Tuesday, November 23, 2010

~BUSY DAYS~

Happy Tuesday everyone. It has been a busy few days around here and only to get busier as we get ready for Thanksgiving. I have to run to the store for some last minute items and then tomorrow I can start cooking. I still have not figured out what I am going to make for dessert. I think I may try to do a trifle; I have a dish that was given to me as a gift years ago that I have never used. Something chocolate would be heavenly. Now to go through some cookbooks or shop the Food Network. I can't believe I put off making something because I had big plans to make and freeze some things. Oh well, there is always Christmas.


I set up a little tea this morning and I am joining Lady Katherine for the first time. You can visit her at Lady Katherine Tea Parlour for the party she hosts every Tuesday. Like the rest of you {most likely}, I've had some silver to polish for the holidays. Last year my son got up from the table and pulled out some flatware for himself because the silver was so tarnished. I was using a creamy type polish and it just wasn't cutting it, so I bought some liquid stuff that you have to use with gloves ...it sounds nasty. So I am not looking forward to this. Why I didn't do this sooner, I think I thrive on stress. But I digress. Last summer my friend Snow saw at lot of my silver up at the lakehouse on my hutch and said, "If you like silver, I have a ton of it and I hate to polish." That's all she had to say. A few days later she brought some pieces over and it included this tea set.
This has to polished up but let's just say it has a patina. I have two other tea sets but they aren't as large as this. I had fun setting up this little vignette in my living room. I should have made a fire; it's only 32 degrees here in Chicago.
My tea cup and saucer are part of a set of china called Marquis that I found at an estate sale about 2 years ago. The silver spoon is part of a mismatched bunch. The thingie on the right is actually a mercury glass squash that I am using with my fall decor. It's hard to tell just what it is.

Yesterday I was fiddling around and trying to be crafty with some empty jars I have been saving. I took some sheet music and made a little candle holder which is in my first picture and the one above. I just wrapped it around a clean salsa jar and used some glue. Then I tied a little piece of jute around it and plopped a tea light in it. It pretty much cost me pennies. I'm looking forward to some extra time to make some more. I think they would look good grouped together or lined up in a row. I have been seeing similar {if not the same} candles around Blogland for quite some time. I was really inspired.

Saturday The Husband and I went to the Holiday Market in Morris, Illinois, and really had a good time. Everything I bought was for Christmas, so you will have to wait {with bated breath I'm sure} to see everything. I was amazed at the talent I saw there. If I were a craftier person or one who could sew, I would have walked away with some inspiration. But I'm neither. I didn't take pictures because it was so crowded and I wasn't really sure if the vendors would like it. And though I was aware that there were other bloggers there, I didn't recognize any...of course. How could I? I did see Anne Marie from Na Da Farm With Anne Marie and was bold enough to approach her. We had a nice time talking and I want to say she is as nice and pretty as you see on her blog. She has a barn sale every spring and fall, so if you live in the Chicago area, try to make it. I am putting it on my calendar, I'm not missing it.

Well, I didn't mean to make such a wordy post...I have SO much to do. Visit Lady Katherine and also Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday, to which I am also linking. I'm also wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Save some room for dessert! :-)

101 comments:

Karen said...

Good morning, Blondie! We are next to each other for TT Tuesday, so thought I'd visit. Glad I did cuz I just love your silver tea service, patina and all! Have never been to a barn sale, but would like to go to the one you mentioned. May I suggest Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie for dessert-it's what I'm makin' and got it from She Wears Many Hats. btw, it's 32 here in Western Oregon, too. Had a 1/2" of snow last nite-you prob'ly have more. Have a lovely, blessed Thanksgiving!

Theresa said...

Good Morning to you in your chilly town! Love your silver tea set and I don't like to polish it either! A few years ago, I was going into a shoe store and saw a silver tray sticking out of the trash can! It was tarnished and looked REALLY bad! I grabbed it, brought it home, polished it up and it turned out really beautiful! Enjoy your week and take time to rest a little:) HUGS!

Sarah said...

Aren't you the lucky one! The silver tea service is lovely in its coat of patina. I admit that mostly I polish my silver, but I also like it with the patina of age. Depends on my mood. I'm making pecan pie and pumpkin pie for our dessert.
Hope your Thanksgiving is full of joyful abundance! ~ Sarah

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!~**Hugs,Rachel

Pam said...

