Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fun Afternoon Playing Dishes

It was another triple digit day here and I didn't leave the house, except to bring in some dishes that were in the trunk of my car. I took advantage of the afternoon with the house all to myself and played dishes---one of my favorite things.

I decided to get a head start on my Christmas in July Party for this coming Saturday. I used to change my tablescapes on Saturday and usually left them for a week. However, since my CIJ party is on Saturdays this month, I have had to change my table dressing day.


Here is teaser of my table for this week.

Saturday's event was so much fun and I enjoyed looking at everyone's table. I hope that you each return with a new table this week, or at least to look at the weekly offerings.

I'm in the process of working on the details for the final CIJ Party on Rudolph Day, July 25. Actually, I haven't gotten to the table part of the planning. I am having a CIJ dinner and moving party in honor of my youngest sister, who is moving to Nebraska at the end of the month. She loves turkey and dressing and will not be here this year at Christmas, so I am hosting CIJ dinner for the family. There will be about 16 of us.

I hope to see you on Saturday at the CIJ Tablescape Party #3. If you haven't attended or participated, the info is in the white meme button in my sidebar. Remember, we have a Christmas tablecloth giveaway for July 25.


  1. What a fun party for your sister. We use to have Christmas any time the whole family could get together since we lived so far apart. We've had it as early as before Halloween and as late as February. It was always the best time. I know you will have a great time. Hugs, Marty

  2. What a great idea for CIJ! The whole family!!
    Love the sneak peek!
    Hugs, Lisa

  3. Oh my, this is such a neat idea! I wish my Christmas stuff wasn't so tightly packed up. Stay cool, my son lives in Tempe and is having the triple digits! Now is the time to come to Wi., were 80 and beautiful today! Cindy

  4. So cute...xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Morning...

  5. Blessings to you.
    Those hot temperatures are hard to take at times!

    Take care,

  6. Love the sneak peek of your table scape for CIJ. Your family dinner for your Sister sounds like a fun time. How sweet of you to do that...I am looking forward to all the beautiful tables.. have a great week.