Tags » Vintage Dishes

Blue and Silver

I love blue and silver as a color combination for tablescaping and started thinking that I have not used it in a while. Even though you have seen most of these elements before, I have tried to use them a little differently so that the table won’t just be a repeat of other blue and silver tables. 1,147 more words


Ya Know How to Whistle?

I was saddened to hear of Lauren Bacall’s death. A classic American beauty, she is probably most remembered for that husky voice, “You know how to whistle?….Put your lips together and blow….” 935 more words


Danube Variation and Recovery Update

So far, I have had 2 days of therapy for my rotator injury. The second day of therapy was much worse than the first. In addition, I worked at the flea market this weekend, and my shoulder felt like it really stiffened up. 729 more words


A Lovely Sound, Recovery Update, and More Pink

I have written about this topic in the past, but it surely bears repeating. When I retired in 2011 from a 30-year teaching career, I certainly knew that I would like being retired. 1,425 more words


Thomas Kinkade, Recovery Update, and Counting my Blessings

I’m giving myself a little personal indulgence before I get into the tablescape. My baby boy turned 32 yesterday. Although we have not always spent his birthday with him since he has been out of college, we do usually get to see him sometime around his birthday. 1,376 more words


Summer Tables and Recovery Update

I received a lovely mixed bouquet from my coworkers after my surgery, and my idea was to create a table around it. Of course, I really didn’t feel much like tablescaping for a few days so by the time I got around to it, the flowers were on their last leg. 927 more words


Hoarding Heaven

Even before we became dealers, we loved antiques, collectibles, and junk and have always enjoyed stopping at antique malls, garage sales, and the like. In a town about an hour away, my husband and I ended up downtown at an antique “store” a few years ago. 1,911 more words