Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Love Vegetables!

I have this thing for vegetables.  I love to eat them, yes, but I also love to look at them.  I know part of my vegetable affection is because I'm a dietitian, but I just look at vegetables and see color, shape, and low-calorie, vitamin packed goodnes!  I have collected vegetable items for years.  I have dishes, art, posters, jewelry, napking rings, linens, etc all adorned with vegetables.  When I find myself in a new city, I always love to visit the local Farmer's Market and the grocery store and take pictures.  I have more pictures of vegetables than family!
I decided to create a veggie table to celebrate my favorite of all the food groups. 
The featured plates are Lenox Contential Dining, which is very elegant, but very simple white with a platinum edge.  The vegetable accent plates bring the party to the table.  Our local Lenox outlet closed several years ago and I was fortunate enough to purchase 16 vegetables plates for less than $3.00/plate.  I was also able to completely finish 19 place settings of my formal Lenox Maywood china for next to nothing.  Gotta love a sale like that!





There are four different vegetable patterns for the accent plates.  I paired them with plain white plates, rattan chargers, woven placemats, a simple gingham napkin, woven napkin rings, and Cambridge Flateware.
My sweet friend Suzanne gave me the vegetable cannisters for Christmas several year ago. 
The Fitz and Floyd candlesticks were found at TJ Maxx.

The carrot/parsnip candlesticks are from a local antique store. 
The runner is another Round Top, Tx find from Anna's shop.  You can read about her HERE


I have several sets of novelty vegetable salt and pepper shakers collected over the years.
Fitz and Floyd salt and pepper. 

I will be linking to the following parties:

21 comments:

  1. Dianne: This is just glorious--I love it all! I especially like the placemats you used--very pretty, and could be used in a number of different settings, I would imagine. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful tableware with us, and the creative ways you put it all together!

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  2. Hi, Dianne! I am a good girl and I do eat my vegetables, but I've never eaten them in quite so elegant a setting! Great job! I love the plates! At just $3 a plate, you got quite the bargain!!! The asparagus one is my favorite! You have some great veggie accessories for your table, too! My husband is a vegetable fiend!!!!!! I prepare a green salad for him every single day along with other cooked vegetables. I prefer to get my veggies in things like carrot CAKE, but I'm good with the broccoli and spinach and such, too! :-) Beautiful job, Dianne!

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  3. This is wonderful! The accent plates are so special. I can't believe that I've never seen them. I was a green beans and corn girl for many years, but in the last few years, I've grown to love a number of veggies...even spinach, if it's raw. The mats are a great tool for designing tables. I really like them. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  4. I am loving your veggie tablescape, it is gorgeous!! I eat lots of veggies all week, and that made me lose weight and keeps me thin. Your dishes are beautiful, along with the pretty things in the table such as your pretty flatware, The beautiful veggy canisters from your friend and finally the F&F candlesticks are gorgeous!! Found you at Seasonal Sunday.
    FABBY

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  5. What a beautiful table. I love all the veggie dishes. Reminds you to eat REAL FOOD. :) Deb

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  6. Thanks for dropping by, Dianne. Our little Audrey is the one that looks very much like a Korat. She was one in a litter of greys & pastel torties. She's a beauty and I couldn't part with her when it was time to find homes for the fostered kittens. They originally came from our local animal shelter. I took more time to look at your blog and just loved all your dishes and table-scaping. I'm going to follow you and maybe learn something. I have yet to do a tablescape but I am a big collector of dishes and pretty tea-cups. Deb

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  7. This is sooo cool. Love the plates with the vegetables - such wonderful detail!Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  8. Hi..It's just under the "How Sweet He is" pic in the side-bar. Would love to have you follow. Deb

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  9. What a fun theme. I love veggies! Those accent plates are adorable. Darling table.......Sarah

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  10. Great collection of veggie items. What a great theme for summer.

    Cathy <;)

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  11. I've come over from Seasonal Sunday and love your vegetable table setting! It surely is a way to get children used to seeing vegetables on their plates if they are not used to!! Thanks. Joan

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  12. Your table is lovely. I love veggies too. The tiles in my backsplash have veggies painted on them. I'll have to share it soon. Your S/P shakers are so cute!

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  13. What a delightful and fun tableascape. I love the vegetable dishes and accessories. Your selections of napkins, placemats, glassware and silverware are perfect!

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  14. Very lovely table...Do you have the vintage vegetable refrigerator dishes, my friend? I thought of them the second I read your title and saw this bounty of veggies!

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  15. Dianne.. Love love this table. Your collection of s&p's are soo cool. I love your accent pieces. And now to the plates.. they are fabulous!!! The placemats and the napkins are certainly most perfect with these dishes.. Great fun. Love love this table.. xo marlis

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  16. I really love this table!! Those vegie plates are so cute! I would love those and use them all the time! All your pretty serving pieces are perfect.

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  17. What a fun table! Those veggie salad plates manage to be elegant AND whimsical -- no easy feat! What a wonderful bargain you got on those!

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  18. You feel about veggies like I feel about fruit! I think they are little works of art! Very cute plates! Who knew asparagus could look so good!

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  19. Before I forget, Dianne, CTS is Christmas Tree Shops. They are owned by BBB, and spreading.
    I don't love vegetables, wish I did, but I love your table!
    Amazing pieces! I have plates with veggies, but yours are very elegant!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  20. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

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  21. Your veggie table is so cute! Wow! You have the perfect elements put together....Christine

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