Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Hello, Dear Ones! Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday hosted by our Marvelous Dish Diva Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Please pop on over to visit her and share in the joy of all the dishaholics!


Even though I'm still traveling about, I didn't want to miss this most wonderful day, so I preposted! Don't you love it that we can do this in the Land of Blog? :)


First I wanted to show you an olden tablecloth I found recently...pretty cute, huh?


Well, my new olden tablecloth just screamed, "Make me cute with fruits and toss in a few veggies!" I did my bestest to please.


First I used my box colored round place mats. They reminded me of the crates fruits and veggies come in. So I've scattered fruits and veggies all over the place! Somehow I seem to always set a silly little table. I just haven't felt like getting all serious. Hope you don't mind. :)



I'm using salad/dessert plates ~ Fruit Haven by Spode. I just love these little plates! Can you love little Fruit Haven plates by Spode? Well, you bet your little fruit tree you can! These little plates are so colorful, covered with fruit, little butterflies and bees. These little winged creatures adore fruit, ya know. The Fruit Haven plates are sitting on white dinner plates from Big Lots (not to be confused with the Gollum dishes from Big Lots. Shoot! I didn't buy any of those.)

I'm using some olden embroidered napkins with precious little dragonfly napkin rings. I found the napkin rings at a thrift shop some time ago and have been itching to use them. I thought they looked right at home with my Ernest Hemingwayish flatware. I am using green glasses for our peach tea.

We love our centerpieces, don't we? Well, I'm loving mine for good reason. Do you see the porcelain basket filled with fruit? My Mr. Precious gave me this last year for my birthday and I thought it would work well with my tablescape today. I have it sitting on a little glass cake stand to give a little height to my table. Again, you know how much I love my things, and my porcelain basket is no exception. See all the pretty little fruit inside? Love it! See those pretty little cherries? Well, a little faux bee somehow found it's tiny way here. Better to have the bee on the cherries than on me, don't you think? :)




I have a couple of eggplants sitting here looking so beautiful. I believe I found these at Marshalls. Shh...don't say anything...they are really salt and peppers. They are loving just looking cute today. Now you know how I love my little salt and peppers don't you? You say, "Can you love little eggplant salt and peppers?" Why you bet your little eggplant parmesan you can!


Then so my little eggplants wouldn't feel lonely, I added some asparagus salt and peppers.


Always love a little candlelight and my artichoke votives seemed to fit the bill perfectly! I've used these many times and just love them! Oh, can you love...yes yes yes!! :)


Do you prefer apples or pears? You can take your pick. Well, that's my tablescape for today! You're very welcome to come and sit at my table, but leave your fly swatters at home! :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Tutti Fritti

A-Wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop-bam-boo
Tutti Frutti, all over rootie,.....
A-wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop bam boo

I got a gal, named Sue,
She knows just what to do. .....
I've been to the east, I'vebeen to the west, but
she's the gal
That I love the best.

Tutti Frutti, all over rootie,....
A-wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop bam boo

I got a gal, named Daisy,
She almost drives me crazy ....
She knows how to love me ,
Yes indeed
Boy you don't know,
What she's doing to me

Tutti Frutti, all over rootie,.....
A-wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop bam boo

I got a gal, named Daisy...
~sung by Little Richard

70 comments:

  1. Sheila-I love it! I was just glad to see there were no fruit flies with your winged creatures :) Those artichoke candle holders are the cutest! Hope you are having a good trip (and enjoying your new laptop)!

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  2. so cute! i love the theme this week.

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  3. Shelia, I love it all. All of the fruit and vegetables are so petty. Where in the world did you find it all? I love your basket, what a special and precious gift. Your plates are beautiful. Well, I just have to admit that I really love it all. Have a great trip. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Shelia, I love it all. All of the fruit and vegetables are so petty. Where in the world did you find it all? I love your basket, what a special and precious gift. Your plates are beautiful. Well, I just have to admit that I really love it all. Have a great trip. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Your table looks great. Love the fruits and veggies.

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  6. Shelia! I love this one. It just may be my favorite ever!!! ;-)

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  7. I don't think it's a silly little table setting at all! I think it's grand!
    I really love it all! And I'm especially coveting that tablecloth, those napkins, and the beautiful porcelain fruit basket! Wonderful!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  8. I love this table and I don't think it's silly at all, Shelia!

    The Spode is amazing. I need to go to the Shepherd Hills store and see if they have this pattern.

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  9. Well, Sheila, what a cute, lovely table. Everthing matches, and it such a happy tablescape.
    D

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  10. I feel as though I've been to the Farmer's Market after looking at your tablescape tonight! How fun everything is, right down to the dragonfly napkin rings. Absolutely adorable!

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  11. Don't ever get serious on us!!! We would so miss silly Miss Sheila. Loved the tablescape - so much eye candy to view. The song today brings back old memories, too. Thanks for sharing today from where ever you are. Can hardly wait to have you home to find out where you have been. I'm guessing far away across the ocean!!! Be safe. Sally

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  12. Very cute, Shelia! Love those eggplant salt and peppers..
    It all went together beautifully!
    Happy travels!

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  13. Shelia, what a beautiful table. I can't believe you put this together to post while you were out of town!

    I am in love with the Spode plates! Those are beautiful.

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  14. Love this tablescape. I have a new fondness/collection for apples and pears! Love the napkin rings.

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  15. I love your tablescape and those unique vegetable S&P shakers. Goes so well to blend in with the same theme. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Miss Sheila,
    I love your table. Your little dragonfly napkin rings need to fly over to my blog to visit my table. They would be perfect. I love your centerpiece, that basket is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your travels....
    Maryrose

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  17. ♪♫♪ Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit, Veggie Fruit Fruit ♫♪♫
    Shelia I loved your table and it just made me smile and break out in song.... Loved it girlfriend! Have fun on your little get-away.

    Have Fun!
    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  18. I do! I do! I do love fruits and veggies and insects and bamboo silverware!
    Dawn

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  19. Oh Picklepoo what a fun table you did today...girl I don't know how you do this every week and come up with all these great tables my dear friend...Loved it all...But that basket of fruit is just a beauty...GREAT job Mr. P...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  20. bees, dragonflies, arties, all my fav, great details!

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  21. What a cute theme! Loved my visit at your table today.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.

    http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

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  22. Sheila, being th fruit and veggie lover that I am...this is just my style! Everything is great...and I love the song! I remember dancing to it!!! Happy Tablescape Thursday! Mary

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  23. Great post, am really enjoying the tablescape parties and learning so much. Your beautiful collection of garden themed plates is perfect. Thanks for sharing a peek into your collection.

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  24. Hi Sheila,
    This is just fun, colorful and lovely! Love those plates, the artichoke salt and pepper and the Hemingway flatware and the napkins rings are my favorite part! Your posts are so fun to read, love them all you silly goose! Hugs, Cindy

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  25. Now friend - you KNOW that I love vintage and this is just the best tablescape -- love your winged friends gracing your table -- this is all lovely - Can't wait to hear all about your latest trip.

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  26. Hi Shelia!

    What a sweet tablescape. I love the s&p shakers :)

    Did you know that Jason Mraz went to high school in Mechanicsville, VA and I lived there for 6 years? Pretty cool huh?

    Sorry I haven't been by. We have some issues here right now involving Rich's ex, but I miss you! Have a great time on your vacation!!

    (((hugs)))
    rue

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  27. Love this tutti fruiti table Sheila! Those eggplant shakers are just toocute !

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  28. Hi Shelia, your table is lovely! I adore that ceramic fruit bowl in the center.....I will take that when you tire of it. Ha. I also love your plates and everything!!!! So lively and pretty!

    Hugs, Barb

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  29. Hello my dear friend Sheila!! I just left a comment for you on my blog but decided to come here and see what was going on in Sheila Land too! Oh my God I love that tablescape! It is perfection! You are the most clever person I have ever met when it comes to these things! My favorites are the dishes (of course) with the fruit and insects, the dragonfly napkin holders (to die for) and last but not least, those artichoke candle holders are awesome...I have got to get me some of those...love em! Thanks for being so kind to stop in to my little blog when you have sooooooo many bloggers that follow you! You are too kind my friend and I appreciate you doing that more than you know. I just think that's super. We are getting closer to being done every day. What an amazing home you have, with so much love put into it. I wish I had your talents for decorating and I also wish I could hire you to do my house! Ugggg...chosing colors is very hard. I am trying to get out of "country decor" and step slowly into more traditional...but keep getting pulled somewhere in between! I need help I think! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful tablescapes....absolutely stunning.

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  30. Hi, Sheila,
    Thank you so much for the nice compliment you left on my retro table. I read it this morning, and it made me smile. I always enjoy your blog, and I feel HONORED that you signed up to follow me. :)
    You ARE a sweetie!
    D

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  31. Lovin' all the fruit my friend. You certainly have a talent for all of this. No kidding. The best of the best.

    I honestly can't wait to see what you come up with next.

    LOVE IT!

    xoRebecca

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  32. I got a gal named Daisy, too, a furry gal!
    lol!

    I love your tablecloth, in fact, could you be a sweetie and let me borrow it? jk! I might spill something on it. :o)

    happy TT!
    Love, Dana and Daisy

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  33. You have a garden of a tablescape and it's just so serene and inviting. It's lovely and travel blessings to you on your journey.
    Happy Twirls

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  34. I love it all! The old tablecloth is fantastic, and I love all the fruits and veggies. How sweet of Mr. Precious to get you that beautiful centerpiece!

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  35. Oh Shelia, Beautiful table with all the fruit and veggies.
    Have a nice day

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  36. Fantastic table ... love that little bee on the basket! Great presentation ... nice blog!

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  37. Hi Shelia; Your table setting is just so pretty.... I would love to stop by for some brunch...... hint hint..... lol I never tire of seeing how you decorate your tables,,, some day I can too.... when I get all my pretties back..

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  38. Hi Shelia! Hope you are enjoying your travels and bring back some great treasures! I LOVE those napkin rings and your "Hemingway" flatware - how cool! I am still here, just have not been posting because I'm on a bit of a "cooking" binge lately and have not been doing anything around the house. Hopefully soon! Thanks for checking up on me, and take care!

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  39. Good evening Shelia,
    I just love your vegtable theme tablescape. It's so pretty. You have the sweetest salt and pepper shakers. Everything looks beautiful as usual. Those little dragon fly napkin rings are so cute! I hope you have a wonderful evening. "What's that Charli?" Oh Charli said not to forget to send lots of hugs to Chloe Dawn :>)

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  40. Way cute table! Love it.... are those real artichokes? if not, could you use real artichokes? Things that make you go hummmm.

    ~Liz

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  41. Hi Sheila, I'm so glad you didn't miss the TT! This is all so neat, I love the stories you tell with your posts!

    The porcelain basket is gorgeous! I also like the eggplant s&p's and the artichokes!

    Katherine

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  42. Shelia...Happy Tablescape Thursday! We made it a whole year, Girlfriend! :-) And what a fun year it's been! I love your beautiful table...it's a feast for the eyes and the tummy! The vintage tablecloth is wonderful...I'm always watching out for those but never come across any...your's is really pretty! Mr. Precious did good, didn't he...I love your centerpiece! Those critter covered plates are adorable, especially the one with the busy little bee. :-) Have fun on your trip! Susan

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  43. Hi Sheila! I'm commenting late...I love your spode plates and the artichoke votives are great! Beautiful table!

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  44. This is a terrific 'scape! Everything from your salad/dessert plates to the little bee on the cherry is fantastic. Love the artichoke candle holders and dragonfly napkin rings! Your pics are great too!

    DD

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  45. What a lovely tablescape! I love how you placed your centerpiece on a cake plate to give it height. That is such a great idea.

    Gretchen

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  46. Your table is so pretty! I love the ceramic things. I have a post up for twiz's birthday, could you please come by...thanks

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  47. Good Morning Dear Shelia!
    I love your Fruit Haven plates!
    And gift from Mr Precious is fantastic!

    God bless!

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  48. I LOVE your tablescape. You know you are ALWAYS so creative and each and every one turns out GREAT!! Hope you are enjoying your trip.♥

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  49. So when someone says, "Please pass the salt" you ...

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  50. That retro tablecloth is darling! WHERE on earth did you get such a wonderful collection as that...just beautiful! I was in awe looking at it. WOW!!!

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  51. I loved your tablescape. What lovely thought and detail.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed Weekend.
    Sherry

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  52. What a darling table Sheila, I love the artichokes.. and the dragonfly napkin rings are just tooooo cute for words.. those go on the list of must haves for around here. Can't say enough darling....Have fun on your trip!!! hugs ~lynne~

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  53. How absolutely lovely, Sheila. I am naming this the "Fruit of the Spirit" tablescape!

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  54. Hello Sheila, I have been soooo busy with company but they have gone home. Where are you? Big smile here after enjoying your lovely tablescape. I love the fruit everything!!! You're the best at making the prettiest table settings.

    I hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip. It can be tiring though.

    Hope you will be home again safely nd soon.

    Hugs..Jeanne

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  55. Very pretty, Shelia! I love everything about it...Christine

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  56. You have some beautiful fruit pieces and I absolutely love the artichoke votive holders!

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  57. Hi Sheila
    Your fruit and veg tablescape looks perfect. I love everything but my favorites are the spode plates, the basket and the dragonfly napkin rings.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you are having a lovely Saturday.
    Lindsay
    x

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  58. I love, love, love your table! The colors are so pretty and match your gorgeous home! Your walls and curtains are beautiful!

    Your table is fun and whimsical...oh I'd enjoy it with you! We'd have a great time discussing our winged friends!

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  59. Beautifully done Mrs. Shelia love the olden tablecloth and all. :)

    Hope things are going well!

    Hugs~ J

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  60. Your tables are always gems sweet Sheila! This one was a real favorite for me...love,ove all your sweet pieces and the tablecloth! Oooh! I love the colors...
    stay safe on your travels and enjoy each day!
    Have a sweet weekend!
    Love,
    Sue

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  61. OMG, there are so many cute things on this table, I wouldn't even know where to begin! Mr. Precious did a great job with that ceramic fruit bowl. LOVE IT!

    Justiney :o )

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  62. Good morning Sheila, I'm so glad you popped in again today. I love seeing this tablescape, each time I notice something different.. I love the bee on the cherry.. it looks happy, if it's possible for a bee to look happy..lol... love, love, love the flatware..would love having some of it.. Hope your Sunday is a beautiful one..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  63. Oh you are such a cutie! You have such a great way with words.
    I love your eggplant salt and pepper shakers. I'll have to hop on over the Marshall's to see if they sell them here.

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  64. Goodness, it's Sunday afternoon and I haven't gotten to hardly any of Thursday's tablescapes yet! I can't believe it. But here I am, at least getting a little visit in with you, Shelia. Where on earth are you traveling now? You must be wanting to get home. Is Chloe Dawn with you? You know how I love a vintage tablecloth. And I am loving that one. As well as those pretty shaped dishes. I don't see any reason at all to get all serious with our tablescapes. I wouldn't have anything at all to show!
    Brenda

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  65. I Love your Fruit& Veggie theme for your tablescape...and the artichokes for the candles are precious! ~CC Catherine

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  66. Love the basket, the napkin ring. The dishes and cloth look great!

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  67. I'm very behind on blog visits, and I'm glad I came back to see this tabelscape. That cloth is sooo pretty, and you have made it very happy with all of your lovely faux veggies! Great napkins and napkin rings, and of course, I love those plates. Pretty, pretty tablescape. laurie

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  68. good morning,
    I was just so admiring your blog and decided I had to tell you how much I like your ceramic fruit and vege's! Your post's are a joy to read and I love your mosaiac's. Perhaps you might consider a post with step by step instructions on creating such masterpieces?
    Hope you're enjoying a beautiful day! Vicci

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  69. Love all your veggies! How adorable and you pre-posted to boot!

    - The Tablescaper

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  70. The butterfly is looking very cute in the picture.

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