Archives for October 2014

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 6

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 6

Cohesiveness cohesive [koh-hee-siv] adjective cohesiveness, noun 1. characterized by or causing cohesion : a cohesive agent. 2. cohering or tending to cohere; well-integrated; unified: a cohesive organization.     Find your most prominent shape - in this case, circle, and carry it throughout your tablescape.   Use what you already have. Use colorful items as accents. Add items from the great outdoors. Use candles. Lots of candles. Get creative and use different colors, textures and shapes. Add a little silver or gold spray paint for some glam. Vary heights and layer. Carry Continue reading

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 5

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 5

  Fall Inspiration The other day I said to my DH, "DH, look at that mountain (we have a little mountain here called Granite Peak), doesn't it look like a patchwork quilt with all that yellow, orange and red?" In his creative artistic visionary way he replied, "Looks like a bunch of colorful trees to me."   Isn't he amusing?   Bring Fall Inside   A fall tablescape isn't just for your dining room - how about your couch table, bedside table, or front door accent table?   So many tables. So many ideas. Use them all.     This fall arrangement is on a buffet at my front door. You know, I've found it gathers much Continue reading

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 4

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 4

  Has anyone ever told you, "This is a no-brainer?" or... Ramble on with the instructions like you've done it all your life?   Have you ever called tech support and had to call time out because they told you to copy that, type this and insert it there and you had no idea what they were saying? I don't speak techno geek, do you?   Here is a quote from an email sent to me by a friend. I'll call her "Sally."   “All your DIY ideas are great.  And I love Pinterest for that as well, but like you said, time is one of the big issues and with me I have to add the word "talent", "eye for it", etc.  I don't have what it takes.  I Continue reading

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 3

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 3

Bring in a touch of the outdoors for your fall tablescape this year. Pine boughs, pine cones, pumpkins, berries, leaves, even rocks are a good choice.   And of course, it doesn't hurt that it's free. So let's get creative. Think outside the box.     I like free. Free is good. Candles work well with the outdoors because they are made of natural products.   Who doesn't like candles?     Look through your serving pieces and pair them with your candles and lanterns filling in with the natural things you scarfed from your yard.     I found this "pumpkin" at Goodwill Continue reading

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 2

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 2

  Happy fall, y'all! I hope you had a super week!   We had our first cold week here in Wisconsin. It's cold here...   But it's also B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.     This is what I see on my way home every day. Uh huh, you can be jealous now.   Of course, this is our inspiration - we want to bring this beauty into our homes.   But first, let's talk texture. What do glass, wax and vegetables have in common? Well, nothing until you bring them all together into a sweet little tablescape.   Pop Quiz: What do you put on top of a candlestick?   A Pumpkin, of Continue reading

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips

Creating a fall tablescape is easy and inexpensive if you use what you already have on hand.   Join me for 7 days of tips on how to bring it all together.   Drag out all your decor you have stored around the house - stick it all in a pile on your kitchen table and play around with it!   You'd be surprised at what you an come up with.   Grab a candle stick here, a basket there, see what you can put together and then   Bata Bata Bing... You have a super cool tablescape unlike any other!   Serving Bowl, Coffee Beans & a Candle   Here I put together a plain serving bowl that is a pedestal dish and filled it with coffee Continue reading