10/21/09

Giveaway and Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday

I can't believe I have done 100 posts!  I have learned a lot, been frustrated plenty and wish I knew more, but at any rate I have made three fun things for my first giveaway. (1)A cute paper banner that spells out Happy Birthday with a cute diecut crown separating the two words.




(2)An adorable apron for all the cute cooks out there.  It is colorful and stylish with all its ruffles and different fabrics.



(3)And a cute and colorful banner that spells out Celebrate.  It has a cute little diecut at the end that says "It's a Party" perfect for any occasion or for your craft room or kitchen if you like.

There are three ways to enter:
1.  Leave me a comment.
2.  Become a follower of mine and let me know it. (2 entries)
3.  Blog about my giveaway . (2 entries)
This giveaway is open until October 29 when a random winner will be chosen.  Good luck to all of you!


Now, for my tablescape for this week.  This was at a friends house who does a themed luncheon every month for birthday women who have a birthday that month.



She went all out.  It was spooky and festive with silver chargers and alternating black and green plates.  She saw the plates in California and her husband said she could only buy 3 of them.  To appease him she bought the 3 and then asked her daughter to buy her the rest of the amount she wanted!  The goblets are all green plastic.  I think from Target  The centerpiece was really all over the table with spiderweb fabric and skeletons, and spiders and black candelabra and large witch hat taking center stage.  At each place was individual coffins that she had made for each guest. The directions for the coffins are from Martha a couple of years ago. She served a lovely Chinese Chicken Salad, fresh pears and grapes, hot homemade crescent rolls (recipe below) and warm apple cake with Caramel Sauce.  It was a fun and festive dinner with no work on my part.  Thank goodness for wonderful friends!
Crescent Rolls
2 cups warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 c. powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup shortenig or butter
6 1/2 to 7 cups flour
Put all in bread mixer and mix for 5-8 minutes.  Let rise for 1 hour.  Divide dough in half.  Roll each section out in a circle and cut with a pizza cutter like a pie into 12 pieces.  Roll up from large to small end.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Brush with butter after baking.  Makes 2 dozen rolls.


I am linking to Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday with this post.  Please visit these lovely hostesses Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and Michael at Designs by Gollum for more tablescapes and wonderful recipes.

82 comments:

Maddycakes said...

I love the colors of this tablescape! Your friend really went all out!! I love the green with the black!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the napkins!! I will have to store that one for later use! Thanks so much for sharing!
Maddycakes Muse

Marie said...

Oh do enter me Jean. What a fun giveaway, and as you know I am already a follower of yours! I do love this spooky tablescape you have shown here today. What fun! And those rolls sound fabulous! I am always on the lookout for a tasty roll recipe for dinner parties up at the big house where I work!

Diann said...

Cute tablescape. I am enjoying looking at everyones "Halloween tablescape editions"!
Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

jenjen said...

You don't need to enter me mom, but I love the tablescape. I blogged about your giveaway! It is FABULOUS!

See you tomorrow night!

XOXO
Jen

The Monogrammed Mrs. said...

Cute stuff. Thanks for the opportunity.

Rettabug said...

What a FUN party! That woman loves to entertain, you can tell.
Thanks for the roll recipe, too!

Jenny said...

Love your tablescape and I adore your giveaways :) Thanks so much for doing this! I hope I win!!!

Bridgit said...

Banner or Apron ...I'm not picky when it's all cute! bridgitgatlin@yahoo.com

Bridgit said...

I am now a follower - great blog! bridgitgatlin@yahoo.com

Carrie said...

what a great giveaway love the apron!

I am now a follower

Love the tablescape

Lynn Osborne said...

All lovely! Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on the blogoversary.

sweet stuff and tiny said...

Oh how I would love that apron for my upcoming birthday! It is the cutest apron I have ever seen. And I just found your blog, and Im so excited to look at every post.
Thank you, Michelle

sweet stuff and tiny said...

Oh, and I am now a follower!

Lynn Osborne said...

Now I'm a follower!

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

Your friend did a great job. I just love that pop of green on that black table. Really neat. Your giveaway items are adorable. Hope I win. I'm now a follower too.
Rebekah

Martha said...

The colors are perfect! What a great table. Your friend is very clever!

Joyce said...

Oh those little boxes are so cute and your friend did an excellent job. Thanks for including the recipe.
Joyce

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I really want that adorable apron! I actually check out your blog pretty regularly and I am now an official follower! I'm going to write about your giveaway in my blog today! Stop by my blog and follow me too!

southerninspiration said...

