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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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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunflower China

Woooo hooo! I'm getting more prompt with this tablescape stuff. Thanks, Susan, for hosting Tablescape Thursday. Please visit Susan at I stopped in at TJ Maxx yesterday afternoon with my BFF Kim and found these cute sunflower plates on the clearance rack, marked down to $2.00 each. Kinda hard to pass up such a bargain, don't you think? DOUBLECLICK ON THE PICS TO SEE THE DETAIL! I pulled out my artificial sunflowers and red dessert plates and had the beginnings of a charming new tablescape.... Here's a bird's eye view.

Sure wish I had some red glasses to accessorize with. Wouldn't that be beautiful? But alas, I'm just a single gal on a budget still trying to refinance this darn house of mine....

If you haven't tried to buy or refinance lately, a word from the wise..... Pay your bills on time and work on improving that credit rating. Even though I NEVER made a late mortgage payment in 27 years nor ever one single late car payment, my ex wasn't the best at his bills and the old credit rating isn't pristine. Not bad, but certainly not pristine. And oh what a fuss the bank is causing as a result. I could string that guy up by his toes, and I'm not talking bout the mortgage loan officer either!

This whole refinance thing has been going on since September now. They told me I needed a property settlement and I got that, only to be told they needed final divorce papers. Grrrrrrr! So now I'm going with a different company that says divorce papers aren't needed. Hello??? I knew that all along.

Please forgive me cause I digress..... Here are the beautiful sunflower plates on black glass chargers. Doesn't that make for a sweet tablesetting?

They coordinate beautifully with the red dessert plates that also came from TJ Maxx.... I sure wish they'd quit advertising so much on TV cause the lines are unbelievably long these days.....

Some day I'll be able to afford to entertain with my pretty dishes.....



  1. $2.00 each, not fair! For me, great for you. Your table looks great.

  2. LOVE the sunflower plates!!! I agree $2 is not fair!! Too pretty!

  3. We have a TJ Maxx here too and it's my fave place to shop for home stuff. I love your pretty plates and especially the sunflower arrangement! Very pretty table & setting!

  4. Terri, love your sunflower all the yellow/red/black.

  5. Oh, those sunflower plates are wonderful! You'll enjoy using those all summer and into the fall. They look great with the red dessert plates!

  6. Hi. You made a nice tablescape with those pretty plates. I would have bought them also.
    Greetings, Johanna

  7. Your sunflower plates are gorgeous and your table is lovely!

  8. I bought some sunflower dishes too! I love sunflowers any time of the year! Your table turned out great. Good luck to you, Joan

  9. Hi Teiir, no I do not not mind at all you copying, I always hope to inspire someone with something....I was pretty impressed myself when finished...but let me tell you it is just that easy, and fun!~ You sunflower table scape is so pretty, those are one of my favorite flowers in the Fall I can't get enough, but the beauty of sunflowers is they are pretty all year....thanks for popping over:)

  10. Totally spelled your name wrong, sorry typing way too fast:)!~

  11. What a lovely table friend!!! So happy to have found you & I look forward to following you through all of your amazing adventures!


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