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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Green and Yellow

During a recent shopping trip to my favorite local discount store, Tuesday Morning, I discovered a treasure trove of green Bordallo Pinheiro china. I bought cabbage plates, bunny plates and a bunny teapot. I could not wait to get home and start tablescaping!

I found a tablecloth that I had bought at Ross and not had a chance to use. It is a wonderful plaid with green and yellow in it.

Fortunately, I had yellow “Pearl” JC Penney china that I had purchased on Replacements website. I know some of you have seen the large pink JC Penney plates that I have used in a few of my tablescapes. I love to look on Replacements at this brand of discontinued china. Most of the patterns are solid colors and work so well, when layering plates. The best part, though, is that the china is quite inexpensive!

My rattan chargers went on top of the tablecloth. I bought these at Walmart some time ago.

Next, I placed the yellow dinner plates on top of the chargers. I used the “Pearl” salad plates as under plates for the amber sherbets.

The green Bordallo “Cabbage” dinner plates fit perfectly on top of the yellow ones.

For glassware, I used amber Indiana Glass “Whitehall” footed sherbets and ice tea glasses. I love to shop at Goodwill occasionally to see what they have for sale in the china and glass section. I found eight sherbets and four juice glasses in this pattern there. I think I paid only 86 cents for some of the pieces! Later, I purchased the ice tea glasses from eBay. This well-loved pattern was first introduced in the early 1960s.

The bamboo flatware was bought on sale at Steinmart. I was trying to save it for my Father’s Day table, but I just could not resist using it with the rattan chargers!

For napkins, I used some that I have had for years. They actually match the ecru in the tablecloth better, than the picture shows here.

I tried to think of something for the centerpiece that maintained the garden look. I have several topiaries, but I thought this tall one was perfect.
Now, for the menu – fruit in the sherbet, a salad on the cabbage plate and a slice of quiche and, perhaps, a croissant on the “Pearl” plate – perfect! Oh, I almost forgot – yummy fruit tea (recipe to follow) in the glass!! Then, if I can still move – I will be off to Tuesday Morning and see what else I can find…

Fruit Tea
Tea bags for two gallons of tea
1 ½ quarts boiling water
2 cups of sugar
1 (48 ounce) can pineapple juice
1 (12 ounce) can frozen orange juice
1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade
Place tea bags in bowl or pitcher. Pour boiling water over tea bags. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Let tea bags steep in sugar for several hours or overnight. Discard tea bags.
Pour tea into large bowl, and then add juices, stirring well. Pour equal amounts into two one-gallon jugs. Add water to fill up each jug. Refrigerate, until chilled. Shake well, before serving.
Makes two gallons.

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  1. I love Bordallo Pinheiro and it sure looks like you struck gold. Your layers are fabulous. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Happy Pink Saturday, Your table is beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Linda

  3. Hello my friend...

    What a beautiful spring table! I really do like the pretty plaid tablecloth...beautiful spring colors! Love what you chose for your place settings! The Bordallo cabbage plates were a great find and they look so pretty with the yellow! You're right...the bamboo tableware looks fabulous with the woven rattan chargers...sooo pretty! Beautiful table, my friend...thank you so much for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week!

    Mmmm...your recipe for fruit tea sounds divine! I really am an iced tea fan so I will have to give your recipe a try! Thanks for sharing it with us today!

    Hope you're having a super Sunday, my friend!

  4. Awesome job! I love the topiary with this grouping! The tablecloth is great and your find on the dishes is wonderful. I love the layers and colors!

  5. Love the tablescape and your green and yellow dishes are fabulous. The linens and the topiary are just perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. Oh, this is very pretty! I love the dishes and they look perfect with the topiary. Thanks for linking this up!


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