Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Talavera and Italian Countryside...

We are outside on the porch and I wanted to show you a table I set for the "porches and deck" blog party earlier this summer.

This is a really simple table with everyday items...


The salad plate is Pier One "Vallarta" paired with a Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinner plate, and flatware. I think the "Vallarta" goes very well with the real "Talavera" pieces I have.


The napkins and napkin rings are from World Market, and the green glassware is from Walmart. The chargers are from Burke's Outlet.


I am using this Talavera vase for Ivy, and I realized after uploading the photos the dead leaves hanging over the edge!


The candlesticks are also Talavera and from Mexico...







This table is really so simple and only required that I carry out a couple trays to put it all together. I think eating outside should be as nice as eating inside! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have a very exciting giveaway celebrating the 200th anniversary of Pfaltzgraff coming soon, so please stay tuned. In the meantime, you might want to browse their site...



I'll be joining Susan at BNOTP for "Tablescape Thursday" so be sure to stop by there.

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Each and every comment you leave I read and appreciate, and eventually do my best to get back to:-) I'm usually interrupted by, "Mommmmmmy......"



31 comments:

  1. This makes me smile! Lovely!!

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  2. Anita, what a beautiful setting for your lovely table! I like the way the green glasses and ivy reflect the green in the woods around your deck. I've admired that pattern at Pier 1 -- it really sets a pretty table!

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  3. Oh Dana!!! So nice to see you here again:-) I *always* think of you and your generosity with this dinnerware!!

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  4. Anita, what gorgeous Italian plates you have, along with the Talabera centerpiece and candle sticks. You made a gorgeous, summer table, I love it!! When you have a chance and come and visit you'll see the dishes I designed at our past Ceramic Co., that's why I love and appreciate what your beautiful post. Lots of hugs, FABBY

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  5. The Vallarta dances with a marvelous energy, and the Talavera centerpiece and candlesticks are gorgeous. I love the size and impact of the pedestal bowl. Thank you for sharing yet another gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

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  6. I love the colors! Those goblets are wonderful also! I need to get myself in gear and tablescape more! I sure have been enjoying yours!!!!!

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  7. Hi Anita, another beautiful table. I love your Talavera pieces. Also the green stemware, I am in the market for some green stemware! Hope you are keeping cool! xo,

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  8. Anita this is lovely, we never would have noticed the dead leaves.
    Love these great bright festive colors.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  9. This is such a pretty table setting and the view from your deck is just awesome! What a lovely place to have dinner!! Love your dishes!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Bellissimo tavolo, Anita! Simple, but very elegant.

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  11. Hi Anita, Hope you are all OK with this extreme heat.Your table top is just gorgeous and inviting. I love the vase and your candlesticks. The green glasswear is beautiful and your red touches. You brighten our day with such gracious tablescapes and ideas. Thank you for all the time your posts take for us all to admire! God Bless you all.

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  12. Anita, I would love to dine there anytime. Such beautiful plates and centerpiece. Joni

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  13. what a pretty collection! Your talavera is just beautiful!

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  14. What a beautiful setting! Your table looks beautiful and inviting.

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  15. A gorgeous setting for a beautiful table. I love your plates and your Talavera pedestal is exquisite. So perfect is the whole table.. I could linger for hours. xo marlis

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  16. Love how the yellow on the plates gives it that pop. Come see my tablescape.

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  17. What a stunning collection! Love everything about this gorgeous setting! The view from your deck is just awesome:) Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  18. You set such a pretty table. I love the Talavera pieces. Dead leaves and all.

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  19. Lovely table setting.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lots of Love,

    Karin Şen Cankan
    karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi, Anita! This is gorgeous! It really makes me think of Italy!!! You have such a gorgeous view from your deck with all those fabulous mature trees, too! I hope you are doing well, staying cool, and having a great summer. Talk to you soon!

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  21. That looks so beautiful! The rich colors against the green of the trees, just lovely!

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  22. Beautiul job! Love the red and the colorful dishes! They look great in the outdoors and they look so rich against the dark glass table.

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  23. Your table setting is beautiful! The table looks so elegant and inviting.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  24. This is a beautiful table. Who wouldn't want to eat outside in such a lovely setting at such a gorgeous table? Truly beautiful!

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  25. Anita, I love the "pops" of red in this tablescape! It may be simple, but it's very classy!

    Stop by if you get a chance. I'm celebrating my first year of blogging with a Vintage Linen & Dish Auction ... going on now!

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  26. Hi Anita, this might be "easy" for you, but it certainly looks like a lot of thought and effort went into your table setting. It's amazing Walmart glasses can look so elegant. I really like the planter.

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  27. As I always expect here, this is wonderful. I love the bold colors against the outside background.I need to high tail it to Pier One for some of those salad plates. I can think of a hundred ways to use them. Love it!
    I've been on vacation so I'm just seeing this today.

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  28. Sweet Blessings to you!

    Your post makes my heart go pitter pat! Beautiful arrangement.
    You have the magic touch! Always so pretty.

    God bless,
    d

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  29. Beautiful tablescape...LOVE those Pier 1 plates!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  30. Lovely how the Vallarta, Italian Countryside, and Talavera pieces all work together! You really have such a wonderful porch for enjoying a meal out on!

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