WINTER TABLESCAPE

Welcome to the 45th Tea Time Tuesday  
January is National Hot Tea Month

ON THIS WINTER SNOWY DAY 
A SILVER AND CRYSTAL TABLE SETTING

I am reposting this Tablescape I did last year, I see a lot of changes in my dining room, 
and hopefully more to come.
Why not add a pot of Hot Tea, and cups and saucers to your Table


As I look out my door,  at the  lovely site of snow
Yes, there sit my old claw foot bath tub.  I had hubby to bring out to be refinished.

I decided to add silver balls to my Early American Prescut Crystal, with silver trees 


A view of the table set with my silver and Early American Prescut Crystal



A close up of and Early American Prescut Crystal water glass
A cup and saucer ready for a hot cup of tea
 The stemware that came from Dollar Tree

As you enter the dining room from the family room
I didn’t get this one straight! My camera was acting up, as was my hands with the tablecloth

I ordered a new one last week, it was suppose to be here last Friday, I sure hope it comes today! 

Looking for UPS! lol My Cannon I have loved is on a recall list. I sure hope they get it fixed!


Place setting of silver chargers, with Early American Precut Crystal



View to the China Closet
Yes I have it stuffed full, the door is open on one side


Notice the different chairs in my dining room? Now I have the wooden ones. Look at my last post of my Gingerbread Men and Peppermint Tablescape, You can see the difference. Just click here. 

http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/2010/12/gingerbread-and-peppermint-dishes.html
I soon hope to move the bench, which my grandchildren love to sit at, 
but I want to have just my chairs for a different look.



 I love the silver balls in the Crystal Bowls with the silver trees



My daughter found a few old pieces of this flatware, I loved it so.
 While looking in Walmart last summer
I came upon a reproduction of this flatware, which had fell in love with.
I bought two sets! 


Renaissance is the name of this lovely flatware that won my heart.

A View of the place setting using the Early American Precut Crystal 
plates, berry bowls, coasters, bread plates, water glass, cup and saucer

If you look close you might just see the lovely stars on the Crystal
I have a huge collection lot of pieces never shown
Today as I show you my table setting.
 Many people come into my website just to see some of my rarest finds
The glasses, and plates are rare finds

Center Piece with the candelabra I got for $1.00


As you leave today, here a wonderful view as the snow follows the creek back into the woods
These pictures were in the morning by afternoon we had over six inches.
Now they say were going to have snow again in a day, I wanting Spring to come, 
but looks like snow loves Mississippi this Winter. 


This Christmas Day 2010,  Snowflakes fell most of the day,
a baby lamb was born  this very day.
Her name is Hope

Hope


Then December 26, beneath the starlight another lamb, was born her name is Bella

Bella


My Gulf Coast Sheep are from Dempsey Perkins’ Gulf Coast Sheep bloodline, which goes back to the 1800. These sheep are on the critical list. I am so excited to have Mr. Perkins Ram from his farm, I toured his farm and fell in love with this breed of sheep. Mr. Perkins died just 3 months after he took me on a tour of his farm.  At the time I begged him to sell me some lambs, but he had not picked out the ones he wanted to keep. I found my Gulf Coast Sheep in the newspaper, about an hour from our home in a place called Sunrise. I knew they were registered, but not that the Ram Quincy was from Dempsey Perkins’ farm. 
I was so happy to have not only the Ram but four Ewes from his bloodline.

As all know, I love roosters, when I was at the farm Dempsey Perkins’ wife and daughter showed me the wool, spun and carded. I bought some wool to spin.

Then we went to the house, where I feel in love with her Rooster Rug. 
Mrs. Perkins told me where to go in Quincy, Louisiana to purchase it, 
I bought two Rooster Rugs, I’m sure you have seen in my kitchen.

 I have an old walking spinning wheel and Mr. Perkins, one of the nicest men you could know, was to make me new parts for my Walking Wheel. But it was not to be as I was traveling/working. 
By the time I had got home he had already passed. 

I shall always remember the lovely day I spent with the Perkins on their wonderful farm!

