Oct 14, 2009

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY: OH HOW I STRUGGLE

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Oh how I try to tablescape with the best of you without spending an arm and a leg, and in some cases a first born child. (can we negotiate?)

This is a variation on my Thanksgiving table though it is only half the size as we use two tables.

 This is the condensed version of the centerpiece.
 
Oh yes, nice and blurry.

A little better.

Have you noticed anything yet?

Apparently you need utensils to eat dinner. 

 So let me tell you what I did. I took a set of photos. Most were okay. Then I realized I forgot the flatware. Of course I had already blown out all the candles. Put out the flatware, relight the candles. Snap, snap, snap. Blow out the candles again. 
Then I took a look at the second set of photos on the computer and they were all so blurry. I was not going to light them all again. So here is the one photo above with flatware and candles. Just pretend you already drank the wine and it is you that is blurry and not my photos. Oy.

26 comments:

  1. You're so funny! I can relate! This is very pretty.

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  2. Your tablescape is gorgeous! I stopped by after reading your sad, sad comment on Housewife Savant's blog...and I quote: ahem "what the hell is a Funyon?"
    Oh dear Abraham Lincoln! She doesn't know what a Funyon is??? Okay, well, they're probably not everyone's bag, or cup o' tea. :)
    They are chips that are shaped like onion rings and supposedly taste like them. I, however, do not think they taste like onions. But I lurve though.
    Anyway! I just had to come and tell you what a Funyon is! If you don't think I'm super weird after this comment, you could send me your address and I will send you some Funyons! You have to at least try them once! : )
    Macey

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  3. Nothing wrong with eating with your fingers. That usually means it's pizza night! Your dinnerware is very pretty! =)

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  4. Looks good to me! And you know I don't spend money if I am willing to spray paint hydrangeas for a centerpiece!
    And I have had a Funyon..like them? not so much! Give me a beer battered fried onion ring any day!

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  5. Very pretty fall table. Love your rooster plates.

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  6. Oh, Lorrie! I do things like that. LOL! I have pulled some whoppers, too, and have taken about fifty photographs only to have something inside out or backwards. I'm so glad you confessed. Makes me feel better. ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. I'm so bad I didn't notice the flatware was missing :-). I thought and think the table looked pretty darn good.

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  8. Hi Lori, that's funny you forgot the flatware which I call silverware from where I come from. Wherever that is? LOL! I love your FTS it's so pretty who needs flatware! unless you're really eating....thanks for sharing with me!

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  9. even with the blur it looks beautiful. And, well, I always forget something important so I'll fit in just fine...what time is dinner?

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  10. Hey sometimes you just have days like that! The great part is your table is beautiful! Love the colors, it is very inviting!

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  11. I thought I was the only one that did just the same things you said..Life is much better now that my husband (Mr. S) bought me a tripod at best buys, 39.00 wow, no more blury. I just stick it on the top and snap away..Ok I still forgot to light the candles, and when I did, the photos all came out black...trial and error

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  12. Hello Lorie~ We all have our blooper moments, before that final shot. my first (and last) tablescape mistake was trying to get a shot of the dinner with the decor(of course) while my poor hubby stood starving...waiting (patiently) for me to capture that perfect shot. Then...finally...handing him his plate that was a cold gelatinous mess. Lesson learned...serve hubs first (while it's hot) and send him toward the TV, then work on the photo. There are times I've purposely left the flatware out, for creative license, when it doesn't match the theme.
    You're charming tablescape has a nice ambiance. I no doubt your family will enjoy their dinner at your Fall table.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  13. I didn't even notice the absence of flatware--I do that all of the time because I often set the table and then we each grab our utensils from the drawer (how bad is that!!).I love your tablescape--love the tablecloth---so pretty. Love the rooster plates!!

    nannykim from Spindle Cottage

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  14. Oh, I hear you. Hate taking all those photos and then finding out that you did something wrong. The amount of energy it takes to replace everything.......to much.

    Great tablescape, love what you came up with.

    Jen

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  15. It looks great and it sounds just like how mine goes !

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  16. Lori, great job.
    And believe me, we all struggle at times.
    I try to reuse and reuse as much as I can.
    Tablescaping got me addicted though to pretty table things.
    Linda Q

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  17. Really cute rooster plates.

    Do you remember MY kind of tablescape?

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  18. very nice table....very fall...

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  19. You have nothing to worry about, your table is beautiful. The dishes are perfect for a fall setting.

    Sue

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  20. lol! Eating utensils are so over-rated!

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  21. You're funny!Love that tablecloth you are using!

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  22. You "NEED" flatware?
    You've obviously never eaten with my fam.
    I thought Canadians were heartier...
    Lovely table, now bring on the stuffing! It's my FAV in the Thanksgiving meal.

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  23. Cute rooster plates. Thanks for sharing your table.

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  24. Very nice! Love the centre piece and love the roosters: )

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  25. What a cute table even with no flatware...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  26. I immediately knew that darn table was bare!
    But, I am attentive like that. What? Did you say ANAL retentive?
    It looks good, Lucy. I love the rooster dishes and your pretty leafy tablecloth. And lit candles, I am impressed!
    Oh, did I mention that the second thing I saw on that table was the bottle of wine?! Why did my eyes gravitate to that? *grin*
    hugs, Ethel

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