Tuesday November 02, 2010
Tuesday October 26, 2010Country Living Magazine, you have no excuse!!
As for me, I have to confess, I have fallen short in the the homemade table decor category this year. I have so many things vying for my time. However, because I always have my eye on things, am an avid catalog reader and shopper, I do have an extensive closet of decorations. I must say TJ Maxx isn't just for the fashionistas!! And if you wait until after Halloween, I bet you can pick up some great decorations on sale from Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel and Williams Sonoma.
Here's my table:
Table runner from last year's Crate and Barrel catalog; tin pumpkins from TJ Maxx - 4 years ago; and indian corn and mini pumpkins from the farmer's market - this year.
Oh, and my favorite TJ Maxx score - the candy corn dish. Don't you just love it?
Tuesday October 19, 2010
I have two favorites. Both were gifts from neighbors. In fact, as I think about it, they both live(d) in the same house. Our friend Bob sold his house to our newish neighbor, Ricki. Bob is an ironworks artisan/metal sculptor and he made a trivet just for us. It's oh so perfect as we abut Beartown State Forest.
And Ricki, who knows I am chicken CRAZY gave me this one:
I keep mine on the counter with easy access to the table but I like to look at them because they both make me smile and think of two lovely friends!!
What are you favorite trivets?
Tuesday October 12, 2010
I bought these gourds and wanted to make a great fall table centerpiece but they looked naked without a table runner.
Brainstorm: I had these great twig placemats in the cupboard and thought they would make the perfect backdrop for the gourds. What do you think?
And as it turns out - it's a great tip - use 2-3 placemats to create a table runner.
Tuesday October 05, 2010gala and my friend Lisa Newmann offered to co-chair the decorating committee with me. To Lisa's credit she queried a few creative people and came up with the idea of decorating styrofoam rounds with some white spackle and lots of trinkets and in one afternoon of good cheer and laughter, 5 of us created some awesome cakes.
In this case we are hoping people will have our cakes but NOT eat them too!! At the end of the gala each centerpiece will be for sale.
Check them out:
Tuesday September 28, 2010