Ewe is a ( female sheep)
Ram is a ( male sheep)

on the left Sunrise is two years old,  she is Bella ( Dam) Mother
Trixie, Hope’s Mother is not in this photo for she is up in the barn with Hope.
My ram tore down the feeder, So he is now in another pasture at the back of the barn. 
Soon we hope to have more lambs running around, as all these Ewe’s are to give birth soon. As Sunrise did the night this photo was taken. Joline maybe expecting twins.
from left to right
Sunrise, Sunset, Joline, and Sadie 



My two lambs, Hope and Bella love to run, jump, and play together,
and I love watching from the French Doors!
Thank You for letting me share not only my Table Setting, but my love of sheep on my farm.

As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me! 
Lady Katherine

Please visit the following website where you shall see:
 lovely tables of Vingnettes, Different table settings.

Susan at Between Naps On The Porch

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
The Tablescaper
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TEA TIME TUESDAY- Family Reception

Welcome to the 7th Tea Time Tuesday

Last week my daughter texted me on Tuesday night,
she was getting married on Friday at the Courthouse.
After getting in touch with her on Wednesday mid-day, I planned for a Small Family Reception in my home on Friday afternoon.  We went to the Market on Thursday and got home at 2:00 PM.
Here are the results of a fast put together reception.
My daughter wanted a pink limeade cake.  I made up the recipe for the cake and lemonade icing.
  I had a a cake just like she wanted in the freezer, but it was not pink limeade cake.  
I baked the cake Thursday night.  While making a bouquet of  dogwood  for her to carry and two bouquets for the table. My daughter had picked flowers from the woods by her home, and went Walmart and found some pink roses and pansies.  I had already been the day before to the nearest town florist, with no pink roses to be! 
The next morning it was so cold in my house, the icing wouldn’t dry. I went ahead and made flowers to go on the cake by using a saucer on top of the cake filled with stiff icing to hold the flowers in the saucer, as some were not edible.

 I had planned to come back and finish icing the cake which just had a good crumb coat on it,
 after we went to the courthouse to see her get married. 

Now here is the funny part! There was so much to be done, getting the punch made,
 putting the food out, I forgot to finish icing the cake!!!
My daughter Jennifer and her new husband Stevie
with their unfinished cake!

OK, you can laugh, for I have, many times after seeing the cake!
She should have let me use the one in the freezer! lol
All the flowers are from the woods, azaleas, dogwood, wisteria.
Using branches and trying to get them to go where you want was a challenge, for the branches were large and no way to make them stay where you want them!
So we have a wild flower look!  Which I do like!
I used my Early American Prescut Crystal vases, and over turned two of the crystal bowls to give some height.  I used roof flashing,
 and made the silver fans that surround the silver candle holder

I also had a children table I did not get to photo, and some of the guest sat in my family room.
I had planned for 10 guest and 5 children. 
As the day worn on we had more guests than the table could hold.
You shall see many pieces of my Early American Precut Crystal
I have collected from Flea Markets and Antique Shops all over the Southeastern States
Sideboard of food
I was running out of time, I forgot to get prepared chicken salad to make sandwiches, no time for homemade. Our friend Rhonda, kindly offered to make homemade chicken salad sandwiches.
She used two different recipes for the white and wheat bread chicken sandwiches.
The wheat bread chicken sandwiches, reminded me of an old time recipe I had as a child, 
with a taste of relish. They were both wonderful. Thank You Rhonda!

We placed the sandwiches on my crystal tray and underneath 
I added a sliver rose bowl, I had painted, for it to sit upon.

After getting back from the courthouse, my daughter, Suzette baked these tarts for me, 
yes I had no time as I had to make a veil for my daughter on this day too. 
We were in such a hurry we forgot to take the tins off! lol

I couldn’t find Phyllo tart premade, yes I have the Phyllo dough in the freezer, but yes Time was ticking. So we used tart dough pans premade and added cream cheese, deli ham, turkey and shredded cheese together and baked.
Everyone loved them. Thanks to my daughter Suzette!
Suzette also came over and cleaned my home, washed all the crystal up,
 the flatware and polished it, before the reception.
I could not done this with out you Suzette! 

I bought the fruit bowl already cut up. My niece Scarlet placed it in my Early American Prescut  Crystal party dish, Lazy Susan, in 2004 it was worth $75.00. 
This piece is a rare find!
So all of you that collect this Early American Prescut Crystal here it is!
If I could find the cocktail shaker, it worth is $795.00. 
I do also have the paneled crystal bowl, which is one of the rarest finds. I will show it one day.