I like your candle holder. I am having Sara Lee pies for dessert. I have always made pies from scratch, but am boycotting it this year. But that trifle does sound good. I always like the look of them on the buffet.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jane,
I'm so glad you stopped by! I love your silver tea service with its lovely patina! There is just something about silver that you don't get with anything else.
You have a wonderful blog and I'm signing up to follow so I can stay in touch. I really enjoyed my visit. Wishing you and your lovely family a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,
Sandi

La said...

You've been a busy lady. I like the look of the sheet music around your jar candle. Your tea service looks wonderful.

I make a chocolate trifle that my nephew adores. Make a 9 x 13 pan of fudge brownies. Once they've cooled, poke with fork and pour coffee liquor over the top.

Break up half the brownie into bottom of trifle dish and layer with chocolate mousse, cool whip, and crushed toffee (like Heath or Skor), repeat layers and chill.

This is very rich but pretty and YUMMY! Shoot, I just made myself hungry. :o)

Happy Tuesday! La

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Jane Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. I love your candle that you made with the jar, sheet music and a little jute. So beautiful and in the midst of some greenery on my mantle it would be gorgeous. Oh I thank you for the share sweetie. So thoughtful of you.

Your silver tea set is exquisite. I would have jumped at the chance as well. I mean for FREE?? I can't wait to see it all polished and ready for company. Make sure you post a before and after. You have your hands full with the polishing.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Janie's World said...

I think your little jars are wonderful! They turned out really pretty. For something chocolate, try Pat's trifle on Back Porch Musings Blog. Delicious!

stefanie said...

looks soooooo cozy!!!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Your silver sure does look elegant. And I'm loving that candle! Adorable!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane, I love reading your day to day doings... so fun, I feel like I am right there and we are just chatting away... love, love love your silver tea set! I don't ever polish most of my silver pieces, I love the tarnished look... stay warm there, we are expecting a major winter storm here in the next two hours and the high tomorrow will be 15, low of 3, YIKES! I am not ready for this... glad you had a nice time at the market fair and got to meet fun bloggers... Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend... xoxo Julie Marie PS I LOVE your new profile pic, you are so pretty!!!

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Jane, the silver tea set is pretty and a lot of people are getting rid of their silver. I wish it were colder here as it's 73and hot. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Donna said...

Hi jane...you find THE most incredible treasures!!! Beautiful setting! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Barb said...

Hi Miss Jane,

I don't polish silver (well, hardly ever) either. I love the tarnished look. Hubby doesn't get it- he likes bright and shiny.
The tea set is lovely. The setting is very cozy. It is very cold here today-60 degrees. I'm almost frozen-hehe. Actually, I am a wimp now. Can't believe i grew up in Mi.
The blood does get thinner.

The candle holder looks very vintage. You are craftier than you think.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

XOXO,
Barb

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hi ya Jane! Love that candle! I've been meaning to do the same...only I thought I'd take the sheet music and put it directly on a candle....(a la pottery barn!) Love the silver - we are silver collectors as well. In fact, we last night we designed a Christmas tree with old silver, tarnished & polished. It is for a fundraiser this weekend - we'll post pictures next week...it was really fun!
Wishing you and yours a lovely Thanksgiving....a triffle sounds good by the way :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Jane,

My children polish our silver evry year just before Chrismtas as one of their Chrismtas jobs! It helps them save up for Christmas goodies they want to buy.

I like your candle jars with the music. Don't they look gorgeous?

Sarahx

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love the candle holder and the silver! I just adore silver, and the more tarnished, the better I like it!

I am crazy busy these days too! And I am afraid it is only going to get worse!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lou Cinda :)

Raine and Sage said...

I love all your silverware and teacups. You're such a lady Jane! I'd be very comfortable in your home being waited on with all your lovely furnishings and cutlery etc. I'm coming to visit you. If I ever get to your beautiful country that is! :)Tea light candles are sweet.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Jane!
What a beautiful tea service!
I'm all about tarnished silver, you can't duplicate a beautifully aged patina. :-)

Wishing you the best Thanksgiving ever!

