Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Two Fish, Four Fish, New Fish, More Fish!




We're joining Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps On The Porch
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Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny Matlock. Today's Letter is "O" - O is for "Ocean to Ocean."



Two tablescapes from the Atlantic Coast and two tablescapes from the Pacific Coast. These tablescapes are the result of a collaboration among four far flung friends loosely known as the Dish Divas or Tablecloth Fairies, who often bestow unexpected gifts upon their fellow collectors and share a mutual love for Homer Laughlin dinnerware and both contemporary and vintage table linens.

The four fairies bringing you Coast-to-Coast: Two Fish, Four Fish, New Fish, More Fish today are Fairy Daphne from Tabletop Time in the Boston area and Fairy Elaine from lovely Virginia, along with their west coast counterparts Fairy Rebecca from the Pacific Northwest and Fairy Candy @ The Little Round Table from the fringes of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Here you can find Elaine's table followed by mine. Swim on over to The Little Round Table to visit with Candy and Rebecca!

From Elaine in Virginia, a sea scape in marigold, turquoise and rose~

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Elaine used vintage and post 86 Fiesta, wood-grain flatware from the Flatware Fairy, and vintage pink Depression Glass. She adds, "I was delighted to be able to accent with bits and pieces from my collection of old strands of pearls, a Harlequin novelty cream pitcher, and the tiny replica of the castle from Disney's Little Mermaid." Do check out Elaine's blog Dishing With CaraFaye.

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From Daphne in Boston, an ocean of greens and purples times two~













Post 86 Fiesta in heather meets vintage Riviera dinnerware, Oneida Cityscape flatware, Crate and Barrel Mexican glass and contemporary fish plates. The napkins were a gift from a friend, and the centerpiece features candles made by fellow Homer Laughlin collectors. I really like how the napkins add a punch of bright to the table. I also enjoyed making a calmer version of this tablescape with flowers.





The mini fish casseroles are vintage Chicken of the Sea premiums. The metal holders prevent the tuna bakers from scorching your table linens. Be sure to visit The Little Round Table for a peek at the ads for these tabletop treasures!























Thanks for joining us as we indulged our passion for this special vintage tablecloth! If you find that you can't get enough of this textile either, you can see my 'scapes in other colorways at Fish Three Ways.

20 comments:

  1. Bravo Elaine and Daphne! So much fun and they are all very unique and showcase different dishes and colorways. Just too much fun, I need to go take a nap out by the koi pond! LOL

    Candy

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  2. Very nice place settings. The mini casseroles are very unique.

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  3. More gorgeous fishy tables! I'm a Pisces, so these really appeal to me..

    Most excellent!

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  4. The table settings are wonderful.

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  5. You Fiesta girls have the most fun! And just as I thought it couldn't get any cuter after that first table, you surprise us with another. I loved both of your tablescapes. They are festive, colorful, and just so much fun! I live in Florida so these colors are right up my alley.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. Oh my goodness, each and every fish is wonderful - and those colors - so vibrant.

    - The Tablescaper

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  7. Your table is gorgeous, the colors, bold and exciting, and those mini fish casseroles are to die for. What treasures! I happen to love the fish motif anyway, so really enjoyed your table.

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  8. Cheers to the Atlantic Fisherwomen!! Love all the colors, esp. the purples and greens. Bravo, ladies!

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  9. Makes me want to go to the beach! I am after you on today's TT. I love the fish tablecloth.
    Marie Arden

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  10. Love that you guys do this!!

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  11. So cheerful! I feel like I'm visiting my favourite grandmother. :)) It's a warm and fuzzy feeling.

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  12. I love seeing more pictures of your tablescape. I was enchanted at the brief glimpse on Little Round Table.

    It is hard to believe that you cane make a table into a work of art butyou certainly did so! I'm impressed (and a little bit intimidated) by all this talent!

    Thanks for an outstanding contribution to Alphabe-Thursday this week.

    It was nice to see you here.

    A+

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  13. You are most creative, and I am always a little jealous of all your beautiful tableware!!

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  14. How funny! The last post I read was the one from The Little Round Table. I think it's great how you guys collaborated on this tablescape. I love seeing your take on the theme and seeing all the beautiful pieces of table ware you own. So much fun!

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  15. I love the little green fishie plates!

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  16. What fun! I hope we get to see more coast to coast scapes.

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  17. Love these fishy tables. I'm having a grand time visiting each coast!
    Thanks for sharing. ~ sarah

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