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07 January, 2009

Calling All Tablescapers...and...Merci Beaucoup for the Awards

Calling all tablescapers! I am announcing a new award...the Tablescapers Award. I have just invented it. There's a hat in the picture (my grandmother's hat, by the way) because my hat is off to all of you ladies! I have never worked so hard in my life as I did getting ready for my first Tablescape Tuesday!



I had to iron the linens, polish the flatware, set the table, make the candle holders, shop for little extra doo dads, take the photos at all different times of day (double the work because I forgot the goblets the first time...sheesh!), create the post....well, you get the picture! I had no idea that you ladies work so hard to give us such inspiration! I am in absolute awe of your talent and your patience! So I am giving all of you this award. All you have to do is take it if you want it. You have more than earned it!

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Merci Beaucoup! In addition, I am so thrilled to have received three wonderful awards in the last few days from some extraordinary ladies! I hope they will forgive my tardiness in posting them, because I have been working so hard on my first Tablescape Tuesday.




I am so honored to have received this award from six wonderful blogging friends:
Ann at Life at Ann's Place
Kathy at Emptynester
Barb at Grits and Glamour
Kristen at Kristen's Creations
Tardevil at Confessions of a 40-something Mama Queen
Blossom at Interior Rooms...
These ladies have all been so gracious and welcoming to me, a fledgling blogger, and I appreciate so much their special friendship. Please go by to visit them at their wonderful blogs!

This award focuses on the friendships that blossom here in blogland. Blogs who receive this award are "exceedingly charming" says it's authors. This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to fine and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

So many of you wonderful ladies have already received this award, that I am breaking the rules. I am, in fact, awarding it back to the lady who gave it to me in the first place...

Ann at Life at Ann's Place
Ann...I know you have already received it and you don't need to post it again, but you deserve to have it again! I just want you to know I appreciate you!
She has been so kind and so generous with her time and her friendship. She has gone out of her way to make me feel welcome and feel a part of this wonderful community of bloggers. She makes me laugh every day! I look forward to starting my day by visiting her blog. Please visit this wonderful lady and tell her how much she is appreciated!




I received the Lemonade Award from four dear blogging friends:


Donna at Designs on 47th Street
Kathy at Emptynester
Barb at Grits and Glamour
Susan at A Southern Daydreamer

Please be sure to drop by and pay these talented bloggers a visit. Lots of good inspiration and great design ideas await you there!

The purpose of this award is to give it to someone who is showing gratitude or a good attitude ("if life hands you lemons, make lemonade") within their life or blog.
The rules:
1) put the logo on your blog
2) nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude and/or gratitude.
3) have your 10 pass it along to 10 more!


Once again, I hope you will forgive me if I break the rules. There are two incredible people to whom I would like to give this award:
Barb at Grits and Glamour
Lynne at Lynne's Gifts from the Heart
Barb and Lynne...Please don't feel that you have to pass this along. You've got too much going on already...and good things, too! :-) Just smile!
These two ladies have truly made lemonade out of lemons! They have persevered through some tough personal times in the past year, but their blogs reflect their positive attitudes, bursting at the seams with good humor, generosity and concern for others. Fortunately, in the last week, both of them have had wonderful news, as they have told us on their blogs, and can bask in the old light at the end of the tunnel heading their way!! Please visit their blogs and share in their good news!


Finally, I received this award from my new blogging friend KD at Southern Whimsy. She is a new blogger like me. Please drop by her amazing blog and tell her hello if you have not already.

Here are the rules...1) Add the award image to your sidebar.2) Copy and paste the rules and instructions in your post.3) When posting on receiving the award, make sure you include the person who gave you the award and link it back to them.4) Post 5 of your addictions.5) Post 5 winners and link it back to them as well.6) Let your winners know you gave them an award by leaving them a comment on their blog.

Here are my 5 addictions:
1. Blogging, blogging, blogging!!!! It happens fast, doesn't it?
2. Diet Coke
3. Coffee
4. Cheese
5. And most importantly....my grandson!

So many of you ladies have already received this award that I am just asking that you take it if you would like to reveal your secret addictions to all of us!

Whew! I promise not to get so far behind again! Or maybe not...if I do another Tablescape Tuesday! Who am I kidding? I'm lying awake visualizing tablescapes already!! hehehe!!

