Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tablescapers Anonymous

Hi, my name is Lorna and I'm a dishaholic. Yes folks, it's Tablescape Thursday again and time to show our support for fellow tablescapers around blogland.

I've had a setback, friends. My habit with tablescaping has escaped the confines of my own home and I've taken it to a whole new level. No, not my front porch, or even my back porch, but about 10 miles from my own haven to my friend's lovely home!

Oh, for shame! Her husband greeted me at the door with raised eyebrows as I stood there with a box of the goods in hand! Am I actually pushing the habit to an unsuspecting friend?
You bet I am!
It was actually her 5oth birthday, and I wanted to do something out of the ordinary for her. So what to do? Give her a tablescape, of course, and it was a surprise to boot!
It didn't take much to set an attractive table. She already has such beautiful furnishings and accessories.

I used some of her Christmas ornaments, candles, and a tiered serving dish to accessorize. I even used her silverware that was a wedding gift over 20 years ago. I think this may have been the first time it's been out of the box!

She liked the brown and blue color scheme, so I bought a runner, napkins, plates, goblets, and a vase. I made the napkin rings from a spool of wired ribbon.

She was both surprised and delighted. And me? Well, I selfishly got my fix!

Thanks to Susan at BNOTP for hosting our weekly Meeting!

Till next time,


Stella said...

What a lovely thing to do for your friend. Of course I realize it wasn't to indulge any of your addiction ( sorry passion for dishes). Truly the tablescape is lovely and I love your use of ribbon for napkin rings. Stella

Deanna said...

Nice job, Lorna!
Like the blue and brown as well.
Cute table!!!

God bless,
d from Homehaven

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a sweet surprise! I bet she loved it, it's just gorgeous!

Dining Delight said...

What a regal and elegant looking 'scape! Very dramatic in its colour scheme. I think it is totally "fun" that you are moving outside your compound and bringing the "art of tablescaping" to your friend's home!


Tricia said...

Glad you're branching out and getting your friend involved in tablescaping, too! I envy her the lovely, long table. Isn't it fun to play with other people's dishes? The dinner party looked like a fun, festive occasion!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful tablescape for your friend's birthday -- bet she loved it!

xinex said...

What a wonderful present, Lorna! Nice to see you again, BTW. The table is decorated so beautifully and her furniture set is so pretty.....Christine

Kathleen said...

That was so sweet o you, and the table looks lovely!

Mimi said...

Lovely table!

Johanna said...

Hi, you are a nice friend. I would love to get made such a nice table.
I love the pattern of the table runner and the napkin rings.
Greetings, Johanna

vignette design said...

You are such a nice friend. Great job on her 50th Birthday Tablescape! It's just gorgeous!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I just love your tablescape. What a way to clebrate a birthday. I also love your napkins the brown is so very enchanting. You have a lovely dining room here. I am a new follower and will be back soon. Hope you have a chance to come say hello.


This Belle Rocks said...

I, too, am a dishaholic! I love how the dramatic napkins play off the warm white of the plates. So elegant!

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