Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Neutral Easter Table

 Happy Spring Friends. I couldn't let Easter slip by without sharing a fun table setting. Setting a pretty table is one of my favorite things to do.

Its even more fun when I get to use things that I already own with a few pretty flowers thrown in.

I did buy the cabbage leaf placemats this year from Pier one imports. The plates are my everyday white plates and the cutlery is from Walmart

Its really hard to photograph this small dining area. Theres no pretty architecture and if you shoot at certain angles you capture the front door or the side of the fridge. Add to that the room is undergoing a makeover  so the decor is rather bland and incomplete right now. So we'll just focus on the table.

My silver chargers are from the dollar store and I've had them for years as are the wine glasses. The napkins are flower sack towels from Target.

I made burlap and moss nest from my craft stash and added them to the bowls, the paper mache eggs were bought on clearance from Joannes and I painted them with chalk paint and tied them with twine. I have bags full of moss and burlap! doesn't everyone?

For a little color a I added these sweet muscari hyacinths to egg cups and placed them at each place setting.

More chalk painted eggs and moss were added to the table in thrifted milk glass bowls.

 The centerpiece was made in a thrifted soup tureen that looks like a basket.

My tablecloth is from The Christmas Tree Shoppe and I added a wall paper runner that looks like planked wood. Candles were added to small jars that I purchased at the Target dollar spot. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. A lot of things are changing around here I'll be back soon with a few updates. Joining these linkups this week,

                                   Savvy Southern Style

                                   Craftberry Bush

                                  French Country Cottage

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas 2015

Hello friends! I've been having a great time viewing all of the wonderful Christmas home tours. It's been a struggle this year getting my home done, but I managed to do a little something.

 I  wanted to use black, white and silver with a touch of blush.For the black and white I used this cute deer head ribbon and for the blush I painted a few wooden ornaments and added the prettiest blush frosted hydrangeas from Michaels. I placed the tree in a galvanized tub and surrounded it with pretty packages and a deer to watch over everything..

Here are a couple of detail shots of the tree,

I placed a few pretty packages on the floor under the tree and placed  greenery and pine cones in a crate, along with the ubiquitous Target dollar spot skis.

 I carried the black and white thru the living room by adding in black and white windowpane check pillows and I just wrapped some faux fur around my white pillows and hung a snowball garland across the window, to which I added mercury glass ornaments.

I cut a length of faux fur and added it to  the coffee table. I filled a terrarium with a woodland scene and added it to the table

Close ups of the inside of terrarium.

 I draped garland around my Chandelier like usual, but this year I didn't add snowflakes, I put a few crystals on the branches but they really don't show up in the pics.

 Please forgive my random silver chandy arm, I was trying out a new color lol,

I made two faux fur wreaths by cutting strips of fur and wrapping it around  a wreath form.

I created  cute woodland scenes under glass for the table centerpiece and made a runner from the same window pane fabric that I used for the pillows and throw on the wing chair

Well I think that does it folks! thanks for stopping by. I'll be joining these fun link ups this week,

                                                             Nesting Place

                                                             French Country Cottage


Monday, October 26, 2015

Budget Friendly Halloween Table

Its always fun decorating for Halloween. I usually set up a vignette on my buffet but since its being repurposed I decided to do a fun budget friendly tablescape.

I used things I had on hand and a few new pieces bought from the Dollar store, Target and Marshalls.

I bought the tombstone chair covers from the Dollar store. The black plates also came from the Dollar store, as well as the black roses on the napkins. The spider web place mats were made from two tote bags that I purchased for three dollars each at Target. I just split each bag down the center of the gusseted sides and bottom and folded the cut sides under. I got four place mats out of two totes.

I used my everyday flatware,goblets that I bought from a thrift store years ago and candlesticks that were also old thrift store finds.

The cute Halloween bowls were bought from Marshalls and the chalkboard tags came from Targets dollar spot.

The skull centerpiece also came from Target and the creepy rat from the Dollar store.

The bony hands creeping out are salad tongs! also a Dollar store find.

I added sparkly black twigs and a few creepy bugs to the pumpkins and scattered a few around the table.

 Theres that bony hand again! The flowers surrounding the skull and pumpkins under the cloche are dried hydrangeas saved from the garden. At first I thought they dried a really ugly color, but I think they're perfect for Halloween.

All totaled the whole tablescape came in at around 26.00. The most expensive being the cute bowls from Marshals. They were 7.99 for four. Everything else was 1.00 - 3.00 dollars each. I hope you enjoyed my Halloween table and weren't too creeped out!  Thanks for stopping by. I'll be joining these fun linkups this week,

                                          SavvySouthern Style


                                     French Country Cottage

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Soft and Neutral Falll Table

Setting a pretty table is one of my favorite things to do, I could play with dishes and tablescapes all day long. You all know that I love a neutral palette in decor, well I also love a soft and neutral table.

For this table I wanted soft colors, so I started out with white pumpkins, grey velvet pumpkins white hydrangeas, soft lambs ear and dusty miller to make an arrangement in a galvanized planter

To add texture as well as to offset the soft colors I used grapevine wreaths as chargers.I washed them with a watered down mixture of white and grey paint . I wanted to  keep the texture and most of the original color and just soften them a little.

The softness of the arrangement set the tone for everything that followed, from the selection of dishes and cutlery to the candlesticks and napkins.

I tied the napkins with twine and added a feather.  To reflect the bounty of the season  autumnal fruits and gourds were added to the table along with twigs from the yard

I added pops of green with artichokes and dusty miller to the table.

The sparkle of mercury glass plays nicely with the galvanized planter. I used a table runner made from wallpaper that mimics planked wood.

It always brings back happy holiday memories when I  use my moms china. When I was growing up we only used these dishes for Christmas and Thanksgiving.

I had a lot of fun making this tablescape, I got to use all of my favorite elements. Thanks so much for visiting. I'll be joining these great linkups this week,


                                                      French Country Cottage

                                                    Savvy Southern Style

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall 2015

Hello my friends, I've had a long break, but  I'm back! It was not my intention to be away for the whole summer but health issues have slowed me down. Enough about that for now. Lets get on with my mini fall tour.

I love whites and neutrals but this year I wanted to add a little color. Although my palette is still pretty neutral its not all white. I added gray, taupe and pops of copper and turquoise vases. The pretty pillow in my wing chair is a design by the amazing talent Lucy of Craftberrybush.

In addition to my pops of color I also added three cozy throws.Two soft plaids and my fur throw that I purchased last Christmas from Pier One.

I added pumpkins antlers greenery and feathers to a white platter for my coffee table.

Coverless books and a turquoise vase with burlap leaves and berries were also added.

A copper bowl filled with yarn is a nod to sweatah wetha!

The wood burner is wearing three pretty velvet pumpkins the smaller ones are from etsy and the larger one is from Marshals.

The side table is wearing a planter that I painted and added an image transfer too a while ago. To the planter I added dried hydrangeas from my garden, a pretty gray velvet pumpkin, feathers and a cute mini pillow purchased from Targets 3 dollar spot. The turquoise vases were bought from Marshals and are a carry over from my summer decor. I just added some fall berries and white Chinese lantern stems.

I put a grain sack look runner on the dining room table and added two pillar candlesticks that started out life as white gazing ball stands. I bought them on clearance for about 2.50 each a few years ago and recently painted them in a charcoal gray craft store chalk paint with a white wash over that.

Pumpkins dried and silk hydrangeas feathers and soft lambs ear were all added to a tray for a quick centerpiece. When I worked as a floral designer my favorite arrangements were the ones that combined fruit,  vegetables and flowers, still one of my favorite combos.

Bijoux decided to join the tour he reminded me to tell you that the plaid throws were purchased from Marshalls and the floral pillows  were purchased from H&M. Thanks for taking my mini tour with me. I'll be joining these great parties this week.

                                                 Savvy Southern Style


                                                 Ivy and Elephants

                                                 French Country Cottage

                                               The Curators Collection

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