Thursday, October 29, 2009

Harvest Tablescape

It's time for Tablescape Thurday again. One of my favorite times of the week.
Stop by Susan's at BNOTP for more beautiful and fun tables.
This week I thought I'd get my Harvest Table ready.
Here's the break-down of the place setting:
first I started with a bamboo placemat I got at
Tai Pan Home Decor store here in California. I only
paid a $1.00 each. They are very nice, they were
made with a padding on the back. Very nice for the wood table. :)

Then the dinner plate, which I got at the Dollar store...

the salad plate also from the Dollar store...

I had the napkins, and the napkin rings I made.

I make all my own floral centerpieces.

The stemware I don't remember where I got it. The smaller
stemware I recently got at Goodwill.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just a quick sneak peek of the next
tablescape I am working on.

I am going to share with you today a quick napkin ring
craft I do for many of my tablescapes.
You can do this with items you already have at home.
You will need a couple of empty toilet paper rolls
(that will make 6 napkin rings) -
wide ribbon about 1 1/2 inches wide - tacky glue or hot glue -
and item of theme to glue on ring, such as:
I have used wooded hearts for valentines,
small christmas ornaments for christmas,
and printed out pictures as I will be using today.
First I selected my pumpkin picture with my
print master program for todays project,
sized the pumpkins to my liking,
copy how many I would need...
and printed out my page on card stock.

Then I cut out my pumpkins...

cut the toilet paper rolls into thirds...

glued on the ribbon that I chose for the project...

and then I glued on the pumpkin (I had printed out
on card stock paper), where the ribbon meets to
cover the seam...

after it dries I slipped it on the napkin and...


a very nice napkin ring.
Hope you will use this craft for some of your tablescapes.

30th Anniversary Memories

My husband and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary on the 20th of October.
I was so sick... my wonderful daughter made us dinner.
We had Cajun Chicken Alfredo and Cheese Toast, she forgot the salad, but hey! she even made us a cake from scratch, no cake mix from a box. Dinner was so good.
Especially since I didn't have to make it.
My husband brought me these beautiful carnations.
Wow! was he being thoughtful or what.
We will celebrate in style when I start filling better.
In June of 2010 we are going on an Alaskain cruise.
This will be our first cruise,
so we're looking foward to it. We will be going with
some friends and my brother and his wife,
which are celebrating 25 years of marriage.

My sweet daughter also made us this beautiful card.
She is so thoughtful.

We had a very nice evening...

Thank you so much Jennifer for thinking about
mom and dad on our special day,
when I was so bummed out for being so sick
I couldn't even think straight.
I sure won't forget this Anniversary.


Birthday Gift

My sister, Lynette gave me these beautiful individual footed dessert glass domes, for my birthday. I just love them. I will be using these for many different things.
I could put a yummy dessert in them, or maybe...
a cloth apple I made a couple of years ago for my fall decor, or maybe...

a glass white pumpkin. A special dessert for a special tea party.

I will enjoy using these footed glass dome dessert dishes for many different things.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Good Morning all my bloggy friends.
I'm enjoying breakfast with all the Tablescape friends.
I'm having warm banana bread, strawberries, and hot tea, while I
check out all the new and wonderful tables that inspire me each and every week.
What fun! on this cool and crisp Southern California morning.
Have a great day!

My mini ~ I just love it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I am joining all you wonderful Tablescape Bloggers, for Susan's Tablescape Thursday.
I really enjoy viewing all the great tables. You all inspire me every week.
I really like the way the table set-up this time. I went for a more elegantand soft, fall table in the cream and golds. I'm going to let the picture do the talking for the most part. I may make a comment here or there. Thanks for viewing.

My emblished chandlier shades!
Eyelash and crystal trims.

A friend gave me this golden leaf from her yard.
I have let it dry, and it's beautiful. I know you can't
really tell in the photo, but it is beautiful.
I wanted to find some gold metalic napkins so bad so I
could double up the napkins.

Thanks! once again for stopping by and viewing my table.