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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Violet Tablescape

TA DA! or maybe DA DA DA DA!!!!!!

Ceekay, what are you talking about? Stay with me. You will find out.

Today it Tablescape Thursday at Susan's. I felt like flowers since our real ones are dead, dried up, and fried....

This set of dishes was given to me about 15 years ago and honestly....now, please control yourself. It is going. But I thought I would do a tablescape BEFORE I take it to the consign shop.

The pattern is Spring Violet by Cunninghame and Pickett!
I used my green round placemats that I know many of you have too...green napkins and my flower napkin rings. Good ole gold flatware and the infamous 1.00 glasses from Dollar Tree.


The gold design around the edges is fantastic, isn't it?

Love the violets in the cup.





Oh...slow....aren't these cute...found today at HomeGoods. Had to have!

One has eggs...the other

A bird. (I know, I know)

My centerpiece from Valerie Parr Hill at QVC.


Hope you enjoyed my tablescape today.
Now before I go look at more beautious (??) tablescapes....what is the Ta Da??
It is that I had the strength to do it. Oh Ceekay, is it the chemo???
NOOOOOO....it is Bentley. Apparently, Bentley was originally raised by roosters. He wakes up at 4:30 AMMMMMMM!!!! and wants Mommy and Daddy to wake up too! He is killing us! But he is sooo cute, what is a Mommy to do?
And what is Bentley doing right now? Uh, he is taking his late afternoon nap to prepare for his early evening nap, to prepare for bed!!!

56 comments:

marty39 said...

Ceekay, what a gorgeous tablescape. I love everything. The cute little flatware with the eggs and the birdie are wonderful. I love them all. Now, tell Bentley to stay awake tonight and then go to bed really late and then stay asleep late in the morning. Hugs, Marty

Heather said...

very pretty dishes. cute table scape!

ellen b. said...

Hello Ceekay! I do hope you get some good cash for these sweet dishes!! The violets are so lovely. I hope your rooster changes it's wake up hour :0)

Ashley ~ said...

Your dishes are beautiful*!!! Why do you not want them*??? Seriously gf*!!! Anyway, I hope you are feeling better these days. I'm still dragging around here myself. Good days, and bad days. You know how it goes. *sigh* (((hugs))
_Ashley*

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love the dishes. I don't know if I could part with them. They make a lovely table!

Christi

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Gorgeous ~~ in a word! But wait! Truly? Are you going to take those dishes to the consignment store?? they will be snatched up in a heartbeart. So very pretty. I loved looking at this pretty table. I'm so sorry to read about your cancer. I can tell you have a lot of determination to beat this AND a good attitude! Funny about your Bentley. Hope you get some sleep! Donna

Brenda said...

My Bichon/Shih Tzu has also recently changed her sleeping habits. She also wants to get up at 5 p.m. to eat. I don't even need to look at the clock. I tried one night to put her hard food in my room so she would help herself. Nooo, she decides she will eat it all up while I am sleeping and she still wants her canned food at 5 a.m.
I am so close to putting her in her crate for the night...but then she would scratch and bark for me to get up. What to do???

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh no! Don't do it! Keep them! Hey, I love that bread knife too. How cute!!

Joyce said...

I love the dishes so please keep them:)
Joyce

Sarah said...

Love the flatware with the birds and nest. Thanks for sharing the fun!

Kammy said...

Love your setting. The china is gorgeous and so different ! I am sure if you don't love them , somebody else sure would !
Kammy

santamaker said...

I'm coming over to take that gosh darn cute silverware! Wow....what a great tablescape.

Emilie Kaiser said...

I LOVE your plates! They are absolutely beautiful!

Melissa Miller said...

Ceekay it's all so gorgeous! :)

The little birdie flatware is soooo precious. The violet dinnerware is really delicate and lovely. ~Wonderful job my friend!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Excellent tablescape! I must find a Home Goods store..but none are near me. Anything with birds and nests appeals to me and yours are darling!
Thank you so much for your nice comment on my post. I appreciated that so much.
I need to do more tablescapes soon..I think the more you do the more proficient you get at it, as with anything.
I loved the flowers..and that is something I need to buy. You are an inspiration.
Do with your little rooster as we did with the children..keep him up late and maybe he will sleep late? :) I guess it wouldn't work in this case..
~smiles~
Mona

D said...

I don't blame you for having to have that flatware. Too cute. Love the colors, too. Beautiful job.
D

Lynda said...

OMG, CeeKay...I have that same set of dishes!! (Check out one of my few Thursday tablescapes on my blog!) It was my Mom's, and she got the pieces at the local country store with grocery purchases. She just gave them to me, and I'm thrilled to pieces. It's hard to find vintage china with handpainted flowers and gold trim these days.

Linda said...

Ceekay...your tablescape is beautiful! I love your violet dishes, I'd have a hard time giving them up....someone will snatch them up right away...hugs, Linda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love those dishes. I would really have a hard time taking them to the shop!!

Those little spreaders are so cute! Now, I'll be out there looking for them!

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- love those little knives with the birdie and eggs --

Maggie B said...

Even though tablescaping is new to me and I haven't seen too many yet, I know that yours is going to be one of the prettiest I'll see. The centrepiece is delightful. I'll be stopping by every week to see your wonderful table.

Karen said...

Good morning Ceekay!
Boy do I know the name of that tune with early rising dogs! UGH!
LOVE THE DISHES! Why are you getting rid of them?
I wish we had a consignment shop. It'd be nice to get some money instead of just giving it away. We are not allowed to have yard sales in our neighborhood, so it is literally given away.
The silverware with the eggs and bird? TO DIE FOR! Now I'm missing my local Home Goods. Haven't seen a single one on this trip. That might be a good thing tho, because of all the antique stores I've found.
Glad to hear the chemo is going well. It's wonderful to see you have so much energy!!!!!
Have a wonderful day. Beautiful post. But your tablescapes usually are!
Hugs. Karen

susan said...

Before you get rid of the china, check out the prices on Replacements. I almost gave some to Goodwill (I posted on TT about this--Holy Moly Tablescape) and found out my plates were listed at $119.95 each!

Morning T said...

Very cute post and such a pretty table. Your birdie knives are precious!

Connie said...

Pretty, pretty. And WHY are the dishes going?

As for Bentley...perhaps he needs to have an alarm clock set on his naps...and be woken a little earlier from each of them!! A soft, little, slippered foot in the behind to wake the little guy might help. He'd be learning real quick not to wake me before 7:00 - I don't do mornings that early!! (He wouldn't like to wake me up at that time - my response wouldn't be that great - just ask my hubby!)

niartist said...

Ceekay, this is SOOOO beautiful! I love those little birds in their nests, and the plates are so gorgeous! Fantastic job ... what time is dinner?!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is so pretty! I couldn't give those away! Good thing I don't live there or I would be buying them as soon as you let them go! I love violets (next to yellow roses!)

Love the little butter knives too!

Katherine

salmagundi said...

Go take a nap, too. You have a cutie dog to raise and break of his rooster habits!! Sally

Kathleen said...

That is so pretty!
I couldn't part with those dishes, but then, I can't part with most dishes!
That silverware is wonderful! I will be on the look out for it..so different!
Beautiful table!!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love violets ~ I'm glad you shared your beautiful dishes before they go to the store. :)

Very nice job!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm so envious of your flatware. I love it.. want it.. hope my daughter finds some for me. YelP!!! I cannot believe you're turning loose of this beautiful china. However, some of us just have to do what is right for us.. I hope Bentley goes to bed at a decent time for you tonight and stays asleep. Ours has been doing that as well.. I think it's because the moon is going down.. sounds good doesn't it..lol
hugs ~lynne~

Gayla said...

What a gorgeous tablescape. I know those dishes will make someone very happy! The bird and nest spreaders are adorable!!! I'm glad you felt well enough to do this. You are in my prayers! Hugs.

Maryrose said...

Hi Ceekay,
Love your tablescape and I adore you're new little birdie flatware. Think twice about selling, those dishes need you... but if not get lots of $$ for them, they are darling.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Maryrose.
Thanks for stopping by, come back anytime

Debbie Pearson said...

I love the sweet violet dishes, too bad you aren't keeping them. I have a sugar and creamer that look so similar to that set.

Brenda said...

Ceekay, you're getting rid of those pretty violet dishes!!! Well, I sometimes put things on the curb, as I don't have much room. So I can't be talking I guess. They're just so darned cute! And so is that precious dog! Oh, and the birds nest and birds!!!
Brenda

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Those dishes are gorgeous! I do hope you get quite a good sum for them as they are very dear. I love violets and I'm sure that they'll go to a good home -- take care of yourself and enjoy playing with your dishes!

