Tablescapes, Summer Garden

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Before I gather things for fall decorating     There’s one little thing that needs correcting   It’s still summer, in full force,  here     I must set one more bright table before Autumn comes near     Bright colors, fresh greens and big bursting blooms     Sunshine and summer still pour through … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sunny Summer Seaside Picnic

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  We’re dining alfresco today and joining Chloe for the Celebrate and Decorate blog hop!     Please come right in, I’m so glad you’re here!     We live on the coast this time of the year…     And most of the time you’ll find us up here     Under the arbor, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Love equals “A Nice “Pearing”

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Do you ever buy something just because you love it, but you don’t really have anything to go with it? I bought this green and gray Ikat runner a while ago just because I fell in love…It was folded away for a while, patiently waiting for me to put it to use…I  “played” with it, … Continue reading

Creations, Painted Flatware

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What should you do when you have some gorgeous new plates, but no flatware to go with them? Why, paint some of course!!  These are $1 forks from Target, the same forks that I used for the Seashell Flatware I used glossy acrylic enamel paint and painted the stems about 1/3 of the way up … Continue reading

Tablescapes, A Night at the Oscar’s

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Are you going to watch the Oscar’s Sunday night? I love to tune in and see the fashions, the emotions and the movie clips. This year we are going to have some finger food and a little bubbly and watch the awards on the “big screen.” This is HH’s “Man Cave,” and it is usually … Continue reading

Tablescapes, 2 please!

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I found these plates at Home Goods the other day…I was NOT supposed to be shopping…I am NOT supposed to buy anything until March…BUT, at $3.99, I made a little exception…these are so cute and different… I love the fanciful script text with the occasional heart…the words are so great, my favorite is faint in … Continue reading

Happy New Year Champagne Cupcakes with Chocolate Truffle

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Happy New Year! Did you do something special last night? Did you dress up, eat caviar and drink champagne? Go out on the town with your honey? Did you nibble on some Champagne Cupcakes with Chocolate Truffle perhaps? The only thing I did was nibble on the aforementioned cupcake… alas, HH has been sick since … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Easy Steak Autumn Dinner

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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

Tablescapes, Game Day

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People tend to gather at our house for game day…it could be something to do with HH’s 120″ TV screen in his man cave…but it’s really more about Alabama football!  Southerners take their football SERIOUSLY.  People check the football schedules before making any other commitments and tailgating is a business.  Because we prefer comfort over … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Walk on the Wild Side

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These chargers inspired a Safari table for friends that were coming over for dinner.  It was the perfect excuse to get out my favorite china. I started gathering things from around the house to set a table for the evening. I couldn’t believe all the things I found!  I also couldn’t believe I had never … Continue reading

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