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Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE TUES-ROOSTERS. Show all posts
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Monday, January 19, 2009

A SALAD LUNCHEON FOR CACKLING HENS






If we're doing tablescapes, it must be Tuesday. It is! It's Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by the Tablescape Queen, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

My table is set for a "hens only" party. The only roosters invited are faux. Between pecking at our salad, there will be a lot of cackling going on at this party. I'll be serving a ham and turkey green salad.



I was so excited recently when I found these blue and white knives and forks at 75% off! The "charger" is really just an extra large blue glass plate that I found on clearance at an outlet store years ago. They were $1 each, so I purchased 12 of them, and I use them all of the time.

I bought the blue and yellow dinner plates in 2001. The reason I know the year is because they are the American Heritage Millennium Collection by Churchill. When I picked them up at the Flea Market, I remember thinking that someone bought these just to use just during the year 2000, but that I didn't have any problem using them any time, espcially since I was getting such a deal on them.

Patriotic images are featured around the rim of the plate.



I used silver polish on my salt cellar before I put it on the table, and I thought it looked pretty good until I looked at this picture! Yes, I did have my glasses on. Okay, this is "patina"! Right?


When the local Lowe's has tiles marked down, my husband feels a need to buy them, so he has a lot of different tiles in his workshop. I went out there and got some of them to use as coasters on the table.




For my centerpiece (if you can call it a centerpiece), I put a coffee mug tree in my rooster pitcher and hung rooster Christmas tree ornaments (which, of course, I got on sale after Christmas) on it. The guests may each take an ornament home when our lunch is over.



Bejeweled rooster Christmas ornaments.




Salad dressings will be served from my rooster juice glasses.





Cocka-doodle-do!





I am serving salad from this rooster serving bowl. I have another one of these bowls still in the box. I bought the rooster napkin rings at a flea market ($2.00 for a box of 12!).




The reason I have one of these large rooster serving bowls still in a box is that I want to send it to one of you. If you leave a comment on my blog before Friday, January 23, 2009, your name will be put into my bowl for a drawing to win the bowl that is still in the box. This is just my small way of saying thank you to all of you who have been so welcoming and so wonderful to me since I began this blog.

This is my first give away, so I may not know exactly how to do this, but I think I'm supposed to ask you to include your email address if you leave a comment and you don't have a blog, so that I will be able to get in touch with you if you win. Apparently (from what I've read on other blogs), it costs too much to ship something outside of the Continental United States, so I am so sorry, but the winner will have to be within the Continental United States.

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Charlotte at The Robbins Nest tagged me to do the 6th Picture Meme. Thank you Charlotte.
The rules:
1.Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.2.Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder.3,Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.4.Tag 6 other people that you know or don’t know to do the same thing, and send them an email letting them know you chose them.


I obviously need to do some clean up in my picture folders, since I still have pictures from my class reunion in 2007. This is Susie. She has been my friend since childhood, and talk about someone who should do a blog. She is a sweet, darling, creative, crafty, and talented person (can you tell she sometimes reads my blog?--just kidding Susie--you really are all of those things). She had set up a "memories" table at our class reunion. Susie is often referred to as "Party In A Box", because, whether it is in her home, or somewhere else, she uses all kinds of creative accessories to decorate for a celebration, so that everyone around her has a fabulous time.
All of you bloggers, go look at your 6th picture in your 6th folder, and if it's something you want to share, please consider yourself tagged!
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My new blogging friend, "D" at Xashees Corner presented me with such a lovely award:



Thank you so much "D".

The rules are to share 7 random things about myself and then pass it onto 7 more bloggies.

There are probably not 7 things about me that I haven't already shared with you. My son tells me I "over-share". I can't wait to tell him that someone asked me to share!

1. Gloria at Happy To Be loves to make the joke that I sleep with the boss, because she did the same thing for a long time. Yes, I work with my husband; then I come home and cook his dinner. Working for my husband is not as bad as it sounds, because I have the most laid back husband I know. What is bad is that I work at all. Oh, how I want to retire (or really, what I want to do is work 2 days a week), but I'm afraid I spend too much money at flea markets to just have a 2 day a week job.
2. Some people think that because I work in my husband's office, I don't really work. Let me set that record straight right now. Our office is very busy, and I do all of his typing, and I also answer the phone. Someone has to be there, or things can get out of control very quickly. (I just don't think it has to be me -- sadly, he does though.)
3. I have one sister, who lives in Florida.
4. I have four grandchildren who are the most wonderful little people in the world (IMHO), and I am not one bit prejudice!
5. I live in the town where I grew up.
6. When my husband was in the military, we lived in Georgia for awhile.
7. When my husband was in the military, we lived in New Jersey for awhile.
If you need a post for your blog, please feel free to take this award and use this for a post, because I love all of the blogs whose writers come to visit me and would be glad to give any of you the "I Love Your Blog" award.

If you haven't been to The Robbins Nest or Xashees Corner, you need to go visit these very kind ladies and read their great blogs. Thanks so much Charlotte and "D".

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Thank you for stopping in to visit me. Be sure you go to Between Naps on the Porch for the links to all of the great tablescapes today, and don't forget to leave me a comment, so you can enter the drawing for my give away. I love Blog Visitors! laurie