Monday, April 4, 2011


I am not sure how you ladies get everything done and still post! I am running around like a mad woman.....please tell me your secrets!!!!!

I want to join a few blogs on Tuesday and then of course Tablescape Thursday...but I never have enough time!

You must not sleep...or do anything but blog!!!!!

Oh My.....I am exhausted!

I started really early today in setting my table. I changed it a few times. I have good ideas, but never the stuff to make it come together. I try to focus on details but I guess I don't like when a table is overcrowded.
I always use my tablescapes for dinner.....whether its just the two of us or for company! This is my living room.....

 I hated putting a TV in my living room but I liked having my morning coffee overlooking the pool. I had an end table between the two chairs and moved it to the family room. I love having small tables all over the house to enjoy a cup of tea or a bite to eat. 
In Buffalo, I had the two chairs in my family room with a oak round table between them. I loved that! It overlooked the backyard and pond. Now the round table is in the kitchen.....

It is a very simple table....... the tablecloth was my inspiration. Or should I say the piece of cloth. I bought it at Goodwill with the intentions of covering a bench with the material. I realized I wanted an all over print and a different color on the bench. So I now will use it as a tablecloth! I used a different centerpiece in the picture below.

A silver tray is used as a charger with a dinner plate from Bella Lux, "Alexandra Gold". I added the Alexandra Gold bowl.....

This is a clear scalloped plate that has three roses in the center. I think my mom and I bought them at the Dollar Store. I have a place setting for 12, she has a place setting for 24. We bought them alike that so if we needed to, we could put them together for a party!

The green dessert plate is vintage. Our neighbor gave them to my mom and she gave them to me. I use them at Christmas. I have 12.

The teacups match the dessert plate. I do love the color!

The green bowl is a gift from my Aunt Emily, years ago. I have always loved green & pink glass. I just never had enough money to collect it. Now, I'm glad I didn't because I love mixing and matching dishes.....Thanks to Tablescaping.

 If I told you I am eating Blue Bell ice cream would you believe me??? Yup, I am.... Southern Blackberry Cobbler. It just sounded so good to me and since I have to stop and think while writing this I decided to indulge myself. lol

Well, I hope you are up to something good this that you stopped by. Please stop and chat again. I love hearing from you. It gets lonely in Texas with no friends!

A BIG Thank You to the ladies hosting these wonderful events:

 Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday
Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday
Wanda Lee & Pam's at A Breath of Fresh Air for Tea Pot & Tea Things Tuesday
Suzanne  at The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

Blessings My Friend,


  1. I love green glass and I'd be having all my meals in the living room if I had your view!!!! Fun post.

  2. What a sweet table. Love the green depression glass.


  3. Hello there dearest Lady Elaine,

    What a lovely tablescape and teatime post!..,

    I love the green depression glass especially.., and oh my!.., The ice cream looks tempting also!~ Yum!

    ..,And yes; I so very much know how it feels to get behind in more or less 'everything', including blogging!

    ~ I just realise,(as I'm sure you do as well); that I must continue to try to put, 'first things first', as best I'm able and then do what I'm able when it comes to blogging!..,

    As long as we're having fun with blogging; 'whatever will be, will be'!..,

    Thanks for joining Pam ad I for TTTT and also for my 77th, Tuesday Tea For Two this week.

    We always love having you join us for the fun of Tuesday Teatime In Blogland!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  4. Hello Elaine - blogging is exhausting isn't it?

    I love your tablescape, especially the colors of your green dishes. Your home is lovely as well.

    Thanks for your sweet thoughts about my mag feature.

  5. Hello sweet lady, I am so glad to see that someone else wonders how those frequent bloggers do it, and with wonderful posts all the time too! Seems that something else gets in my way all the time. Your table covering is perfect and you were clever to use it! I wouldn't mind having my morning coffee overlooking the pool! Linda

  6. I love your vintage pressed glass! The green is so pretty. Love having tables around the house too. Please drop in for a Mikasa giveaway!

  7. Now you know why I only do one post a week, once in awhile two! Lovely table, Elaine.

  8. That green glass is so gorgeous. I love how it just makes the table. It would be so versatile too. I love your silver chargers. What a find.

    You made me want to run down and see what ice cream we had in the freezer!

  9. This looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

  10. Your table is so the green Depression glass you have is such a delicate shade of green. And the fabric you are using as a cloth is really pretty.....great find!

  11. OoH!! I love this table. I too love green glass, in fact I love any sort of glass. I have also managed to get a few pieces of pink stemware.

    Like you I don't manage to get a post on here every week and had to give myself a good old fashioned talking to..."it doesn't matter!" As fun as it is, (and it is) it's just blogging! Our lives don't depend on us getting a posting on here. I have been so busy this week with a number of projects, that I simply couldn't get a table done. There is always another week or blog site, on another day. It has not stopped me from finding time to sit down and go through the amazing tables of others. I get as much pleasure from that as making my own tables.

    Speaking of others tables, yours in so pretty. I love the setting and completely agree with you that it is so nice to ring the changes by having little alcoves and niches around the house to sit and dwell whenever the fancy takes you.

    I think we are of like minds, so I am going to become a follower.

    Just remember, however lonely Texas seems to feel, it pales to the lonelyness of living in litle ol' New Zealand. lol


  12. Lovin' your pretty setting! Your pool is just gorgeous, wow, I'd want a view of that too-enjoy:@)

  13. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment, I think you've done well with your tablescape.

  14. You've discovered Blue Bell! If you haven't already, you MUST take their fantastic factory tour one day.

    As for your tablescape, the fabric/tablecloth is wonderful inspiration. I love its colors and design. And your beautiful green glassware is another favorite. Nicely done!

  15. I love the green glass as well. Is it depression glass. It is so pretty.

    Thanks for visiting me.

    Best Carolyn