Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Bathromm Diva and Tablescape Thursday

Hello Dear Ones! I have to apologize ~ I haven't commented on your blogs in two days! That's not like me, but I went to the dentist to have an old filling replaced and it just threw me for a loop! I've spent half my life in the dentist's chair and ordinarily I'm just fine, but this time wasn't one of them. But I do want to thank my precious little Chloe Dawn. She is just a big helper and a good girl (she loves me to call her that) for her Mommy! I had to knock her off, um, ask her to leave my computer alone this morning ~ she was looking up dog hunks! What is a Mommy to do?

Attention! Attention!!! We must interrupt this post on this blog to bring you the latest and up to datest news! I've just been handed a news bulletin, and Dear Wide Eyed Ones, we've had another Bathroom invasion! Yes, this keeps happening all over the Land of Blog and no one can stop it! I know it, Spring is in the air, but the invasions continue! Do we want this to stop? Of course not!!

Now, I, the Queen of the Bathroom Divas, will never let you down, Most Shaking Your Heads Ones! Bathroom business is my job and I will fight for all the true Divas out there. Enough of this rambling ~on with the important stuff, my Bathroom business!

Okay, I will do my investigation now. As I have said in the past ~ there are impostors out there but they will never enter into our most prestigious group. No way Jose'. My most gorgeous eyes have spotted a Most Beautiful One barely entering into her snap.
Here she comes a little closer now...mighty beautiful sink area! Isn't this a different bathroom?
OOPS! She's stepped back a tad and yes, Most Wondering Ones, this is another bathroom!
Wonderful! Now I can see her more clearly and can really get down to my Bathroom Business! I see a Most Gorgeous One with the most creamyness of complexions, a smile filled with the most pearliest of whites, gorgeous peepers and a head of luxurious locks just filled to the brim with Bathroom highlights! Oh, and look, she is clad in the most beautiful designer clothes. I see two slender arms with dainty creamy fingers attached to a CAMERA! Yes, yes, Most Marveling Ones, we really do have a genuine Bathroom Diva and she is the happiest one! Now, does she look familiar to you? She does to me! Yes, yes! I know who this Most Beautiful One is! This is our own Joni at Cote De Texas! Can you believe it? Well, Most Big Eyed Ones, I can not! She, Most Gorgeous Ones, is an Interior Decorator and she is joining our Divas. She is the real thing!! Make sure you pop over to her blog and welcome her with a big ole Bathroom Diva hello!

Okay, okay...let me calm down a minute. You see I'm a bit nervous. After all, this is THE JONI! Oh, please, Most Helpful Ones, this calls for my crown and my robe! Thank you! Oh, my goodness! Where is my toilet brush. No no, not that one! My golden one! Whew, I don't want to embarrass myself. Does my hair look okay, my lipstick ~ what? I don't have any on? Well, PLEASE, somebody help me! This is important stuff I'm doing here! My mike was on? Oh, um, well, um...just as long as you're not taping this.

Ahem! Okay, I'm ready. Joni would you please stand and join me? I want you to know, Joni, you have entered into a realm where only a few true genuine souls have trod. Not everyone has the nerve to step up to a mirror in a bathroom and snap! But you, Dear One, have stepped over that line into Bathroom Divaness and I, along with our huge following, are so very proud of you!

Joni,I am about to crown you with a title that is ever so sought after but only the few and the brave
ever receive! People will desire your title, some won't understand your title, but we know the sacrifice it takes to hold this title and become a true Bathroom Diva! Woo Hooness, oh, I must settle down. I do get too excited about this Bathroom business. Joni, I now bestow upon you the title of Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva. You are one now and shall be one forever and ever and until the twelfth of never! Now go as you decorate the interiors of this great land and snap on, Dear One, snap on!
It does my heart so much good to know we have an ever Most Famous Wonderful One join us Divas! Now, if you're wondering can I be a Diva too? The answer is yes, if you're brave enough! If you're strong in heart enough. If you have a bathroom and a camera with the flash turned off enough ~ you can join us Divas!

If you snap in a bathroom, please post it on your blog or email me your picture. I will come and retrieve you and bring you here and crown you and lift you up higher than a
n eagle to Bathroom status! Then please take our most wonderful Bathroom Diva logo (which I have made with my own dainty fingers) and put it on your blog for all of the Land of Blog to see! Now, one last word from me, Dear Ones...snap on, Divas, snap on!

Wasn't that exciting, Dear Ones? Now it's Thursday, and we all know what we do on Thursday! We show our tables with all of our dishes! We thank our Diva of Tablescapes, Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this most wonderful day! Please go to see Dear Susan and you'll be able to visit other Disaholics today and maybe you'll join us next week! Just click on the TT logo and it will take you there!

As I said earlier, my week has not been regular, but I am going to show you some tablescapes - not mine, but some from my olden cook books.

Look at this lovely table ~ pretty little dishes, all the flatware just so, bread plate with tiny butter knife ready to spread butter, the real stuff, because we were not worried about cholesterol back then! Simple but pretty little centerpiece! Hey, wait a minute... you see what I see? These look like my little salt and peppers from Target! Well, they are very similar. This is a page from an early 1960s cook book. Was Target around then? Well, I don't know, but these sure look a lot like my little S&Ps. And look! There are two sets ~ a set at each end of the table. This is just what I do! Have I been here at this table before? Is this a Deja Vu thingy?

Now look at this little beauty! Don't you just love that bright torquoise blue tablecloth and matching napkins? Dishes are just a little bland though. We could really spice this table up today with all the beautifully patterned dishes available.
This looks like a simple little luncheon place setting. Now tell me, is that a napkin, or is it a pastry? (blog interruption: My sweet most knowing friend, Justiney, has just informed me this is called an artichoke fold! She is the absolute smartest one!) Thank you, Justiney! Our Dear Picket would truly love this amber colored plate and glass. Those are pretty cute little utensils!
I want some Mexican food! Now this is so bright and colorful and we love those faux flowers, well, maybe they are paper, but they're kind of sweet! Great candelsticks. Ole!
Here's a beautiful tea! Probably a fall wedding shower, don't you think?
This is just in case you've forgotten where to put everything in it's correct postition.
Oh, I wish this photo was in color! The plates are similar to Blue Willow, but I'm thinking they may be that brick red color on white I've seen in some antique stores. Now, I am really getting scared! I have the same silver candlestick - my son gave this to me many years ago! Is my olden cook book trying to tell me something?

Be sure to go and visit the Most Wonderful Tablescape Diva, Susan!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

That Old Black Magic

That old black magic has me in it's spell,
That old black magic that you weave so well.
Those icy fingers up and down my spine,
The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine,
The same old tingle that I feel inside,
And then that elevator starts it's ride,
And, baby, down and down I go,
Round and round I go,
Like a leaf that's caught in a tide.
I shoud stay away but what can I do?
A hear your name and I'm a flame,
A flame with such a burning desire,
That only your kiss can put out the fire,
For you're the lover that I have waited for,
The mate that Fate had me created for.
And every time your lips meet mine, darling,
Down and down I go,
Round and round I go,
In a spin, loving the spin I'm in,
Under that old black magic called love!
~sung by Ella Fitzgerald