Sunday, May 25, 2008

Getting ready for HGTV!

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As most of you are aware, HGTV is coming on Friday to shoot video of my amoire as an inspiration piece for a new HGTV show called "Rate My Space".  They will probably just be showing my armoire but being the type of person I am (prepared, perfectionist, obsessive, anal retentive, crazy, etc.) I thought I should make the dining room table look pretty just in case the camera sways in that direction.  Which table setting do you like better?  Please vote below.

70 comments:

The Rose Room said...

Have placed my vote. I am having a party, would love you to visit if you have a chance:) Rachael

nwalker said...

Good luck with the filming, your place looks great!The sea shells are my favorite.

Judy said...

I'm so excited for you and I know this will be a loooong week but Friday will be here before you know it!

Can't wait to see you on the "big screen!"

Judy

An Enchanted Cottage said...

I voted for the sea shell theme, Cindy, but to be honest, they are both gorgeous!! You can't lose with either table setting!! SOOOO exciting!!!...Donna

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy it is going to be such fun for you.
Alison

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

How exciting for you. Can't wait to see it on HGTV. Do you know when it will be aired?

Irma :)

Angela said...

I am so happy for you. You deserve this opportunity for all your hardwork, diligence, and true creativity in your style. I can't wait to see you and your home on TV.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well it was hard to pick because I love both of them but if I had to I would go with the shells.

I can't even imangin how you are feeling. I'm so excited to read about how it went and then to see it on tv so you must be going crazy.

Whitehorse said...

Good luck with HGTV, I voted for the floral pattern table setting. Looks great with the room. I'm sure you will do fine. Just take a deep breath.

Michele said...

I can't wait to hear all about you being on TV!!! I love both table settings, but seeing as my home is done in a beachy decor, my vote is for the sea shell theme. Have fun being filmed!!

Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

mexicanmom said...

Both are so nice, but I voted for the sea shell. Either one you set, it will look beautiful. Good Luck!

Sara

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Honestly I prefer a simple table with the tiered cake stands on a table cloth on a runner. And no dishes. It doesn't look so busy. I voted without place settings.

I just think it looks like your trying to hard. It just my opinion.

Good luck.
Ciao
Glenda

Beverly said...

Cindy, I know you must be so excited you could pop.

I voted for the shell setting, even though I do adore the floral motif, too. I just think the shells show a bit of a different look that still ties in to the feel of your home so well.

Pam said...

I agree with Beverly. Although both settings are beautiful, I think the sea shell theme is more unique and shows your creative side better. And, hey, if its beautiful, they just might film it, too, so I'd definitely decorate away!!! Good Luck!!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I voted for the first one. I always lean toward the fancy and elegant. And the blue & white look elegant to me. I am going to go to Marshalls & see if they have any of those dishes at my store.Good luck on your TV debut, you will be fabulous! Can't wait to see it ! Come see me sometime!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Glenda. Don't set the table. It's too much.

Quinn

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I see it's a tight race. I love the 2nd setting!

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

The shells for sure!!!
Its femanine yet earthy.
smiles,
Sandy

Sarah said...

What a tough decision! Both settings are beautiful! I voted for the shells...very creative! Best of luck on Friday!

dynochick (Jan) said...

I agree, both are lovely, but the sea shells are creative, different without being too different, and adds texture without too much color.

Good luck.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Hello Cindy,
I have to say that I voted for the flower plates, I just love that set, but as I can see I have been out voted. They are both pretty. Have fun while they are filming. Maybe you could take pictures of them filming.
I hope you will be able t sleep this week!
Take care,
ginger

restyled home said...

Definitely the sea shells...they are reflective of where you live and very pretty!!

I am so excited for you!!

ceekay said...

Yep, I am with the shells. Can't wait to hear how everything went.

cargol said...

Both are beautiful, but I'm partial to the shell theme for this time of year! Hope the filming goes great and I might just have to get cable TV so I can see the show, as I 'm addicted to RMS.

Debbie said...

Well, I did vote for the seashell theme, but it was not an easy choice, as they are both beautiful.
I can't wait to see and hear about your HGTV filming. Hope you had a great weekend!
By the way has the smoke cleared? I've thought so much about poor Lauren and her problems with breathing in that.
Debbie from homewithhospitality@yahoo.com

Debbie Kay said...

