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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 :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tablescape Thursday

Well my girl is going back to school and I am a little sad I have to tell ya! I don't think it will be as much fun creating tablescapes without her.  Tomorrow (Wednesday) will be her first official day as a sophmore.  It's going to be pretty quiet and lonesome around here for a few days....well until I get used to it.  My hubby is starting a new shift at work too, things are kinda "topsy turvy"! It will straighten out soon and we will find our rythm once again.  Until then Anika and I decided there was still time for one more last minute tablescape......

Okay first of all let me tell you how many sets of flatware we have, well we have PLENTY!~ (Anika do you want to count again?) Look what is on this table AGAIN!  Please people don't laugh at me, but it just seems to follow us where ever we go.  We tried soooo many sets of flatware today and it came back to this crazy JS again!  I swear I am going to hide it from myself so I can't use it for awhile, but it always like so nice. lol~

Sage green plates are from the Kmart botique along with those darn flatware pieces. (love the plates, have very little to say about the flatware other than they are pretty) Pink "Georgian" eggshell Homer Laughlin was an ebay score...very, very cheap because they only had the bowls left....hey, I have nottin against mix and matching!
Pink crinkle tumblers were a yard sale find and I nabbed the juice glasses too....$1 for the whole set. Stems? Good old Dollar Tree!!  Napkins were a clearance at Burke's outlet and as always....tablecloths from

My Apothecary jar (which I just adore) was also a yard sale find.  Later I found one at Hobby Lobby for a tidy sum and I paid $5!!  Oh we love filling her up with all kinds of stuff, but my favorite is tea or coffee cups.

After I look over these pics for awhile I decided I kinda sorta didn't like the little faux "baby breath" floral thingy arrangment.  I sent Anika outside to shoot a couple pictures without out it on the table.......I think I like the simple look of this better!
I don't know how many tablescape we will get in this coming fall, between school, cross country, 4-H etc....but we will try.  I know we will be very busy and I may have a limited amount of time in front of my computer.  I know a lot of you are moms of school age children too and I would like to hear how you fit it all in.  I only have the one teenage girl and sometimes she keeps me sooo busy I feel like I can see myself coming and going out the door......can't imagine 2 or 3 children running to different places!!

Oh I will have some of the best news tomarrow if everything goes as planned.  I hope you will join me to find out what it is!!
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  1. Beautiful tablescape...I love the cups in your jar! I get sad when my boy goes back to school too but then I enjoy alone time with my baby girl. Can't wait to hear the news!

  2. This looks so beautiful. Love the sage green and the pinks! Lovely outdoors - I have been enjoying my stroll through your blog and am your newest follower!

  3. The table looks great.

    My little girl age 5 will start school here in Istanbul early too 1st Sept.

    I also have fun doing tablescapes with my little angel too.

    You and your daughter did a wonderful job.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  4. Beautiful final summer tablescape before your daughter returns to school! Gorgeous colors! My days as a Mom with a teenager around are long past, but I do remember what a challenge it was keeping up with everything. Hang in there! As for the flatware...hey, if it looks good, use it! Nothing wrong with that!!!

  5. Oh such pretty colours. I love grey and pink! The table looks so lovely. The little pink teddy is too die for.

    I am amusing myself now as all you girls in the States are heading away from summer, here in New Zealand we are on our way to spring. It has been a very long wet UGH!

    Being a Mother of two 15 year old girl and one nearly 17 year old boy, I usually look forward to them going back to school. They spend most of their life fighting..It's so wearing! I can't wait for them to come out the other side of the teenage years. (Is that so wrong of me?)

    I have not managed to get either of them interested in helping me tablescape, but funnily enough, they get put out when I haven't done one.

    Anyway, love the tablescape, thanks for showing us.


  6. New to your blog as of today...I am a day late getting the chance to look at all of them in leisure...loved your tablescape...the pink floral bowls go so lovely with the green plates!! I could not REALLY see your flatware but I am sure it is also lovely....I like the pink pitcher and that adorable pink teddy bear, too!!
    I know you especially enjoyed creating this pretty outdoor tablescape with your only daughter, since she will soon be away at school!!
    Thanks for sharing, and now that I have "found" you, I'll be back!!


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