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Big Black Dog: No Reason at All and My Kitchen Dolls

May 28, 2009

No Reason at All and My Kitchen Dolls




No rhyme nor reason for this weeks tablescape. Just some things I pulled together that I thought looked fun, colorful and reflected a bit of my own personality.




I just love these shallow bowls and the large white dinner plate. I bought both of them at TJMaxx in the clearance aisle for less then $2 each. Love the turquoise bowl and wish I could find the entire set!






Next is my Turkey Bowl, another favorite dish. I bought this about ten years ago for my Thanksgiving Tablescape. But I do use it throughout the year. I wish I could find more of these too. Oh maybe someday at a garage sale!






The Duck Tureen was a wedding present and it is huge. I do so love it but I've only been able to use it twice in 25 years. It's just so big that it's almost impractical. It came with a gorgeous matching porcelain ladle.




And here's another of my pitchers. This one is small and made in Germany. I bought it last year at a garage sale for $2. Honestly, it's one of my favorites and I use it all the time, not only for serving but I use it to hold liquids when prepping my recipes.




This little vase is absolutely my favorite vase ever. I actually bought it as a gift but then found something else more appropriate and the vase became mine. It has a little, removable frog insert, shown in the 2nd picture, to hold each flower stem. It's a clever design and I wish I could find more!






I have always been a doll person from the time I can remember. And I have every one of my dolls that I've ever owned. I now collect rag dolls and I do keep some in my kitchen to keep me company as I bake. One of my friends requested to see some and so here they are.

This little sweetie sits on my decorative cover to my range hood. She just sits there very peacefully and has not fallen yet. ;)



These 2 small wooden dolls were made in Sweden and they sit in my bookcase for my cookbooks.



These 2 cuties sit in the window in the eating area of my kitchen. Again, they just sit there and have not fallen out yet!



This is my Sink Doll. I have 2 sinks in my kitchen so most of the time she sits right here on the corner and seems to be very happy.




Tablescape Thursday is a weekly event hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Please visit Susan's site and see all the wonderful tablescapes set out especially for you.



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25 Comments:

Blogger kanmuri said...

I'm wondering... Isn't your vase a toothbrush holder?!? Still works fine tho ;)

I like the blue bowls, they're beautiful.

May 28, 2009 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Kanmuri,

The holes are much too small to fit the handle of a toothbrush and there's 10 holes. It's definitely a vase.

May 28, 2009 at 12:41 AM  
OpenID mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Your dolls are just too cute! The braided hair of the little girl wooden doll is just perfect! :-)

Oh, also love the vase with tiny holes. No need to worry for an arrangement. Just pop a stem or two :-)

Li

May 28, 2009 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

I love those turquoise bowls! It's so fund to use the things you love whether they "match" or not. It's all about being surrounded by the things you love. I love your dolls! My mom was a doll collector too, this reminds me of her. Thanks for sharing.

May 28, 2009 at 4:38 AM  
Blogger drinkblackwine said...

I absolutely love your TJMaxx finds! I've officially been inspired to check our local store out.

May 28, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Vivi 薇薇 said...

such a cute doll
i wish i would have one
=)

May 28, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger marty39 said...

What a fun tablescape. I love it when you can just use all of your favorites, and yours are stunning. YOur dolls are so cute, such treasures. Hugs, Marty

May 28, 2009 at 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Oh, those dollies are so cute. I love the sink one the best...she is just sitting there so darn cute, so natural looking. I also love the shell vase, definitely a vase, my grandma had one of those, too, and the German pitcher so nice and lovely, the turkey bowl...a def. favorite...those shallow bowls charming, absolutely charming and great portion control. Love it all for lot of reasons! Thanks for sharing.

May 28, 2009 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Florida Sue said...

It all looks great. There are so many things here that I love. Yes, it is definitely a vase with a built in frog. That is something I could really use to keep my posies standing up. It's nice to bring things out that we seldom use. I put stuff away at the backs of cupboards and forget about it. so when I do find it again, it feels like new. Very lovely table Michelle.

May 28, 2009 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Enjoyed this post. Love the dishes, vases and dolls.

May 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I really like the white dinner plates, and the vase is pretty too. I recently bought a frog vase like that and can't wait to use it!
Michelle

May 28, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

You don't need any rhyme or reason to make it look so pretty and inviting. You've done a great job in showing just that. Stop by and browse a while. If you like what you see, please be sure to click the "Follow" button so that we can inspire one another frequently!

May 28, 2009 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Dana and Daisy said...

I have a friend with the same duck tureen. she uses it about any time she serves soup!

May 28, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love that turquoise bowl! And your dolls are cute!

May 28, 2009 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for sharing your pretties! Those dolls are precious!

May 28, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Anonymous ellen b said...

Hello Michelle,
I really like your shallow bowls. The turkey bowl is very cool. I have never seen anything like it. I'm a sucker for pitchers and creamers. Happy TT to you!

May 28, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger ceekay said...

Hi Michelle...thanks for stopping in to visit today. I absolutely love that vase with the frog. Never see anything like it...you have some darling dolls also. I have shown some of my dolls over various posts! Have a great weekend!

May 28, 2009 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Oh be still my heart! The bowls & tureen are gorgeous! Were you lucky or what when you found the bowls! Great tablescape!

I have a collection of rag dolls too. Most of mine are put away for now. I rotate them periodically. They're addicting, huh? ☺ Diane

May 28, 2009 at 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage said...

I really like all of the dishes you put out, my favorite is the same as yours, the white clam vase is beautiful! Your dolls are very adorable and look like they keep you good company! :O)

May 28, 2009 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I would enjoy eating at your charming table and talking about your favorite items.
Your kitchen dolls are delightful. I posted on Tuesday about my literary dolls and it included a rageddy Ann type doll that is similar to your pair. Here is the URL:
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2009/05/three-or-more-tuesday-literary.html

May 28, 2009 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Pretty tablescape. I especially love the duck tureen....Christine

May 28, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

LOVE those blue bowls -- what a gorgeous color!

May 29, 2009 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Love, love, love those blue bowls. Will have to check out my store to see if they have any. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

May 29, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Elyse said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! Was that a beautiful, mini cake stand I saw on the table? If so, I'm totally envious. I really need to get myself one!

May 29, 2009 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that cake plate!

May 30, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

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