Welcome to the 100th Tablescape Thursday!
Light the fireworks, sound the horns, throw the confetti..it’s time for a celebration! Whooo, hooo! Tablescape Thursday is officially 100 today!
Can you believe we have been tablescaping for 100 weeks?! Wow! I’m so grateful for each and every one of you! Thank You with all my heart for sharing your love for the art of the table every week here at BNOTP!
Now, I have to tell you a little about my tablescaping escapades this week. I knew you all were coming for this special celebration party, so I wanted to set an extra special table for you. I got it in my head that I wanted to use a single magnolia blossom as my centerpiece. Just one, big, beautiful magnolia blossom. I remembered having seen several blooming on the HUGE magnolia tree that lives just outside my front door.
I ran outside this past weekend to cut a pretty blossom and here’s what I found…whaaat? It was just gorgeous a day or two ago…ummm.
So, I walked around and around the tree…how can this be? No pretty white blossoms for this special Tablescape day? Things were looking pretty bleak…not a blossom in sight. Well, this magnolia tree is really, really big and I thought if I just went upstairs and peered out the window, maybe I could find a blossom a little higher up. I’d climb that big ole magnolia for you guys…yes, I would!
So, I looked out the guest bedroom window…didn’t see a single blossom.
I ran to the upstairs family room dormer windows and looked out. It took a while to get my magnolia-blossom-spotting eyes to work, but eventually I spotted one. Yikes, that was a little higher than I had planned to climb. Sigh…
See it way up there…soooo tempting.
Oh, there’s another one…right in the center of the tree, but again…really, really high up.
I kept looking and then I finally spied it…one right at the top edge of the garage gutters. I bet I can reach that one…what do you think?
Yep, had to go for that one. Grabbed my stepladder and…
I’m going to hush now and just let you enjoy. Oh, and please ignore where I placed the champagne glass. It goes above and to the right of the wine glass…don’t know why I placed it where I did. Do as I say, not as I do. 😉
A little candlelight…
Thank-you so much for being such a important part of my life these past 100 weeks! I am so blessed to know you and I value your friendship every moment, every day!
Happy Tablescape Thursday! This is the first time the silver basket (centerpiece), the Nippon salt cellars and the vintage embroidered, cutwork linens have been used in a tablescape here at BNOTP, though I’ve had them for a while.
Chargers: Neiman Marcus, 2-3 years ago
China: Dinner Plate and Bowl is International, Pattern is Glenwood, found in a local antique shop. Homer Laughlin made a similar pattern, too. Salad Plate is vintage Homer Laughlin…do not know the pattern , perhaps Georgian
Crystal Stemware: Champagne, Iced Beverage and Wine are Waterford, Araglin
Sterling Flatware: Towle, King Richard
Salt Cellars: Nippon, Hand Painted
Candles: Tapers supplied by Colonial Candle
Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!
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