Sunday, January 13, 2013


Hi Friends!

As many of you already know, through our business, DTL Herbs, we have a working partnership with a local high school. This high school has an amazing agricultural program. We teach, mentor and assist in this program. The other day Troy was meeting with other staff at the high school early in the morning. So early in fact, that I was just waking up when he had returned home.

As I went into the kitchen to start coffee, out of the corner of my eye I saw this large blur of red. I looked over at the dining table and this is what I saw!


Yup, a whole lot of poinsettias! The high school grows them and sells them to earn money. Well, once the holiday vacation started and the kids weren’t in school, one of the things that needed to be done was get the greenhouse ready for their return. All the poinsettias were headed to the compost pile. Troy snagged a few for me.

So, when you have a surprise of a bunch of poinsettias, what do you do?

You do a tablescape!

IMG_5130I know this is going to sound odd but, receiving all these poinsettias at this time was a real blessing. As most of you know, I have been struggling when it comes to finding my joy. And these happy and bright beauties just helped keep my happiness flowing. Smiling at the smallest of things is what life is all about. I am grateful that my eyes are open to see and enjoy each little blessing.

And I had the perfect dishes to go with these beauties!


These dishes are so color drenched. They just pop!


So pretty and vibrant!


I have all kinds of fun  poinsettia table items. I have a set of four of these gold and silver leaf poinsettia napkin rings.


In the bag I store the poinsettia napkin rings, I also have a set of these gold and silver holly napkin rings. I thought they would look pretty just sitting on top of the vintage milk glass water goblets.


I also have a set of five of these pillar poinsettia candle holders. They are a matching set with the poinsettia napkin rings.




This table is so lush with vivid reds and whites. I think it is one of Troy’s favorite tablescapes so far.



I used my vintage hobnail milk glass pitcher and stemware for the table. I thought the bright white was perfect.


I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that everything (except silverware) was thrifted. Poinsettia were free and the candles were after Christmas sale at Walmart for .24 cents each. Everything else came from thrift stores, flea markets and/or yard sales.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit here at TTG. And have a wonderful day!

I will be joining:

Gratitude Sunday

Table Top Tuesday


Let’s Dish!

Vintage Thingie Thursday


  1. Aww. Beautiful. How lucky. It's wonderful that you were able to do something beautiful with these flowers! So so much better than the compost! Your tablescape is so pretty. Maybe a holiday meal for tonight? :)

  2. The red poinsettias are gorgeous! The color red seems to cheer me like nothing else can do. What a blessing you have there!

  3. Oh I absolutely love them, so pretty and you even have dishes to match. Unreal, so pretty. Love your tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. Stunning tablescape, Diann. Just stunningly lovely. The poinsettias, the dishes, the napkin rings, the candles, everything! WOW! 24 cents for candle? That was incredible.

    So happy you put this all together. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I can't say it enough. Normally I'm not a poinsetta girl, but you may have just changed my mind!!!

  6. Diann, great tablescape, I love the dishes, very thrifty candles.


  7. Diann I am so glad that you found some Joy in the poinsettias. The tablescape is wonderful, I really love those dishes and of course milk glass. Thanks for joining in this weeks Gratitude Sunday! Sending you and Troy big hugs, Linda

  8. Hi Diann
    What a beautiful table! I was surprised to see that you and I have the same exact Christmas dishes! I just put mine away last weekend.

    They are my favorite. So gad you are able to enjoy your pretty flowers.


  9. Love your poinsettia dishes, as well as your real poinsettias.

  10. Diann,
    Thank you for brighten my day with these beautiful flowers.

  11. Perfect!Your dishes wanted and deserved the lovely poinsettia's to go with them.Denise

  12. that is gorgeous! Wow, I think it's my favourite too. Even though I'm not one to comment very often I have followed your story and I'm so glad that you were able to find some joy in those beautiful flowers. Someone was thinking of you and decided to bless your day in a special way. Blessings to you for the coming week.

  13. Love your tablescape and the poinsettias are gorgeous.

  14. How thoughtful of your hubby to bring you home some joy with those gorgeous poinsettias. Your table is just beautiful, Diann.

  15. I love your poinsettia table scape it is absolutely beautiful! The dishes are so pretty, the napkin rings, I love all of it. Great job.

  16. Really gorgeous tablescape! The poinsettia dishes are fabulous. Thanks for hosting TTF and for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

  17. Sooo pretty!!! Red is so cheerful too! On our way back to Florida I was gazing out the car window and noticed a huge pile of red in the back of greenhouses. We flashed by so fast I could only assume it was all the holiday poinsettias. So sad! I'm happy that you were given some to enjoy!

  18. What a HAPPY tablescape, Diann! Your dishes are the perfect fit & I'm so envious of your milk glass collection. My sister just bought a hobnail pitcher for me, very similar to yours, although I think mine is smaller. I am on the hunt for some of those goblets! I want to host a bridal shower & would love to make it entirely vintage, with all milk glass.
    Thank you so much for sharing your treasures.

    Warm Hugs,

  19. There is just something about this tabelscape that makes me smile-I love it! Glad the poinsettias helped brighten your day!


  20. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love poinsettias - they are so festive! And I even made a painting of them last year:)

  21. The dishes are wonderful. I love that everything was thrifted. That's the way to go.Pretty tabescape!

  22. I luv ur dishes!! My pointsettias look like they belong in the mulch bin..yours don't.

  23. The tablescape is wonderful with the lovely dishes milk glass. Nice to visit you from Let's Dish.

  24. Very beautiful! I love that hobnail pitcher!!! Blessings, Tammy

  25. It really blows when your joy just seems to elude you. I know. And I feel for you. I am glad that the addition of this great explosion of color to your home helped to uplift your spirits and inspire you. The color is so riveting...who can resist? :-) I hope your joy returns to stay very soon. Take care, dear Diann.

  26. A truly beautiful display of various poinsettias. I have kept one for two years. It is a green and growing. Just has not bloomed anymore.

  27. Beautiful table...I love poinsettias, just wish I could keep on alive all year! Those napkin rings are wonderful.

  28. I can't decide what I like best about your pretty table--the vintage hobnail, the gorgeous dishes, or the joy those brilliant flowers brought to you! Red poinsettia are my mom's favorite and she fills her house with them. I hope you can continue to feel happy. Linda

  29. Poinsettias amaze me. I've seen them as tall as a house in Mexico. I'm lucky if I can keep them alive during the Christmas season. ;-) Your tables are always a treat.

  30. Very pretty, Diann! Great hobnail collection. I just threw out my poinsettias, they still looked pretty good!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish.


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Diann :)