Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Playing On My Daughter's Table Again

The hostess for Tablescape Thursday is Susan of
The hostess for Thrifty Thursday is Leigh of
I am going home on Saturday. Inasmuch as I hate to leave my 2 grandsons, I have an obligation to face at home. I am actually nervous of seeing my home after leaving dh for a whole month. I know it will be a disaster and I will have sleepless nights cleaning it all up and getting it back to normal. Then, I have to prepare our income tax return.
But I still have this week here so I get to play one more time on my daughter's table. Luckily, she has 2 sets of dinnerware to indulge me in my tablescaping addiction. I shopped from my luggage, things I bought while shopping here whenever time allowed.

I found this red printed tablecloth from their linen closet. It was too short for the table so I laid it diagonally. My daughter said it would not work because it is printed and I have printed placemats. I told her to believe me, that I know it will work. So, you be the judge, what do you think?

Do you like the flowery dome? I saw it at Homegoods the other night. It was on clearance for $10.00.
I looked at it, put it down, then walked around the aisles, went back to it again and put it down and shopped some more. Before we left, I went back to it again and decided to buy it cause I really like it and for $10, I think it is a good buy.

I bought this bird finial too at the same time. I wish there were 2 but this was the last one. I want to put it on the Fleur de Lis fountain on our porch. Our porch, BTW, was voted #2 of 7 " Porches We Love From Rate My Space" You can read about it at . You have to click next to go to picture #2, which is our back porch with the fountain. I don't go to Rate My Space anymore and it was one of the bloggers actually who told me about it. I like fleur de lis for 2 reasons. It is my elementary and HS school insignia and it is one of Louisiana's icons. LA is only across the bridge from us.
Here is a picture showing more details on the dome. I can use it for serving cupcakes and pastries.

I bought the copper napkin rings from Ross before I left Tampa last week. They were $3.99 for a set of 4 and I got 2 sets.

Don't you just love those raised flowers?

I found these S & P shakers in my daughter and SIL's home office on display. I wondered what the round things on their mouths are and Tina told me they're magnets and they are supposed to be kissing.

Ok, much better!
I took this orchids from another vase in their bathroom and I placed them in this little creamer that matches the plates.

This is my Thrifty Thursday contribution. It is a Vettriano wannabe, lol. When my daughter and son in law bought their house, she fell in love with Vettriano's "Singing Butler" and she wanted to buy the framed print to put on their wall. But it was too expensive for her. She asked if I can paint it. I told her to print it for me and one weekend, I came over here, brought an easel, brushes and oil paints and did it in one day.

It is on their living room wall now, which means that she likes it. It is thrifty since it is free for her. It is even free for me cause I already had the supplies in hand.
I hope you enjoyed my contributions for today. Don't forget to visit our gracious hosts and their participants. I am truly grateful to them for faithfully hosting these events week after week.
Thanks a lot for coming by. Your visits and comments are always appreciated.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, I love the table you put together. YOu tablecloth and placemats look wonderful together. Your new cake dome is wonderful. What a great find. The salt and pepper are so cute, and you've put together another gorgeous table. The painting is just fabulous. You do such beautiful work. Hugs, Marty

PAT said...

Christine the table is so pretty and I love those kissing pups! Cute!

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations on winning Porches We Love on Rate My Space!!! That is quite an honor. I am going to go to the website after this. Your table at your daughter's home is very cheery with all of the bright red. I love how you mixed the patterns, it looks great. And I love your bowl with the raised flowered lid. I would not have hesitated at buying it! The orchids looks pretty on the table and I adore the new finial.

Another great tablescape, my friend!


Debbiedoos said...

Oh I have to go see on RMS you porch! I love the tablecloth and all your cute little finds! Now will your daughter do this when you leave??? LOL!!

Donna said...

Well, I think the napkins and tablecloth look really cute together. You did a great job on pulling it together with the different things you bought.
Good luck on the house, LOL :)


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, the table looks great. Of course the tablecloth and napkins go together. I love the floral piece, too and the bird finial with the fleur de lis is awesome. I am amazed at the painting you did in one day. I did not know you were an artist, too. That is just beautiful.

Dolores said...

Wow, you did a great job of putting together a table scape at your daughter's house!
The bird finial is my favorite.... wish I had one or two.....
Congratulations on the Rate My Space porch..... great!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love those kissing doggies!

Sue said...

Tell your daughter the table does work! I love the painting, you really have talent. How do you get all those things home in your luggage? I'll check out your porch...congrats!


Beth said...

Christine, The painting is amazing! Great job! I think you did a great job putting together the tablecloth and placemats. It looks very pretty! I like your flower hood too - you got a great buy. What a talented woman you are, Christine!
Blessings to you and yours - Beth

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a beautiful job on the table, but I am really impressed with your artistic talents. You painted that in one day? You really did good! You are very talented!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I have enjoyed each and every visit to your blog. The tablecloth is so pretty. I just love the pattern. The doggy s & p shakers are adorable!

Marigene said...

Christine, you could make a table look nice with paper the red and white checks against the floral tablecloth.
I had no idea you were an artist, a very good one, too...fabulous painting.

Kathleen said...

Christine, that picture is wonderful! I didn't know!!
I love that tablecloth and your new dome is different!!!

Diann said...

Hi Christine!

The table looks wonderful! Love your new Home Goods finds!

j said...

That is such an inviting table! I love the red and white. The flower dish is adorable.

Sonny G said...

Christine, I love your whole table setting but I think my favorite parts are the doggies salt n pepper shakers, nose to nose. Thats just too adorable.
Now I need to get over to RMS and see your porch, how exciting, Congratulations~!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! Congrats on your porch! I never go to RMS any more either. Blogland is so much nicer! Love the tablescape and I vote yes on your mix of fabrics! The bird finial is so pretty and I love that flowery dome! Are you staying longer? Enjoy that new grandbaby! Isn't it just heaven? Happy Thursday...hugs...Debbie

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

C/x How I would love to go shopping at your house.... and as for those floors of yours, just put alittle fabric softner on

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I think it all worked out perfectly and is beautiful.

Maryrose said...

Hi Christine,
You were absolutely right....the cloth is darling with the placemats. I love your shopping finds, the cake dome and bird finial are perfect and you will get many years of decorating glee from them. Good shopper and tablescaper for that matter. Enjoy your last week before going home.

SmilingSally said...

My, oh my, Christine, that painting is terrific!

I'm okay, but still waiting for the results.

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Ate Xin...

Galing talaga ng kabayan ko. I really love the red & white. Love the romantic dogs too.


Hugs to everyone outthere...

Sandy said...

Love the red and the doggies kissing!

We used to have your bottom print - it's so classy!

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Christine, doing my fun foto friday tomorrow, just wanted to let you know, my link is up too!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

You were right, the red checks and the pattern tablecloth to work- so pretty! I really like your cake dome, glad you went back and got it the 3rd time! Very cute birdie/fleur de lis too. That is so funny that those doggies have the magnets in their mouths so they can be kissing!
Off to check out your porch!


Denise Marie said...

very sweet! love it all.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, that tablescape is just delightful! The tablecloth and place mats look great together (Maybe she learned something seeing you put this together). The kissing dog s & p are sooo cute! Your Vettraino copy is fabulous-you are so talented! laurie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice tablescape! I like the tablecloth and gingham place mats together!

That's a great painting! I didn't know you are an artist too! Great job!


The Muse said...

great, seriously great mix of prints on the table! what an eye popping just draws you in...and you know the dinner and company is going to be fabulous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I think Mother knows best! That table looks adorable!


Sheila :-)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love your painting!!! and great finds...your luggage is going to be very heavy!

Your tablescapes are lovely as always.

Blessings & Aloha!

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