Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Hello Dear Ones and welcome again to another Tablescape Thursday hosted by our Queen Diva of Tablescapes Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. If you'll go see our Susan, you will get to see more dishaholics and what we love to do! Play with our dishes!

Now I just had to post one more Valentine table for you. The table is laden with a white tablecloth and a pretty white crocheted round doily in the center. This is a little Valentine tea table for the girls. Just Mother, a couple of friends and me! No men were allowed at this table. ;)

Here you see my little Battenburg lace napkin is tied up with a pretty red ribbon. I also added a sparkly little heart. The heart of rock and roll is still beatin'! ;)
Now I picked up four of these little red dessert plates, I think at Marshalls just for this little tea. See the pretty little raised floral design. I think I love these red plates! Can you love red plates? Do I need to answer that? ;)
You know you cannot have a tea without teacups so I'm using my very olden J & G Meakin from England cups and the pattern is called "Classic White". I do think they're very sweet with the little rufflies going round the saucher and bottom of the cup! Oh, our Miss Janice will be upset with me, I didn't put the spoon on the saucer! Oops!
The tea service pieces...amid little glass sparkly thingys, little pink shaped kisses and little red hearts. We girls must always have a little bling!

This pretty white tea pot is doing the honors today of holding the hot tea! I spiffed up the tea pot just a bit with ribbon. I love my ribbons! Can you love ribbons? Well, you bet your wired bows you can! ;)
Precious little sugar and creamer...
I'm not really sure what this little pitcher is used for, but it goes with the tea set and I just think it's the prettiest little thing!
You know it's always nice to have some flowers - real or faux - doesn't matter to me! You know how I love my faux flowers - red carnations today.
Inside the crystal vase I poured in these little floral marbles that will serve the same purpose as a floral frog. I'm sure there's a real name to these, but I call mine floral marbles. I seem to make up my own names for a number of things. don't I?
Helping the faux florals out as part of the centerpiece is one of my little cloches with girly froo froo under it. Another small crystal vase filled with rose petals (faux, of course!) and olden girly girl Valentines topped off with more red wired ribbon! Don't you love wired ribbon? I know you do!
A closer peek at the sweet little girly Valentine resting in the rose petals.

Chocolate hearts are a must for a Valentine tea and they look so pretty in my "Classis Whites".
We're really just having tea, cookies and sweet conversation. Would you like a cookie?




Oden Valentines for your enjoyment.
Hope you've enjoyed my little sweet tea party today. It would not have been the same if you'd not come!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun


I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right

Oh mother dear were not the fortunate ones

And girls they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have fun
The phone rings in the middle of the night

My father yells what you gonna do with your life

Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one
But girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have--

That's all they really want

Some fun

When the working day is done
Girls-- they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have fun

Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun

Oh girls they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have
That's all they really want

Some fun

When the working day is done
Girls--they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have fun,

They want to have fun,

They want to have fun...

~ sung by Cyndi Lauper

66 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Valentine tea party! Love those battenburg lace napkins and those sparkly red hearts! Shelia, you do know how to set a table! I always enjoy looking! Blessings, nancy

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  2. Beautiful valentine's themed table! Love the red with the clear glass, Lovely... thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh Sheila, I love your table..Your ribbon around the battenburg napkins is absolutely darling..and all your milk glass girl... I'm going to have to be on the look out for more..thanks for the cookie..don't mind if I do...I know your mama enjoyed having tea with you ladies..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  4. Oh Sheila, I love your table..Your ribbon around the battenburg napkins is absolutely darling..and all your milk glass girl... I'm going to have to be on the look out for more..thanks for the cookie..don't mind if I do...I know your mama enjoyed having tea with you ladies..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  5. A beautiful Valentine table for tea, Shelia!
    xo...Kathy

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  6. Oooo...so many of your ideas I've tucked away for next year! Thank you- thank you -thank you!!!!
    My favorite, the Valentine's!

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  7. Hi Shelia..I love your tea party tablescape! The olden valentines add the perfect touch! And the cookies look so yummy! I'll bet you girls did have fun!! hugs...Debbie

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  8. I am a female, can I come too? I love how you tied red ribbons a lot, made the table look even more Valentiney (I made up that word...lol).Love the red plates, the napkins and the dome and everything else, Shelia....Christine

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  9. Oh gosh Sheila,I wish I could have come to your tea party! Your table is so cute ! I just love to play with dishes, I always have. I loved playing with my little dishes when I was a little girl .

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  10. Oh so sweet, so pretty! I love all the red ribbon you added to the white. Very nice! I like the Vintage Valentines too!!

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  11. I love the contrast of the white and red and the vintage feel of this table. Your red plates are beautiful. The whole table just pulls you in and makes you want to stay awhile!

