I'm supposed to be working on a tutorial for the slipcover I made for The Reader's daybed - but I am not. Instead I have been lurking on Pinterest - which I JUST set up for myself this morning. I have also been stalking Between Naps On The Porch again. I am fascinated with this blog for many reasons.
First, she has exquisite photography.
Second, she has this magnificent porch or sun room - which I assume is attached to her house. It is a porch to die for. Just. DIE. For.
Third - she blogs about things I am interested in. On Thursdays - today - she hosts a party called TABLESCAPE THURSDAY in which, as you might assume, party goers send in pictures of the way they have set up their tables (usually dining) for the day, event, or holiday. It's a veritable haven of beauty and creativity.
It makes me a little envious - and I begin to wonder "How does this tablescape thing work?????? Do they have another house where their REAL tables are? I actually did a tablescape for Christmas. Not a full scape mind you, just a "centerscape." Most of the time it was out it was pushed to the side of the table to make room for all of the other things that I keep on my table.
All of these beautiful pictures compel me to post about my own "tablescape." So here it is - MY VALENTINES TABLESCAPE! Please do not think I am making fun of anyone except myself.
|Isn't it beautiful?|
Let me highlight a few of the elements for you.
|The book that goes to the gym with me...Isn't the color festive?|
|Stack of mail I brought in from the guest bedroom bed when I cleared it off to take pictures. (when I need my table to EAT or for a project, I clear it - to the guest bedroom bed.|
|Water glass from last night.|
|Empty bags. I think this adds a really special touch.|
|Orthotics that I wear in my workout shoes. Makes you want to have dinner at my table doesn't it?|
|Clean, folded napkins that need to be put away in the storage under the table.|
|Jacket from last nights trip to grocery store. Recipe book for cake I made 2 weeks ago.|
|Lampshade I made that doesn't really have a home.|
|Yes, I do try to clean occasionally - but sometimes I get distracted.....|
|Supplies from last project that didn't get put away.|
|Doesn't EVERYONE store their drill on top of their dining room table????|
|Another view - I think this one is even more beautiful - don't you?|
I know - you are jealous. Don't feel bad. I have more pics but I have to keep some things private....
Oh yes, I promised you Valentines......
My table is actually round - 48" around. That is too small sometimes so I have a large glass tabletop that I put on top of the round table when I need
more space for storing my stuff space for all my dinner guests. Please don't show them this post....
Can't help it - I have to party with the other girls so I'm linking here to join the party. Go there to see REAL tablescapes please!
Make something wonderful today! (I think I'm going to clean off my table....)