Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tablescape Thursday




Thanks to Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch, for hosting this event. I love getting ready for Thursday!



I set up a Mother's Day tea with the flowers I was given, so I decided to post these pictures instead of a tablescape. It was hard to me to do this week, because I have been painting walls and projects!

I am using the tea pot my husband gave me for my birthday...I was very happy with it, cause I usually get appliances!



I have collected several card table size hem-stitched tablecloths over the years. Before TV, I think people played cards, so there is a lot of this size out there.



This is my oversize english tea cup, made by Roy Kirkland. He makes very thin cups, but the are durable too. I put mine in the dishwasher and they are fine. I purchased this one at Marshall's. I have several different designs, even one with teddy bears.



Please visit Susan's blog to look at the other entries. There are so many creative tables that just have to get viewed! You can get some great ideas, especially if you are having some summer get-togethers!



This week has been hard to get a table together because I have been painting my urns and a desk. I'll post pictures soon. Thanks for stopping by,

28 comments:

marty39 said...

Oh what a lovely teascape. It looks so pretty and so refreshing. How nice to have such a gorgeous teapot and teacup and they look so pretty with the flowers in the garden setting. Makes me want to sit and enjoy the world around me. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Liz,

This is just a beautiful tablescape, so elegant and inviting! I would love to see more of your garden (once you are finished with your projects!! ;-)
The teacup is so pretty!

You know, I have a small tablecloth like yours. When I bought it, I thought it was the same circumference of my table, and it is. I thought I might try a new look. Bur the crocheted portion in the middle would not lie flat, so I have it stored away. You have given me some insight now on what it was meant for. Maybe I could try it on a bistro table since I don't have a card table!!

Thanks for sharing your tablescape and good luck with all of your projects!

xoxo
Jane

Carrie said...

What a beautiful teapot! The cookies are calling my name-- oh, yum!

Kammy said...

Hey Liz !
Love that china teapot and cups ! I love your display of cookies (my favorite ! ) Looks great !
Hugs ~ Kammy

ellen b said...

Very sweet Liz! Your husband's gift was so thoughtful. I love outdoor scapes!

carolinajewel said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful teapot! Great gift! :D Jewel

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a great cup and saucer...great tablescape...

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

What a beautiful tea! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a wonderful cup! Your garden setting is so lovely!

Martha said...

There is nothing like having tea -- your cup is wonderful.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Did I see chocolate? Yum. So pretty and inviting.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Charming setting! love the teacup and saucer!!

susan said...

I have tablecloths that size from my bridge-playing days (which were usually followed by luncheons)! I love your teapot and am so happy it doesn't have a plug :)--That's the rule at my house: nothing with a plug!

Melissa Marie said...

Oh look at those treats! I'm stopping by your table for sure! :)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Liz...I love this tablescape! Everything is sooo elegant! You are right about cards...but I hadn't thought of it. My mom had scads of special things she pulled out for bridge club! Funny! The teapot is gorgeous...good job to your DH! About the cat food....I didn't take any special food over. I just used French catfood. But we had a mad cow scare while I lived there and I ate no beef for 6 months. Unfortunately, cats can get it...not dogs for some reason! I lived in fear until I could get Ozzie back home. I had to stand in a special line with her at the airport coming back into the US and they took her French catfood...dried food. I said good riddance! However, they do sell American catfood there...Science Diet...at the vet. It's very expensive though and she didn't like it! I don't know about taking American catfood over, but it would be worth a try! Are you going? Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Dana and Daisy said...

this is lovely! Thank you for posting.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Fabulous tablescape. I love the birthday tea pot. Yay to your hubby!!!

Mary said...

Oh how pretty! LOVE that teapot -- hubby has good taste! Good luck with the painting. :)

abeachcottage sarah said...

ooooh a pot of tea and cookies, hmmm just right, I'd love to stop on by...


sarah

Kathy said...

How sweet of you to be looking out for me!! I'm #53 on the list @ Susans..Kathy Crawford. Your Tablescape is wonderful by the way! Don't you love seeing everyones creative minds at work!!!xoxo~Kathy@ sweetup-northmornings.blogspot.com

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Now that's a perfect Mother's Day setting! I feel like grabbing a bite after seeing all those yummies! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

Deborah said...

Isn't it just too fun to set the table for a tea party. I'm so glad I have 4 girls to share mine with. Beautiful

Janie's World said...

So pretty and delicate. Love the tulle!

marty39 said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such gracious comments on my TT. I had to laugh when you asked where I was storing all the dishes. I am running out of space is a huge hurry. It seems that all the "accessories" you need for a tablescape is what takes up all the room. I definitely need more. lol Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

Brenda said...

Love the outdoor breezy feel of this one. Yeah, they must have played cards before TV. Wouldn't mind trading TV to eliminate the noise factor. Why do men pick appliances, I wonder?
Brenda

ButterYum said...

I need a teacup that size!

movingonlady said...

I love your tea set. Very pretty.
Happy Tablescape Thursday

LdyDy said...

Hello Liz - Okay first thing that caught my eye was that yummy chocolate muffin. But of course your beautiful teapot probably had something to do with it! I too have a couple of those Roy Kirkland tea/coffee cups. I use it everyday and just love it! Happy TT!

 

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