Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter wonderland tablescape

Where did the last three months go? And how did it get to be Christmas next week?!! I'm sorry that I haven't made an appearance in the last three months. Life just got too busy to keep up here. I haven't had time to craft and no crafts mean no posts for me. 

I haven't even made any gifts or done any Christmas crafts this year. All gifts were store bought and I used decorations made in years past. 

Today I'm sharing my winter wonderland tablescape. I used a combination of blue ,white and green. I kept it simple and used a hurricane, bowl, and cloche filled with glass ornaments as a centerpiece. 

Each place setting has a snowflake ornament (likely purchased at Dollar tree, Walmart, or Target I the past) and new snowflake placemats purchased at Pier One.

I used these adorable penguin salt and pepper shakers purchased at Target last year. I think they go perfectly with a winter wonderland. I kept everything fairly simple but I'm pleased with the results. Sometimes simple is best.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall-i-fied soap dispenser

The temperatures still aren't cooperating with fall around here, but I've decided to move forward with preparations and bringing bits of the season inside. This is a simple project that will take less than ten minutes but will bring lots of fall feeling to your home. It sure brings a little smile to my face seeing this sit by the kitchen sink.

So, how can you get this little reminder of fall? Grab a 99 cent bottle of soap from Wal-mart or Target or a similar store. Remove the labels. Grab your stash of vinyl and some leaf punches and punch away. If you don't have punches, cut a bunch of leaves with your Silhouette or other electronic die machine.

Adhere those leaves to your bottle and tie a scrap of ribbon around the neck. Done.

If you like this check out my monogram soap bottles.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall Tablescape

I'm way ahead of the curve for fall this year. I don't normally due any "fall" decorating until Thanksgiving. We just go from summer to Halloween. This year is different. After putting together my mason jar centerpiece, I just had to go ahead and complete a fall tablescape. The current tablescape had been there since February so it was time for a change.

The leaf placemats and champagne colored napkins, along with the wood napkin rings were all purchased at one of our local thrift stores.  White plates, bowls, BHG leaf salad plates and a faux pumpkin in each bowl make up the place settings.

A couple of more votives and some cute squirrel ornaments that I found at Tuesday Morning add to the centerpiece. I even stuck one of the squirrels in the tray with the jars.

Hope you've enjoyed viewing my fall tablescape. I rounded up even more ideas HERE.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

7 Fabulous Fall Tablescapes


With fall still on the brain, I've rounded up seven great fall tablescapes. A pretty table is a great way to bring the upcoming season into your home.

via Attempts at Domestication



via The Tablescaper

Southern Scraps

It's Overflowing

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Mason Jar Centerpiece

Here's an easy way to add a little fall to your home- a simple centerpiece. I started with an empty tray that I picked up at the thrift store. If you don't have a tray, find a large platter or plate, anything that will ground your centerpiece. The dollar stores often have clear or silver platters for a dollar. Those would work.

Next I took three mason jars and filled them with beans and pumpkin spice votives. These are actually Ball canning jars, but I think mason jar has become synonymous with any canning jar, so we'll call them mason jars.

I place them in the center of my tray and then arranged a faux leaf garland around them. I filled in with faux pumpkins and gourds and some berry picks.

Quick, easy and simple, and I now have a touch of all in my home. Just waiting for the air to cool!

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