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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Breaking the fast Tablescape

I am so sorry. Really I am. I didn't mean it. It's all my fault. It started yesterday.
The missus came home and one vase was on it's side and the white tablecloth was wet. She muttered something about cats and liners. I think she meant that she was glad she had the liner under the table. I have no clue what she said about cats. It was all a bit strange. See those silver birds on the clustered vases? Did you know that they move? Yes, they do and I think maybe I get a bit carried away. I'm sorry. 

 So the missus stripped off the white table cloth and this one which happened to be lying on the table too. I think she was auditioning. Just how much water do you think those vases can hold? Well, trust me, about half a tablecloth's worth.

So they both dried over night. One on the ironing board and one on the guest bed. Can you believe she closed the door??? No need to banish me. It was just water!!!

So we got over yesterday. And then there was today. It's Saturday, she's not supposed to go anywhere and she knows it. But she did. She left early too. And then came back. Oh boy, I thought, she's home to entertain me. I have her all to myself. What was I thinking? Next thing I know, she's changing into jeans and grabs her purse and leaves. She left me again. This is just so wrong. You know what I mean?

So you know the old saying... while the missus is away the cats will play. She had gotten up really early this morning, filled out some paper work (which she promptly left here) and wrote a letter. Too busy to give me any attention. And she set this table, minus glasses. I don't know why she wouldn't put those out. I'm just saying....

So then she comes home and I thought she would be soo glad to see me. All she did was let out a howl and said more things about cats. I got my feelings hurt. Did you  know she speaks about 4 languages? Well she does.. and cat sounds almost the same in every one of them!

What's a little water? I think she was upset because the vase was lying down. Not the same one! I was careful not to touch that one. Yesterday was bad enough. No, I selected a different one, but I guess that was wrong too. 

So all was well for a while. But I guess I upset her. Her friend came over and they had such a nice chat. I sidled up to the missus and she was my best friend again. Nose kisses and back rubs, all was well in the world...

Aren't these yellow Kalanchoe cousins cute on the table. I thought they weren't potted correctly. I was just trying to help. The Spanish moss she used to cover up the dirt was intriguing. So feathery and wispy, just what I like!

I prefer real dirt, don't you?

Who could be mad at this cute face with those piercing blue eyes?

So, did you notice something??? I got blamed for no glasses. How is that my fault? Really? What do you think?

Tablecloth - I thought Williams Sonoma, but not sure.
Rattan chargers - World Market
Lg blue floral plates - Queen's TJMaxx
European dinner plate - Schumann Arzberg, Germany, belonged to the missus' grandmother
Salad plate - Schumann Arzberg, Germany, belonged to the missus' grandmother
Yellow bowls - TJMaxx recently
Blue Flatware - Tuesday Morning, Hampton's?
Yellow linen napkins - Tanger Factory Outlet in Kittery, MA - Villeroy & Boch
White pitcher - Wedgwood
Kalanchoe's - grocery store 
White daisies - left over from last weekend's lunch
Beautiful golden-hued goblets - in the crystal cabinet

The missus will be joining up with Susan for Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to skedaddle over there for some real "complete" table settings!

Thanks for dropping by, please put in a good word for me.. she loves to read those comments!
 She got over it, I think. Last I heard she was singing Yvonne's (Stone Gable) praises about some Caesar salad dressing!


Karena said...

Marlis. I adore your tablescape especially the blue flatware!! Little kitty must be a big help!

Also, I have a Great New Giveaway from Blydesign! Come and enter!

Art by Karena

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Well, I know that you were only trying to be helpful. She'll get over it...In the meantime, please tell the Misses --- that I think she set a lovely table with her blues and sunny yellows -- perfect for cheering up the winter doldrums....I'm sure it was all your idea though...we won't tell her...wink!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marlis...LOVE this table...blues and yellows are such *pick-me-up* colors when combined. Your kitty is a sweetie...I am sure just being a help, lol!


Jeannie said...

The table is beautiful, Marlis! I love the unexpected surprise of the daisies and the yellow of the kalanchoe is lush. I think Reagan is a remarkable kitty to contain himself from playing with the tassels on the chairbacks. And he really is so sweet....how can you resist those blue eyes?

Thanks for another lovely table.

Miss Char said...

Well that sure is a pick me up on a gray snowy day Marlis. What a beautiful table oh and Miss Kitty is pretty sweet looking too.

Debbie said...

This put a big smile on my face! I have never owned a cat, but I hear stories from my co-workers ;o) The blue and yellow is one of my favorite combinations. Very cheery!

Anonymous said...

Your table is gorgeous, Marlis. I think I need to do a blue and white scape...with a bit of yellow.

food for thought said...

love your kitty 1/2 shot by the table, stunning!

