Home Decor, Early Fall Home Decor

I spent the last couple of weeks in August slowly changing the mood in my house from summer to early fall Tropical flowers were replaced with sunflowers, fall colors and pumpkins Pumpkin plates bring Fall into the kitchen, pretty to look at and handy for serving I changed the Spring/Summer Chef’s vignette on top of … Continue reading

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