Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tablescape Thursady - Fallen Dishes

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome again to Tablescape Thursday hosted by our most wonderful Diva of Dishes ~ Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. After visiting me, please pop in to her blog to see many many more dishaholics today! It's so much fun.

Today I've tried to set a Fallen table.

It's over 90' outside and the humidity is so thick you can really scoop it up in a ladle and bring it in to steam your complexion. Yes, you can! :) With the heat and humidity it's feels like it's way over 100'! This is Fall y'all on the Texas Gulf Coast. Ain't too pleasant!

So what am I to do but turn down the AC till it's nice and cool inside and play with my dishes.

Now how did all these dragon flies get in here? I guess they are trying to escape the heat too! :)

I'm using my 'new to me' dishes I acquired a few weeks back at the thrift shop for $12.99! What a deal, right?

These are called McBaine by Johnson Brothers and they are just perfect for a Fallen tablescape!
I just love these Fallen dishes. Now you ask, can you really love Fallen McBaine by Johnson Brothers dishes? Well, you bet your no chips on them plates you can! :)

See the two different patterns and colors and they even looked distressed! Perfect Fallness!

Here on the bread plate I have a darling little butter knife with a mossy green colored handle.

I'm using a mossy green tablecloth with lighter green place mats purchased from Marshalls. Also I'm using two different sets of napkins. The reason? I didn't have six of the cute little checked ones. ;)

Silverware is by Oneida and was a Christmas present a few years ago by my wonderful Mr. Precious! He is a precious thing you know. I just love him. Can you love a Mr. Precious you ask? Well, you bet your third set of wedding rings you can! Oh, now that doesn't mean I've been married three times! No no Nannette! Just means I've gone through three sets of rings! :)

Look at these very olden green goblets. I just love these. I won't go there again, I promise! :) These were my Mothers. When she moved to the retirement home she just didn't have room for everything and gave them to me. They're not priceless or anything (well, they are to me) but they're very dear to me because as a little girl I drank milk and sweet tea from these very goblets. I'm just thrilled as sugar to have them now!

Centerpiece time!

I've placed a big huge green candle with a wonderful scent upon an olden glass plate stand. Then I placed a very Fallen candle ring wreath around the base.

I just couldn't stop there. The base was just screaming for more Fallness ~ fruit, pine cones, leaves and various objects of Fallness!

Just have to love pretty Fall things! Can you? You bet your crunchy leaves under foot you can! Oh, I said I wouldn't do that again. You know I can't help myself.

I turned on my flash because somehow without it my candle flames look like someone needs to call the local fire department!

The afternoon sun is streaming in through the windows and I would love to tell you I'm going to start a nice fire in the fireplace and get all cozy, but I just can't!

Instead of settling down with a nice cup of hot tea and a sweater, I'll just sip on my iced down diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and stay barefoot! :)

Please go see our Dear Susan for much more wonderful dish sightings!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Whenever I'm with you
Something inside starts burning
and my heart's filled with fire

Stop this - it's got a hold on me
I said this ain't the way it's supposed to be

It's like a heatwave burning in my heart
I can't keep from crying
Tearing me apart

Whenever he calls my name
Sounds so soft sweet and plain
Right then, right there
I feel this burning pain
This high blood pressure's got a hold on me
I said this ain't the way love's supposed to be

It's like a heatwave burning in my heart
I can't keep from crying
Tearing me apart

Whenever I'm with you
Something inside starts burning
And my hearts filled with fire

Something's got me amazed
Don't know what to do
My head's in a haze

It's like a heatwave burning in my heart
I can't keep from crying
Tearing me apart
~ sung by Martha and the Vandellas