Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fiestaware Tablescape

Hello everyone,
I've recently started a new hobby...tablescaping! First of all, just let me say, I'm not the type of person who entertains a lot, nor am I even a very good cook. I mean...I CAN cook, when I'm in the mood and set my mind to it, but most days, given the chance, I'd much rather eat out than cook for myself Anyway, I'm getting off track. In spite of this, I've always loved pretty dishes and admire the creativity of the beautiful tablescaping I've seen on so many others' blogs. It really is a work of art. So, I decided to try my hand at it. I'm calling these tablescapes "Table for One, Please" (because I live alone...other than my 3 cats, and they're really much more interested in WHAT'S in their dish than the dish itself.) So, without further ado...here's my Easter tablescape. Be kind - remember it's my first real attempt.

 
I've also recently started collecting Fiestaware dishes, so this is a fun way to show them off! Finding myself in need of new dishware, I suddenly felt very drawn to Fiesta...addicted is more like it! I love all the different colors, and the artist in me loves playing with color combinations. This setting features the colors rose, (retired) yellow, seamist green and periwinkle blue. I've had the cute, little clay pot napkin rings for years and the white ironstone pitcher is a recent Goodwill find.
 


I also love that Fiestaware is made in the U.S.A. by the Homer Laughlin China Co. - more specifically in West Virginia, the state where my father was from and my ancestral roots run deep. This is another "quick" place setting I put together, using the same seamist green, yellow and rose dishes.




 
  
Happy Weekend, everyone.
Until next time,
Cindy

I'm linking this to:
 Pink Saturday on How Sweet the Sound
Seasonal Sundays on The Tablescaper
What's It Wednesday on Ivy and Elephants
Show and Tell Friday on My Romantic Home.


26 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks beautiful! LOVING the spring colors!!!

The French Hutch said...

I think your tablescape is delightful and fun. I love the spring colors in your Fiestaware, talk about perfect for Easter and spring. I love the egg topiary and your bunnies. The napkins are perfect! Great job Cindy.
Happy Spring........

~Emily
The French HUtch

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Very pretty spring and Easter tablescapes, Cindy! I love Fiesta ware. I grew up with it. My grandma lived with us and it was her's. I don't know who got it when she died.

meowmeowmans said...

What lovely tablescapes, Cindy! We are anxiously awaiting the spring weather to arrive, too. Soon, we hope! :)

Netty said...

Beautiful table settings Cindy and adore that egg tree, did you make it?
Hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Linda Pruitt said...

Beautiful tablescapes! I used to set the table up real fancy-like for my pre-teen and teenaged kids occasionally; I wanted them practice using their proper manners and learn to eat with dignity for when the need would present itself in their futures!

Christine said...

Just beautiful, first I'm hearing of this hobby, all good!

Mari said...

Just beautiful Cindy, you did such an awesome Tablescape!
Love your sweet little birds nest ;)

Smiles~
Mari

Brenda said...

What a great idea, Cindy. I love dishes also. I love beautiful teapots and teacups too. It would be great to have some friends over for tea, if I knew anyone. lol!

Magic Love Crow said...

Cindy, so pretty! Well done my friend ;o) I have to admit, I love to decorate and make things pretty ;o) I think it's so special and fun! I can't wait to see more of your creations ;o) I love Fiestaware too! But, I do not have any. Some day ;o)

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

I think your tablescapes are great. I love the egg tree -it's quite neat. Do you treat yourself and eat at the tablescapes? Gotta treat yourself ... I had a friend who use to wrap her work lunches so nicely and treat herself w/a note inside too (I think that's right). Sometimes, we just 'gotta' do that.

Enjoyed my visit. Happy Pink Saturday from Link #47.
Jenn (my post is Kids and Kupkakes - if you get to my blog, scroll down a bit -- it's unmistakable in photos. ;) Jenn

Daisy said...

Cindy, it's lovely! So pretty and creative and welcoming! It definitely looks like spring in your tablescape even if we're not quite there yet outside.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cindy I love your tablescape! It is an art and so much fun. I love doing them also. Enjoy your tables for One! (so cute).
hugs,
Linda

Carol said...

I think your tablescape is fun and very charming! I, too, collect Fiesta Ware and so enjoy mixing up the colors for fun place settings. I just recently acquired some china that had belonged to my mil, and it is also made my Homer Laughlin but is not Fiesta. You should stop by my blog and check it out -- it's my current post and linked to this party. Happy tablescaping!

Diane said...

My goodness - your table looks very professional!! Isn't it fun to be inspired by something, like your Fiesta plates??? Very nice place setting and the napkin ring is so cute!

Alycia Nichols said...

Congratulations on your new-found hobby! It's fun, isn't it? It's just such a creative release!!! I think you may have created a fun new niche here: the table for one! I think a lot of people don't think it's necessary or fun to dress a table beautifully for just one person, but I strongly disagree! You're special and you deserve it, so go for it!!! You did a really good job on your maiden voyage into the world of tablescaping, and I look forward to seeing future creations! Have a Happy Easter week! (visiting from Seasonal Sundays)

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Cindy, I'm so happy that you've joined in the fun of tablescaping and that you linked your first tablescape to SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

Your table looks lovely. It doesn't matter if it's for 1 or 100, Hope that you continue to join in the fun!

- The Tablescaper

Crystal Grandeur said...



You first table scape for your blog looks very very pretty.Happy Spring and happy starting...:):)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oooooh, Girl, you are posting about pastel colored dinnerware and I am a big fan of that! LOL.

Thanks so much for stopping by my LuRay pastel dinnerware post! LuRay was also made in the USA in West Virginia. But sadly, no longer. :(

ENJOY YOUR WEEK!

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! We hope you have a terrific day. :)

Lulu said...

Doing tables is ever so much more fun than cooking and you're off to a great start with your successful sense of color.

Katz Tales said...

Very pretty! Love the colour mix.

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Cindy... your Table For One is beautiful...
I love the colours you've chosen....
Looking forward to seeing more settings..
Blessings...
Barb xx

Annesphamily said...

I love all USA made items! Colorful and beautiful!

Bluebell Woods said...

I love that. I too love to see pretty dishes, plates etc. I have bought a few but never done the tablescape yet. I have meant to........often but it means getting all the stuff out. I wanted to do something with my violets set. I will some day. I don't use them because we dont entertain either. We have people over to eat (Laura etc) but never set a table properly. Sad isn't it. If it were just me I might make the effort.
Janice

basicsmykitchen said...

I found your blog quite interesting and the concern in the blog is really impressive

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