Noritake Pink Plus Purging Updates

I mentioned in my last post that one of the many reasons that I love my Noritake Reverie is that I can use it with so many different colors. Because I focused on green earlier, I decided to focus on pink for this table. Because I normally use my Noritake in sort of formal or semi-formal situations, I also had the goal of trying to make it look a little more casual and playful.


I chose this pink table runner because…it is the only table runner that I have with pink in it. Good reason, right? I found it on eBay a while back.


Of course, here are my favorite Noritake Reverie plates.


Love the light pink napkins…an old Bed, Bath, & Beyond purchase. Love the tone-on-tone pattern, and, yes, there are butterflies in the pattern!


I decided to fold the napkin and put it between the dinner plate and the small plate for a little more depth and interest.


Of course, I had to pull out my pink tulip goblets. Love them!


Now for adding the more casual, playful elements…I started with my Dollar General bright pink flatware. Love this stuff!


I really wanted to add a little colorful, playful something on top of the plates. I looked through my stash and finally decided to use these little flower cups that are part of a condiment tray set.


This isn’t exactly the look that I really wanted since each flower is a different color. But I decided to go with it more for the fun element than the color element.


What is more playful than a pink flamingo? I love this little guy and use him a lot on tables at this time of the year.


For the candle, I went back to the pastels with my pillar candle. The bright pink pillar that I have was just all wrong with the flamingo. I really didn’t want to introduce yet another shade of pink.


I wanted one more bright pink element, so I went back to my Dollar General wire basket. I chose the lighter color of river rocks to give it a little more substance.


Love this fun table and my Noritake china!


A few months ago I had a little breakdown over the size of my collection and did several posts of items that I might or might not purge and how I decided what to let go.


So here is the update! The Meadow Visitors and Theodore Haviland small plate sets have sold.


The red polka dots has not sold yet, but I keep hoping!


Striped plates and rattan chargers…sold. I recently posted that my mother-in-law gave me some new wicker chargers much cuter than these, so I sold the old ones.


Striped goblets (the taller ones)…not yet.


A few random goblets have sold. Some small black plates sold; the medallion and wine plates, not yet.


I am feeling so much better about what is in my tablescaping stash (and what’s not!). Thanks to all my readers for hanging in there with me and keep praying that all of these other things will sell…I don’t want to be tempted to bring them back into the house.


While I’m on the subject of how I feel, I’ll go ahead and admit that David’s current physical problems plus some other random things in my life have had me kind of down lately. To give you just a couple of small examples, we’ve not been able to visit our son or attend a family wedding; I’ve worked every weekend recently and will continue to as much as I can.


This afternoon I got the word that some local students from a couple of different schools in our area were both injured and fatally injured in an MVA. Wow, does that put my life into perspective! What does it matter if we can’t do some things that we would like or see our family? We have our lives and our families, and that is what matters.


So I am trying to close with a bright thought and think that my beautiful lilies in full bloom are the perfect things to exemplify that. Aren’t they gorgeous?


The Lord is faithful in both good and bad times, and I had a reminder to look to Him and not get too wrapped up in myself! The scripture about the lilies of the field, or in my case, the lilies of the front yard, is very applicable here!

 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt. 6:25-29
I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living,   From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,   Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now,   Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style ,  Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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8 Responses to Noritake Pink Plus Purging Updates

  1. Nancy says:

    Dear Bev, I said a prayer for you and your loved ones. Enjoy your posts.

  2. You’re right about the china being so versatile. The runner does a great job of bringing the sweet pink blossoms on the plates into focus. So sorry to hear about the terrible accident and your downed spirit, I hope you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing the verse at the end of your post and your flowers.

  3. Vicky Hunt says:

    Oh Bev…I am sorry to hear that you are down and your hubby is having health issues. I just posted today on my blog about the death of a local teen boy in an accident last night. So sorry to hear tragedy has struck your area too. So very sad! I will be praying for you and your husband. I almost forgot….your table is lovely as always and congrats on selling some of your dishes. Hopefully the rest will sell very soon.

    Hugs and Prayers, Vicky

  4. Julia says:

    Praying for you and your husband. I enjoy your blog and the updates.

  5. eclecticshorebird says:

    Thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

  6. Patti says:

    Thinking of you, Bev. God’s blessings upon you and yours.
    Lovely table!

  7. allthatsjas says:

    Sending prayers your way! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

  8. Praying for you! I love all of your pretties. Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s bash! Hope to see you again at the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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