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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

OCCASIONALLY, WE CAN ALL BE STARS!

tablescape We have an Oscar night dinner each year. I’m sure I’m the only person in Blogville who would think about posting a table like this one for Tablescape Thursday! I’ve mixed the bling of Oscar night with the cheesy tackiness of movie theatre concession items. But, regardless of the decor, for one night, we are all stars!


full table


PLACE SETTING


CNTRPC FULL


POPCORN BOX PLCRD


OSCAR MOS


STAR MOS



OVRHD


Table cover} red felt to suggest the red carpet (but please don’t walk on my table!) Paper plates with theatre-related stickers topped by glass plates, and depression glass soup bowls. Plastic hot dog holders with sunglasses (in case you forgot yours). Plastic stemware (but they do have that gold ball in the stem)! Bling in case you forgot yours. Half of an Oscar} A gift from my friend, Susie (maybe if my acting skills were better, I would have received a full Oscar)! “Film Reels”} When I purchased Christmas lights one time, they were wrapped on these round plastic things that I thought looked like film reels.


I’d like to thank my producer, my director, my husband, and my children, for standing behind me as I pursue my acting career, and I especially want to thank each of you so much for coming to visit my blog. Watch out for the paparazzi when you head over to Between Naps on the Porch for links to wonderful Blogville tablescapes. laurie

56 comments:

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, that is soooooo cute! How adorable. And not tacky at all. Hope you have fun during your Oscar dinner.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Laurie - What can I say!!! You keep out doing yourself!!! I love it!! :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh Laurie -- I think you must be the most fun person I've ever never met! Love your parties and fun tablescapes.

Style Sisters said...

This is the best tablescape ever!! What a fun idea and what creativity! I love it all. Great job Laurie!

Karin

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Laurie,
You crack me up! I love the line about the tacky concession items! This is top of the line as creative as it gets! You deserve a full Oscar my dear! Tell Susie, to deliver! Hugs, Cindy

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

BRAVO!!! What a fun party! Your acceptance speech can be as long as you wish!
Jennifer

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

"We love you! We really love you!" :)

What a fun table. Encore! Encore!

carolinajewel said...

You deserve a whole Oscar for that Laurie! I think this is my favorite table of all times!!!! The shades in the hot dog holder just crack me up!!!! Now I want to come watch the Oscars at your house some time!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

You get my vote!! (As soon as I get into the Academy) This table is so clever, it makes me want to host a rockin' Oscar party next year.
Cheers, Andrea

vignette design said...

Laurie,
This is too darn cute. You had a blast creating this, I can tell! The topiaries in the popcorn are too funny. I think you should get an Oscar for this!

GardenofDaisies said...

Fun film reels and stars! Great table!

Jeanette said...

Too cute. I have always wanted to host an Oscar party. Yours is great.

ellen b said...

What fun your Oscar table is ! How great that you celebrate! :0)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

OK this is too cute.. love your creativeity.. I'll be at your house next year for the Oscars and the after party...

Mimi said...

What a fun Oscar table!

Mellodee said...

Yes, ma'am, you deserve a whole Oscar of your very own, maybe even two....for Scenic Design and Special Effects!!!

Please tell me that you and your guests dress in their very best for your event! Nothing like tuxes and long gowns to make you feel like a star!!

(In case I wasn't clear, I absolutely LOVE this table and the whole theme! Awesome, simply awesome!!)

Robin said...

This is just too adorable! I love it!

{{{HUGS}}}}

Robin :o)

Michael Lee West said...

Laurie, this is wonderful! I love your film props. I just wish I could have been there!
XX00
PS Please tell Mary Gay my new book will be out in 2011. I hope she is doing well and has recovered from surgery.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...you definitely win Best Set Design, Laurie!! This really made me smile!! I love the film reels and the plates under glass...how clever. You always have so many good ideas and never fail to inspire me!

Happy Wednesday, my friend! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Fun fun fun, girl I so remember you doing one last year also...how fun is this Laurie...I was thinking about this table the other night and wondered how come you didn't do it again...did you watch the oscars...I found them boring this year...I miss them doing the songs and sining them from the movies...But the gowns were all lovely not as pretty as my Old red robe but heck I was comfortable and got to eat my Ice cream sandwich ha ha!! Hugs and smiles to you girl...Gl♥ria

Patriotic Mom said...

And the winner of the most imaginative tablescape goes too...I loved this! You are always fun! Joan

The Muse said...

Best of Show!
Fantastic and I am not overacting:)

Sherry said...

Really creative!! Love, love this theme. What fun it would be to come over on Oscar night with your tablescape. Do you think Johnny will be coming...?

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You are so creative. I think it was a wonderful idea to use the oscars as a theme for your table. Now, I would have thrown away those light "reels", but you saw the potential. That is creativity. You win an oscar in my book!

Kimberly said...

Two thumbs up! I did not see my place at the table. (Oh, I jest...I am not a star *yet*)

Your table so sweet! Love it!

KBeau said...

Your decor may be cheesy, but it's really clever and cute. Love it!! I remember a similar post that you did last year. It was one of the first tablescapes that I visited and I thought it was the most clever thing I had seen.

xinex said...

