Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Little Green Apples

...well, green pears too.

Hello, Dear Ones! I've not been able to participate in Tablescape Thursday in some time. So I'm thrilled today to play in my dishes with you and Our Most Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Please go visit her to see the most beautiful tables ever.


I've set my little round table up in the breakfast room today for a light breakfast! Come on in and sit down, Dear Ones.


I've got a black, white and green color scheme going on here today.




Here's a little black and white checked napkin, made by the most talented one - me! :) all rolled up and poked into a little Rooster napkin ring. Well, I'll tell you a secret! The edges of my tiny napkins are not sewn yet - I just cut them with the pinking shears! But we won't tell anyone! Shhh... :)

I'm using these precious little Rooster dishes by Queen's. I think some of you have these in red and white! I just love these because I love Roosters - my favorite yard bird of choice! :)

I've mixed in some little green Bordallo Pinheiro plates. Now you can see there's a tiny rabbit smack dab in the middle of this plate but my Roosters don't know this! I'll just keep this quiet too. But I do like the way the green looks with the black and white.

Then the dinner plate with Mr. Honking Big Rooster Man! Isn't he handsome? I love this stuff!

All the dishes are sitting on top these green chargers that I found a few years ago at Marshalls. Love that place!

Now for my centerpiece, I've poked down my milk glass pedestal bowl, wound some pretty black and white ribbon through the little loops. I filled it full of little green apples and lots of little green pears. Now guess what? They are all faux! Are you surprised? Don't be. If you know me, you know what I always say - I love my fauxs and my tiny fauxs love me - even my faux fruit. :)



Now lookee here! My green chickens (salt and peppers) sitting on the little egg dish I found at a antique shop in Kerrville, Texas! I love this piece. I just love all of my little dishes and table accessories as our Dear Hostess Susan calls them.

My little green egg dish is holding tiny cute little cherry tomatoes. This is breakfast time and we can eat little tomatoes, can't we? Their red color is very pretty on the green dish, don't you think?

I want you to look at those faces on my little chickens. Angry! Yes, ma'am, I said angry. Angry chickens! No matter what I do, I can not get this angry look off their tiny faces. No, no Nannette, I can't make these chickens happy! Be very careful when you grab a little tomato, they just may peck!!

I'm using my green glasses and silverware given to me by Mr. Precious!

Here's your little soft boiled egg sitting in a tiny green egg cup I found at Cracker Barrel a few years ago. Now this is a real egg and not faux so you can crack away!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my tiny table and will come back to visit me often. Have I told you how much I always appreciate your visits? I really do! I do my very best to respond to each of your comments. Did I tell you I love this stuff? I do and I love you too, Dear Ones! Now leave me a comment and then go see our Dear Susan!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Little Green Apples

And I wake up in the morning
With my hair down in my eyes and she says hi

And I stumble to the breakfast table
While the kids are going off to school, goodbye.

And she reaches out and takes my hand
And squeezes it and says how you feeling hon?

And I look across at smiling lips
That warm my heart, and see my morning sun.


And if that's not loving me,
then all Ive got to say,

God didn't make the little green apples,
and it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.

And there's no such thing as Dr. Seuss
or Disney land and mother goose, no nursery rhymes.

God didn't make the little green apples,
and it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.

And when myself is feeling low,
I think about her face and go and ease my mind.


Sometimes I call her up, at home, knowing she's busy.
And ask her if she can get away,
meet me and maybe we can grab a bite to eat.

And she drops what she's doing
and she hurries down to meet me, and I'm always late.

But she sits waiting patiently,
and smiles when she first sees me, because she's made that way.


And if that ain't loving me,
then all I've got to say,

God didn't make the little green apples,
and it don't snow in Minneapolis when the winter comes.

And there's no such thing as make-believe,
puppy dogs or autumn leaves, no bb guns.

God didn't make the little green apples,
and it don't snow in Minneapolis when the winter comes.

~ sung by Roger Miller

63 comments:

  1. Oh Be Still My Heart! I adore green and black together AND I do love roosters! What a sweet table you have set for us, Sheila. Everything is so well put together and so inviting. I have a DEAR friend in Kerrville. I wonder if we have been into the same antique shop?? :) How clever to put the cherry tomatoes in your egg spots! Love those napkin rings OH! and I love those black and white perfectly sewn napkins. ;)

    Little Green Apples brings back memories of yrs. gone by. One of my fav Roger Miller songs, although I was thinking Glen Campbell sang it! LOL!

    Donna

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  2. Shelia, this is so pretty! I love the green and black together and all those amazing roosters!

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  3. Sheila, I just love your black and white and green color scheme going here and oh how I love those yard bird dishes and the mean looking little chicken shakers. If anyone can make them smile it would be you.

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  4. Oh I'm lovin' the black and white rooster plates and what a fun use for an egg dish! (I don't think the S&P look angry, maybe "protective"?...)

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  5. I love the big Honking Rooster plate Shelia...and it all looks very nice, even the faux's! :D

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  6. What a wonderful combination! I love the colors and patterns.

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  7. Hi Shelia ,
    I love the color combination !Very beautiful table scape !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  8. This is such a sweet color combination, Shelia! I love it. The roosters and bunnies look too cute together...even the 'mean' roosters! You are just too funny. I miss your tablescapes, this is a great one!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  9. I am a rooster gal two...just love the little angry ones. Trish

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  10. I'm loving your black and white with touches of green. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with angry chickens. Don't they understand they can be in better balance with life if they smile occassionally? If anyone can convice them, I'm sure it will be you.

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  11. This is just lovely, Shelia. I love the colors and those chargers, oh so pretty. Everything on the table is just stunnning....Christine

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  12. Oh my goodness Shelia this is just precious! I am just clapping my hands and smiling so wide at your adorable egg cups. Sooooo cute! Love it all! :)

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  13. Lovely table setting and the egg plate! Your blog always makes me smile!

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  14. What a great table. The color scheme is so perfect.

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  15. that was adorable, i have them in red, but i must say the black is super! so many darling details, i love it all!

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  16. Shelia, I love the combination you have going there. Are the rooster plates black or brown? Either way, I love it mixed with the green. Gorgeous table!

    You know what else, I like to pick up a little something like your Kerrville S&P set when we are traveling. It's fun to look back and remember getting it while you were out having the time of your life.

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  17. I love the GREEN and I love the way you used it...Simply beautiful

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  18. Wonderful table. I am totally in love with those green charges. The shape is amazing!!!

    - The Tablescaper

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  19. Dearest Shelia, I can't get your song out of my head!!! God didn't make little green apples.....help, help, help...no...you'd just put another one in there and my head is so full of chicken feed now I couldn't stand it...send in the angry chickens...maybe they can peck it out!!!
    Love those black and white bird dishes!!! God didn't make little green apples...

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  20. Shelia, this is SO cute. I love the black and white yard birds! And I like the green with it, too.

    Listen, I was in K-Mart tonight, and what did I spy??? Some red roosters that I don't think you have! They were SOOOOO cute. I came online to tell you about them so you can see if you want some for yourself. And there are linens and things that would be oh, so cute with them. I can't remember if they were the Country Living line or if they were Jaclyn Smith, but either way, they reminded me of you. They would look so cute in your house if you want some more roosters to add to the flock! ;-)

    I'm glad you 'scaped because I always love to see what you do.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  21. I do have those rooster plates in the red and white, but now I sure want them in black and white like yours. LOVE THEM!!!

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  22. Shelia, this color combination is so pretty, and of course, I love those yard birds too. I reeeeely need some of those great black and white rooster plates! Love the pretty ribbon woven in your milk glass pedestal. I even love the angry salt and pepper shakers. Everything looks so inviting and fun. laurie

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  23. We are both dishaholics and now it seems we have the same taste in ouro obsession! I have these same dishes and love them! They feed my rooster and gingham obsession at the same time:) What a darling tablescape...you know I love this one!!!

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  24. I too forgot about tablescaping...one day...
    Love them apples girlie !
    HUgs ~ Kammy

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  25. Such a beautiful table setting. I love this black and green color combination!

    Donna

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  26. What a wonderful breakfast table! LOVE the black and white gingham plates and napkins, and they look wonderful with green as the accent color. But I am in love with your darling egg plate -- how smart to set cherry tomatoes in it! Thanks for visiting me this week!

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  27. Oh, I LOVE your table Shelia!! Is it any wonder, with this winning combination of roosters and gingham?! I think NOT!.. Have a great day! ~tina

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  28. I thought for sure those eggs were faux too! I'm glad you didn't take a picture of the slime inside when you cracked em open!

    I love the ribbon through the fruit plate... so pretty.

    Now what has got those damn chickens so all-fired angry?

    Justiney :o )

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  29. Hi Little Ms. Notesongs! Beautiful table, you just can't beat this color pallet! Love all the details, great job!

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  30. Oh My Goodness, Sheila...this is one of my all-time favorite tables. I love that pattern in black and white and then add a little green...just beautiful. The little deviled egg plate with the "angry" chickens is adorable. Thanks for sharing...I am all warm and fuzzy over this table!

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  31. Oh Pickle I just adore this sweet table you did...girl you really out did yourself with all this weetness...Love the soft green of those plates and the angry chickens ha ha!! they do look mean...I hope all is GREAT in your world my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles to ya...Gl♥ria

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  32. I had to smile when I saw this song sweet Sheila! It was one of my dad's favorites...he wasn't much of a singer but he loved singing this song...thanks for the sweet memory!

    I love your gorgeous tablescape! It has all of my favorite things...green, black and white, roosters, bunnies, perars and apples! You have done a beautiful job mixing all of those elemnts together! I love it!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  33. GOR ~ GEOUS!!!!

    I LOVE the black and green - so unique!

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  34. Shelia, I love your gorgeous tablescape. I havn't seen the black and white rooster plates, but they are just gorgeous. I love them and the pretty scalloped design around the edge. The addition of the green is just perfect. Beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

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  35. Hi Sheila
    Those anrgy chickens look like they have laid angry red eggs! So funny.
    Your tablescape looks so beautiful. I enjoyed gazing at it. Everything goes together perfectly and is so pretty.
    Lindsay
    x

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  36. I absolutely love the green and black and white. The rooster plates are adorable and I love the napkin rings. So well put together!

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  37. Oh, this is such a pretty color scheme! I love those little rabbit plates. I just got a sneak peek at the PB fall catalog - they have roosters for fall! Your chargers are gorgeous - both in shape and color.

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  38. Hi Shelia,

    It all looks so beautiful. I would LOVE to eat at your home!!!

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  39. Oh Shelia! I LOVE this tablescape! love those rooster dishes and I have them in the red and white, but am on the lookout for the black and white ones! Looks FAB with the green!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  40. Everything looks so inviting and green & black look great together.

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  41. Hi Sheila--I love those rooster plates! I have them in red but now I think I need those too--oh dear! And the pinking shear napkins--what a great idea! I think those little mean chickens should be thankful you are serving tomatoes and not their eggs in the dish! Thank you for visiting my new blog! You have been one of my inspiration blogs! Linda

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  42. Your tablescape is great - I love the black & white with the green. That milk glass pedestal bowl is beautiful. I like the black & white rooster plates and your faux fruits too.

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  43. OVER THE MOON gorgeous setting, Shelia! What a lovely presentation for early fall ... so inviting, the color combos I'd never have thought of using ... AWESOME once again. You are the queen of table decor.

    Have a lovely summers eve, my friend ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  44. What a gorgeous table! I am totally in love with your little green chickens. Can I have them? LOL! I need to get myself together and join in on this little party.
    xoxo
    Diane

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  45. Just checking on ya down there Miss Shelia. I hope we dont have a summer full of storms. Yikes!
    I thought of you yesterday,our good friends from church just moved to your town. They are in the service and move every few years. That makes three friends to move to Texas. I may just have to head on over there and see what its all about. hehe~

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  46. Hi, Shelia,
    You always have the prettiest of table settings, dear friend!! Love your rooster and chickens theme and of course, I can't forget those cute bunnies. Thank you for sharing your lovely table setting with us. I, too, love dishes and love to play with them. Hope you have had the best of weeks. Love and hugs being sent your way~ Vicki

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  47. Oh, this is so pretty! I love the black gingham plates and matching napkins! (I've used those unhemmed napkins before too! LOL! Don't tell anybody!)

    Love the cherry tomatoes on the egg plate! I had a laugh about those angry chickens! LOL!

    Katherine

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  48. Lovin' your color combo....I will NOT tell Mr. Rooster that he is sitting on top of Mr. Bunny....Oh, no! Lips are sealed! In order for me to keep this secret, you must mail me your napkin rings and bunny plates at ONCE or the secret is OUT!!! :) I "heart" anything with bunnies. I've got one of those plates....sob sob! Guess you are totally enjoying precious grandbaby!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Your table setting is lovely! I love green and black together. I love roosters too! I was going to take a little tomato but I was afraid those chickens might peck me! Love your bunny plate too!

    xx

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  50. What a cute green egg dish. I have only seen glass ones and think the green is so much more attractive. Love how your red cherry tomatoes pick up the red in the chickens. What a nice contrast. Beautiful table with all the black and white.

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  51. I love, no LOVE, your green and black. Your rooster dishes rock. Beautiful table.

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  52. Dearest Shelia,
    Thank you for the prayers. The biopsies were painful, but got through it with prayer and doing my best to say Psalm 23 in my head!

    Should know more late next week...if it is cancer...this won't be good news and a very bad way to celebrate my 55th birthday.

    Having to lean more on the Lord.

    Sure like this song you've selected for this post.

    Your table looks wonderful and I think the little tomatoes are attractive the way you've displayed them!

    Dishes are so neat,
    d

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  53. I LOVE your rooster plates Sheila! The black and white is wonderful and I love how the edges are different on each size. The green is a wonderful touch ~ I'd like to do a black and green {with a touch of pink} room one day.

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  54. Dear Shelia, just admiring your lovely tablescape. I've never seen that colour scheme before...it works so well. Some really nice plates you have there. If you should ever get tired of them, please let me know ;o) LOL!!

    Have a blessed weekend.

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  55. I like green and black together and this is just lovely! I really like the whole table. What cute bunny plates too. I always think of French Country and roosters being perfect for breakfast. Thanks for always stopping by and leaving sweet comments! I have been trying to get around to visiting and commenting to all of the wonderful people who visit me. You were on the top of my list. With these busy boys some weeks I am not so good at commenting! (Much to my regret!)
    Have a great weekend!
    Sherry

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  56. Shelia, I love the black and white!! The rooster plates are wonderful. You did A GREAT JOB. KATHY

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  57. You did a really great job putting everything together. I really like your plates! Mary

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  58. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combination. What lovely plates, especially the black and white ones!

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  60. So beautiful! I love the black rooster plates and the gingham bordered plates. I am going to be on the lookout for these. Adding the green is really a nice touch.

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  61. I am sooo loving your rooster setting! It would look perfect in our dining room! Do you mind sharing where you got the rooster plates?? They truly are divine.

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