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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


This past weekend, we celebrated our 7 year old grandson’s birthday. He loves color, so we had a VERY colorful tablescape.


plate mos




cake cvr

Have y’all seen these plastic bags/vases?


This is how it looks before you fill it with water. After use, I just dump the water, let it dry a bit, and store it flat until I want to use it again. Who thinks up these things, and why can’t I think up something that is going to make money?


I ordered this birthday style and another style from a sale flyer from One Kings Lane.
 They can be ordered from Say it with Vases.

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Each gift he opened was his favorite – for the five seconds it took to rip open the next package!


I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


Thanks for coming by my little blog. I hope you’ll come back Friday to link up to Favorite Things. laurie


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Where do you find those cute bags...what a fantastic idea!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to your precious little grandson, Laurie. He is adorable, and look how excited he is with his present. Of course each one is the best. LOL!

I love your festive, fun, polka dot filled table. Just as cute and bright and cheerful as can be. You always do such fun tables, and I adore your dishes. I know parties at your house are the best because just seeing your tablescapes makes me smile.


Sheila :-)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is so colorful and so charming Laurie! Like I have said before, I want to be one of your grandkids! lOl.
He is a cutie too, reminds me of one of my nephews!
Hugs friend,

Lynn said...

That's a fun table Laurie, lovin' the pretty swirled glasses! I'm sure everyone had a great time:@)

Debbie said...

You found some MO! Leave it to a grandchild to help you find it. Happy Birthday to him.

I had not seen those vases before, but now I'm going to be on the lookout for them. Wonder if they have other holiday ones as well.

Since I'm a polka dot freak, I really love the whimsy of this table. I know it was a crowd pleaser with the kids, too.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love all the dots I'm seeing before my eyes in this fun table! What a lucky little guy. I've never seen those vases, where did you find those?

GardenOfDaisies said...

Laurie, you certainly know how to set the funnest tables! (I don't think "funnest" is a word, but it should be, and I'm using it anyway.) I love how you used polkadots to go along with the dalmatian dots! I LOVE that wrapping paper! 7 is such a wonderful age!!!!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a special table for your grandson--so cool! I've never seen those vases before--here in the corn we're the last to get anything trendy.

Have a good Wednesday, Laurie!

Tricia said...

What an adorable birthday table! LOVE all the polka dots! And now I think I "need" one of those flat vases. They'd be perfect for traveling, too, so you could have flowers in your hotel room!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandson!!
I saw the vases (not the birthday ones) on a website not long ago, but don't remember where.
Another cold dreary morning - I need some sunshine.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute Birthday Table. Happy Birthday to your Grandson! Looks like a fun party! hugs, Linda

lvroftiques said...

And second Laurie have I told you lately that you're my "dream" Grandmother? *winks* Seriously you are! You make every occasion magical and special! Those grands are so darn lucky to have YOU! Please tell me you're mean sometimes and beat them with a stick or something?......JUST KIDDING!!.....kind of......Vanna

Jewel Sauls said...

Your grandson is so cute and he is also very lucky to have you! Love all the special touches, the polka dots and the vase! Great job!

Sarah said...

Laurie, what a fun table with all those polka dots. Cute, cute, cute! I've seen the plastic bag vases. I sent one with a friend on her trip to Paris so she could buy fresh flowers for her hotel room on arrival. It's a very clever idea for sure.
Happy Birthday to the birthday boy! ~ Sarah

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love those polka dots!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Birthday to that cutie! Thank you for featuring me in your post earlier darling, it is so appreciated. Sure put a smile on my face. hugs ~lynne~

The Tablescaper said...


Your table is adorable. I love all of the polka dots. They are everywhere, even the stemware. Love it! (Hope your grandson did too.)

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

What a cute and fun birthday table, Laurie! You are the most fun grandma. Happy birthday to the little one! Neat bags!...Christine

Kat said...

Happy Birthday to your cutie pie! What an adorable table, I bet he loved it! Those bags are such a great idea, I'm going to check out that site. Hope you are having a great week. Kat

Diann said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Grandson! The party looks so fun and festive with your adorble tablesetting! And those vase bags are totally cool!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Awww, what a great birthday party! I just love those glasses and the tierd piece. Happy B'day to your grandson!

Marigene said...

A big Happy Birthday to your grandson, Laurie...oh, to be 7 years old and not a care in the world!
Love all the polka table.

Marlis said...

Love the vases! the cupcakes are precious (as is your grandson!). Belated happy birthday. Your placesettings and glasses are amazing.

we three dogs and me said...

Oh I just got polka dot fever. How cute and colorful. so nice to make his birtday so special. LOve it

Savannah Granny said...

Such cherished moments! He is so cute, just digging in to see what's next. I know you are enjoying every moment.
The table is neato! Love all the dots. It is beautifully colorful.
I know all of you had a great time. Have a great weeekend. Hugs, Ginger

Scribbler said...

Adorable table, and even more adorable kid! Looks like he had a great birthday.


What fun polka dot filled table! Wow!, never seen so much polka dots in one table, just great and fun dishes and accsessories. I bet that sweet little guy had a great birthday, fun and lots of presents.