I can see where Jen gets her talent!!! So cute, and I would love to follow your blog and enter the giveaway...such a cute apron and banner!!

Suzanne

Morgan said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that apron!! How adorable! I have wanted to make one for awhile, but am a bit intimidated (I don't know how to sew).

PS: I am now a follower :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I came over here from Jen's blog and your blog and your giveaway is fabulous!

Kim said...

I came over from Jen's blog. Also, I am now a follower. Cute banners! Cute blog!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh!.. Just passing through, but HAD to comment on your post today! First of all I LOVE your Halloween table setting, and all the Halloween spirit you put into it!!! Yours is DEFINITELY among my favorites today!!! Please do count me in for your give away! Happy Tablescape Thursday to you! ~tina

Vintagesquirrel said...

I just adore your banners and ruffled apron. Congrats on your blogiversary.

Vintagesquirrel said...

I have just signed up as a follower of your sweet blog. I look forward to many more of your posts.

Beth at Aunties said...

Congratulations! 100 posts of delightful insights and many tutorials I have enjoyed. I would love to enter your contest.
The decor at the Birthday party was so fun.
~♥

Beth at Aunties said...

I had to go and check to make sure I was a follower... You are on my side bar and that is how I can see when you post.

I am number 10 follower!!! :-)

A Touch of Country said...

just found you from your daughter and I have to say I am drooling over this tablescape for Halloween. My oh my you are one talented grammie!

My mom and I love to create and craft together..it is so much fun and very bonding.

I subscribed to be a follower as well.

Fall blessings & hugs,

Natalie

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I have enjoyed reading all of them! :)

I would LOVE to win!!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

And of course you already know I'm a follower. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this tablescape! Very creative and she went all out! I also love your giveaway items, especially since my birthday is this month ~ I could use those banners to hint a bit.

Wanda said...

I would love to be a partof your giveaway and I will be one of your followers as well.

Autumn said...

What an adorable apron! I love and of course the super cute banners. Congratulations on 1000 posts, I just became a follower! :)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

What a wonderful collection of items...you made them? Great job! Enter me please!!
Thanks and your blog is adorable.
Janell

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

All cute as a bug's ear!
Brenda

Kristina said...

You are so talented thanks for sharing your talents with those of us that aren't so talented like that!

Christi said...

What a fun table. Looks like a good and time and delicious food was had by all!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Michelle M. said...

Oh so cute! the birthday banner would be PERFECT for my daughter's birthday next month! And I absolutely love that apron - how adorable!

Michelle M. said...

I'm a new subscriber :)

Patti said...

great pics...love the green for halloween

Chari said...

Hello Jean...

Just read your sweet note that you left for me on my autumn tablescape with Antoinette...thank you so much for coming by and for leaving such a sweet comment!!!

Oooh...I love your friend's Halloween table! Love that pretty bright green with the black! The centerpiece is fabulous...so fun with so much interest! What a creative and talented lady!!!

Well my friend, I just love your gift giveaway! The banners are so pretty...you did a great job with them! I've never tried my hand at those and they look so much fun to make! Love the pretty apron too! You're a talented lady too!!! I would love for you to add my name to your giveaway pot! I have also become of follower of Quincy Cottage! I look forward to your upcoming posts and getting to know you!!! Again...thank you so much for stopping by today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

david and kinsley harper said...

i would love to be entered! you dont know me but i found yours and your daughters blog and i wish i could be as amazing as you guys are! man you are creative! well i will just keep on prating and hope that i can be more like you guys soon! ha ha

david and kinsley harper said...

kinsleybeau@hotmail.com

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

She really put on a party! Everything looks so cute.As for the giveaway, very nice things. I love that apron!

Sue

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Congrats on making it to 100. The Apron is darling! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

nannykim said...

Wow those are cute banners!! What a clever Idea---you can add me to the drawing!!

Boy, it is nice to have friends that go all out for birthday fun!!!(Women and dishes....Hmmm...we ARE sneaky when it comes to our hubby)

nannykim/ spindlecottage blog

nannykim said...

oops, forgot to mention I am following the blog , too.

Laura, Lynn and Macie Scow said...

Did you hear that????? Yup, that apron is calling my name....I can hear it plain as day! Such cute stuff in your giveaway and I love the tablescape!

p.s. I'm a follower/blog stalker.

dee dee said...

Jean,
What an excellent tablescape for October Birthdays! I love it! The giveaway items are adorable! Did you make them?
Thank you for sharing,
Dee Dee

Obe's said...

Love the tablescape spokalishious!! Is that a word??
Diane

Tammy518 said...

Your friend's tablescape is definitely spooky! She really did a great job. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'd love to have a recipe for the Chinese chicken salad. It sounds and looks good.

Congrats on your 100th post!

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Now I know where Jennifer gets all her talent! Wow, great stuff! LOVE the banners!!!

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Following....closely, I might add! Lord, let this talent rub off on me! :)

Anita said...

Thanks for coming by to visit with me today....the spellbook is from Hallmark and purchased about 3 years ago...the potion bottle is from Michaels and purchased last year. Love your tablescape as well....very spooky and that is what we need for Halloween...a little spooky, but not too much right. Thanks for telling me about your giveaway. I've joined as a follower and have posted your giveaway on my sidebar. I'm going to go mosey around your site now. Happy Halloween

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love the tablescape! It's great. Great giveaway!

Linda said...

What a nice blog you have! I have been blogging with Jen for awhile now and I love her ideas, her musings and as an on-line friend.
I'm so happy she directed us to you! The apron is adorable!!!
And now I am a follower and mentioning you on my blog!!
Happy Weekend!

Mimi said...

I ♥ the lime/black table and that apron is gorgeous!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Congrats on your 100 blog milestone. What an accomplishment!!!! Please do count me in for this great give-away!
It's your celebration and we get the gifts. So thoughtful.
Yvonne

Leanne said...

I'm coming over from Tatertots and Jello. Congrats on your 100th post. The halloween decor is wonderful. I would love to win a banner or apron. They're all so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

tardevil said...

Cool table. Like the green glasses & the shoes. Your friend is clever in more than one way! ;o)

Sassy J said...

OMG........I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the apron....it is the cutest one I have ever seen...I am a new follower and I am going to blog about your giveaway right now...love your blog and your tablescape looks great...I am very new to blogging, just started in August and I love it...what a neat way to meet friends and get decorating ideas...oh I hope I win that cute apron.....my hubby always says he likes to come home from work and see me in my apron because that means there is an AWESOME dinner awaitin....hee-hee....Hugs, Jennifer
Please visit me at http://www.houseofseasons-h.blogspot.com/

little bird said...

loving your giveaway and blog, glad i found it

little bird said...

following your blog

little bird said...

#2 following your blog

Meal Planning with Connie said...

Love the giveaways! Please enter my name! I've added you to my links list on my blog! I look forward to finding more great recipes and ideas
here!
Congratulations on your 100th post!
I'd love for you to enter my giveaway, as well!

http://mealplanningwithconnie.blogspot.com/2009/10/november-giveaways.html

Beverly said...

Popping over to see your blog. I like it and am now a follower. Great apron and signs!

Kim said...

I found your blog thru Lynns Kitchen Adventures. Love it! This is so cute. I want to win.

Kim said...

I'm now following this awesome blog!

Kim said...

I'm following (2)

Allison Shops said...

Great tablescape!

jennykate77 said...

Great giveaway!! I love the cutsie apron and banners (I have a thing for banners)!!

The tablescape is delightful and spooky!!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!♥

MissB said...

Love the tablerunner! And your banners and apron are adorable.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Wow, your friend went all out on that tablescape! Looks like a good time was had by all.

The apron and your banners are just so darn cute I can't stand it. Please enter me for a chance to be the lucky winner, I'm already a follower, but I did blog about your giveaway in my post today! Crossing my fingers now, lol.

Beth at Aunties said...

Jean,
I too am crosing my fingers!!!:-) I love all that you make:) Everything looks fabulous. I recognize the apron from the ones made with your sisters.

I blogged about YOU and your 100th post celebration. Please come see...
Hugs ~♥

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What adorable things you've selected for your giveaway. Happy 100th! Beth told us to come over and pay you a visit, so I wanted to wish you all the best...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Great tablescape and love the Crescent Roll recipe. Can't wait to try them!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Those green glasses are perfect for Halloween! Thanks for visiting my site ... Enjoyed your posts.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy 100th! I just celebrated mine as well -- I just signed up to follow you and I love that apron -- count me in -- what a wonderfully spooky tablescape you've shared as well.

Sassy J said...

Can't wait to try your roll receipe.....I bet they are YUMMY! Jenn

Mistie Boully said...

I just found your blog and have become a follower. You have such great ideas!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with nest!!
teachermistie@yahoo.com

Michele P. said...

I love the Halloween theme pics, such a cool idea! The color theme, items used, etc... are so awesome!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

A Gracious Home said...

I'd love to have that beautiful apron. Just what I need. Doylene