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21 March, 2010

A "Saladscape" with a Fabulous Vintage Find

IMG_1196 I seem to collect thrifting finds along a theme…and this time it’s a saladscape! lol Everything I found  this week lends itself to serving a salad! And…a long-wished-for vintage find is the star! Can you spot it?


IMG_1194 Our co-host today is our own handsome man…Baby Kitty…who is giving me a strange look because he doesn’t think that saladscape is a word! Hey…we are scaping everything else here in blogland…why not salads?


IMG_1199 Of course, that means that you must have a salad bowl, so I took one that I already had and added it to this old silver server…instant fanciness! And the server only cost $2.52! I really like the way this transforms the bowl!


IMG_1198 To serve the salad, I am using some old silverplate serving pieces from a previous Goodwill hunting score for $1.00…which included a coin silver spoon that I showed you in a previous post! The green bubble glass goblets came from the clearance aisle at Pier 1 last spring.


IMG_1191 I am also using my mom’s green depression glass butter dish and a vintage roll cover from an earlier thrifting trip, as well as these lovely old silverplate butter knives…


IMG_1187 …that were mixed in with this collection of old silverplate flatware….only $9.99 for the lot!


IMG_1197 Now I am only one random dinner fork short of having a service for eight in mismatched silverplate flatware!


IMG_1200 I love this find…seven Pier 1 bowls for $4.54! I will use them as salad bowls, since I didn’t have any really pretty ones!


plates My sweet blogger buddy, Claudie from Bubblin’ Over gave me these plates! Aren’t they gorgeous? I got to meet Claudie and her friend Juli from Juliology this week while they were visiting all the way from Canada!  They were staying with  CC Catherine at Catherine de thé Cups, who invited me to go junkin’ with them! We had a so much fun!


IMG_1214But the absolute star of my saladscape is this…a vintage castor set!! Isn’t it wonderful? I have been admiring them for a long time, but couldn’t afford one. Then my sweet neighbor Joyce ( you might remember her from my ink well post) found this one for me for…you will not believe it!…$20!! Woooo hoooo!! Major score! It even has all of the tops…which is not always the case.


IMG_1211 There are etched glass cruets for oil and vinegar with two different styles of glass stoppers…lovely!


IMG_1208 And there are salt and pepper shakers…notice the two different shapes…gorgeous!


IMG_1213 And finally, there is a mustard pot…amazing! You can really see the etched glass in this photo.


IMG_1222 And just look at the detail in the handle! Is it not the prettiest thing you have ever seen?


page1 Ahhhh! I think I have died and gone to heaven! I finally have a castor set of my own! Can you tell that I love it? lol


bkcruetBaby Kitty thinks I am a silly girl…but I’ll bet that you understand!


IMG_1225 Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll stay for some (imaginary) salad before you head off to the bloggy parties! Then please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
See you next time! A la prochaine!

93 comments:

  1. Beautiful Debbie! I love to have light meals of salad when the weather turns warm, and this table would be beautiful to serve it from. I love how you dressed up the salad bowl using the server. And I knew that the cruet set was the star from the first shot - what a deal. It's beautiful and in such great condition. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Hope you are having fun in babyland :) Hugs, Kat (btw, the ants are actually metal sculptures at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)

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  2. What a lovely table you have set. Love the green.

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  3. What a great set and to have all the lids, wow. You must be the queen of thrifting. Your table setting is wonderful as always and it amazes me how you can get your kitties to pose for such great photos. I love it. Have a great day in this cold rain...Kim

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  4. Debbie, I am SO borrowing the idea of placing a big bowl in my silver server to use for salad! I am hosting a bridal shower in a few weeks, and this idea is going to be added to the plan. Loved your theme and all of your pretties. That cruet set is wonderful. hugs, Sue

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  5. Everything looks so gorgeous! You're right, everything is getting "scaped" in blogland so why not "saladscaping" LOL.

    Love, love the cruet set! The bowl in the old server is such a clever idea and looks so beautiful!

    I have the same paperwhite in blue bowl - old Bombay Company. I think I've had it for about 12 years!

    Kisses to Baby Kitty! I'm not a cat person by BK is the cutest blog kitty.

