Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ready for guests

Since moving here it is a treat to have visitors! We are having some folks for dinner on Saturday. I already have the table set. Does that tell you I am anxious to have folks over?? Making my lasagna that is always a hit.

Stop over at Susan's to see some other folks who have their tables set as well!
If you are looking at fall decor you can go to my earlier post here to see what I did to get the front of my house ready for fall. Rhoda is hosting a gathering for fall. Go and check out the friends she has gathered to show off fall decor here.

We stopped by one of our favorite furniture places last weekend. Got a queen mattress set for our upstairs guest room. While we were there I found this piece. It was a sample from the furniture market. I fell in love with it and could not beat the deal I got! It needs a good dusting and some staging! (Great way to procrastinate from what I should be doing....)

Since the day we moved in we have been on a search for the 4 tiny drawers in the top of this piece. I found them last week!! Ta Da!! They were neatly wrapped in the bottom of a box of fabric. Funny how putting those four drawers in made everything right with the world. We had scoured box after box seeking them and feared that somehow they were lost. This piece is special to me. I call it "the Betsy Table." For years it sat in my dear friend Betsy's kitchen. She loved to putz around and decorate it. I love to sit at the kitchen table with my coffee. Somehow I feel like she is with me. I don't think her husband, Ken, had any idea how thrilled I was the day he offered the piece to me.

Another treat was seeing my newly planted Magnolia bloom. Betsy, a true southern lady, would be proud!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

That magnolia is so lovely! The story about the draws is funny...I can't imagine how much time you put in to find them.
♥, Susan

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your table looks great and ready for your dinner guests...hope your dinner party is a blast! HAPPY FALL! Come by for a visit sometime and look around.


Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful table!!
Hope on over to my site for a special deal on the blue table from nester's giveaway!!
Thank you so much for entering her contest.
Would love to have you visit my blog too sometime

niartist said...

Ooooo, I LOVE magnolias! Oh this is just beautiful! Definitely a fantastic way to ring in fall! Oh, and if you're going to be doing any spooky Halloween decor, stop by my blog for a how-to and a giveaway! I hope you can!

Maureen said...

You've set a beautiful elegant table. I'm sure your guests will be delighted. Getting ready early will mean less stress for you, too!

Marie said...

Hello Sue - love your Fall table display! So pretty. And your pieces of furniture are fabulous. Especially your newest find! What treasures. Thank you for sharing!


Deanna said...

Hello Thistle Patch Hill!
So nice to stop by and see what you're sharing for Tablescape Thursday. What fun this is.

Great colors. Also enjoyed looking araound your home. Home is wonderful.

Hope you'll drop by for some hot chocolate.

Many Autumn Blessings to you,
d from homehaven

Stacey said...

Your table is set beautifully! Your new piece of furniture is stunning! I really love it!

Rettabug said...

Your table looks lovely & just thinking about lasagna makes my mouth water! Why is it that making that one entree dirties every single pan that I own??? LOL

Loved the tour of your home & I can relate so well to the missing drawers. I once hid a bank savings passbook prior to leaving on vacation. I think it was over 6 months before I found it. *blush*

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Sue...

Ohhh my...what a lovely table you've set! Girl, you sound like me when it comes to entertaining...I always set the table way ahead of time! Hehe! I just know that your guests are going to love beautiful and so autumny!!! You have a gorgeous dining room...sorry, but I was snooping around a bit in the photo...hehe! Very elegant table...have a wonderful time with your friends!!!

I also just love the piece that you's gorgeous!!! Where will this lovely piece go? Ohhh yes, I would have sooo much fun accessorizing this beauty!!! I also really enjoyed seeing your "Betsy table"'s beautiful and such a sweet memory of your friend! It looks absolutely gorgeous...I know she'd be proud! So happy that you finally found the 4 little drawers!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us today...what a treat!

Just wanted to let you know that I'm adding your delightful blog to my list of blog follows! I look forward to your upcoming posts...hmmm, maybe to see that beautiful new piece decorated!

So very nice to meet you, my friend!
Warmest wishes and Happy Fall!

nannykim/spindle cottage said...

I love that whatshamacallit for the kitchen--I have never seen one quite like that!! I also love the tablecloth on the dining room table--have fun!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Love your cheerful and colorfully-decorated hutch!

Barb said...

Sue, your tablescape is lovely. Very elegant and refined. Great job.

Barb ♥

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

What a beautiful table! So elegant and I love your chairs!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your tablescape is beautiful, Sue. I would set my table days before if I had a separate dining room so I just set it the day of. That's a great way to tweak it a bit before guests arrive.

Your tablescape is lovely and so elegant. And I love the piece of furniture you bought!! I am anxious to see what you do with it!!

Lovely magnolia!! Have a happy weekend, my friend!!


Linda Q said...

Beautiful table setting! And I am enjoying seeing some of your other things in your home. That new side board piece you found is cool, looks like it has a wine rack and all. I like it!
Enjoy your entertaining!
Linda Q

Marigene said...

Very pretty table. I have never seen such a unique piece, like your latest furniture purchase...I really, really like it!

Unknown said...

Sue...such a lovely table and blog! Your blog name really got my attention. Crazy that I am, I just love thistle flowers. Isn't is just like God to have such a beautiful flower come from such a thorny mess!