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Tuesday, September 30, 2008



Many thanks to Susan for hosting this fabulous affair. There will be so many pretty tables to view and get some great ideas for your own be sure to stop by each one.
Don't forget to say thanks to SUSAN in a comment on HER beautiful table.
This week, I wanted to share a few more ROMANTIC place settings...

I am using my vintage white with green place setting on one of my solid white PIER ONE plates..atop my silver colored charger. (i know...u can c that for yourself but i needed 'words' here)
I don't have any other chargers but plan to get some GOLD ones at HOBBY LOBBY to use during CHRISTMAS...
gold and red is a really hard combination to beat !!
Have you ever had SLICED PINEAPPLE, with HELLMANN'S REAL MAYO, sprinkled with grated cheese on a bed of lettuce ?
I grew up on this tasty, little side salad and we still have it often......

I use those little white BIRD salt and peppers
ALL THE TIME... if you will notice, they are in almost every one of my table settings...
I'm going back to TARGET for another set.....right away!! JUST IN CASE !!
The charming little French pot was given to me by STACY, aka BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER...

The green, vintage goblets that belonged to MOM seem to go great with every single thing I do on my table.
"Thanks for choosing the green, Mom !"
This vintage little plate looks soooo good sitting on my
CLEAR PINK PLATES that I bought from WALMART about 10 or 12 years ago.
They are so pretty. I can't even begin to imagine WHY I bought only 6 at the time.
Probably thought, "I'll come back for more later"...
well, guess what.....
I've not seen them since !
glad to have the 6, anyway!!

Again...that little green goblet looks so good with PINK.


These vintage, pink rose plates....some of my favorite.
I've bought several pieces in thrift shops and I snap up every piece I find.
also loves this pattern and has a magnificent collection!

Once again, see how versatile the SOLID WHITE plates are?
They were a great investment and I use them ALL the time in so many different settings.

Now, sit down, put your feet up and have something


Many blessings and much love, bj
and many prayers for DEENA


Anita said...

So gorgeous!
I love that green goblet... :)

(Some fun news at Anita's Real Life if you've got a minute...)

Baby Vagabond said...

I so admire people who go to the trouble of setting a beautiful place setting!. One of these days, I'm going to stop buying fabric and start buying dishes! HA!

Have a Blessed Day......Rosie

Anonymous said...

Very nice..I don't think I have seen so many awards on any other blog. That;s really nice.

Amelia said...

I like your use of the white plates and decorate with color around them. I think bright and heavy patterns on plates make a pretty scene - but when it comes to eating off them I draw the line...give me a variation of white plate any time....I know I am wierd.

Have a great week and be thankful for all the blessings from God.

Stacey said...

Beautiful. I remember eating the pineapple/Hellman's combo when I was a kid.

I think I need some white plates!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
Your settings are gorgeous! and very inspiring,i especially love the little bird shakers,they are too cute.
Please pop over to our home for a minute when you have time.
MMM these sweet treats are yummy,thank you x
Love and kisses Kristina XxX

Brown-Eyes said...

Heh-heh-heh (evil laugh)...only 12 more days and you'll be gone and I can come STEAL those pink plates and green goblets! I don't remember ever seeing any pink dishes before except Melmac maybe..and of course depression glass.
Have a wonderful day! ;-) Bo

santamaker said...

Love the combination of white and pink and the goblets are divine! Yes, I would like a sweet! thank you!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your dishes are so gorgeous! Where do you keep all of them? I think you could set a different table every day for a week!

Beverly said...

Good morning, sweet friend.

I have white dishes, too, and they are so versatile. I picked them out 38 years ago when we got married, and everyone thought I was nuts, but I have never regretted it.

Your table settings looks so pretty and feminine today. I love your mother's green goblet.

nikkicrumpet said...

I gotta say it....I tried to bite my tongue...but dang woman.....YOU NEED A DISH INTERVENTION!!! Where do you store all these lovlies? I guess one of these days I'm gonna have to do one of my table scapes and show you all how real people set a table lol.

santamaker said...

BJ, I am concerned. What is going on with Sheila? I've noticed her picture on everyone's blog. Is she sick?

Smilingsal said...

The splash of color from the goblets sets off the white so nicely.

Virginia said...

Well is Tuesday, and as always your tablescape are gorgeous.
You have a talent to put things together beautifully.
You create the must pretty tablescape, and I love when you use thing that belonged to your mom, because is from her that you
probably became the beautiful person you seem to be.
Blessings, Virginia

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ, I'm feeling the need to decorate my table now! I haven't had the time to play with my dishes lately but I do have some wonderful transferware that needs to be out showing off :)


Grandma Faith said...

I enjoyed your lovely tablescapes. I knew you would get excited about Ruby Tuesday. Jump on board. Take care.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey bj...It's me yardsalequeen from RMS. I love your table's beautiful. Well, I have to tell you, I have never tried pineapples fixed like this it sounds delish...we always fixed pears like this. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Laurie said...

I think you posted about those sweet bird salt and pepper shakers before... 'cause I went and bought 2 sets right away and have enjoyed them since. Love you table settings...I'm tempted to try my own.. I bought plain white dishes right after my wedding but never did anything cute with them and now they are all broken and gone. :(

ceekay said...

I agree with you...white dishes and clear can do so much with them. Your settings are so pretty...and yes, go buy yourself some more chargers!!

beth at aunties said...

They all are so lovely! You are so incredibly talented and your loved ones must dine in beauty! I might find a Target, the birds are darling.
Thanks for sharing

Picket said...

Ohhhh this is so gorgeous those vintage dishes! Ohh and Beverly would be so proud of you for all the pretty pink eye candy! lol I love pineapple and I even put chunks of it on my chef salad with alittle ranch dressing..ohhhh it is fantastic...of course I think pineapple is great in anything! lol Loved the post girl...have a great day! (oh and I guess I should say congrats on winning that gorgeous tea cup set from Sherry's give away...even though I wanted one of those myself! lol)

Anonymous said...

ohhhhhh aaaaaaaahhhh pretty pretty! Your table settings are lovely and your dishes are lovely. Oh my now I have to go to Target to look for those bird salt and pepper shakers too...and I have never been to Hobby Lobby. We don't have it here...but it seems anyone who is someone is going there from reading your blogs...I hope I can find one too!

Everything is beautiful!
Thank you for sharing.

beddow said...

I love looking at all your table settings.
Have a great day!


Susie Q said...

Your tablescapes are a;ways a delight to see. So beautiful, elegant, yet warm and inviting. You do have a knack dear BJ!

Susie said...

Hi BJ,
Loved seeing your pretty table settings
My Mom used to make that same salad except she used pears instead of pineapple. (and we call it Best Foods mayo here :)

salmagundi said...

We got to see some more of your beautiful dishes. Growing up we always had canned pear halves on lettuce with mayo and grated cheese. Thanks for reminding me - something different to fix with supper!!! Thanks for participating in Tablescape Tuesday; I always enjoy your posts. Sally

Terri and Bob said...

So much fun!! I love the place settings and your whimsical little touches! Thanks for this delightful post!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I especially like the pink roses china.......
So pretty!

jeanne said...

BJ, your tablescapes are always so sweet. I do love your mom's green goblets. Green is my favorite color, so need I say more? The only color charger I have is gold. I do love them at Christmas. The way you mix and match is so charming. I have never done that. I'm learning from you. smile. Have a great day.


Vera said...

everything on your blog always looks so pretty.

Betty said...

Very pretty table settings, PJ, but then you always have such beautiful things in your home.

I remember the pineapple and cheese salads. I love that combination.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi BJ...You just can't beat white!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What very pretty place settings you have with just a few changes!! Looks totally different. I love the pink clear WM plates with the little pink floral vintage plates atop them best! I, too, have some green goblets that seem to get used soooo much!!

Thanks for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

laurie said...

Lovely table setting, and your bird shakers are precious. laurie, a/k/a bargainhunr on RMS

imjacobsmom said...

BJ, So many pretty finds. I have those white bird S&P shakers, too. The pink walmart china - precious!, I've got the plain white china too and it is so versatile. , I'll have to dig them out for a future post., but it won't be as pretty as this! ~ Robyn

Cori G. said...

Beautiful dishes! It's such a shame to put food on them and cover them up...don't you agree?
How are things in your corner of the world? It's 6:45 in the evening and 91 degrees. Autumn! What really does that mean?!
Have a blessed evening!
XO Cori

Nancy said...

BJ, that is so pretty and elegant! I never really set table, but I think they are so beautiufl, and when I see yours it make me want to set a table! Nancy

Sue said...

Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!great job.


Meggie said...

Love your place settings, BJ! I recently bought green Anchor Hocking goblets from ebay. They, too, look so great on my table. You better hurry to Target for those S&P shakers...I think I got the last set....

Sandi McBride said...

Who would have thought that pictures of china could be so beautiful? Oh, mix me a little cottage cheese in the Hellmans Mayo please...a little extra grating of it!

lolasmom said...

Lovin' the pink dishes! I'm looking forward to following all your pink posts this month!

Ruthie said...

I love your table settings. And the green goblets are wonderful. Isn't it fun to use special things from our mom?

RetiredAtLast said...

The pineapple sounds good. I've only had it with pears. And always with a sweet red cherry on top. The red would match beautifully with your lovely table setting.

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi BJ...sorry taken me a bit to get by here. I love ALL your beautiful table settings...girl, you do have some beautiful china. And those green goblets do go so well with all of them! Your Mom knew what she was doing when she bought those! Thanks for sharing all this wonderful eye candy! Susan