November Tablescape

November is such a great month for tables, with all the lovely colors of fall.  I like to set an everyday table for us to enjoy all month, this time featuring the two large pilgrim figures I inherited. To begin, I wanted the table to be full of color, so I put the burgundy tablecloth …

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Autumn Jubilee – One More Day of Fun

Today is the last day of Autumn Jubilee, and I still haven't been able to show all the things in my head. Plus, there are some great deals and specials going with the Autumn Jubilee sponsors, check out the list at the bottom.  Halloween is tomorrow, so I have just enough time to show you …

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Autumn on the Blue Ridge Tablescape

Nothing is more beautiful than Autumn in the Blue Ridge mountains.  We are so lucky to live here, and the explosion of color in the trees is wonderful, even in a year that has been too warm for too long.  Finally, we are seeing some of the Autumn glory, now that the temperatures are getting …

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Apple Tablescape

Apple Festival weekend starts today, a four-day, annual, Labor Day weekend event, done like only a small town can do it.  It is the end of summer, and almost time for my favorite season, autumn, but not quite yet.  So, an apple tablescape is in order once again.  I put this one together using only …

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August Tablescape

Time for a new August tablescape, once again using the placemats I made last year for my Colors of August post.   Since August doesn't have any sort of holiday to build around, I looked to nature for inspiration.  The colors remind me of summer green and sunshine yellow mixed with the beginning harvest of orange …

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A Tablescapers Dream Store

While we were in Greensboro, I asked DH to take me to the Replacement China store just east of town.  I've wanted to visit this store for years.  They thoughtfully have provided a lounge area at the back with comfy chairs and a TV, so DH could read his Kindle while I enjoyed the displays.  …

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Patriotic Tablescape 2019

We had some friends over, and after they left, DH came in and insisted that the hydrangea be trimmed back as it was taking over the steps.  I intended to do that anyway, just not yet.  I wanted some of the gorgeous blue flowers for my July 4th tablescape.  Hydrangeas last a long time in …

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Lemon Fresh Tablescape

Summer is here, and for some reason that makes me think of lemonade, which is funny because I rarely have lemonade.  Perhaps it is the vibrant yellow color which speaks of sunshine and warmth, and lazy evenings in the rocking chairs on the veranda.  Whatever the motivation, I have been collecting a few lemon items …

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Al Fresco Tablescape for Two

After some really hot days here, the temperature finally leveled off at more of our normal upper 70s to low 80s daytime highs.  Even if it is hot during the day, when the sun goes past the mountaintop to the west, it cools considerably.  Early evening temps are pleasant, with a light breeze, and the …

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Memorial Day Weekend Fun and a tribute

It has been a bit busy around here lately in spite of my bum knee, and this weekend was full.   On this weekend to count our blessings and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom, here are a few of my posts with patriotic theme projects and tablescapes. I …

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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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