Sunday, November 22, 2009
Although I've barely begun cooking, my Thanksgiving tables for over 30 people are ready and waiting. Thursday, I shared two of the TG tablescapes with you. Today, I'm sharing the remainder of the tables. (Disclaimer - in case someone who is joining us for Thanksgiving dinner is reading my blog: These tables are just practice! I don't leave plates on the tables for two weeks to collect dust; I turn stemware upside down, and put the napkins over the flatware, so I think we'll be safe).
Dinner plates on above table: Pier 1 Oralia; Flatware: our wedding pattern: Old Master by Towle; stemware: Tuesday Morning; vintage tablecloth: garage sale; I don't remember where I got the napkin rings.
Brown dinner plate: Casa Stone, Autumn Waves; Floral plate: Apple Blossum,Ridgways England; Stemware: our wedding pattern: Lenox Moonspun; napkin rings: estate sale.
Blue glass dinner plates: Outlet Mall years ago; Top plate: My mother's, Eggshell Nautilus; Stemware: My mother's; Flatware: My mother's. (In case you are wondering why the flatware is resting on the backs of the turkey napkin rings, it's because these place settings are too close together to put the flatware beside each place setting-when you are hosting more than 30, you do what you gotta do!) (Also, in case you think this table looks very low for eating, it is my "high-low" table, and it will be raised to dining height before Thanksgiving. It's much easier to take that "hanging from the chandelier" photo when the table is in the low position!).
All three of the children's tables are decorated the same, so I'm only showing you one. Everything is non-breakable. The lollipops are in plastic stemware for a centerpiece.
COUNTING MY BLESSINGS WHILE I COOK:
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thanks so much for coming to visit, and thanks so much for sticking it out through my dull weekend. laurie
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Mary at Little Red House hosts Mosaic Monday. I think she is taking a blog break and is probably not hosting today. Since I am a creature of habit, I am still doing Mosaic Monday on my blog. Mary, I hope you are having a great blog break.
Yep! I'm very easily entertained! I apologize for getting carried away with entertaining myself. Thanks for coming by! laurie
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
UNDER WATER FUN FOR GRANDS (NEW UNDER WATER CAMERA FUN FOR ADULTS)!
My grandchildren's dads had fun shooting fireworks under the pretense of entertaining their children, at least one of whom was covering his ears while screaming "I wanna go home"!
Yes, our 4th was safe and fun! As I watched my son and son-in-law light fireworks, I was sure it was not going to be safe or fun--Forever the worried mother!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I am posting photos of our bedroom, because a couple of my blog readers requested that I post it. Again, I need to post my disclaimer. I am not a decorator, so these pictures are not being shown to demonstrate the way to design a room. They are being shown because a reader requested that I show them, and I love my blog readers soooo much that I'll do almost anything for them!
and MORE toile!
and some more silhouettes and some more toile.
And there is NOT a color scheme!
I just looked up the word "boudoir" in good old Websters (on line), and I learned that it is a room where a lady sleeps, but I let my husband sleep here too (most of the time anyway)!
This is a good example of how extreme I am at not having anything match (sometimes it's intentional). My husband recently asked me "Don't we have two nightstands like the one on my side of the bed?" I replied that we do. He then asked, "Don't we have two tables like the one on your side of the bed?" Yes. "Then why do our nightstands not match each other?" Because I don't like for things to match! Yes, we all know I need a psychiatrist, but don't tell my husband that!
(The funny thing is they haven't matched in years, and he never noticed it before!)
If you've read my blog before, you may already know that our master bedroom was originally the living room in this house. In lieu of a dresser, I have used a buffet. The buffet is on the wall that formerly had a double wide opening from the front entry into the living room. And yes, the top of the buffet is filled with framed family photographs, but I think even the designers say it's okay to have them in the private spaces of your home. (Pretend that you didn't see them on the shelves in our family room when I posted that room!)
EDITED TO ADD: I don't know why the above picture is the only clickable picture on this post. I'll try to figure that out before my next post (I'm still trying to learn all of this blogging stuff.)
I loved to read The Bobsey Twins when I was a child. My Bobsey Twin books hang out in this secretary in our bedroom. (Now you all know what I read if I can't sleep at night!)
This was the sofa in my parent's living room. I am so thrifty (cheap) that I cannot bring myself to have it reupholstered, since it is still in good condition, so it doesn't "match" the rest of the room. Of course, I'm not much into matching. Ooops! Somebody left the remote on the table. We seldom use the t.v. that is the armoire in this room. It is primarily there because if I'm in the bed sick, I like to have the t.v. available. Last week, one of my grandchildren wanted to watch t.v. in this room, and we realized that when we had an ice storm several moths ago, the satellite box on this t.v. went out, and we didn't know it until now!
You may have read on my blog before that the "drapes" in this room are tablecloths from Tuesday Morning. In this photo, you can see the drapes that were already in this living room. They were pretty drapes, but, of course I wanted toile. I hung the original drapes and the black and white toile tablecloths on those curtain clip-ons like a double shower curtain is hung (every other hook holds the toile tablecloth). I wanted the fullness of the previous drape in addition to wanting a solid color to face the street, so the original drapes hang behind the tablecloths (got it?)!
This is the tablecloth with the original drapery concealed behind it.
Does this count Shelia? That pointy thing sticking out from behind my faux roses is my elbow!
Sorry for the long post. I was having way too much fun with mosaics! Be sure to stop by Little Red House to get links for all of the beautiful mosaics. Mary is such a great hostess for Mosaic Monday! laurie