November 4, 2009

Tablescape #2...

Today I am excited again to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. She is our oh so sweet hostess of Tablescape Thursday. I'm amazed at the talent and creativity of so many bloggers. It is truly inspiring to see the many tablescapes from week to week. This is my second tablescape and not the traditional scape for a dining table.  I hope all you out there in blogland enjoy what you are about to see!  Also, many thanks to those who left such wonderful comments last week.  You made my day! 

This happens to be an antique pine dresser which belonged to my grandmother when she was a young girl. I love things which have been in my family for such a long time. I often imagine the stories which could be told if the antiques could talk!

I have a most talented sister who. is one of the most creative persons I know! She and I have so much fun when we are at each others' homes. We tend to rearrange furniture, rearrange knick knacks, and well, you get the picture. You can see her blog over at Ms. Sharlottes... Southern Reflectcions's a beautiful blog.

One time several years ago when my sister was over for a visit, she suggested "shopping the house"... and we moved this dresser from one of the bedrooms into the living room! I love it there. It provides storage for my candles. Perfect!

This set of crystal came from a recent thrift store outing...  I found a little history on the set on the internet once I got home.  They are quite old and made by Libbey.  I believe they were from the World War II era.  What interested me was that on the base of each stem is a star of David.  Haven't seen anything like them before and for 79 cents per stem... I couldn't go wrong!


I can't really remember where I got this vase, but I'm sure my mom gave it to me at one time or another. I love the color and shape of this vase

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The peacock feathers fit so nicely in this vase.  I actually can't believe these peacock feathers are still so pretty.  They, too, are very old!  The colors aren't as vibrant as some I've seen, but... my grandmother collected the feathers... and I'll not ever get rid of them!

I got the candle holder at Marshall's last week.  I love the color... not too gold, not too silver... and a fleur de lis! The candle was from Hobby Lobby, half price!

A couple of parting shots...

Have a wonderful Tablescape Thursday.  And thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. I love the stemware and love to use dressers in unexpected places all over the house. Sounds like you have fun with your sister.

  2. Beautiful! I have an antique chest of drawers in my living room and just love it there. Yours is beautiful. The vase looks like McCoy and I love the stemware. Great find :)


  3. Wow I love the stemware, it is just so beautiful and unique, and yes I think the vase also looks like McCoy, so pretty, love all your candle sticks, love it all..I am a new follower of yours and I will be back to poke around...come for a visit, I would love to have you..

  4. It must be sideboard day! Your chest is perfect in that spot! I love your crystal. How do you research crystal. I have no markings on some I would like to research. I don't know where to start!

  5. Shopping the house is so much fun ! I do that all the time ! You guys did a great job !

  6. This is SO pretty!! I love the glasses and I cannot believe they were 79 cents! Beautiful job, and such a beautiful blog:-)

  7. This is a lovely collections & you've arranged it beautifully on your dresser top....great idea to move it, too!
    I immediately noticed the framed items on the wall above your piano....would love to know what they are. They look wonderful, displayed like that.


  8. Great idea to move the dresser into the dining room where it provides excellent storage. Beautiful crystal. Glad you found a bargain. ~ Sarah

  9. this is so pretty. I like how you combined old with new and came out with a glorious tablescape!Neat stemware too.

  10. I never commented on did I miss it?
    I love these pieces...and the reflections of more in the mirror?
    It's fun to look around and how things have changed.