Saturday, March 31, 2012

Seasonal Sundays #94–Easter is Upon Us

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays. It’s hard to believe that this is the ninety fourth Seasonal Sundays. I’ll have to start thinking about the celebration of the 100th!
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As Easter is upon us…
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…one can see bunnies hopping about.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rabbit Warren

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.
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Signs of Easter are beginning to pop up all over our home.
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Seasonal Sundays # 93–Shopping Extravaganza

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays!
I had a wonderfully unexpected surprise. If you’ve read this blog for long, you’ve heard Kathleen and I speak of our different shopping adventures, but we live about an hour and twenty minutes away from each other, so most of those adventures take place somewhere in between each of our homes – usually at  The Christmas Tree Shop. Well, this Friday Kathleen’s husband was headed to the accountant (yes, it’s that time of year) and lucky for me, I’m on their way to the accountant. So Mr. Cuisine went to the accountant and Kathleen and I went shopping! First we went to Century 21. There is one in Manhattan and one on Long Island. Kathleen thinks it’s been about ten years since she had been in the store. Oh, the bargains we found! I thought I’d share our adventure.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Raspberry Sunshine

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Welcome to the Tablescaper.
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Monday, March 19, 2012

Reprise of Twilight Glass Garden


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Welcome to the Tablescaper. Did you hear about Kathleen’s new party – Let’s Dish? It starts this Wednesday at 7 pm. I’m so excited! Click HERE to learn all of the details. Until then, enjoy the reprise of a post from last March.



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I decided to do something a bit different for my tablescape this week.

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Everything is glass!

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The scheme was set by the tablecloth, a recent acquisition from


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It was fun to pull out all of my cobalt glass, one of the very first

things I collected.

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To begin with I even had a cobalt glass plate, but the contrast of the

olive one was much better.

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The flatware was spied at Christmas Tree by my good friend Kathleen

of Cuisine Kathleen.

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I love using my baby moss balls (in a crackle glass vase from a dollar

store). Man, I went crazy trying to find them last spring.

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The cobalt stemware was one of my first purchases ever at

HomeGoods. I shudder to think how many there have been since

then! LOL!

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Each place had it’s own little tea light (cobalt candle holders from

Walmart, years ago).

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The footed glass plate which held the ivy was a recent purchase from

HomeGoods. Although I have a ton of cobalt glass, it just wouldn’t let

me leave it on the shelf.

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See you Wednesday at 7 pm!

- The Tablescaper

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Seasonal Sundays # 92–Kim’s Breakfast Nook

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays!  Spring makes me think PROJECTS. One of the projects on my list is painting. I haven’t gotten there yet, but my dear friend Kim has. Kim just (like this week) finished having her kitchen repainted. She was good enough to allow me to share it with my friends in blogland.

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Isn’t it amazing?!?! It looks right out of Country Living.

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Kim and I have been friends for close to twenty five years and through those years, we’ve gone on many a shopping trip.

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We’ve been to many an antique store…

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…antique show…

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…and tag sale, …

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…not to mention innumerable trips to HomeGoods, TOGETHER!

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Kim lined the back of her shelves with paper from, which you may recall I featured HERE.

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Kim is so talented at showcasing her collections.

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When you’re friends with someone as long as we’ve been friends, …

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…it’s funny how your taste wears off on each other.

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There are definitely things that we both have in our collections.

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Yesterday I had stopped by to check out the new paint color.

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Today, Kim innocently sent me a text with a photo of how the shelves were coming along.

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I immediately asked if I could run over and take some photos.

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Before I got there, not only had she finished arranging the shelves, but she had thrown a tablescape together.

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Don’t you just love friendships where you can show up at a moment’s notice?

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I  get to take credit for these curtains. I was shopping at Christmas Tree (gee, do you think Kathleen was with me?) when I spied these. I immediately knew they would be perfect for Kim’s kitchen.

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There’s so much more to see in Kim’s adorable home that we’ll have to same some for another visit. I promise, we’ll be back!

- The Tablescaper

I’m joining Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Time Tuesday; Martha at Martha’s Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday; Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday; Trish of Sweetology for Tea Party Tuesday

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Saint Patty’s Day Supper

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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My tablescape today is in celebration of St. Patty’s Day.

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I’m having a St. Patty’s day supper.

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And of course I’m joining Kathleen, of Cuisine Kathleen, at her St. Patrick’s Day Crawl.

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St. Patrick’s Day is a day when everyone is Irish…

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…even if you’re not.

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You pull out your green,…

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…any shamrocks you may have…

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… and join in the festivities.

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Today’s table sports several shades of green.

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But no matter the shade,…

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…join in the fun!

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Placemat from Ikea; runner from HomeGoods; Flatware from World Market;Napkin ring and s&p shakers from Christmas Tree; Rhine wine glasses, dinner plate and bowl from Dollar Tree.

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Now go crawl on over to Kathleen’s.

Please visit the following parties I’m joining:

Ivy and Elephants for What’s it Wednesday;The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday;for Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday;Sherry of No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday;Kathy of A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday;Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday;Sheri at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home;Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday;Alison of Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfold;Egg-xellent Spring Party Friday, March 16th at Hospitality Designs.

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See you Sunday!

- The Tablescaper