Wednesday, May 6, 2009
~ROOSTER TABLESCAPE AND BLAH, BLAH, BLAH~
I want to thank Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH for hosting this nice weekly event and allowing us to be inventive. I am loving it!
Hi...Where is this week going? It just got here! I am tiptoeing along here with this tablescape thing...REALLY unsure of myself in this department. You see, I have never done a lot of "entertaining." I was busy working, taking care of babies, a regular "Lady Madonna" I was! First time I ever heard that song..I actually blushed and wondered who in the world that knew me would write such a song about me! I nursed all seven babes for the first three or four months ...so I certainly fit that song! I became SO self concious about my large family. BUT, NO MORE! No siree!!
A friend of the family gave one of my daughters in law a baby shower and I went with her. When we arrived we were met most graciously at the door..and greeted warmly. As we entered the room one woman said "Oh yes, I have heard about you and all those children! You POOR thing!" I turned to her and smiled ever so sweetly and said.."NO...very RICH thing! You should see me on Mother's Day!!" I never allowed myself to be embarrassed again! They were beautiful, wanted babies! And if I could do my life over...that is the one thing I would do again. Have my babies! Every single one of them~
Ok..now..tablescape! ~smile~ Guess I sort of got off the subject didn't I?
So..here is my picture. I love my dishes..but need to add some variation. I will will work on that. (Oop! I cut my rooster's head off!)
I FINALLY found a set of Rooster dishes that I love! These are Neiman Marcus ROOSTER. I found them in the Horchow Collection and they were on sale. I have watched them for a couple of months and then..jumped on them! I only bought a set of four. A large gathering and I go for the Nortaki china Pat sent me from Okinawa.
For lunch or a brunch, I love to add the pretty little paper napkins. I add them to the linen ones because that way..you can used the paper napkins for your mouth...and the linen one in your lap. My own..tee hee...idea by the way! I am sure someone else has done it..but not that I have seen. It works for me. Probaby not at all the proper way..but I love it. ~smile~
I loved the little tassels on the dinner plates. Of course I wanted Roosters on everything..but these were sweet.
I love my cherry chargers and have had them for years. When not in use they grace the background behind my stove and on my counter. I just cannot put them away and out of sight.
The reason I like these cups so much, is because they are such a nice size and hold as much as a mug. The handles are large enough to be comfortable for a man's hand and I LOVE saucers. NO worry about rings or need for coasters. But that's just me. ( I do use mugs though..because they are so handy I guess.) Just sayin'...I do love those saucers!
~About as fancy a luncheon SETTING AS WE GET AT OUR HOUSE~
I think these dishes are nice for breakfast, lunch OR dinner. When I used to set the table at our home anything even near to this and the children would hang around..big eyed..and ask "Is THIS for US??" Egg custard pudding was their favorite dessert. We had it often. No..I'm not offering a recipe. Getting this done is ..all I can handle. I'm going to visit my wonderful bloggy friends for those, and so should you. There are some GREAT ones out there!
~sending you smiles and love~