Wednesday, March 31, 2010

EASTER LUNCH FOR TWO





Our lunch table is set up in the living room today....I brought in a small fold down table from the garage storage, just the right size for two for tea or two for lunch.
Today it's all about the little chicks....cute little fluffy chicks..... and of course the dishes, playing in the dishes...............







I love the fluffy chicks, don't they look sweet perched on the soft pink Hibiscus Kiss ....(Hibiscus tea with a drop of honey)





The pretty depression glass was a gift from my friend Mary, she knows I love it....the white plates are Lenox.....(you gotta love them cause they feel like silk) The cute cookie chick suckers are from Big Lots......Love their sweet little cheeks.........




Yummmmy....






The Hobnail glasses, again a gift from my friend Mary, many years ago....





Notice the shiny cushiony little stickers of chicks on the simple martini glasses, it makes them special for today...They are from Michaels............






The little chick cupcake containers are from Michaels.............here chick chick..






Small egg nest plates are from Marjolein Bastin for Natures Journey....so sweet




This is one of my Moms tablecloth, left to me.....love the delicate little flowers and leaves...





How did that bunny get in here, oh well maybe just one....................The candy dish is lovely depression glass and so delicate..........




Love the pretty flatware from Ross, lots of fun uses this summer, such pretty colors....






The napkin rings are from GW, love the perfect colors the delicate little flowers, and the price wow..................





I love mixing fun pieces with serious older collectables, it keeps them fresh and current when mixed in a playful setting, I guess now that I write that thought, it makes me realize I think that about most things......Keeping old valued pieces relivant, Maybe thats by not taking them to seriousely...I guess if I had a Mission Statement that would be my goal..........I love taking the older dishes out of the cupboard and after a warm bath letting them breath a little and make some new friends, maybe even a new young collector or two, before going back in the cupboard.....what do you think????





The soft pink votives are Citrus Blush and are from Claire Burke, oooooooohhhhhh the wonderful smell of the soft citrus is amazing...........












Sparkly*********




Thats a picture of my Mom in the background, I think she would have loved having lunch at this special little table just for two. She would have just raved over the depression glass, touched the embroidered flowers on the tablecloth so carefully. She would have tasted the candy, smelled the flowers on the table and laughed at the fluffy chicks...then announced "well, bring on the lunch" who could ask for more from a table setting...Not me...





Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had an enjoyable visit and just perhaps were inspired to bring your dishes out to play and mix with some new friends.....I love it when you leave a comment so I know you are there and I can come and find you for a visit...I read and appreciate each and every one. I love it when I see you are a new follower and if you would like to pick up my button for your sidebar, wow that would be a home run.......If you have any questions, I will be happy to reply. Thanks to Susan @betweennapsontheporch for hosting Tablescape Thursday and Cristy @Embellished Bayou for her Easter party, and Beverly @ How Sweet the sound for her Pink Saturday make sure you stop over and visit them.................Phyllis





85 comments:

  1. Beautiful table, as always, Phyllis! I love your fluffy chicks and I think I know a few people who would love that chick cookie pop. Love the colors in everything you've laid out.

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  2. Ooooh My Dear friend again you out did yourself once again...Love it and all the special things that were your Mama's made it even just PRICELESS...I hope you have a very Blessed Easter girl...I'm be hanging on a slot machine in Vegas ha ha!! Thank you for putting my button on your side bar my friend..your the best...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  3. Phyllis, beautiful table. I love all the depression glass, especially the green hobnail. The little nest egg plates are the cutest.

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  4. Your table and posting are just wonderful. I adore the yellow depression glasses (I adore all depression glass, but right now yellow seems to get my attention). I totally agree with you about mixing the 'old' and the 'new', the classic and the chic. What a great job you've done.

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  5. Your table looks so beautiful! I especially love the green hobnail glasses and the precious Marjolein Bastin plates. I love your mix of old and new. I think I'm going to get out my wedding china for Easter. It's 30 years old! Have a blessed Easter.

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  6. Phyllis~~~

    Your table is so pretty done up in pastels. The chicks are precious and I love your mix of dishes. Very sweet!!

    Hope you are having a wonderful week. Have a blessed Easter!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  7. Hi Phyllis! This is just so precious for words. I love it all!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Ummm...this table looks delicious...
    Just beautiful and I love using things my mom left, too. Just special!!
    xo bj

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  9. What a beautiful table. Love the mix of the old and the new. You do that so well! The little sticker on the drink glass is a fun touch! Great table!

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  10. What a perfect table...every detail! Love the green hobnail glasses. The chicks, cupcake and little rabbits are cute too. Like the touch of the chick sticker on the glasses. You are fortunate to have so much depression glass. The tablecloth of your mom's is beautiful. What a family treasure you are lucky to have & the GW napkin rings are quite a find.

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  11. I love all the pretty Easter colors, chicks,bunnies etc.

    Happy Easter,
    Carolyn

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  12. I love each type of glass/stemware you've included -- SO pretty mixed together like that! And your embroidered tablecloth is just exquisite -- what a treasure to have from your mother! That china cupcake is so cute -- wish I had one of those! Happy Easter!

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  13. Your table is wonderfully festive and softly springlike! I loved how your Mom would have reacted to everything, brought a little lump to my throat!

    very sweet post!

    Kit

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  14. Love your flatware, tablecloth, napkin rings and depression glass! ANOTHER absolutely OUTSTANDING tablescape - you do have a talent, Phyllis. It is always a pleasure to visit!
    Hugs, Beth

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  15. Such a fun colorful table. Love those green hobnail glasses.

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  16. Your table is absolutely beautiful! My favorites are the table cloth from your Mom and the green hobnail glasses. so pretty!!

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  17. WOW! I've gone through and looked at all your Easter tablescapes and you are AMAZING! You have a fabulous collection of Easter decor and I love how you've created so many different looking 'scapes. The Peter Cottontail one is a masterpiece! I'm a follower now!

    DD

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  18. Sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing! I love the hobnail glasses, they are wonderful! And I'm sure that it smells wonderful too...I love Claire Burke fragrances!

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  19. Phyliss,
    What a joy each picture of this tablescape is.
    It's so bright, colorful and cheerful. I love it all!

    Happy Easter!
    D

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  20. Yummy and delicious indeed! I love that tablecloth/linen from your mom! So delicate and elegant and timeless!
    Hugs, Lana

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  21. Thank you for your visit on my site and your friendly comment.

    The soft colours of your tablesetting and the fluffy chicks gives a real feeling of spring. I love the matching glass handles of your flatware combined with the coloured glass on the table. stunning. And I am pretty sure that your mom would feel loved that her daughter made such a nice table just for her. She would appreciate that you adore the heritage. I enjoyed your tablesetting very much.

    Have a nice Eastertime.

    Johanna

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  22. What a pretty Easter table. It just captures the season. (I'd keep watch for a second bunny though. You think you've got one and then there are hundreds! It IS spring after all.) xx

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  23. What a pretty table all decked out in those pretty pastels! I love those beautiful hobnail glasses - they add just the right touch! My fave is the picture with the photo of your mother in the background - it is those special touches that make a tablescape or setting truly memorable!

    Thanks for joining me in my first Easter Decor Day! Happy Easter to you and your family -

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  24. Ooh, Phyllis! I love every little detail. You create such beautiful table settings.

    I am anxious to set my table for Easter. I love all of the soft pastels.

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  25. Oh Phyllis,

    What beautiful things you put together! I absolutely adore your tablescapes--so pretty AND clever.

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  26. Oh my, so glad I stopped and browzed through your site today! Your tablescape is so "delicious"! I would love to sit a spell with you and pick up some "yummies", just 'cause I could! But, the biggest thrill of all was seeing the depression dishes!! It brought back wonderful memories of my Mother, whom we lost at the age of 38. and I am in my 70's! she loved them .. I loved them because she did! and I was just a little girl! Thank you for such a pleasant time! I shall return again!

    Pink Hugs,
    Dee

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  27. Phyllis,
    This is ANOTHER adorable tablescape from you...just precious! A postscript to my e-mail to you, I should probably go back to the mentioned post and add that "you would put the napkin back into the ring at informal family meals!" But, for sure, I do it everywhere...just because:)

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  28. Phyllis,
    Totally darling table, one of my favs this week.
    Love all the color and little touches. Like the use of different colored flatware, unique. Like the linens and napkin rings. And now you are making me want to look for different colored glassware!
    Happy Easter!
    Linda

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  29. Bee-You-Tee-Full! absolutely stunning! ...great colors and textures! I just love mixing old and new, too. I hopped over from Easter Decor Day and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. until later...

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  30. absolutely adorable and fun and modern and zesty and zippy and happy.

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  31. Bravo!!! Such a nice display. I love the pastel colors and your vintage treasures mixed with your darling new treasures!!!

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  32. Oh, I just love this!! Love that yellow depression glass, I collect it, you know! (Don't turn your back!!) LOL! Love all the colors you used!! Love the glasses! LOVE it all!!

    Did I say I loooove it???? ;-)

    Katherine

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  33. P.S. - I just posted my cloche party displays, please come back to the party!

    Katherine

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  34. Phyllis,
    what a sweet table! The colored flatware is such a nice touch. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. Happy Easter!

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  35. Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful. I love all the pastel colors and whimsical elements you've included to make this truly a charming and inviting place to enjoy Easter dinner !! Your family and/or guests are in for a real treat. And, thanks for your sweet note about my great room !!

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  36. Phyllis, as usual you have created a stunning and very pretty table but this one is even more special because of the lovely tribute you pay to your beautiful mother. You are so lucky to have her lovely things!

    I hope that you have a wonderful Easter!

    Blessings and best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  37. What a delightful, whimiscal table, full of memories to top things off. You always leave me breathless with each tablescape you do..
    Happy Easter..hugs ~lynne~

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  38. Oh sweetie I think ya just done went and blew all the other Easter tablescapes right out of the water. That's the most impressive table I've ever laid eyes on. You and your family have a very wonderful Easter weekend.

    God bless and have a fantastic Friday!!!

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  39. Just a too cute tablescape as usual. I'll be peckin' right over to join you for lunch. Lovin' the Depression glass....so springy and right up my alley. Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

    Blessings~
    Tonya

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  40. Everything you do is just breathtaking. Those napkin rings really did catch my eye..but everything did actually. Serious Easter eye candy! I love your way of putting everything together.
    Easter Blessing to you and your family!
    Mona

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  41. Hi Phyllis,
    Your table is delightful! Love all the glassware and wish I could feel those silk plates! I loved hearing what you think your Mom would have said or done. Our loved ones are never gone, are they? We still have them right here in our hearts...always!

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  42. Lovely post...Happy Pink Easter to you.
    I'm having a giveaway especially for Pink Saturday participants this week, I'm inviting you to come over to my place and join in the giveaway.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Ita

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  43. Oh what a cute post! I just dropped by to welcome you to Pink Saturday. So...Welcome!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  44. Such delicious mixtures, Phyllis...I love it! You have a wonderful knack for combining both new & old pieces & making them play well together.

    That tablecloth from your Mom is just exquisite. You are fortunate to have such lovely heirlooms to treasure.

    Have a Blessed Easter,
    fondly,
    Rett

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  45. That's a beautiful, inspiring table. I need to get to work! Thanks for sharing all of your gorgeous ideas and for participating in Pink Saturday:) I host Crock Pot Wednesday each week and would love for you to join me for that. Happpy Easter.

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  46. You have one of the most beautiful blogs I have visited! Such beaytiful tea for two! Come over to my blog for a little PINK fun and enter my May DAY SWAP! I would love to have you in it and I DID become a follower. PINK SATURDAYS have brought me many new friends!

    Valrie http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com, it's more than poems! God Bless and have a wonderful Easter!

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  47. Hi Phyllis! I love all your pretties on the table! It is so fun to bring out the Spring time chicks and bunnies! My cat paw paw looks a lot like your kitty too. If you come over for a visit, you will see him on the right hand side.
    Happy Spring..Easter & of course PINK Saturday!
    xo Tami

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  48. Welcome, Phyllis, to Pink Saturday! I'm sure I've never attended a more Thoughtful Tea Party! Loved ALL the Dishes...new and old...the chicks and My FAV the Tablecloth and Sweet Memories of your Mama! Happy Pink Saturday and Easter...Sue

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  49. Good morning and welcome to Pink Saturday, Phyllis! What a pretty and fun table you have set! Love the table cloth and the MB dishes! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful Easter weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  50. Wow, what a beautiful table and the dishes, especially the green hobnail glasses. The food will only taste better, with such a pretty table.

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter

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  51. The table for two is exquisite and So very put gothere for Easter...love it
    Happy Easter
    Elaine

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  52. Everything is so beautiful. I love your blog and I'm now a follower. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Winona

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  53. Hi Phyllis,
    Ohhh,I loved your table..loved everything about it.It was both beautiful and playful,just perfect.
    Welcome,welcome to Pink Saturday..I know you will love this wonderful group of pink ladies. They're the greatest. Have a wonderful weekend,and a lovely Easter. Happy Pinks!!

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  54. Welcome to Pink Saturday. You outdid youself with all those great photos and that wonderful Easter table. Have a very Happy Easter.

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  55. Oh!! Your table is so pretty and sweet!! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and a happy, happy Easter!

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  56. So beautiful!!! What a wonderful Easter table!

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  57. Popping in to say Happy Easter..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  58. Hi Phyllis,
    I'm a new follower, I found you over at Tablescape Thursday. Love your table, it's so beautiful!!! you are so creative and your friend is so nice to gift you the items. I love giving stuff away too to my friends. Specially things I make for them. Happy Pink Saturday and welcome.

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  59. Phyllis, you know I like to mix things up. This is a darling table. Love all the fluffy little chicks. I've mostly rabbits around here so it's fun to see something different. All these pastels along with the fun flatware makes for a perfect spring table. Love it!

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  60. Hi, Phyllis,
    I sure enjoyed seeing your pretty Easter table setting. I especially enjoyed that sweet picture of your mother. I hope you have a very happy Pink Saturday and blessed Easter. I am glad to have met you! Vicki

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  61. Such a pretty table! So...what time is lunch? Welcome to Pink Saturday. Happy Easter.

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  62. HOW CUTE EVERYTHING IS! I'M SURE YOUR MOTHER WOULD LOVE IT TOO, HAPPY EASTER! MARCIA

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  63. How pretty... I love all the Eater colors and those fuzzy little chicks.
    I think that I will be looking for some pretty green hobnail glasses like yours.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  64. Love how whimsical your table is! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  65. Oh so beautiful! Love all of the glass. Just glorious.

    - The Tablescaper

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  66. Phyllis, that is the sweetest little Easter table I have seen. You sure got a lot on that table. I loved so many of the special touches, but the the Embroidered Tablecloth that belonged to your Mom was my favorite. I also loved how you brought her into the setting. So many pretties

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  67. Another great table! And oh, that tablecloth, just lovely! The glasses are beautiful!!

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  68. Hi Phyllis! Love the tablescape! Little fuzzy chicks are so cute! But your mom's tablecloth...gorgeous! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  69. Everything is so cute, what a great friend Mary is ;)

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  70. Oh Phyllis,I just love it all...That cute little chick with the bunny on its back is just to cute cute cute...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  71. Phyllis, This is the the sweetest table. Pastel and sherbert colored and everyting Spring. I love the flatware... and all the bunnies and chicks.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Yvonne

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  72. Happy pink saturday, sugar, and nice to meet you. I'm new to your site but it's adorable, chickee.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  73. CUTE...CUTE...CUTE...luv your pastel tablescape...come by with your THRIFTY items and show them off at my PAR-TAY...hope to see you there:) Happy Pink Saturday!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    I'm having a GIVEAWAY!

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  74. Oh girl I hope you had the best Easter ever...as always your table is awesome...I still want to know how long it takes you to put all of these Beautiful tables together each one is better than the next...Loved this one...Oh who am I fooling I love them all everything you do is with perfect design and thought...
    I hope all is well today in your side of Calif my Dear friend...Its wet on my side ha ha!! Oh girl it was so pretty out last week too...but so long as its not snowing I don't care ha ha!!
    Did I ever tell you I got that Santa chef after I seen yours?? I know I'm a copy cat ha ha!! I pray you have a GREAT week my Dear friend...Many Blessings to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  75. So beautiful, what talent you have, such an eye for decorating. Lovely photographs too.

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  76. Just found your blog and you are the first person I have ever sent a comment. LOVED THE BEE TABLE! Actually loved everything I saw on your blog.

    Where did you get the bee flatware? I've been eyeing the napoleon bee flatware at Horchow and Neiman Marcus; but, yours looks a little more shiny than theirs.

    Also, I checked out World Market for those "Killer" Bee napkin holders. Did you buy them recently?

    You are now my top blog to follow. Thanks for sharing your talent with all.

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  77. What a lovely page you have!!! So wonderful to look at. I have linked your blog on my Facebook page (My Own Little Corner of the World).

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  78. First...LOVING your friend, Mary!!! That girl has GOOD taste and is very generous! Everybody needs a friend like Mary! :-) This is such a bright and perky table! I LOVE those hobnail glasses!!!!!!! The color is gorgeous! Your Mom's tablecloth is so pretty. It has such a sweet, feminine quality. I'm sure you treasure it!

    I'm with you on maintaining and appreciating the relativity of "old" things. New isn't always better for starters. When someone has the talent and foresight to couple old with new and get such great results, that's the crest of creativity in my book. It's kind of like having elderly friends, the way I see it. It's nice to mix the wisdom of their experiences in with the current. We can learn so much from the richness of others' past if we just let it happen. Same applies to dishes and decorative stuff! :-)

    Really, really neat photos and great table to celebrate Easter!

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  79. Oh, oh, oh, this one is so so cute. Love the use of color and especially the colors of the flatware. The yellow depression glass is perfect and such a wonderful gift.

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