Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

Today is Tablescape Tuesday hosted by our Most Marvelous Diva Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Make sure you stop by her blog to visit all the other lovely tablescapers today!This is Mr. Precious' birthday tablescape! We celebrated his day of birth on Saturday!!
I tried very hard to set a manly looking table...very manly green colored tablecloth.
Manly candlesticks and a manly centerpiece...

Manly vintage books with manly vintage glasses...
Very appropriate manly vintage book about the Texas Gulf Coast...
Manly looking faux pears and faux flowers. You know how I love my faux flowers and my faux flowers love me and Mr. Precious...
A little bit of manly looking bling sprinkled on the table...I can also use these for my Thanksgiving table.
Aren't these the most precious, uh, I mean the most manly looking little glass acorns?
Here is the table setting. It's somewhat manly looking. The napkin is a little frilly, but Mr. Precious loves what I love! ;) Notice the little butter knive at the top of the plate. I'm not sure that's where it's supposed to be, but since I didn't use any bread plates I thought it was cute, er, manly sitting at the top!

I used a somewhat coordinating salad plate with the dinner plate. Still look manly?
Now I really do believe this dinner plate looks manly. I purchased these plates at Pier One a few months back and just love them. They were on sale! I never did figure out why they had been summer dishes ~ they looked like fall!! and were on sale? My heart jumped up and down a few times and I had to have them! The place mat is just a bit frilly but I think it works

Well, a manly birthday celebration must have some manly food. Thus, manicotti! I have a little story about the manicotti. I went to the grocery store to shop for my dinner things. I searched and searched for manicotti noodles...couldn't find any. I looked for about 15 minutes, thinking, they have to be here! These noodles are always here! You know what? They were completely out of manicotti noodles so I purchased the giant shells. I was determined to stick to my menu.
Well, the shells worked just fine, the manicotti tasted just fine. And all was well with Mr. Precious' birthday manly food!
This manly dish just doesn't look as good as it tasted. But darlings, it was delicious and so manly!

So Manly...
When birthdays are celebrated, you must have a birthday cake. I must tell you, Dear Ones, the older I get, the more lazy I get! I know I should have baked a layer cake, but I didn't want to! So...I baked a manly sheet cake instead!
So, I fooled my sweet Mr. Precious and just cut two squares and stacked one on top of the other and poked his little special manly candles in the icing. It worked! See the tiny little cake stand to make Mr. Precious feel so special and manly?

Now I must tell you, this is the only thing Mr. Precious didn't seem to like - those candles!! I told him I could have put 64 candles on his cake but I might have burned down the house!
Hope you've enjoyed my manly tablescape today!
Be a bunch of sweeties,

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
When I'm 64
When I get older losing my hair,
Many years from now,
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings bottle of wine?
If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?
oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oooo
You'll be older too, (ah ah ah ah ah)
And if you say the word,
I could stay with you.
I could be handy mending a fuse
When your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride.
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?
Every summer we can rent a cottage
In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck, and Dave
Send me a postcard, drop me a line,
Stating point of view.
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely,
Wasting Away.
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?Whoo
~sung by The Beatles