Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Dining in Paradise Tablescape

My daughter gladly joined in the mayhem today as we created yet another Sandra Lee-inspired tablescape. After hearing from some of my dear readers that I had much yet to learn about creating a true Semi-Homemade tablescape, I was determined to get it right, er wrong, this time.

Wallah! After an hour of searching all through the house, garage and basement, and then assembling, we have a completed tablescape!

And another view.

Do you like our attention to detail?

Kelley has decorated her place setting. Here she used a new orchid patterned tote as the place mat. Pretty smart, huh?

And her dad has his place marked. Good thing Kelley created place cards using the computer or he'd never know where he was supposed to sit.

And look at the nice view of the super-simple tablescape he has.

And I have my very own place setting. Kelley borrowed a couple of tropical print shirts for use as her dad's and my place mats. Isn't she the smartest thing on the block?

Sitting here, I feel like I'm in at a tropical beach.

Ever mindful of detail, Kelley and I created a very special centerpiece vignette.

Now, doesn't this just scream - something?

Why yes, that is a real, preserved piranha. My husband got that thing as a joke several years ago. Don't ask. Just don't ask.

I hope we have inspired you to create your very own themed tablescape. Although, if you do, I have to ask if you don't have something better to do with your time?! Ciao for now.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

I have that same pirrhana.

And my mother gave Mr. Hawthorne Billy Bass for his birthday several years ago.

Oooh. I may have to do a kopyskape!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

I want to know why I can't click on your pictures and get the enlarged picture. I can do that on my blog and others can too. But not yours. See if there's some option somewhere to click on.

Marilyn said...

Unfortunately, my technical support person has a school paper to write this evening. Spring break is next week, so I might be able to get on her schedule to fix this problem.

Carol said...

F'ntastic!! I feel the warm ocean breeze wafting out of my computer.