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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Romantic Valentine's Day Table for Two

Love is in the Air! And my husband is out of town!
Wait, that didn't sound right!!
Well, with Valentine's Day coming up and my husband out of town, it was perfect timing to move a small table into the living area and create a beautiful, romantic table for two in front of the fireplace.
The reason why I said it was good timing with my husband gone - was because I set up most of this on Super Bowl Sunday - in the room where he would be watching the big game - not the usual game time activity!
 I am excited to be part of the Romantic Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by the creative Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate and Decorate.  There are 24 bloggers sharing their Valentine's inspiration for some very romantic table settings.
I hope you will enjoy browsing through all the links listed at the end of my post.

Hopefully we can enjoy a nice dinner at this table when he gets back, which will be before Valentine's Day.
While it is romantic by the fire, its also difficult to photograph!
So most of the photos here are during the day in the sunlight.
 I loved the way these strings of hearts casted heart shaped shadows against the fireplace from the very bright snowy daylight streaming through the patio doors.
This table topper has been in my closet for a number of years.  I bought it and a spool of ribbon that matched it in an after Christmas sale one year for a steal. 
 I made the napkin ring bows from the ribbon, used Dollar Tree votive holders and scattered some hearts I cut out of some sparkly paper to add some romantic touches to the table.
Embroidery hoops painted gold and embellished with some tiny roses and greenery make for an inexpensive way to decorate above the mantel. Simple candle sticks and a sign that says  "I Still Fall for You Every Day" that I borrowed from our bedroom sit on the mantel.
Those strings of hearts turned out to be much more of a challenge than I thought they would be.  I hung them from fishing line - but they kept twisting and turning.  So I ended up cutting some narrow strips of acetate and ran those down the back.  Luckily you don't really notice the acetate and it doesn't show at all in the photos.
I hope you enjoyed my version of a romantic table for two!
Here are the links to all the other blogs for more inspiration:

Much Thanks goes out to Chloe for pulling us all together and coordinating a wonderful hop!
Thank you so much for visiting.  I hope you have a warm and wonderful Valentine's Day!

I will be linking up to the following parties:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Winter Snowflake Tablescape

It looks as though Jack Frost has made a visit to our area.  
So I took it to the table with a Winter Snowflake Tablescape
There is about 6 inches of new fallen snow on the ground and the sun is shining brightly!
The blanket of white just makes everything look so pristine.
It also puts a wonderful hush on the world around us and all is calm,
that is, at least if you don't have to travel anywhere!
Looking out of our kitchen door at the steps leading down to the landing, you can see the snow piled up and this little area is protected by the side of our house and those huge evergreen trees. My husband took this picture before he let the dogs out and they left their tracks.
I clipped a few branches off those evergreens to use for my centerpiece.
This grey themed table just felt right after I took down all of the Christmas decorations.
I left a few evergreen touches here and there for a winter look. 
Hobby Lobby had these grey rimmed plates with a snowflake border that just found their way into my basket as I was buying craft supplies before Christmas.  I knew I had these snowflake napkin rings and the frosted snowflake candle holders that would go nicely with the plates.
Making a snow angel is on my list of things to do this weekend!
I hope your able to have some winter fun!

Placemats and Plaid Napkins- The Peddler, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Chargers and Napkin rings - Pier 1 Imports, both bought several years ago
Grey Dinner Plate - Sorrento - Butterchurn Kitchenwares, Walnut Creek Ohio
White Plates and coffee mugs - Satin Weave by Oneida - Dutch Valley Gifts, Sugar Creek, Ohio
Grey Plate - HomeGoods serval years ago
Snowflake dessert plate - Hobby Lobby 
Stemware - Marshalls- years ago
Flatware - World Market several years ago

Thanks for stopping by!!

I am linking up at the following parties:
Dashing it & Digging It @ Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Friday, December 29, 2017

New Year's Eve Tablescape

We are ringing in the New Year a day or two early!
I actually had to look up if the term is Ringing in the New Year,
or Bringing in the New Year.
For future references - either one is correct!
We are doing it in style with lots of shiny gold this year!
What better than a gold paisley table cloth to set the tone.
 Stripes, stars and even plaids to add to the mix of patterns on this table.
I even got some polka dots on the champagne flutes in there!
I could not decide which coffee mug I liked better, so I mixed and matched the plaid and the houndstooth.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
ring out the false, ring in the true.
- an excerpt from an Alfred Loyd Tennyson poem

While this past year has had it's ups and downs, I choose to celebrate the ups!!
I hope that 2018 brings you many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the ups!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tablecloth & napkin - Cynthia Rowley - Homegoods
Gold Chargers - I've had forever and don't know where they are from
Star dinner plates - Target about 15 years ago!
Gold striped salad plates - Luxe by Ciroa - Homegoods
 Coffee mugs -10 Strawberry St- Homegoods 
Stemware (both) - Marshalls, several years ago
Flatware - Value City many many years ago before they closed!
Striped votive candle holders  - Hobby Lobby

I am linking up at the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Foodie Friday and Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm

I read and enjoy all the comments anyone has taken the time to leave here.
All are very appreciated!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Table Clad in Plaid

The Corner of Plaid and Paisley presents Christmas Clad in Plaid!
I mixed several different plaids on this Christmas Tablescape.
As in the title of my blog, I am a lover of all things plaid!
So I hope this is not a plaid overload for you.
Just in case it was, I built a virtual tree lot down the middle of the table to break some of it up!
A simple red package all tied up with a big plaid bow and a sprig of greenery tops each place setting.
I was pleasantly surprised when I found this ribbon in my stash of Christmas stuff from several years ago.  Thankfully I had enough to embellish all six packages!
With all the plaids I thought it was best too keep a few things simple, like the napkin rings and the wine glasses.
The placemats and napkins are Winter Tartan, Williamsburg pattern by Park Designs.
The greenery placemat, white chargers, plaid plates and mugs are all from Pier1.
I bought the chargers several years ago, but I am pretty sure they still have them.  The greenery placemats were purchased in the middle of the summer when they had a sale going on. I had received a gift card for my birthday and saved it for something special -  when I saw these plaid dishes, I knew it was time to use the gift card.
Since it just snowed several inches, we have a beautiful white blanket covering everything and it is really beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  
I hope your Christmas preparations are going well.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tartan plaid placemats and napkins - Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts, Sugarcreek, Ohio
Greenery placemat, white charger plaid plates and mugs - Pier1
Twig flatware - Homegoods
Green salad plates - Butterchurn Kitchenwares, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Resin wood trees - Cracker Barrel

I am linking up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Foodie Friday and Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate and Decorate
Reader Tip Tuesday @ Jodie Fitz

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Peace Love and Gingerbread Tablescape

I decided to go a little whimsy and do a Peace Love & Gingerbread Tablescape for the Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe Crabtree.

Chloe, at Celebrate & Decorate, has put together another great hop this Christmas.
This one is specifically for Christmas Tablescapes.
There are 26 talented ladies participating in this hop, all of the links are at the end of my post.

We have been busy doing a lot of baking in the last few days, so I have cookies on the brain.
For some reason Peace Love and Gingerbread kept going through my mind, so I ran with it.
Those are some of the gingerbread men that we baked in the centerpiece, although, no longer edible since I glued them to a skewer I painted white!
I had fun with lots of candy cane stripes and I threw in a few polkadots for good measure.
These cute little gingerbread houses are ornaments, I can't take credit for making them!
I also didn't make the gingerbread men hugging my mugs!
But they are edible!!
My mantle is decked out with Gingerbread as well.  If you want to see more of the mantle go to my previous post- Christmas Home Tour.
So, Peace Love and Gingerbread to all of you!
Enjoy this holiday season by being kind to the person in front of you and behind you in line at the stores!!  I try to print out extra coupons, if I can (like Micheals, Joann Fabrics, Bath and Body Works Etc)  and hand them out in line.

You will find more wonderful Tablescapes at the following blogs:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Home Tour and Hop

The halls are decked and
our home is ready for Christmas.
I am joining Chloe Crabtree and many other creative bloggers for Celebrate & Decorate's Holiday Home Tour blog hop.  There is a ton of inspiration here if you are looking for ideas to decorate your home for the holidays.  I will have all the links at the end of my post.
I am going to start in the kitchen for my little tour.
We have a very open floor plan, the only thing separating the kitchen/eating area from the living room is our two sided fireplace that stands in the middle of the room.
I used a lot of red accents in the kitchen.
I kept it pretty simple in the work areas of my kitchen.
Lots of greenery!
I used a gingerbread theme for the kitchen mantle,
and hung the majority of our stockings on the kitchen side of the fireplace.

We have a small flocked pencil tree in the kitchen/dining side done in simple red ornaments.
Our hutch kind of bridges the kitchen/dining area to the living area.
I have a few of my favorite Santas joining some Christmas plates in the hutch.
Now, we are heading into the living room where I decorated everything with more natural, earthy tones and items.
Lots of snowflakes since we live in northeast Ohio!
 The snowflakes inside the baskets were my favorite project this Christmas.  I have had these snowflakes for years and have used them many different ways, but this is my favorite yet.
And starring (get it!!) our newly painted fireplace!
You can read about our fireplace redo in my previous post.
 The Holy Family is taking center stage on our mantle.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour!
Just so you know, no animals were hurt during this decorating, but there are two dogs who are sick of listening to me sing Christmas music at the top of my lungs as I have been decorating!!
Have fun as you decorate your home for the Holidays.
I wish you a very festive Christmas!

The following blogs are participating in the Home Tour hop,
so please stop by and check out the other beautiful homes.


Thanks so much for stopping by!


I have linked up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm