Showing posts with label lavender. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lavender. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Graphite and Lilac Table

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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As I’ve mentioned before, I like to dip into Fall slowly…

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Table for Two

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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Spring is finally here…

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spa Party


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Welcome to The Tablescaper.
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In our home we are big on “at home” parties.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Midnight and Lavender Garden


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Welcome to my Midnight and Lavender garden.

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OK, so it isn’t midnight and we’re not outside (despite the spectacular
weather, it’s still too cold here in NY), but work with me.

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These little birdies are nestled in their cage…

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…surrounded by blossoms.

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Enjoy a sip of wine…

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…by the flickering candlelight.

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The many curves of the stem of these vintage glasses are mesmerizing.

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A lovely April Cornell tea square, from years ago, sits atop a
Waterford floor length white damask cloth.

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Midnight and Lavender Garden 053 The table is set for four with two different versions of the Spode Archive Collection. This one being Jasmine.

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Midnight and Lavender Garden 056 Cobalt dinner plates from Maxell Williams act as chargers.
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Marlborough, by Reed and Barton (a generous gift from my Brother
in Law), sets off each place.

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It’s even beautiful on the backside.

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These beautiful spreaders were one of my finds…

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…during a magical day on Portobello Road, London several years ago.

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The dramatic contrast of color continues between the napkin and napkin rings (Bombay).
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Be sure to come back on Sunday for my party, Seasonal Sundays.
Yes, Easter is over, but it’s Spring.
Come share what the season means to YOU!
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Thank you for visiting my blog.
-The Tablescaper

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter is around the Corner

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Welcome to the Tablescaper.


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Yeah, it’s finally April…


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…and although Easter is at the end of the month…


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…I think it’s time to start pulling out Easter decos.


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There is nothing like lavender…


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…and yellow to say Easter.


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Every bunny is invited.


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I used my everyday Oneida flatware. The round lavender placemat
from Christmas Tree acted as a charger. The tablecloth and napkins
are from William Sonoma.


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The two lavender leaf shaped plates were a purchase from Ross Simon
several years ago. Unfortunately the marking on the back has washed
away. The yellow plates were a HomeGoods purchase.


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The amethyst goblets were a HomeGoods purchase.


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The little egg topiaries were a Christmas Tree purchase.


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I love how the sunlight dapples on the table. Good luck getting ready
for Easter!

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Thank you for visiting my blog.  Be sure to come back on Sunday for my party, Seasonal Sundays.
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-The Tablescaper

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pansy Tea

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This post is  in honor of my Mom. I thought about doing it for Mother’s Day, but just the thought of it filled me with entirely too many emotions. So I decided another day was better. As I celebrate my first blogiversary and look back at my posts, I realize how much my Mom has influenced my life and passions.
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Pansies are my Mom’s favorite flower and always have been.
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Welcome to my Pansy Tea. Many of the items were part of Mom’s collection.
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Everyone knew my Mom liked pansies, and everyone purchased things for her with pansies on them.
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Enjoy a cup of tea…
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…covered in pansies.
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Enjoy a special treat.
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Awfully hard to resist!
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Now just set it down on your pansy plate. I purchased these plates for my Mom several years ago at a Fitz and Floyd outlet on my way to visit my dear friend Sheri, who was then living in Alabama. The moment I saw these plates, I knew Mom had to have them. Unfortunately, the Alzheimer's was too much even then, and the plates never made it out of the boxes.
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Perhaps you’d prefer something not so sweet. A croissant?
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Goodness, there are pansies everywhere!
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Care for a pat of butter on your croissant?
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These darling butter pats were crafted by my eldest daughter and inspired by Kathleen over at Cuisine Kathleen (be sure to stop over and visit Kathleen, she’s always cooking up something) .
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These spreaders are very special to me. I purchased them two years ago at Portobello Road in London on a wonderful trip my eldest daughter and I were fortunate enough to take together.
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A berry or two might hit the spot.
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Would you care for another spot of tea?
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Or perhaps something a little cooler to quench your thirst?
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Yes, Mom is still alive, but has dementia and Alzheimer's, so she is just a shadow of who she was. Maybe that’s why there are so many shadows in these photos? As I back think of the day I took these photos, I can’t help but recall a level of frustration. No matter what time of day I tried to take the photos, there were so many shadows. I’m not big on symbolism, but as I reflect on this post, clearly it was there.
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Memories are things we must treasure and hold dear to our hearts. Although objects can never take the place of memories, clearly they can help invoke them.

Please be sure to visit all of the participants at the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:


  • Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Time Tuesday



  • Martha at Martha’s Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday



  • Pam at A Breath of  Fresh Air for Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday



  • Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday



  • Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen for Tuesday Tea for Two



  • Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday



  • Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday



  • The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday



  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 



  •  Suzanne at Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingies Thursday 



  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday



  • Beverly for Pink Saturday  If you haven’t been there yet, be sure to come join in the fun of my meme entitled: “Where do you keep it all?” in honor of my blogiversary on June 2, 2o1o.

  • There are many great entries. Click HERE to see them all!
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    I’m starting a new meme called SUMMER SUNDAYS and it’s all about what summer means to YOU.
    It could be boating,the shore or the lake; a barbeque or a picnic; a pool or a patio; great food or flowers; flip flops or a hammock or whatever SUMMER means to YOU!
    Hope you’ll join us Sunday, June 6th. Although it’s not officially the start of Summer, once Memorial Day is here, it sure feels like summer. So grab the button and come join us!
    Summer Sundays
    The link is: http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/

    - The Tablescaper