Monday, October 17, 2011

Let's Have Lunch!

Fall is the perfect time to experiment with various tablescape ideas. Today, I wanted to explore using a color, other than the ‘traditional’ fall colors. I have some dinnerware that my sweet mother-in-law gave me for Christmas, a couple of years ago. The dishes have a bit of a casual Tuscan flare, embellished with grapes and cursive script. I thought they would be wonderful for a light, Fall luncheon. I chose artichoke green as my color of choice.




I thought I would use a centerpiece that I posted a few weeks back. I haven’t used it in a tablescape; and I thought it would be an excellent starting point for where I wanted to go with this. 





In lieu of a table runner, I used two large placemats, layered together. The placemats are artichoke green and embellished with fall leaves. As you can see, I incorporated the $2.99 Pottery Barn pitcher that I scored at the Salvation Army. It was a perfect compliment to the dinnerware.


I also decided to use the classic urns that I blogged about a couple of weeks ago. They were a “going out of business” find at Thomasville.




I also wanted to bring in a natural element, so I brought in one of my potted rosemary plants.





While outside, I also decided to bring in some of my smaller lanterns, just for a little ambience.


This is the left side of the table:







This is the right side of the table:




To add a little flair to this side of the table, I also brought in a garden ornament:




Then, I incorporated one of the other treasures that I got from the Salvation Army. Remember the stoneware platters?





I used the green platter, and filled it with artichokes. It works really well with the Pottery Barn pitcher.


I also brought the $2.99 Big Lots plates in, as well as the green Dollar Tree wine glasses:





I finished the table off with two bronze candlesticks, with artichoke green candles; and I wrapped a bronze beaded garland around each. I topped it all off with a sprinkle of fall leaves and the small pumpkins from Salvation Army.


And speaking of green...I received the Versatile Blogger Award from two very special ladies today!! 




Wow! What a way to start the week!! Please go by and visit these ladies today. They are very creative; and I owe them a huge "THANK YOU" for even considering me for this award:


Helen at Helen's Decor


and happily joining
Welcome Wednesday


Tuesday To Do Party
The Blackberry Vine


Midweek Hopalong


Linking to:
Type A-Anything Goes
A Delightsome Life-Return to Loveliness
Project Queen-Link Party
A Stroll Thru Life-Tabletop Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia-Tuesday's Treasures


Thanks for visiting with me today; and Happy Decorating!!







101 comments:

  1. Fabulous!!! What's for lunch, I'll be right over:):) I love this coloring for Fall! I also love anything with artichokes. Your candlesticks are beautiful. XO, Pinky

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  2. This rocks! Shenita, I love the use of so many different elements all coming together to create this look, and what great buys, too. xo

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  3. Excellent! I love your tablescape. The bronze candlesticks are a great touch.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  4. Love seeing your weekend finds used on such a beautiful table. Bravo!!

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  5. What a gorgeous table setting, Shenita. I love that centerpiece. The candlesticks with the beaded candles look great. Love all the details you've put together to create this setting.

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  6. very festive. I love the tuscan colors! Great job!

    xoxo
    Myric

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  7. Shall we eat? It looks amazing! I love all the colors...blended perfectly well!!

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  8. Beautiful and inviting, layered with abundance and love, definitely. Enjoyed your previous post, too about bargain shopping with the husband, great finds! The dishes and the husband, lol.

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  9. What a gorgeous table you set! I love the rich color palette and the added garden elements. Amazing job!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  10. Simply breathtaking!!! Love love everything! Thank you for giving us tips on where you find your unique pieces! That is such a huge help, we don't have a Salvation Army close to us but when we make the trip down there, we always find amazing things! Where did you get the center piece iron fruit basket thing?! That is gorgg! <3

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  11. Gorgeous table, everything about it...your creativity is really inspiring me to do a fancy table one of these weeks. Your centerpiece is beautiful. I love that little rosemary pot...did you paint it?

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  12. Shenita,

    You sure know how to set a table!!! It looks awesome!!!

    Theresa

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  13. Your tablescape is absolutely stunning. I love the centerpiece with all the fruit and grapes, gorgeous, and the urns are fabulous. Every element is done to perfection. I would love to lunch at such a lovely table. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

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  14. It is STUNNING! I kept thinking, what food could possibly do justice to that amazing table? I love how warm and inviting your table feels even though it is heavily embellished. I am sure you are just as warm and inviting to your family and friends.
    have a blessed day
    Kim

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  15. What a lovely tablescape you've created! It looks like it would be perfect to have an italian meal served while the lanterns are lit. So cozy!

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  16. Its beautiful Shenita just absolutely stunning.

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  17. How absolutely beautiful...I love the urns...really makes a statement...

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  18. Beautiful Shenita! I love the new pieces from the S.A. and how you incorporated them! Your centerpiece turned out perfect for the table and those candlesticks (mine!) are wonderful! Those urns are terrific (I love those going out of business sales!) Those can be used in many places! The dishes your mother in law gave you are perfect with this setting! I love a good Pinot Grigio!

