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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

l.o.v.e

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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 knew they'd be the perfect little container to 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,

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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

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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...]