Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sunflowers & Hydrangeas


Hello, Dear Ones!
Sit down and relax because I've got lots of snaps to show you today.
I had such a fun time putting this tablescape together, 
and because I love you I wanted to share. ;)
 I named my tablescape Sunflowers & Hydrangeas 
because of my little centerpiece I put together.
 See?
 My tablecloth is really a crocheted bedspread my little grandma made many years ago.
I think it worked perfectly for my tablecloth.
 These dishes belong to my little mother and they are called Shakespeare Country 
and are made by Homer Laughlin. They're pretty olden too.

I used two different napkin rings, you can do that you know, on napkins I made years ago.

 Everyone needs a lemon.
 
 My little candle holders came from my aunt and they match mothers glasses too.
Are these called Candlewick? I'm not sure.
 These salt and peppers are a different pattern but the colors are the same so of course I poked them down on my table.
 Aren't these little houses cute?
Well, years ago Mr. Precious and I flew back home from Italy on KLM airlines and were given these little houses. Years passed and someone told me they had liquor in them. I didn't know that! 
We're not drinkers and the liquor is still in there. 
Listen while I shake 'em up for you. :) Hear it?
 I bought these little salt and peppers for mother to go with these dishes.
Gotta have a few little birdies too.
 Got our dessert plates poked up on a little cake stand just waiting for dessert.

Sweet.
 I've added a couple of yellow candles to match the lemons and sunflowers.
 Here's my centerpiece ~ sunflowers and hydrangeas ~ that I put together.
 I'll be quiet now and let you look at my pretty little flowers.

 Thanks for popping in to see me and I do appreciate your comments.
Oh, and I love you too! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Sunflower

Sunflower
good mornin'.
You sure do make it like a sunny day.
Sunflower
fair warnin'.
I'm gonna love you if you come my way.
Now
if there's a chance that romance will find you

better not find you lookin' the other way.
Now
isn't it time you finally take it.
Make it so real it steals your breath away ?
Hey
hey
hey.

Sunflower
good mornin'.
You sure do make it like a sunny time.
Sun mornin'
good mornin'.
And some day child
I'm gonna make you mine.
Well
if there's a chance that romance will find you

better not find you lookin' the other way.
Isn't time you finally take it
make it so good it steals your breath away ?
Hey
hey
hey.

Sunflower
good mornin'.
You sure do make it like a sunny time.
Sunflower
sweet mornin'.
For ev'ry time I'm gonna make you mine.
love to hear him sing
so I'll adore him just for ever
~ sung by Glen Campbell



55 comments:

  1. Such a fresh and beautiful tablescape! I love the colours together -and your precious china is just lovely.

    Your grandmother's handiwork is amazing and DOES look awesome as a tablescloth for this arrangement.

    Love the flowers you put together, too.

    Hugs.

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  2. Oh I do love the blue and white and you add the yellow, it is just beautiful, I love the crystal candle holders with the table it really adds such sparkly touch and your arrangement of the flowers is so pretty...good job girl, (love that beautiful table cloth)...Phyllis

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  3. Shelia, it is just perfect. Yellow and blue are a great color combination, you did a wonderful job. Thank for sharing:)

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  4. I love the yellow and blue combo Shelia...so pretty!!

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  5. Lovely, lovely, the blue and white and yellow are charming!

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  6. Blue and yellow is one of my very favorite color combinations! Lovely, lovely flowers and table!

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  7. Hi Shelia. Your table looks so pretty in the dark blue, cream and yellow. The flowers are a perfect compliment. That is too funny about the little house salt and pepper shakers. :) Blessings, Pam

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  8. Sheila:
    Your table looks fabulous! perfect for August with Sunflowers "foretelling" fall yet to come!

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  9. Your sunflowers are wonderful. Beautiful setting.
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

    Also Im your newest bloglovin and GFC follower

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  10. How lucky you are to have so many pretty pieces on your table from your grandmother and mother. They would be delighted to know you are using them and showing them off to we tablescape loving bloggers! The china is gorgeous and the tablecloth and napkins just stunning! And you made such a pretty bouquet! Isn't it funny that we can make these beautiful table settings for ourselves, but with company coming, we run out of time or take shortcuts. Well, that happens to me anyway! ;-D

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. The lace tablecloth is perfect for the blue & yellow tablescape. The lemons are a great pop of yellow in those sweet bowls. I have candlewick that belonged to my Mother. I think the candlesticks are Boopie glass. One time I bought some dessert cups for my Mother that I thought were candlewick, found out later they were Boopie (Don't you just love that name?)

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  12. I love you too!!! And I can't find one little thing that is not to love in this tablescape!!!! The cloth is too wonderful for words, and so precious. The dishes are sweet and so are the flowers........quite lovely!!!

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  13. Wow Shelia, you've been creating some beautiful settings/vignettes lately! That tablescape is gorgeous! How lucky you are to have your grandmother's crocheted bedspread, it's beautiful! And that centerpiece! Wow!
    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed every bit of it!
    Gina

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  14. So pretty - love the yellow and blue. You always brighten my day!

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  15. Your table looks so pretty. I have not seen a crochet tablecloth like that in a long time. It is so pretty.

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  16. What a beautiful table setting. I love that lacey tablecloth.....just beautiful!

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  17. Another beautiful table and post, Shelia. Love it-you do a wonderful job. By the way, did you know that you come through as NoReply when you leave comments now? Not sure if you are aware of that-xo Diana

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  18. Shelia, that's GORGEOUS. I want to sit down there right now! Every element works together with great style and a comfortable elegance that is so very welcoming! Lovely!

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  19. This is the only way I can reply to you, Shelia. You are still coming thru as a No Reply when you leave a comment.

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  20. Test a no go- still not working. I am leaving here in about 5 minutes so won't be able to check it for you. UGH- I wish I knew what to tell you to do- xo Diana

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  21. Oh my, this is SO lovely. Who would not want to share this table with you. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  22. So beautiful. I love the bright pops of yellow with the more traditional dishes and the gorgeous hydrangeas.

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  23. Beautiful Sheila...I love the combination of the sunflowers and hydrangeas!...so very beautiful...I am swooning over your grandmother's crocheted bedspread...how gorgeous and sentimental....and those little houses from KLM are a treasure...and now all we get are peanuts!

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  24. Hi Shelia, I will try again.
    I think I was saying how brilliant you were, just like the beautiful sunflowers. That small hydrangea in my flowers is the last one I could find on my hydrangea.
    I just love your table. Blue and yellow are one of favorite color combos. Your Mom's china is so pretty and I just love Homer Laughlin dishes. Their quality was so much better than most of what we get today. Everything looks perfect right down to the lemons. LOL!! Your Grandma's bedspread/tablecloth is fabulous. I know she worked her sweet little fingers to the bone. I agree that it should be used for that tablecloth or anything to display that talent. That is truly a treasure.
    I believe your goblet and candlestick is "Boopie" By Anchor Hocking. Check out this link to make sure!

    http://search.replacements.com/texis/search?order=ClientCount-d&query=Boopie

    Have a Sunflower Day,
    Ginger

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  25. Loved your tablescape! Your dishes tablecloth & centerpiece are so pretty! Can you imagine using your beautiful tablecloth as a bedspread. I have one that my aunt gave me and I use it for my table too. I'm afraid it would get ruined on a bed. I have little houses just like yours. We flew back from Scotland, England & Ireland and I got them on the plane. I keep mine on my window sill over my sink!
    Thank you for sharing your tablescape.
    Blessings My Friend,

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  26. Beautiful! Love the soft blue and yellow together! Your grandmother's bedspread is gorgeous!
    Miss Bloomers

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  27. This is so pretty Shelia! I love the crochet spread as a tablecloth and using your Mother's vintage dishes is special I know. Love the touches of yellow. Those candlesticks are candlewick! So pretty. Great table again!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  28. Well, dang! I need to learn to take pictures like yours. They are just beautiful! Professional looking. What a pretty tablescape..

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  29. So pretty Mommy! I luv it & what special dishes :)

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  30. Love the centerpiece! Blue and yellow are one of my favorite color combinations!

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  31. G'morn Shelia ~
    Stunning!!! What more can one say ... are you available for hire? :)
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  32. Shelia,
    Your table looks very nice with the sunflowers. The tablecloth that your grandma crocheted is so pretty, and special that she made it herself. I like your blue dishes too. For some reason, the blue china is the prettiest to me. My wedding china was even in blue.

    Have a nice weekend, dear.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  33. I just love this table...impossible to pick my favorite elements. I guess the HL dishes are what I covet the most, but it's all beautiful!

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  34. Hi Sheila,

    Your sunflower and hydrangea tablescape is so very pretty and charming!! How talented your grandmother was to have made this lovely lacy tablecloth; it is the perfect foundation for your setting here today. Love the mellow blue and cheery yellow combination and all your sweet accessories! Thanks for sharing.

    Poppy

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  35. I love your tablescape Shelia, the crocheted bedspread works perfect! It's so pretty. You really have a way with arranging!

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  36. This is the best kind of table in my humble opinion. The cloth is exquisite and your Mama's dishes are lovely. I think you are right about the "candlewick" appellation.

    I know you don't drink, but even if you did, I wouldn't want you to drink it now, because it might have lead in it! (From the glaze).

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  37. Shelia,
    Oh, dear friend, I do LOVE Sunflowers so!!!
    Your floral arrangement for your centerpiece is splendid!
    I adore the lace tablecover and your Mother's Homer Laughlin dishes!
    Your napkins compliment your tablescape, so pretty!
    (I made my first napkins this past week. . .coming soon!)
    Thanks for sharing. . .and I loved every single photo!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  38. I adore yellow and blue so this is perfection! I am so touched that you have, and cherish, your mother's dishes and grandmother's hand-made table cloth/bedspread. I also think it's wonderful that you are using them! Heirlooms mean nothing if they are shut away behind doors and never used. Thank you for sharing!

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  39. I love the tablecloth, the flowers, the dishes, the candles, and the birds. I just love it all!!!!!! All it needs is coffee and scones. Oh Yes , and me sitting at the tables visiting with you.

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  40. Shelia, your tablescape is gorgeous...love the flowers along with the tablecloth.

    Thanks,
    Helen

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  41. Simply beautiful Sheila!
    It has that french country look, I adore your tablecloth/spread.
    Hugs friend,
    Cindy

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  42. Love the table scape....that lace cloth and blue and white china. I have a few little KLM houses. They stopped putting liquor in them a few years ago ...I think after 9.11. I love the sunflowers and hydrangeas. Aren't sunflowers such a happy flower?! Joan

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  43. oooh, so pretty! I love that wonderful tablecloth, and yellow and blue are perfect together!!

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  44. Hi there
    Blue and Yellow is nice,,,
    just like the Swedish flag :)
    and do not miss...

    SATURDAY SHOW OFF

    it is FUN :)
    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  45. Just lovely, I think hydrangeas and sunflowers is such an unexpected and delightful pairing! What a perfect centerpiece for your blue and white table!
    Jenna

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  46. I always love a mixup of blue and white! :) No matter what you do it just looks so happy and pretty.
    Such a sweet table.

    ~Liz

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  47. I love the colors in this Shelia! Such a pretty table for summer! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  48. Loving all of the blue and white!

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  49. Another very pretty table scape! I too love to see yellow and blue together, you've done it beautifully and how wonderful that it is your mother's set of dishes!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  50. Very pretty, Shelia. The blue and yellow color combination is so fresh and a favorite for me.

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  51. Hello Shelia - LOVE this combination - your tablescape is amazing - I can tell you had fun putting it together! Love your mother's dishes~ I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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