The other source of inspiration was Richard Richardson creator/ owner of Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen, MA. http://www.threesisterssanctuary.com/ This assemblage is in no way in comparison to the magical world he has created using colorful bits and pieces. But thinking of him encouraged me to add more and then add some more.
I have been going through the boxes I moved from my Mom's place. Every object would open a flood gate of memories. These are my Mom's cut glass serving dishes. We usually only saw these on holidays. Certain ones were for certain foods only, olives, carrot & celery sticks, nuts, candy.
Jubilant Nest. Here is the lone remaining mercury glass bird Christmas ornament. My Mom had a small collection of colorful allies. Not nearly enough to fill this bowl. These are mine from my days as a preschool teacher.
I remember the Christmas that we four kids all got trolls. Mine had chartreuse hair. This one was my brother Marty's.
When we visited our cousins later in the afternoon they had gotten trolls too. And a troll village that folded out of a suitcase and had trees and rocks and things to set up. I loved trolls.
She used to say how she would pray for us kids to Saint Jude, the patron saint of lost causes. Yeah, I guess sometimes that was us.
This deck of cards was wrapped in cellophane with the sticker "Walgreen's 3/1.00". Our family played cards winter and summer. Our friends and extended family loved card playing too. We played all kinds of games and loved learning new ones. Growing up favorites were canasta and bid whist.
I found this fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics. It spoke to me. I love how this deck of cards and all these groovy things go so well with it.
crocheted multitudes of doilies. But she reined supreme when it came to embroidery. She embroidered on everything; hankies, pillowcases, tablecloths, bureau scarves and at least eight full size quilts.
That's the story of Summer Funtime Tablescape.