A Bright Fall Table…

I used 2 different cameras for these table scape shots and you’ll be able to see the difference.

I bought the tablecloth at Target and set the table around it.

Josh and Laura were going to come over to help eat my latest test recipe for our new Mennonite Girls Can Cook book coming out next May.

A lot goes in to creating a cookbook. I’m glad I have 9 “sisters” to go through this process with.

It would be daunting to do a project like this on your own.

It was fun to put together things I’ve collected here and there to finish off the table setting.

Stemware, dishes, flatware and linens from antique malls, thrift stores, discount stores and on huge markdowns from major department stores rounded out the table.

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at this table with Josh and Laura. Everyone gave my recipe a thumbs up and I’ll be sharing the recipe in our new cookbook.

The day was cold, clear and sunny and it was fun to see how the sun added it’s brightness to the setting.

I’m looking forward to enjoying many more meals with family and friends in November and December. I find enjoying fellowship around food to be so satisfying. It feeds me physically and spiritually.

Yesterday I went shopping for a new pair of jeans and some boots. I forgot about Monday being a holiday and didn’t anticipate the crowds at the stores. Thankfully I had success. I find it difficult to find jeans that fit right and was happy to find some that will work and at a good discount. What did you do on our Monday Remembrance Day /Veteran’s Day holiday?

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling…

This is a simple Spring tablescape I created for St. Patrick’s Day last year. I searched high and low here at the homestead and was shocked to find I do not have any St. Patrick Day decor. I did find some green so it will have to do.

 

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, ’tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

 

 

An appetizer ottoman scape from the Condo last year, too.

An early Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!

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Tablescape Thursday ~ Lemons and Apples…

It’s time again for Susan’s Tablescape Thursday. Make sure and click on the logo below to get to Between Naps on the Porch and  to see all the tables inspired by this, that and the other. Thank you so much Susan for hosting!

This week my table inspiration was a yellow two tiered server decorated with lemons and blue flowers and green leaves.

 

The green apples are off my apple tree. I found a yellow tablecloth the same day I purchased the server for $2.50. The green planter boxes came in a set of 3 with a oblong tin holder for $3.99. I only used two of the planter boxes. I had the apple green napkins from years ago and added the vintage looking hankies that I bought for 50 cents each. The napkin rings were 6 for $2.99.

 

I used my Italian Countryside everyday white dishes and layered them with these garden dishes that I purchased for $6.99 for a set of 8. The goblets were another Goodwill purchase and I paid $1.49 each for them.

 

 

 

 

This table setting was used twice in one day for Brunch and Dinner with actual human beings sitting at it and eating from it. I love it when that happens. Here are two of the pretties that sat at the table.

And here’s our dinner…

 

And just in order to stay “real”, here’s how the table looked after dinner and before dessert! :0)

Happy Thursday everyone. I’ll be coming around soon to see your tables!

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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.

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Tablescape Thursday ~ A Bar Setting…

 

Most of my stuff comes from Thrift stores, Marshalls, TjMaxx, or Target Clearance. I very rarely pay full price for anything. The pink jewel napkin rings are shower curtain hooks.

 

And here’s a variation on the black and white polka dot theme.

 

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is the creator of this weekly event. Thank you Susan! Click on over to see fun, simple, elegant, over the top, classic, fresh, thrifty, designer tables set for your enjoyment!

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Tablescape Thursday ~ Royal Stafford

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Please visit our hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to visit more tables .

This week I’m setting the table with my Royal Stafford Dishes with Country Scenes on them. I bought 8 dinner plates and 8 salad plates from Marshalls. The dinner plates were $3.95 each and the salad plates were $2.95 each.

 

I bought the goblets at Goodwill and they cost me $3.00 for all 4.

 

 

 

I layered the black and white polka dot napkins and used the pearl napkin rings I bought at Target clearance a couple years ago.

 

Thank you for visiting me here and taking the time to comment. I do appreciate all my visitors and new bloggy friends.

Blessings…

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Tablescape Thursday ~ Sparkly Spring

It’s time for more Tablescapes from around the Bloggy World. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is our hostess for this weekly event. This week I’m putting together some Garage sale  and Thrift store finds to create a sparkly table.

 

I got the 7 crystal looking tea light holders for $1.00. The silver candle holders with hanging crystals were $5.00 for both.

 

The Cake plate was purchased at the Thrift store for $5.00 because the base was separated from the Plate. Dear fixed it for me.

 

 

 

The plates are from HomeGoods at $2.00 each. The glasses are from Goodwill.

 

I love these little silver teapot napkin rings. I have 7 of them and I forgot what I paid at Goodwill. The vintage handkerchiefs that I layered with the napkins were $2.00 each.

To see more Tablescapes or to join in visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. As usual my Thursday post is up on Wednesday so don’t click till later or tomorrow. Are you confused yet?  I hope not. Have a wonderful evening and fabulous Thursday (tomorrow)…

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