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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 9, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

Hello and thanks for coming by for Tablescape Tuesday! Please be sure to stop by and see the hostess for more table goodies athttp://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. My husband's family loves dishes, the men and the women. Everyone has multiple sets and then decorates beautiful tables for holidays or special occasions. We have many cousins, aunts and uncles, etc. so you can't just have a service for 8! Needless to say, these dishes started at a grocery store, hubby's grandmother continued to buy and buy them. Then they were passed down to us. We have between 40-45 of these dishes but not full settings.
Whenever I see them at thrift stores I pick up a few more, especially the serving dishes. I don't have much blue in my house but I accomodated things related to eggs, nests and birds.



This was used after spring...I bought the little glass dome at a thrift store and it fit perfectly on a crystal dish I had.
The other glass container with a lid I recently found at a consignment store. I also look for little crystal dishes to serve butter on at our family gatherings, little crystal bowls for jams and honey. I try to pick up china and crystal sugar and creamer sets as well. I usually have to have several and more than one drink station for all the adults.

Thank you so much for dropping by, I enjoyed your visit!

Blessings,

Debbie

17 comments:

bj said...

I just love those dishes...I am pretty sure Bill's mom had them...i wonder where they are now??
Your table looks just beautiful. I, too, love crystal pieces...they go with EVERYTHING!!
love, bj

Darlene said...

You always do some fabulous tables!!! I LOVE your setting with the colored eggs as accents...just beautiful dishes and crystal.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I love multiple dish sets and I love to mix and match too! I love the spring feel to the table. Neat ideas!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful table setting...dishes? I love them always look at them at the stores but I'm looking for the "ONE" that just screams out to me:) I have a large set of white dishes that I found at a yardsale for $15.00, plus a set of Warren Kimble dishes that I love also.
Rondell

Georgia Girl said...

Debbie I look forward to coming to your page every day. So many things you share with your friends are great ideas. I am still in awe over the punkin shovel. So cute and I still have to make that. Love your dishes...I have some that sort of look like that. I will have to get mine out of the cabinet and see since I have not used them yet. Got them from my parents and just have not entertained anyone yet.

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Kay!! Oh, these are very lovely dishes and you have your table set beautifully! This is such a pretty pattern. I have a similar set of dishes. They are just so dainty looking!
Have a beautiful day and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What pretty pretty dishes! Lovely table! And I adore all the glass pieces you added with the little colored eggs. Don't things just look so much more important under glass?!?

I just now got my tablescape post up, so please stop by my blog!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Veyr pretty! One of my sisters is very cottage-y, and she loves to put bird nests under glass cloches on plates and platters. Some of them have blown bird eggs in them, and it looks darling.

Glenda said...

Adore the quilts in your header or whatever it is called. This is a lovely table. So very hard to acquire enough place settings to feed a large crowd. Besides at family gatherings, no one wants to be stuck washing all those dishes. I think that is when a pretty Dixie pattern is called for. I really like the presentation with the eggs. I also have found covers (lids or tops) for some crystal containers. I consider those my best finds. When I was still shopping at flea markets and yard sales, I had a list of the diameter of the tops I was searching for, as well as a tape measure, to measure any possible finds. Thank you for your post of this lovely tablescape.

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

This is beautiful! Love the china and the glass dome is precious! This is such a lovely table...I'd love to dine here! Thanks for posting such a gorgeous tablescape...hope you participate against next Tuesday! :-) Susan

Carrie said...

How nice that you all have so many of the same pattern china. The crystal pieces you add are great accompaniment.

The set I show in today's post is one that all three of my sister's like. I have 12 5-pc. place settings. Two of my sisters have only one or two serving pieces in that pattern, but the youngest sister bought herself 8 place settings, serving pieces and matching glassware.

Carrie said...

How nice that you all have so many of the same pattern china. The crystal pieces you add are great accompaniment.

The set I show in today's post is one that all three of my sister's like. I have 12 5-pc. place settings. Two of my sisters have only one or two serving pieces in that pattern, but the youngest sister bought herself 8 place settings, serving pieces and matching glassware.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
Very pretty table. I love using the colored eggs.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

The Berry's Patch said...

Beautiful tablescape Debbie! I could sit right down for dinner. :-)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Very pretty dishes and nice table setting!

Tammy

Sweet Designs said...

Your blue and white china is lovely, and I love that you used a nature theme as the centerpiece.

Chanda said...

Hi Debbie, and thank you for taking the time to stop and say hello. I might like to partisipate in the tabke scape post someday. Right now I am up to my eye brows in a basement workroom make over and I'm barely finding time to post on my blog regulary. I have just recently retired from hair styling and now I am ready to craft and quilt full time. I'm gonna try it all and see what I like best. I found some interesting blogs and groups listed on your blog. I will be back when I have more time. I'll have to save you in my favorites for now because I'm also working on a new computer and I don't remember how I loaded up bloglines on my sidebar for links in the old laptop. I hope I figure it out soon. It has been very nice to meet you and spend some time visiting you,
Shanda