Friday, January 23, 2015

A Romantic Dinner in Paris

I thought about creating a Valentine's table with a Parisian theme for 2 reasons. First, I don't think there is a city more romantic than Paris. And then I thought about the recent occurrence there from the terrorists' attacks killing so many innocent people. My heart goes out to them and the families they left behind.
 I started with a lace tablecloth. I think lace looks romantic, don't you?
 I am downsizing because hubby is retiring at the end of this month and we are moving to our home in Florida, which is a lot smaller than our house here. In the process, I saw this set of dinnerware and an idea just clicked.

 I used my tin plate chargers. The piercing makes it look romantic too, I think. And I see some heart shapes on the edges.
 I bought this little glass Eiffel Tower while walking along the street of Paris Flea market. I love how it changes to different colors.

 I borrowed the flower napkin rings from the items that I am selling on my FB site. If you have a FB site and you want me to add you to my Moving Sale site, even if you are just curious, send me a request at

 I borrowed the fairy lamp from my Moving Sale site too but I am thinking of keeping it. I really like it.

 I pulled out my red and white transferware tea set and 2 heart tea cups.
 I was going to use these tea cups for Valentine last year but I could not find them. They finally got rediscovered again.
 I love the shape of this set. I bought it from a closing antique store downtown about 2 years ago.
Just sharing a picture taken on the Eiffel Tower when John and I had dinner there with my nephew and niece, almost 2 years.
 Just want to give you an idea of how massive this tower is, if you have not been there. Here is the base and see all the people underneath?
Thank you all for your visit. I hope you all have a nice Valentine's Day. It is still a few more weeks to go but I was getting tired seeing our kitchen table looking like a yard sale, so I finally got it cleared out and created a tablescape. Hope you enjoyed it.
Thanks to all the hostesses of these parties I am joining:

Beverly's Pink Saturday

Christine's Table it Monday

Masterpiece Monday

Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday

Cindy's Amaze me Monday

Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday

Kathy's A Return To Loveliness

Sandi's Teatime Tues

Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues

Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home

Paula's What's It We
Centerpiece Wed
Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernideen's Tea Time

Tablescape Thursday

Home Sweet Home
Kate's Flaunt it Friday

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Dinner with the Gang from Out of the Blue

We had an impromptu dinner tonight here at the house. I was not able to take pictures because I was still setting up when the gang started coming. And we were hungry. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the few that I took.

The dinnerware set I used is "Fantasy" by Mikasa.

I already had the feather balls on the table and just left them there. They go with the birds.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I have not been here much cause I have been so busy down sizing and packing. I have a Moving Sale site on Facebook. If you are interested in browsing what I have been selling, you can request to be added at
John is retiring at the end of the month and we are moving back to Florida so we can be close to the kids and  grand babies.
Thanks to the hostesses for these fun parties. I am linking to the following.
Christine's Table it Monday
Masterpiece Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Paula's What's It Wed
Centerpiece Wed
Tablescape Thursday

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday to my Sweet Twin Granddaughters.

Happy 3rd birthday to my twin granddaughters, Rea and Halle!
 They are so sweet. They have been holding hands since they were babies and they always say that they are best friends.
 They came a little late but they were still the best Christmas presents ever for 2012, with their first cousin Reese, who was born 15 days sooner.
 I always feel bad when it is time for me to go back home after I visit them, that I tried packing them in my hand carry luggage but their mom wouldn't allow me to bring them along, lol.

 Saying goodbye to them again at the airport, as they got older.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Eve Dinner Table

 I hope you all had a Blessed and enjoyable Christmas. We had a Christmas party early, on the 19th because some of my friends were working on Christmas and some went on a skiing trip. So, for Christmas eve, John, I and Debjani, a friend visiting from New York had a nice quiet dinner for 3.
I set the table using my black and platinum Biltmore in "Holland Platinum" pattern. I thought the medallion in the center mimics that of a snowflake.

Doesn't the snowflakes on the coconut cupcakes match the medallion on the plates?
Keeping up with the silvery motif, I used my faux diamond and silver napkin rings and pewter flatware. I should have used silver flatware but I was lazy to dig them out and these were already in the kitchen.
I was so glad to have these napkin, I really like them and they wash and dry very well and they look elegant on the table.

No tablecloth necessary. I just started with a sequined placemat, followed by a fluted silver plate charger, then the Biltmore "Holland Platinum" dinner and salad plates.
I  cut some holly berries from outside, gathered a few silver balls and with 2 tapered candles and my cupcakes, I had a festive centerpiece.

I used black goblets and clear crystal stems.

Hope you enjoyed our simple table. Now, it is time to prepare for the New Year. If you are traveling, stay safe. I hope the new year brings everybody and our families, more blessings, happiness, peace, love and health.
Thank you for the pleasure of your visits. And thank you to the hostesses.

Christine's Table it Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Sarah's Homemaking party
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Kate's Flaunt it Friday


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