Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Amapola Dishes

My Villeroy & Boch dishes in the Amapola pattern
are the ones I chose to use for a Spring tablescape.
The dishes have a blue and coral poppy flower.
I can use blue, green or coral accents.
It was manufactured from 1981 thru 2001.
 I have a service for 12.
First layer: I started with a green silk tablerunner.
Second layer: I added an inexpensive rubber placemat
 that I normally use on the patio, because I can leave them out.
Third layer: a silver charger.
Fourth layer: dinner plate.
Fifth & sixth layer: the handled soup bowl with saucer.
The pattern is raised which gives it a nice detail.
Tableware and glasses, cups and saucers are next.
Spring green napkins are folded into Longaberger blue pottery napkin rings.
Completed place setting.
A blue teapot and creamer from Target.
I made a pedestal for the hurricane candle using an upside down soup bowl and salad plate.
Coral flowers in a Longaberger plant basket that sits in a wrought iron stand. 
A wine basket holds a bottle of wine for dinner. 
My favorite grilled salmon with grilled asparagus and oven roasted red potatoes.
for the recipe click  HERE
Welcome Spring!



  1. Hi Rita...

    Sooo very pretty, my friend! This is the first time that I have ever seen the "Amapola" dish pattern. I love the combination of the coral with the blue vibrant and cheery...and sooo perfect for a pretty spring table! I love your tablerunner...gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your lovely spring table with us, Rita...this was such a treat!!! I have been so ready for spring and for the pretty spring tablescapes!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  2. Such a pretty color combination! I pretty much like most dishes that have blue on them! The table looks beautiful!

  3. Morning, I have the side plates, soup bowls and a large soup tureen in V&B Amapola and I love them but don't use them as often as I should but I love them. Jackie in Surrey, UK.

  4. What a lovely spring table and that salmon looks absolutely yummy ! Have a great day ;-)

  5. Wow, I LOVE the blue beverage-ware in combination with the plates! I also like how you pulled the orange/coral color into the table with the flowers - just the right touch!

  6. Hi Rita ...

    Very lovely and feeling very pleasant after seeing your cheerful crockery... A very spring like table

  7. Hi there, Rita! I am so glad you showed that 9th photo which clearly shows how the pattern is raised. Beautiful!!! I love the rich colors of the poppies. You really hit the jackpot with the Target teapot and creamer that match so well! I'm hosting a Mikasa Giveaway on my blog through March 30. Come on over and check it out. Basically all you have to do is enter your best Spring tablescape for a chance to win six 5-pc. place settings of Mikasa's "Daylight" pattern china. You'll see what it looks like and get a feel for its versatility on my post. It's a really great pattern for Spring and Summer use when you feel like switching up. (Although it is hard to beat those vibrant poppies!) At any rate, I hope you will enter. It's a lovely, lovely set for some lucky winner! Have a really terrific weekend, and I'll see you again soon!!!

  8. I love your china, beautiful pattern of Villeroy & Boch. Love the rectangular small tray, just great for a rolled cake. Love the layers of plates you put together, really springie.
    Happy Spring.

  9. The green and blue with the pop of coral is delightful. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Cherry Kay

  10. The table is beautiful and the food is mouthwatering. I did not know that VB didn't make this pattern any more -- I always admired it.