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06 March, 2010

Coffee and Dessert with Thrifting Finds!

finds This week’s assortment of thrifting finds seemed to lend themselves to coffee and dessert, so the staff here at Plate Addict decided to invite you to a little party! Sooo…we pulled out our blue and white transferware and our best linens and silver to dress things up. I hope you’ll join us!


IMG_1030 Our co-host this week is our ever-faithful Baby Kitty, who is taking a break from his culinary studies at Le Cordon Blue Paris. You may recall that he is hoping to land his own cooking show in the future. One of our friends, Kat at Emptynester, has even suggested a name for it…Catatouille! We like it!


IMG_1047 Here’s where we found the inspiration for our party…in the inaugural issue of Flea Market Style magazine! I was thrilled when I saw the article on Doing Dishes, chock full of beautiful blue and white plates! And when I spied this photo, my little wheels started to turn!


page I decided to make a cake stand from one of my Spode plates from The Blue Room Collection. It was a gift from Diane at Four Paws and Co last year in her wonderful give-away. I simply hot-glued a cobalt blue sherbet dish to the bottom of the plate. The article suggested using Tacky Wax, but I didn't have any. I never can wait to get started, so I just used my trusty glue gun. The lower temperature setting is probably best.


IMG_1050And voilà!…a wonderful cake stand to match my plates! And do you know what’s really wonderful? I realized that I can make one to match any of my plates! Wooo hooo! How’s that for fabulous? And the best thing is that I can simply undo it when the party is over…no harm done! I just separated the pieces and peeled off the glue.


page1Then I added some of my recent thrifting finds from Goodwill…a silver-plate cake server ($3.53), a sugar shaker ($1.91) for the cinnamon, a French coffee press ($1.91) and finally, another cobalt blue ice-cream dish (all found at Publix a while back) to hold my mom’s sterling flatware.


page2 The finishing touch is the pair of wonderful silver tumblers filled with grocery-store flowers. Linda at Nina’s Nest found a set of five of these while we were thrifting, but only wanted three of them…so I took the other two! It was $12.99 for all five…so only about $2.60 each! I love the detail around the rim…gorgeous! And so vintage-y!


IMG_1042 So there you have it…our coffee and dessert party served with thrifting finds! I hope you’ll stay and have some lemon creme cake with us (also from Publix! Did you think I had baked? lol) It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day…see the blue skies reflected in the coffee from my Palladian window? Ahhhhh!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm getting a little head start on my post because I'll be baby sitting for my new little grandson tonight! Please head on over to Mary’s at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday to see one of her beautiful mosaics and to find a list of this week’s participants. You will be treated to some wonderful photos from some very talented people!

met mon Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday where you can get a peek at her gorgeous home and see what sorts of changes she is making, as well as find out who else is playing along!

Then on Tuesday I’ll be joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, where we show off  our vignettes and accessories! Marty is the vignette queen and the perfect hostess for just such a party!

 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/I will also be linking up to a brand new party here in blogland…Nifty Thrifty Tuesday with Linda at Coastal Charm! Be sure to head over to her blog and get in on the fun as we share our thrifting finds!

And on Friday, I am joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday where we show off special things from our homes and our gardens! I can't wait! See you next time! A la prochaine!

81 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie. Thank you and your staff for the invitation. I'd be happy to accept. I love coffee and cake.:)))
    Have a nice weekend

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  2. I love what you did with your new thrifty finds. I managed to take my eyes off of the cake for a second to have a look! Wonderful idea. How do you get the glue off? Is it hard? I love it!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. It is in the 50's here!! Yipee! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  3. I just love all the blue and white, the silver sets it off so well. Congratulations on your bargains!
    I like the cake stand - what a good idea.

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  4. Debbie, this is gorgeous. I so wish I was there to enjoy it all with you. I love the cakestand you made. Beautiful. Your silver tumblers, coffee press, shaker and your beautiful cobalt blue dishes just really set the scene. I just love it. Enjoy your tea and dessert and be sure to give Austin and Andrew a big hug for me. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Hi Deb, you have done it again!!You found the perfect thrify pieces and they are perfection for your home. Love the cake stand. Kat has the best sense of humor love her title she gave you. Now all you need is me sitting there with you, oh how fun that would be, Hugs Kathysue

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  6. Debbie, you really do find the best things when out thrifting! I think your pedestal dessert server is a great idea...no damaging either piece with a permanent adhesive. Your blue and white is just lovely.
    Baby Kitty is beautiful...catatouille; love that...LOL!
    Enjoy the baby, they grow up way too fast.

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  7. The best thrifty finds this side of the Eiffel Tower!

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  8. What a nifty idea on making a tiered stand....I will watch for the sticky wax. Beautiful blue dish for holding the silverware. Oh heck, I like it all. :D

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  9. Love what you did with the dish and the ice cream dish....what a wonderful cake plate...But your best buy was the French coffee press....such a steal....Oh and you asked about the book that daughter had made for me....It was from.... wwww.blurb.com She just did another one of her wedding photo's and said it came fabulous....She once again had the great dust cover made for it....Hope to see you soon...An April party??

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  10. Very nice! And you are so clever to come up with the prn cake stand. "PRN" in nurse talk means "whenever necessary". You have thought of everything as usual. Hope you enjoy your visit with the new grand. If we had know grandchildren were so grand we would have had them first---or so I've been told. Have a great weekend; at least we are having some sunshine.
    Sharon

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  11. Debbie so pretty...coming across the pond for that cake and coffee.

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  12. Catatouille! LOL Love it! I am SO making that cake stand- what a fabulous idea. I really must go pick that mag up- it looks like something I'll love
    xoxo Pattie

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  13. Oh, Debbie! You're just the smartest one! I love how your used your nogen and used hot glue and to think your can take it apart! The cake stand is so lovely!
    I love seeing all of your beautiful things!
    Have a wonderful time with your baby.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  14. Great idea (more so because it can come apart)! I love the silver tumbler...so pretty.

    Sue

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  15. What a wonderful way to make a cake plate -- your coffee and cake invitation is sooooo tempting -- and lovely too!

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  16. Cake and coffee and wonderful company. Your staff has outdone themselves once again. I love how you can make a temporary cake plate very clever!

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  17. OK- I'm hooked! I love everything. The cake stand is gorgeous AND I love cake. Baby Kitty looks so squeezable that I can't stand it. I love the tumblers for the flowers. I am getting some great ideas for Easter. I always try to do up a FINE table for every family get-together so thank you for some tips. Did you see my new tray & bowl that I will use at Easter. So pretty. Give the cats a hug for me. Deb

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  18. Looks like you have your work all planned out. So happy that you set up this delightul desert table for us to enjoy before you got too busy!

    Deborah in NC

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  19. LOVE the idea, then when your done the blue just peels off, perfect, love those beautiful blue and white plates, so pretty and make a great cake and dessert tray...I adore the picture of baby kitty, he is a hansome young man and I know tina will agree....thanks so much for supporting her blog, I was thinking of changing it to tina talks, or should I leave it as tina and friends, what do you think???Phyllis

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  20. All of these ideas are so great! Thanks for sharing them! Makes me want to go thrifting right away ;o)
    A wonderful Sunday to you ~ Maria

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  21. I would love to join you for some of that delicious looking cake and a cup of coffee whilst I admire your clever cake stand and drool over the silver tumblers. Such a gorgeous tablescape & what great mosaics it made.
    ~Maggie~

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  22. whaaaa!i just love your finds(particularly the silver set);and Chatatouille is so cute!
    A bientôt!
    Lisa

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  23. Super thrify finds - love the blue and white!

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  24. I love it! I picked up the Flea Market Style magazine a few days ago and am loving it! You did a great job with your cake plate:). As for Baby Kitty-I can't wait for his cooking show-lol! I wonder what he'll start with...mice-kabobs in catnip sauce or bird cordon bleu?

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  25. What a great post ~~ I love making coffee the French Press way and your blue/white dishes are amazing!

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  26. Oh, my goodness, Debbie - everything looks "fantastique"! Love the faux cake pedestal - great idea. And the silver cup with the flowers is gorgeous. Beautiful presentation of food and drink - and, the grape vine edge of the silver tray just sets it off! Woohoo! Linda

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  27. Hi Debbie,
    I just love this! Gorgeous, gorgeous! I just was eyeing up that magazine at Wally today and saw those plates on the stand. I love the idea! All your silver deals too, you must have a GW like Marty's! Our's have just junk!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  28. Debbie, I think you are the queen of thrifting. I really loved the cake tier, very neat, loving all the blue too, because I am bringing more in myself to my home!!~

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  29. How beautiful--the blue and white and the silver tumblers are amazing---especially with that price!

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  30. from one addict to another this was a great fix! Love the blue and white...

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  31. Hi Debbie!'

    Everything looks so pretty! Love it all

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  32. I loved the hot glue idea...perfect for someone like me who doesn't want to "commit" to something so permanent. Your photos are so beautiful and the blue and white in your yellow room is my favorite color combination. You have done a beautiful job putting everything together!!!

