Mardi Gras Fun

Tuesday is Mardi Gras, and I want to show some ideas for making it fun.  So sit back and enjoy some festive tablescapes, quilting projects and good food. The photo below has to be one of my all time favorite tablescapes, with some of my collection of evening purses, coins spilling out with glittery necklaces, …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aka Kuroguro Table for Two

This month I am sharing posts that are Oriental inspired, on a variety of subjects.  Although I like a full table, and I don't mind a bit of clutter during certain times of the year, this Japanese inspired table for two begins with simplicity.  Aka Kuroguro means Red and Black, so it is the name …

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January White

After the richness and clutter of the autumn season and the holidays, I like to begin the new year with a clean and fresh look, simple and pure.  Last night we got about 3 inches of snow, and this morning the view out the front windows looks much like my header photo again, just not …

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