Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Chintzy Table

Well, well, well...today  has been one of those days......do you all have those or is it just me???   It is after 5 p.m. and I am just now getting my pictures downloaded for this blog.....I hope you enjoy this table...I know I will...



It all started when I spotted these chintz dishes at our Goodwill this weekend...they are marked Queen's fine bone china..made in India..that's all I know about them....


But, oh my, did I ever love them as soon as I saw them...  I am so partial to floral dishes as you probably can tell by my tables...



The coffeepot is marked USA....with a square and something in the square that I can make out.....had it a long time...




The underplate is Haviland and it has  a green and gold border..  I tried several different combinations and this is the one I liked best....



Some succulents in an old basket for the background.  The little dragonfly was my Mama's..it is fading but I still use it...



The late summer garden still has a few flowers blooming.  I picked these to go in the little creamware vases..


I am telling you the truth...This is the tablescape that almost was NOT!!!  First my email that I use with my blog was down.. when I went outside to get my table for today, there were ants in the legs......then my camera battery went dead after the first picture..  Battery charged..and now it is CLOUDY!!! and not easy to take the pictures..

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!  what a day this has been...I should have known better than to put this verse on my facebook this morning.....

Count it all joy, my brethren when you encounter various trials and tribulations.....

So, you know what??!!  I am counting it all  JOY!!!!!!

and joining in these lovely parties with all of you that have had really fun and good and easy days today...wink, wink..

Thank you for stopping by and reading my words and sharing in my life...I appreciate you a lot.....

Love, 

Mona

come and visit...you will have a good time!





22 comments:

  1. Great treasures you found at good will! You had me when you used the word "Chintzy"! I love chintz china and linens which you can discover if fortunate. The table with the lovely flowers in your creamware vases are the perfect centerpiece! Thanks for sharing the verse for I have had some of the same events happen when tablescaping!

    Pam

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  2. Fab dishes, Mona ~ great find. I never seem to get that lucky. I love the little trilobas in your bouquets. Your table is beautiful.

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  3. Love the chintzy-floral dishes made in India...simply gorgeous and your setting is lovely too! Yep! It just happened to me, as I walk up early to do the tablescape and start cooking for mother caz later I would have had NO TIME!!! I'm ready for Let's Dish linky party tonight, at Cuisine Kathleen blog...hope you join too. Thanks for sharing.
    FABBY

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  4. I've always adored the chintz patterns. This one in the yellow is wonderful! I think that we all have days when we spend all our time taking 3 steps forward and 2 steps back. Your results are marvelous, though. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  5. Oh goodness, I DO understand because I had a day just like that. One computer issue after another. Good thing I took my pictures yesterday.

    As to your table, it is LOVELY! Those dishes are exactly the kind that I love the most. I have a thing for florals too. I never ever find anything like that at our GW. In fact, I've stopped even going in there. I love that stemware you used too. It's all so very pretty to me.

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  6. Mona, so sorry about the day of trials. But the outcome was still magnificent! I always fall in love with chintz. Love the yellow. so glad it found you. The crochet topper is a perfect backdrop.. just love it. It just fits. Hugs, tomorrow will be better. xo marlis

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  7. I want I want I want, as you can tell I really would like to Chintz dishes. You really have a fabulous Goodwill to find those. Hang in there tomorrow will be better.

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)

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  8. Mona, I love those new dishes! You did a beautiful job mixing them with the Haviland ones. I am still in FL and you would not believe how much trouble I had linking up tonight. Hopefully, tomorrow is another day!

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  9. Oh my Mona, I love those new dishes of yours, your table is delightful...I would have snatched up those dishes in a minute...is there anything they would not go with...Love the flowers and everything else you used on the table...so pretty...I am going to check and make sure I am a follower of yours, if not you will see me there now...come on over for a visit...Phyllis

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  10. Mona, I love those dishes and they will go with everything. I would have grabbed them up too. Everything is perfect on the table. So sorry that you had a bad day, but look at how great the post is.
    Mary

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  11. I am so glad that you finally got this beautiful table together! I have been coveting chintzware for a long time, and these dishes are some of the prettiest I've seen. What a great find!

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  12. Wow, I just love your Chintz tableware!! Did you say Goodwill??? If I had come across them I'm sure I would have knocked everyone down to get them!! Lovely table...
    Suzyq

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  13. Hi Mona,
    It's nice to meet you!
    I really like this table, so glad you were able to post it! Those glasses are so pretty...and those dishes, WOW! I love them! I love shopping at GW...it's always a treasure hunt! Your home just looks lovely, and your flowers, I would love to have a garden with such beauties.
    I have a quick question, what are you taking your pictures with? They are beautiful, so crisp and clear! I'm camera shopping and would love my pics to be as clear as yours!
    BTW, thanks for dropping by and becoming a follower! I'm so glad you found me, I'm following you too, I don't want to miss one single post!
    Enjoy your day!
    Sharlotte

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    1. Sharlotte, I am using a Canon Rebel which I love, love, love. most of the pictures were taken using the zoom lens and a tripod..both of the lens I use are kit lens and I cannot wait to upgrade to a better lens..I have NOT been disappointed in this camera at all..it is my first camera like this and I got it last Christmas.. I still have a lot to learn...thanks for asking and complimenting my pictures..I truly love photography...
      Love, Mona

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  14. Hi Mona,
    It's nice to meet you!
    I really like this table, so glad you were able to post it! Those glasses are so pretty...and those dishes, WOW! I love them! I love shopping at GW...it's always a treasure hunt! Your home just looks lovely, and your flowers, I would love to have a garden with such beauties.
    I have a quick question, what are you taking your pictures with? They are beautiful, so crisp and clear! I'm camera shopping and would love my pics to be as clear as yours!
    BTW, thanks for dropping by and becoming a follower! I'm so glad you found me, I'm following you too, I don't want to miss one single post!
    Enjoy your day!
    Sharlotte

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  15. Oh I do LOVE those yellow chintz dishes, because I have the same set, and yesterday I BROKE a cup I am just sick and have not thrown away the broken little pieces LOL

    you table looks lovely

    Janice

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  16. I love chintz ware, and you had me right there, especially since it is yellow. You table is really really pretty!

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  17. A beautiful table and those dishes would be hard for me to leave behind, too. They are feminine and charming. Sounds like a day or two I've enJOYed in my life, too. Oh, yes, I can relate. It turned out so well!

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  18. Very nice......................beautiful!!!!!!!!

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  19. Love the chintz dishes. I would have grabbed them too. The table is lovely. So glad you made it. The rain is getting to me. I have mopping to do and cant let the puppy out and a party to shop for. xo, olive

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  20. There's only one word for those dishes: GORGEOUS!!! What a find! I'm glad you stuck to your aim of showing us these beauties despite all the hurdles. It makes the images that much sweeter. Hoping for smoother roads for you next week!

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  21. Your table is absolutely beautiful! How marvelous your found the lovely chintz dishes - they're beautiful! Your pictures are so pretty too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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