Showing posts with label PORCH PARTY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PORCH PARTY. Show all posts

Sunday, May 31, 2009

PORCH PARTY!



Today I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday and Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses who is hosting her own birthday celebration at Porch Parties all over Blogville. Please drop by both of these lovely blogs.
Saturday, our children and their spouses and all of our grandchildren were swimming at our house, and my husband was grilling, so I decided to make things a little more festive.





Since we were going to be eating outside, I wanted to try the "floating table" that Kathleen at Kathleen Ellis showed us. If you didn't see Kathleen's directions for a floating table, you need to go look. Kathleen's table is stunning, and she's having a "floating table" event on June 5th. I'm going to be honest about it, this is my third try at this! I did one for a graduation dinner we hosted for our niece and nephew last weekend, and changed it to use it for Memorial Day last Monday. Kathleen made it look so easy, but none of mine have turned out as pretty as Kathleen's. I do think you need the icicle lights, and I didn't have any of those. (That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it!) Of course, when I started setting up my floating table, all of my family members wanted to know why I was making such a big deal out of a family cookout. You can just imagine the laughter when I told them it was for my blog! They were whispering about my blogging addiction all night! (Oh the shame I suffer for the sake of blogging!)




I used a beach theme, so I used sandbox sand to disguise the light cords.


The little sand castle is a candle holder, so that added another element of light to my table.


Don't forget to go to Little Red House and see Mary's lovely Country Living Mosaic and get links to the other mosaics in Blogville and go to Rose Colored Glasses to attend the lovely party on Rhondi's porch and to get a list of all of the porch party participants today. Thank you so much Mary and Rhondi for letting Blogville join these fun events.


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You may have noticed that I have modified my blog name. When I started this blog, I really thought it would be all about bargains, because I'm all about bargains...well, I'm all about bargains AND chatting! (I'm just going to pretend that you haven't noticed that I do not have a shortage of words-yeh, and I'm going to pretend that you aren't laughing out loud right now too!) So now, my blog name is "Bargain Hunting (and chatting) With Laurie. Please don't run away screaming! This title modification does not mean I'm going to do even more chatting on my blog. It just means that I am acknowledging that I already do a lot of chatting on my blog.

As always, thanks so much for your visit. laurie