Showing posts with label Tablescaping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tablescaping. Show all posts

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Have a Seat and Some Cake

I have been away from the blogging world since March. Wasn't planned, nothing catastrophic, it just happened. Life just kept getting in the way, and every time I thought of blogging, it seemed like work instead of fun. So, I guess I just took a long break! Now that I am on summer vacation, I hope to get back to this again. I have missed reading all your blogs and seeing all the incredibly creative and pretty things you all do.

I made a lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. And you know what? I like it best when it's frozen.

I put a big Martha Todd daylily on the top. It is a bright, lemon yellow. Daylilies are starting to bloom here, but mine had an early drought this spring, and by the time I realized it, and watered them, it was almost too late. They started going downhill before they even set scapes. 

These two daylilies are called Beautiful Edgings. A paler yellow with a little pink around it's ruffly edges. 

This beauty is called Coral Cay. It is more of a coral color, but I couldn't get the light right for it. 

It is good to be back blogging. Have some more cake!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dictionary Votives

With a dictionary from the thrift store, Walmart votives, and a little watered down Elmer's glue, these little votives came to life. 

I tired to find pictures for each votive, a lilac, a deer, mushrooms, etc. You can see how they look lit and not lit. The one in the front didn't want to flame very much.

When lit, you get a nice yellowed glow.

The wooden box they are sitting in is something I picked up at a garage sale. It looks like a little drawer, but both ends are finished and no hardware. 

It's so nice to have spring here early and have daffodils to give away.  I gave my daughter and Mom each a big bunch, and there is still lots in the yard. It's the only bulbs the chipmunks won't eat!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Brown Mill Stream and Crochet

This table started with 2 cups and saucers from my Aunt Lizzie. She can't remember where or why she bought just two, but I love this pattern.

It is Johnson Brothers Mill Stream, often mistaken for Friendly Village. It seems to be hard to find, but I have picked up a couple of pieces here and there.

While setting this table, I had to quick run and look up EXACTLY where the cup and saucers go. I needed Carson!

Are you watching Downton Abbey? I LOVE it! Carson, the butler,  has been seen at the table with ruler,  measuring to make sure the placesettings are properly spaced.

SO, teacups go to the right of the dinner plate, tops aligned, 1 inch from the silver, and cup handles at 4 o'clock.

Shall I pour, Madame?

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day 
reminds us
to be kind.
It is a day to reflect
on people who you love
and who love you. 
Love with 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cheery Breakfast

What better to greet you in the morning but a cheery rooster.....

and a hen, and a cow.

Coffee? Juice?

I guess we're having tulips for breakfast, since I was so busy setting the table. ....

Red plates- JC Penney Outlet

Coffee pot -Pfaltzgraff Heritage White

Mugs- no mark, garage sale

Red platter- Home Goods

Juice glasses- thrift store

Napkins- Target 

Flatware-Oneida Wordsworth

Hen butter dish- Sears

Rooster- Antique store

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sprinkled with Hearts and Bits of Ribbon

Here is my some of my red transferware, Memory Lane by Royal Ironstone and white ironstone. 

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