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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 :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Purple and Green for Summer

What says summer better than eating outside?
I cannot imagine anything that makes summer more pleasant than a good meal eaten in nature.
Anika and I took a table outside this fine afternoon and started setting up. We had many ideas which included some lavender mats under our Waverly dinner plates.  Of course, as with many great ideas, the ideas came and went.  We redid the table a couple....well a few different ways.
We had chairs at one point....then we set them aside.  There was talk of going to get the round table and opting for a dinner for two, but we scrapped that. Our neighbors were cooking out....we were thinking they might like to "borrow" the table when we were done, after all they are the family of four we didn't want to break the table down to two for!
Well enough "chit chat"
Here is what happened and we Loved it!!

It was a beautiful night and we had a lot of fun,
time to put our "toys" away Anika!
"aaah mom, do we have to?"
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Anika's Table

"Mom, you know if we had a table in the living room......maybe we would all eat dinner in their together!"  I have heard this from day one I guess, her longing to eat dinner together as a family.  I adore that she wants us to be all together for meals, I really do.......but it's just not practical!

The times we are together NEVER seems to match up.  She wants a sit down dinner "southern style"  Taters, bread, mac and cheese and of course meat at every meal.  This is not a heart healthy diet for me and hubby.  We are grazers as the doctors call it and it is the way we eat to stay healthy......especially my hubby with heart disease and 5 stents in his heart.

But since I think it is a wonderful idea and I love her soooooo much, Here is your table Anika!!
We will try to meet here on the weekends as much as possible ok?  We will have our Saturday pizza here!!
And we did christen it the other night with Kailey........Chicken noodle soup and toast at 10:00 just so we could say we did (and cuz Kailey wanted to use the fancy glasses ;) giggle)

I am kinda glad it's here now....thanks for talking me into it!  How often will we will use it?(besides tablescaping that is) We don't know yet, but if we use it and it makes you happy, it's worth what we paid for it.

Now, go sit down and eat your lunch at your table Anika Hope.....and don't forget to put your napkin on your lap!

Love, Mom

In case you love the pink plates as much as I is the link to the whole line of yummy delicious Terramoto

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Look who we went to visit today!
The puppies!!
~They are still so small and just starting to eat food and they are messy~
They jump right into that plate and eat it right up~
Here are 6, 3 boys and 3 girls.......oh they are mini pins by the way all brown except for one!
They even got a second plate cuz the 3 in the next crate.....yep 3 more girls next door, didn't finish all theirs.  Yummy, they were starving and when mama came by they still wanted milk (poor mama lol).
Aren't they the sweetest looking bunch?
I am not falling in love with any of them.....Anika is NOT either, she can visit and that is it!
Puppies are cute, but they need attention.....A LOT of attention!! We all know who gets stuck with that job huh?
"But mom, we can put her in a purse and take her with us to cross country meets!"
Yeah okay kid!
Oh these dogs will be Hungarian too~just in case that interests you.  My "mama Maria" breeds them and she came here from Hungary years ago.  She has her little family of minis spoiled rotten.

I am not going to fall in love with any of them....NOR IS ANIKA!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pink Saturday!!!

The UPS dude brought me these when I was yard saling....pretty huh!  but I am not showing too much cuz tablescaping Thursday is coming up!!
  9.99 for 12 plates and 12.99 for the tureen the sugar and creamer and the little platter! SCORE!!!!! Oh  they are in :*~:*~:*~PRISTINE:*~:*~: condition.

So that's all you get......Meet me back here for Tablescape Thursday to see what me and Anika come up with!
Have a great Weekend

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dancin’ Daisy Designs: Polka Dot Daisies ?

Dancin’ Daisy Designs: Polka Dot Daisies ?

You Just Have to Check out these Beautiful flowers!!

You just have to check out her blog
It's so pink and pretty.....well just go look at her studio and tell me you wouldn't mind just moving in there and creating pretty stuff there all day!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Antiques can be fun...well at least when WE do it!!

 Okay who put this sign out cuz we got the giggles? It was pointing across the street!!!   Did you want to point at the empty building over there......Blame the guy!
 These two made us take a bunch of pics....."my eyes were closed",  or  "my mouth wasn't open"...."delete that one!" You get what you get ladies and you are both beautiful, I have always thought so.
 I drool over all the glass.....Anika is getting her "feet wet" with Fiesta.  She loves being able to spot Fiesta from a mile away.

 Isn't this a yummy display?  Cracked ME UP for sure!
Umm the kid didn't know that once upon a time you had to wear a fancy rubber hat on your head to get in the pool!

 SOLD? What do you mean?  I wanted this in my house and have plenty of room for it darn, isn't that the way it always goes?
The wrapping job.....who do you think did the best job?  Okay I am not going to say a word cuz he used to pack for the military.....this is where I keep my mouth shut (I don't do that a lot)

Great day!
Visit this great place next time you are in town!
Watch these ladies though
They are trouble ;)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Kailey is 8!