Hugs,
Anne

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
It's even colder here today! We were supposed to hit a whopping 28, but the wind is even making it feel worse.
I love your crafty candle jar! See, you are crafty! So cute!
Sounds like you have a busy day tomorrow. I am watching the grandbaby as Katie has been sick and she just needed to get a little sleep.
Looking forward to our weekend. I so will need it!
Hugs,
Cindy

Denise said...

Hi Jane, it is so warm here but by Thursday it should cool down and be a little cozier, and on Friday we're only in the 50's:) Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving together.
xxx

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh my Jane, thats so pretty..
Great minds think alike I see.. I just made 4 of those this morning.. 2 large and 2 small... Love the candles covered with music paper..

Happy Thanksgiving

Charlene said...

I LOVE your candles & your tea set. I like you LOVE silver but, hate to polish it. I say the same... patina! But, when it's done isn't it GRAND? I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my sweet friend. I am so thankful for you! HUGS!
Charlene

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love your little candle and I might even be able to do that! Did you print the sheet music off some site or is it actual music?

I'm making an Apple Butter-Pumpkin Streusal Pie for Thursday. I got the recipe from a Foodie Friday post. We will only have 3 people, so only 1 pie!

Crystal said...

Oh I think we have the same tea set. I don't like to polish either, but sometimes we must :)
You had a lovely setup for tea, wish I could sit a spell? I am off to finish my baking.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
You sound like a very busy girl. I love the sweet little candle you created.

Love your silver setting and tarnished silver is just as pretty as shiny in my book!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

hugs
Sissie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that tea service and you are busy like me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kathy said...

Hello, lovely silver - and yes, I had some polishing to do. I used the cream - that's what I had on hand - I will be displaying it during my Christmas with Victoria post -You do have some lovely pieces and Delightsome tea set.
Thank you for visiting - I love meeting new people!
Kathy

Amy Kinser said...

Love the sheet music on the jars. I have done something similar. I love sheet music projects. I actually bought an old hymnal at a thrift store and have loved using that for different things.

Thanks for stopping by my place. Happy Thanksgiving.

Createology said...

Serene and beautiful tea setting. Happy Thanksgiving to you...

Ashley said...

Your silver pieces are all so beautiful! And you are so lucky that you go them for free. I love that little candle holder you made with the sheet music. I might just have to copy that ;) Happy Thanksgiving!

kristin said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting I am trying to post more and more often and its always great to see comments! I am following you now also :)
I think I am liking my rooster the way that it is but I'm still undecided, and I have searched high and low for a birdhouse like the one that I found, i only found one once before but it was more than i wanted to spend but I HAD to snag this one up as soon as I saw it, I felt like I won the lottery! LOL

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, I don't know about your temperature, but ours is dropping all day. We are suppose to get down to 23 tonight. Your candles made me think about the candles I saw at a craft show that was battery operated. They called them grunzie candles. They were definitely. Silver does require the polishing, but it is so pretty. Have a great Thanksgiving. Your Missouri friend.

bj said...

Oh, Blondie..I love your pretty tea set. Just beautiful.
Now, I HAVE to have a candle like that. Did you make it?
You know when you made the stiped burlap, I made one...I keep waiting for you to tell me what we are going to make next...:)))
Happy Thanksgiving..
Oh, we are having Pumpkin muffins and ice cream, Raspberry Cream Cheese Pie and Pumpkin with REAL whipped creme..:)

Mimi said...

Very pretty tea set...have fun polishing your silver, I find it calming.
I am glad that I am not the only one that doesn't have a craft gene!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Jane! Love the silver tea set and I love your little candle holder wrapped in the sheet music! Very cute! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving friend!~Hugs, Patti

Shirl said...

Hi Blondie, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your post, how pretty this is!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

xinex said...

Cute tea setting, Janie, it looks very cozy. How nice of your friend (and lucky you!)to give you some silver pots.....Christine

xinex said...

Happy Thnaksgiving to you and your family!...Christine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hi,
I apologize for just now replying, have been on the go all day and company tonight!

I really enjoyed reading your post and I love the candle holder you made! Great idea and would make nice Christmas gifts! Beautiful tea set, lucky you!!