    Manuela

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  6. Debbie, I love your saladscape. The cruet set is fab and I love all the old silver plate flatware. I too recently found a bunch of silver plate you can see it on my latest post. Your table is beautiful and I looove your kitty! Smiles, Marla

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  7. Debbie, your new cruet set is gorgeous. I love the top finial and all the beautiful detail on it. How unreal to find one that is totally complete. Stunning. I love your pretty plates and bowls too and the green glasses and butter dish are so pretty. I also really like the flowers in your bowl. Everything is just so pretty. Hope you are having a super week and enjoying the new baby. He is such a precious blessing. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Absolutely breathtaking post, Debbie!!

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  9. Some wonderful finds :o) The saladscape looks really welcoming, love the way you presented the salad bowl. I really enjoy reading your blog as you have such good ideas.

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  10. Really enjoyed seeing all your silver pieces......great finds at GW! Love your kittys too......they are so precious! They add so much personality to your photos!

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  11. Your tablescape looks wonderful. Your friend found a great deal for you and it looks so pretty. Love the vintage silverplate flatware too. Thanks for sharing such a lovely table with us.

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  12. Beautiful spring/summer table for a light meal, Debbie. I love the salad bowl in the silver server, it will make any salad taste better. Now to find myself a pretty one, instead of passing them up...your castor set is gorgeous, love the design on the handle. Super deal on all that flatware. The blue/white reticulated plates look so nice with the green depression glass. You had a very successful thrifting day, as always!

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  13. All the elements go together so well. My favorite piece is the green butter dish. What a great table for a salad luncheon!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  14. Tell baby kitty that saladscaping IS a word cause you say so!!! LOL...I love it!! The table is gorgeous and such wonderful finds. Aren't bloggy friends great. I hate that I missed meeting Claudie (I'm still in Texas) as she is one great gal! Joyce is such a good friend and love the castor set (never heard it called that before love learning new things). Miss all you GA bloggers but I will be back in April!!

    Linda @ A La Carte

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  15. Debbie... I think you've found the key to meme posting... an interesting post linked to every meme you can think of to apply it to... LOL...

    love the blue/white with the green and the silver... just beautiful! the thrifty vintage castor set is just divine!

    have a glorious week!

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  16. Hi Debbie,such beautiful treasures you found. Shopping with all of you gals would have been a blast. I love the way Baby Kitty stands guard over your beautiful treasures. Your cruet set is "gorgeous" to say the least...
    hugs ~lynne~

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  17. Thanks for sharing all your vintage finds. That castor set is amazing. Usually, there is a piece missing, but yours is all there and beautiful! Love all your silverplate flatware. I'm also collecting now too. It's fun to keep adding and mixing up the pieces. Your salad bowl is so pretty too. Baby Kitty is to cute!

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  18. Gorgeous pieces and put together in a stunning table! Love your saladscape :)

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  19. A new word in my blog vocabulary ... saladscape! Love it! And love everything about your post!

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  20. Hi Deb - Once again, your table is fabulous. I just want to pull up a chair, pour some tea and pet that gorgeous cat. I love white dishes and have quite a collection of them. I will have to get creative and show some of my dishes off very soon.

    I really look forward to your posts. They are THE BEST! Hugs to the kitties, Deb

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  21. Debbie, You did it again, you found some wonderful treasures and you are using them all in the most perfect way. I love Casotr sets and I can not believe the price. Wonderful find. You are one clever lady elevating the look of your salad bowl with the silver stand, love it!! I don't know if you blog has a new look or not but I must mention how wonderful it looks, so crisp and fresh!! I am looking forward to up-coming events also, Hugs Kathysue

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  22. What a fresh and pretty green in your glass - working beautifully with your blue and white. It seems we are all seeking that lovely spring green - as in new shoots and leaves poking up from the ground and peeking at us from tree branches...everything on your table is so inviting!

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  23. Debbie - wow! I love all the different etched bottles in the castor set. Each one is so pretty! And I love what you did with the silver thingey that holds the salad bowl. Great idea! The salad bowls are just perfect. Hey, in one pic it looks like kitty has sunflowers on her head! (or is it his head?) Well, cute! So fun to have been on almost all of those finds! Also, love the salad scape....how do you say that in French? hmmmm....Linda

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  24. What a lucky find. :) I love your green glass pieces!!!

