Wednesday, December 8, 2010

One More Snowman Table

Welcome and thanks for stopping by. Thursday has arrived again and brought the wonderful Tablescape Thursday with our amazing hostess Susan at BNOTP.

I decided to do one more Snowman table using things I already had around here.

I made my own napkin rings with some ribbon and poinsettia's. They didn't turn out too bad, I wish I would have left the ribbons longer.

This is my Gibson Claremont dishes. I think everyone has these in a similar pattern.

I draped a crocheted runner in a off white around my cake pedestal and wooden trees. I have learned that from seeing all of your wonderful blogs.

This little snow lady has been with me for years. I like how one eye peeks out from the hat. It adds to her "cool" persona, don't you think?

OK, I will stop try to be clever and let you look at the rest of the shots. (HE HE)

AH, the attempt at the arial view. What can I say. Any suggestions?

Have a WONDREFUL Thursday and be sure to visit as many of these amazing Tablescapes as you possibly can. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My First Table Top Tuesday, A Christmas Village

Happy Tuesday all! That means it's Table Top Tuesday at Marty's A Stroll Thru Life,make sure you give her a visit if you haven't ever had the privilege. I have been lurking over there for awhile and I am so excited to participate. I hope my sofa table counts!

I have had this village for probably 13 years or so. It was a gift from my hubby. I have enjoyed watching my two younger children and now my granddaughter peek into it and sometimes rearrange. I have broke two pieces in moving and replaced them but now its discontinued so sadly development is over in this little village.

It contains a book store, flower shop , a windmill we added as a nod to my husbands Dutch heritage and a music store. I think I will check trusty old EBay for a replacement for the church.

Here is the flower shop. The little florist is working away inside potting Poinsettia's. Sorry for the poor photography.

The book store is open and ready for story time for the kiddo's. Afterwards everyone can go outside to skate on the pond or watch from the bridge.

The music store is located near the gazebo where the local band plays Christmas songs. I can hear them playing Jingle Bell's right now with all the village's shoppers singing along. Can you hear it?

One more picture with the lights just because the photographer is using her training wheels still(he he he). Thank you Marty for hosting TTT and I will be enjoying all the beautiful vignette's today! Have a WONDERFUL Tuesday and Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Holiday season!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Snowman Table Just For Fun!

Happy Tablescape Thursday to all. We all get to fire up our imagination and link up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I have had these dishes for a few years now, I think I got them at GW. They are so cute, we use them for our everyday holiday dishes. They have no markings. I guess that makes them a mystery.

Up close you will see my new monogrammed napkins. "S" is for snowman. How perfect! They are Irish linen and I got them from EBay.

The chair covers are cute little guys too. I got this snow family years ago from a catalog. They are cute and casual and wash up so well.

Just a quick informal weeknight table to usher in a little holiday cheer. After accidentally deleting my wonderful Thanksgiving tablescape pictures, I decided to stop kicking myself long enough to try again. Blogging has a steep learning curve! He He He!

A little peek through the green water goblets ala Dollar General.

A few shots of my last minute idea to wrap some garland around the plain candles. Works in a pinch, I'd say.

One last shot. See the forks peeking out of the stocking?

I am off to see the handiwork of all the amazing tablescapers. I can wait! Christmas will be alive and well in blogland! Have a great TT and see you back here soon! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate them greatly!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Debbie Mumm Roosters by Onedia

Happy Thursday Everyone! It's our favorite day of the week for all things dish related. Make sure you stop by Susan's Tablescape Thursday, she has been giving us SO much great party planning insight. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be a dinner guest of hers? SIGH....

Again this week I have Roosters, big shock hunh? When I said I loved Roosters I meant it. I bought these salad plates earlier this year on eBay. I have been wanting to put them in a tablescape for awhile. The colors I thought could go very well with a little fall touch. Debbie Mumm is a wonderful artist she does so many unique takes on animals, have you ever seen her Christmas and Snowman work? SO CUTE!

I scored these water goblets in Dollar Store. I don't go in there very much but I was very happy to drag 8 of these little babies out of there for a dollar a piece. I just love the color. I didn't have any everyday glasses in colors. If one should bite the dust, I can just grab another for that price with no worries.

