Friday, December 29, 2017

Teatime on Snow!

We are from Florida and it really does not snow there but we have been in Illinois since Dec. 9 because my 99 year old + mom was ill. Thank God she recovered and is home now.
Anyway, it snowed on Christmas eve just in time for a white Christmas

I was dreaming of doing a tea time table on the snow and how cool the photos would be with the surrounding snow. I thought I would never have another chance if I did not do it now, so I searched for tea things that I could use from my sister's cabinets and this is what I came up with: an old Asian cast iron tea set. And what better centerpiece to use than a bonsai tree for an Asian table?

 Good thing my hubby John was nice enough to play along with me so I had a photographer when I wanted to be in the picture, lol.



 I think this is my favorite shot..



 My sister had 2 dead trees cut just a few days ago and I had the cutters save a table and trunks to make us 4 benches. Before they could cut the last 2, their electric saw got dull so they are coming back to cut me 2 more.

 While we were playing, my brother in law was shoveling. Boy oh boy! Am I glad we do not have to deal with something like this in Florida! Now, I appreciate our home even more.






Thanks for stopping by! The temp is below zero here now and we are freezing, just not used to this kind of weather. I don't even want to go out anywhere. Waaaah!!! I  miss being home!!

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Table at my Sister's in Illinois, Dec. 2017


I have been in Illinois for over a week because my almost 100 year old mom has gotten ill and was in the hospital. We were already advised to get her Hospice care but lo and behold, she recovered and is home now and is back to normal.

I am still here nursing her back to health and I am kinda missing tablescaping. So, I dug out Christmas plates and other stuff from my sister's cabinet. Look what I came up with!

Now, we are ready for our Christmas eve dinner!



Gibson dinnerware. The pattern looks so familiar. I think it is the same pattern as the Christmas set I gave my daughter, Tina, which was also given to me by a friend in Natchez, Bhel. But I have so many Christmas sets so when she asked me for one, I gave this, since I knew exactly where it was in the garage. And besides, I can always borrow them if ever I want to use them cause my daughter lives just next door. I am very happy for her to be the one to store them since I have run out of storage.
I just went around the living room to see what I could use for a centerpiece and picked these items that I grouped together.


I found these pretty bejeweled and beaded napkin rings in the china cabinet drawer.




And now that I got my fix and I am happy, lol.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a joyous and blessed New Year!!!!

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

First Christmas Tablescape, 2017, Pink and Green

It's December and although it is still pretty warm here, it prompted me to start tablescaping for Christmas.
 

 
I used my Spode "Emma's Garland" dinnerware set. They all come in different patterns but all blend together.


I just love this pink and white snowman ice cream parlor so I thought I'd use it.  I found him after Christmas on clearance at TJ Maxx in Monroe, LA many, many years ago.
 
I only have 4 of the plate chargers in this pattern so I alternated them with some other white ones that I have.
 

 




 
Beaded snowflake napkin rings from Pier 1
 Just thought I would show you the entry table which is opposite the dining table.






The tea set is in the same pattern.

 This snowman greets you when you enter the house. I think I have a snow woman too but I could not find her. I am sure she is buried in the garage, lol. Yes, I am not done organizing.
 
Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate all the hosts of parties too.
 
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Beverly's  Anything Goes Pink Saturday
Christine's Dishing It and Digging It
 
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Chloe's Celebrate it Monday
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
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Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Share your Style Thursday
Katherine's Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Post Thanksgiving Luncheon, 2017

Thanksgiving is now behind us and we are now looking forward to Christmas. I hope you all had a nice one and you got to spend it with family.
 
John and I spent it with his side of the family and were stuffed with delicious food. My 3 kids all had a different plan for Thanksgiving Day so they all decided to come over the weekend after to celebrate with us with a luncheon on Sunday. By then, we were all turkeyed out so my son suggested for us not to prepare turkey anymore, instead, he would bring fish and will cook it. He also cooked noodles and my son in law grilled some pork, chicken and shrimp. My other daughter made a veggie casserole. I got to take a break from cooking which was so nice. I just set the table and prepared a tea party for the kids for dessert on the back porch.
 
Below was the kids' table using Better Homes and Garden's Christmas salad plates. They ate on the breakfast table.


And this was the adult's table. The guys did a good job cooking. Everything was so delicious!




 I set the back porch table for the tea party and the grand girls couldn't wait to get started.
The weather was perfect! The grandkids were even able to go swimming eating.

 We had coconut cream pie, raspberry pie, banana bread, cupcakes brought by Tina's friend, Greta and various cookies baked my daughter in law, Becky. For tea, we had Whittard of Chelsea's mango/promeganate and Turkish Apple Teas.



 The boys were playing with neighbors so they invited them over for tea and dessert too. We had plenty to pass around.
 Granddaughter Reese and Rea enjoyed the tea and sweets for sure!
We had a very nice luncheon and visit but sadly, they had to drive back home after, because the girls are going back to school tomorrow.
 
Thank you so much for visiting!
 
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Chloe's Celebrate it Monday
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Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
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Home Matters
 
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Share your Style Thursday
Katherine's Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
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