Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Shamrocks and Roses 2016 Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape

It is that time of year again.  Cuisine Kathleen's Annual Saint Patrick's Day Crawl is today.  I wait each year to see what kind of wonderful recipes, decor, and tablescapes will be created in honor of Saint Patrick's Day.  This year I decided not to buy anything new and to use things that I already had.  Really I had the table all set up and ready until I went to Goodwill on the way home last night.  Oh My .....  I found a set of the prettiest green and yellow basket weave plaid or check pattern plates I had ever seen.  With my earned discount coupon I ended up paying $.65 cents each.  Well back to ground zero digging into boxes at my storage unit to find the shamrock bowls I knew I had late in the evening last night.  My Revised tablescape follows.....
Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,
RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO dinner plates sit upon Lenox charger plates and  shamrock shaped salad bowls top the stack.
Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates
A hand embroidered tablecloth in fresh spring colors.
Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,
Lovely lasses dance with the wee lads and leprechauns
Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,
An old friend (my favorite lucky leprechaun) stands in a bed of faux green roses that are nestled into an old basket that has been spray painted with Rust-oleum's Oregano green  paint.
Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,
Leprechaun's are playing all around the table.
Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,
Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,
Richard Ginori Manifattura Di Laveno Plates
Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Saint Patrick's Day table setting, heart shaped plates, leprechauns, Daffodil Flatware, Lenox, RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO Plates,

Now, Just in case you are not tired of Saint Patrick's Day Tablescapes here is a link to my other tablescape celebrating Saint Patrick's Day *Meet Jimmy Joe at Our Saint Patrick's Day Party* .

Here are a couple of pictures of the Doll Party.
Plum Creek Place Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape and Decor

Plum Creek Place Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape and Decor

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sunny Yellow and Blue Tablescape

A few weeks back I was Visiting Susie's Cake Plates and Other Treasures and loving the blue and yellow tablescape that she had posted.  A blue and yellow tablescape can always make my eyes sparkle especially when I had been thinking of a sunny blue and yellow tablescape too.  By coincidence I had placed a very bright tablecloth in a bold yellow and cobalt blue onto the breakfast table the day before reading Susie's post.  I was inspired to get into gear and get this tablescape done.  After digging around in the garage a set of yellowish charger plates were found along with a set of golden yellow handled flatware.  A set of sunflower plates, some cheerful spring like glassware and a few cobalt blue accent pieces were dug out of the back of the cabinets and the boxes stored under the stairs and in the garage.  It took a couple of days to pull together but the result was worth it.

A
bright
and
very
cheerful
tablescape
in
the
early
morning
sunshine.



Yellow flower shape charger plates
by Furio.



























Happy sunflower plates by Farberware
Tablecloth by Poupees Yolande



Pretty floral stemware, maker unknown.

The yellow flatware was bought new at Marc's (our local closeout store).
The cut flowers were bought at the supermarket.
Everything else was thrifted.

Have a wonderful week!
Candy

I will be sharing at:
Susan's Tablescape Thursday



Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Cheery Cherry Valentines Day Tablescape

With my sons coming over for Superbowl Sunday and I was in a dilemma on whether to set a Valentine's Day table or a Mardi Gras table or a football tablescape. I went with the same red, green and beige table with Valentines Day hearts that I had set for breakfast earlier that day.  The plates are called Cherries Jubilee by Noble Excellence and the green plaid table cloth and napkins were made by a company called Got It Covered.  My son Richard took pictures of the table for me while I was preparing the Buffalo dip for the wings that were still in the oven.  I really appreciated having some really good pictures that I could use for a Valentine's Day post.
Plum Creek Place - Valentine's Day Breakfast Tablescape - Pictures are by TRB Imaging
Red water glasses and flatware along with a few cherubs and hearts create a tablescape to use for a Valentine's Day breakfast or casual dinner.
Plum Creek Place - Valentine's Day Breakfast Tablescape - Pictures are by TRB Imaging
Plum Creek Place - Valentine's Day Breakfast Tablescape - Pictures are by TRB Imaging

Plum Creek Place - Valentine's Day Breakfast Tablescape - Pictures are by TRB Imaging

Plum Creek Place - Valentine's Day Breakfast Tablescape - Pictures are by TRB Imaging

Plum Creek Place - Valentine's Day Breakfast Tablescape - Pictures are by TRB Imaging

Plum Creek Place - Valentine's Day Breakfast Tablescape - Pictures are by TRB Imaging
Plum Creek Place - Valentine's Day Breakfast Tablescape - Pictures are by TRB Imaging

Thank you Rick for taking the pictures!!

  HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

I will be sharing at:
Susan's Tablescape Thursday   


PS:  
At the back of the table is a small spring cottage that I am 
working on.  I am in the process of adding birch bark 
siding to the cardboard frame and a porch scavenged from 
an old souvenir of a hacienda from Cuba bought at a garage sale.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Time For Giving Thanks

We have a holiday to give thanks for the things that we have in our lives,  we call this holiday Thanksgiving.  We are thankful for the food that we set before our families on this day,  we give thanks that we have our homes to live in,  but most of all we give thanks for our families.
Johnson Brothers china, The Friendly Village, Park designs, Indian Summer, Rogers silverplate, Remembrance
The table was set with Johnson Brothers The Friendly Village china (part of sixteen place settings bought at the VOA last year).
Johnson Brothers china, The Friendly Village, Park designs, Indian Summer, Rogers silverplate, Remembrance
The flatware is Rogers Remembrance pattern (an Ebay purchase years ago).
Johnson Brothers china, The Friendly Village, Park designs, Indian Summer, Rogers silverplate, Remembrance
The place mats came from Fabby's Blog Anniversary give away last year.
Johnson Brothers china, The Friendly Village, Park designs, Indian Summer, Rogers silverplate, Remembrance
 The runners and napkins are Park Designs Indian Summer pattern bought at Marc's last summer.
Johnson Brothers china, The Friendly Village, Park designs, Indian Summer, Rogers silverplate, Remembrance
Green glassware from Marc's ( two for a dollar) and cabbage leaf gravy boats from HomeGoods years ago.
Johnson Brothers china, The Friendly Village, Park designs, Indian Summer, Rogers silverplate, Remembrance
Candles and napkin rings were thrift store purchases last summer.
Johnson Brothers china, The Friendly Village, Park designs, Indian Summer, Rogers silverplate, Remembrance

Congratulations to my son and his lovely wife at the birth of their first child,  Baby Eugenia was born at 2:47 AM this morning.  Now I am really Thankful!
 

You may like to visit my doll blog ( http://littlejosdollparty.blogspot.com/)  for a fun story about how the dolls helped set the table for Thanksgiving dinner.  You can read about them **HERE**

Little Jo's Doll party in a blog about the adventures of the dolls of our ten (ten as of this morning) grand daughters. Each of the doll is named for a grand daughter.  The dolls all live at Grandma's house helping her in the garden and around the house.


Thrift on ladies, thrift on....

I will be sharing at:

Susan's Tablescape Thursday