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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!


Cheers!





10 comments:

  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 flowers...so 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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  6. Hi Rita ...

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

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  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!!!

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  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.
    FABBY

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

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  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.

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