Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tablescape Tuesdays with Susan

Hi! Today is Tablescape Tuesday that is hosted by my friend, Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.
If you like dishes and pretty tables come be a part of the fun each Tuesday! Just go over and let Susan know you want to join the dish fair!!

I would like to share with you my table which is set with much Pinkness! I guess I could have used this for Pink Saturday but no, I wanted to save it for you today!
My dishes are an old pattern called Franciscan Desert Rose. I just love these dishes. I have some pieces that are old and others that are newer.
I found this table cloth that is just perfect with the pattern, don't you think so?

The shape of the coffee cup is so girly. Again I just love these dishes! Can you love dishes? I can! I also have some pink glasses with swirls. Swirls are girly, too!

Notice the different hue in the brightness of these two plates? The lighter color is older and the darker is the newer plate.

Aren't these little salt and peppers the cutest little things! Little rosebuds!
You know I'm always out and about looking for little treasures! One day I found these sweet little rosebud napkin rings! Again, a match made in dish heaven!

Looking down at my little centerpiece.

Pink roses in one of my crystal vases! Well, they are fake pink roses. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "I love my fake flowers and my fake flowers love me!" Oh, and here are the little 'what nots' that belonged to my Grandmother!
Flowers in all of their fake gloriousness!

Candlelight makes everything look so much more romantic!
See? Romance is beginning to bloom!

Candlelight magic!
Romance is here and alas! where is my Mr. Precious?!
Hope you've enjoyed yourself Tablescaping with me today!
Dear Ones, just to let you know if I do not post in the next few days, you'll know we had to evacuate to get away from hurricane Ike! Please be in prayer for all of us in the path of this storm. My prayer is that my God will keep us all safe from harm's way! Love you all!
Attention! Attention!! Will wonders ever cease? I don't think so ~ especially when it come to bathroom magic! I am told we have another lovely one snapping away in some bathroom across America! Okay, show me the beautiful one and I will get down to my bathroom business...

Oh, this is a great closeup and I can see almost clearly this beautiful one's face!
Look at her peaches and creamyness of complexion, sparkling eyes filled with starlight, the pearliness of whites, a smile to melt the hardest heart. Dear Easily Amuzed Ones, I see no arms! But I know this lovely has arms because dainty creamy fingers are always attached to arms and dainty creamy fingers are always grasping a CAMERA!! Woo Hoo! We have a true bathroom Diva!!
Now do I recognize this gorgeous one? Why yes! This is non other than our own Krystyna at http://longe-vity.blogspot.com/ Oh how special this beautiful one is! Her blog is all about living healthy and with healthy comes beautiful!! I just love beautifulness, don't you, Gorgeous Ones?
Okay, does this nail polish look okay with my gorgeous blues? Oh, alright...ahem..Krystyna you are about to become a member of the most elitest of organizations in the world! I bestow upon you the title of Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva and you will be one now and for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never!
Oh, Bathroom Ones! I'm so very proud of you! Bathrooms, mirrors, cameras and beautiful faces just makes my little heart sing!! Snap on, snap on and on!!
I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Do You Believe in Magic
Do you believe in magic in a young girl's heart
How the music can free her, whenever it starts
And it's magic, if the music is groovy
It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie
I'll tell you about the magic, and it'll free your soul
But it's like trying to tell a stranger 'bout rock and roll
If you believe in magic don't bother to choose
If it's jug band music or rhythm and blues
Just go and listen it'll start with a smile
It won't wipe off your face no matter how hard you try
Your feet start tapping and you can't seem to find
How you got there, so just blow your mind
If you believe in magic, come along with me
We'll dance until morning 'til there's just you and me
And maybe, if the music is right
I'll meet you tomorrow, sort of late at night
And we'll go dancing, baby, then you'll see
How the magic's in the music and the music's in me
Yeah, do you believe in magic
Yeah, believe in the magic of a young girl's soul
Believe in the magic of rock and roll
Believe in the magic that can set you free
Oh, talking 'bout magic
Do you believe like I believe
Do you believe in magic
Do you believe like I believe
Do you believe, believer
Do you believe like I believe
Do you believe in magic
~ sung by The Lovin' Spoonful


  1. Beautiful Shelia!!! I ABSOLUTELY love all of the roses...especially the tablecloth!

    We'll be praying...and adding you and all others in IKE's path to our DAY of PRAYER post TODAY!


  2. Your pink table looks just delicious! So, so pretty.
    Know that our prayers are for you and everyone in harms way of Ike.
    love, bj

  3. Good morning Sheila
    ohhhhhh ahhhhhhhh preciously beautiful table Sheila. I can barely look at its toooo sweet. Your dishes are beautiful and how did you ever get a tablecloth to match like that????

    I don't think I would be able to eat at a table like that there is so much lovely eye candy...I wouldn't want to cover a thing.

    Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day.

  4. Beautiful tablesetting, Shelia! I love Desert Rose.

  5. Shelia,
    I absolutely LOVE this tablescape...of course I think the PINK is just beautiful!! Where do you keep all of your BEAUTIFUL dishes and accessories?? You have so many and do so many lovely tables.

    I will pray for you and hope if Ike hits it does not end up as a strong hurricane...we'll just keep him around a 1 (at the most, fingers crossed). My parents are in Houston and I don't know if they are planning to come here or stay put. I guess when we see exactly where it will hit we will know. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Your table couldn't look any prettier! Those plates are gorgeous and I love how you have the whole thing set up. Soooooooo pretty! but I'm imagining you standing on one of your chairs to get some of those shots. Be careful my Shelia!

    I hope Ike stays far far away from you. I'm watching that big booger!

    Justine :o )

  7. Your table is set so perfectly; it looks like some serious eatin's going to take place.

    I told you yesterday to DUCK!

    I hope that Ike behaves. I'll be praying for you and yours.

  8. One of my favorite patterns! Love the roses and you did a fab job with the details. Candle light and music....couldn't get much better!
    Be good,

  9. So beautiful! Your table reminds me of my grandmother - she had Desert Rose. My favorites are the salt and pepper shakers. Your tablecloth is perfect with your dishes. Thanks for sharing with us. ~Adrienne~

  10. I don't come to Houston very often anymore, my parents almost always come here now (they have purchased a home here and are just waiting until they decide to retire before moving) but I will ABSOLUTELY contact you and I would LOVE to meet you and have lunch with you somewhere.

  11. Shelia I could just raid your home armed with boxes and bubble wrap!!

    Love what you showed us today!!

    Have a great day!!

  12. Stay safe Shelia. All of you in the hurricane areas are in my thoughts and prayers.
    As usual you have out done yourself on your table arrangement. I love the way you incorporated the little vaces from your grandmother. Those little napkin rings are so special. Your dishes are just beautiful and I especially love all of the flowers.

  13. such beautiful tablescape! I love it! all pinkish! awesome!

  14. Hi Sheila,

    Thank you for stopping by. The girls are growing up so fast. I treasure every second with them. Now, if they would just let me move in(he-he) so I would have daily pool access.

    Your table is stunning, just stunning. You are very creative.


  15. So beautiful. Nothing tops a pretty pink roses table. And yes the ultimate of romance!

  16. I've always loved the Desert Rose Pattern.
    Be safe and let us know when you are back once again.

  17. Sheila, I absolutely LOVE this pattern! I don't have any of it, but have always admired it! Your tablescape is beautiful as always!

    You take care of yourself and I am so hoping and praying that Ike passes you on by! ~Rhonda :)

  18. I don't really have any fine china (except a set my sister gave me for Christmas), but I do have the Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose as my everyday china. I agree with you, a rose pattern is very special. Enjoyed this very much.

  19. Absolutely beautiful Sheila! I love the rose bud salt and pepper shakers, and your crystal, but then I'm a succor for crystal. Where do you keep all these beautiful sets? Every time you post a new set I think this must be it, then you bring out another one. I'm so jealous!!

  20. I love all the pink, and all the roses, the candlelight, everything. Love the tablecloth, and the beautiful candles you had lit. Every detail is perfect.
    Blessings, Debbie

  21. Oh my, what a beautiful table you have set, dear Sheila!! I just love how perfect the tablecloth is with those dishes, too! AND I especially love how you used your grandmother's whatnots & elevated the flower arrangement! Stunning!!

    I just got my tablescape post up, so pop over for a visit!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  22. Oh Shelia, as usual, your table is beautiful--you DO know how to fix a lovely table.... thanks for sharing so much beauty!

    May the sun shine upon you today..


  23. I do love your desert rose dishes. I have seen them at auctions and loved their Pinkness. I can't believe you found that perfect tablecloth to dress your table with. Isn't it fun to shop for matching things.

  24. Hope you are safe - I'll be praying for you and yours. I inherited my mother's Desert Rose dishes, and there are so many of them: five different sizes of plates; three different sizes of cups; all kinds of bowls, serving dishes, etc. including the little rosebud salt & peppers. I use them often as they are so versatile. Sally

  25. What a fantastic table! Has Romantic Homes paid you a visit yet? :)

  26. What a beautiful tablescape Sheila.... those cute little rosebud napkin ring holders are just darling...give Chloe Dawn a big pat on the head from us.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you sweetie.. stay safe..hugs ~lynne~

  27. Hi Shelia...I've always admired the Desert Rose pattern of dishes and you've got a tremendous collection...lucky girl! That tablecloth was the find of the century, too...you betcha...you & Mr. Precious will be in my prayers as of this very moment!
    Hang tight... ;-) Bo

  28. Hello Shelia. You have the most beautiful table settings. What a gorgeous set that is! I love the pinks! I can only imagine a dinner party at your house. The flowers and candles are so very pretty.

    Yes, I will most certainly keep you and Mr. Precious in my prayers. My thoughts are with you.

    take care,

  29. Sheila, I just realized you might be in the path of Ike. My prayers are with you both and for the beautiful home you love so much. You can say how the only important thing is that you are safe, but I know the pain of losing your treasures would be devastating.

    I love your dishes and have admired that pattern for years. Your table is outstanding and gorgeous. Your tablecloth is perfect. I too love to set a beautiful table. It is pure pleasure to create a beautiful table for our loved ones to enjoy.

    Congrats to the new diva.

    Blessings for your safety. Hugs, Jeanne

  30. I love the crockery
    and the cutlery

    I love your home
    the bathroom diva
    and u

  31. Your table is very pretty. Desert Rose is one of my favorite patterns.

  32. Shelia...you amaze me! I can't believe you found that tablecloth and those napkin rings! They are perfect! Love your photography of this gorgeous tablesetting...just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tablescape...I love it! Susan

  33. Your table is lovely !! Prayers for you for Ike, may that big ugly storm vanish !!

  34. Good Evening Sheila!

    Your table is gorgeous! I love pink and roses, the table cloth is perfect. This morning I was smiling as I was getting ready, thinking of all the bathroom beauties and how some day soon I will get my camera out :).

    My prayers are with you as Ike approaches!

    Blessings and hugs,
    Kathi :)

  35. Your table is so beautiful! I will be praying for you and the others this week. Be safe! :)

  36. Hi Shelia, Saw you were tablescaping today and what a romantic tablescape you have, everything is beautiful and just works so perfectly together.

    I also pray everyone keeps safe from ike.

    Congratulations to your latest member of your bathroom diva's. I have so enjoyed seeing all those pretty ladies taking part and being daring, that I just could not help but be daring myself, I hope I can join your Diva's as I just did it!!!!. it was daring but so much fun, here's hoping, Kathy

  37. Bathroom Divas

    the next round will be the swimsuit round
    the final round will be full monty

  38. I have a complete set of vintage Desert Rose and love it. Now I'm very jealous that you have tablecloth that matches so well.

    By the way, I just found your blog and am having a ball reading it!!!!
    Marilyn in NM

  39. Hi Shelia!
    What kind of a magic pen (keyboard) do you have? My doesn't write in such wonderful way. Your pen makes miracles.

    Thank you so much for nominated me to be
    the Darling Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva. I'm so proud!
    And I'll be snap on, snap on.

    Thanks for this beautiful song - Do you believe in Magic.

    I believe in magic.

  40. Shelia, I pray for you and for everyone in harricane Ikes way.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely, beautiful dishes.
    An old pattern Franciscan Desert Rose is splendid!

    God bless you and your family!

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