Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tablescape Thursday and Let There Be Light Party

Many of you may have already seen my white tablescape, but I've been so busy this week I'm using it for Tablescape Thursday too!

Hello Dear Ones and welcome to another party! This party is hosted by our Darling Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen and it's called "Let There Be White"! It's all about white dishes! Well, if you know me, you know I'm going to this party! So make sure you pop over to Kathleen's and visit all the other participants today!

Like many others of you, I'm combining this great party with Tablescape Thursday. So also pop over to visit our Dear Dish Diva Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
Now on with the party...

I've put together a totally white tablescape. Do you know what this reminds me of? Summer, sunshine, brides, fluffy clouds, smiles...well needless to say, I've had fun!

First I clothed my dining room table in a very olden white tablecloth with pretty cut work and embroidery in white thread. I've even brought out my white Battenburg napkins to use.

Using these all white patterns just makes me happy! :) See? I'm smiling! ;)

Here is my place setting...I've used chargers from Marshalls! Love that place! You know I do! Then I'm using my olden J & G Meakin dinnerware with the appropriate name "Classic White"!

My Oneida silver plate ~ given to me for Christmas a few years ago from my Mr. Precious!

Now I didn't have any solid white butter plates and knew this table setting just had to have some, so I ad-libbed! Do you know what this is I'm using for a tiny butter plate? Why it's a glass coaster and I think it works just fine. I only have four like this so I used two more glass coasters in a different style! Works for me! Am I clever or what? You know I'm just kidding! :) Some of you have mentioned in the past how you liked this little butter knife. I also have tiny forks in this same style. I'm sorry I can't give you any info about them ~ nothing is written on the backs! But aren't they just the cutest little things? is one of the little forks. Some of you said this little fork was a dessert fork and others said an hor'derve fork. Doesn't matter to me! I'll just poke it on the table and have fun with it! :)

I'm using crystal stemware and wine glasses I've had for many years!

My little salt cellars are rather new to me and I am so enjoying using them. Aren't they the sweetest little things with the teenisiest little spoons!?

Having an all white tablescape has allowed me to use a few of my crystal pieces scattered all around. Here is a sweet pineapple covered dish! Since a pineapple is a symbol for hospitality I thought it's appropriate place was on the table, don't you think?

I schooched back some things so you could see my white centerpiece! I have a very olden milk glass bowl and filled it with white roses. The bowl is flanked by candle holders.

Now my white roses are faux and if you know me, you know what I'm about to say and I always think it's worth repeating...I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me! :)

...for effect. ;)

Dripless candles in olden Candlewick holders passed on to me from my Aunt Nay.

These candle holders are sitting on each side of my centerpiece. Love the little ball candles! So do my fish jugs! :)

This is a rather dark photo, but it's oh so pretty and I put a tiny candle inside and look how the flame flickers through the cut glass. I have two of these.

A cutie! :)

More little silver pieces. Is this a Mint Julep cup? I have a couple of these.

Oh, now this is a wonderful piece. I have this because of our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. She has one, I saw it, coveted it and went out and found this one! I was thrilled. I don't have the scoop so I have to improvise and use the cute little spoon.

White, glass, crystal and fun! Thank you Dear Kathleen for inviting me to your party!

Hope you've enjoyed my contribution to Let There Be White!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

A White Sport Coat

A white sport coat and a pink carnation
I'm all dressed up for the dance.
A white sport coat and a pink carnation,
I'm all alone in romance.

Once you told me long ago, to the prom with me
you'd go, now you've changed your mind,
it seems someone else will hold my dreams.
A white sport coat and a pink carnation,
I'm in a blue, blue mood.
~sung by Marty Robbins