Tablescape Thursday ~ Pink Quilt

Tablescape Thursday is upon us. Please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see lots of tables set for your pleasure.


This table is from my condo in Southern California. I used a Shabby Chic quilt for the tablecloth originally from Target that I purchased at Goodwill.


Everything on this table again is from Goodwill except for the wired cloche and the flowered napkins.



I’m so glad I had this post in my archives because it has been waaayyyy to Hot Hot Hot here in the great Northwest to get creative with a tablescape or exert the energy to set the table. I just looked at my outdoor thermometer and it registers at 100! It’s official now Western Washington has set history at having the hottest temps ever on record. The latest weather for my area is 103.6! Hope you are cooler where you are.

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

A Cloche Party!

Welcome to A Cloche Party hosted by Marty at A Stroll Through Life. If you’ve wondered what in the world a Cloche is or what people do with them today is your day! Click on over to A Stroll Through Life and see a day in the life of a Cloche or other enclosures…

This is my wired bird cage cloche that I picked up at Michaels along with the feathered birdie and nesting material. I don’t have a more traditional glass cloche…

I’m only a bird in a gilded cage
It’s the place that I call home
The window’s large with the nicest view
The bars are pink and all the locks are blue…

My 99 cent ginger jar with pink glass flowers in it. The stems of pink and white are from K-Mart- Martha Stewart Christmas decorating stems that I bought at the after Christmas clearance. I’m thinking I should add something in the bottom to cover up the stems… But never mind, I’ll just put my shells in it instead. I could have put sand in the bottom first but I didn’t have any sand so it’s just the shells. I picked up all these shells myself at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, California.



Cheese and fruit in a cheese dome. I could have put a cute birdie knick knack or something like that in it but all my little cute stuff is in Washington and I’m in California right now.

I gave the dome a little height by putting it on a Glass cake plate.

What’s nice about this piece is that the glass dome fits over the glass bottom  not into it unlike this dome below.


I had to put the dome upside down and fill it with the limes and lemons and then put the bottom on upside down so the fruit didn’t get in the way of closing…

Now say “Bye Bye, Birdie” to all our nice guests who have visited us today!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

My Last Pink Saturday…

I am so sad to say that this will have to be my last Pink Saturday. Saturday is a very hard day for me to find time to blog. Dear and I leave the house before dawn to have our weekly walk at the beach and we never know what adventure we’ll decide on after our walk. I always feel so guilty about not getting around to all the lovely pink that day and it just makes better sense for me to forfeit this pleasure. I want to thank Beverly, who I think is a fantastic hostess, for putting this together and for being so gracious. I’ll miss my Pink friends but I’ll probably see some of you at other memes Monday thru Friday. Blessings on all of you.

So here is my Pink for my farewell to Pink Saturday Post!

I’m so excited! I think I can now be inducted into the bloggy hall of fame because I have a glass dome that I put stuff under!! I’m going to go ahead and call it a Cloche. We  just purchased it at an antique shop in Arroyo Grande on January 18th. I’ve been on the hunt for a cloche and I still might end up buying a taller, narrower one…once I hear from the “Official Bloggy We’ll Induct You Into Our Hall of Fame Committee”. The glass cake plate it’s sitting on was from Target originally but I bought it at Goodwill.


Now look at all this sweet pinkness that my bloggy friend Cori G! gifted to me when we met face to face this last Tuesday. I was blown away by all these goodies. She made all those cards, bookmarks and tags herself. She’s a great designer! The four pretty Homer Laughlin plates are from a set of 8 she has. How generous of her to split the set for me. She participates in Pink Saturday from her Gingerbread Crumbs & Co.Blog.

This last one is for Beverly. I wish I could deliver a bouquet of these sweet pink flowers to your door for being such a kind hostess.

To see more Pink visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage unless I pay them a lot of money. I’m slowly cleaning up many posts from this time period and deleting their ugly grey and black boxes with a ransom request. Such a time consuming bother.