Tuesday Tidbits #20

When the Zinnias are calling to be picked… I must!

Do you see them in the small jar? I planted Zinnias here in the desert on Oct. 1st. They started blooming in January and have done very well.

This one has a heart center.

When I picked “just a few…” I knew that they would look so pretty with the Fransican Desert Rose plates… Sweet Man bought for me. 💗

And why not add Zinnia Seed Packets!

I needed to add my little green ceramic basket for tea…

Now we are ready… I just made a lovely vegetable pasta salad. Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies and tea will follow.

But first let’s just look at the table before we eat…

Thanks so much for stopping by to read another Tuesday Tidbits! Have you planted Zinnias before?

Until Next Time~ Nancy

Linking up with the following parties:

Me and My Captain

A Stroll Thru Life

Between Naps On the Porch

Celebrate and Decorate

Chasing Quaintness

30 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #20

    1. I love Zinnias too! Here in the desert the seedlings have to be kept high from the critters that eat seedlings. Which we think are lizards… as bunnies can’t get in the back yard here.

      When I plant them in Pennsylvania this year I will have to figure out how to keep the bunnies away. Do you have that problem?

      Thanks for the visit!

    1. Thank you! I had the salad plates and the dinner plates have now been added! Now I need two more tea cups and saucers. I will be able to pick those up at an antique store.

      The Zinnias have been so fun to watch grow here in AZ. Now the temps are warming up… wondering how long they will last.

      Thanks for the visit and for enjoying.

  1. I have that Mikasa set. I mean I have THE set with plates and mugs and bowls and serving platters, etc. But it’s boxed up somewhere in the house as I started using a solid colored set.

    1. I enjoy all kinds of plates. These ones are not everyday dishes and will use them at Easter. It’s all about the vintage love.

      My sister has this Whole Set! Love it!

  2. Nancy, I have always loved the Franciscan Desert rose pattern and you have styled it so beautifully! Love your zinnias and I can’t wait to plant my seeds and watch them grow! They do make the prettiest cut arrangements!

    1. They sure do! I plan on planting some when I get to Pennsylvania!

      I remember some of your bouquets! 💐

      Thank you for the visit! Hugs!

    1. I am so happy you enjoyed our spring colors! Hope you got to see the latest post of our backyard owl!

      I will be visiting with you soon.

  3. I love this table Nancy. My heart skipped a beat when I saw your post. My grandmother had this pattern as her everyday china. One of my cousins inherited the dishes, but I started collecting them a few years ago and love using them on tablescapes. Your table is absolutely beautiful!

    Smashing Plates

    1. I am so glad to hear you are collecting them just like me! These dishes bring back memories to me as well. They are beautiful and look wonderful on our tables.

      Thank you for the visit. I am off to visit you as well!

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