Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tablescape 'Sneak Peek' and Silver Quill Finds

A friend and I will be presenting a Christmas tablescaping program on December 3rd at Longacre House in Farmington Hills, and the same program will be repeated at the Ladies' Christmas Tea at my church on December 7th.  My friend came over for lunch on Tuesday, so we could finalize the program.

I didn't want to set-up the complete tablescape on Tuesday, so I used a card table with just one place setting of the dishes and tabletop items that will be used in the program.   My silver table runners are still waiting to be made [so we can talk about layering linens], but they'll be done by the 3rd. As you recall, I shared a photo of the centerpiece that was a work in progress after I attended a bow making workshop.    

Below is the downsized tablescape that will be demonstrated step-by-step, from choosing a theme, to incorporating the five senses.

After lunch and discussing the program, we went antiquing.  I found some treasures at Silver Quill Antiques which are pictured below.

You know how I'm always on the hunt for anything pertaining to J.L. Hudson's.  The shop owner had a Little Bo Peep milk pitcher that was used for some of their children's menu offerings.  Hudson's ordered them from Hall pottery.  




I also purchased six green beverage tumblers, bringing my collection to a total of 10.  They will be perfect for Christmas.  

And speaking of J.L. Hudson's... below is a tea tin that was up for auction on E-bay earlier this week.  I bid on it, but dropped out at $31.50.  The auction ended Monday afternoon with a winning bid of $46 plus shipping.



  1. Your tablescape preview is gorgeous! One of my friends has some of those green glasses, they do look lovely on a Christmas table. And the creamer is darling. Sorry you didn't get the tin on eBay, hopefully another one will come up with a more reasonable price.

  2. Glad you found the creamer but I'm disappointed you didn't win the Tea Balls tin! Oh well, there must be a better-priced one waiting for you on down the line!


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