Monday, November 3, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday and Day 4 - Giving Thanks

Oh I am so going to use my Tablescape Tuesday post as my Giving Thanks post. I am a squealer. Don't laugh. I think there are several of you out there too!! Anyways, I am so thankful for beautiful things. You know I struggled with that for a bit. I wondered if I liked pretty things too much. Then one day, driving, I had the realization. God is the expert creator of pretty things. He must like them too!



Ok, I admit, I probably like dishes a bit more than I need to...but oooohhhhh, they are soooo pretty! Nothing tickles me more than a home or tea room or shopping spree where pretty linens and dishes are used. So Day 4 -I am thankful for the earthly joy that pretty things brings to me.

My post today are pictures of a tablescape for a tea at my church a few years ago. They are in a scrapbook, so I tried scanning. I hope you can see them. That tea was one of the most enjoyable ladies day we have had - tie for the luau...that's another post!

The dishes shown were gifts from a friend in one of our churches year ago. The napkins are from Anna's Linens. The churche's round white tablecloth was provided, so I put a piece of violet fabric with a lace square in the center. I just used filmy violet ribbon with wire for the napkin rings.

26 comments:

Kathy said...

That table is absolutely gorgeous -you know I love that color. As always, your "scrapping" is wonderful!
XOXO
Kathy

tardevil said...

Such a sweet blog you have & a nice tablescape too!

Stacey said...

Very pretty. Great pictures!

Some lucky people got to enjoy that table. :)

Love Bears All Things said...

I've been involved in dinners where a hostess decorated a table. It was so much fun. I love all the blue in this one.
Mama Bear

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful table!!! I am a dishes lover and doubt that I have even seen dishes that I did not like.

I love the lavendar hint.

Bo said...

What a sweet tablescape this is... I'm glad you saved pictures to be able to share with us...you know I LOVE pretty dishes! ;-) Bo

Kristen said...

Very pretty

ellen b said...

The tables look very pretty Ceekay! I so have a thing about dishes and linens and pretty tables, too. God is the master creator of all things beautiful and I hope I always choose to honor Him with the pretty things I buy :0) Blessings..

Liz said...

CeeKay!? What church was your Tea at?????? I think I know! I love your dishes! I will be doing a post in a few weeks with some Tea Tablescapes from our church!

~Liz~

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What beautiful dishes! Love the lavender accents...it's so romantic! I bet that was a fun lunch for the church ladies!

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Your table is very beautiful and I love how you've shown it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

brettinsky said...

This is beautiful! And this was a church tea? Our church hasn't hosted a tea, hmmm. Ideas Ideas!

Glenda said...

What a wonderful way to share fellowship. Beautiful table to go along with beautiful memories.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi ceekay, Thank you so much for visiting my new blog and your kindness. It mean alot. Your table is lovely. The bows on the napkins are gorgeous. That must have been a wonderful day! Please come and visit me again. You're always Welcome. ~Warmly, Melissa

Myrna said...

Oh I LOVE church tea parties! You can get so many wonderful tablescape ideas there!! And, ahem, the programs are great, too. (wink)
You did a fabulous job! Love all the fresh springy colors! Great idea to scan the pics!!

Miss Janice said...

I love your blog and your photos. This is such a lovely tablescape. Stop by and take a look at mine, when you have tim. Also, I am going to a church function on Friday night and will post tablescape displays from that event maybe on Sunday.
Great job!:)
Miss Janice

Sue said...

Hi Ceekay,, I am new to blogging, and having fun looking at other blogs. I found yours through the 30 days of giving thanks.

Your post hit home with me. I am a gardener and love to fill spaces, both inside and out. I get into collecting things, and sometimes do so at the expense of my time with God. Yet, I do feel, like you, that God gave me the interests I have for a reason. It's fine to pursue them, but I need to keep room for him, and not exclude him in my days.

Sue said...

I like your pretty dishes and the way you set them around, by the way!

Dawn said...

The table settings are very pretty! I love the colors and your scrapbook page is lovely!

take care,
Dawn

Carrie said...

Beautiful, gracious table.

laurie said...

What lovely china and the way you picked up the lavender with your square fabric and ribbon napkin rings is beautiful. No wonder this tea party was such a success. laurie

salmagundi said...

So pretty and feminine! What a fun occasion. Sally

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

What a lovely tea party! Love the china and the soft lavender color scheme...bet everyone had so much fun. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tablescape! :-) Susan

Alex said...

The table is absolutely bEAUtiful! :) wow!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a pretty table setting!
Oh, I do love pretty dishes and linens too!
:)
~Becca~

ivoryspring said...

LOVELY tea table, Ceekay! Thanks for showing - lots of great ideas for me! :)

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