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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tablescape Thurs. - Beautiful Gift


I love Thursdays because we get to play with our dishes, and Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch is our gracious hostest for this wonderful party every week. Be sure to visit her blog, her tablescapes are always breathtaking and so are all the other participants you will find there.


While all the preparation and excitement for the "Cloche Party" was going on, I was trying to find all different kinds of cloches online to show as examples. My Son and my DH heard about this constantly. My Son even got into helping me look online. One day he brought in his Iphone and said, take a look at this one. "It has a little rooster on the top and looks just like you." I told him I loved it and it really was me. Well, the doorbell rings and this huge box comes addressed to him. He gets here and tells me to open it and can you believe, HE BOUGHT ME THE GORGEOUS ROOSTER CLOCHE. He said it was really meant to be mine. Aren't children just the greatest things in the whole world. He is so precious and I am so blessed to have him as my son. I really, really, really love this wonderful cloche.



I've set the table for a weekend brunch and my son will love it. He really likes to have French Toast, Fruit, Juice and Coffee. So naturally, that is exactly what we're going to have.



I'm using my Pfaltzgraph Village everyday dishes. My children were raised on these dishes and to them it says home.



As I've said before, I think I have multiples of every piece they ever made.



I put the candlesticks on the table just to be festive. We're using the footed mugs, amber Village glasses and the small cups for juice.



Tortise chargers that I got years ago at Pier 1, Pfaltzgraph Village plate, and HD Design salad plate that I got at Fry's Supermarket.



I thought the heart shaped bowl would be great to hold the fruit.



We have the Powdered Sugar Shaker for the French Toast and the Cream and Sugar for our coffee.



I love my children with all my heart, and when they surprise me like this with such a beautiful gift, it just touches my heart so deeply. I love you Kent, you're such a precious and special person, and best of all my Son.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me show you a wonderful treasure and loving gift. I feel so blessed.

73 comments:

  1. These dishes remind me of my childhood too! My mother had this pattern, and I still love to eat out of them. She doesn't use them too much any more, but she still has them. Thanks for reminding me of my past.

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  2. I used to have these in blue - they were my first everyday dishes, but we ended up breaking so many I finally took our "bits and pieces" to GW. What a delightful gift from your son and how sweet that he searched for your perfect cloche. Enjoy your Mother/son breakfast -- I love French toast as well! Haven't made that in years!

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  3. What a sweet surprise from your son! Your table is lovely. My mother in law has this same pattern. Love it! Have a great day!

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  4. Oh Marty...that cloche is fantastic. Your table looks sooo pretty. And how wonderful your son surprised you with such a sweet gift.

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  5. That's just great!! Just when you don't think they are paying any attention to our ramblings, they surprise us!! You raised him right. Sally

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  6. Marty,

    Your story left a lump in my throat! You are right, children are the best. Even if they make us want to tear our hair out somedays, they do something like this surprise gift from Kent and you want to cry!! ;-)

    I love your dishes~and I'm not even going to try to spell the word!! I used to look over and over their catalog trying to decide on a pattern, but loved them all! The salad plates are so cute!! They remind me of something Williams Sonoma would carry. And of course, I love your rooster cloche but, how on earth did you get all that fruit in there?? It must be a magic act!!!

    Happy TT, Marty! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  7. I LOVE your cloche....where did he get it? What a precious gift from your precious son...how sweet! I know you will treasure it always!!!

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  8. Marty,
    what a touching story! I am so in love with that rooster cloche! Your son did good, what a thoughtful son! Hugs, Cindy

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  9. It's beautiful Marty and the cloche is fabulous! What a sweet gift from your sweet son!

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  10. Boys ARE the best aren't they? What a sweet gesture! The cloche is very pretty. I am partial to boys, and roosters too!

    ~Misti

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  11. Oh Marty this village brings back so many fun dinners with my family girl I also had every piece they made...but I gave it all to Daughter #3 about 3 years ago...so now I can visit it ha ha!! that cloche's is just the most darling one I have seen...Oh Girl we are so blessed to have great kids in our life...your table is just wonderful my friend...I need to send this to daughter #3 so she can see how great this looks...Thanks so much for sharing this fun trip down memory lane with me...hugs and smiles My friend...Gl♥ria

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  12. that heart shaped bowl is adorable!!! I love seeing your table today...your dishes are very pretty!

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  13. oh' I love it! love the center piece too! CAN I come over for dinner? ;)

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  14. The cloche is fantastic. Where do all you gals that participate keep all these dishes you use for your creations...chuckle! Beautiful ...
    TTFN ~Marydon

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  15. Pretty table seting. I have the mugs, but in the blue pattern. You did a good job training your son! :-)

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  16. I love the dishes and of course, what can I say about a son like that? Come by and visit my blog sometime! I'd love to have you!

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  17. What a sweet & thoughtful son you have. The cloche is gorgeous! Lovely tablescape Marty! ☺ Diane

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  18. Ooooh, what a sweet son to surprise you like that, Marty. I know you brought them well. I love the warmth exuded from your table. It truly is very homey....Christine

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  19. Marty,
    Great cloche and your table is beautiful. You should pat yourself on the back, you did a great job with your children.
    Sandy

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  20. What a thoughtful gift from Kent. I absolutely love it. Your table is beautiful and just right for a special French toast breakfast. You are very blessed to have such a kind son.

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  21. Hi, Marty!
    I love this tablescape. The brown and tans are so warm and cozy looking.
    D

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  22. What a wonderful son! You were meant to have it, that is so sweet..
    Lovely table! I am sure you will have a delicious brunch..
    And yes, how DID you get the apples in there..:)

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  23. I lived in York where these dishes were made and it seemed like everyone had a set in blue.
    Your tablescape bring back lots of shared meals with friends.
    Your rooster cloche is lovely.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.
    Crystal

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  24. Gee I only thought daughter's gave good gifts to the moms....what a wonderful thoughtful son you have...give him a big Bravo!! I have always loved those dishes...I had the entire set and all the extras in the blue design....the little square plates are too cute....Sue.

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  25. Oh, Marty! How marvelous! How very precious of your dear son to surprise you with this most wonderful cloche! I love it! It's adorable! Was it on the little stand too! Oh, and how cute filled up with the apples!
    Now your table is amazing as always! Love your dishes and the powdered sugar shaker ~ I love it!
    Wish I were sitting and eating at your pretty table, Marty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  26. What a cozy table! Love the apple centerpiece.

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  27. Oh Marty, what a wonderful surprise from Kent. It really is you, and it looks beautiful on your table. Love your dishes, and I know how much it means to Kent to see them set just for him. Beautiful table, as always dear friend. Hugs, Kat

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  28. What a nice surprise for you from your son! Your table looks so pretty with the addition of the tortoise chargers and the cute salad plates. Comfortable, homey, and full of love and caring...
    :-)Sue

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  29. What a special cloche, and even more special because your son surprised you with it! The tablescape is perfect for him with sweet memories of home!

    Katherine

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  30. Oh Marty, your son is so sweet and thoughtful and I think I know who he takes after! ;=)

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  31. Marty, Beautiful tablesetting and I LOVE the cloche with the rooster perched on top that your son gave you. I have this "thing" for roosters also so I am very envious. Not to mention that it is extra special that your son bought it for you. That is to be treasured.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  32. Marty, I love the warmness of the table and your thoughtful son! It's nice to know someone is paying attention out there!!! jk Beautiful!

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  33. Marty, That is beautiful! I really love the chargers! Nancy

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  34. Marty, that is such a sweet and touching story about your son buying you that cloche! And your table is just lovely. No wonder he went to such lengths to help you find it. You are the sweetest mother ever, and this sweet post proves it. You know, you could feed those children on paper plates, and they would love it because it was you feeding them. But your dishes are lovely as is your tablescape, not only because of the dishes but because you set that table with love!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  35. Marty.. love it! Perfect in everyway because of the memories it all holds for your children. Love that cloche it is amazingly beautiful.. as was the thought behind it.
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  36. Marty, I absolutely adore your tablescape! The cloche is beautiful! You son is a darling! I love how you filled it with the apples. Wonderful pop of color! The little chef plates are too cute! (those would go well with my chef S&P shakers!) They really compliment your fabulous pfaltzgraph Village tableware...or in this case, your "pfabulous" pfaltzgraph!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely table!

    Tina

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  37. What a sweet and thoughtful son!! It really is a beautiful cloche!!
    Love the Pfaltzgraff you used, I used my MIL's today too! :)

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  38. HI!!!
    YES aren't grown up sons just the best!!!!I love the new CLOCHE, and with apples --so darling to look at!!!
    love,
    jamie

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  39. Marty, yes we are blessed with our children aren't we! What a sweet son, and I'm sure he gets his sweetness from his mother!

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  40. OMG...that is the prettiest one I have seen. And it looks adorable with the red and green apples.
    What a sweet thing for your boy to do for his mama. I love the thought more than the cloche.
    xo bj

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  41. Everything is lovely but especially your cloche from a thoughtful son!
    Carolyn

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  42. What a thoughtful son!! I absolutely LOVE that cloche!! Your table is just wonderful....I feel like I would be right at home sitting at that table!

    {{HUGS}}

    Robin :o)

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  43. Hi Marty, your table is lovely. I love those dishes and had some many years ago...they are timeless and welcoming.

    Your gift from your son is precious.....absolutely gorgeous!

    Hugs, Barb

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  44. Village says home to me, too :).

    That rooster cloche is stunning with those apples underneath it. Lovely!

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  45. Your table setting looks so cozy and warm. I could sit right down and enjoy myself! What a special son you have....the cloche is the most beautiful I have ever seen. Enjoy! Amy :)

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  46. Looks LOVELY... NOW... HOW do you get those apples in that... carefully I would imagine!

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  47. Marty,
    I like how you added the French waiter dishes to your Pfaltzgraph pattern. It really gives them a fresh updated look!
    Cathy

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  48. Oh Marty!
    Just beautiful darlin, just beautiful. Your son will be son happy, and once again, a beautiful cloche. I have yet to get out to TJ Maxx. Those are probably gone, but it is on my to do list as I am off until Monday. I have a lot of Dr. appt.s and Lab Work to get done tomorrow so took a couple of days off. It is so nice to be lazy this morning and look at all of the beautiful table settings. Thanks so much for sharing. Country Hugs, Sherry

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  49. Marty, I love that cloche! What a wonderful son you have indeed! Well, that dinnerware and the cloche, super combo!

    For my family, my kids is growing up on Corelle's "Shadow Iris" and I, too, am making sure I have multiples or what they made. It's great I think to do the family set that way...

    Hugs!

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  50. Oh Marty - how absolutely wonderful of him!! It is you perfectly and looks right at home on your table!!
    You raised him good mom!

    Happy Thursday to you -

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  51. Hi Marty,
    What a sweetheart of a son you have and such a nice surprise he gave you. Not to mention the cloche is just darling. I love that your chose to make him a homey breakfast full of love...and your table is just lovely. I enjoyed your cloche party.
    Enjoy your day!
    ~Maryrose

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  52. Marty,

    Your tablescape is just adorable. That cloche stands is so cute and stands out beautifully!
    You are soooo blessed to have such a sweet and thoughtful son!!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherri:)

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  53. Lucky Mom & lucky son:)
    Joyce

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  54. Your table looks beautiful..and that brunch sounds scrumptious!

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  55. Marty...it's just amazing how a little thing like that delightful cloche (exquisite!) can just make your entire table a thing of beauty! I am still searching for the cloche of my dreams...but so far...nothing. And the search goes on...but now...that I have seen yours...the bar is ever higher! :)
    Thank you for your sweet visit, Marty...you have inspired me ...as usual!
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  56. Can I borrow him come Mother's Day? Oh Marty, I just love the cloche. And I know we'll see it again come fall at the next party! Your table is so grand. The chargers are gorgeous. Looks like the perfect table for a nice family to sit down to and enjoy one another. I sure enjoyed it!
    Brenda

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  57. What a lucky mom you are to have such a fabulous son. The rooster cloche is fabulous!!! Great tablescape.

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  58. Marty, what a great story! I hope someday when my girls are gainfully employed, that they get me the occasional nice surprise like that cloche!

    The table looks wonderful ... all ready for a family gathering. You are indeed blessed.

    Best wishes... Cass

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  59. What a cute tablescape. I LOVE your apple centerpiece and hope to remember to do that for the holidays and those adorable chef plates!

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  60. Oh Marty, that cloche is wonderful, and so is your son! You've raised a fabulous young man! Your tablescape is lovely, but the cloche and the story about it stole the post! laurie

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  61. I love the cloche. Your son is so special to buy this for you. Very nice table.

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  62. Marty--I am late getting here--it is Beloved's birthday! Just when you think they aren't listening, they go and do something wonderful!!! I love the rooster cloche, but what I love more is the thoughtfulness of your son--you raised him right! :)

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  63. Oops! Oh Marty please excue me being late to your tablescape! You know I never miss a wonderful post from you intentionally my friend.

    Okay I'm with you on the GORGEOUS cloche! Oh my goodness hands down this is the prettiest one I have seen so far. I can certainly see why you treasure this beauty.
    Not too mention how sweet is your son Kent. That was so kind and generous of him to think of you like this. He's a great guy.

    Your entire tablescape is beautiful and says "home" to me as well. My parents also had these dishes when we were growing up
    The unique tortoise chargers are very pretty as well. Pier1 has really good stock these days.

    Thanks for your kind visit tonight.
    I have a birdie thing going on for some reason lately. LOL!
    ~Melissa :)

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  64. Hi Marty!
    I have left something for you at my BLOG. When you get a chance please stop by and pick it up. You have so touched my life in the weeks that we have shared, and I also believe you to be one of the most caring people that I know. I am so richer for having shared moments with you. Thank you Marty and God Bless you, Country Love and Hugs, Sherry

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  65. I love your Pfaltzgraf, Marty. The cloche is just wonderful and it looks like "home" to me, too. :)Nancy

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  66. Morning Marty...I had to pick myself up off the flor...I fainted when I saw that gorgeous cloche!!!!
    Please let me know where he found that!!!!! Please!!!! lol Oh I would have kissed the boy's face off for that!!! What a beautiful surprise and what a special love he has for his mama!

    Girl I adore those dishes and I have some serving peices that came from a little elderly lady years ago when she was clearing out things to sell her family home after the death of her hubby...I just love looking at them...I should try to find some plates to go with them and that charger you used with them is so perfect! and what did you use for a tablecloth..I love that material! You're right girl... this just says 'home' even to me...beautiful post sweetie and even more beautiful thoughts behind it! Have a great weekend my friend!

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  67. Marty, You won the giveaway at my blog. Contact me at bloggymom@gmail.com to give me your mailing address.

    Congratulations.

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  68. Marty, I am late but was out junkin, thriftin, and shpping yesterday and came home tired.
    Love your dishes and the ones with the chef and waiter are precious.

    Congrats on your adward and thanks for sending blogger to my blog for Amy.

    Happy Friday,
    Barbara

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  69. OMG! I have one of those chargers! Now what are the odds? I have no clue where I picked it up - it might have been SteinMart when we bought this house 6 years ago. I did the boys' bonus room in a tropical theme and that went perfectly for a small vignette on an end table. I love it.
    Your table is so nice. It just says "Welcome, Come on in and sit a while." Nothing else need be said. :) Perfect.
    HAGD! Karen

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  70. Marty, OMG, your apple center piece is the best!!!!and I love the chargers...How fun to get together with your Blogger Buddy...What a fun day you must have had!!Wish we all could have been there, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  71. Marty, what a sweetheart Kent is to have given you such a perfect gift. I love when they listen and remember things like that. It is perfect with your beautiful tablescape, You are getting quite good at this, my dear. Love ya, Kathysue

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  72. Oh Marty, I love your table. That is one classy rooster! I really like him. Oh and the chargers are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
    Alicia

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  73. I'm new here,but I have to say how much more blessed can a mother be!! Your son so very thoughtful, your table gorgeous! I'm so glad to share in this with you. :)

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