Thursday, July 25, 2013

Everythings coming up roses.....

Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day.........sing!!!!
 Thankfully, I got up this morning and what a morning it was.....
everything was not coming up roses.....
everything went wrong!

But I solved all the problems the best that I could and then went to buy shoes! lol  Did you ever do that? I spent at least two hours in DSW! I just couldn't decide which ones to buy...........I went for sneakers. I always buy white EasySpirit. I tried on at least 10 pairs with different brand names. I came to a black & pink pair by Saucony.

I liked the color and held on to them with the EasySpirit sneakers  & a pair of sandals as I roamed the aisles. What to do, what to do................Decision time! Long story short I bought the black ones. I think they will do better with jeans, black pants and anything else I decide to wear.
 Decision, decisions, on to the reason for todays post!

The inspiration for this week's tablescape, a purchase from last weekend. My friend & I went to the flea market in Belleville, IL.
It was very is held the third weekend every month. It was very hot but we had fun!
 I guess that's what counts!

I love roses and I just had to have this tablecloth!
You know the feeling......

I had no idea how I was going to use it. I just know I loved it! 

A white pleated plate, green vintage swirl glass salad plate
 and a little red bowl seemed perfect.
                 I put two cake plates on top of one another
                and would use them for cookies, cupcakes or sandwiches.
For some reason I couldn't crop this picture. It looks a little awkward since I have a round table.

  Dollar store glasses with vintage white & red cocktail napkins that my mom gave me.

A table wouldn't be complete without salt & pepper shakers with a rose. I bought these in Alton, Il at an antique store.
Of course, I needed a little bling so I used my crystal butter dish that my mom gave me.

                                    A pretty rim shot.....

                                 Candles!.......what would I do without my candlesticks........I have so many sets and my eye is always looking for more. I pick them up here & there.

Thank you for visiting me......I hope you enjoyed my tablescape.

Today I am joining Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
& Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish

 I hope you spend sometime looking at all the beautiful tablescapes and come away with some wonderful ideas for you to use when you set your next table.

I'll leave you with one last picture of my centerpiece. A beautiful pitcher, that was a gift from a friend. I filled it with roses and a white feather. I hope you have a blessed day!

Remember to leave a comment.....I will pray for each of you!

Blessings My Friend,


  1. Your table is beautiful. I spotted the Paul Revere silverware. :-) that has been my pattern since daughters too...but the best thing is the colors you used. red and pretty..I would have bought that tablecloth too....very nice..
    Love, Mona

  2. Good morning, Elaine! I hope everything is coming up roses for you this morning and that it stays that way through the entire weekend!!!

    It's nice to hear that you had such a good time shopping at the flea market and that you actually came away with something that you really liked! It's always a homerun when that happens! :-) Every element you paired with it is just great with the design and the whole feel of the table. The little vintage cocktail napkins are SO cool!!! I can remember my Mom using napkins like that for cocktail parties!

    Pretty centerpiece in your gifted vase. I hope you are able to enjoy it for a long while.

    Have a wonderful weekend, and I'll talk to you in a few weeks when I return! Take care!

  3. I love this vintage tablescape!! I have some of those green swirl dishes, too. You've given me an idea on how I might use them. Enjoy this weather!!

  4. Elaine.. I love love this table. The tablecloth speaks to me too. The dishes you used are perfect. I can see you getting much use from this! So many options. Love the new shoes too! When all goes wrong, smart women go shopping ;-) !!! xomarlis

  5. This is so striking. What an awesome cloth.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. So glad to hear you are settled? I know you were on the move!
    Loved popping by here...your table is a delight!
    Very pretty cloth and I love your trainers!
    Keep well and many blessings to you!

  7. What a striking tablecloth...and tablescape.
    I hate shopping for shoes of any kind...I would live in flip flops if I thought I could get away with it!
    Have a wonderful week, Elaine...

  8. Great tablecloth, and you've set a beautiful table on it. Those green swirl plates are gorgeous, and I love the cute cocktail napkins. laurie

  9. Just surfing some blogs and came upon yours. I love this tablescape! It's so pretty. The tablecloth is beautiful, and you've chosen just the right dishes. The centerpiece is so creative with the white feather. Love it! I'd be happy to down to this lovely table anytime.
    Glad I found you, will return to check out your other posts.
    God bless.