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15 April, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...or...La Vie en Rose

Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday brought to you by our Hostess with the Mostest, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure to drop by her blog to see another one of her beautiful tablescapes and to see the list of this week's participants!


I'm calling this week's tablescape La Vie en Rose (Life through Rose-Colored Glasses). I am not normally a pink person, but the color is definitely growing on me...as you can see!


This is actually my Easter tablescape, so I wanted it to have a Spring feel. We had a small family gathering that evening and, after a long day of 10,000 egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, I was bunnied and egged out, so they were banned from the table!


Instead, I tried to keep it as simple as possible, using only pink, white and gold as the colors.


You will notice, however, that my Target birdies, Pierre and Marie, have returned from their jaunt in Hollywood, and were allowed...even welcomed...at the table! It appears that the glitz and glitter wore thin and they were ready to come back to work!


I might add that they brought with them two new Hollywood friends, Humphrey and Lauren, who were the guests of honor at the opposite end of the table. Or is that Pierre and Marie at the opposite end? Hmmm...hard to tell. Baby Kitty is absent this evening...too many birds!!


I am using my "gold" flatware from Target. My son-in-law asked me if he could take it to the gold exchange and trade it in for cash. lol The plates are from the clearance aisle at TJ Maxx and so are the chargers.


Here's a close-up of the plates. I love the ruffles and bows around the rim!


And.....once again, I'm using my pink depression glass as serving pieces. I even found little individual fruit dishes for each place! I like having a creamer and two sugars...one for my Splenda!


I have shown you my lemon server before, but not without lemons on it. I love the delicate little etched pattern! Can you see it?


I found these at a local flea market...Franciscan Cabaret iced tea goblets....four for $15!! I grabbed them and ran because the booth next door had the smaller wine glasses for $12 each! I was afraid that my lady would see that and bump up her prices!!


I also found these pink candle holders for $6 for the pair. I don't know if they are depression glass, but I thought they were pretty and they match!


I used my bargain pitcher from the clearance aisle at Marshall's filled with hydrangeas as the centerpiece. I love the handle!!


So there you have it...La Vie en Rose! Hey...I think I'm starting to like seeing things through my rose-colored glasses! I hope you enjoyed it! Please be sure to drop by Susan's to continue your tour de tablescapes! And I'll see you next time!

74 comments:

  1. Debbie,
    Love your pink!!! What a beautiful springtime tablescape!!! The depression glass is a favorite of mine. WELL DONE!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  2. Debbie - I think this is actually one of your prettier tablescapes. I love the simplicity in the color scheme of the pink and white. And the touches of gold in the flatware add just enough blingey-bling. Love it! So glad to see your birdies made it back safe from Hollywierd. I was worried they would end up in the adult film industry. :-D

    Hugs, Barb

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  3. I love love love this tablescape. I really want a set of pink dishes. They have been on my wishlist for awhile now. I love the way you pulled is together with so much grace and charm. It's so elegant and not over done. Just perfect my friend!!
    Hugs, Terrie

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  4. I love your pinks! So springy - glad your birdie babies are back--with friends too!

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  5. This is gorgeous Debbie!
    I can't blame the little birdies for being so happy to be home from Hollywood! I would be happy to be home too!

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  6. Debbie, I absolutely love your table. It is so pretty and I'm not normally a pink person either, but I am thinking maybe I could use a few pieces. I have a few pieces of pink depression glass that was my mothers. Your plates and chargers are so lovely, and I love that pitcher as the centerpiece. Just lovely. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Debbie I think that pink is a great spring color and you've got another great table all set for whoever drops by. Cheers!
    Happy Twirls

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  8. I think I love your blog best of all...you are a plate person like me, and you love cats too! I have to check in to see pictures of the them! Great Pink Table! Liz @ Casabella West!

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  9. love the pink, its very pretty..thanks for sharing your tablescape with us!

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  10. Hi! I'm not normally a "pink person" either, but when your post opened I literally went Ohhhhhhh!

    So pretty...

    ~Really Rainey~

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  11. Pink is one of my all time favorite colors! Beautiful!

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  12. Debbie,
    Wow!!! Pretty in Pink!! I love pink, although I usually wear it and there isn't much in my house since my daughter got older. This is lovely, classy and those dishes and glassware were such great deals!! Too bad, we couldn't borrow each others china for new tablescapes and save some change. I would beg to borrow yours, LOL, Cindy

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  13. Debbie, this is beautiful! That ruffle edged china is so pretty, and your pink depression glass looks so pretty with it. So glad those star struck birds made it back home without injury! I hope Humphrey and Lauren don't take off now! laurie

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  14. Oh, my heart skipped a beat over your pretty table! Love the pink...those plates are beautiful! I love how you paired it with the depression glass~everything is just perfect. A really lovely job!

