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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Daffodils That Will Never Fade!


I found these cute daffodil napkin rings, that were made in Italy, at Savers late last summer and have been waiting to use them. Now is the time, before spring turns to summer or I will have to wait another year. Actually I am a little late as there were no daffodils for the centerpiece!


Black and white seemed to be the best background to show off the napkin rings...so I started with a black and white checked tablecloth, and black woven chargers.


The plate stack is a Mesa International charger topped with Waechtersbach black dinner plate and finally a white unmarked salad plate to which I have topped with a black napkin held with the star of the table...the daffodil rings.



I wanted the flatware to be simple, so I, again, used the International stainless. I don't know the pattern...maybe I should spend a little time researching it...yeah, in my spare time!


The glassware is Luminarc, made in France, Rhine wine stem.


Can you believe I couldn't find any daffodils for the centerpiece! I tried the flower shop in town, the local grocery and WalMart...no one had any and there were none in the yard this year. I settled on white daisies which I put in canning jars after trying them in a tall vase.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Another Vintage Tablecloth


I cleaned out the linen armoire a couple weeks ago and found a few tablecloths that I haven't used in blog tablescapes. This happens to be one...a vintage one with yellow, orange and indigo as the main colors. As you can see I have used oranges and blues with a bit of white for this week's tablescape with orange and white napkins held with blue napkin rings.


The plate stack is a blue Vera Bradley dinner plate, white Alfred Meakin luncheon plate and a bright orange Waechtersbach salad plate.



The Dollar Tree blue wine stem seemed to go very nicely with everything.


I used International stainless flatware.


The centerpiece is a simple cobalt ice bucket/vase with orange roses. I tried to get orange tulips, but they didn't have any.


One of the best parts of the table are 2 8" orange BP cabbage leaf bowls. I was so excited to find them on eBay...I didn't know the cabbage pattern came in orange. I haven't even taken the BP stickers off them!



Many have asked what colors I have in the cabbage pattern...green, white, pink, yellow, purple, lavender, blue and now 2 pieces in orange. I also found a site in the UK that has black soup bowls...hmmm.

Thanks for anyone that "voted" on or off to the newly painted hutch. Keeping the top on was the overwhelming winner. I think I will leave it on for a period and when I want a change will take it off and store it in the garage.



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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Help...With Or Without?

Do you think it looks best with or without the top piece? I am pretty sure you ladies will be honest in your opinions!