WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

June 17, 2009

~DINNER IN THE ROSE GARDEN~

Hello guys, well everyone knows what today is...Its let's play with our dishes day ha ha!! Be sure and go by and see our Hostess Susan at " Between Naps on the Porch" to see everyone who is playing with their Dishes today....


Also just a reminder this friday is the fun day to show off all our Cloche's at Marty's " A Stroll thru Life" So lets get those Cloche's out and join in this fun day...Please go see Marty for all the Information...I know she would love to see you all!!




Since our weather has been so nice here on my mountain top...its always so fun for me to sit outside and eat...So today I thought I would show you what I did with a few of my Hospice thrift store finds from May....If you are new here and didn't see them all Please click here to see all the great things I get each month...I ♥ this store and every thing it stands for...
The Crystal Stem ware I got for a wedding present in 1969 many moons ago...Can't remember the pattern.... But its kinda like my wedding veil after all these years it still fits ha ha!!




This center piece I made from an Old ceiling light fixture also from Hospice....



Put a few candles in my Old bird cage so we could have a candle light dinner ha ha!! Also its very dark up here at night as we have no street lights...




I tried to add roses here and there....All napkins I got from Country Living where I use to work...Love the fact they are 2 sided....Napkin Ring from Hospice...got 4 of them for $1.00....



Flat ware from WallyWorld last year...I have really gotten my money worth from this....



Now this is Reindeer Moss that grows up here on my Pine tree's I just love this stuff I use it for many decorating projects here...its great for wreaths, under Cloche's on the fire place Mantle at Christmas time etc....Best part is its FREE !!!



Now here is what this electrial fixture looked like when I got it...It was only $2.25 because it was the end of the month where every thing is half off at Hospice...
I thought it looked kinda like a little Greenhouse...Just knew I could make something pretty out of it...I just love to find things and think outside the box with them...




You can see the wiring here...Added a clay flower pot for a candle some of my moss and cut some roses....



So what do you think girls...is it not pretty...I love that it matched my Iron table and chairs....



Love these napkin Rings I also found at Hospice....8 for $1.50




Now these are my LILY plates I found in May at Hospice....I paid a $1.00 apiece for these got eight of them also got the bowls to match....Just knew when I found them they would love pretty in a Tablescapes....



These are my Dinner plates I got from Ross last Year...$3.99 each...I also have used these a few times for TT as I can add so many colors with them...just love the dainty little flowers on them...



Rose bud Salt and Pepper...again another find for the month of May...




This Dresser scarf my Mama made years ago...she use to love to do any kind of needle work...Love the little lace she crochet around the edge...I was very Lucky being the only girl I got all this Beautiful stuff when My Mama died...



Isn't it beautiful with its basket of flowers





Hope you all enjoyed having dinner with me on my Mountain top...I sure love to have company...


Now guys... I had 36 comments on the Second Sunday post I did...so I went to Mr. Random thingy and put in my number from 1 to 36 and it came up # 26...so I counted now and...Drum Roll here !!! the winner of the White Ironstone soup tureen....Is Mona from Wsprsweetly of Cottages....Please Mona email me your Address so I can get this in the mail to you...Congrats...and Thanks to all who entered to win...I will be having yet another drawing next week...Hey I still have stuff to give away...Love all of you...

May you all have a great day...


Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

59 comments:

Joyce said...

I love the scarf your Mom made. You are so lucky to have it now. Those plates at $1 each is such a wonderful find. I love all the pink and it all looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Your tablescape is beautiful but that lighting fixture turned upside down is absolutely amazing! Never in a million years would I have looked at that in the store and thought "tablescape centerpiece." You are a creative genius, Gloria!

mbkatc230 said...

This is just beautiful Gloria. I love the dresser scarf that your mom made, I was hoping to get a better look at it. Just lovely work. And that centerpiece you made is just fantastic. What a great way to repurpose that light fixture. Do you ever leave that porch? I don't think I would lol. Hugs, Kathy

carolinajewel said...

So pretty! I love your centerpiece - it is so creative. What bargains you got!!! :D Jewel

Heather said...

your table set is gorgeous, the tablescape is gorgeous, the linens you used, the napkins, i love it all! absolutely gorgeous. i could sit at that table drinking tea all day long :)

marty39 said...

Now Gloria if you are not just about the smartest person on this planet. I would have looked at that light fixture and walked right on by and it is just stunning the way you've used it and so pretty with your table and chairs. Just ingenius. I love those pretty finds from the Hospice store. You do always find the best things. The tablescarf your mom made is such a precious keepsake. I really love our table and thanks again for mentioning the "Cloche Party". I can't wait to see what you bring to the party. Hugs, Marty

lilsista said...

