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....

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Susan's Tablescape Thursday

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blue on Blue Seascape Table Setting

Beautiful blues are have been on my mind for a long time.  I have been longing to walk along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico and gather seashells and driftwood as I wander along.  Just holding my husbands hand while we walk and chatter as we go.  No schedules to follow,  nowhere to rush off to.  Just us,  talking and laughing as we go along our way.  The lovely aqua water of the Gulf changes it's hue as the sun travels across the sky on it's journey to yet another beautiful sunset.  We'll take a blanket and settle down on the sand as dusk is approaching.  Watching as the sun sinks lower on the horizon while shades of blue deepen at the waters edge and the suns ambient glow illuminates the surrounding clouds with red and golden orange streaks that are punctuated with the graceful silhouettes of a pair seagulls flying towards the sunset.    Someday I will walk those beaches again,  but not today.  Instead I can enjoy the beautiful changing colors of the water captured in a blue on blue seascape table setting.
Last year I fell in love with a tablescape that Alycia at Table Twenty-one post called (which you can see here )-> Ocean Blue - Starfish & Seashells  the tablescape was set outside where the beautiful natural light could play off of the Akcam starfish plates with all of the colors of the ocean.  As luck would have it I found the same plates at the HomeGoods Store earlier this summer.  Later I found some aqua dyed seashells in the clearance isle at the same HG Store. The table was set when the sun came up the other day and provided the changing colors of blue that I wanted to replicate.









I love the way the early morning sunshine gleams off of the glass plates and the way the shadows reflect the sun rays from above.









Tiny blue fish appear to be swimming in  crystal clear water in the wine glasses.












The tortoise shell like finish on the flatware glows in the morning light too.







Champagne napkins from Park design are sheathed by aqua organza that was an Ebay purchase several years ago.  Layered colors of blue, aqua, and white in the candles reflect the ever changing colors of the water on the Gulf Coast.  Faux sea glass table scatter has been colored aqua to help complete a beach like scene. 



The centerpiece is a seashell mermaid that resides in an old lantern,  
she is standing on a layer of sifted beach sand
Do you see my little helpers standing at the back of the living room chair watching as I am
Taking pictures today?


Two of the little ladies are named already.  The little dark ash blond on the left is Cindy and the pretty blond on the far right is Becky. Becky and Cindy were adopted from an Ebay vendor a couple of weeks ago.  The two dollies in the center were found living on their own at local thrift stores.  I brought them home and bathed them and dressed them in whatever I could find.  They were so happy to have a home and to be taken care of.  The only requirement they have is that I create pretty doll clothes for them to wear and to share them on Wednesdays like JoAnn at Scene Through My Eyes does on her Wednesday Wee Ones  posts and like Diane at Lavender Dreams does on her Wednesday posts.  I suspect that the dolls will be hanging out with my kitties watching me while I am sewing new outfits for them,  and maybe they will be watching while I am creating new tablescapes for the fall too!

Just a few more pictures of this tablescape morphing while I start to dis-assemble it.
After I removed the centerpiece,  picked up all of the table scatter,  placed the fish wine glasses into the sink to wash, and put the flatware back into it's storage container I pulled out my old Fiesta peacock flatware and the pretty aqua champagne glasses that we had used at Easter and played tablescaper for a bit longer.

 The fish netting over the grass cloth wallpaper with the bamboo table runner stands out nicely with all of the "other" stuff removed.  Just a few of the aqua dyed shells and the candles remain.  Much simpler!

The Players

Aqua diamond sparkle chargers bought off of Ebay.

Blue shell plates

Starfish plates

Starfish plates from HomeGoods.

Thrift store wine glasses,

Napkin rings from Marc's. Just $1.39 for a set of four.
I bought two sets.


And now for the winner of my Second Blogaversary Celebration Fall Linens give-away drawing.  Dear hubby had to do the honors of drawing the winner this year.  Low tech....  the names of all of the sweet people that visited and left a comment at my blog over the past two posts (one per follower) were written down on a square of note paper and placed in a hat 
 (that would be the straw hat that hubby wears at the beach when we are in Florida).  Dear hubby closed his eyes and pulled out.........(Drum roll please)...... Susie Holler's name!
Congratulations Susie!  I will need your address to send you your new Park Designs Indian Summer tablecloth and napkins.  Thank you to everyone who participated this year. 

Remember to thrift on ladies,  thrift on!


I will be sharing at:

Susan's Tablescape Thursday