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I have found so much inspiration that I have started sharing my own addiction of tablescaping. Please feel free to join me as I enter my journey and share my passion for decorating with all my lovely little "treasures".

I decorate my home with vintage, thrift store, yard sale and hand me down items. I shop ebay with a vengance for dinnerware and glassware, the postal service must adore me!

I am very casual, but a bit fussy when it comes down to details. I have spent two thirds of my life in the south, but the southerners say my "nothern side" still comes out! I am guessing this is not such a good thing....and visa versa when I am around my northern relatives, "give me a break"!

Join me any way.......I hope we can be blogging buddies no matter where we all live :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Playing Dishes

Anika is my 15 year old daughter.  Her and I did a little tablescaping today.  We split a table in half and we each took and end.
 As you can see, we both came up with very different versions of table settings!  Mine a darker richer color scheme, hers subdued and soft.
 I just recieved my Sakura bowls with cherries in the mail today so I had to play with them!  My little tiny red bowls came from Home Goods a few days ago and I have the "shouldas" cuz I only nabbed 4!  A big red tissue paper flower that I learned how to make from a tutorial on Utube, is my centerpiece.  Oh my new flatware from Amazon which I totally adore!
Here is the link for the silverware: Hampton Forge San Remo 20-Piece Flatware Set with Black Handles, Service for 4

 I threw in the Coke glasses at the very last second because I thought about cherry cool is that? what a neat drink to have with dinner with these setting!


This is Anika's first tablescape on the blog.
She did a GREAT job don't you think?
She redid it over and over soooo many times and every time it looked a little different.
There were a couple of times I wanted to stop and help, but I DIDN'T!
She did it by herself and I am proud.......she even wants to do it again, but I see she is laying down right now with her eyes closed ~Giggle!
She took her own pictures and edited them all by herself too....way to go girl!!
It was a lot of fun to "play dishes" with her.....I hope she will never be too old to have this kinda fun with mom again!!



  1. What fun! I am so impressed that your 15-year old would want to play dishes with you. Awesome!! And you both did such a great job! Enjoy these moments, they go by so fast. I love the soft pink and aqua, with the pearls, very elegant-- she really did well with her photos, I love the different angles. Your black and red is so different, fun and the cherry plates are great. Love the coca cola glasses! I have some Dr Pepper glasses I must use sometime! Loved my visit!

  2. Thanks so much.....I think I will cry when she doesn't want to "play" any more. She loves the camera so I think I am safe for a little while longer :)


  3. What a great hobby to share with your daughter. Your fun comment on Grammy Goodwill brought me over to visit and follow. I'm looking forward to seeing more table settings from you and your daughter.

  4. Ok, Anika's got terrific taste, I am so very impressed with all she did, starting from the centerpiece, beautiful! Love the soft color and the china.....of course she's got a great teacher in you, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree... your table is gorgeous and I love the plates and that strong color, love those cherry plates! Thank you for sharing. Hugs, FABBY

  5. Thanks for the wonderful comments. My girl loves hearing such beautiful things, it gives her confidence to keep trying and playing!! That makes me a happy mommy!


  6. WOW!! GREAT job young Anika...hey Mu, I think the apple doesn't fall far from the tree 'eh? Both settings...GORGEOUS!!

  7. Aww this is such a wonderful way to spend mother-daughter time... I have a 15 year old too and I think this is the coolest idea ever! I love both the table settings... each has its own unique character and special touches. Anika did a wonderful job... I love how she tucked in the napkins in those crystal glasses and those berry sprays in those gorgeous vases... and I adore your amazon flatware, I think I will go to amazon and look for them. Loving those cute red Home Goods bowls, they are perfect for your table setting and my favorite are those gorgeous looking tissue paper flower centerpiece, you did a wonderful job with it. Thank you so much for stopping by and following me. I really enjoyed reading all your sweet comments. Have a wonderful week ahead and stop by for a visit anytime. Your new follower ~Poppy

  8. What a fun thing for you and your daughter. You know I love the cherry dishes. I decorated my entire kitchen with cherries for the first 3 weeks of June. Your whold table was bold and beautiful! Coca-Cola glasses added just the right touch. Your daughters table was so sweet and delicate. I love the turquoise and pink. And those pearls, what can I say? A girl's gotta have pearls!

  9. Great table-scapes. This is NOT a talent I have so I will be watching you. LOL Your daughter did a great job, I love the girly look.

  10. Hi lovely lady.
    IIIIIII Love your two Tablescapes, this was a Great Idea Your daughter did a Beautiful job just like you did !! Now we have two tablescapes on one blog so sweet. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescape so sweet of you.
    XXOO Diane

  11. You two both did an A-mazing job! I love tablescapes & I get the "should'ves" at Homegoods too! How funny :) Thanks for visiting and following FFL! This makes me so happy you liked! Also you might enjoy Beverly's "Pink Sat Party"....lots of pink inspiration :) Its @

    Have a fab weekend!



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