Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Memories in Pink & Blue

This was a fun tablescape! It brought me back a few years when I started to set tables for my blog. This is one of my first purchases!
Do you remember your first dish or dishes that you bought for tablescaping? Do you still love them?

I bought them at Goodwill. I just loved them.  I still love them!
 I'm not sure how I am going to downsize my dishes when the time comes. It is going to be hard!
Any suggestions??????? lol

So let the memories begin....I used the dinner plate and dessert/salad plate.
                                    On the back of the plate it says United Utilities Corp. "Sovereign"

                                        A blue glass charger looked pretty with a white plate underneath.
                                                           A blue & yellow napkin for punch.
                                        A stem less wine glass paired with a blue tumbler seemed appropriate.
                                                            I don't seem to buy glasses, only dishes!

I love the ruffled edges.
The edges are 22-K Gold.
                                                                    A closer look

                                                          The dainty cups & saucers

           A silver pitcher with some roses, a bluebird and the matching platter are my centerpiece.

                                           A pink butterfly napkin ring is sitting on the table.

                                                      The  bluebird sitting on the platter

The set came with a sugar & creamer......I love the lines in them.

                                                                A view of the whole table.
                                           The checkered tablecloth was my mother in loves.
                                                           I think she made it! I use it often.
                                           I know when she looks down from heaven, she is smiling.
                      When we were first married, she use to send me all kinds of things that belonged to her.
                                                  I treasure & think of her often when I use them.

I am joining:

Kathleen Cuisine  for Let's Dish

BNOTP with Susan for Tablescape Thursday
Thank you both for hosting such fun parties!

I hope you visit as many blogs as you can. We all like comments. I try to visit at least a few new blogs and then my favorites.

Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I am up too! I forgot to mention, Our house has not sold as of yet! I know it will in God's time. Have a great week.

Blessings My Friend,


  1. Sweet dishes and sweeter flower arrangement. Dianne

  2. Love your MIL's checked tablecloth and beautiful GW dishes! I don't have any luck at GW!

  3. That was really fun, Elaine. Beautiful table...Christine

  4. Love checks and your tablecloth is a sweet one. How wonderful to have things from your family that you enjoy using everyday. Pretty china!

  5. So pretty, Elaine. I love your tables. I have a question, if I may? On the sidebar it says adoption day 7/8/13? Did your daughter adopt a baby? xo

  6. I understand downsizing but I sure would not start or end with those dishes, they are so unusual and beautiful, I can only imagine what they would sell for now...they are so unique with the ruffly edge..GW is always a hit and a miss, when I am there I always remember my saying, look up look up you never know what your are missing on the upper and she was right, many of my most fav things were from the upper shelf...thanks for the post and the memories and keep those dishes...Phyllis

  7. Oh my gosh, those dishes are beautiful! They remind me of a set of antique china I wanted to buy at an antiques store but too pricey. This makes me want to go thrifting today, ha ha. Good luck with the house sale, I hope it sells soon. -Dawn

  8. I really like that pretty china pattern with the checked tablecloth as a background. Gorgeous flowers, too. No way would I downsize my dishes for would have to be something else!
    Have a wonderful week, Elaine.

  9. So nice! Yes I remember too much about my plate purchases! It was good taking the summer off because I didn't think about them and wasn't tempted to buy any more. My daughter came and took a bunch and said that you couldn't even tell she had taken any! WE had to laugh at that one. So nice to get to know you!

  10. Really beautiful dishes, lucky you to have found them!!

  11. I don't blame you, I love those dishes also. Your table is beautiful and so special that you have family pieces that hold sweet memories. soGinger

  12. Hi Elaine, it's so nice to meet you. Your dishes are beautiful and I love your accessories.