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 van...an 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!