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Friday, November 4, 2011

A Homespun Country Table

This old fashioned table setting is probably my favorite of all my tablesettings and I thought I would
'play it again, Sam' for


THE inspiration for this homey table came from the bouquet of flowers
our children used at our 50th wedding anniversary party. 4/10/10
Almost everything used is from a thrift store, garage/estate sale or flea market..
♥♥...gotta love it...

...that word reminds me of crocks, quilts, all things HOMEMADE...♥♥
So, I layered a HOME MADE QUILT of mine 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....
Even my antique BLUE secretary in the background played along in this blue and white fantasy.
The vintage LIBERTY BLUE  plates layered on solid white, larger plates from PIER 1.
.....mixing the OLD with the NEW

It's just a LOT of fun, using mix-matched, VINTAGE flatware

I used another blue-banded crock for an old fashioned SPOONER...

It seems to be all about THE FLOWERS...:)
I really had fun putting this quilt making quilt tops and hate quilting..:(
THE FLOWERS, highlighting my mother's
BEAUTIFUL QUILT that hangs on my dining room wall..
I remember when she asked me what colors I would like in a quilt and I said I didn't care..
as long as it had RED....
Her quilts are a work of art...she was so good at everything she did.
One of the cousins that visited last weekend brought this
plus that cute little jar of RED HOTS...
She heated the cider, added the RED HOTS to it and
then poured us a cup....
She said, served in clear cups, this was a beautiful drink for CHRISTMAS...
I love Christmas and can't wait to decorate, cook, bake, wrap presents, listen to carols, be thankful, crisp, cold air, fires in the fireplace...
hot cider
spiced teas and flavored coffees
homemade cookies and new Christmas catalogs
It won't be long now.....*sigh
Cookies and milk, served on vintage plate and vintage Buttermilk Goblet....
another old fashioned idea.  
Have a blessed and fun day...
P.S. I have nearly all my Christmas shopping done...just a few left.  ♫♪
I love having them wrapped by Thanksgiving, putting up our tiny tree
the day AFTER Thanksgiving and having the time to mingle with the
crowds, having a flavored Latte at Barnes and Nobel, picking up good
smelling candles from Bath and Body Works.....
searching out extra fun
things to go in the stockings, already hung BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE.....♥ ♥ ♥
                   I CAN'T WAIT !!


Sweet Tea said...

You obviously got your "good at everything" talent from your Mom. Lovely table setting and flowers - what's not to like?! Good job, Missy.

Vee said...

You sure know how to host a gathering. The quilt just pulls all these beautiful things together in a delightful way.

I had two choices when last purchasing apple cider and I went with the glass jug. I'm so glad that I did. I feel as if I'm in good company! Now I just need some red hots.

NanaDiana said...

So pretty! All your blue and white is lcvely. Are those Currier and Ives? I gave my daughter the C&I set that belonged to her grandmother and she uses it for her Christmas dishes.

That quilt is gorgeous too! xo Diana

laurie said...

your table looks beautiful so warm and friendly, I love how you mix things up, it makes it so much more homey and approachable,, not cold or clinical or all matchy matchy, the apple cider with the red hots sounds so good and I wish I was as ready for christmas as you are,, wow!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you shared this table with us again. I love the quilt and the lovely shades of blue. How perfect with those lovely flowers. I have some of my Christmas shopping done but not all. You will be able to relax and really enjoy the season!
hugs, Linda

debi huntsman said...

bj, your table setting is so pretty. I LOVE the quilt. It pulls everything together so beautifully giving it that 'cozy, family style' look. Love it!

Neabear said...

I love your table. It is just my style with the colors and everything. Now I need to get my act together and clean my living room and dining room so I can enjoy it like that too. Your pictures give us a glimpse of a happy room!

How nice you have your shopping done! Me? nada....


Debbie said...

I love a homespun look and you most definitely achieved it with this table. The blue and white vintage china against that patchwork is just perfect.

I'm envious of you for the shopping. Every year, I say that I'll do that, and every year... same old Debbie.


Amish Stories said...

Thought id say hello while passing your blog by, and i hope you folks have a very nice weekend. We are maybe a little past fall peek colors for taking pictures of our tree's here in central Pennsylvania, but ill try anyway to go out one last time to snap some images. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

jeanne said...

Gosh bj, it isn't Thanksgiving yet and I am all excited about Christmas.HA! Homespun is exactly what your beautiful post is today. I want to come to your house for some cookies and milk. Well, I really don't like milk, so make it tea or coffee. Imagine, a girl growing up on a dairy farm not liking milk. ???

Love the spooner/crock and the quilt tablecloth but the beautiful flowers make it all come together so perfectly.

Yes, we are on the road again in Florida for football. Today is homecoming at UF and YIKES, Bill just poured egg beaters in our coffee and it tastes awful. Ha!, MEN!!! Seriously bj, I can't stop laughing. The cream and the eggs are in a carton. So I should understand this??? NOT!

Have a great weekend.
Love you much, Jeanne

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh my Dear, this post is so pretty, that it almost brings tears to my eyes! Happy tears of course.

Gentle hugs,
"Be like the sun and the meadow,
which are not in the least concerned
about the coming winter."

~ George Bernard Shaw

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Your Christmas shopping will soon be all-tied-up-in-a-bow. :-) Come on now Girlie, stop your braggin'!!! -giggles-

Gentle hugs,
"Be like the sun and the meadow,
which are not in the least concerned
about the coming winter."

~ George Bernard Shaw

Zondra Art said...

Great post! Your table is beautifuly decorated! Enjoy!:)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love this table setting BJ! Love the blue china, that quilt everything!

Anita said...

Gorgeous... and I love using quilts as table cloths :)
I see a fork in there just like the ones my Grandma used to have... great memories...
This is my favorite setting I've seen you do... feels like "home" :)

Kelly said...

What a sweet table setting. It looks like it belongs in a country farmhouse! I am jealous that you're almost done with your Christmas shopping. We haven't even started. My husband did start asking the boys what they wanted, so the wheels are turning anyway. Ha! My oldest son's birthday is in December, so we're always celebrating that in addition to Christmas that month.

Michele Smith said...

What a great tablescape, I love all of the beautiful colors and the mix matched silver.

I received your email too, we do have the same lamp!!! How great is that.
Have a great weekend!

chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

Pink hat, have a great weekend!

Kathleen said...

I have started, but not finished. I don't buy that much anymore. We give the gkids money towards their co, just a little something to wrap.

Your way is the best way. I don't like to go out in the snow storms to shop!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous table. I love so many elements of your table: the quilt, the blue and white transfer dishes, the flowers, the mix-matched silver, and those napkin rings (because I have some just like that and now I just might copycat you).

There is something so endearing about quilts. I'm with you, I like to piece the tops but the quilting part isn't as fun for me.

Your apple cider recipe sounds really good and easy, my favorite kind of recipe.

I used to be ready for Christmas by Thanksgiving, but that hasn't happened in years. I miss those days because for me it is fun to have most of it all done and then do as you do, enjoy a coffee and the decorations of the season without the stress. I'm aiming for that to happen again in the next few years. :)

On Crooked Creek said...

Love the quilt on your tablescape!!! Louisburg Cider? We use to live less than an hour south of Louisburg, Kansas and took many children there on field trips! So our Kansas cider made it's way to Texas...amazing! We'll be hosting Thanksgiving here...then I'll be going full speed ahead into Christmas. Enjoy your time with family as your efforts to enjoy the Season have truly paid it forward!

Patti said...

What a gorgeous table you have set there, BJ! Such a welcoming "homespun" feeling.

What's a spooner? Something for the gravy?

I love the quilt and the beautiful flowers.

Wish I could see it all in person!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! I love the quilt as a tablecloth!


Love your table and your attitude!


Kathleen Grace said...

Almost all your Christmas shopping done!? I haven't begun. I feel the panic beginning even now, lol.
I love this table, I have an old quilt top I have been meaning to mend and use for my table. Who knows if I'll ever get it done:>)

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, how I love your table and it sure does say home! Your pretty flowers and everything look so good and you've even left me a cookie! :) Have a beautiful Sunday.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

kitty said...

What a cozy, homey table!! It brings comfort just looking at it. The quilt just ties all the homespun goodness together. Who wouldn't love sitting at your table??!!

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful table. I love being early for Christmas, but man you've got me beat.

Happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Holly Lefevre said...

This is so pretty. I love the combinations of the cloth and dishes and the pop of the florals. Just gorgeous!

Diann said...

This is such a pretty and comforting table! All the things that bring a smile to your face from happy memories. I love the quilt on the table and all the beautiful blue dishes! Thank you for sharing this with us for TT! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Helen's Decor said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love the flowers, dishes, quilt, etc Looks like a happy time meal!!! Love it. I'm following you and hope you will follow me, too.
Thanks, Helen

Helen's Decor said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love the flowers, dishes, quilt, etc Looks like a happy time meal!!! Love it. I'm following you and hope you will follow me, too.
Thanks, Helen

Lisa Balazs said...

Your table is beautiful. Makes me want to run out and start going through all the antique stores around. I love mixed/matched cutlery and dishes. I really enjoy your blog!
Hugs, LisaKay
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