Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Rebecca

Today is very's  Rebecca's birthday...   and she loves...

Bold tropical flowers..... CHECK.

BRIGHT lime green... yep... got that too.
She really loves things that SPARKLE!  mmhm... I spy something.

so...when you put all these things together on the tabletop....

you get my way of sending Very Happy Birthday wishes to Rebecca, with love!!!

Rebecca's birthday tablescape features a vintage Vera cloth, contemporary Cambridge Fiesta flatware, and a mix of vintage and Post 86 Fiesta.  Colors used were Turf, Rose, Lemongrass, Chartreuse, and Shell pink. 

Please do stop in at Rebecca's other birthday celebrations:
Daphne at Tabletoptime 
Candy at The Little Round Table

Friday, March 23, 2012

Green, Green Green

I was in the mood for something springy indoors, to go along with all the lovely springiness outside.  I chose an (unmarked) Fallani and Cohn Lily of the Valley tablecloth with matching napkins, and a selection of HLC pottery for the table in a whole array of greens.  The centerpiece is from Pier1 and I repurposed votive holders into napkin rings.

Once I was finished, I hosted a game on Facebook, guessing the number of different HLC greens featured on this table.
What do you think?

The question posed in my contest was:  How many HLC colors do you see represented in the pottery on the table?  The answer is:  Twelve.   Here's a rundown of the colors you see and on which pieces of dinnerware they appear.  Harlequin nut dish: Spruce
vintage Fiesta dinner plate: Turf
P86 Buffet plate:  Shamrock
P86 square salad:  Lemongrass
P86 bread plate:  P86 Chartreuse
P86 tripod bowl:  Juniper
P86 bread plate:  Evergreen
vintage 5 1/2 fruit bowl: Medium Green
Vintage bulb candle holders: original green
P86 hostess bowl:  Sea Mist
Vintage coffee pot base:  Forest
Vintage coffee lid:  Vintage Chartreuse

The winner of the contest, by the way, is Kathy H., and she can expect a special springy surprise to arrive in the mail  next week!   Congratulations, Kathy!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Early spring in the Blue Ridge

 Usually, there's still snow on the ground here on the first day of Spring.  This year, it looks more like late April than mid March.  I had to run a few errands today, and enjoyed seeing so many signs of spring...

There were a few signs of spring at the house, too.  The bridal veil spirea is blooming enthusiastically, and I've already used potting soil AND weed killer this year.

These  little sprouts caused BIG excitement here in my yard today... because it means that the pink gas plant survived the winter!!    I've had a really hard time getting those established again, so it's exciting to see new growth.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Candy!

Happy Birthday to You!  Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday Dear Candy... Happy Birthday to You!

This birthday salute to my friend Candy features Post 86 HLCCA exclusive Polka Dot Fiesta and vintage Vistosa, made by Taylor, Smith, and Taylor. The tablecloth is my very favorite Broderie pattern with teapots and polkadots in a primary colorway.

I hope this birthday marks the beginning of a wonderful year for her.

Love you, C!