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  15. I love the glasses and what a good deal. I love the depression glass. Those birds sukre get a work out:)
    Joyce

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  16. Salut Debbie, Que j'adore "la vie en rose"! Je suis d'accord avec Barb...cette table est la plus belle de toutes vos tables....simple, élégante, chic, jolie, charmante! Vive la rose! Linda

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  17. Wow! Pretty in Pink! I love depression glassware. As usual a lovely tablescape. I'm sure I've told you this before but I love the pictures of your kitties! It's one of my favorites things about your site. Have a great rest of the week!
    Bonnie

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  18. What can I say? Your table is glowing! Very pretty in pink. What a beautiful china hutch you have.

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  19. Well, I AM a pink person and I love this table. I suppose you just cut those hydrangeas right out of your yard. Can you feel the envy coming through. They are my favorite flower and they are just gorgeous with your dishes. :)Nancy

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  20. Debbie... I think this is the perfect pink tablescape... not too much... not too little.. and the pitcher of flowers... just simple elegance!!

    Beautiful!
    Dixie

    ps... Ricky said yes on the bottle drying rack... it will probably take him a year... he's the king of procrastination... but I love him! ;)

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  21. What a coincidence, Debbie! I am normally an orange and green person but lately, I have been buying pinks too. Hmmm, wonder why! Anyway, I love your tablescape! I especially like the lemon server (how unique!) and the goblets....Christine

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  22. Pink always brings a smile to my face! I love your ruffled and ribbon plates, they are so pretty! Your pink glass is also lovely!

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  23. Very elegant. Glad to see Pierre and Marie made it home safely. The pink is so pretty and spring-y.

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  24. I love all the pink. It's so springy! Glad to see your Target birds made their way safely home. Mine did too!

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  25. Hey Ms Debbie! ;) Great Pink, Gold, and White tablescape this week! Very lovely! My week has blown away from I don't know where. I will look at my calendar for next week and see if we can't do tea at my place next week. I'll email you soon! Thanks for your patience! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  26. Your table setting is just beautiful, I love the large pitcher full of pink hydrangeas. :O)

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  27. Love the pink and white table!

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  28. Ooooo - where do I begin , I just
    love it all ! I love your goblets,
    the pitcher with flowers are Gorg,
    depression glass (I certainly would
    not be depressed to own PINK) I
    love your hutch in the background
    with the lovely ironstone - and
    you have table linens- now I am
    jealous ! Thanks for sharing ~ Hugs,Kammy

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous, I've admired these sweet plates at Marshalls and TJ Maxx, resisted buying them, but man now I wish I hadn't! Your table is adorable. Love the glasses and what a steal! Everything is just darling, thanks for sharing! ~Katy (Plucky)

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  30. Debbie, those plates are lovely! So is your entire table. Good job!

    XO,

    Sheila... who is sitting here as the plumber plumbs! ;-)

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  31. Hi Deb, I am a total pink girl and this table is so appealing to me. It is crisp and fresh and understated elegance all wrapped into one, My favorite look. Perfectly Pink, I love it Hugs Kathysue

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  32. The pink theme is gorgeous. I have a small lemon server too but mine is green. LOVE IT!

    Have a great day!

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  33. Hi Debbie! I really love the pink and white and all the old depression looking glass! So pretty. I probably say this everytime I come here cuz I'm old but I love your hutch with that plate rack top!!

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  34. Your table looks lovely!!!! CHEERS! Michele

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  35. What a beautiful pink tablescape. I love it!

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  36. Such a lovely tablescape.....love your dishes and the impression glass, and your centerpiece as well.

    Have a beautiful day....

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  37. I'm so happy Pierre and Marie were able to make it back in time to help out with Easter dinner. Your pink tablescape is lovely.
    Nola
    Nashville, TN

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  38. Oh,I do love those pink dishes!

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  39. Debbie, It's so beatifully serene! Love the pink & white & I'm not normally a pink person either! ☺ Diane

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  40. Lovely pinks for a Spring day! Lovin' your hydrangeas, too!

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  41. Such a pretty table!!! I LOVE your depression glass, and those dishes are wonderful!

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  42. Good afternoon, Debbie Deb!! Your table is so beautiful! I love that you're becoming a pinkie! The dishes are just so pretty and those pink depression pieces - I need them! I'm so loving your new blog look!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  43. Debbie, the pink is so pretty! You are always an inspiration...your Marshall's pitcher is perfect as centerpiece and lovely filled with flowers. Everything glows!

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  44. I love your blog. Your tablescapes are fantastic. Enjoy the moments, from one cat lover to another. Please visit my blog at :http://thegardencatcottage.blogspot.com/

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  45. Debbie, this is a pretty header on your blog, but if you aren't using my very favorite header, I may have to steal it from you! laurie

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  46. GORGEOUS! I just love the pink. Really quite beautiful!

