Monday, October 27, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

Friday Steve and I motored down to Seal Beach to visit our son and daughter-in-love for an extended weekend. We arrived a little later than expected, due to a stop for lunch and a half-off sale at an antique store on the way...then getting caught up in a phenomenon near L.A. called rush hour traffic--although there was nothing rushing about it!! ;-)
We arrived to Zac and Amy's darling apartment and the most wonderful delicious smells were coming from the kitchen...then my eyes landed on the dining table where she had set a wonderful setting...and I exclaimed "Yay! I've got something for Tablescape Tuesday!!"
I thought she did a wonderful job and wanted to share it with you!!

She's a budget shopper like me...everything on here was either from a garage sale or on clearance from Target, or her favorite store, IKEA..


I loved how she mixed color and textures....






The dining table is an antique that we had for years and we gave it to Zac and Amy as a wedding present 5 years ago. I love her flair for mixing vintage and contemporary. Amy is a wonderful homemaker and a fabulous cook! She prepared a delicious salmon dinner for us....a great way to start our visit off!!
Thanks, Amy, for letting me show off your darling tablescape!! I am so proud of you!!




Stay tuned for more pics of our visit in Southern California...we ventured into Old Orange to frequent some of my favorite shops there!!
You can view more beautiful tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch...


19 comments:

  1. Linda/ "Mom..."October 27, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    ***How LOVELY that you adore, and are so proud of, your beautiful daughter-in-law ~~~ she must ADORE YOU, too (!!!), and that always makes life soooo NICE, I know, for EVERYONE!!! My precious M-I-L of 41 years (DH & I married when I was 3~~~ ha ha!), has been a TREASURE all these years, and has actually THANKED M-E, for making "my JIM"/"her son", "so happy"... and I'm SOOO GRATEFUL that SHE had HIM ~~~ it doesn't get any better than that, does it?!?!?! Warmest blessings to you & all your family (I don't have a blog, so no need to respond... just wanted to say hello to a "NICE, thoughtful & appreciative" mother-in-law!)~~~ Linda/ (RMS "Mom of a German Shorthair")~~~

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  2. Amy's already an expert at setting a beautiful table! Kathy

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  3. What a precious daughter*in*law...and sooo pretty.
    Her table looks fabulous and her menu sounds delicious. I know you had a lot of fun on your little trip...
    love, bj

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  4. What a neat family you have! Amy did a good job. I bet she is going to do even better as time goes by too. That is cool that you were able to give them that table.

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  5. isnt it grand to see our chioldren doing well, enjoying the art of hospitality and putting out the welcome mat so graciously! I can see why youa re so proud! Lovely! Be blessed! Carolyn

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  6. Hi Myrna! What a lovely table set for you by your daughter-in-love! She's good at such an early age! Everything looks so nice.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Morning Myrna...Lucky you to have such a sweet DIL..aren't you proud of her! A job well done too. ;-) Bo

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  8. You should be proud...she did a great job!

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  9. Very nice...not to mention sweet!

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  10. So you came down to my neck of the woods. Amy did a wonderful job scaping that pretty antique table! I'm a budget shopper, too!!

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  11. How wonderful to see young people who have developed the home arts and are able to have a gracious home.

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  12. How lovely her table is!! There is something beautiful about simplicity. I always seem to go over the top, but sure appreciate simple things. Sally

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  13. Myrna, You were in my neck of Calif. You have a beautiful and loving family. She is learning early about beautiful tablescapes and making a house a home. Your decorating is brushing off on her. Thrift stores are the best for treasures. Love and Prayers, Suzanne

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  14. I can remember trying to do something special when my m-i-l was coming to visit when we were first married. Your d-i-l did such a good job and I'm sure it made you feel so welcomed in their home. You have every reason to be proud of her. laurie (bargainhunr)

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  15. Thank you for speaking so kindly of me:)!! We had so much fun with you guys! I am always so encouraged by you...thank you for the great talks! After a visit with you I always feel inspired to be creative and real and I appreciate that so much!! I am so thankful for you! It was so nice reading all the nice comments from your friends...love you, Amy

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  16. Hi Myrna, Wow...Amy is a keeper for sure! I'm so impressed...what a lovely, lovely table! So glad you shared this beauitiful tablescape today! And dinner sounded yummy, too! You are one lucky lady to have a daughter-in-love like Amy! Susan

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  17. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment about my table scape. I've enjoyed the tour of your vintage home. You hsve some very pretty things. Deanie

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  18. It seems when you first marry, that "budget" is where it's at. Helps, I think, to work as cement for the marriage. It seems if you work towards a common goal, things tend to last.
    Adore the table and what you DIL did with it. Very inspiring.

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