Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Two For Tablescape Tuesday and Divas

It's time to deck out our tables again! Tablescape Tuesday is hosted by our Tablescaping Diva Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. If you love to decorate your table, please join us! Make sure you go by Susan's to view more tables.

Today you're going to get a Two for Tablescape Tuesday. The first tablescape was a lighthearted one in my breakfast room and the second tablescape was the real thing on Thanksgiving day.

Dear Ones, I know Thanksgiving is over, but I'm not quite through showing you my Thanksgiving tables. My table today is set up in the breakfast room, it's a little more intimate in here. The tablecloth is a soft green and I'm using my everyday flatware by Pfaltzcraft.

I used different dish patterns together to give my table a lively casual look! Here for the base plate I've used this whimsical green Bordallo Pinneiro as well as the 'accessory' pieces, as our Diva Susan calls them.

The next plate is a very colorful salad plate called "Blue Bird" by Dario Farrucci. As you can see the salad bowl looks like a little cabbage ~ just perfect for a Thanksgivingie table! Then I've sat a little green pumpkin bowl in the salad bowl to set the whole place setting off!

Soup's on! Here's a little tip: if you're using a small table, you can place your napkin under one of your plates then you won't feel so crowded. It will free up some space on the table and I think it looks ever so charming! ;)

That pumpkin bowl is just a tad big, but I've used it anyway...I love ghost pumpkins! Can you love ghost pumpkins...I think you know the answer to that:)
On two of my place settings, I have used the above plates and on the other two I used these calmer color salad plates.

Can you see the different patterns? Do I pass the test here? Do I collect $200 or go to dish jail? ;)
Is this not the most precious little gravy bowl you're ever seen, all green and cabbagey?

I'm also using the creamer and sugar bowl that go with my teapot from this collection, but that will be another post!
You all know my love for salt and peppers and these beautiful colorful ones are from my childhood! May I present ~ Mr. and Mrs. Tom Turkey!! What? Don't you name your dishes? You don't? I thought everybody did that!

Now to the most fun part of a cute table ~ the centerpiece! Many many years ago I ordered this most cute turkey tureen and have adored him ever since! He is supposedly made up of different pieces of fruit and vegetables.

Look at that profile!

See all of his little feathers adorned with the fruits and veggies?

You must see the cabbage leafed turkey bum bum!!

Just look at this adorable face ~ he knows he's cute! ;)
Speaking of vegetables, look at my artichoke votive candle holders. These come out quite often. I love them...can you...yes, you can!!

Continuing with the bounty of the harvest ~ fallnes of veggies.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my cute little tablescape today! I really do appreciate you popping in!


Hoping not to bore you too very much, I made mosaics of my Thanksgiving table for you. Now you're seeing these Pier One dishes again. I've gotten so much use from them during this fall season! The table has a burnt rusty colored cloth and placemats with cream colored napkins tucked into red napkin rings. The bottom right hand picture shows these little glasses, I think these are glasses, that I picked up at a thrift shop - 6 for $3! I used them for my Waldorf Salad. Also you can see my simple silver flatware.

Here is the centerpiece. Again, I've gotten lots of mileage from my fall filled cloche. I sat it atop a very small cake stand to give height. Found the precious little Pilgrim man and lady at Pier One and their bodies are shaped like squash. Gotta love Pier One...can you...yes!!

This is my old buffet, affectionately named "Little Richard". Just a short story...bought this from a friend named Richard - short and sweet! ;) As you can see my little silly turkey tureen made his way into the dining room, surrounded by pumpkin s&p and gourd sugar and creamer. You can also see my old s&p turkeys. The matching Pier One cake stand with the dessert plates ready for pumpkin pie! Did I ever tell you I love cake stands?? :)

On the opposite side of the dining room is my antique server. I know, I have a lot of furniture in here, but it all gets used a lot! You can see a fall floral arrangement I made in a ceramic basket and I've sprinkled little pumpkins and leaves all around.

Well, there you have it - Two for Tablescape Tuesday! Hope you've enjoyed viewing my tablescapes. Now we must dig out our Christmas and holiday ware! Woo Hoo!!
Attention! Attention!! Oh, my Dearest Ones! Don't leave yet! Please! We have more breaking news to share with you! Bathroom invasions have happened during Thanksgiving! Am I, the Diva of the Bathroom, giving thanks for these outbreaks? You bet I am. Now, let's see what has been going on!
Oh, Shut Your Mouth Ones! Look what we have ~ our own BJ from Sweet Nothings and her granddaughter. You know BJ is a Bathroom Beauty Snapper already and now she's talked her granddaughter into being one! Darling granddaughter - I crown you a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva. Isn't she so beautiful? Go forth into your young world and Diva Diva Diva! This is the short version, I know.

Look here, Most Can You Believe It Ones! Here is another returning Diva. This is our Justine from Justine's Froggy Bloggy!! You can tell is has her Divaship down pat! She's gorgeous! She's not fuzzy and she's looking right at us! Oh, Justiney, you Diva, girl, you Diva on!!
These Divas are for your viewing enjoyment today and I truly hope your appreciate all they have gone through just for you!!
Snap snap snap! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Turkey In The Straw

Well, I had an old hen and she had a wooden leg,
Just the best old hen that ever laid an egg,
She laid more eggs than any hen on the farm,
But another little drink wouldn't do her any harm.
Turkey in the hay, in the hay, hay, hay!
Turkey in the straw, in the straw, straw, straw!
Pick 'em up, shake 'em up, any way at all,
And hit up a tune called
'Turkey in the Straw'.
Well, I hitched up the wagon and I drove down the road,
With a two horse wagon and a four horse load,
Well I cracked my whip and the lead horse sprung,
And I said "Goodbye" to the wagon tongue.
Well, if frogs had wings and snakes had hair,
And automobiles went flyin' thro' the air,
Well, if watermelons grew on a huckleberry vine,
We'd still have winter in the summer time.
Oh, I went out to milk and I didn't know how,
I milked an old goat instead of a cow,
A monkey sittin' there on a pile of straw,
A-winkin' his eyes at his mother-in-law.
Well, I come to the river and I couldn't get across,
So I paid five dollars for an old blind horse,
Well, he wouldn't go ahead and he wouldn't stand still,
So he went up and down like an old saw mill.

~sung by Bill Monroe