Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Terry and a table :)

This is Terry, and I love her. We first met in the 7th grade lunch line at Poston Jr. High. We've been friends ever since. I often tell my daughter Rio that if you find yourself a friend and still have her 25+ yrs. later you are a very lucky woman. I mean seriously? Girls can be AWFUL to each other! Why is that?? There's just something about a true friend, and if you have one- treasure her. They just aren't that easy to come by... :) Oh and her smile? It's permanent :)

Last Friday night Terry hosted a table for a women's event at her church. Every host was to decorate or "tablescape' her table. She asked me to help and this is what I came up with. It was a beautiful event, with every table unique. Enjoy!

I started the centerpiece with a green feather wreath I found at TJ Maxx (best place ever). And added in the center a grouping of mercury glass candlesticks (thanks Allie!).

The place settings are Arte Italica. I know, beaut right? Purchased from my sister's AWESOME store M&Co. (that sadly :( shut it's doors this summer) The stemware is Williams-Sonoma and the flatware is Villeroy&Boch.

And yes! Those are REAL flowers. Women were asking all day and all night. What? The cute green mercury vases are from Domestic Bliss. And the hobnail pitcher below? Anthropologie.

Then I just filled in with lots of votives and silver whatevers that I could find at home.

The sweet silver bird candles? TJ Maxx. The little glitter birds? Michaels :)

And here's Ter with her sweet daughter Chelsea. Love them :)


  1. Nice! Looks so pretty, Dorie.

  2. That table is absolutely stunning. Wow!
    Dorie, you out did yourself...I love the mercury glass and the birdies...and of course the silver.
    I have several really good girl friends. Seems the ones I went to school with sizzled out...the ladies from my church...family.
    She does have a great smile but you do too.
    Did you know you have a little cobweb on the right hand side of your blog... leave it there. It is about to hatch something.

  3. Beautiful! Now I have to rush out to TJMaxx.

  4. Dor, I am so blessed to have you in my life. I feel almost famous being on your blog.