Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Preparations......









When I arrived home from the cottage on Saturday...

There was a large flower box in the garage...

35 Hydrangea stems...

From the flower lady...

AKA...

My daughter, Erika!

I got busy cutting and finding vases...






I had already set the dining table, before I left for the cottage...

I had chosen orange Mums for the table, and made an arrangement in my vintage green vessel... 

I really like the way the black tablecloth set everything off...

Assorted S&P shakers finished the look... 

I always use my Mom's china...for every special occasion...

Love it♥️

Do you like fussing with your table arrangement???
Ever take it apart...and start all over again???
I do! hahaha!!

Hope you are all having a great day...
Rather on the cool side here today...with a nasty wind...
Boyfriend got the pool closed...another season in the books...

I am making maple Salmon...Fried rice...Asparagus for dinner...
With a small Greek Salad to open...

BLUE JAYS are on...GO JAYS GO!!!
Hope they win!

                      Cheers!  :o)
                              linda 

38 comments:

  1. Lovely arrangement and so nice to have it done before you went and ready for your return.
    It looks beautiful.

    Maria used to love table arrangements . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      Thanks! I do love to decorate for family and friends...
      I'm sure she set a fine table!

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  2. Your table looked great, Linda. lots of fun. Love the little shakers (I bet Miss V did, too) and your choice of flowers for the centerpiece was gorgeous. That flower colour is my all-time favorite. I sure do miss having family dinners since we moved to the mouse-house but it is something to look forward to once the house is built. I LOVE setting the table. :)) GO JAYS GO!!!!

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    1. Yes....she had a ball! Loves her aunts and uncles♥️
      You will have many many family get togethers in your beautiful new house...soon enough!
      Jays are winning!

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  3. You set a mighty pretty table, Linda! I don't fuss too much over the table, but I do love a pretty arrangement for the middle. Your dinner sounds delish! One day I'm going to make a month's menu using yours and Betsy's dinners. HaHa!

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    1. I would love you to do that! And take pictures! Awesome!

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  4. I had a friend who worked for a florist..once in a blue moon..a gift of flowers arrived..nothing like it..what a thoughtful daughter you have..
    and you set a very pretty table:)
    I must admit ..I loved setting tables more before..:)

    Now w/ 6 Littles ranging from 6 to 16..and 6 adults..mismatched chairs..tight squeezes..no room:)


    it's a game of luck..

    I used to enjoy having a couple over for dinner..setting a table for 4 or 6..much easier;)

    But never as much fun♥ I'll settle for less than Martha..:)

    Go Blue Jays:)And you have cute collections!

    PS oh so chilly this aft putting more gardens to bed..brought the duvet out.Changed the linens..made a different lunch.. scones..picked dahlias..

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    1. Where do I begin to reply?
      You have 6 grandchildren? I must have missed that somewhere...how special!
      I love flowers in the house...anytime....anywhere....
      There are 8 of us, so we fit pretty nicely around the table...with mismatched chairs too! Hahaha!
      I love having dinner guests...it gets my juices going!
      Plan to have a few guests in December...after I decorate and get a tree...
      Chilly here too...I love Dahlias!
      Sounds like you had a great day....

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    2. Our 4 Littles and 2 super nice stepgrandchildren 13 and 16;)
      I bet you are a wonderful hostess..
      I hear Miss V's team won:)

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    3. I do love entertaining...for sure!!
      How interesting to have teenagers...I forget how fun/annoying they can be! hahaha!
      Yes...Blue Jays won...bring on Kansas!!
      Enjoy your day, Monique...

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    4. LOL I thought they had WON WON:)
      That's how much I know..

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    5. hahaha! Lots more games to go!!
      Tonight in Kansas...

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  5. Your table is beautiful! Almost too pretty to mess up. ;-)

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  6. Lovely table setting . lovely photos . Supper sounds good . I made chili in the slow cooker . I am just about done my garden clean up for the season and now we have leaves coming from everywhere to blow in to piles and mulch , have a fire or two and just enjoy this snuggly cuddly time with blanket cups of tea and hot chocolate . Thanks for sharing , hope your Jays win . have a good evening !

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    1. I am sure there will be lots of leaves at the cottage!

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  7. That is a beautiful setting. I agree that the black table cloth works well. And I love pumpkins! The hydrangeas are lovely. My sister brings in dried bouquets of them for fall and winter decor. -Jenn

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    1. Hi Jenn...
      Hydrangeas are a welcome addition...dried or fresh!

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  8. Lucky you to get such beautiful flowers! The hydrangeas and orange mums are both gorgeous. I love your table with the black cloth and the colours popping out, and the vintage green dish. So beautiful, Linda! Yes, I play with table settings and have fun with them too. :) xo Pam

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    1. I have seen your tablescapes...lovely!

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  9. Oh, I love your Thanksgiving table decor Linda. I really think we should just join in over here, so I can have fun too :))

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    1. I think you should! Any excuse to cook a turkey!

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  10. Such a creative lady, love the black and orange. And your dinner sounds yummy. My BF had to BBQ our salmon in the dark because of course, we waited until the end of the game. Glad that we have an outside light in the back! And what a game it was, so much excitement. So proud of our Jays...YAY....on to the next finals...

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    1. Great minds think alike, eh Hester!!
      Bring on Kansas City!!

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  11. Looks very fun! Love your mom's china.... lovely!
    How fun to get to set up the table in advance. Can you imagine if I tried to do that?
    I'd have cats laying on it...lol....I have to do it at the last minute, unfortunately.
    But I can assure everything is clean that way. lol....
    Love the hydrangeas...what a lovely Thanksgiving gift!

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    1. Thanks Betsy...I have 100's of pieces!
      Oh yes...cats on the table...not good!!
      I need to set it beforehand...to make sure it is what I want!! I am soooo picky! and spoiled,right? hahaha!

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  12. Linda all look beautiful and the flowers amazing :) hugs !!

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    1. Thanks dear...hope you are feeling better today...

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  13. Beautiful Linda! The orange mums are perfect and I love the combination of your beautiful china and crystal pieces with the pumpkins and so on! I am sure that dinner was as delicious as the table is beautiful! xx

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    1. thanks Amy!
      I like to match the traditional...with some whimsy...way more interesting that way!
      It was pretty darn good...I must say!!

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  14. Gorgeous table setting! I love how the colors stand out. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving :-)

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    1. We did!
      Thanks for stopping by...always happy to see you!

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    1. Why thank you Debra...much appreciated!!

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  16. Lovely table setting, I'm sure you had a wonderful time. I'm just catching up with visiting, had cataract surgery on Tuesday.

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    1. Yes we did!!
      Good to see you back...take care of yourself!

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  17. Beautiful table setting, Linda. Truly beautiful.
    The black is so dramatic and showcases everything perfectly.
    Love the hydrangeas you received. How special. ❤





















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    1. Yes...I do love getting flowers!

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