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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

BLACK and WHITE and CANDLELIGHT...

I KNOW you remember this from MARTY'S CLOCHE PARTY.
We had such fun...
and after I played around with my CLOCK dome,
I decided to do a tablescape with it... before I took it all apart..:)
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BLACK AND WHITE AND CANDLELIGHT...
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Plain and simple white plates beneath a cake dome...
* Vintage pistol handled flatware...no idea who makes this...

Same black and white plates, place mats, napkins...
When I first started LOVING to play in tablescapes,
I promised myself that I wouldn't buy dishes JUST FOR TABLESCAPES..
I sure would LIKE to, tho...
there's so many pretty things out there...*sigh
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Social Security budget just prohibits a lot of things that we really don't need.
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Sooo, I use what I have...
and I thrift a lot...
and, actually, I LOVE thrifting so much..
...the thrill of the hunt, ya know..:)
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I love this big lion head tureen..from GoodWill..
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I've always liked silver with white...
Like fresh, sparkly snow...
I absolutely LOVE the magic of CANDLES...
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I think most everyone loves candles.
Little tiny WHITE SALT CELLERS
found at GOODWILL...6 for a dollar...

Now, I am CALLING them salt cellers...
not really sure just what they are but...
they will hold salt...or a candle...or nuts..or candies...
I just thought they were cute.
My thrifted glasses...

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My sweet daughter made the most delightful meal for us..
We started off with her homemade BROCCOLI and CHEDDAR soup..
sprinkled with herb croutons...
sooo delicious.

A MUSHROOM and ONION FRITTATA
that just melted in our mouths...
Fresh CORN FRITTERS and garden veggies added to the deliciousness...
"Where did you learn to cook like this, little girl?...It surely wasn't from me."
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I CAN, however, make a CHOCOLATE PUDDING.....
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...served with WHIPPED CREAM, piled HIGH..
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...and ALWAYS served in the prettiest of glasses...
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On the outside...looking in..
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*sigh...such a lovely time...
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Magical candles on a dark FALLISH night..
Early mornings and late evenings and nights have taken on a little NIP
out here in WEST TEXAS...
a few trees have changing leaves but...not many yet.
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If you're ever IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD...
please stop by SWEET NOTHINGS...
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I'll always have a place at the table for you...
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LINKING with TABLESCAPE THURSDAY

43 comments:

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

I want to come to your house for dinner! Your table looks wonderful! I have that same lions head tureen, I think....tell me what it says on the bottom. I got mine at a thrift store too. Originally it sells at William Sonoma for something like $139.00....if it is the same one!
Hugs,
Penny

glimpse of my world said...

Love it dear... please come over and help me welcome a new addition... hugs!

Sarah said...

You know I'd love to join you for dinner at your house. All that black and white check, not to mention that delicious food. Great table! ~ Sarah

Kristen White said...

Your table vignette is stunning! It looks so romantic lit by candlelight...and dinner looks sooooo yummy!!!
Kristen

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Always so pretty when I visit here. And Black & White is just my favorite.
Then before I commented, I googled Corn fritters because they sound so good. Guess that tomorrow I will give them a try.
I always leave your place, hungry..:)

Alycia Nichols said...

That is just the cutest thing with those cloches!!! I especially liked the one with the stacked cups & saucers! Beautiful stemware, too, and I really like the black & white checkered theme!

Karena said...

BJ absolutely beautiful tablescape I adore the colors theme.

I have a Giveaway by the French Basketeer that I think you will love!

Karena
Art by Karena

Edie Marie's Attic said...

How gorgeous BJ!! Love the black & white!! I like the casual checks with the silver and sparkling glass... very chic yet whimsical. You get the "tablescape" award as far as I'm concerned!!

Big hugs, Sherry

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful table BJ! I love the shots looking in the window! Dinner and dessert look mighty fine too:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

The black and white and silver table looks so elegant by candlelight! This may be one of my favorites that you have done BJ. Passersby must wish they were inside when they look through your window:>)

Nancy's Notes said...

BJ, what a fabulous dinner and what a gorgeous setting! I love black and white, it's so crisp and charming!

Enjoy your day~
Nancy

Patti said...

Beautiful table setting...love the black and white (of course!!) And the meal looked SOOO GOOD!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beau-TI-ful! So pretty and romantic will all the candlelight! You even make chocolate pudding look elegant, girl!
xoxo

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Your photos are soooo inviting! The meal looks delicious, I love broccoli and cheddar soup. I really like the night photos looking in....I'm nosey like that!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhh, I'm lovin' the B&W look here in your blog. I know. It may change soon. [I change mine, allllllll the time, so I understand] But I love to notice "new looks." :-)

So love the peeks inside, through windows! Just like being able to take a walk, up your street. :-)

Happy Mabon, Autumn Equinox, and Full Harvest Moon!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Black and white, silver and glass, it just doesn't get prettier than that. Love the shot from outside.