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  12. Everything is just so cute. I can never get enough of hearts and red. Adorable. I haven't the nerve to even begin to post a table scape but love to look at them. Just lovely..all of it. Lots to look at and that is perfect for me. I enjoyed my visit. :)
    Mona

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  13. Sheila,
    You are very talented at this! What a beautiful girly girl table! The plates, teapot, the candy, the bling, I love it all. I love the idea of putting the bling on the table, must remember that! Cindy

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  14. Such a lovely table in red and white. I can't think of a better setting to enjoy conversation with loved ones!

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  15. Wonderful table Shelia!
    I wish I was there to have tea with you ladies!
    Delightful! :)

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  16. What a pretty table - love the red and white and the cookies look yummy. Linda

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  17. Such a pretty Valentine table for tea with the girls, Shelia.

    Thank you, so much, for the sweet comment!

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  18. Omph... I can't quite reaaach that last cookie. Would you mail it to me, please?

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  19. What a lovely tea party! Such beautiful things and the ribbons make it so festive! :D Jewel

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  20. Yum...yumm...thanks for the cookie, I hope I didn't leave any crumbs.
    What pretty Battenburg lace napkins. I have a table cloth similar but don't use it much becaue it is so hard to get the wrinkles out...it's also really big 120 inches to be exact! That's a LOT of ironing!

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  21. What a sweet little valentine's tea. I'll be right over....

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  22. Shelia, your table is beautiful. I especially like the way you used ribbons and the Valentine's under the cloche. Very pretty.

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  23. Hi Shelia...Does this mean your mom is doing better since she was at the adorable Valentine tea party? I hope so...your flowers, ribbons & bows just added so much to a fun table. ;-) Bo

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  24. Your valentine party is so pretty. I love how you added the ribbon for a splash of color. I am sure everything was delicious too!

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  25. What a wonderful tea party you had. I love everything! You did such a beautiful job!!

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  26. It's all so sweet.I just love how you put the bow on your teapot.It really got your eye.And I love the pitcher,it also caught my eye quickly.You never disappoint me.keep up the beautiful work...Ann

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  27. Ooooh, Shelia, I just LOOOOOOOVE the red and white settings, honey!!! I think that's my favorite of all times.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  28. What a sweet and pretty tablesetting! I love the battenburg napkins and touches of red ribbons! You have such a wonderful eye for detail! :)

    THANK YOU so much for the encouraging comments and pep talk on yesterday's post! Your words meant so much to me! The "rules" that have now surfaced did, on top of everything else have me very stressed. But for now, I will continue with my little homemade blog, and share with it with wonderful friends like you! I love your blog and appreciate your friendship! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

    PS...Love your bird candleholder below! :)

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  29. Oh, and I was so worried about doing a Valentine Tablescape today...thank you for joining me, dear one.
    I so screwed up my postings today that I have now ended up with THREE...I must be losin' it....guess you need to come back by cause you are gonna love THE NESTER goings-on.....
    Thanks so much for all your sweetness, dear Sheila. I love you and your sweet soul and FUNNY personality....
    xo bj

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  30. Ms. Shelia,
    What a lovely table you've set. And the goodies--oh my! I've come across so many people in blogland using vintage valentines that I'm starting to really heart them myself. Wish I'd saved some from my childhood! Lovely, lovely job.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  31. Yeah!!! I can see pictures and post. I guess you worked out all of the kinks,thank goodness. What a pretty table you have made for us. Just a note... if I ever find my way to south Texas I am so going to look you up. I would love to just sit and have lunch and I bet you have the greatest laugh. I just know it~

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  32. Hi Sweet Sheila, This is so sweet and I ADORE the red plates! They are gorgeous and very practical! Red is a nice "perk" to any table I think! I also love the way you put the red bow around the neck of the teapot. Very sweet post! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  33. Oh how beautiful! You are truly the hostess with the mostest!!! That is a darling table. I think you have quite the talent for table settings!

    take care,
    Dawn

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  34. oooooh so fun. I love white china and tea pots. So cute with the red bow. And all the goodies make me hungry. I guess it's cookies and chocolate for breakfast. Janis

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  35. You are just so full of girlieness, I love to see all your ideas, they're so pretty and fun.

    Love Ya,
    Chris

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  36. Oh, how pretty! Looks like a fun "tea party" with the girls!

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  38. Me again, I just read on BJ blog where your posts are not showing. This has also been happening to me. About once a day, they won't show up. I have to go into edit and repost them. Wonder what is going on?

    Love ya,
    Chris

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  39. I love your red and white tablescape for the "girls." I sure hope your mama is feeling better! The teaspoon is fine where it is...doesn't have to be on the saucer (maybe your guests do not want milk or sugar?)

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  40. Very pretty, or should I say sweet tablescape!
    Love those red plates....
    Now on to St. Patrick's Day..oh wait, Fat Tuesday/ Mardi Gras first!

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  41. Shelia, this was adorable! I am so glad you invited us for this Valentine party. I enjoyed myself throughly. It was perfection!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  42. What a beautiful table and I love how the ribbon tied around the lovely napkins looks so pretty.

    Roberta Anne

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  43. Shelia,

    The table all dressed up for your tea party is just so cute. I love the tea pot and cups in the Classic White~simple & elegant. And of course a touch of whimsy because you are...whimsical!

    Thank you for sharing on TT.

    xoxo
    Jane

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  44. Love the hearty tea party! More plates? You have red plates? Woman, I am going to enter you in the guiness book!!!!!!!!!

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  45. Hi my sweet friend... What a beautiful Valentiney Girlie tablescape you had for us today... I loved everything about it right down to the candy hearts and pretty ribbons... Can I love the ribbons... Yes I can. LOL LOL Glad you had such a wonderful time with your mom & girlfriends... Wish we could have all been there... Is there room for us?

    Love Ya
    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  46. I wish I had had a Valentine tea!

    Every one of your posts gives me @ least one out-loud chuckle...thank you for that!

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  47. You had such a WONDERFUL Valentines tea! EVERYTHING looks FAB!

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  48. The cloche with the little vintage valentines is such a great idea, and I too LOVE your red plates. Such a pretty tablescape. Hugs, Marty

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  49. Hi Sheila..thanks for stopping by my blog today..I hope youcome back soon. Your tea table was so cute. Loved the old Valentine's and I love anything red so those desert plates were great! SUE IN ATLANTA

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  50. What a pretty and sweet table! I would have LOVED to come for tea and cookies and those chocolate hearts. I'm betting that those are Dove chocolates, my favorites after Godiva (which I can't afford, lol).

    Those are adorable olden Valentines! You did such a beautiful job here!

    Kady

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  51. Aw Shelia, what an adorable table setting this was! I love the way you use bows to dress things up!

    Justine :o )

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  52. Love your new dishes; you set a gorgeous table!
    I was thinking your song for this post would be The Heart of Rock n Roll by Huey Lewis, since you quoted it in the post! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is a great choice, too!

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  53. Beautiful valentine tea party.the bow on the teapot was acut touch!
    Carolyn

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  54. I..think I am your 100th follower!
    My goodness, how do you keep up with it all. And you do it all so well too! :) I am back to finish reading..but wanted to tell you that since I play the piano also..your little black and white..(what do they call those? I forget)...anyway..I think it is so adorable. Just so cute..
    bye now..
    I promise I'll be a sweetie!
    Mona

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  55. This must be the cutes table setting EVER!!! Very,very pretty!

    Monica

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  56. OMG Pickle this is just Beautiful girl love the ribbon you put on the pitcher..thanks so much for sharing yeta another great Picle table...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  57. Hi Sheila! Thanks for visiting me today. I would LOVE a cookie, and those red plates are to die for! You throw a fab tea party!

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  58. What a charming table. Yes, I would love a cookie. Too cute!!!

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  59. Shelia, I have so enjoyed your blog and your visits and I would like to pass along an award to you. I would be honored if you would stop by and pick it up. Hugs. Marty

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  60. I never used to enjoy red so much - but lately I am loving red! And your red plates are wonderful.
    Hugs. (Hi to your Mom - hope she is doing well.)

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  61. Your table and writing style are absolutely adorable.

    I'll be back for more another day.

    Blessings, again,
    Barbara Jean

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  62. Shelia...beautiful Valentine's table! Love your gorgeous red dessert plates...great find! The cloche with the adorable Valentines is soooo cute! You always have the best tables...can't wait to see what you've been up to each week!
    Susan

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  63. Such a pretty table. Anyone who serves chocolates at a tea is on my "great entertainer" list! Loved all of those precious vintage Valentine's cards. laurie

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  64. Your tablescape is beautiful as always Mizz Sheila :)

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  65. What a sweet table, Sheila! I love your little red plates, too! and that little white pitcher is adorable! Every little detail is perfect!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    ;-D

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  66. Shelia, you never fail to set a gloriously beautiful, and cheerful table. The Valentine's tea party table looks so pretty, with the white dishes, candy hearts, sweet little Valentines, touches of bling, and all important cookies...the stage is perfectly set for a wonderful tea party. :-) And you know, I love that adorable white pitcher too. It would be gorgeous filled with flowers as part of a future tablescape, perhaps. :-)

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)