Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pizazz, Vintage,Creative,Passionate Blues, and Totally Beary Cute!

Okay...I love this pic I took at a recent gala event at my church. Notice how the table hostess decorated her bottle of bubbling apple cider? Is it not just too cool? It's got "just" the right amount of pizazz! Just so that she was voted the best set table! Stunning!
Is this not a beautiful vintage wedding dress? A lady loaned the dress for our scenery on the set of the gala event! She is celebrating her 50th anniversary this year... The dress was impeccable...and could have been worn that night it was in such great shape! Oooohhhh how I love vintage!
I hosted a table as well...and the theme of my table was "Using anything that someone else either threw away, or that I gave new life to". This is just one "sneak peek" of something that I'll share more in a future Tablescape Thursday post. I had been saving my Hedley Teabag cans for a special event. This night fit the bill and I gave six of them away after the event was over. I planted little pansies in the tins, tucked some Spanish moss in around the edges, put a floral pick in the plant, attached a "Spiritual tea bag" and doubled it as a place card by attaching the name of the person sitting at each seat. Everyone loved their take away gift that evening.
This pic has nothing to do with anything but the fact that I fell in "Love" with her blue eyes! She is a young huskie and her name is Arianna. Now, how could you resist these baby blues? She politely allowed me to snap her pic on a recent Outdoor Fall Fair we attended.
And last, but not least, my "Beary Cute" Claude.... Yes, I don't wear jewelry... Well, Claude is secure in his masculinity and allowed me to use him as a prop when I recently kicked off my friend Vonnie's Silpada party at a weekend open house. We had a blast later hanging jewelry off my chandie, on the bear, anywhere I could get inspired to take pics! Thought you'd enjoy Claude.....I always do, even when he has no jewelry on! :)

Well...gotta run, hope to visit some of you real soon! I feel like Road Runner these days....I'll drop in, say "Beep, Beep"...and off I go again! ;) Life happens...and I'm just tryin to keep up with it all!

Love to all,
~CC Catherine


The French Bear said...

Claude looks very handsome! I am so excited to start doing all my Christmas decorating.
I loved decorating the church for the holidays, I miss those days. It not the same, being in the city, as when I lived in a small town.
Looks like it was a huge success, nice table decorations!
Margaret B

Sherri S said...

Can't wait to see your FULL tablescape! Any ideas for using whatever we 'have' or can be found on the cheap is good for me. Cute puppy and that wedding dress is amazing.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh everything looks just gorgeous. I love the table that you did, it is just so perfect and what a great thing to repurpose things. Claude is indeed hamdsome even with his jewelry. Hope you have a great week. Thanks also for stopping by and as always such sweet and kind comments. You're the best. Hugs, marty

Cheri said...

Love the wedding dress and your idea for place cards/small gift to give was great. You can tell you put some thought into that.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh CC, I can't wait to see that tablescape. The tea tins look so great filled with pansies. I'm surprised your ta ble didn't win. That is jut such a clever idea (of course, everything I use on a tablescape has been used for something else or by someone else before, so I love that idea). Claude looks very dashing in his jewels! Hope you are doing okay. Lots of hugs from me. laurie

The Stylish House said...

I enjoyed this post and the idea to use what you already have on hand or can beg, borrow or steal! I understand about time constraints and blogging. Visit when you have time, blogging is a fun thing and should not be about pressure.

DesignTies said...

Arianna's blue eyes are hypnotizing!!! WOW!! Our Husky has beautiful blue eyes too :-)

Your pansy place cards are cute. Great way to re-purpose the tea bag tins.

Thanks for the birthday wishes and your kind words about my guest bedroom :-)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I miss you, CC, when you're not around! Loved seeing all of these vignettes. Claude is a cutie! Love what you did with the tea canisters. CUTE!

Don't be a stranger...


Sheila :-)

Sue said...

Hi CC....your church tablescape and party looked like you had a wonderful time...loved the tea tins and what you did with them....but that dog!!! Oh my, I thought it was a painting he's so perfect and those eyes...what a beauty....Hope you going to be able to make Karyn at the Bloom Girls Christmas party on 12/11....she is sending out e-mails about it real hope to see you there....Sue.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Catherine~it's been a bit since I've come by. I'm strolling in to catch up and especially to wish you a wonderfully happy Thanksgiving!

Even though our Thanksgiving is very small in number, with my two guests,hubby and son (we don't count the cat she doesn't like turkey), we don't scrimp on the menu...from appetizers to desserts! A tryptophan delight,lol!

That wedding dress looks very similar to my own. Which I'd would love to repurpose into something that I could have displayed in my home.

Sweet Holiday Wishes,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

claudie said...

Ahhhhh CC there is Claude. What a handsome bear.
Your giveaways are precious as usual my friend. So glad you got to get away and spend time with friends.
Sounds like it was a huge success...and those eyes, oh those blue eyes, and that dress!
Happy Thanksgiving CC
Sending big hugs and much love to you and your family.
Love You and Miss you
Love Claudie

Tamara Jansen said...

What a wonderful looking event!