Table Top Tuesday

I had hoped to have a new tabletop ready to share, but since I don't I will show some decorations from last year. Thanks for hosting, Marty! Click on her name for lots more tabletopsf!

I'm sharing close-ups of my village tea room, and the mini tea time ornaments on my tea time tree.

Below is one of my favorite village people, the little poinsettia salesman. I bought him at Walmart a few years ago.

Last year I bought the little guy below, bringing home his Christmas tree. I bought three new
village people from Walmart this year, the one above and these two below:
I like the carolers, especially the one with the baby carriage!

I bought the two carriages below a few years ago.
The first lady is holding a little dog, I wonder if the doggie is allowed in the tea room!
The second couple is also going to the tea room!
I bought the lamplighter a few years ago at Lowe's.

I hope you enjoyed seeing close-ups of the tea room:

Next, I'm sharing close-ups of some of the mini tea time ornaments on the 4ft. tree:

Lenox mini tea cart

A friend gave me the tiny crystal tea pot and tea cup this year!
Aren't they beautiful!
This little tea pot has pearl tea "drops" pouring into the tea cup:
A hand blown glass yellow rose is to the right.

Not tea theme, but since we had a Disney World trip this Christmas I was thrilled to find this Lenox Mickey Mouse ears hat ornament for only $3.99 at TJ Maxx.
I also found the Spode mini tea pot at TJ Maxx

At the bottom of the tree I have two mini tea rooms, and two mini tea sets.

A friend gave me this mini tea set this year

and this mini tea set last year!

Whenever I see mini tea rooms like this I buy them, they are usually very inexpensive!
It has a "Tea Shop" sign on the right.

I bought this one at K-Mart years ago, it has Lady Catherine's Tea Room on it:

This larger tea room was purchased at Walmart several years ago:

Poinsettias, anyone?

I hope you enjoyed seeing one of my favorite posts from last year.

Thanks for hosting Table Top Tuesday, Marty!
I'm also linking to Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday, click on her name to see lots of pretty tea time things! Thanks for hosting, Lady Katherine!

Now, let the decorating begin! (Along with the shopping, gift wrapping, baking, card addressing, ETC!!!!!! I pray it's fun and not a chore!)


Thank you for this beautiful ornament, Janet!


Tablescape Thursday

Since we don't have company coming for Thanksgiving I had time to do a new tablescape, load pictures, etc.

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting so we can play with our dishes. Click on her name for lots more inspiration.

Inspiration for this tablescape came from the silk flowers above. They are purple and green hydrangeas that I fell in love with a few months ago not knowing what I would use them for.

I found these purple wavy edge plates at Walmart last month. They were only $3 each, not as good as Dollar Tree, but still a good price!
It is so hard to get a true picture of purple, it sometimes looks blue, or light purple,

or even black!

I placed a sparkly leaf in the center with a sparkly purple pine cone in the center of each plate.

The gold leaf chargers and gold trim flatware compliment the purple.

For the centerpiece I placed the hydrangeas in the gold mercury glass bowl.
I have used all the gold recently in other tablescapes. I love being able to use the same items, with different tablescapes since they all turn out differently.
I've also used the same gold trimmed crystal glasses:

The photo below was taken with the flash, but it washes out the color of the flowers.

This purple is too dark:

This purple is too light!
I just held a plate up to the screen and none of the pictures are the true purple! Please use your imagination! LOL!

Even the wall colors are not the true colors here:
Or here, the top one is too dark:

Another one too dark and dull:

This is a very simple tablescape, but a doable one that anyone can use and can do it very inexpensively.

We have been invited to Thanksgiving dinner with friends, so it is an easy time for me! What are you doing? Cooking? Dining out? Whatever, enjoy your day!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

God's Blessings

Thank you, Lord, for our many blessings!


Table Top Tuesday

Table Top Tuesday is hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life, thanks Marty for hosting so we can all share our ideas! Click on her name for more inspiration!

My tabletop today is the Thanksgiving vignette on the small curio cabinet in the dining room.
I used the brown ceramic cornucopia filled with fruit, vegetables, and faux leaves. I found the cornucopia many years ago at a thrift shop.

The Indian maiden came from Hobby Lobby a few years ago, as did the "Give Thanks" metal sign.

The other end of the curio cabinet has a resin turkey, also from Hobby Lobby. The faux Aspen fall leaves are in the crystal vase.

On the right side of the curio cabinet is this vignette:
The Pilgrim rag dolls are from TJ Maxx
How cute are they??

I think it's time I named them, any name suggestions?
All I can think of is Mildred and Marshall.
I can't remember any famous Pilgrim names, can you?

I've forgotten where I bought the wicker pumpkins, I've had them for years.

This is not a tabletop, but I wanted to show you the fall garland I found at Hobby Lobby last week!

I call it my valance fall jewelry!
(The pearls on the right side are there year around.)

One more time:

Here's the foyer decor (I featured this last week on TTT)

I'm hoping to share one more fall tablescape (if Susan has Tablescape Thursday this week.) Then I'll pack up my fall decor and start decorating for Christmas! I hope to get an early start this year since we aren't having any company for Thanksgiving.

Thanks, for hosting, Marty!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

God's Blessings!