Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Becky!

I wish I could call you today and sing my somewhat off-key, but full of love Happy Birthday song.  Gosh, I miss you!  In celebration of you, I renewed my committment to the National Bone Marrow Registry and I donated a pint of my A+ blood, which I know you always appreciated:

And will imagine we are having a lovely birthday dinner using my new Wilendur (I found this at Laguna Pottery - one of your favs!) vintage Chartreuse Fiesta,  Contemporary Marigold Fiesta, a Chartreuse Harlequin Teapot, two pairs of pyramid candleholders (also one of your favs) with another favorite, Oneida Community Plate Deauville flatware!  My neighbor's garden donated the flowers that are inside a periwinkle planter.  Fabulous Italian wine glasses for our toast are also included in the mix.

Becky, I know you are at peace and enjoying catching up with those who have gone before, but oh we just miss your insight and laughter and Diva-ness, everyday!

Stop by Daphne's and Elaine's because I know they are celebrating you today as well.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Daphne's UnBirthday 'Scape

I have this fabulous friend named Daphne.  She is beautiful, funny, classy, inspirational and calls me at just when I need it most!  And best of all, she's one of my tablescape Divas!

Today I am celebrating Daphne with a New England tablecloth, decorated with contemporary Fiesta in some of my favorite colors - Sapphire, Turquoise and scarlet polka dot along with some fabulous glass fish plates she actually sent to me in Florida so I could 'scape on vacation!  How awesome was that?  

I've also added in two guard kitties for her boys, Sparkle and Fizz.

The candleholder are small ball jars, full of fiesta shards, sitting on a vintage light green fiesta relish.

And this Daphne 'scape is finished off with a vintage fiesta cobalt vase full of David Shaefer oragami roses!

Happy Day to you my friend!  I'm grateful to have you in my life!  Please stop by Diva Elaine's blog for yet another Daphne celebration at Dishing with CaraFaye

Friday, August 5, 2011

Celebrating Becky Turner

Today the Divas and I are celebrating our Diva Becky, who unexpectly left us last Friday.  Becky has been a pillar in our lives in so many ways - as a instigator, a creator, an educator, a mentor, a lover of all things vintage and mostly as our tablecloth sister.  Her vast dish knowledge has been the cornerstone of many budding collections, including my own.  There are a million comforting things I'd like to say now, but the sadness for this loss is still overwhelming.  Becky, you are a amazing woman and so very loved and are so very missed.  To Becky's family, even when struggling with my own grief, my heart aches even more for yours!  May your happy memories bring peace to your hearts.

My sisters Saarin, Becky, Daphne and Kathy celebrating in Nashville, July 2010

Please visit the other Divas, Candy at the The Little Round Table, Daphne at TableTop Time and Elaine at Dishing with Carafaye for other celebrations of our friend, Becky.

On this table are little momentos or symbols that represent everyone I love and I cherish.  The tablecloth is Wilendur from Elaine, the placesettings are Becky Blue Riviera, HLCCA Scarlet polka dot Fiesta salad plates, Chartreuse Fiesta Bread & Butter plates, blue flatware from Daphne, Dragonfly napkin rings from Melissa, which so perfectly represent all of the Dragon Fly sisters, including the one who has just left us; Fiesta marigold demitasse cups & saucers and wine goblets courtesy of HLC and the HLCCA from the 2011 Pittsburgh conference, finished off with Becky Blue Riviera shakers and Vintage Fiesta Medium Green shakers.  The serving spoon and fork were a gift from Rick Guizzotti via our Florida friend Marlene and a Becky Blue Harlequin teapot.  The flowers are from various neighbors' gardens.