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Monday, August 29, 2011

Not Ready For Fall Coffee Table

I wanted to change the vignette on the
coffee table in the family room.
I was tired of the Summer lookof shells,
but I'm not quite ready to do Fall, 
I needed a transitional look.
Here's my compromise.
I brought in the silver tray from the 
cobbler's bench  in the living room.
 This was a retirement party gift to my
 father-in-law given on April 5, 1976.
The signatures are from fellow board members at
 Standard Oil of Indiana.
 That'll be the base for the vignette.
I'll cover-up all the signatures with my things.
The tray came in a velvet lined box 
with this identification card, which I kept.
 On top of the books I placed this tea cup and saucer.
It's one from my tea cup collection.
I had found it at the Kane Country
Antiques & Flea Market years ago.
 It has a lovely blue and white pattern.
Don't know the name.
Very delicate.
It's made in England. 
Coalport bone china, established in 1750. 
I think I'll have tea in it today.
I'll need something to go with the tea, of course.
I haven't given up my chocolate,
 but these were a nice change and very good.

Cheers!

My "Not Ready For Fall Breakfast Table" HERE.



15 comments:

  1. Hi Rita! I love your pretty vignette! The tray is so nice and your little blue and white cup and saucer is darling!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Gorgeous. I love your vignette. It looks so pretty and even without the lemon brownies, it will look fabulous. So inviting and such great inspiration. I am always trying to display someting different. Love this. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  3. You have everything looking beautiful as usual, but I am sooo ready for fall. Have a great week!

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  4. This is a beautiful transition grouping Rita. The cup and sauce and spectacular. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. What a pretty vignette with so many really beautiful details! It's just gorgeous!

    Hope you will join my Potpourri Friday Party on Sept 2. Link-up will being on Thursday afternoon.

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  6. Prety vignette, Rita, and the lemon brownies look so yummy...Christine

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  7. Gorgeous vignette! The table looks stunning. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  8. Gorgeous vignette Rita, I think I'm going to try your lemon brownies very soon! Your table looks beautiful and the English china is stunning! Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  9. I need a transitional something on my coffee table now too. You ahve inspired me now. Love that tea cup and the tray is a real treasure! XO, Pinky

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  10. Oh!!! Let's have a tea party!!! I want to come!

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  11. Beautiful transition ... Autumn is my favourite season , so I'm happy that its just around the corner. Your tea cup is beautiful ..love the blue and white ...xo HHL

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  12. Beautiful! You can never go wrong with silver. Lemon brownies so so delicious and refreshing!

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  13. That is a beautiful vignette. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  14. I'm with you . . . not ready to give in to fall just yet -- I like your compromise it's perfect!

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