Cindy:

I am so excited for you. I know everything is going to go well and I can't wait to see the show.

Love ya,

Debbie

Carousel222 said...

I love both settings. I think the sea shells is very unique, and I voted for that theme. By the way Cindy, somehow I accidentally had both the sea shell them and neither selected when I cast my vote. So that 1% for neither, is not accurate. Sorry, don't know how I did that. Can't wait to hear the details when they come out to film your home.

white o'morn cottage Ireland said...

wow Cindy! I love the home you've made. I have just posted about my life long dream of having a cottage. I know what that's like...so this post could be specially for you!

YES, somehow it happened for me (I still can't believe it) and could for you too. love and best wishes...Pam

Melissa Lester said...

It is amusing to me that all of us are voting for a decorated table; I guess those of us who love your romantic home also appreciate a lovely tablescape! I can't wait to hear about your HGTV experience. You must run to your computer to tell us all about it as soon as the cameras leave!

Debbie from NJ said...

I voted for the seashell theme. I think it looks great and does show your creative side. Great for this time of year too. I know you must be beside yourself with excitment!
I can't wait to see the show!

Anonymous said...

I voted for your seashells. Loved the whole setting. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

They're both beautiful, but the second one might be more creative. Good luck and have fun!

Ana. said...

Hi Cindy,
Days ago that came to your blog and today, finally, seeing his poll I decided to let a few words, of course I voted (losing the option by what I see) and I did not want to miss an opportunity to tell you that I congratulate him, deserves a visit from TV, your house (and his blog) is a marvel.
Greetings from Spain,
Ana!

sea mystery said...

Cindy,
Since my apartment is done in a ocean/sea theme, I had to go with the seashells. Just something about it makes me feel like I'm home. xxoo

Brook said...

The sea shell theme is really lovely for summertime, but then those rose-patterned china pieces are pretty year round.
It all looks beautiful!

Blessings
Brook

Brenda Kula said...

You are a true wonder. You'll be ready. Anyone who can change things like you can surely must be a miracle decorator!
Brenda

~ Karen ~ said...

My vote was for the floral setting (I'm not really a beachy person), but I'm sure your table will look great no matter what you decide to do.

Hope it goes well!!

lvroftiques said...

Hi Cindy! I usually lurk around here, but I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate you on being chosen for HGTV! I can't wait to see ya on the little screen lol! I'ts refreshing to see someone without a trillion dollars...but lots of design style being featured in such a big way. Makes my heart smile! Vanna

Anonymous said...

I pick the shells because the setting is so different and unique.

I know we all would like to see some candid shots of you and the HGTV crew while they are filming. Do you know somebody that can be there to take just a few pictures for you so you can post them for us to see before the show?

Kathy said...

Hi Cindy: Best of luck with HGTV. I am looking forward to seeing it. One question to you or anyone else who sees this...where do I buy the plate racks to hang the antique plates that I find at thrift shops? I would like to hang three plates on both sides of a mirror. Thanks.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Kathy, the plate hangers can be found at most hardware stores. I get mine at Michaels Craft store.

Diane said...

Dear Cindy, I just voted for the floral plates but I like the other one,too. I think if you added a few things to the plates (maybe some of your roses in little vases?) Just make it a little busier. That's just me. Good luck on the filming. Really, everything will be fine.

Andrea said...

I would do the seashells but I would swap out the white salad plate for the patterned one in the second setting. Best of both worlds!

Both are gorgeous ~ good luck!!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hip hip hooray, tootin my horn for you girl, how exciting. Just remember, stay calm and seize the moment.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Miss Sandy said...

How exciting!!! The sea shells hands down for me! Be sure and post when the episode will air! Congrats on the taping!

chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

Cindy, Thank you for visiting my blog.
I enjoyed looking through your blog.
Have you ever been to Wisteria in Aptos?
I you haven't you should go. You would go crazy.
Good luck with HGTV.
I voted for the shell setting.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Hello Cindy,
I already left a comment but I just want to tell you that I made a left a comment on you hgtv rate my space about putting a wood scroll thinging under your sink. Well I was looking at the different cottages of the month over at The Old Painted Cottage, and a lady did that it looks so pretty. Just in case you would like to see what it looks like here is the link.http://theoldpaintedcottage.com/NovemberCOTM.html It is the Nov. 2006 cottage. I wish I could do that to my kitchen! I hope you enjoy looking,
ginger

Tara said...