41 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie...congratulations on all of the awards you received...you are much appreciated here in Blogland! You made me laugh about all the fizz-fuzz it takes to get a tablescape ready for posting...LOL...and thank you very much for the beautiful award you made and I think I'd love to take it with me! ;-) Bo

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  2. OK,I'M CRYING AND IT'S ALL YOUR---------------FAULT.THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE SWEET,SWEET WORDS.BUT.....IT IS SO EASY TO BE KIND TO SOMEONE WHO IS SO KIND AND APPRECIATES EVERYTHING YOU SAY OR DO.
    DEAR LADY YOU ARE A LADY AMOUNG LADIES.YOU ARE A SUPERSTAR IN MY BOOKS AND MANY OTHERS.
    THANK YOU FOR THE AWARD AND FOR GOING TO ALL THAT TROUBLE TO DESIGN IT.WOW,I'M IMPRESSED.YOUR GETTING PRETTY GOOD AT ALL THIS,AREN'T CHA?????
    I WILL TAKE IT AGAIN AND BE HONORED...ANN

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  3. I wondered if anyone would ever think of an award like this. So glad you did, and as a beginning tablescaper "you have walked a mile in their shoes." Makes it even more meaningful.

    Prayers are ascending for Page at this moment.

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  4. Thank you Glenda...from the bottom of my heart. You are a dear friend....Debbie

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  5. WELL,I JUST FOUND YOUR COMMENT ON MY BLOG.THANK YOU AGAIN DEAR LADY.KISS KISS...
    ANN

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  6. Well, I am not sure if a first time Tablescaper deserves this award or not. This award should go to everyone who has so faithfully participated week after week. I am not even sure if I will make next week. LOL Like you, I am just getting stuff put away from this week. But, I am going to take it with me and add it to my other awards. Thanks for the Lemonade Award and the kind, kind words. It's friends like you who supported me thru some rough times over the past few months. Your kindness to me will never be forgotten. I consider you a dear, dear friend! Hugs, Barb

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  7. Aww Debbie! Congrats to you sweet lady on all your awards and success with your new blog! Your doing a wonderful job keeping us entertained not to mention all the beautiful scenic photos and of your home.

    Thank you for the lovely idea for the TT award. How ingenious of you to think of it! I wish I could see it and post it but Blogger has all the pictures blocked from view. I'll be back for it!
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought tablescaping was hard work. LOL! I do know what you mean. I took no less that fifty eight photos for yesterday's posting. WHEW! Okay I may be a bit of a perfectionist...:)

    Have a terrific evening. ~Melissa :)

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  8. Look at all those awards! Congrats! I know what you mean about tablescape tuesday. It is alot of work. I won't be doing one for a while, the main reason is because I would have to buy everything new. I just use the same dishes all the time. Someday I would love to have several different sets to change things up a bit. Hope your having a wonderful week! Kristen

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  9. Oh Debbie you are so kind girl to do this award..and you are right its alot of work putting them (tables) all together..I did only 2 and spend hours just running from room to romm getting what I wanted, taking pics, not liking pics and redoing it all over again..and then running back to rooms to put everything away..congrats on your awards you so deserve them...eveyone loves your blog..hope you have a safe and blessed day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  10. Congratulations, Debbie, on your awards! You certainly deserve them! :-) And I love the design of your new award. That hat caught my magpie eye immediately! It's WONDERFUL!

    Have a great day, and I loved your first tablescape. It was charming, and I forgot to tell you how much I loved the apples you used as candlesticks. Very, very clever!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  11. Hi Debbie congrats with all your awards!!! You do have one of the best blogs!!!!! CHEERS! Michele

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  12. What a beautiful award you made!! LOVE the hat!! :-)
    Congrats on your awards...they are well deserved! L~

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  13. Great idea! And what a beautiful award you've created! I am definitely stealing this one for my blog! :-) Susan

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  14. I am sure you can tell by my last tablescape that it only took 10 minutes (yikes) but the other ones that's a different story! It's been fun but that's all I have (lol) Not sure I have anything good left to show but I'll be looking for stuff for sure;) French PS Thanks for the lovely award;)

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  15. Debbie, what a cute idea for an award! I love it, and I will be taking it to my blog right away. Congratulations on all of your awards!You certainly deserve them. laurie

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  16. Debbie, What a cute award you designed for tablescapers. Now, I feel like a lazy tablescaper. I threw mine together in 5 minutes. But, I know when I do a fancier setting it is going to take much.. longer.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  17. Oh Debbie, you so deserve all these fabulous awards. You are just the greatest, and I'm so glad to be able to visit with you and listen to all your wonderful stories. You are truly a treasure. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Oh Debbie, The recognition you are recieving is only the tip of the iceberg.I see many more coming your way.I love the way you put words to paper or should I say screen.I love grandmas hat and I love the way you always keep it REAL.You are inspiring,witty,intelligent and just a darn good friend, you know how I feel about you.Love ya, Kathysue

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  19. EVening, Debbie! Oh, Congratulations on the awards and thank you so much for the Tablescape Award! It's beautiful!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  20. Congratulations on your awards. I really enjoy your blog. I had to laugh as you described how intent you are on tablescaping.
    Sweetie

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  21. I agree with everyone, congratulations on your awards. You have a wonderful blog, and you deserve the recognition.

