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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tablescape Thursday/ Everything's Coming Up Roses!

The weekend looms! Yay! Well to tide us over until then, we have Tablescape Thursday, sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Visit her blog to get links to other participants' tablescapes.

This week I decided to do a rose theme. There's a story behind this.

This weekend, my 16 year old son Jared and I went to our old hometown to mow a lawn there. My son worked very hard, but when I took him to the local service station to get something to drink, he surprised me. As I was paying for gas and picking out a diet Dr. Pepper, he was buying something for me! Here is what I found when I got back to my ice cream treat and a red rose! What a sweetheart my son is!

He even asked if I was going to post about this on my blog. I told him I sure was! He was happy about that, but didn't want his picture taken. I decided that it would be fun to build a tablescape around the rose.

The plate is one of my favorites that I have sitting on a shelf in my bedroom. I put it in the center because I like it so well. It is decorated with pink roses with a light green band. I just love the scalloped edging.

See how beautiful the rose looks on this plate?

The plate sits on a pink depression glass serving plate. It's in the open rose Mayfair pattern.

When I visited my brother this weekend, I asked if he had anything in the house he was wanting to get rid of. He offered me this beautiful pitcher and five matching glasses. Of course I wanted them! He said he was glad to free up the space in his cupboard. I had always thought this was such a pretty pitcher growing up. Can you believe that we used to use those glasses all the time?

I used last week's green napkins folded to hold the silverware and secured with a brooch.

If memory serves, I got the brooch at a big rummage sale for $4.

I added a few more things to the table to add interest. I've had the lamp for a couple years. It looks vintage, but was actually on $6. I got the little girl figure at an antique shop, but she isn't antique. Her skirt is actually a tassel.

She sure looked happy to be part of this tablescape!

Everything I used in today's table was something that I had on hand around the house. The pink tablecloth was a Goodwill find last year, the placemat is a lace runner that I've had for years, and the lace in the background is actually part of a lace window valance. The green depression glass sherbet cups are from last week's tablescape. They used to belong to my mother. The green plate under the pitcher is from last week's tablescape also.

As I was putting the tablescape together and taking the photographs, my neighbor was out mowing his lawn. I wonder if he thought I was a little nuts! Oh well. I had fun, lol.

I haven't forgotten about our Stella. I am waiting a few more days until I have some money on hand so that I can take her to a couple more fun places before I send her on. I'll be posting as soon as I do!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!


Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Kady
What a thoughtful son you have. I am sure you enjoyed the ice-cream and the rose was such a beautiful theme for your tablescape. Everything looks great. The pitcher and glasses are lovely. The texture reminds me of pineapples. I love the brooch too. I laughed about your neighbor! It must have looked so very strange to an onlooker.
Hope you are having a good Thursday.

Scribbler said...

This is a beautiful tablescape composition.

And while your things are lovely, I have to say, more importantly, that you have raised an excellent son. Be very proud.


bj said...

Your outdoor tablescape is just adorable. The rose is so pretty and all your dishes, the lamp, the little figurine...everything!!
What a sweet boy you have there...but then, you already knew that!! :O)
Beautiful....and thanks so much for sharing.
xo bj

Shelia said...

Morning, Kady! Oh, what a wonderful dear son you have. That was the sweetest thing to buy you the rose and the ice cream treat!
Now to your table - it's so lovely! I love that milk glass pitcher and glasses. I'm so glad you're able to have these now. That plate is so beautiful!
Now, where is Stella? Do you still have her? Just wondering. I'm trying to stay up with her.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heather said...

everything is beautiful. i love those plates and that pitcher! your son is a sweetie :)

Chandy said...

Your son is a sweetie, indeed! Love moments like that. I love your table, it is so pretty and dainty and just wonderful!

movingonlady said...

I like the old fashion look.
Very pertty. the lady is so cute.
I have seen some of these pieces when I have been to auctions.
You have some very nice pieces.

