Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hello Everybody! Boy! I am just squeaking in at the end of Tablescape Thursday! But I thought if I don't go ahead and put this in I won't be around til after Thanksgiving! I don't know how you all keep up with all of your wonderful posts! I really miss visiting with everyone! So I'm back to show you the fancy table I set for my hubby's 51st birthday! I had his parent's over and made his favorite cake, pineapple! Boy, do I have a recipe for you! But I think my mother-n-law would disown me if I shared it. But guess what?! They don't have a computer! So, I'll post my recipes tommorrow on Foodie Friday! I'm so bad!! Of course you've probably already been over to Susan's at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. She has the most beautiful blog, especially with everyone sharing their tablescapes today! Anyway...here's my tablescape:

Gold chargers were gifts from my mother-n-law. What do you think of my fall china?! Did you guess it's paper?! Yes, I used paper plates! I thought they were so pretty and I wanted a Fall table! Hey! Have you priced some of those fancy paper products lately?! Some of ya'll have bought real china for much less! (LOL!)

My crystal wine glasses are "Majesty" from Wedgewood. I don't think Wedgewood is making crystal anymore. The green etched glasses I used for water or tea. They're from Old Time Pottery. I bought them last year for about $1.50 per stem. The Wedgewood is about $50 a stem!

Notice the flowers? I used a glass vase I bought at a thrift store. I didn't have any floral foam so I carefully cut all the flowers down to size and then placed them in so full they couldn't fall over! I also used a closeup of them on my Fall blog header! The candle votives came from Walgreen's last year! The tablecloth is actually yellow gold but it doesn't show up very well in these pics. I bought it two years ago at Tuesday Morning. It's reversible!

Paper plates and matching napkins and my mother's sterling! I really mixed it up for this tablescape! (LOL) This pattern I think is Stradivarius. That's all I know. It got stolen once and mom and dad had to replace it. Did you notice how the etching on my green glasses is reflected on the knife?
I'm so glad to be back! Hopefully with Thanksgiving and Christmas I'll have stuff to blog about!

A friend emailed me this and I thought about all of you!


  1. Paper plates or not- the table is beautiful!! I bet hubby had a great time enjoying his pineapple cake and I am so glad you are going to share (promise not to tell!!)!
    So glad to see you back!!

    yesterday I fixed a tea luncheon for one of my hospice people. Brought all the dishes,linens and made the food- everyone had a great time but it was all I could do to go fix super when I got back. Today I needed to wash a white tree that I had picked up at a thrift store. Took it out and sprayed her down and before I knew it I had my can of paint out and painted 3 different pieces of furniture!!!

    I think it was a good thing I painted today as it sounds like the cold and snow is on it's way again!


  2. Laura-I am SO glad to see you back! The colors in those plates are perfect with your beautiful arrangement--these are real, aren't they :)??!! :)I love it in your header too! I am anxiously awaiting the recipe--I promise not to tell! I sent you an email a while back---check your box (I could have gone to the junk mail :( )

  3. Oh what a pretty table, the colors are so perfect for fall and I love all the leaves. The cake sounds just fabulous. I would love the recipe. Hugs, Marty

  4. Welcome back! :) Your table looks great and the paper plates and napkins work for me. The flowers are beautiful! As far as the recipe - I won't tell. :) Hope you are taking pictures of the jewelry you are making.
    Have a great day!
    Like your new blog look.

  5. Beautiful table! The colors are so rich and gorgeous. I love it!

  6. Beautiful table!! And that flatware is gorgeous!! You are right, it is "Stardivari" made by Wallace. I love that pattern so much. Beautiful glassware too!!

  7. Fabulous colour scheme a testing out thanksgiving myself this weekend with a bit of bird theme as turkeys are not so common in these parts.

    Your tablescape is full of creative inspiraton.

  8. Hi LauraLu! Your plates are so colorful, unusual and pretty. I love the glassware too. Nice to see you again!...Christine

  9. Hi LL!!!!! I've missed you my dear sweet friend!!! I love your beautiful tablescape! Come enter my giveaway!

  10. Paper or not, these make a beautiful setting. They definitely say Fall. Happy Birthday to your hubby.

  11. Nice--I agree, those paper plates can be expensive--wierd, eh? Hope your hubby had a happy birthday--the table looks nice!

  12. Lauralu, those paper products are beautiful, and especially since you don't have to wash them after you serve dinner. This is such a pretty tablescape. I've never seen a reversable tablecloth. What a great idea! I need to get myself to Tues. AM. Your stemware is gorgeeous. I need to get to OTP too! laurie

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