Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Checkers with Raggedy Ann and Andy on Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday. Hosted by the Queen of Tablescapes Susan over at Betweennapsontheporch. Be sure to swing over by for a full list of participants and their beautiful tablescapes.
What a fun way to start off a Thursday..An excuse to play with our dishes. And by candlelight!!!

This week while "searching" for something else I ran across the checkerboard throw and checkers. And a plan slowly began to form... it suddenly screamed Tablescape. Is that the way it hits you? I then saw the Raggedy Ann and Andy and thought hummmm why not...
I saw the picnic basket and the wheels really started turning. This is what I found inside. Aren't they just too cute for words? Just the perfect size for my dolls to have tea while playing checkers. A pint size view of the tea cup and checkers.
Let me introduce you to Andy...
Close up of tea cup and saucer
And of the creamer Checkers anyone?
From above Let me introduce you to Raggedy Ann. That silly doll has her feet on the checker board.. Only in make believe world can a person get away with this... lol
Well, Raggedy Andy has his feet on the checkerboard as well.... hummmmm Looks like some treats have been served. Yippee!!


You can tell by the smile on Andy's face he's as happy as I am we're having popcorn for a snack. lol Oh my, is Raggedy Ann trying to hide this move??
Yummy!!!! Homemade popcorn! Most of you know this is my all time snack in the whole wide world. In an upcoming post I'll show you from start to finish the way we make popcorn around our home. No microwave popcorn for this lover of popcorn.. lol Now, not that there is anything wrong with micro-wave popcorn we just prefer it the old-fashion way...lol Isn't this dish gorgeous? An antique green depression glass. I believe this is one that belonged to My Betty. Close up for you.
Even in "make-believe" world we can play checkers and have popcorn by candlelight. :-))
I wanted to show you the size difference between the tea cup and saucer and the crystal candle holder. It is so tiny and delicate.


Close up of Raggedy Ann and Andy. Isn't their hair a fright? I'm not sure what it's made out of .. but it's pretty wild.... lol
Hi everyone!!!!
Hello to all you visitors today!!

I'm so happy she let us out of the closet so we could play for awhile.... lol :-)) Checkers by candlelight in the evening??? Yes, even in make-believe world my dolls can play checkers and have popcorn by candlelight...
Another from above.
I hope you enjoyed this tablescape of sorts. Do you ever just want to play like a kid again and "make-believe"? This is what I did on this particular day... I don't recall playing with dolls when I was small so this was treat.. Funny how I enjoy them now isn't it? Guess it's the kid coming out in me. I have to share that Mr. P. just continually shook his head and smiles lol.. There are days he just doesn't get this blogging addiction...and other days he makes suggestions.. lol.. Susan, thanks so much for hostessing another wonderful Thursday where we get to play with our dishes.. (even the small variety). Be sure to swing by Betweennapsontheporch for a full list of participants and all their beautiful tablescapes... hugs ~lynne~

43 comments:

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Lynne, Love your Raggedy Ann & Andy, So glad Mr P had a good day on Tuesday....take care...Pat H

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, it is great to have you swing by.. I've been meaning to email and give you a call and before I know it the day has flown by.. don't be surprised to hear from me soon.. I hope all is well with you and yours..hugs ~lynne~

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Lynne...this is wonderful! I've been grinning since the first picture. I love the darling, sweet tea set. Your pics are awesome...those checkers look huge. I wanted to reach through the screen and play myself. :-) Thanks for a fun time...I felt like a kid again!
Susan

ellen b said...

Hi Lynne! How very fun your tablescape is. It really is fun to run with a theme! I like the extras you came up with to add to the table. Happy TT to you!

Shelia said...

OH, Lynne! I love your setting! The checkers is such a great idea! But the raggedies! I love those little dollies! Sweet little picnic basket and dishes too! This is one of my favorites!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

ceekay said...

Ohh, this is sooooooo cute. I want to come and play too! That is just so precious. I love that tea set in the basket!

Eileen said...

This was adorable! Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy are two of my favorites, and these vintage looking ones are the best! And the same with the checkerboard and checkers, you really have some nice treasures!
And the tea set is so sweet, and I'm absolutely mad in love with your green depression glass bowls!
This was great! I had a lot of fun!
All the best,
Eileen
PS ~ My husband is constantly shaking his head in disbelief when I start taking out the dishes, linens, and camera! I wonder what he would do if I started playing with dolls too!

food with style said...

this is just adorable, love your creativity!

carolinajewel said...

Lynn, What a cute tablescape idea! I love the little tea set especially! :D Jewel

Sharlotte said...

How fun! This is such a cute idea!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Lynne, I love the way you showed us how this CUTE tablescape evolved.

It's adorable! :)

Chandy said...

Darling idea, Lynne! Wow!

bennie and patsy said...

Lynne you really have a fun tablescape. Just so cute.
Patsy

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Well, now, that is just too cute!

Christi

Dolores said...

Oh Lynne, you are so creative...... I love the checkers and Raggedy Ann and Andy theme....It looks so cute!!!

