Thursday, July 28, 2011

Home Sweet Home # 25

Welcome to Home Sweet Home!  I have been promising a nautical tablescape for awhile.  So, today I delivered.  

The one reason I so wanted to do this table was because of this transferware.  The pattern is Fair Winds by Alfred Meakin.  This is probably a bread and butter plate.  It depicts the U.S.S. Constitution engaging a Chinese ship.  

 This is the main dinner plate.  It depicts the ship The Friendship of Salem.

The ship on the table is a Cutty Sark.  I usually have it on a ledge going down to the basement.  Some readers have asked how I dust it.  Don't tell my husband but, the can of air he keeps for the computer works perfect.

I have been seeing maps used under tablescapes lately and I love the look.  So, I used a map I picked up on vacation.

 And, since we're in the Caribbean Mate, I added a few pieces of eight.

Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Now, I would like to feature some wonderful post from last week's Home Sweet Home.

First, Poppy over at With a Dash of Color created a nice vignette for the cloche party.  Click the link to view.

Next, Shelia over at Note Songs created another vignette that stood out.  She used the same childhood bible that I had as a child.  Click the link to view.

Rene' over at Miss Gracie's House told the story of her Victorian charmer that you don't want to miss.  Click on the link to view.

Home & Garden did a kitchen makeover.  Click the link to view.

 And last, Adrienne over at La Vie Quotidienne shows off a beautiful display that would be perfect for fall, all inspired by a French chateau, and she has pictures of the French chateau's kitchen.  Click the link to view.

Now onto today.
I will join these ladies today:
Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Fridayat French Country Cottage
Pearls and Lace Thursday  at Faith, Grace, Crafts
Seasonal Sundays  at The Tablescaper 
Tresure Hunt Thursday temporarily at From My Front Porch to Yours

Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link. 
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


43 comments:

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm a transferware fan and I think the brown is wonderful. Your Cutty Sark isn't too bad either! Thanks very much for hosting. I'll be back to check out some of the links.

Honey at 2805 said...

Wonderful features, Sherry! Thanks for always being a gracious hostess!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How lovely, Sherry! Those plates are gorgeous! Happy weekend!...hugs..Debbie

Faye said...

I love old sailing ships...your dishes are lovely. Thanks for hosting!
Faye

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for hosting Sherry. Love the ships.

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Miss Gracie's house is such a treasure, thanks for sharing her blog with us, and thanks once again for hosting.

Shelia said...

Oh, Sherry, I'm just humbled that you would feature my little stack of Bibles! I loved seeing that beautiful brown transferware. Lovely settings too.I love your party and am going to hook up right now!
Be a sweeetie,
Shelia ;)

Nayana Donga said...

Beautiful Sherry, I love the idea of using map and ship and how to clean it. I too have that air can , didn't think of using it to clean other than comp stuff.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, I love your new dishes and wonderful table setting. You have thought of every detail. Thanks for hosting.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You have some lovely nautical items...I really am coming to love the sea scape items more since my visit to the ocean!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love your brown transferware. I have some brown pieces and some red. I need more!!!! Lovely tablescape.

Concetta said...

Dearest Sherry,
I love transferware so much and your lovely collection is just extraordinary! It is always such a treat to visit and see what all the talented bloggers are posting - another great week!! Thank you for hosting!

I wanted to let you know that the Ice Cream Sandwich Cake was a huge hit with all the kids at church last night!! We made about 5 cakes and they went fast! I used mini m & m candies to garnish the top of my cake and it was so cute!

Have a wonderful week dear friend!
Love,
Concetta

Pamela said...

What a great tables cape! Thanx for stopping by and joining Treasure Hunt Thuraday! Be by in a few to party!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Your nautical tablescape is very nice; love the map! Of course, I love any transferware and the brown is just wonderful! Thanks for hosting.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kelly_Deal said...

Your tablescapes are really beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Kelly

Poppy said...

Oh I'm so glad to see your new transferware in this lovely tablescape... it is just perfect with your Cutty Sark... the colors go so well together! And I'm honored to be part of your wonderful features... thank you so much Sherry! Have a great weekend and thank you for having us each week, rain or shine!hugs~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love this tablescape, the maps make it really over the top, wonderful!! Just linked up,
xoxo Debra

stefanie said...

so much inspiration!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your shots are fabulous Sherry! I love the deep colors and all the textures. That's a beautiful ship. And I love the map!

Jann Olson said...

I love your Nautical tablescape. The map adds just the right touch. The dishes, the ship, what's not to love?

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Ohh I just love your nautical table!! How gorgeous!! Thanks so much for hosting!! All linked up! :)

Amanda said...

Oh my! I don't usually get excited about nautical things, but this tablescape is gorgeous! I love the colors! The transferware, the map, the incredible ship...all so wonderful!
Thank you for hosting!
Best Wishes and blessings,
Amanda

The Tablescaper said...

I have some of this pattern but have never used it. You inspire me to pull it out! Love your table.

- The Tablescaper

once in a blue moon said...

SO love your vignette and dishes, its all picture perfect~

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh that china...so gorgeous. I don't really have transferware, but I am always drawn to the brown. So maybe sometime if I get rid of something else. I love how you used the map. This is really great! Nicely done:)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sherry, I love the idea of using the map on the table. The transferware is fabulous... such a pretty tablescape. Thanks for linking to my party this week.
Hugs,
Sherry

Miss Gracie's House said...

That is really cool transferware...just last week I found a little dessert plate with a sailboat...
THANKS for featuring me...have a great week!
Rene

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I love these dishes! Great features. thanks for hosting.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love anything nautical! Thanks for hosting!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Dining Delight said...

Coming to you from Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home...
What a fabulously unique version of a "nautical tablescape"! It is a lovely contrast to the usual blue & whites you see in that theme. The brown transferware adds a bit of history to your 'scape too. I haven't seen a map used as a "tablecloth" and loved that idea! Of course, that ship is the perfect centerpiece! Enjoyed my visit here!

DD

Liz said...

Absolutely adore your nautical tablescape! Everything looks perfect together!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful nautical tablescape! Think I might have to "pin" it. :)

Have a happy weekend!

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Sherry, your tablescape is wonderful. I love the dishes....they are really special. Every little touch is perfect.

Thanks so much for hosting.

Barb

Diann said...

Oh, still in love with your dish find! They are so beautiful! Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

Your nautical tablescape is beautiful! I love the brown transferware combined with the vintage map. Really lovely. Thanks for hosting this fun party. I'm all linked up!
:) Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Nancy said...

Hi Sherry! You already know I love the transferware. Your table looks perfect! I especially love the photo with the map. So cute!

That Victorian home is gorgeous too...can't wait to go check it out.

Nancy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous. I LOVE your transferware dishes with the ships and the ship model you have is perfect. Beautifully done. Thanks for hosting a fun party. Hugs, Marty

Babs said...

I love your seafaring tablescape. This is my kind of style, using the sailing ship for a centerpiece and your transferware.The map and pewter goblet add the perfect touch.
Love it.
Babs

Debbie said...

Your own nautical tablescape is just beautiful. I'm really fond of ship models for some reason.
Your dusting hint made me wonder if that would work with china dolls. Ours get so very dusty.

And the other links sound like something I want to see.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful tablescape with the gorgeous tranferware and cutty sark for a centerpiece, just fabulous and also great features, each and evryone! Thank you for hosting such wonderful party. Hugs, FABBY

Marlis said...

Love the plates.. Canned air is just one of the best inventions.. Love it myself. Great vignettes you created. Love love the ship! happy sunday, xo marlis

Doni said...

What a cute idea!!! LOVE your creation!! The details are so wonderful! Thanks too for sharing this post with us for Pearls and Lace! Hope to see you again this week!
Doni

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. So sorry it's taken me so long to visit.

- The Tablescaper

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