Friday, August 2, 2013

Around Our Table...

I took a few snapshots of some of my favorite things that surround our dinner table.
Like some vintage linens and a beautiful turquoise bowl that are this week's center table display.
This little antique shelving cart holds my stack of white plates.
There always has to be fresh flowers! :)
Cooking is a favorite here! :)
A place to put my feet up, read a favorite magazine with a favorite scented candle.
An old farmhouse cabinet filled with the necessities.
So, now you've been around my about yours. What are your favorite things around your table? Sharing over at My Romantic Home and Savvy Southern Style

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Felt Roses


"True friendship is like a rose.  We can't realize  it's beauty until it fades."

These little beauties are made from an 8" circle of felt, cut to make a long spiral with curves, and simply glued together.  They are such fun. 

Sharing over at Savvy Southern Style

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pastels~ Baby Blue with white

I love speckled blue eggs for spring.....

something so sweet and precious about a tiny little egg...or in this case a handful of tiny little eggs.

I am also in love with soft pastel colors with white....
So this week I am featuring baby blue with white.


And all I used for this photo shoot was some eggs and ironstone, with a little faux grass

Just enough to welcome spring a little more
and make me smile.  :)
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dinnerware Display

Spring is slowly making an appearance in our area, but old man winter is still putting up a fight.

This weekend promises to bring sunshine and warmer temps, so I did some spring sprucing while it was still frigid.

Playing with some vintage napkins, some pastel bunting, ironstone, pottery, and some vintage paper....

Add in some faux eggs, and a cloche with a mini nest of jellybeans...

And my serving rack has it's new Spring look!

This rack has quickly become a new favorite of mine!  It is not only great for displaying pieces but it is very functional too!  It holds a large number of plates, serving pieces, and I have also used it for holding various desserts for dinner parties.  I am not sure of it's original use but it is on wheels and can easily be pushed around.  The best part's OLD!  :)
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

French bottles with a twist of lemon

Did you ever buy the San Pellegrino drinks?
They come in these most beautiful green tinted bottles.

My children enjoy a french lemonade or an orangeade as a special treat

And we ALWAYS keep the bottles (and the caps too, read a couple posts below to see what we did with the caps).

To add a touch of spring and whimsy to our kitchen table, I pulled out an antique candy crate and filled it with these beautiful bottles, some pink straws, and some lemons!

You thinking pink lemondade?
Us too.  :)


Have a sweet day!
I'm joining Jennifer Rizzo on her Springsperation linky party...Hoping to win that Pottery Barn gift card...go on over and check it out HERE!

Friday, March 1, 2013


Picked up a set of these ironstone dishes for $6 at a NEW favorite antique store we visited this past weekend.

I love their shape

and their crackled patina.

My ironstone collection is slowly growing.  I currently have most of my unique platters and bowls hanging on my bedroom wall.

Not sure where I'll use these little lovelies yet.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wee Little Candles

                               Found this lovely idea on Pinterest.....

crafting vintage bottle caps into tiny candles!

I'm thinking late summer evenings dining al fresco out on the deck

Watching the sun set.
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