Tablescapes, Thanksgiving Thoughts

    Are you all set for Thanksgiving?         Ours will be small and casual         After years of doing Thanksgiving with HH’s sister and her whole family, Everyone is going in a different direction now Our children are grown and have their own family obligations       … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fall Favorites Featuring Pumpkin

  How do you feel about pumpkin recipes? Do you try to make pumpkin everything or do you cringe and avoid it like a bad cold?        I have discovered some absolutely wonderful ways to enjoy this fall classic ingredient that are worth a second look   Pumpkin Patch Salad is paired with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, A Walk Through the Woods

  Let’s talk a walk in the woods today         This photograph by Andrew Neel on Unsplash was my inspiration           I started with a light blue wash for the sky         Next came the path         I used a fan brush … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkin Flower Power

  I have really been enjoying my Pumpkin Flower Tower         Every day I give the floral foam flower layers a quick drink of water and the flowers have really lasted a long time! I’m thinking about replacing the real flowers with faux when they start to fade…         … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday, Must Make Maple Recipes

  The flavor of the month for September is Maple I was hoping to share an eye popping Maple cake today… Irresistible like these favorites below…   Caramel Candy Wreath Cake     Million Dollar Pound Cake with Almond Toffee Crown     But the baking angels were not on my side It not only … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fall Harvest at the Pumpkin Farm

  Welcome to the annual Celebrate & Decorate’s Welcome Fall Tablescape Hop Please join the fun this week as we welcome Fall!       It’s harvest time on the Pumpkin Farm Time to pick up some farm fresh Pumpkins, apples and sunflowers~         The Farm Fresh Truck stand is overflowing!   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sunflower Scarecrow

  How do you feel about colored pencils? When I first started drawing, I loved to use colored pencils and markers They are still favorite mediums, You have great control, and many options to achieve different effects   It was so hot at the beach last week, I couldn’t even paint on the porch 😅 so … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fall Centerpieces, Vignettes & Crafts

    I am in full Fall mode, Enjoying football, wishing for cooler days and dreaming of pumpkins!         Let’s have a look at some favorite centerpieces and vignettes to spark some new ideas and have some creative fun!     Apple Tote   One of the first things I think of … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fall Favorites

  I grew up in a household that loved to entertain and from the time I was a bride, LONG before there were such things as blogs or “tablescapes,” I have had a love for dishes and table setting…it is another art form for me, another way of creating something pleasing to the eye, and … Continue reading

Creations & Home Decor, Fall Football, Sunflower & Pumpkins

  With Labor Day in the rearview mirror and a lovely few days to myself, it was time to have a little decorating fun at the beach house         As much as I enjoyed the “Life is a Beach” Tree, now it’s time to change things up a bit with fall, football … Continue reading

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