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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Howdy y'all - come on in!

Howdy y'all.. It's time for some grub. Betcha're hungry. Well just pick ya a spot. There's not a bad one at this table!

Are ya confused? First pic inside, this one outside. Well the Mrs couldn't make up her mind. So she started outside and then decided against that and moved the party inside. It might've been a bit nippy even with the patio heaters to sit outside this evening.

The center piece inspired this whole table settin'. The folks had been to the Mr's 45th class reunion the night before and they saw these terrific center pieces. A resin boot with a gorgeous blue and red arrangement of blooms. Boot's hot glued to the plant saucer and then a bit of Texas dirt was spread around the boot. Keeps that ol' boot from tippin' over.

 Red carnations and blue delphiniums with a few thistles thrown in for good measure. Colors of the Mr's high school. Scarlet red and Columbia Blue. Go Plainsmen!

See that great Moda tablecloth? The Mrs knew she had it and remembered it when she saw the ol' boot.She'd had it for a while and bought the last two napkins too match. She's still searching for a few more!!

 Each corner of the tablecloth shows a different Texas thang - oil wells, the Alamo, a stage coach and a cowboy on horseback.

She pulled out her cowboy and cowgirl place card holders.

And the larger cowboy and cowgirl rusted iron tabletop knick knacks.

'Cause some great cuts of steak were on the menu, out came the Laguiole knives and her kitchen silver.

They all love these Sky Ranch dishes.

The iced tea pitcher - a gift from her cowboy son.

 Napkins tied up in a bronze metal star picked up in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Favorite Ironwood salad bowls. See the cowgirl placeholder peekin' in the background?

Oh yeah, the good kitchen crystal for that good ol' iced tea!

We bid y'all adieu. Tippin' my hat to ya for droppin in. Please leave the Mrs a comment to let her know you done been here. She'd be pleased as a peach. 
Linkin' up with the lovely hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. See ya there, do drop in, it's a party not to be missed if you like your dishes! Also stay tuned for a CSN product preview to come!



20 comments:

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

How darling, Marlis! That tablecloth is fantastic, and I do hope you can find more of the matching napkins! The boot centerpiece is really clever -- I'd have never thought to include some authentic Texas dirt!

xinex said...

What a fun table, Marlis! Everything looks so pretty. My hubby would love this for sure!...Christine

Debbie said...

I'm crazy about this one. I love the way you carried that Texas theme from beginning to end.

The boot centerpiece was the FIRST thing that I loved, but it wasn't the last. Placecards... napkin ring Lone Stars... the linens and plates. I just loved it all and the perfect way it all went together. This is one of the best fun tablescapes I've ever seen.

Deb S. said...

First time stopping by your blog, I came by Susan's TT. Just love the tablecloth. I have a thing for vintage tablecloths. You put everything together so beautifully. Those dishes just make me smile!

Miss Char said...

What a great Texas table. I love the cowboy dishes and the tablecloth is perfect.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Marlis, although I haven't lived there in 15 years, I've got nothin' but Pure D Texas Blood runnin' through these here veins -- and I'd say you successfully pulled off a "Texas" tablescape! (I know right where Mineral Wells, TX is, too. My parents live there!)

Kathleen said...

Marlis, what a fun table. I just love that cloth and those blue flowers are wonderful! Yeehaw, you done good! :)

A Toile Tale said...

This is so darling! Every detail is perfect. I am going to a birthday party for a good old Texas boy Friday night and I would love to treat him to dinner at this table.
Linda

Barbara said...

I just love each and every detail here. My dear friend has those plates and they make me smile every time she uses them. Your tablecloth is just wonderful.

Pat said...

I love this, Marlis! Wonderful table!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

SUCH a great table!! I love those vintage tablecloths :)

Blessings!
Gail

Johanna said...

Marlies,
what a fun! I am convinced now - Texas Style is a very good Style. That's gorgeous.
Greetings, Johanna

Teri said...

I'm lovin' your Texas table! The boot centerpiece is great! How appropriate that I should happen to be wearing my cowgirl hat at this moment!

lulumusing said...

Totally Texas....I love it. Wonder where the tablecloth came from, old or new?
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Alycia Nichols said...

This was just too cute! Very, very creative! Those knives go perfectly with that motif! The whole table...rootin' tootin' good! Have a great weekend!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Marlis, this is so fun! Love all of the metal cowgirls and cowboys on the table. That tablecloth is fabulous! And thoe napkin rings and the plates - all of it is so coordinated. Looks like a photo from a magazine. I do cowboy tables several times a year, because my husband is a cowboy wannabe. Thank you for this great inspiration. laurie

Sandy said...

Well you have created one of the most unique tables, I have had the pleasure of seeing. The elements are what made it sooo great! Wonderful center piece! Thanks for visiting and your kind comments.
Sandy

Mary said...

How fun! Love the Boot centeriece & your vintage tablecloth!

Deanne said...

Fantastic tablecloth, love the cowboy theme

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your table is fantastic! Go, Texas!! LOL Hope you are having a lovely week. Thank you for your visit!
Cheers, Andrea

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