Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Didja Miss Me? :-)

I jetted off to SoCal on my bloggy break. My sweet MIL gave me plane tickets as a thank you for throwing her a Retirement Party and I made the best of it...Steve had a business trip scheduled in San Diego and I left a few days early to visit a couple of my besties. Then met up with him downtown and while he was in meetings I got to pal around with my friend, Anne, who flew in from Boston with her husband. THEN a few days after that, Zac, Amy and Lindy came down to pick me up and as Steve flew home, I got to spend 5 glorious days with them!!
So first stop~Toni's house. The above sign greeted me when I walked into her kitchen.

 And this tablescape greeted me for dinner..DARLING!!
She collects real nests..(of course AFTER the chicks fly the coop!)
She suggests to zap 'em in the micro for about 5-6 seconds to kill any insects that may be lurking inside.

The beautiful etched glasses were a thrift shop find! (covet-covet)

Sweet little bird perched upon the napkin ring.

I love her attention to detail at every place setting!

The 'Off-Center Piece' ..since it was just Toni, her husband and I she set the center piece off to the side to make easier access to the food for everyone. It set the table off, so nicely!

The view into her living room.

Another view with her lovely white shelf display in the background.
I had a lovely time. Stay tuned for a little house tour of Toni's. Until then, I am linking up to Faded Charm for White Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday!
I am so happy to be back..I have miss you all!!


  1. I love the table setting! so beautiful! My son found a nest like two weeks ago, I will go and put it in the microwave before I bring it inside. Found your lovely blog through Faded Charm, new follower here.
    Have a lovely day!
    XXXX Ido

  2. I love the little nests, so sweet to use them like that. What a nice trip you had, so special.

  3. Myrna you were blessed with a lovely trip and wonderful friends to share it with. Love this table setting!

  4. Oh how I love anything with birds or bird inspired. I love the nests and the fat birdies. So fun!

  5. Missd you too! What a lovely table. I often do the centerpiece on one side...I really like that much easier to talk too!

  6. Lovely table, and you are right the details are amazing.

  7. What a delightfully detailed table. The nests are such a sweet touch.

  8. What a lovely table. I set an "off center piece" on my tablescape today too!!! I'm glad you had such a special trip. Love those sweet napkin rings!!

  9. Hi lovely lady. I love your beautiful dishes and your sweet Bird napkin rings. I see you also have a Vintage Centerpice so lovely. I hope you come see my tablescapes. have a Great Week.

  10. I love the simplicity of the table...very pretty.

  11. Sure, I missed you! Glad you got to have such a fun time, tho! Your friend sits an absolutely lovely table and I can tell that you felt so at home there. Can't wait to see more! Hope you'll pop over on Friday to visit me at my Wedding Blog Party and Giveaway!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  12. Beautiful table and her home is gorgeous!....Christine

  13. Of course we missed you! :) So glad you had a fun vacation and thanks for sharing your friends' pretty house with us! Blessings, Debra

  14. What a charming table to welcome you. I love those sweet little napkin rings and the offset centerpiece. I'll bet you had a lot of fun.
    Can't wait to see more pics!

  15. Gorgeous job, and a beautiful home Toni has! Thank you for sharing! :) It's been forever since I've posted on TT, but I just finished up a tablescape for the Lewiston Tour of Kitchens tonight and I just had to share it with you and your readers!!! Hope you can make it by to see the finished product! :) Would love to know what you think, you're a master of these tablescapes, afterall! :) xo,A

  16. Glad that you enjoyed your trip and thanks for sharing Toni's house with us. It is lovely and I am looking forward to seeing more of it!!