Monday, January 12, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday

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http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/




OK so I am totally cheating this week....I had no time to put anything together so I found these pictures that I took in June...this was my daughter's graduation dinner at home.


We had a simple gathering with my in-laws that drove all the way in from Canada to be with her... on her big day!! I decided to try and impress them just a little by throwing this table scape together for them;) Just kidding Mum xoxo




Cost of the table scape $20 includes candles, tablecloth, sand and vases..the rest was stuff I already had;)
Cost of spending time with family, and having a daughter that started college yesterday and is SINGLE.....and finally on the right path
priceless.......
Hugs and have a great day;)
French
xoxoxox




40 comments:

mishebe said...

Great job. mishelle

Donna Marie said...

Stunning then... Stunning now! I love those candles!!! I need to add some height to my next tablescape.... This is lovely!!!!

xoxoxoxoxox
Donna Marie

Susan said...

Love the crispness of the setting...looks wonderful for June....

and a day with family...priceless for sure!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I didn't know we shouldn't post past tablescapes. Ooops! I've fone it many times. ;o)

Lovely table that is stunning in it's simplicity! Love the square wicker chargers!

imjacobsmom said...

I don't consider this cheating - it looks great! I bet it was a wonderful dinner! Graduation what an accomplishment! ~ Robyn

Linda said...

Nice , easy and classic, sometimes that is all you need. Love the candles in the sand!
Linda

Anonymous said...

Your pretty table brings back such nice memories of 'family' aye?
:-) ... so happy to hear things are going so well at home! - SherylCanadianGirl

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hehehe Loved the little commercial you added in here :-)

Your table looks great... so airy and fresh!

Monica

Dixie's Whimsey said...

French... it NEVER hurts to get points with the in-laws! lovely table... great ideas!

blissfully, Dixie

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Love it! I have those rattan chargers, but mine are round. Is that grasscloth I spy on your walls??

Thanks for entering the giveaway, good luck!!

Darlene

Bo said...

Good morning Lisa...Hey, that's not cheating...it is your tablescape no matter when the pic was taken...classy! Your heart must feel so happy for your college bound daughter...that is PRICELESS! BTW,your blog looks so pretty... ♥ Bo

cindy said...

Looks great!..and I really like that picture on the
top of your blog! Is that Jamaica?

onlymehere said...

It's beautiful. I'm so glad things are working out with your daughter. I hope that you're starting to feel better too. Cindy

Deb said...

Hi Lisa! It's beautiful! I love the candles in sand! Deb

Gollum said...

I love your white Ironstone with the rattan. You have such an eye for putting things together!

I'm sitting here, listening to your music--love it. Smashing Pumpkins? Wonderwall?

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

Lisa, I have always loved this tablescape of yours. It is not cheating. I am sure many of us have not seen it. And who would want to miss it. There are some great inexpensive ideas used here to create a cozy atmosphere. I love it as much now as the first time I saw it. I really think using the sand & candles in the vases are a great idea.
Hugs, Terrie

"Blossom" said...

Very nice tablescape and I bet your daughter loved it.
blossom

Tessa said...

Warm, welcoming, joyful and so creative. Oh, and how much I love, love the colour of your dining room!

~CC Catherine said...

Very beautiful! I love your dining room! The colors are so inviting, the table is set perfect! Great job from one french woman to another! ~Au Revoir ~CC Catherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Congratulations on having a daughter on the right track. Love the candles in the sand. Great idea. Very pretty tablescape. laurie

Lady Katherine said...

Love the white, the pitcher is pretty! Love the candles in the sand. So pretty for a graduation dinner! I cheated too. lol But I did not say I did. lol

Mama said...

Wonderful tablescape French and wonderful news for you and your daughter, hugs, Kathy.

Melissa Miller said...

I love your hurricanes and sand idea.
What a simple yet elegant and effective look.
Well done.
Absolutely beautiful! :)

Chrissy said...

Great post...new or not!!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Nice fresh looking tablescape...kind of European in feeling! Love the idea for the candles!
Have a happy week!

salmagundi said...

So glad to hear your daughter has started going down the right path!!! It was scary there for awhile, wasn't it Mom?? I've always said that the hardest part of child rearing for me was after they finished high school - you have to trust that you did your job right, because once they reach 18 a parent doesn't have much control. Take care, Sally

Shelia said...

Oh, Frenchieness, your table is so beautiful! I love the hurricanes with the candles stuck into the sand! I should do that sometimes. I'm sure you made wonderful memories. That's what means so much, doesn't it?
You've changed your blog dress and it looks mahvelous, Dahling!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Twice as Nice said...

I remember this. So refreshing. So is the news your daughters new path in life. Good for her.

Elizabeth said...

I don't think it's cheating as long as you set the table yourself, who cares when it was done?
I didn't understand your commment on my Blog Goals post, but I know it's probably something I want to know, so come back and re-explain when you have time, please!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful!! And I agree with Elizabeth...not cheating at all!

Cynthia said...

Hi French,
Thanks for your kind comments and your tablescape is very nice. I love the candles in the sand. My 18 year old daughter seems to be coming around too and it's nice to be past those rough teen years.
Cindy in cold miserable Wi.

ceekay said...

Hi..thanks for stopping by for a visit. Don't you just love Tablescape Tuesday? Went shopping at HomeGoods this afternoon. I see a future tablescape!!

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Very lovely setting. Is that sand in the crystal pitchers? Great idea! It all looks perfect. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

French,
Your table is very stylish. Understated elegance at its finest! I love the sand in your hurricanes. Very clever. After living in FL for 11 years, I have fallen in love with all things tropical. I once read an article in Traditional Home about British Colonial decor - loved it! Re-did my Master suite to imitate the photos. Will imitate your table soon. ;)
Alisa - Carolina Panache

Kathleen said...

Very lovely, nice clean lines and crisp..
Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Maryrose said...

Your table is lovely, and even lovlier is celebrating a daughter going away to college. Oh the possibilities.

Buffie said...

Simple, classy, perfect!

Buffie ;)

Zoey said...

Great idea to put sand in the hurricanes. It's perfect for summer!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi French...this is gorgeous and totally NOT cheating! I missed this if you posted it before so glad to see it now. It's beautiful! I am soooooo happy for your daughter! :-) Isn't life positively wonderful when our children are happy and making such positive decisions for their futures. Congrats to you and her! :-)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful! Great idea on the candleholders! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

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