Showing posts with label LENOX MOONSPUN CHINA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LENOX MOONSPUN CHINA. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

FAUX PUMPKIN TABLESCAPE

Normally, I think of gold when I am setting a table for Fall.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Last year, after Thanksgiving, I bought two mercury glass pumpkins on sale, and they made me think outside the box about this table. 

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

In addition to the mercury glass pumpkins, I was inspired by my velvet pumpkins made my friend, Susie.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I am so fortunate to be one of the people that Susie gifts with these pumpkins.

Velvet Pumpkins-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Aren’t they gorgeous?  I elevated them on a mirrored silver plateau that I ordered from an Etsy a couple of years ago.

Velvet Pumpkins-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The mercury glass pumpkins inspired me to use my square silver-colored chargers that I bought at Tuesday Morning about three years ago.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I got the etched glass bowls at an estate sale a couple of years ago. I previously posted this oh-so-simple recipe for Laurie’s Soup, which is what I served in these bowls.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

These salad/dessert plates that I used as a server for the soup, came from One Kings Lane last year. I’m always looking for china with silver on it.  (Wedgwood, Vera Wang’s Vera Lace)

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Most rimmed china has a gold rim, but this dinner  plate, which is the pattern we selected when we got married, has a silver rim.  (Lenox Moonspun), and it is the reason I look for china with silver on it.

Lenox Moonspun Dinner Plate-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used Eternally Yours flatware, because it is the only silverware set I have that has soup spoons in the set.

Forever Yours Flatware-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

We also selected these water goblets (Lenox Moonspun) when we got married.  The pineapple etched wine glasses were a wedding gift that came with a matching decanter.

Lenox Moonspun Goblet-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used silver monogramed napkin rings that I ordered from an Etsy last year.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I bought eight of these napkins at an estate sale one time.  I paid $10.00 for all eight napkins.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I served dessert in silver champagne goblets that were another wedding gift.  When I saw the simple recipe for Grilled Bananas Foster on the blog, Home Made Modern, I couldn’t wait to try it, and it didn’t disappoint.

Silver Champagne Goblet-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I moved one of the dessert plates to the tabletop, so you could see the pattern.  I also purchased these at an estate sale.  I think I paid $10.00 for four of these, and I use them frequently.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  laurie

I’m linking this post to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

ANNIVERSARY TOAST

No, I didn’t fix my sweetheart toast for breakfast on our anniversary.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t fixed him anything for breakfast in a very long time.  In spite of that, he has stayed married to me.  And believe me, he’s had plenty of reasons to not stay married to me.  I don’t know how I got so lucky.

We did toast each other to celebrate our wedding anniversary this past weekend. 

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If you read my last post, you know that I was sitting on this loveseat when he proposed to me!  Yes, that was many years ago (44, but whose counting?), and no, it’s not the same upholstery.  I decided that it would be a good place for us to toast our anniversary.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

You are probably wondering what that mess is in those two champagne glasses.  Those were the glasses we used at our wedding reception, and they are filled with remnants of the bouquet I carried. 

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I used one of the plates from our china pattern we selected when we married.  (Lenox Moonspun)

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I put breadsticks in a stem from our selected crystal (also Lenox Moonspun).

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The wine stems had nothing to do with our wedding.  I used them, because I love them.  I ordered these beauties from Vanna’s Armoire Etsy.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I have always suspected that he decided I was the girl for him when I told him that I love daisies (so much less expensive than roses – cheapest date he’d ever had)!  He always brings me daisies for our anniversary.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I included a little reminder of why we were toasting (you know, when you get older, and you start drinking wine, you might forget why you’re drinking it).

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Thank you for joining us for our little anniversary celebration.

I’m joining Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and since this is the season of our anniversary, I’m joining Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper