Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CREPE MYRTLE TIME - CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE

THE CREPE MYRTLES ARE IN  BLOOM AND IT'S TIME FOR ME TO TABLESCAPE USING  MY CREPE MYRTLE DISHES.  I  WAITED FOR A BEAUTIFUL  SUNNY DAY   TO DO A TABLESCAPE  ON THE DECK OVERLOOKING  THE CREPE MYRTLE TREE IN MY YARD.  UNFORTUNATELY,  I HAD NOT ANTICIPATED THAT  SUNLIGHT WOULD WASH  THE COLOR  OUT OF THE MAJORITY OF MY PHOTOS.  BIG  SIGH,  AS  I ASK YOU TO TRY TO  VISUALIZE A MAJESTIC  HOT PINK CREPE MYRTLE  AS A BACKDROP 

I FOUND  PAPER NAPKINS AT TUESDAY MORNING THAT ARE THE EXACT COLORS OF MY DINNERWARE.  BY MY REACTION, YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT I  STRUCK GOLD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORE.
SOMETHING ELSE THAT LOOKS WASHED OUT IN THE PHOTO:  THE PLASTIC UTENSILS.  THE PIECES ACTUALLY  HAVE AN ORNATE DESIGN, UNUSUAL  FOR PLASTICWARE
I KNEW THIS LITTLE CONTAINER THAT HOLDS SOAP WOULD COME IN HANDY FOR SOMETHING,  SOMETIME.    THE COLORS MATCH THE DINNERWARE AND NAPKINS.  WHO SAYS I CAN'T HAVE A BOX OF SOAP  ON MY TABLE?
SWEET LITTLE BIRD PERCHED ON TOP OF A BOX OF SOAP
 THE DINNERWARE IS  VISTA ALEGRE AND THE PATTERN IS WILLIAMSBURG.    I OWNED THREE PLACE SETTINGS OF THIS DINNERWARE  FOR MANY YEARS, UNTIL I FOUND MORE, MANY MORE,  ON E-BAY  A YEAR AGO.
HOORAY  FOR E-BAY 

I HAD TO SUPPLY A PHOTO OF A CREPE MYRTLE,  EVEN IF IT ISN'T MY PHOTO OR MY TREE.  AT LEAST THIS PHOTO SHOWS SOME VIBRANT COLOR  
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO VISIT  MY BLOG FOR THIS WEEK'S TABLESCAPE,  
  RANDEE
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

HERB GARDEN TABLESCAPE - CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE

AS SPRING IS IN FULL GEAR,  I DECIDED TO  BRING OUT  MY "HERB GARDEN" TABLECLOTH
I THOUGHT  I'D MAKE IT "3D"  BY ADDING A FEW POTS OF FRESH HERBS AND   GARDEN CHAIR  NAPKIN RINGS
IF YOU HAVE VIEWED THIS POST BEFORE, YOU KNOW I LOVE ANYTHING FLORAL;   HENCE THE  NAPKINS RINGS WITH DELICATE  PURPLE FLOWERS.
I FOUND THIS TABLECLOTH IN FRANCE, A YEAR AGO
BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL A  COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO,  I FOUND  DISHES IN HOMEGOODS TO GO WITH IT.
BLACK WROUGHT IRON FLATWARE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE GARDEN THEME 

YOU CAN REALLY SEE THE DETAIL OF THE PRINT ON THE CLOTH IN THE PHOTOS ABOVE AND BELOW 
THIS TABLESCAPE PUTS ME IN THE MOOD FOR SOME NICE FRENCH WINE AND A DELICIOUS ITALIAN MEAL OR  SOME NICE ITALIAN WINE AND A DELICIOUS FRENCH MEAL
THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO VIEW MY TABLESCAPE.  STAY WELL AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
RANDEE
THIS WEEK, I'LL BE JOINING THE FOLLOWING PARTIES: