Thank you so much for your prayers, emails and kind conversation. I always knew bloggers were special people, even before I started blogging. Your kindness is uplifting and I treasure your friendship.
I plan on staying inside and lying low for the next couple of week. I will repost a couple of things and a couple of you have agreed to do a guest post for me.
Today I am reposting a tablescape I did last spring with my Desert Rose pattern by Franscisan. Most of it is vintage although I purchased it new. I stopped buying when Franscisan sold out and the new stuff got UGLY!
I hope you will enjoy this beautiful pattern and my interpretation
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
It is getting warmer and we have had
a few beautiful days.
It was beautiful yesterday. I left for therapy early so I could go by GW. I have said before that our GW never has anything. I went anyway.
As luck would have it I found this Longaberger look alike for on $1.00. Not quite the LB quality but really nice. For $1.00 it was going home with me.
|I had planned to use this Irish runner buy decided to use it next week. Nice little basket, yes?|
|I like the way the handle curves|
|Sturdy for $1.00|
I stopped at Kroger and picked up some Primrose for my centerpiece. Bob came today bringing his free flowers, Pink Roses. That's when I decided to change what I had planned for the tablescape. I decided to use my Franciscan Desert Rose.
|I used the pink roses and the primrose.|
|I love these green and white placements. I think, in blog lingo, this is a vintage, chippy and shabby charger.|
|I added my vintage Franciscan Desert Rose dinner plate. I hate the new stuff they are selling. Won't buy it.|
|Pink salad plate|
|Forgot to get a pic of just the rimmed soup. Added linen and crochet, starched, napkin and yellow rose ring.|
|I love the Wallace sterling flatware, Waltz of Spring|
|Bob's free roses, forsythia and greenery from the yard.|
|I ended up using the primrose|
I have enough serving pieces to enjoy using them often, serving most anything. This would be a typical setting with family in the kitchen. I did a similar table with the same china for my daughter,
Kim, the last time she was in town.
|Purchased votive holders during after Christmas sales.|
|The water goblets were a thrift store find. Pattern unknown. Only had four.|
|This is my favorite pic. I think I used it twice. That's OK, it's my fairytale. Love the napkin rings, I got them from ebay. Ebay is gooooood.|
|relish dish was thrift store find|
|Bob thought this was a real rose. Our eyes are failing you know!|
|I just love the napkin rings. Did I say that before? The napkins are vintage. I think they go well with the charger.|
I hope you have enjoyed my "Ode to Spring"
I am joining the following gracious hostesses