    I also love the tablescapers award you created. It is so special because it contains your personal belongings. Which are really beautiful by the way! That soup tureen is wonderful!!!

    Maybe one of these days I will be able to participate in Tablescape Tuesday. I do want to say, everyone always does such a wonderful job.

    Have a great evening. Nicole ~

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  22. Congrats on all your rewards... amazing!

    and the award you created is FABULOUS!!!

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  23. Well, congratulations on your awards. Now, I simply love the photo of that new Tablescape Award of yours. Shall I be so bold as place that on my blog? Goodness gracious, I don't want to be the first, but it is so cute! I have to have that! On to your tablescape...I knew it would be awesome. I love everything you created and especially "Baby Kitty" (was it?) at the head of the table! I so enjoy your blog:-)

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  24. Hi Debbie, Congrats on your awards, your blog is really great! I love the hats off you award you made, that is a wonderful idea! I put my Monet,Field of Poppies, on side bar, but got to get a better picture. You can not see the details.

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  25. Congrats! You so deserve it! Love the Tablescape Award! It's pretty! And you're no fledgling blogger! LOL!

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  26. Bonjour Debbie :)I am so happy for you...and rejoicing for all the others...I just love it when we can lift up one another!

    I'm off to read more of your posts :)

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  27. Debbie, you are just too sweet girlfriend.
    Thank you for the dish award and I just love it. Have a wonderful dish day today.
    Blossom

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  28. when you get a minute stop by! http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2009/01/calling-georgia-bloggers.html

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  29. Congratulations on all your awards!! In addition, your tablescape looks wonderful. You are so creative to initiate a new award. Hope you have a great weekend! ♥♥♥ Sharon

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  30. The award is just perfection and so beautifully charming. Love it! :)

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  31. TAG YOUR IT! Go see my blog to find out why!

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  32. Debbie, Love your Blog, Love your Name (grew up with two best friends with the same name), and LOVE your sense of Humor! Adore the staff (kitty pics), you're extremely talented, and hey...you did totally FAB on your first Tablescape...I'd never known you weren't a seasoned Tablescaper! I've joined you as a follower and looking foward to many more enjoyable visits! ~CC Catherine

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  33. Congratulations on receiving these wonderful awards, Debbie!

    Thank you for the dish award! I love it! I even managed to put together a tablescape in the midst of the condo redo. Yes...I am obsessed with dishes!

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  34. Debbie, thanks so much for thinking of me darling. With all you have on your mind this was just too sweet. I'm humbled and honored.. Your words always touch my heart. continued prayers for Page and family. hugs ~lynne~

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  35. I love all your tablescapes! So fun and I admire your patience to put them together!
    Congrats on your awards!

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  36. Debbie, LOL! You just got awarded the Proximidade Award again... at my blog! ;-)

    You're good!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  37. Ms Debbie :) I am enchanted by your mother's hat! Do you have many of them?
    There is an old saying that you can tell all there is to know about a woman, if you can see the hats they choose to wear!

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  38. Debbie - thanks for stopping by French Lique and leaving your sweet comment about the Panda and the Romeo... You know how precious those little grandbabies are...

    I love your blog - I don't know why I didn't click on your "follow this blog" link until now... guess 'cause I just dropped by daily anyway... but I'm officially a follower now!

    This is a great post... you certainly have learned more about blogging in a short time than I ever did! I always appreciate your comments on my blog. Thanks for sharing your lovely award... I think I'll wait and take it when I actually do a post (other than Miss Emily Post)...

    have a blissful rest of your weekend! Dixie

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  39. Oh Debbie, you are just the sweetest to take time to swing by with all you have going on. I pray that Page and family are doing better.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  40. Votre blog est très merveilleux ! I'll be back again and again. That's all the French I know, but my nephew is majoring in French and he'll love your site...I'll send him for a visit. Best, Debra

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  41. Thansk for the award! I'll display it proudly!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie