Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday

Oh, it's time to get your dishes out and play! It's Tablescape Tuesday and this most wonderful dishy event is hosted by our most fabulous Tablescape Diva Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ . Go see Susan and you will marvel at how pretty a dinner table can be!
Today I have a little different spin on my tablescape. You see this little tablescape is just for me - all by my self! A little round table in my living room is set for one - Moi!
I placed a crocheted doily over my little round table and brought out a place setting from my Blue Willow dishes. I love my Blue Willow dishes. Can you love Blue Willow dishes? What do you think! ;)

Okay, first you can see all the layers of the plates and bowls starting with the little bowl on top that I like to call a berry bowl and ending with the dinner plate. I think I'm going to have lots of courses to eat all by myself.

I truly love this old pattern. If you ever see an old western on TV and they're eating, just look at the dishes. Most of the time they are using Blue Willow dishes. Yep, padner, eatin' them beans and taters and a biscuit or two outta them Blue Willer dishes. Oh, excuse me, I got carried away talking like a cowboy. Well, I guess that would be a cowgirl, but I don't think the girls would have talked like that. I know I wouldn't. See how easily I get sidetracked!?
Back to the table for one...
These are some pretty old oil and vinegar jars. I'm missing one of the stoppers.
Now the little salt and peppers...
I'm using this little child's play dish as a bread plate. Isn't it the cutest little thing? I found this in an antique shop many years ago and I'm sure it was from some little play dishes. Well, I love to play, so I had to have it! ;)
Blue stemmed glass ready for my iced peach tea! You know how I love my peach tea!
I've saved this little lovely till last. This is a little footed nut cup from a set that I have. You're wondering why this would be on my table for one? Well...just fill it with warm water and squeeze a little lemon juice in there and...
you have yourself a sweet little finger bowl. Just place your little fingers ever so gently into the water and you will wash away any nasty stinky smells from your little dainty fingers after your meal. How refreshing!
Well, Dear Dishy Ones, there you have it...my table for one set with Blue Willow dishes and three little candlesticks. Um, my flickering flames look like they could be dangerous so I had better blow out the candles. If I start a fire I won't be by myself much longer!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

All By Myself

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~
When I was young
I never needed anyone
And makin' love was just for fun
Those days are gone
Livin' alone
I think of all the friends I've known
But when I dial the telephone
Nobody's home
All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore
Hard to be sure
Sometimes I feel so insecure
And love so distant and obscure
Remains the cure
All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore
~sung by Eric Carman

67 comments:

  1. Oh how I wish I had kept all my blue willow here in the U.k...but I went through a I need to update and throw out the chintz phrase a couple of years ago....I blame Ikeas advert.

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  2. Oh I loved tht Eric Carmen song - thanks for the memories.

    Now your table for one is very impressive. I love the blue willow - I think it is timeless. the childs plate is adorable. I saw a similar set recently and so wanted to buy it but would look a bit stupid doing so at my age with no little ones around anymore.

    OK, well this cowgirl better hop on her hourse and ride off into the sunset - have a great day Shelia! Love to you Mom!

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  3. Howdy neighbor~ :)

    Beautiful blue willow dishes and I love when you get sidetracked. ( winks ) Another beautiful display by our sweet Shelia!

    Hope everyone is doing well!

    Hugs~ J

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  4. Oh, how lovely, Shelia! I love that Blue Willow.

    I've seen soooo much Blue Willow and the Red also...in our Antique-ing trips...pretty stuff.

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  5. What a lovely place setting. I especially love your finger bowl idea. The Eric Carmen song was popular when I was in college and always takes me back to those carefree days! Lovely post today.

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  6. It a beautiful table for one, Shelia!

    I love your dishes. My aunt had Blue Willow. I'm always reminded of meals at her home, when I see it.

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  7. You have thought of everything! It's such a lovely table Shelia! Every girl should treat herself...

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  8. I love this table for one, Shelia! It's so pretty, and I love all the special pieces you have to go with your Blue Willow! This is the way we should all treat ourselves! Life should be lived to the fullest, and you do such a good job of that! Thanks for sharing...

    XO,

    Sheila... who hopes each day that you get a good report on Mother Precious! :-)

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  9. I love this table for one, Shelia! It's so pretty, and I love all the special pieces you have to go with your Blue Willow! This is the way we should all treat ourselves! Life should be lived to the fullest, and you do such a good job of that! Thanks for sharing...

    XO,

    Sheila... who hopes each day that you get a good report on Mother Precious! :-)

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  10. Looks lovely love the blue dishes;) Keep being a sweetie;) French

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  11. (*sigh*) Oh my Head Divaness, you KNOW how much I love this BLUE tablescape! So many beautiful things that my head is spinning.

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  12. Love that song at the end.. and WHAT BEAUTIFUL dishes you've got!! Looks like a set I am longing to own... But cannot afford just now ;-) (real china)

    Have a great day

    Monica

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  13. Love that song at the end.. and WHAT BEAUTIFUL dishes you've got!! Looks like a set I am longing to own... But cannot afford just now ;-) (real china)

    Have a great day

    Monica

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  14. Oh Shelia, how I love blue Willow! The little nut cup is gorgeous! What a good idea to use children's plat dishes as butter dishes! Beautiful job!...Debbie

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  15. You can love Blue Willow dishes because I love yours!!!

    Hope you don't start a fire, you'll have to set a bigger table :-)

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  16. So Beautiful.... And of course you can love Blue Willow dishes!!! I love the fact that you have the little finger bowl out, so cute and proper!!!
    Hugs and Blessings in 2009,
    Yvette

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  17. Oh Pickle you know you got me at the Blue willow girl!! I just love those dishes..Hope your Mama is doing better today..give her my best..hugs and smiles Gloria

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  18. Such a beautiful table for one with your Blue Willow dishes!

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  19. OMG! How beautiful ! God bless you dear Shelia!

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  20. Table for one? Suits me just fine!

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  21. I love your table for one! How nice that you treat yourself!

    That finger bowl is divine. You have a whole set? Lucky girl!

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  22. Good Morning Shelia!!
    I love your table set for one with your Willow! Fabulous. I also like the new background on your blog...
    Nice and fresh! Enjoy yourself this week!!

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  23. Good morning My Dear, I love your blue willow table for one!
    Which one of us is going to write the charter for our home healthcare business? lol I suppose that should be you since I write like a middle schooler. hehehe
    I hope your mother is doing well and you have all adjusted to the new arrangements. My daughter is doing well, 24 hours after being released, she is practically bouncing on all fours!
    Hugs, Bridget

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  24. Sheila,as usual,this is so lovely.So feminine and dainty.Just like you.It sounds so good to have you back at your best...Ann

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  25. Love that little round table... and pretty dishes... ;)

    Have a lovely day, Shelia!

    cielo

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  26. I think you CAN love that blue willow dish, and all of the other blue willow dishes! I am starting a collection myself, and though it be small - I'm in love with it! And ... I'm in awe of your beautiful tablescape! Perfection as always! Take care Sheila, happy Tuesday!

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  27. This is simply magical--it's like a poem or a sweet song. A quiet, blissful place and treat for the senses.

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  28. I love your tablescape for one! That so special! Of course we can spoil ourselves. Oh, I did the bathroom diva thingy again. Come and visit to see.

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  29. new to your blog, enjoyed all the lovelies! so many great pics, fun!

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  30. Very pretty tablescape.

    I love the old Eric Carman song, too. The other day I was in Starbucks and the coffee guy was singing that song at the top of his lungs. It was fun!

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  31. Well, you treated yourself good there girl. Darling tablescape, and could you just send the little nut cup via us mail. I LOVE it!

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  32. What a beautiful table for one! I really think it is important to take the time to set a lovely table, even if you are eating by yourself. I am a big fan of all blue or red transferware...
    xo
    P

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  33. Of course, I love your Blue Willow - I have them, also. I cherish my solitude, so a dinner all by myself sounds fun. However, I probably wouldn't set the table - just eat over the sink would be my style alone. Take care of yourself, Sally

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  34. I love your blue willow too! Thanks for the pictures. I have a complete child's set of blue willow dishes. They were given to me by my grandma and I think of her when I see them. I have them displayed on a shelf in my kitchen.

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  35. Beautiful dishes. You've done such an nice job on your table for one. What a pretty spot to sit and eat a meal!
    Michelle

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  36. That is a lovely little table setting. You know I never gave much thought to table settings or dishes...until you sweet ladies in blog land showed me all I was missing. I do really like those blue dishes of yours.

    take care,
    Dawn

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  37. Your Blue Willow collection is grand...I seriously LOVE that little finger bowl!

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  38. You have such beautiful pieces! I love how you put it all together!
    ~Rainey

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  39. Love blue willow, and your table for one is lovely!

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  40. Hi Shelia, :)
    We should pamper ourselves sometimes. Great idea!
    What a lovely table for one and I love your blue goblet. Cute finger bowl too!
    I hope your Mom is doing better and not in pain. Keep us posted.
    Have a wonderful and blessed day.
    ~Warmly, Melissa :)

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  41. Hi Shelia! I had to sneak over and take a look at some of the tablescapes as I have become addicted to them. Yes you can love Blue Willow plates because I love them too! How clever to do a table for one! Everything looks so beautiful and the little finger bowl is too lovely! Deb

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  42. And you definitely deserve such a beautiful table all to yourself. It's gorgeous!! xoxo

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  43. Shelia, your Blue Willow setting looks so inviting. I think you should sit right down and treat yourself with something delicious.

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  44. I love your little me-time setting Shelia! It's a wonderful idea, and you pulled it off like a pro!

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  45. Hi Sheila...your little table is absolutely DAHLING!! :) I love the blue and the crocheted table cover.

    Hope you're having a good week.

    **hugs**

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  46. I love blue willow, I have a set too. Yours is great, first oil and vinegar, I have seen like yours. The child plate is cute. I think we may have the same little round table. I love using it. Love the stemware.

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  47. Shelia, I love Blue Willow, and you have got EVERYTHING possible to match it. That napkin ring is a beauty. I hope you have a waiter to fill all of those plates and bowls with goodies while you dine! That "finger bowl" is gorgeous! laurie

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  48. Shelia, I love Blue Willow, and you have got EVERYTHING possible to match it. That napkin ring is a beauty. I hope you have a waiter to fill all of those plates and bowls with goodies while you dine! That "finger bowl" is gorgeous! laurie

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  49. Good evening Shelia, Your tablescape is lovely as always. What a great idea to use the crocheted doily as a tablecloth. Your dishes are so pretty and I just love that little butter dish. I hope your mother is doing better this evening. all of you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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  50. Shelia, I can love Blue Willow - I can, I can! You set a great meal for one -can we make that two? I also had a lot of fun scrolling down the comments to the bitter end by looking at all yor pretty teapots and place settings. ~ Robyn

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  51. Hi Sheila, Aren't you funny with your cowboy talk? LOL! Beautiful tablescape! :)

    Hope your mom is doing better! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

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  52. I love your place setting and what fun to do such a nice thing for your self but you sent me off to reminisce about one of my favorite movies- Open Range - where Kevin Costner as Charley breaks Annette Bening as Sue's china. So what does Charley do before the big gun fight where he is facing certain death. He goes to the mercantile and buys her more china. And if that isn't love then I don't know what is. Oh my romantic heart.
    Roberta Anne

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  53. I love your Blue Willow dishes, and it's such a pretty table. What at nice way to pamper yourself!

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  54. Blue willow is one of my all time favorites Sheila.The little finger bowl is gorgeous.
    Thank you for the prayers sweet Sheila.

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  55. This was just adorable, Shelia!!!!!!!! I love that little finger bowl!

    Justiney :o )

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  56. The blue and white dishes are so pretty!
    Diane

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  57. you best be careful...gloria is bound to see those...and you could get robbed of your beautiful dishes!

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  58. or.....I could come take them! lol
    luv ya sweetie

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  59. I love, love the blue willow. But, I don't want you to be all by yourself.... :-( Cathleen

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  60. day late this week..I was busy yesterday!

    GORGEOUS! I use Blue Willow every day! (almost) I hadn't seen the oil/vinegar (must look) and I NEED SOME OF THOSE GLASSES (where do I look?)

    oh yes..Stop by my blog..I have left you a little something at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2009/01/moi.html

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  61. Well, I'm a little late for the Tablescape Tuesday party! Yes, I definitely think that you can love Blue Willow China...I love mine too! Your tablescape for "you" is just lovely. I'm so glad to read that you mama is doing better:-)

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  62. Great little tablescape for one! I love Blue Willow...use it everyday! Love it when you get "sidetracked"...they always make me smile! The finger bowl is soooooo sweet...perfect touch to your table! Now I hope you treated yourself to a meal on that adorable tablescape! :-) Susan

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  63. Good morning Shelia :)

    Your tablescape is really beautiful, but I think coffee came out of my nose from laughing at your cowboy talk LOL

    off to read more....
    rue

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  64. great table...and i agree...let there be beauty around at all times...even in the smallest of things :)

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  65. What a nice beauty treat for yourself! I love to make myself feel special when I dine alone by using pretty dishes and all...yours are so perty...eh, pretty! (that cowgirl thang is contagious!)
    Lovely!

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  66. Love it! Fabulous tablescape for one! What a treasure.

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