Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Part I–Seasonal Sundays #47

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays #47.

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My daughters and I decided we should have a party to celebrate the Royal Wedding. How often does a Royal Wedding happen? Let’s have fun and make a memory.

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We had a veil on the door to set the mood and welcome you (it was one of my daughter’s Communion).

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A little tulle draped over the mirror…

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…and a bouquet of fresh roses …

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…set the mood.

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Roses, ivy, tulle and pearls draped the bannister…

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…in celebration.

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The mantel was also decorated for the event.

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Did you watch? It was a bit like watching a mature fairy tale. She became a princess, but after being with him for eight years and having a better understanding for what she was getting into.

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Some silver (great buy at Saver’s)…

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…set the stage (This beautiful teapot was from my spectacular day on Portabella Road in London several years ago. Silver teapots were flung over the stands like they were nothing).

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Pearls and tiaras…

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…were on display.

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A little crown key chain was the party favor.

Come back to see the rest of our Royal Wedding Celebration, including… the table.

- The Tablescaper

Reprise of Camilla

I’m joining Chari at Happy to Design,  for her meme called 
“Sunday Favorites". It’s a meme designed to give bloggers a chance to
share a favorite post from the past. I’m particularly happy to be reprising this post as my
Camilla bush got rained  out this year and I didn’t get to enjoy the blossoms. I’m also
joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Please be sure to come and visit Seasonal Sundays. It’s my Sunday
meme and it gives bloggers a chance to share what the season means
to them. I have a completely different post for Seasonal Sundays, but
didn’t want to miss joining in the fun of Sunday Favorites too.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Welcome to The Tablescaper.
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Today’s tablescape was inspired by my camellia bush. I’ve had it for over ten years and it has never had anywhere near the amount the amount of blooms it has this year.
I saw these table linens (placemats, napkins and reversible runner) last year at Pier One and was smitten. I loved the bright colors. I waited, and waited and the moment they went on sale, they were mine!
These margarita glasses, with lime green inside and contrasting aqua outside, are the perfect match (from HomeGoods, several years ago).
IMG_0945  Considering the number of times I’ve used these aqua dinner plates and bowls (purchased last year at a dollar store), I’m amazed at how I debated over buying them.
Bejeweled and bedazzled napkin rings were purchased many years ago at Christmas Tree Shop and this is the first time I’ve gotten to use them.
These camellias don’t look real!
I can’t believe they grew in my own backyard.
Pink plates are from Villeroy and Boch. Sadly their shop in Southampton has closed it’s doors.
Flatware by Gourmet Settings.
Hurricanes from either Michaels or AC Moore. Candles from Christmas Tree Shop.

Hope to see you at Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Friday, April 29, 2011

Red Velvet

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I’m late, I’m late for an very important date!

Michael Lee West just published her latest book, Gone With a Handsomer Man.

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I told her I would do a post about Red Velvet Cake…

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…in honor of Teeny Templeton who loves to cook. I haven’t read the
book yet. Everyone says it’s great! I think a copy is coming in the mail.

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But life got in the way! I was away for Easter (pictures to come) and
then my daughters and I hosted a Royal Wedding Breakfast this
morning (more pictures to come and double yawn), and making red
velvet cupcakes just didn't happen.

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I so didn’t want to disappoint Michael  so I took a page from her book.
I bought them!

Of course I’m linking (rather late, but I just got done hosting a Royal
Wedding Breakfast at 5 am!) to Gollum’s Foodie Friday.

- The Tablescaper

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Midnight and Lavender Garden

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Welcome to my Midnight and Lavender garden.

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OK, so it isn’t midnight and we’re not outside (despite the spectacular
weather, it’s still too cold here in NY), but work with me.

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These little birdies are nestled in their cage…

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…surrounded by blossoms.

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Enjoy a sip of wine…

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…by the flickering candlelight.

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The many curves of the stem of these vintage glasses are mesmerizing.

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A lovely April Cornell tea square, from years ago, sits atop a
Waterford floor length white damask cloth.

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Midnight and Lavender Garden 053 The table is set for four with two different versions of the Spode Archive Collection. This one being Jasmine.

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Midnight and Lavender Garden 056 Cobalt dinner plates from Maxell Williams act as chargers.
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Marlborough, by Reed and Barton (a generous gift from my Brother
in Law), sets off each place.

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It’s even beautiful on the backside.

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These beautiful spreaders were one of my finds…

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…during a magical day on Portobello Road, London several years ago.

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The dramatic contrast of color continues between the napkin and napkin rings (Bombay).
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Be sure to come back on Sunday for my party, Seasonal Sundays.
Yes, Easter is over, but it’s Spring.
Come share what the season means to YOU!
Kindly visit the following memes I’m joining:

Thank you for visiting my blog.
-The Tablescaper