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  47. Beautiful, just love the simplicity of it. So elegant.

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  48. How pretty, love the pink glasses!

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  49. Hi Debbie...your table is beautiful...so glad you didn't do the bunny thing....I was getting bunnied-out after last week...The pink plates are so pretty too...and ofcourse those damn Target birds....everybody loves those damn birds....

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  50. this may be my fav TT.Deb,this is so sweet,and so dainty and soft and well just everything.i love this.and did you get some deals on these?wowow.well done my friend,well done...ann

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  51. How lovely your pink table is! Berry bowls are great! What a great price you got on the semware. I do love the ruffles around your plates. The pitcher of flowers and candle stick just make it so lovely!

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  52. I love the pink table scape. It is sooooooooo pretty!

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  53. Your table is very pretty in pink!! Everytime I visit you I want something new!! Your pitcher is so pretty, I love the handle. The glasses are so different, I now want to hunt for some that are similar to them!

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  54. This was just so, so beautiful! How I have enjoyed looking through your blog and sighing over all your treasures!

    Warmly,
    Sue

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  55. YOU do the color PINK justice! I don't believe I have ever seen it used so beautifully! I have told you this before I am sure...but everything you put together is exquisite. You have SO much talent at this! If anyone asks me why I don't want to do a Tablescape on Thursday...LOL I am sending them to your blog, my sweet friend! :) I am sooo intimidated! LOL (
    ~Smiles and love~
    Mona

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  56. Your Easter table setting is delightful...all your details create a lovely atmosphere for a meal.

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  57. Hi Debbie,
    Simply lovely as usual! A great look for a wonderful Springtime tablescape. I love the goblets! I can see why you snatched them up! You sure do find some great and unique buys.
    I am always inspired by your posts!
    Blessings,
    Kymber

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  58. Debbie,
    I left a little something for you on my blog...stop by and check it out when you get a chance!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  59. Easter in the softest manner...the lovely pitcher, gentle and unadorned...filled to the brim with the beauty of nature...

    A table fit for the King of France!

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  60. Hi Debbie,
    This is beautiful!

    Love all the fresh Pinks for Spring. Your flower centerpiece is gorgeous as well. I see Pierre and Marie are happy to have their duties back. LOL!

    Have a wonderful week my friend.
    ~Melissa :)

    PS Your new blog dress looks amazing!

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  61. Debbie this tablescape is just beautiful...love the china and the glassware! And, you have a new look on your blog, which is also beautiful. You know Miss Janice just loves those kitties playing tennis...get outta here--that's too cute! Please say bonjour to the staff:)

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  62. Debbie this tablescape is just beautiful...love the china and the glassware! And, you have a new look on your blog, which is also beautiful. You know Miss Janice just loves those kitties playing tennis...get outta here--that's too cute! Please say bonjour to the staff:)

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  63. Everything is beautiful! I especially love your new spring blog look. It's very pretty ♥

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  64. Oh, my gosh. Those are the glasses I picked out when I married in 1975. They look great with your dishes, which are yummy.

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  65. I'm so glad pink is winning you over! How you could not be won over by pink I can't understand!
    Lovely table...your glasses are so pretty...what a steal! I almost picked up those plates at TJ's...but they only had 3.
    Have a fabulous week!
    ;-D

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  66. Beautiful table! I recently posted a table scape using pink depression glass that has been in my family for 3 generations. I am sure your family felt very special!

    Blessings to you!

    Karyn
    The Bloom Girls

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  67. Hi Debbie! Will you please come over and read what's written inside my French armoire and tell me what it says? I think it is French anyway. Thanks.I love seeing this refreshing tablescape again!..Christine

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  68. Hi Debbie! Will you please come over and read what's written inside my French armoire and tell me what it says? I think it is French anyway. Thanks.I love seeing this refreshing tablescape again!..Christine

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  69. Thaks for coming by Debbie, and translating the writing behind the armoire door....Christine

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  70. Hi Debbie, It's Nancy at Southern Lady. Thank you so much for letting me know that the Sweet Pea Room is yours! I knew it either came from a blog or RMS. I have added a credit to you, right under the picture! Love your blog and this tablescape is gorgeous! Everything you do is fabulous!! Hope you have a wonderful evening! Nancy

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  71. Miss Debbie~ This beautiful Tablescape would be a wonderful setting for a Mothers day brunch.
    I've been hunting high and low for rose colored dishes...to no avail.
    I found glasses but...my hubby was with me and you know how that goes. He thinks the few dozen we have already is enough, go figure. I haven't covered all colors yet, LOL!
    Sweet Wishes,
    Sara

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie