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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, September 2, 2009

My Dear I........

Welcome to one of my favorite times of the week
Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at
Please be sure to stop by Susan's and all of the
other wonderful participants in today's party.
My inspiration for today's tablescape came to
me while I was cleaning a bookshelf.
So after getting distracted and not finishing
the shelf I started to shop the house for
what I thought I would need.
So here we go...
Welcome to My Dear I.....
I wish I could care what you do or where you
go, but I can't.
He drew a short breath and said lightly but
softly: " My Dear, I don't give a ......."
I'm going a little Southern today with my tablescapping. Your going to see some magnolias, a sweet grass basket,
and a pineapple to say Welcome.
So Welcome to my dinner table.
We have wine, bread and you will be served some fresh
shrimp on ice in the martini glasses. Fresh fruit if you like. My center piece actually makes its way around the table, starting with the fruit bowl. Than working around to the magnolia candle holders. I used gold candles. Another bottle of wine. Our bread is being served in a hand made sweet grass basket made in Charleston, SC. It was a Christmas gift from DH several years ago. I have antique butter plates on the table.
Without the bread.
A closer look at the weaving.
A closer look at the place setting, the martini glass
is a TJ Maxx find, my standby gold salad plate found
at a local store here, another one of my dinner plates
with matching bread plates, I think they are old
diner plates, they are very heavy. I used my gold
flatware, and the gold chargers.
I found these chargers at the local thrift store for .50
each, I have five, six would be nice!
The napkins where also a thrift store find, less than
$2.00 for four.
I used two different wine glasses.
This smaller one I have had for years.
Than a larger one, with grapes on it.
Place cards were made from paper found at Hobby Lobby.
My salt dishes with mother of pearl spoons.
Salt dish from an antique store and the spoons were
a gift from a dear friend.
A look at the place setting at dusk in candle light.
Our table in candle light.
"I won't think of it now" she said again aloud, trying to
push her misery to the back of her mind, trying to find
some bulwark against the rising tied of pain.
"I'll--why, I'll go home to Tara tomorrow".
Thank you for joining me, I hope you will visit again
soon. Please feel free to leave a comment, question
or suggestion. I cherish each and everyone of them.
Everyone please have a Blessed and safe weekend,
I will see everyone Monday.
Bye for now,
Sandy
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