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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

HOMESPUN GOODNESS

Hello, bloggers...
Here it is...time for another fabulous TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
with FOODIE FRIDAY right behind it.
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I have these lovely flowers, still so so pretty, from our anniversary party..
and wanted to do a table using them before they wilted.
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HOMESPUN
...that word reminds me of crocks, quilts, all things HOMEMADE...
So, I layered a HOME MADE QUILT as a tablecloth....


All the different colors went so well with THE FLOWERS..

VINTAGE Blue and white transferware brought out the blues in the quilt...

This is a COUNTRY TABLE...all the way....

Blue and white plates layered on solid white, larger plates from PIER 1.

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It's just a LOT of fun, using mix-matched, VINTAGE flateware
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I used another blue-band crock for an old fashioned SPOONER...
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It seems to be all about THE FLOWERS...:)
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THE FLOWERS, highlighting my mother's
BEAUTIFUL QUILT that hangs on my dining room wall..
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One of the cousins that visited last weekend brought this
JUG OF APPLE CIDER
plus that cute little jar of RED HOTS...
She heated the cider, added the RED HOTS to it and
then poured us a cup....
DEE-LISH !
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She said, served in clear cups, this was a beautiful drink for CHRISTMAS...
UMMMM, it is really good.
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I also just had to try the new RED centered OREOS..
with a BIG goblet full of
ICY COLD MILK.....
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Closed my eyes and thought I'd gone to heaven !!

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56 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I absolutely love this table! The colors, the country flavor and coziness, the blue and white that is always a joy to behold on a table...all of it. Just beautiful, bj!!

Sher said...

I love your table, but BJ, this is Wednesday! ; )
Hugs,
Sher

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
You are amazing when it comes to presenting a beautiful tablescape.
Your country presentation is stunning. I love the quilt, the crock of flowers, the dishes, love it all!

The new photo of you and your Mr. Sweet Nothings is so cute!! Love it!

hugs
Sissie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am loving the wonderful homespun tablescape BJ. The blue and white china, wonderful quilt, beautiful flowers....all the perfect combination.

I also love your countdown to your Alaska trip....
xoxox
Penny

Tennis Girl said...

BJ,
Oreos and milk. Can it get any better??? Yes, wait, if you get the double stuff oreos!
xo
Robin

Kathleen said...

Hi BJ,
Still on Cloud Nine? Your table is very homespun, and cozy. I love that blue and white casserole!
I bought the yellow oreo's for the gkids, but they left them here, oh well..:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The quilt is perfect with the flowers - beautiful!

~~Carol~~ said...

Now this is my kind of tablescape! Starting with the pretty quilt, to the crock that the flowers are in, and the beautiful blue transferware, not to mention the apple cider, I would love to pull up a chair to this table!
Happy VTT!
Carol
p.s. Happy Anniversary! You're a cute couple!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your table. I love vintage dishes and silverware. I am always on the lookout for pieces. Happy VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Queenmothermamaw said...

This is my kind of place. Lovely county look. I used to have the green willow and must have given it away. All I can find is the meat platter. I bet I go to the Peddler's Mall shopping in a few days. We got our invite to our anniversary reception today. I called my daughter to RSVP and told her we couldn't make it. Had other plans. Of course I was kidding. I also discovered my original cake topper is missing from my china cabinet. LOL. Of course I put it right up in front so it would be sure to be found.
QMM

Coloradolady said...

This table is beautiful, love the quilt as the tablecloth...makes a great homey touch!! And of course I love your dishes...so pretty!! Have a great VTT!

Elizabeth said...

I love mixing vintage silverware, too, BJ!

Tara Beaulieu said...

What an absolutely cozy and inviting table you've set! So colorful and welcoming. I think displaying the extra flatware in the crock was an ingenious idea and the red hots in the cider- OMG, YUM! Happy VTT and thanks for sharing!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello BJ! I LOVE your tablescape...beautiful blue and white dishes (which I love!) and the quilt that goes with the colors in the flowers...WOW! You take such lovely pictures it's a real pleasure to visit your blog. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday! Best wishes....Maura

CC said...

BJ, I love it all, from that beautiful quilt to the silver..the dishes and flowers, everything was perfect and beautiful. I wish I had your touch...and yum to Oreos and milk..icy,icy cold milk. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

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Miss Janice said...

Love the quilt as the tablecloth! I also love the mis-matched vintage flatware...gorgeous! I know you enjoy that great swing on your porch:)

Linda said...

This is such a pretty table. Love the quilt and the wonderful blue transfer ware but the flowers are just gorgeous!

Deborah said...

It is all about flowers and blue on your pretty table. I think you did an awesome job. Happy VTT!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love using quilts as a tablecloth, and yours is a beauty. The entire tablescape looks so pretty.
Blessings,
Marcia

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...... Kristina ...... said...

Oh it looks beautiful!
I have just read through your posts and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and sweet hubby,the picture of you with your surprise trip made me cry it was so touching and you have a wonderful family and so much love around you!
Could you pop on overto my blog ? i really need your help..
Lots of love Kristina XxX

Elizabeth said...

