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December 9, 2009

~ Going to Grandma's House ~

I have always loved it when my Granddaughter Candace comes and plays house with me....Since the day she was born and I cut her cord I just knew we would not just be Granny girl and Granddaughter but also the best of friends....and she has yet to disappoint me....She's my Crime shopping partner, my craft buddy, my baking buddy and just grew up to be a wonderful woman and wife and never gave her Mama one lick of trouble growning up...She's Beautiful inside and out...All that meet her loves her to death...She's got a heart bigger than my mountain top....Can you tell I'm a proud Grandma ha ha!!



Also be sure and go see Susan today and see all the great eye candy awaiting for you to enjoy....Thanks Susan....



She did this table with things from the Dollar Tree and shopped my house....I think she did an beautiful job on this one and had to share it with you.....Thanks Candace....












Sat one of my many cloche's on an old mirror and filled with $$$ Tree ornament's tied a ribbon on top to match....This is her center piece


Remember the large foam snow flakes from $$$ Tree that we added glitter glue to.....well she used them for place mats....Sat down a white plate tossed a glitter snow flake on top and then added a clear plate for the setting....very clever Candace....




Also added some little silver frames with Christmas sayings....How cute can she get....


Also snow flake glasses $$$ Tree....sat a small glitter snow flake down to use as a coaster.....



Added a silver cup and saucer....








Remember the name card holder I show you how to make....Click here to see




Candle were white...but Candace sprayed them with glue and then glittered them....put them in $$$ Tree silver holder with with crystal ornament's from Wally World around them....





Also from $$$ Tree just loved these mirror Christmas trees...Candace just added a snow flake to the top....







I just love the way this turned out...One of her best yet for Christmas....

I can't wait to show you the Red Cardinal Table she also did for me....Thank You Candace for coming to Granny girl house to play with me ha ha!!


May all of you have a GREAT and safe day on your side of the mountain...I still can't get out of my driveway too much snow yet ha ha!!





41 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Candace is just gorgeous and the table she set is stunning. Isn't it just the best fun of all to spend time with your granddaughters. I love the cloche of course, you knew that I would. Her place settings are so petty and I love the pretty snowflake glasses and the silver cup and saucers are absolutely fabulous. I love that you did most of it from the Dollar Tree, that makes it even more special. Thanks so much for stopping by TT post and you always leave the nicest comments. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

The table is beautiful, Candace!!!

Gloria...isn't it amazing what a young person's imagination can do? Do we lose that as we grow older? lol!! I love the blue and silver...she has so many great ideas here with the snowflakes and place cards, gosh, I just love it!! I don't think I've ever done a better tablescape than the one my daughter did for me a few weeks ago. God love them!!

xoox
Janie

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Wow! You're one lucky Grandma to have such a sweet granddaughter, and I'm bet she's awfully lucky too because she has you as a grandma! I love the table she's created. Very creative. I also bought those big snowflakes (placemats) and have them on my kitchen table. I love the glittered snowflake ornament as coasters...smart idea! Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to seeing the other table she's created too. Happy TT to you!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

WOW!! Love the blue,silver and white. This is gorgeous! The silver cup and saucer add that vintage look. And the cloche full of blue ornaments is wonderful. Candace I can see where you get all your talent darling. You did an excellent job. Looking forward to seeing the cardinal table. Gloria darling, you have one beautiful Granddaughter. Hope things are well your way. Our temps are dropping like crazy around here, suppose to be 0 to 5 above tonight, wind blowing and snow on the ground, darling that's winter in any bodies book..lol.. (did you catch the last post I did?? ) we've got to catch up "soon" darling..love ya
hugs ~lynne~

Karen said...

Hey Girl!
I wish it would snow down here!
Oh my I love the BLUE! It reminds me of SNOW!!!! Icy cold snow. Everything is lovely. I particularly like the silver teacup and saucer. And everything is so sparkley and shiney. Bling all over that table!! YAY!
what a beautiful job. What fun!
Have a wonderful snowy day . . . Hugs! Karen

mbkatc230 said...

Candace, this is just gorgeous! I love the colors, and all of your creative ideas. The place setting is genius! Gloria, thanks so much for sharing your precious grandaughter and her wonderful talent with us - she is a beautiful girl and I can just hear you two giggling and plotting together. Have a wonderful day! Kathy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How beautiful ~ a snowflake table! Love it! I missed those snowflake glasses at the Dollar Tree, but I did get two dinner plates with snowflakes around the border to use at my Christmas Eve buffet. I think it's great that you are so close to your granddaughter. This time next year I'll be a grandma and I hope to be as close to my grandchildren.

Justine said...

Oh wow, Candace did a beautiful job! I love all that blue and silver. The tea cups are absolutely gorgeous!

Wtg Candace!

Justine :o )

Madeline's Album said...

Candace is a very pretty and clever girl. I can see why you are so proud of her. The table is just beautiful. Where in California do you live? I was raised in Nevada City, California.
Hope you can get out your driveway soon. Have a great evening.

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Ohhh my...this Christmas tablescape is absolutely fabulous!!! I say that Grandma and Granddaughter are like "two peas in a pod"! Ohhh...I just love these colors...that beautiful soft aqua blue with the white and touches of silver is divine!!! Seriously...when I seen the first photo it just took my breath away!!! I love everything about it...the centerpiece is sooo beautiful! Love the cloche with the pretty, shiny, glittery aqua ornaments!!! The candles...beautiful and so creative! I love the aqua glitter on them...I've never thought about doing that...what a grand idea!!! And...thos big silver mirrored trees are simply gorgeous! I just would have never guessed that all of these pretties came from the Dollar store...I'm sooo impressed!!! It just goes to show...with some creative imagination and just a few dollars...an elegant tablescape can be done!!! Ohhh...and I just love all the little aqua snowflakes that Candice spread about the table...it really is in all the little details!!! Now...the place settings...gorgeous! I love that she used the clear plates and placed an aqua snowflake underneath...very chic!!! And...the pretty snowflake goblets...just perfect!!!

Well Darlin'...your Candice did a fabulous job with this tablescape!!! Ohhh, I can just imagine the joy that filled your heart watching her put this pretty table together!!! What a blessing to have your dear, sweet granddaughter so close! I'm so happy that the two of you have so much fun together! Sis...ya'll remind me of my Grandma and me...we did everything together while I was growing up! My Grandma is so sweetly imprinted upon my heart and always will be!!! I just know that you are making so many sweet memories for Candice!!!

Well Sis...what a treat to come and see this fabulous tablescape...thank you so much for sharing it with us! I do hope that Candice will read all the comments! Congratulations Candice...you did GOOD Girl!!! You know, I just love your Grandma...she's the best!!!

Love ya,
Chari

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Not only is she a doll, Gloria, she's really good at this! I love the fact that she used things for the $$$ Tree to do this table and mixed with some of your fine things, too. WOW! I am in love with those little Christmas trees, and I like how she repeated her theme with the snowflakes and blue throughout from the glitter on the candles to the place mats, coasters, and general table decor. I can't wait to see your cardinal table! GOOD going, Candace!!!

You have every reason to be proud, Gloria!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The blue anad silver together is so Pretty!! She did a beautiful job. She is learning early - you are a good teacher. :)

Heather said...

Candace is too cute! Love the table. Everything looks so pretty.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I really love that ice blue color. Using a snowflake for a coaster is a great idea and really added a special touch to the look. It is wonderful you have such a great relationship with her...I hope to be that lucky if I ever have a granddaughter!

Sue

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I think it's wonderful that your grandaughter is doing tablescapes like her grandma. She did a wonderful job. The table looks so elegant and festive. I like that she crafted some of the items on the table, too. She is a lovely girl. I know you are proud.

Shelia said...

Evening, Gloria! Oh what a gorgeous young lady Candace is and she is truly your gran all the way! Look at the beautiful tablescape she's created! See? She even takes after you with setting the table! I love all she's done to the table. She's very gifted and I'll bet y'all had a marvelous time! Oh, I want a grand! One of these days! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Connie said...

Hi over the mountain top .......
Your granddaughter is a carbon copy of YOU. How lucky you have her and her company.
Love your beautiful table - all the blue's and white. Love these two colors together.
i have been reading about your weather out there. It seems to have run its course and started toward us. The winds are howling out there now and the big snow
will hit tomorrow. We had such a gorgeous fall, though.

Miss talking to you all and I appreciate all the help you gave me in my "duh" situation with the computer. Now I know !!!