This picture is a little fuzzy, I should have placed my white dishes back in here. 
A tier of cookies for the children.
A tier of ham and cheese pin wheels, my sister-in-law Judy bought at Sam’s.
Thank You Judy!

Another view of the table

Place setting of the Crystal using my Renaissance flatware. The crystal stemware I have many pieces of. I bought at an antique shop. I just love it, but I do not know the name of it.
In the berry bowl, I took one limeade pie and added more whip cream and raspberry.
This one pie went a long way, by doing this.
My neighbor Miss Ruby baked this pie, she sent it to me the day before, 
she knew I have not been feeling well.
So when my daughter wanted everything limeade, this pie came at just the right time! 
Helen tell Miss Ruby Thank You!

I had planned to make a white tuna dip with crackers, Time just ran out.
My sister-in-law Judy, also picked up the crab/shrimp dip from Sams.

On the hutch I crackled, I also built the top part and the bottom is an old dresser.
 I use as a Beverage Center
My new beverage dispenser from Peebles I got on sale for $29.95, hold a white grape juice punch.
I placed a silver bowl underneath to catch any spills.
In my Early American Precut Crystal Punch Bowl, holds a Pink Lemonade Spritzer, which you could also add tea too to have a Tea Spritzer.  I was going to add flowers around the punch bowl!
My daughter has loves pink lemonade as you can see! Want the recipe? 
I made this one up too, no time to taste! 
Thank Goodness the guests liked it!

I used a plastic bunt cake pan, to freeze the spritzer and raspberries to make an ice ring. 

Groom cake on my Early American Prescut Crystal Cake Plate
Thank you for joining my family for a small home reception done in just two days.
They were to be married later this month, but decided to go ahead and get married at the courthouse, Really put us in a Time Crunch! 
Somethings did not get done, but all in all I think it turned out OK. 
You can see part of her veil, I made onto a Tiara. 


My daughter, Jennifer and her new husband Stevie


Next Week, I will be showing Tea!
Thank You All For Joining Me For Tea Time Tuesday!
I had such a lovely time!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me! 
Lady Katherine 

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Please Visit the following websites to see many 
lovely treasures, table settings, food, and recipes


Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
Hosting: Table Top Tuesday


Tam at The Gypsy’s Corner
Hosting: Three Or More Tuesday


Diane at A Picture Is Worth 1’000 Words
Hosting: Second Time Around Tuesday


Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
Hosting: Thrifty Treasures


Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Hosting: Tablescape Thursday


Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Hosting: Foodie Friday


Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
Hosting: Pink Saturday

A WINTER TABLE SETTING

ON THIS WINTER SNOWY DAY 
A SILVER AND CRYSTAL TABLE SETTING

Why not add a pot of Hot Tea, and cups and saucers to your Table
As I look out my door,  at the  lovely site of snow
Yes, there sit my old claw foot bath tub.  I had hubby to bring out to be refinished.
I decided to add silver balls to my Early American Prescut Crystal, with silver trees 

A view of the table set with my silver and Early American Prescut Crystal

A close up of and Early American Prescut Crystal water glass
A cup and saucer ready for a hot cup of tea
 The stemware that came from Dollar Tree
As you enter the dining room from the family room
I didn’t get this one straight! My camera was acting up, as was my hands with the tablecloth

Place setting of silver chargers, with Early American Precut Crystal

View to the China Closet
Yes I have it stuffed full, the door is open on one side

 I love the silver balls in the Crystal Bowls with the silver trees

My daughter found a few old pieces of this flatware, I loved it so.
 While looking in Walmart last summer
I came upon a reproduction of this flatware, which had fell in love with.
I bought two sets! 

Renaissance is the name of this lovely flatware that won my heart.

A View of the place setting using the Early American Precut Crystal 
plates, berry bowls, coasters, bread plates, water glass, cup and saucer

If you look close you might just see the lovely stars on the Crystal
I have a huge collection lot of pieces never shown
Today as I show you my table setting.
 Many people come into my website just to see some of my rarest finds
The glasses, and plates are rare finds

Center Piece with the candelabra I got for $1.00


As you leave today, here a wonderful view as the snow follows the creek back into the woods
These pictures were in the morning by afternoon we had over six inches.
Now they say were going to have snow again in a day, I wanting Spring to come, but looks like snow loves Mississippi this Winter. 

As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me! 
Lady Katherine

Please visit the following website where you shall see:
 lovely tables of Vingnettes, Different table settings.

Susan at Between Naps On The Porch

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Diane at A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

ROOSTER PARTY – BREAKFAST TABLE SETTING

And few Chicks Too!
Upon my side board sits, a red basket of egg gourds, a Rooster  Chef to count how many fresh eggs laid daily, a sign I painted many years ago, behind it sits of my new lanterns. A black and white metal Rooster, Sunflowers, and Rooster soup bowl on a stack of wheat saucers. 


Good Morning!
Welcome To A Rooster  Breakfast!



Close up View of Side board, Sunflowers White bowls and another metal Rooster

Close up of my black and white metal Rooster.
  My dish cover made from screen, with  yellow flowers and bees.

View of  Rooster Table setting facing side board, I made from the wood from our walls.
Notice the end place setting I used a different charger and added a bowl for my husband’s Grits.


View of table set with my Rooster Toile Tablecloth and Rooster dishes faces the small sun porch. 
 Stay tuned for there is a surprise behind the bench, My grandchildren want you to see!


View of Buffet, I made using two drawers from the old kitchen island.
A red and white hen on top, A rooster with a sunflower on his back,
 with a tin punch lamp shade which holds a candle.
Blue and white hen casserole dish


This hen heart says Home Sweet Home, and her necklace,
 I made from blocks and eggs, says EGGS
View of the Hutch I traded the bottom part for a wool felted hat I made, plus a little money.
I made the shelf above from wood of the old dining room walls,
 which hold my white Great Gathering Dishes.
 This shelf was stained and did hang above my stove.
Story goes hubby threw it out, after a few months in the rain, with me looking everywhere for it. 
Hubby told me it was in the junk pile, he helped  nail it back together. 
I did a brown and white crackled finish on this now hutch, which I use to serve Beverages. 

Close up: Notice the star on my Early American Precut Crystal Pitcher.
 Some call this pattern the Star of David.
 I this pitcher use to serve orange juice or iced tea. 

This garage sale find, iron and wicker shelf bought for $1.00.
  Holds a metal rooster filled with  soft peppermint, and my wheat creamer and sugar bowl, 
bought at the Valentine’s Auction with a set of dishes. 
The coffee pot was bought with the wheat dishes all for $20.00.
This is one of my favorite Roosters. It is wooden and I bought it on my last trip home from working and traveling with an aviation company.  Three years ago, from Cracker Barrel for $6.00. 
  A small basket of faux sunflowers and wooden corn.
My white teapot from Jerome Tanks,
 in Philadelpia, Mississippi bought for $4.00

 Close up view of the hutch top/ Beverage Center top

Notice the Rooster Apron on back of the door, My friend Kathy lives an hour away, 
she comes to visit me every few weeks, and brings me what I call happys to brighten up my day.
Kathy, Thanks for making me this Wonderful Rooster Apron!

I have to interrupt this Rooster Party,
 for I have little chicks hatching out of the blue and green eggs.
Notice the egg close to the front, it is hatching at this moment.

Surprise! 
Table setting for my little chicks, I mean my Grandchildren!
I used plastic rooster plates with  Cambridge Demitasse flatware,
 and Demitasse cups and saucers. 
Early American Prescut Crystal Juice Glasses.
Rooster Teapot sits on top of A wooden sunflower.
I used an black and white gingham valance for the table cloth.


View of Grandchildren’s table with little Chairs that were in the old church by our home. 
Large Tea Towels for their napkins placed on back of the chairs.
Yes, they need big napkins! lol  Did you say why is there table behind the bench?  My grandchildren love it there. I have tried to move it and they say Please Granna! 
What can I say? lol


Metal 1950’s Party Table,
bought at a garage sale hold extra blue plates,
An Early American Prescut Crystal Syrup Pitcher, which was my Mothers.
 Rooster, Hen and Chicks on top.

Toile Tray behind was my 90 year old neighbors, an egg basket, 
lined with a cloth dinner napkin for biscuits. 
Yes, it is the name of this basket, for I have made many. 
A Rooster Tapestry on top, and a blue and white butter dish.


Close up of Mother’s Early American Prescut Crystal Syrup Pitcher

Rooster Table Setting

I have used Many different Rooster chargers, dinner plates, and salad plate used for pancakes.
The coffee/ tea cup and saucer is of my wheat patten.
Round black woven placemats, from Ross

For the place card holder, I used a sunflower and a corn cob.

