Thursday, April 7, 2011

IS IT SPRING OR WHAT!!























Disclosure!! I have no idea why I have this enormous space between the end of this post and comment link!! I have tried to correct through editing. It only gets worse. If anyone has the answer to this dilemma PLEASE HELP!!
 I KNOW SOME OF YOU, IN OTHER AREAS,  ARE STILL LOOKING FOR SPRING.

I AM GETTING CABIN FEVER BUT AT LEAST SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN SAVANNAH!

WITH MY "SWEET OLD BOB'S" HELP,  I WAS ABLE TO BRING SPRINGTIME INSIDE.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CARRY DISHES AND ACCESSORIES TO AND FRO WHILE USING A WALKER.  I ASKED BOB TO BRING WHAT I NEEDED TO THE TABLE.  HE WAS SO SWEET AND CUTE "TOTING" DISHES. 
I will be using the kitchen table for awhile. It requires less dishes and is easier to navigate. You can see that Bob has already brought some dishes to the table. He is shaking his head but he keeps bringing "stuff" to the table. 
THE TABLE IS AN ANTIQUE,  FROM AN INN,  IN ENGLAND.  IT IS NARROWER THAN MOST TABLES.
The table is rubbed every couple of months with teak oil. There are two additional 12 inch draw extensions.
My Daughter, in Illinois, brought these dishes to me in March. She found them in a thrift shop in southern Illinois.
She brought me the little pure white dishes but I won't be using them today. I will be using the turquoise and white. This was a set of 59 pieces that she purchased for $25.00. YES! For all of them.

THE STACKING PROCESS
This placemat is really turquoise as you will notice later.
This beautiful pattern is "Petal Lane" by Taylor-Smith-Taylor and the pattern is from the 50's. It is a soft white with a silver rim, delicate turquoise flowers with touches of pink. My first kitchen was turquoise...stove, oven, sink. The whole shabang!
 A generous sized soup/salad/pasta bowl 
I am in love with the cup and saucer. Isn't it the cutest thing?
Today I am adding this fruit/berry bowl to hold another piece.
I mentioned this sherbet in my cupboard post HERE.
I purchased these with S and H Green Stamps in 1963. There wasn't a lot of money for dishes in those days.
Doesn't this say spring to you?  I love it. The napkins are a silver weave fabric and the silver is antique sterling introduced in 1902 by International Silversmiths. Pattern is Stratford. It is long since discontinued.

This pattern features carnations and exquisite detail on front and back. My skills and camera don't properly capture the detail.
Salad fork. Couldn't get good pic. Too much reflection.
Fruit spoon. Sorry about the pics. Pics don't do this silver justice.
I absolutely love this cup and saucer.




The orchid is a gift from a friend, this week. I hope my brown thumb doesn't kill it. Any tips for keeping orchids alive are appreciated.

I love the color inside the gravy boat and the detail on the ladle.

You can see the round tipped knife. That spot on the blade is not there. The blades are plate. You have seen the goblet before, it was thrifted.
It is so lovely now. My fingers are crossed.



The votives are from Dollar Tree

A small peek of the salt and pepper shakers and relish tray. Don't know where their closeups went.




I HOPE SPRING HAS ARRIVED WHERE YOU LIVE.
I ENJOYED SHARING SPRING IN MY KITCHEN.
I WILL BE JOINING THE FOLLOWING PARTIES:
PLEASE LINK UP TO THESE PARTIES FOR INSPIRATION. THANK YOU, DEAR FRIENDS FOR HOSTING.















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































44 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a pretty table, and yep, it says "spring"! Love that the turquoise is on the outside of some pieces and inside of others-enjoy:@)

Holly said...

Absolutely beautiful! I have some very similar vintage dishes and I just love them. The colors are just perfect for springtime.

Susan said...

Your table setting is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the dishes!

NanaDiana said...

It looks gorgeous! LOVE your dishes and your placemats. The cups are so pretty with the inside detailing. Nice job...and Old Bob did a good job of toting for you! Sweet Old Bob!!!! xxoo Diana

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Ginger that is a gorgeous table setting. I love the colors. How cute to add the grass and eggs. Southern Hospitality right there at it's best!
XO

La said...

Hi Ginger!

Your table is so springy and cheerful. I love the dishes your daughter bought you. The cup and saucer are my favorite pieces, too.

I hope your balance is improving. I think Sweet Old Bob is a doll. :o)

Martha said...

A beautiful table and so springy!

Allison Nicole said...

Yup I'm one of those still waiting for spring to arrive! Ugh..hope it will be here soon! Your table looks great! Have a nice day! :)

Jo said...

WHOO HOO!!!...my Savannah and sweet ole Bob is BACK!...I'm tickled!..what a great big smile on my face when I looked on my dashboard this morning!

YES! It's spring and I so glad to see you springn' into action, I know you are movin' slow but you have an awesome helper.
This "Spring Has Sprung" TABLESCAPE has really brightened our day.
Wait a minute did you say $25.00?
WOW what lovelies! She did good!
Absolutely Beautiful!
Hugs all around,
~JO
Lazy on Loblolly

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Those dishes are beautiful and make for such a gorgeous spring tablescape. Yes we are still waiting for spring. Congratulations on it making it to your neck of the woods!!! ~~Sherry~~

earthangel59 said...

I too had a turquoise kitchen when I first married. Got tired of it and now beginning to love it again.........especially after seeing your today blog.....just beautiful girl!!!

A Perfect Setting said...

How nice of your daughter to get those lovely dishes for you. The color is amazing, and your table is just beautiful for Spring! That silverware is gorgeous, I love how the design goes up on the bowls and tines!

Laura Wilkerson said...

Ms. Ginger, Your table setting is so pretty. I do love those long narrow old farmhouse tables....i've been looking for one myself. The cup and saucer is my favorite too. Give sweet old Bob a hug for me and I'm so glad to see he's taking such good care of you :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sweetladyelaine said...

A very pretty Spring table. I love the dishes and colors! Thank you for sharing..
Blessings,

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

That was an incredible deal on those pretty dishes and your table definitely says spring. Your original kitchen must have been a wonderful thing to see with all the turquoise appliances! Linda

Mallory said...

Looks great Ginger! I'm so excited for spring! Love the flowers!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Ginger, this is beautiful and how sweet of Bob to get the stuff out for you. Love your dishes and what beautiful color!

Sherri said...

Ginger, what a beautiful "Spring" table!! You did a wonderful job. I love that orchid! I have one just like it, it doesn't like tons of sun and don't over water-that is my only advice and mine bloomed again!

Tricia said...

Ginger, I just love this pretty spring table! The turquoise is perfect with those wonderful vintage dishes, and the antique silver is amazing -- thanks for the close-ups of the details! The orchid is just perfect as the finishing touch -- wonderful color! Your sweet assistant "did good"!

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful table! I love your china! So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Couldn't be prettier. I love the vintage dishes. Such a sweet daugther to think of her mom to buy such nice things for her. You are blessed my friend. The little nested eggs are such a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely gorgeous and springy. I have some of those beautiful placemats, don't the wavy edges just do something for a table. What a fun way to display your fabulous egg. Is it hand painted? It was fun to see you build it. Have a wonderful spring and pray that ours finally comes because I am so jealous of you southern girls!

Kathleen said...

It is beautiful Granny, and I hope you enjoyed doing it. The dishes are so pretty and delicate!
I know I get tired doing mine every week, all the carrying back and forth!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

That is a gorgeous table setting. The dishes are so delicate and pretty. You always do such a beautiful job setting a table. I wish I could have some of that talents. Thank you so much for sharing your beauiful table. Hugs, Karie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love it, Ginger! Love all the elements, but I am wild over your flatware. Oh, how gorgeous! The whole table is pretty and springy!

