Tablescaper, enjoying the Florida life with an appreciation of restaurants, food and adventure in Tampa Bay, FL and beyond.
I'm Plate Girl, or Marsha, and not a girl, but a full grown woman who has been collecting dishes - yes, dishes - since I was little. My grandmother was a newspaper food editor, my mother was a teacher and later an antiques dealer. I am guilty of reading Southern Living magazine ... just to Look at the PLATES the food was served on.
I have more dishes than I need, and I promise I have given plates and sets of dishes to many, many people over the years. I believe setting a festive table makes the meal better and the day or night more memorable.
I live in Tampa Bay where I set my table (and the tables of as many others who let me), as well as visit restaurants, hotels and beaches where I admire and photograph all things I think are pretty.
I have my degree in journalism from the University of Miami and have worked in public relations for more than 20 years.
To contact me about about a blogging relationship, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plate Girl offers beautiful vintage and antique decor accessories for your birthday party, tea party or shower. .
Tablescaping: We can provide more than just china, working with you to use our accessories or yours. Call us for holidays, parties, or even if you’re selling your home and want a gorgeous table to entice buyers.
Florals: We can add to your party with large floral centerpieces or smaller individual pieces in milk glass vases or creamers and sugars.
Parties: Do you have a Pinterest board full of ideas but you don’t have the accessories to make it happen? We have the accessories you need:
White milk glass vases
Creamers and sugars
Silver and crystal candlesticks
Large silver champagne bowl/bucket
White long tablecloths
Blue transferware dishes
We serve Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Pasco, Polk and Orange counties.
I will always set the Christmas dinner table with my Lenox Holiday, but it’s fun to mix it up with different tablecloths and centerpieces.
This year I’m going traditional – using a Ralph Lauren plaid, along with my Waterford Ashling wine and champagne glasses, Lenox red holly napkins and gold flatware. I also used my large Santa from Dillard’s and tucked in are two red glass candleholders that were my mothers, and a red glass cake plate.
I try to set the table about three days ahead of the holiday, so I can enjoy it as long as possible. But here, I’ve not set out the evergreen, pine or flowers.
In the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying setting your table for friends and families, or are enjoying at the homes of friends and families! Merry Christmas to you!
I received two tickets to Love Never Dies due to my relationship with The Tampa Bay Bloggers and theirs with the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. However, all opinions are my own.
In Love Never Dies, it had been 10 long years since the Phantom has seen his beloved Christine. For us, it is 20 long years.
The Phantom has lived in my mind replaying the brooding, mysterious obsessive love and those incredible songs. I have only seen the movie and downloaded the music but the music is so incredible I feel as though it has been a part of me.
I had never had the chance to see the musical. So I was. So. Happy to see “part deux” to the Phantom: Love Never Dies.
Due to my relationship with Tampa Bay Bloggers, I was gifted two tickets by The Straz Center for the Performing Arts to attend The Book of Mormon on media night in exchange for writing about the musical. All opinions are my own.
Although my blog usually focuses on entertaining and tablescaping, I also visit many local upscale restaurants, food and wine festivals and other entertainment venues. This is my second trip to The Straz as a blogger, and I hope you will enjoy travelling along.