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Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Thanksgiving Cornucopia

This cornucopia table came about as I was as was trying to decide which one of my little pumpkins was stinking up the joint!
Yep!  Those cute little white and orange pumpkins are oh so darling, until they start to go bad!
I came down stairs this morning to a slightly raunchy smell.  Now I don't have the best nose for smelling.  It has to do with mixing some bleach with my cloth diapers when the kids were little- I created a mushroom cloud over my washing machine and breathed it in. (Never realizing that there was that much ammonia in urine!  I must also mention that the washing machine was built the year my husband and I were born - and it did not have a separate rinse cycle!)   When I breathed in this chemical reaction, it burnt all down my nasal passage ways - and ever since then my sense of smell is a little off.  I just wanted whiter diapers!!
Back to this morning and me actually smelling something bad - I had smelled this before, I knew the smell -  It reminds me of driving past a land fill and it was in my kitchen!
I found the not so cute little pumpkin with the rotten spot and quickly tossed him, then went through all the rest to make sure there were not more.
So I decided to do one last table using them before they all went bad and this is what I came up with!
 This twig cornucopia has been hanging around in my fall decor box for years, so I thought I would put it and all the "harvest" goodies I had in my house together for a centerpiece.
 These pottery bowls spoke to me about 6 months ago while I was at a Marshalls, but they finally made their debut today.
The cream colored leaf border dishes was one of the first big splurges I made when I started my blog.
I used them in my Thanksgiving post in 2013.
I didn't realize until just now, that I used the same chargers as well.
As we come up on Thanksgiving, I am hoping you all have plenty of food and thankful thoughts
to fill your cornucopia!
I am thankful for all of you who stop by and visit!  It means a lot to me!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Ann

Sources
Placemats, blue pottery bowls - Marshalls
Brown Chargers - Walmart several years ago
Cream Sorrento plate - Butterchurn Kitchenwares in Walnut Creek
Orange scalloped plate - Target - several years ago
Cream Leaf Salad Plate - Tii Collections Dol Harvest Leaves - Butterchurn Kitchenwares years ago
Flatware - Ikea
Wood Cutting Board - Pottery Barn Outlet last year

I am linking up to:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Dishing it & Digging It @ Rustic & Refined


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thanksgiving Blessings - Blog Hop


Welcome to my Thanksgiving Blessings tablescape.
  I am happy to be joining up with many wonderful bloggers to give you our takes on Thanksgiving table decor for the upcoming season.  Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate & Decorate has assembled a fantastic Thanksgiving Blog Hop for all to enjoy, so please indulge in the links at the end of my post for more inspiration!

Grey and orange is the color palette of my table as dictated by the paisley tablecloth that started the whole table.  When I saw this tablecloth I didn't think twice about the purchase since plaids and paisleys are my thing.  
I really wanted to put complimenting plaid napkins with this table setting but I never found any that would work, so I settled on the plain grey napkins adorned with the bittersweet napkin rings.  
The pumpkins and squash took center stage, flanked by a pair of pheasant that I had used several years ago.


A little reminder of why we are gathering is at each placesetting.
 I think I am obsessed with this new flatware set that resembles a twig or branch (I have used it in my last three tables!) I thought it went well with the grey rims and branches on the dessert plates.
I am thankful for the many blessings that God has granted me and my family.  We will actually be having our big Thanksgiving dinner at my sister's house with other members of our family, so there will be many more than four place settings at that 
celebration.
 
If you look in the background of this photo - you can see we are still working on our fixer upper house.  The steps are partially painted and we have not put down the runner yet.
  I am thankful for a handy and patient husband! 



Thank you to Chloe Crabtree at Celebrate & Decorate for putting this hop together. Just click on the blogs below and it should take you right to their Thanksgiving tables.  Enjoy!

    Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
 Corner of Plaid and Paisley (here) 
Thursday
Friday


Thanks for stopping by,
Ann


I am linking up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday  @ Between Naps on the Porch
Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

One Last Scare

I can tell it's almost time to put away Halloween, but not before one last scare!

You can see all the cob webs it is collecting. Honestly it's a bit embarrassing!


But I really wanted to do another Halloween table because I was the lucky winner at Home is Where the Boat Is.  Mary was doing a drawing for several Halloween items and I won these fabulous plates!
They go perfectly with all the apothecary jars I had made for my mantel in my last post.
 Thanks to Mary, I was able to give my Halloween table a second look.
I love the graphics on these plates.
I added some caged animals just for fun.

Something tells me that those mice can get out of that cage!
Here's hoping your medicine cabinet looks a little more FDA approved than this one!


Sources:
Black Placemats - World Market 
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery years ago
Black Dinner Plates - Ikea
White Halloween Plates - won from Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is
Green Napkins - SteinMart - on clearance about 3 weeks ago
Black Goblets - Kmart years ago
Napkin Rings - bought a bag of bugs at Target and just stuck them on rings I had with glue dots
Flatware - HomeGoods last month

I will be linking up at:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Dishing It and Digging It


Have a fun filled Halloween Week!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ann



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mixing Up Some Halloween Fun

We are mixing up some Halloween Fun over here!
I have joined up with the talented Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate and Decorate for her Halloween Blog Hop bringing everyone a full dose of Halloween fun!
You will find all of the links to my fellow bloggers who have joined Chloe for this hop at the end of my post.

But Beware!!  You might get into something you may regret!
I hope you don't scare easily-
Because we have lots of potions being mixed up.
Apparently these magic elixirs must promote weight loss,
because all that seems to be left are skeletons!
See those bony fingers popping out of the goblets?
So, I am thinking this is not a potable substance!
Check out some of the ingredients:
This doesn't sound good.
I think I would stay away from that mantel shelf.
Would you take a chance with eating a treat from this table?
As much as I would like to loose a few pounds - 
I think I will pass on any treats from this table!

See what kind of Halloween fun is brewing at the rest of the Halloween Hop!

Monday
Tuesday
Corner of Plaid and Paisley 
Wednesday

Supper Table Talk

Thanks so much, Chloe, for including me in this Blog Hop! 
 I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have.
As always, Thanks for stopping by!
Ann


      I have linked up to the following parties:
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate and Decorate
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Party@ Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Monday, October 2, 2017

Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop

Welcome to the Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop!  

Hosted by Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate, a wonderful group of bloggers have rallied together to give you some fabulous Halloween inspiration!

My Halloween Tablescape will premier tomorrow, Tuesday- October 3rd.
The first ladies up today are as follows:
 But that is not enough!  Come on back to see 3 new Halloween Tablescapes each day the rest of the week.  We promise to give you a scary good time!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches Tablescape

Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches are my two favorite fall excursions!
 This tablescape pays homage to them both.
When I saw these trucks at Target - I knew right away one was coming home with me!
How cute does he look all filled with mini pumpkins?!
We were headed to a corn maize that night with a group of friends, 
so I was inspired to set
this table as a little pumpkin patch complete with some hay bales for the hayride.
When I went through my stash of plates, I was surprised I did not have a single plate with pumpkins on it!!!  Of course that prompted a trip to Pier 1 Imports for the salad plates with the assorted pumpkins and gourds.  The little leaf garland I had set the color palette.
I pulled out some very old  striped placemats and layered the textured cream colored mats with them.
I had bought the amber glasses years ago at World Market when I first started tablescaping.
I just love this time of year, so it this was a fun table to set.
We had a blast on our hayride to the corn maize!
I hope you are able to get out and pick some pumpkins or enjoy a hayride.

I am linking up to the following parties:
Dishing it & Digging It  @ Angie The Freckled Rose
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate and Decorate
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings Heart of the Home
Inspire Me Tuesday  @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Easing into Fall

I am easing into fall this year, as you will see from my tablescape!
I have seen a lot of beautiful full blown, pumpkin filled fall tables around blogland in the last two weeks.  While they are gorgeous, and I love fall - I am just am not feeling it yet.
 It has been an unusual late August and Early September.  While the tempuratures feel a lot like fall, everything is still very green around here.  
Luckily I had clipped some of these different Hydrangea blooms a couple weeks ago and let them dry out in my garage, because a lot of our plants are still in full bloom.
I mixed some of the dried pieces with some faux fall foliage in a simple white pitcher
for my centerpiece.
A simple plate stack of white and light brown or fawn colored plates top the textured weaved place mats.
  I brought in even more textures with the burlap napkins and the basket weave brims on the white plates as well.
We have been doing a lot of work on the yard outside,  putting in some steps and a small patio with a fire pit.  My husband is doing all of the heavy work,  I have done some planting since we had no flower beds or landscaping at all.  We are trying to complete this soon so that we can enjoy some nice fall fires in the crisp autumn evenings.  So, until today I had not taken the time to pull out all of my fall decor.
Now that I have started to ease into fall, I will be working on the rest of the house with fall touches as well.  

Prayers to all of you who have had to endure hardships with the hurricanes and flooding.  My heart goes out to all who have been touched by these devastating events. 

I hope Autumn brings much better weather and a calmness across the nation. 
Wishing you all a wonderful peaceful fall.

Thanks for  stopping by,
Ann


Sources:
Wood Candle holders - Targets two years ago
Placemats - Homegoods several years ago
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery a long time ago!
Brown Plates-Tag- Homespun Treasures in Walnut Creek, Ohio - I think they still carry them even though I bought them several years ago
White Basket Weave plates- Oneida Satin Weave - Dutch Valley Gifts in Sugar Creek, Ohio - I bought in the spring 
Wood handled flatware - Ikea
Wine Glasses - Marshalls many years ago

I am linking up to the following parties:
Dishing It & Digging It  @ Life and Linda
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings, Heart of the Home
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate
Reader Tip Tuesday @ Jodie Fitz
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch