Monday, October 13, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

My dad came to visit for a long weekend--had a great time with him and was away from the computer most of the time...Monday Steve took me on a day trip--we motored up to the quaint little town of Nevada City. We lunched at the National Hotel--and old hotel (duh) that was built in the 1800's...
We were the only ones in the restaurant and so I took the liberty of taking a few pics...then the thought occured to me--is it breaking 'the rules' if I used this as my Tablescape Tuesday? ;-)

It would have been perfect had all the kerosene lamps been lit. I was afraid the management would've frown upon me had I requested that, so I kept my mouth shut.

Steve and I had a lovely lunch there...then tootled around the town. We drove north on Hwy 49 and got 'lost', but found some great little mining towns that we'd like to explore another time.

Thank you, lovely ladies, for all your kind comments and sharing my excitement in being 'published' in Vintage Indie! This blog has been so much fun--and the best part is meeting such wonderful, supportive gals!!

Have a great day!


  1. oh i would *love to visit that place, those old hotels just oozing with character, what lovely old lamps on the tables and those chairs...gorgeous

    I think you've hit on a good idea, tablescaping from restaurants!


  2. That is a great old hotel. Lunch with real linen is always a treat!! Thanks for sharing your day trip. Sally

  3. What a fun post this was...and who said there were rules?! LOL
    ;-) Bo

  4. Loved visiting teh restaurant w/ you but since this is my first tablescape Tuesday, I just have to comment on your previous tables. You take things to excess, I like that in a decorator! ;o) Your tea party table is my fave!

    Nice meeting you!

  5. The restaurant setting is warm and inviting. I'm sure your meal was great.

  6. I have been to Nevada city and grass valley and had lunch at the National Hotel...we also have a National Hotel in Jackson Ca...speaking of hiway 49...when you take your next trip check it out...I live in Pioneer, Ca just above Jackson...I found you from Susan Blog and glad I did.. Hugs and smiles,,,Gloria

  7. There were only two things missing from your trip.....:)


  8. Myrna, You had your thinking cap on. Great idea. Always enjoying sharing trips with you and hubby. Love and Prayers, Suzanne

  9. Very creative, lovely tables.

  10. Hi Myrna! Oh, I think the lovely table in the old restaurant will do just fine!! I would have loved to be there too! I just love all the history behind these old places. Thanks for popping in to see me today and Happy Tablescape Tuesday!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. What fun! Wish I'd thought to take some pics this past weekend when I was dining in the Jekyll Island Club on Jekyll Island. Looks like it was a fun trip! Susan

  12. Looks like a terrific old hotel to visit! And I'm so glad you had a nice time while your dad was with you, too! Family is very important, the blogging world will always be here, but sadly, not always our dear parents.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  13. Thanks for sharing - that's not cheating at all! It is fun to see other places including great hotels and history. ~ Robyn

  14. Wonderfully appointed dining room. Looks like they also have booths, which provide a measure of privacy. Glad you enjoyed your trip. DH and I have done several day trips within range of our stomping grounds.

  15. I can see that we both love the same visit pieces from "days gone bye" and that I will enjoy visiting you often.

    so nice to be visitng you here today.

    Lee-ann from Australia

  16. It looks like you set the table because you knew all of us were coming. That was a nice tour of the hotel. Isn't it fun to take those day trips with yours truely?!
    Enjoyed it