October 14, 2013

A New Week--Eek!

Hello, Peeps,

How can it be Monday again? It was Friday, looking ahead to the weekend and what? Did a blink make me miss 48 hours? I hope yours was pleasant. We had some lovely rain and Mr. B got his car back, better than ever after a fender bender the week before. That constitutes lots of excitement here in Geezerville.

Last week I picked up some cheerful, folk-art look plates at Family Thrift. They are not in perfect condition, and there is no maker name on the back, but the pattern is nice and the price great, $1.91 for four. 
The colorful bird in the center is sure to be a hit with Mr. B, the birder. The table has a plain white runner instead of a cloth this time. 
Here is a view  from one end. With it are yellow napkins with silver rings, blue goblets and the silver plate from Mr. B's parents.
There are sterling salt and pepper shakers from a yard sale, glass candlesticks and the Mercury glass bowl found recently at a thrift shop.
From the other end.
In the middle.
Here is a close up of the design on the plates, pretty charming, don't you think? Rest assured, I'm aware that this is a puny effort compared to the Gold Standard of table settings, like the ones my friend Tricia at The Dull and the Dutiful http://thtolbert.blogspot.com/dazzles the blogosphere with, but this is the baby step of a beginner, remember. One who hopes someday to have sufficient room to add to  her stash of dishes and move on to more impressive offerings.

Till next time,
Michele

2 comments:

Tricia said...

This is gorgeous, Michele! I love those plates, and you set such a lovely, elegant table around them! Mr. B may think he's stumbled into the wrong dining room! (And thanks for the mention!)

Dewena Callis said...

I had just visited Tricia and admired her table setting but yours is lovely too. The bird plates are so pretty and remind me of a very expensive Lenox pattern.

I too am trying to learn from the tablescape blog experts and believe me, I've found that it's much harder than it looks. My hat is off to them.