Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I really love this time of year.You can set one table and make it last for an entire month! From Memorial Day, to Flag Day to the Fourth of July, you can bascially use the same table. I'm starting today with a basic red tablecloth. I've used this one for so many different things. It's really a great color.I found the table runner at Kohl's last year on clearance. I grabbed my basic white dinners plates, layered them with Scarlett Fiesta salad plates and finished with dessert plates from Independance Ironstone, Pillow Ticking pattern. I've had the Independance for some time, but I'm still looking for dinner plates. I found the blue goblets at my local organic grocery store and have used them for so many different occasions. I love the blue color.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
In 2009, hubby and I won a trip to the Dominican Republic. We had a 10 day stay in Punta Cana, at the Moon Palace Resort. It was wonderful! We loved every minute of it. The ocean was a beautiful blue, white sandy beaches, fragrant flowers, and beautiful moonlit nights. Since tomorrow will be Cinco de Mayo, I thought I'd bring back some memories of our trip.
My computer has been acting up lately and I have not been able to link to Susan's wonderful party. Let's hope that this week will be better after a complete spyware, malware and virus check-up. Thanks for all of your wonderful comments each week. I appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing what you have created! Now get on back to the Party!!!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Happy Spring Everybody!! I hope that you are enjoying your beautiful spring days. I have yet to see one!April in the Rocky Mountains is always very tricky, you never know what will happen next. We've had a mixture of almost nice and almost nasty weather. We really need some moisture soon, or we'll all blow away!
My Easter was pretty quiet. My grandkids other grandparents somhow think they should see our shared sweeties once in awhile, so they spent the day with them. They are really lucky to have two sets of grandparents so close to them.
I decided to set a table that can be used for any spring meal, not just Easter. I found this great cloth at Kohl's on sale of course! I think it will really be versatile for alot of spring or even summer occasions. I also knew that I could mix and match just about all of my Fiesta with it.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A new thrift store opened in our little town recently. I usually don't do thrift stores, I don't have the time or creative juices that many of you showcase every week. But, I decided to give it a try. Of course, I saw this set of dishes right off and snagged them up! I have learned that lesson-see it, buy it or lose it!
According to the back of the dish, this is a Homer Laughlin pattern. It's called "Theme-eggshell", I think. I've looked all over the internet to find anything about this pattern. The closest I came to was on Replacements' website. They show this dish without the floral pattern.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Is there anything more romantic than April in Paris? I've always wanted to find out! Recently I made a trip to Denver. I found a tablescaper's dream! Sur La Table, a darling shop in Cherry Creek mall, found me and I could not resist. These darling dessert plates were in the window and I knew they must come home with me.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
A favorite movie of mine is "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. My favorite part of the movie is when Maureen won't go to her new husband's house without her dowry. She wants her dishes, linens and furniture, the things a young bride needs to begin a new home. I especially love it when John Wayne drags her across the countryside, kicking and screaming with the entire town watching and cheering him on. I like to think that I maybe some of the things I've gathered over the years could be considered a "dowry". Making a home for family and friends that is comfortable and welcoming has always been a goal. Being a part of "Tablescape Thursday" has helped me to find new ways to do just that. Now, if I could cook as well as you all do, I'd be set!
Today I'm setting the table for a traditional Irish dinner. I've layered a festive 4 Leaf Clover cloth over my white tablecloth from last week. (Why mess with what works, right?) I started watching all of your tablescapes about this time last year and learned from Candy at "The Little Round Table" that green, orange and white are the colors in the Irish flag.