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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday

Before we get too far into Tablescape Thursday, I want to take you for a walk in my yard. The bridge was a gift to me from my husband. I've since realized that I have to be very careful what I asked for. When I asked for a bridge, I was thinking about something small that I could move around and take photos with. The bridge ended up 60' long, 5' wide and spans the dry creek bed in our yard. We will take a walk across it tonight, just to enjoy the peace and quiet.

As we get closer, you can see there is a sitting area that has benches. I use it for my photography also, as well as just sitting in the evenings, listening to the birds.
It seems that someone has planned a little surprise!

Wow! It seems at the end of this little journey,we can sit and enjoy. We will be having a light supper tonight, not exactly sure what though!

The bride and groom salt and pepper shakers were a pair that we brought home from our honeymoon for my Grandma Alley who collected them.

See how she closes her eyes for the kiss?

And he does too!

I chose daisies because they were one of our wedding flowers, and the basket was from our wedding too.

The napkins are from a package of Men's Hankies that I got in a box at an auction for $1. They were still in the package, so I washed and ironed them and now use them as napkins every so often. Small, yet just right.

The yellow plaid plates are melamine and were found a couple of weeks ago at a United Methodist Church Thrift Shop. I stopped on my way home from work in a blizzard and there were 3 of them, so I got them for 25 cents apiece.

This is the detail of the basket that the flower girl carried in our wedding. It was made for us by a friend of my Mom's who was in her 80's. She starched it with sugar and water because nothing else would make it stiff enough. Our flower girl was 4, and stuck the handle of the basket in her mouth. When she figured out how good it tasted, she kept putting it in her mouth off and on until it was all soggy. It's still that way!

Our first kitchen in 1972 was yellow and white checked, with daisy wallpaper. I guess it's true that the more things change, the more they stay the same, huh?

Thanks for coming to visit us as we enjoyed our first evening out doors in 2009! Join everyone over at to see other tablescapes!


  1. now this is adorable... very CUTE post!

  2. VERY sweet and VERY romantic! On a bridge...oh my! :) Nice!

  3. I LOVE the salt and pepper shakers!! Every single detail has some meaning and that makes it so special. And WOW..a bridge built for you?! I hope you put a plaque up somewhere!

  4. I love wedding memories. Lovely bridge. The salt and pepper shakers are priceless. Happy Easter!

  5. This is wonderful. I loved all of it! Very sweet. Hope you have a great Easter!

  6. I love your bridge!! and the little salt and peppers are just too cute...the yellow check goes perfect....Sue.

  7. What a precious tablescape. Love your bridge! And love the story of your basket!

  8. What a really lovely table and I love the salt and pepper shakers, and the yellow crochet.

    Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

  9. Wow, what a romantic spot and a pretty table! Lucky you!

  10. What a beautiful and romantic table! I love the daisies and the kissing couple!
    Happy Thursday!

  11. What a lovely and romantic sweet!
    Happy Easter!

  12. this is beautiful,romantic and sweet.i love the kissing dolls.and your plates were the first thing i noticed.they're lovely.fabulous just fabulous...ann

  13. What a lovely and romantic setting! The whimsy of the little figurine is perfect.
    ♥, Susan

  14. This is so adorable!! I love the little kissing salt & pepper shakers. And I can't get the image out of my head of your little flower girl sucking on the basket!! :D Too funny.

  15. Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

  16. * How utterly WONDERFUL is this?!?!?!?! And you are blessed with such a lovely family ~ WOW! Thank you, and sincere best wishes for a memorable Easter weekend... Linda *

  17. You are so cute Meme! Love you!

  18. What a sweet story, thanks for letting us cross the bridge into your world.
    Cheers, Candy


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