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Monday, July 23, 2012

Dinner's Ready!

I started my tablescape with flowers.  I collect dishes, so I did a different setting at each place...all mismatched  but with the same theme... FLOWERS!  

This small dining space is part of the family area!  It is very casual, mismatched chairs, small buffet, and we can sit here , eat, and watch TV.  For everyday use, it's not a lace tablecloth and good dishes!  It's usually a vintage cloth on the table,  plain dishes and hamburgers!!!

Vintage bone plate and desert rose salt and pepper shakers.

I decided to use little word cards instead of the usual name card.  These glasses belonged to my grandmother.  She  bought them to go with her desert rose dishes.

Did I mention that I love flowers.  I used three of these containers for  my tablescape.  I have a collection of milk glass, love it!

I didn't have any placemats on hand..can you believe that??? I had been working on some  paper flowers yesterday...and wa la !!  Cut some sewing patterns up and used them for placemats!!

As you can see, this area is flooded with natural light!  I love the light, but it is very hard to  get a good picture!

Crystal salt and pepper shakers under a cloche. 

My napkins are doilies and the holder is a glittery crown that I purchased in the wedding isle  at  Hobby Lobby..   I used some vintage silver trays as chargers.

Plate and cup display on the wall.

I had this piece of stained glass in the guest bedroom... hardly ever went there!  So, I  moved it to the dining room where we can enjoy it!

This is my old buffet that I store some of my dishes in.
And to finish off the dinner,  cake!!!   Before I started my tablescape, I went and looked at some blogs that host parties each week to get ideas!  I noticed that they usually told where everything was purchased at the end of the post.  I cannot really do that as most of my stuff was given to me, purchased at yard sales and auctions, or hand made by me!  I will be joining the following parties:


  1. Penny, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment! Your blog is lovely and I'm following you back :)

  2. This is a gorgeous table and so creative. The stained glass piece is beautiful. Love all of it. xo

  3. Beautiful dishes! Love the cloche vignettes! Love the lace!

  4. I love your collected tablescape...that is the best kind. Yours is gorgeous--what beautiful things you have!

  5. Penny, I'm so in love with every little detail on your tablescape and your stained glass window is 2die4!! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hugs, Jannet

  6. Dear Penny, your tablescape is fantastic and romantic in every detail. Your flowers are marvellous and also all the others thinks yuo have in youe beautiful home.

  7. Oh, oh, oh...I am going through some of your back posts and I LOVE, and I wish I had a better word...that stained glass....oh my goodness...that is stunning!

  8. This is absolutely exquisite !!!

  9. How pretty and romantic. I love your cloches! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. Hello Miss Penny!!!
    Wow what lovely and gorgeous photos!! Your tablescape is wonderful! I LOVE your idea of placemats out of dress patterns!!! You may in fact have saved me for my own dinner planning for tonight. I haven't a thing to use and you've saved the day!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    Blessings, Doni

  11. Oh so beautiful and romantic!!! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - the Tablescaper

  12. Well, first of all I am your newest follower :)

    Secondly you had me at the second picture, that table is just gorgeous and I love everything!!
    The linens, dishes, the way you wrapped the flatware in the doilies(brilliant!)using patterns for place mats, everything is just perfect!!
    I love your pretty buffet as well!
    I'm going to enjoy browsing your lovely blog! I hope you have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect


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