I love your table centerpiece!...We quit having candle light dinners after figuring out they were the cause of our children! :) Ha!
I'm in love with your table and chairs!

xinex said...

Congrats to Mona for winning that precious gift, Gloria! Love your tablescape, love the napkins and what a great idea about the centerpiece. You really have to be creative to come up with something like that. And I love your iron patio table and chairs, so pretty!...Christine

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh, Gloria, this is beautiful! I love the floral/rose theme, of course! I am totally in love with those napkins...love them!
Each item just compliments the next!
I'd love to have lunch with you at your table!
Happy TT!
;-D

SILVIA said...

omg Gloria,your tablescape is gorgeous!!beautiful dishes and the center piece just blew me away...amazing!!!wonderful colors.
have a great evening my friend..xx
silvia..

Shelia said...

Oh, Gloria! My heart is skipping beats! Your tablescape is the most gorgeous! I just adore it! First that precious embroidered and crocheted cloth your mother made is just wonderful! Your dishes and that lantern centerpiece! Oh, you really outdid yourself, Gloria! It's spectacular! Look at those twinkly lights! Oh, I wanna come for a visit!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I do love what you did with that light fixture. And the scarf your Mother made - how precious that must be to you. Beautiful mountain top table.

Janie's World said...

What a beautiful table. I love the scarf your mom made. How special it is! Your centerpiece turned out fabulous!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wow, where to start. First, I love your vintage linens that your mother stitched. The light fixture/beautiful centerpiece is so creative and pretty. You found so many great buys and made such a lovely table. Thanks for sharing.

Christi

ceekay said...

Your table is so beautiful. I love the soft pinks. The light fixture is a great idea!

aimee said...

You are so creative. I have enjoyed my visit and look forward to many more:) Just came over to visit after I saw you left a comment on my blog (first post and giveaway)! thanks for visiting me:)
blessings,
aimee

The Tablescaper said...

Your tablescape is amazing. What creativity to take a light fixture and make a wonderful center peice. The napkins are lovely. I can't believe you got those lily plates for $1 @!!!!!! And the lovely needlework from your Mom just makes it all the more special. Happy tablescaping - The Tablescaper

Melissa Miller said...

Well my goodness Gloria how did you think of this? It's stunning as a centerpiece! You are so GOOD at thinking outside the box!

Love the pink roses everwhere, the lights and your stemware looks pretty too.

~Wonderful job my friend!
Love ya, ~Melissa :)

Michelle said...

What a beautiful table!! I LOVE the centerpiece, I can't believe it was a ceiling fixture, very creative!! I like the layers, great job!
Michelle

The Muse said...

I am applauding!
Oh I love the shape of your centerpiece!...Well done!

And how can I not say what a good eye you have :)

Domestic Designer said...

So pretty! The pink is just so lovely.

abeachcottage said...

very very pretty and very creative, the pink looks soothing

happy tablescaping

Sarah

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OMG!!!! I CANNOT believe it! I NEVER win anything...this is ...I am ...stunned! I had forgotten the drawing!! I am in LA LA land here! I thought I had been tagged for something...GOOD GRIEF GLORIA!!! LOL
Thank you so much....
My poor sweetie...he always says the same thing! HUH??? :) when he hears me scream like that!
I ..oh..ok..now what am I supposed to do..ok.. (calming down..)
Right. Go send email! Ok.
:):):)
Sis...(shakin' head here Jack Nickleson style!) I love ya too!

HUGS AND TONS A LOVE!!
Mona :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh darn...I forgot to say I loved the centerpiece...I do! I love it to pieces..I love everything right now!!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful tablescape. Love your dishes.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria you are too clever! That centerpiece is just amazing and the table setting is just up my alley! So soft and sweet!

I cannot believe I missed your giveaway! Darn! My blogger dashboard is acting up I think as it is updating some but not all of my favorite blogs that I follow.

blessings
mary

Cathy said...

This is so beautiful!!! I love all the pieces of the tablescape...the white plates...the floral plates...the scarf...everything!!! I even love the table and chairs!!!

I am so glad I stopped by for a visit!!! This was wonderful!!!

Enjoy your evening!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Kim said...

Your tablescape is just beautiful! I love how you think outside of the box. I can't seem to do that. I love, love, love the centerpiece made out of the lighting fixture. And you are so lucky to have reindeer moss growing all around you. I love your table & chairs as well. And lucky you on the wonderful things you inherited from your mom.

debbie said...

DEAR GLORIA,
What a beautiful tablescape.
I am in awe of your light fixture redo.....I will always look at light fixtures a little closer in the future.....yours is just awesome and beautiful.
I love your napkins...just every thing....I would expect to see ladies in beautiful hats and white lacey gloves at this luncheon.
hugs
debbie

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Gloria,

I just love all your pretty pinks and greens in this tablescape!! It looks so fresh and sweet! What a clever idea you came up with for that light fixture! Too cute! You always find the neatest stuff!

Sherri:)

P.S Thanks for your sweet message, and I'm so glad that you're going to visit Ashley. I'm sure she would love to hear from you.
Take care,
sweet friend!

debbie said...

DEAR GLORIA,
I FORGOT TO TELL MONA CONGRATS ON WINNING THE BEAUTIFUL SOUP TUREEN...SHE WAS BLESSED AND YOU WERE THE BLESSING...YOUR FRIENDSHIP IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN A SOUP TUREEN BUT I REALLY WANTED TO WIN...LOL
LOVE YA
debbie

Mary said...

Oh how LOVELY!!! Such soft and pretty colors on that beautiful iron table! Your centerpiece turned out so well -- what a terrific idea. But my favorite part is that beautiful table scarf that your mom made -- so beautiful and special for the memories it holds!

Cindy said...

Good Morning Gloria!
I am so in love with this table setting, it is so pretty all the pink with the roses and the pretty plates and your centerpiece is like a Wow!! Gloria, your table and chairs are about the prettiest I have ever seen and just what I've been looking for! do you remember where you got them? I am so in love with those napkins too and the napkin holders! Just Fabulous my dear and so romantic too!! Hugs, Cindy
Congrats to Mona, a really wonderful gal!

Jessica said...

Good Morning Gloria~

This is a beautiful tablescape. The centerpiece is my very favorite....so creative. I wonder how many light fixtures I've passed up and missed out on. Filling it with roses and a candle was ingenious. Love the creamy plates, too. Fabulous deal!

Have a great day dear friend!

Big hugs~ J

Loretta said...

Gloria everything is so beautiful but that centerpiece made from an old light is brilliant! I love the dresser scarf your mom made. Such a beautiful way to display it rather than leaving in the bedroom. Your tableware is gorgeous too. I love it all! Your talent for putting things together inspires me! Have a beautiful day my friend! Hugs, Loretta

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, what a delicate and graceful table. I love the softness of it. Those napkins are to die for! I adore the table and chairs....everything is downright gorgeous!!

Have a blessed day, dear one. Hugs, Barb

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Is that not the prettiest table setting! How inventive with the former light fixture....you done good girl!
~Patti

Zoey said...

I love it all -- those lily dishes are stunning! I can't believe the great prices you paid for everything. The centerpiece is another WoW! What a creative lady you must be.

Picket said...

Girl...did you change your name to Martha!!!!! Gloria this is gorgeous!!!!!! I love every little detail and those double sided napkins..ohhhhh I wrote myself a not by the computer about those...I may just have to open the closet and try to 'sew' me some of those...that is just such a beautiful detail!

I love how you 'think' outside the box and use things ofr other than they were intended...and ohhhh I just felt that your sweet mama had made that glorious embroidery scarf...oh girl...I can just feel the love in this sweet tablescape...now tell us what's on the menu and do we have to leave a tip! lol

Oh...wait!!!!! When on earth did you have a give away for IRONSTONE and what planet was I on when it happened!!!!! Ohhhh just shoot me now!!!! I can't believe I missed that...that's it...I'm sending you some money and letting you buy me some of that gorgeous ironstone at those great hiding places you have to shop at up there!

Great post today sis...beautiful inspiration all the way around! Love ya girl~♥~

ellen b said...

Wow! This is a wonderful table setting! I really love those napkins! The little flower dishes are so pretty. Love it all including the centerpiece you created!

Really Rainey said...

What a sweet tablescape! the pink and white.. and the amazing centerpiece! Oh my you out did yourself! That is so creative! Love it!
Have a great Thursday!
~Really Rainey

niartist said...

Oh Gloria! THIS IS DIVINE! Gorgeous - love the dishes, WOW do you find the bargains, and the centerpiece - inspirational! Love the whole thing! And it's so special to use things that mean so much to you, too! :)

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL... I would love to be at that table!!!

bj said...

Oh, my goodness...Gloria, this is just stunning. I LOVE your iron table...so pretty. And the centerpiece is precious. The dishes, napkins, rings...everything looks just perfect. You are VERY creative and VERY good at it !!
hugs, bj

A Touch of Country said...

love the centerpiece! So gorgeous!

Christy said...

Found you via BNOTP...LOVE your tablescape! It's sooo dainty and pretty! I love the lily plates and the rosebud S&P especially, and you showed such creativity with that light fixture centerpiece!

Tootsie said...

that bust from lilsista...is mine!!! lol it was just concrete...got it at the dollar store...and painted it..I have a black one so don't need it anymore...and she didn't have one yet...so...
now...you can load that table and chairs into a box and ship them here now!!!!! why do you have everything I need and want and the same taste as me???? why do you have to live so far away????
those salt and pepper shakers will match the tea pot bird bath in my garden room too....
what a beautiful post girl!!! now box it and ship it!
love you mom!

Rebecca said...

Mona ALWAYS WINS! :( LOL

Beautiful centerpiece my friend! OMGOSH! Gorgeous and soooo incredibly clever!

You have inspired my little self to get out and do some scrounging around in the thrifts and 2nd hand shoppes!

xoxooxReb

sue said...

Gloria I love this table setting so much! Those lily plates and the white plates are fabulous! And the light fixture, pure genius! I have a hard time seeing things and repurposing them, you are so good at that! The table and chairs are gorgeous too. And of course the basket patterned runner, my favorite pattern of all time, it's a treasure!! Napkins are so sweet, I could go on and on! LOL! I love the whole thing G!! I got my moss today YIPPEE!! Thanks a trillion sweetie, I'll take pictures of how I use it! Have a great weekend G! xoxxoox

Jean said...

Pretty in pink. Love it.
Jean in Virginia

imjacobsmom said...

I love all of your Hospice finds. Very innovative to create that cute centerpiece out of that light fixture. I love your floral plates - both sets, and your cute napkins and rings! You really got the touch, Gloria! ~ Robyn

Elyse said...

wow - so beautiful and i love the lights outside. they make everything so festive.

this is my first tablescape thursday and i am enjoying it so much!

xo

Cynthia said...

Love the centerpiece. Very creative!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Hi Gloria, I was in the midst of typing a long ole comment about your beautiful tablescape, light fixture & gorgeous iron table & chairs when the internet died last night. You've found some gorgeous treasures my friend! ☺ Diane

Chari said...

Ohhhh Darlin'...your Rose Garden tablescape is simply divine!!! I took a look at that very first photo and I wished that you could have heard my Ooohs and Aaahs!!! Girl, not only is your tablescape gorgeous but all of your photos are spectacular!!! What a lovely setting to dine in...your Rose Garden patio is soooo pretty and I just love, love, LOVE that fabulous iron table and chairs!!! I was really looking at the pattern...I think it's the prettiest one that I've seen! Where did you find it? Anyway...hehe, back to the tablescape! I really don't know where to start...each and every little detail is so perfect! I just love your old light fixture turned greenhouse/candleholder/centerpiece!!! Hehe...say that fast 3 times! But really it's just a great piece and so versatile...you did GOOD with that one, Sis!!! The reindeer moss and roses just make it!!! Now Darlin'...I just fell in love with your pretty pink lily plates when I seen them the other day...I just knew they'd make for a fabulous place setting!!! And could your mama's embroidered dresser scarf be any more perfect??? I think not...the pink embroidered flowers look like the pink lily plates...stunning!!! Now as stunning all of this is...I have to tell you that the very first thing to catch my eye were those sweet, sweet napkins!!! Oooohhh...love those! Love that they have a different but coordinated fabric on each side...they're soooo pretty, Sis!!! Now I want to sew me some like it...whew...I have so many projects that I would like to do! But these are so pretty and they'd be easy enough to make!!!

Well Darlin'...I'm so glad that you let me know about your tablescape...I've been so busy and I'm sure glad that I didn't miss out on seeing it!!! You have a big "high five" from me on this beauty!!! I love it!!!

Love ya Sis,
Chari
PS...you know what I just thought...to bad that we aren't going to be in Texas at the same time...I would have made a trip through Dallas to see you!!! I'm pouting, Girlfriend!!!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love your centerpiece! Just love it!!! What a great idea! I got to have one. Hubby always taking down lights for people, I hope he has taken off yet, I wait to hit his pile now! lol love the cloth and napkins. I adore your table set. All my outdoor furniture got crushed by trees. Adding back old pieces from family and friends. No table yet. lol Going to wait for a sale. Sorry I have not visited, got down for last few weeks with an infection, trying to get better. Got more meds today and got to have more visits with several Docs, one day a week for the next month. love your setting!

Lady Katherine said...

I am back, showed hubby your light centerpiece. He has nothing he says! Oh! Well maybe another day! lol

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Now this was truly a "mountain top experience" for me! I think this is absolutely gorgeous - everything - love it! Love the transition of the light fixture!

Katherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Who would have thought to make a centerpiece from an old light fixture! You, that's who! That is another brilliant idea! Your reindeer moss is wonderful. Hmmm, I'm wondering if I could grow it some place! Those lilly plates are beautiful! This would have been a perfect post if I had won the prize! No, it really was perfect! laurie