Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...The Wind in the Willows

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Our hostess for this event, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, is extremely talented, so be sure to check out her blog and the other participants.
I bought this little Wind in the Willows teapot a while back and thought it would work great in a tablescape/teascape.

When the girl returned, some hours later, she carried a tray, with a cup of fragrant tea steaming on it; and a plate piled up with very hot buttered toast, cut thick, very brown on both sides, with the butter running through the holes in it in great golden drops, like honey from the honeycomb. The smell of that buttered toast simply talked to Toad, and with no uncertain voice; talked of warm kitchens, of breakfasts on bright frosty mornings, of cosy parlour firesides on winter evenings, when one's ramble was over and slippered feet were propped on the fender; of the purring of contented cats, and the twitter of sleepy canaries. Toad sat up on end once more, dried his eyes, sipped his tea and munched his toast, and soon began talking freely about himself, and the house he lived in, and his doings there, and how important he was, and what a lot his friends thought of him.

(Excerpt from The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame)

My centerpiece is a jar of glass fish floats...
I mixed green lily pad chargers with the white "Gollum" dishes from Big Lots...

Cute froggy napkins I found at T.J. Maxx a while back...

Bees have landed on the flatware...

I mixed in my Red Cliff ironstone sugar and creamer...


  1. Hello Tammy! I love your Wind in the Willows theme today!! I finally read this great classic last year. I bought this same teapot at the Rose Bowl Flea Market and so enjoy having it on display. I love your lillypad dishes and your TT.

  2. Lovely tablescape~great idea using Wind in the Willows for inspiration!!

  3. Oh, what a sweet table you've set! I love that little teapot! So cute! I think I have the same lace as you!
    bE a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  4. Well, Tammy...can you hear me oohing and ahhhing all the way at your house?? I hurried over to see the Wind in the Willows teapot...just my favorite book from my childhood...and then I scroll down to see Red Cliff ironstone, too!!! Wooo hoo! I have my mom's tureen. (You can see it in several pics on my side bar.) I would love to have a sugar and creamer, too. I would love to come to this tea party!!! Loved it!...Debbie

  5. Oh how nice, the teapot and the book. I love it. The fish floats in the apothecary jar is so pretty too. Love the theme and the table is lovely. Hugs, Marty

  6. Ooohhh!!! The teapot is to die for!!! I love the book and I love the teapot...wonderful!!!
    Your table is a dream!!!


  7. This is very creative and whimsical.
    Enjoyed seeing this!

  8. What a cute teapot! I have never read this book....but a cute idea to use it as the theme.


  9. Adorable theme to go with the teapot. Thanks for sharing this with me.

  10. LOVE that bee flatware! And your pretty white linen across the table. Am I the only blogger who has not come across the Big Lots dishes in her local store?

  11. Beautiful teapot. I love the excerpt from the book. So sweet. Very clever to base your table setting on it!


  12. Hi Tammy... Just a spectator again, but wanted to say I just LOVE this! What a sweet and very charming theme! Beautiful tablescape post this week! I am just a "young grasshopper" watching and learning from all of you! My appreciation grows with every post I see! ~tina

  13. Very creative theme! Love the colors! The tea pot is so neat!



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