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Monday, February 7, 2011

Vintage Yellow Quilt With Chickens Tablescape:

First, here is the tablescape without the chickens.  Shown here, it is a place where you can actually sit down and eat:


  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

It has been a while since I have put together a full tablescape.  This week I am going to post this one on four different meme's so that as many folks as possible can see it.  I hope that you won't get tired of looking at this table setting, but I am so thrilled with it!  I hope that you enjoy it is as much as I do.  It isn't fancy, but I think that what I really love is how the setting matches the other colors in the room.  Plus the fact that it is filled with family memories.


The rest is shown with the chickens.  It is set up as a more of photo session:

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Remember, you can click on and enlarge any of the photos on my blog for better viewing.  Even the slide shows.

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Most of the chickens that I have are pretty new, as in not antiques.


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The prayer book is called "Folded Hands" and the copyright is 1878.  My Mom got it from a woman named Aldula J. Robertson who lived near her, and she gave it to me around 15 years ago.


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
I never get tired of taking pictures of this little bowl of cherries.


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Emily is sitting on a stack of old dictionaries on my Grandma T.'s bench.  Grandma T. hand made the needlepoint cushion.  Emily is wearing a hand crocheted bib some homemade slippers.


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
I bought this doll at Vintage Antiques when I did the photo shoot there last month.  I am thinking about using her as a pattern to make some that look similar.  She is so cute!  She's not very old though, somebody named Kellie made her in 1995.


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

The little enameled baking dish is from my Grandma J.  I made these hearts last week.  Please see this post for a chance to win one:



  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The water goblets are from Bi Mart, and the yellow pitcher with the plant in it came from St. Vincent's in La Pine.  
I think it cost me $3.00 or so.


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
This everyday china was given to me by my step mom Jill and my Dad, for Christmas in 1984.  My Mom found some extra pieces a few years ago for me.  The stainless silverware is was from when I was married in 1978.  It is Onieda's pattern "Louisiana".


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The wooden candle holders were from my great-uncle John.  
He got them in El Salvador during the 1940's.


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Isn't this bowl pretty?  Cary's grandma 
gave it to me several years ago as a thank you.


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Some more ...

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
This was my inspiration piece.  
It was a thrift store find that truly called out to me.  I didn't really even have the money for it, but it I couldn't bear to leave without it!


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I made these two pillows from a quilt that my Grandma J. made and gave to my Mom and Dad.  They used it as their everyday quilt and after it got worn out, Mom gave it to me.  I made two pillows for most of the folks in my family for Christmas that year.  

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I also made everybody, including the nieces, nephews and stepkids star ornaments out of that same quilt.  I signed each person's name  and the year on the back of the ornament (not shown):

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

This is my helper, Dana.  She watched carefully during this whole photo shoot process.  Dana is 1/2 Sheepdog and 1/2 Brussels terrier.  That is quite a combination and she looks a bit goofy, but she sure is smart and protective.  Dana is resting on the braided rug that my Nanny gave me around 10 years ago: 

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

As I mentioned above, I am entering this post into Marty's  Table Top Tuesday;  Lady Katherine's Tea Party Tuesday,  and when Thursday gets here I'll also enter it into Susan's Tablescape Thursday.  Thank you, ladies for holding these parties each and every week so that we can show off our pretty stuff!






Here is a sneak preview for this week's Shadow Shot Sunday:

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews




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16 comments:

KathyB. said...

Everything about this tablescape just made me happy ! The dishes are very pretty and their colors lend themselves to any color theme. The roosters, ahh, I love chickens and roosters..so they go with anything! I very much like the way you used and re-used the old quilt and I just might steal that idea for gifts using an old quilt from my grandmother.

The doggy Dana is so cute and unlike any dog I have ever seen before. You could do a few posts on her alone and they would be very interesting.

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

Beautiful tablescape, Kathy -- I especially love your rooster collection! And may I say that I love your furniture: your chairs are so, so pretty, and I especially love the bench you have at the table... Wonderful and so classic and lovely!
Best,
Gloria

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Kathy and Gloria, for your wonderful comments. Now I'm off to go and visit you and see what's up in your slice of American pie!

Have a wonderful day, both of you.

xinex said...

Your tablescape is very pretty. My tablescape for this week (will post after 5 tonight)also have chickens in it, actually roosters, I love your plates and all the dolls....Christine

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Incredible!!! The tablescape is so comfy, and very welcoming and homey. I love it. Why, right down to the napkin rings. Every bit of it is just simply awesome. Oh and that old book...I could fondle it as I love the smell and feel of old books. I'm always on the look-out for them when I go to book sales. I think my oldest publication date on a book of mine is 1893 [not sure]. What a collector's item you have in it.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tablescape is so fun, colorful and inviting! Love the chickens, roosters and old quilt. It all makes me want to pull up a chair & sit down. Thanks for a pleasant. I've just become a happy follower!
Hugs, Honey

Honey at 2805 said...

OK, Call me silly. I felt so invited and like you so much that I tried to become your friend for a second time!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love, love, love all of it. The quilts, the chickens, the dishes and all of your accessories are just wonderful. This is one of my most favorite tablescapes. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Tablescapes It makes me Happy`` I know a lot of love is at this table ever night with your Family.I also love the quilts so sweet!! This Table need a Hug from me !! # one for love. I hope you and your family keep warm tonight.
I just post my Valentine's Day Tablescapes come see if you can.
xxoo
Diane

Phyllis said...

I felt very welcome visiting your tablescape. You have a flair making people feel "at home". It is as if you were talking to me as I strolled through your post. The chicken collection is great....colorful, and happy. I am new to blogging and would like to invite your to visit me.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, everybody! I appreciate your comments so very much. I have gone on over to visit you at your blogs. God bless!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your fur baby looks like a sweet girl! Love your pretty quilt and those dishes are so charming.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I comment on your site, but I've been keeping up with your work for a while now. I admire the passion with which you write the articles and hope someday I can do the same. Love

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you very much, Anonymous, you just made my day! Just keep working hard and it will all fall into place.

Shelia said...

What a wonderful table you've set! Now all your Roos and Chicks look amazing and you have some wonderful ones! What a pretty quilt as your tablecloth. Your dishes look great and your little fuzzy face is adorable! Thanks for linking up to my party!
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

S said...

Came for the rooster party and loved every bit of your post. Such a pretty table you set - loving all the yellow.

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