Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Red, White, and Blue Transferware Tablescape

Hi bloggy friends! 
With Memorial Day coming up this weekend I thought I would try  
putting together a tablescape with a bit of a patriotic flair to it.
Most of the pieces I have used in other displays previously...
but being the thrifty girl that I am,
it's always fun for me to try and see if  I can come up with
an entirely different look and feel.
just by changing a few things like the tablecloth,
or the combination of dishes and accessories.

The cobalt blue glasses are a new recent T/S find.
Both toile pitchers were bargains from Ross Stores.

This tablecloth which is actually fabric from my stash 
really pulls the color scheme together.

The white ceramic napkin rings are also a recent T/S find too!
The transferware plates as well as the creamer and sugar bowl  
  by Royal Warwick china /"Lochs of Scotland" were given to me
by my dear MIL.
Hope you all have a fantastic Holiday weekend! 
We will probably BBQ and hangout around the poolside.

In closing... I'd just like to pay tribute to those who have served
our country and to those that also made the ultimate sacrifice in doing so. 
May God bless them and their families as well...

Big hugs to you all!

Blog parties I'll be linking to this week:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Farm Fresh Tablescape

I had been busy outdoors since my last post enjoying the wonderful  spring weather, planting tomatoes, pruning hedges and bushes, preparing to repaint the trim around the windows on the the south side of the house where the paint is cracked, peeling and in desperate need of new paint...  Well actually new windows,
but since that's not in the budget it will have to be just new paint for now...
I scraped and sanded till I thought my arms would fall off,
when mother nature decided to bring back some cold raining
winter like weather and brought everything to screeching halt.

My hands were actually ready for a break anyway, cuz they are
cracked and peeling now like the paint!!  
Too bad I can't just repaint them too and have them good as new again!
Instead I've been keeping them moisturized and protected till they are feeling better.

While they are healing and I'm waiting for nice weather to return I thought I'd share this tablescape that was inspired by a few new T/S treasures I found.
I found this white cow pitcher at my favorite out of town T/S "Deseret", and you know there's NO way I can pass up an adorable pitcher, lol! 
Plus I knew it would make a great addition to the white stoneware I've been collecting.
I added the little copper cow bell myself cuz, well I had one...
and a cow's gotta have a cow bell, right?!

Some of you may remember this oval rattan tray
I bought a while back at the local Goodwill, well can you believe I went back to the same G/W months later and found these matching chargers?!!
Happy dance!!
These white stoneware dishes I also found at G/W. 
I love the mixed patterns.
These green and white striped napkins are actually dishcloths from the dollar store!
They were just what I was looking for! 
They even came in a pack of two, so I got all four
of them for 2 bucks... happy dance again!

My lil fitz and floyd piggies wanted to join the fun!
They brought some radishes,
and I brought some garlic chives from my garden...
Crackled glass stemware for a bit of glitz,  just in case your in the moooo'd to celebrate with a bit of champagne with your brunch.
Cabbage candle holders to add to the theme.

Thats it folks, and guess what?  The sun is coming out as I type
The rest of the week is supposed to be nice weather so hopefully
I'll be painting by tomorrow after things have a chance to dry out today.

Thanks as always for stopping by to visit and
I hope your week is going well!

I'll be linking up with the following blog parties.  
Be sure to stop by and visit with our charming hostesses,
and for lots of inspiration!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunny Citrus Inspiration

I never thought for a moment that this wrought iron
bakers/garden rack that I recently got would ever stay painted orange...
but as I started
to play with it and fill it with pretties that I had around the house
the more I was liking it in these fun citrus colors!
So... what do you think???
Wouldn't it look adorable on this cheery porch?!
Where's my paint brush?!
This darling duck had been in my storage closet,
I couldn't seem to find just the right place to put it. 
Now it looks right at home...

My first intentions were to paint the rack black or in oil rubbed bronze
or maybe white, and put it indoors.
and still might change it eventually, I'm still not sure...
Decisions, decisions...

But the more citrus inspiration I found,  like this sunny bedding ensemble,
the more difficult the decision becomes.

How creative and fun is this citrus cake?!

Although comtemporary style is not really for me, 
I thought this living area decorated in citrus colors looked really fun and tropical...
and with the addition of the palm tree, it reminded me of a vacation right at home!

All you would need is a ...
 refreshing tropical citrus drink!

Last but not least check out this fresh and adorable kitchen decorated
with citrus wall-covering...

Thanks for stopping by... I always look forward to every visit!!  
Sherri ;-)

Btw, I would also just like to thank everyone for their especially
nice comments on my last lilacs post, and to Marty for featuring it on her blog!

This week I'll be joining these bloggy party's:

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
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