Old Familiar Things

With the holidays over and Christmas decorations back in storage for another year, it is comfortable getting back to all those old familiar things that are part of everyday life.

img_8456The breakfast room table is void of trees and snow globes that are replaced with what is left of the flowers the hubby gave me for our anniversary.  They are arranged in an assortment of bottles which make for a simple  and colorful centerpiece.

img_8457The table runner is one I made from a scrap of my handwoven fabric bordered with another remnant.  Sometimes it pays not to throw anything away, but when I go into my studio I wonder how it will be possible to use all that is on the shelves!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith the runner and flowers in place, it was easy to pick everything else.  The dishes are one of my favorites, Tuscany Rose from 222 Fifth.  They’ve been around for a long time, and a few pieces now have chips in them.  I’ll keep using them though until they are no longer presentable.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAdd glasses and flatware,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand in just a few minutes the table is done.  I wish that preparing dinner were that quick and easy!

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Tablescape Thursday

15 thoughts on “Old Familiar Things

  1. What a beautiful runner.

  2. When I say the table runner, I knew you must have created it…lovely. I hope the two of you had a wonderful day of celebration on your anniversary. Here is to many more healthy and happy ones.

    1. Thank you, Karen. Phil reminds me we’ve been married longer than we’ve not been!

      1. Thank is such a nice thing, isn’t it.

  3. Beautiful table and Happy Anniversary!!! .. the flowers are the stars of the table!

  4. Happy Anniversary!! It is always nice when things come together so nicely. Wonderful Table!

  5. The simple floral arrangements and the familiar old things work perfectly to create a beautiful table.

    1. Thanks! Flowers make anything better.

  6. I like your flower decoration on this awesome runners! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a gorgeous table. Love the runner and the photos. You have a gift.

  8. Your runner is beautiful! I think your dishes are perfect with it as are the flowers. I’ve always liked small vases in assorted sizes with fresh flowers as a centerpiece. Happy Anniversary.

  9. Love the runner, Linda! Happy Anniversary!

  10. Happy Anniversary. How many? N and I have our 38th next week but I will be in FL. Love the table with those wonderfully rich colors- a little like India?!

  11. Your runner is beautiful Linda, and what a lovely bright table!

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