Last Thursday morning at around 10:30 AM I was out in the yard cutting dozens of daffodils that I had intended to use in a blue, yellow, and white (my favorite color combinations) tablescape to post for Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on The Porch. The flowers went directly into a pitcher while I went upstairs to get the box that contained my white and blue soup tureen, only it wasn't in that box. As it turned out the tureen is probably in a box stored in the basement storage room at our other house and yes I did waste several hours of time looking through the boxes in the extra room upstairs and at our storage unit (a couple of miles from our home) before I remembered where the tureen I wanted was at (this getting old stuff is getting old). Despite of the fact that the tablecloth, dishes and stemware were already set on the would be blue, yellow, and white table, I just lost all interest in doing that tablescape. I was disheartened and disappointed that it would require nearly a sixty mile round trip to pick up the tureen that I needed. I consoled myself by going through the Emails of the repins from my Pinterest boards. It is my usual custom to visit the the Pinterest board of the person repinning my pins and pin one of their pins when I happened upon
the Petals color palette in pinks, yellows, and coral.
I had been wanting to create a table setting using the pink Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates that Marigene had so kindly sent to me several months ago for a while. But the inspiration I needed to create this table setting had not come to me until now. The catalyst I needed was found latter that evening at The Volunteers of America when I spotted a set of April Cornell place mats in new condition (except for the fold mark from being stored) complete with the original labels hanging in the domestics section of the VOA. The pattern was in varying shades of pink, yellow, and spring green. I rushed home after buying these little beauties and grabbed the cabbage plates and set them on the place mats. They were perfect with the paler shades of pink in the AC place mats.
Fitz and Floyd dessert plate.
Maxcera dessert plate.
I grabbed the Anton Studio Designs green goblets that I had bought at Marc's (and had left sitting in a bag in the garage since before Christmas last year) and washed them, then placed them on the place mats with the plates.
Green floral salad bowls marked Magenta on the back of the bowls (a recent purchase from HG)
The green Lenox candle holders seemed perfect to use once again even though I had just used them in a Spring tablescape. The pale pink tablecloth is a near perfect color match for the cabbage plates and the coral napkins placed across the salad bowls are a perfect match to the dark pink of the place mats (no wonder about that! Some of the napkins still had April Cornell stickers on them).
The daffodils (plus freshly picked extras to replace the ones that had faded) were placed in a Park Design pitcher bought from our local Marc's store last year (I love Marc's close-out section).
The rose pink Lauri Gates Hampton flatware matched up perfectly with the medium pink in the AC place mats, again - perfect!
Disparate items from many different sources that all came together after viewing a pretty color pallet (called petals) and then finding the April Cornell placemats only a few hours later.
A couple of spring bunnies added a bit more whimsey to the table.
Napkin rings from Marigene.
Pink Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage plates from Marigene.
A shadow from the green goblet is reflected on the right side
of the plate.
In the morning light.
Thrifty finds, lucky finds, and a thoughtful friend made this table possible.
Thank you Marigene.
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