Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
It kills me to admit this, but our oldest granddaughter is now a teen – just barely. She turned 13 this week. Oh, how did she grow up so fast, and when I did I grow old enough to have a 13 year-old grandchild?
Since she thinks she is now an adult, I didn’t want her birthday dinner table to look childish, so I tried to make the table look a little bit sophisticated.
But, since I think she’s still a little girl, I wanted the table to be fun. I used every color I could find in my table setting stock. You may need to get your sunglasses for this post! I used four different colors and styles of metal napkin rings.
I can’t remember whether I ordered the bright green metal chargers from One Kings Lane or from Joss & Main. I’ve had them awhile, but haven’t found an occasion to use them until now.
The polka dot salad plates are Bistro Collection by Amici. To provide a little relief from all of the color, I used white dinner plates by Gibson. For some reason, I could only find 6 of my Gibson plates, so on each end of the table, I used the pierced dinner plates, Valerie by Portmeirion Studio.
I think I bought this stemware on sale at Kohl’s several years ago.
The flatware is Duplex Spring Stripe by Cambridge Silversmith’s.
For a centerpiece, I used purple Iris from our yard in multi-colored stemware. The bright pink flower-shaped plates under each stem are unmarked melamine.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Many of you have been praying for our grandson. For those of you who don’t know, our grandson was born prematurely four months ago. He weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces. He has spent the first four months of his life in the hospital. When his parents are with him at the hospital, his 6 and 9 year-old sisters stay with us. We were expecting him home the end of this week, so my granddaughters helped me set a “Welcome Home Cooper” table.
Our little Cooper is truly a miracle. He has fought so many battles, and he’s an amazingly healthy looking, strong, and alert four month old. He’s had more medical procedures than I’ve had in my lifetime. He had one more milestone to pass before he could come home. Today, he took the “car seat test”. Because we live 3 hours from the hospital, he had to sit in a car seat for three hours. He flunked. His breathing and heart rates dropped after less than an hour in the car seat. It doesn’t look like he’ll be coming home this weekend, but hopefully, very soon.
tarnished shabby chic silver baby mugs were gifts to my children when they were born.
I’m not sure if we’ll be able to use this Welcome Home tablescape, or if another scape will have to be prepared before he comes home.
I had a Ginnette doll when I was a child, and I still have her baby bottle!
This was my Mother’s teething ring from the early 1900’s!
Napkin rings and flatware holders are children’s mugs.
I want to again thank all of you who have been praying for Cooper. We are so very touched by the prayers and concern of so many people. God has given Cooper and his family the strength and courage to make it through this journey. We know there will still be difficulties to face, but we believe the hardest part is behind us, and we praise God for our little miracle.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
(Polka dot plates: Amici Bistro Collection, topped by a Bingo card and a glass plate. Saucer: Classic Coffee&Tea, topped by a playing card and a glass saucer.)
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
As some of you know, I have a lot going on in my life right now. Our grandson, who was born on November 30th is still in the hospital three hours from our home. He's getting better every day, but he will be hospitalized awhile longer. When his parents are at the hospital with him, their daugthers (a 6 year old and a 9 year old) stay with us. They are a joy, but they don't leave me with any time on my hands. That is my excuse for re-posting an old tablescape today. My apologies to those who might have seen it before. I am linking to Let's Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.
Since the Academy Awards are coming up soon, I have partially recreated an Academy Award party we hosted one time. (I'm not going to tell you how long ago it was, because your jaw would hit your keyboard if you knew how long I had kept all of this stuff!)
The "movie reels" formerly held rope lights that I bought for Christmas one year.
The plastic popcorn boxes contain a few sprigs of flowers that survived from my tablescape last week (I put a plastic bag around the flowers for filler and covered it with some popcorn)
Are you getting tired of seeing my old stand-by...the paper plate under a glass plate? (I really do have stacks of dishes, but none of them are movie-related) I couldn't find any movie themed paper plates , so I put a few movie stickers on white paper plates.
If you missed seeing all of the Valentine inspiration at my par-tay, be sure to check out the slide show here.
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