Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Little in the Center


Hello, Dear Ones!
I thought I'd show you what I've been up to ~ playing!

I put together a little centerpiece for the dining room table 
and this is what I've come up with.

 I grabbed three cake stands, stacked 'em and started poking fauxs all over the place.
I know you'll love my lace runner. I got all 'pleated' with it. :)

 I think it turned out rather nicely on this side.

 Even pretty cute on this side!

Bottom layer...

 Middle layer...

 Top layer.

After I finished, I stood back and thought,
"This looks rather weddingly with a few artichokes poked here and there."
Does anyone know of a wedding planner who may want to hire me 
with all of my talentedness? ")
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Going To The Chapel

Going to the chapel and we're gonna to get married.
Going to the chapel and we're gonna to get married.
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna to get married.
Going to the chapel of love.

Spring is here,
the sky is blue.
Whoa! the birds all sing as if they knew.
Today's the day, we'll say, "I do"
and we'll never be lonely anymore.

Because we're going to the chapel and we're gonna get married.
Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married.
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married.
Going to the chapel of love.

Bells will ring,
the sun will shine.
Whoa, I'll be his and he'll be mine.
We'll love until the end of time
and we'll never be lonely anymore.

Because we're going to the chapel and we're gonna get married.
Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married.
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married.
Going to the chapel of love.
(yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Going to the chapel of love.
(yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Going to the chapel of love...
~ sung by the Crytals


59 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon Sheila.

    Wow your centrepiece looks amazing
    really pretty and elegant.
    You did a great job.

    Have a good week

    x Fiona

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  2. I may need your services in a few years, Shelia! But not too soon, I hope! This vignette is absolutely beautiful, and it's just so "you." Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Hugs ~ Mary

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  3. Just love it when cake stands are used to decorate and stacked. Looks pretty and with a glimmer of warmer days and the blooms of flowers in the air!

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  4. I love the way you displayed the lace runner too. Love the tiered cake stands and faux flora.

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  5. Very pretty arrangement. My favorite is the lace runner!

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  6. Love it, it looks wonderful. I love the addition of the artichokes, so pretty. The runner is fabulous pleated too. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Hi Shelia! Your table is so pretty! I really like how you incorporated the roses with artichokes. Great job! :)

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  8. Beautiful centerpiece and like like how you ruffled up the runner. The artichokes work nicely against the whites. Perfect look!

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  9. I thought the same thing - it looks sort of like a Wedding Cake! Very pretty!!

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  10. Good Afternoon Shelia, What a fabulous idea placing cake stands on top of each other....the result is beautiful, do you know, I think it would be a beautiful centre piece for a wedding table aswell.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  11. Great idea! I'm going to have to copy this! Beautiful!

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  12. well, already was the MoB and wedding planning for my daughter....and I don't think you or I am going to live long enough to see my son get married. So, I think you can plan for someone else! Unless of course you would have better luck finding the PERFECT woman for my son....cuz I quit that job LONGGGG ago!!

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  13. It looks really nice, Shelia. Those are good looking faux roses-they look real. Love the idea of tiers for the cake stands. I cannot find my cake stand anywhere- I know I loaned it to one of the kids but they all swear they don't have it. (someone is lying but I don't have enough confidence to call them out because I can't remember for sure!;>)
    That song is going to be running through my head for the rest of the day now--you naughty girl!!!! xo Diana

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  14. I already commented on FaceBook to you but I thought I say here too...so pretty Sheila. Your so talented!!!
    Hope the weather is nice there....it's snowing like crazy here! Have a nice Sunday afternoon....Hugs, Debra Sue

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  15. Shelia,
    Wedding or not...this is quite an elegant centerpiece!!!
    Love the hue of the roses, love the contrast of the artichokes,
    and love how you pleated your lace runner!!!
    Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us, dear friend!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  16. You may be teasing but I think it looks great and very 'wedding' also! I like the stacked cake plates!
    hugs, Linda

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  17. I love centerpieces and think they are important during the meal and between meals, even when the kids are little. This is cute! My kids say my motto is "Don't touch the centerpiece!" But our family meals are the "centerpiece" of family life, so I do say, "Don't touch the Centerpiece!"

    Visiting through Busy Monday.

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  18. Oh my! Your centerpiece takes my breath away. I would hire you in a minute! Elizabeth

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  19. So pretty, love the roses and the three tiers looks wonderful!

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  20. I like your idea of stacking the cake plates to make a centerpiece. You could add in seasonal touches for different holidays. '-)

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  21. Shelia, this is so pretty! I love how you stacked the cake stands and added artichokes to the white flowers. I have such a thing now for white flowers. This is truly beautiful!

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  22. How lovely Shelia. I might have a go at one of these. Love the pleats too.x

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  23. This is very, very pretty. White is so fresh and easy on the eyes. I have a wood dining table right now, too - and I really love how it looks with white. You inspired me!

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  24. Your centerpiece looks great, but I am particularly impressed with the way you pleated the runner. This is genius! I have a number of runners that are a bit too long, and this would be a great remedy. Thanks for the great idea!

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  25. Your centerpiece is very lovely Shelia, and I'm sure you could easily turn into a wedding planner with all your talent. You have such a sweet personality you could even handle the worst bridezilla. Me on the other hand? Well let's just say I don't think I'm as sweet as you are.

    I really like your centerpiece. Just call it shabby or french or whatever since it's white. Whatever the style is, I really like it. Mom recently came home with a tiered set of cake stands, so one day I may have to make my own centerpiece like yours. Thanks for sharing your idea with us!

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  26. What a beautiful centerpiece! Soft and romantic. Great photos too!

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  27. You know I love tiers. I would hire you in a minute.

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  28. Lovely centerpiece, Shelia! I love it!...Christine

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  29. So pretty Sheila! As always, you come up with such lovely ideas. Jane

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  30. Pretty, I love cake pedestals and when stacked even better.

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  31. Hi Shelia, Thank you for your thoughtful comment about me feeling better on PS. I was really under the weather that day but today I am back to feeling fine. Also, for your kind words about our Ashley today. She is such a sweetie and we are so proud of her.

    I love your tiered flowers with the folded lace runner. A very pretty look and puts me in mind of spring. It is pretty cold here right now and snow again tonight. However, the sun is shining today so all is bright and cheerful. Life is good.

    Wishing you happy days my sweet friend.
    Love, Jeanne

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  32. Beautiful centerpiece Sheila....so very "sweet"....the artichokes added jus the right touch!

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  33. Lovely and I know with all of the white, it must brighten up your house on cloudy days! Beautiful job - thanks for sharing!

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  34. I love those artichokes! I bought some dried ones years ago and finally had to throw them out...they had HAD it! LOL! Have a great week!

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  35. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    This is a lovely centrepiece. The flowers are beautiful, you've done a lovely job. I think they are "faux" but they certainly look real to me...*s*.
    Hope you've been well and enjoyed the weekend too.
    Wonder when you'll be fixin' up for Easter?...soon I'm sure.
    have a good evening.
    Judi

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  36. Thank for this treat - such a lovely centerpiece. Very romantic!

    And much thanks for commenting about my revamped Swedish clock! Much appreciated.

    Linda

    Http://www.thecolorfulbee.com

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  37. Hi Shelia!

    What a fab centerpiece but then everything you create is fabulous! Love the unexpected artichokes. great combo with the white roses.
    ANd the song... how perfect! I danced to that song at a sockhop in the school gym many moons ago - I guess I'm aging myself here.

    So nice catching up on your posts and wonderful tunes!

    Big hugs, Sherry

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  38. Hi Shelia!

    What a fab centerpiece but then everything you create is fabulous! Love the unexpected artichokes. great combo with the white roses.
    ANd the song... how perfect! I danced to that song at a sockhop in the school gym many moons ago - I guess I'm aging myself here.

    So nice catching up on your posts and wonderful tunes!

    Big hugs, Sherry

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  39. Oh, Shelia, this is just so gorgeous, I can NOT stop looking at your pictures! Stunning!

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  40. Such a lovely arrangement.very inspiring and romantic...:):)

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  41. The crochet runner works perfectly!

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  42. Using cake stands was such a clever idea, Shelia! Your arrangement looks so pretty and the glass looks so pretty between it too! The crocheted runner works beautifully with your white centerpiece.

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  43. Very nice! The cake pedestals worked so well.

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  44. So beautiful. I love the tiered stand and the way you decorated it, is gorgeous.
    Love the runner too....I hope you are enjoying the week.

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  45. Beautiful and creative! I'm off to find my three crystal cake plates...

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  46. You're so cute Shelia...love your center piece. I turned out beautifully :-)

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ❤Ana

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  47. That is some of the best "poking of faux" that I've ever seen, Sheilia! Simple elegance at its best.

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  48. Sheila, this is gorgeous. I just love it.
    Karen

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  49. Oh, Sheila, what fun you must have had playing!! Love the pleated runner. Thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind words. Have a great week! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  50. Very pretty Sheila!!! Love those white flowers.

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  51. Now I'm going to be singing "Going to the chapel.." I love that song anyway. You have a pretty blog. So nice visiting. Linda will follow you also.

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  52. Beautiful centerpiece! Love all the white, looks fresh and springy! :)

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  53. Shelia, Your centerpiece is so pretty with the three tiers. The combination of roses and artichokes is so unexpected and just the right touch.

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  54. Beautiful centerpiece -- love the pleated runner -- have to borrow that idea! "Goin' to the chapel" will be playing my head at random for the next three days now -- but that's not a bad thing! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  55. How CUTE! LOVE that idea... the faux's and the pleated runner.........so clever! I'm so looking forward to spring!

    Happy Week to you!

    Spencer
    xo

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  56. Sheila, Your centerpiece is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this at the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry

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  57. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Your place is looking so nice in the livingroom with your cloches. Those are nice moss balls.

    I'm hearing about snow in your area. I hope everything is ok and you don't have problems with lots of snow. Its very windy here and we are expecting snow tonight and into tomorrow....

    Keep well and warm...
    Judi

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)