Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Historic America and the Confederate Rose


Some people use all kinds of fancy camera filters and such to get dreamy photos...I am enjoying using the sun as my helper to get different effects...After all, it is the source of our light...and can do a splendid job at lighting...ok, I digress..this is about tablescaping....LOL


These creamy white flowers are the Confederate Rose.  you will see what happens to them throughout the day as you read further down...It was given to me by my Grandmother about 25 years ago...I love it and it blooms every October..her birthday month..a remembrance of her...


Always buy monogrammed antique linens..It doesn't matter if they are your initials or not....they are beautiful and have a depth to them that is simply not there in  new ones...


Now the table..and the dishes..... I brought our some of my extensive collection of Johnson Brothers Historic America as the inspiration for this table...and layered it with gold rimmed Haviland plates...on top of Mikasa Italian Countryside plates....
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Another star for this table is the crystal...Lenox Antique in brown..I had water glasses and when a friend of mine listed these iced tea glasses this summer ..I bought them from her...with this table in mind... I love this pattern...do you say that about crystal??......anyway, I have several colors of Lenox Antique crystal..I picked it out in 1973 when I got married the first time in green and I still love the shape of the glasses...


These little acorns hold place cards but I don't need to use those for me and my husband..grin...
and the chevron fabric was bought to make a quilt but it is too heavy for that so.....a table covering is a much better use for it...


I found these wonky little cups at GW and they are from Starbucks.. still had the stickers....





See that pink flower?  it was creamy white yesterday...  The Confederate Rose blooms white and slowly turns to hot pink the day after...it is supposed to represent the blood of the soldiers......as I started this tablescape, I knew I had to do it all in one day for the flowers to be creamy so I took pictures later in the day and this morning to show you what happens with this beautiful flower...



A few scenes from early evening.actually during the blue hour....do you like to take pictures then?  right before sundown?  It is one of my favorite times to get the camera...see the flowers?  turning hot pink?



This table took on a romantic feel as the sun went down...Those lights in the background line our window and we turn them on every night...I should show y'all all of our whimsy in this room sometime....



Next, it is early morning light today and the flowers are completely dark pink...I love the way this color goes with brown...


This a fascinating flower..Confederate Rose and goes so beautifully with the Historic America china....yep, I am going to change the name of this post from October Morn...to.....something historical...lol


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23 comments:

  1. Oh your table is beautiful, the chocolate and white is just delightful...I love the tablecloth and I love the transferware, so lovely...the glassware is beautiful and goes so well with your table...love it all...Phyllis

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  2. Gorgeous table! The chevron pattern really gives it a contemporary vibe, but I also love the brown and white dishes and those stunning brown Lenox glasses! It all came together beautifully!

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  3. Such beautiful complementary use of dishes and fabric and flowers. The Confederate Rose is new to me...very interesting. Wonderful photography!

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  4. Mona, your photos are dreamy!! Love how you put everything together. I have thought many times, about buying some of those Lenox glasses. They do have such a nice shape. Your tablecloth is wonderful and I love the Confederate Rose!!

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  5. Mona, your rose is to die for. I have never seen one like it. Your tablescape is gorgeous and the chevron tablecloth works so well with your dishes. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful post. Stop and see my fall table.
    Mary

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  6. Hi Mona,hi moan! Your confederate roses are really fascinating and how wonderful that they originated from your grandma. Love, love the historical dishes, they will go so well with my dinner plates. My very favorite on the table though are the brown stemware....Christine

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  7. The use of sunlight was great. The Confederate Rose is so pretty. Isn't the use of gold on old Haviland is aways a special treat, it is so grand. Come over and visit my blog. Have a great week, Pam

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  8. Love your chevron fabric tablecloth. Your lighting is fantastic in your photos. I wish I could make pictures as good as you. I love the confederate rose and the way it changes colors is interesting. Your tablescape is so artfully done.

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  9. Great tablecloth! and your photos are wonderful, especially how you captured the blue hour!

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  10. Wow, I love the story of the Confederate Rose originating from your grandmother..amazing and you must be so proud. I love your beautiful table with the Brown dishes and fun tablecloth! Wonderful lighting too! Hugs,
    FABBY

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  11. Mona, this table is beautiful...I love the brown transferware, it is so rich looking against the chevron tablecloth. I also have the same brown and green stemware, but only in a fairly small size, which is probably for wine? Found them both at thrift stores for pennies.
    I am intrigued with the Confederate Rose, will need to read more about it.
    Have a great week, Mona...

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  12. Now I want a chevron tablecloth!! I love it! I also like the patterns of your dishes. I have the english countryside pattern but I wish at times I had the italian countryside too. I can't believe you have had the same rose for all of these years. It is fascinating!

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  13. I love this table. Your china is wonderful and so elegant...

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  14. Love your table. Those glasses shape is so interesting.

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  15. Oh Mona, your table is just so dreamy (sigh). I didn't know that about the confederate rose. Isn't it more gorgeous each day?! Oh my! I love the dishes and the goblets and the way you showcased them on the bold fabric. xo

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  16. Dear Mona, I love the brown transfer ware. The rose is amazing. I am late to my love of roses and know nothing until now of the Confederate Rose. This is a gorgeous table and I can see you had fun with it. I am back to civilization. xo, olive

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  17. Beautiful! So many interesting pieces. I love how the tablecloth pops!

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  18. Hello Mona! You have created a most beautiful table and with the help of the streaming sunlight it all looks lovely! The brown in the dishes and the water goblets is perfect. How very special to have such a beautiful rose given to you so long ago from someone so special. Very sweet and sentimental!

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  19. Your table touches the fall beauty with the Confederate Roses. Your lovely brown Historic America is one of my favorites and I have a small set in blue. The pretty tablescape is a wonderful nod to the autumn hues. Have a great week!

    Pam

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  20. Beautiful table Mona and a pleasure to meet you. Love the brown transferware. The glasses are lovely. The tablecloth ties everything in perfectly. Treasures are so special.....Something to enjoy and keep memories alive. From your newest follower, Linda

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  21. Such a gorgeous table. Very rich and elegant. Amazing transferware.
    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  22. This post is a feast for the eyes! Wonderful photography. Your tablescape is beautiful and the Confederate roses are amazing. I have never seen them before. What a great keepsake to have from your Grandma. I will be following you via Google Friends Connect as soon as I publish this.

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  23. I cannot even begin to explain just how much I love the chevron design on that tablecloth!!!!!! That REALLY jazzes up the whole look!!!!!!! Dazzling!

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