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Sunday, June 29, 2014

4th of July and Apple Pie

We are ready to celebrate the 4th of July with some Apple Pie!
Not just any old Apple Pie!  But prize winning mini pies!
We set the table with some good old Red White and Blue.'
I love these bowls because each one has a different pattern.
I topped the bowls with some candles and sparklers.  These stick candles are nice for lighting the sparklers. 
Gingham checked napkins and denim plates and mugs all add a little more Americana to the mix.
 Reminiscent of a good old county fair, we handed out some ribbons!
That third pie wasn't quite so pretty.  You should have seen the first batch!!  They never made it in the pictures!!  Of course my husband didn't mind - he said they tasted just fine!
We will be enjoying some fireworks to celebrate Independence Day!

It will be interesting to see if our new puppy, Lucy, will like the fireworks as much as we do.

She has already developed a deep loathing for the vacuum cleaner!  She hid in the bathroom hunkered down behind the toilet after that experience.  She won't fit there for long though, she is growing like a weed.  I find myself vacuuming when the boys have her outside just to keep her from having another panic attack!

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July Weekend!

Sources:
Placemats and Napkins - Pier 1 Imports
Chargers - Old Time Pottery
Red Plates - Marshalls a couple years ago
Denim Plates and Mugs - Homegoods last year
Flatware - World Market 
White Candle holders or Pie Pillars! - Target - but they were dark, I spray painted them white last year
Patriotic stick candles and plaid ribbon - Michaels
ribbons - made on my Silhouette
Mini Pies - made with my  Bella Personal Pie maker

I will be linking to the following parties:
Table It @ Rustic & Refined
Metamorphosis Monday @Between Naps on the Porch

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Colorful Summer Table

Summer is calling!  Telling me I need to set a casual fun table!

When I saw these light turquoise and orange chevron napkins - they just sang summer to me.


I paired them up with some matching pillar candles, keeping the center piece light.
Some fun summer drinks and mugs
and some cute straws!
I stuck with mostly white plates, and popped an orange scalloped dinner plate in there for some additional color.
I ended up with a bright, breezy summer look.
Ready for a respite from the sun on those weekend days we spend working in the yard.

Sources for the table:
Placemats, Napkins and Flatware - HomeGoods
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery
White Dinner, Salad Plates, Parrot Coconut Juice - World Market
Orange Plates (on Clearance now) and Candle Holders (dark, spray painted white) - Target 
Mugs - Marshalls last year


I have been a bit busy these days because we have a new addition to our family!Meet our new puppy - Lucy!
 With being on constant puppy watch - not a whole lot is getting done around here!!  She is a challenge and Brandy has been a big help watching over her.
In no time - Lucy will be bigger than Brandy.
Lucy is half Golden Retriever and half St. Bernard, Brandy is half Golden Retriever and half Lab.
It is going to be many Dog Days of Summer around here!

Thanks for stopping by!

I will be linking up to the following parties:
The Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn
Amaze Me Mondays @ Dwellings
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps of the Porch

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May Flowers Table

All of our April Showers did bring May Flowers!  I could not help but use some on my table before I planted them outside.

 I had this beautiful April Cornell yellow and pink table cloth that I bought a while back, I kept thinking of it as I was roaming the nursery and choosing flowers. 
When I got them home, the table just fell in place.

Just a pretty mix of pink and yellow!

a little bit of baby's breath potted in peat pots for each place setting






 


I am glad my flowers took a day or two to rest on my table before going outside, because I am sad to report that since planting my flowers that a good portion of them became bunny food just after I planted them!
Sometimes I think it is unfortunate that my dog has taken such a liking to all the bunnies in our yard!

I hope you are able to stop and enjoy some of the flowers around you!

Sources:
Tablecloth - April Cornell - HomeGoods several months ago
Placemats - Bed Bath and Beyond
Chargers - Pier 1 Imports
Light pink scalloped plates - HomeGoods several months ago
Darker pink salad plates - Pottery Barn - just before Easter 
Yellow dessert plates - Homespun Treasures in Walnut Creek OH
Flatware and yellow napkins - HomeGoods- several years ago

Thanks so much for stopping by!


I am linking up to the following parties:
Wow Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style
Centerpiece Wednesday The Style Sisters
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cinco de Mayo - Fun and Color

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!
We are celebrating another holiday that we really have no place celebrating, but we are along for the fun!


I just love the colors!

As you can probably tell, I pulled every bright colored dish I had out of the cupboard and put it them on my hutch!  
I made the paper Mexican fiesta flag bunting on my Silhouette and just strung it up with some orange hemp twine.
 
Now don't get all excited about the fact that my paper flags are hanging directly over my candles, because if you notice - most of my candles are never actually lit!!  I think I have mentioned before that my dad was a fireman and strictly prohibited candles being burnt in our house growing up.  So as most dad's have instilled a certain kind of fear in us, I don't usually burn my candles.  
Nothing says Fiesta more than adding some rick rack to some plain napkins!  That is like a party in my napkin drawer!


So Ole!  Hoping you can put some color and fun into your days!

Sources:
Tablecloth - HomeGoods 
Rattan Chargers and Napkin Rings - Pier 1 Imports
Flatware - Ikea
Colorful Plates - Dollar Tree
Red and Yellow Pitchers - Marshalls several years ago
Maracas and Mexican hats - Party City
Clay Pots - Pat Catans and Lowe's
Corn and White Beans - at any grocery store!

I will be linking up at the following parties:
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Monday @Dwellings
Masterpiece Monday Boogieboard Cottage
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tip Me Tuesday @ The Tip Junkie
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Table It @ Rustic & Refined

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pastel Easter Table

Easter Sunday is a wonderful celebration of New Life!  
This year I set the Easter Dinner table in pastels,
 because I had bought this pastel plaid tablecloth and napkins for a steal last year after Easter. 
I needed to set those pastel plates off on something and was having a hard time finding just the right placemats.  So I made these 6 placemats from a yard and a half of colored burlap fabric from Joann's.  They cost me a total of $4.49- so a great way to add color to a table without spending a lot!
Soft colored candles on white pedestals along with some egg filled cloches were used for a centerpiece.
 I found these bunny napkin rings at Pat Catan's the week before Easter for 50% off, so for $1.49 each I just couldn't pass them up.  
Along with their companion bunny treat dishes which were only $2.50 each.
Heck, these cute little cupcakes were more than the napkin rings and they were scarfed down in no time! 
We had a wonderful Easter.  Everyone was home.  The house was full.  My heart was as well!


Sources:
Tablecloth and napkins - Elder -Beerman- after Easter last year
 White Chargers - Old Time Pottery two years ago
Pink scalloped dinner plates - HomeGoods a couple weeks ago
Darker pink salad plates and white cupcake stands - Pottery Barn about a month ago
Blue dessert plates - Kirklands - last year
Flatware - HomeGoods a couple years ago
Bunny Napkin Rings and Candy Dishes - Pat Catan's

I am linking to the following parties:

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Inspire Me Tuesday @A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop @Confessions of a Plate Addict
Wow Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Table

This is my Prelude to Easter - since I am observing Lent this table is more of a lead in to Easter. 
Not a lot of frills and flowers, those will come on Easter Sunday.  I don't think I can call the colors exactly subdued, but I wanted to do more of a simple table before Easter. 
With a Cross centerpiece to remind us of what Easter is really about.

The bird nests are signs of what is coming.

The bunny cloche is what started this whole table.
I fell in love with these when I saw them.  
and of course had to have the little matching lamb cover dish.
I like that I  didn't even have to do any color enhancing to get this sort of aqua blue to pop!!  
I hope your Easter preparations are going well.  

Sources
Linens are Park Designs - Sea Spray - Butterchurn Kitchenwares in Walnut Creek Ohio
Grey Bunny Egg Cloches and Lamb dish - The Coop at Dutch Valley in Sugar Creek Ohio
Cross - Marshalls several months ago
Chargers - Pottery Barn a couple years ago
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery last year
Blue and grey dinner plates - HomeGoods two years ago
Blue dessert plates - Kirklands last year
Flatware - World Market last year but they still carry them 

I am linking up at the following parties:
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper