Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Almost Dinner Party


Hello, Dear Ones.
Well, let me tell you about it.

Mr. Precious and I had invited two couples to join us for dinner last week.
They said, "Yes! We'd love to come!"

A couple of hours before they were to arrive, one couple called and couldn't come because of a last minuet happening. 
Okay, I'll just take away a couple of place settings.

Then the other couple called and couldn't come! 
Poop! Had they planned this?
Naw, just life happening so we postponed it for next week.

I was going to have a taco salad and dessert. 
Everything was chopped, the lettuce, tomatoes, onions and had my guacamole made but I hadn't cooked the hamburger meat yet!
So I was good!

I had used some plates I found at Marshalls many years ago.

The napkins I used were from Dillards years ago and matched just perfectly I thought.

I only have four dessert/salad plates so Mr. Precious and I gave the plates to our almost guests.

My old faithful glasses show up a lot on my tables.

Now will I change my table for next week?
Maybe, maybe not, well, I would clean the weekly dust off the dishes. ;)
But...

But for now I'm enjoying my little centerpiece with flowers from the grocery store.
Don't take much to make me happy! :)
Just sayin'. :)

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Last Song

Did you know I'd go to sleep
And leave the lights on
Hopin' you'd come by
And know that I was home and still awake
But two years go by and still my lights on
This is hard for me to say
But this is all that I can say

It's the last song I'll ever write for you

It's the last time that I'll tell you
Just how much I really care
This is the last song I'll ever sing for you
You come looking for the light and it won't be there
But I love you, oh, yes I do, yes I do

All the times that I've spent waiting

Wondering where you are
Always knew the time would come
When I would start to wonder why
Now the time is here
I don't know where you are
So I'll write you one more song
But it's the last time that I'll try

It's the last song I'll ever write for you

It's the last time that I'll tell you
Just how much I really care
This is the last song I'll ever sing for you
You come looking for the light and it won't be there
But I love you, oh, yes I do, mmm mmm

It's the last song I'll ever write for you

It's the last song I'll ever write for you
It's the last song I'll ever write for you
It's the last song I'll ever write for you
It's the last song I'll ever write for you
~ sung by Edward Bear

36 comments:

  1. Aw I would have been on standby and come at a moments notice Shelia!! ;)
    I love the crockery, it is really beautiful. And, I would never have thought of presenting single flowers in little jar/bottles, the arrangement is creative and looks fabulous. I am 'borrowing' that little idea! I hope we hear about the dinner-to-be-next-week!

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  2. Glad you did not have a large complicated dish in the oven. The plates and napkins surely go together. My friend Fancy is giving a last minute dinner party for 14 tonight. I cannot imagine. My kiddo is making a stir fry for us. Have fun at the next get together. xoxo, Olive

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  3. Shelia, I am sure you were very disappointed but you seem to have handled the situation with patience and class. They surely missed out on a good meal with very nice hosts. Hope things work out better next time. The table looks very appropriate with the menu you planned. The colorful dishes are so pretty. ------------- Shannon

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  4. Best laid plans.......I'd definitely leave that charming table setting. I smiled when I saw your jars marching down the center of your table. Guess what is currently marching down ours? Yep, my aqua ball jars filled with yellow flowers from our garden. ;-)
    Taco salad sounds delicious. Just this week we were talking about how we haven't had a taco salad in way too long. ~ sarah

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  5. You set a beautiful table and your menu sounds delicious. Hopefully, they show up next time. I'd be there!
    Candy

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  6. Love your mason jars filled with flowers down the middle of your table. Your tablescape is so pretty!

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  7. I love your pretty floral dishes and the mason jars running down the table with those cream flowers. Too bad I did not live closer I would have been happy to fill in xo

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  8. Shelia,
    What a bummer, dear friend! Hope your guests will be able to make it a "rain check" for dinner, soon! Your tablescape is lovely! I adore the color palette and I love the roses in the dinnerware and the napkins! Your centerpiece is stunning, too! Let us know if that ever happens again and "Mr. Ed" and I would love to join you and "Mr. Precious"!:)
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  9. I hate that you were all set to go and your guests couldn't come. The table looked just beautiful and will be just as pretty next week too.

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  10. Yes, life happens, but it's also a little disappointing when you've made all those lovely preparations. I guess you had a practice run. Your table looked so pretty!
    Mary Alice

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  11. Shelia, those napkins match your plates perfectly and your yellow flowers adds so much charm to your table! Hopefully next week there will be no disappointments!

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  12. Sheila,
    Beautiful dishes, nice combo you put together. SO much work and no guests.Well, it was a nice post, though. I am following you back. PS>I always try to see if I know the song you leave us with.

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  13. Well dang! Don't you hate it when life gets in the way? You sure had a great table set. Love the plates. They're just lovely!

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  14. I hate when things like that happen...cuz I KNOW you rushed around making sure everything was perfect....oh...well....next week it is! I LOVE those plates! xo Diana

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  15. I bet I could round up 4 bloggers to come for taco salad! We'll be there in a jiffy! heehee! You really are sweet to invite them to come another time! I love your beautiful table and special plates, too!

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  16. Cute table. I love the mix of flowers on the plates and napkins! Those yellow flowers down the center are perfect. You enjoy this table all week! Hugs, Linda

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  17. They sure missed out on a good time! Hopefully, all will go well for the next time. Love your centerpiece!

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  18. Your tablescape is just lovely, Sheila! Love those spider mums!

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  19. You set a lovely table Shelia! Any guest would be thrilled to sit at such a pretty spot!

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  20. Sorry you missed your invited guests....but your table setting preparation was not in vain. I've enjoyed it so much and so with many others who popped in! Lovely centrepiece arrangement :) Love it!

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  21. Such a love table setting Shelia! I love your plates and the flower centrepiece is simply beautiful.
    Hope you have had a wonderful week:)

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  22. Your table looks so pretty. Hope there are no last minute cancellations next week!

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  23. that's whn you quickly call 2 other couples lol!sometimes life does just get in the way, the next time will be bigger & better!
    Helen

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  24. Perfect little party for six. Love those plates and the flowers up the center are perfect.

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  25. So cute! Your friends just don't know what they missed! Love those plates!

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  26. Shelia, love how you turned those lemons to lemonade. I love your tablescape! Amazing you found napkins that go so beautiful with your plates! They truly do look like they were made for each other! Now you have me wondering if you'll change your table or use the same one. What will Shelia do? Tune in next week for the rest of the story. ;) They better show this time!

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  27. Love those salads.. and yes the napkins are perfect with them. So sad it worked out that way. They missed a lot! Pretty table Shelia.. xo marlis

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  28. The china is beautiful and I love the contrast in colors between the dinner plates and salads. The napkins match perfectly with the dishes. I would keep the centerpiece and let us enjoy another of your lovely tablescapes!

    Thanks, Pam

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  29. Gorgeous plates! The colors are so bold and strong and yet so elegant! Love your simplistic centerpiece! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your ideas with us.
    Karin

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  30. Been there...done that! Love the tablescape...I say, keep it!!

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  31. What a beautiful tablescape. After seeing your wonderful things on the table, your friends will definitely come next time. Just Beautiful! New Follower.


    Jody

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  32. Great table with great dishes. The flowers down the center of the table add just the right touch.

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  33. Beautiful table setting Shelia. Your guests missed a lovely time with lovely hosts. Mmmmmm, I love taco salad. I order it lots when I can. I rarely make it. What is your recipe? I hope next week will be a huge success. LOL.
    Love, Jeanne

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  34. Oh your table looks just beautiful! Love those dishes and your napkins match so well.

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  35. Your table looks wonderful, Shelia. Too bad the company couldn't come at the last minute - ugh. But you have some pretty flowers anyway! Linda

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