Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CANDLELIGHT, WINE AND ROSES

ROSES WINE CNDL

and plastic

Only on Laurie’s blog!  No, we didn’t have Dom Perignon.  That’s part of the candlelight.  Years ago, my Mother-in-law made a candle out of a Dom Perignon bottle that my brother-in-law had left at her house.  When my brother-in-law saw the candle, he wanted to know what happened to the contents of the bottle, and she said, since he had left it at her house, she assumed it wasn’t worth drinking, so she poured it down the drain, so she could make a candle from the bottle!!

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roses w wine bkt

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Of course, this little table is joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

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I hope you’ll join me for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday.  The link-up will be here on Friday evening.

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Thank you for coming to see my fancy schmancy dinner table with plastic plates!  laurie

31 comments:

Stacey said...

Just perfect out there. :)

vignette design said...

Laurie,
Your roses are just beautiful. Are they Cecile Brunner? That's what is blooming here anyway. I love your little table for two set up under the bower of roses. So romantic! Reminds me of the song, "The days of wine and roses...."

Sharon Haynie said...

Lovely table under the trees! I especially love the story of the champagne bottle!

Linda said...

I'm ready to sit outside at that table and drink some...champagne?

Sarah said...

What a romantic place to dine! Your roses are so pretty, Laurie. and I adore that table cloth. The champagne story is too funny!

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a perfect spot!!!

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Bella said...

What a pretty table, and what a lovely garden setting:-)
Bella

Kimberly said...

What a nice little retreat that you made for yourself to share with others. Who cares if the plates are paper...everyone needs a little time off from dishpan hands.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Laurie,
I love that charming little table! Your backyard area is just gorgeous right now. I would love to join you there, so fun!
Cindy

Calming Scents said...

very romantic, relaxing setting. I love it all, the atmosphere fills like, lets sit down and talk for a LONG LONG time.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your table is lovely, and you started my day with a good laugh! I have a Dom bottle in my yard sale pile that I'm taking out right now! We did drink it though, when someone brought it to our house on New Year's. Have a great weekend!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty setting under the roses.Funny story. I remember when making candle holders out of wine bottles was very popular.:) The plates work for me - I dine on "Dixie" fine china frequently. :D

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
What a sweet post...and story too. Your brothers must have thought ohhhh myyyy goodness! Your tablecloth is sweet and what a lovely place to sit outdoors. I'm just loving that whole setting...very romantic.

I hope you haven't had problems with the nasty weather that was going around in your area. Is everything ok?

Hope you are having a great day!
thank you for sharing
Judi

Mimi said...

Beautiful setting for a lovely table. I really like those blue plates...great shade.

Tricia said...

You made me smile with your "...and plastic"! What a pretty table and a lovely space for outdoor dining, too! LOVE that lantern -- that is the perfect touch!

Susie Q said...

The colors are so, so pretty! This is absolutely the perfect spot to spend some time with friends or family...quiet and surrounded by sweet nature! I would so love to share a dinner or cup of tea here with you!

Love,
Sue

Johanna said...

Hi Lauri,
very romantic tablescape.
Greetings, Johanna

Just Breathe said...

Seriously did she really pour it out? Beautiful setting as always.

Sharon Haynie said...

Laurie-thanks for your comments! I have never made Fried Ice Cream-but Imight have to break down and do it for dinner soon. It always sounds so funny to me, How do you fry ice cream?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laurie, this is just so pretty. What a lovely setting outside in the garden. Your tablecloth is beautiful and I love the lantern and the dishes. Everything is just gorgeous as usual. Hugs, Marty

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh how you inspire me Laurie! Heaven!

Kathleen said...

Funny story!
It looks very pretty and romantic! Mr. Cuisine would be wrapped in netting, he is like a magnet to mosquitoes. Now wouldn't that be pretty!
Love that tablecloth!

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, what lovely roses and the perfect spot to sit at your lovely table!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

susan said...

I got a good laugh out of this one--wish I could have seen your BIL's face :) You can still call that "china"--it's probably made there! Love your roses!

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xinex said...

Only you, LAurie, can make something romantic out of plastic, lol. I love your tablecloth and your roses are really blooming. Love the lantern....Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

Ohhh...what a fabulous place to dine, Laurie...I love it!!! You know, I always just adore seeing all of your beautiful table linens...you have some of the prettiest in all of blogland, my friend! This tablecloth is sooo pretty and it is just perfect for an outdoors table! I was really "eyeing" those gorgeous napkins...I love those!!! Such pretty place settings...don't you just love that lacy metal charger...I think it just frames out a pretty dish..perfectly! By the way, I love that pretty white lantern that you hung from the tree!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful outdoor tablescape with us...what a treat!

Laurie, I also visited your last post as well! I just love, love, LOVE your Dutch tea table! I really enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful dutch dishware...you have sooo many pretty pieces! What a treat!!!

Well sweet lady, I wanted to come by to say thank you for stopping in to help me celebrate my Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday! I really enjoyed your sweet note and well wishes...thank you, Laurie!

Love ya, sweet friend!
Chari

PS...best wishes with my gift card giveaway!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oh Laurie,
you've inspired me to dine alfresco!!!!! Can't wait to spend a romantic evening in the garden...
Many many thanks for your sweet comment and prayers, I really needed them! You're a darling!
Monicax.

Miss Merry said...

Your linens are lovely and the setting is just wonderful!

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

Laurie, you always have delightful and creative posts. I love your new header picture. If this is your home, it's lovely! Joan

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The story of your Mom and the Dom bottle is too funny - the horror!

What a lovely place to dine! Looks like you have a huge Lady Banks rose there. It's all so beautiful and charming!

Manuela