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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tablescape #4 ~ 70's Retro Table:

This Tablescape is more "retro", instead of fine china.  Like a  Sunday dinner at Grandma's house when I was little, but not when it was a holiday.  These dishes look to me that they are from the 1970's.  They were Grandma Pearl's dishes.  I brought them home when we were packing up her house, washed them, and used them in this table design.  Today I packed them up for whom ever gets them next.  There is a bunch of stuff on this Tablescape that is mine, and the glasses and bowls were my Grandma Johnson's.

Remember, as much as this is a fun exercise in being creative and doing show-and-tell, it is just as much about me learning to take good photos.  Many say, NEVER use a flash, but when I try to do that often my pictures turn out really dark.  So, on some of these shots, I finally tried to use this lens attachment that came with my camera, and it helped.  It does leave it's own shadow from the overhead light though, so watch out for that.  As always, you can click on any of these photos to enlarge them for a better look.






 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Pretty Emily enjoys the retro tablescape.

Once again, I have participated in 
Susan's Between Naps on the Porch:



I enjoyed visiting the following Tablescapes at these blogs:



Tabletop Time

Back Porch Musings

The Quintessential Magpie

Table Twenty One

Karies Chic Creations



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21 comments:

Pat said...

Beautiful table!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Pat, thank you very much!

Kathy

Alycia Nichols said...

Retro table...what a great idea! It takes me back..and that's a little scary! :-) The doll is a wonderful accent touch! I know you enjoyed putting this one together!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Such a fun and festive Retro table. Those striped dishes are so happy as are the strawberry glasses. Thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful table setting. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Do you people have a facebook fan page? I looked for one on twitter but could not discover one, I would really like to become a fan!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Alycia, Sheila and Karie,

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Retro doesn't seem that long ago, does it? I did have fun with this one, and Emily made her first appearance. I even did a post on her, if you scroll down a tiny bit.

Take care,

Kathy

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Great reto tablescape! Reminds of of eating at my grams when I was a kid. :)

Laraine Eddington said...

I'm always available for dinner. What a lovely table.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

HI lovely lady. I love your Tablescapes you are a sweet lady. I feel like dancing with your lovely music !!! Diane ~~~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your retro table -- a fun reminder of Sunday dinners at the grandparent's home!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very pretty! It is fun learning a new camara but can be frustrating getting the lighting right! Let me know about guesting. I think I am up to that rofl, cherry

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Great retro tablescape! It's so nice you used your grandma's dishes. And I liked little Emily sitting there looking around! LOL!
Best regards,
Gloria

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Fuzzy Slippers, I am glad that you enjoyed it! I'm going to visit you in a few minutes. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Laraine, oh, you are welcome to come and have dinner anytime. I have the feeling that you will be the life of the dinner party!

Hi Diane, well, thank you very much! Lovely lady? What a charmer you are. I love your blog and your tablescapes. Thank you so much for becoming a follower and for signing my guest book.


Hi Martha, thank you! We used to eat at my Grandma and Grandpa Johnson's all the time on Sundays, and it really brought back memories for me too.

Hi Cherry, COOL!!! I just sent you an email. Thanks so much. I have had my camera for 2 years, but am now trying to get serious about it. It is the inside pics that are hard for me because of the lighting.

Hi Gloria, thank you so much for your kind comments. I think that Emily is so cute. I plan on slipping her into my tablescapes from now on. I'm going to go and visit your blog too in a few minutes.

Take care, everybody.

Kathy

Mimi said...

What a great retro table...love the colors.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Mimi, thank you very much!

Kathy

BECKY said...

Good job, Kathy! It all looks so pretty! I love the vintage doll, too. Looks like a doll's tea party! :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Becky! Thank you! I love Emily. She's a keeper.

Have a great weekend,

Kathy

Entertaining Women said...

This tablescape was indeed a wonderful trip back in time. Delightful! So far, I'm usually more satisfied with my photos when I use my flash. I also edit like mad with my computer software. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Cherry Kay,

Thank you so much for visiting, I am happy that you enjoyed the Grandma dishes.

I still do use the flash, but have been experimenting on not using it too. I find that if I put the setting on aperture or twilight I have better results without it. I do edit in Picassa. It is a thrill to get a picture that doesn't need editing, but that doesn't happen very often ... at the least some cropping is needed.

I just visited your blog ... it is beautiful.

Kathy

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Dear Anonymous:

Thank you for spurring me on. I created a FB fan page this weekend and would love for you to join up!

I'm not on Twitter.

Take care,

Kathy

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