Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What Came First - the Butterfly or the Bee?

Well, actually, it is the daisy china that came first. 36 years ago on the 18th! Noritake Annabelle was the china my hubby and I picked out as a young couple getting married. I still LOVE that china. I am old school in the china department and still believe that every bride should have china. I know that isn't so commonly thought anymore...but, that is MY thought!

Shopping at HL a couple of weeks ago I saw these butterflies in the Christmas decorations!! I had to have them. I LOVE butterflies...so then the thinkin' machine was on. I have a couple of bee things....so, that is how we came up with this tablescape for Tablescape Thursday at Susan's.












I hope you enjoyed my summer-ish tablescape. My husband and I smiled as we looked how pretty it is to us....so many years later.
Have a great TT!!!

****added - I didn't say where my things came from and some of you are asking. The beaded chargers were an after Christmas find at Target. The little tea spoons were a gift from Kat at Mimi's Garden. So I don't know where they came from...but they are cute. The beehive candle is from CB this year. The glasses are good ole Dollar Tree. The orangish butterflies came in a set from Michaels. The little creamers were from some place in South Carolina! Oh, and the golden mercury glass candle holder is one of two, again from Target after Christmas. Sometimes I don't know if you all want to know where each thing came from because I do use the same stuff occasionally.....ok, I am back to looking....

50 comments:

Kathy said...

Love your china and love the butterflies! I see you are using your little tea pot spoons! I'm so glad you like them.

I'll be talking to you soon...Kathy

ellen b said...

Oh Ceekay first of all how special that there are "so many years later" What a blessing. Your china is great. I love the butterflies and the bees...Happy TT!

Chandy said...

Ceekay, which ever one, doesn't matter, that table is beautifully distracting...

Lovely job...

Glad to be able to stop by today, computer's still on the fritz!

food with style said...

what a cute little spoon!

Myrna said...

Oh Ceekay! What a charming, whimsical tablescape! Great job.
Just BEE-utiful! (sorry, I just couldn't help it) ;-)

Eileen said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I are married thirty-six years also (May 26)! I love your tablescape, and your china pattern is so sweet!
Great post!
All the best,
Eileen

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Ceekay,
Love the butterflies and the bee theme. Cute idea and I love that beehive candle.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great minds work together, huh? I like that yellow butterfly!

Love those placemats! Where did you find those?

Katherine

Jadehollow said...

It's beautiful Ceekay .. I love that darling lil tea spoon and those elegant beaded chargers.
Hugs,
Debbie

Shelia said...

Ceekay! I'm so thrilled to know you were up to throwing a tablescape together! I know you didn't throw it together - you had plans! Love those pretty butterflies and how you've used them! Your olden wedding china is very pretty and I know you enjoy using it! I didn't get any when we married. Every thing is so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :) you laughed at my plates! :) They are rather funny! That's why I like them so much!

D said...

Ceekay,
Lovely butterflies and bees :)

D

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Your little fluttering butterflies are so cute! Lovely table. Happy TT to you!

marty39 said...

Oh Ceekay, Happy Anniversary!!! Your china is gorgeous, such a delicate and pretty pattern. I LOVE all of the butterflys. They are so pretty. Your tablescape is just beautiful. Glad to be home. How are you doing? Hugs, Marty

Liz said...

Hey! Your butterfly's are gorgeous!!!
What a pretty table. I like the bee idea. I am old school too. I think every bride should have a set of china and everyday dishes. It is really amazing how we attach our memories to our meals/dishes. They are precious to us.

~Liz

Sharlotte said...

Ceekay,
Your china is indeed very special and is gorgeous on your table. Everything is so warm and summery ~ your placemats add just the right touch. What a great find with those butterflies! They are beautiful! Where did you find those adorable teapot spoons? Too cute!

Blue Creek Home said...

Very pretty! I love the butterflies. And the bees are adorable.
Rhonda

Cathy said...

What a beautiful table!!! The china is so special!!! I love all of your whimsical touches!!! The little tea pot spoons are darling!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

dana said...

First, I'm so glad you're feeling better! Second, I agree with you--every bride NEEDS china!! Yours is still wonderful after ALL OF THOSE YEARS!! Congrats, CeeKay, to you and your hubby!!! Third, I love all of your touches that creates a beautiful and thrifty and meaningful tablescape!!
Hope you're having a great week! L, Dana

Mary said...

Happy anniversary! We're celebrating 37 years in November!I'm definitely in agreement with you, Ceekay. China for a bridal shower or wedding is "tradition"! We didn't come from a "throw-away" generation, we were taught to treasure things from the past, and I'm encouraging my grandgirls to purchase beautiful china, crystal and silver so they will have a past of their own when they celebrate their 36th, like you and your hubby. It's all so beautiful!

Pinky said...

Those GORGEOUS chargers came from TARGET!!!!!!!!!!????????? I am stunned, they are so pretty! I hope they sell them agaon! I ahve looked for years for beaded chargers but never wanted to pay the PRICE! I also adore the tea spoons, they are so pretty! I didn't get china as a new bride but did get it many years later and still love it! I probably wouldn't have picked something back then that I would love now....so I am glad I didn't get it in the beginning:):) Pinky

Creekmore's said...

