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Monday, November 16, 2015

Thanksgiving Table - Where Pilgrims and Glitter Meet!

We have a lot to be thankful for this year so we will be enjoying our Thanksgiving festivities next week.  I put a little modern twist on this year's Thanksgiving table:

I just get the sense that if the Pilgrims had traded for a bottle of glitter - that this may have been more what Thanksgiving would have looked like!
Of course I take the literal impression of a pilgrim with the white and black crisp clean outfits, as we know is not really historically correct.  
Alternating white and black napkins at each place setting, the are set with nice wide gold napkin rings that reminded me of the big Pilgrim buckles.
As I placed the eat, drink and be thankful dessert plates on top of the star rimmed dinner plates, I couldn't help but think that we have a lot more to thank than just our lucky stars.  A lot of hard work, caring and praying goes into our days, and we are thankful for what the Good Lord has blessed us with. 
A black lantern and some scattered gold pumpkins and gourds make the simple centerpiece.  I only had four of the plates with the wording on them, so when I found the gold dotted dessert plates I figured they would fill in nicely for the other two place settings. 
 My photos are not really good enough to show the wording on the glasses but they have beautiful gold lettering expressing phrases such as Give Thanks, Joy, and Blessed.  They are the perfect glasses to toast from as we gather to give thanks.  The gold tipped feathers I found in Target's Christmas ornaments this year - but they just seemed to fit into my Thanksgiving better than Christmas!

I am sharing this photo on Instagram - it is part of a promotion from Unilever. Each time individuals engage with the has tag #ShareAMeal, Unilver will donate one meal to Feeding America.  See more information at this link - Unilever #ShareAMeal Promotion

I hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving full of sparkle!

Black Placemats - Bed Bath & Beyond several years ago
Gold Chargers - Micheals several years ago
Star rimmed dinner plates - Target - many many years ago
Dessert Plates, tablecloth and all Glassware - Marshalls - some last year, some this year
White Napkins and gold napkin rings - Pier One -I believe they still carry both
Black Napkins - World Market
Gold flatware - Value City - many many years ago
Gold dipped Feathers - Target - this year's Christmas Ornaments

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Welcome Fall Color

Fall is my favorite season and I welcome it with open arms and a sweatshirt!
Along with the nip in the air comes all of the beautiful fall color this time of year.  
Autumn is the true benefit of living in Ohio.
I have not been posting much lately but I just could not let this season go by without doing a fall table.
We grew some of these gourds in our garden this year!
I added a little favor by wrapping some chocolates in fall papers and adding a few die cut leaves, topping it all off with a bright orange organza bow with a strand of jute.
These leaf and acorn dishes where one of my first big dish purchases and are still one of my favorites.
 I hope your fall has been as beautiful as ours has been here in Ohio.
Hopefully this will get me kick started to post a few more tables before the end of the year!

Thanks for stopping by.

Quilted placemats, flatware and Goblets - HomeGoods several years ago
Twig chargers - Pottery Barn several years ago
Cream colored fall dishes - Butterchurn Kitchenwares, Walnut Creek, Ohio years ago
Burlap Napkins - Old Picket Fence, Hartville Ohio 
Orange Napkins - Ikea
Napkin Rings - Homespun Treasures in Walnut Creek, Ohio
Candle sticks - Clearance at Target last year

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

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