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Showing posts with label PICNIC IN FRONT OF FIREPLACE. Show all posts
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Monday, January 24, 2011

TABLELESS TOP-SCAPE!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful!

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But the fire is so delightful,

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And since we’ve no place to go,

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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If we are dining on the floor, without a table, is the post still eligible for Tablescape Thursday?

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I know Marty has told us that our posts for Table Top Tuesday do not have to be on top of a table. (I do think the implication was that there would be a vignette that was raised off of the floor in some manner!)  So, is this post okay for Table Top Tuesday?  (I really think Table Top Tuesday is supposed to be for vignettes, so I’m reeealy stretching the meaning of TTT by submitting this on-the-floor dinner scape to Marty’s weekly party!)

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My sister-in-law, Brenda, found this great “Ducks Unlimited” picnic basket at a re-sale store.  It doesn’t look like it was ever used.  She gave it to the “boys” in my family to take to their hunting camp. 

picnic bsktThere was no way I was going to allow a bunch of guys to run off with this treasure before I got a chance to use it!  Since it wasn’t exactly picnic weather, we had our soup and sandwich picnic on the floor, in front of the fireplace.  Just pretend that these are all over-head shots, and I just didn’t take any photos revealing the table legs under the scape/top (they really are overhead shots, because I didn’t lay on the floor to get any of these photos!) 

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The stems, the plates, the flatware, the plaid napkins, and the plaid covering on the floor were all inside the picnic basket.

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The individual soup tureens were from the Williams Sonoma outlet last year.

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I purchased the napkin rings at an estate sale several years ago.

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The soup tureen and the plate under it were from different estate sales, and the carved duck was a vacation purchase years ago.

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So….if there is no table under it, is it a tablescape?  If it’s on the floor, is it a table top? (And is a tablescape a vignette?  - Nope, I know I’m pushing my luck with that one!  I’ll try anything for the chance to participate in a party!)

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I’m pretty sure it’s okay to link this post to Junkin Finds at A La Carte, since everything I used came from a re-sale store or from an estate sale or outlet store.  But, I may be cheating by linking this post to Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  I know that Marty and Susan are too sweet to kick me out of their parties, so I’m going to go ahead and crash their parties with a “tableless” post [maybe they won’t notice there isn’t a table, or anything but the floor, under my scape]!  I think it’s okay to link this post to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper, since it is a winter picnic.

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I’d really appreciate it if you wouldn’t tattle on me.  I just can’t help myself.  I’m a party gal, and I wanna join the parties.  Let’s just keep it our little secret that I am linking a “tableless” post. Thanks so much! (By the way, it only took me and my sweetheart about 10 minutes to get up off the floor after dinner – we’re so proud of ourselves!)  laurie