Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

Attention! Attention!! We must interrupt this posting today!! Can you believe it? Bathrooms continue to be invaded in Blogland! Oh, my goodness!! Let's see here, yes, I see it has happened again. You know me, Dearest Ones, I must get down to my bathroom business...
I see a beautiful one, but I must make every effort to determine her Diva qualities. Okay, peaches and creamyness of complexion ~ yes! Perfectly styled longness of locks ~ yes! Perfectly attired ~ yes! Long slender arms are dripping in jewels with dainty creamy fingers attached to a CAMERA!! Yes, yes, yes Wondering Ones! We truly do have a Bathroom Diva. This is our Lisa at http://frenchkilt.blogspot.com/. Okay, my Divaship duties...what? Yes, I know she looks a little like Celine Dion, do you think she can sing? Okay, okay, I won't embarrass her. Ahem...dear Lisa you are now crowned with the most honored and sought after title in all the world. I bestow up on you the title of Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva and you shall be one now and for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never! Go dear Diva and conquer the world!!

Keep snapping Divas!!!

Hi! I wanted to participate in the Tablescape Tuesday that is hosted by our Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.

I have some very sad news to tell. Susan and her family had to put their dog Jake to sleep last week. He was twelve years old and her heart was just broken. Please drop into her blog and leave her a note, I know she would appreciate it. Let's keep her and her family in our prayers. Those of us who have animal children know how deep our love grows through the years for our little fuzzy faces.

Since last Tuesday was Susan's first time to host her Tablescape Tuesday, I wanted to go ahead and post about tablescaping again this week. If you would like to participate, just go and tell her and I'm sure she'll be back in no time and will be thrilled to see we love to do this. She is really gifted in decorating the table and I want to support her in her efforts. I, in no way can work the magic like she!!

Okay, I will start...

First of all, I would like to show you my tablecloth. I just love it! Mr. Precious and I have been to the French Riviera a few times and found this in Monte Carlo. I used to have lots of blue and yellow, but alas, no more. I still love the combination though and thinks this is a nice look for the summer time.

Now there is a story about these dishes, you know how I love to tell stories!! No, no, not that kind...'true' stories! I was out and about a few years back and saw a garage sale, stopped and spied these dishes, turned them over to see what they were ~ Royal Copenhagen!! Woo Hoo!! I asked the lady how much she wanted - $15 for 15 dinner plates, 12 salad plates, 12 bread and butter plates, one cereal bowl, the sugar and creamer. I said, "I'll take them." I know they're rather plain but you can do so much with them.

I found out the pattern is called 'Blue Line'. I could have guessed that one ~ see the little blue line? I can use these dishes with other patterns or just stay all white by using other white pieces. Do you see those tall blue thingys? My Mother gave me those many moons ago and I never did know what they were! So I just use them as candle holders, maybe that's what they are. I'm a silly and put those little fake votives in them that you turn on and they flicker. These are a little too orange to look right, but hey, orange is a fall color and it's almost fall, right?

Now, here is another white table setting using the same tablecloth and napkins. These are very old dishes I've had for soooooooooo many years. They were even old back then. On the back side they say J. & G. Meakin England - Classic White.

I think these white dishes are very sweet with their little ruffly swirl around the edges. Again, I can use other white serving pieces with them.

Now, I just dearly love these little salt and peppers. They come from Target and are just the sweetest little things. I have two sets and that way I can have a set at each end of the table for my dinner guests!

Don't you just love these flowers from my garden?! Well, actually, they're fake, but I think they're lovely in my crystal vase. Notice the starfish! How tropical of me!

Hope you'll join me in Tablescape Tuesday each week. I'm hoping Susan will feel better soon and will show you what she can do to turn a table into a masterpiece!

If you'd like to participate, go to her blog and tell her, take the logo (I made this for her - I'm so creative ;) and put it on your blog with a link to hers and then post your tablescape on your blog next Tuesday or even today!!

Dinner always taste better on a properly set beautiful table!!

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Bread and Butter

I like bread and butter,

I like toast and jam,

That's what my baby feeds me,

I'm her loving man.

He likes bread and butter,

He likes toast and jam,

That's what his baby feeds him,

He's her loving man.

She don't cook mashed potatoes,

She don't cook T-bone steaks,

Don't feed me peanut butter,

She knows that I can't take.

He likes bread and butter,

He likes toast and jam,

That's what his baby feeds him,

He's her loving man.

Got home early one morning,

Much to my surprise,

She was eating chicken and dumplings

With some other guy.

No more bread and butter,

No more toast and jam,

I found my baby eating

With some other man.

~ sung by The Newsbeats


  1. Lovely table scapes Shelia, very pretty for Summer. Can't wait to see what you "dish" out for Fall! Have a great day sweetie!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  2. Hi Shelia,
    You got a great deal on the dishes! Love your tablescape.
    Have a great day,

  3. Ooh girl, your table looks so pretty in blue and yellow! Yep, very summertime-ish! I think those blue thingies are votive holders and they're so pretty!

    Frenchie! Welcome to the Divaship!!!!!!! you go girl!

    Off to give Susan a hug, even though she doesn't know me!

    Justine :o )

  4. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the blue and yellow or white combination!!!

    Off to WORK again today!! (Also, looking for a special get-away place for our birthdays or holidays!)


  5. Love your table scapes, I love fun
    blogs. Keep up the great work.

  6. Now, who wouldn't love to sit at this table? It's heaven on earth--or on table.

    I want to get some of those little fake votives! I have seen them before, and I think they're darling!

    And, the dishes--what a bargain! But, Shelia, WHERE do you keep all of your dishes? Does Mr. Precious rent you a warehouse?

  7. The combo of blue and yellow will always be one of my favorites. My blue and yellow guest room just makes me smile. I love your tablescape...tooooo pretty! I especially love the little bird salt & pepper shakers. Have a wonderful day!

  8. You do have such a lovely way of putting a table together. Very nice.

  9. You do the GREATEST tablescapes....just BEAUTIFUL..oh, and I too have those little birdy salt and pepper shakers...love them!

  10. Hi Shelia,
    I just read all the kind words you wrote...you are sweetheart. I am still hurting...it will take a long time, I'm afraid. But I am back posting, partly to keep my mind from wondering to sadder thoughts. I LOVE your table setting and what a deal on those dishes! Your table is so elegant and so french...beautiful! A lot of the folks who I thought were going to participate, don't seem to be...maybe they forgot...not sure. I will continue to do Tablescape Tuesday on my blog for quite a while....still have lots more tablescapes to share. I sure love seeing yours! The blue and yellow is so pretty and I love the flowers from "your" garden. ;)Love to you, Susan

  11. I feel as though I have arrived now! woohoo thanks you dear!! French;)

  12. Oh Shelia what a beautiful table! I love the yellow and blue. So pretty and so French. Those little bird salt and pepper shakers are just adorable. I love seeing birds incorportated as part of a table setting. You have out did your self again :>)

  13. I didn't know you had a blog. I always liked your rooms on RMS...

  14. I truly appreciate being able to see the tablecloth, and it is a beauty. The white dishes set it off beautifully. I don't consider the dishes "rather plain", I think they are elegant. The "Blue Line" is just the right amount.

  15. Love the blue dishes!!!! Love how you arranged everything.

  16. Hi Shelia

    It's obvious you too have a knack for tablescaping! It's just lovely!

    Oh maybe one day.............

    Congratulations to Lisa on becoming a BR Diva!!

  17. Beautiful table, my dear.... as usual!! I'm pretty sure somewhere in your lovely house there is a lovely window that you could show us on our Window Party... you are the joy of the party, come on and play! Be a sweety! :)



  18. That's the perfect table for an end of summer celebration! I love those S&Ps too! I also have a set!

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  20. Shelia your table settings are beautiful. The table cloth just makes everything pop! I'm impressed with yet another of your talents. :)

    take care,

  21. Another FUN blog from you...the tablescapes are so pretty and the cloth is a real treasure! Your little songs always leave me smiling...LOL ;-) Bo

  22. Hi Sheila ~ pretty table scenarios! Love the tablecloth!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  23. Your table is beautiful and wow, what a precious gift you received with the needlework. Hope you are having a good week.

  24. Your tablescapes are lovely. My "everyday" dishes are plain white. I picked them out when we got married, and I still love them. They are so versatile.

  25. Happy Tuesday Shelia; I love your table settings. My what lovely fabric I absolutely adore. How lucky you are to have them They look brand new. Your dishes are so pretty too. I need to get some more, I just have one set, haha white so some color is due. Love the song too. I get lazy sometimes when I set the table and I should not be that way. I love a table set pretty with lite candles adn soft music. Thanks for showing me the way.
    Have a great week.


  26. Hi Sheila, Your tablescape is some kind of snazzy! I love your linens! ...and the little bird S&P shakers are precious! I thought the flowers were real! :)_

    ...and you ought to try making a tassle. They are so much fun and I know you could do it! "You're clever like that!" ;) ~hugs, Rhonda

  27. Lovin' the french blue & yellow!
    I know some of your dishes might seem plain to some people, but chefs prefer to serve food on plain white or cream plates because seeing food on a busy pattern can actually effect our taste and perception of food! And think of everything you can do w/ white dishes and then different accessories. It's cheaper, too!
    Maybe I'll have time to participate in the future.

  28. Beautiful table setting.

    Love the bathroom shots.I, too, have my bathroom beauty shots and I brought friends. :)

  29. That is one of my favorite songs - I always think of you when I sing it :) I love all the decorating. Can you PLEASE come & see me now so you can decorate me house?

    Ta Luv!

  30. What beautiful tablescapes! I love the blue and and all of your pretty accessories. I really do like that blue linen dishes set!


  31. Egads this is lovely! I adore the colors and, well, it is just so pretty. Youhave the most wonderful things, the most delightful talents to create beautiful tables!



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