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  19. Beautiful table scape! Love all of the fall colors!

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  20. I would love to have lunch! What a beautiful Tablescape. Your bargain buys look like a million bucks.
    Debbie

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  21. Shenita,
    Amazing tablescape, and I mean
    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I think this one may be my favorite thus far. The colors, the artichokes, the natural elements blend so well together. The urns balance it all so well, and the centerpiece, ahh, the centerpiece, is magnificent. Well done. I am NOT good at setting a table, so I am learning a lot from you, thank you! =) As always, it's a pleasure visiting. XO ~Liz

    P.S. Thank you for the nice comment on my Powder Room post. =)

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  22. Looks fabulous!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  23. Gorgeous! You really have a knack for tablescapes! Love it

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  24. That is a beautiful Tablescape-Your Fall colours are gorgeous.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  25. This is my haven! The earthy colours are so much a beauty.

    Love every piece you have specially the garden treasures you brought in. I drool to death to them.

    Happy TTT.

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  26. Beautiful. I love the natural elements you brought into the tablsscape.

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  27. Now this is a fall tablescape. I love how resourcefull you were! Well done.

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  28. Hi Shenita. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for following and for your comments. You have a lovely blog as well. Can't wait to read more:)

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  29. you too have a lovely blog. following you now. the tablescape is lovely

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  30. Following you back. Thanks for stopping by Horseshoes!

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  31. How gorgeous! Love the fall colors! Thanks for visiting. I am now following you back.

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  32. How very beautiful!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, http://babyfeetandpuppybreath.blogspot.com/

    I am following back now and look forward to reading lots more from your blog!

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  33. I love absolutely everything on your blogs!!!

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  34. Fabulous tablescape, it makes me drool. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my blog. Look forward to your upcoming post...


    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  35. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Returning the love. :)

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  36. Wonderful table-scape!
    Thanks for following and I'm now following you back:)

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  37. Very nice and festive tablescape. Thank you for sharing your ideas they are very inspiring. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest GFC follower. Have a great week!

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  38. Amazing finds! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  39. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the urn and tiered centerpiece! :)

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  40. Love it!!! What a beautiful site.
    I am now following. Thank You!

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  41. Thanks so much for following!! Love the festive table decorations and great prices too!!! Following you now!

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  42. Beautiful! I love the greens and the candles and holders are so nice. You did a wonderful job with all of it.

    xo
    Pat

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  43. Beautiful!Thanks for stopping by and following. I love your style and your blog! Following back, have a great week!

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  44. Amazingly beautiful! :o)

    ♥Jazmin

    *new follower* ;)

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  45. Beautiful tablescape! Thank you for following my blog! I love to meet interesting people like you! God bless you too!

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  46. Very pretty table. I love the open weaved tiered piece.

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  47. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Beautiful. I love all the colors of fall on this post !!! You did a great job putting this all together for your dinner party. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new tablescape I did for my Husband dinner for two.
    XXOO Diane

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  48. I love your taste!! It all looks so gorg! :)
    n thanks for stopping by, followin you back now!

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  49. What a gorgeous tablescape!! You do incredible beauty with all the colors & your wonderful pieces!!!

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  50. Love all the textures and layers! Your architectural pieces look so great on your table too.
    I am on your follower list... thank heavens!
    I just checked. Let me know if you don't see me on there.

    Thanks!
    Alison

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  51. Gorgeous blog post! Happy to be following you back!

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  52. You truly have an eye for color and layout! Wish you could share about 5% of your creativity with me... then my home would have a chance to look a lot better!

    Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to more creative ideas that I might be able to mimic!

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  53. What a lovely table. First time to your blog. Very nice!

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  54. Love your table! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

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  55. Wow Shenita - very impressive and love the little Rosemary in it's pot as an addition to your table too - thanks for leaving your kind comments on my own blog of our life in France - hopefully I'll get some more time over the winter to share more of our garden and wildlife whilst my work is a bit quieter.. take care Miranda www.jardinmiranda.com - this is about my 9th attempt to post this and am having real problems for some reason?

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  56. Beautiful table setting Shentia! I would love to have lunch with you.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  57. INCREDIBLE!!! That is so beautiful Shenita!!! And all for a total deal!!! I am extremely impressed!!! Now I need to run to Sprouts and get myself some artichokes to eat ~ seeing them makes me crave them!!! I love visiting and seeing all the prettiness!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

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  58. I'd love to come to lunch and sit at the table, beautiful! I will be your newest follower, thanks for visiting our blog, Laura Cottage and Broome

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  59. Everything looks perfect. The pitcher & Thomasville urns are great finds.

