Monday, April 8, 2013

My First Tablescape & a Feathered Friend!

Well, it's been a Monday! I am brain dead from training for Florida's FCAT computer based test training! UGH! I am so happy to be home and relaxing for a bit before I go for my evening walk. Today I am sharing my first ever tablescape! I had such fun putting it together over the weekend using  mostly thrifty treasures! I don't have a lot to work with yet, but I will be collecting more linens, napkin rings, and plates as I do my thrift shopping! 
Have a look.....









What do you think? I think it turned out so pretty and perfect for spring. Even my husband commented on how pretty the table looked and he usually doesn't notice anything unless I point it out! Any tips would be appreciated!

I also redecorated the buffet. I took the Easter decor down last week, but didn't get it redecorated until over the weekend. I'm not thrilled with it, but it will do for now. I was tired when I did it and just got it to the point of good enough!





The pears look like reflectors in a couple of photos....weird!

Ok.....so, you may be wondering about the feathered friend I mentioned in the post title! Well, today we had a visitor hanging out on the school campus all day! Every time anyone went outside to the courtyard area, he (or she) was there.....just strutting around and hanging out! This visitor was a homing pigeon! I don't know where it came from, but it had tracking bands on it's ankles (does a pigeon even have ankles...lol). It was the prettiest thing....see for yourself!



The iridescent purple and teal colors on it's head and neck were so pretty in the sunlight! 
I wonder if it will still be there tomorrow? Anywho, that's it for today....I am pooped! I am heading out for a walk, coming home for a shower, and then crashing in the recliner (yes, we have an ugly but oh so comfy recliner) while I catch up on reading your blogs! Thanks so much for stopping by and y'all come back! I love your visits and comments....:)

I'm linking up with Marty for:

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Kathe for:

Until next time!

20 comments:

  1. Vicky, your table is beautiful! I think that it would be hard not to notice. Everyone appreciates something special like that from time to time. Sweet of you to share it with us! Rest up and have a good night!
    Liz

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    1. Thanks Liz....and you're right about being hard not to notice since our table is usually a catch all! :) I plan to be lazy the rest of the night! Enjoy yours as well!

      Vicky

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  2. Beautiful table. Pretty china and I love the tureen with the pears.

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words and for visiting! Come back anytime...:)

      Blessings, Vicky

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  3. It looks great!! I love the floral pattern on your plates--its so delicate looking and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! They were one of my thrifty finds...:)

      Blessings, Vicky

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  4. I am so glad I am a retired teacher instead of a tired teacher. Love the tablescape especially the pink floral plates. Vicky, those pears look positively radioactive!

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    1. LOL Donna! I wish sometimes I was retired...:) Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Vicky

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  5. Your tablescape is just perfect....great job! Hugs, Penny

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    1. Thanks so much for the weet comment Penny...:) It means so much to me@!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  6. Vicky you did a great job on your first Tablescape! I think it is very springy and lovely. I am especially in love with those adorable salt & pepper shakers! The floral plate is so pretty! Just an all around great job. I hope you will continue to tablescape! almost all of my tablescapes are done from thrifted dishes and accessories! So much fun!
    hugs, Linda

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! Coming from a pro like you, those kind words mean a lot...:)The s&p shakers are very sweet...:) Thanks for visiting and do stop by again!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  7. I love it! I spotted the Candlewick salt & pepper! Your first Tablescape is perfect Vicky! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week!

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    1. Thanks so much Kathe! I appreciate those words more than you know....especially coming from an awesome tablescaper like you!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  8. Hi Vicky..
    I love what you did.. and like a previous comment - those salt n pepper containers definately caught my eye.. so neat!
    Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing evening.

    -Tina (clutteredcorkboard.com)

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    1. Thanks Tina...:) The S & P's definitely seem to be a hit! I should have done a close up of them...:) Thanks for s visiting! I did have a relaxing evening and am feeling back to my old self today!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  9. Your plates are really beautiful and you took lovely pictures of your feathered friend, the colours of his feathers are amazing.

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    1. Thank you Magali! The plates were a recent thrifty find! And as for the pigeon, he was so very pretty in the sunlight!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  10. Oh Vicky, your table is stunning! Everything looks so beautiful :) Have a blessed day, dear friend!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Thank you Stephanie...:) You are too sweet...:)

      Blessings, Vicky

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