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Friday, February 21, 2014

Table for one...

I'm officially smitten with vintage linens.
I'll admit it here to the world.
I appreciate the hand-work, 
the creativity, 
and the time it takes to make these special pieces of art.


Today I'm featuring a piece I picked up this past week from my favorite antique mall.



It was in great shape, only one small spot.
I've used OxiClean for blemishes and recently heard hydrogen peroxide works very well too.
Have you tried something different?


It's a square piece, cross-stitched with gorgeous colors.
I love the design, the pattern, the border.


Today's table is set for one...a quiet breakfast.
After a few very busy days, sometimes it's nice to just take a breath and relax.




The delicately etched dishes were found separately but matched perfectly...


...and the cups were found at a favorite shop in the Texas hill country.
Treasure hunting is great therapy, isn't it?


Setting a pretty table for yourself, a simple pleasure.

I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday.
Be sure to drop by for loads of inspiration!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day 2014


Happy Valentine's Day! 


Last week we talked about our favorite parts of tablescaping: 
 the dishes, various centerpieces, and the wide array of accessories.
We all love "playing" with our dishes and being creative with our treasures.
One of my other favorite parts about tablescaping is visiting everyone and seeing their tables.
I am constantly amazed and inspired!


This week's table began with vintage valentines and Bavarian dishes.
These valentines are from my grandmother and are dated from the early 1900's.


I'm smitten with them...


...and their messages.


And this little one...pre Cricut and Silhouette.
so sweet


The dishes were found at a  local antique shop...they are precious and so dainty.





The crystal is Lenox, a wedding gift.





The hyacinths, just blooming, are the simple centerpiece...


... the fragrance is just lovely and fills our home with the promise of Spring.












Thanks for visiting...


I wish for you and yours a "lovely" day!

I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday.
Be sure to drop by for loads of inspiration.

If you'd like to see my blue vintage valentine table, click here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tablescaping...

What's your favorite part about tablescapes?
Is it the dishes,
flatware,
stemware,
centerpieces?


My answer would be, it depends.
However, I do know that collecting has been a great part of the whole
tablescaping adventure.
As we all know, inspiration can be found just about anywhere!


Enjoy this week's table!








I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday
Drop by and visit, there is loads of inspiration!

In Case You're Interested:
peacock chargers - Z Gallerie
gold chargers - Hobby Lobby
cobalt dishes - thrifted
napkins - April Cornell - Marshalls
napkin rings - Marshalls
flatware - Ebay
stemware - Garden Ridge Pottery

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