For the month of November, I’ve styled a brown and blue Thanksgiving table using vintage Liberty Blue dishes in the formal dining room.
It’s one of a bounty of 22 settings in this year’s Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop. The annual event is hosted this year by my blogger friend and fellow plate addict, Rita of Panoply.
Actually, it looks like she positioned me at the top of the hop, so if you’re starting from Rebecca’s tablescape (oh those fabulous vintage Italian plates!) at the end of the list, welcome!
My table also pays a nod to the past with vintage Liberty Blue dishes. Depicting scenes from Colonial America, it’s not pilgrims but patriots that are displayed on the various plates and serving pieces.
With Easter fast approaching, I’m showcasing my Beatrix Potter figurine collection of Peter Rabbit and friends.
There were three main producers of figurines; Beswick, Royal Albert, and Border Fine Arts. My collection of 18 porcelain figures were all made by Beswick.
In 1948, Beswick produced the original group of ten figurines from the author’s beloved series of children’s book. They proved quite popular, and by 1977 there were characters from all of Beatrix Potter’s tales.
Over 75 different porcelain figurines created in all. Each is based on Beatrix Potter’s classic, watercolor illustrations.
Today’s post is part of the Easter’s on Its Way blog hop hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Twenty-five in all! If you’ve come from my friend Rita’s uplifting Hope Springs Eternal post at Panoply, welcome!
It was the perfect setting for the recent, Downhill Dinner. And a couple of years ago, I spread out an Apres-Ski Buffet amongst all the ski lodge theme decor.
I meant to take you on a little tour of the basement level game room weeks ago. But, I’ve been busy adjusting to a new weekly schedule that includes; training and volunteering at the animal shelter, taking a beginner’s acrylic painting class, and adding a Pilates reformer session to my fitness routine.
All the activity has been a good distraction, as I continue to miss my Sweet Scottie Dog, and adjust to a new normal without him. Last Saturday was a crazy but joyous day at Animal Friends. Ten dogs were adopted during my shift on the kennel floor!
Of course, I’m really looking forward to our winter vacation and spending an entire week with family! The ski lodge theme decor is a nod to all the wonderful memories made on previous trips. Let me show you around.
Back in May, I shared an Absolutely Mad, Summer Tea Party Table. Included in the centerpiece, was a floating teacup floral arrangement. Actually, there were three — because three’s a charm, right?
Several readers asked me to share how I made them.
While planning the Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party, I went to Pinterest for creative inspiration. That’s where I first saw images of floating teacup table decor. “Magically” appearing suspended in midair, a teacup spills a colorful cascade of flowers into the matching saucer below. Perfect to delight guests at a Mad Hatter’s tea party!
Most of the floating teacup pins linked to Etsy shops. One led to a blog post depicting images of the crafting steps, but lacked any text or instructive details.
So, I decided to figure it out myself — via trial and error. It is a little tricky to make a floating teacup. But, I’ve made the process much easier here; by breaking down the steps and providing a descriptive tutorial.
Hosted by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate, today’s post is part of the Welcome Summer Tablescape blog hop. I’m sharing a different take on the traditional or proper tea. Mine is a summertime, iced tea party table.
Last June, I hosted my fourth annual Favorite Things Party. Every year, I pick a different theme to build the event around. I’d always wanted to have a vintage style tea party. Because it was summertime, I served two refreshing iced teas, along with a sparkling pink lemonade. They were part of an extensive menu that included classic tea party finger sandwiches, savories and desserts.
Did you know the Mad Hatter’s tea is actually an Unbirthday Party? It just so happened, that the event coincided with a big milestone birthday for yours truly. So, holding a Wonderland unbirthday, vintage style tea theme party checked all the boxes! And, the self proclaimed, Queen of Theme, got to bee the Queen of Hearts for the day, LOL!
For those coming from Kari’s pink and gold table at Me and My Captain, welcome to Debbee’s Buzz. And to my dearly appreciated subscribers, thank you for taking another trip down the rabbit hole with me! Come all, and take a seat at this richly detailed, tea party table set for the Queen of Hearts’ official Unbirthday.
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Hi! I'm Debbee, a maker of all manner of things, who likes to incorporate themes into craft projects, holiday and seasonal decor, table settings, and parties. My friends call me, the Queen of Theme lol!
Home is the suburbs of Pittsburgh, but I also enjoy exploring the world with my husband. We raised two wonderful sons and are now early retirees.
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