Showing posts with label BUTTERFLY AWARD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BUTTERFLY AWARD. Show all posts

Monday, December 8, 2008

WILL SNOWMEN MELT IN THE SUNROOM?


Don't you just love Tuesdays, when Susan hosts Tablescape Tuesday, and aren't you glad that Thanksgiving is finally gone, so I'll stop posting Thanksgiving tablescapes? Now, you'll be seeing Christmas tablescapes on my blog. Don't worry, it's not much longer until Christmas will be here. (Oops! I guess that IS reason to worry!) I don't think I'm going to be ready, but maybe my tables will, thanks to Tablescape Tuesday!

If you've visited my blog before, you know I have a few collections. Okay, you can stop laughing. Yes, I have a LOT of collections! You just thought you had reason to believe that I am crazy, and you had not even seen my Christmas collections yet!


For the Christmas season, my sunroom is filled with my collection of snowmen, so the table setting in this room is -- you guessed it -- a snowman theme. I used a quilt for my tablecloth.



I saw this top hat on Pat's blog (Back Porch Musings) (Between Pat's blog and Susan's blog, I have a lot of porches on this blog--maybe I should call this room a sun porch instead of sunroom). Well, I wanted one of those cute top hats so badly that I paid full price for it! I can't remember the last time I paid full price for anything! (I've been looking for a sale on plastic surgeons-have you seen any sales?) When I brought the top hat home and placed it on my table (it began to dance around -- sorry), I couldn't figure out what to put it in. You see, Pat had made her's look so pretty that anything I did paled in comparison, so I'm still working on that hat.





My sister gave me this cute stemware for Christmas a number of years ago. I've had the place card holders so long, I can't remember where I got them, but I'm sure they were a bargain!




If you've visited my blog before, you may remember that I often use napkins or paper plates under a glass plate, because it is an inexpensive way to make my dinnerware go with my theme. The plates with the plaid border were a pattern that was being discontinued at a local gift store, so being the bargain hunter that I am, when I spotted them on the sale table, I knew I had to buy them.



The mittens, which hold the napkins and silverware, are a Christmas tree decoration. I bought all that were left in the store when I found them for 25 cents each after Christmas one year (I can't pass up a bargain, even if I don't know how in the world I'm going to use it). See, the string that goes over a tree branch is under the plate.


More of my snowmen follow. There are so many of them, I tried to combine some pictures, with the hopes that you might not get tired of looking at all of my snowmen. If you really want to see them, just click on them to enlarge. I don't know what these snowmen are doing during the "off season", but they do seem to multiply each year. Do you think they are mating in that closet where I store them? Can anybody tell me how to distinguish between a snowman and a snowgirl? I could at least store them in separate boxes next year.





I used a Christmas tree skirt as a table topper.


See that darling lamp (the snowman in a jar)? I ordered that from Lynne's shop.




Okay, I'm starting to figure this reproduction thing out (you'd think after having two children, I would already know all about the birds and the bees). In the next picture, on the right side of the table, there is a snowman that looks like a candle. It's a lamp that I also ordered from Lynne's shop. Lynne, are you sending me pregnant snowmen (ahem, snowgirls)? You know, it's kind of hard to tell if a snow person is pregnant.



Whew, this posting is getting long. Sorry, but I don't want any of these snow people to fee left out when I'm taking pictures. I just have one more thing to share, and it is much more fun than my snowmen (or snowgirls), at least for me it is.


Bridget at My Silly Blog has honored me with the Butterfly Award. Bridget has such a great blog that it makes this award even more of an honor.

IMHO, this award has a lot going for it.

First: It says it's for having a "cool" blog. I have always wanted to have ANYTHING that is cool, but I've always been kind of a nerd and haven't had or done anything very cool. So I am really honored to accept this award!

Second: It doesn't require me to do a whole lot (You may have noticed that I don't follow instructions very well). One reason I have trouble with award instructions is that I always have to pick other blogs to pass the award on to. I think every blog I visit is cool (that's one reason I wanted mine to be cool), AND, it always seems that whomever I send it to has already received it. If you don't have this award, I am now presenting it to you, because every blogger who visits my blog has a really cool blog, so please copy the award picture and then if you can find 10 bloggers who haven't received it, please pass it on to them.

Sorry Bridget. I just can't follow rules, but thank you so much for following the rules and passing this award on to me!

Be sure to go to Between Naps on the Porch and see all of the wonderful tablescapes. Thanks so much for coming to see mine. laurie