Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Hello, Dear Ones! Welcome again to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by our Most Darling Diva of Dishes, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch. Pop on over to see her and you'll marvel at the many talented Tablescapers!


Okay, I'm taking you into the breakfast room today for my tiny table! My overly simplistic table from last week left me shaking my tiny head. I know I must have been ill. So today I'm in my "more is more" mood!

I'll pulled out my little toile pillows so you can rest your tiny backs in comfort.

I'm so excited to share with you today my new olden dishes! Yes, I did it again. Or is it 'Oops I did it again'? ;) Anyway, last week I was on one of my little expeditions and found these lovely dishes in a thrift shop! Well, being the Dishaholic I am ~ I packed these up and they came home with me!

There were eight dinner plates...

only three salad/dessert plates :( ...

Look at the design. I just think it's so frilly and pretty. Don't you? The pattern is called Golden Rose by Lynmore and has a little gold trim. Some of the gold is gone in a few spots and some of the plates have chips. But does that bother me? No no Nannette! Not in the slightest!

So I married my new olden Golden Rose with my pink Depression glass. I'm using the bowls from a berry set I have. I don't know what this pattern is called, do you? But they are just the sweetest little pink bowls you'll ever see.

Here are my favorite pink Depression glass glasses! Married with my tablescape. I love them! Can you love pink Depression glass glasses? Why, you bet your pink wedding punch you can! :)

Speaking of marrying my pieces...these are some very olden Oneida Community Tudor Plate and the pattern is called Bridal Wreath. They were made in 1950 ~ one year before I was born. Yes, yes, I'm very olden, Dear Ones, but I'm very young at heart! I think that matters most, don't you? Anyway, here's a little story and you know how I love to tell you little stories:

My uncle worked at the Oneida factory when I was a little bitty girl and he got this set of Oneida just for me. He told my mother to put it up and give it to me when I married! I married, she gave! So it's always so special to me when I bring it out! Now if you'll look very closely you can see the photographer's reflection in the knife handle! :)

Okay, here is the precious little sugar bowl. There is a little cracked popped off piece, but I don't care. I still love it! Can you love little cracked popped off pieces of a sugar bowl? You bet your tiny sugar cubes you can! :) We must save the sugar til last! Kiss kiss!

On to the ever so lovely gravy boat with attached plate! Oh, I'm in love again!

Look at the lovely golden rose at the bottom of the gravy bowl! Isn't this wonderful? When you're all out of gravy you can gaze upon the beauty of the rose and just smile away! I love this!

Now my Bridal Wreath Oneida doesn't have a little ladle, but my Exquisite 1957 silver plate by Rogers and Brothers does! So I married the little ladle with the gravy bowl. This pattern has a little daffodil growing up the side. I love it! Can you love...you know you can! :)

For my centerpiece, I've cheated just a bit. I've used this milk glass bowl on a stand filled with roses before, but before I pulled out all of my roses (faux, you know ~ I love my fauxs and they love me) I thought I would use it one more time. How appropriate ~ roses marrying roses! I love this stuff! Could this be the Bridal bouquet?

Now below my milk glass bowl you'll see the platter than came with my olden dishes. Oh, it's so lovely. Milk glass bowl and platter - marrying again!

A couple of scattered roses. Ever so romantic. Could these be left by the tiny little flower girl? I think so.

My table is draped with a very soft sage green tablecloth that has married with my white Battenburg Lace Napkins. Also using my tiny little salt cellars and they're married with my teeny weeny little bitty spoons!

Here's a little Royal Doulton china bouquet we bought many years ago while in jolly old England. This must be the Maid of Honor's bouquet! :)

Oh, and my cut butterfly votive candle holders ~ I'm going to get lots of use from these little darlings! Isn't she the sweetest? Did you see the candle lighter?

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my tablescape with my new olden dishes. Oh, before you leave I must tell you something. This set had two serving bowls, one little bowl and one saucer with it. I went to Replacements.com, or some site like that and priced all the pieces I had bought and it added up to $320! Yes, it really did! I was thrilled! Do you know how much I gave for my pieces? $25! I got a bargain, didn't I? Not bad for a wedding, huh?

Now sit down, Dear Ones and your tiny backs can marry with the toile pillow! Awww...

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married.
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married.
Gee, I really love you and we're, gonna get married.
Goin' to the chapel of love.
Spring is here, theeee sky is blue.
Whooooa! the birds all sing as if they knew.
Today's the day, we'll say, "I do"
And we'll never be lonely anymore.
Because we're going to the chapel
And we're, gonna get married.
Goin' to the chapel and we're, gonna get married.
Gee, I really love you and we're, gonna get married.
Goin' to the chapel of love.
Bells will ring, the-e-e sun will shine.
Whooooa,
I'll be his and he'll be mine.
We'll love until, the end of time
And we'll never be lonely anymore.
Because we're goin' to the chapel
And we're, gonna get married.
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married.
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married.
Goin' to the chapel of love.
(yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Goin' to the chapel of love.
(yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Goin' to the chapel of love...
~sung by The Dixie Cups

65 comments:

  1. Shelia, your new olden dishes are absolutely stunning. I love all the pretty roses. Your pink depression glass is just perfect with it. What a beautiful tablescape. Such a pretty set and what a thrill to find so many wonderful serving pieces too. I love the milkglass and the white roses too, very pretty. You did a fabulous tablescape. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Oh Shelia this is indeed a marriage made in heaven...Oh girl I love that china pattern...and you silver ware is just beautiful...the whole table is wonderful my friend as always...No matter what you do it always looks great...I was just at replacement ltd and girl there prices are so high...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  3. Gorgeous pink depression to accent the beautiful roses on your plates ... the white brings such elegance to the table. TTFN ~Marydon

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  4. Hi Shelia, What pretty dishes and I see this pattern at replacements and they are expensive! Boy, you made a lucky find! The table looks lovely!

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  5. Shelia this is absolutely beautiful!! I love the story of your silverplate! Wonderful!!

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  6. I'd have grabbed that little set myself! There was a time when I would have sniff-sniffed at sets that weren't complete. But not anymore! Can't do that if you're a certified dishaholic, can ya? This is very pretty. I've been looking for Depression glasses on eBay about the size of yours in green. But haven't found the right ones yet. Happy TST!
    Brenda

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  7. ~Gorgeous tablescape Shelia!

    Your new "olden" dishes are so elegant and pretty. Love the pink glasses paired with them. ~Beautifully done!
    The strawberries are a perfect touch of whimsy and really say summer.

    Have a blessed evening my friend.
    ~Melissa ;)

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  8. I love strawberries and I especially love them on your lovely dishes. I too have some gravy boats with the attached plates. Don't you just think they are the cutest? Thanks for sharing the loveliness.

    Charla

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  9. Shelia, while I absolutely LOVE the dishes (and you know I share your dishaholic ways) what I love best about this tablescape is your tablescaping tale! You are a wonderful story-teller, and this story was filled with the wit, the warmth, the charm that is YOU! Laughed and loved it. Smiled and loved it. Oooohed and Ahhhhhed and loved it. Love you, too, my friend!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  10. You are certainly the marrying kind!! And I think this marriage is
    very successful! Those are great dishes - I would have snapped them up in a minute. Sally

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  11. Oh Shelia -- Thanks you for the invitation to the lovely wedding right in your breakfast room! I do love roses - such a sweet wedding! snif snif -- you know weddings always get me a bit misty.

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  12. Sheila,
    You are so talented at this! I so love your new oldie dishes and what a great deal!! Were you a saleswomen at one time? You can sale me on anything with your beautiful prose and southern sweetness! I love that your uncle bought that silverware for you! Now that's just the sweetest!!! Cindy

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  13. The tablescape is delightful...and right there in the middle of it all is my favorite centerpiece bowl....ooohhhh....I do envy you having this....vintagey dishes for our vintagy kitchens!!!

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  14. Hi Shelia
    Your tablescape is beautiful. I do love those dishes...they are so delicate and sweet. Your use of everything is lovely. The silverware is so nice too.
    Well sometimes its nice to have a dressed up wedding tablescape and sometimes its nice to be real casual...just depends right?

    Thank you for sharing a lovely wedding tablescape...I like how you married so many different pieces and bouquets and all...
    lovely...
    have a lovely day
    Judi

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  15. Your new dishes are very pretty and elegant looking. Love the depression glass with them. Everything turned out great.

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  16. Oh How I am excited! You have my Mother in Law China, she left to my daughter! I still have it, I never seen it anywhere! We have a 4 place setting! The sugar bowl lid has the little top of it gone! But there is no gravy boat! I do have some cups! I daughter would just die if she seen this! I having my own fit! lol We have never used these dishes and never knew the name! OK it may be on the bottom, but I never looked! how wonderful to see so many pieces! Golden Rose! yes! My daughter is a golden rose! For she has dyed her hair blonde! I have to show her your find! Do not be surprised if she shows up on your door step! lol

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  17. I was so excited about the china! I love the story with your flatware! Your table is lovely, love it all! You think? lol

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  18. Shelia, that is a beautiful pattern and I know you will enjoy it so much. Love the way you pulled together everything to coordinate and enhance the look. Great job! Linda

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  19. I think my favorite piece if I had to pick just one would be the bowls with the strawberries in them. What a pretty table scape.

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  20. What a wonderful bargain!! Those dishes need to live at my house with those yellow roses on them!!

    The pink depression glass is lovely! I really like ALL of this!

    Katherine

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  21. Oh, Shelia, your table is so pretty this week! Your dishes are beautiful, I adore your depression glass, and the milk glass centerpiece is breathtaking! Happy TT to you!

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  22. Sheila, what a lovely table. I enjoyed every bit of your post.

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  23. Oh Shelia, Everything on your table is so harmonious.I know they will all live happily every after. The dinnerware you just got are lovely. I really like the rose design. And of course, I like everything else, including the depression glasses...Christine

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  24. Those dishes are just gorgeous. I can see why you had to pack them up and cart them off to your house. If you and Mr. Precious ever fall on hard times, you can open up a dish store and live happily ever after!
    Hugs, Bridge

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  25. Those dishes belong in MY house! The beauty of the roses speak to me. What a fabulous find - I'm so happy for you! I can see that they are bringing you a lot of joy, and that's what this is all about! So glad found your blog - I will be back often!

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  26. What a great deal you got on your "olden" dishes and how beautiful they are! Love the sweet flowers on them! Your 'scape and explanation of it are terrific!

    DD

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  27. I always love your pretty tablescapes.What a great buy on your pretty dishes.

    Carolyn

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  28. I love anything vintage, and your vintage find is spectacular! Such a beautiful tablescape, and you pulled it altogether perfectly.
    Beautiful!

    Thanks for you kind comment on my blog!

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  29. What a sweetie your uncle was. I think if I was you, I'd be sure and give him a big ole kiss on the cheek if you are lucky enough to share time with him!

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  30. Shelia, That is a lovely tablescape!!! How exciting to find such beautiful dishes at a thrift store!!! The whole table is just beautiful!!!!!!! Nancy

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  31. Good morning Sheila, I do love your new olden dishes. They are charming and beautiful. Chips, who cares. Your table looks very bridal and sweet. This is funny, just as I came to your post about the flowers and the feeling of a brides table my Hooked on Classics music played the Wedding March. PERFECT TIMING!! smiling BIG. I so love the classical music on that CD. When I was lots younger and getting ready for our annual skiing trip I would get in shape by exercising to that music on a record. I bet you love that music too. My children always talk about when mom ran through the house exercising to that music. In fact my daughter bought me the Cd. I love to start my day with it as often as possible. It gives me energy to get going.

    Boy I got off track, (pun intended).

    Have a wonderful day my friend.

    Love, Jeanne

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  32. What a lovely, lovely table Shelia! You've not missed a single detail. Those darling dishes are just the sweetest...I love 'em! Your depression glass is beautiful with your new china.
    Keep your eye out on eBay...I bet eventually you'll find some more of this beautiful china. :-) Happy TT!
    Susan

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  33. This is just beautiful, Shelia! I love the dishes. I looked up the pattern on replacements.com, and unfortunately, they don't have any salad plates available right now. You may want to check back later.

    Jane

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  34. Your pretty olden dishes are so sweet. I love the story about the flatware. Beautiful table!

    Christi

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  35. Sheila, your table is beautiful my friend. I love that you married the pink depression glass with your latest find.. Gorgeous!!! Your flatware is out of this world.. I had to giggle when I looked at your flowers.. at first I thought it was whipped creme for our strawberries...yummy... that's definitely going on the shopping list this week... hugs ~lynne~

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  36. Hi Shelia, your table is wonderful. The dishes are so pretty and dainty looking. I love, love that centerpiece! Wow, may I have dinner with you? Lovely!!

    Hugs, Barb

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  37. Sheila,
    Your dishes are so pretty. You can certainly do an awesome tablescape! Loved the pictures of your kitchen, especially the chickens!
    ~Jill

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  38. Love all depression glass berry bowls and glasses. Pink is my favorite color of depression glass.

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  39. * Pretty, pretty, prettttty dishes, Sweetie!!! And you put it all together sooooo "PRETTILY"!!!!

    "Ya dun doooood!", girlfriend!!!

    Hugs,
    Linda *

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  40. What a love-ly post! My favorite tablescapes are a marriage (and you were doing a LOT of marrying!) of sentimental family treasures and new (but olden) finds!

    Bye for now,
    Bill

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  41. Hey Sweetie Pie Sheila, Lovely tablescape as usual. I've missed visiting you lately. Praying you have a blessed day! Your flatware is so pretty and the flower on it reminds me of an Hawaiian flower. Hugs, ~CC Catherine

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  42. Such a beautiful table. I love the milk glass bowl filled with roses - that was a great touch:)

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  43. P.S. I want to see your Fostoria collection (that you mentioned in your thoughtful comments on my 'coffee' post)!

    It's so nice that you inherited your aunt's American and Colony pieces .... and that you love them both! I think Colony could become my next addiction!

    I'll remember you when I tire of my W's!

    Bye (again),
    Bill

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  44. I just love the vintage look of your entire tablescape. The pink depression dishes are my favorite. Just lovely! Amy :)

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  45. Shelia, Nice to meet you and Thank you for stopping by and following...Your scape is just darling...Pink anything is my favorite so I adore your depression glass, just yummy, enjoyed getting to know you and your blog, stop again, xoxo~Kathy@ ?Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  46. Beautiful...and what a bargain! I love how you married the dishes, and the silverware, I mean flatware story is so interesting..such a great memory!

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  47. My olden, tiny, aching, back feels so much better now that it's married to your fluffy, pretty, toile pillow. Did you hear me say, "Ah." Of course you did.

    BTW: you have a very kind, thoughtful uncle.

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  48. Just beautiful! I love the toile pillows, so inviting. I love the use of milk glass too. Thanks for sharing!
    Traci

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  49. Your tablescape is beautiful! I especially like the toile pillows and the pink depression glass.

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  50. Well Miss Shelia, I knew I would notbe disappointed when I came to see your tablescape. It is beautiful and I understand why you bought the beautiful dishes.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I hope things are going good in your town and things are back to normal. I have been wanting to come down, but we have been so busy.

    Happy Thursday.
    Barbara

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  51. Beautiful Sheila.. Pink depression is my favorite ever.. I always think of my grandmother when I see it .. she had so much.
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  52. Hi Shelia! What a beautiful table! Those dishes deserve a second life with you!! It is so fun to read your writing! I can just imagine listening to you in real life! I bet you're fun!
    You did a great job!

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  53. Love this tablescape! So romantic with all the flowers and roses :) Love roses!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  54. Shelia,

    What a beautiful table! I love your bargain china too and your lovely silverware.

    Hugs,
    Gretchen

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  55. Ooh, pretty! I love your new-old dishes!

    Justine :o )

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  56. All of your marriages partnered to make such a beautiful setting.

    I can love your pink depression glass berry bowls, too. And, it is okay since you are my sister. ;-)

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  57. Loverly...just loverly! I can't believe you got all of that for $25. No wonder they all jumped in your cart. I think I'll have to drum up a few salt cellars, they look so wonderful there.

    Denise @ Bloomin'

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  58. Shelia - you just make me sigh with contentment. I knew I would find a beautiful table when I saw your name on the list. And you didn't disappoint. Everything just looks wonderful! sigh.
    what are we having for dinner?
    HAGD! Karen

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  59. Oh Sheila, can you hear me squealing ?? What a steal girl !! Don't you just feel good all over when you get a bargain like that . I love em, they are so pretty !

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  60. S; this is so pretty! i adore those dishes with the sweet flowers on them. too cute - and the toile is the perfect touch!

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  61. I am just going to make a suggestion for your china is so lovely, maybe you could call them vintage. I know it is only semantics. The depression iced tea glasses are so wonderful and so great to use in Texas well year round. Since I also live in Texas, we love iced tea, sweet tea,and just raised on tea. One blogger asked if you were in sales, but I think it is just a Texas thing. I also have some Oneida silver with roses and just love it like you. What a fun post you gave use.

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  62. Hi Pam! Thank you for your visit. I don't see that you have a blog and I try my best to respond to everyone who leaves me a comment. So, I'll just have to do it here. I'm glad you're concerned about my grammar, I really am, but "olden" to me is just my word and I'll probably use it forever! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  63. Yes, Ma'am. You sure can love those pink depression glasses. I do! I will have to search some out they are gorgeous! Love that toile pillow, too! Thanks for sharing.
    Alicia

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  64. Shelia, those dishes are beautiful, and I just cannot believe how little you paid for them! You robbed those people!! What a deal, and how fabulous your pink Depression Glass looks with your new, old dishes! We'll have to rename you "matchmaker", because you have certainly put together some beautiful marriages! laurie

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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 :)