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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

it's all about VERSATILITY...


NEW PLATES...
OH BOY.....I GET TO PLAY TABLESCAPES AGAIN..
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I am totally IN LOVE with these Black and White cuties...
I was so excited when I saw them that I just almost had a run-away !!
OOOOO, YES...I just knew these babies would fit right in and feel right
at home with all my other dishes.....
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SUSAN is once again host to this delightful day each and every week. She also has a growing list of other beautiful tables in town....
Thank you so much, SUSAN...you are such a gracious hostess...
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The new plates with BLACK AND WHITE, shouted my name the very instant I walked into WALMART this morning..I had no need for new plates...didn't even WANT new plates...WELL...OK...I did WANT new plates...ALWAYS.......but I'm just sayin'....
when I saw these, I fell in love...
You can fall in love with plates and SHEILA knows it !
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I decided to play just a bit with them and show you the VERSATILITY of having dishes that can marry....
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SQUARES AND DOTS AND PLAIDS...O MY !
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BLACK squares and BLACK lines
coupled with RED and WHITE POLKA DOTS ...and all atop BLACK and WHITE TOILE...
just makes for a fun lunch ANY day of the week, I think.....
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just my silver charger, red plate and then the little new one....
and my beloved yellow flatware for POP.....
have i mentioned before that this is vintage flatware,
very heavy...much more than the new stuff i have,
and it belonged to my AUNT LILLIAN....
she gave it to me many, many years ago... bwaaaa...
I sure would rather have my AUNT LILLIAN than this old yellow silverware !! :O(
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I absolutely ADORE these little new plates
nestled smack on top of my RED AND WHITE polka dot cuties and then layered
atop the solid RED plate...on one of the new RED place mats...
I LOVE LAYERING.....
I just LOVE this !
this looks like a great place setting for a
CHEF SALAD and HOT ROLLS kind of lunch to me....
oooo, and a glass of wine, OF COURSE...
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RED plate, black and white smaller plate
and black and white toile.....**SIGH.....
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I am on my way to TARGET soon for some of that darling
BLACK flatware they have !!
I've been looking at it for a long time ....it's cheap..
well, maybe I should
say.... it is INEXPENSIVE...
Yes...that does sound better !
ANYWAY...I really NEED some..don't you think ??
yes, ma'am...I DO !
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Yes...I LOVE the versatility of having colors that intermingle...
ESPECIALLY when they are your very favorite colors ! !!






54 comments:

ellen b said...

Hi Bj! Love the layering of the red, white and black. Fabulous! Happy TT!

Martha said...

Love the red white and black -- There is something that "pops" with that color combination.

Picket said...

BJ I love all the different looks you can get with those new dishes...especially with the toile!!!!! lol Love the pic of that precious Baby Cate...congrats girl!!!!

Meme said...

Scoot over, I'm on my way to
Walmart! I LOVE those plates. You do have a lot they will go with. Happy TT!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Love your tablescape BJ....I adore black, white and red also! I hope all is well with you.

Hugs,
Robin

Katy said...

Oh I love these dishes! Great job with the color combination, I adore black and white with red! Thanks for sharing... great inspiration! ~Katy

Chandy said...

Love that combination, BJ! You did a great job! Happy TT!

Beth in NC said...

I love it! You are so talented!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Great color combinations...love how you mixed the toile in!
;-D

Entertain Exchange said...

Great combination of patterns and color...makes everything interesting!

jeanne said...

BJ, I do 'love' your dishes too. All of them. Your layered look is very imaginative and the yellow silverware...so sweet. AND, you have red flatware. Yes, you do need black flatware. I have white flatware from WalMart and it was cheap, I mean inexpensive. I love it. Honestly BJ, and no kidding, your dishes and place mats all look great. Fun too.

Hugs...Jeanne

Jackie said...

Your table setting is fabulous. You have a knack for decorating BJ.

God bless.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow! You can just play with your dishes all day! Fabulous!

Dixie said...

BJ... those plates were callin' your name and you answered... "here I am sweeties"... LOL

beautiful and cheerful tablescapes!

blessings. Dixie

Susie said...

What cute ideas you've shown! I think I'm in a rut with my Desert Rose china!

Allidink said...

Oh my gosh I love your tablecloth! :) toile!!! Great tablescape it's so pretty!

All the best,
Allison

Brenda Eason said...

Looks great. I think they found a happy home.

Lindsay @ Peacock Blue said...

All your colors and layers are really nice!

xinex said...

Love the layering and the colors and all the geometric patterns, BJ! Beautiful tablescape!...Christine

Denise said...

You are so right! I lovet he new dishes!

XXDEnise

Neabear said...

I love them too! What fun you are having with the different combinations. So pretty. I have some of that red flatware from Target!

Barb said...

BJ,
This is absolutely scrumptious./
Love all the bright colors!!

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Mary said...