You are so much fun, Laurie. Your tablescapes make me smile all the time. I love the uniqueness and originality of this. Very nicely put together!..Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, this is the most fun table I think I have ever seen. I love it all. The bling and the consession stand are perfect together. So cute and so well done. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet friend...

Ms. Laurie, you are really the BEST!!! I definitely think you will win an Oscar for this fabulous tablescape!!! Girlfriend, you always do the bestest and most fun tablescapes...I love it!!! You truly are such a creative and talented lady and never disappoint us with your fabulous tablescapes!!! This table just screams "Fun...Fun...Fun"!!! Loved looking through the Oscar/movie memorabilia! You're so clever to use those spools for the movie reels...love that! And did you make your "movie cut" sign? Sorry not sure what you call that? Well my friend...everything is just sooo beautiful...so creative...right down to the red carpet!!! Hehe! Too cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing your fun Movie/Oscar table with us...it's fabulous!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Birds of a Feather tablescape and for leaving me such a sweet note! Thank you, my sweet friend!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

KarenHarveyCox said...

What fun fun fun. You should be a set designer. I love how you come up with wonderful ways to celebrate and to create magic. I love your tablescape. Action!
Karen

Maryrose said...

Laurie,
This is so cute and clever. We have an Oscar party each year with my girlfriends but you have gone above and beyond. Your commentary is darling too. I adore your post...will make me smile all day. Thanks.

Helen said...

What can I add ???

Lights! Camera! Action! Cut! Wrap!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

What an idea!!!
Your so cleaver!!
Too too cute for words!
Diane

Patti said...

Very cute table setting...I love Oscar night, so I am sure I would have enjoyed dinner at your home...so maybe I'll be on the invitation list next year?? haha...I'll even dress the part and bring the red carpet :-)

ginny said...

How clever, and what a fun tablescape!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You are so cute!!! I think you deserve a whole Oscar. Love your table.

artis1111 said...

Laurie, this is so cool!!! I love the idea. I think I would have to do it more than once a year, it looks too good. Kathy

Cindy J. said...

My dear Laurie, I just want to thank-you so much for all of the wonderful JOY you add to our lives! My goodness God has blessed us with your creative, loving spirit..It is so comforting to know there is a you in this world..thank-you again for sharing yourself with us... Love, Cindy

Bill said...

Sorry I'm running late this week, but I'm SO glad I stopped by. Laurie, this is brilliant! It's pure, unadulterated FUN ... cleverly conceived and perfectly executed.

Take a bow, my friend. This week, you're the STAR of Tablescape Thursday!

Warmest regards,
Bill

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How cute, Laurie! I love your Hollywood tablescape! I am sure that your guests had a wonderful time at your party! Happy week!...Debbie

Sharing with Sherri said...

In the words of Sally Field (sorta)

I "LOVE" This I "REALLY" LOVE this!

You've definitely got my vote for an Oscar in creativity girl!!

Can I have your autograph?!!

Sherri;)

Sarah said...

Laurie, I think you host more parties of anyone I know. I'm impressed that you do these great theme parties. You are certainly clever! Love the tablescape. Tell me, who were you?

Crystal said...

Oh Laurie, this is just great. I absolutely love it :) So did the people pick who they were or did you? I can't get over all of the creative ideas you have.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Laura said...

Laurie-
Your tablescapes are always a hit.
What a creative idea.

Laura

PS-
In reference to your comment on my post-
I have NEVER been able to talk my husband into anything he didn't want to do-
Any suggestions????

The Muse said...

Today is son's wedding!!!
I am going to cry I just know it!
Popped in to say hello!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Laurie....You DO make life fun, don't you! This is soooo darn cute. I'm sure all your attendees had a great time and enjoyed you perfectly perfect table...

Hugs,
Spencer

Kathysue said...

Laurie I am sorry to be using your blog post as a place to let you know that little Joel is with the Lord now. He suffered so much but now his suffering has ended. His family is really having a hard time and needs to still be lifted in prayer. You are such a wonderful prayer warrior and you honor God by doing so. I am glad to be able to call you friend,Kathysue

Tardevil said...

Such a fun post! Sorry to see about 'Little Joel'!

Sue said...

Your mind is always working on over-drive, Laurie! I love this theme. How very clever, dahling....
hugs, Sue

mbkatc230 said...

I love this table Laurie! You have the most creative mind. I want to sit next to Steve Martin, hopefully he'll keep me laughing so much that I won't overeat :) Kathy

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Laurie...this is awesome!!! I would love to be a "star" for one night at this table. I prommise to NOT walk on the beautiful "red carpet." LOL This is so clever and fun and glamorous! I love it and love your sense of humor! :-)
Hugs,
Susan

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wow Laurie! I am so impressed! You did a great job capturing the glamor of the night! I am sure it was a fun evening and I am thrilled Julia Roberts won!

Hugs,
Maryjane

HeathahLee said...

How cute is that table! : )

Kathleen said...

What fun! So nice to do a table for me on my birthday! :)
I love the red felt carpet, how clever..Well, everything is clever!
I bet you had a MAH VEL OUS time.
I found a few props for next year..this year it just got away from me with all the green going on!
Great post, Laurie..

LillyB said...

Truly amazing table sister!! Just beautiful!!!

LillyB said...

Truly amazing table sister!! Just beautiful!!!