Home Decor, Arched Doorways & Giveaway Winner!

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Okay y’all, it’s officially fall!   So the calendar says, but we’re still in the 90’s in Alabama…  😅     But pumpkins have arrived  🎉   I couldn’t resist a centerpiece using the hand painted pumpkin table runner before I send it to the giveaway winner…     Yep!   Today’s the day!     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkins, Feathers and Leaves

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What is your Thanksgiving tradition?  We have been going to HH’s sisters house for Thanksgiving for decades, but this year everyone is going their separate ways… sniffle, sniffle… 😢       BUT!  This means our family can be at the beach house for Thanksgiving   😎   I couldn’t wait to see what I could … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Candy Corn Party

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I don’t like to eat it, but for decor you can’t beat it! Candy Corn! I found these mini pumpkin stems at Costco, a great flower source to go… Do you know what these are called?   When I saw them I was so enthralled~ Pretty as can be, it’s like they’re hanging from a tree … Continue reading

Tablescapes, First Signs of Fall

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Have you experienced the first signs of fall? Has the temperature dropped where you live at all? We are still blasting the AC and suffering high humidity The only thing I’ve noticed are the shorter days And the changing angle of the sun’s rays… I think the light turns magical this time of year The … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkin Patch

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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, Thanksgiving Tables, Gobble Gooble!

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Thanksgiving is at our house for the first time in years and I have been having lots of fun getting ready!  My son, a Food Network star “wannabe,” HHjr,  and I have been collaborating on the menu and he will brine and cook our turkey on the grill.  Not traditional, but we tend to grill … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fall Hydrangeas and Pumpkins

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My crazy hydrangeas are still blooming! They didn’t do much this summer.  Too much rain and not enough sun I am thinking…But they have been going crazy the last month or so, they are about 6′ tall! How do you set a table with summer blue and purple hydrangeas when it is 3 weeks before … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkins & Apples

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I wanted to use my vegetable plates one more time before putting them away for wintertime, and thought they might look cute with pumpkins~ I ran across a recipe for Pumpkin Soup with Apples and one thing led to another, and before I knew it, There was a table full of apples and pumpkins! The … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Golden Harvest

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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

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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

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