Tablescape Thurs - Purple Plum

    Today we get to play with our dishes again, thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch. Be sure to visit her to see all the beautiful tablescapes.

    First of all, I am having blogger problems. My post for Table Top Tuesday is something that some of you could view, however it does not show on my blog at all. I have contacted "help". I hope most of you were able to find it and get linked up. At least about 70 of you did, so that is perfect. Thank you all so much for joining me again. I really appreciate it. also does anyone know how to delete a link that is on your post. There were several smutty ones linked up and I don't know how to delete them. I have reported them to Blogger. Now I sure hope this post shows up.

    My Purple Plum tree has been blooming so beautifully, so I decided to clip a few brances and use them as my centerpiece. I almost waited too long. There are not near as many flowers left as there were, but I always enjoy them anyway.

    For my place setting I am using two different dishes, several patterns of crystal and my Mother's pink depression glass pieces that were wedding gifts in 1937. She always prized these pieces and said they were the most grand gifts she and my dad received.

    I've placed the crystal sherbert glasses that Bill sent me on top of each place setting with a Chocolate treat inside. Actually, they are candles that I found at the Dollar Tree, but I thought they looked so real. There are different ones for each setting.

    Just as the sun was going down I lit the candels.

    My mom's beautiful serving bowl. I love the pretty ruffled edges and the fluted pattern.

    The candlesticks are the same pretty pattern.

    The platter has reticulated edges that are lovely, and the same fluted pattern in the center.

    The covered dish has a pattern of roses and is very detailed.

    Two different stems, both found at Goodwill. The wine has an etched pattern of flying geese on them.

    The water stem has two different rims of gold that are both patterned. Hard to photograph.

    The salad plate has a pattern of Pheasants and is trimmed in gold. The pattern is Rutherford's Birds - Made in China. I found these at GW.

    The dinner plate is Royal Kent Poland. It has a raised swirl pattern on the rim with gold edging. I also found these at GW. It's the only other plate I have with pink and I love the pretty raised swirl design on the edge of the plate, it sort of matches the gold swirl on the salad plate.

    These are the wonderful crystal sherberts that Bill sent me. Love the etched pattern.

    I love the way the candlelite brightens up the Purple Plum stems.

    P.S. I just got an answer from Mr. Linky. Log in to Mr. Linky and click on widgets, find your post and click on it, then you can delete any link that you want to. Really easy.

    Don't forget the "Spring Cloche Party" on Friday April 2nd. I will have Mr. Linky up Thurs. by 6 PM. See you there.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits.

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6th Table Top Tues.-Easter Decor Day - Marble & Fabrege Eggs

    Welcome to the 6th Table Top Tuesday. I am so glad you are joining us.

    Today I am also joining another wonderful party. Lynette is having an Easter Party and you really don't want to miss anything, so be sure to visit her @ Lynette's L.A.M. I just know there will be some beautiful decorations and wonderful inspiration.

    First things first, on my post yesterday about the Az. Blogger lunch, I didn't identify who was who in the picture. I have corrected that. I hope you will go back and look at this post so you can put a name to the face and really get to know all of these lovely ladies.

    I don't usually decorate for all the various holidays, but I do have a few fun Easter type treasures. I've put a small vignette together on the buffet.

    The vase was a gift from my DH and it is Faberge, then I also have 3 wonderful Faberge inspired plates that say Murfield on the back that were a gift from my daughter many years ago.

    Each of the plates has a different egg and decoration on it in a different color. This one is a deep blue and the first was a very deep green. I love all the wonderful detail on them.

    This is also a Faberge inspired egg with a ton of detail on it. There is a place to put 4 different little pictures. I don't have any in them now.

    A crystal bowl that belonged to my mother with my collection of marble eggs. These were also gifts from my DH, children and grand-children. Precious to me.

    Three more of my Faberge inspired eggs. The back one is a music box, the top twists and it plays a little tune. One opens for trinkets and the other one is a clock.

    This one has Jade stones on the front and opens to reveal a tiny little gold egg.

    See the tiny little jade on the egg.

    The egg on this plate is a deep eggplant color. Don't you just love the tassel design on it.

    This is a very thin china egg that belonged to my Mother's mother, my grandma. I never knew her, she went to heaven when I was just tiny. My mother always loved this piece so much and it is also one of my most prized posessions.

    It has the most gorgeous little flowers painted on it with the most delicate little lines. I love it under the cloche. It gives it another layer of protection.

    See how tiny the lines of the leaves and flowers are. So dainty.

    I really do treasure these pieces, each one has such loving memories for me.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visits and can't wait to see what all you guys have done for your decorations.

    Also just a reminder that the Spring Cloche Party is April 2nd. Be sure to show us all your cloches, apothecary jars or any kind of container that you decorate in. I can hardly wait.

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Arizona Bloggers Tea

    Today a group of Arizona Bloggers met at a wonderful Tea House for lunch. What a wonderful time we had meeting new people and renewing friendships with some we have met before. You can see from the following pictures that of course there was loads of conversation, laughs, prayers and of course gifts a plenty. Everyone came away with a treasure that was made by one of the fabulous ladies. Great fun and boy are they all creative.

    Those in attendance were:
    Front row left to right -
    Charlotte @
    Liz @
    Donetta @
    Tracey @
    Marty @
    Char @

    Back row left to right -
    Meri @
    Gail @
    Loretta @
    Audra @
    Sandy @
    Sherry @
    Jamie @
    Julie @

    We had the best time and if you get the chance to meet fellow floggers, by all means take advantage of it. They are the nicest and most loving group of ladies you will ever be around.

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