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Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010 Vignettes - and we have a winner!!!

It's always a good thing to have a retrospective on past events. It's how we learn what worked, what we could have done better and what we won't be doing again! I looked at the stats on the blog and these are your favorites; the links below the pictures will take you to the original post.

A couple of my favorites were:

winning the beautiful placemats (Pheasantly Fall)  from the Twiggery on Susan's Between Naps on the Porch blog

and winning Mikasa votives and a Mikasa vase and the platinum black dot coffee cups from Mikasa as shown on the Black and White Affair.

Random.org choose number 26... Now who might that be? 199 equals the total number of followers, comments and those who added a link in their blog. So number 26 came from the followers and Jeannie is the winner! Congratulations to you. Jeannie, if you will go to: Embroidery Arts
and pick out a single monogram style, then email me back with the letter and style and color you would like to have embroidered on your white linen napkins I can begin working on them this weekend. Thanks all who played. The napkins came from Accent Linens - you need to check them out for lots of fun styles and colors! We will do this again!


Abby said...

such beautiful tablescaping! love all the different patterns you have.
happy fondue-ing!

nomoneywilldecorate said...

I am so happy that you found me, Marlins, so that I could come visit you! I love your tablescape retrospective, especially the New Years one. I was instantly transported to a winter wonderland! And I'm lovin' the way you used your Spode. I just inherited some this Christmas and I'm so excited to use it next year. I'll have to bookmark your post for inspiration. Cheers! -Erin

Kuby said...

Love love that steak table. That one has to be my favorite!

Miss Char said...

Wow, I missed some of these the first time around. Thanks for the 2010 recap. I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2011. Each of your tables were so distinctive, I'm not sure I can pick a favorite, I guess maybe "Fall on the Patio". I'm always a sucker for the warm fall colors.

Jeannie said...

Wow, Marlis! I had to read the post 3 times because I got lost in the retrospective - which I loved! But what a surprise at the end! I am so excited to have won your gift! You're truly generous and they will go so well with my next dinner. Your Ushering in 2011 post inspired me to unpack my silver -- Thanks so much and I look forward to the coming year!

ellen b. said...

I so enjoyed scrolling through all these lovely scapes. Happy New year to you and yours!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, What gorgeous tables, each and every one! YOur fall on the patio and black and white affair just makes me weak in the knees!

I see that you have monogrammed napkins in a couple of your tablescapes. They are gorgeous! What is it about a monogram? And your feather place mats are my favorites! I would love to have 8 of those( or 12, or 18! For Thanksgiving dinner!)

It was so much fun to see the collection of lovely dishes and napkins, tableclothes, etc. you have. What treasures. I see you have an advent whrily gig. We have one too. It is 25 years old and a very special part of Christmas. It's peddles are a little singed, because one year I bought candles that were too tall!

I am inspired to set a table now! I'm thinking black and white!
xo Yvonne

Jacqueline said...

Marlis, each table is just exquisite. You have such marvelous things and you put them together with such fabulous taste. I too adored the feathered placemats. I sometimes wonder if I can continue to come up with ideas! Then a new idea pops in my head, so I hope that keeps happening.

Congratulations to the winners.

Sarah said...

Marlis, I've had a wonderful time looking back at each one of your fabulous tables. Some I'd seen, but some are ones I'd missed when you first posted them. This has been great fun for me. Lots of inspiration! Makes me want to go play in the dishes right now!!!
Thanks for sharing, dear friend.
Congratulations to Jeannie! Monogramed linens are the best! ~ Sarah

Sherry said...

I love your tables! You are great at putting together a different look for each season. Congrats to your winner.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

All your tables are so pretty -- It would be difficult to pick a favorite! Looking forward to more visits to your table in 2011.

Pat said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous Marlis!


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