Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Hello again, Dear Ones and welcome to another day filled with beautiful dishes! This most wonderful event is hosted by our Dish Diva Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure you go to her blog to visit many many Dishaholics! ;)

If you visit me very often, you may recognize this little basket filled with flowers. I had made it to go in our guest room, but thought I would milk this all I could and therefore use it for my centerpiece in a tablescape! So here it is!

As I told you, I bought the flowers at the Dollar Tree! Works for me! :)

I've brought you into the Breakfast Room again and my table is set just for Mr. Precious and me! I am using a pretty Ralph Lauren tablecloth and matching napkins (Marshalls)!

I think my tiny table is a bit Ernest Hemingwayish with a little bit of elegance thrown in!

My pretty napkins are tucked into sweet little napkin rings - just perfect for my table!

I've gotten in really close to show you the napkin ring. See the tiny lemons! Someone tell me, is this written in French or Italian? I don't really care, just know I love these little napkin rings! Can you love little napkin rings? Why you bet your wrinkly tablecloths you can! :)

Plate these too!

I've used different patterns today ~ Dessert Rose and the little green plates that everyone in Blogland has! I think they look nice together.

Oh, now look at my new chargers! Look at all the details of the floral motif! Aren't these beautiful! I think our hostess Diva Susan has some plates like this...Marshalls! ;)

Green for water and one for peach tea! Is there any other kind of iced tea? Not at my house! :)

Oh, I found this bambooish looking set of flatware and this is the Ernest Hemingwayishness part of my tablescape. Just don't pull out a cigar! No, no Nannette! Notice my real shells for bread and butter plates along with little fish butter knives. More Ernest Hemingwayishness!

Next a little touch of elegance with the use of a tiny little salt cellar and itsy bitsy salt cellar spoons! Of course these will have sea salt in them!

Here is my centerpiece with my Dollar Tree flowers, shells and shell votives. I just adore these little lacy butterfly candle holders! Again a touch of elegance and Hemingwayishness! Now if these little candleholders had those six toed kittys on here instead of butterflies... ;)

Oh, it's getting a bit dark so we'll lower the lights! Nothing like a beautiful glow from candlelight! Now you can really see the lacy butterflies on this candle holder.

Aww...isn't it romantic?

Now if you will excuse me, Mr. Precious and I will have our dinner.

Oh, don't go just yet! I wanted to show you something...a tiny preview for Friday! Our most wonderful Dear Marty is hosting a Cloche Party and I'm going to be there. You're invited too! So bring all yours cloches and we'll have so much fun! Just look at my side bar on the right hand side of my blog and click on the cloche picture for all the info you'll need! I do hope you'll come!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Isn't It Romantic?

I've never met you, yet never doubt, dear;
I can't forget you, I've thought you out, dear.
I know your profile and I know the way you kiss,
just the things I miss on a night like this.
If dreams are made of imagination
I'm not afraid of my own creation.
With all my heart, my heart is here for you to take.
Why should I quake? I'm not awake.
Isn't it romantic?
Music in the night, a dream that can be heard.
Isn't it romantic?
Moving shadows write the oldest magic word.
I hear the breezes playing in the trees above
while all the world is saying you were meant for love.
Isn't it romantic merely to be young
on such a night as this?
Isn't it romantic?
Every note that's sung is like a lover's kiss.
Sweet symbols in the moonlight,
do you mean that I will fall in love per chance?
Isn't it romance?
My face is glowing, I'm energetic.
The art of sewing I found poetic.
My needle punctuates the rhythm of romance.
I don't give a stitch if I don't get rich.
A custom tailor who has no custom
is like a sailor, no one will trust 'em.
But there is magic in the music of my shears.
I shed no tears, lend me your ears.
Isn't it romantic?
Soon I will have found some girl that I adore.
Isn't it romantic?
While I sit around my love can scrub the floor.
She'll kiss me every hour
or she'll get the sack
and when I take a shower she can scrub my back.
Isn't it romantic?
On a moonlight night she'll cook me onion soup.
Kiddies are romantic and if we don't fight
we soon will have a troupe.
We'll help the population,
it's a duty that we owe to dear old France.
Isn't it romance?
~sung by Ella Fitzgerald


  1. wow Shelia, your table is just stunning. I love the mix of plates. They are all so pretty and you know that I really like the little basket with the pretty flowers. Your tablecloth and napkins are so lovely, and all the gorgeous candlelite is fabulous. Now your little cloche with the spoons is just about the cutest thing. Why can't I ever think of anything like that. I sooooo look forward to what you do for the cloche party. I'll have Mr. Linky up tomorrow late afternoon. See you then. Hugs, Marty

  2. Shelia, my cutie....your table is so lovely. Everything is just perfect. I love all the plates and the centerpiece is a definite winner!

    You girls are turning me into a dish hunting mad woman. Ha. I love it.

    Beautiful table.....!!

    Hugs, Barb

  3. Hi Sheila...

    My friend, your Hemmingway tablescape is simply stunning!!! I do think it has that special "Hemmingway" that!!! Lovely place settings...Oooh, I DO LOVE your new chargers!!! I'm always attracted to dishware that is beautiful!!! Sure wished I had a Marshalls somewhere near! I have always admired the Desert Rose pattern and you're absolutely right about it looking so beautiful with the Bordallo green!!! My friend, I love your tableware with those pretty bamboo handles! Ohhh my, it's all so pretty...gorgeous linens too, my friend!!! Now...for your lovely centerpiece...what beautiful soft white and pink flowers!!! Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! Thank you for sharing your beautifully set table with all of us!!!

    Thank you so much for dropping by to take a peek at my bird's nest in a cloche...I enjoyed reading your sweet comments!!!

    Have a wonderful day, my friend! I'll see you at the cloche party!!!


  4. Well Miss Thang you have really outdone yourself this week. I am glad you are milking the centerpiece b/c I love it. This table is just beautiful. I love your linens. Were they recent purchases? If so, I might have to make a trip into town tomorrow to see if they are still there.

    The shells and the nappie rings (which I love, love, love) and of course the layered plates are just perfect together. It was pretty during the day but it just glows so warmly and welcoming at night.

    Okay, I will leave now so you and Mr Precious can get back to your dinner. Hugs to you and you, Barb

  5. very pretty once again! love your tablescapes. those lacy butterfly candle holders are gorgeous!

  6. I wish that you would come set my tablescapes for me. You are so talented. You outdo yourself each week. You know I love butterflies, and those candle holders are so pretty! I've been playing with putting different items in my cloche all week. Can't wait til Fri.

  7. Oh Girl I am loving those napkins rings...where did you get those...this is just stunning my friend...all your layers look just beautiful the flat ware and those candles to die for...just wonderful Pickle...Hugs and smiles my Dear friend...Gl♥ria

  8. ok...your table is beautiful, I love the napkin rings, the plate rims are gorgeous together...and, whew, now that I rushed through that...WHERE I AM BEGGING YOU, did you get those butterfly candle holders. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I am in love. Please don't tell me they are like the only ones ever produced!!!

  9. ummmmness...this is just fabulous, sweetie girl. I love those flowers and I love all...ALL your dishes. Your table is so so pretty...

  10. I love your table Shelia! So pretty! Your cloche is fabulous! I'm so excited about the party!

  11. Love the word 'bambooish'! Hope you are keeping track of these words for your new tablescape dictionary. Your table is lovely, as always, with my mother's Desert Rose showcased. Sally

  12. Oh I do love your Hemmingwayish tablescape. Desert Rose has always been a favorite and the pink and green combo just always speaks my language! Love the candle light through the lacy butterflies. Such a pretty centerpiece too - You've just outdone yourself!

  13. Hi Sheila,
    My dear, another table diva!! You've got it going on girl! Now those napkins and rings are ultra pretty and the china, is there anything you don't have? That is so so pretty, love the candle glow. Now your cloche is so darn cute, love the rooster theme! Hugs, Cindy

  14. Beautiful, romantic and lovely creation for dinner with such great Mr. Precious!

    You are great-great Mrs. Precious.

    Bon appetit!

  15. Dessert Rose is always so classy. Now the butterfly candle holders are amazing. So delicate looking. Your tablescapes are always so much fun:)

  16. Oh my I just love your tablescape! It is so pretty! I am in love with your tablecloth and napkins!!! You always do the best tablescapes :)

    All the best,

  17. so pretty! you have inspired me to cook a nice meal and even use my dessert rose plates soon! Thanks for visiting my blog. I really like my dessert rose dishes too - they belonged to my husband's grandmother, so I'm glad I have a place to display them now.

  18. Hi Shelia
    Isn't that table with just the loveliest stack of dishes! Oh my you and Mr. Precious have had such a romantically yummy dinner I know it. Lovely setting...with the shells and the lovely faux fleurs too!
    thank you for sharing
    have a lovely evening

  19. Shelia you have prettyness everywhere!
    I've never seen such a beautiful layering of plates.

    Fab-u-lous my friend!!! :)

  20. Hello Shelia!! How are you doing these days?? I really like your layering of the plates in this scape. I like each plate and together they make for a lot of eye interest. The napkin rings are just great!! Have a fabulous Thursday and I'll see you again on Friday for the Cloche Party!!

  21. OH Shelia; I so look forward to your lovely table scape. Your table is just so lovely and very Romantic, your dishes are just amazing, ok everything is amazing.....


  22. every time I see those desert rose plates I think of my great aunt who used them for her everyday dishes and as a young girl, I thought she must be rich!

    Some of my favorites still!

  23. the napkin rings are adorable and the butterfly votives are great. Happy tablescaping - The Tablescaper

  24. Yep, Shelia! Your newly created flower arrangement sure looks good in your tablescape. We must shop in the same place cause I have those same dark bamboo flatware set. I also have the lighter ones. Or do we just have the same taste?LOL! But I don't have your dishes and they are all lovely. Love your cloche!...Christine

  25. Oh goodness...I have slipped away to a hidden bed and breakfast!
    OOOOO, yes, romantic!

  26. Love your tablescape today! I particularly love those cute napkin rings. They would look great with so many different settings. Thanks for dropping by my blog this evening. Please come back anytime!

  27. Shelia, what a pretty table! Your centerpiece looks great! Lovin' the layers!

  28. Sheila, your elegant table for two is just gorgeous. I have been thinking about those Dollar Tree flowers even since I saw the floral arrangement you made. My son is graduating high school on Friday, and I keep trying to figure out if I can sneak in a trip to the Dollar Tree between now and then to look for those flowers!

    I love all of your dishes. I've got the cream ones, the green bunny plates, and the Desert Rose, so you know I'm loving your table. The tablecloth, napkins and napkins rings are so pretty -- and yes, you can love napkin rings!

  29. Shelia, you did a wonderful job with your "Ernest Hemingway-ish" table. I love your green "Starfire" glasses, too! So pretty and that trunk of flowers, still very pretty!

  30. Great pretty! :-) And, I loved seeing your new pretty arrangement on the table too.


  31. I would go to auctions and hunt for the salt cellar's, very cute.
    Love the different color plates.
    the tablecloth and napkins are very lovely.

  32. The colors you've put together are lovely and oh so pleasant.
    Very nice table setting and you've created a beautiful mood.

    I'm not familiar with Ella's song. Hope to hear it sometime.

    Thursday Tea...hope you'll drop by. Maybe you'd sing this song for me so I can hear the melody.


  33. What a BEAUTIFUL table setting! One of my favorites ever! I love the butterfly candle holders! You have the touch my dear!


  34. So, sooo beautiful!


  35. Hi Sheila !
    Yes so romantic...make me blush...LOL !
    Loving your dollar store flowers - that is the first thing I noticed - love them ! I love your desert rose china - My grandma has a huge set and I always think of her....she is 87 - I am going to post her collection sometime....Grandma has the old original set she doesn't like the new stuff - she is so funny !
    I love your bunny plates and I always look for them (I have only one an it is lonesome !) LOVE that
    tablecloth and napkins...Oh I am rambeling.....I better go so you and Mr Precious can have your Romantic meal together.....
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  36. Morning sweet Shelia~

    Beautiful tablescape { one day I'm going to have to try this } I particularly love the glow of the candles....GREAT pictures.

    Hope you have a great day~ can't wait to see your cloche post. The preview picture is adorable. :)

    Big hugs~ J

  37. those flowers go beautifully with that table. I love the mix of plates, too.

  38. Sheila! Just adorable! I love those layered plates...I too like the look of plate rims one on top of the other! wow. And your sweet little cloche! Woohoo. Can't wait to see what else you do!

  39. Oh goodness, those plate rims just make my mouth water... ;) What a pretty table, Shelia! Love your napkin rings, too. :)

  40. Oh Sheila you are such a romantic girl! How clever you are! You should be working somewhere like a movie set or something where they need a romantic dinner staged for the production. You are so talented....and those flowers from the dollar tree?...spectacular!

  41. Wonderful! I love the bamboo flatware. Everything looks very romantic for you and Mr. Precious.


  42. My Dear are truly the sweetest sweetie of them all! I love your tablescape!!! Yes, very Hemmingway and elegant. Well done. You really have great style and I love your touch of whimsy.

    Happy Thursday.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

  43. Hi Shelia,

    Thank you so much for the little note to Mom, your the sweetest! I absolutely LOVE your table setting , what a beautiful job you did! I just about drooled when I saw those votives, they are simply stunning!! You did a gorgeous job!

    and btw, oh my word, I am loving your Cloche set up!!! That is so me! :)

    Have a wonderful week! hugs, Cynthia

  44. Shelia, I love it all. Mr. Precious must adore you for loving him so well.

  45. Aw Shelia, this looks so pretty and feminine. I LOVE your new chargers and that tea light holder is so pretty!

    Justiney ;o )

  46. SO romantic indeed... That is a pretty candle holder with the butterflies... when yo light it does it cast butterfly shadows on the wall? SO pretty! I love your layered plates~Have a great Thursday!
    ~Really Rainey

  47. Hey Miss Sweetie Pie Sheila! What a lovely tablescape! The mood is there....totally romantic! I love the flatware with the bamboo handles! Totally unique! The little napkin rings are precious too. Great pic on the layered look of the dinnerware! Very lovely with all the layers and textures you used. I have missed hiatus from blogging is over hopefully! ;) ~CC Catherine

  48. Shelia - I can tell love is in the air at your home! Your new chargers are wonderful. I cannot wait to see all the cloche ideas tomorrow!


  49. Oh Sheila, you are such a sweetie. Your table is devine. Lucky Mr Precious to have such a thoughtful Bride. Your plates are so pretty, and those new chargers (I think I want some) wow. Enjoy your day.

  50. Romantic table in the candlelight!!!

  51. Oh I love how you layered those plates! Wonderful!!!
    The flowers are beautiful and you photos divine!
    All Things Heart and Home
    ps...I'm bein a sweetie!

  52. You always set such a pretty table.
    You did a great job on the basket too!

  53. It looks realy pretty.
    I love the untensils with the wood on them.. pretty... I don't remember you using them before.

  54. I'm loving your green! It is truly romantic. And I'll be there at the cloche party. Already have my pics ready. By the way, I especially liked your photography skills today.

  55. Mary @Boogieboard CottageThursday, June 18, 2009

    This is a very sweet and delicate looking table. :O)

  56. Wonderful tablescape...the candlelight is soooo beautiful! I love those napkin rings! Susan

  57. This is such a beautiful table! I especially love those napkin rings. They are so unique and pretty!

    If those lacy butterfly votives ever come up missing, you may have to come to Ohio to find them, lol! Those are beautiful!


  58. Love your table! The dishes all layered. I adore the candle holders, so lovely! Now those napkin rings are gorgeous! You can pass them on to me lol. Love the hydrangea so pretty! I want some shell dishes so bad. But only find a few at a time. So I have not bought them! Now the cloche is wonderful! I just love roosters!

  59. Lovely table! Love all the layers of plates. Enjoy your weekend!

  60. What a beautiful tablescape! Love it all!


  61. So pretty! Those napkin rings are just the prettiest things, and wow! those butterfly candle holders look gorgeous with the candle lit! I'm so behind on my blog visiting. I'm glad I didn't miss this. laurie

  62. Sometimes when I come visit you, I just walk aways..ok..I type away stunned amazement of the beauty you create. What a talent you have. And by the way...have I ever told you (I probably have) that your picture always makes me break into a grin!
    YOU, my sweet friend, are the "Dear one!" Just ask any one of us...go ahead..ask! :)


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