Saturday, May 28, 2011

Winner, Winner, Winner!

Thank you all who entered the giveaway...Mr. In The Middle Of Nowhere, better known as Howard, drew the name.

The winner of the white tureen is Ilene of The Rock Whisperer! Congratulations, Ilene, please send me the information I will need to ship the tureen out to you.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Peonies On The Table

It is time for another trip to Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday with our host, Susan. Please make sure you visit the other tablescapers to see what they have done this week.

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Followers don't forget to sign up for my giveaway. You can get to it from this link...GIVEAWAY The winner will be announced Saturday, May 28.

The inspiration for this week's table was the gorgeous peonies from my front yard. With all the rain and wind we have been experiencing the past couple of weeks I had to go out and cut some before they were even sadder looking than what they are.
I have used the tureen that is in the giveaway to hold the peonies.

Can you smell the wonderful scent of the is heavenly.

I used some beautiful ecru crocheted place mats instead of a tablecloth. The toile Waverly napkins were a yard sale find, new still in the original packaging for only a dollar. The flatware is from World Market.

I have added a white charger, two white plates and cranberry soup/pasta/salad bowls. The bowls are from a CSN giveaway that I won from Cuisine Kathleen back in the winter. Sorry it has taken so long to show what I used the gift certificate for. Thank you again, Kathleen. The design is a fleur de lis. I also got 4 matching 12 oz. ramekins.

Charger edging.

The dinner plate is Johnson Brothers Snowhite Regency circa 1968-2003.

The dessert plate has no backstamp so the maker/pattern remain unknown. The pattern is birds with reeds/leaves. They are my favorites, so if anyone knows anything about them I would be interested.

The design on the bowl was really hard to get, so I ended up going out to the porch hoping to cut some of the glare.

The stacked deck!

The taller glassware is Longerberger, the shorter is an unknown maker.

The table is set and waiting for the guests.

Thank you for leaving a comment each time you have visited my blog, it is really appreciated. Hope to see you here again soon.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Thank you to my 200 Followers, yes, I said 200! This giveaway is open to FOLLOWERS in the USA due to the cost of postage/shipping. Just leave a comment telling me you are interested in winning the pictured white tureen (tureen/ underplate or ladle).

The winner will be announced next Saturday, May 28, 2011.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Red, White and Cheery!

It's hard to believe another week has flown by and is, once again, time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch with Susan.

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Seeing the sun has been shining the past few days made me want to set a bright, cheery, simple table.

The placemats have the same colors as the plates and I used a plain red, fringed napkin.

The hexagonal charger plates were bought at TJMaxx. There is no maker or pattern backstamp, but says they are microwave/dishwasher safe, produced in Portugal. The beading around them is similar to the beading on the dinner plate.

The hexagonal dinner plates with tiny beading around the edges I picked up last year at Goodwill. I thought they would look good for spring or early summer. They are Johnson Bros. Ming pattern, circa 1974-1978.

The salad bowl is plain red, no markings, therefore nothing is known about it. Another thrift store purchase.

Blue glassware is a tumbler and a wine stem.

The flatware is Oneida Afterglow circa 1956.

Rim shot.


Entire table.

The centerpiece is a mixture of real and faux flowers.

Candlelit table.

Thank you all who are nice enough to leave a comment letting me know you have enjoyed your visit here. I hope you come back often.

Monday, May 9, 2011

It's Warming Up In Kansas!

We have gone from wet and cold to hot and humid all within a much for spring, let's get right into summer heat!

I am not sure if the table runner was the inspiration or the hot weather! Oranges and golds are not just for fall, at least not in my house.

I found this table runner last year at Goodwill, had stuffed it in a drawer, forgetting about it. While looking for something else I came across it the other day and decided to do a summer table around it. Erin gave me some orange and white tulips for Mother's Day, plus I have tons of peach colored iris blossoming right it was settled, the table this week is mimicking the summer!

The charger plates are Better Homes and Gardens in an orange. The dinner plates are Ralph Lauren Boxwood, the salad plates, Ambiance Collection Tuscan Gold and the bouillon bowls are a new addition, as of today, John Maddock & Sons, in the Manchester pattern, that I found at our local 'antique' store. They were $12 for 8 pieces...I had to look them up, of course, eBay has the same ones, 6 for $74.99 plus $61.25 shipping...I would say that I got a fabulous deal.

The glassware is Indiana Glass Company's Diamondpoint in amber.

Rim shot!

Place setting.

Full table.

Flowers, the iris are from my yard.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog...I really appreciate it and the comments you leave.

I will be joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting each week, Susan.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm In The Pink!

It is that time of week when we dress our table for Tablescape Thursday with Susan of Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you for hosting, Susan. Please make sure you check out all the tables that are on display this week...promise you won't be sorry.

The inspiration for my table this week came by way of a gift from my sister, Judy. She has been waiting for me to do a black, white and pink table...unfortunately, I don't have much in the line of pink, other than linens and stemware. Judy bought me pink, white and black soup bowls. Both of my sisters seem to enjoy supporting my dish addiction by adding to my growing collection.

You can enlarge any photo by clicking onto it. I think if you click onto the enlarged one again it will really magnify the photo!

No mindless prattle, just photos...that's why you are here, right?

this week, just photos.

I just noticed the reflection of the table/chair in the window on the left!

Linens-damask tablecloth, black napkins/thrift store finds
Black charger-Home
Dinner plate-Wedgwood Hedge Rose
Salad plate-Alfred Meakin, I don't know the pattern
Soup bowl-Narumi Pink Scroll
Flatware-Oneida Afterglow circa 1956
Pink water stem-Indiana Glass Recollection, this is a reproduction of the Depression Glass pattern Madrid
Pink wine stem-maker/pattern unknown
Ironstone pitcher the flowers are in-Wm. Adams & Sons Micratex

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will return soon. Thank you to all who are gracious enough to leave a comment.

The giveaway for reaching 200 followers will be something white...