Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome again to Talbescape Thursday hosted by our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. If you want to see many lovely tablescapes and obtain some great ideas, pop over to see her.

I've set a Fallen table today and my inspiration comes from my darling little Rooster jugs! That's Rooster with a capital "R"!

If you visit me very often, you've seen these little darling ones. Mr. Precious and I bought these little jugs about ten years ago in Italy. Now don't be scared when you look at that dragon ~ just look at that precious little face! I saw them and it was love at first Rooster sight. I blame these little stinkers for getting me into my Rooster phase.

I'm using an appropriate charger today and layering plates...

I was in TJMaxx and saw these dishes that matched my Rooster jugs! I only bought four plates~ you really don't want to have too many dragons in your home! :) No no Nannette.

The next plate is from a set of four I found at Pier One last year. Perfectness of color, don't you think? Then I found these little darling bowls at my stop at TJMaxx! I think we'll start off with a tiny little fruit salad.

I'm using an ecru colored table cloth along with chicken napkins I made. The napkin rings I found at Marshalls and they are a pale yellow and a pretty blue. The brownish glasses were purchased from WalMart and the silverware is a few years old and is Onieda.

Now I must tell you a little story and you know how I love to tell you little stories. A few years after our visit to Italy, I was out on a shopping trip and popped into Tuesday Mornings and guess what my most gorgeous baby blues spied? This glorious soup tureen that matched my little Rooster jugs! I did not waste any time. I even passed GO without getting my $200! That was a mistake, wasn't it? :) I popped that little thing into my cart and headed right up to the cash register, grinning all the time! I was just thrilled!

I knew I would use this tureen for my centerpiece today.

Just have to have the romance candlelight gives to my table. I also wanted to make another mosaic. :) Well, I made it just for you! :)

You know how I love my faux flowers and my faux flowers just love me to death! I popped some Fallen looking fauxs in my tureen and my floral centerpiece was all ready!

Here's a close up of the base of the tureen and the underplate. I think they're very Fallen looking, don't you?

I just had to show you the pretty little lid with the pear knob on top. Don't you just love it? Actually, this tureen being from Italy, even though I bought it from Tuesday Morning, it is Italian...:) I would have thought they would have put a lemon on top. Oh, well, I have a lemon tree in the yard... I know, I get sidetracked very easily. :)

See the little matching footed stand? Yep, just perfect with my Italian pieces and a perfect spot for a gourd. This was an alive gourd from last year and I killed it! But it was an accident, I promise! I poked it away in a cabinet and just ran across it this year and it had dried all out for me and I was thrilled, well not because I was a gourd killer, but that it still looked great! Look at those cute little stripes! I just love this stuff! Can you go to prison if anyone knows you've killed a gourd? Shh...don't say anything about this, you did not hear a word! No no Nannette! :(

We had some nice sunshine today so I raised the blinds just for you and so Chloe Dawn could see out! :) I just can't ignore my little fuzzy face. Just to clarify ~ if this is your first time to visit me I'm not saying I have the fuzzy face. The fuzzy face belongs to my little black mini Schnauzer, Chloe Dawn. Just making sure you understand. ;)

One more peek at my Rooster jugs. Did you see that? Did you?

Oh, shoot! You just missed it! The little baby jug just winked at you. What a little doll, um, I mean, what a little Rooster jug!

I thought I would show you my Little Richard covered with more Fallness. Little Richard is an old buffet I got from a friend named...can you guess? Richard! Yep, I'm very original like that! Okay ~ you can see I have the tea pot too ~ again, Tuesday Morning and a little matching tray. I also have an olive oil bottle, but decided I wouldn't show you that since olive oil doesn't go well with hot tea! :)

On the other side of the room I have this olden server. I found this little darling at an antique shop a few years ago and only paid $150 for her! I was so excited. It's scratched up and all, but I love it and just think I'll keep it this way ~ character ~ and you know I love character especially since I am quite a character myself! :P

Well, there you have it, Dear Ones, my Fallen table. I've been missing from TT for about the last month but I'm so glad to be able to join all my Dear Dishaholics again.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

A girl went back to Napoli
Because she missed the scenery
The native dances and the charming songs
But wait a minute, something's wrong
Hey, mambo! Mambo italiano!
Hey, mambo! Mambo italiano
Go, go, go you mixed up sicialiano
All you calabraise-a do the mambo like a crazy with a
Hey mambo, don't wanna tarantella
Hey mambo, no more a mozzarella
Hey mambo! Mambo italiano!
Try an enchilada with da fish a bac a lab and then a
Hey goombah, I love a how you dance a rhumbah
But take a some advice paisano
Learn how to mambo
If you gonna be a square
You ain't a gonna go nowhere
Hey mambo! mambo italiano!
Hey mambo! mambo italiano!
Go, go, Joe, shake like a Giovanno
Hello kess-a-deetch-a you getta happy in the feets a
When you mambo italiano
Shake-a Baby shake-a cause i love a when you take a me
Mama say "stop-a or I'm gonna go to papa"
And a hey ja drool you don't a have to go to school
Just make-a wid da beat bambino
It's a like a vino
Kid you good a lookin' but you don't a-know what's cookin' till you
Hey mambo, Mambo italiano
Hey mambo, Mambo italiano
Ho, ho, ho, you mixed up Siciliano
it's a so delish a ev'rybody come copisha
How to mambo italianoooooo!
'Ats nice!
~sung by Rosemary Clooney