Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Dinner with the Gang from Out of the Blue

We had an impromptu dinner tonight here at the house. I was not able to take pictures because I was still setting up when the gang started coming. And we were hungry. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the few that I took.

The dinnerware set I used is "Fantasy" by Mikasa.

I already had the feather balls on the table and just left them there. They go with the birds.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I have not been here much cause I have been so busy down sizing and packing. I have a Moving Sale site on Facebook. If you are interested in browsing what I have been selling, you can request to be added at
John is retiring at the end of the month and we are moving back to Florida so we can be close to the kids and  grand babies.
Thanks to the hostesses for these fun parties. I am linking to the following.
Christine's Table it Monday
Masterpiece Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Paula's What's It Wed
Centerpiece Wed
Tablescape Thursday



It's 4:30 in the morning here and I can't sleep and here I see this lovely surprise, this beautiful table again and as usual. The Mikasa dishes with the birds are gorgeous, I love them.
I can't imagine you downsizing Christine and I know what it's like as I did that many years ago, but sometime or other you gotta do it! How great that you will be living near all the kids.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Beautiful set up Christine. I love to own a Mikasa set and i don't know when. It's great to be living near your kids and you are going to enjoy every bit. You have taken beautiful pictures too. Love sujatha:)

Candy S said...

Your impromptu table looks fabulous Christine. The Mikasa Fantasy plates are beautiful. Lovely accents with the ceramic birds and the feather balls. We downsized twelve years ago and moved to Florida. We ended up coming home again a year later (we missed our children). You are moving to where your children and grand children are and I expect you will be very happy being near them again.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Just beautiful! And you call this impromptu? Love the theme.
I'm happy that you are going to be close to family, what a blessing.

Christine Graves said...

Such a lovely table....I'm loving those dishes you used too!

The Tablescaper said...


YOu must be one of the few people that have more dishes than me. I can't believe your downsizing and I can't imagine undertaking your move.

I wish you the best and good luck with your move.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The Mikasa Fantasy plates are gorgeous. Good luck with your downsizing efforts.

The French Hutch said...

Christine, this is a beautiful table, love the Mikasa pattern. I know you have a really big job ahead of you as you prepare to make the move. I hope you will have more time to do the things you love since you aren't going from house to house and how wonderful you will be close to the grandchildren. Plesase add me to your list.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Lovely plates and table! Great looking table....especially knowing you did it spur of the moment!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the tablescape. Love the dishes with the birds on them! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Carolyn said...

Beautiful tablescape!

Enjoy your new home...nice to be close to your family.


Lulu said...

What a very fun table that surely inspired much conversation among the ones lucky enough to be there. Your efforts for friends are always wonderful.

Solange Belém said...

Fantastic tablescape! Beautiful !

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your table looked wonderful- love those dishes. I can't imagine having to pack up and move but I do understand your reasoning. Time is precious and being close to your family is important. I wish you well as you make this new journey in your life. said...

Your table is wonderful and I am in love with that china pattern. Beautiful, as always!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your dishes, everything looks so pretty! Hope your packing and move goes well!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

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