Katherine
P.S. - I'm going to "Follow you" I don't think I have done that before!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I actually prefer silver kind of tarnished, I think it has such a pretty patina. Your sheet music candles look great too. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving :)

Sonia said...

Well you have been busy! I just adore the candle jar you made with the old sheet music! What a fun idea for little gifts to give friends! Your silver is so pretty ...patina and all! Love your little tea party...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Miss Bloomers

Katherinellen said...

Jane,
Thank you for stopping by...so sweet! Love the silver teasets....Beautiful! Love your teacup and saucer....it so pretty and elegant.....I have been busy too...Just so overwelmed what I have to do...Getting ready for Thanksgiving....cook tomorrow...And get ready to go to my sis to stay with her for 2 to 3 weeks in Nashville,TN. So excited about going...She has so much things plan for us to do....Going to take lots of picuters...Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and stay warm....Smiles and Hugs Katherinellen

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

thx, Jane, for the visit & chat today at FHC ~ your tea service is lovely & i do think your jar creations are great!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

A silver tea service just make tea...TEA! ;}

m ^..^

Carolyn said...

Hi Jane!!

I love your little musical candle holder!! What a sweet little inexpensive gift to add to a little basket of cookies or some little something...great gift idea for neighbors, etc.!! :D Thank you!

I love your tea service too...I also have a tea service that is always tarnished...who has time to polish!! I have thought to toss it out or store it away in the attic, but I hve grown to love the patina!! :D I love old things anyway!

Jane, I hope you have a warm, delightful Thanksgiving with loads of fun with your family and enjoy lots of yummy food as you ponder all of your wonderful blessings! :D

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Carolyn said...

Oh, I forgot...I havn't been around for awhile due to studying, etc....so I am seeing your new profile pic for the first time. I just wanted to tell you that I love it....so adorable! :D

Bella said...

Hi Jane,
Lovely silver!! I always start off liking to polish it but tire of it:-)) Love your candle with the sheet music, I need to go find some sheet music and play around:-)) You nad that duck look darling too :-))
Thanks for your sweet comments:-)) I love the snow but the deep cold not so much, we are going single digit tonight..... burrrr!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Bella

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh Jane, I love your little sheet music candle holder! I will have to try that. Also, if you go to a good fabric store and ask for silver cloth, you will never be polishing your silver again. I wrap all of my trays, flatware, and whatnot in it and at worst, I have to polish some little tiny spot that maybe was sticking out of the cloth. My mom always did this and she never had to polish either.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Judy

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Dear Jane
Sounds like you are going to be very busy preparing for Thanksgiving... I hope it is a wonderful day for you and you have a chance to have a little break!!...

Now your silver is delightful... I'm such a sucker for silver of any age or patina... so love it all... I also went to the markets on holidays.. twice!! and twice didn't take pictures due to all the rain!!... oh well!!

Have a lovely week my friend and enjoy your special holiday with family and friends... ciao ciao xxx Julie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

Ohhh...you certainly set a lovely tea, my friend! How very sweet of your friend to give you that silver tea set...it's gorgeous! And...what a lovely china teacup! Jane, I love how your music paper candleholder turned out...aren't you creative! I think that adding the jute tie was like the icing on the cake! You're right...they would be really pretty lined up on a table, etc.! I may have to try some as well! Hehe!

Well sweet friend, I just wanted to come by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Have a safe and blessed holiday, Jane!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your tea set is just gorgeous!

I felt so serene looking at your images.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

I love that little wrapped candle- such a nice touch! My husband is making a pumpkin cheesecake, a pumpkin pie and a an apple pie. He wanted to make a pecan pie, but we are going to someone elses house for Thanksgiving and I thought everyone would prefer pumpkin. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

What a beautiful and cozy collection to sit and enjoy! The photos even "feel" warm and since it's freezing cold here in Oregon this week, love this post.

shannon i olson said...

Nice little tea! I have so much tea stuff I should be doing more posts about it...but yep so many things to do! I did decorate yesterday....all day. All that snow gets ya going! more on the way.. we always here about the Chicago snow...does it melt quickly? Ours just stays and stays and stays until it melts and floods. Uff da!

koralee said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend...I soooo love that little candle of yours...such a sweet idea.

