Monday, July 30, 2012

A Tablescape with Thrifty Goodwill Dishes

I'm back home after having been in TN for a couple weeks helping my parents recuperate from being in the hospital.
This tablescape was done today and was very last minute. Very simple today ladies.....

Goodwill teapot $3.00

This gorgeous little dish came from Karen at Briarside Lane. She sent it to me 
for being her 100th follower!! What a sweetie she is and I just love the dish!!
THANK YOU Karen!! Stop by Briarside Lane and pay Karen a visit, I'm sure
she would be delighted to have you! 

These beautiful dishes are from Goodwill and were $8 for the entire set!!
They are Imperial China "Just Spring"

Vintage Sears tablecloth was purchased at Goodwill for $2. It was new in the package!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

This week I am joining the following blog parties:

Seasonal Sundays
Make it Pretty Monday
Tabletop Tuesday
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday!
Let's Dish!
Tea Time Tuesday
Thrifty Things Friday
Potpourri Friday

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July!!

Debbie over at A Debbie Dabble Christmas is celebrating Christmas in July and I have decided to join the party!
I have not had the opportunity to put together a new tablescape so, I am going to share some of my past Christmas posts. I do hope you will enjoy them and perhaps get some inspiration. 

To view this tablescape click here ----->  Christmas Tablescape 2011

To view this tablescape click here------> Victorian Tree and a Tablescape

To view this post click here ------> Christmas Around The House
Thank You so much for stopping by and I hope you have found some inspiration for your Christmas this year! Please stop by and visit with Debbie and check out all the other great Christmas in July posts!

Monday, July 23, 2012

It's a Cloche Call!!

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life is having a cloche party!!

This was purchased at a Thrift Store for $20.00.
It sits on Moms buffet in the dining room.
I love the bell shape of the glass and the lacy look heart trim. 

These little goodies are actually candles! They look and smell good enough to eat!
Thanks so much for stopping by and please go visit  Marty to see all the other cloche party participants!
Have a great night and Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blue Willow Breakfast at Moms

I'm in TN!! I came to help my Mom out after she had been in the hospital and a few days after being here I ended up having to rush my Dad to the ER at midnight.

It has been very busy and very stressful around here but they both are feeling better and I'm just so glad that I'm able to help them when they need it. 

SO! with everyone on the mend I decided it was time for a tablescape.
I pulled out the Blue Willow from the china cabinet and set to work.

We enjoyed biscuits, gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs and melon.

These glass dessert cups are a fabulous Goodwill find that my brother purchased for  Mom.
Hi Lance!! :)
They are a set of 10 and he got them for $1 each!!

I love this vintage gingham apron that we found at the Flea Market for .50

We inverted a Dollar Tree dish to add some height under the Teapot. 

The pretty butter dish is a Goodwill purchase and I believe it was $3.00
It is originally from Cracker Barrell.

We put a cream shower curtain down and overlaid it with a piece of beautiful toile fabric.

This set of butter knives was a gift to my Mom from her sister.
Hi Debby!! :)

This week I am joining the following blog parties:
Seasonal Sundays
Make it Pretty Monday
Tabletop Tuesday
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday!

Let's Dish!
Potpourri Friday

Friday, July 20, 2012

Elaine is having a GIVEAWAY!!

Elaine is having a giveaway!! Visit her here---> At Home with Elaine to enter her drawing.
She has over 600 post's on her wonderful blog and she has decided to celebrate! That means 
YOU could be the lucky winner of this!!

                                           Isn't it just beautiful??
Thanks for stopping by! Now, go visit Elaine and tell her Plum Perfect sent you!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vegetable Garden Tablescape & A Recipe!

I have been collecting items for this tablescape for several months now
and I'm very pleased with how well it turned out!

The vegetable pick is from Michael's Craft Store in the $1 bin, and the greenery sprays  I found at Goodwill for $1.50 each.
When I got them home I found Walmart tags on them for $7.99 each!

The Aunt Jenny's Peas jar belonged to my Mom and I have had the S&P set for several years but they were also a Goodwill purchase--I forget how much.

These were a MUST for this tablescape, I found these at Michael's Craft Store as well.
Too cute!!

The red and green flower shaped plates were a yard sale find for $2.
 I thought they helped pick up the colors in the tablecloth.

 The napkins are actually kitchen hand towels that I cut in half  so that I would have four of them instead of the two that I found. You can read about the towels HERE. 

This stemware is from my wedding.

My tablecloth was a Goodwill find for $2.50!!

The cabbage bowls were purchased at Goodwill as well. $6 for the large serving one  (I have it upside down for my centerpiece) and 8 small ones. What a great deal those were!!

The asparagus dish I purchased at the local Peddlers Mall for $4

This is a recipe for Skinny Taco Dip!
I have it pinned on my recipe board on Pinterest.
You can go HERE to see other recipe's that I have pinned!
I'd love to have you as a follower and I'd be happy to follow you back as well. 

  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz black olives,
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning andmix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish.Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a really wonderful week!

This week I am joining the following blog parties:

Seasonal Sunday's
Make it Pretty Monday

Tabletop Tuesday
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday!
Your Cozy Home Party
Let's Dish!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

And the WINNER is...........!!

I want to say THANK YOU to all the ladies who entered Plum Perfect's very first Giveaway!
I had so much fun with this and I will be having more giveaways in the very near future so keep an eye out! 

Small Prince was THRILLED to be my assistant for this evening.
I copy and pasted all the comments on a word document, printed them off, folded them twice,
and put them in a colander. Small Prince shook them several times just to make sure that they were all mixed well enough

He reached in......

And pulled out a slip......

Can you see who the lucky winner is???

It's Janice from Curtains In my Tree!!!
Congrats Janice!! I will be contacting you for your address so I can get your  package sent out right away!
Thank You to all who entered, I wish I could send every one of you something! I so enjoy my blogging buddies!

Have a wonderful night!