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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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ohio State Buckeyes Table

Tonight is the first Ohio State Football game of the season!  We Buckeyes love our football!
So I put together a quick table for some football action fun tonight.
The plain stack of scarlet and grey, black and white plates need a little pizazz.
So I purchased an OSU logo package on Etsy for $3.00 and downloaded the designs to my computer.
I printed these out on card stock, cut them out with my Silhouette and just placed the larger round logo under my glass plates.  That was an economical way to jazz up place setting.
If you don't recognize the guy I used on my napkin ring - that is Brutus Buckeye the Ohio State Mascot!
I have to thank my neighbor, Bill, for providing me with some real buckeyes!!
Buckeye trees are Ohio's state tree. The nut it produces is actually poisonous, it got its name because it resembles the eye of a deer.
So yes, our Mascot is an odd little guy that is fashioned after a poisonous nut!!
But we still love him!
So to all you Buckeye Fans out there O-H. . . .
Here's to a fun and safe football season no matter what team you are rooting for!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ann

Sources:
Plaid Placemats and Napkins- Swiss Country Lawn and Crafts, Sugarcreek, Ohio

White Chargers - Old Time Pottery - years ago

Grey Dinner and Red Salad Sorrento Plates and red polkadot glasses - Butterchurn Kitchenwares, Walnut Creek, Ohio  
grey plates are new - the red plates and glasses I bought years ago 

Black Plates and coffee mugs - Target about 3 years ago

Glass dessert plates - Amish Country Peddler, Walnut Creek, Ohio - got those this spring!

The Ohio State pottery in the centerpiece - Elder-Beerman years ago.

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Back to School Tablescape

School comes much to quickly anymore,  it's Back to School before summer is over!
The school year means a lot to us because all of our children work in a school system.
Our two boys (who are grown men now, but will always be my boys!) are teachers.
Shawn is a middle school science teacher and Thomas is a high school government and history teacher.
Our soon-to-be daughter in-law, Jenna is a pre-school teacher which is run through the school as a head start program.  She works with the real little ones!
Allie, our daughter, is a physical therapist who
works in the schools with children that need some special assistance.
The chalk board above is for the girls, more in line with their students.
The chalk board on the reverse side is for the guys. 
They have to handle things quite differently - it says:
If you didn't do your homework, just admit it and get it done.
I love hearing their teaching stories.  I also loved the fact that three out of the four had the summer off so they could come and visit us at the lake this summer.
As our clock says - they are welcome to come and get some R&R at the lake anytime!
But it is back to school for all of them now.

I hope those of you who do have children in school have a nice start to their school year.  And for all you teachers out there, know that you are greatly appreciated by so many.

Thanks for stopping by!
Ann

  Thanks so much to those of you who take the time to leave a nice comment, they are always appreciated.

I am linking up at the following parties:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Dishing It & Digging it @ Life and Linda

Monday, August 14, 2017

Luau Fun!

We had some Luau fun this weekend,
so I thought I would get in the spirit with a Luau Tablescape.
My wonderful next-door neighbor, Patsy, let me cut a few of her flowers off her bushes for my colorful centerpiece.
I added the real flowers to one of the fake napkin rings and you can hardly tell!
Our lake ski club holds an annual Luau at the beach as a fundraiser. Having never been to Hawaii,  I enjoyed our little version.
There was some ceremonial Luau activities, as well as dancing and lots of contests. We participated in the Decorate Your Golf Cart Contest!
We made our own little traveling tiki hut,
complete with a coral reef on the back!
There we are- off to the beach to have some fun.
Surprisingly it made it there in one piece and took home 1st place!!

I snapped a photo with my phone that night as the sun was setting- it was hard to believe that we were just on our little beach when you look at this photo!
no editing done to it - just a beautiful sunset on a fun summer night!
Aloha! 

Thanks for stopping by
Ann


I am linking up to the following parties:
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings - The Heart of Your Home
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate and Decorate
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Reader Tip Tuesday @ Jodie Fitz
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch