Sunday, February 15, 2015

Poking Stuff on the Dining Room Table

Hello, Dear Ones! We're covered in snow and more seems to be coming but we're excited about it all. So...I had a little time on my hands and since my dining room table was nekked (that's Texan for naked but since I live in New York now, I guess it's transplanted Texan) I decided to fiddle with it.
 I grabbed my olden glass punch bowl. I didn't have to travel far to get it since it was just on the buffet but I did grab it gingerly. :)
 I grabbed my faux fruit which I love. Can you love faux fruit, you might ask? Well, you bet your apple seeds you can! I started filling up the punch bowl with apples, pears, oranges and all the other little fruits that make your mouth water. I did poke in a few artichokes so they wouldn't feel left out.
 Grapes are cascading down the side and I left a few fallen pieces on the tray. I love that.
 Do you like this? I love this olden punch bowl and underplate and it was given to me by my Aunt Alma and was made by Heisey glass. I have the punch cups too.
 I folded and pleated up both ends of my olden crocheted runner. Now I wish I could tell you I crocheted this but I can't. I found it at a thrift shop a few years ago.
 The sun is shining bright through the windows and smiles down on my little dining table vignette.
 Here you can see this side of my dining room. Now PLEASE ignore that disco ball chandy. One day we'll get another one. Still on the lookout for a rug to go under the table and chairs and then will I be done? Probably not! Are we ever done with decorating our homes? ;)

Do you like my new header? Well, I can't leave well enough alone but thought this one looked more like 'me' than the one I had before! :)

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

You Needed Me


I cried a tear, you wiped it dry
I was confused, you cleared my mind
I sold my soul, you bought it back for me
And held me up and gave me dignity
Somehow you needed me

You gave me strength to stand alone again
To face the world out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me, you needed me

And I can't believe it's you I can't believe it's true
I needed you and you were there
And I'll never leave, why should I leave, I'd be a fool
'Cause I finally found someone who really cares

You held my hand when it was cold
When I was lost, you took me home
You gave me hope when I was at the end
And turned my lies back into truth again
You even called me friend

You gave me strength to stand alone again
To face the world out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me, you needed me
You needed me, you needed me

sung by Anne Murray




26 comments:

  1. Shelia,
    Love the faux fruit in the pretty vintage bowl!! Looks like you are getting settled nicely in your new home!!

    How much snow do you have??? Are you getting used to Winter in the Northeast???

    It is 3 degrees out this morning!!

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. I do so enjoy your arrangements. Your punch bowl is lovely isn't it and looks great with the fruit and that beautiful crochet runner. I hope that you can find a chandelier that you like soon to replace the other one and your rug as well. You are right though, we are never really done decorating are we, as there are always things to move and new arrangements to make! xx

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  3. Very pretty! We live in NJ so we have a ton of snow here too! Enjoy your week!
    Shelley

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  4. Great centerpiece vignette Shelia! I love your wall of red transferware!

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  5. Love that centerpiece, it reminds me of home. My mom always had a big bowl of faux fruit on the table, brings back good memories. BTW we use the term nekked in our home too :) Looks like you are getting tons of snow like us. I think winter is here to stay awhile.

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  6. Beautiful, Shelia! Love the vignette, and your dining room looks lovely. Love how you've used the plates on your wall. Looks great!

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  7. Love that punch bowl and the faux fruit is perfect for this time of year. Love seeing more of your home.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Love your dining room...are you getting used to the new state...and the new house? It takes awhile, I think. We have had 2 Christmases here in our new home...it feels more like home every day. This house is so totally different from the olden one and some of my "stuff" looks good...and some doesn't ....I am still hanging things on the walls as I decided what I want....we feel so blessed to be here in this beautiful place.

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  9. Your dining room looks great. Love your centerpiece and your plates on the wall.

    The song really touched my heartstrings.

    Judy

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  10. I was wondering how you have adjusted to living up Nawth with all those Yankee folk. Sounds like you love it just fine. If you can love all the snow -- I'd say you have assimilated. Just kidding! Your DR looks so pretty as always, and I am loving the red transfer-ware. I really need to start collecting some in that color.

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  11. Had to smile at "necked. That word is certainly in my Southern lexicon. :-) Your dining room is always beautiful.Love the paint color, the fruit bowl, and the gorgeous vignette of red transferware.

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  12. Everything looks great. I remember when many homes had a bowl of faux fruit. I have wire basket of faux loaves of bread, peppers, etc in my kitchen :)

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  13. That's such a pretty song..just had to sing it. :) It took a couple of tries on a couple of the verses..but..I finally got it. I LOVE your dining room table and chairs. Mine look a lot like your and they are still in the garage. The one difference is that mine is a tressel table. I want it back in the house..it's hard combining two households .. :) I am still in the midst of putting away Valentine's but of course had to put it all on hold because of our Sunday night Downton Abby party. The entire room is just beautiful. BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. Your dining room looks great! I have never seen that punch bowl before, that I can think of. I like the fact it sits on a platter, less mess. How special that it was given to you by your Aunt.

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  15. I do like your new header. Isn't it nice to have treasures that are given to us by special people. I too had a special Aunt that gave me a set of old dishes she collected from the peddler. I really would love to have a wall of plates just like your.....they are just outstanding.

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  16. Your table is lovely! What beautiful light you have in your home!

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  17. Shelia,
    I love your dining room, it has come together just beautifully! Sending some Texas Sunshine (from yesterday-windy and cloudy today-your way!)
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  18. Your dining room looks so pretty...I love the collection of plates on the wall!

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  19. Hi Shelia, Love your dining room and the transferware wall around your buffet is charming. It all looks gorgeous. You designed the prettiest centerpiece with your punch bowl and fruit. Yes, I love faux fruit too.
    Your crocheted table runner is beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing the note song. I have always loved this sung by Anne Murray.
    Have a great day and stay warm and safe inside. We had 80's over the weekend and today it's 28 degrees and I am freezing.
    Brrrr from Texas.
    Hugs, CM

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  20. Pretty Shelia! I so love your plate wall !

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  21. Beautiful!!! That punch bowl set is a wonderful antique, you are lucky to have it. Love the runner too.....what a pretty room that is and love the drapes!! So sunny and so you!!! xoxoxo

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  22. Your table looks lovely. Love all the fruit in your punch bowl and the runner is beautiful. Stay warm with all the cold weather you are having.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  23. I do like your new header, very you. :)
    Your dining room is looking lovely, and your centrepiece is so attractive.

    Diana

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  24. Your bowl of fruit is so pretty on your table. I have faux fruit, too - and I love it! I recently dropped my beautiful, yellow pedestal bowl that had my faux fruit in it. And it broke! I was sad, but I have another one that will hold the pretty fruit on my table. Soon. Stay warm and dry and safe, dear friend.
    ~Adrienne~

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  25. Shelia... I laughed out loud at your disco ball comment.... HAHAHA!

    I think the bowl is fabulous and I can only imagine you gingerly grabbing it. I forgot how funny you are :)

    The new header looks great, my friend.

    xo,
    rue

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  26. Beautiful centerpiece Shelia! I can't get over how beautiful your room looks with all those gorgeous dishes...so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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