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  25. Baby Kitty is just killing me! I LOVE those kitties. How on earth do you get that kitty to pose so ladylike on the table for the photos? You tell BK that 'saladscape' is most certainly a word!!! Debbie, there is isn't one thing on your table that I don't love. Love the salad bowl on the silver server and that castor set....I want it! No wonder you are giddy with excitement over it...I would be too! You should start up 'Saladscape Sunday'!

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  26. I love all your green glassware! that pictures with the cat almost looks she is wearing flowers in her hair. :-)
    HOw exciting that you got such a great deal on the castor set! It feels great to find something you have searched for for a long time.

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  27. I had a castor set I LOVED that "disappeared" during a move. I was (and still am) heartbroken. Lucky you to get such a score!! Gorgeous!
    xoxo Pattie

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  28. Aren't you the lucky girl? I have looked for one of those sets for years! They are always way too pricey.

    I like the way you repurposed the silver cradle to elevate the salad bowl -- it makes it the star of the show!

    Your whole setting is lovely.

    Scribbler

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  29. Hey Debbie, I love depression glassware. I have a few green pieces myself.

    I love your saladscape, did you just make up a new word? The lotus bowls are beautiful and what a great "junker" you are. You constantly amaze me with all your finds.

    Looks like BK has got flowers blooming out of his head!

    Happy Sunday, Bonnie


    PS - I enjoyed visiting your friend Tina's blog and Kitty loves being featured on your blog.

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  30. What an amazing find, and what a beautiful saladscape. I especially the paperwhite centerpiece - how lovely. The table is beautiful.

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  31. Great finds and a beautiful table scape.

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  32. Beautiful......but now I am hungry!!!

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  33. I really enjoyed your post and looking at all your photos. The absolute star is the vintage castor set and you make me envious!!!! I spotted that piece in the first photo...now I need one too!!!LOL

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  34. Do I sense a new blog party idea??? Saladscape Sat/Sun????
    This is a truly beautiful mosaic because of the beauty of these objects...great job!!!

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  35. Debbie, I love your set!! I spotted it in the first photos & thought that was it. Great find & what a beautiful table. Baby Kitty is pretty cute too.

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  36. This is my first time to visit your blog, but it's now on my favorites! Love the saladscape (and the word!) and I am thrilled for you and the condiment set. What a buy! I've seen them for many, many more $$$..Well done, you.

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  37. Hi Debbie,
    I think you are the queen of GW great finds! In fact, you make me want things I never knew existed! hehe. That's good marketing girl! Are we going to get to see pics of the bloggers meeting? Bet you all had a grand time! Cindy

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  38. Awesome saladscape Debbie! :) I really LOVE that castor set, it looks amazing! I have found the same pier1 bowls myself...great post!

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  39. What a gorgeous table! Kitty is adorable too.

    I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and see Jane's Met Monday post.
    Allison

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  40. Debbie! You are the Thrift Queen for sure. What great treasures you uncovered. I'll be over for that salad soon :0)

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  41. I laughed out loud when I saw your kitty sitting on the table and your funny comment about us understanding. Your music is so charming. Beautiful table for sure. I love mixing the vintage with the new.

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  42. Very nice - I love those old pieces !
    Kammy

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  43. Beautiful collections Debbie.
    Have a lovely springtime.

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  44. Wonderful post of a beautiful table! Love the blue and green, and the cruets are lovely. What a great find! Your blog is one of my very favorites.

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  45. Very, very pretty - love the pierced-edge plates. And Baby Kitty is a great addition. Love the white on white napkins.

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  46. Love all the silver with the blue and green...gorgeous!

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  47. The saladscape looks so beautiful! I'd just like to sit down and have a lovely meal with you!

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  48. wow - that cruet set is amazing!!! i have been looking for one for ages, and i rarely see them under $100. amazing deal, and it's beautiful!
    love baby kitty too!

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  49. I love the old quadruple plated silverplate from the late 1800s - such fantastic raised and detailed designs. They made some wonderful bride's baskets during the same era, too. Your table is very inviting!

    Amanda

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  50. Ooooooooooooooo, you lucky dog! Or cat, maybe? Anyway, what a terrific find! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  51. Lovely and what a great idea to make a saladscape! Your silver casserole dishes little shorter sister lives here. We got our as a wedding present nearly 30 years ago from some in laws.

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  52. Good stuff!!!! Kisses to Baby Kitty!

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  53. How beautiful everything looks! I love the silver with the crystal. It looks so elegant. I think your little kitty is so sweet ♥

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  54. Debbie, that is the prettiest castor set I've ever seen! You got such a deal on it. What a wonderful find! I also love that you used that other silver piece to serve salad. (Do you visit Prior's blog? She's having a monthly "Prior" event. You post something you've found and use in a different way. I think your salad bowl server would be a great entry for that event.) You are so clever to think of such unique ways to use your wonderful finds! What a deal on those sweet little bowls! I've got to get to your neck of the woods some day. You know I love those beautiful blue and white plates that were given to you. Lucky girl laurie

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  55. Of course, "Saladscape"is a word and you have pulled together the perfect assortment of accessories and dishware for it! I LOVE those white flower shaped bowls! Your castor set is fabulous!

    DD

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  56. Debbie, Wow. great finds, we don't have lot of places to shop for treasures. I am happy for you and what a great word saladscapes.....love the music.

    Barbara

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  57. Beautiful...all of it is simply beautiful! And did you get score some deals! Be blessed. Cindy

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  58. He,he,he, Saladscape! I love it! Beautiful job. How nice to have your own personal shopper looking out for your "needs".
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  59. Love your castor set. I found one last year and we have it on the kitchen table all the time. I thought the little pot was for mustard? Anyway, I don't keep sugar OR mustard in mine. My husband loves those red pepper flakes so I filled it with that and added a tiny demitasse spoon. Works beautifully and we don't need any tacky condiment containers on the table.
    Laura

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  60. What a haul you got!!! LOVE he castor set!! And the mismatched silverware, I am always on the lookout for that!

    Your "saladscape" is gorgeous!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  61. very lovely. What a wonderful $20 dream come true score.

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  62. What a beautiful cruet set, Debbie! The finial is stunning! It's amazing that all the pieces are there! How fabulous! Great finds on all your silver pieces! The mind julip cup is beautiful! Your summer table is stunning!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  63. Ok-aside from the fact that Baby Kitty is my favorite part of this post-I am amazed at that stunning find of a castor set! It is beautiful and only $20!I need to start shopping at your Goodwill because I never find anything that great when I shop my Goodwill:). BTW, love your new banner!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  64. You've done really well with your treasure hunting! I found a silver plate that I am using for a candle and some silk flowers...love something we can use and enjoy! Lovely table! ♥

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  65. Wow busy bunny Debbie lovely finds, great table...I've been busy crafting with my embroidery machine and other stuff.

    Teresa x

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  66. Debbie, Love your saladscape! What a great way to use your beautiful serving pieces. Good luck thrifting.

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  67. The castor set is beautiful - you have a good friend to think of you!!

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  68. Debbie,
    Please be sure to tell Joyce that I just luv her $20.00 find...that castor set is just beautiful...both of you have such good luck finding awesome deals. I also luv that $2.52 server! It's so good to see you at my party...hope you have a wonderful day:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  69. Hey Debbie...
    Have I got some great pictures of you my girl. Can't wait to share. You are so to love and your blog is delightful. The cruet set ( I think that's what my mother - in - law use to call them) is a real find. I remember you mentioning it. Fab pictures and that cat in the midst is comical. I'll check in often! Glad our paths have crossed.

    Love Julie

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  70. Hi Debbie! I'm drooling over your gorgeous tablescape! Love your new finds and it's always a pleasure knowing you're in good hands with Baby Kitty around!
    Thank you for your encouragement about our little Carter. I know it will be just fine!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  71. I don't think "silly girl" is what Baby is trying to tell you. "When do we eat" is what I heard her saying! So do tell, what time are you serving the freshly grilled Mahi Mahi and Blackened Tuna??? I wouldn't want to be late, especially since you went through all this work to set a beautiful table!!