Cindy

SO happy for you they are coming, and do set the table...it may just be in the background but it will be grand!

Terri said...

Well? How did the filming go?
Terri

ruby said...

I prefer the floral plates, but the sea shell deco would be something different and fresher compared to the usual floral, so i vote for sea shell.
Good Luck=)

Jen r. said...

I love how you did the seashell theme! I think it look wonderful and very HGTV worthy!
Jen R

Kay said...

I voted for the seashell theme...it's something that if I saw it in a magazine I would take a second look and figure how I could make it happen at my house.

Saucy said...

Very exciting! I voted seashell, it's very unique.

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Both tables are amazing, but I cast my vote for the floral plates because I think they fit your overall "Romantic Home" theme the best. They are both classic and elegant.

I can't wait to hear how the shoot went! Keep us posted.

southernbelle said...

This is so exciting !!! I placed
my vote for the sea shell setting.
Although I love both, the shells are perfect for this time of year.
I know the preparations will be done to perfection and beatiful
results as always. It's easy to
say take it easy and relax, but I
know how I would be. We are all so
proud and happy for you.
Warm wishes to you, Mimi

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

I voted for the sea shell theme but both look fantastic! Can't wait to see you on the show :)

Hugs,
Dena

bj said...

Altho I love both settings, I voted for the sea shell one...looks more IN, i think.
Good good luck, bj

Heather said...

Ok, I voted for the shells because they are just striking. If I were you, however, (being anal retentive myself) I would get out the video camera and pretend to be the HGTV camera crew. Set the table both ways and tape the same shots (panning from living room armoir to glance into the dining room, etc)- then watch them on your vcr/dvd and see which one looks best on camera! It may be the final kicker in your decision making.
Are you nervous? I had butterflies in my stomach just reading that they are coming to your home... I can not imagine how you must be feeling. Your home is absolutely beautiful though so you have nothing to worry about!
-Heather :)

Shabby Addict said...

I am so excited for you! I would be having so much anxiety right now if I were you! I would constantly be changing things and moving things around because it would never be perfect enough for HGTV!! But you have NOTHING to worry about! Your place looks absolutely perfect and I wouldn't change a thing! Love the seashell theme by the way!

Mary said...

I voted for the shells because it almost Summertime! Good luck for Friday - I just know they will want to tape your entire beautiful home Cindy!

Tracie said...

Good luck, Cindy~
Looks fantastic, voted for sea shells and it's that time of year and we live in California.
~Tracie

Sunshine Cottage said...

Even though I have a beach cottage and partial to starfish I think since we're entering summer that setting is most appropriate to use! Beautiful as usual!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

I voted for the seashells, my favorite. Looking forward to seeing the show!

Country French Antiques said...

Too Cool!!
Be sure to let us know when it will air!
Best of Luck. I bet they end up shooting your room.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
Since I'm not good at making decisions and they both look pretty, why don't you use a mix of both, a few seashells and the pretty dishes, I think it is all beautiful! LOL. OH Decisions-Decisions. Good Luck, I'm so excited for you, I have to tell you, everytime I see the commercial for the show your going to be on, I make my husband stop and look, telling him, LOOK,LOOK thats the show she is going to be on !! He probably thinks I'm nuts, but he knew that before he married me. Hugs, Kelly

French said...

Your home is gorgeous either will look awesome~~but I am partial to the sea and shells look;) Don't worry you'll do fine! Which episode should we watch for that you will be in any idea?? French;)

Artsy Etc. said...

I love the seashell theme. You are so creative, Cindy. Show 'em your stuff.
Maybe you have a new career on the horizon?

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I just found your blog from Gollums posting. Your rooms are among my favorite on RMS. So glad I found your blog! Wow, how exciting that HGTV is coming to your home! You really deserve the honor. As for the table setting, I am just a little more partial to the floral plates, but I love them both.

sadieolive said...

Wow that is amazing Cindy! Congrats to you. You should be very excited and proud! :)I voted for the seashells.

Cindy said...

Congratulations...that's so exciting! Both are beautiful but I voted for the sea shells...
Cindy