Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas 2016

Thank you for taking time from your day to visit...hope you will come back next time.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa!

Tablecloth-TJMaxx this year
White wood chargers-Pier One Imports
Red dinner plate-Waechtersbach
Christmas tree salad plate-Better Homes & Gardens
Red Ice Tea-Goodwill
Flatware-Oxford Hall Fashion Wear
Tartan napkin holders-Savers
Reindeer candle holders-Savers
Christmas trees-Amazon

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Nut Gathering!

This is the time of year the squirrels are busy running back and forth with nuts in their mouths. I love sitting at the computer watching them scamper back and forth looking for a place to hide their bounty.
I first saw these squirrel plates in an ad on FB, so the next time I was near a Pier One Imports store I ran in and picked up half a dozen. They didn't have the dinner plates that matched...was told to order them online! The sales people in the store, I most frequent, are the rudest ladies of any store I shop at.

The tablecloth is one I have had for ages, it came from a thrift store years ago...I think it is actually a shawl. The rich autumn colors went well with the colors in the salad plates. I couldn't find the napkins I really wanted to use, so grabbed these as they had some of the same colors as the cloth. They are held with grapevine napkin rings.

I started the plate stack with woven chargers, a white dinner plate and lastly the salad plate. I wanted the salad plate to be seen immediately.

The glassware is an amber iced tea. The flatware is the trusty, simple stainless.

I had to have a squirrel as the centerpiece so I put her up on a pedestal flanked by clear candle holders with acorns/candles.

My daughter collects squirrel things, so I am always on the lookout for for them!

Thanks for visiting today, hope you will return next time.

Tablecloth-thrift store
Napkins-Pottery Barn
Napkin rings/Pier One Imports
Woven chargers-thrift store and WalMart
Dinner plate-Royal Staffordshire
Squirrel salad plate-Pier One Imports
Glassware-Indiana Whitehall
Clear candle  holder/vases-thrift store
Acorns/My sister in Vermont

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pumpkin Dishes Are The Best!

I said I was going to do one more summer table, but I have changed my mind. It may still be hot here on the prairie, but I just can't force myself to get summer things out, again! I just want it to cool down enough to open windows and doors, once again.

This table was inspired by a couple things, the tablecloth with all the great fall colors and the pumpkin salad plates.

Each place setting started with a woven charger, an orange dinner plate, a pumpkin salad plate, and a small pumpkin soup bowl.

The centerpiece consists of large copper candleholders and a pitcher of fall flowers.

The salad plates are this year's Better Homes & Gardens limited edition fall plates. I have only 4 of last years, which are very, very similar.

The napkin is held with a hammered copper napkin ring.

Thanks for visiting today, hope you will come back next time.

Woven chargers-Goodwill
Orange dinner plate-Dollar Tree
Pumpkin salad plate-WalMart
Pumpkin bowl-Dollar General
Stainless flatware-Amazon
Green stemware-Savers
Copper napkin rings-Pier One Imports
Copper candlesticks-Savers
Pottery Pitcher-Gift