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Thursday, September 18, 2014


Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
I won!  Yippeee!  And what did I win?  Wonderful tablescaping treasures.  And where did I win these beauties?  At Candy’s lovely blog, Plum Creek Place
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
My prizes included these two fun bowls (Park Designs, Sunny Day).
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Don’t you love the sunflowers around the bowls, and I really like that red rim on the bowls.  There was just enough nip in the air to serve chili.
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Under each bowl, I used green salad plates (Casa Stone, Autumn Waves).Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
The dinner plates, bought on sale a few years ago, are Pier 1, Oralia.  A woven charger forms the base for each place setting.
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
The china napkin rings were painted for my mother by one of her friends about 35 years ago.
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
My prize package also contained two sets of salt and pepper shakers!  (I’m telling you, this was a major prize, and it wasn’t a leg lamp).  I used the Sunflower shakers and gave my sweetheart mushroom shakers.
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
A tiered Fall leaf server held some cornbread squares.  Although this table runner (which I’ve had for years) looks like Summer, it seemed to coordinate with the Sunflower theme.
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
I made a cheese ball, so I could use my cute little spreader from my prize package to eat with the chili.
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Faux Sunflowers filled a vase on the table.
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
But the REAL centerpiece was this adorable Sunflower server from my prize package.  Each of the petals contained something to go with our chili.  This handy-dandy server held apple bites, chopped onions (although I add onions to the chili when it is cooking, we like a few raw onions on top), croutons. crackers. and  green olives. The bowl in the center held a little hot sauce, in case my sweetheart needed to spice up his chili.  Under the Sunflower set, I used a flower-embossed serving plate on top of a turn table, so we could easily reach each petal.
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
In addition to all of these wonderful goodies in my prize box, there were eight beautiful napkins, which I thought were too fancy for our chili dinner.  I can promise you that these beauties will soon show up on another tablescape.
Sunflower Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Wow!  When Plum Creek Place has a giveaway, you don’t want to miss it!  Thanks so much, Candy. 
I’m so glad you stopped in to visit today. 

I’m linking to Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Gorgeous Laurie and congrats on winning!
I am totally in love with that sunflower holder and your tablescape is perfect with it!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Thats such great news, congrats on your win! Your table looks wonderful, the sunflower theme running throughout is wonderful. and I am loving those green plates too with the ruffle edge...

Jewel Sauls said...

Congratulations! I love your Major Award! That is such a cute sunflower crudite/chip and dip/chili condiment server! Love your fun table for two.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie,
Congrats on your big win. What a wonderful package of great treasures. Your table using your new goodies is fabulous. Love the sunflower theme.
What an inviting table for two. The chili sounds so good too.

Have fun and enjoy!

Jacqueline said...

Wow, that is a fabulous prize! You certainly scored! How fun. Sunflowers are one of the prizes of fall too and you created a prizeworthy table. Enjoy every moment of your win!

Lulu said...

Yes, I do love sunflowers and you've certainly got your share of them. For some reason I feel that sunflowers add a touch of happiness wherever/however they are presented.

Ginger said...

I love sunflowers too. Your table looks perfect!!

Debbie said...

Hi I'm Debbie and I am stopping over from Between Naps on the Backporch. Congratulations on winning! You made a beautiful tablescape. said...

I love sunflowers - they are my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Such a bright and cheery table, Laurie! Makes me smile.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Adorable table and wowsers to the win! Great prizes!

Marigene said...

Congratulations on the awesome prize package, set a fabulous table with the winnings.
The sunflower server is adorable, perfect for chili add-ins. Love the napkin rings.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Unknown said...

Wow Congrats on your winning. and you put together an amazing table with what you won. sunflowers are like giant big yellow happy smiley faces only without the eyes.Susie

Crystal Grandeur said...

Wow congrats on winning .A cheery table. Everything looks so pretty.Have a beautiful day:)

Martha said...

I adore sunflowers but am extremely excited about the sunflower server -- how clever!


Anonymous said...

What a great prize and you have used it so creatively. Love your vase of sunflowers! said...

congrats Laurie! Love your prize, especially the sunflower bowl set, how much fun! Your plates are a great choice with your sunflower things!

Candy S said...

Laurie, Everything looks lovely!! Sunflowers make me smile and this lovely table really makes me smile from ear to ear. Lovely!!