Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tea With Susie and Me.................

I love Tablescape Thursdays and I love Susan's new format on her blog......
for showcasing all the participants
with little pictures along with their links....
stop over and see all the other beautiful tablescapes....My "table" came to me today by the magic of
Facebook
After almost 45 years I was able to re-connect to an old
school friend from Jersey....
Susie and I were good buds back in the 60's
but after high school we lost touch.....


So your wondering what does this have to do with a Tablescape?
Well......Sue started reading my blog and she saw how I
Have a Love for all things
Dishes....

Being a very kind person....
she was out one day doing what we all love to do best....
flea market shopping
when she came across
a whole set
of
sandwich plates and matching tea cups.....
And guess who became of the new owner of this beautiful
Set....

ME!!!!!
Thank you Susie for thinking of me!!

How pretty is this.....

I love the scalloped edges of the plate and the
soft gray color of the tea cups...

wanting to use this wonderful set in a tablescape
I came up short on accessories....
I brought out my bent willow furniture
and then went next door to
Neighbor Necie's for her assistance....
Where she provided the cute little birdhouse.....the vase and flowers.....the goblet...
and the napkins...
I did have my little $5.00 quilt that I found while thrift shopping with
Joyce....

But Necie provided most everything else...
Thank you Necie!!
Aren't these flowers pretty...
I flipped when I unwrapped the box and found these...
Susie sent me three sets!

I think those beautiful green goblets came from
Old Time Pottery...
Denise correct me if I'm wrong....
I got the white teapot at Williams Sonoma on the clearance table...
I love the quilt.....I still can't believe I only paid five dollars for it...

the cup has a pearlized look to it...and a scalloped edge...

Friends and neighbors....
What could be better..............
Necie even provided the strawberries and brought me over a bag full....
So....thank you Necie for telling me for over 24 years that
"What's your's is Mine"
and
a Big thank you Susie for the beautiful dishes...
When I get back to Jersey we will have tea together and
talk about old times!!

31 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is such a beautiful setting. I love the furniture, the quilt and of course the gorgeous tea setting. Beautiful and so inviting. Hugs, Marty

Laura said...

Oh this looks so relaxing.
I love how real it looks.
Enjoyed visiting-
I am having a Giveaway if you have time to stop by.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Anonymous said...

A perfect setting for a late spring cuppa tea.

The goblets are Libbey from Old Time Pottery. I wanted some tea glasses that were pretty but would survive a house full of young men with ADHD(my son and his friends). These glasses are tough.

The vase is from Pottery Barn clearance shelves. I found it(and 2 larger vases just like it) when you dragged me to a table top decorating class. Even got an extra 10% off for going to their class. Thanks Sue!

Necie

House and Garden Boutique said...

The tea set is so cute....love the scalloped edges. Just makes me want to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and have lunch outside!

kim said...

What a great table setting outdoors and what lovely gifts from your friend that you reconnected with.

Kathleen said...

What a nice surprise! The set is lovely and you have a good neighbor there!
I love your quilt too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, that is such a wonderful surprise for you, and didn't you make a lovely tablescape, Sue! The dishes are so pretty, and I'm crazy about that quilt. But I think you know I'm a little quilt crazy. And for $5 Girl, I am heading to Georgia to come shop with you.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cheri said...

Aren't surprises in the mail truly fun but getting back in touch with your old friend is even better. She picked out a really cute set for you, I LOVE it.

Linda said...

Sue that is so pretty! It looks great outdoors like that. I'm ready for tea!

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

This is a great story!! Imagine a friend connecting from such a long time ago, and then sending you those amazing dishes! Love it all

Chatty Crone said...

You and Necie have the most wonderful friendship. I'm so happy for you.

Wish I was there to have some strawberries and tea!

Lovely and comforting table setting.

And you friend from New Jersey - that was a blessing and a surprise.

Love,
Sandie

Kathy said...

Now that's what I call a sweet friend!
Out thrifting and thinking of you...Sweet!
Love your setting outdoors and the $5.00 quilt - wonderful!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a pretty setting for a friendly reunion! Love those wonderful dishes.

rose said...

I think your dishes are amazing pieces, To have a friend send you some pretty pieces of tableware and having people around you to offer other items to complete your beautiful creations on the table is a amzing to me. HAVE A GOOD DAY.

Shelia said...

What a beautiful settting and how sweet of your friend to give you these cute dishes! Your quilt is so sweet and everything looks just perfect and inviting.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

once in a blue moon... said...

i absolutely love your setting...

Julie Harward said...

That is so nice! A good friend indeed! I love the quilt too! Come say hi :D

claudie said...

Hi Sue it's me Claudie from "the pink party" over at Mrs. Magpie's. I really liked the boots too.
Just wanted to thank you for popping in to say hello. I'm very honoured.
You see I know you through CC from Catherine de thé cups from GA. CC was one of Julie and I's special stops on our way to Fla. She is sooooo wonderful. I've loved her for over a year. I also met Debbie from Plate Addict. We had so much fun, the post I did on our visit was a hoot.
Aren't friends and neighbours the best Sue? Yours seem just perfect. Love your quilt. I also just found one yesterday, double, hand made, for only 14.00. It's nicely "broken in" just the way I like em'.
Love your Tea with Susie and Me post.
Thanks again for coming over all the way up here in Canada : )
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

Barbara said...

I love the theme of friendship! You did a lovely job of putting it all together in such a beautiful setting.

Tricia said...

What a blessing good friends and neighbors are! You have put together SUCH an inviting scene with all your pretty things. Love those pretty plates and cups!

Cathy said...

What a gem of a neighbor you have, Sue. Your outdoor setting is lovely and really shows off your dishes. It's so much fun to reconnect with a friend from the past.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovely dishes, good friends and great finds! This is a very pretty setting-enjoy!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a sweet tea and how lovely to reconnect with an old friend...reminds me of my girl scout days...make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold! Your quilt is quite the find!

Blessings!
Gail

Mimi said...

Sue, what a sweet friend to send you those beautiful dishes...even sweeter is you neighbor for helping you accessorize, and gifting you the strawberries! My neighbors...they think I am nuts with all my dishes!

Joyce said...

Pretty post and I have to say that D should start blogging too. The little quilt looks wonderful...still kicking myself for not buying the big plastic light up bunny:-)
Joyce

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Such a pretty setting and the story of a renewed friendship!!!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful setting. I would love to sit down and have tea with you. This is very inviting.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Sue ... so sweet -- the dishes, the accessories, AND the story about reconnecting with your old Jersey friend. How wonderful.

I'll bet those dishes are made by Harkerware, aren't they? I have plain, darker green ones, same luncheon style with the cups and squared-off plates. LOVE the flowers on yours!

Jersey girls rock.
:-)
Cass

houndini said...

You can't beat neighbours like that! Tea set looks great! Al x

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are really pretty plates and the way you set up this scene, Sue, it could be the cover of County Living Magazine. Beautiful!

Kathleen Grace said...

So pretty! I can imagine sitting in the shade in that chair with a sandwich and some tea, just enjoying the day:>)