Farm table dressed for Christmas

Farm Table Christmas

  It started here:I don't have my tree, but I have my farm table dressed for Christmas. I also discovered that I donated some of my Christmas decor or I've misplaced it.  Either way it's a good thing.  I was just saying the other day that I was going to get rid of a lot of my Christmas stuff and go more natural.I started with my $5 … [Read more...]

Better Homes and Gardens Dinnerware

Better Homes and Gardens Dinnerware

 White dinnerware is my favorite!When I was contacted by Better Homes and Gardens to see if I wanted to review their new collection of porcelain dinnerware available exclusively at Walmart, I said yes!I am going to show you three different and easy ideas for entertaining with the white dinnerware and some of the accessories that I bought … [Read more...]

Pheasant Fall Tablescape


This summer when I found these brass pheasants at Goodwill, I knew they'd be the center of attention on my fall table.It was love at first site, the jumping off point for the natural setting.The floral centerpiece is a small urn filled with greenery, sticks and a bird nest. A real feather at the top of the setting … [Read more...]

Fresh Fall Table

Fall Decor

I had just finished painting a table and chair set.Thinking about how quick the year has gone.  September here already?!Am I going to dig out the plastic bins filled with fall decor?I walked past my spent hydrangeas and wished that I'd cut more flowers to dry.I remembered these orange napkins and thought they make cute faux … [Read more...]

Natural Centerpiece


For the dining room, I decided to use a center piece that would work all season.I wrapped a branch with an artificial floral.Placed a little bird on one of the limbs.Turned a dessert cup upside down, added some moss creating a little nest.Used burlap for the runner.It looks all fresh and springy. The weather has been … [Read more...]

Spring Table Idea

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I shared this last week at Megan Brooke Handmade, I will be meeting Megan in June at the Haven Conference!  It's fun getting to know everyone before we get there! In case you missed it over there:Here's what you'll need:When I saw these cuties at Wal-Mart, I just had to have them.Before I plant them in the yard, I thought … [Read more...]

Spring’tacular Tablescapes & Recipes Party


Today's the last day of the Great Spring'tacular Party Parade!  It has been so much fun! I have seen some beautiful ~Spring~ inspiration, I may have to tweak mine! Thank You All for joining in the fun! I hope we do this again! I want to thank my co-host Debbie, Shannon and Gina~those girls know how to party.  It's been a blast! Now for my … [Read more...]

Chicken Wire~like Cloche

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Welcome to my version of wire cloches made from $1 baskets from Dollar Tree.  (Check out this one from The Gathering Place)The tall one is a trash can and the small one is just a small basket that had a handle on it.I used wire cutters to remove the handle.Dry brushed, leaving an aged appearance on both baskets and the handle with … [Read more...]



How about chocolate for Valentine's Day dessert?  Because I know that's what (I) my Valentine would love.When I saw these at Dollar Tree, I just knewthey'd be the perfect little containerto bake something chocolate in.They look so good with the little red napkins.And then when I saw this at TJM, I knew it was a … [Read more...]

Tulips again,


for a Copy Cat Magazine Challenge hosted by Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing This month I've had a few posts about tulips. They are fresh and beautiful. I wished a you a Happy New Year with a picture of tulips: I talked about how I made the natural frog to support them:But before all that I was inspired by a picture from a Southern Living … [Read more...]

Flower Frog


I ♥ tulips.But they have flimsy stems and they need a little help so I created a natural looking frog.I used my 40% off coupon at HL and bought a large plastic branch.Yes, I could use one from the yard... but I thought water and the branch may get a little yucky.I grabbed an old fish bowl from the attic.Did a little tree … [Read more...]

Kitchen Table

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Back in Oct/Nov '11, I began to dream about a round table. Really.   I got a price on having one built, I thought that I could save money.  That didn't work out. If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I bought one in Tennessee while I was visiting for my 5 year old grandson's birthday.  My daughter and I went shopping and she spotted this … [Read more...]