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.
 
I am linking with
 
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
Show and Share
Home Matters
 
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Share your Style Thursday
Katherine's Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 

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!
 
Thanks also to the hostesses of these memes.
 
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
Show and Share
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
Foodie Fri and Everything Else
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Table, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope you all enjoy spending time with family and friends, while giving thanks for all the blessings bestowed upon all. I am happy to join Katherine's Give Thanks Tablescape Blog Tour. Hop on over there at https://katherinescorner.com/2017/11/22/give-thanks-tablescape-blog-tour to visit the other participants.
For this year, I thought I'd use the turkey salad plates that I bought a few years ago from Pottery Barn, along with Johnson Bros. "Thanksgiving" transferware dinner plates, which are part of their Historic America series. I bought them from an estate sale in Brookhaven, MS when we still lived in Natchez.

You can see my other Historic America series in "Massachusettes" pattern, that I used for my second Fall tablescape last month here.

 The plate chargers are actually melamine. I usually prefer using ceramic, wood or glass chargers, which I do have a lot of, but I could not resist buying these from Zulily because they were so inexpensive and they actually look elegant. I think they were only around $5.99 for a set of 4 and I bought 2 sets.

 I love my wooden pilgrims.

Turkey S & P shakers. You will also see the wooden pumpkin napkin rings here from Williams Sonoma on clearance years ago.



 Spode Woodland flatware set
 Spode Woodland salt and pepper shakers.


 I bought the tablecloth from Rhoades, Greece many years ago while traveling with my daughter Tina and SIL Scott and granddaughter AJ. Tina was 5 months pregnant with her first child then, which means this is more than 10 years old.


Lots of turkey on this tablescape, including the pair of candlestick holders and a turkey tea light holder.


 Bavarian Tirschenreuth tea set

Thank you so much for stopping by. A special thanks to Katherine for inviting me to her "Give Thanks Blog Tour" at https://katherinescorner.com. I would also like to link with the following memes.
Anything Goes" Pink Saturday

Christine's Dishing It and Digging It
http://www.rustic-refined.com/
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
Show and Share
Home Matters
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Susan's Tablescape Thursday

Share your Style Thursday
Katherine's Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
https://katherinescorner.com
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
Foodie Fri and Everything Else
http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/


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