Dianne's Creative Table

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

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Few Vintage Pieces

Come join me on the deck for a quiet moment accented with some lovely old pieces.  I started with a beautiful tablecloth on clearance from Macy's.  Please forgive me for not ironing it.     
Crystal water glasses are Dublin by Shannon.  The wine glasses are also Shannon, but I don't know the pattern name.  They were a gift from a dear friend.    
The placemats and napkins were a gift from my MIL.  She bought them in Austria years ago and she was so generous to gift them to me. The dishes were also a Christmas surprise from my MIL.  You can read about that  HERE.  They are 1940 Bavarian and the pattern is Wild Flower. 

The silver plate flatware comes from a set that my sweet husband brought home when a client was going throw them away.  He grabbed them with plans them to use for target practice!  I rescued them as soon as I saw them.  The pattern is Fashion Lane by Alvin. 
The candle sticks are from French Bleu Vintage.  It's one of my favorite places to browse.

The vase is from the Queen of Hearts in Atlanta.  The blooms are Endless Summer hydrangeas.
I realized while a was running trying to take photos between the bright sun and the clouds, that I had forgotten the blue birds so I added them for the last few shots. 

 I so appreciate your visit and comments. Thanks for joining me, I will be joining the following parties:
Let's Dish! 

Tablescape Thursday

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  1. This is so pretty! Thanks for your sweet comment on my "alternative" blog. I am glad that you, too, are well out of the old situation.

    You are fortunate to have such a nice MIL!

  2. Very pretty and I'm so glad you added those sweet blue birds!

  3. Yippee!! You're back! Target practice??!??!! What the what?!??!! I would never think to use flatware for target practice!!! That's pretty funny. Wouldn't have been very funny if he had already started blowing them to bits before you discovered them, though! :-) Very pretty setting, and I love, love, love, love, love those hydrangea!!!!!!! They are just the prettiest shade of blue, and I like the way they are arranged in that beautiful vase. Very nice!!!! Have a wonderful afternoon!!!

  4. Beautiful and elegant. Nice you were able to rescue the flatware from target practice...men!

  5. So many pretty pieces. beautiful napkins and tablecloth.. Seriously, target practice??? The candle sticks are so pretty. Love this table.. have a blessed week and weekend.. xo marlis

  6. What a lovely table! I just love those sweet little blue birds and the candlesticks are beautiful!

    Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  7. So sweet, so pristine. Good to see you.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. First of all, thank goodness you rescued the flatware! It is lovely and deserves to be shown off like this. I love your candlesticks. How wonderful to have these special treasures from your mother-in-law. I love your hydrangeas. They aren't supposed to grow here but I am having a little success in pots on my patio. I don't have enough blooms to cut but so happy to have them. Your little blue birds are so sweet.

  9. What a beautiful table. Very elegant. And your "rescued" flatware is just beautiful...so glad you were able to save it from target practice! Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. What a simply elegant table! I love the way it all seems to belong together, even though there were many different sources. I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one who forgets things so they only show up in the last photos! Thank you for sharing this very pretty table!

  11. Love your tablesettings. This blue one is very pretty. Love the birds. I have started following your blog a few weeks now. I believe I found you thru Susan Branch or The Tablescaper. Your tablescapes are lovely.

    Julie H from Michigan

  12. Very lovely elegant table. The linen is gorgeous.

  13. Beautiful and elegant! Glad you rescued the flatware!
    Thanks for kinking to Let's Dish!

  14. Dianne, this is lovely as always. I love using vintage pieces, especially if they are gifts from family or friends. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi Dianne,

    This is a beautiful table! I really like your Bavarian china; we have some at our house, and it's hard to beat for it's delicate beauty, isn't it? What a sweet gift from your MIL. I love your white tablecloth and napkins, the rescued silverplate, and the lovely crystal. But my favorite thing on the table is the gorgeous vase and your Endless Summer Hydrangea blossoms. I've just got to plant some of those. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  16. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape for two is Beautiful !!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape for the Memorial day. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane