Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Giveaway time and Tablescape Thursday.......fruit salad anyone?!


Over 200 posts, was going to do a 200 post give away and then I got slowed up and
also was not sure what I would give away totally. I want to stuff the box I send full.
So now I am doing one and I am not going to show or tell what all will be in it, but will be fun, a bit of old, a bit of bling, a bit of fun, a bit of crafty.....so join the fun and post a comment saying you want to enter on this post between now and April 30th. Then on May 1 I will have DH draw the number from all the post comments.
Hope to see you here for some fun and maybe a chance to win!
(Click on photos below to enlarge)
"The Prize" photo is of an old piece of Ephemera we found in a trunk of family things.
I like the picture alot, I am not sure but I think it was from an old school tablet of paper, the cover.

And also is is time for Tablescape Thursday thanks to Susan at,http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.
Stop in her blog and check out all the other posters who have set their tables this week, it is always fun!

Wow it is Thursday again, so time to set the table. I had gotten all my Easter things put away this week, so the dining room got changed out. I sure like the Easter setting but always fun to have a change.
This week a bit of Fruit Salad decore, maybe we will get some friends over for some dinner and poor some wine with it!

A bit of a fruit salady table this week, colors = burgandy, olive and white or cream.

Have no idea why it turned this photo side ways. Anyway, I like the pretty border on these plates, my colors, burgandy and olive.

Place setting is done in Queen's "Hookers Fruit" pattern. I only bought the pear and plum pieces
as those reminded me of my grandparents farm, they use to raise both those fruits on their farm in Grandview WA. I can remember helping to pick them in the orchards.
Used my olive green mercury water goblets and the Biltmore "Regal Gold" wine glasses I got recently for $3 each. Also used nice crisp burgandy linen napkins and my burgandy handled flatware again.

Center piece of some faux greenery, nest, in urns with a touch of pear on
a mirrored tray.

A very old piece of milk glass, pear condiment or mustard jar by the Westmoreland Specialty Co.,
adds a little accent to the table.

The sideboard with family hand painted Tea cups in rack, moss balls, pear scented candles
in my milk glass candlesticks, faux pears in the glass jar aka beverage server.

A matching pitcher to the plates. Now I sort of wish I had gotten more
pieces to this set.

The side board gets some fruit pears added to the crystal jar and
some of my pieces of milk glass, some have pear design also.

I sure am enjoying the newer old chandelier,
it just makes the room now.
My early Mother's Day gift from DH!!
Have a good Thursday everyone!


Michelle said...

"Hookers Fruit" pear and plum are gorgeous!

Don't you just love buying things with such precious memories!

Myrna said...

Oh--I ALWAYS love your tablescapes!
Beautiful job!
And please enter me in your giveaway!! Congrats!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* This is so warmly, and honestly, heartwarming! Just delightful n' so lovely, and I thank you for sharing! Linda *

Raggedy Girl said...

Happy Table Scape Thursday!

I am stopping by to visit From Between Naps on The Porch and your classy burgundy table scape is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

from Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

Katy said...

Lovely tablescape! I'm having my first give away this week too! Make sure you come by my blog and check it out! ~Katy

niartist said...

Linda, it's beautiful - as always! And make sure to sign me up for that giveaway! I'm sure it's gonna be a big box of fabulous! :)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Linda, :)
Congrats on 200 posts!
That is awesome.
I would love to win your surprises. Yeah!

Your table is stunning!
The dishes are beautiful and the sideboard as well.
I really like how you displayed the moss balls. That is pretty and so clever.

Your new blog design and crown are gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day my friend.
~Melissa :)

Joyce said...

So inviting and I love the little milk glass too. Isn't it so much fun to share all this with everyone? Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with me. Have a nice day.

ellen b. said...

Hi Linda! What a gorgeous room you have. The table is so beautifully scaped. The colors are so rich. Happy TT!

xinex said...

Beautiful plates and flatware and so becoming in your lovely dining room....Christine

Janie's World said...

Everything looks gorgeous! I love your color scheme and those dishes are to die for! I like how you've included the buffet in the tablescape - Looks great!

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love this-- from the color scheme to the fruit patterned dishes -- so beautiful! Lovely dining room, too. thanks! Cass

Chandy said...

What a great looking tablescape! I love those dishes!

Christi said...

Fruitiful - I mean beautiful! Very pretty.

Please enter me in your givaway!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Libby Murphy said...

Oh how regal! Looks like you put the royal touch to it. I even like the little red shades on your chandelier.

Happy Twirls

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very "tasteful"!!!

~CC Catherine said...

Linda, I love the milkglass., and the table is lovely! Very nice! ;) ~CC Catherine

Lavender Dreamer said...

Everything you have is so elegant! You are surrounded by beauty!

Michelle said...

The fruit is just beautiful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful again! Love that burgandy flatware. And that jar of pears is so pretty. laurie

Marsha's Mpressions said...

This is a beautiful room and a gorgious setting. I love your china and the sentiment that goes with them for you. How sweet.

Have a wonderful Friday, Marsha

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A very elegant tablescape! I like the fruit pattern on the china!


Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

What an elegant table. I love it! I also like how you've decorated your sideboard. Your colors are very rich indeed! Thanks for sharing. Please enter me on your giveaway too. Thanks!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Beautiful table setting. I love the pears in the beverage server!

Please count me in with your give-away. Stop by soon - I'm collecting comments right now for my 100th post give-away. Just 2 posts away.


Bellamere Cottage said...

Everthing looks royally lovely! Beee-u-ti-fulllllllll..........

Thank you so much for praying for Dodi. I really appreciate everyone lifting her up.

Blessings right back,

Kammy said...

Your tablescape is so Posh !
Love your dining room. Such a nice
job with all your accessories !
Thanks for sharing,
Hugs ~ Kammy

Carrie said...

Your dining room is beautiful. I enjoy the furniture and decorative accessories. The table setting and the sideboard is all very lovely and appealing.

Robin said...

Congratulations on your 200th posting. Your tablescape is lovely as is your china and that fabulous chandelier.

Hope your day has been beautiful

oh and yes....please count me in on your giveaway.

ann said...

congrats on your 200 the.thats quite a feat.
your tablescape is just lovely and i adore those dishes.
and YES i want to enter the giveaway.PLEASE......ANN

LdyDy said...

Very nice color scheme and very elegant. I am loving your beautiful dining room table and chairs. I really like that gold scroll design on the chairs and table. Wow!! 200 hundred posts! Congrats!!Here's to more blogging fun! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tablescape! 200th post! Wow I am still working on getting to the 100th one on my blog!

Would love to be entered for this great drawing!!