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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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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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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