Saturday, September 19, 2009

Re-doing White

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday. Please check in with Chari at Happy To Design to see everyone's favorite posts from the past. I know there's a lot I've never seen since I'm a fairly new blogger. (Only 4 months under my belt!) Anyway go see the Favs at:

This is a post I did for a special event at the very beginning of summer.
June 22, 2009
Thank you so much for this fun table setting event Kathleen! Please visit her site at There will be a whole lot of beautiful tables I'll bet.

Here's my white on white dish tablescape. I love it!! But there's something missing. Oh . . . flowers. I added them later in the photos. It was breezy and I was having a heck of a time keeping the candles burning. I used up a whole book of matches.
(By the way don't forget if you click on my photos they will get bigger.)

There's those little birdies again!

Cups and saucers are from Goodwill. Go with everything! And, you know . . . . very cheap. (or I mean inexpensive)

My sterling silverware is Towle, Rambler Rose. My Godmother started buying me a piece for every occasion when I was born! I REALLY appreciate it now! I need a new silver box though. My old one doesn't seal well enough anymore.

Those lady golfers are probably wondering what on earth I'm doing over here. Such a pretty table, a camera on a tripod and I looked a wreck! I bet they wonder who's coming to dinner????

The crystal wines were a wedding gift I think. It's all kind of a blur!

This sugar spoon was my Mom's

This pretty sugar and creamer I found at T J Max for $3.99 each.

Look at these pretty little napkins. I got four of them at GW for $1.00. Well, really $.80 because I had a 20% off coupon for everything that day!

The sun is going down and no one is here but me!

Changed the napkins to inside the glasses.

I definitely like the napkins in the wine glasses the best.

White, silver and crystal looks beautiful by candlelite.

Let's face it, it's night and no one is coming!! That's OK, there wasn't any food anyway!!!
This was fun. Have a great Tuesday everyone. Time for bed!!


  1. What a special gift from your grandmother to buy you that silverware.

  2. Hi Shirley...

    My friend, I absolutely adore your beautiful white tablescape!!! I just think there is nothing quite like a pretty white place setting, crystal, and silver! You're so right about it looking so beautiful by candlelight! By the way...I love that candle makes for a really pretty centerpiece! Wow...just .8o cents a piece for those gorgeous napkins? Girl, you got a deal! I also really liked them displayed in the crystal! Hehe...I just giggled when you talked about what the golfers were thinking while you were doing your tablescape...too cute!

    Well my friend, thank you so much for joining in with Sunday Favorites again this week! I really enjoyed seeing your fabulous white tablescape...again, the beautiful!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  3. Shirley this is just beautiful girl...I have wanted to do an all white table with silver and crystal forever...I was just at the store today looking for white plates thats all I need...and how special to have all that wondeful silver my friend...May you have a great weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. Stunning Shirley. It truly is. Even the song you have playing suits the tablescape. How romantic.
    Our neighbors must wonder what the heck we are doing at times with our set tables and no guests or food. Ha, ha. I know mine think I'm nuts anyways.

  5. Shirley this is a gorgeous table setting!! I love the night pictures- so romantic!! I keep wanting to join in on the Tablescape Thursday- we just seem so busy that even though I use pretty dishes (never Paper!) it is not picture perfect!


  6. What a lovely tablescape. The night pictures add so much to the whole scene. So beautiful by candlelight.

  7. A beautiful white tablescape -- even prettier at night.

  8. Shirley, Your white on white table was just stunning. I love how the light flickers off the white and crystal. So, pretty. Thank you for posting this as a favorite for those of us that didn't get to see it the first time around.
    Have a Wonderful Day

  9. I love your white tablescape. I remember seeing it the first time. But it is definitely worth a second look. And your photos are fabulous.

  10. Such a beautiful white tablescape and all for me! June 22nd, the day you first posted this, is my birthday. Fancy that!

    a bientot
    Maggie @ Normandy Life & QCI

  11. Oh my - a grandmother who started collecting sterling for you? LUCKY GIRL.

    Your table is gorgeous -- love it all, especially those embossed dishes ... i love that look. The lantern is also just perfect as the focal point. Love how you took after-dark pictures; what a good idea.

    And those lady golfers? they just wanted an invitation to come and sit at that beautiful table!

  12. I remember this post. I did one kind of similar for the Let There Be White party. The evening shots with the candles are so romantic.


Related Posts with Thumbnails