Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Hello, Dear Ones! Welcome again to Tablescape Thursday hosted by our Diva of every dish and every tablesetting, Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Pop in to see her today and you'll be thrilled at all the lovely ways with dishes.

Now, I must admit, I have had such a busy hectic week and didn't have the time to set up a tablescape. I'll spare you the details but I'm sure you've had weeks like this ~ not enough time to get everything done. That's been my tiny week! But I do not like to miss out and since Thursday is one of my favorite days I just had to participate! You don't mind, do you?

Okay, let's pretend...

If I hadn't been the busiest one this week I may have set a Fourth of July table like this in the backyard with tiny little rocks so cleverly holding down the napkins so they wouldn't go blowing off in the wind!


Or, I may have set up a very elegant looking Fourth of July table inside just in case it was too hot! Look at the lovely shade of blue! Oh, if I hadn't been the busiest one this week!

All Fourth of July tables must have a wonderful centerpiece and if I hadn't been the busiest one this week, I just may have done something like this...

...or this...

...or this...

...or maybe something beautiful like this - carnation balls ~ well, that is if I hadn't been the busiest one this week! :(

But of course I would feed you and for dessert I could have fixed you something like this, if I hadn't been the busiest one this week!

After the fun, food and fellowshipping with you all, I might have passed out little flags to celebrate ~ if I hadn't been too busy!

Then we might have all sat out on our front lawn in the chairs with the soft cushy pillows and watched the fireworks! If...
...I hadn't been the busiest one this week! :(

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

God Bless America

God bless America,
Land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above;

From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
~could have been sung by me if I hadn't been the busiest one!

56 comments:

  1. Hi Shelia!! It has been a busy week around here, too. Hope you have some fun planned for the weekend and you don't have to do all the cooking :0)
    Blessings. You gave me a great idea for dessert. I'm going to buy a cheesecake and top it with that star idea!!

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  2. Shelia, three cheers for the red, white and blue.......such a lovely table and oh the yummy food.

    Happy July 4th to you!!

    Hugs, Barb

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  3. Thanks for the ideas. Hope things settle down for you a bit.
    Alicia

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  4. What great 4th of July tables, Shelia. All the photos are full of inspiration!

    We've had a bit of a lazy week, here. G'kiddo's arrive tomorrow evening. That will step up the pace!

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  5. hope your next week gets calmer!

    love the second one down tho they are all gorgeous

    Sarah

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  6. Pickle may you have a great and safe fourth my friend...now what have you been up to my friend...I just know you got something going on...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  7. Lovely 4th of July tablescapes and a yummy-looking dessert!

    Happy 4th of July!

    Jane

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  8. Fun ideas and I wish you a very happy 4th!

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  9. ~Gorgeous ideas Shelia!

    I'm lucky to set up a tablescape every other month or so. At least one that's worth taking a photo of. LOL!
    I'm still thinking of your dreamy white one from last week. ~WOW!

    ~Happy 4th! ~Melissa :)

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  10. Of course we don't mind---Now I hope you are able to de-busy yourself and relax for the 4th!

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  11. Hope your next week is a little bit slower. Your pictures are just gorgeous. I enjoyed them all. Have a safe, happy and blessed 4th. Hugs, Marty

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  12. It's ok! Lovely collection of photos! Hope you have a great July 4th weekend! Take a break!
    Michelle

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  13. You may have been busy this week, Shelia, but you sure did make me smile today!! All of the tables are very inspiring. I have bought lots of celebratory red, white and blueness, and I plan on making my patio very festive & patriotic this weekend (to impress everyone, of course!). Shhhh...it's Dollar Tree stuff. Gloria and I have been stocking up, she in the hills and me, on the plains! LOL!!

    Have a WONDERFUL 4th, Shelia. And take a rest! ;-)

    xoxo
    Janie

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  14. They are all very pretty! I did a 4th of July tablescape this week too.

    Cute doggie with the flag!

    Have a great holiday!

    Katherine

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  15. Love all your "if only" tables!!! I especially love the one with the oriental blue dishes!!! WOW! :D Jewel

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  16. Ooh girl, that second tablescape is GORGEOUS. Too bad you were too busy and tiny this week!
    And I loved the carnation balls!!!!!!!! heeheeheee... I said balls.

    Justiney :o )

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  17. Such cute and festive tablescapes :) And a great song too!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  18. Great picks, Shelia! ALl the pics you posted are so festive and wonderful. Happy Independence Day!....Christine

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  19. Such a cute post! I'm sure your tablescape would have been better than any of these...if it hadn't been the busiest week!
    Blessings,
    Traci

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  20. Oh Plenty of wonderful inspiration. Love the little drawing of the patriotic pup! :)

    Happy 4th!

    ~Liz

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  21. Hi, precious one... I'm sorry you've had that sort of week. It must be the week for SheliasSheilas to be too busy to get things done. I'm with you. Still waiting on the stucco man to come. Hopefully tomorrow???

    Happy Fourth to you, my dear friend (almost typed ear friend)! LOL!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  22. Hi, precious one... I'm sorry you've had that sort of week. It must be the week for SheliasSheilas to be too busy to get things done. I'm with you. Still waiting on the stucco man to come. Hopefully tomorrow???

    Happy Fourth to you, my dear friend (almost typed ear friend)! LOL!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  23. Oh my yes! It has been a busy week! Hope you have a wonderful celebration - thanks for all the fun pictures!

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  24. Shelia, I love all the pics you posted! We've all had weeks like that, but you still managed to come up with lots of inspiration for us. Hope things slow down enough so that you can enjoy the holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July!

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  25. Great pictures~ I know we would have such fun~ maybe one day. Wouldn't that be such great?

    Happy 4th & big hugs~ J

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  26. Shelia, great inspiration tables! I love that first one, so simple yet so cool! Pretty busy over here, too and not able to visit much!

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  27. Busy or not, you put together a BEAUTIFUL Tablescape Thursday!!

    Lots of great ideas and inspirations here ~ thank you so much for sharing Shelia!!

    Hope you have a wonderful 4th. :)

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  28. O-ness...you tiny little cute thing...thanks for all these great ideas to try sometime.
    My week has been slow but I am getting geared up for 7 days with 3 grands...then, back to back, another 5 days with 4 grands...so I may not be around much for awhile...
    hugs, bj

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  29. Great inspiration photos.. I"m happy you weren't too busy to post them... Take care there...
    Happy 4th of July!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  30. Bless you, Shelia! Even with a hectic week you still found time to inspire us with beautiful pictures. Happy 4th of July!

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  31. You've got great ideas here...Happy Fourth!!!

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  32. Shelia, I'm impressed. I'm too busy, too, to do a tablescape, so you are a step ahead of me. I enjoyed all the beautiful ideas and the wonderful American song. Happy 4th to you! Linda

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  33. Good ideals Sheila.I know what you mean about the busy week.Me too ! Hope you have a great 4th Sheila,HUGS !

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  34. Pretty photos! Hope you have a happy 4th of July!
    Carolyn

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  35. I just sang it for you since you were so busy! (LOL) I love your songs at the end I always end up singing them! I hope you get some rest over the holiday weekend and enjoy your fourth! God Bless! Lauralu :)

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  36. I love that tranquil shade of blue toward the top! Looks like the Pacific ocean. Happy 4th, Shelia!
    Brenda

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  37. You made me smile AND realize that even if i have had a crazy week and didnt create something new... i could round up what i would like to do.

    I will do that another time when i am saddened when i didnt get around to creating a new tablescape of my own.

    Great ideas!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥

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  38. have a happy 4th! beautiful table girl!!!

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  39. Wonderful inspiration Shelia, and that little puppy with the flag is sooooo cute! Have a wonderful holiday weekend. laurie

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  40. Happy 4th of July Day Sheila, i hope you have a fun filled day. We just celebrated our Canada Day, love the fireworks. I love those carnation balls, they are so pretty.
    hugs
    janet

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  41. Happy 4th of July and I enjoyed this post and am still laughing at yesterdays bathroom photo post. So much fun to visit your blog.
    Joyce

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  42. I know what you mean about having a busy week...these photos are full of fun and inspiration... Hope all is well with you and yours... Happy Fourth

    hugs ~lynne~

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  43. W O WWWWWWW!
    THIS IS INSPIRATIONAL. REALLY LIKE YOUR POST TODAY.

    MAY YOU HAVE A SPARKLING 4TH OF JULY!

    GOD BLESS,
    ~Deanna~
    HomeHavenMinistry
    'cauz home really is a ministry

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  44. Love seeing all those tables!! Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July Shelia!♥

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  45. Happy 4th July Sheila.
    I enjoyed your post on the theme of 4th July. The pie with the berries made into a heart shape is wonderful.
    Have a great weekend.
    Lindsay
    x

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  46. Hi Shelia
    Oh if you hadn't been so busy we wouldn't have seen all those wonderful pictures. They are lovely tablescapes aren't they...so much red, white and blue too...just about your July 4th...we've had our July 1st Canada Day.
    Hope you are having a lovely day
    Judi

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  47. Ha Shelia...you're too cute! I loved your "if I hadn't had the busiest of weeks" post! I know the feeling! Thanks for posting all these lovely inspirational pics! Have a Happy 4th! Huggy Hugs!

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  48. Proving that even on one of your busiest weeks, you are the decorating diva!

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  49. Hi Sheila,
    You are one inspirational woman! Even at your busiest, you share with us. Hugs, Cindy

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  50. I know that feeling of being too busy to do anything! Thanks for sharing some inspiration photos. Have a great weekend!

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  51. Thanks for making time for us this week. I enjoyed your imagine tables.

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  52. Great tables, happy 4th! :O)

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  53. Yes, we all understand about busy weeks! Love the inspirational tables you shared.

    Christi

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  54. I came back by to mention that I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

    I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

    Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

    Happy CIJ!

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  55. Oh, Shelia...all these tables look like so much fun! Thanks for sharing them! It has been a busy week, hasn't it. I just got back in town and I'm way behind! :-) Susan

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