    Romeo and "her"

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  72. Love that green with the blue and also how you make up these great words to describe your table settings....we missed you at lunch yesterday....stop by the blog to see what you missed....we had so much fun...

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  73. You find the best things! I spy some of my mom's pattern in that silver!
    I love the green butter dish with the roll cover..
    (see, I can read!)
    Have a great weekend, Debbie!

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  74. My first visit to your blog and you have awesome, awesome tablewares. Love this post.

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  75. Debbie...you did a great job...it all looks so nice...even baby kitty loves it...

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  76. Hello there sweet lady,

    This is just so refreshingly lovely!~ My oh my, your finds are fabulous and those fresh colors of fresh blue and white, with the fresh Spring green, as well as the silver, paper whites and last but not least, the adorable kitty!~ Why, I'm in 'tablescape heaven'!..,

    I was very late due to technical difficulties in posting this week with Mr' Linky, so it's been somewhat lonely 'in my little corner of blogland' today! Please do feel most welcome to pop over for a visit my dear and we'll enjoy a 'tete a tete' and 'a cup of cyber-tea'!..,

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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  77. LOVE that furry little tablescaper!

    m ^..^

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  78. Your table looks so beautiful! I really love your idea of putting the salad bowl on the server! I may have to copy that!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  79. Debbie, absolutely a winner! The castor set is gorgeous in every detail. I've long wanted one of these, but I'm still searching. I did recently find a beautiful sugar scuttle for a good price. I love your idea of using the silver stand for the salad bowl. It elevates the salad to new heights. LOL Thanks for sharing this beautiful table.

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  80. Ooooh Debbie only you girl could come up with the term Saladscape ha ha!! you are too funny my friend...Now that Cruet set is to die 4 beautiful and I have 3 of them and yours by far is so much better...How fun to meet with other bloggers for a fun day my friend...How's our sweet Austin doing...Girl he is just darling I bet he growing like a weed and smiling all the time...Love ya sis....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  81. Hi Debbie,

    I LOVE the way you've used the silverplated server with the pretty glass salad bowl. I think that's a brilliant idea! OK if I "borrow" this creative concept for a future post? "Saladscape" is the best new word I've heard lately! Pourquoi pas?

    Your vintage castor set is gorgeous. What a fantastic buy! I see those at estate sales and antique shops, and they're frequently ten times what your sweet neighbor paid!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    -bill

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  82. Your table is beautiful Debbie, but I must say that I am so charmed by your sweet cat!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  83. What a gorgeous table, Debbie! I LOVE your silver and blue china. Love your blue toile curtains too. I have red ones myself. Thanks for sharing and Happy Friday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  84. Loooove the salad server!!! I know what I'll be looking for all summer! Thanks.

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  85. I've been meaning to leave you a message to tell you how pretty this is! You've certainly found some wonderful treasures lately! And this is just beautiful!

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  86. Oh My! Everything is just gorgeous!! ♥

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  87. Luv'in your saladscape. I have a castor set that is oh so similar. I think it my be it's sister!

    Love the photo with Miss Kitty!!!

    - The Tablescaper

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  88. I love that castor set also. It is so beautiful. As soon as I clicked on your blog it caught my eye. I never new that there were castor sets that had this many bottles. I have only seen the usual salt and pepper or oil and vinegar. I am on the hunt now.
    Carey

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  89. I spotted your new treasure right away. $20 - WOW, good for you. I wanna shop with you

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  90. Hey girl......I love this Salad Scape...and the plates Claudie gave you look SPOT on! I also adore that set of vintage silver....and the cruet set ROCKS! You were very creative in using that silver holder for the salad bowl. C*R*E*A*T*I*V*E~~~ Baby Kitty is so photographic and patient, what a cutie patootie. :) Hugs friend! ~CC

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  91. Oh I get to place my comment right below our dear friend CC
    I MISS ALL OF YOU!
    I knew the plates would fit right into your decor Debbie. I also love your table and kitty too.
    Trying to get some work done around here. Everything is popping! as in spring.
    Everyone LOVES the pictures of our P.J. affair. I laugh every time I come across them in my photo's.
    Love You
    Love Claudie
    oxoxoxo

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