Monday, February 1, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm playing Tabletop Tuesday today hosted by our own Barb at Grits and Glamour. Make sure you pop in to see her and the talents of so many others as we play with our pretties on top of our tables.

Today I'm bringing you into the den to view a little vignette on one of my favorite tables - an olden Duncan Phyfe drop leaf . Found this little table over twenty years ago at a garage sale in a home for special children. It had been used as their craft table and was a complete mess. I bought it for $25! I was thrilled. Then I took it to have it restored and well, I won't tell you how much the little man charged me! Shame on him! But I love my table!

I've set three of my little cloches here and filled them with springness...

Birds and little puffs of moss balls.

I'll take the tops off the cloches so you can see inside...

These two cloches are actually holding little bells with birds on the top. Aren't they sweet? I believe I found these little bells at Garden Ridge. I'm not sure if this store is anywhere other than Texas, but it's a wonderful place to find goodies.

This is a little bird on a nest with eggs I put together myself. Bought the little bird, nest and eggs and just glued em up! This sits in a little tiny cloche.

Here I have a platter sitting on a chest I found at where else? Marshalls!! I love that place! I hide some of my flatware in that chest! Shh...don't tell anyone! :)

Now I do love many of my things and this platter is one of my loves. I also have two matching plates that I keep on display in my wall units on the other side of the room.

This lamp lives on my little table and I found her at a thrift shop. I added the beads and trim and just love this lamp too!

I want you to see the base! Just look how pretty she is! Look at the textured designs of flowers. I love it! You know I'm a silly! :)

Part of my tabletop vignette is sitting upon a crocheted doily I made about 15 years ago. It's rather large. I just don't crochet as much as I used to. I think blogging has taken over my life! :)

Well, Dear Ones, there you have it ~ my little Tabletop Tuesday contribution.

I've just returned from visiting my daughter, son-in-law and grandbaby to be and had a marvelous time. I have some things I want to share a little later on! Our time is getting closer for a new little family member to enter into this world!! I'm excited!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Our House

I'll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase
That you bought today

Staring at the fire
For hours and hours
While I listen to you
Play your love songs
All night long for me
Only for me

Come to me now
And rest your head for just five minutes
Everything is good
Such a cosy room
The windows are illuminated
By the sunshine through them
Fiery gems for you
Only for you

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
And our la,la,la, la,la, la, la, la, la, la, la.....

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easyAlign Center
'Cause of you
And Our

I'll light the fire
And you place the flowers in the jar
That you bought today
~sung by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young


  1. Your lamp is beautiful...and where did you find the little cloches. We have been looking for them for about 2 years! Seriously!
    Your table is very pretty. I have a piece that I did the same thing...had it stained, I want to paint it black...shhh, haven't told the Mr. about that one yet!

  2. how exciting-the baby almost here!
    everything looks so pretty together. i love that platter!


  4. pretty! I love the lamp and the crocheted doily! And your cloches are beautiful!! Love the little nest you put together!

    I wish I knew how to crochet!! I would be crocheting up a storm!! (Yeah, right - I haven't even finished half of the projects on my list!) I have acquired over 1,000 crochet patterns - and I'll be listing them little by little in my Etsy shop.

    Stop by and check out my new BLOG DRESS!!


  5. Shelia, that looks so pretty. I really like the platter sitting on the box. Neat idea!

  6. How talented...your hands at crotchet! I am in awe of that craft :) ... Did you ever make ornaments? I ask because I have an Aunt who does...snowflakes...
    They alway mesmerized me :)

    I laughed a bit about your table...sometimes the redo is a wee bit more than we hoped..but still, when your is touched by a piece...what can one do? :)

  7. Oh Shelia everything on your little beautiful table looks wonderful~!

    Your doily is lovely!

  8. You have created a lovely vignette! The cloches highlight the little spring items and that lamp is so pretty! I can't believe you got that table for $25 - the restoration job must have been great! It makes a lovely setting for your vignette!


  9. I love your Spring tabletop. All of the birds are wonderful. I love that doily too. I wish I could crochet like that.
    Have a great week.

  10. Very pretty....and that table is gorgeous! Well worth the $25 AND whatever he charged you to redo it.

  11. Shelia, that lamp base is just beautiful! Love it! And that's a great story about the table. Our dining room table had outlines of paperdolls that were cut on it. We had it refinished years ago, too. Oh, we do have Garden Ridge here in Georgia, too. I call it "Home Depot" for women! Linda

  12. G'morning,sweet sister friend,
    I love your beautiful tabletop.
    You surely know how to put things together and make them look special. Everything looks beautiful.

    Yes, blogging has taken away all my many talents...well, ok...I never did HAVE any talents but blogging is trying to take away my book reading!! I need to work on solving that issue.

    Love, bj
    OOO, and, no ma'am, I didn't get a new camera. Maybe learning to use the one I have a little better. And, thank you for liking my photos. :O)

  13. G'morn, Shelia ~ I LOVE the crocheted doily, beautiful work & that beautiful lamp. What a lovely table to display them on.

    Pop over for our giveaway ..........

    Happy Valentine's ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  14. Great song Shelia. You really put together a great vignette on that awesome table! I love all of the different sized cloches together like that and the platter is perfect on that chest. Love it all!
    xoxo, Kim

  15. You always have the prettiest items and you know how to put them together just right.. Its always a joy to visit here and see your latest creation.. LOVE that bird plate and everything else..I have a crocheted piece alot like yours..
    Brightest Blessings

  16. Sheila-I just love those "mini" cloches. I pick them up every time I see them, but still have not taken the plunge! Love the details on the lamp and the beads are the icing on the cake!

  17. Great cloches. Love the moss balls with the little birds.

  18. My darling I popped in to wish you a love filled February full of blessings.

    Love & Hugs

  19. I love the olden table, Shelia! Gorgeous vignette!

  20. Hi Shelia
    I knew you must have been away someplace. I was missing you..*hugs*. I'm glad you had a good visit.

    I love your vignette. I do so love lamps. Yours is gorgeous and I love what you've done to the shade too.

    The cloches themselves are beautiful never mind what is inside them.

    I like those drop down tables...well you started off at a good price and it IS lovely Shelia.

    I hope you are having a great day
    and look forward to seeing what you are going to show us wise..

  21. Oh I just love it all. Of course you knew that I would drool over the cloches and the lovely decorations inside, but I really like the whole composition. Everything is just so pretty together. Hugs, marty

  22. Shelia, it's gorgeous!
    I am IN LOVE with that table lamp, AND the doily -- you have talent, girl.
    The table is darling, and whatever that little man charged you, it was worth it!
    Beautiful table top!

  23. that lamo is awesome.great vinyette....anniepoo

  24. Your tabletop is beautiful...that lamp is gorgeous and I like the trim you added, it helps highlight the detail on the lamp base...and who doesn't like a little bling. The grouping of cloches, of course speaks to my heart. That dollie is did a great job.

  25. Shelia, just delicate and pretty.

    Barb ♥

  26. With Spring around the corner this could not be finer!!~ Please come and join me Friday for my first meme party!!~ I am new to blogging and having a ball!

  27. I love your Springness!! The cloches I LOVE and your lamp!! Want it!!

    Everything is WONDERFUL!

    Lou Cinda :)

    Your cloches look adorable that way, how clever of you and the crocheted lovely is such a treasure! Cindy

  29. I love those moss balls!!!! they look so soft and fuzzy. Why can't I take a table and make it look like this???

    Justiney :o )

  30. Your tabletop display is beautiful. I really like how you decorated the cloches and your crochet work is exquisite.

  31. I think it's amazing that you crocheted that doily! Gorgeous! Love that table too. Your tabletop is looking very pretty!


  32. I love ANYTHING that is "filled with springness"!! So pretty:)

  33. Thanks for the reminder of "springness" -- I'm soooooo looking forward to spring -- we're due another big snow (yes it IS a four letter word!!!!) Oh well -- and spring will be very special for you --- oh we can't wait until the day you introduce us to your newest little "sweetie"!

  34. I love your little cloches with bits of spring under the glass...share it with us, open it and let it out!
    Beautiful doily...I so wish I could crochet with the small thread...have no problem doing granny squares with yarn, but that little thread doesn't like me!

  35. Oh I love that is beautiful! I am so glad you didn't get the can of spray paint out and ruin it...It is a classic.
    You decorated it beautifully, too..

  36. Hello dear Shelia, I am sorry I have missed some of your posts. The bad snow storm we had, left me without net service for three days. We are finally melting but we still have snow. My post tomorrow will show my grands who are visiting skiing and playing in the snow.

    I love your darling quilt for your new grand baby to come. How sweet of Alaura to make it for you.

    This is the first Pink Sat. I have missed ever. No internet. Sigh. Your pink Sat. is so much fun. I love you imagination Sheila. Good job. Now for your table top post. I am a huge fan of birds. I have a large collection of them. Your cloches look so sweet. The box, pretty plate and handmade crochet all looks perfect together on your beautiful table.

    Hus xoxo, Jeanne

  37. Your table and its treasures are beautiful. The moss rocks are so pretty and I especially admire that you did the beads on the lampshade.

  38. What beautiful cloches you have here...luv your little BIRDS! Thanks so much for coming by for a visit and I hope you will come again:)


  39. I just love what you did on your table and your vignette of pretty! I adore your table... I have one almost like it and we bought it at an antique store 35 years ago ..we love it!
    Beautiful post!

    Miss Bloomers

  40. Hi Sheila, your table is beautiful, I'm a real fan of Duncan Phyfe. When the leaves are dropped they are just a perfect size! Your cloches with the moss and birds makes me feel like spring is just around the corner!

  41. Shelia, you are going to laugh at this.

    Last night I dreamed about those decopage plates you did awhile back. I was remembering how much I liked them and that I wanted to make some. I'm going to sift back through your posts and try to find that again. :)

    Some of your posts really do stick with me. That sunporch of yours is to die for!!

  42. Aren't drop leafs a wonderful piece of furnitre. You can put them so many places and they look just right. Great lamp, love all the detail on the base.

  43. Oh, I ADORE that table; whatever you paid the "nasty" man, it was worth it because he did a good job. That is a TRUE TREASURE! You have a touch that I admire. I can buy all the cloches and all the parts, but I don't have that touch. Good job, soon-to-be Grandma.

  44. You're not going to believe this, but I've been trying to figure out what I'm putting together for your cloche party. I was going to use my small tall ones (very similar to yours) and just bought moss rocks (very similar to yours) that I was going to put in them. It's an amazing coincidence to me. Don't worry, even if I continue with that concept they'll look different. Obviously, I'm loving what you did.

    - The Tablescaper

  45. Hi Shelia,
    Everything's just beautiful! I can see why you love these pretties so ... and now you've gone and made us love them too! What patience it must take to crochet a doily ... all those stitches (do you call them stitches when you crochet?) and such slender thread!

    I'm glad you're blogging rather then crocheting these days, sharing your creativity and delightful sense of humor with us. Thank you for being ... well, you!

    Bye for now,

  46. Oh Shelia it looks so pretty! Love the precious birdies and moss balls. ~Lovely! :)

  47. I'm excited for you. These are so lovely. I'm especially taken with the third photo. And of course that lamp with the textured surface!

  48. I'm so impressed that you are showing your cloches with all of this wonderfulness under them. If I did that, I wouldn't have anything to show at Marty's party! Whatever that man charged you, your table turned out beautifully, so I'd say it was worth it. That platter is so pretty. Great vignette. laurie

  49. SO pretty-I absolutely love the platter and lamp! Thanks so much for sharing
    xoxo Pattie

  50. Sheila, I have been looking for a drop leaf table for about a year. Oh your's is perfect! It doesn't matter what you paid your little man, the finished product was worth it! I love it. And the beautiful display you have on your table, makes me want to find all the little birds I have around the house and put them together for a preview of spring! So beautiful and well ballanced and just PERFECT!



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