Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Welcome Spring!

 I've had ENOUGH winter!
  And we have only had about 2 inches of snow this year. 
 Can you tell that I am a transplanted Californian? 
I finally bit the Bullet and painted Chalkboard Paint onto a Silver Platter that I found at an Estate Sale
 for$10.00.  
It is now my absolute Favorite!!!
I have created a semi-tablescape although  I mostly want to show you my recent finds. 
 Is that cheating? 
 I found this cute little Bunny Candle at Tuesday Morning last week.  I like how natural looking he is on top of the moss nest from Nell Hill's. 
Huge Score!
  I went to two Estate Sales last week and picked up a set of these Hummingbird dishes by American Atelier for $25.oo.  I'll be using them in a full tablescape soon!  
And, I scored 12 Bordallo Pinheiro plates at another Estate Sale for $39.00. 
 I always kind of get the creeps when I go to an Estate Sale.  But my dear friend Kristy always assured me 
that "they just downsized and went to Florida!". 
 At least they are assured that their things have found a loving new "home".  
Does it count that I "found" these Milk Glass pieces while cleaning out my Pantry?  See Here
They belonged to Mr. Beaux's Grandmother.  
This sweet teacup was a Mother's Day gift from Miss Beaux.  She picked it out at Anthropologie. 
 She knows what I like!
See how the leaves repeat on the saucer
 and the Cabbage plate...
I have no idea how old these plates are but they sure are pretty resting atop my Butler's Pantry white dishes. 
 Black checked napkins are from ?? 
The flowers I bought last week are still hanging around. 
 I LOVE Costco flowers!
 They are the freshest and the best price!

Until Next Time...

Beaux R'eves
XO Cindy

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The Tablescaper: Seasonal Sunday

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A Hint of Home said...

I absolutely love your mini-tablescape! The dishes are adorable and I love your platter.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This just makes me want to pull my 'bunnies' out of the bins and get some Spring going on around here. Love those plates!

Deserae said...

Your tablescape is so fabulous....love all your dishes and those bunnies are soooo cute!
~Des

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cindy, what a fabulous tablescape! Love the silver chalkboard! Definitely have to put that on my "to do" list! I'm ready to start bringing in all of my fresh flowers this weekend!

DELIGHTFUL CURIOSITY said...

I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF USING A SILVER TRAY AS A CHAULK BOARD, VERY COOL. LOVE YOUR GREEN LEAF PLATES, I HAVE A WATER PITCHER THAT WOULD COORDINATE REALLY WELL WITH THOSE, I MIGHT HAVE TO FIND SOME OF MY OWN.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a gorgeous combination! love the hummingbird teapot and the dishes, and nests, and the whole look of the anticipation of Spring! I think I hear birds singing!!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful little tablescape! It sure is calling Spring out loud. I love your dishes, twig chargers and platter, lovely! Thank you for dropping by and for the lovely comment on my mother's tea party.
FABBY

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW!! Those are some really excellent finds!

Well done - love every single piece!

Judy Bigg said...

Alright, I am getting ready for Spring too after I see your bunny and nest. I love your small tablescape with all of your perfect finds. I'll start getting my Spring and Easter things out this weekend. I have lots of Fitz and Floyd Easter "stuff" so I better get busy. Great job Cindy.

Lori said...

You always have the best ideas. Love the flower tucked in the silverware and the stacked plates and teapot.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very pretty Cindy! Now this is what I call inspiration I can use! I have the Butlers Pantry, Green leaf plate and checked napkins. I would have never thought of this combination but I love it! I am so ready for spring as well and this setting says that to me too. Great choices!

Rooms by Ann said...

I love that platter,Your mini-tablescape is beautiful. Your table will look absolutly georgeous. I am crazy about the bunny.

Jacqueline said...

You certainly scored! What fun finds. I am definitely having to make a trip to Tuesday Morning before everything is gone!

I still have the chalkboard paint on my "to do" list. I love it on your silver platter!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I have a chalk board platter on my to-do list as well. I can't make up my mind between a silver or white tray. You found some great finds at the estate sales!

Style Sisters said...

Gorgeous!!! What a fabulous tablescape...I love the dishes, the linens, the napkin ring idea...it all so beautiful!!

Come link up to my centerpiece Wednesday party!

Karin

Donna (My Mothers {favorite} Daughter) said...

love it! and my favorite part is that you used that black/white check napkin...super snazzy!

The Desert Rocks said...

I love milk glass and have a whole set of my mother's first dishes. I am actually afraid of taking them out of the cupboard!

Designs By Pinky said...

Wow, Cindy, you found some FABULOUS pieces!!!!!!!!! I want the cabbage plates SO bad but have never been willing to pay the price. Love the hummingbird plates too!!! This is definitely a tablescape. Love it all! XO, Pinky

dee dee said...

Cindy,
Just beautiful! Love the thrifty finds! Spring is coming!
dee dee

Sonia said...

Wow you scored some amazing dishes at the estate sale! Love the green leaf patterns. I have some cabbage plates and they are my favorites as they mix and match with anything! Gorgeous teapot...really pretty pieces...can't wait to see you do a tablescape with your new pretties!
Miss Bloomers

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I have wanted a chalkboard silver platter ever since I saw one a few months ago. Yours looks great! Love your spring tablescape as well as seeing your new finds.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I can't even find many silver plattters. My linky party entry has a tiny one this week. I love the silver trays and I love your chalkboard one a lot!

mississippi artist said...

You scored big time with your dishes-can't wait to see a full tablescape.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is fabulous. Love your mix of dishes and the silver chalkboard is wonderful. Beautiful display. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful table you have set. Each thing compliments the other so well and you got them all at such bargain prices. Just lovely.
Cindy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore the hummingbird teapot!

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.

Debbie Booth said...

Beautiful. Love your setting. those plates are wonderful!
And I love your chalkboard! Great job.
Blessings,
Debbie

opportunityknits said...

Such a pretty tablescape, love that bunny. The silver blackboard tray is such a great idea!

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