Be happy, gal -- it shows.
Thanks again, Connie :-)

Julie said...

Hi Gloria, Love Love Love the colors that your granddaughter used...Candace is to cute and I know you girls had a wonderful visit...
Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty table -- looks like you're getting plenty of snow inside and out!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW!!!! Girl this is one gorgeous table! I LOVE the pretty blues and the center cloche with the glitter orbs inside. Soooo pretty and Candace is too!

Many blessings to you,
~Melissa :)

PS Stay warm and toasty in all that snow. Yikes!

Joyce said...

Candace is as cute as her TS. Your silver cups are the prettiest I have ever seen. I love all the blues and glitter on the placecards and the snowflakes etc. Merry Christmas to you and Candace and the rest of the family.
Joyce

Sharing with Sherri said...

Gloria your grandaughter is so sweet! You must be soooo proud of her! What a very talented grandaugter she is too... must take after her grandma!

Tell what a very excellent job I think she did, and you'd never know how thrifty she was... it looks very professional!!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

Sue said...

Gloria, I love the blue snowflake theme here. The silver gives it all POP! I think it is so special that you two are so close. I have the green version of the $ Tree ornaments! How goes it on your mountain? Stay warm and dry. It's raining and blowing hard here. I'd rather have the snow. LOL
take care my friend. hugs~ Sue

Linda said...

Love all your blue and silver...it's soooo PRETTY! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Linda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love that photo of Candace!

The table is beautiful! Great job Candace!!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

well I can't believe my eyes, boy we do have alot in common, I also did a blue and white snowflake with silver cups theme, love your table so much, I was only able to do a tray, but the theme is there, great minds think alike, love your blog and I am a follower and read all your posts, I am waiting for someday you may surprise me and stop for a visit to mine, anyway you did a great job on this great table...

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Candace is my kind of girl. I bought the same coasters and glasses from Dollar Tree. But she's really sparkled it up. How absolutely gorgeous. She is soooo creative. She may have to go into business and help us older ones out! Rosie

Mimi said...

What a stunning blue/silver table. I ♥♥♥ everything about it! Thanks for sharing one of the nicest tables of the season.

Anonymous said...

Candace has learned from the best You! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Sasha

Pat said...

She is darling! I love what she's done for your table...such a 'frosty and festive' look. She is quite talented...can you just imagine how her home will look one of these days? Just give her time...she could be the next Martha! :-) I LOVE all the silver...can't get enough of silver and the mercury glass. Those cups and saucers are beautiful! Where in the world did you find them? Just love all of it!

Love you too ~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh so very, very pretty! Very wintery and Christmasy! I love it!
GREAT job!
Many hugs..
Mona

What a sweetie your Granddaughter is!!

food with style said...

i love snowflakes, great table!

Donna said...

Candace is too cute. The tablesetting is adorable. I love the snowflakes.
Blessings and thanks for visiting my blog.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a darling girl she is, and how blessed you are to have her. AND she sets a gorgeous and creative table!!
Debra

Dawn said...

Candace certainly learned well from you. She set a fabulous table. I especially love the Christmas words that are also girl's names: Holly, Joy, Noel, were the ones I saw. The clear plate over the snowflake was genius! I hope I get to meet Candace soon.

We're soaked here this morning. How much snow are you expecting?
Christmas Hugs,
Dawn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, it's obvious that Candace learned her tablescaping from the best - her granny. This is beautiful. I love the turqouise color with the silver and white, and the plate layered with the snow flake. She's got talent, and she's so pretty too! What a gal! laurie

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Candace did a fabulous job. The table is spectacular. I love that she added glitter glue to the large snowflakes. I bought me some to use as placemats as well. I may just have to add some glitter.

Sharlotte said...

What a pretty table! I LOVE the blue and snowflake theme! I saw those glasses at Walmart...I really liked them. They are PERFECT for your table! Thanks for sharing.

Draffin Bears said...

How proud you must be of your beautiful Candace and she must enjoy spending time with her lovely Grandma.
The table is so pretty and love the colours. Great job.

Hugs
Carolyn

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

What a beautiful job! Love the blue and white!
Merry Christmas!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

You have good reason to be proud, what a beautiful and talented young lady. The table is stunning!
~Michelle