescape. I decided to use my Franciscan Desert Rose.

I used the pink roses and the primrose. 
I love these green and white placements. I think, in blog lingo, this is a vintage, chippy and shabby charger.
I added my vintage Franciscan Desert Rose dinner plate. I hate the new stuff they are selling. Won't buy it.

Pink salad plate

Forgot to get a pic of just the rimmed soup. Added linen and crochet, starched, napkin and yellow rose ring.

I love the Wallace sterling flatware, Waltz of Spring

Bob's free roses, forsythia and greenery from the yard.
I ended up using the primrose 

I have enough serving pieces to enjoy using them often, serving most anything. This would be a typical setting with family in the kitchen. I did a similar table with the same china for my daughter,
Kim, the last time she was in town.

Purchased votive holders during after Christmas sales.
The water goblets were a thrift store find. Pattern unknown. Only had four.

This is my favorite pic. I think I used it twice. That's OK, it's my fairytale.  Love the napkin rings, I got them from ebay. Ebay is gooooood.

relish dish was thrift store find
Bob thought this was a real rose. Our eyes are failing you know!

I just love the napkin rings. Did I say that before? The napkins are vintage. I think they go well with the charger.
I hope you have enjoyed my "Ode to Spring"
I am joining the following gracious hostesses


Entertaining Women said...

Now this is the way that a Desert Rose tablescape should look. Beautiful! Perfect choice with those luscious roses. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Barbara F. said...

Ginger, this table is perfection! Just beautiful. I have missed you and hope you are feeling better. xo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A very pretty setting Ginger! Love the colors and the chargers are really neat:@)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful tablescape Ginger! Love those dishes and those pretty ck placemats! Hope you had a great week:)

Chatty Crone said...

Okay that was beautiful!!!!! Spring is sure there at your house. sandie

Debbie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love those place mats, for one thing. That's something like I'm looking for for my kitchen. I love checks.

Beyond that, oh my goodness, I love it. I love that pattern anyway, and the complimenting dishes that you used makes it stack up so beautifully. Topping it with the roses was a perfect idea.

Now... BE CAREFUL and stay away from that ER. Glad to see you well enough to scape.

Susan said...

Desert Rose pattern has always been one of my favorites! I love your table scape. It is beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Ginger- I hope you are continuing to recover and that you are doing okay. I remember this post but it as beautiful today as it was the first time around. Beautiful! xo Diana

Tobi Britton* said...

OOOHH- Can we com for dinner???
Lovely tablescape- ADORE the silverware!
Happy Pink Saturday, and thanks so much for visiting!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Tobi Britton* said...

OOOHH- Can we com for dinner???
Lovely tablescape- ADORE the silverware!
Happy Pink Saturday, and thanks so much for visiting!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I want a Bob, I want free roses!! I love the Dessert Rose plate pattern. As always your table is lovely!


Debbiedoo's said...

Ginger you are such a special lady it is no wonder how much Bob adores you! I adore you and so do many! Pretty table, love the dishes. I wish I could sit there and enjoy another meal with you:) XO

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! Free roses! Keep that guy. Lovely tablesetting. I have these dishes too and they just make me smile! :) I need a butter dish! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I've never been a fan of Desert Rose...until NOW!! This is beautiful, Ginger! Every detail is beautiful. The placemats are perfect with this pattern, the napkins are perfect, and the roses (napkin rings and centerpiece) are perfect. Good to visit with you. I must've missed the post that you're out for a while? Please visit and let me know. ~Zuni

Grace InAZ said...

My MIL had Desert Rose. Brings back memories! I really love the napkin rings...they rose does look real! It is all lovely!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

reFresh reStyle said...

You table looks wonderful, I really love Bob's roses! Hope you're feeling better!
Love ya,

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,

Hope you are slowly getting better girl! When I did clean the balcony today (with the hose) I had the idea that the pollen and the catkin period is over for 2012. Let's hope this is true, especially for you and Bob.
Love your table settings, practical and yet very elegant and stylish. Starched crocheted napkins; wow!
Lots of love to you both,


Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I like all the layers. Your silverware is FABULOUS!!! I love Desert Rose. I became a fan due to my aunt's huge collection. She has both old and new. Beautiful table.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful landscape and the roses are gorgeous.I hope you have a Happy weekend!

jeanetteann said...

This is such a beautiful table setting in some my favourite colour ways,pink and green,just lovely,as are your beautiful flowers. Hope you have a good rest and feel better soon.xx

DearHelenHartman said...

Hope your toe is better soon. Ouch. Your tablescape is dreamy and charming and perfect for a spring afternoon.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Pink and green make such a pretty colour combination. Hope you are feeling fit very soon.

Sunny said...

Hi!!I love your table!...and the GW :) The vintage charger..WOW! and your plates are so lovely...but how you put it together wth the rose on top..YELLOW rose (my fave color)is just so beautiful! Have a great week! Sunny109 (Dianna)

chubskulit said...

Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous!

Visiting a little late for Pink Saturday. My entry is a product of creativity. Have a great weekend!

Diann said...

This is such a gorgeous table! Every detail is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us at last week's TTF party. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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