Monday, January 12, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday

Hello Most Dishy Ones. Today is the day we show off our tables! If you would love to see many more gorgeous tablescapes, please go visit Our Dish Diva Susan at Thank you, Dearest Susan for being our hostess!

Now, I would like to share my table with you today. I think my table is rather a glitzy froo frooness with a little sweet on the side! Being it's still January, I have icy blues and silver going on.

My table is covered with a white tablecloth - which was a booger, by the way!
I must tell you a little story, you know how I love to tell little stories...

Well, my tablecloth was so wrinkled! My Mother has always told me if my tablecloth was wrinkled just toss it into the dryer with a dampened cloth and it would come out wrinkle free! Well, Precious Ones, most of the time that works. Not this time. My tablecloth was even worse! So up to the ironing board I go and fill my little trusty iron up with water to steam out the wrinkles. Every where I moved my iron there was a trail of water left behind! The stupid old iron decided to die on me! I had to go and buy a new iron! Well, I didn't have too, but I needed one! Finally the wrinkles were gone. Hallelujah!
Then, Dear One, I even sprayed starched and ironed (with my new little iron!) my old battenberg lace napkins. Aren't they just the sweetest things!
Here is some of the glitzy bling I was telling you about. Shiny little napkin rings from Target! Love these. Can you love napkin rings! You bet your shininess you can! ;)
I've set my table with my favorite set of dishes. Well, actually I have several favorites, but today my favorites are these - the pattern is Blue Garland by Haviland. I love this pattern! The dishes are so pearly white with little delicate blue rosebuds and edged with a platinum trim. My flatware is an old Rogers and Bros. silverplate and I don't know what pattern it is. But it's sweet! I just love sweet, don't you?
Don't you think they're pretty?

Oh, I've just fallen in love with the little butter pat plates! Some call it a coaster, but not me - it's only for butter and a special roll!
See all of the preciousness here?
Crystal glasses...
Salt and know how I feel about my salt and peppers!

Oh, now just gaze at this lovely little gravy boat with the plate attached!
Glitzy on the handle.
Covered casserole in all of it blurry splendor! ;)
Sugar precious!
Our Diva Susan told me about hers and I had to have one, too! Thank you Dish Diva!
Now to the centerpiece! One of the most fun parts of a tablescape. The silver candelabra was given to me by my son many years ago. For height I've placed it atop of a little glass cake stand. I had little glass hurricanes for each candle holder and shoot! I broke one. So the little blue votives stand alone now. Tied a blue wired ribbon on for the touch of sweetness. There are four little white bowls (actually they are our cereal bowls!) filled with white roses, circling the candelabra Now I've said this before, but I must say it again...I love my faux flowers and my faux flowers love me! There, I feel so much better.

I added four of these little blue stemmed glasses with votives for more candlelight!
Now after dinner we will turn to The Richard for our dessert! The last time I mentioned The Richard someone asked me what a Richard was! Well, Dearest Ones, The Richard is an old 1930s - 1940s buffet that was bought from a friend named Richard! So I affectionately named this piece of furniture 'The Richard'!
More lovely candlelight...notice the cup shadows on the wall. I'm so clever, don't you think? :)
Beverage server...
Just gaze upon the lovely Blue Garland...
Sugar? One lump or two?
A little touch of cream?
Grab you a cup, but very gently...these are my favorite dishes, remember?
More old silver.

Okay, Dish Darlings, that's my tablescape for today. Now I don't set a scantily clad table - I like it full to the brim and I hope you've enjoyed your visit.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
my name is Shelia and I'm a Dishaholic :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Puttin' On The Ritz

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
why don't you go where fashion sits,
Puttin' on the ritz.

Different types who wear a day coat, pants with stripes
and cutaway coat, perfect fits,
Puttin' on the ritz.

Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)

Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks
or "umberellas" in their mitts,
Puttin' on the ritz.

Have you seen the well-to-do up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare with their noses in the air
High hats and Arrow collars white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime for a wonderful time

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
why don't you go where fashion sits,
Puttin' on the ritz.
Puttin' on the ritz.
~sung by everybody ;)