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Monday, September 24, 2007

Centerpiece of the Month~ September

I almost let September slip by without my centerpiece of the month. Janelle at Talk of Tomatoes has posted the centerpieces from August and September. Once Upon a Tart shows off a wreath. Meeta has a beautiful Autumn display. Check them out!
This month I have a centerpiece with my Italian rooster vase~ in honor of our Slow Travel Get Together in 'Palma' desert in just a few weeks. Janelle is ready for a little well deserved break, so I am going to be the guest host for October! I will remind you again (you may need to remind me to remind you) The rules are~ anything goes! Send in a permi-link to your centerpiece, with a photo, to me at SandiMcMc@yahoo.com. I will post a fun round up Nov 7th.
There are a lot of you who haven't done this in the past...but I know there are some georgous table tops that check in at the cafe.
Y'all show us what's on your table!
Sandi

36 comments:

Kari said...

You don't want to see what's on my table.
Right now, it's a rather motley collection of chocolate wrappers, trashy magazines, tequila bottles and one empty prescription container for some worthless hormone tablets.
Just kidding. (everyone knows you don't mix chocolate with tequila. sheesh)

gigi said...

I love the rooster! I am looking forward to your hosting the event in October. That gives me a couple of weeks to organize and think of a centerpiece!

rpm said...

I always enjoy seeing the centerpieces!

Nunnie's Attic said...

I LOVE THE ROOSTER!! Sounds like fun. I think I might join ya!

Love,
Julie

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Kari~ We have not had a centerpiece that shows the real kitchen table (I've been tempted) You could raise the standard!
Gigi~ A plate of your cupcakes would work =D
RPM~ thanks for stopping in
Julie~ you would do a great job.

melissa c said...

I have that same Williams Sonoma rooster - I keep my wooden spoons and such it it next to my range. It looks fabulous with the flowers!! :)

Melissa

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Hey Sandi !
Pardon my ignorance but what's a "permi-link" ?

and do you think the recipe for fried green 'maters would work for pickles?

(( ))

KJ said...

I'm not a collector of rooster decor, but I do like one-of-a-kinds. This pitcher is very charming!!! I've been using my clear glass pitchers lately because I'm really getting into seeing the stems of the flowers. This could change when I wake up tomorrow. Mental pause, you know...

KJ

Sugar Bear said...

Love the rooster!
Karla

Zoey said...

Sandi,
Love your vase. I can't get over my chicken addiction. I have quite a few of them myself.

I will try to remember to enter your centerpiece-of-the-month. I plan to do a new table next week.

Dee Light said...

Love the centerpiece, that rooster is too cute.

We can only have a center piece on our table if the little one is napping or spending the day with grandma!!!

justabeachkat said...

Love the rooster container! That would work in my kitchen rather nicely. Great idea!

Hugs!
Kat
(Kari's comment cracked me up!)

Homesick Texan said...

"Anything goes?" Those are my kind of rules!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Melissa~ Spoons are a good idea when the flowers are gone.
Francie~ The pickles are really good, dry them off first and it will work better. All I need is a link to your post.
KJ~ Mental Pause... I hear you!
Karla~ thanks!
Zoey~ I'll post a reminder.
Dee~ They dooo grow up, promise!
Kat~ Kari always cracks me up. Don't take a sip of anything when you read her blog.
Texas~ Janelle has always had tame posts... mine will turn into a free-for-all.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Sounds like fun! Great rooster!!
hugs,
Becky
PS: I added more pics for you..wink.

Maryann said...

That header is so..YOU :) Perfectly whistle stop.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love the rooster!!! Thanks for posting the recipe for the Fried Green Tomatoes! Yummmmm!
Barbara

kris said...

I love your Italian rooster vase - so pretty with the fall-colored flowers in it!

I'm going to be doing fried green tomatoes this week - my hubby was too excited when I told him you had posted the recipe! Thanks!

Zoomie said...

Almost missed your comment on my blog! Thanks for visiting! I'll send you the best centerpiece I did this year - not seasonal for fall but I liked it.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Becky~ I'll be right over to your cottage. May I bring a friend or two?
MaryAnn~ It took a lot of tries to get it just right!
Barbara & Kris~ enjoy your tomatoes
Zoomie~ Thanks, I'll hang onto it.

Sandi McBride said...

I'm still laughing, girl...I have the same vase, only I think mine is a hen...hold on, let me check under her skirt...yep, a hen...I would never have thought to use her that way, since she is the juice jug, but dog gone it, she needs new uses, think I'll dress her up for the parth!

Sandi McBride said...

Looks like I need to go to a few less parties, can't even spell party...just finished frying up some green tomatoes and wondering why mine don't look as good as yours? That's okay though, they taste like they look as good as yours!

janelle said...

Thanks for hosting Sandi!

I about fell out of my chair laughing at Kari's comment. We should include in the roundup: what you removed from the table in order to place and photo your centerpiece:).

I admit, I am a sucker for roosters.

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a cute centerpiece:-)
Happy Autumn.

tut-tut said...

I love roosters! haven't been around the past few weeks; love those fried green tomatas up there!

Andi said...

Love your centerpiece! I'll have to email you a picture of mine. I love rules like "anything goes"!!!

Looks like we may be heading to Alabama in October. I've made my hubby promise to take me to Irondale and the Whistlestop Cafe!

Penny Carlson said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I really appreciate it. I love Whistlestop products! How cool!
Penny

JANET said...

I just put up an autumn wreath on the front door...the centerpiece? Still the same old, same old! I will have to make a change soon. Your centerpiece is colorful and entertaining.

Meeta said...

That rooster looks so cool and makes a perfect vase for the colorful bunch of flowers. Lovely idea!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sandi~I am beginning to wonder about the origin of my original Italian rooster
Janelle~ You need to pop over and meet Kari... you'll love her too.
Tut-Tut~ I noticed you'd been quiet lately, glad you're back
Andi~ Please Do!
Penny~ thanks for visiting me back
Janet~ door decorations could be a whole nother event.
Meeta~ I hope you send yours in again next month

willzmom said...

Why, oh why did you have to put that picture of those mouth watering fried green tomatoes on your banner? Huh, huh! Just to torture me? Oh, nice floral arrangement-I just can't stop looking at those tomatoes........

Jerry said...

Sandi -love the new look to the blog!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Willzmom~ They are yummy looking.
Jerry~ so I am not in big trouble for spilling the beans? Palma said something first!

GardenGoose said...

such a cute vase. like it!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I love the rooster vase! So cheerful and chirpy!

Mallow said...

I love roosters! That is gorgeous!

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