Sharlotte said...

I love your beautiful tablescape. The dishes are so pretty, I love their design. Are you really taking them to the consignment shoppe? I'm sure someone with fall in love with them like I have!

I also love all your special pieces, the flatware is too cute!

Julie said...

Ceekay, I Love,Love Love this table, from the violets on the dishes to the wonderful flatware!!!
What a wonderful table....

Jane said...

Beautiful! I love the birdie/egg flatware. Your table is truly lovely.

I agree...check the prices for your dishes before consigning them. You never know...

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I had several dishes like this- they are so pretty. My sis loves violets so I bequeathed them to her- she loves them!

I love the flatware!!!!!!! Did I say I LOVE the flatware???!!!!!!!

blessings
mary

Kathy said...

Love this one, C. But WHY are you giving up such pretty dishes? You know I don't believe in or understand that concept! LOVE those darling bird and nest spreaders...too cute!
xo...Kathy

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. Love the dishes they are so pretty. You always do such a wonderful job on your tables. I am inspired. Glad you were feeling up to doing a tablescape!
Valerie

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Very pretty tablescape...love the little violets on the plates. Hope you get a good price on them. As for your early bird...um...I mean early doggie! I hope he gets his body clock back to normal sleeping hours!! Be Strong!! Hugs!!

The Tablescaper said...

Lovely, just lovely. But why oh why are you giving up those dishes? You could put them on Ebay or make them a give away on your blog. They are darling. Love the spreaders - they sure weren't at my HomeGoods. All of the faux flowers look great too. Just beautiful. Funny, my dogs have been out of wack in the sleeping department lately too. It's hard to function on not enough sleep, but what's a Mom to do?!?!? Thanks again for such a lovely scape.
- The Tablescaper

Eileen said...

So pretty! So delicate! So feminine! This table is right up my alley! I love it!
And I cannot believe you got those beautiful little knives at Home Goods! So precious, so unique!
Beautiful tablescape!

I'll keep you in my prayers.
Wishing you all the best,
Eileen

Bill said...

Hi Ceekay,
Sorry I'm running late stopping by, but pesky things like jobs get in the way sometimes!
Very much enjoyed seeing your pretty table. Thank you for the sweet comment you left for me.

Hope your weekend is an enjoyable one!

bye for now ...
Bill

solomi558 said...

Hello Ceekay , I have enjoyed reading your blog,my friend bluebell and myself will be raising funds on Sept,.23rd for ovarian cancer . I nearly stole your little Text and then I saw your no go sign---cottonreel

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh you KNOW I am crazy about the bird silverware. Got to go find it! :)

Shelia said...

Oh, Ceekay, what a lovely tablescape. Love your dishes and if I lived close by I would take them off your tiny hands! Love that precious precious little flatware. I want some too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

Ceekay, beautiful dishes and the flatware was tooo cute. I know what you mean about the rooster wake up call. I have a little girl who is eightteen years old, and her wake up call is 5am. She is a rescue animal and we have had her for sixteen years. She has lost her eyesight, but she is still the matriarch.
Sandy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I am loving that flatware...I want that bad...how cute is this...and I love the dishes and glad to see they will go to a good home...Beautiful my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful tablescape. And how cute is the bird nest and bird utensils? Love 'em. That napkin ring with the with all of the flowers is gorgeous. I am so glad you had the energy to do this wonderful tablescape. laurie

Happy@Home said...

Another very pretty tablescape. Your violet dishes are so pretty and somebody will be thrilled to find them at the consignment shop. I LOVE the little spreaders. So cute. I am a fan of Valerie Parr Hill too. When your dishes are gone at least you will have this lovely post to remember them by.

Liz said...

Ceekay! This is a perfect spring table. I love it. You did such a great job. I love the flatware. I know what you mean about getting rid of stuff. I have a gorgous set of Lenox that my daughter better take.

~Liz

Pearl Maple said...

Your violet tablescape is beautifully created. Thanks for sharing a peek into your pretty collection. Hope you are enjoying your anniversary party.

linda t said...

Ceekay!!!! I've been reading your blog all morning and loving every single post!! I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

But then I get to this post and I screamed!! Those are the dishes my Mom passed on to me!!! I have those very dishes!!! And I've never seen them anywhere else.
Gorgeous tablescape!

Ceekay, yesterday was sooo awesome. SOOO wonderful meeting you. You are a treasure and I am blessed to know you now!

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