Wednesday, March 27, 2013

First Party and First Tablescape in Florida Home

I am finally in Florida ready to decorate the home here. I was too excited that I could hardly sleep at night. I would go to bed around 2 AM and then wake up by 3:30 AM and start working on opening boxes and organizing again.
Anyway, I thought I would find some time and enjoy my morning coffee and this is my favorite spot in the house to have it.

 Last Monday, we decided to throw a birthday party for 2 grandkids born March 20 and April 4 respectively. Holden likes construction stuff and Zoe likes ladybugs so I bought some John Deere hats and ladybug cupcake picks. I found some tractor chocolate candy pops from Ebay for party favors.
 On our way here, John and I passed by a sidewalk vendor selling orchids and I bought this bright yellow cattleya.
 The grandkids all played together well and had a great time.

My daughter Tina had many activities for the kids and one was painting. Reese had fun painting but did it on herself, lol. Good thing the paint was water washable.
 The celebrants blowing the cake with tractors and ladybugs. Publix did a really good job making it.
 AJ, our oldest granddaughter is growing way too fast.

The next day, I cooked dinner and invited my daughter and son in law who live next door.

I had brought my Old Britain Castles set to use here.
 I did not even have matching napkins to use so this was the best I could do but I brought my ceramic bunny napkin rings from home in Mississippi.

 I used postal napkins. John likes this postal stuff so you will see a lot I am using for decorating this house. I will show our family room for Metamorphosis Monday. It is finally done.

I am making progress in opening the boxes. I have a few more to go but the boxes below are already empty.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I am trying to get this post done to catch up in linking it with the following memes. Thanks to the hostesses, really, really appreciate you all!
Kathleen for Let's Dish
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wed
Susan for Tablescape Thursday
Katherine's Thursday Favorite Blog Hop


Marlis said...

You have certainly been busy. The birthday party must have been a great success. Your grands are so cute!! Love the table you set. Even if you didn't have your entire arsenal with you. The postal napkins are wonderful!! Have a beautiful day and a blessed Easter. xo marlis

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

WOW you have been busy! Unpacking and throwing a bday party! Looks like it was great fun and love the ladybugs and trucks theme. Your home looks beautiful and you did great to have a dinner party already! Those bunny napkin rings are so cute and love the big green mossy bunny centerpiece. Happy Easter!!


Creations By Cindy said...

Awe...the grands are adorable! Looks like you all had fun at the party! Girl, you must be excited not to sleep anymore than that!!!! Happy unpacking! LOL! Happy Easter to you and your family. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like a really fun party. I do love the screened in pools in Florida. Really cute decorations too!
I love the bunny topiary and I too, like John, love the postal stuff.
Happy Easter!

Linda said...

You lucky girl, having a new home next to your daughter & family in Florida. I can't wait to see your family room decorated your way.



Oh my Chris, not even sleeping, but I can imagine, I'm like that too!! The party turned out great, such yummy food and the adorable grands look like they're having a ballwith such exciting granny! I love the placemats, very diffrent! My goodness all those carton boxes, how fun! Your house looks great, I love it Christine. So happy you guys are enjoying it so much! Happy Easter to all of you!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like you have accomplished a lot. The party food looks yummy!
Happy Birthday to the Grands.

Entertaining Women said...

Congratulations on your new home in Florida...and next door to your daughter! I'm not surprised that you were honoring your family by creating a lovely table for them....even before all the boxes are unpacked. Amazing! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy Easter! Cherry Kay

Diane said...

Oh Christine - what a bunch of cutie-pie grandchildren you have!! It looks like the two birthday kiddos had a great time. Loved seeing a bit of your new home - cannot wait to see the rest. I realized that I really have never shown any photos of our Florida condo decor, since we finished. I guess I should do that some time. Happy Easter!!

Marie said...

What a cute bunch of children. You must have had a ball celebrating with them.

You are a blessed lady. You have a beautiful family. Enjoy your new home may it be filled with peace and happiness.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

It is exciting decorating a new place, isn't it? Your grandkids are all so beautiful! The party looks like it was quite a success, cute cake and cupcakes too! Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

what a cute sweet fun day love the table and all the kiddies having such a fun time...thanks for sharing..

sabri said...

Xinex..I Love What You Have Done So Far...The Napkins Are A Nice Assesorie..And The Food Display Is Pretty Also..Have Fun In Florida..xo...Sabri

Linda said...

What a great post! Lovely photos, the grands are delightful! Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Easter.

Marigene said...

You have the cutest grandkids, Christine...looks like Reese was having a great time with that paint pen!
I like how the cake is decorated for both kids.
I don't envy you with all the unpacking you will be doing...
Happy Easter!

Traci said...

It looks like everyone had fun! The cake & cupcakes look delicious!

Lulu said...

I've only known one person named Holden. I like that name. Is it a family one or just one your daughter happened to choose? I'm behind....have you recently moved?

Sue said...

I really don't like moving (even if it is just sort of moving)but, I can't wait to have my own Florida house. I'm not sure we will even keep a house up, it will be a lot of work. I need to start now to be ready in a year or 2 when it actually happens!

You home looks wonderful...another gorgeous pool view and the kids are all so cute. AJ is scary grown up...and gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have so much energy, I love it! The party and dinner look like they were fun. Sounds like you are settling in nicely, I can't wait to see the family room!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Christine, your sweet family has the best times together! What adorable grandchildren you have. Happy Easter to you.
p.s. I love that transferware!

Dolores said...

Oh Christine.... you have such a beautiful and happy home wherever you are!!

The picture of the children is happy and absolutely precious!!

Sarah said...

Christine, you are a busy lady. All that unpacking, arranging, and giving a birthday party too. Take care.

Enjoy your time in FL and the new house. Happy Easter!

Lady Linda said...

The kids party is adorable. You are so blessed with such a wonderful family.
Happy Easter.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This really warms my heart!



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Unknown said...

I love the sun room!

Vel Criste said...

gorgeous! love your indoor pool too! I bet the kiddos had a blast! :-)

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