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  33. Debbie, I love your finds!! You always find such great stuff. I really like it all, but I think my favorite is the sugar shaker!!

    I am so excited we are going out of town this weekend for Girls Weekend Out, hopefully I will find some thrifty finds too.

    Bentley says hello...

    Have a wonderful week, Nicole

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  34. OMG, Debbie....how fabulous is that cake stand that you put together for your wonderful blue transferware!!!
    What a great idea....I'll have to try it myself.
    All your mosaics are eye candy.

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  35. Hi Ms Deb, isn't this the coolest idea of making a cake plate holder? You always have great bargain finds!
    I am most happy to accept the invitation!

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  36. Another banner shopping trip. I love those silver cups..perfect for those pretty flowers!

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  37. I love that idea with the cake stand. I haven't seen that magazine here in Australia yet...I sure do hope that we can get it here soon!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  38. your new finds combines with your other items have certainly made for a lovely display. The cake stand idea is one I will have to try. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  39. What a great idea! Your little tea party looks so cute. I'll have to try it out...didn't realize that you could just peel off the hot glue if you decided not leave it as a cake stand. Great finds!

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  40. Hi Debbie, thank you, I would love some tea and cake! Your cake stand is wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing your talents at MM. :)

    Can't wait to see the premiere issue of Flea Market Style. :)

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  41. You are such a good little thrifter! And I do believe you do the best blue and white of us all. This looks like a classy setting at a Country Inn. Sign me up!

    Scribbler

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  42. The detail on those silver tumblers is the best - gorgeous!

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  43. I have had so much fun at your party. Your staff are amazing. Your dishes and table settings exquite! No need to cook with all the talent that surrounds you. Thank you for a delightful time and fabulous mosaic.

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  44. Mmmmmm...I'd love a piece of that cake right now! Your dishes are so pretty and your kitty is a charmer! Wonderful post for mosaic Monday!

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  45. We are kindered spirits. This is one of my addictions, to my husbands annoyance! I am a new follower & admirer!
    Following you from Beneath Naps On The Porch.


    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

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  46. Debbie, what a great idea making a cake plate out of the glass and a plate. I love your blue and white dishes and that silver tumbler is tres chic. I can't wait to see Baby Kitty's cooking show!

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  47. Such a beautiful post! Great finds, love the way you put it all together. Have a great week!
    *hugs*deb

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  48. Hi Debbie,
    Can you tell me something about the sliver tray at the beginning of your post? I have inherited one just like it and also a candy dish. I think they were from one of my great-grandparents.
    I love your blog and have been quietly reading along for quite a while. Thank you for all the wonderful inspirations!

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  49. This is great Deb! I love the cake stand, now I'm going to be looking for odd lot plates at thrift stores. What a great idea. You know I love your blue and white, and coffee and dessert sounds perfect right now. Can't wait for Baby Kitty's cooking show (his manager can send the royalty check anytime now lol) My favorite photo is the reflection you caught in the coffee - beautiful! Sorry so late in commenting, it's going to take me a month to catch up on everything! Hugs, Kat

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  50. Hi Barbara! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! I love my grapey tray, too! You have a candy dish? Wow! I'll be looking for that one! I found it at GW for about $16...unbelievable what people will give away! Here is the link for the first time I posted it so you can get a good look at it:
    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2009/04/metamorphosis-mondayora-few-tarnished.html
    Other than that, I don't know too much. Now you have me curious. I'll be doing research! Have a great week! thanks for stopping by!...hugs...Debbie

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  51. Everything is simply beautiful! I glued candle sticks to candle holders once for something different and thought it was great! But looking at your plates there I now want to go glue all my plates into a 3 tier stand! Love all your stuff. Be blessed. Cindy

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  52. Everything looks beautiful, I HAVE to get that magazine! It's a bit pricey but looks full of wonderful stuff.

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  53. Great finds as always! Love your cake plate that you made (that mag is full of great ideas)!

    I'm going to Goodwill today after Kroger. They just renovated mine and the prices went up!

    Manuela

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  54. I LOPVE the idea of the DIY cake stand!!! How neat AND that you can take it apart after you entertain!!! Love this! All your finds are terrific!!! XO, Pinky

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  55. Great thrifty finds...My favorite is the silver vase filled with flowers...gorgeous.

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  56. Love the blues and whites. BUT BOOTS , my cat, says, "Hey, how come THAT kittie is allowed on the table?!"

    nannykim at http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

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  57. I love your thrifty finds! How creative to make that plate and dessert dish into a cake stand. Very clever and very beautiful!

