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Monday, November 29, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday

This is the buffet arrangement I had over the holiday. The picture is a photo I took of the back of a sunflower, had it printed in sepia. It's awesome. I set the deserts on the top of the buffet, the arrangement was in the middle, turned out great! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! the below link is where you will find me!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quilt Mosaic

It's the time of year when we bring out the heavy blankets, so I made a mosaic with photos of 3 of my many quilts!
The following poem is entitled Appreciation

There are quilts that make me wonder.

There are quilts that make me blink.

There are quilts that tug my heartstrings.

There are quilts that make me think.

But the quilts that mean the most

And fill my heart with glee

Aren't the ones I see at quilt shows

But the rare ones made for me!

By Jacquie Scuitto

The quilt on the left was one that when my Grandmother passed away - we found the pieces and I finished the top and had it quilted. The one in the middle is one that I got on clearance at JC Penney, and the one on the right is one I made when we had a snow storm and I was snowed in for 5 days!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love making mosaics, and love having visitors, so that makes it for a great post. Join everyone over at the below link for more incredible mosaics!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Not your typical Thanksgiving Table!

We are not having our turkey meal until Friday night, so this is what we had for Thanksgiving. One of our kids and her family were able to come for supper, so we had a soup and sandwich meal tonight. Tomorrow night will be the turkey meal, so I have one for next week!

Lovin' this blue turkey. I've had it forever! I was one of those who decorated with blue years ago, so this is left over from then.

Silver chargers, white Gibson Dishes, silverware I've had forever.

Since I only have 4 blue napkins, I had to substitute with a couple of white ones.
Even the back of the turkey is full and fluffy.

I got these candle holders at an garage sale for $1.00 for 3 of them, I'm only using two tonight.
I bought this tablerunner years ago when my whole house was done in blues. Wow, that was awhile ago - thank goodness!

I love the swirly textures that are shared by the plates, the glassware and if you look in the reflexion in the stem - there's swirls in the table runner also.

Thanks for stopping by for another Tablescape Thursday, and thanks to our hostess Susan. Please join me and the others at the below link:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday

I have lived with Sandi for about 8 years. I belonged to her Grandmother, then to her mother. I was used for many different things and have seen many different times. This is a diary of some of the things I've seen.
I don't know how old I am, I have lived in many lovely homes. I'm not made out of fancy wood, and have lived a very simple life.
In the early part of the 20th century communication was by hand written letters. The mail was carried by horse and rider.
An oil lamp would have provided light for the desk. Few accessories were needed, as
times were hard and "things" weren't important.
A pair of wire rim glasses would be used.
A photo of the lady and her soldier would adorn my desktop.
A feather pen would have been appropriate for the time. The lady would write to her soldier if he is away fighting in a war.
(( This piece of jewelry belonged to my Step Dad's mother. It has a hand made clasp on the back and a large pink jewel in the middle. It's not shiney gold, but rather a dusky gold (is that a color?) It is well over 100 years old. ))
Note from Sandi: I hope you enjoyed my little presentation. Next week I will show my secretary in the next "season of her life".
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Dishes to give away!

You have to go by Yvonne's great giveaway at the below link!

Tablescape Thursday, November 18

Placemats: $1.50 each at Walmart close out last week
Napkins: Freida's Flea Market $2.00
Silverware: Had it forever!
Plates: Pier I $2.00 each on clearance for the white $.25 each clearance Dollar General last year
Leaves and flowers: Close out= practically free last year at Walmart
Vase - Brown paper sack with a quart jar in it - free!
We are all so blessed to have Susan as our hostess each week for Tablescape Thursday. Thanks again Susan for all you do to inspire us each week! Please click on the below link:

It's also a Thrifty Table, so I'm also connecting to Thrifty Thursday at the below link: