Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...



Welcome to Tablescape Thursday sponsored by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ please go visit her and see so many great projects! Thanks Susan for hosting!!!!

This was something somewhat tossed together in my breakfast room. It combines my grandmothers Lenox china and crystal, a few of my mothers salt cellars and my flatware and crystal bowls. Also notice my grandmother was very much fond of the ruby glassware. The ruby glass bells were always on the table to signal dinnertime. I think if I rung a bell for dinner my kids would laugh, but with my grandmother that's just her way of saying..lets eat, lets chat and lets learn something about each ones day. My grandmothers china has little blue flowers in it and since I have little to no blue in my home I really try to work with the red and gold..hope you enjoy.



















I use rocksalt with candles, I love the glow it gives..









This container I love, I bought it at the Nutcracker Market several years ago for 4.00..I love the colors and the uses..














23 comments:

Susan said...

Gorgeous deep red on your Valentine's table!

And a wonderful combination of your mom and grandmother's things!

Susan

marty39 said...

Oh what a pretty table. I love using things that belonged to our loved ones. Your mothers salt cellars are so nice and your grandmother's blue china is just lovely. The rock salt with the candles really makes a beautiful glow. Gorgeous tablescape. Hugs, Marty

ceekay said...

So pretty. I love those dishes. Wonderful tablescape!

Pug1 said...

A very pretty table!!!! CHEERS! MIchele

Shelia said...

Such a pretty set table. I love those pretty dishes and that tablecloth!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Candy said...

You have set the mood and the candles add a warm glow.
Candy

An Accomplished Woman said...

Your table is beautiful. Love your family's items.

Terri and Bob said...

Love the rock salt idea!

A Hint of Home said...

Pretty tablescape and I like the idea of the salt with the candles.

Susan said...

Beautiful and romantic! Thank you.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Your table is so romantic. You have really created ambiance with the candle light. It's great to use special things handed down from our loved ones. I use items I inherited from my Grandmother all the time. It makes the table so special. It's all lovely.
Warmly :-)
Alisa - Carolina Panache

PAT said...

Pretty table and great memories.

Pat Back Porch Musings

ellen b. said...

Hi Margaret! I love your grandmother's ruby glassware. How great to have such pretty things from both your mother and grandmother. You really put this table together nicely. I really like it. Have a wonderful Thursday!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Candlelight is nice... everyone looks good in candlelight! LOVE your tablecloth too!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Lady Katherine said...

Love those salt cellars and the candles!! The colors are great. The cloth and dishes so pretty.

Melissa Miller said...

How pretty!
What a softly glowing table. :)

~CC Catherine said...

Love your sentimental shares that are heirlooms, they are always my favorite! Your table is stunning! Come by for a visit sometime soon...we'll share a spot of tea! ;) ~CC Catherine of "Catherine de th`e Cups"

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the goblets & those bells! And I love that they are family heirlooms even more!

xinex said...

Beautiful tablecloth and I love your crystal bells and goblets!...Christine

Mama said...

You have such beautiful pieces,I love all your family treasures and your beautiful tablecloth. Kathy.

Elaine said...

My Grandmother also had a dinner bell and I certainly wished I had it now! Don't you just love the idea! Lovely tablescape!
Elaine :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful table! Love the candlelight! Great idea with the rock salt. I love the ruby glasses and the china is so sweet! Your grandmother truly passed down some wonderful treasures! Thanks for a beautiful table for Tablescape Thursday! Susan

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Beautiful tablescape. I fell in love with those bells! So so pretty! How neat to be able to cherish and display your mothers and grandmothers things. Makes it all the more special! Hugs!