Wednesday, January 23, 2013

~~~Our Everyday Placesetting~~~~

Good Morning!!! It is frigid here in Pa. this morning! We are having the coldest temps we have had in 2 YEARS!!!! It is 14 degrees right now. BRRRR!!!! As many of you know, I hate winter, cold etc. I also just took a short trip to sunny Florida where the weather was PERFECT while we were there. Low 80's and sunny everyday!!! That is my kind of winter. SO, I try to bring the tropics to my kitchen in the winter! While others are using their snowmen and icy picks in their decor, I am imagining the tropics! I found these dishes many years ago and bought a service for 8. I love them, they are neautral except for the salad plate so are used everyday here through the winter.
 There are 4 different palm trees depicted on the salad plates.
 The dinner plate has palm fronds along the edge.
 I found these 2 palm chargers several years ago in Fl. so grabbed them quickly. I wish I had gotten more!!!
 This is a plastic placemat for some of us who are a LITTLE messy sometimes.....not mentioning any names:):):)
 I found these placemats this year at CTS and like how the weave looks like bamboo.

 I use my brown bubble water goblets and $ tree clear goblets.
 My brown bamboo flatware is another favorite.
So, there you have it. I will share the whole kitchen, redone for Winter in another post, soon. Thanks so much for your visit. I TRULY appreciate my loyal followers. I am linking to these parties:
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for WOW Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Kristen @ We Are That Family for Works For Me Wednesday
Lindsay @ Southern Lovely for Show and Share
Roeschel @ DIY Showoff for DIY Fall Festival
Judy @ DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Yvonne @ Stonegable for Tutorials - Tips and Tidbits Thursday
Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Lindsay @ Southern Lovely for Show and Share Thursday
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Niki @ The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Kathy @ A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Richella @ Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Pamela @ From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
XO, Pinky


  1. I feel warmer already! These are so cute!


  2. I am feeling a sudden dose of sunshine Pinky! Love the tropical plates!

  3. This tropical table does warm one on a cold day!

  4. Pinky,
    Gorgeous Tropical Tablescape!!!
    I had to giggle at your hint of who needs the plastic placemat! Same holds true here...guess that's why they placed the laundry off the dining room!!! Those hues are so very similat to what I've chosen for Studio One updates!!! Truly tranquil and refreshing! Sending warm wishes your way, dear friend!!!

  5. Pinky this is so pretty and I love the way you layer the place-mats. Great idea. I love dreaming of tropical temps! This just makes me feel warm already!!

  6. Love your place setting, it reminds me of Galveston Island, Texas where we spent many happy times. Thanks so much for sharing them and giving us warmer weather to look forward to.

  7. Hi Pinky! I love your pretty tropical dishes. I live two blocks from the beach and don't have any beachy dihses! :) I'm with you on the plastic place mats - we can wipe them off! I can't wait to see your kitchen. I know you're so enjoying your wonderful new home.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  8. I love this setting...being a "Florida Girl"..I love palm trees...and what a great way to bring the tropics into a cold wintery day!!....Stay warm!!...

  9. YIKES! That's crazy cold. To think I was complaining about 42. Which BTW, that day it never made it to 42. It didn't get any warmer than 37! I love the tropical stuff!

  10. Beautiful tropical dishes, Pinky! It's in the 70's here now, I hope the cold winter time is gone. We must have been in FL at the same time cause it was sunny and in the 80's when we were there less than 2 weeks ago....Christine

  11. I love the palm tree dishes! Can you believe I don't have any? I live in FLA for Pete's sake!
    You have the perfect mats and chargers as well. Fabulous setting!

  12. Pinky, how lovely to bring the tropics to my home too! I love love love you dishes!!!!NOw I just need to see them in person in you new home!

  13. Love the idea of a tropical table during the dead of winter! What a great way to take your mind off how really cold it is outside. Love each and every one of the elements of your place setting and especially all of the layers. Oh - and don't call me if your bamboo flatware goes missing one day. lol

  14. Well, if your tablescape doesn't invoke warmer temps for ya'll, I don't know what would! The china is just beautiful, Pinky.

    Keep thinking warm thoughts!

  15. I LIKE your way of thinkin', lady!!! We need to stop moaning about all the snow and cold and frigid temps and just create beautiful, bright, sun-filled tables to lift our spirits out of the frozen tundra! Hmmmm...I wonder who is the messy one requiring the placemat? :-) (I have threatened repeatedly to put a bib on my husband!!!) Your tropical setting makes me feel all warm...I think I need to change out of my flannel jammies now! Have a great weekend, and stay warm!!!

  16. Love your plates & mats Pinky! Bringing in the tropics and enjoying the swaying of the palm trees in your kitchen in January sounds like a great plan! It's frosty here too, 19 degrees here this morning! They are calling for a wintry mix. I'm hoping for a little snow instead of ice :)

  17. Hi lovely lady.
    I see you did a tropical Tablescape for your family looks beautiful as always Pinky!! I do love your dishes. I am putting a new Tablescape on this weekend for my son birthday coming up... I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    XXOO Diane


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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