Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - Pansy Dishes

Welcome to my pansy garden today for Tablescape Thursday - hosted every Thursday by the very gracious Susan of "Between Naps on the Porch".

My pansies are really feeling the heat - they do much better in cooler weather, so this is probably about the end for this season until fall. However I've set a cheerful table today with the last pansies of spring.

As always, there's a place set just for you. Let's see what's on the table today.

Pansy bread and butter plates with silver spreaders.

I bought these amethyst glasses about 20 years ago -- and I believe they came from Walmart.

A peek at the layers of dishes along with the silverware that came from my husband's family.

Plain white hotel napkins came from Marshall's last year and the napkin rings were found at an antique store last year as well.

This little flat bowl that contains floating pansies and a votive was my grandmother's.

My favorite color combination for the table is usually pink and green, but I've found myself attracted to a lot of the purple and green tables I've seen on TT lately. I found these pansy salad dishes for a bargain on eBay and for $3.99 and no extra shipping cost the seller also included the four matching bread and butter plates. What a sweet little set.

This is the marking on the back, but I don't know anything about them.

I found these green plates at the end of last summer for 75% off at Cracker Barrel.

White dishes from Big Lots last summer.

I posted a couple of weeks ago about this vintage tablecloth that I found on eBay.

A closer look at the pansy bouquet on the dishes.

A look at the real pansies from my yard. Don't they have sweet little "faces"?

Overview of the table.

Overview of the centerpiece.

So glad that you could join me this week. For lots of dish inspirations, be sure to visit "Between Naps on the Porch" where you're sure to find a table set just for you! I'm having a hard time catching up with everyone since we were out of town for a long weekend last week and in a couple of days we're going out of town again for our nephews wedding at Berry Hill Plantation in South Boston, VA. I'll be trying to catch up when we get back when I can take the time for a good visit!

See ya!


  1. This is so beautiful! I love pansies! I'm in a big rush, leaving tomorrow early morn, but I just had to stop by and say thank you for your sweet compliments!

    Will be back next week!


  2. I adore pansies, I found some pansy plates at gw just haven't had time to do a tablescape, love your pansy plates they are wonderful and the great tablecloth is so special, love all the pansies, thanks for sharing...

  3. I just love pansies Marthe. They are my favourite flower and have always been so, along with Sweet Peas. I love this table you have set. So very beautiful and elegant!

  4. I love the pansy table. Put your package in the mail yesterday...hope you like it and let me know when it gets there.

  5. Pansies it is!!!
    You've done a great job with this tablescape.
    Enjoyed your table and how you've decorated.
    God Bless,

  6. Hi Martha! Here you go doing it again! What a wonderful table. I love the pansy theme and your real pansies are so sweet. I adore your tablecloth. Have a great time on your trip!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Pansies are my Mom's favorite flower, so your pretty table makes me think of my pretty Mom! Biggest compliment I could give a person.
    Thanks, Martha!

  8. Martha, My pansies are long gone~ so I am so enjoying yours... and your beautiful table! It is proper, formal and so elegent. Love all the beautiful china and the vintage linens.The pansies look wonderful and are so well suited to be floating in that pretty bowl with the candle. I am so partial to these funny faced flowers.

  9. This is such a sweet table! I love pansies so, this table really made me smile! Beautiful dishes.

  10. Ohhhh, the pansies are so lovely and your table setting is delightful. Susan

  11. Well, the next time a family relative refers to me as a "pansy" I will think of your beautiful setting and accept it as a compliment. Thank you for sharing your wonderful setting and for the kind words.

  12. pansies are such a sweet little flower, and they make your table setting so pretty.

  13. What a lovely tribute to the pansy! Those napkins rings are my favorite -- what a find! The amethyst glasses are perfect with all your pansy elements.

  14. I love your pansy table -- but I love pansies. What delightful things -- the dishes, the tablecloth and of course, the real pansies. Ours on the prairie are suffering as well -- but I've managed to candy a few to decorate cupcakes and cakes until fall.

  15. Pansies are my favorite. The Pansy dishes are amazing! And I love the tablecloth!

  16. Love your pansy tablescape and what a great deal they give you on E-bay! You pulled together a great tablescape! Stop by for my giveaway of 12 "Style Sisters" napkin rings. Joni

  17. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. Just popped over from Tablescape Thursday and had to comment on your pansies. They look so dainty and pretty with your green and white plates. And I love that vintage tablecloth - everything came together so nicely. Thanks for sharing! Ciao, bella!

  18. Martha, what a pretty pansy tablescape...love the vintage tablecloth. The pansy dishes are really pretty and really show up so nicely off the green salad plate. You mean to tell us, you found someone with free shipping on e-Bay? That is one of the main reasons I hate buying there, the shipping is ridiculously high!

  19. My pansies are gone for the year so it was extra nice seeing yours.

  20. Hello Martha, What a lovely table. Pansies are the sweetest the colors of your is fantastic! Love that tablecloth too!

  21. Well, my pansies have aleady kicked the bucket in this hot weather. I love pansies, too. Great finds and pretty table.

  22. Martha, pansies are always lovely. They really have sweet little faces. Your table is lovely, too. You have so many adorable items with pansies on it. Have you seen Yvonnes pansy shortbread? What a fun. Your table looks so springs and fresh.
    Greetings, Johanna

  23. Looks great, I love the way the green plates pop, and your tablecloth is beautiful!

  24. Absolutely love this - Pansies are so cheerful!

  25. Martha: Thank you for "setting a place for me". I'm coming! Truly a "feast for the eyes" and I adore pansies. You don't even have to serve food. A glass of sweet tea will be just fine.

    Have fun at the wedding!!


  26. I LOVE your pansy tablescape! So fun and cheery. Toni

  27. Pansy time here is ending..as soon as it gets hot they poop out!
    I love your table, such pretty colors. And your flowers look just so sweet!
    Hope all is well, Martha. It has been hectic here so my computer time very limited!

  28. That is such a pretty table. I love pansies. Your china is very pretty. I love your silverware and your centerpiece too.
    Have a great weekend!

  29. I just love pansies! You are so lucky to have found the beautiful pansy dishes...and with the fresh centerpiece, perfect!

    Giveaway at my place!

  30. Very sweet and well thought out setting. My mother has cups and saucers with a pansy theme that would be great with your dishes.

  31. Oh so beautiful! The pansies are so pretty on those gorgeous dishes!...Christine

  32. I love pansies and your table. I did a pansy table a few weeks ago. You have some wonderful pieces. It's such a great flower, with it's little faces.

    - The Tablescaper