Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Playing on My Daughter's Dining Table

I am still with my daughter, SIL and babies and did not really want to miss a Tablescape Thursday entry. So, what's a tablescapaholic got to do? I dug out a few items I bought from shopping before my daughter went into labor, bought a set of placemats and napkins and just rummaged through Tina's cabinets to find dishes and flatware that I could use and this is what I came out with.


Just a simple tablescape for 4. She had no napkin rings so I just folded the napkins.

While in the process of putting stuff together, my older grandson asked, "What you doing, lala?" My daughter joked that it's what she has been wondering all along too. LOL!



Then, my son in law came home from work and asked why we have a bird on the table. Tina answered that it's mom's tablescaping thingy.
All these commotions made me feel like I was a freak. Am I? LOL!
Of course, when I see everybody else's tablescapes, I will feel normal again. So, let's all feel normal, go to Susan's blog at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com and have fun looking at each others table creations.at





Thanks for your visit. I truly enjoyed it. And thanks to Susan for allowing us to play with dishes every Thursday.

38 comments:

Michael Lee West said...

What a fun tablescaping story, Christine. I can certainly identify with the need to 'scape, no matter what's going on. I love what you've put together--the napkins are perfect! I'm sending good wishes to you and your daughter!
XX00

Debbie said...

So Cute Christine, and you got to play at your daughters....well a daughter can always learn a new trick or two from their MOm!!~:)

Sewconsult said...

Oh, Pooh to your daughter, etc. They will have fond memories of your tablescapes.

Nancy said...

Nice story! The table looks so cute! It's so cheerful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a great job away from home!! I like the white parrot under glass.:-)
They will "get it" one day! :-D
Glenda

kim said...

Christine, such a cute table and your not even at home. So, they think you are a bit crazy tell them to just enjoy the pretty table. lol.
I love those placemats. They would go good with my curtains.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Christine. The table is simple, yet so pretty. I love how you folded the napkins. My daughter teases me, too, but then gets all excited when its time to set it up. Rosie

Beth said...

Christine, It looks pretty! You have a talent for pulling together a unique tablescape even when you are "shopping" someone else's cupboards. Nice job folding the napkins. I always enjoy visiting your blog - you do SO many things SO very, very well! It's a visual pleasure, Christine.
Blessings - Beth

helenabelle said...

I absolutely love the geometric shapes that you used! I am so in love with the color red, as well. The table setting was very pleasing to "my eyes!"

Mimi said...

Now that is a heartfelt table...cute Christine!

D said...

Hi, Christine,
You know I love the red and white tablescape. Love the "heart" folded napkins, too.

D

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very cute TT! Love the story of you putting it together, glad you didn't go into withdrawal of not doing a tablescape! ;-)

Neat napkin folding!

Katherine

daylily777 said...

Very fun,happy table ! Great Job!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Lori E said...

This is a great one. I love the way the napkins are folded. Are those little Coke bottles for the salt and pepper.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

It all looks so fresh and cheery!

haha I had to laugh that you were beginning to "feel like a freak", but then wrote "So, let's all feel normal..." haha It all looks so lovely and normal, dear friend! :o)

Enjoy the rest of your visit :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
I have something for you...and even if you have had this one given to you already...just know that I was thinking of ya! Please come and take a peek at what it is...

Sares said...

I think it looks great! Love those checkered placemats, they're so cheery. I hope that brand new little person is doing wonderfully!

Kathleen said...

I love it! Clean and crisp! LOL, yes, we do have a sickness! Hope all is well in babyland..bird on the table..LOL!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I know you are enjoying your visit!
Your tablescape is gorgeous! Come see me sometime! Would love to have you visit!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Diann said...

Hi Christine!

I'm so glad you are enjoying your visit with your daughter! your table is so sweet and fresh looking! Everything looks so happy.

Have fun!

Natasha said...

Christine this is so lovely and it looks like Spring! I love the white and red-very joyful.

So glad that all is well your way. Enjoy being with your beautiful family.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Candy said...

What a happy table and love the RED heart napkin fold...clever.
I know you're having fun with new baby and family.
Enjoy!

mbkatc230 said...

This is really fun Christine. I love the red and white, so fresh! It sounds like you are having a wonderful time, enjoy every minute with that new baby! Kathy

Carol at Serendipity said...

Christine,

I think it is fun to play with other peoples dishes and stuff. You did a great job.

It is still cold in Florida!

Carol

Nancy said...

Is that not the cutest? Christine, I am sure they love having you there to help, and to add a flair to the table. Just shows ya that no matter where we land, we can make it work with what we have on hand! LOVE IT!

vignette design said...

This is cute Christine! The need to tablescape is very strong for some of us. I get it! You are not a freak! Doesn't everyone have a bird on the table!?

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

That was such a cute table. You are very creative.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, what a great table. I love the red and white and the room decor is so cute too. I love the way you folded the napkins, way too cute. Hope you are having fun. Hugs, Marty

Just Breathe said...

Really cute, very retro. I love the metal signs. I also have the S&P shakers. The red & white is really nice.

Denise Marie said...

diner delightful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I am laughing about your familiy's reaction to you tablescaping! I remember when my family used to react that way. I've done it so much now that they just roll their eyes. This was a new adventure of your daughter and her family. The table looks so cheerful, and the look coordinates so well with her vintage diner signs. You're going to have a hard time saying goodbye to those little ones. Have a safe trip home. laurie

Low Tide High Style said...

What a great story, and I love your tablescape, it's so fresh and fun! And I also love those signs on the wall!

Kat :)

Kerri Deitsch said...

Love the folded napkins! I am doing brunch on Sunday and I can't find any napkin rings to go with what I have in mind! Great idea!! I'm so glad I came here! The table looks really nice, and so crisp! Hope all is well, I'll email you pics of the dishes!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I was folding napkins today for a tablescape and the mail lady came to the door. I had this strange napkin thing in my hand and couldn't put it down. I was trying to explain that I blog, do tablescapes and was folding napkins. She not only looked at me like I was a freak...I know she thought I should get a job!

The table looks darling and I love how it looks with the signs on the walls. Enjoy those little ones!

Sue

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. You're the only one who did.
I think the tablescape turned out great. I think it has kind of a retro look with the red checkered placemats, the coke bottles and the vintage signs on the wall.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

love the way you folded the red napkins on the white plate, so pretty with the red and white checked placemats, so cute and I love the signs on the wall soooo cute...Phyllis

Patriotic Mom said...

Cute post! Whatever will they do when you leave? I like the napkin fold, great contrast with the plates. Joan

SmilingSally said...

Blogland understands birds on tables, Christine, so don't worry about others thinking you're a little "off."

lostpastremembered said...

Great story and your daughter must have been so pleased with what you did!!! Lovely work!

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