Mary said...

It all looks so inviting & fresh...I love how Regan matches the table :-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh, you are going to have your hands full, but such a cutie:@) Beautiful table Marlis, love Kalanchoe this time of year!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur cat matches your table this week. I think our cat's must be related. My Hobbes is a real rascal!
I love the colors and simple beauty of this table and you have caught it in the most lovely light.
White, blue and yellow happen to be one of my favorite color combinations!
Beautifu table... I'm glad to see you have made up with your pretty, water loving cat!

carolinajewel said...

Sweet kitty! I love your blue and yellow china combination with the daisies. Such a cheery breakfast table!

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore the story form "Regan's Point of View"! Too cute, dear. I'll be sure to share this one with Maurice. Now. . . your table is goregous! The combination of white, blue and yellow is so refreshing! Thank you for this lovely tablescape!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a delightful table. I love the blue and yellow, and the tablecloth is gorgeous. love it. and what a dynamite idea to put the lil vases together like that with a bow. I have some small almond bottles that I saved to be able to put a flower at each place, but they are not stable enough so I only use them somewhere they want be disturbed cause I think they could fall over very easily, but that would solve my problem. You did an awesome job on the table,
love it,
Blessings, Nellie

Debbie said...

HAHAHA! I loved the story so much that I had to go back and see the table a second time to notice the absent glasses. This was priceless!

Plus, the table was just lovely, with or without glasses. I love a blue and yellow table. I think it's my very favorite color combination.

And I love that tablecloth!

Just beautiful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Awwwwww, Regan.... don't take it so hard. We know you didn't do it. She does, too (though she won't admit it because humans are like that, you know)! ;-)

Love this table, Marlis! The white daisies added the perfect touch to make it fresh and pretty, and I loved all the blue and white china and the pretty soups in the creamy yellow color. Perfect to chase away the winter blues. I didn't even notice the glasses were missing I was so busy looking at all the other pretties. That china really spoke to me!

Speaking of china and such, I'm having a china giveaway, and I'd love for you to enter. I'm giving some extra chances because I wanted the girls on this meme to have a shot at it, and then dummy here forgets to say "giveaway" when I loaded my thing. LOL!

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you and Regan...


Sheila :-)

Alycia Nichols said...

I swear I'm going to sign you up for "Saturday Night Live"!!! You are SO funny!!! Poor cat...just trying to have a little fun. Ok...has the cat left the room? Now I can tell you what I REALLY think: Kitty is lucky to not be banished to the storage room for a month!!! You did a marvelous job of recouping after all the mayhem! Beautiful table, and I LOVE the layers on your place setting! I have wanted so desperately to buy those gorgeous dark blue with white flower dinner plates, but I just haven't been able to justify it to myself. Help me!!! The way you have them here is fabulous!!! Thanks for stopping by earlier, and I'll talk to you soon! Hugs!

xinex said...

Such a cute post, Marlia! Cute cat and how can you really get mad with a face like that? LOL. Pretty tablescape. I adore your fresh flowers too, so refreshing at this time of the year....Christine

Anonymous said...

Well kitty, Miss Marlis was certainly feeling creative and it's probably a real good thing you didn't mess up her efforts too much. Hey, did you notice her blues match your eyes?

The Tablescaper said...

Your beautiful trouble maker is gorgeous and matches your table - golden, beautiful and a wonderful punch of blue! Love it.

- The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

For twenty years we were a three-cat family...oh the stories I could tell. Reagan is a beautiful kitty, and she does lovely work on the table. The Arzburg plates are magnificent...and of course, blue, yellow, & white is my all time favorite color combination. Thank you for sharing your marvelous design. Cherry Kay

Donnie said...

Love Regan's little story and your tablescape is lovely. The daisies in the vases with the ribbon and charm were my favorite too. I'm afraid I would be like Regan and play with the birdies.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Such a cute post, Marlis! My kitties are now too old to investigate tabletops unless SOMEone forgets to push in his chair. Sounds like setting your table was quite the adventure! I love this color scheme -- so fresh and pretty for the new year!

Kathleen said...

Love that dark blue plate!
Blue and yellow always look so pretty!
Your table is just lovely, Marlis!

On Crooked Creek said...

Just had to see if Regan had survived all the hoopla! Also wanted to thank you for visiting On Crooked Creek with your sweet comment! Stop by again soon!
Pat & Maurice

Tess said...

Your table is very charming...and Regan's narrative is absolutely delightful...and aren't they always surprised that they've done anything "untoward". We have three kitties who are always trying to help.

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

What a gorgeous tablescape, Marlis! Really!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I loved your precious story! And the table too, but the sweet kitty really stole the show!!


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