Friday, December 26, 2014

New Year's Day Breakfast Table for One

The best way to start the New Year is to set a nice table and enjoy a good breakfast - even if you live alone.

Over view of the table

The place setting

Pat and I found these vintage looking "Kellogg's Cereal" accent plates at Tuesday Morning a few years ago.

I am a real fan of yellow (as all of my family knows....) I just had to have these bold yellow Fitz & Floyd plates when I saw them on eBay.

The charger and sherbet/liner are American Sweetheart "Monax" Depression glass

The pale yellow thumbnail tumbler belonged to our Mother - I have always loved it. The white glass is from Pier 1.

No New Year's Diet Resolutions for least not the first day of the year.

Individual salt and pepper shakers 

Not your "today's updated and socially acceptable version" of Nancy Drew - this is the original edition the way is was first written republished by Applewood Books. I received a set of them from a dear friend who recently passed away. We both loved mysteries and of course, Nancy Drew was our favorite childhood heroine. Rereading them will be a wonderful way to remember Sue. 

 Where it came from:
Charger and Sherbet/Liner - American Sweetheart "Monax" by MacBeth-Evans Glass Company (1930-1936
Yellow Plates - by Fitz & Floyd from eBay
Accent Plate - "Vintage Kellogg" from Tuesday Morning
Flatware - from my collection
White Tumbler and Salt/Pepper Shaker - from Pier 1

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" this Sunday at Rustic & Refined:

We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Eskimo Nativity Table for One

We are late again this week - it seems that my new computer and I are not getting along very well. Thanks to Pat's husband, I am posting from his computer while mine is "misbehaving."

Anyway, Pat created a really cute table using one of my Nativity scenes. She pulled out Vintage Cobalt and Periwinkle Fiesta dinnerware to use - simple, sweet and perfect for Christmas.
The table - Pat used a shiny, white curtain for the tablecloth

The place setting

Yes, we just used these glasses but they were perfect for this "snowy" tablescape

Flatware is "Vault" by Gourmet Settings

Pat used multi-layers to give the nativity scene authenticity

One last look
Where it came from:
Dinnerware - Vintage Cobalt and Periwinkle Fiesta from eBay and
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Costco years ago
Glassware - White Portieux from eBay
Napkin and Overlay - from our collection
Gray Napkin Ring - made from an old wooden curtain ring spray painted
Nativity Scene - from my collection

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined:

We will also be joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa's Elf Table for One

Finally, I am able to post this week's table. (I've been having problems with my Internet Explorer/Google connection.) Anyway, everything seems to be OK for now.

This week's table is about using things that we have had around for a long time.
The table

The place setting

Flatware is "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings

Santa's elf hard at work

One last look
Where it came from:
Placemat - Ross Dress (and "Set Your Table") For Less
Flatware - "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings from TJMaxx
Red Charger - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Replacements
White Dinner Plate - "Kitchen Network" Basic White from Kohl's
Accent Plate - from Pier 1 several years ago
Glassware - Portieux White from eBay
Candy Cane Candle Holders/Flower Pot - from Heurer's Florist (a local florist now out of business)
Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 last year
Elf - one of Zim's The Elf Themselves (I cannot find his name anywhere)

We will be joining Christine's "Table It" at Rustic & Refined this week:

We will also be joining Kathleen's Cuisine's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday:

And we will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cuisine Kathleen's December Challenge

One of our favorite things to do is participate in Cuisine Kathleen's Challenges. This week's challenge was to select a tablescape picture from a magazine or from Pinterest and copy it. Our table is taken from Southern Lady Holidays, Christmas, 2012. "French-inspired accents lend a Continental charm" to the Holiday setting, according to the magazine. While there was not much "Christmas" to the setting, it was beautiful.
The inspiration place setting - a small Limoges box sits on an elegant Herend plate. A pink rose arrangement in a large urn and crystal goblets finish the look. 

Their place setting

Our place setting - Pat went with blue china to compliment the Limoges "egg." She layered the white tablecloth with a gold overlay to add to the glitz.

The pattern is called "Athene" by Paragon China. The detail is beautiful.

Another picture from the magazine shows an assortment of Limoges boxes, so Pat layered a few on the table

One last look

Where it came from:
Gold Tablecloth Overlay - from our collection
Gold Leaf Charger - from Costco years ago
Dinnerware - "Athene" by Paragon China from eBay
Glassware - "Esprit" from Princess House years ago
Gold Flatware - from F.B. Rogers
Crystal Candle Holders - from Pat's collection
Individual Crystal Salt/Pepper Shakers - by Godinger Crystal from eBay
Limoges trinket boxes - from our Mother

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Monday:

We will also be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" December Challenge this Wednesday:

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday:

The detail inside all the Limoges trinket boxes is incredible. Here is a sample.