Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tablescape Thursday and Let There Be Light Party

Many of you may have already seen my white tablescape, but I've been so busy this week I'm using it for Tablescape Thursday too!



Hello Dear Ones and welcome to another party! This party is hosted by our Darling Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen and it's called "Let There Be White"! It's all about white dishes! Well, if you know me, you know I'm going to this party! So make sure you pop over to Kathleen's and visit all the other participants today!

Like many others of you, I'm combining this great party with Tablescape Thursday. So also pop over to visit our Dear Dish Diva Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
Now on with the party...

I've put together a totally white tablescape. Do you know what this reminds me of? Summer, sunshine, brides, fluffy clouds, smiles...well needless to say, I've had fun!


First I clothed my dining room table in a very olden white tablecloth with pretty cut work and embroidery in white thread. I've even brought out my white Battenburg napkins to use.

Using these all white patterns just makes me happy! :) See? I'm smiling! ;)

Here is my place setting...I've used chargers from Marshalls! Love that place! You know I do! Then I'm using my olden J & G Meakin dinnerware with the appropriate name "Classic White"!

My Oneida silver plate ~ given to me for Christmas a few years ago from my Mr. Precious!

Now I didn't have any solid white butter plates and knew this table setting just had to have some, so I ad-libbed! Do you know what this is I'm using for a tiny butter plate? Why it's a glass coaster and I think it works just fine. I only have four like this so I used two more glass coasters in a different style! Works for me! Am I clever or what? You know I'm just kidding! :) Some of you have mentioned in the past how you liked this little butter knife. I also have tiny forks in this same style. I'm sorry I can't give you any info about them ~ nothing is written on the backs! But aren't they just the cutest little things?

See...here is one of the little forks. Some of you said this little fork was a dessert fork and others said an hor'derve fork. Doesn't matter to me! I'll just poke it on the table and have fun with it! :)

I'm using crystal stemware and wine glasses I've had for many years!


My little salt cellars are rather new to me and I am so enjoying using them. Aren't they the sweetest little things with the teenisiest little spoons!?

Having an all white tablescape has allowed me to use a few of my crystal pieces scattered all around. Here is a sweet pineapple covered dish! Since a pineapple is a symbol for hospitality I thought it's appropriate place was on the table, don't you think?

I schooched back some things so you could see my white centerpiece! I have a very olden milk glass bowl and filled it with white roses. The bowl is flanked by candle holders.

Now my white roses are faux and if you know me, you know what I'm about to say and I always think it's worth repeating...I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me! :)

...for effect. ;)

Dripless candles in olden Candlewick holders passed on to me from my Aunt Nay.

These candle holders are sitting on each side of my centerpiece. Love the little ball candles! So do my fish jugs! :)

This is a rather dark photo, but it's oh so pretty and I put a tiny candle inside and look how the flame flickers through the cut glass. I have two of these.

A closeup...smile cutie! :)

More little silver pieces. Is this a Mint Julep cup? I have a couple of these.

Oh, now this is a wonderful piece. I have this because of our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. She has one, I saw it, coveted it and went out and found this one! I was thrilled. I don't have the scoop so I have to improvise and use the cute little spoon.

White, glass, crystal and silver...how romantic...how lovely...how fun! Thank you Dear Kathleen for inviting me to your party!

Hope you've enjoyed my contribution to Let There Be White!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

A White Sport Coat

A white sport coat and a pink carnation
I'm all dressed up for the dance.
A white sport coat and a pink carnation,
I'm all alone in romance.

Once you told me long ago, to the prom with me
you'd go, now you've changed your mind,
it seems someone else will hold my dreams.
A white sport coat and a pink carnation,
I'm in a blue, blue mood.
~sung by Marty Robbins


107 comments:

  1. What a lovey setting! I love the glow of candlelight which makes your table even more elegant.

    ~Susan

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  2. And thank you, dear Shelia for your beautiful contribution to the party!
    From the tablecloth to the candles, everything looks wonderful, and romantic, and SUMMER!
    I hope you had fun!

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  3. I love your elegant white table! Everything is so gorgeous, I just don't know where to begin. Love all the candles and candle holders. I've got some candle holders that would match your milk glass bowl you used for your centerpiece.

    Have a great week!

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  4. Hello Shelia; Oh my can you set a table or what..... How very romantic it all looks, or just right for a wedding dinner... So when is dinner ready????? I will be there in a few hrs... lol You have the most beautiful dishes and every thing else that goes with them....