And Bob did a super job as your assistant. Yea, Bob!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dannyelle said...

I love your table, it's beautiful. Makes me want to go to the thrift store hunting. You have done such a lovely job, thanks for sharing.
Dannyelle at www.lifeisaparty.ca

CAS said...

Well, between you & your hubby, you certainly managed to set a completely adorable table. Those dishes are lovely. I'm crazy about turquoise, so I'm lovin' the cups! Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing some Spring!
CAS

Gina said...

This is such a beautiful Spring tablescape! I love the turquoise...it's perfect. I especially enjoyed your story of Bob toting the dishes around for you. Heehee, that's so sweet!

LV said...

You threw me with all those lovely dishes. I really like the table best of all. Also, I had a hard time finding where to comment. Enjoyed having you visit my place today.

podso said...

Your table is absolutely beautiful! I am a fan of turquoise, and it surely proclaims "spring." And I'm with you on the teacups. Sigh. And your loving husband of 52 years was so kind to get all that stuff out for you. Maybe you enjoyed a meal at that pretty table! I can tell you enjoyed creating it.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Ginger, your table is so beautiful. That turquoise color is just perfect for spring. Love every detail. I don't believe I've ever seen that silver pattern but it is exquisite.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Ginger... A very beautiful table setting first of all I love your table mat so cute and the colour is fab ... second I love the napkins... China is beautifies with delicacy... I really admire the choice of your daughter white and such soft pattern... its truly a soothing and relaxing effect on your table... very lovely one...

About the space oh I too don't know it continuously happened on my every post although space is not that much as yours but it is... I will find it out and if got any remady tell you in no time...
I would love if you please peek a little at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Sure you will find a crafty project of your choice from my library…
Love
Farah

Anonymous said...

I LOVE This china. Beautiful!!!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. Your tablescape is just so Beautiful sweet lady. I love the light blue mats for your lovely China you are so good putting your tablescapes together.

I Hoping you have a GREAT weekend.
XXOO
Diane

Kathy said...

Those are great dishes---I love the whole table in fact. I like the way the placements are rippled along the edges like an Easter hat!

On Crooked Creek said...

Ginger,
WoW! What a beautiful Spring tablescape! Your dishes are gorgeous! I remember my parents using S & H green stamps. "Mr. Ed" and I began saving them in the first year of our marriage...then when we went to the Army...I divided them evenly among both our parents. Never had the opportunity of making a purchase with them. Thank you for your sweet comment and visit. Stop by again soon, dear!
Fondly,
Pat

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...I love all the aqua. Your dishes are gorgeous, love the older patterns. Very pretty silverware pattern.
Have a great weekend!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What a gorgeous spring tablescape! That table is so beautiful. I really liked the detail on your silverware, too!

You do have some blogger issues going on. I don't know how to fix it because I would probably have to start over with my blog design to fix it if it was me!! Good luck!

Shirley said...

Oh I wish I could help you with this problem...but I have no clue...maybe you need to go to the dashboard and go into comments and see what you can find..
Good luck my friend...
/Shirley

Shirley said...

Maybe change your template or do one photo and see what you get...maybe one post without linking to any parties..it's all worth a try..

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Ginger, your dishes are beautiful! I love them! I also ADORE your silver! It is exquisite!!!! All the soft pastel colors just SING Spring! I never would have guessed the votives were from Dollar Tree! Thanks for sharing and your hubby is a dear to help you set it up! Hope he got an extra kiss! XO, Pinky

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ginger, I just love your turquoise and white tablescape! Everything is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pretty Spring table at my party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sarah said...

Well, the table is gorgeous! Love that soft turquoise. Sorry you are having problems with Blogger. ~ Sarah

Patricia Torres said...

Such a pretty table.. wow!! Loved the pastel blues.. Such a gorgeous.. gorgeous post!!

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