Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Tablescape

Have you ever been out shopping, looking for that perfect thing, and saw something that just "spoke" to you?

Well, the other day I was in my favorite flea-tique and I thought I heard someone call my name....

           
                          "Baaa--bs,  Baaa--bs".

To my surprise it was a big, white sheep.
(OK, you can stop groaning now.) 

What could I do? She "spoke" to me; so I took her home to use in my Spring tablescape.

I thought, since she was rather plain, bless her heart, that I'd try to gussy her up a bit.


I put a little ribbon around her neck. Well, she would have none of that...she subscribes to the "less is more" philosophy. 

Sheep really has an attitude. lol
So, you'll see her without the bow in the tablescape.





These are the Adams, English Countryside dishes I got the other day for an early birthday present. Yay!
See the sheep on the salad plate? Maybe they're her English ancestors.


 The dinner plate has a fishing scene in front of a charming mill house.


I found these darling yellow violas at the garden center and popped them into this little wooden crate from GW.


Here's Sheep peeking around the violas.



She didn't know I had caught her sniffing the flowers.
Naughty girl.



I filled the demitasse cups with Easter grass and Jordan almonds.


 Can you see the fleur de lis on the glass?





Look at the pretty detail on the cup handle.


Thank y'all for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits.

P.S. Sorry I'm so silly today. It's my birthday and I'm happy.  Thanks for not groaning too much.

18 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh your table looks so beautiful!! Your new dishes looks so pretty. I kind of like the bow on her, perfect color.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so pretty. Your tablescape is fabulous. I love the basket and the lamb is to die for. Great find. Hugs, Marty

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Babs...it's been a really long day and I just sat down to blog a bit...I really should go to bed but I'm glad I didn't. Your post is delightful and it made me smile. Thank you for that...~Ann p.s. I'm so jealous of your red transferware. :o)

Pat said...

So cute! I love sheep, that might be a new collection.....hmmm. Those placemats really set off the dishes. Nice Bday present!

Pat

rloneill2 said...

Happy Birthday (a day late - sorry)!

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
This table is certainly joyous for your birthday celebration! (Sorry it's belated with me...working does that to a person!) I believe that sheep DID call your name...perfect with your dishes and an excellent accent to your tablescape!
Hope your day was glorious!
Fondly,
Pat

Betty said...

Happy Birthday Babs. Great blog. Love the colors and the sheep. Enjoy your special day.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet lady.
I love your China, and the white sheep so sweet. I have Memory Land China looks like your. I did put a tablescape together with my plates some time ago. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescape you are so sweet. Im your newest follower on your lovely Bolg. I hope you join me also~~ I will put you on my sidebar So all can see and come over to see !! I hope you have a Great Weekend.
XXOO
Diane

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a beautiful set of dishes and a lovely present too! I love the details in your new dishes...love the bordering and those cabbage cups and saucers are so cute! I love how versatile transferware is...it can go for all seasons and matches with all colors. I hope you get to eat cake on your new plates!

Alycia Nichols said...

Happy belated birthday, Miss Babs! I am just getting around to seeing the beautiful blog posts from this week's Tabelescape Thursday. I've been in Savannah with my husband the last couple of days with NO access to a computer. I was going bonkers!!! I love the pretty colors on the table, and I am very much in love with the dishes!!! Those demitasse cups & saucer sets are just TOO cute for words! I have the salad plates that match them. They're so, so cute!!! And as for your new little friend, I don't know that I believe your story about him calling out your name. He looks too "sheepish" for that to me! :-) Beautifully done table! Have a wonderful weekend! Oh...and thank you so much for stopping by my blog EARLY this morning and leaving such a sweet comment. That's nice to come home to!

Richard Cottrell said...

I love sheep anything. Your table is FAB. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House

Sue said...

Babs, Your new lamb would have bee calling to me, as well. Loud and clear, in fact! Love the red transferware you received as a B-day gift. I'm a sucker for any color, but I would love to have some red...
I've tossed your name into the hat for Paula's book. Good luck to you and thanks for being a follower. :-)
~ Sue

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Babs, and happy birthday! What a lovely table. And I do love lambs - yours is so pretty! Have a good weekend! Linda

Pat said...

A belated Happy Birthday Babs!!

I love the sheep. It's a fabulous find. Your table is gorgeous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Babs, I just tried to leave a message, and I'm not sure what happened. So if you get two, you'll know why. LOL!

Love this entire tablescape. It is adorable, and I'd like to wish you many happy returns and a year of happiness as well. Hope your birthday was extra special!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sarah said...

Babs, what a fabulous tablescape! Sorry I'm late arriving. Hope you had a terrific birthday. Happy, Happy Birthday! Absolutely love the new dishes and the little sheep. My name isn't even Babs and I heard a call recently too. My sheep is soon to be featured. ;-)
Love every wonderful detail here. Jordan almonds are a favorite! ~ Sarah
PS
Would you send me an email? I'd like to talk about Tartan Day for next year. Thanks!

Debbie said...

Flea-tique made me laugh!
I love your table. I would love some of those dishes around here because I just love red. Of course, besides the little sheep, my favorite part was definitely the little cabbage looking cups.

And I hope you had a terrific birthday.

Stacey said...

That is such a pretty table. I just adore sheep and red transferware.

I'm late for sure...today is
May 1st but Happy Birthday!