Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Saudi Tablescape

Welcome to the 99th Tablescape Thursday, courtesy of our gracious hostess Susan.  I am posting this for my dear husband who is living alone in Saudi Arabia.  I have to give him credit.  I just can't bring myself to do a tablescape for just one!  You have to realize he is living in a furnished villa but bought these pretty dishes himself.
He tells me he 'stole' these flowers so instead of creating an international incident, I will leave it at that.


I have no details about the patterns or where these items were purchased but I can just about guarantee that he would be serving himself chicken.  Every time we talk and I ask him what he is cooking it is always chicken.
I don't really know what this is but it is pretty.
A close up of his pretty plate.
Considering what he had to work with I think he did a great job.  To be 10,000 miles away and still come up with such a pretty table.......awesome!  I am proud of you sweetie.  Next time you will have to share one of your chicken recipes! 

Thank you Susan for hosting another awesome party, I know Doug would love it if you would leave him a comment.  

36 comments:

  1. What a cute table, love the lavender adorned dishes. The rose is a candle, I see the wick in the center! Your hubby did a great tablescape for one.

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  2. How wonderful! It is funny how our husbands think we are crazy for doing this...and then they get into it. When I got home last week, my husband told me to check in the dish room He'd found me a set of gorgeous wine glasses and a pair of beautiful candlesticks at garage sales while I was gone. Before blogging...no way!

    I think your husband set a great table, love the dishes and the flowers!

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  3. That looks very inviting and a table for one isn't so much fun but it is important to treat yourself right.

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  4. I think he did a great job. That looks like a rose shaped candle - pretty.

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  5. He did a great job, love the lavender plates and the placemats! Hopefully he'll bring at least two of everything when he comes home!

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  6. Bravo Doug!
    Jeanette, I thinks he sets his table for one, yet sets it with you in mind! How beautiful!
    It sounds like Doug has the same motto as Chic-a Fla-lay... Eat more Chicken!
    Dee Dee

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  7. Bravo to your dh! It is lovely, a candle , flowers, pretty dishes, he has it all!
    It must be difficult to be so far away!
    Prayers for you! I

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  8. Great job Doug! I am in love with those lavender sprigged dishes. And I think the flower looks like bougainvillea....Hopefully you will be able to dine with him soon Jeanette.

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  9. Doug, you are the MAN! I think we ladies should look for more of you around! Hope you have a great week! Sandi

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  10. That is the sweetest thing! And he did such a great job! But the stolen flowers made me laugh. What a guy!!

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  11. Very nice- hubby must miss your settings to do one of his own. My hubby seems to at least tolerate my tables,so that is nice. Thanks for visiting! Love, ~Nana~

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  12. Such beautiful things, displayed by clearly a beautiful man. How touching for him to be so far away, in such a difficult place and for him to think so much of you to put this together. You are truly blessed. I'm sure your heart is aching to not have hime with you. Hopefully it won't be much longer.

    You are in my prayers.

    - The Tablescaper

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  13. Jeanette, I wanted you to know I received the gorgeous mirror. Thank you so much. You guy is amazing. I think the unidentified object you asked about is a candle. It looks great on his table. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. Hi from another Jeanette! I was reading through a couple of postings and had to share that my nieces and nephews call me Aunt Net too!

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  15. Hi Jeanette,
    what a very nice table your husband has set. Great work. I am pretty sure, you would love to shop in Saudi. Have never been there yet, but I was in Dubai and they have lots of nice stuff, too. He made a good decision by choosing this plates. I can imagine that chicken is easy to get there. Alternatives would be lamb, goat or camel.
    What a luck to have the computer and Skype when your love is so far away.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  16. My goodness, your husband is a real gem! I think a lot of men in his situation would be eating takeout from styrofoam containers! Those dishes he chose are SO pretty -- and the extra pieces are great. Thank you for visiting my table this week!

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  17. What a wonderful man! I love all the detail that he included in this tablescape. He made just lovely choices. I am sure this made him feel closer to home, to have a pretty table. Rest assured those pink flowers are prolific so if he "borrowed" a few, no one will even notice. :)

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  18. what a doll he is! the dishes are so pretty!

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  19. Your guy has great taste! those dishes are gorgeous-hope he brings a whole set home so we can see them all. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week, I appreciate your comments!

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  20. he did a fabulous job! It is a wonderful tablescape for one! filled with fun details! Great job!

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  21. You have a wonderful husband with a great eye to boot. I love the dishes. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I am really impressed! You must be a very good influence on your hubby to have him come up with a table like that all on his own! Hope he returns soon. Linda

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  23. I can't believe you husband set such a pretty table and he's 10,000 miles away. My husband would not even begin to do that.

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  24. Ok, this is soooo impressive! What good taste he has, oh yes, that's right, he picked you! No seriously this is so cool that he would buy these dishes and get flowers and set such a lovely table. I am going to be telling everyone about this great guy.

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  25. I can't believe that pretty table was set by your husband! Well done! He did great! :) Those dishes sure are pretty! & the flowers....gorgeous!

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  26. Hi Jeanette!
    What pretty dishes your husband chose!
    They look like lavender flowers... so very lovely!

    The rose candle is also very pretty... I'll bet it has a wonderful scent!
    Oh and I read your post about Dee Dee's gift to you... It was so very touching~
    What a kindhearted thing to do for someone!
    There are so many wonderful people in the world... I am glad I started blogging... it has opened my eyes to the kindness of 'strangers' who later become friends ♥
    Blessings always, Maria

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  27. Hi Jeanette,

    What a wonderfully touching post! That Doug must be quite a guy. It's such a thoughtful thing he did for you and your readers. He did a great job too! I like the way the purloined (!) posies echo the shape of the pattern on the dishes. I hope he lit the flower shaped candle and enjoyed a delicious (chicken) dinner!

    Please give him our compliments and best regards.

    Fondly,
    Bill

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  28. What a wonderful hubby you have. He does better than me.

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  29. Jeanette, I don't know which I am more impressed with...this tablescape or your husband's amazing spirit and strenth of character. You are one lucky lady! He's pretty luck, too!
    XO
    Susan

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  30. You really did a great job putting everything together. I really like your dishes. Have a nice weekend, Mary

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  31. Wow! I'm impressed! what pretty dishes...love anything with lavender.
    The best my hubby would do is paper plates and a beer.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  32. All I can say is BEAUITFUL! my sweet friend. I love everything. xoxo Hugs

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  33. I hope he brings home a dozen of these pretty plates for you.
    Joyce

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  34. He did a great job!! The flowers, glassware & dishes = perfect. My aunt and uncle are living in Saudi right now, I think he said it was 120 degrees....sigh.

    Thank you so much for your visit.

    Have a beautiful week!

    Hugs~ J

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  35. Well, bless his heart! I love that he set this table with the dishes, flatware, tray, and flowers!

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  36. I think he did such a great job- I love the plates too. Chicken is such a man dish, isn't it? ha ha!

    That rose looks like a candle to me.

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