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.