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Welcome to our old farmhouse. Over the past year I have learned so much history of this house and the people who lived here. Ninety six years of love, loss, hopes and dreams. Preservation continues and there is always a repair to be done. We are trying to be purest in our preservation as much as we possibly can. I hope you follow along and each week I will try to give you a little history of the house as well as the first owners of the house. I've been lucky enough to find a journal from a Granddaughter who talks about the house as well as her Grandparents. So come follow along and learn about this old house as well as the occupants, old and new.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Tropical Affair

It's time for another Tablescape Thursday
thanks to our hostess Susan at Between Naps On the
Porch. Be sure to stop by Susan's to see her beautiful
tablescape as well many other beautiful and
inspiring tablescapes.
Welcome to A Tropical Affair
After seeing Susan's large beverage container last week
I was inspired to use mine. We are back in the dining room
since the weather will not cooperate, its really rainy and
very chilly here.
Everything is dressed for the tropics.
I drug out dishes I usually use at Christmas for the table
and there are others that you will have seen in older
tablescapes. The tablecloth is really a dark forest green
just not showing well in the picture. I used gold material
on top of the green for a little punch.
Always fresh fruit in the tropics. A bowl ready for a fresh salad.
I used gold candles for our dinner. We have a candle here
hiding in the grass.
Fresh fruit at all the place setting and I see a pineapple
peaking out.
This is the serving tray I won at the Company picnic
playing Bingo. It has a little white serving dish that
goes in the middle, but this little pineapple fits so well
for this occasion.
Our sideboard is also dressed for the occasion.
We have some colorful little cordial glasses.
The settee is dressed for dinner.
I used straw place mats, off white dinner plates, a gold
salad plate, then layered from there for a little drama.
I used tea towels for napkins and of course the silverware I
have used in several tablescapes, they just seemed to
go well with everything.
I have several of the little green plates, they were given
to me by a dear friend who has since passed away. And
every time I use them I think of her.
Night is coming and we are ready to sit down and eat.
The large base of this vessel is actually a removable
bowl.
A night view of the table.
Thank you for joining me at A Tropical Affair, I hope you
enjoyed your visit. Please visit again soon and as always
feel free to leave a comment, suggestion or ask a question.
I will see everyone at Foodie Friday and at Christmas
In July, Saturday, for a little unexpected on my
Christmas tablescape, you see, I have never made it
to the attic, ummmm that should scare you.
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