Starting Early!

I’m one of those people that gets to places early and starts planning ahead. So we had our Fat Tuesday dinner on a St. Patrick’s Day table last night. I’m sharing that table for Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and also linking it up with Kathleen’s St. Patrick’s Day Party next Tuesday.

 

 

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, ’tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Our Girls ~ Their eyes aren’t Irish but they were smiling last night. We had dinner together with Katie, Josh and Laura. We had an old Russian favorite for dinner and got caught up on what’s happening in our lives right now. Good times…

 

I’ll share the recipe soon on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook Blog.

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Tablescape Thursday ~ Valentine’s Day

Soon you’ll be able to click on over to Susan’s at Between Naps on the Porch and be treated to tablescapes of all shapes and sizes.

On Friday you need to click on over to Laurie’s Valentine’s Day party!

 

I’m sharing this years Valentine’s Day table at my house and a wonderful dessert. Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So glad you took the time to stop by. I hope to visit you soon.

Hope you all have a Valentine’s Day filled with love.

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Wedding Show Tablescapes

On Thursday you can click over to Susan’s at Between Naps on the Porch to peruse many tables set for all of us to enjoy.

We’re planning a wedding around here and as soon as the U.S. Marines let us know when that will be possible we will hit the ground running. Until then we are getting acquainted with all the wedding services available. Here are a couple great tablescapes presented at the Wedding show we went to this last Saturday.

 

This setting was put together with accessories you can rent at Grand Event Rentals in Bellevue, Wa.

 

 

 

 

The next table setting was presented by All Inclusive Weddings by Blue Ribbon in Seattle.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m looking forward to coming around and seeing your tables this week.

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Snowflake Tablescape

Our daughter Katie turned 25 last week and on the morning of a little dinner party planned for her it snowed here! A theme is born…the snowflake table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her snowflake taco party was a success!

 

The cake was a spice cake with snow on top. Yes of course that’s snow in the form of powdered sugar! The only problem with snow on top of a birthday cake is when you go to blow out the candles you also get a snow flurry!

I’m linking to the lovely Susan at Between Naps on the Porch please click on over to see some very nice tables set for our enjoyment!

 

Plates: Nikko – Vintage Lace Platinum from Marshalls  ~ Snowflake tablecloth, centerpiece, napkins and napkin rings are from Martha Stewart K-Mart collection  ~ Candle holders are from a garage sale ~ Goblets, cut glass dessert plates, cake plate and scarf I used as a runner are from thrift stores ~

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The Ghost of Tablescape Past…

Time for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Click on the link to see tables set for your viewing pleasure. I decided to go back and share scapes that have gotten the most hits on my blog this last year.

I created this for St. Patrick’s Day called Simple Spring.

 

Bridal Shower

 

My manly table for Josh and Dan’s birthdays in January 2009

 

Apple Blossoms

 

Fun New Gifts. After Christmas last year this was a table I set using gifts I received.

 

Barscape…

 

My Birthday Dinner…

 

Checkers Anyone?

 

Pink and Silver…

 

 

Ottomon Scape…

 

Memorial Day…

 

Red, White and Black for my brother Tim’s birthday dinner.

 

Taco Night…

 

French Duvet and Blue…

 

A table for Miss W…

 

Red and Gold table inspired by a Moroccan bridal shower we gave.

 

This next setting is the one where I got bit by the Tablescaping bug. From my Moss Rose Tea Room Post in September of 2007.

 

Today I’ve been busy getting things ready for a taco birthday celebration our daughter is having with her bridesmaids. Katie’s birthday was on the 27th. Since it snowed today I was inspired to set a snow flake table. I’ll share it next week. If I don’t get around to see your tables tonight I’ll be around tomorrow. Tonight I’ll be busy at the stove frying up taco shells for the party! Blessings…

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Christmas Table ~

It’s time for Susan’s Tablescape Thursday!

 

This is our everyday Christmas table. I only set it for 4 for now because I only have 4 of the Christmas dessert/salad dishes. I enjoy using the more casual/fun Santa hat chair covers for everyday.

How are your preparations coming for Christmas?

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Tablescape Thursday ~ Early Thanksgiving 2010

I’ve posted some photos of our early Thanksgiving meal already but wanted to add these for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. If you want to see some great table settings click on over and check all the latest posts.

 

The table was set for 12. Since I only had 10 of my Yorkshire dishes I added these two Johnson Brothers Plates to the mix.

 

These are the Yorkshire Staffordshire Ironstone plates, a country road with a hay wagon. The colors were perfect for Thanksgiving.

 

Wouldn’t you know when I went to pull out my green goblets there were only 11. I scouted out a local Antique Mall hoping to find at least  1 more but there was nothing close to these so when I came across a set of 7 amber colored goblets at a good price I decided to mix and match 6 of each for the table.

 

 

 

 

 

I was real happy to find these bird place card holders last week. It’s not easy finding non-Christmas themed holders this time of year. Our daughter Katie printed the names on each card for our table.

 

We had a wonderful time around the table. We decided to serve Susan’s Champagne Punch while waiting for the turkey. It was very tasty with the hint of cinnamon and cloves.

 

On Thanksgiving Day I’ll be sharing this punch when we join friends for a 2nd Thanksgiving meal. Life is rich!

Looking forward to seeing more Scapes around the Blogisphere.

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Better Late Then Never Tablescape…

Turns out we were going to have actual company over for a meal on Halloween so I finally got my Halloween and Thanksgiving bins down on Saturday the 30th of October. Not a day too soon. Here’s what I came up with for this year…

I was trying to make the napkins look like bats…

Here’s the proof that we actually sat down and had a meal at this table.

And here’s what we had to eat…

Pioneer Woman’s Pork with Applesauce and Sauerkraut on Mashed Potatoes.

I’m linking up to Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch this week.

That Halloween Bin is all tucked back away in the attic and I’ll be working with the Thanksgiving/Fall bin next. Wednesday is starting out beautiful here in the Northwest. I’m going to get my roots looked after and then I have some physical therapy later in the day. Still wondering what to tuck in the middle of the day. Time will tell…

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Before the Summer Slips Away ~

I’m posting my last Summer Tablescape and joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her weekly event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy your last week of summer. I’ll be in South Carolina for the last day of summer and beginning of fall. I’m hoping the weather turns more fall like by then in the South but I know that will probably not be the case.

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A Table for Miss W…

Some of my family was visiting and my niece had a birthday coming up so we decided to celebrate in the Northwest before she celebrated in the Southwest!

 

There were 10 of us for dinner. We had roasted leg of lamb, potatoes & carrots, and salad. For dessert we had a Creamy frozen Raspberry pie. I forgot to take pictures of the main course but did take a photo of the dessert.

 

 

My sister Kathy and I picked these wild Sweet Peas on the river trail earlier in the day on a walk.

 

Here’s the dessert we enjoyed.

I’ve been away from Tablescape Thursday for a while. Hope you all are doing well. Please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see more Tables from around the blog world.

TRUE CONFESSION # 9 or 10, I’ve lost count. I had to be very particular where I aimed my camera for these photos. This was the last day of two weeks of overnight company and we were busy everyday so….my kitchen/dining area was a mess wasn’t very tidy. I usually clear the decks when I do a tablescape but I just didn’t have time between playing with company and cooking so that is why you see very focused photos that show only the table. I also need to say that my brother totally cleaned up the space they used for the two weeks. He vacuumed their room, washed the bedding, put the bedding back on the bed, cleaned the bathroom, and washed my family room rug while he was here. AND he made breakfasts, too. He can come back anytime he wants!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.