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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Summer Garden Tablescape

It feels like summer here with the warming weather.  While I was cleaning out the kitchen cabinets, I noticed that I had a lot of things with a vegetable theme, so I thought I'd do a table with them. I started the table with my Farmer's Market Picnic Quilt. No chargers this time as I …

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Spring Chickens Tablescape

Spring finally arrives this week, so it is a perfect time to do a spring themed tablescape.  I know most bloggers are doing rabbits right now, but I decided that chickens were the perfect choice for a breakfast table.  Tulips and daffodils and my spring ceramic basket are a good starting point. Setting the table …

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Spring Chargers for the Table

Doing tablescapes is fun, and I have a lot of chargers in various colors, but I don't have anything light for spring. While at the thrift store, I couldn't resist this set of ragged looking chargers, four for $2. I really liked the detail on them, and knew I could use them to get the …

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Mardi Gras Tablescape

It is Carnival season, essentially the month of January all the way to Fat Tuesday, which is February 13 this year.  Another sewing day is planned, but I'm not quite sure when it will be. So far, we haven't been able to figure out when we can do another for reasons of weather and dates …

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