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  60. What a beautiful table and so economical with your great finds at Big Lots and Dollar Tree. I need to shop there more often ~ I think I'm missing some things.
    Cindy

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  61. This is fantastic! Each and every single picture is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  62. Beautiful table with great colors!
    -Shelley

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  63. Hi Shenita, What a beautiful tablescape! Yes we do have the same placemats. The round ones fit on my table the best. So glad you joined my party again. I love seeing all of your beautiful fall decor! Kristen

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  64. Gorgeous tablescape, so many beautiful elements!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  65. Greetings from Jamaica Shenita! These pictures are so beautiful. You certainly know how to make a place look so-o-o good! Congratulations on getting the Versatile Blogger award! You deserve it. I am a new Follower of your Blog from Katherine Corner's Thursday Favourite Things Blog Hop. Have a good day.
    Judy - JUDY H-J;S THOUGHTS

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  66. Oh my goodness Shenita, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! xo P.S. thank you for linking up this wonderful post at the Thursday Favorite Things hop

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  67. Wow, wow, wow, Shenita ... this is STUNNING! You truly have a gift for creating a gorgeous tablescape! I love all of the elements you mixed together ... and, the tall candlesticks balance with your beautiful centerpiece overflowing with wonderful fruit perfectly! I look forward to see more! And, congrats on your well-deserved award!!

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  68. Love your table, and various shades of green are truly on my "favs" list! The large urn is lovely.
    :) CAS

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  69. Hi,

    I just love your table and the colors are so great. I am stopping by the blog hop. I am a follower. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com

    Thanks,
    Vanessa

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  70. Such a gorgeous, elegant table! Just lovely!

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  71. Hi Shenita,

    Thanks for visiting me last week, sorry it took so long to get back. I am also following you back! Come check out my Bunny Hop Party... the linky is still up and running until Sunday.

    I love all your table accessories and I must say I have never seen a red artichoke.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  72. Your tablescape is fantastic, you've put so much work into it. Very inviting design everything blends beautifully, pics are gorgeous. TFS

    Hopping from Katherine and Grace's blogs.

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  73. Beautiful setting! You have a talent for bringing just the right elements into your "artwork." I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine's Corner & Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/. Thanks for linking up with us today. Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  74. Just a beautiful table, Shenita! Thanks so much for sharing your great photos. The grape plates go so well with the centerpiece (and the wine). I saw your post over at "Savvy Seasons by Liz".

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  75. such a beautiful table - such great elements. joining you at Liz's.

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  76. Shenita, you have a lovely table set up for a gathering--- may I come too? (in spirit)

    SMILES!


    Thanks for sharing :D
    Visiting from Bunny Jean's BUNNY HOP linky party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  77. What a pretty table, and what great bargains you have found! It's all the more fun to have them when they were "found!" Love the dishes with the grapes! Nice of your sweet MIL!

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  78. You can invite me over any time - beautiful! I'd love for you to share this at my party: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-1.html

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  79. That's amazing. I wish i had that kind of talent for decorating!

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  80. Your photos should be featured in a magazine. Very welcoming tablescape; I would love to attend a Fall luncheon at your home!

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  81. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the fresh take on Fall and it has kind of a harvest feel to it. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  82. Beautiful tablescape! This is certainly different, but it still works.
    xoxo
    Joy

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  83. Beautiful table, so unusual but so perfect!!

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  84. Your table is prettier than any I have seen in current decorator magazines! Truly, it is! I love everything you have done.....so it is impossible to list all of my favorites....I love and adore it all !! The Rosemary plant and the lantern really add the cherry to the top in my opinion!!

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  85. You have the magic touch when it comes to tablescapes! I agree with Phyllis, your table is prettier than any I see in magazines. All of you special touches are charming and elegant!

    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous post and linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

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  86. Hi Shenita...

    Ohhh my...your beautiful Tuscan autumn table is GORGEOUS, my friend! Of course, I think I have told you how much I love your two tiered centerpiece with all the beautiful fruit and artichokes! It really is stunning and makes such a GRAND statement! The urns are gorgeous too! Shenita, I just love how you create the centerpieces for your tables...so many fabulous "layers"...they make for a very interesting and beautiful table! Love the pretty tuscan dishes that your dear MIL gave to you...they're perfect for this table! Everything is gorgeous, my friend! I'm so glad that you are sharing your gorgeous table with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! Thank you!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari

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  87. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!! Love your table! So glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  88. You've created a very nice table. I can only imagine how it must have looked in person... there is so much depth and color. Everything was beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  89. That is one fantastic looking table. I have been thinking of mine too for Thanksgiving. Ideas are a swirling, you sure inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Shenita, you're very welcome! It was my pleasure to pass the Versatile Blogger to you. I'm loving your tablescape; especially all of it! I'm enjoying how you brought those gorgeous artichokes into the arrangement. Thanks for for the nice remarks. Helen

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  91. Wow! What a beautiful table!!! Thanks for visiting me! I am following you back!

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  92. Love,Love,Love your tablescape!

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  93. This is incredible. The colors are a nice softer twist on Autumn. Thank you so much for linking this to Motivated Monday at BeColorful and good job btw on those scores from the Thomasville store.
    Pam

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  94. Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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  95. Very pretty for fall. Love the urns! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  96. What a beautiful table setting. Love the colors. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. I also have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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