A place to share my love for fabric, paper and dishes!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summer Daisy Table

Lazy daisy days of summer are here!
 There is nothing more cheerful than a pitcher full of daisies!
I matched up my daisies with some pale yellow paisley and white compliments.
          Just using some yellow tulle tied in a bow for napkin rings, I tucked in a few blooms.

What a simple table for summer!
I hope your summer is going well.

Yellow Paisley tablecloth and napkins - HomeGoods two years ago
Yellow Plates -Homespun Treasure in Walnut Creek OH
Flatware - World Market
Pitcher - Marshalls several years ago
White Napkins and White Plates - Pier 1 Imports years ago - but still carry them
White Charger - Old Time Pottery several years ago

My daisies and I will be linked up at the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!
We are ready to celebrate Independence Day this weekend.  
 We have the table adorned with red, white and blue.
 The flags and sparklers are ready.
 I added a little fireworks inspired flair to the napkin rings and a little ribbon to the lanterns.

I attached all of the ribbon to the jars holding the sparklers and the lanterns - plus the paper embellishments to the napkin rings with removable glue dots.  This way the stars and stripes can be removed easily and the items can be used for another occasion.  Warning - it did take quire a few dots to get everything stuck down and I am not sure if they would hold in extreme heat.  We have been having some cooler, rainy weather here in Ohio.
So rainy that I have twice tried to do a table setting outside - got it all set up, then the clouds rolled in  fast and had to take everything in before I got any photos!
Hopefully all the rain came in the last two weeks and we will have a nice sunny weekend to celebrate our wonderful Nation's birthday.
I hope you have a fabulous fourth!


Tablecloth - Kohls two years ago
Chargers and placemats - Pier 1
Star Plates - Marshalls a couple of weeks ago
Napkins - Homegoods last year
Polka dot cups and red dessert plates - The Butterchurn Kitchenwares in Walnut Creek Ohio
white and red jars and ribbon - Michaels
flatware and white plates - World Market

I am linking up to :
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Share Your Style @ Common Ground

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Table- Hot Centerpiece!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!  Let's have some fun!
Time for some intense color.
 Speaking of intense, I decided to turn up the heat a bit on the centerpiece.
 With heat from my sun and many peppers
 This was one of the easiest and cheapest centerpieces I have ever made.  I cut the sun shape out of a piece of gold card stock using my Silhouette and just glued it to a bamboo skewer.  While I was at the grocery store I found this little bag of mini sweet peppers for $3.56 , much cheaper and more fun than any flowers I could find.  
So I skewered up my mini peppers and used some small ferns I had as filler.  I rarely have any florist oasis - so I usually resort to a Styrofoam cup.  It worked perfectly fitting down in side my pitcher to hold all of the pepper skewers  
 This all made for a hot looking centerpiece that is easy, inexpensive and edible!
                                             (Well at least the peppers and the mangoes)
Now we just needed a beverage to cool us off.  As you may have noticed in the past - I pick my beverages - not necessarily by taste - but by color to go with the table.  My guys will test out the beverages and let me know if they are any good,
So adios for now, I hope you all have a festive Cinco de Mayo.

Chargers and Napkin Rings - Pier One Imports
Gold Dinner Plates and Gold napkins - Homegoods a while ago
Red Napkins - The Coop at Dutch Valley Gifts in Sugar Creek Ohio
Salad Plates and Red Pitcher - Marshalls two years ago
Flatware - Ikea - last year
Turquoise napkin  - I just used on my Easter table but taking on a different role here

I am linked up at:
Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch
The Scoop @ StoneGable

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lucky Winner - Pink and Green Table

I was the very excited winner of a beautiful centerpiece from a local establishment!!  I don't want to call it a florist because this place is way more than a floral shop.  It is one of the most creative, artistic places that a girl could go. . . now called Paper Twigs in Canton, Ohio.  So I created this Pink and Green Tablescape around my gorgeous centerpiece.
The owner, Laura, started her business as a premier paper and invitation destination called Paper Allure and has now branched out (no pun intended!) to include florals hence the name change to Paper Twigs.
Laura and her staff do beautiful custom work for just about any occasion.
Right now they are busy with wedding season. That is how I first came upon this beautiful little shop, they did my daughter's wedding invitations when we were looking for something very different from everything that was out there. If you want to see some gorgeous and unique invitations and florals - look them up at http://paperallure.com
I pulled out some my most feminine plates with the rose and lace pattern to use with this beautiful centerpiece. And of course, the pearl napkin rings for another delicate touch.
Sometimes it's fun to just pretty up your table for no real reason!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chargers and white salad plates - Pier 1 Imports
Green  Signature Sorrento dinner plate - The Butterchurn Kitchenwares in Walnut Creek Ohio
Pink scalloped plates by Nicole Miller - HomeGoods a couple years ago
Floral and polka dot dessert plate - from Hobby Lobby a while ago - sorry no name on it
Napkins - Elder-Beerman - several years ago - an after Easter steal!!
Gold Rim Goblets & Pearl Napkin Rings - Marshalls -the napkin rings quite a while ago
Gold flatware - from Value City many many moons ago!
Square green candles and they glass candle sticks  - The Coop at Dutch Valley Gifts in Sugarcreek OH

I will be linking up at the following parties:
Inspire Me Tuesday @A Stroll Thru Life
Do Tell Tuesday @ Mabey She Made It
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Just in Time for Easter!

Is the Easter Bunny visiting your home this weekend?  Well I have enough bunnies on my Easter Table this year, for some reason the bunnies spoke to me this year!
I think it started with these placemats that were calling my name in HomeGoods!
and the table just kind of fell in place around the placemats
I dug out my bunny napkin rings, after all if you own some bunny napkin rings - this is the weekend to use them!
I really wanted some little white Easter Baskets but I didn't want to go out and buy anything else.
so I made up these little bunny treat bags with some of my stash in my Craft Room
Even though I have been known to have a stash of chocolate - these bunny candies were not in my stash in my craft room!!   I bought them a couple days ago and have managed not to eat them before putting together this table!
We are actually having Easter Dinner at my mother's house, but I like to get my house in the mood since all of the kids will crash here Saturday. Although all of this will probably be moved a side for a family game night!  We love to play games when we are all back together again.
Wishing you and your family a blessed and joyous Easter! 

Placemats and  teal napkins - HomeGoods last week
White napkins with silver trim and white salad plates - Pier 1 Imports
Goblets and aqua dinner plants - Marshals years ago
White Chargers - Old Time Potter -several years ago
Flatware - World Market - they still carry them
scalloped dessert plates - Kirkland's- several years ago

I will be linking up at the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Getting Ready for the Ohio State Championship Game!

I have been absent from blogging for the last couple months due to a very busy work schedule - but I could not let an opportunity like Ohio State making it to the College Football Playoff championship game go by without a post!!

Now I do have to clarify that I did not attend The Ohio State University, however, all three of our children did- along with a good share of our money.  So I feel I have the right to claim my stake of being a vested Buckeye Fan.
 Brutus serves as the center stage ruling over the table claiming our Number 1 status, although it looks as if he is telling our guests only one chocolate buckeye apiece, please!
To say we are nuts about our Buckeye's this year is an understatement!

What other team has over come such adversity as loosing two of their star quarterbacks and still make it to the championship team with their third quarterback?!  
This is a real testimony to the phrase "it takes a team".

 I tried to add a little urban industrial feel to the table in honor of Coach Urban Meyer!

 So good luck to our Buckeyes as they play in the big game Monday night!  We will be raising our glasses to you and wish you all a good game, may it be fair, injury free, and fought hard. 
 Safe travels to all of our friends who made the trip to Texas, We wish we could be there.  Have fun and represent Ohio well.

Go Bucks!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fall Leaves and Acorns Tablescape

As the leaves are just about down and all the acorns are on the ground, I have set a table to bid goodbye to the beautiful days of fall.  
From here on out our fall is turning to colder days and bare trees leading into the next season. 
My sister contributed the dried hydrangeas for the centerpiece, seeing as how my hydrangea just quit blooming a couple of years ago and I still haven't figured out what it's problem is! 

 I love these burlap leaves I found, they were actually on a big branch - but I pulled a few of the leaves off to adorn my place settings. 
 I just love all the colors of fall and really don't look forward to the grey, cold weather ahead.
 Just after I took these photos, our first real snow started falling! 
I used to not mind the winter when my boys were playing hockey - it kind of made the winter around here bearable.  Now that they are all grown up and we are no longer as involved in the hockey scene, winter is not as fun.  Although I am one of those weird people who loves a good snow storm!!

So farewell to fall as we start to prepare for Thanksgiving and the colder weather ahead.
Thanks for stopping by.

Burlap Runner - From my girlfriend's daughters wedding- she made them
Burlap Chargers and darker acorns - Hobby Lobby - last year
Green Sorrento plates, Cream colored dessert plates and burlap leaves - Butterchurn Kitchenwares in Walnut Creek, Ohio
Orange Scalloped Plates - clearance at Target a couple of months ago
Wood Candlestick holders - Target
Napkins and Napkin Rings - Marshalls - years ago
Burlap and wood acorns - HomeGoods - several weeks ago
Flatware - Ikea
Stemware - World Market

I will be linking up at the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday@Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage