Thursday, September 13, 2007

Heaven on a Pyrex Plate

I finally used the tablecloth I bought about a year ago. I bought it to go with my 1950's Pyrex turquoise-banded dinnerware. I thought a brown and turquoise tablescape would be fun to do.

I don't use the vintage Hazel Atlas Capri Dot glasses very often, but I always love them when I do. They are such a beautiful color of blue.

I didn't spend much time thinking of a centerpiece. I grabbed this oversized Margarita glass which was already full of clear marbles. I wiped a little dust off the rim, tossed in a few blue marbles, then filled it with water and floated a single dahlia. The bird candle holders were used just because I think they are probably from the 1950's and I saw them first when I opened the candle drawer.

All day at work I was craving spaghetti with fresh tomatoes, onions and basil. When I got home I immediately put a big pot of water on to boil. I skinned the tomatoes, chopped the onions, sauteed them in a bit of oil and butter, tossed in a handful of chopped basil..............
Ah, who would have thought I'd find heaven on a Pyrex plate?


  1. What a lovely post full of inspirational colors, nostaglia and "candy" for the eyes! Thank you! The pasta looks like it tasted divine. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  2. Ohhhh...that's one of my favorite color combos-turquoise and brown. I love your tablescape. We had spaghetti earlier this week, but yours looks a lot better.

  3. I love the table settings!! Cute idea with the margarita glass centerpiece. Your spaghetti looks simply delish!

  4. Such a beautiful table always amaze me with your decoration know how!! Can I hire you?? lol Your spaghetti looks scrumptious as you've got me craving spaghetti!! I so love that outfit you bought yourself but as you said, you wonder why they put the labels where they can be seen through the lacy part!! xox

  5. Zoey...your making me hungry over here and I've already had dinner!...guess I'll have some ice cream.....

  6. This makes my mouth water. I swear, I could live on this everyday!
    Yum Yum!

  7. Turquoise and brown would be perfect in my house, too, Zoey~ and I also love those glasses! The whole scene is scrumptious.

    I've got one purple dahlia floating in a white bowl at the moment, but there's no tablescape, I just wanted to look at it up close.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  8. Love your tablescape and that spaghetti looks wonderful too! (we had spaghetti tonite too!)

  9. Oh yes, that's my favourite pasta combination too. Your table looks lovely:)

  10. Love the color combo! Spaghetti looks mighty tasty too!

  11. Cindy, Thank you for that nice comment.

    Dianne, Have you noticed that brown and turquoise is coming back in fashion? I am seeing it everywhere.

    Kris, thank you. Yes, the spaghetti was good. So good I had it again tonight! :)

    Pea, I will do the table if you cook the dinner. :)

    Suzy, This is the first week of the summer that I have not had any ice cream. I love it.

    Hi Becky,
    I love pasta, too.

    My purple dahlia (Thomas Edison) seems to have disappeared. I had it one year and it was beautiful, but I've not seen it since. I still have a dahlia or two that has not bloomed, so maybe it's one of them.

    Susie, I wonder how many people had spaghetti on Thursday night..I bet millions!

    Paula, Welcome and thank you so much for commenting.

    Hi Jean, Nice to see you. You've changed your profile pic.......unless you are not the Jean I think you are.

  12. Beautiful!
    We share our centerpiece of the month with Janelle @ talk of tomatoes. This would be perfect. Come find her link and send it in. (no prizes~ just smiles!)

  13. Nice tablescape, Zoey, and those colors are very "in" again. Must have been a spaghetti week. I was also craving it and thought about stopping off at the store on my way home from work and getting all the ingredients and then coming home and cooking it and...never mind. I stopped at Fazoli's and got a sampler plate to bring home!

  14. I have never seen blue banded pyrex plates before! They are beautiful!!

  15. Great gardening/cooking minds think alike! I've already made the Pasta with Fresh Tomato/Basil sauce twice. Can't get enough of it! Too soon, the season will end and this great dish will be just a fond memory.

  16. Oh do we love our aqua blue Pyrex dishes or what!!
    Love your pics Zoey! I love pics of food... especially pyrex pics with food! YUMMO!


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