Tablescape Thursday

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday so we can enjoy sharing our tablescapes and seeing many others! Go here for lots more inspiration!
My inspiration for this tablescape came from this cute little hen.
A couple months ago I saw her at Home Goods, but did not buy her. Last week we were at Home Goods again and there she was for under $10, so home she came with me!

Lately chickens and roosters have been invading my house, with seeing all of your "yard foul" I have fallen in love with them again! I had a collection back in the 70s, but gave them away.

It helped that "Henrietta Hen" was a pale yellow and fits right in with the yellows in our home.
I found these pretty check napkins on sale for $1 each recently and knew they would match my butterscotch china (from T.J. Maxx) I tied them with raffia and placed some raffia in the centerpiece flowers.
The flatware is from Home Goods last year.

I used our everyday glasses to go with the more casual look.

To ground the centerpiece I placed it on top of a small wooden tray, turned upside down.

The blue flowers are the ones I also used in my 4th of July red, white and blue tablescape.
This tablescape was mostly created with things I already had, very inexpensive! I hope you like it!

Have a happy day!

God's Blessings to you!


P.S. - Henrietta wants to come to the rooster party! Should she be allowed? She's looking for a date with handsome rooster so she can go!


Table Top Tuesday

Thanks to Marty for hosting Table Top Tuesday! Click here for lots more neat inspiration. Today I'm sharing a recent vignette I did on top of the white gateleg table in our breakfast nook.

Inspiration for this vignette came from this cup and saucer caddy I found at half-price at Hobby Lobby while on vacation last week.
I'm displaying the little black and white polka dot tea cups I found at Hobby Lobby this past year.
The polka dot tea pot and the dotted rooster came from Home Goods this past year.
The tiny rooster below came from Hobby Lobby:

I added the polka dot napkin in the center
With a white candle and candlestick on top

You'll see more of these roosters at the Rooster Party next week!

Are you wondering about the large painting above the table?
Here it is! It's a biggie, about 4 feet x 5 1/2 feet

This painting was free, my husband inherited it. I like it because of the tea time scene.

I hope you enjoyed my breakfast nook table top!

Thanks to all of you for your sweet well wishes to me this past week! Tomorrow is the last day to take the antibiotic, I've had to deal with the awful side affects since it is the only one to kill this particular bacteria :-(

Have a happy day!

God's Blessings.


Let's have tea together!


Cloche Party

Note: click here for my 100th Tablescape Thursday celebration:

Time for Marty's Summer Cloche Party, we all enjoy these so much! Thanks, Marty for hosting! Click here for lots of inspiration!

Since I was getting ready for vacation, I didn't have time to do as many cloche designs as I would have liked. I did take a few pictures before we left.

I'm starting with a small cloche on a stand, some call these a cupcake or dessert cloche. I like to display miniatures in them. These tiny little shell angels are collectibles, but at the moment I cannot remember the name of them! If any of you know, please tell me!
(Note: Thanks to Adrienne for telling me they are by Margaret Furlong, made in Oregon.)

Here's a close-up of them without the cloche:
They are adorable shell angels, one holding a shell tea pot, and the other holding a shell tea cup and saucer! These shell angels come in many subjects, but of course I wanted the tea themed angels!

I found the little tiny shells in the bottom of the dish at Dollar Tree!
It's hard to get a good shot with or without the flash when working with glass!
There's always a reflection from something!

I have a new terrarium that I found at Hobby Lobby a while back. Even though I have two
terrariums already I had to have this one because it is small, and it was only $12!
What do you put in these other than a candle, or a bird? I chose to use this cute little figurine:
I found her at Dollar Tree about two years ago!
She is holding a puppy!
I'm displaying this terrarium with these beautiful paper roses
This vignette is sitting on the dresser in the master bedroom.

She is feeding the puppy his bowl of food!

Next is a medium sized cloche on a pretty square cake plate:
Inside is a cute little scuba diver!

A better look without the cloche!
How cute is that!
My husbands hobby is scuba diving. When I saw this little pottery guy at a craft show I had to buy him for my husband, even tho he cost about $35! Hand crafted, you know!
Look at all the details:
The tanks on his back!
He's holding a shell

I added the shells in the bottom of the dish
My husband has always liked this little guy!

Below is another gift I bought my husband at another craft show:
What is it, you ask? It's a tiny sea turtle hatching out of the egg!
He has big black eyes. Here in FL we can go to the beach to see the mother sea turtle lay her eggs, then when they hatch we can watch them run to the water. It is a very big fine if they are harmed.

I also added the tiny sea shells in the bottom of the dish.
Isn't he cute!

Can't have a cloche without displaying a bird in it!
I found this pretty yellow bird recently at Kirkland's for only $3.99
His wing feathers are mosaic

For those of you who did not see the spring cloche party I'm showing my favorite "cloche" this large terrarium filled with faux dried yellow roses and little white birds. I still have it displayed as it is still a favorite!

Another favorite cloche I shared in the Spring Cloche Party is the one I still have on the hall tree
in our foyer. I also still use this as my blog banner. I've had so many compliments on it!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my cloche summer designs. Which is your favorite?
The Shell Tea Time Angels?
The terrarium with little girl and puppy?
The Scuba Diver?
The hatching baby sea turtle?
Or the yellow bird?

I wish I'd had more time to do more using some of our sea collectibles! Maybe I'll do them at another time!

Have fun at the Summer Cloche Party! Thanks for hosting, Marty!

God Bless.