Race Day Tablescape and Nibbles

Sunday is the biggest day in racing of the year, with a Formula 1 race early in the morning, then the Indianapolis 500, followed by Nascar's 600 mile marathon race in Charlotte, NC.  Naturally, a day of racing needs some fun nibbles, and a festive table for the weekend.  Starting with the centerpiece, this spray …

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Springtime Tablescape

Spring has finally sprung, although the temperatures are still a bit cool.  My bulbs are blooming, and it was time to make a pretty springtime table.  My inspiration for the setting was this adorable wheelbarrow I found at the thrift store.  I liked the soft colors on the painted wood, and the little tulip stencil …

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Mardi Gras Tablescape, with a Springtime Blog Hop!

Mardi Gras comes later this year, it is tomorrow!  So, time for a tablescape featuring purple, green and gold.  I thought it would be the ideal table to bring out the green Depression glass grill plates.  I've had these for many years, and in the past we used them quite regularly, often for take out …

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Valentine Tablescape

February brings thoughts of red hearts and romance, so it is time for a Valentine tablescape. Once again this year, I'll be linking up with a group of talented bloggers to bring you an array of ideas for your Valentine enjoyment in time to use the ideas in your own home.  Last year my focus …

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Winter White in January

After the holidays and the fullness of the decorations from the past few months, I like to clean things up for January.  For many years, I have preferred a simple and mostly white decor to start the new year.  On the veranda, I replaced the red poinsettia blooms with white ones in the birdcage. On …

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Christmas Tablescape

Setting a more formal table for Christmas dinner, it is time to get out the Lenox Holiday Tartan china inherited from my mother.  She had exquisite taste, and these dishes were her favorites for holiday meals.  I decided this year to use a green and gold theme since I haven't done it this way before, …

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Asian Inspired Christmas Tablescape and Blog Hop

The beautiful Asian print on my new table runner becomes the base for a Christmas tablescape also Asian inspired.  Something different for this year!  I begin by covering the table with a burgundy color tablecloth, picking up the dark red in the Asian Inspired Christmas Table Runner I made just this week. It is placed …

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

I love Thanksgiving, it is my favorite day of the year!  We usually don't have company on the day, but we enjoy extending the holiday through the weekend before getting to the December frenzy.  On Saturday, we are having a small dinner party of six, so of course that means a pretty table.  I set …

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November Leaves Tablescape

The leaves are changing now that November's cooler temperatures are here, and I am enjoying the wonderful fall colors.  Falling leaves is a nice theme for an every day tablescape for the month, providing an opportunity to use what I have in a new way. Beginning with the base, I place my Maple Star Table …

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Happy Pumpkins Tablescape and Recipes!

October is starting to finally cool off, and a crispness is coming into the air.  Outside, the trees are just now starting to show a hint of color here and there, and it is time for a tablescape, this year with happy pumpkins!  I got out my Halloween box and started playing with the pumpkins …

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Autumn Tablescapes

Finally, it is officially Autumn, my favorite season of the year, although it isn't cool enough yet for the sweaters and a fire in the fireplace.  Now, I can get out all the pumpkins and leaves I love, decorate the house and create a tablescape or two.  I love the colors of this season as …

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Apple Festival Tablescape

Coming up in just a few days, the annual Apple Festival will run four days over Labor Day weekend in downtown Hendersonville, starting on Friday.  This is really a fun event, such a small town thing.  I've posted about it in the past, showing the wide range of apple varieties and yummy things made with …

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Colors of August Tablescape

Now that I have placemats and a table topper, it was time to take a look at the tablescaping stuff and see what I could pull together in a different way.  I wanted to shop my own closet this time.  Amazingly, I didn't buy one single thing, all of this came from my stash.  I …

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Al Fresco Tablescape and Blog Hop

The heat is not quite as intense in the past few days, so of course I began thinking about having a luncheon with friends over to enjoy the veranda.  There are several new additions to my tablescaping closet, some from thrift stores and some from online auctions I just could not resist.  When I saw …

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Vintage Fourth Tablescapes

This year, I thought I'd do my patriotic table with a vintage theme.  I had these Bell canning jars and a vintage-style milk crate for inspiration.  It would be something a bit different than the usual flags for July 4th.  Plus, making the table fresh and new from previous years using only what I had …

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