Sending you blessings of love on this busy time. xooxox

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

What an absolutely stunning setting. I just adore your little homemade candle. It's charming. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Blondie what beautiful vignettes you've done. I love your votives all wrapped up for the season, gorgeous.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
hugs ~lynne~

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jane. Hope you have a lovely, lovely time with your family. xoxo Lidy

Suzann said...

Popping in to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a gorgeous tea set! Happy Thanksgiving Sweet Friend*´¨)
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My Grama's Soul said...

Hello dear lady.....what a sweet cozy post you did and I love it that you like up with so many other blogs....if I ever get organized enough and figure out when and where everything happens perhaps I might be able to do the same one day. (O:(O:

Happy
thanksgiving to you and your lovely family,

Jo

June said...

Well I loved your 'wordy' post Jane. I like knowing what is keeping you busy.hehe A lot, I can see.
So cool that you could meet Anne Marie. I am so glad you braved it and introduced yourself. You sound so much like me...when I went to Farm Chicks, I was too shy to introduce myself to anybody (I gotta get over that) I missed so many great opportunities to meet some awesome people. You would come and find me right??? I definitely would tackle you and say 'Hi, I'm June with LWA', lol!
Have Happy Thanksgiving with your darling family.
hugs

Heaven's Walk - said...

Janie - you lucky girl - meeting Anne-Marie! I'm just getting to know her via her blog and she seems so very nice! That barn sale of hers sounds heavenly, doesn't it? :)

Your tea set has just the right patina. So pretty. And your wrapped candle is very holiday-ish!

We're still waiting for our snowfall. Supposedly going to arrive Thursday night into Friday and Saturday.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, friend!

xoxo laurie

Joanne Kennedy said...

I actually enjoy polishing silver. I'm strange, I know :)

I love your little music candle holder. Very cute.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sherry said...

Jane,
I love your candle. It is really cute. It will be perfect for thanksgiving and Christmas. You talking about not wanting to polish the silver makes me laugh. I have never had Thanksgiving at my house. And I have used the good dishes but not like this year. I think it took me around 4 hours to set this table up. I couldn't believe it took so long. I polished all the silver!LOL Oh, and ironed the napkins. My husband laughed and said ya those 50's housewives didn't have it so easy did they? Men! Have a great Thanksgiving!
Sherry

Carmen said...

Beautiful Tea Sets! My mom gave me a sugar and cream silver set that's really tarnished. I should maybe polish it up one of these days!

I really, really love that little candle with the music sheet on it! What a creative idea!!

Rettabug said...

Hi Jane!

Popping in to wish you a "Happy Thanksgiving" & to also say how much I like your cute little candle with the sheet music! Very nicely done! I have TONS of small jars that this would work on. You've inspired me.

Your silver tea sets are just lovely. I tried to talk DH into polishing mine but he couldn't be convinced. Ugh! Such a chore but I love how it looks when its done. Wish there was a good way to prevent tarnish & still have them out to enjoy every day.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family & friends!
Mega blessings,
Rett

Paula said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jane! Love your silver and the little music sheet candle...it has inspired me! :)
In a pinch I've polished my sterling silverware with a trick I learned -well, I don't remember where- but in a glass baking dish in the sink, lay aluminum foil on the bottom then sprinkle with baking soda, add water and lay the silver on top. In just a few minutes the tarnish will go to the foil and your silverware will be shinier! It's not as perfect as polishing but it will be better than it was, and faster:)
Have a wonderful Tday!!

Country Livin' said...

I love the candle with the sheet music wrapped around it. Its so strange to think that you all are getting ready for Thanksgiving when ours was over a month ago.
Happy cooking and eating!
Trish xo

Jane said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love the silver and I love it even better not polished.
Have a wonderful day with your family.
Jane

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings to you and your family my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
Coming by to wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Blessings,
Linda

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

lila Check said...

Beautiful post, i always feel like i need a cup of tea and a sit down when i read your blog. I want to read it, re-read it...cant wait to see your gifts!

Brenda Kula said...

I got to go to a barn sale here in town last weekend. Love your creation! I've been creating all day and I'm starting to tire. Happy Thanksgiving, Jane!
Brenda

santamaker said...

Hi Friend! Thanks for the warm welcome back. I love the candle jar made with the music sheet, so simple but chic! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Debbie said...

Hi there Jane, Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving today. I am bursting at the seams right now:) I love the silver tea set, and what a cute idea with the music sheets on the candle and the twist of twine...hey that sounds catchy. See you soon. Debbie

Laura said...

What a beautiful silver tea service.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Debbie said...

Hi Sweetie~~had to come over and see what you've been up to.
Your holiday lighting is sooo cozy looking. Great for Thanksgiving.
I love the tea setting with your silver pieces. Great vignette!
That little candle holder with the music sheet is very sweet.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.
Hugs,
Debbie@lakehouse

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love your tea service it's so very pretty!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
XO

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love your tea service it's so very pretty!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
XO

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am just now making the rounds, it's been so busy, nice to have a little quiet time. I absolutely love your teascape and your sheetmusic candles are so pretty. Your gorgeous candles in the last post are fabulous too. I need to get a little more creative with candleholders. Yours all look so pretty. Thanks so much for your always gracious comments and for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Natasha said...

Your silver tea set is so beautiful. I hate cleaning silver but when it's all done I feel a huge sense of satisfaction!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Jane. Have a great weekend too!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

Daydream Living said...

Hi Jane,
Hope you thanksgiving was lovely, sorry for my bit of absent on commenting lately, but I read all your posts that I've missed. Love those bottle candle holders, never seen them. Have a good weekend!
Maureen x

Musings From A French Cottage said...

What a beautiful tea set and I love the candle holder that you made!

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

God Bless,
Kathleen

vintch said...

Lovely, lovely blog! I am an excited new follower! I love the neruda quote on your sidebar-he's one of my faves. My dog is named Pablo after him:) Can't wait to read more of your fun posts!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I love your little candle holder... I hope your thanksgiving was happy! ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your candle is precious. I love that idea...oh, if I only would do these many ideas...then I forget...but really, it is adorable and I love how it looks lit up!

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Jane! Your blog is beautiful! It's great to find bloggers that live so close by!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Jane,

I didn't recognize your new avitar. When I got close up I could see it was so cute. Your silver tea set is beautiful, and you always make candles look so special. When I first got married in 1972 I received all kinds of trays, servers and tea sets in silver. I was soooooo young, I exchanged them for modern things. I wish I had been wiser. I am sure that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Karen

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I've never been to Morris, your the second person that talked about it. Hope you get to relax this weekend after your busy Holiday.

Jeanne said...

Love your candle Jane...what a brilliant idea!!

Jeanne xx

Our Back Porch said...

O*M*Gosh! Most lovely, lucky girl! Hope you and your precious family had a Happy Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Rebecca

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones, Jane! It sounds like you enjoyed a fabulous feast!!

Your silver tea set is gorgeous, and I love that sweet candle, too!

I love Anne Marie and her beautiful blog! How nice to have a chance to meet her and to get to go to one of her wonderful events! If I lived close enough, I would definitely be going!!

Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

XO,
Jo :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Lovin' those candles!!!! How sweet~

Kathleen Grace said...

I think your salsa and sheet music candles are beautiful. I would have never guessed it was a salsa jar! It made me want to get out the sheet music and make some of my own. I polished a little silver for Thanksgiving and ran out of polish so I didn't use the rest. Not worth going to the store for and a great excuse to stop polishing it:>) lol

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks for swinging by to see the lantern. I had a lot of fun putting it all together. Hope you're having a good w/k.
hugs ~lynne~

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey! I think I am blogger #100 to leave a comment! Do I get a prize??? :) Blondie, I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and fabulous long weekend. Love your tea set. LOL...You haven't seen tarnished until you see my tea set. I can't even remember but I think Bobby G's Mom passed it on to us many moons ago. I do love it although it's never been used except as a flower vase. We will be flying up your way on Thursday and will spend one day in downtown Chicago so if you see me strolling a baby and a 5 year old wave like mad! xoxo

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Good grief, Jane...100 comments!! Where have I been???!!! Love, love, love the music tea lights. I will definitely copy that! And the beautiful gift of silver - wow - it's lovely! I don't care if it's tarnished or shiney...just love it! Linda