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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday's Table Setting:

I decided to imitate something that is becoming very popular in some blogging circles.  I decorated our dining room table and practiced my photography on it.  I enjoyed this very much, it didn't take all that much time, and it looks pretty.  You can click on the photos to enlarge them for better viewing.

The purple and gold dish is an old treasure from my Grandma T., and so are the candle holders.

The tablecloth is the 75-year-old quilt that my Great Grandma Johnson made in Arkansas.  She then gave it to my Grandma and Grandpa Johnson as a wedding present.  The front chairs were Uncle John and Aunt Signa's.

The hand painted tulip glasses were given to us as a wedding gift by friends Kathy and John.  Do your recognize my hand painted wine bottle candle holders?

Kari and Kristin gave us the lead crystal water goblets.  The stainless silverware is 30 years old and we use it as our everyday stuff.  It is Community Stainless by Oneida, but I can't remember the pattern anymore.  Deanna gave me the green teacup and saucer, and the others came from Grandma T.  The napkins are really little tea towels that I bought from the dollar store today. 

The china is Noritake's "Temptation".

The only thing I regret is that one of the candles blew out and I didn't notice it.  Oh, well.  I am not feeling that much of a perfectionist to go back and redo everything.  I've had a busy day. The table is still very beautiful, and I had fun experimenting with different lighting and camera settings.  It was also fun to get my stuff out of the hutch and enjoy them again.

For other websites that do this often and have people submit their own work, check out the links below.  I think that I might send in some of my photos someday.

Between Naps on the Porch @
Affordable Accoutrements @
Lady Katherine Tea Tea Parlor

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BECKY said...

Kathy, you did a fantastic job!! Your table settings are beautiful, and the history behind the furniture and other items makes it all the more special! Congrats!!

Kathy at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy Welcomes You! said...

Oh, thank you, Becky. It was fun. And it is good photography practice too.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Kathy!

First I want to thank you for visiting my blog and dropping in to say hello! It led me back to you and I've been scrolling and reading all about you!

I had to stop here and tell you how wonderful it was of you to set up and "practice" your photography...wasn't it fun? In doing so, you've acheived several being you've created a table masterpiece and two, you've got some beautiful photos. Three...I hope you suprised your family with a delightful meal on that beautiful china afterwards! haha

I'm so happy you had so much fun in doing that's beautiful :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Jodie, thank you so much for your compliments and encouragement. It means a lot to me.

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