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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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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Dishes for Tablescape Thursday

Posting my tablescape early this week because I have a hot date tomorrow evening.... ;-)
I'm linking up with Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Being a single girl on a budget while this divorce thing happens, I've been doing my best to stay out of the stores. But TJ Maxx was just calling my name last night and I gave in to temptation....
Doubleclick on the photos to see the detail. Aren't these bird plates by Royal Stafford just charming? They match my kitchen decor so perfectly that I couldn't resist. And oh what a steal they were...... The plates were $3.99 and the cute salad plates were $2.99. How can a girl with any amount of shopping savvy pass that up????
I mean really, passing them up would have been a huge mistake..... Don't you agree? The colors matched the stripes in my patio umbrella so well that I decided to do an outdoor tablescape.

But then couldn't wait to see them on my kitchen table, so you have some shots of that as well. ;) SMILE ;)

Here are two of the plates on display. The walls are gold, not brown as it appears, not sure why that happened. BTW, check out my carefully weeded and mulched flower bed in the background. I love springtime so!

Okaaayyy, back to the outdoor scenery. These cool, breezy spring days make dining outside so refreshing after a long day of work. And speaking of work, there are just 36 days until summer vacation!!!!!! Woo hoo!

Here's a good shot showing the details of the design. I wonder what kind of bird that is. Any bird watchers on board?

I think I went a little overboard on the photos.....

Here's one last shot of my tablescape. Isn't it lovely? Anyone care to join me for dinner?


  1. I have these too- and I couldn't resist them either!

    Great minds think alike-


  2. what beautiful Birdie Plates... your table is lovely..

    your new follower

  3. Love the plates, enjoy them!

  4. I love your birdy plates...indoors and outdoors! Very springy and pretty!

  5. I can't get enough of this bird trend in decor, love your new plates!

  6. Yes sure I want to join you for dinner. I love nice tables and the bird plates are so cute. Thank you for the invitation.

  7. Terri ~ this is gorgeous!

    Can you please tell us the pattern name for your dishes? What a steal! You have wonderful taste!

  8. Terri, love your bird dishes, how perfect for your outdoor tablescape.

  9. Your bird plates are GORGEOUS!!!!!!

  10. LOVE those dishes -- I can see why you couldn't resist them! They're pretty on display, outdoors, and on your inside table -- what's not to like??

  11. Having survived divorce wars years ago I can tell you that sometimes something as simple as new plates can make all the difference in your day. Great shopping! And nothing makes you feel quite as good as a beautiful table, even if you're eating hot dogs.

  12. I love the colors in those plates ... so pretty!

  13. What wonderful plates -- I went to my TJ Maxx, but they didn't have them! So I'm enjoying yours!

  14. Those are wonderful dishes! I'm so glad that they've found a new home on your table (& wall) They look right at home there!

  15. Oh I would so love to dine at your lovely alfresco table.

    I am peeking out of my turtle shell to thank you for all of your kindness and support.
    be blessed dear one.

  16. Those plates are so pretty! I would not have left them there either. They would have come home to "nest" with me!

  17. Hi Terri!
    I'm so glad you will be joining the party this year! I think it's going to be bigger and better than last year. Take care and have a great week.
    My Desert Cottage
    Valentine Design


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