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November 11, 2008

~~SUNDAY BRUNCH FOR 2~~~

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch have the most beautiful Tablescapes that she shows every Tuesday..Please check out the Hostess with the Mostess at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ She will have a list of others great tables for all of you that loves eye candy... Thanks Susan for starting this Great Tuesday... Now girls I am not a fancy girl...I like to set a pretty holiday table...but really I have a DH that lives and eats in front of the TV...But if I were lucky to have a Bunch this is what I would use..





I love Blue and White dishes...the Salad plates in cobalt blue I got from the Dollar Tree also the wine glasses...The coffee mugs were Home Goods $2.95 flatware Wal-Mart $9.99 the Yellow chargers I got from Country Living the shop where I use to work $5.95 each.







The table cloth is an antique one its called Delft and it has 6 napkins with it which I didn't use and I got it at Second Sunday swap meet for $7.50 and it all linen..tell me I wasn't doing my Happy dance??








Now these plates I just got last month at Second Sunday...they are Royal Stafford shire Tonguin pattern I got four of these..now the gal wanted $10.00 but of course I talked her now to $5.00 and she even gave me the little bowl you see that the rolls are in..I think it was to just get rid of me lol!!









I love to fold my napkins this way as you can stand them up and put the flatware in them or just lay them on the plates...










Now I love this planter...some woman I just met at antique shop gave it to me as I told her I loved Blue and white...how sweet was that? and the price sure was right..The candle sticks are from a shop in Sutter Creek,Ca called Fine Eye they make the most beautiful china pieces there all hand made...I also have a set of dishes to match them..but that another Tuesday Table.. The pitcher is Roma from Italy also have the whole set of dishes in this pattern...Its the little blue bird darling!! now Len brought this home this last spring to me...was that not sweet??












Now you can see the bowl the ladies tossed in with the dishes...Oh and girls the fake rolls are also from Dollar Tree WHAT !!! you thought I baked... HELLO!!! now if I could get Len to eat fake Dinner...how great would that be??












This is just the cutest Lemon Candle and I put it in a nut dish...Candle also Dollar Tree..hey what can I say my oldest daughter is manager there and its the only time I get to see her so I shop there every week...its kills two birds with one stone, and No she doesn't give me a discount ha ha!!





Now be sure and check out all the tablescapes today...Now I won't be home today have to go to Reno,NV and take my baby daughter Dawna out to lunch for her very own BD...ps I am whispering now so she don't hear me...she will be 44..






Have a great day...Hugs and smiles Gloria











51 comments:

Shelia said...

Morning, sweet Gloria. What a beautiful table. I know what you mean about the hubbies eating in front of the TV. I just can't seem to break Mr. Precious from that habit!!
Now your plates are so gorgeous and how you've mixed and matched is truly stunning. I love everything - your centerpiece with the lemons matching your yellow chargers and those cute little lemon candles!! Oh, I'm in heaven!
So lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacey said...

Very pretty. I love the cobalt blue and yellow. What a great tablesetting. :)

Schotzy said...

I love a yellow/blue combo! This is really beautiful! A lovely celebration of life!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Gloria! Stunning tablescape! I love the blue and white combo! Those blue cobalt plates and glasses are amazing! And I love your staffordshire pieces! The lemon candle is a nice touch, too! You outdid yourself! :) ~Rhonda

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Gloria, I love your blue and white ! And the lemon candle is so sweet. I love to go into Dollar Tree, you can find some neat stuff in there.

Lynne said...

What a wonderful way to start my day.. a cup of coffee at this beautiful table...move over girls I'm here for the day...Gloria I'm loving these dishes..I love those candlesticks. Your planter is off the charts gorgeous!! And how nice was that for the gal to give you that bowl...I need a refill please my cup is empty...hugs ~lynne~

Chris said...

That's a beautiful table, I think it says drama, I don't know why I think that, other than it looks so bold and rich.And so impressed you bought everything at different times in different stores, then put it together like that. You're good, girl.

Hugs,
Chris

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the lemon slice detail on the goblets & I adore that little bird. Did he come w/ the basket in his beak or did you glue it to him?

brettinsky said...

Wow! You sure know how to find a deal! I am quite impressed. LOL, fake dinner.

If you would like to join Trim the Tree Thursday where we are going to show off our holiday decor from any holiday comment on my blog! I would love for you to join!

ann said...