Love the table! Your table cloth is divine!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the quilt used as a tablecloth, it looks so soft and pretty. Your table just makes me want to sit down and chat over a good meal. Very homey and so very pretty!

Kissed by an Angel said...

What a gorgeous table setting!! Says FAMILY!! I love it!!! Your flowers are still really beautiful!! The milk and Oreos look pretty good too!!!
xxxx

...... Kristina ...... said...

Thank you so much!
You are the best adopted Grandma a girl could wish for!
I love you!
Kristina Xxx

Vonlipi said...

Beautiful dishes! And I love the mismatched flatware. Happy VTT!

Tanya said...

A very pretty table. I love using quilts for a tablecloth. Pass the Oreos please!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful table, BJ. I love all the bright, pretty colors!! And your blue dishes are just lovely! I really like this country look.

I have never seen the red filled Oreo's. Maybe because I avoid the cookie aisle! ;-)

Ginger said...

Very pretty!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love this tablescape! The blue and white is so pretty. Be blessed. Cindy

Ann said...

Louisburg Cider Mill is about 40 minutes from my house. They have wonderful festivals during the fall, love their apple cider. Your country table is so pretty with the transferware. Happy VTT

Denise Marie said...

love it all!!

Tricia said...

You're right, that gorgeous quilt sets off your lovely dishes perfectly! Such a welcoming table!

Jeanne said...

Hi BJ, my company left today and no one is coming to visit until Memorial Day. I won't know how to act. Laughing. Really, I am in need of a break from road trips and company. Now, I can blog to my heart's content.

Your tablescape is charming. Country charm at it's best. I love the nine square quilt with the awesome colors. Another great BJ clever idea. Also, using mixed flatware...nothing but vintage fun.

Have a wonderful time dreaming of your Alaska cruise. You are gonna love it.

Love you, Jeanne

Sarah said...

BJ, your country table is full of color and charm. I like the idea of using a quilt for a tablecloth and also the miss matched silver. Your blue and white dishes are the perfect match for this cheerful table. Thanks for sharing.
And a huge congratulations on celebrating 50 years together! Wow!

Mimi said...

BJ, love your table...see some of my Liberty Blue mixed in there! I love the mix and match silver, too.

Atticmag said...

Terrific vintage flatware. Thanks so much for the closeups. Those are great. -- Jane F.

© Jennifer Raley said...

and you always say you are not crafty! Beautiful flowers and I love the idea of the old quilt ... another one to tuck away in my head and heart! I have a knife in a set of flatware I picked up from my SIL's stuff and it's almost like one of your knives and BTW I never would have thought of mixing flatware like that and I absolutely love the idea! THANK YOU! Jenn

Pinky said...

BJ, what a sweet, pretty, country table! I love your quilt and the flowers still look terrific! It all looks so pretty! XO, Pinky

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ- you set a country charmer with your quilt! I just love it. And you are right, the flowers go so well with it. I also love your mixed flatware. Cozy, inviting and a real feel of home sweet home!
Yvonne

susan said...

BJ-Sorry I missed your anniversary! Your quilt is perfect with the flowers! My MIL used to put red hots in applesauce for the kids so I know it would be good in cider. I hope I can remember this at Christmas! :) It feels like "home" to me !

Dena said...

Evening Sweet BJ,

I love to visit and see your pretty tablescapes. I always feel so cozy and at home and with my crazy schedule that is like a great big hug! :)

Sending hugs back your way (((BJ)))

Dena

Miri said...

Beautiful table! Love the crock as vase.

Liz said...

Hi BJ, I love your 50th Anniversary picture! That is so cute!!!!

This is such a pretty table! I love a quilt on the table.

~Liz

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Hello, sweet BJ! Sorry it has been so long since I've been by for a visit.

The Yankee and I have been traveling doing shows, and when we're not doing the shows, we're working from sunup to sundown preparing items for the shows. WHEW!!!

Anyway, happy belated 50th! And, I love your new 50th pic with Mr. Sweet!

Also, saw where you won the table runner from The Old Painted Cottage. You've got quite a winning streak goin' this year.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Johanna said...

Hi BJ, that's an adorable quilt and makes a very nice tablecloth. I like the county looking table. Congratiulations for your anniversary.
Greetings, Johanna

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Goodness dear BJ,

You made me drool of all your fantastic collections. You always give me the wow factor.

50th is heavenly FAB moment. I will celebrate our 25th in 4 yrs.

Your such an angel.

Blessed always---

GrannySue said...

Your table is wonderful, it looks so comfortable, warm and fun. I always look forward to your posts and this one is certainly a great one. Thank you for sharing your table and your wonderful self. Love the photos of your 50th. Ya'll are so adorable.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I love your table setting. It is just wonderful. I love your blue and white plates!!!I am a new follower to your blog. I hope you have a chance to come say hi. Cheers, Lia

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

Right after I finish enjoying all the tablescapes from Thursday, I am trying a quilt on my table like yours. What a wonderful idea. And I have blue and white dishes, too. I'm urban, but the country contrast might work. I certainly enjoyed your creative country table -- very homey, warm, and inviting! I was drawn to it. Thanks!