Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter is here????????

This is the first Easter table I have set this year and I won't be using it! 
Mr. Sweetladyelaine and I are not doing any entertaining this holiday. 
We are going to a neighbors for brunch!
For the holiday I always use good china & crystal. 
My mom does too and so the tradition goes on. LOL
Today, I did use a mix........because I can!
A blue glass charger with my Blue Garland dinner plate, salad plate and a Gibson white bowl.
Nothing fancy, it  just speaks simple. 
The elegance comes from the tablecloth, silver and centerpiece. 

Each white bowl has a special egg inside. I bought these in IL at a flea market.

 Eggs are all over our house on Easter. My mom gave me at least 50 marbled eggs.
 If you look closely at my pictures you can see them on the table.

My Blue Garland coffee set by Haviland

 Blue Garland casserole dish

A view of the whole table

                         I hope you have a wonderful Easter! 

       Blessings My Friend,

I will be joining:

Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blue at the Zoo

Just to update you...................
Mr. Sweetladyelaine is still working on his promoting his business and job hunting. It seems to be picking up.  We have hit a rough patch, but I am not homeless yet!
Praise God! HE is faithful!
The past few weeks have been heartbreaking for me..........my Aunt Elaine's husband, Edmond "Babe"  passed away on the 10th and eleven days later her brother, my uncle, Gene (Chip) died on the 21st unexpectedly. I must admit, reality set in. My Uncle Chip, as we called him was 66 years old. When we lived New York,  Chip, Gretchen, John & I were together most weekends.
I didn't forget you all, just have had a little set back.

Now that you are caught up.......................
The inspiration for my table today came from Russian napkin rings on loan to me by my friend, Rosie. I love when friends allow me to borrow their treasures!
Cobalt blue is the theme today!
I used my glass Pier 1 chargers with the Russian napkin ring and yellow bandannas as napkins.

 Topped them with "Gibson" white dinner plates

and my white & blue Fitz and Floyd, Allegro in glazed blue.

 My tea set was bought at a garage sale many years ago for $5.00
on Union Street in Schenectady, NY.
There are no markings on it at all. It's just chunky and old. I love it!
It sits on the top shelf of my desk where I use my computer so I can look at it everyday.

My pitcher is a fairly new find from The Thrift store here in Spring, Texas.
The blue details are beautiful!

 My little blue bird keeps his eye on the table by sitting in yellow "Sweet Olive Designs" crown bowls.

I used my milk glass pretzel compote and sat a Pier 1 yellow bowl in it filled with red roses. I use mirrors alot and this happens to be one that I bought for a wall in one of my houses that never got hung up in any house. It just sits under centerpieces as their base! LOL Simple but really gives the table the color!

A final look at the whole table!

Lately Mr. Sweetladyelaine and I have not been entertaining, so my tables are set just for you. I hope I inspire you as you do me. Can't wait to see all the pretty tables this week. I have been missing you!

I will be joining:

Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday

Blessings My Friend,
I will never leave nor forsake you. ( Hebrews 13:5)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Black, White & Red

And I through in a little turquoise for fun! 

Here's how it all started.........................
I bought a new lace runner at Hobby Lobby and started to put away my Valentine decorations and this table evolved. I have never set a black and white table before so I was kind of excited! I wasn't sure what dishes I could use.............

I started to use white but decided to look through my dishes and see what I could find. I found these black and white ones but I only have three. (I have to stop buying only three.......I need to at least buy four dishes) Do you do that?
 I think when I bought them I thought I could buy another one somewhere else, and it never happened. I thought they looked like they were from the Dollar Store.

I used red round placemats for color!

Anyway here is the placesetting I used my favorite white bowls.

My centerpiece is white milk glass separates with roses and turquoise beads to give it some color.

I just got the cute black iron teapot from my friend, Rosie.
 I used turquoise votives to carry the color. I forgot to put in the candles. No candlelight today.

My little elephant is there just because he's cute!

A very simple everyday table for us!

I am a little late getting this done today. I hope you don't mind that I rushed.
Thinking of you today! Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings My Friend,

I will be joining
 BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday

Rustic & Refined  for Table It Sunday