Pondering Pink


The first seldom-used napkins that I came across this week were these colorful plaid ones. I just love these napkins, but the simple fact is that I rarely use them. I so seldom use them that I couldn’t even think of a table setting to put them in today. Obviously, they have to go.


The next ones that I found in the napkin drawer made me smile. About 20 years ago, David asked me what I wanted for Christmas one year, and I said, “You know that I love to set a pretty table.” That Christmas I received thise beautiful set of placemats and napkins that he picked out with no help whatsoever. Almost 20 years have passed, and I still love this soft floral pink. But the simple fact is that this set is so old that it has become very faded and there is no body left in them at all, no matter how much I starch them. Maybe setting a table with them will help me decide whether I want to keep them or not.


I chose the only runner I have that has pink in it. I purchased in from eBay awhile back when I realize that I do a lot of pink tables but don’t have a runner with pink in it.


I chose my HL Sunrise dishes for this table. I’m not mixing and matching with the other HL patterns today since I’m sticking with pink.


I put the napkins between the dinner and the salad plates to give them a separation. I like to put the napkins between the plates when the plates match exactly.


Of course, I chose my pink tulip goblets and my green glasses, an old Dollar General purchase. I actually purchased these the first year that I began tablescaping…almost 4 years ago. David gave me the pink ones for Christmas that same year.


What better choice for flatware that the pink ones from Dollar General? Love this setting! I never get tired of pink, and I never get tired of my vintage dishes.


I have been keeping the centerpiece simple while I make up my mind about the table linens when I do these tables. My large Cheerful Giver pillar candle with the soft pink, green, and cream is perfect for the colors in the placemats.


I mulled over some of my choices and finally settled on my vintage Hull pottery collection. I thought that the small jardiniere in Bowknot would be a good piece to complete the look.


I wanted to use a votive candle as well, and I placed a soft pink one in the votive holder that I recently purchased very, very cheaply at an unbelievable sale I ran across at Tuesday Morning.


Well, I actually did such a good job on this table that I think I may have made my decision even harder.


I love this table and I LOVE these table linens.


I just don’t know if I can get rid of them even if I don’t use them very often.


What to do? Chime in with a comment! I really don’t know what to do now. Decisions, decisions! Have a great week of tablescaping, decorating, and decision-making!

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,   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;  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 , Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow, 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, Tips and Tricks at Stringtown Home


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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6 Responses to Pondering Pink

  1. I’m not much of a pink person but you always make it look beautiful! Maybe hang on to them a little bit longer?

  2. Cynthia says:

    It is so special that your husband picked them out for you! I say hold on to them, they set a pretty table!

  3. Joy B says:

    Keep them! They look so gorgeous with those dishes!

  4. Vivian A. says:

    They look lovely. Really how much room do they take up? And, they came from your husband.

  5. What gorgeous dishes. Truly the perfect shade of pink.
    Have a happy Labor Day and a wonderful week.

  6. Kim says:

    I vote for you to keep the linens since the sentimental value is priceless. I don’t personally have much in the way of pink dishes, but yours are gorgeous! I have some vintage china from my mom that remind me of your set, but mine are blue. Your table is really pretty, and I hope you decide to keep those linens. 🙂

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