Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday

Oh, it's time to get your dishes out and play! It's Tablescape Tuesday and this most wonderful dishy event is hosted by our most fabulous Tablescape Diva Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ . Go see Susan and you will marvel at how pretty a dinner table can be!
Today I have a little different spin on my tablescape. You see this little tablescape is just for me - all by my self! A little round table in my living room is set for one - Moi!
I placed a crocheted doily over my little round table and brought out a place setting from my Blue Willow dishes. I love my Blue Willow dishes. Can you love Blue Willow dishes? What do you think! ;)

Okay, first you can see all the layers of the plates and bowls starting with the little bowl on top that I like to call a berry bowl and ending with the dinner plate. I think I'm going to have lots of courses to eat all by myself.

I truly love this old pattern. If you ever see an old western on TV and they're eating, just look at the dishes. Most of the time they are using Blue Willow dishes. Yep, padner, eatin' them beans and taters and a biscuit or two outta them Blue Willer dishes. Oh, excuse me, I got carried away talking like a cowboy. Well, I guess that would be a cowgirl, but I don't think the girls would have talked like that. I know I wouldn't. See how easily I get sidetracked!?
Back to the table for one...
These are some pretty old oil and vinegar jars. I'm missing one of the stoppers.
Now the little salt and peppers...
I'm using this little child's play dish as a bread plate. Isn't it the cutest little thing? I found this in an antique shop many years ago and I'm sure it was from some little play dishes. Well, I love to play, so I had to have it! ;)
Blue stemmed glass ready for my iced peach tea! You know how I love my peach tea!
I've saved this little lovely till last. This is a little footed nut cup from a set that I have. You're wondering why this would be on my table for one? Well...just fill it with warm water and squeeze a little lemon juice in there and...
you have yourself a sweet little finger bowl. Just place your little fingers ever so gently into the water and you will wash away any nasty stinky smells from your little dainty fingers after your meal. How refreshing!
Well, Dear Dishy Ones, there you have it...my table for one set with Blue Willow dishes and three little candlesticks. Um, my flickering flames look like they could be dangerous so I had better blow out the candles. If I start a fire I won't be by myself much longer!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

All By Myself

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~
When I was young
I never needed anyone
And makin' love was just for fun
Those days are gone
Livin' alone
I think of all the friends I've known
But when I dial the telephone
Nobody's home
All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore
Hard to be sure
Sometimes I feel so insecure
And love so distant and obscure
Remains the cure
All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore
~sung by Eric Carman