Wednesday, April 9, 2014

More Nest than Birds

I just posted another tablescape and then I visited Marigene's post and read that Kathleen is having a birds and nest challenge. I was out of the country so I was not aware of it. Anyway, I took my other tablescape back into a draft status and will post it next week,
 From the cruise, my cousin and her family and I drove to our FL home. My kids also went there. I called and instructed my son to buy me some groceries and cook for us. When we got home the food was already cooked but I had to set the table really fast cause everybody was hungry.
 
I guess the S & P shakers could either be identified as baby birds or fish, but for this table, let's just assume that they are birds, lol.
 There was no thinking here. I just pulled out whatever was easily accessible. It just so happened that I used the nest plate chargers that I bought from Sur La Table (or was it Wisteria? I can't even remember) and I think that should qualify this for the challenge.




 My son cooked some kind of a beef stew and my daughter in law made lasagna, which we all really enjoyed.
 We had salad and bread and an Italian dipping sauce.

 The plates are only melamine that I bought from Big Lots a long time ago and I really like the patterns and colors. Great for the back porch and for the kids' use.
 All my grandkids came to play with my cousin's twin grandkids but they were all too shy towards one another, lol.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I apologize for not preparing for this but as I mentioned earlier, I was out of the country, cruising on Western Caribbean. John did not even come along because AJ wanted to come so he gave his ticket to her.
 
Thanks to all the hostesses too!
 

23 comments:

Kathleen said...

Love those chargers, and sweet little blue birds! Good to see you, Christine, thanks for linking to the challenge!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How wonderful to see you back Chris! I love your turquoise dishes, the food and yes, those great cahrgers! The family look so happy all gathered around such lovely table and food.
FABBY

Christine Graves said...

I m glad you made it to the party....it's good to see you! and you have to showing all your home cooked food to us blondes who haven't even thought about dinner yet....I want to jump through my screen to get to those potatoes! Gorgeous Table!

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

Your cruise sounds so nice. I love your table, that's one of my favorite colors. The flatware is my favorite!

Tea in Texas said...

This tablescape of pretty turquoise plates is a great touch for spring. I glad you had a wonderful feast for the food looks fabulous. Your blue bird salt and pepper shakers are great for the challenge!
have a wonderful week!

Pam

Kim Hood said...

I love the blue! It's beautiful with the rattan and bird nest textures. So glad you made it back home in time for Kathleen's party!
Blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

You are a busy traveler! Looks like a wonderful gathering with the family. You sure put on great meals! The little "birds" are perfect!

Betty Marie's said...

Christine, your table is so pretty and the food looks delish enjoy with family!

Vel Criste said...

Love all the turquoise in your family-friendly setting Christine! And my, the food made me hungry!

Sarah said...

Welcome home, Christine. Love the colors of this table, and the dinner looks delicious. Wonderful to see a large family enjoying a meal together. '-)

tablescapesbybev.com said...

I love this bright and cheerful color scheme! Wonderful chargers.

Tricia said...

Christine, you are a true professional -- able to throw together a stunning tablescape with a moment's notice! I know your family was delighted to sit down to this pretty, colorful table and enjoy the delicious meal together.

Marigene said...
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Marigene said...

We'll forgive you for not being prepared, Christine...we would probably rather be vacationing on the beach, too!
Love it when I see aqua tables...and all that food looks amazing.
Have a great week...bet you'll be doing laundry part of it!

Sandra Lee said...

Love the color and the meal looks awesome!

Alycia Nichols said...

No apologies necessary! Heck...I think we ALL would have loved to have been vacationing with you!!!

You did an outstanding job of pulling together a table that was both pretty to look at AND utilitarian for the family AND that fit the challenge theme!

Entertaining Women said...

Such a great "table on the run". The melamine plates are delightful. Welcome home from your cruise. Looks like it was a delightful family feast. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

Sam Schaefer said...

The tablescape certainly doesn't look like it was put together in a hurry. It's beautiful.
Sam from www.creativelysams.com

Candy S said...

Love the aqua/turquoise colors. You are a master at pulling together a beautiful table at the last minute. The birds nest chargers are perfect for the challenge and look beautiful with the Plates.

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Solange Belém said...

I love Your table, wonderfull !!!!!!!
Have a nice week! Hugs

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