Showing posts with label tablescape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tablescape. Show all posts

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Fourth Of July


Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Weekend.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Table Is Set

And, I had a lot of fun! I did not spend a lot of time unpacking boxes but chose to keep it simple with items that I was able to locate easily. I did not even have to go to the store for anything. The red chargers are from the Dollar Store, white plates I have had for many years and the salad plates are Royal Stafford - Christmas Home - from Ebay.
The sterling silver flatware is the "Damask Rose" pattern that I chose at the time of getting married in 1959. It is Heirloom Oneida Sterling Silver 1946.  I only have a couple place settings but it is nice to see it on my table.
This little nativity is Lenox Divine Light Holy Family which I purchased after Christmas last year. There are little battery lights in the bottoms. I like the simplicity as well as the fine detail of the porcelain. And, it fits nicely on my small table as a centerpiece.
The napkins are from years past, the bow ties which I made into napkin rings are from the dollar store. I placed them in thrift store Pier 1 imports small bowls, Poppies.
Now, I am using votive candles for the first time that I bought in England in 1999. I was taken to Prices Candle Company in London. I was told that Prices supplies all the candles for the Royal Family. I had never seen so many candles in one place in life. Beautiful! These candles are scented spice cinnamon. I thought it is about time that I use them!!! So nice.
The red glasses are a thrift store find. Below, do you see the black bauble hanging from the red wine glass? It is a knitting marker that I made years ago and gave as gifts.  I think it ties in nicely with the black on the plates and napkin rings.
The lovely heirloom fine crystal which you can see on the far right are from My Special Man.

I hope you had an enjoyable time joining me in this little creative activity that brought joy to me. It looks like I am ready for my Christmas Day dinner.
Blessings To All.

Mary

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Finished Fall Tablescape

I always enjoy creating these vignettes. This time I was not able to give it the uninterrupted attention as in the past. But, it was still fun except that by the time I was ready to take photos the lighting (evening) was miserable. If you adjust the angle of your monitor it is easier to see some of the detail in the very dark colors. Just a thought. Also, clicking on the image helps.
I find that I like this black and white photo for a change.
This is a quite old Johnson Bros. England  dishware  pattern, Winsor Ware GARDEN BOUQUET. According to a little research, the dinnerware features a luxurious, vibrant design of multi-colored flowers blooming from the center of each piece. And, I found this next fact very interesting. The Windsor Ware is made of “white granite”, an earthenware that looks like China but has greater durability, and was developed by the Johnson Brothers.
I was initially going to use white chrysanthemums from my garden in the centerpiece but two rainstorms altered my plans.
So I went out to the garden and found some Dusty Miller stems. Not quite as good contrast but it works.
Well, that was fun. And, I did not go out and buy anything new for my Fall Tablescape! That's the way it has to be and it works for me.
One of those Irish Coffees from my recent post would go nicely with the color scheme. And, sure would taste good on this chilly evening.

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving Weekend.

Mary

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This,That And More

This morning my mood drew me to the idea of putting together the Fall Tablescape. So, I started to "shop the house" as I often do. Looking into cupboards, china cabinet, sewing room, drawers, garden and even the garage! Here are just a couple photos of where this little creative venture is taking me. I think I will call this "a teaser".
And, another photo. The pine cones have fallen from my trees. The White Chrysanthemums are some of the last flowers from my five foot tall plant. While I was clipping the blossoms it started to rain and it is getting very cold.
Do you ever get side-tracked? It is certainly easy for that to happen to me. Here is a good example. This is the silver flatware drawer.
And, there is more!
I was disgusted and now I am in the process of sorting and organizing the drawer and probably some polishing. I have been wanting to do this for quite a long time. Finished project photo coming soon. Really! And, there is a little history about some of the silver flatware that will be fun to share.

I think we should end on a fashion statement from Miss Lily. Is this a "runway pose" or what?
These are her Jammies (not her Hoodie) and she loves them. It may be my imagination, but she seems more comfortable with less coughing/gagging with them on. I take them off for a short time everyday and give her a good brushing and overall check.
Lily told me that she thinks she is a "Pampered Pooch". What do you think?
Until next time.

Mary

I Think I Got Bumped To The Bottom

I Think I Got Bumped To The Bottom
Did I do Something Wrong?