30 March 2011

A 50's Tropical Birthday Table - for Rebecca

There is a group of friends known as the Tablecloth Fairies or Dish Divas, depending on the situation at the moment. One of the Divas has been especially busy and not able to participate in tablescaping lately. This particular Diva is particularly fond of tropical tablesettings and the 50's colours of Fiesta and Harlequin (dark or forest green, chartreuse, grey, rose, and medium green). So in honour of the anniversary of her birth, we are doing tablescapes for her blogland birthday party.

Be sure to check out the other Diva's blogs for more birthday tables:
Daphne @ Tabletop Time
Elaine @ Dishing with CaraFaye
Candy @ The Little Round Table

I started with a very cool 1950's tablecloth in a tropical pattern. And it includes chartreuse, dark green and grey, along with bright yellow and red.

Thinking about which dishes to use, at first I started with only the dark green Harlequin. But after looking at it, I decided to add some chartreuse and yellow.

Two of my favourite pieces: the casserole and teapot.

Cream and sugar have the same cone shape.

As does the sauceboat.

Harlequin's candleholders were discontinued before the 50's colours were introduced. But the yellow ones go well with this tablecloth, I think.

The glassware is a from a vintage set that also includes a pitcher.

Flatware and these atomic looking napkin rings continue the green theme.

Happiest of birthdays Rebecca! I wish you much joy today and every day!

Make a wish!

On the table:
Vintage Harlequin dinnerware in dark green, chartreuse and yellow
Cambridge flatware
Napkins and napkin rings from Pier One
Vintage glassware
Vintage tablecloth

This is being linked to Jenny @ off on my tanget for Alphabe-Thursday where Today's Letter is "Y" - Y is for YELLOW candleholders and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Check out their blogs to see all the other fabulous tablescapes and takes on the letter Y.

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Deb said...

The tablecloth is stunning and I love the casserole and teapot as well. Is that wallpaper? And, your chairs...thanks for sharing!

Elaine said...

Lovely, just lovely, Becky! Lovely fifties colors, and that tablecloth is TDF! I'm sighing over your beautiful candleholders, too!

Tracy said...

I love the vibrant colours with the black

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That is just too cool for school!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

oh! pretty tablescape... love your fiesta ware and the pretty tropical tablecloth.

Blessings & Aloha!
(Thank you for stopping by...and yes, I am so thankful for all the photos we have to help remember so many special moments.) oh! glanced down on your previous post...so heading there now! Yumm!

Daphne said...

Fabulous, Becky! The dark green is so striking with the yellow in the cloth. The candleholders are the perfect accent. They really pop as centerpiece!

Saarin said...

Stunning 'scape, Becky...and perfect for the Fantastic Fifties Diva!

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Becky it is BEAutiful!

That cloth is just spectacular. Did you every figure out who made it?

Wonderful birthday table for Rebecca. :-)


Southerncook said...

Oh WOW, Becky, such a creative birthday table setting. I am just amazed at the different ways you can set a table with Fiesta. Makes me want to go out and get some for myself. Just beautiful.


JDaniel4's Mom said...

The bright colors look perfect for spring!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I always love to see what you're cooking up with your cute tables, and this is no exception. Super job with this! Love the cloth and the dishes. SUCH fun!


Sheila :-)

MyBecca said...

WOW again! This is most awesome! Love the tc, the dishes and the napkin rings are TDF! Thank you so much for making my birthday so special! I am indeed a lucky girl to have you!

Lola said...

Love those vibrant colors with the black too!

XOXO Lola:)

xinex said...

I love the bold colors, Becky. Beautiful tablescape!...Christine

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

LOVE those colors and that fab tablecloth. What a festive table.

Sue said...

What a fun thing to do for your blog friend's b-day!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the tablecloth and all of the great colors! Those napkin rings are adorable:@)

myorii said...

I am totally loving the dark green dish ware! I don't find that color very common for some reason but they are beautiful! Love how everything works so beautifully with the tablecloth too :)

Bunny said...

OMG the tablecloth is Fab!!! Love all your colors too

Jenny said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

What a perfect celebration of happy colors. That tablecloth is incredible.

Thanks for letting us visit...I'm a little ashamed of myself for not bringing a gift!


sweetlife said...

How fun!! A perfect tablescap, happy bday to rebecca!!


Shayne said...

It can't really have success, I consider like this.
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