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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Marina's Virtual Party

Photo alert...there are many photos in this post!
First of all, I want to thank Marina for hosting this party. Thanks Marina...you're a doll! And I do mean doll... she's cute as she can be! ;o) For her "Favorite Decor" virtual party, I thought I'd share pics of my tablescapes. My favorite place in the house to decorate is my dining room table. I love to do tablescapes...I always have. My parents tell me that as a little girl, I'd set the table, make my sisters dress up & then serve beef bouillon (out of the cubes....it was the only appie I knew how to make) w/ hot dogs. LOL

You'll see that many of my tables are set for 3...that's when it's one of the grands sleep-over nights. They take turns spending the night, twice a week...one at a time. I love having them all together but they can sometimes be bratty & competitive w/ each other so I most enjoy the one-on-one time. There are also many special tables set for two...we don't wait for company to set a pretty table or celebrate a holiday & you shouldn't either! I'm only posting one photo of each table...if you want to see more detail, just click on a pic to enlarge.

Love the cake dome scene in this table! It's a Santa & sleigh ornament w/ some glittered trees on a bed of faux snow.

My snowbabies table....one of my faves!

I obviously forgot the silverware before taking this pic from Christmas Eve dinner '07.

Thsi was such a fun table! I used chocolate bunnies in my Easter decor in '07 so we had a chocolate bunny fondue dinner afterwards.

I know I promised no multiples but I just had to share this pic of the guest of honor! (we took the rhinestone button eyes out before we fondued him)

Easter brunch '07

Used a stemless wine glass over a bed of sugar & a snowman peep, in a tablescape for a dinner for all the grands.

Connor is a huge Jeff Gordon fan so I made this table in his honor, for the Daytona 500. (nope, I'm not a motor-head but my beloved grandson is. ;o) He knows I like to do themed dinners & requested one for the Daytona 500. So of course I had to do it. I'm just glad he didn't expect me to watch the race! LOL) The car is a model made by Grouchy & Connor. We all wore starting flag tattoos...I wore mine on my cheek & then couldn't get it off the next day. *grins* The kids were smart enough to wear theirs' on their arms.

Easter dinner of '07 (I lost the pics from Easter dinner this year in a computer crash)

Chris & I had a spookfest dinner on Halloween this past year!

Christmas Eve dinner '06

Mother's day brunch '07

New Year's eve '07

Thanksgiving '06 (was running wayyy behind this past year & never got pictures of my table)

Valentine's '08

Valentine's '07

We had a special Halloween party for the 2 oldest grands last year. Check out "the brains"...it was shrimp cocktail & roasted red pepper strips, w/ just enough gelatin added to mold it.

This was black punch w/ a ghost hand I made out of ice & a glove.

Our anniversary dinner '08

anniversary dinner '07

I'm not usually a blue fan but I just love this shade...I'd love to have a room done that color!

These aren't all my tables...just my favorites. Hope you draw some inspiration from them! Now I'm off to Marina's to check out the other submissions! http://wwwpurocolor.blogspot.com/ I just love parties...don't you?


Mya said...

Love your table scapes. You do a wonderful job. Yes, I love parties

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your home is lovely. The dining room table is always such a glorious place to decorate, and your is gorgeous. Karen

titicandia said...

Thanks so much for visiting me, I love the choice of colors, your home is beautiful.
Kisses from Chile!!!!!

Jorgelina said...

That beautiful tables but!
a greeting you from Argentina

Tracie said...

Wow, that's a lot of tablescapes and they're all beautiful.

Halloween's my favorite, love the hand in the punch. Have fun at the party and thank you for sharing, it's a lot of fun!

Lola Enchanted said...

How spectacular! You went all out! How fun!!!!~

Rosamary said...

Hola!!!, gracias por tu visita y tus palabras, me ha encantado las maravillas de bonitas que están las diferentes estilos de presentar tu mesa, felicidades, besitos.

Ángela said...

our table is very especial. Have a dress for every day.
Bye, Ángela

María Elena said...

Cami, beautiful decor of your table, very original!!!

steviewren said...

You have created quite a few beautiful tablescapes. You must love to host dinner parties. How do you store all of your props?

Adeline Country Cottage said...

WOW!!! I just love how you've transfered your dinning table into so many different moods for the season your celebrating, just beautiful.

Thank you for dropping by today! and leaving your kind words, hope you had fun visiting me.


Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

so glad you found my blog because now I found yours!
all your photos were beautiful!
I love to see table settings. and I love that blue color as well! so light and happy,

Marina Capano said...

Hi!!!!!thanks you so so so very much for your comment about me!and thanks you for participate!! I am so sorry I have been very busy, but I can enjoying your house now!!!....is so cute! I love each tablescapes! all are so amazing! and I love a lot of flag.Your home is lovely.
besos y abrazos! xoxooxoxooxo

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

WOW!! I love your tablescapes. I really should start taking pictures of mine. Have a great day!

What A Dish! said...

You are SO creative!!! I love your tablescapes. :)

cecilmil said...

wowwwww I love all the decorating table, its very nice, but I love more is decoration summer...

Vintage Tea said...

What wonderful table settings!

And the ghost hand for Halloween - I love it!

Victoria xx

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Your dining room is absolutely stunning (I would love to own those chairs)! I enjoyed seeing your many table settings...you definitely have a knack for it.

Have a fabulous day!

GrannyLooHoo said...

You need to make a coffee table book called "Tablescapes" that has all your photos in in, Vinty. I'd buy it.

Debbie said...

Your table settings are all wonderful. I can't pick a fave, but I'm a sucker for peeps, so I'd have to go with the little snowmen under glass! Your grandchildren must love their alone time with you. I have three grandsons and they spend the night one at a time too. It's much more peaceful that way, lol!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kristin said...

You are seriously the queen of pretty tables!!! Encore, encore!! Kristin

Joanna said...

wow, you really go out with the dining table. I love it! xoxo, Joanna