Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fruit, Flora and Fauna

I wanted to share some EBay finds and another giveaway win.  I also want to ease into Fall, so this is the last time before these items get packed away for a long winter's nap.

Starting with the "fruit portion", I found these Blue Ridge Southern Pottery fruit plates on EBay last summer.  









I had every intention of putting these four into a collage, but PicMonkey would not have any of it.  Would only let me upload photos from my last post.  That is the one program I can understand so no time to learn another at the moment.



Best I could get of the marking and no idea what that stain is, as it is not visible on the plate.

For the "flora" portion, I used these pretty hydrangea dish towels as napkins.  I won these from the first "Let's Dish" party at Cuisine Kathleen.  I don't want to cut them as I like displaying them as towels, too.



I wanted to show you these pretty silver bird napkin rings that are part of my shopping spree at HomeGoods thanks to The Tablescaper.  Yes, I am still enjoying that gift card.  I tend to savor my blessings when they arrive.  I am on the look out for something in particular, which I hope to find soon.  These are part of the "fauna".


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I recently bought six of these pink Depression Jeanette glasses on EBay.  They are also known as Chantilly.



The round place mats I got at BBB (cheaper actually at Christmas Tree) in variegated shades of green and white dinner plates are just plain old Pfaltzgraff Basket Weave.  Flatware from CTS.



Little birdies are from Michael's, 60% off of $2.99 price.  Colors work so I couldn't resist.  Silk hydrangeas from either Michael's or A.C. Moore. 



My beloved little Bambi (yes, I still cry when he gets lost in the woods) from a Disney vacation back in 1985.  Perfect fauna element.



This little hand blown pitcher was bought on a trip to Jamestown, Virginia in the summer of 1965.  I never could make myself remove the sticker.  My mother and I watched the man, dressed in period clothing, make this for us.  Wish it was bigger.




I will be partying with some of the lovely hostesses you will see on the sidebar, as well as Tablescape Thursday and Green Day and Raindrops and Daisies.

Thanks for stopping by, apologies for not being able to do proper editing, I am getting there but not quite yet.

xo

63 comments:

  1. Your table is just adorable. Love those dishes and I wouldn't cut the cute towels, either.
    And, BAMBI...what can I say? I, too, still get a big lump in my throat when I think of Bambi.

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  2. Ciao complimenti i piatti sono molto belli come tutto il resto baci lu..

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  3. Beautiful, B! Love the plates. The napkin rings are lovely, perfect year round!
    Of course I love the Waverly towels, as I have them too!
    What a cute little pitcher, and a sweet memory!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  4. Wow, such a lovely table! The plates just pop on those green place mats...you really have a great eye :)

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  5. sweet, sweet table and when you add Bambi well enough said...visiting from Let's Dish...Olive

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  6. Hi Barbara! Look at all of your pretties!! Love your little fruit plates and the depression glass! You've set a pretty spot using them.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Thanks for stopping by, your dishes look darling. Have a great day. Ciao

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  8. The fruit plates and the greens...the towels, the bird napkin rings...all blend together in a truly delightful way. How sweet that you could never remove the handblown sticker...you are a sentimental soul. =D

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  9. Dear Barbara, i love your tablescape! The friut plates are very nice and your little Bambi?....very very delicious!
    Kisses.
    Alessandra.

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  10. Love the fauna theme, and especially little Bambi. That brings back memories. First time I ever saw my mother cry.
    I love your napkin rings. You can't beat HG for shopping tablescapes. I get a rush everytime I go there.
    Linda

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  11. I love the plates, Barbara! They have a retro sort of feeling to them. Your table looks so pretty! You have so many cute treasures, Bambi included. Love those napkins rings. I feel a calling to visit Homegoods! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. A very pretty table Barbara! Absolutely love the napkin rings! Have fun at HomeGoods:@)

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  13. Hey I love your plates Barbara look beautiful and love the Table and the Bambi lol

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  14. Always sad to put things away for a season or two. But so much fun to get them back out. Your settings are so pretty. Love the napkin rings.. Oh don't cut those sweet towels.. lapkins.. be blessed, xo marlis

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  15. Barbara, I love you table with the flora and fauna. This is surely a feel good table. It sorta makes your want to smile. The plates are especially pretty and I am in love with those napkin rings. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Ginger

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  16. Love this post Barbara! Your Bambi is so adorable and I also have a clear green little hand blown glass pitcher that we watched made at Jamestown during a visit many years ago. Happy belated Birthday! I hope you can fInd your photos.

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  17. Oh I love Bambi and I love your tablescape. The napkin rings are some of my fvorites and the plates are really pretty too...Christine

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  18. Those hydrangea towels are so pretty but my heart belongs to Bambi! Hugs, Linda

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  19. Dearest Barbara,
    Wow, GORGEOUS tablescape♡♡♡ I enlarged the pics and the last one you showed the whole table looks really wonderful!!!
    Yes, I remember the Bambi and yours sure looks ADORABLE♬♬♬ I think Japanese people all love the hydrogens.
    Wonderful "Fruit, Flora and Fauna" arrangement, my friend.

    ps, so sorry about my mistake for the other site. I don't mind you delete comments. If you don't mind yours as well (^^;)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  20. What a pretty table, Barbara! I love the fruit plates. The colors are great! Love your Depression glasses too! Whenever I run into pink Depression glass at an antique store, it stops me in my tracks.

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  21. Hi Barb! I chuckled at your comment you left me :-) Love the plates, and the napkin rings are pefect for Two birdies and a B! The pitcher is so sweet and I'm glad you left the sticker on it. Bambi made me smile too. Have a nice weekend!

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  22. Barbara~ I still cry when Bambi gets lost in the woods too :) Love your fruit series of plates paired with the hydrangea towels! I have a set of four of those same sweet bird napkin rings~ HomeGoods is way too close by for my pocketbook!

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  23. I love the fact that it's a "giveaway" table featuring some of your recent blog wins. They go wonderfully together, don't they? I love the plates that were the inspiration, too.

    My favorite piece is the little pitcher from Jamestown. That kind of thing is the type of thing I love, and I would not have been able to take the sticker off either. It's part of the "specialness".

    Sorry to be so late getting around. We've had some unexpected bad news here that I don't want to blog about, and I'm struggling with breathing, let alone blogging.

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  24. What a wonderful collection of goodies you have used to create a playful table. Lucky you to have won the give away.

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  25. As always, you have such fun, pretty things! Love the fruit plates...very sweet! Have a marvelous weekend, sweet Barbara! :)

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  26. Your tablescape is so pretty. I love the hydrangeas in the white pitcher.
    Thanks for visiting and you nice comment.
    Have a great weekend.
    Barb

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  27. what a pretty table and some great finds!

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  28. Linda mesa e acessórios! beijos,chica

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  29. These plates are works of art. Beautiful!

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  30. I love this table! Right up my alley! I especially love the little details like Bambi and the Jamestown Pitcher!
    (I have one too- from probably 1994) The napkin rings are the best and I definitely love your dishes. Very pretty pink glasses too! Lots to admire!

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  31. the little pitcher is sweet. the silk hydrangeas look real, too. :)

    thanks for coming by from green day!

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  32. This is such a pretty table and I enjoyed getting an up close glimpse of each item. The napkin rings are so darling. As often as I'm at HomeGoods I can't believe I didn't see them :).
    I love your addition of Bambi to the table. So cute!

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  33. The plates are pieces of painting art ! Lovely !
    Olympia

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  34. Hey there, Barbara!!! Little "Bambi" adds such a sweet touch to the whole table! Hooray for you finding those cool plates!!!!!! I really like them! I am like you in that I like to "savor" my blessings when I get a gift certificate. I don't want to buy something for the sake of buying it. I want it to be really good...even if it takes a year!!! Wow...that pitcher from 1965!!! It is so cool that you have been able to keep it intact all these years!!! It's a fun and nostalgic addition to the table. Have a great weekend!!!

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  35. What a pretty tablescape. I love your plates. And Bambi is cute. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend.

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  36. What a beautiful table, Barbara. It's always fun to look forward to the next season though, isn't it!! :)

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  37. Tudo ficou muito lindo!
    abraços
    Zizi

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  38. So pretty. I love the fruit plates! Perfect for summer and Fall. The entire table is a delight. I still cry in Bambi and Lady and the Tramp.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  39. Wow you have been a lucky winner,love your treasures and the way you have brought them all together,so lovely.

    I see you are going to the Southern Conference...ME TOO!!...see you there I will be arriving with our sweet Savannah Granny!!

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  40. That's a very pretty table! I liked the wonderful napkin rings and the alliteration in your title. :)

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  41. Love your table settings. Your fruit plates were a great find. Love Ebay!

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  42. I love your dishes...the colors will be nice year round! And Bambi warms my heart, too! Happy weekend!

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  43. Your flora and fauna tablescape is just beautiful, I love it! I am new to Picmonkey too! Penny

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  44. I have the same Blue Ridge Pottery dishes! I love them and we use them quite often. I used to have them hanging on my walls and got tired of that so now we use them. They even wash up great in the dishwasher. I love the way they look with your lovely green placemats and dish towels.

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  45. well done...A beautiful artistic work. xoxo
    BShell

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  46. This is such a sweet and pretty table, Barbara. I love all of the colors. The dish towels are just perfect!

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  47. Love those napkin rings! and Bambi is so cute!!

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  48. So many precious treasures. When I was a little girl, I went to Disney Land very soon after it opened (it really wasn't quite finished, yet). We rode on the gondola cars that traveled above Disney World. As we were standing in line to get on the cars, the man standing in front of us turned around to inquire how we liked the park...it was Walt Disney, in person! My memento of that trip...a small ceramic figurine of...Bambi! Thanks for the memories! Cherry Kay

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  49. Pretty table with your lovely fruit plates and little deer. So sweet.

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  50. This is a lovely table setting, Barbara! You matched the Flora and Fauna theme so well. Your Bambi figurine is so cute!

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  51. Hi Barbara,

    Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments yesterday. I'm sorry I'm just now getting to visit your blog, but yesterday was really busy around here.

    First, I LOVE the fruit plates you found on e-bay. Just my style. I, also, did a flora and fauna tablescape last year (August I think). I think your Bambi is PRECIOUS, and your hand blown pitcher from Jamestown is beautiful. Congrats on winning the gift card from The Tablescaper; Home Goods is probably my favorite place to shop.

    This is such a great end-of-summer table; you did a wonderful job. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day!

    XO,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  52. You have found some gems here!
    xo Cathy

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  53. What a fun table. Your plates are just gorgeous and everything went together so well. I love how you positioned the napkins, it is the perfect accent to the plates. I haven't done a tablescape in forever as I barely can get a post done as we are running too fast. I can't wait to get back to it.

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  54. Barbara, I have one of those small green pitchers that I got on a trip to Jamestown in the 1970s that I took with my mother. I remember watching them blow the glass and I was fascinated with the process.Love your table that you've set!

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  55. Maybe it's my penchant for oranges but I definitely think fruit is cute!

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  56. What a beautiful tablescape. I love how you put it all together!

    Jody

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  57. Oh Barbara! How pretty! I simply love that beautiful settings - I love the green and pink - really, really beautiful :)
    Mary x

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  58. Love your Bambi and your table! I just found your blog, and am your newest follower!!

    chris

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  59. Hi Barbara,
    How pretty your table is, and what a great find on the fruit plates.I love the cherry plate and oh my goodness how I adore bambi! I enjoyed your post very much.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  60. Such a pretty table and I love your fruit plates! Congrats on your wins :)

    I just love the little Bambi figurine, Thank You so much for sharing and for stopping by to leave me a sweet comment!

    I hope you have a wonderful night!

    (hugs)
    Aledia

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  61. Love your tablescape...especially your cute little plates. I've been experimenting with PicMonkey too and sometimes it's good and sometimes not so much. I understand your frustration. ":o) Still, your pictures look great!

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  62. What pretty shades you have brought to gether. I love the new pink glasses -- I always mean to get some like that. Love the little napkin holders too. Can fall really be upon us. It is hard to let go of such pretty colors. Joni

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