12 February 2009

Tablescape Thursday and Cindy's Centerpiece Party!

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I am participating in Tablescape Thursday courtesy of Susan from Between Naps on the Porch. Go check out her blog for tons of beautiful tablescapes today! Also, I hope this works well for Cindy's Centerpiece Party, too!

I am playing with tablescapes for Valentine's Day. I really enjoyed putting together this one. I love how things mix and match. It really does create an interesting table when you choose varying patterns and colors.



The crocheted piece was made by my mother in law, Irene. She can make anything with a crochet hook. I have several pieces and you will be seeing them in the future!



The plates are chef grade plain white dishes from Pier One. The red salad plates are also from Pier One. The floral plates are from Corelle. I love this simple little plates. The heart dishes are Le Creuset.





I have a collection of bells that got started at our wedding. Someone gave us a lovely deep blue crystal dinner bell and when people saw that, they assumed I collected bells. So for the past 30+ years, I find myself getting a bell from time to time. I have never had much use for them but I find they are coming in quite handy for TableScape Tuesday! This is a Lenox bell.



35 comments :

  1. Your tablescape is lovely...perfect for a romantic dinner.

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  2. "I find myself getting a bell from time to time. I have never had much use for them but "

    Oh how funny! I completely agree though. I don't like for people to buy pieces for my collections. I buy things because they "speak" to me...how's anyone else going to know if they do or not?

    Charming table Terri! Love that crocheted piece by your mom & I love the bell. It's beautiful!

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  3. Ohhhhh! Love your heart dishes!!!!! And the red crystal bell! Beautiful arrangement!
    Monica.

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  4. I think the bell is very pretty and unexpected. That's what makes it so charming!

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  5. Lovely tablescape, and I love that bell! How funny that people thought you collected bells because of one gift! You are a reluctant bell collector, just as I am a reluctant flamingo collector. It started out as one joke, but now everybody thinks they are so witty if they give me another flamingo! I'd much rather be a reluctant bell collector! laurie

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  6. I love your heart shape dishes by Le Creuset, and the plates with the little flowere. It look so~~~ pretty together.
    Ginger

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  7. Everything looks ready and so pretty. I really really like the way that you scrunched up the crocheted piece that your mother-in-law made for you. It looks so nice that way.

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  8. oH, Terri..your Valentine table looks so pretty and romantic...and that is what it is all about!! I love your pretty bells...
    xo bj

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  9. Love the idea of using the cute heart bowls with each place setting! Also, the friendship soup sounds like a great idea--and a yummy one! Dana

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  10. How festive. The crocheted centerpiece is beautiful. I look forward to seeing more.

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  11. Such yummy lace. I adore your centerpiece!

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  12. Very pretty...especially the heart-shaped dishes.

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  13. Everything is so pretty, Terri.

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  14. Terri it's beautiful. How fortunate to have the beautiful crochet work!! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  15. Is this set-up for our V-day dinner???

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  16. Very pretty! I love those heart shaped bowls! That's so funny about the bells! That's what happens and before you know it you have a collection! Same thing happened to my MIL and elephants!

    Manuela

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  17. Just love the all this Valentine stuff. The dishes are adorable, you have inspired me, I'm gonna set my table right now. Hugs, Rosemarie

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  18. Very pretty. You can't go wrong with red and pink for V-day. So what's on the menu?

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  19. Beautiful table...love the heart bowls!

    Susan

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  20. Terri, thanks for making me smile. Absolutely lovely, girl!

    You have the touch!

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  21. I love your table, especially the bells! Can you leave any comments on the ranting SIL blog? Thanks!

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  22. The little heart shaped bowls are so cute!

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  23. Very pretty - ready for a romantic dinner.
    Alison

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  24. Such a Pretty bell and beautiful, romantic tablescape. Kathy.

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  25. You have created a very beautiful Valentine's table. I love that your mother-in-law made the beautiful crochet piece. It looks gorgeous with those roses on it.

    That's funny how your bell collection got started.

    Happy Valentine's Day.

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  26. Pretty Valentine tablescape...love those little heart dishes!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    ;-D

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  27. What a beautiful table Terri. Just could not be prettier or more special for Valentine's Day! That bell is just perfect!

    I love to see everyone's table settings...always a treat!

    Love,
    Sue

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  28. Hi Terri,
    I love your table and those little red heart bowls and those plates with the little flowers are so cute. You have some really pretty ideas and I love crochet. Cindy

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  29. Hi Terri,
    Thanks for the advise! I love your tablescape! You know that red is my favorite. I really thought you did a great job. Have a wonderful Valentine Day!

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  30. What a lovely table! You will have to e.mail me off line.... I lvedin in Jefferson City when I was a little girl! How fun to meet you!

    ~Liz

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  31. What a lovely tablescape! This is precious! ~CC Catherine

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  32. Your table looks so pretty and cheerful! I know you'll have a lovely Valentine's meal there :)!!

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  33. It's beautiful! I love that crocheted piece! All your crystal pieces are gorgeous too!!!

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  34. Very pretty. I would ring and ring that bell and nothing would happen but the dog would bark:) My friend is in Turkey and they are required to have a maid- it is a law by the Turkey officials- would that not be wonderful! They are also required to take two vacations outside of Turkey each year, paid for by the company.

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  35. What a darling tablescape! Thanks for sharing! Happy Belated Valentine's Day to you! :)

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