Would you like a cuppa while…

…. while we admire some newly arrived fabrics?!

I received these fabrics yesterday. They are from SILK ROAD collection, to be released soon by Benartex. Do check their website for updates.

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these fabrics. These are going to be used in a fall pieced / applique quilt coming out in the October 2010 issue of Quilter’s World. I am chomping at the bit to get started with this quilt, which will be within the next day!!

I had purchase two sets of these antique Spode cups and saucers. Pattern is unknown to me. But one set was broken into pieces en route to me. So, I have this lone set of white/gold cup and saucer. I am not really a white person. Most of my dishes have busy patterns – the busier the better! :) But in my old “mature” age, I find myself also being drawn to the whites. Believe it or not, I have been researching my options for the last two years, but haven’t come to a conclusion. So, I would love to know what white or cream china sets you have so that I can add that to my list of patterns to consider…

I hope this gives you an idea of how a tablescape might look like set up by a person who is hopelessly dishaholic, and extremely fabric-aholic! :) Oh, also throw in the mix a little book-aholic!

Urm, and a tad silver-aholic…

Now, are you ready for your own cup of tea? I shall go and fetch your cup and saucer of choice! Thanks for stopping by. You have yourself a fabulous day, okay?

Setting the table just because…

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… I felt like doing so, even though I was only serving roast beef, green beans and homemade rolls for dinner:

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Peeling off the layers:

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The rose sprigs are Baby Blanket from Jackson Perkins.  They are groundcover roses that have vigorously blossomed this year:

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The centerpiece was quickly assembled from my Italian brass pheasants on a framed picture that I haven’t hung on the wall, fluffed up with a bit of English Ivy from the front yard.  You will notice that you have probably seen the tablecloth before.  I don’t have a large repertoire of tablecloths.  The tablecloth you see is actually my quilt that has appeared “The Quilter”:

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Let’s get started with our comfort food dinner before everything turns cold, shall we?

Thanks for stopping by – Have yourself a lovely day, won’t you?  Blessing to you all!

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A baby girly tablescape



Coming up with an all baby girlish look was fun for me. The conventional “pink for baby girl” color scheme was easy with the Royal Albert Lady Carlyle pieces I already have. I added the silver tea service for a slight contrast:



A baby party would not be complete without petit fours decorated with baby booties, in this case pink. I also added the white cupcakes decorated with pink and lavender flowers to match the Lady Carlyle bouquets:


A cake (though not consumed by the baby) personalized with baby’s monogram added a touch of special-ness:


A fruit salad topped with a pacifier for a fun touch:


At the other end of the table are various heirloom lovelies that belong to the baby —




A less formal setup in another room for the little people:


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had enjoyed my baby girl tablescape.