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Thursday, September 8, 2011


My back-to-school daze, which began with my mantel on my last post, continues with a tablescape on the “teacher’s desk” for a self-serve hors deserves party I hosted.  (Photos taken before I filled the “cafeteria trays” with hors deserves.)
brd plates
Thanks so much for coming by for a visit.  Hopefully, I won’t still be in a daze
the next time I post!  Laurie


Mellodee said...

As always, very clever setting!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just so original and so adorable Laurie!
I love the old trays and the oldish books too!
And Happy Birthday dear friend!!!!
Big Hugs and enjoy your day!

Sonny G said...

Happy Birthday~!!!

My goodness, my classroom never looked that Classy:)
those tray bring bak such sweet memeories.. I can almost smell the cafeteria we went to every day at 11:25..
This was such a fun post to view.
thank you , I enjoyed it..


Jewel Sauls said...

This is just too cute Laurie! I love the "Back to School" theme! Cafeteria trays and old books and that ornament tree! If only my schools had been this charming! Have missed you!

ellen b. said...

Hi Laurie! What a fun idea for a tablescape. Love your teacher's desk idea. The trays and all the school accents are fabulous! It must be hard going to sleep at night with that creative mind of yours...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute and Oh so Clever!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Super cute table, Laurie! I love your cafeteria trays and all the embroidered napkins in the the wood "in box". Don't you love old readers?

Bill and Mary Glidden said...

Laurie this is such a cute idea!! What a great little way to say thanks and start teachers off knowing they are appreciated but having a little gathering like this!! I am going to have to put this on my things I want to do for next year!

bee blessed

Unknown said...

Happy Belated Birthday Laurie..I'm sorry I'm late, but I think Birthdays should be celebrated the whole month!!! just dont eat cake every day! I love how you can set any table for any function or holiday. And they are always done with so much delight. Love,love,love the books...and the trays are so colorful. I think you earned an A+..

shannon i olson said...

cute, no back to school for us....first year we are done!! woohoo this is very welcoming, and I love the little terrarium in the background.

lvroftiques said...

Happy 40th Birthday Laurie! *winks* Well you've certainly got the energy level of a 40 yr old lol! Adorable as always!! I love those seperated trays. Are they melamine? What special plans do you and your boss have for your special day> Vanna

xinex said...

This is very cute, Laurie. You are such a good grandma with lots of patience in creating this. I bet your beautiful grandkids really enjoyed it...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So cute Laurie -- You're a "class act" for sure. Hope all your grands have a wonderful school year and we look forward to all the upcoming celebrations at "party central".

Debbie said...

I just scrolled through this twice to catch all the details. Your details are my favorite thing about your style, things like that single apple on the pedestal and the napkins in the homework box. Both made it look just like a teachers desk. (And I've sat behind my share of them!) I absolutely love the idea of the cafeteria trays to serve the hors d'oeuvres!

Marlis said...

love your school daze posts.. so apropos for this time of year.. Great idea using the trays!
xo marlis

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sweetie, popping in to say a big "hello". I hope things are well your way.
What wonderful memories you're making for those adorable grandchildren. Hard to believe school is in full swing already. This summer flew by..
I adore the bird plates.. drooling large over them. I hope you're having a super Sunday. hugs ~lynne~

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I love that table runner Laurie! Everything looks beautiful.