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  58. I have been away in Charlotte, NC and have missed the blogs I read regularly...like yours! Love the image you have posted of the lemon creme cake with coffee.. your silver and blue and white so pretty. Glad to be back.

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  59. Hi Deb
    Just stopping in to say hi. I'm loving Kitty on the table. My mom would die!!
    So glad you and Deb (from kinda down the street from me lol) are blogging together. She is one very special lady. Do you know she also owns a business making really special dog biscuits? My dogs LOVE them. She and I met (well we actually having met face to face yet) through The cat rescue network. She also loves antiques and family, but I'm sure you must know all this right?
    So... I'm leaving on Sat. yup, driving to visit the girls. I'm staying with CC for a couple days, Jeanne for a couple days and Mrs. Magpie for a few days. I'm soooo anxious.
    Sorry I haven't been around to say hi, but I haven't been doing any meme's lately.
    Hope your having a great week.
    Love Claudie
    xoxox

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  60. Good Evening Debbie, you are too cool for school girl..look at you making a cake stand love it girl...ok now I can see me making these for the baby shower I'm doing come Aug...love all your photos my friend...How our little cute gut doing...Hope and pray all is well in your world my Dear friend...Love ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  61. Happy to see you at NTT! I'm drooling over your $1.91 french coffee press...so pretty. Your faux cake pedestal is also a beauty and awesome thrifty idea! Hope you have a FUN week:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  62. Hi, Debbie... I adore what you showed us in this post. In addition to the kitties, of course, I love the cake stand you made. How neat! And the silver cup.... oh, Debbie! I adore it! I have this thing for shiny objects of the silver variety, and that is a neat one!

    Sending you warm hugs. Hop in the car with Claudie and come on down to Florida!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  63. Debbie...love the cake platter idea! Who knew you just need a glue gun to have a brand new cake platter. :-) You find the BEST deals, girlfriend! Your staff did an excellent job assisting...or was it the other way around and you assisted them? ;-) Don't you think the foam in the top of your coffee cup looks just like a lobster? LOL And, no...I haven't had a single glass on wine this evening. LOL

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  64. Debbie,

    Beautiful table. I love the cake plate. Now if I could just find my glue gun....

    Thanks for sharing.
    Carol

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  65. PS. Boots reply to Baby Kitty, "I am now taking advantage of the fact that you were sitting on the table in this post. I have started sitting on one of nannykim's tables which she moved near the spindles. She is a bit mad at me and keeps shooing me off--but I just give her a knowing look. Thanks for your help in showing her that we cats stick together (at times)." Nannykim at spindlecottage does not endorse this message.

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  66. Hi Debbie,
    So pretty. I love those silver tumblers/vases and what you did with the cake plate...wow. Your cake looks pretty yummy too.

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  67. Your tea party is so nice, Debbie. I love the silver vases. What a deal! Love your spode dishes....Chistine

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  68. I love all your thrifty finds, but Baby Kitty takes the cake. She is just too cute. But really, your finds are beautiful!

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  69. So lovely! I really like the blue dish with the plate. Very clever! I might have to borrow this idea.

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  70. Hi Debbie,
    How lovely everything is! Love the silver vases! Happy Friday!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  71. I LOVE the cake stand you made from you gobblet & plate. Beuatiful! Have a great weekend. Charlene

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  72. $1.91 for a French Coffee Press!!! I hate to confess what I paid for mine! What a great looking setting. You are the queen of thrifting!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley

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  73. Just beautiful! Each and every picture is stunning!

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  74. Your tea party looks wonderful! And I love your pictures, that picture in a picture is particularly great!

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  75. HI Debbie! Thank you so much for your sweet words about my grand to be! I know you're enjoying yours so much.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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  76. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that tiered stand in Flea Market Style and I love your take on it! I love your picture in the picture to show the detail on the cup! I may copy you someday! That looks like it's right out of a magazine!

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  77. Debbie, this is beautiful. Your home made cake plate is wonderful! Those silver tumblers are the prettiest I've ever seen. laurie

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  78. How very kind of you to stop in and visit! Truly love your blog, you are quite talented and I am totally enthralledd with your blog.

    Nancy's Notes

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  79. Debbie how precious is Baby Kitty!
    Everything looks beautiful and delicious. Mmmmm....:)

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  80. Today is son's wedding!!!
    I am going to cry I just know it!
    Popped in to say hello and hope your weekend is grand!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie