Sunday, October 5, 2014

Purple Fall Table Challenge

I was excited when Cuisine Kathleen challenged us to a purple Fall tablescape. I can't wait to see what others have created.
As I was taking pictures, I thought of other things I could have used or thought about adding another color. In the end I left it as is. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.  Do you ever second guess your table?
I used Fiesta in Plum and White.  My owl was black but I felt he needed a change so he got a new coat of spray paint.

 The purple pumpkins and the votive holders are new.  I was tempted to get four pumpkins
to put on each place setting but I resisted.  The napkin rings below were found at a local shop that sells all types of items.  I haven't been able to go this year to see what they had for Fall.  I really tried not to add new items this year.

Here is the full place setting.  I know the Plum looks darker and may even look black or brown on your screen. It is hard color to photograph.

The squirrel below is what made me choose white.  I knew I wanted him on the table.

I had fun creating this table.  The challenges from Cuisine Kathleen help inspire me.  Be sure to stop by her blog to see what she and others have created.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall 2014

I started decorating early for several reasons. One: It felt like Fall due to the drop in temperature. Two: I couldn't wait any longer. I'm usually the person who doesn't like to take things out early. Three:  time limitations.  I have a get together this Friday. I work all day on Saturday. I am watching my mom on Sunday. There are just too many things to list. So I could have posted most of this last week but I waited to set my table for the first day of Autumn. Things did get moved around several times and probably will be again.

So there you have it.  I am ready for Fall. Are you?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Missing the Blogging World

I sure have missed the blogging world.  I manage to post some comment on some of your posts. Please forgive me for being a stranger.  Life took a hold of us well over a year.  We still have some bumps in the road but we are hanging in there.
I have been setting some tables.  I just haven't been able to post.  With Autumn fast approaching, I think I better start getting back in to the swing of things.
Here are a few of the tables I have worked on this summer.  It hasn't been as many as I liked but I didn't always use my beautiful dishes.
This is my pre-Fall table.  I have to admit I have started taking out the Fall decorations.  It felt like Fall on Saturday and with life as busy as it is, it was probably the only day I could work on them.  I hope to post again soon on that.

I set this one for Labor Day.  I think the place mats are cute.  I found them at a thrift store in Houston.

We also started painting the cabinets.  See how dark the drawers are.  I can't wait until we can get back to working on them.

Thanks for stopping by.