Close up of Early American Prescut Crystal Juice and Water Glass.

On the pew, my husband cut down. 
I am letting you have a peek on what going on in my dining room. 
 My  Farmland blue toile fabric,  which will cover the bench seat, my chairs seat, 
and I am making curtains to match. 

Yes, MaryAnn from Sweet Water, Alabama,
 I shall keep the lace sheers You love so much! 
 On the back of the bench is a Rooster feed sack cloth.

View of the back side of the Rooster table.

For my Centerpiece:
My large Rooster, I bought years ago from Landrum’s, just outside of Laurel, Mississippi.
Where I use to demonstrate weaving on my loom, and spinning on my spinning wheel.
 The day after Thanksgiving every year.

My daughter bought the egg holder from a garage sale, I think it use to be a spice rack. 
A little sign I painted years ago.
Two smaller roosters one each side, and the white Roosters are salt and pepper shakers.

Can you tell which eggs are real or faux?
The two real eggs are by each corner of the sign I painted years ago.

Collage of place settings, chargers and plates used.
I have shown many close ups of my Early American Prescut Crystal for I have a huge collection. Which I have collected all over the South.
 and I have had many  asking to see close up of my collection.
This Ends this Rooster Party!  
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

 Want to see many lovely Table Settings and a Rooster Party?
Click on the Pink Words below to Visit:

Susan at Between Naps On The Porch, where she is hosting each week:

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TABLESETTING- Putting on the Pink- Mini Cup Cake Plates

Here is my Mini Cup Cake Plate!
Place setting: with mini cupcake plate and dome,
Flatware: mongramed with an S
Stemware: from an antique shop in Water Valley, Mississippi
white damask napkin, from Outlet linen shop in Mississippi
The handpainted pink rose napkin ring,
Is a Shower curtian ring! from Ross for $4.00
Pink rose and silver China: Pink Rose from a thrift store,
4 plates and 10 desert plates, all for $10.00

Place setting: using my Great Gathering dinner plate,
with the Royal Swril China desert plate.

View of the table lengthwise.
I mixed in my White Gathering dinner plates to make an eight place setting,
using the Royal Swirl dessert plate.

View of my Prescut Crystal Punch Bowl on the stand,
with a wreath of pink flowers around it.
Desert dishes are also part of my Prescut Crystal collection.

View of Table,
showing the buffet I made and plate rack, with my wonderful wine chalk board.

View if table, facing my little porch, Notice chandlier, still has not got a bottom light! Not decided if I going with the shade or glass. lol

See my black and white plates above the door way, from Marshalls,in
the plate holder hubby and I made.
The Table cloth is a Shower Curtain!

Centerpiece: ladies from Dollar Tree,
Prescut Crystal cake stand, a crackled bowl,
and more pink roses that are shower curtian holders,
pink rose candle holders for $1.00 each from thrift store,
4 green tea candle placed in Prescut Crystal Berry bowls.

View of table facing my side board I made from wood off our walls,
The two lamps bottoms are my Prescut Crystal pattern from a garage sale for $5.00 eachwith shade from Walmart,
making it a total of $18.00 each for lamp and shade.

This table setting is for my Daughter,
Jennifer 28th Birthday , she said: I love it for it looks Shabby Chic!


Jennifer and her daughter Brianna



Today is also my daughter, Suzette’s husband Shane Birthday. Knowing he would not love a pink table setting, we planned to do a table outdoors, where dinner was being cooked. Shane was not feeling well, at last minute, he did come. Sorry Shane, we did not set up a table for you!


My daughter Suzette, her husband Shane, their children Hannah and Creighton. Oh that my hubby on the end!



How did you like my Mini Cup Plate?

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Today At How Sweet The Sound, Beverly Asked The Question:
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I loved this question, for as a young girl, I read novels about the olden days, and how the ladies would have a rose garden and go out and pick flowers for their homes. They would have tea in their parlor, while recieving guest, they would do needle work, knitting, and have a castle wheel just for the parlor to spin on.
I took Vocational Training in Floral Design in School, worked in a Florist for hands on training. I also took a cake decorating class, and helped a caterer on weekends. I sold Home Interior, took a Interior Design Course. I learned to spin on a spinning wheel, knit, needle work, and many other things.
I think during all this time, maybe I was trying to work at being a Lady some day, for that is what I wanted to achive, as a young girl.
I do have my Parlor now, and working on having a Rose Garden.
I wonder have I achieved my dream of being a Lady?

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Please visit the following website, where they host a weekly event,
by clicking on the pink words below.

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where she is hosting:

Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home,
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TABLESCAPE THURSDAY – FOODIE FRIDAY – VALENTINE DINNER

Valentine Dinner canceled to go to an Auction!

Hubby and I decided to have a pizza and go to the auction on time, where I bought more dishes. lol This past week we decided to have our first Valentine Dinner here at home in thirty-one years. We have always gone out to eat on Valentine’s night. I did not post this dinner last week for I posted our Valentine’s Breakfast. I know you all are saying another Valentine’s Tablescape, but the only hearts are mine and hubby’s with our wedding photo.

Close up of place setting

For the place setting I use a silver and a red place mat, The white dishes were my husband Grandmother’s everyday dishes. I have had a request of the name of the dishes, I have no idea. The cup has USA on the bottom, all other pieces are not marked. I placed a red square plate on the bottom, added a silver plate, the white plate, and in the bowl, I place a rose. The bread plate hold the napkin with the silver napkin ring, with our initial. The flatware, also has our initial and I have had the flatware for twenty years, sorry I do not know the name. The water glass is my Early American Prescut Crystal. The stemware, I bought at an antique store in Water Valley, Mississippi. Sorry I do not know the name, it just looked good with my Early American Prescut Crystal collection, which a stemware was not made in this collection.
Table length view, facing the cabinet Hubby built to hold my Early American Prescut Crystal. The doors, he cut off to fit, are old french door of my Craftsman’s Bungalow.

Hubby grilled steaks and baked sweet potatoes with butter and cinnamon. The rolls were bought at the grocery.


A green salad, we forgot to add the tomatoes, and not just for the pictures, after dinner, there sat the tomatoes on the butchers block.
The cream cheese cake placed on a Early American Prescut Crystal cake plate and stand with a silver cake plate in between the crystal. We had a store bought sampler cream cheese cake. We did not think we would like it, but it was great and only $5.00 for the cream cheese cake.


Now remember, my dining room is still in the remodel zone. The board in the background is a door way, I knocked out, to create a butler’s pantry. Hubby closed it up with the board for now. Hubby and I still have not come to agreement on my butler’s pantry! lol I have to laugh it was Valentine’s Dinner. So when we do agree, the sheet rock can go up.
The centerpiece is an urn, my sister, Doris gave me on my 50th Birthday last year. I change out the bouquet’s for different occasions. The urn is filled with red roses, with two silver candle sticks, covered in gold and red beads. The heart frame is Hubby and I on our Wedding Day. Three little red candles in my Early American Prescut Crystal saucers. With two little birds.

View of table with the sideboard, which holds my crystal lamps, and a pineapple, I can’t wait to cut, and plant the top.

I have to say the salad was wonderful, as was all the food Hubby served!
Click on the button below to go to Susan’s, where she is hosting Tablescape Thursday. Also below this button is Foodie Friday.


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TABLESCAPE THURSDAY & FOODIE FRIDAY – VALENTINE MORNING BREAKFAST

TWO HEARTS
Menu
Scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, heart shaped pancakes, strawberry preserves, orange juice and black tea.

Our breakfast table in the kitchen is set with a white table cloth, red place mats, and the flatware is monogrammed with our initial. The new white teapot, I just got from a store called Jerome Tanks in Philadelphia, Mississippi for five dollars. This is a great store, everything is new and they carry just about anything you can think of.

The centerpiece is a vase of three light roses, with tiny hearts, and two birds, I bought at the Dollar Tree. The red plates are from Walmart.
Two red candles sit upon my Early American Prescut crystal, as are the butter dish, creamer, sugar dish, and juice glass.

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Now being from the south, we have got to have our grits.

Hubby sat down and looked at the white dishes. Where did these come from? I said they were your grandmother’s everyday dishes. I got the dishes for our daughter, Suzette after the family had taken what they wanted after your Grandmother on your Daddy’s side died. They were left in the house for years. I took them out of the cabinet this week and cleaned them up. Hubby said I have not seen these white dishes since I was around twelve, for she had left the dishes in the old home place, when she moved into a home beside one of her daughters. He was so happy to see his Grandmother’s dishes.

