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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Tablescape

I was in Lowes yesterday getting some more paint  (yes, H is still painting!)  and they had the most gorgeous hydrangeas!  I decided to use them for the centerpiece in the new spring tablescape.

They were only $10 for a large pot of them.  I will enjoy them in the house for a while and then plant them in the garden.

I chose a full size sheet for the table cloth..

It has beautiful embroidery on it.   I got this sheet a few years ago at a yard sale in a big bag marked "grandmas unfinished"  The bag was full of embroidered pieces (all finished) there were two sets of sheet and assorted doilies....$3 for the whole bag!  What a shame that grandmas kids didn't even look at all the work she had done and realized that it was all finished.  I feel truly blessed to be able to enjoy grandmas treasures! 

I made a little dessert area on the cups and plates for cake after dinner.

I have a cake plate that matches this server...can't find it anywhere!  Does that ever happen to you?  it's not lost, but I can't find it! lol
I wanted to show off my new napkins (10 cents each at an estate sale) so I put the silverware in a caddy.

Each place setting is different...the only thing they have in common is the sweet chintz party plates with matching cup.
I have a set of 4.
See the pretty napkins?  I didn't want to cover them up with silverware!

I used some of my rose dishes on the table...  

What is next?  Well.... I put away all of the Easter decor on the buffet, so now it looks so bare!!!  ...I think that I will fill this big bird cage with something spingy........don't know what yet, but I'll think of something!

See you later!

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  1. And a perfect centerpiece it is!!! Also the doily is the perfect touch!!!

  2. Penny,
    What a pretty tablescape! All of your dishes and tea cups are so pretty and so are the linens. I have the same 2 tier server in the last pic!! LOL!!
    There are a lot of things that I can't find......LOL!!

    I will be taking down Easter over the next few days as I am off....

    23 degrees here this morning but a warm up to the 50's and maybe 60's is predicted the next few days....


  3. Dear Penny, your romantic touches are able to create gorgeous tablescapes like this one...fantastic!!!

  4. Arent't those gorgeous? I love hydrangeas. We can only grow the green/white ones around here- even amending the soil doesn't work very good- xo Diana

  5. all the mix of the patterns...and I can't wait to see what you do with the birdcage. I was thinking hydrangeas in the birdcage would be pretty too!

  6. Penny,c'è da impazzire in mezzo a queste tue belle porcellane!Le mugs,i piatti,i fiori!Tutto così romantico come piace a me!Sei grande!Baci,Rosetta

  7. Oh, my! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous and what a pretty table with all of the dishes! Your tablecloth is pretty too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Sheila ;)

  8. What a beautiful table...and the hydrangeas are just gorgeous!

  9. So pretty -- I love your pinks. I think Grandma would be pleased that someone who appreciates her hand work has it.

  10. Absolutely Gorgeous, Penny! I'm very partial to roses and your collection makes me drool!
    Spring Blessings,

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE hydrangeas, My favorite flowers

    I bought me a new one then took it to my daughters house for Easter( want it back) LOL

    I am setting up for a ladies luncheon and using my odd dishes with roses on them , I need to borrow 2 plates from you LOL love your dishes
    I am using one of my worn tattered Grandmothers embroidery luncheon cloths, nor large enough for my table but I want something of hers on my table of roses

  12. Darling table! Who wouldn't feel special! :)

    I was going to pick up some Hydrangea but they are soooo incredibly expensive here. I had to leave them. :( I'll just enjoy yours. :)

    Thank you for sharing them on Fresh-Cut Friday! :)

  13. Hi Penny, Your table is gorgeous and how wonderful you found the bag of treasures at the yard sale. It probably was meant to be that you get it since you appreciate the work and it is with a good home. I have all my grandmothers doilies and crocheted lace. I love it all.
    The hydrangeas are gorgeous. Mine are about a foot high already in the garden. No blooms yet, but growing tall.
    Love the bird cage and I know you will create something springy and special in or around it.

    Have a nice weekend. Hugs, CM

  14. You always have such lovely things. Hydrangeas are some of my favorites and I so want a bush for my yard. Maybe once I stop travelin' around so much...

  15. Thank you kindly for boot scootin’ on over to the Old Time Party to share your beautiful table setting! You find the best treasures!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  16. Your tablescape is beautiful!! I love the beautiful embroidery. Such beautiful linens and the hydrangeas are so gorgeous.

  17. Hydrangeas, chintz and beautiful linens - all make for a beautiful setting.

  18. So pretty! Grandma's linens were a real find. So glad they have a loving home now.

  19. Love the way you styled your table! The embroidered & crocheted sheet/tablecloth made me gasp! You were so fortunate to come across the whole bag of goodies! Catherine

  20. Beautiful, sweet and romantic table for tea! I love all the pretty linen and the sweet flowered dishes are simply lovely. The mugs are soo pretty! Big hugs,

  21. Oh...your hydrangeas are gorgeous!

  22. Wow,not only is this beautiful, it is simply elegant!

  23. Such a pretty table! Your dishes are gorgeous!

  24. Such gorgeous dishes, you have so many fabulous finds and display them all so beautifully!

  25. Such pretty china- especially all your chintzware!

    Your hydrangeas looks gorgeous - can't wait till they bloom outdoors, always such a THRILL!

  26. Wonderful hydrangea, lovely collection for a tea.

  27. So beautiful. Love all of your beautiful china.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  28. You truly amaze me every single week. Your tablescapes take my breath away.

  29. That is an exquisite tablecloth. And I would have been thrilled to have brought it home too!

  30. This is so beautiful and romantic! Gorgeous hydrangeas....Christine

  31. Oh, what gorgeous hydrangeas! Love your pieces of different chintz patterns set about your pretty table. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea, Penny.


  32. Hi Penny,
    the Hydrangea makes a wonderful center piece for the tea table. And you have so many wonderful rose themed items. I love all the china with roses. That match so wonderful. And the tablecloth is a treasure, too. Thank you for sharing this sweet tea time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  33. Such beautiful items......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  34. Welcome on my blog "Matin lumineux", Penny! I discovered yours some months ago, and I love it, because like you, I love laces,decoration and Pink!
    Hugs and kisses and thanks

  35. A beautiful tea table with pretty chintz china patterns. The hydrangeas look nice for a centrepiece.

  36. Hello Penny,
    What a beautiful table setting you have here! All your lovely pastel colors, and beautiful china looks gorgeous all laid out.
    That tablecloth is totally wonderful! Oh my! you must have been delighted to look through the bag and find it. It is sad that the woman's family had no idea.
    Your new hydrangea is pretty too. I planted my first one ever last year and I am excited to see how far it grows this year.

  37. I'm running to Lowes for some hydrangeas! Those are so beautiful even if you don;t plant them at $10 they are bargain. Your rose dishes are just wonderful, pink, white and green my favorite colors. Laura

  38. I love your table setting! I am partial to the china but LOVE the flowers too! Have a great day, Nicole:)

  39. I love it all! I have a fondness for dishes (especially vintage) with pink flowwers, hydrangeas, and pretty vintage embroidery. Therefore, I think your table is just wonderful!

  40. What a lovely mix of contemporary with antique china..

  41. Everything is so lovely! You have a beautiful collection of china!

  42. I love all the jolly chintz Penny. Very beautiful. I can't wait to see the bird cage all decked out in spring fancy. I hope you have a lovely week. :)

  43. Oh so Lovely! That bird cage looked neat just sitting there :) Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  44. Gorgeous displays and flowers Penny. x

  45. LOVE those hydrangeas. They're definitely my favorite flowers! Thanks for sharing.

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

  46. Lovely spring table! You really scored big on "grandmas goody bag"! Love the sheet/tablecloth! Thanks for sharing at The Shady Porch Rock N Share!

  47. All I can say is "I love my Lowe's!!" Gorgeous hydrangeas at such a good price! Being a non-gardener I was wondering... they survive after being indoors? You will have to let me know! Beautiful things you have accumulated to create such a cheerful table for spring! Just lovely!

  48. Oh Penny! I'm drooling over all your floral china. Everything is just lovely. I can't wait to see what you do with the bird cage. Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  49. AWESOME!!!

    Hugs and have a nice day,

  50. I love pastel colours! I love your selection of mugs and plates.

  51. What a lovely tablescape! Thank you so much for sharing.

  52. Love your pretty flowered china! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired! I pinned this to our group linky party pinboard! xo Heather

  53. Penny, your table is gorgeous! I love the china and the beautiful hydrangeas. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  54. Penny, you sure have a knack for putting together a beautiful table scape:) Once again it is perfect. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin.

  55. What a lovely tablescape Penny. That sheet is wonderful with the crocheted skirt! Love the hydrangeas too! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!


  56. Lovely spring tablescape Penny!!

    xo, Tanya

  57. Love the hydrangeas. Your table looks so beautiful! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  58. Anything hydrangeas brings me good southern memories. This is such a lovely tablescape. so delicate and beautiful.
    We would love to have you share with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. Your recipes and ideas would be a hit with our crowd. It would be our honor to have you join us!


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