Thursday, October 6, 2011

D is for Diamonds & Dragons

Hello everyone..."Where have you been I hear you ask?"....(NO? OK humour me) well I have been nagged senseless by my horrible teenage daughter, who considers me a computer addict. So I decide to take a break from blogging for a while. "Huh!! I'll show her", I thought to myself. But little did she know that it is not the computer that I have issues with, it is of course thrifting. Ha ha I fooled her. I can sneak off while she is at school and thrift to my hearts content. (yes I know I'm devious, but I'm scared of her, she is very bossy). I have managed to buy all sorts of goodies while she is cramming away and I sneak them in when she's not here, ha ha . "A cunning plan" I hear you say.. and you would be right!.... SO....Without further ado, lets get on with it!

I have decided to set myself a challenge. I am going to go through the alphabet and create a tablescape which is linked in someway to the letters of the alphabet. Not for any fancy reason, but simply because I have been struggling to come up with new ideas each week. I thought this would help to narrow down my choices and give me some boundaries to work from.
                 
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Diamonds and Dragons
My son has been collecting these adorable dragons for a while now and I thought it would be great to use them in a tablescape. So after much deliberating and hm'ing and ah ha's I thought, " I know!! Why not diamonds and dragons? Every one knows that dragons love jewels and all manner of bling and what do you know? So do I!! If it sparkles I love it. So I hauled myself through all the dusty, cobweb cupboards that I could find and dug out the glass dinner set, the silver chargers and anything that shined. Look at all the adorable little dragons sitting comfortably in there own little nests and stash of bling. Notice the shinny grey napkins wrapping cosily around the desert bowls. They are in the lily pad fold (my new favourite). Don't you think it makes the little dragons seem like they are encased in a flower?







Which is your favourite?

What do you think of my new, purchases, the teeny cut glass dishes. Perfect for butter on the side plates.   

     






Now I did manage to get quite a few of these over a period of time, in different shapes. I really do love an eclectic feel to the table. I got round ones too but I have used them for the larger candles. you can see them in the evening pictures.
The Mama dragon is a ready for her evening flight. She is going to be checking her babes en route. Don't you think she has a pretty nest?    



So much sparkle on this table! I was lucky enough to find a whole box full of these little silver plated salt and pepper pots. Ten (yes ten) whole pairs! I have used an individual set for each place setting. 


I just couldn't resist putting this little baby with this pair! Look how she guards her diamond!


And now by candlelight, my favourite way to view table!





Well hope it was worth waiting for. I promise to try and get my next table on here soon!

So there it is
D is for Diamonds & Dragons


I will be joining the following parties



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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wendy chez la de da

Wendy

Ok I am seriously getting a complex now. Once again I wrote you a long message and when I pressed the post comment button it deleted my hilarious and very well written, articulate message..lol! I can only surmise that You have programmed it to delete me..boo hoo!
Moo ha ha... well I won't be beaten, do you hear me? I Will come back stronger and more resilient! (well as long as it doesn't delete me again that is)lol
Anyhoo, my friend, fandabidosy post. I adore your pumpkins (ooer that sounds a bit rude). (sorry I am English, inuendo everywhere, I shall try to keep it under wraps, Ahh who am I kidding? of course I won't)
So again, I love your pumpkins, they are gorgeous. You are a very clever girl. I guess I will have to stop spreading all the rumours to the contrary now, wink wink!!lol
So enough nonsense, I'm off now to drop the teens at school. I promise I will try to get the post on here soon.
Jo x 

ps Sorry my love I have given up trying to write on your post. I just can't get it to accept me. boo hoo!