Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday

I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

for her 3rd Tabletop Tuesday meme.

Be sure to visit all the participants
for some great inspiration!

I'm in full St. Patrick's Day decorating mode
this week so there are lots of GREEN things
to look at around The Gazebo House.

A scalloped edge teapot sits next
to a Belleek cup & saucer on the baker's rack.
It was a gift from a friend last year &
it coordinates with my
Jacquard patterned Lenox china.

Salad plates purchased at the Lenox
outlet in Sarasota, FL before they
went out of business.

The roses are in my paternal
grandmother's black bud vase.

I put my black, white & green quilt
on the kitchen table so
you can see the details.
This qualifies as a "tabletop" decoration, right?

I just put it there because the next picture
is so difficult to see it clearly.

I brought the quilt up from my sewing room
to display it on the back of the sofa
just to add a little GREEN to that room.

I wanted you to see my nifty thrifty
bargain wreath from last week
(sans purple flowers)
on the coffee table
with a mint GREEN candle
in a glass hurricane cylinder

from Bombay Co. (miss that store!)

It is especially difficult to photograph
towards those big windows.

My friend Carol aka Mamacjt
made the quilt for me from my leftover
black & white fabric scraps.

(another Nifty Thrify idea)

Carol made me a matching pillow, too.
Thank you SO much, my friend!
I love them!

Here is a better picture taken by
Carol outside her home.

Sunlight makes such a difference in photos!

Thanks for visiting the Gazebo House.
Now run over to Marty's & Linda's blogs
to see all the other inspirations.



  1. That quilt is beautiful...love the non-traditional quilt colors. Happy St Pat Day

  2. Everything is so pretty, I love that quilt too :) Have a wonderful day. xx

  3. I love all of your green! That little golfer plate reminds me of my daddy. He has that same plate and a coordinating one sitting on his desk. Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier. Please come back soon!

  4. Gorgeous quilt - of course it qualifies, if it's on the table!
    The kids brought dinner on the weekend, so I didn't get to make the soup, but I'll try again - and post the photos!

  5. Oh, my...that is, indeed, a BEAUTIFUL quilt..Just perfect for this time of year.
    xo bj

  6. YOur hutch is gorgeous and I love your displays, so pretty. The wreath is such a pretty coffee table decoration, and the view out your windows is just breathtaking. That quilt is just stunning too, so pretty and I love the colors. What a fabulous piece. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party, this is such fun. Hugs, Marty

  7. Oh my goodness....that quilt is gorgeous! I just love it. And your new wreath is beautiful!

  8. that is a gorgeous strong quilt! And I LOVE your Belleek!

  9. Wonderful! And that quilt is just fabulous! It just pops!
    Love all your beautiful things, Rett!

  10. I enjoyed looking at your stuff! AND by the by , I have the same irish tea cup. I like it because it is so light and delicate!

  11. A quilt on a table just because it's green? You are too funny, honey! Love ya!

  12. Dazzling display of GREEN, Ms. Rett! You have some lovely things, and I think your photographs are great ... very bright and clear!

    Hope your week's going well.

    Bye for now,

  13. I am not a fan of green, but your quilt is absolutely beautiful. The green is a perfect shade to off set the squares of black & white. What a treasured piece.

  14. Everything is beautiful, Rett!! I have a little bit of a hard time seeing everything on your blog tho - not sure if it's just me, but I have to always scroll over to be able to see what all is on your page - it's like everything is magnified.

  15. Thanks for stopping by to visit and leaving such a lovely comment. Really like all your green looks so fresh and spring like. What a beautiful quilt. The color combo is so unusal. Come by and see me again soon.

  16. Your quilt is really pretty and unique. I love the color combination. Sherry at No Minimalist Here has an office in lime green, black and white. Looks fantastic!

  17. I love all of your pretty green decorating touches, especially the quilt! Green is just about my #1 color to decorate with. I love almost all shades of green and I never get tired of it. But for some reason, I don't particularly like wearing green. Go figure!

  18. Hi Rett...

    Ohhh...what a superb showing of March green, my friend! Ohh my goodness, your black, white, and green quilt is simply fabulous!!! It actually looked very pretty on your dining room table! hehe! But...I love, love, LOVE it on the back of your sofa...sooo very pretty!!! Your friend Carol sure is a talented lady!

    Rett, I just adore all of your reticulated glassware with all the beautiful green ribbon woven around it! It's so funny because I am sitting at my desk...weaving a green and white ribbon through my pedestal cake plate just before visting your beautiful post! I love that you can change the ribbon out on these pieces to coordinate with the decor! Anyway, my friend...what a fabulous home you have and it looks absolutely gorgeous accented in green! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  19. HI!!!!
    My daughters nearly laughed til they cried when they read your comment on my blog, you wrote something like picture taking kook!!! They call me the paparazzi!!!! So they said "see Mom people are going to think you are the paparazzi too!!!!"Just got home from a quick trip to Orlando, celebrating daughter #2's birthday!!! Also my sister Reda's birthday along with her granddaughter!!!! A girl's trip, Stacie could not come home so we all went to her!!!!
    A fun time, but very cold in Florida this past week!!!
    love that quilt, it looks so good during this green celebration!!!!
    Love the dish selection too!!!!
    how is the Ohio weather treating you?????

  20. Rett darling, thank you for allowing me to browse through your interesting posts and lovely photos. I enjoyed my visit tremendously and I look forward to my future visits.

    Love & Hugs

  21. I heart your scalloped teapot!!! And how gorgeous is the quilt carol made- how- very striking.

  22. Everything looks beautiful. Love your little green ribbon laced through your china on the shelves. Your wreath on the coffee table looks beautiful with the candle. And that quilt and pillows are gorgeous! laurie

  23. Love all your greens! And of course I love the yellow roses!

    That quilt is gorgeous!


  24. Rett,
    Thanks for coming to NTT...hope you had a good time:) Your thrifty wreath looks beautiful on your coffee table and I luv all your green! Hope you have a wonderful week.

  25. All of your greens are beautiful! I especially love the quilt!

  26. Rett... loved it ALL! I'm a china junky, so you know that the Lenox outlet is a favorite haunt! I go to the one in St. Augustine. Your china is lovely. And I adore the quilt, too. Neat!


    Sheila :-)

  27. Rett, just getting back from an out of town trip and trying to catch up on a few posts. Love that quilt! Looks like you are ready with the green. Fabulous photos!


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