Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crafty Ladies Get Techy

Between Naps on the Porch, Pinterest, and Be Funky.  Are they legit crafts?  I think so.  We're meeting at my house to "craft" so I'm showing these lovely, creative women Pinterst and some phot editing sites, as well as introducing them to Between Naps on the Porch.  Inspiration is crucial to crafting, so this is a legit use of crafting time.  Along the way, I also learned how to batch watermark my pictures!  Thanks to Susan for giving me ideas, and google search for leading me to a site that works for me called Visual Watermark.  I did pay for a membership, but there is a 21 day free trial.  More on VW later in the week.

Table set with pink and black.  Started with my beloved Rose Point dishes, added elements from past tables and it all came together when I found a damask runner at Home Goods.  I could have made it, but at $10, it was a wash.  It went perfectly with the black and white bandanas that I wanted to use to add a more masculine, more informal note to this pinky table.  I used them in a shower for my wonderful daughter-in-law last summer, her posse scarfs. 

China:  Rose Point 1940's
Flatware: Community White Orchid silverplate
Linens:  Pink damask, eBay, bandanas, Dollar store
Goblets: Red Vintage Etched glass goblets, Amazon, 2009
Runner:  Paisley, Home Goods $10
Napkin Rings:  Butterflies and Fireflies, Home Goods, 2010
Ice Bucket Planter:  Hammered Aluminum, antiquing
Silver dishes:  Ebay
Candle holders:  Z Gallerie, sale
Chargers:  Dollar Store

See paisley black bandanas used in shower table, and for the shower possee.  I was so busy these month, I rarely posted, but I was tablescaping!

Wedding, Marriage, hearts, all throwing down with signs.  Love these ladies.  Crafty too!

I will be joining these fun parties; please stop by to see all the great things there!

 Tabletop Tuesday at
 Feathered Nest Friday at
 Show and Tell Friday at


  1. Oh what a beautiful tablescape. I love the pretty linens and the china is lovely. Great pic of you Gals too. Thanks tons for joinign TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. Well, you have me checking out Be Funky and Visual Watermark...I am not familiar with either of them. Thank you. I love pink and black together. Your table looks lovely!

  3. I am always amazed at how many ways black and white can be used to create wonderful tables. Your touches of pink are just right.

  4. You can't go wrong with black and white...the touch of pink is really lovely. Very pretty table.

  5. The black and white translated perfectly with the pink for your crafting evening. I like that you share Tablescape Thursday with them....I predict we'll have new bloggers before too long because of you...and I'll bet that they went nuts for Pinterest. Great ideas! Thank you for inviting us to the party. Cherry Kay


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