The bees and the butterflies are such nice touch! Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Deanna said...

Such a nice table setting for Tablescape Thursday.
Very pleasant and lovely.
Blessings,
d

xinex said...

Hi Ceekay! Your tablescape is very pretty! I love the butterflies and the bees and your plates...Christine

BrassWillow said...

I love your china! I can often be found in the china section of the store imagining what I will have in my home someday.

This tablescape is so pretty and classic!

Sonalida said...

My first visit to your blog, nice table escape, very creative. I love butterflies as well, hope you will stop by my blog and have a cup of tea with me.

The Tablescaper said...

It's great to pull out the old stuff and enjoy it all over again., including the memories. Love that bee hive candle.
-The Tablescaper

Stacey said...

Hi Ceekay! Your table is so pretty and it's neat that your husband appreciates it too. I agree with you that girls should pick china or at least some very nice dishes. When else will you get it?

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a sweet table Ceekay! Love the beehive candle....love it!

Hope you are feeling OK...hang in there!

Dana and Daisy said...

love the butterflies! I do a butterfly christmas tree, so you'll have to come see it this year!

Congratulations on your happy ever after!

Linda said...

Hi Ceekay...your china is so beautiful, through the years I imagine you've used it for many happy celebrations...this is a very pretty tablescape you've created. Love the butterflies and the beehive candle is so neat...hugs, Linda

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Ceekay, Oh what a gorgeous table ~ I love those butterflies and your china, too.

You did a fabulous tablescape with such fine detail ~ it's so welcoming.

I agree with you, special china helps develop family traditions and begins a new history...ya, I'm sentimental traditionalist when it comes to these things! :)

Kay said...

I love those big ole butterfly napkin holders, or maybe they are just resting on the napkins, but at any rate, they are perfect! I love knowing where everything came from...I love it when someone throws in something that looks fablous from the Dollar store!

Brenda said...

Hey Ceekay! I love your nature-inspired tablescape! How did I manage to be a bride three times and never have a true wedding, wedding shower and get good china, I'm wondering? (I know, it is because I'm too shy for social events!) Well, I guess I wasn't as smart as some of you when I was younger! Very pretty!
Brenda

Connie said...

Now, you know me...decorating is usually not my thing - at least not to your level...I like decorating - but Spartan is the name of MY game. However, having said that, oh do I LOVE the butterflies. They can just fly here to me - I'd be happy.

Glad to see you're blogging away - you must be feeling some better!

love, Constance LaRayne

Heather said...

wow 18 years later and it still looks beautiful and brand new. timeless!

Happy@Home said...

My wedding china has butterflies on it, so this post is right up my alley. I just love your big butterflies. The entire tablescape looks beautiful and I think it is sweet how you and your husband are still enjoying your china.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love your daisy china, very pretty. Paired with those beautiful butterflies, it certainly makes a lovely table!

Christi

Jennifer Froh said...

So pretty! I love the daisies on your china :)

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

OH my goodness! My china was almost exactly like that but by Lenox I think. I long ago sold it because I too believe a girl needs Sunday dishes, but mine are Bennington Pottery now. I carried daisies in my wedding and they were on my cake and my kitchen dishes had daisies on them too. Our kitchen and dining room were green and gold which of course went well with the daisies!

Your tablescape is lovely - I love the butterfly and bee theme. And congrats on almost 36 years!! Just wonderful! And I am so glad you felt well enough to put this together!! That's the best part of the whole post!!

hugs, Linda

Denise said...

Hi Ceekay, thanks for visiting my first TT :) I love your table, the honeycomb candle is awesome. Love the butterfly and bee theme, so creative.
Our dog Boo is a Shih Tzu, he'll be 4 next month. I take him to Petsmart to get groomed and it's called a 'puppy cut'. I have to have his ears short as he eats wet food and they get messy on the ends if they are long!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is a gorgeous tablescape, Ceekay!! I love it all!

Bill said...

Hi Ceekay,
You combined all your lovely things in such a festive way. It's interesting how the new HL butterflies started the whole process. We never know where we'll find inspiration, do we?

Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!
B.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Loved your tablescape. How nice to still have your wedding china! It's beautiful. Loved the beehive and butterflies! Hugs!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Sweetie, this is just darling. I love the butterflies and the bees.. what whimsy it adds to your wonderful china...Your little spoons are just darling... I hope today is all that you want it to be.. continued prayers for you darling...hugs ~lynne~

Sarah said...

Love your "Daisy Chain" china. I'm with you, every bride should select a wedding china. I'd still select our same wedding china after 34 years. It is so special to use it and add to it with other patterns to change up the look.

Jane said...

I can't believe it. I got a little teaspoon just like yours for my birthday this week.

Kathleen said...

So pretty..and making you smile when you see it..that is just special!

Judi said...

Hi Ceekay
Oh your dishes are so very pretty...isn't it special that they are so special to you both. *s*.

I love your butterflies. I have a pink one and I think it may be similar to yours. Mine sits on my bedroom valances.

Your table is so very pretty.
have a lovely day and come by and visit..
Judi

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB butterflies!

Karen said...

Oh I love those butterflies. What a beautiful table!
I'm playing catch-up on everyone - so sorry for commenting so late!

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