Monday, September 15, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday and I've Been Tagged!

First things first.   I have been tagged by Susan at our favorite sight Between Naps on the Porch.     I have to list seven Random or Weird Things about me.  
       It was hard to narrow it down to just seven....Here goes....
  1. I have to sleep with the TV on.  If it shuts off in the middle of the night, I instantly wake up and turn it right back on.
  2. I'm afraid to drive over bridges - and not just because of the Minneapolis 35W bridge collapse.  My arms get like rubber.  It's even scarier when I have my son with me because I fear that I could kill us both.
  3. Keeping in the driving vane - I avoid all highways.  I always take the back way whenever possible.   Just call me a wimp - I don't care.
  4. I'm almost a shop-a-holic, I  put items in my cart and then I walk around just long enough to talk myself out of them and put them back. (Not everything, though...)
  5. I enjoy a baking challenge.  There isn't a bread recipe or a three layer cake that I won't try - I like the WOW! Factor!
  6. If it's not chocolate -it's Old Dutch potato chips and Top the Tater Chip Dip!   With a Diet Coke, of course!
  7. I can't live without my laptop!  It's gotta be handy at all times.  The  laptop and the TV going at all times! LOL
    Now on to the best part - The Tablescape!

     It was a rainy afternoon with nothing better to do.  I asked my Mom if she wanted to have a little lunch and watch a movie.   So here is a quick little lunch setting with my favorite red heart plates on my vintage table cloth,  and always with my Gramma's little bird salt & pepper shakers.  

     Our lunch was nothing fancy.  I just doctored up a frozen pizza.  Added a sweet gypsy pepper,  fresh basil and oregano from my patio, onion slices, and more pepperoni.  Topped off with Romano and mozzerella grated cheeses it was as  delicious as a frozen pizza could get.   Good enough for a movie.  We also had a little antipasto salad.  My new favorite dressing is White Balsamic from Girard's. Mmmm!

     And you always have to have buttered popcorn with your movie.  We watched Baby Mama.
All I will say, in case you haven't watched it yet, is that I prefer the alternate ending.


bj said...

What a sweet, heart table you did for your mom. I know she loved it.
And, pizza is one of my favorites!!

Smilingsal said...

Aw Robyn, you did all of this for your mom? That's the sweetest thing. I'll bet she teared up.

ellen b said...

How fun to make this time special. I love the dishes. The salt and pepper shakers are so precious. Enjoy...

ceekay said...

Reminds me of Valentine's day! I love the red heart shape bowls. Very cute!

onlymehere said...

I love the comment "almost a shop-a-holic!" Isn't it funny what we can psych ourselves into or out of! The table looks really nice too. I love those salt and pepper shakers! I need to steal some ideas from you Tuesday people so I can set a nicer table!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the semi-homemade spiced up pizza. I've never thought to do that but it makes alot of sense! Cute table setting too!

Carrie said...

A charming lunch setting! Love the heart plates and bowls...

Julie said...

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your blog! Adorable Tablescape for a fun dinner!

Kathy said...

I love your tablescape Robyn, the vintage tablecloth and grandma's salt n pepper shakers, perfect for you and your mum's movie night, food looked yummy too. Have you seen the "Daring Bakers Challenge" here inblog-land maybe something you would like to take part in, I will come back with my friend Pat's blog address so you can read all about it. I am with you on the driving and the shop-a-holic haha, have a wonderful day, Kathy

Kathy said...

Hi Robyn, I am back with the bakers info!!!. Here is the daring bakers challenge addy, if you want to have a look:

also these 2 blogs are my fav,

Pat at
has a wonderful blog and she has taken part in 2 daring bakers challenges, click on her side bar under (daring bakers) and you can get an idea of what's involved and Marie at
is just yummy. No need to post this comment it's just in case you are interested as I noticed that you said you liked a baking challenge and it looks a lot of fun, not for me I can't bake to save my life!!. have a great evening Kathy

laurie said...

So cute-I love the bird salt and papper set. And how wonderful that it belonged to your grandmother. Laurie (bargainhunr)

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Robyn...adorable table would fabulous for Valentine's, too! Love the little cute!
Got a kick out of your 7 things about you! I totally agree with taking the back roads...I do the same thing. I also, don't like bridges! Thanks for the great tablescape! Susan

Elizabeth said...

How great to make a simple lunch & movie so special with your table setting!
Love those salt & pepper shakers!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a sweet daughter you are ~ what a lucky mom you have! Those heart dishes are adorable!!

Thanks for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents