Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Magnolia as Inspiration and Serving Birds

After today's double anxiety, I am so glad to have Thursday come so I can forget my troubles and start playing. I will do a twofer today, Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and Thrifty Thursday, hosted by Leigh of http://lbratina.blogspot.com/. After we are done here, let's visit these 2 beautiful ladies and their wonderful blogs and then check out posts from all their participants.
My inspiration for this tablescape came from this white vase with magnolia. BTW, this could very well be an entry to Thrifty Thursday too cause it ended up being free. When they picked up the armoire that was delivered broken, they handed me back my full check (was not deposited yet). The dealer said she did not want to lose us as customers so she refunded me the money I paid for the armoire and everything else, I guess to compensate me for our antique angel that the delivery guys broke. I did not want her to do that cause I felt bad but she insisted. This is just a simple setting for 2. We had rice (we have it everyday) and chicken with soup, potatoes and different kinds of veggies. The stemware has a very pale pink band on the rims.
I used our "Cameo Florals" dinnerware with the lace plate chargers. I also used the crocheted table cloth I brought back from Grand Cayman. I really like the tablecloth and it hangs on the table beautifully.
I thought the white duck soup tureen would blend in well because of the lacy pattern on it. I won the ruffly crocheted doiley from Ebay.
We ate on the kitchen dining table by the fireplace and TV (too hot for fire though). You probably notice that I set the table in such a way that we are both facing the TV so we can both watch.


The flatware has a floral design too.
and so do the place card holders.
Hope you enjoyed my simple tablescape.
And now for my Thrifty Thursday contribution. I bought this set of bird servers yesterday at Marshall's in Baton Rouge. Aren't the birds cute? The set costs $3.99. Now, that's thrifty, isn't it? The birds are great for serving sauce and condiments.
Thanks Susan and Leigh, for taking the time to host these 2 fun events.

And thank you all for coming to visit. Hope you enjoyed this double post.












49 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm glad you had a happy ending (of sorts) to your armoire fiasco.

Will you be able to repair the angel and the top of the armoire?

The tablescape is lovely, and I really like the bird serving pieces you found at Marshalls. I wish we had one here!

Lisa

Kammy said...

Hi Christine !
Glad you are still shopping,LOL !
I love those little birds and what a great price.....Love your dishes and that tablecloth - I wanta come steal it from you !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Shelia said...

I'm so sorry Christine about your armoire! But it sounds like the lady to deal with is so nice!
Now, what a gorgeous table you've set! I love that crocheted tablecloth! The stemware, your dishes, your centerpiece! It's amazing as always, Dear One!
Oh, and those little bird servers! How precious! Now I want to go and buy me some!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maryrose said...

Hi Christine,
Another lovely romantic table. I think love must be in the air around blogland. Your table is simply perfect. Love it.
~Maryrose

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Christine,
I love your tablescape...the tablecloth is about the prettiest one I've ever seen!!! You smart girl, winning it! I love your ducky tureen...and your floral china is sooo pretty. Cute place card holders...great tablescape! Happy TT! Susan

Janie's World said...

Beautiful table! You always do a great job putting all the elements together for a wonderful tablescape!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

pretty pretty soft colors on your table and I'm loving that tablecloth!

Michelle said...

Very pretty! I love your thrifty find! Cute!

ellen b said...

Hi Christine! I really love that round tablecloth on this table. So wonderful. The lighting you get in your photographs is great too!!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Christine,
I love everything! Your tablecloth is so pretty. How relaxing to eat at that round table in front of the TV. I got hungry when I saw your rice.LOL
I just put mine in the rice cooker and the smell from my oven is making me so hungry! Have a great day!

Martha said...

A pretty table --

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Oh, Christine, your table is so pretty. Just elegant. I love the duck casserole.

Barb

marty39 said...

Christine it is so nice that she refunded your check. I really think she should have. It was terrible that they broke the armoire and your angel figurine. Your table setting is just gorgeous. I love the beautiful dishes and the soup tureen is lovely. Your centerpiece is so pretty. You always do such a great job. I really like the little green bird dishes. Those will be so handy to have. I know you will use them a lot. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Keetha Broyles said...

I see actual FOOD in that tablescape - - - novel thought THAT!?!

Oh, the little green birdies are just darlin'

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Christine! Hope the trip to the dentist went alright! Your table is absolutely lovely! I'm impressed that you used placecards for a dinner in front of the tv! LOL! Everything is just gorgeous, as always! God Bless! Lauralu :)

niartist said...

Christine! In your house everything looks good! :) Love your "simple" tablescape, and I love your new finds!

Joyce said...

That tablescape is gorgeous. You always find the best things.
Joyce

printersdevil said...

So soft and relaxing, yet romantic, too.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love your ducky tureen (I have a couple!). I love the pop of pink, makes it so romantic. Your tablecloth is beautiul! So elegant and romantic.

Thank you for sharing!

Tina

Allidink said...

I love your tablescape! My boyfriend is Japanese and his family has rice every day too lol. Pretty soup tureen and birdies! Im glad you got your refund and that other stuff paid for!

All the best,
Allison

Chandy said...

Christine, I love it and great job on the FREE stuff! I love people with integrity! I love your dishes, so cute!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohh noo..I just read your post about the armoire...I'm so sorry, Girlfriend! I know that you had to be really disappointed!!! Well, it was really nice for the store owner to try and make up for the problems!!!

This is such a beautiful table...I just love your centerpiece!!! It's so sweet and romantic, Christine...really beautiful!!! I was admiring that beautiful crocheted tablescloth...gorgeous!!! Pretty dishes too...I love it all!!! Ohh..love the cute little bird servers...they're darling!!!

