Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails


What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of !"
What are little girls made of?
"Sugar and spice and all things nice
That's what little girls are made of!"

This vintage tablecloth decorated with bamboo is the perfect backdrop for some of my favorite plates from Anthropologie.  Some sprigs of bamboo from my garden, but none of the Spring crop of snails will be brought to the table. More details at the end of this post.















Dinner plates - Après la pluie by artist Nathalie Lete for Anthropologie
Flatware by Cambridge  sold as "Dot Gingham" or Duplex "Happy"
Goblets - Pier 1
Vintage green depression glassware
Napkins - Home Goods
Votives - Michael's
Fiesta Dots plates exclusive to Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association
Portmeirion "Pomona"

Thanks for stopping by for a view of upcoming Spring in my garden.

I'm joining:
Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny Matlock for the letter "T"
"T" is for tails and tales and table and terrestrial crawling creatures

32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! That took me away from the snow outside!

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  2. Love your table scape! You have such a gift for dressing a table beautifully and creatively!
    ~Amanda

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  3. I have never imagined a table adorned with snail before. They look perfect.

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  4. oh how pretty ... at first i was unsure of those snail plates but you really know how to rock them in a tablescape!

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  5. As always Candy, you set a beautiful table!~Ames

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  6. I really like those after the rain snail plates.. wow. You showed them off to their best advantage.

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  7. Gorgeous tablescape and the snail plates are incredible. ~~Sherry~~

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  8. Stunning! Love the red dot and bamboo as well as the snail theme the way you combined them is just adorable. {And something I could never come up with}
    Happy VTT!
    ~Danylle

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  9. Candy,

    A follower of your blog for a long time! Just never commented. As always you are so extremely creative. Your tablescapes always always make me smile!! Thank You! Mrs. S

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  10. Hello Candy,
    you are really a tablescape Queen. How many ideas do you have? I am totally exhousted with ideas and your produce always new fantastic tablescapes. Love the bright green of the glasses with the tablecloth. Ant the plates made me smile - such a happy design.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  11. Very cute! I love the whole spring feel to this tablescape. It's just so pleasant compared to the winter weather we've been having here.

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  12. You may not believe this, but then again, you might....other than vintage dishes, my next favorite is polka dots! And polka dots on kitchen things...Oh, My. We have way too many things in common!!!! I adore your table setting...precious. Happy VTT!

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  13. Candy, you always show such attention to detail! Love the bamboo and snails and red echoed throughout your tablescape! And mixing the checked and polka-dot flatware always makes me smile -- so cute!

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  14. As usual ... a beautiful table! Love the spring theme ... anxious for spring to get here! Thanks for sharing ... and thanks for making it easy to access your recent tablescape posts. I seldome miss yours ... but love to go back and look again!

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  15. You are so creative! I would have never selected those plates because I couldn't imagine such a BEAUTIFUL table, but of course you would be able to do so! So clever Miss Candy, you truly are!

    Mary

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  16. Those snail plates are absolutely amazing! I love this one...

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  17. I have to say, in a million years I would never have thought to put those red polka dotted plates with the bamboo tablecloth.

    What a brilliant grouping this week.

    I am always amazed and impressed with your terrific tablescaping, but this week seems like such a specially glorious blending of pattern and color!

    Thank you for sharing your talents with us this week on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "T".

    A+

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  18. Darling table setting...love the silverware and plates...everything's just precious...love the mothergoose nursery ryhme too :)
    Big hugs,
    Queenie

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  19. So beautiful and so different! This is my first visit to your blog. I came via BNOTP today. I am new to blogging and I am happy that I have found you. You seem so creative and talented.

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  20. The Apres la Pluie plates look great with the dots, Candy! I love your new tag line under the header...so very appropriate for TLRT!

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  21. Just beautiful and so fresh...it's spring on your little round table. Love all the plates, they make such a synphony together. I'm not this week on BNOTP, as I was not home. I'm making a new table for monday with my surprise of today from my hubby for our 36th. Anniversary...it's a THUN CZECH Onion pattern china, it goes beautifully with my Meissen 2 tier compote stand, or for fruit as I use it.
    Thank you for sharing. I love it all.
    XOXO
    FABBY

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  22. The plates are incredible! Love the tablescape.

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  23. Hi Candy, I have to say that those are the cutest plates I've seen, LOVE the snails! Great color scheme and tablescape, Thanks for linking up!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  24. Candy
    The plates are so whimsical and fun. The charges or one of my favorites. The lighting in your kitchen always seems as tho you have special lighting for your tablescapes.
    Bright and cheery and always with a smile.

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  25. Fun table, Candy. I've admired the plates by Natalie Lete at Anthropologie. I think the snail plates are my favorite of her designs. ~ Sarah

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  26. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed this whimsical table and thank you for all your lovely comments!

    Candy

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  27. Absolutely charming!! I love those plates and your table accents are perfect! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  28. Thanks Courtney, I appreciate you stopping by!

    Candy

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  29. Thanks Jingle, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!

    Candy

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