Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Are You Thinking Green? 7th Annual ♣ Day Blog Crawl Mar. 11

 

Although many of us are inundated with WHITE, I hope you are thinking GREEN for next week!

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It can be a table, a recipe, a tea setting, just be sure it portrays an Irish theme.

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I’ll be waiting for you, I’ll have the Shepherd’s Pie Ready!

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Thanks for stopping by, get ready to party!  March 11th!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Blog Crawl~Mar. 11th Invitation

 

Hello, Ladies!  Yes, I have been absent a few months.  I do want to carry on the tradition of the St. Patrick’s Day Party, so I hope you will be crawling with us!  You can post a table, a vignette or an Irish recipe you have made.  We’d love to see what you have!

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There’s plenty of inspiration from the last 6 parties, it has always been a fun party, so many talented bloggers showed us their GREEN!

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Dig out your green, and whether it be breakfast, lunch , supper or dessert, please join in the fun.Feb 2012 019

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And don’t forget. the TRAVELING SHAMROCK CLOTH will show up, I hope.  It started with Marigene at In the Middle of Nowhere in KS, then to me here in NY, Gazebo House Rett in Ohio was next, then on to Mary , Home is where the Boat is in VA.  Where did Mary send it???  Tune in to find out!

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See you on Mar. 11th?  The link will be open by 7, God willing!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It’s Almost Here! Let’s Dish!

Good evening, Ladies!  Thanks to all those who linked or stopped by to leave a comment on the Copy Cat  Tables.  Mostly everyone followed the rules and posted a picture of their insp from the net, or a magazine, that was the idea.

The winner of the gift card is ROSIE at the Magic Hutch.  Rosie, please contact me with your mailing address.

I didn’t get to do the table  I had planned to show you tonight.  Since Sunday, 3 deaths have taken a piece of my spirit.  A very dear friend, suddenly, another friend after a 6 month illness, and the son of my high school friend, who was in his 40’s of a heart attack. If you are so inclined, please say a prayer for their families. My heart is heavy for their families.

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I started with a plaid placemat, topped with a bright red plate.  The mats were from CTS a few years ago, and the plates are from the Pfaltzgraff dollar day sale a few years ago.

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A white lacey plate came next, topped with a Santa bowl from WSonoma Outlet a few years ago. My friend Debbie at Mountain Breaths sent me the little MC holder.  Tonight it holds fresh greens.

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Black cotton napkin from Lenox, with a pine cone and bell napkin ring from BBB.  The black stems are from Pier One and the flatware is also from BBB, in the clearance and then a 20% off coupon.

The little white butter domes are from CTS, and the shakers are Pfaltzgraff.

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I bought a bunch of these little red plaid baking dishes to fill with cookies and give as gifts.  They were 1.00 in CTS, then 20% off.

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My centerpiece is a large hurricane surrounded by a faux wreath, sitting on a large round scalloped platter. This is on my table for the season and is easily removed because of the platter underneath.  It looks like a bed of snow! Smile If I get the finishing touches on, I will show you.

I attached mini bottle brush trees to the wreath.  I hope to get some little houses in there, but like I said, this has been some week. 

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If you wish to link up to our little party, please leave a comment for me.  Only one dish related link per week, and a link back to this post must be included in your post. 

No word id, and PLEASE VISIT AND LEAVE A COMMENT FOR AT LEAST 5 ENTRIES.

PLEASE PUT YOUR BLOG NAME FIRST! THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY, I love hearing from you!

I hope to open Let’s Dish up for one more Cmas table.  It will probably be early, so watch your sidebar, and I will post it on FB.

I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thurs.

Let’s see what you have been jingle belling !

Oh, the JANUARY CHALLENGE ?  Any ideas?  Last Jan. it was Winter.  We need something different!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Table Challenge~Year Two

Hello, Ladies!  Tonight the challenge was to find a TABLE on the net, and copy it . 

 I tried to find one where I wouldn’t have to BUY a thing, and I did!

PLEASE BE SURE TO POST THE ORIGINAL PICTURE OF THE TABLE FIRST AND THE SOURCE.

We have had rainy weather the last few days, a Nor’Easter with 50mph winds.  I wondered if I would have power.  Thank God the temps were in the 40’s so it didn’t turn to snow!

It is still dreary, so these pics were taken without sun.  I don’t edit my pics, they are what they are!
I chose a very simple table done by the very talented Anita at FAR ABOVE RUBIES.

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She used Italian Countryside, I used Gibson from BBB many years ago.

She used a lovely wooden box filled with greens, I used a clementine crate!

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The flatware is Calypso by Towle, from Christmas Tree Shop a few years ago.  I believe it was 17.99 less my coupon.

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The napkin rings were a gift from Alma, The Tablescaper.  I like the texture like the lines in the plates.

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The greens are from the yard, and the chargers are from Pfaltzgraff a few years ago for 2.00

My table is round so I usually don’t use runners on it.  Instead I used thick cotton rug mats from Kohls.  Nice and cozy!

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I hope Anita will approve of my interpretation!

Nothing new was bought in the creation of this table!

In celebration of my 6th BLOGAVERSARY I am giving away a $25 gift card.  I was going to give a Bundt pan, but some don’t bake, so this way you can select your own gift.

You have to be a follower, and “LIKE” me at Cuisine Kathleen on Facebook.(if you use it)  Just leave a comment that you followed on FB want in!

Let’s Dish will be open next Wed., I know many of you have Christmas tables you would like to link. The winner will be announced then!

Thank you for the emails saying you enjoy the challenges!  We are a small group, but we welcome all those who want to join in!

Same rules, your TABLE has to follow the theme of the challenge, A LINK BACK TO THIS POST, no word id, blog name first, and you have to agree to visit at least 5 of the other entries. 

Thank you to those who took part in the Bundt challenge.  It was fun!

Your turn!  Thanks for visiting!  Merry on!

I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday,     
 Bev for Pink Saturday



Sunday, December 7, 2014

Copycat Christmas Table Challenge on Wed. Dec 12th

Hello everyone, hope you are making progress in your holiday preparations.

Just wanted to remind you of the challenge Wed.

I have been searching the net for a table to copy.  I think I found one, and it is a rather simple one!

Last year I did this one for the challenge.

The inspiration pic was from the WSonoma Catalog.

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I can’t wait to see what my small band of merry women come up with for the challenge!

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Just a few  look back tables.

See you Wed. night!

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