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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tabelscape Thursday = B,W, Y and thrifty all over!

I really like these napkins - garage sale find.

A few little yellow flowers, out of the flower bed.

The white napkin rings are my "oldies, but goodies".

Lets unpeel the layers, shall we?

I found 3 melamine plaid yellow dishes at the thrift shop in a neighboring town. I wish I had MORE!
DD#2 and her family gave me these white Gibson dishes for Christmas. I use them A LOT in my scapes.
I used my black placemates. They are stitched in a pattern, and are black on one side, and black/white striped on the other.
The stemmed glasses were a gift. They ring so pretty when you toast!
I'm joining Susan at for more tablescape fun. And joining Leah at for Thrifty Thursday. Come along!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

White Wednesday

These are a few of my favorite things - and they are all white! Join me for White Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday - I gotcha this time!

Ok, this week we are having a guessing game.

Do you know what it is? I have several different shapes and colors.

My DH found them laying along the road.

Once upon a time they were very important in our communications.

They sure are pretty when the sun hit them, while they are in my bay window.

I wish I knew more about them. But all I can tell you is the below photo is the best hint I have!
Thanks for joining me as I participate in Vintage Thingie Thursday. Hope you had fun! is where it's at again this week, see you there!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

White Wednesday and Metamorphosis Monday

I'm going to give you a little tour of my new, updated, sewing/computer room curtain treatments. There is white involved.....I've had this plan in my head for the room - for about 5 years. I've been saving my money, and hoping that some day soon I could go ahead with it. FINALLY! The time is here. The room is done, and I'm going to share with you my new curtains.

I measured the window, adding my depth, and called the lumbar yard ahead. They had this $6.00 piece of wood all ready when I walked in. Then I remembered I have a compact car......:)

There's just some things DH won't let me do. I don't agree with him, but it's a battle I don't chose to have.

Glue and a nail gun make fast work of this project, well that and DH! I wanted a cornice made and it's starting to take shape.

A little spray glue will hold the thin layer of padding until the fabric is on.

Staples hold everything in place, just like I planned. A few months ago I found an awesome remnant of fabric that I liked.

Ok, so now there's a problem. I've miscalculated the length of the remnant, and now have to piece it. I need to come up with some way to make it look intentional.

I think I found just the right thing to fix the problem! Yay!

The back of this little piece of bling is in very good condition - sure wish I knew what it was

Here's the finished cornice - ready to be hung...........

The white cabinets are exactly what I've always dreamed I'd put in that area, and now it's a reality!

I used the white shears to keep it from being too sterile, they add the right touch of feminine to suit me.

Hope you enjoyed my white post and my Metamorphosis Monday post, I loved having you stop by and leaving your comments. is where you will find my White lovlies! is where you will find my Metamorphosis friends!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday LATE POST

I was kinda bummed this week, cause I didn't have a vintage thingie post ready - then I remembered.................
I used these glasses in my Tablescape Thursday post, and they are vintage!
We seem to think that these days we are more patriotic than we used to be....or that women didn't USED to decorate or feel like our dishes and glassware were important. But, I'm here to tell you, that's not true.
As well as these glasses go with my dinnerware, I want you to know - they are over 40 years old. I know I've told you before about how my dad saved coupons from oil cases and redeemed them for my bicycle (header) when I was a little girl. Well, they also gave away these awesome patriotic glasses. Remember, this was during the Vietnam era, and we were patriotic then too. Well, at least those of us with friends and loved ones over there.
The only problem with these glasses are they are very fragile, th in, hard to use without breaking, but makes great tablescapes. I still have a place setting of 12, and use them very seldom. Just another one of those things that I have left from my Daddy, that I cherish!
Here's the whole table. If you want to see more, just click on the below link to see the whole Tablescape Thursday post. Thanks for stopping and leavinga comment! Sandi
Well, guess I'm too late for this week, so you will definitely see this again NEXT week! Sorry.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Thifty Tablescape Thursday a little more Red-White-Blue

My elcheapo candle holders.....$2.00 at a garage sale and .99 worth of white spray paint - whopee!
Here's my candle holders for a distance- okay? Table for 4? Right away! Please follow me this way....
Of course with a red-white-blue table what else could you serve but barbequed ribs, corn on the cob and baked potatoes? And don't forget that slice of apple pie with ice cream. MmMmMm!
I've mentioned before that my Dad worked in a gasoline station when I was young. I think I told you that my bicycle (blog header) was purchased by using coupons in cases of oil that Dad kept and redeemed for a bicycle. Well, that's where my glassware with red-white-blue came from too. They are very fragile, but I still have a place setting of 12 from my "hope chest". Did anyone else have a hope chest?
This is a nice close-up of my dinnerware.
I bought my red-white-blue dishes a couple of years ago at Goodwill. The plates are 10", and seem HUGE up against some of my other ones. There is also a dessert plate, salad/soup bowl, and coffee mug and saucer. I don't remember how much I paid, I guess I'll have to look in some of my old posts, I bet it's in there.....
The bear is one I've had forever. I just love the look on her face, and her cute little patriotic dress and apron just called my name.
The flatware is my old standby - purchased at the Dollar General when I was working as a traveler. They were cheap, and have held up very well.
I picked up the red placemats and matching napkings a set of 4 of each, for 2.99 at Freda's Flea Market. They were JUST what I needed.
Thanks for stopping by to visit me as I join many, many other bloggers on Tablescape Thursday with hostess Susan from AND Thrifty Thursday posts to be found at