Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Hello, Dear Ones! Welcome again to Tablescape Thursday with our hostess, Susan! She is the Diva of Tablescapes and has the most wonderful way of playing with her dishes. Make sure you go pay her a visit to see others playing today!

First of all I must show you my new olden tablecloth I bought in Alabama for $12!

Isn't it just the most precious little thing? I love it and wanted to use it today! I'd like to give you a little tip. Some of you probably already know take out some stains on your olden cloths you can drop a couple of those little Polident fizzies, you know that clean false teeth, in your washing machine and soak the cloth just a bit and most of your stains will be gone! Yes, it really does work! Try it!

Now my precious little olden tablecloth was just screaming out, "Pink Dishes! Pink Dishes!"

So I just had to set my table with a variety of Pink Dishes! Don't you just love to see plate rims? Can you love plate rims? You bet your grape jam spilled on olden tablecloths you can! Especially since we're set up for breakfast.

Do you see the gorgeous hand embroidered Battenburg lace napkin? Well, my sweet wonderful friend Martha sent those to me! Thank you, thank you and thank you again, Dear Martha! I love these. Can you love hand embroidered napkins? You bet your sticky little fingers you can!

It's Hammer time ~ Break It Down! LOL The pattern of this sweet little bowl is Rose Bouquest by Johnson Bros. These were my first nice dishes Mr. Precious got for me over 30 years ago. I do love them. Now you know you can love your little dishes!

Next Break Down ~ my little plate. It's small and could be a bread plate and is from a set of newly acquired lovelies (Ross) - Emma's Garden by Spode. You'll probably see a lot more of these little dishes in the future because they just mix so well with other dishes I have.

Next Break Down ~ my Rose Bouquet dinner plate. Isn't she lovely? I'm sure she was made from love! If you love music you know what I'm talking about! :)

Last plate Break Down ~ Emma's Garden charger. Oh, what can I say. I'm in love! Yes, I can be in love with my chargers!

Since we're having breakfast, you can have your choice of coffee or tea. Mr. Precious loves his coffee and I love my tea. Look at the little rose so sweetly sitting inside the cup! I see a chip! Oh, sadness, oh, doomness oh gloom! :(


Again, I'm loving the rose inside the creamer.

Pink glasses, you've seen these before, water or juice?

We must have salt and pepper for our eggs and these little shakers will do the trick! These were hand painted for me by a little olden lady many years ago! Aren't they precious?

My centerpiece for our breakfast table is a lettuce leaf looking vase filled with fauxs. I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me! :)

Pop on the table a few little votive cups with some tea light candles and you're all set! Candles for breakfast? Of course! Every meal is perfect with a little flicker from a flame! Hope you've enjoyed my Pink breakfast tablescape today. Don't forget to go and visit our Diva Susan!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Isn't She Lovely

Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she pretty
Truly the angel's best
Boy, I'm so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I can't believe what God has done
Through us he's given life to one
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she lovely
Life and love are the same
Life is Aisha
The meaning of her name
Londie, it could have not been done
Without you who conceived the one
That's so very lovely made from love
~sung by Stevie Wonder


  1. What a sweet and beautiful tablescape! That old tablecloth is gorgeous. I'd never heard that tip about the Polident. Thanks! That's good to know. I love all your pretty pink dishes, and the little salt & pepper shakers are so cute.


  3. Sheila,
    My stomache is hurting from the giggles i have. You are just the cutest and funniest, and oh yes your table is superb! Every delicious pink layer, I love it all, oh yes I do and that tablecloth and the handpainted salt and pepper. Fabulous~~ thanks for the tip too, I never knew about the denture creme. Cindy

  4. Hammer time... HA!!! Love the Jo. Bros., and I'm in love with your centerpiece!!!

  5. Those flower print plates are adorable!! :)

  6. * EVERYTHING, from start (LOVE that tablecloth!) to finish, is just sooo pretty, Shelia! And those pink flower plates with the tiny flowers are just tooooooo precious! Your tables are ALWAYS deliciously pretty, Sweetie!!!

    Thanks, luv!
    Linda in AZ *

  7. Well, I hope I can make it there in time to sit at that gorgeous table for breakfast....yes, I can love dish borders...and olden tablecloths too!

  8. Your pinkness breakfast table is utterly BEAUTIFUL..I think I like those rose dishes, the ones with the rose inside, better than any dishes I've ever seen. Just stunning..and...I am totally in love with your faux, pretty flowers...
    hugs, bj

  9. Oh, that is so very lovely! I just love those pink dishes! Thanks for the tablecloth tip, I've never heard that!

    I have my violets tablescape posted now.


  10. So sweet! I love the salt and pepper shakers. They look antique! I like my eggs poached,if you don't mind. Sorry, I forgot. But it sure looks welcoming.

    Thanks for sharing.


  11. Your table is so sweet! I love the "Rose Bouquet" dishes, they are so dainty!

    Have a great week!

  12. Shelia, love, love that table and those dishes, wowie! Girl, you just had too much fun with that table!

  13. Shelia, this is beautiful! Love your new/old tablecloth, and that 30 year old china pattern is so "in" today! That chintz look is perfect, and I love the rose in the middle. The s/p shakers are gorgeous! This whole tablescape just sings! laurie

  14. Shelia! Your tables are always the most beautiful! I love the dishes with the dainty pink flowers and would have never thought of mixing them with the bloder print- they look amazing!! Thanks for the tip of Polident. I always use Oxiclean- even on my vintage linens. I will definitely have to try the Polident though!!

  15. Oh Shelia! It's all so beautiful. The tablecloth is just darling and the dishes are just perfect with it. I love how the old and new sets go together so well. Those pink glasses are great! The centerpiece is fabulous. I just love seeing your tables, and you make it so fun. Thank you!

  16. Love it, Shelia! Looks wonderful! The new "olden" cloth looks nifty with the new "newbie" dishes! I love your pinks! Good job!


    Sheila :-)

  17. Hi Sheila
    This is the most beautiful tablescape I have ever seen. It looks fit for a queen! Thanks for sharing pictures of all your gorgeous tableware.
    Best Wishes

  18. I love everything about your tablescape. I have been looking for pink goblets for forever like those. Your dishes are so very pretty. I like that fact that you have matching service ware to go with it. Yes, the flowers on the inside make it an A+.

    Thanks for the tip about the Polygrip fizzies. I have been using them to clean the inside of flower vases. I'll have to try it on stains. Hugs.

  19. A beautiful table -- love your new old tablecloth and all of the rose dishes are just perfect!

  20. Just beautiful! Your tablecloth is the perfect starting point. Your plate layering is gorgeous.

    Can't touch this!!

  21. I love this Shelia! Beautiful table.

    You are inspiring me to use my "olden" tablecloths. I love old table linens and have a little collection.

  22. These dishes are just too good. I've always loved this pattern and I love the way you layered it.
    The glasses too...oh my stars, they are deeee-lightful!
    I'm being a Sweetie
    All Things Heart and Home

  23. Morning Shelia~

    Looks like I'm just in time for breakfast. This is a beautiful table setting....I love the dishes but the salt & pepper shakers, stole my heart. I've never seen any soooo pretty. Beautifully done. :)

    Hugs~ J

  24. Shelia,
    What a lovely tablescape. The mix of dishes is just lovely. I tried to convince myself to buy those chargers once, but talked myself out of it. I'm running out of room for dishes!! LOL I especially love your s/p shakers--they look like something olden for sure--she did a wonderful job painting them. Thanks for sharing such a lovely table.


  25. SHeila,
    That is just beautiful! I love the vintage tablecloth. Your fauxs look great, too!

  26. SHEILA,
    This is a lovely table setting. So cheery and beautiful.
    It would be a delight to have a meal here.

    So glad I stopped by and visited your place. If I were actually there, I'd probably have coffee to get me going!

    God Bless,

  27. Hi Sheila, what a beautiful tablescape! Your new olden tablecloth looks perfect with all your pretty dishes! Sure didn't know that about the polident. I learn something new every day from all of you great bloggers! Kristen

  28. Dearest Darling Shelia, I love everything about your tablescape. I was wowed by that beautiful tablecloth and it just kept getting better. You are a shining star among tablescapers!

  29. I am in love with your pink china and stemware. I think that is going to be my next thing to collect. (Hubby will be thrilled.) The whole tablescape is beautiful.


  30. What a lovely table scape and I think your centerpiece looks so real.
    The Raggedy Girl

  31. Shelia, your tablescape is delicate and refined. I love the pink dishes and your lovely centerpiece.

    Hugs, Barb

  32. GM Pickle girl of all the table you have done is have got to be my all time favorite one...I just love the colors and the table cloth speaks to my heart...I would love to have breakfast with you here...Just beautiful my friend...Oh I just want to go play with my dishes now....May you have a great day Shelia...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  33. Lovely table! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  34. Thanks for the laundry tip as I love vintage linens as well. You do THE most marvelous job of mix and matching the dishes and combining old and new upon your table. This is lovely!

  35. Oh beautiful!! I love your mix and I love the vintage T/C, and the pink glassware...great job!

  36. everything looks amazing. very royal! i love that tea set print. so pretty.

  37. I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me too, Shelia! If there were no fauxs in my house, my house would be devoid of flowers since I have the blackest thumb ever. I love those pink dishes too...and the pink glasses...and the tablecloth...and the napkins...and...well you get the idea! :)

  38. Beautiful beautiful tablescape! I love pink! It's so awesome and pink! This is my favorite one LOL.

    All the best,

  39. I see pink!!! And, you know I love it all. And, I do love my dear sister.

  40. Pretty dishes, beautiful tablecloth, gorgeous centerpiece. I love them all!...Christine

  41. Beautiful pinkiness...I drooled over your handpainted porcelain salt and pepper shakers...what a treasure...

  42. Shelia,

    This is just such a pretty table. I don't think I would ever buy a dish if it didn't have flowers on it, so of course I love each and every one of yours.

    The tablecloth is so pretty~and thanks for the tip on stains (I can use that on my clothes, I'm always spilling!!) i have also heard that you can clean that scum you get inside your vases with Polident, just fill the vase with water and drop in a tablet!!

    In addition to all the florals, I love the pink goblets. I have not seen them before~such a pretty shade of pink. The S & P shakers are beautiful, that woman can paint!

    And I am a new convert to faux flowers. Who can afford real ones anymore without feeling guilty that some people can't even afford groceries? And Michael's does have some of the best! ;-)

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the week, Ms. Shelia! You're number 1 on my hit parade!!


  43. I love this table cloth. I saw one like this in the smokies. Your linens are always so beatuiful. I love the water glasses.

  44. What a beautiful tablescape. Your dishes are to die for. Love the roses. Everything goes so well together.

  45. How delicate and feminine is this! It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing! Stop by and browse a while. If you like what you see, please be sure to click the "Follow" button so that we can inspire one another frequently!

  46. Shelia, Soooooooooo beautiful! And I love the faux flowers - fooled me! Linda

  47. So one I've seen today!

    First I love the tablecloth...I need that tablecloth! And such a deal too!

    I adore the Rose Bouquest cute and so versatile too.

    The hand embroidered napkins are so precious and so sweet of your friend to give them as a gift.

    LOVE IT!

  48. Oh this is so pretty! You know how much I love pink and roses, so I am especially in love with those Rose Bouquet dishes! I am also enchanted by the olden tablecloth and those pretty pink glasses and the painted S & P's. Very well done!


  49. Hey youngin ! Oh you lucky thing, to find that beautiful table cloth, I am jealous now ! And you can will me those precious little salt and pepper shakes ! LOL .

  50. Those little salt n pepper shakers that were hand painted for you are just darling.

  51. This is gorgeous! I love the pink...your dishes are beautiful and the center piece matches the tablecloth perfectly. I want to sit at your table!

  52. Love that tablecloth!!!! What a pretty table. Perfect for a summer lunch or dinner.


  53. Oh my goodness, Shelia, I love everything, from the tablecloth to the napkins, to the dishes, to the salt and peppers. Totally wonderful!!! Have a nice weekend! :)

  54. This is my favorite to date!
    And another set of your plates that I haven't seen yet! LOL!
    How is your mom doing in her new place???

  55. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh....I just love your tablecloth and your dishes!!! I knew they were Johnson Brothers, I recognized them!!!

    How ya doing?

    Ready for our give-away to be awarded tomorrow?


  56. Beautiful! Just beautiful!!
    Such a lovely combination!
    However, PLEASE don't show pretty plates & say "Hammer time" to someone who does mosaics!
    I'll be right over with my hammer
    (actually, wheel cutters), before you can say.....oh well, you get the picture. S: )
    Seriously, love your blog!!

  57. Your tables are always put together so well! What a cheerful spring tablescape!

  58. The pink is beautiful!!! They look so pretty in a tablescape. Kathy

  59. Absolutely beautiful! I love those rose plates. sooooooo pretty!

    Justiney :o )

  60. I can't believe how lovely all of your pink flowered china pieces are! And I would love to have a flowered table cloth like yours!

    Enjoy your weekend Ms. Shelia.....

  61. Shelia, I saw some of the Emma's Garland Clover in Marshall's yesterday in Frisco, but they only had two dinner plates, so I let the other lady next to me get them. Maybe next time... I want six of them! or eight! LOL

  62. Oh Shelia I think this is the loveliest tablescape you have put together yet. I just love those dishes, the tablecloth, and the flowers ♥ Everything is sooo beautiful! You are the tablescape diva of blogland :>)

  63. That is a beautiful tablecloth, and I love the scape you have created to crown it! The dishes are just beautiful!

  64. Shiela...those dishes are gorgeous!
    Where on earth do people store their dishes. I have an entire set sitting on the table at this very moment that I need to find a place to store. :)
    Another shed out back? Hmmm..could be.


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