Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Tablescape and Fish Fry

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I am linking up with Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
I had such a fun time yesterday.  My husband picked up fresh fish at the Market on Saturday while I was at work and then on Sunday we had a yummy fish fry.  It was mainly just me and the boys.  They devoured the fish, especially my husband.  I love this picture below, I snapped it just as my son was loading up his plate.  You can see the steam rising off the plate.Easter 187
Those are white acre peas on the plate, my husband loves these peas, we usually buy them fresh during the summer and freeze them, this was our last bag from the freezer.  You can see the glass of “sweet tea” in the upper right corner of the picture, a must have for a southern meal and a southern man like my DH.
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This is my Easter tablescape.  This is Fiesta Ware, reproduction.  I have had this set for at least 14 years.  The table cloths and napkins were purchased long ago, but I remember the floral one was a GW find.
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This is the first time I have actually put my vintage flatware to use.
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And for dessert…….

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A few more pictures.
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If you haven’t tried the speckled Peanut Butter M & M’s, don’t go there, they are addictive.

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Thanks for visiting, hope everyone had a blessed day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Late to the Party, more thrifty treasures

I am joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures.  I love this linky party and believe it or not it is just as much fun seeing what other's find as finding my own treasures.  This hook was a recent GW find for $.99 and the lace panel was also $.99, does anyone know what it is, My thought is its a curtain panel, or table topper.  I thought it might make a nice table runner.
Close up the fringe.
This set of 4 green glasses was found at Haven Hospice thrift store, it is a new set, still has the stickers on the bottoms, also came in a heavy metal carrier, with a wooden handle/
The glass is thick with bubbles in the glass, I think I have seen these or similar ones at Pier 1.  They have olive branches etched into them.  I got everything for about $5. 

I really thought of these napkins with the olive pattern on them when I found the glasses.  These napkins in a set of 4 was found at the GW several weeks ago they were about $2 for all.
I found this white french porcelaine bowl also at Haven Hospice for $1.99, also found a few more pieces of vintage flatware for $.29 a piece.

Oh yes and this sweet little bunny, finally pulled this vignette together.  He was only $.49.
These are some napkin rings that I thought were pretty and $.49 each at the GW.
OK this chest was a last minute grab and go as the store was closing, I paid $9.99, later found the original price of $19.99.  I almost regret paying that much at the GW.  In fact I have started noticing that more things are being priced higher that usual, I think there is a new store manager or something going on.  Usually if I feel something is overpriced I will pass over it. 

Again found a couple pairs of shoes that I wasn't really looking for but couldn't pass them up.
At the GW shoes are $3.99, these AK shoes have never been worn.
These yellow ones are Dansko and show no wear on them.  These are popular with nurses and people who are on their feet alot.  I know they are bright but I can wear them with my scrubs in the hospital.  They are normally $130.  I got these for $5.99.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

I am participating in "Show Off Your Cottage Monday"  I have chosen the images that say cottage to me or more importantly home.  I love the cottage look, but I like "French Country" as well, so I think there are touches of cottage, french country, country, and vintage, and beachy throughout the house.

This is the display space above my kithchen cabinets, the ceilings are very high in my house and I feel if I didn't have something up there it would look really bare. 

Nothing says home like a tea pot on the stove.
With 2 son's in their 20's now, it is still Mom's Diner and yes open 24/7.

Out side on the lanai, I like to play with my treasures and make it feel like a country porch.
There is a porch swing out in the side yard, that reminds me of my grandma's front porch. 
Birds and nest's speak of cottage feeling.
Quilts, family heirlooms,
My beachy cottage quest room.  Or otherwise called the cats room.
Family pictures have to be included, this my baby with me on his 16th Birthday.
Plenty of linens and cloth napkins and baskets.
Big clock on the wall.
Wedding china in the dining room.
Inherited family silver
Thanks for allowing to share my home.