Home Decor, Turning to Fall

Have you bought mums and pulled out the pumpkins yet? I spent some time over the weekend putting summer away and adding some fall touches Sometimes you can just add a fresh ribbon for an instant refresh or update Last year’s sunflower wreath was suffering from serious burlap poof sag All better now! Inside the … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkin Patch

It was bound to happen… With all the Pumpkin Madness around here, it was inevitable that there would be a big pile … And how delightful to dine surrounded by a mass of pumpkins… all shapes and sizes real and faux combined to form a giant pumpkin patch! Large autumn leaves have fallen on the … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Golden Harvest

I am participating in a white dish challenge over at Cuisine Kathleen.  The rules are white dishes only and one accent color. I am pretty sure I flunked. I really tried… Twice! While I was at the beach earlier this month I decided to set the table there with my white seashell dishes and flatware … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Velvet Pumpkins & late fall decor

When I start a tablescape or centerpiece I choose a piece to work as a base or an anchor and build from there.  You have to start somewhere right? It might be a tray or a bowl, or just a large object or series of objects.  This centerpiece began with a large round shallow bowl … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Easy Steak Autumn Dinner

Have you ever had a Garage Sale?  I swore I would NEVER do that, I had heard the nightmarish stories and generally tend to donate things when they stopped being used…But after 20 years and raising children in this house, our basement was a disaster.  DD [darling daughter] felt generally responsible since most of the … Continue reading

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