Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tablescape Thursday with a note or two…..

Thursday is one of my favorite blogging days because we all get to play with dishes. I have found that I like using my big pine coffee table as a setting for dishes. Today it is set for for coffee. I plan on sitting on my sofa and catching up with a couple of close friends using these note cards that I have had for too many years.

After visiting with me and saying hi, please go visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and see all the other wonderful tablescapes.
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The dishes are by Sascha Brastoff and the pattern is Surf Ballet. You can read about him here. The set included the coffee pot and creamer and a covered sugar bowl. The dishes are black with a mottled black glaze. They date from the 50’s. There are several colors available. The black is not readily found.
The poppies are silk and the arrangement was purchased several years ago. The super glue to put the blossom back on the plant is in the sugar bowl!
Next week I will use the dishes on the dining room table for a dinner party. See you then.


Bill said...

Hi Carol,
Your dishes are absolutely beautiful! The pink poppies provide the perfect ... well, POP, to contrast with the black. Your photographs are great, especially the next-to-last one with the close-up view of the flower surrounded by black and gold. Thank you for including the link to information about Sascha Brastoff -- fascinating stuff!

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

Warmest regards,

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol

I love the new blog header, did you use Photoscape to get the photo like that?

I love the informality of the coffee set and the notecards. I am not a coffee drinker but tea and I don't think those cups would be very good for that, although I am sure you have a lovely bone china tea set, I like them to be white inside.

As us Brits are not into tablescaping I don't usually join in, but I love to see what you all do and how you set your tables and the lovely items you have.

Best wishes, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Bella said...

Gorgeous dishes! It all looks very inviting. And I just love your new blog header. :)

Natasha said...

This looks very cosy and intimate. Perfect for a quiet afternoon tea. I wish I could join you!

Best wishes,

Maggie B said...

I like your dramatic black dishes very much and the new header is gorgeous.

xinex said...

Your coffee pot and dishes are so unusual and so pretty, Carol. I love you setting!..Christine

Donna said...

The black dishes are gorgeous! I love pink and black together.
Love your new header as well.

Meg said...

Oh Carol, I simply love your dishes!Black accessories have become my favorite and yours with the peely paint lock are exquisite. Love those note cards and loved having you drop by today.How is it going with the Mac?
Very truly yours Meg

Kathleen said...

Those are very unique, Carol! I look fwd to your table next week..
Do you have some green to play with for my St. Pat's Day Part? I hope you will join in!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Very beautiful and mysterous looking, love that with the pink flowers, so dramatic...Phyllis

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

These are gorgeous and the colors I just love. Beautiful!

Riet said...

Gorgeous tablescape you have for your coffee. Beautiful dishes. I love love your header. Very beautiful.

Scribbler said...

These are the neatest dishes -- never saw anything like them. Thank you for the info on the designer. You created a wonderful tablescape with them.


Red Couch Recipes said...

What beautiful dishes, flowers, and pictures. Loved viewing them.

Pam said...

Your dishes are so pretty and I love the poppies with them. I noticed that you reading about the low country ~ so do I and I wish I were there right now with all this cold, snowy weather! Love your blog, very stylish! Thanks!

Cooking for One said...

So pretty, so perfect!

Patriotic Mom said...

A nice way to spend the day! Joan

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