Oh bj, you must have had SUCH FUN playing with all those different settings! :)

I love your new dishes -- they are so YOU! Every time I see black and white dishes I think of you. Love your Aunt Lillian's flatware, too. How sweet that you are able to bring such memories to your table!
xoxo,
Mary

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh the dots! The toile! The layers of bright cheery color:>)! You're right, it is possible to fall in love with dishes! They are just beautiful and I couldn't agree more, you really NEED the black flatware:>)

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Love it BJ! And now I too NEED a set just like them! I love that you "married" your dishes....
But my dear...I have heard a rumor that the cup...ran away with the spoon!
LOL....hugs my dear...and may I ask ...when is dinner?

Adrienne said...

Hi BJ -
I can see why you love those plates. They are just perfect with your other things. There are so many way to use them. Can't wait to see the new Target flatware.
~Adrienne~

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Perfect for your home! And you sooo need that black flatware....hope you went a got it!

Terri and Bob said...

Oh.my. Oh. my. goodness. These are perfect. I love the red/black. That is so cool! I love all the looks you created. It is all about versatility!

Raggedy Girl said...

I want red polka dotty dishes too...they are so cute. I love your pretty table today.

Raggedy Girl, Roberta Anne

Stacey said...

Morning BJ! I think you did need those plates! They mix and match perfectly with the dishes you already have. That makes it a smart purchase. :) Gorgeous too.

Stacey said...

Morning BJ! I think you did need those plates! They mix and match perfectly with the dishes you already have. That makes it a smart purchase. :) Gorgeous too.

Alicia Robbins said...

Hello BJ,
I am feeling cheery just looking at your table. Great finds and a great ensemble!
Have a Lovely Day~
Alicia

Smilingsal said...

You've really got the red, white and black thing going!

Sue said...

Hi BJ, I have just discovered your blog and am in awe! This table scape has such whimsy and a big WOW factor. I love the color scheme. Off to read more.... Sue

Linda/"Mom" said...

* BJ, these are about THE cutest, most creative table-settings ever!!! Love, love, LOVE how they work with sooo many different things... you'll not only get alot of use out of these, but sooo many different "looks n' feels"~~~ MAHHHHVELOUS, just MAHHHHVELOUS, kiddo! Warmly, Linda *

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I absolutely LOVE this table. Fabulous!

Cynthia said...

Where did you purchase the polka dot red plates? I love those! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love all your plates Bj.You always make me hungary !
Oh and by the way, your surprise is on the way ! Can you believe it ? LOL .

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh how thrilling ..... new plates......they are so perfect with your ALL the setting but I LOVE LOVE them with the polk-a-dots.....
HUgs
Linda

"Blossom" said...

It's it wonderful when we get new dishes and you make this kind of impact with them on this thursday tablescape. This is so different looking a one of a kind. I think I have to check walmart out.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi BJ ~ thanks for visiting my blog! I'm sure I'm the same Stacy's Shabby Shoppe you used to buy from on Ebay...at least I hope I'm the only one with that name! LOL! You sound very familiar! You have a lovely blog. I will be back! ~Stacy~

Janie's World said...

Very versatile!!! Looked great in every combination!

Sophia said...

Oh my gosh! Covet, covet! Want, want! They are beautiful. My mojo kicked right into gear with all the fun things you could do with these dishes! WOW! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog too!

Sophia

Michelle said...

OH MY! It just can't get better then this!!

I love mixed patterns, maybe why I make scrap quilts. The more patterns the better. And to add a brilliant red and the flatware is perfect.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

BJ ,... It is me again..... I would email you but they don't seem to go through.....
I AM IN ROMANTIC HOME magazine..... hehe
HUgs
Linda

Anonymous said...

Don't know which setting I like best. They're ALL so pretty! You just make everything look so special all the time. Loved your post today!
Love,
Martha

Mary said...

I love your mixture of dishes, it looks really fun and coool! I like making tables fun. Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

Cass @ That Old House said...

Red, white and black -- so crisp and fun! Great table! I hope you find the flatware you want ... I agree, you "need" it. :-)
Best ... Cass

Restyled Home said...

It's all beautiful, BJ, I wish I took as much care when setting my own table. You are inspiring!

Cheers,
Linda

Bonnie said...

Oh I love the new plates !! And all of the things you do with them ! Really neat. I am so excited to have discovered TT ! Can't wait to post more in the weeks to come !

PS ... Thanks for stopping by my place !!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, Those plates are adorable. I was at Walmart just a couple of days ago. I didn't see them. Well, we do have a very.. small Walmart. I love your black, white and red. You are amazing!
Luv ya! Terrie

salmagundi said...

BJ-- Sorry about the 'followers' thing!! I know nothing about it, as I'm almost computer illiterate. Give me hints about what I'm to do and I'll give it a try!! Sally

Michelle said...

I gotta say I LOVE the polka dots the best!
Beautiful color story all around!

Robin said...

Oh how adorable.....I especially love the dishes against the toile.

Hope your day has been beautiful