Saturday, March 30, 2013

Random tablescape vignettes

Just a few random pictures. With all the scurrying around most of the bloggers are so busy or traveling to their parents for Easter. I thought a review of some of my past tablescapes would  be good for some who haven't viewed them and see my new blog page.
This was a snow day for a kids korner
A larger view for adults.

I love doing nautical tables as I live in a resort town on the great St Lawrence River.
Vignette of my farm tablescape.
so pretty in my favorite colors.
The vintage tablecloth was my insperation.

One of the many patriotic tablescape. The little flags light up.

Mother's day in honor of my Mom.
Place setting for Mardi gras
                                                  My Victorian place setting.
My childs jasper ware tea set.
This place setting was from my Noah's ark tablescape.
Can't forget my favorite froggie table. It makes me smile
To my valentine
In honor of my brother Jim whose birthday is on the 17th.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Peep peep peep 2013

It is 5:15 a.m.  and all is quiet.It has been a funny weather here. One day in the fifties the next in the thirties.We had a light snow yesterday. There is about 3 inchs of water in my back yard from melting snow.Is spring really almost here?
I was undecided how to do an Easter tablescape. Should it be atypical adult table or for the children ,so decided to combine the both. Bring out my Mikasa dinnerware , my best silverware, lace table cloth and satiny napkins.The dishes were given to me a year ago but no cups. Make do with mismatched cups. A little bit of whimsy in the Easter egg tree.Little wire baskets with name tags and glitter eggs.
Wire basket with pink flowers and pink  candle sticks .See the bunny tags on baskets each a different pastel color.
For the children just a little candy for later in the shape of carrot. I  am not against the bunny and egg tradition as long as they know the true meaning of Christmas and Easter. When I was a child we would go to Sunday school ,so we were taught early about why we celebrate Easter. It was the high light of our week to attend church. I was a Sunday school teacher when  I was older and sang in the choir.
Printed the tags from my computer.
My best Roger Brothers silverware. See the pink flowers on the plates.
My place mats have square pastels colors and the table cloth is ecru lace with a blue tablecloth underneath.
One end of the table oops the spoon is cockeyed.I can never get it right.
You can see the blue peeking through the lace tablecloth. The napkin ribbon has little easter eggs on it.
I was very happy to have  these pretty china dishes. My mom would have liked them.
Big china Easter egg from my thrift store. The tree has lights on it. The little bunnies wind up and walks.In the grass are glitter eggs.
Too early to plan the menu but will be a traditional meal. God bless you all and make memories with your family and friends.          I will be participating thursday with                                                                               

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I am a little bit Irish

When I was a little girl growing up we didn't decorate for holidays. We didn't have the means or even thought of doing so and no one on my street did either. Christmas tree at Christmas we made paper chains popcorn chains and  hand made   ornaments and`tinsel.We thought it was so pretty we  would sit and just look at our our bautiful tree. Easter we would dye eggs and Mom would hide candy eggs.

I think that is why I like doing these theme tablescapes. I can fantasize about fairies trolls and leprechauns
Today our children don't know the simple pleasure of making their own because we can buy so cheap things from the dollor store which I hate to say that's what did lol
I did make the bow for a napkin ring.

A traditional dinner would probably be corn beef and cabbage or Irish stew.As I will be the one eating I prefer a healthy meal. Oh I think I will break down and make the stew, tossed salad and a yogurt dessert.
No place mat as it takes up too much room.

No beer for me. I snucked doing the table when kitty was sleeping.... haha.  By the way my grandmother's
maiden name was Sharon, so I am a little bit Irish. 

 I am participating in Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
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