Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Setting for Motivation

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."  Henry Drummond.  

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.  Audrey Hepburn
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.  Margaret Mead
“All the really valuable things you own are things you can't photograph.  Unknown

“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.  George Bernard Shaw

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.”  Vernon Law

"It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones."  Jean Webster

"To love what you do and feel that it matters--how could anything be more fun?"  Katherine Graham

"We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us."  Winston Churchill

"The first wealth is health."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.  Unknown

“There is no failure. Only feedback.  Unknown

“Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right.  Henry Ford
“Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.  Yogi Desai

“Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
Thanks for visiting today!  Hope you enjoyed these motivational quotes.  Did you notice that there were two centerpieces on the table?  One was prepared with white azaleas, and white spider mums, and the second with pink azaleas and dogwood (even though the dogwood flopped after a small amount of time).  I used mini vases of pink carnations and white azaleas on the first table also.  Hope you had a wonderful Easter, and I am looking forward to spending some time visiting with you! 

China--Noritake Veranda
Crystal iced beverages--vintage, not sure of the pattern
Crystal wines--Gorham Crown Point
Mirrored Chargers--Tuesday Morning
Crystal baskets--vintage (one was my Mom's)
Crystal candleholders--Candlewick, vintage
Silverplate--Baroque by Godinger
White bunny and bird vase--Sadek?



  1. What a gorgeous table. The flowers are the perfect touch and done so well. I love the crystal basket with the egg and grass. I bet it was a fabulous meal and who could walk into that room and not feel spoiled!

  2. This is the most beautiful spring table! I love the Noritake china, the silver, and crystal. The tablecloth is so lovely and the whole table is pretty in pink.

  3. Very elegant and inviting at the same time. Your table settings are wonderfully balanced.

  4. Everything is stunning, I especially love the playful bunnies! The quotes are also lovely. Have a great week!

  5. Hi lovely lady. You know I love your Beautiful Tablescapes sweet lady. You and some others are why I love doing Tablescapes !!! Im only been doing it for eight months now and loving it ~~~ lot's of work right sweet lady.!!!

  6. Just beautiful! Soft and elegant! I love the mirrored pieces that's a great affect! Your white floral display is so fresh and allowed the beautiful china to be focused on. That is a very pretty pattern and I love that crystal easter basket! I enjoyed the quotes you laid out too...my Dad always said if you don't have your health you have nothing- I see Mr. Emerson had similar toughts!

  7. Love the table setting, the crystal backet is my favourite as I have souple of very old ones myself from my grandma, and the qoutes are so breath taking and true.

    Thank you for sharing.

  8. Loved your quotes. Your table is lovely. I love the spider mums low so that everyone can see. Your bunnies are adorable and everything worked so well together. thanks for sharing.

  9. Lovely table setting and I loved all the quotes. As a former English teacher it is always a joy to find lovely and inspirational quotes. Great job!

  10. Gorgeous tablescape. I like the Vernon Law quote. I used to be a high school English teacher. I always told them that school is a mistake clinic, so not to be afraid to make mistakes...just learn from them. Pretty much my philosophy in each new thing that I try. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  11. I am really, really liking your TS. The colors are so soothing and spring like. I have a similiar crystal "basket". never thought to turn it into a nest with egg. I use mine for silverware or napkins. I loved your quotes in between your truly gorgeous table. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  12. Lovely, lovely, lovely! The colors are so soft! Beautiful table! The flowers ad such a nice touch!

  13. Your table is just beautiful, lovin' the glass baskets! Thanks for sharing all of the truly inspiring quotes:@)

  14. This is just beautiful. Love your little crystal basket and those mirrored chargers -- I would love to find some of those!

  15. What a beautiful table and your dining room is so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. I have to admit I was so busy reading your wonderful selection of quotes, that I had to back & look at the photos of your lovely table! I love how everything sparkles in the candle light!

  17. What a lovely pastel, sweet and feminine table.
    Loved it, so beautiful, and yes, I did notice both arrangements, both were equally as beautiful,
    the lower one more conducive to good conversation.
    I too, got caught up in reading all the lovely quotes, and had to go back and relook at the pics.
    They were all lovely,
    Blessings, Nellie

  18. Loved the bunny and bird vase! Beautiful table!

  19. This is a beautiful table with wonderful quotes! Glad I stopped by!

  20. Neat, neat concept with the quotes!!! I love it! The table is so pretty, and I am sure it was enjoyed. I had to laugh because that one bunny with the Katherine Graham quote looked like he was ready to commit mayhem! That scowl on his face is priceless!!! Have a great week!