Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Blast from Past Summer Tablescape
When I found these dishes, it brought back memories of the late 60s and early 70s. But, this is 2009 and my 27 year old daughter thought they were great! She is a die hard orange freak and loves anything that looks like my era of teen years. I just had to buy them.
I have several tablecloths that just weren't the right shade of orange and then I found this vintage cloth at the Crisis Center Thrift Store. It is made out of a knit material and even has fringe along the bottom.
Here is a close-up of the plates.
The plates are by Gibson and were found as a yellow line item (new) at Goodwill. The goblets came from Dollar Tree, the flowers from Garden Ridge quite awhile ago for DDs room, the vase was a repurposed one that I had, the placemats were on clearance for $4 at T.J. Maxx, the napkins were a thrift store fine and the flatware is my eveyday one. Memories---priceless!
I love a good bargain that comes together and makes me feel happy.
Thanks for looking and be sure to stop by Between Naps on the Porch to see Susan's exquisite Faerie Ball table and links to many more Tablescape Thursday photos.
Thank you Susan for hosting this fun event. I have been visiting for awhile, but today is my first time to participate.
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.