    Have a great week.
    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  5. I'm just speechless! How gorgeous! I've loved all of your former tablescapes but this one really speaks to me. I love the textures and the glow. I adore color but this all white is so elegant and classy just like you. Your fauxs look so real too.
    Does Mr. Precious get to enjoy a romantic dinner with his honey before these go back in the china cabinet?
    ...Okay, for a "speechless" girl, I have a lot to say don't I? lol
    You never fail to impress! Great job!!!!

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  6. That is absolutely beautiful. I love all the white! I absolutely love the little salt cellars. I saw them for the first time this week at Between Naps on the Porch. I love the little tiny spoons. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful tablescape!
    Traci

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  7. That is absolutely beautiful. I love all the white! I absolutely love the little salt cellars. I saw them for the first time this week at Between Naps on the Porch. I love the little tiny spoons. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful tablescape!
    Traci

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  8. beautiful! CHEERS! Michele

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  9. Sheila, what an absolutely stunning tablescape. I do so love the all white. Everything is just gorgeous. You really did put together such a lovely tablesetting and all your accessory pieces are so beautiful. Just lovely. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Oh girl! This is over the top beautiful. All your white and crystal goes so well together! Lovely, lovely!! I love the Oneida Silverplate!!

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  11. I don't think I have ever seen such a beautiful white tablescape. Just lovely.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  12. Holy cow Shelia, you have pulled out all the stops on this one. This is just gorgeous! Every detail is stunning! ~ Robyn

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  13. Oh, Shelia, I'm just drooling over all the pretty sparkly things you are showing. I was so excited to start looking at all the pretty white. Your post is just the kind I was hoping. It exceeded actually. I could name everything you showed. Let me just say, I love it all.

    And to confuse you more, I use the little fork as a seafood fork. lol

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  14. Wow Sheila! This is really stunning! I love the CH with the ball candles... very pretty!

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  15. I just love it! Beautiful is the word! The butter knife! The centerpiece bowl is lovely, and the flowers look so real! The candle light is so pretty! Did you take your photos after dark? They look wonderful1

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  16. Bee-u-tea-full! If you lay your old pieces of silverware on your copyier and send fax to Replacements...they will research it and tell you what the pattern is. Just fyi..

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  17. Those are beautiful in white, honey. I don't think I have ANY dishes in white though.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  18. A very elegant table. I love everything. I always forget to light the candles when I take photos. Your candlelight is divine.

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  19. This is the prettiest white tablescape I've ever seen. Not too much but just enuf...the centerpiece is perfect..all the glowing little candles make it appear magical...I think I saw fairy dust floating down on your lovely table...JUST PERFECT..a table full of splendor!!
    xo bj

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  20. Shelia, everything is so beautiful. Loving your Mekin dishes. I have the cups from this set and use them with a white- mix- match set. Love the swril on the plates. I love white, I have about 20 white shirts, theres just something so comforting about white.

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  21. So beautiful! It reminds me of a wedding too lol. I really like the bowl with the flowers in it! Want one! LOL. Yay Marshall's my favorite place too lol.

    All the best,
    Allison

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  22. Oh this is so fresh and clean and it just shines! I love this white setting. Who knew that going monochromatic could be this beautiful? You set the white off with just enough bling in the silver and crystal and lovely candlelight. I just love it!

    Kady

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  23. I really love your white on white romantic~ness of this post... I guess white is romantic because its so versatile! Hope your week is going well... ~Really Rainey~

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  24. Shelia, why are white dishes so pretty?! Really, they are just plain white? I don't understand why it makes such a gorgeous table, but it does - BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I love it! And that song brings back such memories! Linda

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  25. Oh, wow....this is beautiful...APPLAUSE...love everything but the centerpiece stands out for me....

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  26. I love this, Shelia. I also love how you shot the table with the buffet, dressed in white, in the background!!! Fabulous!

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  27. I love visiting you Shelia! This table setting in white is just magical. I love the milk glass centerpiece especially. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  28. Beautiful!! I love the combination of the white dishes with the silver and glass/crystal pieces. It all looks so pretty and elegant mixed together.

    My favourite piece is your milk glass bowl filled with the white roses :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  29. Shelia, your table is gorgeous! There is something so refined and elegant about an all white table. I love the calmness and elegance of yours. What a lovely job you have done!!!!!!

    Hugs, Barb

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  30. Simply stunning Shelia! White is everything you said. So crisp and fresh.

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  31. Simply stunning Shelia! White is everything you said. So crisp and fresh.

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  32. This is lovely, Shelia! You outdid yourself with this one. Kudos, my favorite Shelady!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  33. Beautiful! Really, really beautiful, Shelia. I simply have no other words.

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  34. Oh Shelia I've been away from blogging for so long that I have not heard of the White Parties. Your offering is amazing! I love every little piece you have used in your tablescape.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  35. beautiful! this is definitely one of my favorites!

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  36. The white/crystal/silver combo is beautiful. Also, love the song - so many memories. In the 50's, Bob always wore a white dinner jacket to all the high school formal dances, plus he wore one for our wedding in 1958. Great post. Sally

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  37. Yes, I can see you smile! And now so am I...beautiful setting - and all your pieces are lovely!

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  38. Morning Miss Shelia! As always Im loving those white dishes...whens supper? I will soooo be there!

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  39. Hi Sheila,
    Your table is gorgeous...beautiful ...and fabulous.....there is just something about a white dishes that make things so elegant.....can I come to dinner ????? hehe....
    Hugs

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  40. Hello dear Sheila, we are home and I am up to my eyeballs in laundry. I am taking a break and trying to catch up with my blogging friends. Thank you so much for your faithful visits while we have been running the western roads (mountains). We did have a wonderful time.

    Your white table setting is beautiful. I do love the butter knives and forks. I am in love with odd pieces of flatware and have a few terrific pieces too. I find them in thrift stores etc. I do not have any white dinnerware but my sister does. a gift from our parents when she was married. She never uses them but can't part with them. I really haven't done much with tablescapes on my blog but I adore setting a beautiful table and I always do for any little reason. I better get busy and start participating. Your glass coasters made perfect dishes for your table. Thinking out of the box is fun. You are 'so clever' and I mean that. I love your blog so much.

    Time for another load of laundry! sigh.

    Hugs...Jeanne

    PS: We visited a castle and I took a photo in the bathroom mirror but I haven't downloaded it yet. I have realized I am not very good at it. The flash is always in my face. Lol!

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  41. Sheila, I love your header and it has probably been up there ever so long. Life is a song and I love the music in my life.

    Love ya, Jeanne...again

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  42. Shelia ok, wow! Wow! Wow! And oh yeah, WOW!

    I love your style dear sweet one and you now have me clamoring for more white... Thanks as I have been deciding to grab me some sweet white set by Nikko... Hubs will just have to understand, right? LOL

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  43. Wow-you sure set a beautiful white table! I especially like the milk glass centerpiece.
    Rhon

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  44. Just too beautiful.

    Sheila, that fork is actually an olive fork. It's used to get little olives and/or pickles. Now, who's smiling?

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  45. I love white in all shades...be it white white, creamy white, eggshell, bone, ivory, ecru or WHATEVER!

    This table is fabulous!

    xoRebecca

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  46. Just beautiful!!! I love everything about your tablescape.

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  47. Oh Shelia...This is just so lovely! I love everything on your beautiful table...especially your cutwork tablecloth! All of your crystal makes a nice sparkly addition to your beautiful white dishes! And it looks especially nice by candlelight! Just gorgeous!...hugs...Debbie

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  48. I always feel fantastic at your table. You have a big talent of being a great hostess, Shelia.
    I'm not surprise that you have many guests.

    Thank you for inspiration!

    hugss

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  49. Oh sweetie, maybe the reason people are mean to heather is because she is such a hypocrite - witness her wedding quote, she acts as though she wasn't married before and didn't meet the guy in a chat room. really gods way, huh?

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  50. Crisp, clean and elegant. Lovely, Sheila. Just lovely. The milk glass center piece is awesome. - The Tablescaper

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  51. I absolutely love this tablescape!

    Carolyn

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  52. What a magnificently elegant setting for your tablescape! There is just something so special about white...isn't there? It is so clean looking and always stands out above everything else. I'm tellin ya Sheila...you have missed your calling in life! You should be an interior designer...I'm not kidding you know!

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  53. Shelia~

    This my dear is my very favorite tablescape....with the silver and the glow of the candles...oh my, oh my. :)

    Thanks so much for coming by and p.s. the bbq sauce on white linen napkins....not a great idea but Mammaw had the sweetest intentions...lol.

    Hugs to you~ J

    P.S.S. Love your fauxs and the milk glass centerpiece. PERFECT.

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  54. Your white table is absolutely stunning. I also saw that little silver sugar scuttle on Susan's site. I've been looking for one on eBay. I bid on one but lost it. Darn!!!! Wonderful job.

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  55. Very elegant and beautiful table table!

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  56. Shelia - All the white is wonderful. The candle light just makes is sparkle. That is a table perfect for any special dinner. Thanks as always for sharing.

    Charla

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  57. I love everything about your table but especially the tablecloth..just exquisite and the centerpiece. And of course the roses that fill it!

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  58. Shelia, this is absolutely breath taking! I love that centerpiece container so much! All of your candlelight, your crystal, and your silverware is gorgeous. This is just such a romantic and beautiful table setting. laurie

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  59. How crisp and romantic! I love the Oneida silverplate. The factory store is very close to our home :-)

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  60. Shelia, I am late...but your table is breathtaking. I am so glad I found your blog. Please come and visit a fellow Texan.

    Barbara

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  61. I love your centerpiece. It is magnificient, faux or not. I love my faux too.
    jean in Virginia

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  62. Absolutely exquisite, Sheila! Wow!
    You really did this little party justice...
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  63. Ooh ooh ooh! I loved this tablescape! The white with the crystal and the silver is just so crisp and clean, and well, romantic!

    Justiney :o )

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  64. Here I am back, Sheila...just to say how beautiful this is again. Just love it's romantic feel...
    Also, I am having tons of trouble cutting the right side off my photos when I use the formula you gave me about changing pixcel size. Are you having this trouble?? Thanks, sister friend...
    xo bj

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  65. What an elegant table! I'm in love with that gorgeous tablecloth. Everything just looks perfect.

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  66. Pickle I said it once and I'll say it again this is so elegant looking my friend...every little detail you did is awesome...how long did it take you to put this together...Girl I just early morning to get done by nite time with mine ha ha!! I kid you not then having to put all the stuff away takes me another hour...Oh girl paper plates are so much eaiser...but not as preety ha ha!! Beautiful girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  67. Hi Sheila !
    Goodness from all the comments here, I see you are a hit ! I love
    it too - all that white....so pretty !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  68. Hi Sheila,
    Breathtaking!!!
    Maryrose

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  69. Sheila, I really like this. So pretty and romantic. Perfect for anytime of year. Happy TT!

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  70. All the details you've incorporated are exquisite...the tablescape is cool and elegant!

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  71. Stunning!!! I don't even know where to begin!!! The white theme is sooo beautiful and serene and you have chosen such special pieces to accent it!!!

    Your centerpiece is beautiful, the candleholders are gorgeous and your tablecloth is amazing!!! Everything is absolutely stunning!!! I may have used that word too many times...but it is still true!!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by earlier and leaving your sweet comment and thank you for becoming a follower of my blog!!! I am thrilled!!!

    Enjoy the day!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  72. You forgot how beautiful...exquisite. I love all the white.

    Samantha

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  73. all I can say is I am in white love

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  74. Shelia, Absolutely gorgeous, makes me want to dress up and have dinner at your table. Very romantic and peaceful.

    Happy TT.

    Barbara

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  75. Shelia, I love every single piece. I have been a lover of whites forever. In fact, Jeanne always teases me about it.

    I just know you are my sister. I wish we lived next door to each other. We could play house every single day.

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  76. Good morning Sheila, Beverly is right, I have always teased her about all the white in her home. However, she must have listened because now she is quite the color person. Her home is much more colorful now. I am proud of her for listening to me.Big laugh, she doesn't listen to me and me being the elder she should listen to me. LOL.

    I am happy to see your gorgeous white tablescape again. My post today has several repeat photos and I say we should go for it. We are busy gals...

    Have a wonderful day.

    Love...Jeanne

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  77. LOVE your Table!!! As usual! :) A very romantic setting. It would be perfect for a wedding or maybe New Years too?! I have a huge collection of candlewick. I should do a post! :)
    Thank you for the compliments on my table. :)

    ~Liz

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  78. LOVE your Table!!! As usual! :) A very romantic setting. It would be perfect for a wedding or maybe New Years too?! I have a huge collection of candlewick. I should do a post! :)
    Thank you for the compliments on my table. :)

    ~Liz

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  79. I'll gladly say it again, Shelia, this is so, so, SO pretty! I'm up for shopping when you are. If I ever get to Texas (possibly for a wedding), I am looking you up!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  80. Shelia, you have outdone yourself! I am absolutely in awe of your lovely table setting. The candle light, the white roses and the pretty glimmer of silver are all tied together so perfectly that my heart did a back flip!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  81. BEAUTIFUL...you are so right...this truly says bridal to me! Enjoy your table and happy VTT to you!

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  82. Oh Shelia, this is beautiful!!! It looks so intiting. I want to stay for disert! Have a great day . Kathy

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  83. Shelia, I'm back! It's still stunning! Happy TT!

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  84. yes, it does feel like big billowy soft white cloud! ah!

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  85. Hi Shelia
    How beautifully dreamy your place setting is. I just love it. The dishes...the pure whiteness of everything. I love the silverware and the delicate crystal..and flowers..*sighing*. Its so dreamy..thank you for sharing.
    have a wonderful weekend
    Judi

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  86. I love it...just love it! Colour smuller...lol

    Thanks for the visit!
    Michelle

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  87. Absolutely gorgeous white table. I love the white with the crystal and silver. Stunning! I think the fact that you have 90 comments is a testament to the magnificence of this table!

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  88. It's simply gorgeous, Shelia! Reminds me of puffy white clouds. Just beautiful. Love your silverware!
    Brenda

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  89. Shelia, just heard that Mr. Magpie's cousin's daughter is engaged. Not sure when the wedding is or if they will invite the whole family (extended), but they are in Houston. Will let you know, though. I would love to meet up if it happens. Oh, the Sheladies shopping!!! In Houston environs!!! Be magpie heart is beating furiously!!! :-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  90. Sheila, what a romantic and beautiful setting! Dining in the clouds...how wonderful! I'm with you on faux! I love my faux. I love fresh too, but I have no garden to speak of, just a terrace of cement lol!

    I love the look of your content and your blog and want to come back to see more so I've added my name to your list!

    Thanks so much for sharing your ethereal tablescape!

    Tina

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  91. That is the lovliest white table! I love how you used the crystal and silver with it. Beautiful!!

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  92. what a happy sweetie you are. it just shines through. your white tablescape is lovely! i love how the light twinkles through the crystal and i love your faux roses, too!

    xo

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  93. Very pretty!!!! Love, love, love the milk glass centerpiece bowl. Everything is beautiful!

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  94. Pretty enough to look at twice..really a de white ful table! :)

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  95. Shelia! This is LOVELY! We have the SAME water goblets! :) Great minds think alike, huh? I think that we have FANTASTIC TASTE! And even though my tablescape this week was really bad ... yours is divine, and does everything (including those goblets) amazing justice! :) Great work! As always!

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  96. OH MY GOODNESS SHELIA!

    I'm flabergasted this one is STUNNING and ELEGANT and every other word I can name that says something is beautiful.

    You have truly outdone yourself
    dear friend.
    Too me nothing is prettier than white candlelight on a white tablescape at night.
    It's truly magical the way it glows.

    ~Bravo job! ~Melissa :)

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  97. Wow...this is gorgeous! Stunning centerpiece! I think that may be a mint julip cup...it certainly is cute! Your tablecloth is wonderful...love the open design...beautiful! This would indeed make a gorgeous bridal or shower tablescape! Happy (coming soon) Blogaversary! :-) Susan

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  98. So gorgeous all in white! I love the napkins and the dishes - so beautiful. really wonderful!!!!

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  99. This is absolutely beautiful! The white dinnerware and white battenburg linens together are so classic! Love the silver and the centerpiece as well:)

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  100. Hi Shelia, White-on-white-on-white-on white is NOT the easiest thing to pull off -- and even more challenging to photograph. Yours is magnificent!

    I'm pretty sure your butter spreaders are "Coronation" by Oneida, sliverplated and introduced in 1936. Check it out on replacements.com: http://replacements.com/webquote/OHSCOR.htm#
    You'll find them about 35-40 lines from the top.
    They're selling them for $11.99 each.

    Your crystal double candlesticks (with the ball candles) look like Baroque by Fostoria, but the base seems a little different -- not sure. I have one from an Estate sale ($6.00), and I'd love to find another onsie to make it a pair (but I still like it solo -- the glass is so clear and sparkly).

    Again, kudos for a spectacular "scape!"

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Hope to see you at Affordable Accoutrements again very soon.

    Cheers!
    Bill

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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 :)