Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

First of all, did you notice I changed my blog dress! Oh, yes, Dear Ones, I wanted to look like springtime too! So many of you change your dresses so often. I kinda stick with my olden looks. So today I'm feeling light and easy and free! You'd think I was a hippie from the '70's, wouldn't you? Or maybe an advertisement for a 1960's girdle commercial! :) Naw, just little old new springtime blog dress me!

On with the show! Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by our favorite Dishaholic Diva Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Go see her today for the viewing of many more dishaholics! We're all very proud of our disease.
Not many times am I ever accused of decorating my tables simply! :) But today I thought I would! I took my tablescape to the back porch! Now I would love a screened in back porch like our Diva Susan, but no, alas I just have a little covered deck. But I like to call it my back porch. You know, being from the south and all!
Well, I've brought out an olden table cloth and I didn't even iron it for you! Can you believe it! I told you I was going with a very simple tablescape. Oh, but how I love this little olden cloth - the blues and greens and reds. Just makes my tiny mouth smile! Cute little napkins too - they aren't ironed either.

Now I'm using some new dishes ( you know me, I can't help myself! ) , but this time my buying these dishes was not my fault! A dear sweet blogging friend who has probably more dishes than anyone and who hosts a Friday Meme with food, was just a braggin' about her trip to Big Lots and was showing all the bargains and things she'd bought. I got so excited and wanted to go to Big Lots but our Big Lots was destroyed in the hurricane (it's back now, though)! Well, I got into my little old Jeep and headed up the interstate to a Big Lots and went right straight into that store and found me some new dishes! Now I know many of you bought the big box with all of the serving pieces and things, but no no Nannette, not me. I bought these creamy colored ones and love them. Not my fault, not my fault at all for buying more dishes. Some Dear Gollum was tempting me and I hadn't done much praying on that day and I did not yeild to temptation! :)
I'm using my cobalt blue glasses.
Oh, just look at the condensation! Summer is a comin'!
Little domed butter pat dish. Just big enough to hold butter for Mr. Precious and me!

Little salt and peppers! I love these! Can you love salt and peppers? You bet your mosquitoes you can!
Even outdoors we must have a centerpiece. I'm using a pretty pink hydrangea Mr. Precious gave me over the weekend. I popped it in this pretty little pot!
Aren't the blooms divine? I just love hydrangeas! Can you love hydrangeas? You bet your bee's knees you can!
Joining in on the centerpiece is a lovely hibiscus I just popped off my tiny bush! Now this pretty bloom is sitting in the gorgeous creamer I won from our Dear Cass' giveaway! Thank you again, Cass! Can creamers be flower pots? What do you think? ;)
Now would you please allow me to show you some of my creativity? I loved the above photo so much, I turned it into some little pieces of art! Yesserrie bob, I did!
Expressionist...
Oil painting...
Pastels...am I good or what? You know I'm kidding!
Hope you've enjoyed my simple out on the back porch tablescape today!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Summer Breeze
See the curtains hanging in the window In the evening on a Friday night A little light shining through the window Lets me know that everything's alright Summer breeze, well it makes me feel fine Blowing through the jasmine in my mind Summer breeze, makes me feel fine Blowing through my, makes me feel it right Making me feel, making me feel fine Makes me feel fine Blowing through the jasmine in my mind Oh sweet days of summer, the jasmine's in bloom July is dressed up and playing her tune And when I come home from a hard day's work And you're waiting there, yes you're waiting there Without A care in the world I see the smile awaiting in the kitchen Food's cooking and a place there for two I see the arms that reach out to hold me In the evening when the day is through Summer breeze, well it makes me feel fine Blowing through the jasmine in my mind Summer breeze, makes me feel fine Blowing through my, making me feel right Making me feel, making me feel fine Makes me feel right Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
~sung by Seals and Crofts