Come and visit my tablescape and while you are there click on follow and see what I am doing.
Vrey nice tablescape

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Love all your "stuff"...stuff is wonderful to have but that son is the best treasure...tell him we're all very proud of him...he's the best..

Lindsay at Peacock Blue said...

So sweet of your son!

Dana and Daisy said...

Okay, your son gets the sweetest son award!

ellen b. said...

I really like how you used the napkin! :0)
The milk glass pitcher and glasses are very cool. Lots of pretties on this table...

Joyce said...

Sweet table and sweet son and one generous brother.

Mary said...

Oh, how sweet! Don't you love it when they surprise you? What a very pretty table you've set, Kady. LOVE that beautiful dish with the scalloped edge. :)

Picket said...

Oh what a thoughtful son...I know your heart just jumped in your throat...beautiful table setting girl...that pitcher & glasses are a treasure!!! Love how you did the napkins with a brooch...very pretty girl! Hope you are having a great week sweetie!

nikkicrumpet said...

What a sweet son!!! and I love your table...the green lady is beautiful...and I love that you used stuff you had in a new way and made it look gorgeous!

Lori said...

Hi Kady
Boy if I had a dollar for every time I thought the neighbors figured I lost it, well there would be a new ca r in the drive! I've been here almost 26 years! O.K please refresh my old memory, do we live close? You can email me your answer! As for the pitcher and glasses!! OH WOW!! Love it!! I'll have to post my M.G. pitcher its a gem. I have a small one like yours and no glasses. Take care, love,Lori

Kammy said...

Hey Kady !
You son is so sweet ! Isn't it fun when they do something like your son did ? It reflects your upbringing and the things they learn - that is a huge compliment to you mom !
I love that pretty.I can't believe that milk glass that you have that is handed down from your family - that is so special.
I really loved your whole posting !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Justine said...

Ah, so summery and pretty! Jared is such an awesome kid! I can't believe he bought you a rose!!!!! Holy crap, to me that says volumes about what a great mom you are!

Justine :o )

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This table setting is just so sweet. I love the colors, and the addition of the broach to the napkin just makes it look so feminine. The plate with the flower border is gorgeous, and I love the pretty pink depression glass plate. Lucky you! That pitcher and the cups will work in any tablescape, and they are so pretty. I was so touched by your story of your son buying you the rose. You sure did something right about rasing him. laurie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a sweet young man in your life! He must appreciate what a wonderful mother he has - your tablescape is just a sweet as your story. I love the pink and greens on your outdoor table.

Shelia said...

Hi Kady! To answer your question - no, I don't know those little boys. My sister-in-law sent me that video. I just had to share it. My heart was filled with the love of the Lord as I listened to these little men sing about Jesus!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Shelia said...

Me again, Kady! You know I'm just so full of it - knowledge that is! :)
Continue to be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rhondi said...

Hi Kady
What a pretty table you set. I love the plate with the pretty roses all around. Thanks for coming to my porch party. It's nice to visit with you again!
Hugs, Rhondi

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your tablescape is very romantic...and what a SWEET son you have!!!


Lori said...

Hi Kady! Well having another crummy week! Now my alternator is going out on my car! Can I come play tea party??? I wish I could have a day of peace, how about you? Gee maybe one day we'll shake our money trees and meet up in Shipshewana In. do some shopping and then chat the night away at a fab inn!! Hey I can dream on for us can't I???? haha! Love Lori

Rue said...

Hi Kady :)

That was so sweet of your son! I love it when kids do things like that :)

Beautiful tablescape once again! I love that plate and all the cuteness from your family.

I hope you're okay...


Neabear said...

My grandmother had those exact same glasses. I don't know if she ever had the pitcher, I don't remember it. But two of her milkglass glasses survived the years and I have them. One of them is actually sitting here by the computer. Still here from last night when I had some juice in it. LOL!