Celly B said...

The black gingham is so cute! That cup-and-saucer tower under glass is adorable! I love the photo taken from outside the window!

vignette design said...

Hi BJ! Thanks for "stalking my blog!" hehe. I hope you find the perfect faux bamboo hall tree.
Love your black and white table. And I love your white porcelain containers with the words on them in a previous post. I think I need to stalk your blog!

Debbie said...

I loved your teacup clock dome cloche from last week and am so glad you built a whole tablescape around it. Black and white is just plain perfect EVERY time to me.

There's something about it.

This table is great!

(And my budget requires that I work with what I have or thrift too. I'm in your club. Good thing I play dishes with my mother and sister, yes?)

AshTreeCottage said...

What a stunning table and that menu sounds divine!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

AshTreeCottage said...

What a stunning table and that menu sounds divine!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Your black and white table is so charming! I really love the two sizes of gingham and the plates with the black border design. You are also great at bargain hunting!

Theresa said...

I am with Penny, I want to come for dinner too! Have us over and put out these beautiful checkered table setting!

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Life on the Edge said...

You may be on a budget, but your table looks just as elegant and beautiful as one that someone had spent lots of money on! I too love to find lovely things for cheap. Goodwill is my favorite place. Your palate of black and white with crystal and silver is just gorgeous.

Kady
Life on the Edge

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
What a beautiful table setting. Oh my gosh, I love the black and white, and with the candles it is SO romantic.

The clock dome with the teacups and saucers is just precious. I wish we lived closer, so that you could come over and help me set my table. It just never seems to be quite right. I keep trying though.

Such a beautiful table BJ and I thank you so much for sharing.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Kathleen said...

That was beautiful, BJ. I love the shot with the window. The table looks just lovely! I think I have the same "napkins" ! :) In purple too!

claudie said...

You do make the best puddin' B.J.
LOVED your table. LOVE the black and white too.
I know that if I EVER get to W.Texas, you can be darn sure that I would not be looking in, but sitting with you and your sweet family : )
Happy FFB
Love Claudie
xooxo
P.S. If you try FIREFOX (browser), you might get to see one of my posts... just saying : )
I have to use FIREFOX every time I visit my dear Jeanne now. Not sure why.

Sue said...

I really loved the glimpse of your table through the window, B.J. It's such a pretty table, all done in black/wnite/silver. hmmmm.... I think I even spotted a pair of silver birdies in there, too. *grin*
And of course, I'm hungry again now!
hugs, Sue

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful table, beautiful home beautiful meal!
I love black and white, and you certainly know how to set a lovely and creative table!
Your cloche with the cups and saucers is so delightful. I need to get a couple more cloches. THey look so pretty.
What makes your style so unique and gorgeous is how you put it all together. You have a gift, dear friend!

xo Yvonne

Dining Delight said...

Love the black & white colour combo and the teacups under glass is a terrific centerpiece! Yummy food and cozy setting with the candles, what more could you ask for! And yes...isn't it hard resisting buying new dishes for 'scapes!!??

DD

Halie said...

It's my first time to drop by here. Thank you for inviting me in. The table setting is a great work of art. I love it so much!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Don't I wish I was in your neighborhood! Your table is fabulous and you have FOOD on it. It looks delicious. Your blog looks so autumnal. xoxo Nancy

Jacqueline said...

ABsolutely gorgeous. I loved looking inside like I was the little girl selling candles, wishing I could come in for the meal, especially the chocolate pudding. Everything is so elegant.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

What a beautiful table!
Stopping by from the 403 Main hop, and look forward to seeing what other goodies you have :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great house -- I love your black and white table and that you used your cloche on the table. The dinner looks wonderful! (as always!)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

So comforting...and yet at the same time romantic looking!! well done.

Sheherazade is my link to Show n Tell...a doll I finished for the Halloween Season coming up. I do hope you can find time to visit with me! Have a super Friday, and a blessed weekend.

Mimi said...
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Mimi said...

BJ, you have outdone yourself this week...♥♥♥ your black and white table, it is stunning. This table is one of my all time favorites. Have a great weekend!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi BJ!

Now this is just the most darling perfect black and white table! Everything is just so charming and wonderful!

Have a terrific weekend!

Entertaining Women said...

The black and white tablescape is lovely. Adding the shot of silver really elevated the design quotient of your entire look. Great job! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Beth said...

Your dining area is charming - I just loved peeking in from outside. Love your table linens and your black and white theme. This is a really pretty table and the food looks great, BJ! (Yours always does...can I join you for dinner sometime?!!) Hope you are doing well and have a nice wknd.
Blessings, Beth

Holly said...

I really really love black and white. Your table is fabulous and I adore getting a peek at all of your thrifty finds. Great photos.

Holly said...

Oh I almost forgot...the soup and frittata sound fabulous...and of course so does topping the meal off with chocolate pudding...yummy!