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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Quick Hello



Just a quick hello...I am still around, reading and commenting. I just can't seem to get enthused about doing a table lately.

Here is one I did the other day using new orange Bordallo charger plates. I have a table all set in my mind for later in the summer using them, too.









I really appreciate your visit and comments. Until next time...have a wonderful week.

I will be joining Dishing It & Digging It and hope you will join in!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Little Sun And A Little Grey In The Kansas Sky


I was drawn as winner of a nice package from  At Home With Jemma/Thoughts Of Home On Thursday  a few weeks ago. One of the gifts was a tablerunner made by Jemma.  Thank you, again for all the wonderful treasures, Jemma. The colors fit this week's weather perfectly...sunny one day and grey and rainy the next...hence the yellow, gray, white and black tablerunner became the inspiration for this tablescape.



I chose some grey and white ikat type napkins to go with the runner. I used the same International flatware as in the last tablescape.




The dish stack begins with the Pier One wood chargers, yellow Bordallo cabbage, grey Design Ideas dinner plate and finally a yellow frilly BP cabbage salad plate.


The smokey glassware is a thrift store find.


Being lazy and not wanting to go out, I used my Iittala Festivo candlesticks for a centerpiece.




This is what Jemma sent in the gift pack, table runner, napkins, gold foiled eggs, page marker,  a tiny cake cookbook, birthday notes and a cute little green Easter bunny.


Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you will come back next time.

I will be joining some fun parties this week.
Dishing It & Digging It/Rustic & Refined
Talk Of The Town/Beyond The Picket Fence
Thoughts Of Home On Thursday/At Home With Jemma

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Tribal Table


I needed something calming after all the color of the last month with the Easter settings. I found this piece of zebra fabric several months ago to cover a small foot stool. There was more than enough left for a table runner. Right now I just have it folded, not sewn. I am calling this my tribal table!


I pulled out the double sided black and white polka dotted napkins, then started on the dishes and glassware.


The plate stack began with white wood chargers, a large white dinner plate, being used as a charger, a black dinner plate and finally a black and white transferware salad plate.


I chose solid black glassware.


The flatware is International. I still haven't sat down to look up the pattern, one day soon!


I had tried a couple different black napkin rings, then remembered black masks I bought a couple years ago for a NYE tablescape, but never used. We can pretend they are tribal masks.


The alstroemeria and carnations were still looking good from the Easter table, so they served as the centerpiece on this table.







The last picture is the rolls I made for a family dinner with family, that I ended up not being able to go to, due to my back being out of whack for a few days...it seems to be almost back to normal, now.
If you want to make very easy, delicious rolls, here is the recipe.

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

Zebra fabric-Savers
Polka dotted/print napkins-made by a friend, Joen
Black Masks and flowers-WalMart
White wood charger-Pier One
White oversized dinner plate and transferware salad plate-Royal Stafford
Black finner plateWaechtersbach
Flatware-International

I will be joining
Talk Of The Town/Beyond The Picket Fence
Thoughts of Home On Thursday/Decor To Adore
Dishing It & Digging It/Rustic & Refined