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Showing posts from May 16, 2010

Spoon Rest GardenTablescape & Winner

This post brought to you despite tornadic activity in Tulsa...please say a prayer for those in tornado alley.  Sirens have gone off here and rotations have been reported all over OK.   The winner of the $40 gift certificate to Designs by Derilyn   is Mary, comment #42 who has her own lovely blog Mary's Meanderings   Please contact me and I'll put you in touch with Derilyn.  Congratulations Mary, have fun shopping! I've got another Giveaway going on and you can ENTER HERE Now for my Tablescape.   This one is pretty simple, but it was fun to create nonetheless. I began with a tea stained foral tablecloth with muted blues, pinks, greens and reds.  I've told you all about Decorator's Friend online store with a huge selection of giftware, garden items and housewares all at very reasonable prices.....well I found a set of three spoon rest, each a different color. They are really big and I can I use these?  Since they were so large I tho

The Great Out of Drawers & A Giveaway!

Most of us keep our flatware and silverware in a drawer and pull it out when we need it.  I think it has an intrinsic beauty all its own and makes for great 'bouquets' and displays. Here is a set of antique silver straw spoons in a shell motif' that I've displayed on my buffet atop a vintage napkin. I have a few sets of flatware I use in my tablescapes and everyday use.  I keep some of my flatware displayed in vintage English transferware pitchers in the kitchen, above the planning desk where there are little built ins for letters, and organization. Gold handled demitasse spoons are stored in this miniature Charlotte patterned pitcher This little Spode Byron creamer holds some demi cocktail forks, spoons and spreaders all with a teapot handle. A silver plated loose tea scoop, tea strainer and tiny pastry server are stored in an open sugar bowl.  I've gotten a lot of adorable demitasse spoons and silverplated tea accessories from Home and Teatime Elegance ,

Hand Embroidered Silk Pillows

Yes, I have a weakness for hand made items and love to support Etsy shop owners specializing in hand crafted things.  I recently became acquainted with Imperium Decor who makes these adorable pillows.  I have one on display at my shop.  It is in blues and golds and completely hand embroidered.  Isn't the detail incredible?  I can't imagine the time that goes into making one of these! Ashton chose this origami pillow which also came from the Imperium Decor.  My girls think this is the coolest!