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Sunday, February 27, 2011


This post was originally published last year. I am re-publishing it, so that I can join Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.
The Favorite Things post is below this one, and you can still link up for that. Please be sure to scroll down to read my exciting news in my Favorite Things post.

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!

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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 Happy To Design and The Tablescaper for links to wonderful Blogville posts. laurie


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, this is absolutely fabulous. I love it all. YOur bling for the oscars are gorgeous, love that tiara, and the concession stand decor is way too cute. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Lynn said...

Lovin' your table and fun idea Laurie! I'd love to sit at the Marilyn Monroe setting, but I'm afraid I'm more Phillis Diller:@)

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

Laurie, the table is SO cute! I love it and am so glad you reposted it.

Have a great day and enjoy the show tonight!

Susie @ Step inside my home said...

Your table is so great! It made me smile the entire time I looked through the pics and read your "script". You are so clever. Happy Oscars! ~Susie

Sarah said...

Laurie, you have a cute idea for every occasion! I've not seen any of the movies this year, but will watch the awards tonight anyway. It's always fun to see the crowd. ~ Sarah

shannon i olson said...

I remember this one, so festive. who do you think will win this year?

Scribbler said...

What a cute table! I just watch the Oscar's in my jammies in bed! Lazy!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie I was just thinking about setting a table for 'Oscar Night' and here you have posted this cute setting. I love the Oscars and never miss it! I'm celebrating for sure! hugs, Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

This is really cute, Laurie!! Where on earth did you get the movie reels?!! You've really got me in the mood for the show!


Lynda said...

That is just too clever!! I love it!!

Kathleen said...

That was a great table, Laurie! So clever!

Unknown said...

Dear Laurie,
I wasn't going to log in today and was only going to peek at some sites until I read yours! have the best sense of humor and you always make me laugh!
This is a fun post and I'm happy you are now into acting! Can't wait to see you on the carpet!

lvroftiques said...

Laurie anyone who was able to partake in that lovely meal WAS a star!! And YOU are the STAR of the magical themed tablescape! Nobody I've ever seen does it better. Vanna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I remember this post - thanks for sharing it again! You cute and fun table setting.
Got everything anchored down for tonight? Sure hope it does not get bad.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So fun! Your house looks like the place to be on Oscar night!

Keetha Broyles said...

Movie themes are always fun.

Marlis said...

ooh, as I squeal in delight. This is truly a fabulous table. I love the film reels, I'll be looking at Christmas lights from now on. Your table is wonderful...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Absolutely adorable, dear Laurie!

Thanks for sharing !

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

And, Laurie, I present you the Oscar for most original Academy Awards watching party. I love it when someone goes the extra mile to make an evening at home great fun. With your table, it doesn't even matter what you served!

Jessa said...

Oh this is so fun! Love your creativity!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh...I just adore your Oscar/Red Carpet night tablescape, Laurie! I remember when you first posted it and I got such a "hoot" out of it! You should definitely receive an Oscar for this awesome table, Darlin''s so creative and sooo much fun! I love how you put a pair of sunglasses in the little hotdog wraps...that is sooo clever! Cute...cute...CUTE!!! It was such a treat to have you share your fabulous table with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party, my friend!!!

Have a wonderful week!
Love ya,

The Tablescaper said...

I didn't see this last year so I'm glad you reposted. Love all the bling. I'm sure a good time was had by all. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Unknown said...

LOL You are so cute ! This is so much fun !!! WOW you really did a good job ! I love parties :)
Thanks for your comments. You know i love your blog.
I do eat :) I am glad you liked my links :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH I remember this Laurie!
It's so creative, so fun and so amazing!
I would have loved to be sitting at that table for Oscar night!
Big Hugs,

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Laurie, This is such a fun and pretty tablescape. I love your creativity!