No Reason at All and My Kitchen Dolls

by Michelle on May 28, 2009

No rhyme nor reason for this weeks tablescape. Just some things I pulled together that I thought looked fun, colorful and reflected a bit of my own personality.

I just love these shallow bowls and the large white dinner plate. I bought both of them at TJMaxx in the clearance aisle for less then $2 each. Love the turquoise bowl and wish I could find the entire set!

Next is my Turkey Bowl, another favorite dish. I bought this about ten years ago for my Thanksgiving Tablescape. But I do use it throughout the year. I wish I could find more of these too. Oh maybe someday at a garage sale!

The Duck Tureen was a wedding present and it is huge. I do so love it but I’ve only been able to use it twice in 25 years. It’s just so big that it’s almost impractical. It came with a gorgeous matching porcelain ladle.

And here’s another of my pitchers. This one is small and made in Germany. I bought it last year at a garage sale for $2. Honestly, it’s one of my favorites and I use it all the time, not only for serving but I use it to hold liquids when prepping my recipes.

This little vase is absolutely my favorite vase ever. I actually bought it as a gift but then found something else more appropriate and the vase became mine. It has a little, removable frog insert, shown in the 2nd picture, to hold each flower stem. It’s a clever design and I wish I could find more!

I have always been a doll person from the time I can remember. And I have every one of my dolls that I’ve ever owned. I now collect rag dolls and I do keep some in my kitchen to keep me company as I bake. One of my friends requested to see some and so here they are.

This little sweetie sits on my decorative cover to my range hood. She just sits there very peacefully and has not fallen yet. 😉

These 2 small wooden dolls were made in Sweden and they sit in my bookcase for my cookbooks.

These 2 cuties sit in the window in the eating area of my kitchen. Again, they just sit there and have not fallen out yet!

This is my Sink Doll. I have 2 sinks in my kitchen so most of the time she sits right here on the corner and seems to be very happy.

Tablescape Thursday is a weekly event hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Please visit Susan’s site and see all the wonderful tablescapes set out especially for you.

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  • kanmuri May 28, 2009 at 5:33 am

    I’m wondering… Isn’t your vase a toothbrush holder?!? Still works fine tho 😉

    I like the blue bowls, they’re beautiful.

  • Michelle May 28, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Kanmuri,

    The holes are much too small to fit the handle of a toothbrush and there’s 10 holes. It’s definitely a vase.

  • mythoughtsmyvoice May 28, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Your dolls are just too cute! The braided hair of the little girl wooden doll is just perfect! :-)

    Oh, also love the vase with tiny holes. No need to worry for an arrangement. Just pop a stem or two :-)

    Li

  • Patty May 28, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I love those turquoise bowls! It’s so fund to use the things you love whether they “match” or not. It’s all about being surrounded by the things you love. I love your dolls! My mom was a doll collector too, this reminds me of her. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cerissa May 28, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I absolutely love your TJMaxx finds! I’ve officially been inspired to check our local store out.

  • Ms Vivi May 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    such a cute doll
    i wish i would have one
    =)

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life) May 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    What a fun tablescape. I love it when you can just use all of your favorites, and yours are stunning. YOur dolls are so cute, such treasures. Hugs, Marty

  • Kayte May 28, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Oh, those dollies are so cute. I love the sink one the best…she is just sitting there so darn cute, so natural looking. I also love the shell vase, definitely a vase, my grandma had one of those, too, and the German pitcher so nice and lovely, the turkey bowl…a def. favorite…those shallow bowls charming, absolutely charming and great portion control. Love it all for lot of reasons! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kat May 28, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Enjoyed this post. Love the dishes, vases and dolls.

  • Michelle @ Sweet Something May 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I really like the white dinner plates, and the vase is pretty too. I recently bought a frog vase like that and can’t wait to use it!
    Michelle

  • Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com May 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    You don’t need any rhyme or reason to make it look so pretty and inviting. You’ve done a great job in showing just that. Stop by and browse a while. If you like what you see, please be sure to click the “Follow” button so that we can inspire one another frequently!

  • Dana and Daisy May 28, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I have a friend with the same duck tureen. she uses it about any time she serves soup!

  • Shari May 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I love that turquoise bowl! And your dolls are cute!

  • Mid-Atlantic Martha May 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing your pretties! Those dolls are precious!

  • ellen b May 28, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Hello Michelle,
    I really like your shallow bowls. The turkey bowl is very cool. I have never seen anything like it. I’m a sucker for pitchers and creamers. Happy TT to you!

  • Ceekay- Thinkin of Home May 28, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Hi Michelle…thanks for stopping in to visit today. I absolutely love that vase with the frog. Never see anything like it…you have some darling dolls also. I have shown some of my dolls over various posts! Have a great weekend!

  • Diane @ Four Paws and Co May 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Oh be still my heart! The bowls & tureen are gorgeous! Were you lucky or what when you found the bowls! Great tablescape!

    I have a collection of rag dolls too. Most of mine are put away for now. I rotate them periodically. They’re addicting, huh? ☺ Diane

  • Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage May 29, 2009 at 2:30 am

    I really like all of the dishes you put out, my favorite is the same as yours, the white clam vase is beautiful! Your dolls are very adorable and look like they keep you good company! :O)

  • Carrie May 29, 2009 at 3:26 am

    I would enjoy eating at your charming table and talking about your favorite items.
    Your kitchen dolls are delightful. I posted on Tuesday about my literary dolls and it included a rageddy Ann type doll that is similar to your pair. Here is the URL:
    http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2009/05/three-or-more-tuesday-literary.html

  • xinex May 29, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Pretty tablescape. I especially love the duck tureen….Christine

  • Mary May 29, 2009 at 5:12 am

    LOVE those blue bowls — what a gorgeous color!

  • Cynthia May 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Love, love, love those blue bowls. Will have to check out my store to see if they have any. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  • Elyse May 29, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    What a gorgeous tablescape! Was that a beautiful, mini cake stand I saw on the table? If so, I’m totally envious. I really need to get myself one!

  • Fifi Flowers May 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    LOVE that cake plate!

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