The table runner is a Dollar Store find also. I just love the colors in it. I didn't have anything like it so it was destined to be mine too.

I have several Anchor Hocking Pumpkins and I decided this one would make a good candle holder for today. I plopped a green pillar and some pine cones and berries. I think it turned out just fine.

A closer look. I just love all the greens and reds. The hint of buttery yellow tops it off perfectly.

A simple look but it still gives a fall feel. It is defiantly starting to feel like fall here too. Gotta love those 60mph wind gusts too!

Well looky there, someone forgot to light the votives. She will need a good talking to. My husband was standing in line at Walgreen's and spotted these votives for me. What a good hubby!

I just love how the light comes through the many windows. It is harder to photograph sometimes but I am learning how to work around it. Sorry you had to see the green monster in the background. See what happens when you rush? GRRRR!

I think some squirrels have been on my table, they left their acorns.

Each plate has a different Rooster. In the background of each plate has little footprints. It looks like the have been walking around.

This guy is sporting the plaid look.

I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried. The are all so sweet!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Roosters as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you. Have a great Tablescape Thursday. Thanks to all who stop by and take time to leave a comment. I LOVE hearing from you all almost as much as I love stopping by to see your WONDERFUL tables!!!

Dinner plates, napkin rings and salt and pepper shakers: Gibson's Claremont pattern
flatware:Cali Mirror
table runner and goblets: Dollar Store
votives: Walgreen's
glass pumpkin, candles and filler: Walmart
salad plates: Debbie Mumm for Onieda, Ebay

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Soup and Salad Night Starring Brava Rooster

Welcome dish lovers it is our favorite day of the week. Let's all link up and head over to Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Since I have such a small table, I couldn't fit all the pieces from my Brava Rooster win, so I decided to do a soup and salad night with them and add the wonderful mugs in for some yummy warm cider.

I decided to jump on the bandwagon and grab some weeds from the pasture and try a fallish arrangement. It's a first attempt. I really appreciate all you amazing tablescapers who WOW us every week with amazing centerpieces, its alot of work and takes tons of talent. My hat is off to you all!

See those little hens meandering around the table? They decided to show up and join the party. It was so nice of them to hold the salt and pepper for us.

Is it just me or have you ever set the table and had to remove stuff because it looks crowded, then when you photograph it, realize it is sparse looking? Any suggestions?

I tried to get a little of the afternoon sun in, after all, I only have 7 windows in the dining room! Old farmhouses, every room has had several other purposes over time. The dining room was the original porch. Always interesting to deal with.

More light coming in.

Did you notice, I have a new addition to my dish family. I scored a great set of six Libbey Gold Leaf Goblets on EBay. They are a perfect addition of fall.

I am really enjoying these Roosters. These mugs are so cute. They are very large and can hold alot of yummy goodness. There are Rooster's on both sides. Such great quality!

These bowls hold over 3 cups of soup each with plenty of room for cheese, croutons or what ever you can dream up for a topping. This is just perfect for this hearty soup lovin bunch.

See Mr. Rooster on the salad plate? He is so handsome and different than the one on the mug.

These pewter hens came from eBay too. Can you really have to many hens and roosters?

Another look at the Libbey Gold leaf and the mugs.

Mrs. Hen is ready to provide you with salt if you like.

A view from the other side. I just noticed the "weeds" look different from the back. The colors are so pretty. I am really having fun setting tables. I am learning something new each week. This weeks lesson? Spraying your tablecloth with wrinkle releaser then tossing in the dryer is NO substitution for ironing!
Tonight we are having, warm apple cider or sparkling cider, Pinto bean soup with sausage meatballs and corn muffins. Thanks for stopping by and I cant wait to see this weeks tables. I bet there will be some Spooky ones!

goblets and napkin rings-EBay
tablecloth-Walmart, ages ago
flatware-Cali Mirror, Country Door catalog
Dishes- Mikasa Brava Rooster, prize from Anita's Far Above Rubies.

Have a great Tablescape Thursday! I hear dinner calling my name!