My eyes spotted a painting on your back wall with bunny's.......I know that we both love bunny's....I'm always 'needing' more bunny's.....

The popcorn looks delicious.....
Hugs,
Dolores

Cathy said...

Oh how darling!!! The checkers are too cute and I am in love with the Raggedy Ann and Andy!!! What a creative tablescape!!!

Love it!!!

Happy TT!!!
XOXO
Cathy

A Hint of Home said...

Too cute and so whimsical.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is just adorable! What a unique idea! I enjoyed it so much!

Katherine

The Tablescaper said...

How fun! I would love to jump in and play with them.
-The Tablescaper

Melissa Miller said...

Lynne you have made me so happy seeing this PRECIOUS post!!!
Ann and Andy are the cutest lil' things ever. The hair is a sweet mess and I just adore it. LOL!
I had to chuckle at your "corn". too. So sweet my friend!

Thank you for the B-day wishes!
Love ya my friend. :)

xinex said...

I want to play too, Lynne! LOL! This is so cute! .....Christine

Shirley said...

Very clever!! Thanks for out trip to Neverland!! : ))

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

This is such a sweet post!! I too, have a little checkered cloth and pieces that my late sister gave me. Wow!! I love the tea set, remhinds me of the ones I bought my daughters and I was more entralled with them because I never had one as a child.

I am so happy Mr. P. gets a little kick out of your blogging once in awhile. It is the time together that counts, isn't it?

Big hugs to you, my friend! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Deanna said...

This a darling Tablescape!
Enjoyed seeing what you have displayed and created.
Looks like a lot of fun.
Blessings,
d

Deanna said...

This a darling Tablescape!
Enjoyed seeing what you have displayed and created.
Looks like a lot of fun.
Blessings,
d

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute! If I had the room I would be tempted to collect the mini tea sets.

Liz said...

Oh this is such a cute little table!
~Liz

KMfamily ;-) said...

You just make my heart smile!!!
That tablescape is just so full of young life!!!
I love it!

if only us adults would set aside some more time to play -dont'cha think!?

Stay Young!!

santamaker said...

Hey buddy! I think I spotted little Andy cheatin'!
Your tablescape is adorable and you know you are a darlin'!
How'd you like Design Star this Sunday? I thought it was one of most interesting ones yet. Of course my faves were the ones that were selected as the top 3. That apple orchard was stunning. How creative was the black room with milk dripping down the walls and that great chandelier and then the fun teen hangout with all of those punchy colors....Lynne...hey hun...pass the pocporn....ermmmm ... I think you took all the good ones with butter on them.!! :OP

Marsha said...

Lynne, TOO TOO CUTE!

Jessica said...

Morning Lynne~

I just love your Raggedy Ann and Andy and the cloth checker board....is too sweet. I enjoyed this post very much. :)

Have a beautiful day my friend!

Hugs~ J

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Very cute & creative Lynne! *thumping Raggedy Andy on teh head for cheating*

Brenda said...

This was delightfully fun! For the kid in all of us. I so feel like a child bringing out my dishes for a tablescape. Susan has allowed us "freedom of childhood." I love the checkers, and the buffet in the background showing more dishes. We should have fun with these tablescapes, and you certainly seem to have achieved that!
Brenda

Debbie Pearson said...

Really like your checkerboard! Very nice table scape.

Cindy said...

Hi Lynne,
What an adorable tea set and wouldn't it be perfect for a little girl and Raggedies of course! Such a cute and creative idea!! Hugs, Cindy

Fifi Flowers said...

CUTE tablescape post!

Jennie said...

Wow that children's tea set is very cute and the carrying case for it makes it even more special.

Bill said...

I love the idea of popcorn by candlelight. Fun, games ... romance?

Looking forward to seeing how you made the popcorn ... some things are worth doing the old fashioned way, aren't they?

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a fun post!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, this is adorable, and so creative! I do remember you rlove for popcorn. As soon as I saw that pretty bowl with popcorn, I thought "I can't believe Lynne is able to take pictures of that without eating it! I have one of those checkerboard throws some place, but how clever of you to use it for your tablescape. That little picnic basket filled with the doll china is about the cutest thing ever. What pretty china your dolls get to use. My husband laughgs at me almost every time he notices me doing something for my blog! laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM My Dear Lynne...Now girl this was a fun post and I smiled from start to finish with it...Glad to hear Mr.P you doing better today...Now girl Sandy use to sell Annie and Andy at her shop big seller for her...I use to collect them for Candace was little don't know what she ever did with them...Thanks for coming by and seeing my little family girl...Was so glad to see them but was also glad to get home ha ha!! been real tired...taking lots of naps...Len 's in Reno so I haven't even gotten dress since he left ha ha!! Talk about being lazy for a few days...But girl after getting my hands on that Kyra I could die Happy now...Oh sis she was so sweet and clean smelling...They take such great care of her..that little one will never lack for love...May you have a great weekend my Dear friend...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

inner_child said...

This is just adorable! I hope The Raggedy's enjoyed their popcorn and tea in such a charming setting.

Tamara Jansen said...

What a sweet post! Love the pictures :)