Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Abstinence

It's Thursday! Yipee! I get to play with my plates and table. Thanks to Susan for hosting this program cause it gives us a chance to express our creativity. Please visit Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/, enjoy her tablescape and then go visit the others and enjoy them as well. I know I will!
For this week, since Lent just started and we are supposed to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and the following 7 Fridays, I thought I would serve sushi which I, John and my mama all like. And why not create a perfect Asian ambience with Oriental accessories?


My friend and I went to Baton Rouge last Monday to go shopping for more rugs. I spotted this orchid centerpiece just as we were leaving and I asked the store owner how much it is. Because my friend and I bought enough rugs to make him happy, he told me I can have it for free and for my friend to get one too. I like the natural and Asian look of it.

Then we saw a store that had a 70% off sign posted on the window. Don't you just love and stop for signs like that? Naturally we went in and I spotted those Asian warriors. Everything in the store with white tags were 70% off but the red tagged ones (meaning they've been reduced considerably already) were at 30% off. These had a red tag of $8 so I paid 30% off of that for each of them.

I used thick bamboo placemats I bought from Pier 1 a long time ago in Florida. I bought the sushi plate set from Florida also. Dh bought the little bunny sauce servers from World Market when he was working temporarily in Sanford, FL on locum tenens. Aren't they cute and just perfect for serving soy sauce individually?

Aren't these brown rectangular plate chargers unusual? If you click on the picture, you will see that they are embossed leather (could be faux, not too sure) and they have a very nice texture. I got them at the same store I found the warriors and they cost me $3.50 each. I only bought 2 because at the time, I wasn't sure what I would use them for. Shucks! Now I want to go back to buy more and you know what that means. If I go back, you know that's not all that I will spend money on.

Serving California maki, unagi, Miso soup and green tea.

See the green Persian rug? It's one of the 8 rugs that we bought from that guy in Baton Rouge. Now, do you see why he gave me the scalloped round rug in the foyer for free? I love the green rug color for this nook. It matches the valance, which by the way are table runners which I hooked into the curtain rings.

I tweaked the cabinet top and added Asian accessories. The cabinet already has an Asian look to it.

I am just showing you different views here. Of course you know you can click to enlarge the pictures, right? Orchids are my favorite flowers.

Do you like my blue and white ceramic tea pot napkin holders?

the handsome warriors guarding the table

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my tablescape contribution for this week. I sure enjoyed having you over.
Thanks again Susan, for this wonderful event!














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