Wednesday, July 1, 2009

TABLESCAPE IN MINIATURE

What fun it is to participate in two Thursday parties this week. First, be sure to check out Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for all of the great tablescapes this week. Then, hop over to Suzanne's at Colorado Lady. She is hosting Vintage Thingies Thursday where everyone will be showcasing their vintage items.

Bob came home the other day from a yard sale with this adorable child's chair that he had purchased for $3. The couple selling were in their 50s, and the 'new' wife said that they had a picture of the husband's grandfather sitting in this little chair. I have no idea why they were selling it - guess they were getting rid of things from their previous lives. I always feel bad about buying anything like this little treasure for such a small amount of money; but I rationalize that it has found a good, new home.
The chair is only 15 inches high and the seat is 8 inches in diameter - the perfect size for a miniature tablescape of doll dishes.


I've always loved blue willow dishes and found this doll dish set of several place settings with teapot, creamer and sugar 40 years ago while junk hunting.

The little set of red bakelite silverware was a gift from my friend, Jan.

Thanks for stopping by, and now please check out the blogs of our two hostesses for these fun Thursday parties.



EDITED TO ADD: For those of you who follow Mary of Mary's Meanderings
know that she was bitten by a rattlesnake last Saturday while at her beehives. I was able to see her for a few moments today, as she is still in ICU in the Pueblo, CO hospital. She is very weak and in a lot of pain, but says she is making progress. She hopes to get moved to a regular room soon, and would appreciate your continued prayers for patience and healing.

Sally

41 comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh Sally what a gorgeous little chair..so glad they didn't throw it out!!..and your little blue willow tea set is simply ADORABLE :)

Shelia said...

Oh, Sally! What an adorable chair! I guess those folks selling it didn't care about family heirlooms! Well, good for you then! It looks like it's in perfect shape!

Now to your lovely little tablescape or it is little chair seatscape?:)
This is precious! I, too, love Blue Willow and this little child's set is glorious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Postcardy said...

That's the kind of china I had when I was a child. I let my sisters have it because I wanted my mother's childhood china. My grandmother had blue willow china in regular size.

Sue said...

Hi Sally.....That Bob sure finds good stuff...but not as good as what I found at the mailbox today....sending you a private e-mail.....Your too special!!

ellen b said...

Oh how very creative of you Sally. That chair is fabulous as a setting of that pretty miniature tea set! I love it and the doilie is wonderful and sets off the setting so nice!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a great hubby you have girl to buy that sweet little chair and why peeps would get rid of somthing like that is beyond me also...Love the Blue willow and this looks so cute...you do come up with the greatest things...may you have a safe and great Fourth my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful Sally. I love how you have it set up on the little chair. Perfect!

Ruby said...

What a great blending of two themes! Love that chair. It's almost a crime to sale heritage like that but I'm glad it found a good home! Bet it would be hard to find a tea set like yours now. So very pretty. Happy 4th!

abeachcottage said...

wow this is just so cute, love the little chair, I've never seen one like that

happy tablescaping

Amy said...

wow that's a great find!

Sarah said...

That little chair is the perfect setting for your beautiful little dishes and what a treasure to find!

Bea said...

Love your little chair. How cute is that tea set and the way you have it displayed.

~~Carol~~ said...

What a great little chair, and what a sweet little table setting you made on it! How adorable!

Southern Lady said...

What a pretty little "chairscape," Sally. Your blue willow teaset is beautiful and the chair is a perfect way to show it off. I love the elegant doily and the touch of red, too. It looks like you're all ready for the 4th of July!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

That is the cutest little chair and the cutest little teaset...altogether it makes the cutest little tablescape! :) Thanks for sharing!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Oh! How cute!!! Great post!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is just darling! I can't imagine why someone would sell that little family chair!? Glad it has a good home now!

Katherine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is just the sweetest tablescape!

xinex said...

The tea set is so cute, just the right size for that wonderful chair! Happy Independence Day!....Christine

Coloradolady said...

This chair is just adorable. It just amazes me what people will get rid of and for very little money.

Great find I would say and I know you love it and it has a great new home.

Have a great VTT and a wonderful holiday weekend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Roslyn said...

Such a bargain treasure the chair & what a lovely way to showcase it!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Sally, such a great find! and totally lovely with the child set table setting! i shall grab another chair so that we can have tea together.. can we? hehehehehe happy VTT & have a great day!

Miri said...

Beautiful chair...some people just don't appreciate things-glad its now with you!

Your tableset is charming...I love the bakelite silverware! and the tea set is so sweet.

marybt said...

My little daughter would love that chair. She loves little chairs. She can spy one from a distance of 14 miles. lol.

I like it too. :)

CHER said...

That is a way awesome price for a way gorgeous chair!! Have a blessed day, Cher

Donna said...

great chair ...back in the day I seen one of those go for $100

ceekay said...

Oh, oh, oh....that is precious. Their loss is your treasure! It looks SO adorable with the little child's set on it!!! This is just too precious!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sally, your little chair is so sweet....just love it and the whole setting.

Happy July 4th to you!

Barb

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Sally, this is just too cute for words. What a treasure your hubby brought home. Definetly something to hang onto.. Hope all is well your way. Happy Fourth my dear friend. hugs ~lynne~

Brenda said...

This is just absolutely precious! Tell your husband to shop for me too while he's at it. Please send this in to a magazine. It's just so sweet and special!
Brenda

Tootsie said...

the whole thing is just adorable!!! happy 4th

Smilingsal said...

That chair is in such good condition that it's hard to believe that it has any age to it. It's cute the way you've used it to display the tiny blue willow tablescape. Just darling!

Susie Q said...

Oh Sally. This is just so sweet and special. How could they get rid of something so meaningful and dear? Oh well. They do not deserve it! You will give it the home this little chair deserves. The way yo have used it here is delightful. It really SHOULD be in a magazine.

Love,
Sue

Sue said...

What a cute way to set a table using a miniature tea set. Where are you displaying the chair when it is not in use as a tablescape? :-) Sue

Tootsie said...

don't know why your trumpet vine isn't blooming....they are the longest blooming, and most shade tolerant blooming vine there is! they don't even have any special needs!!! try some tomato fertilizer or miracle gro...give it a kick in the seat!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a pretty little chair! I cannot believe they were selling it! Your little tea set is so pretty and is perfect on the little chair! Love this vignette. I'm so glad you were able to go visit Mary. I know she was glad to see you. I'm so sorry this has happened, and I am praying for her. Have a great holiday weekend. laurie

Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

imjacobsmom said...

Cute! I can't believe they would give up such a cute chair. But there loss is your gain - especially for only $3! What a sweet tablescape, too. ~ Robyn

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

How clever!

We use blue and white dishes at home, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for miniature blue and white, too.

My favorite scenes from Tasha Tudor's books were always of her amazingly accessorized dollhouses. Thanks for the reminder!

printersdevil said...

I came back by to mention that I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

Happy CIJ!