Apr 6, 2011

A Long Wait...

If you have read more than two of my posts,
you probably know
I am a garage sale addict...

There are some tough days of withdrawal
 in the cold wet winters here....

so I do more antique store shopping in the winter...

(click photos to enlarge)

I found these plates on one of those days,
They are more yellow than I would normally choose...

but when the days are dreary,
 a pop of springy yellow
can call to you like a siren...

so I have waited and waited to use them
in a tablescape...


Today, the time was right...


since there is still a chill in the air,
 I set my table in front of my faux fireplace...

It keeps my spirit warm :-)





a bouquet of Magnolia,  Hyacinths
and that white flower,
 who's name still eludes me...

Graces the center of the table....

a depression glass tumbler
serves as a vase,
it has no mate and I often use it for a vase....


who needs dessert when a Camellia blossom
sits so well in the compote...


dainty napkins...



and yes flowers just to scatter about
a bit...

Hurray for Spring!


The linens, depression glass and silver
are garage sale finds...
Spring plates are an antique store purchase...
pink chargers purchased at Ross many years ago...
the depression glass compotes a gift from my Mom...
flowers a gift from Mother Nature :-)

Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for joining me today!

47 comments:

Cindy said...

I really like your dishes Bella and the yellow is really a pretty flower. Almost jumps off the dish it is so bright and vivid.

Vintage Gal said...

what a lovely spring table ~ I know how you feel ~ we are still cold and rainy here. No garage/yard sales. but there is the thrift stores ;-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love those gorgeous plates Bella, they look great with your pretty soft pinks-enjoy:@)

Gracie's Cottage said...

What a joyful, pretty burst of color on a gray day here...thanks!

Jan

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful!!xo HHL

Lavender Cottage said...

Bella, it was worth the wait. I like how you pulled the pink from your plates and added more pretty pink.
Faux or not, a fireplace can give the illusion of cozy comfort and your tablescape is beautiful.
Hugs,
Judith

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, Oh what a beautiful post and such a beautiful table. Thanks for sharing. I love your beautiful dishes, yellow does feel like spring to me. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love the plates and would of snapped them up in a second!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

So pretty all by your sweet fireplace! Love your china!

Hugs,
Maryjane

NanaDiana said...

Bella, I always, ALWAYS, find your posts just enchanting...and I really love the bit of yellow for Spring. I took yellow daffodils to my office for the week and they are a bright smile when I walk in the door. Your setting puts that same smile on my face. xxoo Diana

Rosy Inspiration said...

It's all lovely, so soft and so many eye-candy.

Sarah said...

Bella, everything you do has such a lovely romantic look. This is a gorgeous setting. Gorgeous details here with the pretty dishes and the fresh flowers. ~ Sarah

Jacqueline said...

The color of that camelia is absolutely stunning. What a pretty spot of color it makes on the table. I am still waiting for spring. I guess I need to move south!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

The little touch of yellow in your plates adds warmth to your beautiful table! I used a depression glass salt shaker as a vase on my table today. It often sits on my kitchen windowsill with a few blossoms in it. Gorgeous flowers from your yard! We are still waiting for it to warm up here so the daffodils can bloom. Linda

A Few Pennies said...

I love your plates; and that bit of yellow is just perfect--I'm posting some yellow things tomorrow too that I found this week; just like you, I'm not really a "yellow" person, but I liked what I found for vignettes and resale. Your pictures are beautiful! Patty

Lounging with a Latte said...

Lovely photos, your tablescape is beautiful and that plate is so pretty.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Beautiful dishes. They were worth waiting for. My mom introuded me to depression glass when she bought some gold and green pieces years ago, but the pink glass like yours has always been my favorite. Thanks for sharing your lovely tablescape.

Kom Achterom said...

ooooh i love it!!! so romantic!
happy weekend
Yolanda

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...this is so pretty, Bella. I love your new plates. Don't you love when you find one thing that inspires a tablescape?! Love all the pretty flowers, too!

XO,
Jane

Mary said...

This is feminine & beautiful! I love your floral plates and your flowers on the table. Your embroidered napkins are lovely~

Diane said...

Bella, such lovely photos. They brought a smile to my face. Happy Spring!

Kim said...

Everything looks so inviting Bella. I love the plates, with all of your pink. I wish I could come for a visit and sit for a bit of lunch beside the fire. Lovely.

Kim
http://kim-lettersfromtheshore.blogspot.com/

Kasia said...

Beautiful decorations! My favorite are the pink glasses :)

Regards from Poland.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love the plates! SO cottage and cheery. Perfect for a rainy day. You'll be out salin' again in no time! You room looks lovely! xx

Phyllis said...

I love the fact that Camellia blossoms have no calories.....and they are so pretty in your little sherbet cup! Your new china plates are so cheerful and spring-like! I think just looking at them would put anyone in a good mood! Love you table and the mantle in the background!

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

Beautiful vintage china plates and table design! Your blog is so pretty! We're a new follower and invite you to come and follow us as well!

Have a gorgeous day!
Debie

Olive Cooper said...

The china is splendid and I love the floating camellia. I just bought two more red ones. hugs♥olive

Alicja said...

Süße Farbe. wunderbar,:)

KATHY said...

I love your dishes!! Your spring table looks beautiful.

Kathy

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You set a beautiful table! My recently posted pie would be great for your dessert! Have a wonderful day!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

So beautiful and springy! Love your dishes and the fact that you forgot the name of one of those flowers. Now that sounds like something I'd do!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Bella,
What a beautiful tablescape and I so love the yellow in those dishes!! Very Spring like!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your tablescape is lovely, Bella. And the yellow flowers on the plates add just the right amount of contrast - especially, with your pink chargers beneath them. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

katie said...

Your table looks stunning.

Pamela said...

Such pretty plates! Loving the pink!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Love the plates most ans your beautiful Camellia are gorgeous Bella... its a happy post with a beautiful season of spring...
I would love if you please peek a little at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Sure you will find a crafty project of your choice from my library…
Love
Farah

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Hi Bella
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Princesa Nadie said...

I always enjoy visiting you!
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Dawn said...

Beautiful setting I love the deep pink plates and the flowers as always are superb

Love Dawn xx

HWIT BLOGG said...

Beautiful spring table!
Have a nice sunday...
Best wishes, Titti

deborah said...

What a lovely place you have here in blogland! And I am so glad to have found it! So inspiring... I am now a follower.
Have a great week.
deborah
{the white chair}

Roselle said...

Dear Bella:
I'm loving your plate combos! The colors are just stunning together! I'm antsy to get to some garage sales too. Seems the few nices days we've had always fall during the week!
Happy shopping!
xo
Roselle

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

You are just the sweetest, dear Bella! Those camilla photos are better than stuff in magazines--submit them!

Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement.

xo

Sandy

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
LOVE the pink chargers with the pink and yellow plates! So pretty, dainty and feminine! And your faux fireplace looks great!

CIELO said...

So pretty Ms Bella! And I love your pink transferware! ;)

Have a lovely weekend, and hope to see you at Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Cielo

Marianne said...

Bella, the plate just sings "JOY"...It is absolutely beautiful - full of happiness. I love the flowers and the colors. The set table is lovely.

Blessings,
Marianne

maría cecilia said...

I have loved the atmosphere you created and all the beautiful findings and most of all the gift from your mother, she is great!!!
hugs my dear