Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bee's A Buzzin'.....

It's been hot here in the Rocky Mountains lately. I've been feeling lazy, not wanting to get out in the sun. My garden is blooming and the bees are buzzing. We have a great little shop here in my town that sells honey-nothing but honey they gather from their bees and bee-related items. I love to stop in and see what's new and buy a bottle of fresh honey. I saw these plates a few months ago in a catalog that I get regularly. I knew that I had a cute table setting to share with all of you at "Between Naps on the Porch".

I really like the beehive in the center of these dessert or salad plates. I almost hate to put anything on them and cover up the hive!

I found vintage yellow Fiesta at a nother local shop and layered them under the blue.

A white charger from Wal-Mart with a "Summer Rose" pattern breaks up the blue of the placemat from Dollar Tree. I've found some great things at that store and my wallet is happy too.

I purchased the spatter ware from Country Living magazine many years ago. This is the largest of the canister set. I also have a water pitcher that matches. The sunflowers are always cheery and really say "last days of summer are here."

I found the votives at Yankee Candle a few months ago. Can you see the bees?

Susan-as usual, you are a wonderful hostess. I love coming to your porch every Thursday for Tablescape Thursday. Click on the button to get back to the party!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What Rhymes With Orange?

Last Saturday I visited an antique store that I had never been in before. I've driven past a few times and thought that I really should stop, but never did. So I started wandering around and the sales lady said, "Go upstairs, there is alot more up there." As I wandered around looking at all of the things that I would really love, but can't afford, my eye caught a glimpse of orange. Not just any orange, but this great color.

Sitting in a basket with other linens were these fabulous napkins. I hurried to see if Candy from "The Little Round Table" was nearby. I love looking at her wonderful collection of vintage tablecloths. They said "Vera" in the corner. I knew they needed to be mine. I looked at the tag-$4.00!!! They were mine.

I came home and went to work. I had to use a white table cloth, only because I don't have an orange one. Piece by piece I layered my Shamrock, Cobalt, Periwinkle and Tangerine Fiesta.

I gathered everything orange that I could find-candles and Gerbera Daisies from the deck. Out came the Cobalt pitcher and salt and pepper.

I think I even got a picture in the "Blue Hour"!

Thanks again Susan! I love coming to Between Naps on the Porch every Thursday. Just go back to the button on the side of the page to get back to some pretty terrific ideas!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's Official-I now own a Rooster...

Ok-I give. You have convinced me that I need a rooster in my house. After seeing so many wonderful table settings with all of your pets, I caved in and got not one-but two. I just couldn't leave the tall skinny guy all alone in the store. Now roosters are not my favorite animal. We have several neighbors that have chickens here and those roosters love to let us all know that they are in charge-especially at 5:00 am. (Sorry about this picture-don't break your neck trying to see.)

I've set my table with my favorite red tablecloth. I use this thing alot! I found the checked table runner at the Quilted Bear in SLC while visiting my mother. My American Bistro plates look great with this. I really love the checked border in red and black.

Here's the man that made me give in. I knew when I saw him that he would fit in perfectly with this country breakfast setting. There is the best little store for these kind of things in my town. It's called "Elk Ridge Gifts and Framing". Marsha always has the cutest things and knows just what I like.

The napkins aren't really napkins, but oversized washcloths. I really liked the texture and pattern. Being on sale for $1.00 helped too. I'm using glassware that I recieved when I got married. I'm down to 6 of these glasses from a set of 24. I really can't believe they've lasted this long.

My centerpiece is from the "Style Sisters". Some ribbon, rafia and fresh eggs finish my table. Now we're ready for pancakes, country ham and eggs-or maybe bisquits and gravy!

Thanks so much again Susan from BNOTP for hosting this much looked forward day(at least at my house!) Click the Tablescape Thursday button on the right to go back and see some wonderful ideas for entertaining or just making things nice for yourself. Thank you for all of your wonderful comments each week-I appreciate them all!