Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tablescape Thursday & Foodie Friday … Stuffed Shells

Welcome to another double duty post.

Tablescape Thursday & Foodie Friday..

What’s on the Table & Menu today..

  • Cheese Stuffed Shells
  • My Wedding China


I have two sets of what I call my Wedding China.. Neither set is expensive but I really loved the pattern and colors.. When I was 17 I started my Hope Chest.. and this is the very first set of china I purchased. At the time I started my Hope Chest there was a store going out of business called Zayre's.. That is where I got most of my home starting supplies for my hope chest and this set of China. Today I’m featuring the set I call “ My Yellow Set” .. It is by Fine China of China.


  • White & Yellow Napkins … Home Trend from Target
  • Black Metal Flower Napkin Rings.. Pier1


  • The Chippy White Butterfly Votive.. A gift from Cindy at Applestone Cottage.  Isn’t it just the sweetest thing..


  • Jade Chris Madden Veneto Flute Stemware.. JC Penny
  • Clear Water Goblets .. Pier1
  • White Fish Salt & Pepper Shakers… Target *available item $4.99 set*


  • The White Ruffle Salad plate is Simple Dining .. that I found at Ross.
  • Green Square Charger… Target *recent purchase*


My Wedding China..

  • China by: FINE CHINA OF CHINA .. Pattern: FCC179

  • Description: Gold Trim, Yellow & Blue Edge, Floral Swags. 

  • Replacements . com has a picture posted but they don’t have any listed in stock or replacement cost. I was really surprised to even see them on there.

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  • Flatware .. Oneida Brooch pattern .. Target.


  • Black Iron Triple Candle Stands and Candles.. Target *purchased years ago along with matching fireplace tool set. 
    • Floral  Greenery Centerpiece.. Hobby Lobby *spring purchase*


Cheese Stuffed Shells:







  • Mix together eggs, spinach, cheeses and spices until combined.
  • Fill each shell with 1 large tablespoon of cheese mixture.
  • Place filled shells in a 9 x 13-inch pan.
  • Pour sauce over shells.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly




Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch & Gollum @ Designs by Gollum are our Hostesses for these fun parties.. Please head over and visit them and all those participating in today’s Tablescape Thursday & Foodie Friday events.  Just click the buttons below.

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Hugs, Debbie



  1. What a gorgeous table. I'm so tickled that you went to all that trouble for little ole' me! Hope you are enjoying your week.

  2. Debbie, I am speechless! GORG-EOUS!I'm sure the stuffed shells were just as delicious. I love the fact that you started your hope chest so young.

  3. Three words -

    YUM! and Beautiful Table!

    ~ Jennifer

  4. Love the 'Yellow set' makes for a great table in deed. Perfect foundation for the delicious meal ahead.

  5. Love the wavey salad plates! Lovely china and man those stuffed shells look yummy!

  6. Those were the days when girls had hope chests. I had one, too :0)
    Your dishes are sweet and the accessories you put with them are great. I have those same pier one napkin rings. A gift from my kids. The food looks very yummy!!

  7. Lovely tablesetting! Oooh...Stuffed shells are one of our favorites.

    Very nice!

  8. It's all so beautifully done!
    Love the gorgeous dishes and candleholder trio. ~Lovely colors.

    Stuffed shells are one of my all time favorite meals. I did a TT & FF post on them recently as well. Yours look incredibly delicious.
    Your making me want to make a batch right now. Yummy!

    Have a blessed evening.
    ~Warmly, Melissa :)

  9. Yes, I will be praying for Abby.

    Your tablescape is very pretty, and your food presentation is wonderful. Nice post, and nice of you to share Abby's story too.
    All the best,

  10. Hi Debbie, I love your wedding pattern. It is so cheery just like you!

  11. Debbie how cool is it that you started your hope chest so young!! My 15 year old help with this weeks Tablescape, we might have a new dish addic!! She ask that we please keep this table setting up for awhile.

  12. I just love your china and dinner looks scrumptious!

  13. Debbie, such a beautiful table! Your china is lovely and your table is set so beautifully! Every piece blends seamlessly. The meal looks so delicious! What time did you say dinner is? ;)


  14. Beautiful tablescape. The Cheese Stuffed Shells look delicious! A must to try. Connie

  15. I knew I was going to love this when I saw my favorite color - yellow! Both sets of china are so pretty, and the whole tablescape is fabulous!

    The stuffed shells look delicious, I'm going to try them!


  16. Pretty China - I remember Zayre's!!! I love the ruffle salad plate with the china. I love the fish salt & peppers (I have some too! ) Love those napkin rings too. Great table - :D Jewel

  17. Beautiful table, dear one. The dishes are to die for...just love them.
    Thanks, too, for the recipe..

  18. Debbie, your table is simply gorgeous! I love your wedding china and the white ruffle salad plate. That centerpiece from Hobby Lobby is perfect. Such a pretty votive holder.


  19. What a pretty table! I love your colors - it's so peaceful and calming. Your centerpiece is the perfect height for your setting. Gorgeous!

  20. Gorgeous! Not only is your table inviting, the food is so very tempting! I can almost taste your stuffed shells...and the scent of garlic is calling to me.
    Thanks for the wonderful meal!
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  21. BEAUTIFUL table... ooooh and YUMMY!!!

  22. Hi Debbie,
    Beautiful table and delicious looking food. You did such a beautiful job photographing your table, it is lucious.

  23. Very pretty, love the additional touch of yello win the napkins thought I am prevent from eating pasta re my figure, I am so jealous!

  24. Very pretty, love the additional touch of yello win the napkins thought I am prevent from eating pasta re my figure, I am so jealous!

  25. Hi Debbie,
    I just love your gorgeous wedding china! You were way more advanced than me, I never gave china a 2nd look when I was 17, too busy chasing boys (lol).. I love the pretty napkins and the centerpiece is gorgeous and fits perfectly! Now that delicious food, oh yum, thanks for sharing, Hugs, Cindy

  26. Hi Debbie...

    What a gorgeous set of china...I just love the soft buttery yellow and the pretty flower's lovely, my friend! I smiled when you wrote about this being the set that you bought for you hope chest...I'm showing a salad plate on my tablescape today that was from a set of dishes that I bought with green stamps when I was 13 for my hope chest!

    Your table is beautifully set! I just love those ruffled salad pretty! Ohh...and your flatware is sooo frenchy and them! I loved how you layered your napkins too! Beautiful centerpiece...the entire table is really beautiful, my friend! Thanks for sharing it with us and that yummy recipe too!

    Have a wonderfully sweet day!

  27. Oh My Gosh Debbie, When I think you can't get any better, you pull off another beautiful setting. This one is even better than the last. Outstanding job. Do you hear me clapping? Take a bow. And the meal looks so enticing. I would have been out there sampling it for sure. It just looks delish. Thanks for sharing honey. Great post. Country Hugs, Love, Sherry

  28. Gorgeous table and that dish looks yummy!

  29. I do love those old-fashioned chairs at your table. And that china: truly lovely! The colors of the flowers on the plates are such a nice combination. I'm so glad you said where everything came from in such a straight forward manner. Easy on us! And the food looks great!

  30. Hi Debbie,
    Everything looks wonderful together. The stemware is very classic-looking and would look good in any setting. Your flatware is beautiful as well. What really knocks me out is your stuffed shells ... they look fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    bye for now,

  31. How nice of you to share the recipe with us as well. Lovely table scape you have presented, how nice to be able to utilise all the wonderful peices you have collected.

  32. You have the same dining room set that I have! :) Your table is lovely. I still have my china that I started buying when I was in high school too. I can't let go of anything pretty. :)

    Good job!


  33. Love the tablescape & dinner looks so yummy. I'm hungry. Your china is beautiful.

  34. Okay, you're makin' my stomach growl. It is my birthday today and I haven't eaten any dinner yet and it's 7:30. Everybody keeps asking what we're eating. (Obviously, I haven't cooked!) Debbie, you make it all look so doable. Normally, I'd have planned something - at least where to go - but I had a bad reaction this week to the meds and the rest is well, boring.

    I'd LOVE to have your insider secrets on growing the blog. I thank you so much for offering. You are WONDER woman!

  35. Debbie,
    This is my first visit to your blog and I feel so at home. Thanks for your hospitality. I loved the tablescape and your beautiful dishes. I could just taste that delicious looking food. Wow!!!!
    Katherine S.

  36. Your wedding china is beautiful. Dinner looks delish:)

  37. Debbie--I picked out THREE sets of china! :) I love yours and your table is beautiful. You have put things together so well! Dinner looks divine. We had Italian tonight also--take out!

  38. Your dishes and table look so beautiful! I bought shells this week at the market for the first time in years and now you've provided me with a perfect recipe to make them. I could just dive into that photo!


  39. What a lovely table and so romantic when the candles are lit. I made an Italian dish this week too :)


  40. Those stuffed shells are awesome looking as is your tablescape! I hope you will join me at for Crock Pot Wednesdays. The details for that and the Mister Linky are already posted. The first giveaway item has been announced and you can expect the additional ones over the next few days. The date of the first event is August 5. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Debbie, These stuffed shells look so good.....definitely putting them on my menus for next week. We love Italian around here!
    Elaine :)

  42. Debbie,
    Good Morning, How very warm and inviting your tablescape looks. It makes me feel peacefull just looking at it. The dishes are so very pretty. And the stuffed shells look very tasty I haven't made them in awhile. Thanks for your blog I so enjoy viewing it.
    Have a very blessed day,


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