Saturday, March 13, 2010


I'm home alone tonight and thought I would enjoy dinner in the living room while I watched a movie.

No need to skimp on making the TV tray look nice. After all, I'm worth the extra effort!

I got out a few items and set my place. It's so much nicer then just eating off my lap.

I adore these black and white salad plates. It has a sweet little bird on it.

Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a sucker for anything with birds.

I even used the darling little white bird salt and pepper shakers. We have all seen these all over blogland. They came from Target. A lot of you bloggers have written to me asking where you can get yours.

Well, it appears they are no longer being sold at Target. I am not sure if you can find them on EBay or not.

I understand a few of you have dropped one and it also broke your heart as you no longer had the set.

Who knows though, your luck could be picking up soon. You may end up getting a set. After all, those little Leprechauns are all over the place. Bringing luck to a lot of people. You could be next!

I really love the red dinner plate. It's a nice big one and has a pretty edge around it. Guess where I found these?

K-Mart! I never go to K-Mart. In fact, I can't even remember the last time I was there. But I saw these plates on another blog and had to run up to get my own set.

The red and silver flatware came from Target. I think a set of four was only $9.99. Not bad at all.

I also used a black, round place mat that I got from Kohl's 1/2 off sale. Got to love the bargains. In fact, I don't think I've ever bought a plate, napkin, tablecloth or place mat that was full price.

I figure there are to many lovely ones for 1/2 off or even less so why should I?

I really like the look of black, white and red together. Don't you? I even used two napkins. I can make a mess sometimes. One black one that is covered with a white one and then a black napkin ring that seems to go quite nicely with the salad plate.

Oh there are those little white birds, keeping me company.

OK, so enough tempting you with the little birds. Do you want a set?

You know you do. Even if you already have a set, you never know if you will be the next one who drops one to the floor.

Or, you can always use more then one set of salt and pepper shakers on your table. So, enjoy having two.

I purchased a few sets of these when I gave my friend a baby shower with a bird theme awhile ago.

I didn't use all of them so I'm going to giveaway a set to one lucky winner.

What do you have to do to win? Not much. Just leave me a post here letting me know you want to be entered. That's it!

No hoops to jump through. What? You want extra chances to win? OK, let's see. I want to make this easy for you.

So, I'm going to keep this giveaway going for 10 days. So, for an extra chance to win, just leave me another message on every post I do in the next 10 days. Yes, I am going to try to post every day. So you will have 10 chances to win if you come back daily.

For 5 extra chances you can post about this giveway on your blog and I'll add your name 5 more times, if you post here to let me know you did this.

I'll do the random number to pick the winner. No you do not have to have a blog to win. But, if you don't, you need to leave your email in your message so I can contact you or your entry won't count.
Yes, I will ship out of the country if you win.

The winner will be picked on March 22 sometime after 10:00pm my time here in CA.

Good luck, hope you win!


Blondie's Journal said...

How nice that you treat yourself like you do. We should all do that. I love your dinnerware and of course I love the Target birds. Funny how they became so popular. I have those and a similar pair from a gift shop. Popular design!

Have a cozy weekend! :-)


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your black, red and white table setting. Very pretty!!! And thanks for a wonderful giveaway. I do not have a set of those sweet birds, but would love to own a pair. Love & blessings from NC!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm lovin' your beautiful tablescape and these birdie salt and pepper shakers are sooooo stinkin cute...please count me in! I'm a happy follower:)


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar:) Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


Unknown said...

I love your place setting. I wish I could come up with things liked that, lol...

Please enter me in the contest.

Thanks for doing this for us.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a cute place setting. And yes, you ARE worth it! :)

Sandi Linn Andersen said...

I just found your blog when I googled "April Cornell tablescapes" and your blog came up! It is lovely. Your tablescapes are just beautiful! Love the little birdies. I'll be back tomorrow for a longer look. It's late here and I am turning off the computer til the morning.......

Sherry said...

Oh, your table setting would look wonderful in my black, white and red kitchen! And, you're right; I've seen those birdies on several blogs and wished they were still available. I just found your blog and can tell for sure that I'll be back often!

Sherry in Little Rock

Miss Janice said...

I try to set my table pretty just for moi also! I LOVE the red plates and the black and white ones also. Also love the the red flatware! I've seen those little birdies all over blogland and don't have any...would love to win. Love the color combo of this setting:)

Kathleen said...

Yes, you do deserve a nice setting for your dinner!
I don't have those birds...I always forgot to look for them as I don't get to Tarjay very often.

If they land here I will be happy!
How tweet of you! :)

Have a wonderful Sunday! We had wicked weather yesterday and last night. I thought we were going to blow away!

Rach said...

Love the setting!!

KJ said...

I'd love to be entered! What sweet little birds! I love your red plates, too.. unfortunately there aren't any Kmarts around here.

Flower said...

Your table setting is very pretty..and of course the birds are as cute as can be! Your blog has grown...I see so many interesting things on the front page! And, you know how to party!! Love it!

Carol said...

I love the red/white/black combination in your tablesetting! The little birds are so sweet, so nice of you to give them away.


Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Nice table setting! The little birds are adorable--so spring-y! ; )

Donna said...

Hi Joanne.. I love those Target bird s&p shakers. I actually found a pair in a thrift store - how lucky was that?

Your table settings are beautiful - they always are!

So being the movie lover that I am, what did you watch and was it good? LOL... Donna

Beth said...

What a beautiful setting, Joanne! I took some time to look at your blog on cakes, too - you have great talent! Thanks for visiting and leaving me a nice comment.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your table setting...Such a classy look


I just found you and I'm sooo glad that I did! What a wonderful giveaway! Blessings!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I actually don't have these little cute bird salt and pepper shakers! thak you for the opportunity to win them!

Have a wonderful day!

The Little Red Shop said...

How pretty! I love those little birdies. I gave my aunt a pair for her birthday and would just love to have a pair of my own! Thank you so much for participating in my giveaway and for your sweet comments.

I hope you're having a beautiful weekend,

: )

Julie M.

Creations By Cindy said...

I lovethe red and the black table setting! Beautiful. Your setting looks like a time of relaxation and enjoyment all to yourself! Love it! The little birds are so darling! Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Be blessed. Cindy

Lisa said...

What a fun blog you have! I enjoyed reading it and also wanted to thank you for the chance to win your giveaway! Have a blessed day!

Lily said...

LOVE the birdies! I'm a birdie freak too-- and I also eat off of the fine china here at home (well, not fine china, but the best I have...afterall I'm worth it, and the stuff begs to be used!)