Friday, January 30, 2015

Polish Pottery and Hearts

I have never used my Polish pottery for a Valentine's table but I have some heart shaped plates and bowls, so I said to myself, why not!
 So, there it is! I started with a red lace tablecloth with hearts all over. I know John bought me a tablecloth with hearts on it from an estate sale while I was in Florida, but I could not remember where I placed it and while searching, I found this instead.

 I thought these daters' figurine would work out well for a centerpiece. I surrounded them with pearls, a dotted heart and a red poppy, placed them all in  larger Polish pottery heart bowl.
 added some flowers

 Here is the Zac lady, looking like she is watching the daters very closely. She reminded me of my mother when I was a teen-ager, lol.

 Polish pottery goblet and red wine stem glasses.
 Blue Royal Albert rose napkin rings.
 For our tea, I used a Polish pottery tea set and used the tea cups with hearts again.


 The blue sky matches my pottery and flatware.



 Vintage blue glass S & P shakers. I have PP s & p shakers but I  packed them already.

Thank you so much for stopping by. And thanks especially to the hard working hostesses.
I thought I would share one of the latest pictures of my granddaughter Rea with her growing hair. She was just done with the first cycle of her immune therapy (I think 5 more to go), which is the last phase of her treatment. We can't wait for her to be all done with all the treatments but she has been cancer free with no evidence of disease for some months now and we are very grateful. This is how brave she is when they draw her blood. She is very compliant and she just looks and then she helps the oncology nurse mix the tubes after, lol.  To everybody who has and is still praying for her, thank you so VERY much!!


I am linking with:
Sally's Blue Monday
Christine's Table it Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Kathy's A Return To Loveliness
Sandi's Teatime Tues
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Paula's What's It Wed
Centerpiece Wed
Sarah's Homemaking party
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernideen's Tea Time
Tablescape Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
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Laurie's Valentine's Party
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Home Matters
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Friday, January 23, 2015

A Romantic Dinner in Paris

 
I thought about creating a Valentine's table with a Parisian theme for 2 reasons. First, I don't think there is a city more romantic than Paris. And then I thought about the recent occurrence there from the terrorists' attacks killing so many innocent people. My heart goes out to them and the families they left behind.
 I started with a lace tablecloth. I think lace looks romantic, don't you?
 I am downsizing because hubby is retiring at the end of this month and we are moving to our home in Florida, which is a lot smaller than our house here. In the process, I saw this set of dinnerware and an idea just clicked.

 I used my tin plate chargers. The piercing makes it look romantic too, I think. And I see some heart shapes on the edges.
 I bought this little glass Eiffel Tower while walking along the street of Paris Flea market. I love how it changes to different colors.

 I borrowed the flower napkin rings from the items that I am selling on my FB site. If you have a FB site and you want me to add you to my Moving Sale site, even if you are just curious, send me a request at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1386140495020466/




 I borrowed the fairy lamp from my Moving Sale site too but I am thinking of keeping it. I really like it.









 I pulled out my red and white transferware tea set and 2 heart tea cups.
 I was going to use these tea cups for Valentine last year but I could not find them. They finally got rediscovered again.
 I love the shape of this set. I bought it from a closing antique store downtown about 2 years ago.
Just sharing a picture taken on the Eiffel Tower when John and I had dinner there with my nephew and niece, almost 2 years.
 Just want to give you an idea of how massive this tower is, if you have not been there. Here is the base and see all the people underneath?
Thank you all for your visit. I hope you all have a nice Valentine's Day. It is still a few more weeks to go but I was getting tired seeing our kitchen table looking like a yard sale, so I finally got it cleared out and created a tablescape. Hope you enjoyed it.
 
Thanks to all the hostesses of these parties I am joining:

Beverly's Pink Saturday


Christine's Table it Monday


Masterpiece Monday


Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday


Cindy's Amaze me Monday


Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday


Kathy's A Return To Loveliness


Sandi's Teatime Tues


Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea


Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues


Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home


Paula's What's It We
Centerpiece Wed
Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernideen's Tea Time


Tablescape Thursday

Home Sweet Home
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Dinner with the Gang from Out of the Blue

We had an impromptu dinner tonight here at the house. I was not able to take pictures because I was still setting up when the gang started coming. And we were hungry. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the few that I took.
 

The dinnerware set I used is "Fantasy" by Mikasa.

I already had the feather balls on the table and just left them there. They go with the birds.
 
 
 


Thank you so much for stopping by. I have not been here much cause I have been so busy down sizing and packing. I have a Moving Sale site on Facebook. If you are interested in browsing what I have been selling, you can request to be added at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1386140495020466/
John is retiring at the end of the month and we are moving back to Florida so we can be close to the kids and  grand babies.
 
Thanks to the hostesses for these fun parties. I am linking to the following.
 
Christine's Table it Monday
Masterpiece Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Paula's What's It Wed
Centerpiece Wed
Tablescape Thursday

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