Wednesday, November 3, 2010

YEE-HAW!

Those who have been reading my blog for awhile already know that my sweetheart is a cowboy wannabe.  He just had another birthday (they seem to come around more often these days!), so of course, he got a chuck wagon, cowboy birthday dinner.

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I served a salad in clear glass bowls, which I put in “campfire skillets”, and the salad dressing was in the little boot jiggers at each place setting.

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Vintage cowboy toys decorated a side table.  Yep, that’s the cowboy wannabe when he was a little bitty cowpoke.

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ovrhd While the cowboy ripped into some birthday gifts, I reset the table for dessert.  Of course, as soon as I had the table ready, everyone rushed over to get cake and ice cream.  So…… I wasn’t able to take photos of the table.  The following day (after I had removed a leaf from the table and redecorated the side table with Halloween instead of cowboy, I recreated the dessert table for a photo session.

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The centerpiece for the dessert table was these cute candy kabobs that Sarah at Hyacinths for The Soul sent me.  (Obviously, Sarah knew my sweetheart would be getting another cowboy table soon.) I think the grands didn’t realize they were edible, so I was able to re-wrap them and save them until the next night, when the grands came trick-or-treating.  Sarah, I loved having these for a great centerpiece, and my grands loved getting them in their trick-or-treat buckets.  Thank you for all of the fun these darling kabobs provided at my house!

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I’m joining Centerpiece Wednesday hosted by The Style Sisters and

centerpiece wed Tablescape Thursday hosted by Between Naps on the Porch.

New_size_125_tall[2][1] So, giddy up cowgirls and cowboys, and go have a look see fer yersef at the centerpieces and tablescapes in this here Blogville.  When you git over to Style Sisters and Between Naps on the Porch, tip yer hat and say howdy from me to these here hostesses.  Yee Haw!

I’m so glad you visited my blog.  Please come back Friday evening and link a post about some of your favorite things.  laurie

48 comments:

Pat said...

Oh my gosh Laurie! This is wonderful. Love it.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This makes me want a cowgirl birthday party!!! This is so great!!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a fun table Laurie! And a big Happy Birthday to the cowboy!! :)

vignette design said...

I love this cowboy table! You are so clever the way you layered the cast iron skillet with the plates. And that tablecloth is wonderful! Cute little boy pic of your cowboy too.

salmagundi said...

You know I love the cowboy stuff being a cowgirl wannabe myself. I don't know why I was fascinated with cowgirl stuff, as I wasn't the outdoorsy type at all. I still have my toy guns, though. Enjoyed this tablescape - they are always great. Sally

KBeau said...

Laurie, you are just too clever. Hope your favorite cowboy has many more.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute table setting - you have so many great ideas!! A delayed "Happy Birthday' to your husband.
Another cool wet day here today. Enjoy your evening.

ellen b said...

Giddy up and Yahoo! I love your cowboy theme and all your accessories! Fabulous.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Laurie! How adorable is this! You knocked yourself out on this one, girl! Love it. I need to go back and ogle it some more! Your husband must have been thrilled with all the effort you put into this as it is cute, cute, cute! And masculine, too. So for him it would be fun, fun, fun!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Debbie said...

What I love about your tables is that they are always so creative! My favorite two parts of this one would be those cute little boot jiggers and the frying pans holding the salad plates. Now, that's just plain FUN. Those scewers are very cool, too.

Happy Birthday to the cowboy wannabe... who gets a big yeeehaw for his table!

food for thought said...

this is absolutley fabulous, CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a perfect table for yer cowboy Laurie! The tablecloth is really fun! Lovin' the cute kabobs too:@)

Scribbler said...

Adorable cowboy table! The dishes -- are they vintage?

Cute ideas -- the skillet and boot jigger.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a cute table and I love the side table with vintage cowboy toys and a pic of the birthday boy himself. Very clever and now I want a cow girl birthday!

xinex said...

This is so much fun, Laurie. Happy belated birthday to Danny! I know he had a great time, who wouldn't with a party set like this?...Christine

Style Sisters said...

OH my gosh this is the best!! I love all the vintage cuteness going on. The skillets, the boot jigger, the tablecloth....and I love love love the dishes!!! Really this is tops in my book!

Karin

sweet european dreams said...

Cute as ever and that tablecloth is WONDERFUL. Is it vintage or new? By the way, you are not too late for the give-away - it goes through this weekend. I'm glad you mentioned that - I just added dates to the blog so people now know! -diane

Sarah said...

Laurie, I was hopeful that you would spotlight this table this week. You are amazing! Love the idea of using the camp skillets under the salad bowls and the jigger for the salad dressing. You certainly know how to set a clever table for your cowboy. Happy Birthday to him!

Gald the kabobs came in handy. Cute book and bandana plates. ~ sarah

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is amazing! Your attention to detail is impeccable! I just SO love this!!

Happy Birthday to your Sweetie!

Lou Cinda :)

Mimi said...

Golly, Laurie, what can one say other than yee-haw...this is such a fun table for a guy who loves ranching/rodeos/Westerns. I love the incorporation of the old skillets. You come up with some of the best tables in blogland...thanks for sharing your talent.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Happy Birthday to your cowboy Dan! I bet you really made him smile with this awesome table, my friend! I just stand in awe...you really do create some of the most awesome tables ever, Darlin'! First of all, I have to ask about that fabulous tablecloth...is it vintage? Ohhh...it's sooo cool! Love, love, LOVE your cowboy plates! Ohhh...and what a GRAND idea...to use the skillets under the salad bowls! I think they made the whole table!!! And...how cute...to use your cowboy canteen and wheat for the centerpiece! Girl, I am sooo serious...you create the neatest tables! Ohh...loved the toy table...sooo many great things! Your honey sure was a cute little buckeroo!!!

