Monday, January 26, 2009

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY & A GIVEAWAY REMINDER

Once again it is Tablescape Tuesday hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. My favorite place to eat lunch when I am home alone is at the computer. So, today I've fixed a tray so I can share my lunch time with you, my blogging friends!

The menu today is simple - some salad, creamed cheese & almonds on whole grain bread, a tangelo, and a chocolate brownie.

The glass and salad bowl are Fostoria in the Argus pattern. The larger plate is "Liberty Blue" which was part of a dinner set sold inexpensively in 1976 to celebrate the U. S.'s bicentennial. The Liberty Bell plate is also from 1976 produced by Wedgwood as a special edition award exclusively to Avon Representatives. I found it at a yard sale years ago.
Thanks for sharing lunch with me!


A REMINDER!!

On my previous post, I announced a giveaway to celebrate my 100th post. All of the commenters on the previous post and this post will receive a chance to win this apron, potholder, the transferware cup/saucer, and a couple of surprises. So, it is not too late to throw your name in the bowl!! The drawing will be held on January 28th.


Thanks for stopping by and please go by Susan's to find all of the other Tablescape Tuesday participants.


Sally

39 comments:

Susan said...

Oh I am first.. I get the brownie!

Sorry ladies you were too late!

Love the blue and white plates!

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

Ummm...yummy!!! Your lunch looks scrumptious...and so pretty on that tray!

I just adore your giveaway...of course you know that all that pretty red would be perfect at my place...and you're so creative and talented...love that pretty apron! Please throw my name in the pot...and a big hearty congratulations on your 100th post...that's awesome, my friend!

Warmest wishes...
Chari
PS...We're freezing at our place and getting snow...how are you doing?

Raggedy Girl said...

I love the fabric under it all. I love red floral fabrics. What a nice little lunch. I am going to make wheat bread so I can try it with cream cheese and almonds.
Roberta Anne

Sue said...

Love that Liberty Bell plate, it's a real slice of Americana!

victoria ~ auction girl vintage said...

You're making me hungry, Sally ... the veggies look delicious! Do you ever visit Ellen Degenere's website? Every day, she posts a picture of what she eats for lunch, often with funny comments.

Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

Victoria

ceekay said...

What a great idea! I have also had lunch by the computer, but never as lovely!

carolinajewel said...

Beautiful! Love that Liberty Bell plate! :D Jewel

Lady Katherine said...

I love how you made your lunch so lovely with the glass and the wonderful blue plates. The lovely scarf of fabric on the tray! So charming and just for you! I bet your lunch even tasted better! lol We all need to do this for ourselves.

xinex said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I have the same bicentennial plates, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, so you know I love yours too. I think I got them from Ebay. Your lunch is making me hungry, so nicely displayed too!...Christine

Belinda said...

Ooooohhh...your lunch is making me hungry, and I do NOT need to be running to the refrigerator at 11:30 at night! lol Your *trayscape* is so pretty...I love it, and love the blues, reds and whites. :-) I also love the apron (and other goodies!) in your sweet giveaway.

Envoy-ette said...

This is a GREAT IDEA! I eat my lunch in front of the computer all the time! Well, you did it with CLASS!

Lana G! said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Bo said...

I don't know which looks the best...the food or the pretty dishes it is on...plus the napkin is lovely also! ;-) Bo

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Sally~ What a yummy looking lunch on a "prettily-set-up" tray! (You do it right when you're alone, and that's GOOOOD!)~~~ And, well, if SUSAN, being first, got the BROWNIE, may I have dibs on the plate it's on... and you can leave the CRUMBS on it for me, Susan. please! Smiles n' thanks, Linda

mishebe said...

Love those red glasses. mishelle

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Sally.......love the Blue and White and the little give aways you're so sweetly offering. Count me in for a brownie,hmmmm ~ very good ~CC Catherine

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That's where I eat my lunch when I'm home alone too! Lovely plates!

Manuela

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful! An elegant lunch in front of the computer. I'll have to remember this!

Congratulations on your 100th post!

A Hint of Home said...

I've enjoyed breakfast and lunch in my office. Pretty plates and healthy looking lunch.

tardevil said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Love the idea of a tray "tablescape". I've found myself eating at the computer alot more since I've discovered blogging! :O) Love your dishes & Fostoria. Had not seen it in red.

Smilingsal said...

Simple lunch made beautiful. Good job.

onlymehere said...

I just love looking at your blue dishes! They look like they could be from the same set! Love it.

ellen b said...

Hi Sally,
I really like these dishes on the red patterns you chose! Looks great!

Jean said...

I love the blue and white dishes. Did you toast the almonds for the cream cheese and were they almond slivers or what type. Sounds yummy. Please enter me in the giveaway. I do not have a blog, but my email is
JCEBASKETS@cox.net
Thanks so much and have a great day.
Jean in Virginia

Linda said...

Ooo looks like a good lunch on pretty dishes! I like it!
Congrats on your 100th and put my name in please, I would love to win those pretty things!
Linda

mgster said...

Hi! Love reading your blog...it's one of about 12 -15 that I check on daily! I'd love to be entered in your contest. Thanks so much!

Peggy said...

I love the simple lunch and the pretty plates. Count me in for the giveaway. Peggy from PA

ann said...

What a pretty lunch served with love.Count me in on the giveaway too.Why not.I like to win too....ann

Tootsie said...

loved the lunch! thanks!
and thanks for the comment on my post today. I am realizing that we don't know how strong we really are until we have to be...I am stubborn as an ox and strong as one too...this is something I never knew until faced with the issues as of late! Thank you so much for the comment...to me it means the world...and that maybe just maybe the world can see me too!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a nice way to treat yourself for lunch! Interesting dishes, too!
Have a happy week!
;-D

Shelia said...

Oh, Sallyness, thank you for sharing your lunch with me! I love your dishes. The Fostoria are gorgeous and those blue plates! Oh, my!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chatelaine said...

Very nioe lunch and mostly healthy except for the brownie. I call that a balanced diet.

Such pretty dishes too!

Thanks for sharing your tablescape and I hope you enjoyed your lunch!

I didn't get one day- too busy at work!

Happy To Be said...

Hey girl thanks for the lunch..Now I love those plates and so remember the Avon ones..I use to be a door knocker years ago..until I found out I didn't make any money but had a linen closet for of Avon..did that with Tupperware also..Hope you had a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

prof en retraite said...

Oh I love the blue and white plates! Yummy lunch!...Debbie

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I kept a grandson yesterday so I am just now getting around to some of the TT tables....sorry!

What a charming lunch you set, Sally! *dabbing at the crumbs Susan left behind*

nikkicrumpet said...

I hope I'm not to late for the second entry. I'm just dying to win this one....I can only imagine the look on my hubby's face if he saw me wearing an apron lol

bj said...

Ummmm, what a great looking lunch, Sally...I love to eat at my computer, too...Darn it...SUSAN was first and got the brownie !! Shoot!! tee hee
I am slow getting around...so many blogs so little time!
I collect Liberty Blue...just love it and want more of it. I have 10 dinner plates, 10 cups and saucers, berry bowls and bread plates. no serving pieces like large bowls yet...still looking. Ebay is a great way to get some.
I, loving RED, do love your giveaway...and the apron! Oh, please do sign me up.. and thanks so much for giving us the chance to win this awesome and generous giveaway...
xo bj

Susie Q said...

Your tablescapes are apways so pretty...I adore the blue and white dishes and against the reds of the fabric...just perfect! The lunch looks so delicious too!

Love,
Sue

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sally...what fun! Enjoyed having a snack with ya! That sneaky Susan got the brownie, though. :-{
It's a hoot seeing my blog on your computer. :-} Love your beautiful china...looks so pretty against the red! Thanks for a great TT!
:-) Susan