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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Pink Saturday ~

Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.


One of the blessings of living in Southern California is that roses are still blooming in the winter. I took this photo on one of my walks with Willow in Southern California in January.


This next collage is a tease. I bought some thrift store items this week that I’m going to use for a completely different purpose than they were intended for. I will show you in the future what that purpose was and how I used them. Dear and I are off for an overnight getaway to Pismo Beach, California tomorrow and I hope to find some pink to post for next week and a “show and tell” on what I do with these purchases. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday everyone.

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

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Tablescape Tuesday ~ Bavarian Dishes

It’s time to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Tuesday.

This week I’m sharing a table setting of Bavarian china. This table and setting is in my condo in California. Most of my stash of table goodies are at my home in Washington so this was a fun challenge for me here.


I bought this set of Bavarian Dishes from a local thrift store. The silverplate flatware with B engraved on them was a wonderful find at Goodwill in Bellevue, Washington. The Pearl napkin rings were from Target clearanced. The napkins are from Sur la Table. The Goblets, Vase, and tablecloths came from Goodwill also.


I really like the iridescense in the tea cups and the gold handles.


For more Tablescapes visit Susan here.

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Vintage Thingies Thursday

For my Vintage Entry this week I decided to show you Vintage ellen b! These Songleading photos are from my highschool days in 1966 and 1967. I graduated from Montebello High School in Montebello, California in 1968.


Top Left photo I’m the second one in. Top Right, I’m on the right standing. Bottom Left 2nd one in. Middle right I’m on the right kneeling and bottom right I’m on the far left.


This is a current thrift store find of this lovely looking lady embroidered on this little tablecloth topper.

For more Vintage Thingies visit Confessions of an Apron Queen.

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Vintage Thingies Thursdays ~

Boy these weeks fly by. It’s time for some more vintage at Confessions of an Apron Queen so I’m showing another of my vintage tablecloths passed down from Verna, Dear’s mother. Even her name is vintage…

I decided to include this collage so that you can see all the bunches of fruit on the cloth.


For more vintage from around the blogs visit the Apron Queen.

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