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August 25, 2009

~BLACK, WHITE and RED ALL OVER~

Hello !! what day is it ?? Why it's S.H.I.T. day " Sure Happy it's Thursday" so we can play with our dishes again...Thanks Susan for hostessing this fun day for us...be sure and go by the Porch to see all the other's today doing tables for your enjoyment...


Now everyone knows how I love my dishes and I also love nothing more to go shopping for dishes...Every time I go shopping to "Home Goods" or Marshall's my Grand daughter knows where to find me if she loose me ha ha!! You see Candace is my partner in crime...she takes me at least once every 2 months...to the BIG cities to go shopping...

2 weeks ago my partner and me headed into the Big city once again...Hey any thing over 1650 people is a Big city to me ha ha!! I found this pitcher at Marshall's....Now Candace just loved it...So right away my ole wheels are spinning on how I could do a tablescape with this...


These black shells dishes I got from Hospice thrift store for $ 1.00 for four of them...

I also found these rattan place mats last month at Home Goods 4 for $4.99...so those I already had...Then while in Marshall's my partner in crime found these beautiful Black/white dishes...So I had to get them...4 dessert plates and 4 Dinner plates...And oh the prices were also great for me...$3.99 for dinner and $2.99 for dessert...Not bad less than $30.00 for service for 4...

Oh I just loved the sweet birds on these...I could just picture these hanging on a wall in a red dining room..WOW!! how pretty would those be...


Wonder what that little Red present is all about ???


Added my little S/P to each place setting...you see we are only having a private special dinner for 2 today...


And what's with all these rose petals???

Napkins I had for years...can't remember where I got them...Hey I suffer from "Old Timers " now...Or CRS which stands for " Can't remember stuff "

Also my crime partner spotted these wine glasses...aren't they beautiful ?? only $1.99 each I had my Christmas gold wine coaster's from Home Goods I got last year...so I added them...don't want any spills on my special table today !!!


Crime partner also thought these would make cute candle holders...I think they are little wine glasses...Also only $1.99 each...so we tossed those in the basket...I know you girls from the South call it a buggy...here we call it a basket...A buggy here is something you hitch your horse's up to ha ha!!

Gold flatware from Hospice again...If my daughter Gina doesn't pick this up soon it will be wore out....


Now these sweet little cloche's Chair at " Happy to Design" send me for my Birthday last month...I had been wanting to do a table with them...When my Crime partner found these Orbs..A box of 6 for $12.99....


Loved all the differ patterns on each one...

So there is my special dinner for 2...and again you are asking what's with the red present???

Well guys...This is my partner in crime...Candace at age 1 and you can see she is even playing with plastic dishes while taking her bath ha ha!!!

This is my Special crime partner on her wedding day in October 2006...is she not Beautiful...Well also I have a secret...you see why I was out with my crime partner and she was telling me about how she did a dinner the night before and I would have been proud of the way she set her table...she loves to cook and entertain..didn't get that gene from me ( the cooking one)...And as I was tossing things she liked into the basket....

also I knew Candace has a Birthday on August 30th she'll be 27...So This was her Birthday present..."Happy Birthday" to my crime shopping partner may we have many more... Granny loves you Baby girl...Now please come get your dishes off my dining room table...Aren't I the sneaky one ha ha!!! Here all the time she was telling me Granny you don't need anymore dishes ha ha!!


Now please go by and see Susan...I'm heading that way myself...

May all of you have a safe and Blessed day...


Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

40 comments:

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Gloria ! I really love your black and white dishes.I don't have any black dishes.I need to get some.And the little cloches are so cute! I have only one but I am on the hunt for more. Pretty table !!

marty39 said...

What a fun shopping trip and yes your granddaughter is gorgeous. Isn't it fun to get to spend time with her. What a great present, don't you know she will be just so thrilled. I sure would. You two found the neatest things. Love it all, and a stunning tablescape too. Hugs, Marty

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my gosh! You're the bestest Grandmother! I know she's thrilled to have this lovely setting! Just beautiful.

xinex said...

Oh how clever of you to display Candace's birthday present, Gloria. I love all those black and white toile. The orbs are also perfect in the cloches. Very pretty table!...Christine

Dawna said...

HI MOM,
WHAT A NEAT SURPRISE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR CANDACE SHE REALLY IS A SPECIAL GIRL HARD TO BELIEVE SHE WILL BE 27 ANYWAYS I LOVE U LOTS

Eileen said...

Beautiful dishes!
Beautiful tablescape! (Loved it all, especially the petals strewn about!)
Beautiful granddaughter!
Very generous grandmother!
All the best,
Eileen

ellen b said...

Gloria! How great it this. I really love the black, white and red of this tablescape!! So elegant.

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to your partner in crime. Your caption sure grabbed my attention and made me laugh:)
Joyce

Jessica said...

Oh I LOVE those dishes...that Candace is one beautiful & lucky girl!

Hugs~ J

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is beautiful, love the colors! What a nice surprise for Candance!

Katherine

Dawn said...

Aren't you sly! I'm sure Candace will be thrilled.

Is it starting to feel like fall yet up at that cabin of yours. It's finally cool enough in the morning that we're not using the ac in the car on the way to school!
But if I go anywhere after 9am, it's on.
Dawn

Sarah said...

Love the black toile dishes! The red rose petals are a nice touch. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at Hyacinth For The Soul for some rooster fun and a toast to Julia Child.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a fun shopping trip and love it that your little Granddaughter got to go along too. She is so sweet.
I love your red, black and white table setting and those little cloches.

Hugs
Carolyn

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Gloria, this is such a wonderful tablescape. It is just so special. What a lucky daughter you have to receive these beautiful black and white dishes. I immediately saw the plates hanging on my wall in the toile bedroom.. lol.. and you up and gave them to the birthday girl. This was such a special post. One I'm sure that darling baby that grew into a beautiful woman is going to remember forever. Happy Birthday Candace. love ya girl... hugs ~lynne~

Linda said...

Gloria, I love what you did with all the black and white, but even better - the surprise gift for your "partner in crime". Your granddaughter will love them, as well as the adventure associated with the gift! Linda

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Gloria....Nice color scheme and aren't you the nice grandma?! Very pretty tablescape!~Patti

susan said...

Gloria--You are a sneaky one! I have been trying to figure out how I can use my newlywed daughter's new china in a tablescape :) Ilove the black and white dishes and the red is a perect accent. She was such a beautiful and Happy bride!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gloria! I love it all, of course. We're having a beautiful day in the Ozarks and I just might have to take a little ride down to Marshall's. It's only 10 minutes from here. When we get home, I'm 40 minutes from Home Goods! Doesn't make sense. I'm convinced I need a trip to Marshall's!

I love that photo of your partner in crime, in the kitchen sink. Wasn't that the best of times when we bathed our babies and grandbabies, in the kitchen sink!

ceekay said...

Perfect, perfect....what a great way to do a gift. I want those cloches. I ahve looked everywhere for them!

Michelle said...

The blk/wht orbs in the mini cloches is brilliant! Love your blk/wht table and the mosaics are gorgeous!

"Blossom" said...

Black and white are so beatuiful together. And when you added the touch of red it really pops this tablescape setting. So pretty.
Have a great week-end.

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Gloria! Happy Birthday to your beautiful and newly wedded partner in crime! :)
Your table is so beautiful! I love your black and white dishes and everything you've put on your table. Love those little cloches on stands and you even have black and white balls, too!
You've outdone yourself again.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Just a gorgeous tablescape! You have some brilliant ideas there, and I have to laugh because I think we are all a little addicted to Marshalls and tj maxx.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Gloria,

Beautiful dishes, and tablescape! Your title made me laugh! lol

Debbie

Josh said...

Hey Grandma, I love the table setting. It's freaking beautiful. Grandma I dont know how you do it, everytime I stop by you have some amazing set up on you blog. I love you grandma. I love that picture of Candace in the sink. She is so pretty. We are all getting to be so grown up now. But I know one thing will never change Grandma. How much I love you!!!!!!!!!!
Love you always Grandma,
Your grandson
Joshie

Melissa Miller said...

Gloria this is so stunning!
All of my favorites colors too.

~WOW! I know Candice is soooo happy to get them! Yay!

Happy Birthday to her!!!! :)

bj said...

ahhh, what a sweet, sweet lady you are, Gloria. I know she loves you dearly and will enjoy those beautiful dishes for the rest of her life. Each time she uses them, she'll remember all the fun times you had together. I just love that!!
xo bj

nannykim said...

Love the black and white plates...cool idea for a birthday gift!

ps. I have several blogs--the one for my tablescape is the spindle cottage one;

Sharlotte said...

What a neat post...I loved your story. The black and white dishes from Marshalls are so pretty, I really like their design. Don't you just love shopping there? They always have such pretty things!
Thanks for sharing your party!

Melissa Miller said...

Girl your sweet comment just made my night. Thank you!!!!

I'll look for your roosters here soon. I see that you joined in with the party! :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

What an adorable post! And what a lucky young lady to have you secretly buying dishes for her. how cool.

LOVE the black and white theme -- striking and chic!

(Love that baby, too.... I LOVED bathing the kids in the sink, so much fun!)

Thanks for a great visit!
Cass

Tootsie said...

damn...and I thought they were for me!!! Lucky her...she is just gorgeous mom...I know how proud of her you are...you talk about her all the time...she is a lucky girl to have you!

Dining Delight said...

What a pretty tablescape with the black, white & red! And how wonderful the way you surprised us that the dishes were for your grandaughter! She will have such a special memory of time spent with you whenever she uses them!

DD

Liz said...

Hi Gloria! I love these plates! I have them in blue and use them all the time. Your setting is very romantic! Good job!
~Liz

Lady Katherine said...

How fun for your granddaughter to take you shopping! I love this Birthday Table for her! Happy Birthday Candance! I love the little cloches, I bet a cupcake would fit in them too! You have done one lovely Tablescape for her! I love these dishes and the stemware! This is beautiful! Love Dance on my blog over the washing machine. I had several ask how it works, I have no idea! lol

Our really empty nest said...

Gloria, You are such a sweet granny, she will be thrilled!! And here in my neck of the woods, we call them carts!! Sue

Heather said...

aww you are so sweet! i love those black & white dishes. she is one lucky girl. i love her bath in the sink photo :)

Chari said...

Hello Sis...

Ohhh my...this is one gorgeous table!!! You really did a fabulous job setting this table...I just adore it!!! It's so elegant...black, red, and white!!! I just think this is the sweetest...I bet Candice will be very surprised! Does she read your blog...wondering when she will find out that as she was picking out all of these beautiful dishes that you were planning on giving them to her for her birthday? It's just adorable!!! Your Candace has such great taste too...I love those black and white dishes...had eyed them before...I love that sweet little bird on them!!! Well Darlin'...tell Candace that I said Happy Birthday!!! She sure has a sweetheart for a Grandma!!!

Love you, Sis!
Chari

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, you know I have a birthday coming up soon. Shall I come go shopping with you? Candace sounds like a great partner in crime! You are so clever to give her such a wonderful b'day gift by showing it on your blog. I bet she was squealing when she read this post! Your tablescape looks wonderful, and those cloche that Chari sent are so pretty. Happy B'day Candace! laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Me again! Have I told you I think your blog header is beautiful? laurie