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

September 8, 2009

~JUST DESSERT"S ~

Well guys... Here it is already "Sure happy its Thursday" Please go by and see our hostess Susan at "Between naps on the Porch" to see all the great eye candy waiting you today...





Now as I have been real busy this past week what with my girls coming and all...I just did Coffee and cupcakes for you...Please have a seat and enjoy !!!


Loved this little cake stand I found.. it closes all up and made of tin...it's so "Shabby Chic" Grab a cupcake I made them using sheet rock mud...ha ha!! A real weight watcher's delight here !!!


Pink dessert plates a Hospice thrift store find...50 cents each...Got 4 of them...



Dinner plates I had since last year and I use them lots...Just love the sweet little flowers on them... These go with everything














Every day flatware... Wal-Mart



I used my Ironstone mugs with my Mama's china Saucers


My Pink depression glasses...







Sugar shuttle I got from EBay...



Creamer part of my silver set...




Loved these cupcake napkins they are so big so I used them as a table cloth...ha ha!! All the napkins I got from "Country Living" in Amador city where I use to work... After 8 years of not working there Sandy the owner still gives me my employee discount...what a doll she is...




Paper roses...




Another Hospice find Ironstone pitcher with some more Pink flowers added...




Hope you enjoyed your Cupcake and coffee....




Now on to the good stuff...I have been ordering books from Amazon like crazy here lately...I just love fall time when it's Chilly up here on my mountain top and I can sit and read....Nothing beats a fire in the fireplace and a cup of hot coffee and a great book to me...




This book is by Phyllis Hoffman and it chalked full of beautiful table settings.... Southern Lady "Gracious Tables" Even the furniture is beautiful in this book...I think I have drool over each page so far....sighs




Napkin folding




Awesome lighting ideas... Using Coffee beans, berries etc...


YUMMY Recipes... Oh and look at that cake plate...be still my heart...

How to made " Beautiful centerpieces"



It also give you the history on plates, stem ware, table cloths, oh I recommend it to anyone who enjoys table settings as much as I do...I sure hope it can help me do better with Table Scape Thursday now ha ha!! Thanks for coming by my little part of the world...Now don't forget that Marty at " A stroll Thur life" oh I love that name is having her fall Cloche's party on the 11 th remember how much fun the last one she did was....Please try and join in on all the fun tomorrow...I know I'm going to and I have something really special to show you guys how to make for your fall home...Using an old canning jar...so Please stop over and see it...



Hugs and Smiles Glria


38 comments:

xinex said...

Love the pinkness of your table, Gloria. Thanks for the dessert and coffee. Yummy! The napkins are so pretty...Christine

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh Gloria! Your setting is just precious! Love your pink depression glass and the cake stand is so so cute! I have a plate made out of that same "whatever" and I love it too. You did a wonderful job of mixing your old and new.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gloria, your tablescape is just absolutely gorgeous. I love all of it from the dishes to all the accessories and the beautiful flowers. Your book looks wonderful too. What a great find. I just may have to order that one. See you tomorrow night for the Cloche Party. Hugs, Marty

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Girl, what a pretty-n-pink table! I just love your new cupcake napkins...they're darling!!! Love how your lacy tin cake plate looks with this...so pretty! Now...those little pink plates...gorgeous! They're such a soft shade of pink...love them!!! Girl, I love those paper roses...they always look so Victorian and romantic to me! Darlin'...I just adore your pretty table! Oooh...love your new decorating book...and I'm with you on that fabulous crystal cake plate...I want one! Hehe! Enjoy your new books, Sis!!! There's nothing better than relaxing with a good decor book and a hot cup of coffee!!! Sounds good!!!

Love ya, Sis!
Chari

Allison said...

Sweet table! Love your pink depression glasses.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

You've given me some great ideas. I've been planning a cupcake party for my little grandbaby, Phoebe! Your table is really nice ... Hope you'll stop by to visit with me!

janet said...

Hi Gloria, its been forever since i have stopped by, its been a busy summer. Your table is so very pretty. thanks for sharing and i sure hope you had a great summer.
hugs
janet

Eileen said...

This was so pretty! And so happy!
I love how everything is coordinated so perfectly, you did a wonderful job!
And I loved the whimsy of the placemats! Really cute!
Great tablescape!
All the best,
Eileen

Sarah said...

Lots of girly pink. Love the cupcake details. Have fun with your girls. ~ Sarah

Sharlotte said...

Love the "oh so feminine" table you put together! I love the pink! Thanks too for sharing your books, I think I need those!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Gloria!

Charming! Love the pink and cupcakes!

Lovely top mosaic layout!

Stop by!

love, kelee

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Gloria,

How are you doing! It's been so long since I've heard from you, and I've been missing you!

All your pink pretties look so sweet together. Oh and I really love your pink depression stemware too!

I know what you mean about curling up with a good decorating book and savoring every page, Heaven!

Take care,
Sherri:)

Bill said...

Hey there, Ms. Gloria! As always, you've set a gorgeous table with so many beautiful things! I love hearing about how you acquired the items, and I love the way you mingle fine antiques with simple things. By the way, I was surprised when you said the flatware's from WM ... you really classed it up and made it look high end!!!

No wonder they still give you an employee discount where you haven't worked in ages ... I'm sure they love you! How could anyone NOT???

Have a great rest of the week!

Bill

Rettabug said...

Oh my....as soon as I saw your collage with that sugar shuttle, I knew I was in for a treat!
What a lovely table....so feminine.

Your round wooden table with its beautifully carved edges reminds me of my Grandmother's. I wish my parents would have thought to save it for one of their kids. I think it went to GW. :(

I have several pieces of my Grandmother's pink depression glass & can't wait to use them for TT someday.
I'm new & this was my first week to participate. I've really enjoyed looking at all the wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing yours.

Julie said...

Hi Gloria, love it all, my heart skiped a beat over the pink depression glasses...and I just not to many weeks ago bought the same book..... The porch that you showed is ear marked in my book.... Love it love it all
xoxo
Julie

Jessica said...

Oh, I love this...so sweet and so are YOU. Thank you so much for coming by and your comments on my bedroom. :)

Big hugs to you my friend~ J

Liz said...

Hi Miss Gloria! I love your sweet cupcake table! It is just perfect! :)

~Liz

Shelia said...

Morning, Dearest Gloria! I have that book too! It's just wonderful. Oh, what a gorgeous cupcake and tea table! I love all your pretty dishes and touches. I've said it before, but you've got the touch, girl!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dena said...

Oh that table setting looks as sweet as a cupcake :) I love your pink plates against the white!

Hugs,
Dena

Dawn said...

Very sweet table Gloria. Love your mohter's china. Your cupcakes are so sweet too. Aren't they fun to make? I tried my hand at it a few weeks ago. I'm such a clutz I had "mud" everyhere.
Dawn

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh Friend! This is ME! I love, love ,love pink and green -- I envy you for those glasses! I have the same sugar scuttle (from eBay too!) AND I ordered the same book from Amazon! We must be "twins" in spirit!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I love the color scheme that you used on this table. The pink dishes and depression glasses are gorgeous!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Gloria, what an adorable cupcake and coffee table. I'd be there in a flash!

It's all so pretty ... and the book you feature looks amazing. I can pore over the same decorating book over and over again -- I sure get my money's worth from them! This one goes on my wish list.

Thanks -- such a pretty in pink post!
Cass

Judi said...

Hi Gloria
What a beautiful tablescape. You have lovely dishes and everything is set up so lovely. Your cookbook is beautiful and awfully tempting. Pretty pretty..
Love that you make the cupcakes too. So cute.
thank you for sharing.
Judi

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Gloria! Just a visitor, but I love seeing all the tablescapes on Thursdays! I hope to participate one of these days! LOVE your pink depression glass! I only have a couple of pieces, but would love to gradually collect more in time! You also inspire me to learn a little more about napkin folding! It can really make a difference!.. Wonderful post.. It was a pleasure stopping here today! ~tina

Deanna said...

This is such a treat for me for Tablescape Thursday!
You've done such a nice presentation. Wonderful post.

Hope you'll stop by my site for a spot of tea in Kansas...
blessings,
d from homehaven

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh sugar,
I so enjoyed that sugar free cupcake and the tea was just devine. I love the fleur de leu napking folding. I will be remembering that one. How beautiful it is in the black checks, I think I would use a red napkin ring tho. Just loved that darn book. So many ideas. Your table setting was just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. I so love to see you visit. Stop by soon. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Kitty Valerie said...

You've got a lovely china!

Nice tablescape.

Warm regards from South America,
Val

Tootsie said...

mom....you are just the sweetest to say such kind things on my blog post. I almost didn't put it up... I can't table scape....and cloches are like alien ships for me!
I am loving those silver pieces...lots!!! and if those dishes are cream in color and not really bright white...put them in my box!
I love you mom...and hope you are having a great week!
say hi to my sisters when you talk to them...I really need to come see you one day soon...

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! What a beautiful tablescape!! I especially love that pink depressions glass! Your sugar shuttle is gorgeous! And I love your china!! I'll have to check out that book. It looks like a really good one!! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Brenda said...

What a pretty, feminine tablescape with cupcakes! I would be delighted to dine at your sweet table!
Brenda

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gloria...your blog just gets more and more beautiful every time I visit you! I love it.
Your tablescape is just delicious and delicate! I love it.
You have such wonderful taste...just one of your many virtues! :):) Being a good bloggy friend is my favorite!
Mona

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gloria...are you pulling our legs out here in Blogland? Are those cupcakes really sheet rock mud? LOL They sure look tasty...what ever they are! :-) Your depression glass is gorgeous...love how you still get your discount on your County Living goodies...too funny! I have that book...but I'm embarrassed to say I've never read it...and I've had it a while now. Now I want to go read it after reading this post! :-)
Happy TT, girlfriend!
Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, your cupcakes are just SO cute! Love your pink plates, too... I'm always amazed at what you find thrifing. Such a fun, festive table!

Love to you, sweet lady...

XO,

Sheila :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, if you get any better at tablescaping, they'll have to print a book about YOUR tablescapes. This is just the sweetest tablescape, and I am so wanting some of those darling napkins! I love those fold-up cake trays (more room to store more stuff). I've been thinking I want to get one of those. I can't believe you made faux cupcakes out of sheetrock mud! You are just way to smart! It looks so cute. laurie

Sandy said...

Gloria,
I'll have a cupcake. I loved your plates and what a good deal you got on the little pink ones, your right you can use the white one many different ways. My favorite was the pink depression glasses.
I know you will enjoy that decorating book.
Sandy

Kathleen said...

Perfect..love those pink plates and glasses..very pretty table, Gloria!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

The plates were truly sweet and I love the walmart silverware!! I like how you mixed the cup and saucer--came out so cute. The entire table was glorious. AND I think you should share more of your book each time!!