Monday, December 8, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

Hi! I've ventured back into blogland long enough to participate in Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch.
About two months ago I found this topiary at the thrift store and knew I wanted to use it through the holidays.
I had two separate Thanksgiving dinners at our house this year, and, still recovering from a sprained ankle, decided to make it as simple as possible. So I (GASP) used paper plates.

The turkey platter was another thrift store find as was the fabric. I just folded it under and pressed the hem in. Simple.

The water goblets are antique and were passed on to me after my mother died. As a little girl I remember her throwing beautiful dinner parties and she ALWAYS used those water goblets.
The wine glasses I painted several years ago--surrounding vines with berries and pine cones--they always come out in the fall and are used through the winter.
For place cards I fashioned ATC's with each person's first initial on them, for them to take home..I just set them on the 'plate' for everyone to discover where they would sit.


So there's my little entry....check out Between Naps On The Porch for more beautiful tablescapes!!
I have to go to Physical Therapy two times a week for my ankle--I guess the ligaments and muscle is pretty messed up. The PT said it could take 3 Months for it to heal!! Yeegads! I would appreciate prayer for a speedier healing...
I've been slowwwly decorating for Christmas--Courtney's been a big help and has done a fabulous job in the family room as well as the Christmas Tree. I'll post pics soon. I'm thinking of participating in the holiday Hooked On Houses tour on Dec 15th.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!!




27 comments:

  1. Hi Myrna....I've been anxiously awaiting Christmas pictures of your home! Oh how I miss stepping into the wonderful, beautiful scenes you create!
    Hey, I have that exact same Turkey platter.....got at a yard sale for $1! Sorry that ankle is slowing you down....maybe that's good...more time to enjoy that Reason for the Season. Love, Toni

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  2. Linda/ RMS "Mom..."December 8, 2008 at 11:28 PM

    Dear Myrna- Thanks for the enjoyable tour of your table-setting & for all the great info, too! You did so much to make it all SPECIAL, and I ADMIRE you for being "SMART ENOUGH" to use those cute paper plates, cutting down on more heavy work for you while you are healing! It will be DIFFICULT, I KNOW (from recent experience!) to actually SLOW DOWN & REST til all HEALS CORRECTLY, but you MUST, my friend!!! Let everyone wait on YOU, for once... you know, "PRETEND you're a MAN", as my fun n' funny Mom used to say!!! (Chuckles!!!). Season's blessings, Linda

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  3. Love your placecards...they're beautiful! There is another lovely table in this week's participants that uses paper plates...I'll be using them for our Christmas Eve dinner myself!

    My prayers are with you!

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  4. Too cute! Even like the paper plates! :O) Hope the sprained ankle gets better soon!

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  5. Hi Myrna! I love your table and the centerpiece is beautiful! It's hard to believe those are paper plates! You're good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Very Lovely and such a beautiful tablecloth! Deb

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  7. So much to say, okay, I broke my ankle two years ago and it was probably one of the worst experiences of my life for a variety of reasons. I was told at the time that a sprain is worse - takes longer to heal. I will keep you in my prayers. One word of advice - listen to what they tell you to do because they have seen more sprained ankles than you and they know what they are talking about. I followed their instructions exactly and it turned out for me, timewise, just as they indicated.

    Next, paper plates on gold chargers!!! I love it!!! Your table is stunning! That topiary is to die for. Everything is just gorgeous. It is just the style I love and am trying to work towards. I'm very impressed! Beautiful, beautiful home you have. Oh and I really love the placecards. Very nice and creative!

    Hang in there. Time heals all wounds!!!

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  8. I loved seeing your beautiful Thanksgiving table. I love the topiary centerpiece.

    I look forward to seeing you at Julia's open house.

    Hope your PT goes well. J just completed PT on a shoulder problem (pinched nerve) we believe happened when he had cancer surgery last spring. Had no idea what was going on when his arm began to shrink! We were told this happens with a pinched nerve.

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  9. Well, those are beautiful paper plates and I wouldn't have even known they were paper had you not said so! Your table looks so beautiful!

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  10. What a lovely table. That cloth is gorgeous, and your topiary was a real find. Love your place cards. Hope your ankle gets better soon. What a terrible time of the year to have an injury. laurie

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  11. Hi Myrna!
    So rich looking! Very pretty!

    ~Liz

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  12. Nothing wrong with those paper plates. Your guests knew they were special with the little favors. Looking forward to your Christmas decor. Sally

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  13. Hi Myrna...Your table setting looks rich...who'd have guessed they were paper plates?..not I... sending well wishes to you, ;-) Bo

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  14. Hi Myrna,
    What a wonderful tablescape this is. So rich and pretty!!
    I do hope your ankle heals well and I'm sending up a prayer of healing for it right now :0)

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  15. If you hadn't told on yourself- I wouldn't have known! It still looks gorgeous and when I first clicked on it...I was "ooooo"ing!

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  16. Good to see a post from you again. I hope you will heal fast. Don't do anything to prolong it girl. Hang in there and you will get better. You will get better. You will get better. Just keep thinking that. Take care.

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  17. This is just beautiful! Love the place card idea...you are soooo creative! The topiary is sooo pretty...just perfect on the table! Thanks for sharing this lovely tablescape! Susan

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  18. Oh...forgot to say...I love the beautiful glasses of your Moms!
    :-) Susan

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  19. Unbelievable that those beautiful plates are paper! It is amazing what you can buy nowadays! ~ Robyn

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  20. Myrna, I love your table setting...everything has "meaning" from your mother's water goblets, to the ATC placecards, the thrift store finds and yes, even the paper plates (rock on -- some paper plates are fancier than china!).

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  21. Your table is beautiful..love the vintage images for the place cards.
    Enjoyed your blog very much!

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  22. very pretty table setting! love the placecards, i bet they adored them! hope ankle is getting better. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

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  23. That centerpieces are amazing, both the tall one and the one in the urn. Gorgeous flowers. The candle holders are beautiful.

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  24. You certainly did a grand job "upscaling" your pretty paper plates! Beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!

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  25. I absolutely LOVE the place cards...they are so cute!! Love you, Amy

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  26. found your blog through mind wide open - love the ATCs as placecards idea - I'd like to put a link to this post on my blog to let my handful of readers see your wonderful idea!

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  27. Wow--this is stunning--I LOVE the place cards you made! You should be teaching classes, Myrna! You are simply amazing . . . Hugs, Jann

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