Close up of the place setting.

As we sat at the breakfast table, I looked down at the plate and said you made two hearts. Hubby said, for that is all we need.

Two hearts, Yours and Mine.

Being from the South, we have got to have our grits!

I set the table and Hubby cooked breakfast, while I had a relaxing soak in the bath. I stayed in a little longer and the grits had dried out just a little.

 
Our first Valentine’s Breakfast in thirty-one years of marriage.

Such a lovely way to start this day.

To see more lovely table settings visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch, where she is hosting Tablescape Thursday.

Click here to go to Designs by Gollum 
whom is hosting Foodie Friday

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TABLESCAPE TUESDAY- WILD ROSE TABLE SETTING

A SUNDAY FAMILY DINNER
This past Sunday, I wanted my family close to me,
so I invited them home for Sunday dinner. 
 A wonderful time spent with my children and grandchildren.
My table is set with Staffordshire Engravings Wild Rose dishes. My sister Gloria gave me this twelve place setting while I was in the hospital, instead of flowers.

The cobalt blue glasses, I bought in a shop in South Carolina. The flatware is a mixture of pieces, my daughter Suzette has found for me.

On side board, the two Early American Prescut crystal lamps, a cobalt blue vase filled with the bouquet of white roses, I made and carried in my both of my daughter’s weddings.


I went shopping in my house for a centerpiece, most of my things are packed in boxes, for our remodel. I chose two blue crackled grape urns, placed both of my daughter’s silk bride’s bouquets, which I made inside each urn. My oldest daughter Jennifer’s round white rose bride’s bouquet is on the left, on the right is my daughter Suzette’s mixed white flowers and  white roses, which had a cascade. I let the cascade join the two urns together. I added two blue and white candle sticks on each side of the urns. Suzette found these candle sticks at a garage sale last summer.


Close up of a place setting.

Front view of the table set.

Menu of the peach cobbler, homegrown peas, corn, green beans with potatoes, ham, butter beans, macaroni and cheese. Tea in the cobalt blue pitcher, I bought at Cracker Barrell five years ago.

On the bread plate is, cinnamon bread,

baked from my friend Hazel’s recipe.

To see other lovely tablescapes, click here: Susan’s at Between Naps on the Porch, where she is hosting Tablescape Tuesday.

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FAMILY GATHERING TABLE SETTING

My Daughter, Jennifer 27th Birthday !

The table is set with my Early American Prescut Crystal on a battenburg table cloth which is once a curtain.

The Early American Prescut Crystal is filled with half wine and white grape juice.

The sandwiches are made of cream cheese mixed with green onions and crispy bacon bits. We served chocolate chip cookies, Jennifer’s loves double chocolate cake, peanuts, chips with rotel sage sausage dip, a bacon cream cheese dip and we also made banana splits in my Early American Prescut Crystal boats.

Miss Ruby’s chicken salad is the best!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER!

Yes, this room is still in remodeling stage.
To see more lovely tablescapes, click on the button Tablescape button on side bar to go to Between Naps On The Porch. where Susan is hosting Tablescape Tuesday.
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TABLE SETTING FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

I am the proud 100th Post Winner from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

I received these lovely red and silver ornament place card holders with the cards tied up in a bow. A sweet card from Susan’s cat, no it was from Susan. The card is just too cute, take a look! 

 Susan is hosting Tablescape Tuesday at  her blog Between Naps on the Porch. Just click the button below to see  more lovely tablescapes. 

Now remember my home is in a remodel zone!  Hubby has not got to the dining room yet with the sheet rock.
I want to share with you my wonderful place card holders.
 Below you can see my side board with part of my chandy, my husband and I made from three lamps and an antique bowl.

After seeing Susan’s stars she collects , I remembered an iron candle tree, I have not had out in years. Now my stars are not one of a kind as Susan’s, just oraments picked up at the dollar store. With the stars I used a few pearls, white roses, with two crystal candle holders on each side of the candle tree as my center piece.

My Early American Prescut Crystal  on the side board. The dip and chip holder, in the middle, is a rare piece to find.

Place setting of my Early American Prescut Crystal.
With Susan’s lovely ornament place card holders.

 Table set with the Early American Prescut Crystal.
The flatware is in a long  crystal dish.  

Close up of the sideboard with the two Early American Prescut Crystal lamps.
 

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