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Tablescape Tuesday – Christmas Inspiration   22 comments

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This week I would like to share my Christmas Inspiration table.  Here is the inspiration – my Spode Christmas plate…

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Here’s how the inspiration piece came to life in a tablescape…

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The message of this tablescape as told by the napkins…

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The napkins/guest towels, Christmas tree and several of the ornaments were purchased at Molbak’s.  The red plates, stemware and table runner were purchased at Sur La Table, the white tablecloth was purchased at Goodwill. The two white plates were a wedding gift and the Spode Christmas plates were purchased on clearance at Mervyns when there were still Mervyn stores open!

Happy December and Happy Tablescaping.  I love this time of the year!  For more Tablescapes, head on over to Between Naps on the Porch!

A Girly Weekend of Joy!   7 comments

Oh what a weekend!  My nieces, Michelle and Melissa and I flew in from California to Washington on Thursday evening and from then on the fun never ended!  My niece Michelle celebrated her 30th birthday and her gift master minded by her sister Melissa was to have an “Anne of Green Gables Girly Weekend” up in my neck of the woods!

When we arrived in Washingotn we decided that Laura and Katie, my nieces that live up here in Washington were going to spend the weekend at my house so that they could spend as much time as possible with Michelle and Melissa visting from California – slumber party!! 

Here’s the weekend in a nutty shell:

Thursday evening – arrived from California, dinner and watched Miss Potter.

Friday – Girls slept in and enjoyed the morning reading and relaxing. Laura came by after working a half day and we then went to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens and Whole Foods to shop for our weekend!  Met up with Katie, had some snacks and started our Anne of Green Gables Marathon. We watched the first DVD – about three hours – So much fun – My sweet nieces sleeping under my roof – PURE JOY!

Saturday – Ebelskivers for breakfast – DELICIOUS!  My nephew Josh and my husband Steve joined us for breakfast and a walk and then the boys were sent away for the day so the girls could prepare for Afternoon Tea and the last four hours of the Anee of Green Gables DVD!  We made chicken sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, scones, cookies and had a delightful tea party! Katie was in charge of decorating the table.  Each spot at the table was individually decorated – Katie you are awesome!  Then came the Anne of Green Gables movie – OH SO WONDERFUL!

Sunday – we enjoyed breakfast with Josh, Dan and Steve joining the girls and then we went to the Japanese Garden in Seattle. We returned and had lunch together and enjoyed food, fun and fellowship. Our weekend was such a success, we decided it must become an annual event!

Open invitation to all my nieces – you are welcome any time! Come on up! May God richly bless each and everyone of you as I am blessed by each one of you! My heart is full of joy and love for each of you! 

Fave Five   7 comments

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Friday’s Fave Five!

 

1.  Discovering the Back Porch shop in Seal Beach

2.  Having tea by myself at a tea shop.

3.  Taking a walk on the beach

4.  Going to Zov’s Bistro with hubby and my Brother-in-law and sister.

5.  Going to Roy’s for Michelle, my niece’s birthday.

Head on over to Living to Tell the Story for more Friday’s Fave Five!

Posted September 19, 2008 by Lana G! in Celebration, Eating, Entertainment, Fave Five Friday, Food, Fun, Photo, Photography

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New Table Decor   3 comments

Okay! I just realized that I have had my patriotic theme on my table since May!  I have been justifying not changing it because of Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Summer and then the Olympics.

But I can’t take it anymore!  I am really feeling the need for a change and since September is just around the corner and so is Fall, I decided that my September table should take on a more elegant look…

 

Oh much better!  Have a great holiday weekend and make some changes if you dare…

Chicago Wednesday   8 comments

Another day of meetings but who cares.  Today Steve was arriving and we were invited out for a special evening.   I met up with Steve and we did a little walking around …

We then got ready for our evening. 

We were invited to dinner and concert (Grass Roots – the 70’s band – I forgot how many of their songs I knew!) on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building.  The elevator ride to the 95th floor was 30 seconds!  That is fast and boy do your ears feel it!  Here are the views from the 95th floor…

 

There was a little storm that was coming in and we were able to watch it come in! Amazing!  This storm also provided some wonderful sky shots!

This morning I went to some more meetings and now we are off to REALLY explore Chicago!  More pictures to come…

Posted August 14, 2008 by Lana G! in Entertainment, Events, Fun, Photo, Photography, Sunset, Walking, Weather

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