I'M SO GLAD YOU POSTED TODAY.WE GET TO SEE SOME OF YOUR GORGEOUS BLUE.YOU KNOW THE FIRST THING I NOTICED WERE THOSE ROLLS.THEY'RE GLISTENING FROM THE BUTTER,MADE ME HUGRY.AND WHEN YOU SQAID THEY AREN'T REAL,WELL NOW I'M HUNGRY ANYWAY.HA.
YOU DID SOME GREAT SHOPPING.I GOTTA GO BACK TO THE DOLLAR TREE,THOSE GLASSES LOOK AWESOME...ANN

Donna Marie said...

Gloria!!! What a lovely tablescape!!! I love blue dishes too! Sweetie has a lovely collection of Blue dishes that I often salivate over!!! (LOL) Now I can come over here and salivate over yours too!!!

I couldn't stop laughing when you said you were doing the happy dance! (LOL) I was trying to picture you dancing all around! LOL.....

I am so glad that you loved the award! I couldn't think of anyone more deserving of it than you!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna!!! :)

ellen b said...

Oh I am so partial to blue. I love all the blue and white and that splash of yellow is just perfect! Beautiful setting!

Carol said...

Good morning Gloria!
Your table setting is beautiful. I love the combination of blue & yellow!
Smiles,
Carol

Melissa Miller said...

Gloria this is gorgeous! Love the fresh colors and the Lemon candles. ~Melissa

Chrissy said...

I would come for brunch anytime!! Lovely post...Chrissy

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Oooooh...you do set a beautiful table!!! I love all of your pretty blue & white dishes and they're especially pretty with the yellow chargers and lemon accents!!! Gloria, I just adore the antique table linens...soooo pretty!!! So what time is brunch? Tell Lynne to move over...I'm comin' too!!! Hehe!!!

Love ya Sweetie,
Chari

ceekay said...

So pretty. I LOVE the Dollar Tree. I go at least once a week. My hubby just sits in the car and rolls his eyes. Your blue and yellow is wonderful and I am so looking for those lemon candles!

onlymehere said...

I love the blue dishes! Some day I'll have such pretty dishes when life settles down! I also really like that lemon candle. Don't feel bad, my husband generally eats in the bedroom watching TV! I hate that habit but it's just how it is for him. Men and their toys!

Anonymous said...

I just adore all of your beautiful blue and white. Your yellow accents were just the perfect touch for this charming table, move over girls I'm coming for coffee too. Love ya Gloria, Cindy

Picket said...

Morning girl...Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter..hope y'all have a fantastic day together! I love the beautiful table setting and that Stafford one especially!!!! Man I need some of those fake rolls...they look so real! Girl just cause you know how to fold those napkins in that fancy shape don't mean you gotta rub it in our face!lol That little bird Len got you is precious! great post sweetie! Love ya girl!

squawmama said...

Sweet Gloria it is a awesome tablescape... I love the blue too especially the dark blues...It looks very BOLD & BEAUTIFUL... and really a discount at the dollar store... who would ever think... LOL LOL... I LOVE that place...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Nanette said...

I love your table settings. I love your style.
Nanette

Sue said...

Gloria, fake rolls!!! You are too funny! Girl your brunch table looks so beautiful and I'm loving the blue plates for 5.00! I want to start collecting blue transferware but I'm afraid I have no more room at the INN!! LOL! I'm not a fancy tablesetter, I'm usually to stressed out cooking that the table and how it looks does not enter my mind! I sure hope we get invited out for Thanksgiving this year! Have a great day sweet friend of mine! xoxoxo

Carrie said...

Oh, blue and white...I love this table setting and how you've accessorized it.

lvroftiques said...

Oooohhhhhh Gloria! It's just sooo pretty!! Classic blue! I wouldn't expect anything else from you my dear *winks* And please tell Dawna HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me K? And I can tell you I'm going to be checking out the Dollar Tree!!Wow! Vanna

Miss Janice said...

I love the blue dinnerware and the yellow together. It's a love combination. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!
Miss Janice

salmagundi said...

Beautiful table - I love the tonquin pattern. I have some tonquin dishes in brown and white. Have a good time with your birthday girl. My baby girl turns 36 this week. That doesn't mean we're getting old, does it??? Sally

Diane said...

Gloria, your tablescape is beautiful! I love blue & yellow. You have the best luck finding amazing bargains! BTW, I can't pry my hubby away from the TV to eat either.... :0} Diane

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Gloria...this is beautiful! Girl, you sure know how to drive a hard bargain! :-) You crack me up about getting Len to eat a fake dinner! LOL Don't think he'll go for that, huh? I love blue and white so you know I love this tablescape! The cobalt blue glasses are wonderful, too! Thanks for posting this great tablescape! Susan

Tomarie said...

I'm in PAIN this tablesetting is so pretty!! Loooooove that cobalt blue!
Happy Birthday Dawna! :-)

Bo said...

Oh Gloria...you hit the nail on the head today...blue, white & yellow...perfect combo! I loved that centerpiece...everything looks so pretty...fab job!
;-) Bo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your blue and white table. Very pretty!

Sweet Designs said...

Your table is lovely, I have a couple sets of blue and white, they fit in with most occasions, great job.

xinex said...

Love your tablescape, Gloria. I love how you mixed the yellow. It made the blue dishes pop. I also like the candle holders very much and that lemon candle is just so cute! And how sweet of Len to get you that pretty bird....Christine

laurie said...

I am just loving this tablescape. Blues mixed with yellows are just my favorite and you have done such a beautiful job with it. I cannot believe you got those 4 plates for $5! What a deal. They are beautiful. Love the way the yellow lemons pick up on the yellow plates. It's just beautiful! laurie

tardevil said...

Very pretty!

Glenda said...

The base of the candle holders is most unusual and very attractive. I know that lemons are used to brighten the taste of food and the lemons on your table certainly brighten your tablescape. Even your flatware handles carry through the blue of the dishes.

Anonymous said...

Hey girl! Just wanted to stop by and say hi, really enjoyed your table settings and the fall arrangment with the cloche. Between you and Lynne with those cloches I have come a way with some new ideas. Thanks bunches. Have a great day! Sasha

ksarra said...

Good morning Happy! I LOVE your creative new tablescape. Is there any place more fun to shop than Dollar Tree???? I can always find something so different and at a dollar, you can't beat the price. I have the pirogue on my table full of their fall ceramic pumpkins, and now I have bought all their Santa head ornaments to use instead of bows on my primitive looking Christmas paper. I also like the large Christmas light ornaments and the wine bottle "socks", I am using them to hold gift cards and candy with the light bulbs as the gift tag. "Talk" soon, hope your day is as special as you are!

Jessica said...

Gloria~ This is truly beautiful and such wonderful bargains. I must find a Dollar Tree I know I've seen one somewhere...lol. :) The bluebird from Len is a wonderful addition. ( I just love birds ) I sure wish I knew how to set a pretty table. I can never seem to get it just right. Please teach us how to fold those napkins, I love it. Hope you had a fun day with your daughter.

Hugs~ J.

twizzis said...

I LOVE blue and white and the splash of yellow...just divine!

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Well, you're going to just have to punch that hubby in the stomach and get him moving! lol
I was blessed with this wainscoting so hanging the pictures wasn't hard - just measured from it the same distance up the wall on all of them and it worked!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne said...

Hey a cutie... how was lunch? I know you had a "wonderful" visit..did you bring home any goodies you care to share? I've been busy hitting it like a "mad" woman around here the past couple of days.. oh how I've missed being at home..lol..next on the list is the ironing..so I'm off to mark that off the list...hugs ~lynne~

Sue said...

hey Gloria how are ya sweetie? How do I fix the huge gap between my last sentence and the comment part?? HELP!! (on my last post)

Chrissy said...

HI, yes I was on RMS and I knew your name as soon as I saw it, thanks for coming by, stop in again!!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Hi, Gloria! What a WONDERFUL TABLE and DELIGHTFUL post!!! "Ya dun GOOOOD, girlfriend"! Hope this finds you well, happy and enjoying fall!!! So glad I got to stop by and say "hey!"~~~ Love, Linda/ "Mom..."

beddow said...

Just beautiful and thanks for sharing where you find your little treasures, well I can at least go to the Dollar Tree part.
Have a great day!

Betty

Dawna said...

Hi Mom,
That looks so nice makes me want to go eat.Anyways I Love you lots and thank you sooooooooooo much for everything love you lots Dawna

Lady Katherine said...

Wow! WoW! Just so lovely, the blue, yellow, and all came from different places and bargains. I want that bread! You created a charming picture.

Mary / Mariah said...

Now there you go , all kinds of blue , love it love it love it . You sure have a talent for setting a pretty table with all those pretty things .
Mary

Mary / Mariah said...

Came back to see this again , so pretty always love the blue . You really set a pretty table .
Mary