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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tablescape Thursday! Honouring our Madiba!

On Sunday 18 July Nelson Mandela will celebrate his 92nd Birthday!
Happy Birthday to an inspirational man!

My tablescape is in honour of him...
When quoted on his favourite food, he replied:
"Koeksisters are my favourite: in 1941 I was paid 2 pounds and I reserved 10/- each weekend for koeksisters!"

I set a small table outside with my "out of Africa" odd crockery.

detail of my tablecloth....

And my Vuvuzelo on my chair!

I am linking to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch (I hope I can do this!) for the first time.
I so enjoy her beautiful blog..  You can  click on her link in my side bar and see all the other gorgeous tablescapes that link for Tablescape Thursday...       Won't you enjoy them with me!  ......      and thank you Susan!
I am also linking to today.

See you soon!


  1. BEautiful table! I especially loved the way you used the oranges for pops of color with your safari print dishes. Just lovely!

  2. I had to stop and Google kokesisters! Thanks for teaching us something new today! Your table is very appealing. I love the juxtaposition of the delicate white placemats with the African elements, and the oranges really add a lot!

  3. This is such a beautiful tablescape! Your lovely pieces all make for such a rich table. I especially love your tablecloth. It was so wonderful to see Nelson Mandella at the World Cup.

  4. what a great post, loved it, very creative and thank you for sharing his bday!

  5. Beautiful the unique tablecloth. Are the charger plates wooden or pottery, very pretty.

  6. Thank you to all of you for such gracious comments on my first Tablescape Thursday..I'm looking forward to planning my next one with enthusiasm now!
    @ Tricia: I'll do a post for you of my family's koeksister recipe!
    @ Mimi: The chargers are wooden and made in Zimbabwe.
    Sunday is called Mandela Day in SA. We give up 67mins of our time to do good for someone less fortunate than others. We are truely proud of our country.
    Blessings to you all. Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful tablescapes next week.

  7. You did a very good job of putting everything together. I really like your coffee mugs. Have a great weekend! Mary

  8. Lovely tribute to an inspiring figure in world history, and you've set a truly wonderful table! The clean lines, the colors, textures, and patterns are all very appealing. Nicely done!

  9. This is so lovely and creative. It easily could be in a magazine. Gorgeous job!

  10. Wow! Mandela is my mom's age. I love your table, the African accessories are fabulous. Love the patterns!...Christine