Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tablescape Thursday .. Christmas Tea II

Yippee it’s Tablescape Thursday time .. Don’t y’all just love this weekly blog event .. I know I do .. I just love seeing all the different styles out there and getting so many ideas for my own table. Many many thanks to Susan and all those that make this event so fun and entertaining each week.


As promised I’m sharing the last 2 tables from our Church Christmas Tea last month .. My favorite pick of all the tables and my table.

First up .. My Favorite Table .. Sister Betty’s Table!! This is what my table wants to be when it grows up next year lol .. Sister Betty had her Handy Dandy Husband Bro James come in the night before the Tea and hang this awesome chandelier that she had picked up at a local thrift store and morphed into this awesome piece of beauty. These first couple of photos were taken the night of set up .. so over look the crooked candles and the bags of trash in the background.


Love Love Love the Pink with the Gold…


Sister Betty made all of the napkins rings.. The pink & gold jewels were Christmas ornaments that she picked up last year.


Crystal glazed gold Angels with small gift box of chocolates was her gift to her guests.


All of the dangling jewels were also added by Sister Betty .. The Centerpiece Candelabra was also a thrift store find that she redid.. love it resting on the gold mirror. When I was visiting her the other day she was already changing that mirror .. adding lil knobs to the bottom to give it height .. She’s so talented. Next trip to her house I promise I will have my camera!!


Lol I grabbed a chair for this next shot .. that poor chair! On the bottom left of the photo below you’ll notice those clear plastic plates I told y’all about last week.


The night of the Tea .. There’s Sister Betty lighting all those candles.

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Love the Pink Stemware..

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Mercury Glass jars with the Gold Angels  sitting on top .. love this! There’s Sister Betty again getting things perfect.

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Now … My Little Table.. Winter Wonderland..


I hung clear and silver snowflakes above the table.. They sparkled in the candle light. My China is what y’all have seen me use before .. I refer to it as my “Connie China” is really Somerset.

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These are the candelabras that I showed y’all on Met Monday’s post..


Mercury Glass Vase used in centerpiece is from Target that I picked up after Christmas last year.. I think I’ll add some knobs for legs to that mirror it’s sitting on too.


Placemats.. Napkins and Silver Chargers are Martha Stewart Collection from K-mart that I picked up last year after Christmas. The Napkin Rings are actually Christmas ornaments that I picked up from Hobby Lobby.


Below .. My gift to my guests .. A Mercury vase candle holder with Silver & Crystal Sun Catcher Cross. You can’t really see them that well .. but I finally got to use my Disciple glasses that I bought from Goodwill last summer!

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I didn’t get a photo of them .. but I tried to dress up the chairs a bit .. using blue, silver & white ribbon with large bows.


In the candle light… after the lights went out.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my addition to this weeks Tablescape Thursday .. I look forward to seeing what all you have in store this week.



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday .. First Snow of 2010

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday .. This week .. Georgia Snow .. lol  perhaps I should say Georgia Sleet! It wasn’t much to brag about but we did manage to get a Snow Day outta it.


Ellabee wasn’t too crazy about it at first because it started in the night..


but the next morning.. she went out scouting.. scratched around a bit and ate her fair share of it.


Considering this lil dusting was still around 4 days later… I’m sooooooooooo glad we didn’t get more!


Happy Wednesday Y’all … Make sure you drop by Susan’s at A Southern Daydreamer an see what everyone else has to share today.


Monday, January 11, 2010

BlogHop .. 2010 Best Wishes

Welcome BlogHoppers ... It's been a while since I participated in the Bloghop .. so bare with me as I work out the kinks here.

This weeks theme: 2010 Best Wishes.. We're suppose to post encouragement and inspirational wishes for the new year...

I'm sharing one of my most favorite paintings:
" The Creation of Adam" and the words to a song that I've been singing for the last couple of days... He Knows My Name.

I have a Maker
He Formed My Heart
Before even time began
my life was in His hands

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and hears me when I call

I have a father
He calls me His own
He'll never leave me
no matter where I go

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and hears me when I call

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and hears me when I call.

If you haven't yet found or gotten to know our precious Jesus.. I pray that this be the year you welcome Him into your lives. And if you're feeling far away from God, ask yourself who moved.. and welcome Him back into your life.

Thank You For Visiting
Have A Blessed Day,


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Met Monday … Candelabra Makeover


It’s Metamorphosis Monday party time .. Many thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun weekly event. Be sure to drop by Susan’s and see what everyone has been morphing this week.

This week I’m sharing one of a few projects I did last month.. Being the holidays and as usual money was tight.. I had to get a lil creative in preparing for my table for the Christmas Tea at church. A couple of years ago I happen to catch my neighbor as she was headed to drop off a load to Goodwill.. She told me to take whatever I wanted .. first thing I spotted  were 6 candelabras that she had used for her wedding. They were caked up with candle wax.. scratched up and parts had started turning green. On the bottom were the Target clearance stickers.. She had really gotten a deal on these .. Clearance at Target for $3.74 each!! Regular price $24.99 each. Bargain Diva!!


I brought em home and stuck them away in the garage and really forgot all about them. As I was digging out stuff for Christmas there they were .. screaming help me .. save me.. use me .. make me pretty again.


You know I had to listen.. These will be perfect after they are what?… Painted white! Yep spray paint to the rescue again. I painted 3 and left the others the plated silver.. they may end up red or black.. who knows lol.


These next few photos I took today… Overlook that dead frozen fern in the background .. Old man winter hit us with a cold punch this past week and someone was in a hurry and forgot to grab this one and put it inside.


Please keep in mind I had used them last month for my Christmas table at Church.. I’m going to have to do a lil retouching on them because they got a few nicks in them from being packed and unpacked.

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A lil glimpse of what they looked like … Make sure you stop back by on Thursday when I show them in all their glory on my table.



Have a Great Week Y’all !


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tablescape Thursday .. Christmas Tea 09

Are y’all sick of seeing Christmas settings yet? Gosh I hope not… I saved all of these for after the holidays. Each year for Christmas the ladies from our Church put on a swanky Christmas Tea..  It’s always such a fun and elegant event. Last year I was a guest and didn’t participate in setting a table… but this year I did one.. which I’ll show you all next week .. This week I wanted to show off everyone else’s tables.

First up .. Katie’s table. PK-Kids Table:

Katie is the youth leader of the PK-Kids ..These kids age from 8 to 12 years old.


LOVE LOVE the Green depression china .. Perfectly matched with the pink.

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Katie chose these cute lil penguin ornaments for her gift to her guests. They were from Hobby Lobby.


Alicia’s Table… The Teen Youth Table …


Black and Silver theme .. Simple yet elegant looking. Silver chargers with Black plastic plates.. She also used black plastic flatware.. She flipped 2 cake plate stands upside down and used them as a base for her candles. Loved that she hung the ornaments from the ceiling above her table .. Her gift to her guests .. Lil silver sheer bags filled with hershey kisses.

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Kellie’s Table .. Kellie had 2 tables this year .. She always treats her employees .. so these next 2 tables are her business tables.


I love the lighted glass blocks… and those sweet stocking flatware holders.


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Table # 2 .. Loved this huge cup & saucer centerpiece .. filled with clear lights and huge red ornaments.


Both of Kellie’s table were 10 place settings ea.. and each of her guests received these cute ice cream and snowmen cone ornaments.

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Sister Shirley’s table: .. Here’s Sister Shirley working on the finishing touches.


Each of Sister Shirley’s guests received those cute santa coat tins filled with candy.


Sister Sandy’s Table… Love this green & gold!!

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Last year Sister Sandy used clear plastic plates to serve meals on .. I loved this idea!


You still get to see the beauty of the china and not worry about your china getting carried back an forth from the kitchen to the table and back again. When you’re ready to pack up your things .. it’s all right there on your table and still clean lol. I admit my greatest fear was my china getting broken.. this was a major step in reducing that chance. Sandy’s gift to her guests.. battery candles.

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Sister Peggy’s table .. for her Grandchildren.


These beautiful Angels were huge and I walked up just as Sister Peggy was putting the finishing touches on her table .. She was also sharing the story of how she was finally able to get the last piece of that Angel collection. Sister Peggy’s gift for her guests.. colorful vase filled with tiny flowers.


Angela’s table.. Loved this teal & silver combo.


This was Angela’s very first tablescape ever!! .. She did an awesome job..

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Angela used silver snowflake napkin rings as place card holders.. love the use of the silver dollies  under the clear dinner plates. Beautiful job Angela!


Last table for this week .. They were still working on it as I came by to take photos.


Love the flatware tucked in the napkin stuffed in the stemware.. and the stemware centered on the salad plate. When you’re trying to squeeze in 10 settings on these tables every single inch is important.. great use of saving space.


Beautiful centerpiece .. sorry I didn’t get a photo after she has straightened an lit the candles.


So what cha think.. didn’t these ladies do a wonderful job. I really had a hard time picking my favorite .. but I did and that one I’m going to share with you all next week .. along with my table the week after.

Here’s a lil teaser..

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Thanks for dropping by .. and don’t forget to head back over to Susan’s at Between Naps on the Porch and see what everyone else has to share this week.


Hugs~ Debbie


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