Friday, November 19, 2010


I am joining the following parties:

 Susan @BNOTP Tablescape Thursday

Chic On A Shoestring/Flaunt It Friday

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Southern In My Heart

Marty's Tabletop Tuesday


Please Link to these great parties for lots of inspiration!!


After three weeks across the pond and on the high seas I had to scramble
to participate in the wonderful "Tablescape Thursday"

With family coming in for "Turkey Day" I thought I should do something else for Fall before pulling out the Christmas "stuff".

So let me "WEIGH IN"!!

This vintage scale is a permanent resident in the kitchen.

It is usually decorated for the seasons.

Love the mirrors on the sides.

The scale always sits upon this old washstand.

Last used in Herrin, Illinois in 1986, I am sure it is much older than that.

I sure hope I can make this qualify as a tablescape!!
 It has a "TOP", soooooo I could use it for a table.
 I am definitely going to "SCAPE" it.

Now that's settled.
Let"s start with a basket.
 I am sure most of you have one of these baskets in one form or another.

For added lift,I am adding the separator
which is normally used to separate the dishes.

OOPs, we missed the process.
I am shaky for some reason so those pics got deleted.
Don't you love that delete button!!

I used some real and some not so real elements.

There were a few lime light hydrangea left when we got home.
Funny, these came off the same bush but all are a little different.

I found some crape myrtle stems and some spanish moss.
I did spray the moss before bringing it into the house!

How do you like "Mr Birdie"
He's NOT worried
He knows he is to small for the big dinner.

"Ole Tom" thinks he is big stuff but he won't feed my crowd!

Hope my kids like it!

That's it for today, dear friends!
I hope you enjoyed my efforts and our visit.
If so please leave me a comment.

I sure am glad to be home and I will visiting all of you soon!
Don't forget to link back to the Gracious Hostesses listed above
for inspiration!

Next time I will tell you about my Sweet Old Bob's stay
 at a couple of Paris hospitals!


Jackie said...

Morning and welcome home. I am looking forward to hearing about your trip. Bob in a Paris hospital, that doesn't sound too good, hope he is OK now?

Love all your photographs in your tablescape. You will see mine was a slightly different "scape" too!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Jackie said...

PS I think there is something wrong with the first pic on the post. Jackie.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Welcome home! Love your vignette, Happy Thanksgiving:@)

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Welcome back! We missed you at Tablescape Thursday! Love your post's title -- very clever! The scale looks great all decorated for fall -- love the mix of real and faux godies in the wonderful basket. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Miss Char said...

Hooray, your back, you were missed. Your tabletop is darn cute and just perfect for the holiday season. Thanks so much for sharing and again, welcome home.

The Homemaker said...

I'm glad to hear that you're back, safe and sound! Wow, you surely sounded relaxed and happy after that trip in Europe :) Very cute Tablescape. I have THAT kind of basket in a different form...LOL!

Mimi said...

I remember the little store in the town I grew up in having one of those scales to weigh out the meat and cheese. You are ever so creative to use it in that beautiful vignette

Marydon said...

So glad you are back from Europe ... did miss hearing from you.

Your scale vignette is wonderful & clever!, very festive. Great idea. I so remember this scale as a child in the grocery store & meat market.

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Denise @ said...

Gosh! That is soooo cool. I love vintage items and am amazed how people make them fit right into their home with on problem. That is a wonderful arrangement. And Mr. Birdie is sweet.

I like the dresser (?) the whole thing is sitting on too. I will definitely be back.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love, love, your scale. It is just fabulous and your basket arrangement is just stunning. You always have the most beautiful floral arrangements and I just love the different containers you use and how you display them. Always such an inspiration. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That scale is just awesome!! The basket is an added bonus! Beautiful floral arrangement!

annh said...

Welcome home and looking forward to hearing about your trip. Freezing fog here and that typical dank day.
Happy weekend and love your basket arrangement.

Jacqueline said...

Welcome back from your trip! I know the panic it puts in when you have been away. I love this scape. What a wonderful scale and you do such a beautiful job of making it part of the lovely decor. Can't wait to see what it looks like for Christmas. This was very inspiring, that we can take our old treasures and decorate them. Loved it.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Welcome home -- Love your scalescape -- how adorable that little bird and Tom turkey are among the flowers and moss.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi there! I just found your blog. It looks like I've been missing out. Love the scale and all the other tablescapes I see when I scroll down. You certainly have a way with dishes and tables! :)


Pam said...

Welcome home. That Longaberger basket display looks great. Love all turkey on top.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Welcome Back. how was your trip?
so creative Ginger ... your scale looks so beautiful and inspiring after your efforts and creativity ... your little birdie is so cute... just a darling... very lovely
What do you say if we have a cup of tea with some sweet cookies at

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad to see you're back home safe and sound... Sounds like hopefully your Bob is, too. I fear he may have come home with more memories than he'd like.

Your old scale is great! You should link it to Tabletop Tuesday! Happy Turkey Day to you and yours!

mississippi artist said...

I love your tablescape. It is so much fun to do a tablescape in an odd container or setting isn't it? Glad you are back home safe.

Debbie said...

Welcome Home Ginger!~ I am glad you are back too. That is the neatest idea I have seen yet, it is such a neat piece and then to decorate it per season is even better. I enjoyed my break, and realize moderation is the key for me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. said...

Ginger, I LOVE it! That scale is marvelous. I wish you could come to my house to make some flower arrangements... That's one thing I totally stink at.. Your's is amazing!

Sherry said...

That scale is wonderful!! You did a great job on scaping it. Love the arrangement in the basket. Do post some of your trip to Europe, sounds very exciting. So sorry to hear you had to visit a hospital. Glad all is better.:) Thanks for stopping by.

Shelia said...

Welcome home! What a great feeling, isn't it? Oh, your olden scale is so lovely and I do love how your scaped it! The basket filled with Fallness is gorgeous!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ginger, I'm so glad you made it back safely! Welcome home! And I absolutely adore your tablescape. You can do flower arrangements like nobody's business! WOW! I wish I had your skill with this. Looks super!

I also want you to know that your comments on Eddie's blog were super as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ginger, and I love you, too. I'm so grateful that we've had a chance to meet in this wide world of blogging, and I look forward to getting to know you better.

Sending warm hugs your way...


Sheila :-)

Vanessa said...

Welcome home! I'm so glad you were able to link up to the party this week too! I absolutely love that vignette and your vintage scale is one of the prettiest I have ever seen...especially with the mirrors on the side. You did a fabulous job!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Thank you for stopping by. I love your vignette. Just beautiful. Great job!

Laura Wilkerson said...

I love this! Welcome to the blogging world....i'm new also and there's some very inspirational and creative ladies out there! Looks like you're one also.

Suzette said...

Love your arrangement! You are so creative! I think that definitely qualifies as a tablescape!

Anonymous said...

What?...Paris Hospital?...what happened to
Sweet Ole Bob aka SOB!...never met em' but I am concerned.
Can't hardly wait for the photo's.

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