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A January Table

Hey my friends! Wish you could join me… DSC_0991 I set a table, just for two 🙂 Perfect for enjoying a nice winter salad for lunch… DSC_0980  I made a fancy little drink using sparkling grape juice, limes, and blackberries. DSC_0994  My hope for January, is to post about different ways to use vintage items when decorating or entertaining. DSC_0997 So today, I used antique vegetable baskets as napkin holders.  The baskets give a nice rustic contrast. DSC_0986  A vintage spoon to serve blackberries. DSC_0984  You may have seen my antique ladder before…but here she provides a nice backdrop to display old bottles. DSC_0987 I also tied twine around the vintage bottles and added lavender; using them as bud vases on the ladder. DSC_0988  Mr. Buckets built this table with old reclaimed lumber.  I use it as a coffee cart in our kitchen. However, it can serve many uses 🙂 I painted it with a gray stain on top, added a white wash, then sanded.  The bottom is all white and distressed. DSC_0993   DSC_0995  As a centerpiece, an old Ball jar holds the flowers, and limes line the inside. DSC_0996  My craft for this tablescape was to stamp small pieces of driftwood with words “one” & “two”.  I attached them as labels to the glasses with twine. DSC_0999   DSC_1001  I don’t know about you, but when I buy a fresh bouquet of flowers…I get inspired to set a table 🙂  That’s all it takes. Flowers. DSC_1000 Thanks for visiting me today… I’m joining Farmhouse Friday Vintage Inspiration Friday Furniture Feature Friday Feathered Nest Friday Potpourri Friday SNS Blessings, Becky C

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  1. Robin says:

    Becky I'll be right over!

    Your table setting is lovely. I really enjoyed all the handmade and rustic touches. I'm looking forward to more post on how you use your vintage finds. I'm find myself at a complete loss most of the time on how to use items I've found. Who better to learn from then the master –YOU!

  2. Very Cute! Thanks for sharing! Kim

  3. chateau chic says:

    Lovely post! Such a fresh, crisp feel to your luncheon table.

    I'm new to blogging and wondering if you'd be willing to share some of the tips you've learned in taking such great photographs.
    Thanks, Mary alice

  4. How absolutley sweet…wish I could trip on down to LA to join you. Thanks for a real pick-me-up!! I love the little drift wood signs.
    Have a wonderful evening!

  5. Hi Becky

    You decorate a beautiful table. Fresh flowers always inspire.

    Your husband is an excellent carpenter.


  6. Auntie Cake says:

    I did feel as if I got to join you for a lovely lunch.

    Thanks for the invite! I had a GREAT time!


  7. What a beautiful breath of springtime you gave us today, Becky! Thank you for that! You truly are one talented girl when it comes to tablescaping and decor. It's perfection – every single time. 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  8. Lovely photos of your very pretty tablescape, Becky. That little table is just perfect.

  9. Faded Charm says:

    Beauiful table setting and Congrats on your magazine photos and I also wanted to tell you I saw your home over at Jennifer's blog and was very inspired:-)


  10. Sandi says:

    Beautiful tablescape Becky!! I LOVE that table!! I think that may be a future project here as well!!

  11. Pretty, pretty post!
    Love your photos and artful arrangements!

  12. DustyLu says:

    Gorgeous post Becky. I loved you home in Romantic Homes. Your photography and styling are wonderful.. Keep up the good work. Happy New Year and thanks for stopping in! hugs lulu

  13. Jeannie says:

    Wow, those photos are all magazine worthy. I am dying over the hand stamped driftwood wine tags…yikes, I'm making those. Thanks!


  14. Amy Kinser says:

    You are killing me! This table is FABULOUS! I love those little buckets and now you know that I want to get some of my own. I adore the stamped pieces of wood. I love the bottles on the ladder with the flowers, twine and lavender. The sparkling cider looks devine with the blackberries.

    I TOTALLY LOVE the idea of you sharing ideas this month of how to use vintage items in our home decor. I will be waiting with great anticipation for each idea. You know that I am totally going to be a copycat, right?

    You do know that you are my decorating mentor, don't you?

  15. Vintage Gal says:

    I just love this post. Everything is so beautiful. What time is lunch. If I could, I would be there in a heart beat. So lovely 😉

  16. Deserae says:

    What a gorgeous table setting….everything is just so beautiful!!!! I adore those little buckets for the napkins….very clever!!! The whole corner is so lovely I would never want to leave it :o)

  17. Such wonderful details! I agree with you about how all it takes is flowers to inspire. So very pretty … All of it!

  18. Your table for two is gorgeous with such artistic details. The bottles with flowers and the ladder add the perfect backdrop and accent!

    I am delighted you shared this lovely post at Potpourri Friday! It is truly appreciated. Hoping you will make this a weekly party stop!

    Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy and sparkling New Year!

  19. gorgeous photo's in your post! i love all the details in your home! so glad i came by to take a peek around! xoox, tracie

  20. Love all your settings and especially the baskets with the napkins. I have a lot of baskets just like that but would have to find another use for them since there is only the 2 of us and we rarely use the dining room table…usually eat with T V tray in T V room..just one advantsge to being empty nesters and retired. I am going to have to put my thinking cap on now. I love the idea with your bottles and ladder also. Looking forward to moving this summer and hoping to find a home just a little bigger so I can display a lot more of my treasures. I love your blog and the name is very unique 🙂

  21. sigh… I cant tell you how much I want that ladder of yours! Seriously!!! >.< I LOVE it!

    Your home is amazing… something to aspire to for sure!

    thank you for you for being such an amazings ource of inspiration!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Becky I love the small table and 2 chairs vignette. That looks so inviting.

  23. sabrymagic says:

    Amo queti colori naturali….

  24. Becky that is so very beautiful!!!
    Thank you for sharing the details with us 🙂
    Congratulations too on your features in the post below!!

  25. Tricia says:

    What a beautiful table setting! It looks so Springy and inviting. I just love how bright and warm your house is, Becky. It looks wonderful there 🙂

  26. It's me says:

    What a beautiful table setting darling !! …happy weekend…love from me….xxx…

  27. chickie says:

    LOVE LOVE… You r table setting is absolutely pretty. It looks inviting for a good friend and a conversation that is memorable. I love the little details. Have a beautiful and creative weekend…Chickie

  28. Gorgeous!!! All of it!


  29. …and I'm following. Thought I already was.♥

  30. Love your tablescape! I just love fresh flowers anywhere just adds such warmth and cheerfulness!

    Thanks for sharing!

  31. Beautiful post and great music too!

  32. Jennifer says:

    I wish I was there, too! Lovely and very inspiring, thanks!

  33. Jennifer says:

    I wish I was there, too! Lovely and very inspiring, thanks!

  34. Gorgeous!!! I love it- just beautiful and so charming! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  35. I ADORE this room. Simply charming!

    Had to share on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 115. 🙂



  36. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful… with this warm winter we have been having it just feels like this table looks. Fresh and springy.
    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful little touches, love the drift wood

  37. Peggy says:

    I just by because Donna at FJI shared this and I am ever glad she did! Absolutely gorgeous!! And my momma lives in Louisiana! I sure do miss her… you know I think I may have to save up so I can make a trip down to see her. She would be ticked beyond belief!!

    Well I just wanted to let you know I have thoroughly enjoyed looking around!!

  38. I could just crawl right into my computer right now! What a beautiful retreat like setting. So glad FJI posted this so I could add you!

  39. I too love all things vintage and your table is fab! So calm and pretty. Also, love that old ladder (I made a Christmas Tree Ladder this year). Glad to have found you and following along!

  40. Debbie says:

    I completely agree about the flowers! Conversely, when I set a pretty table, I start looking about for flowers.

    Fresh flowers are one of my very favorite things.

    I found you through Amy K. She's a favorite blogger of mine. I can see why she speaks so highly of this blog. I can also see why you were featured in magazines. I absolutely love your taste and style.

  41. deborah says:

    Love your blog! And your January table is beautiful! So glad I found you!
    ps love, love, love David Crowder's music, too!
    xo deborah
    {the white chair}

  42. Shannon says:

    Very pretty table. I like your creativity in using the little buckets as napkin holders! Makes me want to have lunch with you:)

  43. Saw you on Funky Junk's FB page and just had to stop by … lovely! Truly lovely!

  44. Okay. That's it. Hand over the lavender stripe grain sack. hehe! It all looks so lovely, Becky! I adore those antique veggie baskets especially. So perfect and petite.

  45. Lovely post! Your photographs are lovely!

  46. cyndismith1 says:

    Love your blog!! I'm inspired every time I visit! I've just started my new blog. Hope I can inspire others as well!

  47. blt1281 says:

    Love all the photo's. They are beautiful. You got me motivated to redo my master bedroom to start. I bought the pant this past weekend. I cannot wait to put our antique's into what I hope will be a beautiful bedroom. Thank You again for sharing.

  48. Evelyn says:

    Found your blog today & love it!

  49. michele says:

    ahhhhh, the images are dreamily gorgeous lovely, becky.

    come visit anytime.



  50. keity says:

    absolutely beautiful photos! 🙂
    so glad that you shared them with all of us!

  51. Donna says:

    Such a cute little tabletop idea!
    It looks like such a fun way to just sit and catch up!

  52. Can you say STUNNING!!! Love every single detail…you are good!!!!

  53. YAY, Becky! I have so enjoyed seeing all of the photos of your home…both here and at The Old Painted Cottage. Your style is simple but home-y.
    Your photos are great…I need that email :)…did you set up lights and everything?
    Congratulations on the all of the publicity!

  54. OMG! That staging and those photographs!!!
    SO beautiful! I do love the look you have made here.
    Can I come over for lunch???

    Angela,the Parisienne Farmgirl
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  55. Love this setting. Those are the cutest vintage baskets. I have a large one just like those. Beautiful photos.

  56. I've just found your beautiful blog through "The Picket Fence", so glad I did, following along now. Your table is beyond gorgeous! 🙂 xo Kirsty

  57. Love your blog it is beautiful. Following

  58. Hesta says:

    Love your blog! What is it about Burlap that we all love ? I have some works in progress (always) using it.

  59. Auntie Cake says:

    So sweet, thanks for inviting me!