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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WordFilled Wednesday – Isaiah 53:5

But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 KJV

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 NIV

For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 NIV

It is amazing to consider that God would make a sacrifice for us. We do not even know what He gave up to give us the opportunity to live with Him eternally. However, the Scriptures assure us that when He comes again He will happily receive us and take us then to heaven!

For more Word Filled Wednesday visit this week's hostess, Amydeane, at The 160 Acre Woods.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday Events

Tea Cup Tuesday, co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.

The teacup I’d like to share for Tea Cup Tuesday is "Summer Beauty" by Roslyn, fine bone china made in England.

The gilt edged cup and saucer has a floral motif in pinks, white and yellow with green leaves. The cup has the floral motif on both sides of the cup as well as on the inside.

The saucer has gently curved edges:
I've set this break-time vignette with a few items from thrift stores. The floral picture in the oval wood frame is19" tall x 16" across. The cost was $3.00 plus tax.

Enjoyable browsing is right at hand with two Mary Engelbreit Home Companion books, "Collections" and "Plates." They were $4.98 each.

The Roslyn teacup and a salad plate from Heinrich & Co., made in Germany, provide for a leisurely cup of tea and a scone.

The teal cloth is one of four 19" napkins from a thrift at 25 cents each. They have a pleasing pattern in a tone on tone -- a square in the center and a wider border.

I am also linking to the following blog events:

Table Top Tuesday hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Linda at Coastal Charm .

Teatime Tuesday, hosted by Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor.

Tea Time Tuesday, hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage

Tea Party Tuesday, is hosted by Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses

Second Time Around hosted by Diane at A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Please visit other participating bloggers from the lists at each hostess' blog. Thank you for stopping here today. Please leave a comment if you wish.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Napkins in Rings

I found photos of tablesettings I’ve posted about in the past year or so, and decided to put them into a Mosaic for Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary at Little Red House. Go to Smiling Sally for more Blue Monday posts

It was fun to review all the table settings from past posts and see the napkins and napkin rings I have used.


The pink napkin in porcelain calla lily napkin ring is from my most recent tablescape.

Below it is a cream napkin with lace corner in a daffodil napkin ring, set on a blue and white plate.

A white with blue napkin is fitted with glass Avon "Cape Cod" napkin ring for an Independence Day setting.

A soft pink napkin is in a gold-plated napkin ring for a Mother’s Day table.

Below blue and white napkins are set on blue and white dinner plates and glass salad plates.


A ceramic banana napkin ring holds a white napkin with a colorful geometric print.

Under it is a Lenox "Holiday" napkin with matching porcelain napkin ring.

Bottom left a simple silverplated ring holds a green and white napkin.

An off-white napkin embroidered in brown is held with a ridged wooden napkin rings.

The daffodil rings are used with light gold napkins.

I am glad you visited today. Please come again. I would enjoy reading your comment.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Eastertime Tablescape

Today’s tablescape has a green and pastel color scheme in honor of spring and the Easter season. On a pale pink tablecloth I began with green ceramic chargers by Lenox -- "Summer Terrace," a majolica style pattern of vines and raised ridges, made in Portugal.

Next came dinner plates in vintage "Edme" by Wedgwood, creamy porcelain with starburst ridge pattern on plates that echo the ridged border of the chargers.

A green Bordallo Pinheiro "cabbage" dessert plate was topped with "Edme" cream soups and saucers.

Pale green 11.5 oz. goblets are Libbey DuraTuff/ Rock Sharpe "Gibraltar." They have an attractive panelled bowl design.

Flatware is Towle Supreme Stainless "English Shell." The setting is completed with "Edme" bread and butter plates with individual butter spreaders.

Napkins in yellow under deep pink are held in porcelain flower napkin rings. [Mimi's comment just reminded me of the flower name -- calla lilies! ]

The full place setting:

The centerpiece is a grouping of two bunnies (the larger one holding fresh yellow flowers), a pair of oval boxes decorated in pink and yellow and three pale yellow pillar candles.

Both bunnies are accented in pink:

Thrift shops provided several items for today’s tablesetting. For a total cost was just $3.25 I found a vintage cream soup and stand, 3 dinner plates and 3 bread and butter plates in the Wedgwood Queensware "Edme" pattern.
3 pale green Libbey DuraTuff/ Rock Sharpe "Gibraltar"goblets cost $2.00.
The pink and yellow napkins were 25 cents each and the pink tablecloth was 75 cents. The yellow oval baking dish under the bunny cost 25 cents. The pillar candles were found in a consignment shop. Both bunnies are also thrift store finds.

Visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday posts. See more Vintage Thingies Thursday posts listed by Suzanne at Coloradolady. See more "Thrifty Thursday" participants at Leigh's blog,Tales From Bloggeritaville.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dolls at Tea Vignettes

In my study I have a few vignettes with five of my dolls and three little tea sets.

The first is on a skirted round table in front of the window. It shows two literary dolls, Alice on the left and Heidi on the right. Both are 11" tall made by Effanbee from their series of storybook dolls. They are seated in front of a stack of books that serves as a tea table surface.

A porcelain doll stands between them:

The top layer is a book-shaped box and under it are the books, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

On a nearby bookcase a couple other tea vignettes are displayed.

The top shelf holds a lovely porcelain doll in wicker chair with her teacup on a wicker table with a crocheted topper. The teacup is porcelain by Crown Staffordshire, made in England.
This miniature teacup is one of my very favorites:

The matching teapot rests on the very top of the bookcase, since it did not fit on the wicker table.

A blue and white dolls’ tea set rests on top of books on the second shelf.

On the shelf a wooden bench with a woven seat holds a tiny doll who sits with two dog pals.

Her tea setting rests on the shelf below:

These vignettes all reflect great buys. The round table, tablecover, crocheted doilies and the doll tea sets are from local gift of thrift shops. The tiny doll cost 50 cents while the one above her cost $8.99 in a gift shop. The Heidi and Alice books were found for about ten cents each at a thrift store. The larger doll chairs and the green ceramic pine cone came from Marshalls and Michaels. The bookcase is a thrifty consignment shop find.

This post is linked to the following Tuesday blog events:

Table Top Tuesday hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life .
Tea Cup Tuesday, co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.
Teatime Tuesday, hosted by Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor.
Tea Time Tuesday, hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Party Tuesday, is hosted by Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses. Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Linda at Coastal Charm

Three or More Tuesday is sponsored by Tam at The Gypsy's Corner. Please visit her for more participating posts.