Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...time for some chocolate with my greens!

Time for our ever fun Tablescape Thursday, thank you Susan for hosting us each week.
I look forward to seeing as many posts as I can! You all do such wonderful tablescapes,
you are the reason I am addicted to dishes now. Enablers!!! LOL
Please go to Susan's blog at,http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ , to see other's links and visit their blogs for great tablescapes too.

This week, sort of a last minute throw together in the kitchen for lunch.
Not everyone likes to eat their greens, so thought I would put a bit of chocolate ( sort of)
with them and make them more interesting.
First of all let me show you a great photo of some Greentown Chocolate
Cactus Patterned milk glass.
Chocolate milk glass or Chocolate Slag Glass is rather rare to find. It is being reproduced by Martha Stewart and others but the old pieces are rather rare as only one company made most of it, Greentown Glass Co.
(Click on photos to enlarge)

Chocolate with my greens or Chocolate covered chickens, take your pick, LOL!

The table is set, come on in and have a bite of lunch with me!

A closer look at the plates layered.
I just love this shade of green with chocolate brown!!
Those are sort of the wedding colors for my son and his fiance's wedding
next June.

For the place setting I used my newer chocolate brown mats and napkins, porcelain napkin rings my mother's friend made us, Grandparents silver flatware, brown glasses from Walmart, green and brown Rozanna "La Famille" patterned dinner plates( I would love a whole set of dishes in this), brown rose toile plates from Marshalls and little Green patterned muffin plates by Harry and David, topped off in this place setting by my chocolate milk glass Hen dish. I wish I had 4 of the hen dishes for each place setting.
The hen dish is a commemorative piece done in 2003 by the National Milk Glass Collectors Society. You have to be a member to order them.
The society bought alot of old molds for history sake and also for making commemorative pieces like this for it's members.

What is up with these photos turning sideways on me?
Well it is a side ways table then, lol, at least in this shot.

For the center piece I used a Rooster finial I had gotten years ago
at Joyworks in Snohomish, a rusty brown urn with a rose topiary in it,
and a chicken wire cloche with eggs in it.

View of the table in the kitchen.
(Click on any photos to enlarge)


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've never seen chocolate milk glass. It is so pretty. I just love those green toile plates, and they look fabulous with the chocolate color. If I had a few more inches of shelf space left in my house, I'd be trying to find some of those to buy. Your kitchen table looks like such a fun place to eat and laugh. laurie

Chari said...

Hi Linda...

My friend, what a charming tablescape...I love the browns with the greens!!! Ohhh...love your place settings...such pretty dishes!!! I love how you mixed and matched the different patterns...I think they're all gorgeous together!!! Ooooh...I just love your centerpiece! Love the tall wire cloche with the eggs...Ooooh...I really, really love it...and your darling rooster finial too!!! Beautifully set table, my friend!!!

Linda, your kitchen is lovely! Of course, I enlarged all of your photos so I could really take a look around...hehe! I just love everything that you've done in there...sooo sweet and absolutely charming!!!

Have a terrific Thursday!

carolinajewel said...

I love the green and brown combination! I have never heard of seen chocolate milk glass! I have learned so much about milk glass from you!!! Love the whole table. :D Jewel

Michelle said...

What a pretty combination! The plates are great!

niartist said...

Oh Linda, it's all so beautiful - and I have never, ever, ever - in all of my days, seen chocolate milk glass. How interesting is that!? Love the color green with the soft chocolate. Oh, it's heaven, and that cloche ... I WANT IT! LOL! Gorgeous setting, as usual!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table. Especially like those dishes.

marty39 said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the chocolate milk glass. I don't think I have ever seen any. I also really LOVE the green rooster finial. Everything is just beautifully put together. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a charming and delightful tablescape! Love the browns and green. I have never seen chocolate milk glass. How very pretty! Love your centerpiece, very creative.

Thanks for sharing


Janie's World said...

I absolutely love the color scheme, so soothing. Your dishes are beautiful, I love all the different designs, it makes it so interesting. Your centerpiece was fantastic. I loved your built ins. What a great place to display your stuff!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I love the chocolate brown and green color combination. The plates are beautiful and what a fantastic display shelf you've got there!

Myrna said...

OMYGOSH Linda! This is gorgeous! You make 'chocolate milkglass' so attractive..I'm gonna keep my out out for it! I love the colors, textures, and layers you used. I LOVE your kitchen..that cabinet it fabulous and your displays, divine!

movingonlady said...

This is just about the cutiest tablescape I have seen yet.
I love the brown's and green's and the roster just tie's it all together.
Love it.

come see my Italy tablescape

Julio said...

Hi Linda!

The brown and green combination is executed beautifully. I will have to start suggesting that color combination to newlyweds that I work with. The setting of your table in the kitchen with the storage shelves in the background is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chandy said...

I'd love some of those chocolate milk glass, please! ;-) Gorgeous pieces and your table is so gorgeous! I love the colors and the overall look!

Mary said...

Wow, I've never seen chocolate milk glass. Cool! What a sophisticated and beautiful color scheme!

Kammy said...

Hello !
I love all that chocolate and green !
You have a lovely room and table !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Kammy said...

Hello !
I love all that chocolate and green !
You have a lovely room and table !
Hugs ~ Kammy

LdyDy said...

I have forgotten how much I like brown and green together. There is just something about it! I have never seen chocolate milk glass. Or maybe I have and didn't know what I was looking at. It's so unusual and very beautiful. I enlarged the photo and was looking over your wonderful dining table and surrounding room. So much to see .... very beautiful!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the chocolate milk glass, first time I seen it. Love your colors! It all looks so beautiful! I adore the chicken, and the wire cloche with the eggs!