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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another Tablescape Thursday....




Time for another Tablescape Thursday post! Doubleclick on any picture to enlarge it....
Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, most graciously hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch. This week I decided to highlight my assorted collection of Colclough china. Years ago when I married into the Colclough family, my mother-in-law told me about a now defunct china company that produced this china. I searched and searched in antique shops and at auctions for the china and found a few treasured pieces. Then the days of internet and Ebay arrived, and I quickly added an asssortment of patterns to my collection. It sure was more fun to have to search high and low for it...... I have quite a collection of cups and saucers and dessert plates. Thrown into the mix is my latest find from Goodwill, a pretty serving bowl with a fleur de lis pattern around the rim. It was so pretty that I couldn't pass it up, especially not for $2.99!

I used my mother's milk glass plates, goblets, and salad plates as well as some pretty glass bowls that also came from Goodwill at 59 cents each..... The pretty paper napkins came from Tuesday morning.




And the pretty orchid that was a Mother's Day gift serves as the centerpiece.


My favorite Colclough piece is the cake plate pictured below. The pattern is called Crinoline Lady and it's my favorite. Had I discovered it first, it's probably the only pattern I'd have bought........


I hope you enjoyed my post. Hop on over to
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/07/welcome-to-48th-tablescape-thursday-and.html to view more spectacular tablescapes!







14 comments:

  1. So pretty! I always love a table that is set with people's favorite things. What a thrill to see them used and enjoyed!

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  2. Oh, what a special tablescape with so many of the things that you love and special sentimental pieces, too! I love it when people have things they love and use them! Thanks for sharing this with us today. And I love the sailboat in your header! :-)

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. I agree, it is wonderful to see people use the things they love. We should enjoy our things as opposed to just storing them.

    Don't forget to join us on this weekend for the final Christmas in July Tablescape Party on Saturday (some may spill into Sunday since the 25th is Saturday. I am having a real CIJ family dinner on Sunday, but will post my table photos Friday night and Mr. Linky will be up and ready at Playing Dishes.

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  4. Very pretty! The creamer is gorgeous, and I love that cake plate.

    Jane

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  5. Hi Terri, your dishes are lovely....just elegant! Love all the teacups.

    Barb

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  6. I love the tiny roses on your pieces. And the Crinoline Lady is so pretty.
    Rhonda

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  7. Oh...so pretty!!! I love all the sentimental pieces!!! It is always so special to use those things that have special meaning to us!!! Wonderful!!!

    Happy TT!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  8. Each piece was so pretty! Thanks for sharing them! Great job!

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  9. Everything looks so pretty! You did such a good job,
    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura

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  10. Lovely tablescape! That cake plate is so pretty!

    DD

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  11. I'm pretty sure you're obsessed! Just sayin.

    ;) love you, mom.

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  12. Yep, you are a wise woman cause your momma IS obsessed..... Gotta find something to keep me busy when my baby goes off to college!
    Love you, too.

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  13. How neat that you have collected something that you really love. I love my dishes, too! I guess I am obsessed, too! Blogging has helped me to realize that it's OK - I am not the only one who loves dishes and decorating and yard sales and making new friends! Hugs, Patti

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  14. I enjoyed scrolling down to see your other tablescapes, they are all pretty! I see we like a lot of the same things - tea cups, scrapbooking, etc!

    Katherine

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