Well dear friend, thank you so much for sharing your fabulous cowboy table with us...I love it!!!

So glad that you came by for a visit and took a peek at my autumn table! Thank you sooo much for the sweet note, dear friend! You always make my day!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh what a great table Laurie!
Your cowboy is a lucky Man indeed!
Those skillets, too cute!
And the vintage looking tablecloth is so wonderful!
He's a very lucky guy to have a wife like you!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Kat said...

Laurie, this is perfect! What a fantastic table, I love everything about it. The skillets, the linens, I LOVE this. Those candy kabobs are adorable, Sarah is the sweetest isn't she? The vintage toys are amazing, the Hop-a-Long Cassidy guitar in particular. Looks like your favorite cowboy had a spectacular birthday! Kat

CAS said...

How perfectly adorable! Makes me wish my DH was a cowboy wannabe, but he's a woodworker. I'm thinking hammers, nails, saws, oh my! You did such a cute job.
Carol

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I know that your cowboy just loved this table -- you always make every family member feel like royalty on their birthday! This leaves me humming, "Happy Trails to you...."

carolinajewel said...

Wow Laurie! So many details on these great tables! Where did you get the canteen in the centerpiece? My CW reenactor husband would be jealous!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Laurie, That was one of the best and most fun theme table settings ever! I loved all things cowboy...so festive.

Alycia Nichols said...

Slam dunk, Laurie!!!! The use of the cast iron skillets is great!!! That is one of the most unique ideas I've seen! REALLY terrific table! I'm sure your "cowboy wannabe" husband appreciates all the thought you put into it! :-)

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a sweet tribute to your husband! I can tell you had great fun setting this oh-so-perfect table for him. Love the cast-iron skillets -- we have several of the small ones, but I've never thought of using them in a tablescape! I always get great ideas from you, Laurie!

Robin said...

This is just precious! Your husband is a lucky man!

Nezzy said...

Girl, ya just blew my manure stompin' boots right off with this grand tablescape! I love the cowboy theme and how very creative ya were with it! I sure hope your cowboy wanna be appreciate you...your a treasure!!!

God bless and have an awesome day sweetie!!!

Kathy said...

Oh! How very cool! Have never seen anything like it! What a treat!
Kathy

Marlis said...

Oh very cool. I love your plates. I have a set of Sky Ranch, but I don't remember seeing yours with the rope edges. Very clever to use the skillets.. I might just have to borrow that one!

shannon i olson said...

well howdy! what a great table. Love the fryin' pans! You better get into butcherin' cattle and hogs there missy!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

OK this is just too adorable..
wishin you and your hudband,
Happy Trails...

I'd sing the song for ya'll but dogs tend to throw themselves into traffic when they hear me , sooo...

Kathleen said...

That is the best! What a yee hawy table you created for your cowboy!
I hope he loved it! Happy Bday to Mr. Bargains!
I couldn't muster up the energy for a table in time, I feel like a piece of tumbleweed! :)

Olive Cooper said...

Laurie, this my favorite tablescape of yours. Love the cowboy theme. I know the cowboy was charmed! ♥O

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a great theme! I love those skillets, and all of the wonderfully colorful accessories. So clever!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OMG, that is the cutest cowboy set up ever. Love the use of the iron skillets and all the vintage cowboy goodies!

The Muse said...

if ever a cowpoke found love...
LOL

what a delightful vignette and table party setting!!

I was smiling ear to ear !!

Ginger said...

Wow, Laurie you are amazing and so darn creative. Happy Birthday to your cowboy husband. How special he must be to have a table setting just for him!!!!
I still want to know, where do you store all these dishes you have?

Linda in AZ * said...

* Dearest Laurie~

This is about T*H*E most DELIGHTFUL TABLE SETTING for a "special cowpoke"!!! (I ADORE that tablecloth~ could use one here in the west/desert~ care to tell me where you found it, "perrrrty pleeeease"? It's FUN!) And the dishes... and the skillets... I mean, TOOOOO PRECIOUS!!!!! It's such a SPECIAL TABLE, laden with fabulous creativity !!! SINCERE KUDOS, KIDDO!

It's been a long time~ too long~ since I stopped by and my, you HAVE been b*u*s*y! (I'll be back-reading for DAYS, not HOURS! And how NICE for ME!)...

I so appreciate your incredible support (& sweet sidenotes here, re my health), & want to SINCERELY THANK YOU for your thoughtfulness n' caring. As you know, since we spoke (that was SUCH FUN!), I am doing REALLY WELL these days, altho I still cannot really lift or carry much of anything other than my water bottle (not even any of my fave purses (!!!)... Yep, Jim sez they're so HEAVY they're not only bad for my BACK, but LETHAL WEAPONS to boot!)... All in all, I'm so grateful to "be where I am" in recovery... it's been a long haul, but thanks to thoughtful angels like you, it has been made much more bearable!

Warmest hugs & a gazillion thanks,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Entertaining Women said...

Just shared this with my DIL. She's going to love this table and especially the cowboy kabobs. Everything is absolutely darling! Thank you for sharing your wonderful design, and Happy Birthday to the cowboy wannabe. Cherry Kay

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

WoW!
What a lucky cowpoke!
Another Friday's favorite for sure :-)

melin said...

So creative. Love the salad dressing in the boot idea!!

Barbara said...

What a delightful table! I bet your husband loved every wonderful detail!

A Perfect Setting said...

This table is just adorable! I love all the vintage items, everything is put together so well, so creative!

lvroftiques said...

DANG girl! That is one mighty fine spread! Did yer hubbs get all swooney? Cause he shoulda! And he sure was a cutie as a kiddo! Tell him HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! from me K? Vanna