Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pretty in Pink

Pretty In Pink features a vintage tablecloth topped with a mix of
contemporary and vintage pieces. Details at the end of this post.

White chargers -
Vintage Depression Glass can be seen in more detail at Ladies of the Club

Napkins from Crate and Barrel years ago
Sterling is "American Directoire"
Stemware is Vera Wang "Infinity"
Contemporary Fiesta in Rose
Cutwork plates, candlesticks, white pitcher, apothecary jar, footed cake stand - Home Goods
Floral arrangement supplies from Michael's
Tussie mussies made from supplies I had in my craft bins
Vintage Homer Laughlin "Kenilworth" carafe in white and bowl in pink, HL Rhythm salt and pepper

Thanks so much for stopping by for this tablescape vision in pink!


Spicy Mexican stir-fry chicken, cherry tomatoes, sliced onions, peppers, jicama, hard boiled egg,
home made croutons, mandarin orange quarters, shredded Romaine lettuce, parmesan.

Dish Soap Aprons

Cute in any kitchen!
Made from one of the new licensed accessory Fiesta Zig-Zag towels.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vintage Barware Rack

Repurposing a vintage barware rack.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tammis Keefe "Beef" or "Cow Parade - BBQ"

Just added to the Tablecloth Database
Heavy cotton, printed name Tammis Keefe, no tag.

There is at least one additional "cow" themed
Tammis Keefe cloth, called "Cattle Futures" on
the site which is maintained by
a collector of Keefe designs.
Look for the "Cow Parade - BBQ"  tablecloth in a future tablescape.

Since Mr. TLRT had his heart attack in 2011, NO beef has crossed our threshold.  Boy I sure miss it! Here is some interesting information about beef in the US.

Beef Industry Statistics

2011 Cattle inventory:  92,582,400 (USDA NASS)

  • Economic impact:  $44 billion in farm gate receipts (USDA NASS)
  • Number of herds: 742,000
    • 30.9 million beef cows
    • 26.7 million feeder calves
    • 90 percent of cow herds have less than 100 cows (avg. 44 head)
  • 2011 beef exports:  $4.08 billion, 2.35 billion pounds (USMEF)
    • Top export markets:  Mexico, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan 
  • More than 50 percent of the total value of U.S. sales of cattle and calves comes from the top 5 states: (USDA 2007 Ag Census)
      1. Texas
      2. Kansas
      3. Nebraska
      4. Iowa
      5. Colorado
  • Cost of production:  from 1990-2003, feedyard cost of gain was $261/head; in the past four years, feedyard cost of gain is $494/head
  • Average producer age:  58, up from 56 in 2002 (USDA 2007 Ag Census)
  • US productivity advantage:  Domestic cattle inventory = 7 percent, Domestic beef production = 20 percent
  • 33.5 million head of cattle harvested under USDA inspection; 26 billion pounds of beef harvested under USDA inspection
    • Average weights at slaughter
         Steers – 830 lbs
         Heifers – 769 lbs
         Bulls – 893 lbs
         Cows – 617 lbs
  • Total livestock production costs:  $54.8 billion (USDA 2007 Ag Census)
  • Per capital spending on beef in 2009:  $261.90 (47.8 percent of per capital spending on all meat)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lunch Is Served

Split pea soup with a touch of sour cream, a splash of dry sherry
and some homemade garlic croutons or mini saltines.
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