Aug 24, 2009

Udderly country tablescape

Hey gang! This is fun. I'm tying in to Thursday parties which I should have set this post up to do in the 1st place. Please join these hostesses for inspiration by clicking the top 2 buttons of my blog. We've got Vintage Thingy Thursday and Tablescape Thursday Please forgive the repeatMy beloved hubby bought for me 10 yrs ago a cow tea set...teapot, creamer and sugar. I just can't part with it because he got it while he was at a work conference. He had left me and our oldest at the farm when oldest was 1 and drove up to Washington and brought it back to me. I've learned to treasure anything my Engineer ever takes the time to buy me. This was a Prayer breakfast I set up so we could pray for our boys before the 1st day of school.
I surrounded us by our heritage. His parents are cotton and pig farmers so that is why the farm surrounding. The vintage milk bottles were given to me by MIL yrs ago and I love them. 1 says Suffok, VA which is area hubby was born. 1 says milk 3 cents...not $3, Got Milk. :0D I used Princess House crystal goblets my mom gave me recently and has such pretty details you can't see here. I made strawberries and blueberry muffins and sausage and eggs. Usually we don't make all of this fuss but the table moooooved me.

I have recently found a cute set of 4 farm animal rings clearanced from WilliamsSonoma so I pulled out the cow and pig to wrap up the Ross dress4 less napkins (really kitchen towels, 1.99 for 4). It looks really cute with everything and I will only use them for napkins. Most of the tableware came out of the breakfast table hutch you can always see in the background.

The creamer holds a little boquet that hubby and oldest son bought at the grocery. I think he makes a point to try to remember to get the boys to do this for me. Just a few bucks and it makes me feel special and teaches them to love and give into someone else's life and likes. They are always so proud when they come in with the flowers and present them to me. I got out our plain cream dishes and set them on the black and white ticking mats to tie into the white dish party and laid out white underneath to drive it home. Both came from Ross or Marshalls. I can't wait to get my antique table back out of the garage and into my dining room so I can have more fun playing with my dishes and feeding my crew. Ya'll will love my dining room when it is set up again. We've changed some room purposes and the flooring and it is on the backburner of my list now that it is a glorified storage mess. But dish love is getting me revved up to do it.

Birds eye views are my favorite and I giggle at the child like wonder that we all enjoy these things and sharing with each other. Ya'll have truly helped me refine who I am and why I'm here and what's important just by being you. I love it that we encourage one another to bloom and grow and flourish right there where we are in the wide world. I just love meeting people from all over the globe and all over our country. Really, I never knew so many people loved the stuff I love..did ya'll?

My hubby and kids got a kick out of this fuss. If it were not for you they'd be lucky for me to even help them get a bowl of cereal and I wouldn't have thought to pray with hubby before school got going for our children. Thanks for helping me make my best intentions reality (esp. you...Smiling Sally).
I got a call from the school nurse on the very 1st day of school and had to take lil' bit in with fever, sore throat, cough, headace. Good thing we prayed...the strepp test came back negative. No fevers, flu viruses or anything is gonna be welcome around here this school year. xox!


  1. What a cute table. I really like all the items you pulled together to make everything look warm and cozy. I hope your children had a wonderful day at school! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the cow prints :) I have some vintage milk bottles that my mother gave me. Lovely white theme!


  3. That is adorable! Love the black and white theme..Those cow pieces are so cute..
    Thanks for coming to the party! Mr Linky is being stinky!

  4. Great job tying in "cow print" as your secondary colour! Very unexpected and cute! Those vintage milk bottles are wonderful, what a treasure to have. Good idea to have a "prayer breakie" too!


  5. I really like the white and black together. you have some great pieces and it's fun that you embrace your heritage in this great way!

  6. You made such a cute little tablescape! It's so sweet that hubby has the boys buy you flowers. They will have very lucky girlfriends/wives one day!

  7. Who doesn't love a cow theme. Cuter than cute.

  8. Very Cute post!!

    I'm pluging away on my 3 or more challenge, and getting ready to do a party on it.

    How are you doing on yours??

    blessings and smiles,

    barbara jean

  9. This is a truly lovely and fun tablesetting. I love the black and white cow theme table. You combined the three blog party's very well indeed.

  10. This is just adorable! I'm "just down the road" from where your husband was raised - in Mechanicsville VA - (well let's say a little ways down the road) -- isn't it wonderful how we've been enriched by our fellow bloggers! Cute post today.

  11. Denisemarie--I love your tablesetting and the significance that it holds for your family histories. What I love most is that it is a special breakfast set aside to pray with and for your children's school year. What a wonderful example you are setting! I hope they all feel special today!

  12. What a cute, farmhouse table! Love the dishtowel/napkins...great idea!

    I love the motivation & inspiration provided by bloggers too!

  13. Dear Rooster Party Participant,

    Just a reminder that the Rooster Party is this Friday, August 28th. I am so glad you joined and I'm really looking forward to seeing your Roosters.

    Hope you have a wonderful time!


  14. I am "mooy bien", thanks XD
    Your cowie things are cutie!!!
    Have a nice day :)

  15. Hi Denisemarie...

    First of all just let me say...I think it's absolutely precious that you made a special prayer breakfast for your boy's first day of school!!! That is so admirable and so important...I'm impressed, my friend!!!

    Well, I love all your pretty black and white!!!'s nearly impossible to think of black and white without thinking of cows...hmmm, maybe that's because I'm a country girl! Hehe! The cow teapot set is darling and I love the black and white ticking placemats! This table is just darling!!! sweet of dad to take his boys to get flowers for mom...that's a great teaching for them!!! Instilling that sweet little practice will make their future wives very happy too! wink!!!

    Well my friend, thank you so much for sharing this sweet, sweet prayer breakfast table with us today! I just love it!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  16. Adorable table! What a fun way to send your children off for the beginning of school. Thanks for sharing!

    If you like roosters, please stop by at my place for a visit this week. I'm celebrating roosters each day this week.

  17. Such an adorable table. My daughter was just asking me if I had any farm animal dishes as she had a brain storm for a tablescape. Can't say I do. I love the cow tea pot. Great way to send everyone back to school. I went with an ALL white theme. Come visit.
    - The Tablescaper

  18. Such cute things! I love your table! nice way to send them off to school! Summer sure did fly.

  19. I love the cow tea pot! Great tablesetting. I dined under the pines. Come by for a visit.

  20. Thank you for sharing your very sweet breakfast celebration for the first day of school. This is how memories are made. Perfectly adorable and lovely too. Love the flowers idea too. Children have to learn how to be thoughtful.


  21. This is such a cute tablesetting and very special too!! I had a cow napkin holder once, don't remember what happened to it!! Lucky you, having all those pieces!!

    Best wishes to your boys on starting school!!


  22. I love your whimsical cows and white tablescape. Your husband is lucky, I think!

    I love the idea of planning a special time to pray for our children's time at school.

    Thanks for mentioning my name.

  23. How cute! I love the cow teapot set and all the black and white colors on the table....Christine

  24. How cute is that Cow Teaset!!! LOL.
    My sister would that, her kitchen is full of cows. I collect tea cups and enjoy recieiving them from friends because each one has it;s on story. Thank for sharing!!!

    Hugz Lorie

  25. Oh I love the whimsy on this table. The Cow patter with the stripes is so cure and black and white is one of my favorite combinations. Thank you for sharing this for 'Three Or More' and have a wonderful day.

  26. What a sweet story! Love the cow theme but especially praying for the boys' first days of school! Hope they have a wonderful year!

  27. How wonderful everything is. Love those vintage milk bottles..and your tablescape is so cute. Happy VTT..have a wonderful day..

  28. This is an adorable tablescape!
    And I love your honesty! I know blogging has helped me do better too!
    And I hope the rest of the school year goes well for all!
    All the best,

  29. i love your vintage thingies especially the darling milk bottles :)

  30. Very sweet and you made a memory! That tea set is so cute and how precious to have those surprise gifts from our hubbies! Happy TT!

  31. Your cow set is adorable. I love the placemats and towels, true classics!

  32. Good post. I like how you mention that we all become childlike in the wonder of sharing. And I also never knew there were so many others out there. I'm glad I found a bunch of you!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  33. Beautiful table setting and a lovely post!

  34. What a cute table. Thanks for joining us for VTT! Have a great week.

  35. Great idea to have a prayer breakfast--fun setting.

    ps. I have several blogs--the one for my tablescape is the spindle cottage one;

  36. CUTE! I love the little cow teapot!


  37. What an adorable table -- and I love your tradition of praying for the children before the start of the school year. Best thing you can do to get them off to a good start!


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