  Summer is ALL the kids in the neighborhood playing outside....riding bikes, playing in the pool, slipping and sliding.  Neighborhood parties, grilling, meeting up in the back yards after a very long winter.  It's all the kids at my house then all the kids at their house and it's birthday parties!

It was a birthday celebration for my little friend Kailey.  She turned 8, so we had to make the day extra special~~she is a princess after all!

The colors were apple green and fuschia~you wanna talk about some tough colors to match up?
You will see no balloons here, no steamers, but our sweet Kailey didn't seem to miss them at all!
That's my antique wicker chair out of my living room...yep, Kailey is special~~I wouldn't do that for just anybody! (she knows it too)

The other table was green instead of pink (meaning the runner and the flowers.)

I helped for a little while with the food and then I quietly exxited so the hostess could take over.  She made the coolest punch~ it was the same apple green color as the napkins and table runners!
I LOVE my white tent!!
An ebay purchase a few months back for about $100.  It has come in handy for so many things.  You can take the walls off or keep them on. 10x20 is a pretty good size two. It will need to be repaired in a few places, but for $100 it was a great deal!
This is called a "Nanny Cake"
Kailey's Nanny makes them and has a business here in our town~~~I don't mind telling you that they are pretty YUMMY!~
Nanny made this one custom just for this day to match what Kailey's mom Brandy picked out for the I think she did pretty darn good don't you? Yay to "Nanny Cakes"!!

It was raining the whole time we set up in fact it rained until the party get started!  The sun never really came out which was awesome because it never got HOT!  Brandy planned the party for evening so the kids wouldn't be hot and in the end the temperature was perfect! In fact the whole party was perfect.  The kids even went swimming after they ate and nobody got sunburned!

Happy Birthday Kailey!
Meet me at the blog party
Seasonal Sunday

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pink Saturday!!! Who knew!!

Well my first pink Saturday.....who knew there was just a place for me in "Blogland" sheesh!  I would have been here a long time ago if I would have only knew you could just post something pink and everyone would come running to see!  Come on, how cool is this??? 

I had seen the button for it all over the place, but I thought it was a name for a blog, not an actual blog party until I read on! I stumbled across a whole bunch of people who adore pink as much as me!!  Well this is going to be sooooo easy, my whole house is practically pink (well there is "man-land" of course) so I just have to lift my camera up and shoot!

Okay here is one itty bitty shelf in my house and it happens to be in my living room.  It is filled with luscious thing with pink roses on them of course.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  China is a passion, but these don't belong to a set, just mismatched peices that otherwise would have no home.......orphans!
I think I am going to LOVE pink Saturday!
Now I can make a pink tablescape and kill two birds with one stone!!!
Blog land is wonderful

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I Love this table!! Everyone who knows me well knows I adore cupcakes!  For the longest time it was my dessert of choice every time a dinner was or not, I was bringing cupcakes and everyone knew it!!
These plates were a "must have" for me!  I am not sure how much I would have been willing to pay, but I am so very happy they were only $1 each at the Dollar General Yipeeeee!  The matching mugs $2!  I bought all they had!
They go so very well with my Fiesta in chocolate brown...I can smell the frosting!

They look a little like Christmas at times, but then they look like picnic ware.
I love the gingham border and I love that they are this wonderful apple green and cherry red color!  The set even had a matching hinged box.....sniff sniff~I could only find one left!

My new cherry salt and pepper shakers are actually from K-Mart, but were sold as a set of cherry and strawberry shakers.  Bunny has the starberries~She had the vintage canisters that really needed them lol!
Check out my vintage cake plate~~It has been painted so many colors to match my brown, it matched in perfect~bubbles in the glass and all!  Candle holders from my pink and brown kitchen too, perfect match.....all covered in chocolate paint.
Of course it wouldn't be a party without presents, so I had Anika run to my neighbor Brandy's and she found me this awesome paper to wrap a box~tulle and curling ribbon, pearls and it's perfect!
Flatware from the store at the Food Network~Glasses from none other than the Dollat that store !  Napkins from my favorite ebay store linentablecloth of course~bargains Galore!
:*~:*~:Beautiful:*~:*~ handmade crocheted table cloth was found at and antiques store more holier than not.  I asked about the pitiful thing and was told it was not for sale because it was so tattered~~~Well I am not one to let something like that go!!  I came out of that store with tablecloth and a smile for $3~~Sat on my floor for an afternoon and did a little handsewing and

Well I hope you liked my little table today~I sure liked doing it.
Hope you come back very soon.
I will be doing a little birthday part for a "princess" in magneta and apple green......get your attention?  did me!!
Have a great week

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Table 3!

Cupcakes from Khol's

milk glass plates from ebay ribbon from wal mart
Blue stemware borrowed from my friend one got broke sorry Brandy
crystal candle sticks yard sale score!  Flatware IKEA
White plates JC Penney
I think I may have everything from the party put away.  The mail man keeps bringing more stuff and I just keep bringing it in!  So until I stop ordering and shopping and taking pictures I guess I am going to keep uploading the pictures.  Whoooaaa to the bigger parties though for now.....I am going to try to keep it to under ten and have some one else in charge of food, I just want to "play dishes"!