New Year Thrifted Tablescape, Recipe Ideas and a Quilt

Happy New Year!  For our first holiday table of 2020, I gathered together a variety of gold and black items with an Asian theme.  Amazingly, when it was done, I realized that almost everything came from thrift stores and estate sales.  Only the flowers were new.  The napkins were purchased new some time ago, and …

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Merry Christmas Tablescape

Early this month, I was the hostess for a luncheon, and wanted to do a lovely holiday table for the ladies to enjoy.  I had to ask My Sweet Babboo to add a leaf to the table to have enough space for eight place settings instead of the usual six.  I set the dining table …

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Christmas Cars Tablescape

Last year we spent a truly delightful weekend in Lake Lure with our Mini car club.  During the gift exchange, I got this adorable cookie jar.  While I was in Greensboro last summer, I found some soup mugs with cars on them, and an idea for a tablescape formed.  I put the cookie jar on …

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Thanksgiving Tablescape 2019

With Thanksgiving just four days away, some families and friends may be having a dinner this weekend to be able to share this season with as many as possible.  I wanted to have a dinner party with this table, but alas it didn't work out.  Still, I can see the table as I come down …

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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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