Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday

I enjoy participating in Susan’s Thursday Tablescapes, go here to her blog for lots more inspiration.

I’m sharing a green and yellow tablescape I put together around a tablecloth I bought at Home Goods a few weeks ago. It is a very unusual color of green, sort of between a spring green and a bright avocado. The color doesn't show true in most of these pictures.

The centerpiece is made from a small wooden arbor I’ve had for many years. I added more flowers to it. The green silk zinnias were bought at Dollar Tree.


The table is set for a ladies luncheon. Each place setting has my yellow Fiesta casual dinnerware.

The flatware is Oneida’s Chippendale.

The Napkin “rings” are tiny wicker baskets and were 30 cents each at Hobby Lobby.
I bought the yellow Martha Stewart napkins several years ago at K-Mart.

The serving plates waiting to be filled with cookies and crackers are from my collection of yellow depression dishes.

A chicken pasta salad will be served

I am sharing the recipe for the Chicken Pasta Salad served at this ladies luncheon. It is a little different from the usual pasta salads.

Chicken Pasta Salad

13 oz. whole wheat rotini, cooked as directed

2 cups cubed, cooked chicken

1 cup seedless red grapes (I used black grapes)

½ cup raisins

2 or 3 ribs celery, chopped

2 carrots, thinly sliced

¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds

¼ cup chopped scallions (or sweet onion)

½ cup Italian salad dressing (or more)

Salt and pepper

10 spinach leaves, torn into bite sized pieces

Mix all together, chill thoroughly.

Enjoy!

My husband loves it too!



The green tablecloth:

I almost didn’t buy the green tablecloth for a couple of reasons – it is 100% cotton and I don’t usually use much green, but it was only $11.00!


Since I brought it home I have been so pleased that I did! As you see it does go well with my yellow Fiesta casual dinnerware:


and I think it will go with some of my other china. It looks good with my Old Country Roses china, bringing out the green in the OCR:

It also goes with my OCR Christmas china (below.) It even goes well with my contrasting burgundy color on the wall of our dining room!


You will be seeing more of this green tablecloth in future tablescapes!

I hope you enjoyed this green and yellow tablescape!



Have a happy day!
God Bless.

Katherine



35 comments:

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Katherine, the green is so vibrant and I love your depression glass pieces! Lovely!

marty39 said...

Katherine, your new tablecloth is really beautiful. I am so glad you bought it. It does go so well with your yellow dishes and also with all the others you've shown. Such a pretty color, and I agree it is pretty with your burgundy room. The little arbor is so unusual. I don't think I have seen one like it before and it makes a lovely centerpiece with all the flowers. The little baskets used as napkin rings is such a pretty addition. I really like the tablescape. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

ceekay said...

Brillant idea to use the little baskets for napkin rings...and I saw that cute vaseline salt...very nice!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I've never thought of using a green tablecloth with Old Country Roses before. I have that china, and now I need a green tablecloth. I usually use burgundy or mauve. Beautiful tablescape!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Katherine, the green is so fresh! I love it, and I love all of your attention to detail... the flowers, the arbor, the cloth, the napkins, the china, the depression glass... it just works so well together. Good job on this tablescape. It beckons the diner to come sit and visit, and I can envision happy conversations around this table draped in that pretty green cloth!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Katherine! I love that tablecloth! Your arbor centerpiece is lovely! Your little basket napkin holders are lovely. Very clever!

Your chicken pasta salad looks delicious!

Thank you for sharing your lovely and inviting table!

Tina

Dining Delight said...

Love that tablecloth! What a great colour and it will work with a lot of your dishes. I especially like how it went with your Christmas plates. Your green/yellow tablescape is very pretty!

Dining Delight

abeachcottage said...

love the green and the tablecloth

happy tablescaping

Sarah

Tina- said...

what a pretty tablescape.
very nice.
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susan said...

Your new tablecloth looks as if it is going to be very versatile! Love the baskets as napkin rings and the pasta sounds good too!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table, Katherine! I love how the green cloth works with the OCR! Wonderful!

Mary said...

Katherine, your table is so pretty! Love the little baskets as napkin holders. The green does look great with your OCR. So pretty!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Love this color combination! Good job!

Joyce said...

Tablecloth was a great buy at that price. It all looks so pretty. I just love fiestaware too:)
Joyce

Janie's World said...

The table looks so summery and perfect for the ladies! I love when you buy something that you didn't really need, but it was a good value, and then it becomes your favorite thing and you are so glad you got it! Beautiful yellow depression glass, so delicate!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the green flowers and the pasta sounds divine!

Chandy said...

I love that color scheme! It is beautiful! The green is so fresh and inviting!

Bill said...

Looks delicious! And the food looks tasty too! ;)

The little baskets and the depression glass pieces really make it all very special!

Bill

Brenda said...

Oh, your basket napkin rings are so cute. Love your dishes!
Brenda

Shelia said...

Hi Katherine! What a beautiful table you've set! Love your new tablecloth and how well your pretty dishes go with it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

Hello Katherine! Your tablescape in green is beautiful! I'm so glad to find your site - you're style is much like mine, and you and I have many of the same items, like Old Country Roses, and many of the same interests, like Patsy Clairmont, Beth Moore, and of course, TEA! I'm very pleased to find so many Christian women in blogland! What a wonderful way to share faith and give testimony to our Lord! Thank you for recipe, too - I'll try it at my next tea. I hope we visit each other again!

KBeau said...

Yellow is one of my favorite colors, so I find this tablescape especially appealing. Love the green tablecloth too. That was a great find.

ellen b. said...

Hi Katherine!
I love your green and yellow table! So fresh and beautiful. Love the flowers in the little baskets as napkin holders! Very sweet...
Blessings...

printersdevil said...

What a pretty color of green. It looks so good with your yellow. Very nice tablescape.

The tablecloth looks good with your other dishes, especially the Christmas ones. I love them!!!!!

Martha said...

A pretty table -- and I love that green tablecloth -- especially at that price! Green does go so well with everything (even blue and white!)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

what a wonderful table. I love all the depression glass. Your meal looks delicious!!! update, daughter is over the top she gets to take the dishes home..lol hugs ~lynne~

Cass @ That Old House said...

Fresh and vibrant -- what a pretty table you have set for the luncheon!

So inviting, too! (And the chicken salad looks delish!)
Cass

nannykim said...

I wish your camera caught the yellow in those dishes better--the contrast must have been striking--I like it.

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Pretty table and I love your depression glass! I like it that you included a recipe too. On the previous post, the chicken pot pie looks so pretty and I'll bet it tastes good too.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the pretty yellow and green together -- thanks for your visit. Love the little baskets.

xinex said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love the tablecoth, looks so soft and it has a lovely color. Your plates are pretty and love your napkin holders....Christine

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I'm really behind visiting all the beautiful table scapes. I love your green theme. It's very fresh and lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog.Your pasta salad looks yummy!

Brenda said...

Oh, I love the little arbor! What a cute and interesting touch! All so pretty.
Brenda

The Tablescaper said...

Your yellow depression glass is beautiful. I love the mini wicker baskets that you used as napkin rings, very clever! - The Tablescaper

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love this tablescape! Green is my favorite color so this drew me in immediately! Gorgeous plates! And boy, does that Chicken Pot Pie look yummy in the post below! Did you link that post to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum...hope so because it's stunning! I would love to try and make this!
Susan