Saturday, August 29, 2015

Easing Into Fall

I am so looking forward to fall, the crisp air, rich colors, low humidity and falling leaves!
The inspiration for this tablescape is a large piece of fabric I found that someone took the time to bind the edges. I fell in love with the rich browns, golds and aqua. It make a perfect fall tablecloth. Even though the fabric if more formal than I usually use, I toned it down with rustic pieces.

I started with World Market woven chargers. The plate stack begins with aqua Sweet Olive Designs dinner plate, a gold salad plate from TJMaxx several years ago, there is no backstamp, and a Paula Deen Tatnall Street dessert plate.

The roll plate is a Bordallo Pinheiro gold cabbage leaf crescent shaped plate.

The glassware is an amber Artland Iris wine stem and a Whitehall iced tea by Colony, also in amber.

The flatware is just inexpensive wood handled from Savers.

The napkins are from Pottery Barn and aqua napkin ring from Savers.

The centerpiece is a tray of pear candles.

 I have also used my gold and yellow Bennington Pottery pitcher.

Our life is about to husband begins chemo Monday. If you are inclined to pray, we would appreciate any and all prayers. Thank you, ever so much.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Ants, Ants, And More Ants!

I wasn't laughing the beginning of summer when it came to ants...we had a horrible infestation of those little critters. I thought we would never get rid of them. I am hoping they will have found a new home before fall when they start looking for more foods.

Actually my inspiration came from some fabric and a valance I found at Savers back early spring. I asked my friend Joen to make double sided napkins for me. There wasn't enough material to make a tablerunner so I have used a red/white polka dotted one over a white table cloth.
The centerpiece is made up of candles/candle holders, large and small ant tea light holders, a ladybug and a pitcher full of black and white straws instead of flowers, so I don't have to spend hours chasing a certain fat cat off the table.

The plate stack begins with a black woven place mat, the white scalloped wood charger from Pier One followed by a bright red BH&G dinner plate, a red/white Royal Stafford salad plate and finally a black Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf berry dish that my sister, Judy found on Etsy that came directly from Portugal. I also got 3 red berry bowls, but I think they are a different red than the ones available in the I probably won't ever be able to acquire a 4th one!

The glassware is the ever popular bee glassware from TJMaxx about 6-7 years ago.

The flatware is cherry red handled Oxford Hall Fashion Wear. I love this flatware and have it in all the colors that were made.

We have been on pins and needles the past few weeks waiting for a diagnosis for my husband, Howard. We found out today that he has Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma with Burkitt-like features. He will begin aggressive chemo starting on August 31, so if I disappear you will know why.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Plaid and Cabbage!

I recently found this bright green plaid tablecloth...what I didn't count on was it being a very lightweight wool. I sprayed it with water to get wrinkles out...instead it puckered up!

Black napkins with yellow woven napkin rings seemed to go best with the table.

When I first saw the colors I knew I would be using the bright yellow Secla cabbage dishes that I practically stole from Savers a couple years ago!

Starting with black woven chargers I added a white Royal Stafford dinner plate. To this I added a green depression type salad plate topped with the Secla cabbage individual covered soup bowls.

The yellow handled flatware is vintage Oxford Hall, pattern is Perfectionware.

I used black stemware...think it is Libby, but don't know for sure.

The centerpiece is a large cabbage tureen holding the gazpacho; green wood candle holders with chunky white candles and the dessert which is a zucchini blueberry cake with lemon buttercream icing.

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