Jan 31, 2012

Revisiting an old post but love these dishes

My Tablescape is very simple, yet I find it what I call "Low Country Charm" . Instead of High Tea, we're having low tea. First of all let me say that my grandfather built my table and benches for me in 1994. It is so heavy it took about four men to get the table in the house. It isn't anything fancy but my papa built it just for me and I love it and will always treasure it. Anyway, was going to put a table cloth on it but to be honest I just wanted it to be simple and I wanted the wood to show. Besides it takes two tablecloths for this size table unless I want to make one!
First of all I must share a little history about these dishes. In 1984 we lost our home to a fire. At that time that was probably the closest thing I had ever come to that was in the sense of experiencing a death in the family. Those of you that have went through that will know what I mean....
Anyway, an elderly lady that lived about 5 miles from me came to see us one day bringing a box of dishes. She told us that she had had these dishes for a long time and didn't really need them and wanted us to have them. I have had these dishes all these years. I cannot even begin to tell you how she (through those dishes) ministered to me in our time of need. Over the years I have added to my collection through thrift stores. Recently I was in my friend Paige's store (Three Palms and Resale) and there sat three pieces that matched my set. A large platter, gravy boat and creamer! Needless to say I was in dish heaven! So I call this my "Miss Lossie" Tablescape. Old, simple, plain but yet truly speaks to me of the gift of giving!


I probably have enough of these dishes now to set up for at least 20. I've added to my collection

No table cloth...just the pretty table my papa made.
I just love love these little gold spoons I swooped up at a yard sale..both for 25 cents!
Love my little jewels sitting on the saucer. Just sorta gives the tea cup life!

Had some old material and drug it out and made some napkins. Decided to make what they call the "tea cup" napkins. Not too big and not too little! 
 Wanted to give it just a little tad of color and decided to use my newly yard sale purchase for $1....Cheese board with cloche with a few lemons and limes. 

Who can have a tablescape without candles??? Just love them. Instead of goblits decided to go with tea mugs! I love these glasses!!!!

I really loved how my centerpiece turned out. The wooden bowl I also found at a yard sale for 25 cents! I am telling ya'll, I am the Queen of Cheap! Filled it with roses I already had, added a few lemons and topped it with a votive cup and candle. Oh, one of my granddaughter's added the butterfly. 

 Everything on the tables is things I've had and collected over the years, bought at thrift stores, GW or yard sales or things I just had in general with exception of the napkins I made.
I have two old wooden chairs, one on each end of the table. Used a rose I had leftover with a piece of greenery and done a very simple chairscape.

I used some of my dessert dishes for coasters!
I've sure enjoyed sharing Miss Lossie's Tablescape with ya'll today. It's been fun!

13 comments:

  1. I love it! My sister would love this. She is really into tablescapes. I don't have enough matching stuff to do it. LOL. I'm working on it though. Have a blessed day.

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  2. Oh, so pretty...don't you think everything looks so much nicer in candlelight!! ;-) HOPE you have a great day, sweet Cindy!!!

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  3. Inspiring and I like the fact that there aresweet memories attached to these dishes, makes it even more special. Have a blessed day

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  4. I love your table! What a treasure you have. I wouldn't want to cover it, either. And the story of the dishes touched my heart. How often do I have things I could share and minister to someone's heart? I love the way you've put it all together. You and I could have such fun thrifting together!
    ~Adrienne~

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  5. Miss Cindy, this is such a sweet post. I love the story about the pretty dishes. No wonder they hold a special meaning to your heart. And the table that your papa built? WOW! There would not be enough money to buy that from me...what treasures! Thanks for sharing your pretty dishes but most of all the story behind it! Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!!!! Nita B

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  6. What a lovely table, Cindy--and I DO mean the table--what a treasured gift that is! And the story behind the dishes makes the complete tablescape a wonderful, meaningful one. Thanks for sharing. ~Zuni

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  7. What a beautiful post...every photo is delightful and homey...would love to stop by for a tea{smile}.

    You have a gorgeous family.

    Blessings,
    Connie

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  8. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Gorgeous with the beautiful China from the sweet lady 5 miles away from you so sweet of her !! So sorry you had lost your home to a fire !!! I also love the table your sweet Grandfather built for you Beautiful.I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my tablescape for Valentine's Day. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family sweet lady.
    XXOO Diane

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  9. Your tablescape is gorgeous, Cindy. The dishes are beautiful but the best part about them is the kindness of the person who gave them to you. I am glad you found some pieces to add to them....Christine

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  10. I love seeing Miss Lossie's tablescape on Papa's table! What sweet memories! An you know I love that pretty rose on the back of the chair! Looks like a yellow rose!

    Katherine

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  11. nice post thanks for sharing...blessings soraya

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  12. I love the centerpiece in the wooden bowl! Leah

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  13. Hi Cindy. Your table and table setting is beautiful! Your centerpiece turned out so gorgeous!Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy