Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Join me?


Recently I've found some odds and end dishes
 that I've just washed and stacked in a pile. 

Roses, red transferware, plain white...
Some were found for just a few pennies because of broken ones in the set.

I'm not much of a "tablescaper",
and I don't entertain a lot,
but I still wanted to "play" tea party today.




Today was the perfect day to send an invitation for brunch and tea.



This is the lower level patio, usually shaded and quiet.
A place to feed the birds, chipmunks, and squirrels and watch the birdbath activity.



The little vintage iron garden set was just the place to have an impromptu setting.




Not only dishes, but mismatched old silver is part of the setting today.
Collecting bits and pieces this last few years has been something I've really enjoyed.

Hope you don't mind that I didn't follow protocol.
Limited space had me keep it all to the right.



White vintage embroidered tea towels are used as a placemat,
and a cherries luncheon cloth sits atop one of my wicker lunch "hampers".




This was my inspiration,
English ironstone salad plates.






I just cannot resist transferware.




And to make sure we're comfy,
settle back into some pillows with a vintage flair.



Chenille and old linens.


My neighbor had this concrete faux bois planter out for the trash truck.
Hmmm...it curiously ended up in my backyard. (?)








So, have a seat, let's relax, and I'll pour the tea.



I'm linking with









Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage






Faded Charm for White Wednesday



for Tablescape Thursday



for Show and Tell Friday








Hope you're having a wonderful week!
love,
Debra

73 comments:

  1. Debra this looks so pretty.
    Gorgeous lpace to sit and relax

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  2. This was beautiful! Love the pillows. Thank you for sharing. - Kathy

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  3. Oh Debra it is hard to say which is my favorite. That darling pillow with the roses or the mix and match place settings. You have all my favorite combos of white, wood, greenery and floral. Looks beautiful.

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  4. For someone that is not much of a "tablescaper" you did a fabulous job. It's so pretty and I'm jealous of that backyard of yours. Mine is currently looking like a jungle. Say a little prayer that I get it under control this year :) Terrific Tuesday.

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  5. Debra ~
    that is so beautiful ! You are a great tablescaper :)
    Your yard is soooo pretty too !
    xoxo
    Lori

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  6. I'll bring the "SwEEt Treat"!*!*!... Ready for girlfriend chit-chat time... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the tea :)

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  8. Your tablescape is beautiful!!! I am loving those pillows ~ the colors are wonderful! Have a nice day!!

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  9. Rocking the casba oh I mean the tea table once again Debra. Love the linens. hugs♥olive

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  10. The pillows are just beautiful as are the dishes!!! Love the hampers too, you really made it so pretty...love it!

    Rondell

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  11. Looks wonderful! I enjoyed some orange spice tea with some zuccini bread last night would have loved to share it with you!

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  12. Good morning Debra,
    What a lovely spot for tea! The pillows are gorgeous and so is the garden set! Love all your linens, transferware, and silver! The hampers are also wonderful. Would love to sit and have a cup with you. Thanks for sharing and for joining me for Tea Time. It's been a pleasure! I wish you a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. Oh my, I love it Debra! It's so charming and inviting, wish I could just sit and have tea and spend some time with you! Thank you sharing such a pretty tablescape!

    Nancy

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  14. My goodness what a sweet set up you have! Bramble is one of my favorite patterns of Wedgewood of all time! Love your pillows! Love your back yard! Love your linens! Looks like you had so much fun--carry on! Jacqueline

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  15. Love, love, love transfer ware......especially the red!!! such a pretty place to rest and sip some tea!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  16. Beautiful Debra! Your yard is gorgeous! Love that bird bath :) And the ironstone? Gorgeous!!

    It is so hot down here we can barely stand to walk outside!

    Have a great week...

    Lou Cinda :)

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  17. I'm in! So lovely!! Have a wonderful day!

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  18. What an inviting setting for tea and the dishes are lovely. I would love to meet you there for afternoon tea. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Debra, I love the red dishes, I would of bought them even if they were cracked or chiped. Hugs Mary

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  20. You did a great job setting up your tablescape! It is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Blessings~

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  21. Simply gorgeous!!! What a dreamy tablescape! Great job Debra!
    Hugs ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  22. You set a real pretty table for tea in the garden. I enjoyed my visit.

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  23. I know will have tea together one of these days, for now I will join you via blogland. Everything looks so pretty and peaceful. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

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  24. Hi Debra,
    Pretty, Pretty, Pretty!! I love the mismatched and coordinated decorating better than all matchy-matchy anyway. Naturally, I have fallen in love with this post! Your patio is just lovely.
    I hope you are having a great day!!
    XoXo
    Gail

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  25. What a lovely spot! It looks so pretty with the dishes {I love transferware, too} and the pillows on the chairs make me just want to take a breather and enjoy sitting in the shade for a bit!

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  26. My favorite dishes are red and white transferware..I love how you put everything together..your attention to detail and the way you used the baskets in your display. All so lovely!
    "Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.."
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  27. Oh Debra,
    This is positively sublime! It is a wonder to behold...what a gorgeous gathering you have created...amazing! You are blessed with talent AND a wonderful heart.
    Blessings and hugs,
    Cindy

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  28. Oh, this is just lovely. I'll be right over.

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  29. Debra,
    Love your teascape in your pretty garden!!

    Lovely!!

    Debbie

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  30. Hi Debra :) Your tablescape looks so lovely and inviting; you did an excellent job putting it all together ! Love the pretty pillows :)

    Happy "Tea" Tuesday!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  31. What a lovely tablescape and I'm so glad you rescued that planter from the trash!!

    Kat :)

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  32. Hi Debra!
    I think I'm getting a little spacey in my old age. I could have sworn I left a comment on your post but I don't see it.
    I went back over your photos a couple of times because everything is so beautiful and I was oohing and awwing all over the place, so I guess I forgot to say write a comment. Let's just say your beautiful post left me "speechless!" LOL !

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  33. It is all beautiful! What time did you say?

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  34. Stunning, the picnic baskets, the furniture, the dishes, linens and all the beautiful garden elements. How perfect is this. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  35. Beautiful!
    The pillows are my favorite part of the whole scene. Completely charming!

    I've missed a LOT while I was gone, congrats on your successful new jewelry business! :-)

    XOXO,
    Anne

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  36. I am so smitten with the outdoor vignette! Lovely red ironstone, linens, picnic baskets/hampers, and teapot. Re: the neighbor's basket-
    Isn't it funny how we can find treasures while others see only trash? *grin*
    :-) Sue

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  37. Debra,
    You have a lovely blog. I really am amzed at this nonending group of treats on the internet. I love your pretty table with the transferware and I really love what you have done with your jewelry...having it out to appreciate. (I gather you make it...very neat things). I also love the botanical window!

    We are relatively new to blogging. My daughter created the blog for me as a gift. It is truly not all about our jewelry!(repurposed) Stop by, if you wish.

    http://katsuijewelry.blogspot,com

    Suz

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  38. This is EXACTLY what I need right now...a cozy spot, pretty stuff, a place to relax....is that too much to ask????

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  39. Hi, what a great neighbor! I love all the little goodies in your post. The linens, dishes, outdoor decor. It is all lovely and put together perfectly!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  40. What a beautiful table you've set! I love transferware as well...your dishes is beautiful...lovely and peaceful~ Have a great week~!

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  41. how beautiful -seems to me you could make a livingd creating tablescapes! I can come over for tea any time...

    Karen

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  42. I would love to join you. also, I saw two of those pine cone things at a local antiques mall. I love them!

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  43. What a lovely setting for tea. You really know how to put things together, and make everything look so inviting.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  44. Debra, it's all just beautiful, you set a very lovely table, and I love those vintage pillows!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

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  45. What a wonderful setting, all looks so fresh and relaxing, love your cute baskets.

    Hugs
    Charo

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  46. Very lovely.... I have enjoyed my stay here, and thank you for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday", and letting us into your lovely home and gardens.

    Blessings

    Cielo

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  47. You sure can throw the perfect tea party!
    I love the vintage silver and the transfer ware.

    If I had a tea party the food would melt off the table in this heat.

    Rhonda

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  48. So inviting. Wish I was there for a cup of tea with you or an ice tea in this hot weather. It is all so pretty and I bet you had fun setting this all up for a photo.
    Joyce

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  49. Oh I love your tea party! How delightful! The beautiful baskets really added to it as well. Thanks for sharing. Be blessed. Cindy

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  50. Gorgeous! My mother is such a sucker for the red and white transferware... it's a toss up over which one of us has more dishes. Oh, no wait, it's not. She does. HAHA!

    Beautiful! I'll be there in a lil' bit!

    :-D robelyn

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  51. What a pretty little space, Debra! Such a romantic and intimate setting, and it looks like the view is great too!
    Happy White Wednesday!
    Carol

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  52. You have set such a beautiful table. I love the wicker hampers as a backdrop. So lovely.
    I'm glad that I found you now i need to find your follow button.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  53. What a lovely tea, just so sweet.

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  54. Debra,
    Wouldn't I love to be the recipient of an "invitation to tea" at this sweet setting!!!! You have such a wonderful flair!!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  55. Your little outdoor table is just lovely. I have the Mason's Vista too, including the teapot and cream & sugar. Isn't it just lovely? I love how you combined it all with the Wedgewood plates and vintage linens.

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  56. Debra, I love your table in the garden. Love the old wicker picnic baskets too. Beautiful transferware - really pretty tablescape!
    Beth

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  57. Beautiful! I love transferware, too.

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  58. I am crazy about those baskets! This is so lovely! Come visit at www.threepixielane.blogspot.com

    I am blog hopping from BNOP!

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  59. Oh, my...this is just lovely. I love the red and white transferware and the picnic baskets are so pretty.
    I am linking up to follow...:)

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  60. It's simply perfect. Love it!

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  61. This looks like a wonderful place to enjoy conversation with a good friend. I would like to be there.

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  62. Debra, all is so pretty. This is so unterstatement to say, you are not a great tablescaper. You ARE! I love this little tea table. Even the seats are so cute and then you made such a pretty vignette with all the nice things. Thank you for invitation, I enjoyed is so much.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  63. This is absolutely lovely! I like each and every detail that you included.

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  64. I so enjoyed your wonderful little table for two, don't you love it when you find some pretty little thing you have had for so long and can make something so pretty with it...love the dishes and the pretty little pillows, can't forget the wonderful picnic baskets, love them...

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  65. This is so pretty. I love transferware too, your pieces are lovely...love the red. Your baskets make such a great centerpiece, having this set in your garden make things elegant yet inviting. Thank you so much for sharing, this is very inspirational!

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  66. Debra, I love the transferware and the picnic baskets! Lovely.
    xo, Sherry

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  67. Debra, I'm glad you played along today. I think this is a lovely setting. Thanks for having us to tea! Love the red transferware pieces. ~ Sarah

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  68. tea for two at the garden? wow! beautiful setting! love the red transferware that you used..

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  69. So many lovely things to see! Love the wrought iron table & chairs, pillows, & transferware :-)

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  70. Hi Debra,

    Oh this looks like a perfect spot for a tea luncheon! I will be there at noon! Love your wicker baskets! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Debbie

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  71. Very pretty! Loved all the vintage transferware and table linens. It looks cozy and inviting!

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  72. You really did a great job putting everything together. I really like your dishes. Have a nice weekend, Mary

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