Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Not that I'm against turkeys,
I just don't have any!  I love all the brown transferware
and I especially love Myott Thanksgiving china.  I have just
never bought a "Thanksgiving" pattern.
Really, this is all okay, since Mama is having Thanksgiving at her house.
This is good as she is the one who knows how to cook!
I still set a table for the occasion and that's where we can eat our
frozen pizza later! (No, since it is all out and clean,
we'll eat Sunday dinner here.)

This is the china I picked out when we got married. It is 
Brookhollow by Noritake.

I still love it.

I love the cups and saucers.  

Who needs turkeys?
(I live with three.)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Pre Frost Flowers

A quick look at the calendar or the weather channel
and you know what's coming...
Lately, our first frost has been a few days after
Thanksgiving, but the temperature is forecasted to dip pretty low this
Thursday and Friday.
I do love the holidays, but I also like to hang onto any blooms in my garden
as long as possible.  Doing just that inspired this week's tablescape.

I tried using these colors as a springboard.
The effect was very 1970, I think.
The golds and avocado greens
are "old school decor", are they not?
Franciscan Pebble Beach was made
from 1969-1977. That explains those colors!

Doesn't this remind you of the
Mark Wills' song:
"It was 19 Something"?

"I saw Star Wars at least 8 times
Had the Pac Man pattern memorized
And I've seen the stuff they put inside
Stretch Armstrong"

"I was Roger Stauback back in my back yard
Had a shoebox full of baseball cards
And a couple of Evil Kinevil scars
On my right arm
Well, I was a kid when Elvis died
And my mama cried"

"It was 1970- something
In the world that I grew up in
Farrah Faucett hair-do days
Bell bottoms and 8-track tapes
Lookin' back now I can see me
And oh, man did I look cheesy
But I wouldn't trade those days for nothin'
It was 1970-something"
                                                                                          Written by David Lee and Chris DuBois
                                                                                           Performed by Mark Wills

Dinnerware   Franciscan Pebble Beach
Place Mats from Stacy's (Covington, Georgia) several years ago
Napkins from The Home Place (Athens, Georgia) and Wal Mart
Napkin rings from Pier 1
Flatware is Dover by Oneida
Glasses are also by Franciscan - Madeira in Citron  from ebay

I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch


It's time for Charlie's Angels.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Halloween Tablescape

Better late than never...
It was time to put up the Halloween decorations
and I realized that I should post my tablescape.
I haven't posted one in a while - football,
soccer - the daily drill.

My friend, Tammy, who can do anything crafty, introduced me
to using my Cricut machine to cut vinyl monograms and now
anything that doesn't move has one...

Jack O Lantern placemats and
black and orange plaid napkins are
 from Home Goods

Tabletops Unlimited's
New England Toile dinnerware

Soup Tureen is one of my favorite Good Will finds ever.
Black flatware is from Wal Mart.