Have a terrific Thursday, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

What a sweet table for two :-) Sweet cause it's pink and there's just you and your husband to enjoy the meal and time together :-) I do think those little birds are cute too.

Now for the previous post. Have to read it when you mentioned something 'bout anxiety and trouble. I would have understand that disappointment. I mean it's one thing if the delivery guys broke the top of the armoire but just to say to buy elmer's glue? Duh! And then added by breaking the figurine and acting as if it's no big deal? Double trouble! They could have just said sorry.

Li

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Christine,
This is such a romantic little setting! Great job! I love the place card holders and the dishes are gorgeous! I cannot believe your last post with all that went in moving that armoire to your house.... what should have been a fun occasion for you turned nightmare! I don't know how some people can be so clueless about moving items! But in the big scheme of it all, I guess it is just things. Hope today is a better day for you! Luanne

Mary said...

oh what a lovely table!!!

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

Beautiful tablescape, love your thrifty find also! :O)

Zoey said...

I do love those birds. I hope we will be seeing them in an upcoming tablescape. Your tablecloth is lovely and works great with the "Cameo Florals" dinnerware. It's all very romantic.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Lovely...and romantic!
Happy TT!
;-D

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is gorgeous, Christine.

I just read about your armoire delivery. I an so sorry about what happened to the cabinet and your angel trio!!

Florida Sue said...

Beautiful table and it's positioning is so practical. I am sorry to read about the whole armoire mess. It was such a lovely piece too! I hope you find another one just as nice.

Julio said...

Simple? I don't think it's possible with you. Every table you've set that I've seen have been breath taking. I especially love the chargers and the place card holders! Great job Christine.

xoxo
Julio

Cindy J. said...

Dear Christine, this is simply magical.. Beautiful, beautiful..I've never seen a more wonderful table cloth.. and these dishes are some of my favorite..such a touch my dear friend.. you've got it! So sorry about your delivery episode... I pay so much for my delivery service..my clients probably think I am crazy.. but it hopefully prevents such events.. Glad the shop owner made things right.. Love, Cindy

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Your blog is so beautiful....love it...

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I just posted the last Disney post....
Hope you will enjoy it.
Stop by when you have some time.
I love all my new blog friends

Tootsie said...

looks wonderful girl...good luck with the rest!

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine,

I am so sorry that I am late. It seems to be so hard to keep up with everyone's posts lately and I really haven't been up to much!

I do love the magnolia centerpiece and all of the soft pink colors on your table. The tablecloth is just beautiful as is your china. I love how you are seated next to each other to watch television. I get so angry if Alan and Kevin want to watch sports at the dinner table after I have slaved over the food!! But now that I know you and John, I can just imagine you both eating together and watching 24 so cutely!! LOL. Who cooked? LOL!!!!!

I am so happy that everything worked out with the antique store. The lady sounds like she is very sincere. I hope she does something about those delivery guys now. What a stressful time you had. I read your previous posts and saw all of the damage. I would have cried.

I'm happy to hear you got out shopping in Baton Rouge. It sounds like a wonderful place to go. Is it far from you?? I love the little birds alot. Until I blogged, I thought I was the only one who loved bird things.

I have been intending to post more often and now I have a zillion things to do to get ready for the lake tomorrow. The garden center I go to up there has cut back on inventory so he doesn't have a ton of plants left over to sell at a discount (that makes me crazy because I used to get the greatest deals in August). When I went last weekend there was nothing nice to choose from!! I couldn't believe it. I would have to drive 2 towns over to go to a Home Depot or Lowes. Time is a commodity up there when you are only there for 2 days. So now tomorrow I have to go buy plants and pots and whatnot for the lake (and I haven't done my work here yet) on top of shopping for all the other things I need for the kitchen etc. that has been remodeled. Oh no, now I am venting!!! LOL.

I am getting a signal on my computer inside of the lake house so I can bring my laptop but I am not prepared to be in Saturdays Travel event. I need a new keyboard for our home computer so I can scan pictures. That's on my LONG to do list for next week...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

The Tablescaper said...

Your tablescape is beautiful!!! It's so romantic. You shouldn't be watching TV with that tablescape!

Kirby3131 said...

I have a houseful of green pottery - so those birds totally caught my eye :) Great find!!

Sares said...

It looks like you had a nice romantic dinner for 3. You your Hubby and the TV! That's usually how I eat my meals too! Everything looks beautiful.

Christina said...

Such a pretty table and the candlelight just tops it off perfectly. I love the duck soup tureen and what a pretty table cloth.

Cute little birds as well. Those will be so sweet in a tablescape.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That tablecloth looks like it was made for that table. You're right, it hangs beautifully on the table. How pretty the magnolia is in that container. Those little bird servers are adorable. laurie

A Joyful Chaos said...

I love the tablescape! Thanks for sharing.

Chandy said...

Happy Philippine Independence Day, Christine!

Justine said...

Ooh, this tablescape looks so sweet and romantic, Christine!
I love your little bird servers too!

Justine :o )

Chandy said...

Christine, count me in for tomorrow, ok? See ya then! Again, love the tablescape!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous Christine! ☺ Diane

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Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What a classy tablescape! I LOVE those birds! How cute are they!!!! Thanks for playing Christine!

shopannies said...

very pretty I love the little birdies

Lady Katherine said...

I love love your tablecloth,the white bowl is beautiful! The charger are lovely! Love your watching TV! lol Your dishes are so pretty. The whole setting is Just Lovely! I love it! Now is that a wooden lazy susan in the middle of the table?

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