Tuesday, June 12, 2018

GazeboSummer Luncheon

This teal china cabinet in my booth space
was the inspiration for combining blue and white
with milkglass & coral lusterware
to set a summery table.
When I located these beautiful gazebo/pagoda inspired napkins
I knew they would go wonderfully with my
vintage combination of dishes
for a summery luncheon.

I had such fun putting this table together at the store!
I used blue and white ironstone plates
layered with white pom pom napkins
coral lusterware salad plates
the wonderful paper napkins & placecards
and a vintage set of blue stemware.
As the centerpiece I used a
blue and white soup tureen in lieu of flowers.
What I love about this table is the ability
to mix and match with your
level of effort & what you have on hand.
 The place cards also make great buffet markers,
book marks and scripture cards.
If you wanted to just use paper you could easily substitute
the large square dinner plates shown in the display above.
If you wanted to use all linen and glassware
you could eliminate the paper items.
No budget or time for flowers -just use a similar piece to your
plates in the center.
Thanks for visiting!
I hope you make some time to gather friends or family
for a summer luncheon this season!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mothers Day Milkglass

Welcome!  I'm so happy you stopped by to visit.
Today I'm sharing with you my
Mothers Day table.
 For this table I pulled out some of my milkglass
collection to be a neutral counterpart
to the bright colors of fruit, flowers and tobacco flower.
 I had some beautiful roses leftover
from Derby entertaining and repurposed them
in milkglass tumblers.
I tucked napkins into the
milkglass wine goblets.
Last fall I shared a tablescape with
 I thought these straw plates mats and
cherry yellow flatware say hello spring!
 I filled the milkglass compote
with lemons, strawberries and limes. 
 It's often hard to believe
the plates are paper as
they are of such fine quality.

My required overhead shot, which
tends to always point out how
uneven my settings are! 
Our new home is painted bright green
and I am really enjoying the contrast
to the table!
I hope you enjoyed today's tablesetting
& a blessed Mother's Day!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Falling into Autumn with Sunday Supper

Thanks for stopping by
this was a quick table I set
to get the feeling of fall without
going full pumpkin theme, 
which I am told by my 
daughter cannot happen until 
after Labor Day.
 Mixing new with vintage
and paper
with "real" tabletop is my favorite table setting.
I started with these vintage gold
sun pattern glasses.
 I used burlap plate chargers with 
ivory cablenight plates they say 
warm and cozy to me.
 My Horchow Bee flatware is a favorite, but
since this was a casual quick table
I only used the dinner fork and knife.

The flowers were such a warm mix
of orange crush and free spirit roses and 
sundance flowers, safari sunset & mahogany berries.

My final layer was these large
dinner plates and napkins by
Caspari -note no pumpkins! 
The garland of leaves 
and berries detail 
is gorgeous.
Overall I think it says
Welcome Fall!
I had to share this last blooper photo
with the boss in the background supervising.
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fall Brights with Tobacco Leaf

Welcome to August!
The weather broke last weekend and I was 
able to go out on the porch and setup
this early peak into fall table.
I used the pattern mix of IKAT napkins 
from Pottery Barn a few years ago, 
with bamboo flatware
& the tobacco leaf inspired
dinner plates and napkins.

My centerpiece was a mix of pink wonderfulness
including hyrandgeas, roses, china berries and bunny tail grass.
 Pulling some of the blue from the pattern
I used my set of vintage Indiana glasses in
what I believe is the Colony Park Pattern.
 Each place setting had a Villeroy and Boch 
fruit napkin ring given to me years ago
from my sweet Aunt Mimi.
 When I found this Mottahedeh tobacco leaf pattern
I knew I wanted it for fall.
Here in Kentucky, nothing signals early signs
of fall than the tobacco plants 
turning from their bright green to gold.
Best thing about this table is
both napkin and plate are paper
so easy clean up!
If you are interested in purchasing
the real china Mottahedeh pattern
you can find out 
more information about
the Mottahedeh pattern 
Magnificently embellished with 27 colors and hand-painted 22-karat gold, 
Tobacco Leaf was the 18th century’s most coveted pattern 
and still looks bold and brilliant today. 
A tiny phoenix perches atop the salad plate’s bouquet of 
lush leaves and flowers of the Nicotiana plant, 
while delicate scallops and blooms festoon the rim. 
Each piece is beautifully handcrafted of white porcelain 
and hand glazed by the 
artisans of Mottahedeh, a company dedicated to 
reproducing treasured antique patterns since the 1950s.
At $145 per salad plate,
It is definitely an investment pattern.
Follow me on Instagram 
to see the display at the booth also
filled with this tobacco leaf plates, napkins 
and more goodies for sale!
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Monday, February 15, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Victorian Clipart Project

Hope everyone had a nice
Valentine's Day!
Now onto the March holidays
and hopefully some
warmer weather.
 This weekend I had a chance to 
site for some Victorian
St. Patrick's Day 
 If you have never visited her site
you should plan to stop by
she has such an archive of 
images and graphics.
 I really don't do much for
St. Patrick's Day in the way of decorating.

 This weekend I was thinking
about what I would setup
and decided just
a tray and a few
decorations on the bar.
 I think these adoreable Irish
will make a nice addition
to my picture wreath.
I will share the finished project
with you so, but wanted
to share the images today
in case you had a few projects in mind.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentines February Tray

Last month I shared my
which was a lot of fun and
sat out at my bar area for most of the month.
Today I'm sharing my 
February Tray, 
which is just in the nick of time
before Valentine's Day
this weekend!
 I recently saw this croco embossed
black tray on sale at One Kings Lane
and thought it would be perfect 
for my tray nights.
 I started with square black border plates
and added red heart love napkins
along with these adorable black
lab heart cocktail napkins.

 Two little heart candles are up in the corner.
and red and white striped flatware
matches great with the cocktail napkins.
Tonight I'm watching Suffragette
while the hubby is out enjoying his 
boys night.
I love all of the actors so I hope it's good!
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Valentine's Day China Cabinet Displays 2016

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.
Last week I shared with you
some Valentine's Day 
Today I'm sharing
this year's decorated
China Cabinet at home
and at the booth.
 This year at home I used blue and white
in combination with reds and pinks.

 Pink plastic heart plates from Target
were light weight enough to display between
the back row of dinner plates
and the stack of saucers and bowls.
 I used more of the Cavallini postcards from my
February table inside the cabinet.
I like that they are paper therefore they are lightweight
but they are card stock so they are able to stand up on their own.

Next we visit my black and red china cabinet
at the booth over at 
The Red Scooter Antique Mall.
It was perfect for Valentine's day
especially since this display has 
gone to dogs, with black lab
tea towels and cocktail napkins.

I couldn't resist the Bee Mine towels
since I love, love, love bees!

I think the modern stripe and heart napkins
mix well with the milk glass
vintage collectibles.
 A few chalkboard bud vases and some burlap
gift bags join the display.
Finally, I added the Bless your Heart sign
on the door
and some chalk board
dessert plates and napkins below.
I hope you and yours have
a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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