Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tablescape Thursday.....some others, not mine and Enter my Giveaway!

Time for Tablescape Thursday again! Sorry I am late posting tonight, been busy day
and then I had to talk to my folks on the phone etc.
And I am cheating a bit by using others photos and some old ones of mine, since I didn't have time to do my own Tablescape.
Next week I will be back to post days events, as I totally missed Wednesday Wee Ones etc., when I am done working on garage sale preparing!
Be sure and check out Susan's blog at,http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ , for more Tablescapers posts!!

Several years ago I was able to go to a big doll signing event in Utah. I saved my pennies, sold things on eBay and had garage sales to pay for my trip and my spending money!
It was put on by Marie Osmond and her crew, held on her birthday weekend and with many events, like a doll collectors convention.
While there, on the last day Sunday, you could go to a brunch held at the place she and her husband had their wedding reception. Really neat Restuarant called La Caille , with gorgeous gardens, gift shop and all. Makes you feel like you are in France ,so lovely.

The restuarant building.

Me with Marie on doll signing day.
This was my third time meeting her and getting to go to a doll signing event.
Really pretty fun, except for the "mean girls" treatment. Long story!
But Marie is sweet, really down to earth and gives alot of time to make
sure dolls etc . get signed.
Can you believe 500 people went to this and she was signing dolls all one day practically.
Can we say "Writers Cramp"!!

Another photo of part of the restuarant building.

Anyway for Tablescape Thursday, just wanted to show some of the food how
it was displayed at this brunch. This little cream puff like pastry swans filled with fruit and custard.

Even the jam and butter "roses" were pretty!!
Love things like this, makes the food oh so special.

Then another Tablescape Table I want to share.
I stole a doll friends photos. Her name is Judy and like most every
Judy I know, they call her Judybug! Why is that?
Must be a general Judybug nick name thing .
Anyway she loves Ladybug things.
She has many around her home and in her decore.
She did her table this way the other day getting ready for Spring.
Thought it was so cute!

Can you say "BBQ", that is what it makes me think of
or picnic. To cute!

P.S. Last chances to enter my over 200 posts giveaway.
If you entered on last weeks Tablescape Thursday post you are entered.
If you haven't entered , place a comment on this post and say you want entered.
Hubby is going to draw the number for me Friday night from all enteries on these two posts
for the winner!
I bought one more thing to add to the goodie box today, so enter now!!!


Chari said...

Hi Linda...

Ohhh what fun...to meet Marie Osmond and then to have her sign your doll!!! I used to always watch her segments on QVC with the dolls...she has so many beautiful dolls!!! Lucky you to have a few!!! I was wondering if the little doll that you made the mushroom seat for...is she one of Marie's dolls? I love that doll and she is so sweet in the yellow dress!!!

Anyway...hehe! I could talk dolls all day long! Love that swan pastry...looks so pretty and yummy too! Oooh...and the butter roses...gorgeous! You're right, food always tastes better when it looks so pretty!!!

Love your friend Judy's darling ladybug tablescape...it's so happy and fun!!! I love it!!!

Linda, I'm not sure if I entered your giveaway on your last tablescape post...would you add my name to your giveaway pot...please! I sure do appreciate it!!! Thank you!!! Congratulations on your 200th post...WOW!!! That's quite a milestone!!!

Warmest wishes,

susan said...

You can't mention a "mean girls" story and then not spill the beans!!! I have enjoyed Marie's comeback and loved seeing your picture with her!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What an interesting post...must have been a great weekend...

carolinajewel said...

What a wonderful event and such a lovely dessert!!!! Your friend's table is the cutest thing! That is summer!

OK, now spill the dirt on the "mean girls" treatment. Inquiring minds want to know!!! :D Jewel

Chandy said...

Wow, cool thing meeting Marie Osmond! And those artsy foods. yum! Love your friend's table, too!

marty39 said...

How fun to go to a doll signing and meet Marie. The food was served in such a fabulous manner. Wish I knew how to do that. Love the Ladybug tablescape, so cute and yes it does remind me of a BBQ or picnic. Love it. I am totally impressed at 200 posts. I havn't even reached 50 and I am running out of things. That is an amazing accomplishment and all the ones that I've read are so interesting. Kuddos to you. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, and thanks for having such a special event. Hugs, Marty

Myrna said...

Hiya Linda! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog..I really appreciate it!
How FUN to meet Marie Osmond! That would be a dream come true for me!
So happy to hear she's as sweet as she appears to be on TV!
Thanks for showing your friend's "Picnic Tablescape"...such cute ideas!!
And please enter me in your giveaway!!

niartist said...

Oooo, oooo, oooo! SIGN ME UP FOR SURE! :) Loved the puff pastry swans, how delicious did that look!?! I love food art, and that picnic ladybug table was just too cute! :) Judy did a great job! Congrats on your 200th post - I'm nearing mine, and I'll not forget that you asked for something special while we're at Brimfield! :)

Christi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Those butter roses and fantastic. Thanks for sharing your pics.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Cynthia said...

I love the ladybugs! I am too am a collector of ladybugs. Please enter me in your giveaway. I have my fingers and toes crossesd. Thanks for sharing!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing. Cute table. Now spill the "beans". :)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

How fun to meet Marie & get your doll signed. I used to collect dolls but never anything expensive. But I sold them all at a garage sale last year. Your friends tablescape is too cute. I don't remember if I left a comment last week. If not, sign me up for your giveaway.

Janie's World said...

Wow, what a fun time that must have been. Marie Osmond is so talented and seems like a very nice person. My MIL is crazy over dolls, she has a little curio cabinet full.

Meme said...

Wow! I can't imagine having met Marie Osmond 3 x's!!! It would be a day to remember, each time. Don't forget to enter me in the running for your anniversary, and have a happy 200th!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Linda...what fun that must have been! The food looks beautiful and I love the darling tablescape...the ant tablecloth is a hoot! :-) I'm going to have a garage sale at the end of the month...dreading the preparation part. Best of luck with yours...if you haven't already had it. Susan