Dressing Your Thanksgiving Table – A Fall Tablescape

Dressing Your Thanksgiving Table – A Fall Tablescape

Here is a quick lineup of my Thanksgiving Tablescape - I did this one a couple of years ago and it was a big hit. A finely decorated table can add to the festive atmosphere. What are you plans this year?     Tips Day One - Use what you already have.     Tips Day Two - Get creative and use different colors, textures and shapes.     Tips Day Three - Add items from the great outdoors.     Tips Day Continue reading

Thanksgiving Kid’s Table

Thanksgiving Kid’s Table

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Did you lavishly decorate or keep it simple?   We focused on the kid's table this year. Since the kids tend to get a bit impatient with us when we are getting the food on the table, I gave them something to do...   The kid's Thanksgiving printables are from here at Busy Bee Kid's Printables. Their appetizers (apples, peanuts, pretzels, carrots, string cheese and gummies) and the placemats kept them happy AND busy. Our three year old Continue reading

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 7

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 7

What about the kids? Until now, I've shown you MY fall tablescapes. Today I'm going to share some links from other sites.   I just saved you a couple of hours searching online for ideas.   You're welcome. I don't want to give away my plan for this year but suffice it to say that our kid's table is going to be as interesting as the adult table - and much more fun! It will be my focus this year and I'll show you after the deed is done.   Let's consider "kid Continue reading

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 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 Continue reading

Lessen the Holiday Stress!

Lessen the Holiday Stress!

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your next few days are restful and one of celebrating with family and friends. Take some time off and enjoy - I am and I will. I'll be back later to show you my Thanksgiving table. This is going to be fun! In two days I will begin my Christmas decorating. I have tons of ideas and will share some of them with you over the few of weeks. Meanwhile... The Inspired Room highlighed another blog that has tips on how to lessen your holiday stress. Check it out at The Decluttered Home, How to Continue reading

DIY Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece

DIY Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece

They say the third time is the charm. So, here is my third flower arrangement I've shared with you - a DIY floral centerpiece. (Hope I'm not boring you!) By showing you my first three attempts at flower arranging I'm hoping you'll get the idea that you can do this too. HONESTLY...it really is quite easy. My little ceramic pumpkin turned floral centerpiece is the best yet. Here's how I did it...   I started with leaves around the bottom and then added a candle.   It Continue reading