Tuesday, November 15, 2016

~Building A Thanksgiving Tablescape~

Happy Tuesday! Hope you're having a great week, so far!
This week, I am starting to think about my Thanksgiving tablescape.

It all started to come together when my bestie gave me a set of these awesome chargers, with a chalkboard border...

The wheels started turning; and the first thing I thought is that I could use them in lieu of place cards, by writing the names of my guests on each one. Then, another idea popped into my head! Why not let each guest write what they are thankful for?!

Then, I layered each one with a white dinner plate; and these beautiful turkey plates that I purchased at Williams Sonoma a couple of years ago...

I also incorporated some antlers...

And I'm using these paisley napkins by Ralph Lauren that I purchased at Home Goods...

It's a very simple setting! 
I'll create a centerpiece with fresh flowers and fresh foliage from the yard.
I want to keep things very simple and relaxed, as we'll be going straight into Christmas.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit here today!
How are your Thanksgiving plans coming along? Or, are you in Christmas mode now?
Thanks, so much, for stopping by!
Happy Decorating!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

~A Fall Tablescape~

Happy Wednesday! Hope you're having a great week so far!
Over the weekend, we had both of our daughters here, along with several of our sorority sisters, to celebrate our oldest daughter's 24th birthday.  I decided to add a few Fall accents to the dining room table to host our additional guests.

I used embossed dinnerware in various shades of gold, along with orange leaf plates from the BHG collection. I was able to use them as bread plates. 

I added fresh greens and lavender to the blue and white vases, along with some blue and white pumpkins. The paisley napkins are by Ralph Lauren.

I love when the afternoon sun streams in...

Love the little blue pumpkins, as well...

 And I love the reflection of the chandelier in the mirror...

 I really enjoy entertaining this time of year; and I look forward to more gatherings as the season goes on!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy Fall!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

~ Fall Mantel~

Happy Monday!! Hope you had a great weekend!!

I've had some fun putting a few fall accents around the house; and today, I thought I would share my Fall mantel.

I didn't really have a plan. I just played with the things that I already had in my bins.
The blue and white candlesticks were a $3.99 thrift find. 

The lanterns are a staple on my mantel for most of the year. I just added a few picks to bring in some fall color. I'm also loving all of the metallic pumpkins this year; so, I added a few of those, as well.

The green hydrangeas are perfect for early fall.

 A scattering of pumpkins and leaves on the hearth completes my vignette.

And, that's my fall mantel! 

Have you started decorating for fall? 
It's still pretty warm here; so, I haven't bought any real pumpkins or mums for outside just yet.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're having a great day!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

~Fall Coffee Table Decor~

Happy Thursday! Hope you're having a great week so far!
Today, I just wanted to do a quick post to share my coffee table decor.

This season, I am loving all of the metallics and velvets that are trending. I purchased this mirrored tray, during the summer, from HomeGoods. I knew that it would work perfectly for Fall, and even through the holiday season. I ordered these velvet pumpkins from Abbey Tina Velvets, a wonderful seller on Etsy. The quality is amazing; and the shipping was very quick! She even included the little velvet acorns! The glass metallic pumpkins were a score from Dollar Tree! I think I bought every one that they had!

I love the shimmer from the sunlight during the day; and the way that everything glows in the candlelight, at night.

I am slowly adding Fall accents around the house. I'm in no hurry...I just want to savor the season and enjoy the process.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

~September To Remember~

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Now that we are past Labor Day, I am ready to begin my Fall decorating.
Have you started yet?

This month, I am participating in a fun challenge over on Instagram. It is called the "September to Remember" photo-a-day challenge. Each day has a different theme; and we simply post one photo depicting that theme. The prompts are relatively easy to capture. So, it only takes a couple of minutes to put up a post. Since many of you may not be on Instagram, I decided to share with you here, on the blog, as well. Here's what I've shared so far:

Day 1...The theme was, "Vintage". I shared these demitasse cups that belonged to my grandmother. I found them (again), while reorganizing my china cabinet. They are very delicate, with an iridescent finish. I am now using them for my morning tea.

Day 2...The theme was, "Pattern". I shared a place setting using a mix of patterns and textures. I have always loved the stylings of Charles Faudree and Ralph Lauren, when it comes to mixing patterns. As always, I began with a table cover. This one had plenty of pattern and texture. I layered it with a gold charger, a vintage Williams-Sonoma dinner plate, a heavily embellished plate, and a patterned dessert plate by Tracy Reese. I added a touch of whimsy with a leopard print napkin. The patterns are all so different; but, somehow, they still work together.

Day 3...The theme was, "Red". I chose our little red Kitchen Aid tea kettle, that matches our red cookware.

Day 4...The theme was, "Food and Drink". On Saturday night, we went out to dinner with two other couples, at Nick and Sam's Steakhouse, in Uptown Dallas. We had an awesome evening! I shared a collage photo of the wine aerator that poured the wine and the illuminated cotton candy, with petit fours and truffles for dessert. The presentations were amazing!

Yesterday, the theme was, "Cozy". I shared a photo of my bestie's foyer table. I think the lighting just sets the mood for a warm and cozy evening in.

Finally, after an intensive search, I located my bins of Fall decor. I took a break from blogging last fall and spent most of my time at our Louisiana house. So, there was not much Fall decorating going on here. I had no idea where I had stored the bins; and when I located them, I no longer cared for the decor for my interior. So, I spread everything out on the floor and created new wreaths and decor for outside.

As the month goes on, I will be back to share some of what I've posted for the week on Instagram, along with my Fall decor.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you are on Instagram, I invite you to follow me there, as well. I usually post photos everyday; and many are not seen, here, on the blog.
Hope you're having a great day!
Happy Decorating!!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

~Late Summer/Early Fall Tablescape~

Happy Tuesday!! Hope your week is off to a great start!
I'm looking forward to getting started on my Fall decor; but, I wanted to do a transitional tablescape, before jumping into Fall.

The blue and white ginger jars and napkins keep everything fresh and crisp. I used my "work horse" white china, "Wedding Band", by Mikasa. I found the napkins by Raymond Waites at HomeGoods. (I went back for the Ralph Lauren napkins; and they were gone.) Don't you hate when that happens?

A simple velvet pumpkin at each setting, adds just a touch of the upcoming season.

The green hydrangeas give just a hint of Fall.

Have you started decorating for Fall, yet? Or are you still planning?
September 1st is usually the date I get started; but, I don't have a plan. I just let it all come together, somehow.

Well, that's it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Wishing you a great day!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

~Transitioning Decor Between Seasons~

Happy Thursday! Hope you've had a great week so far! We are experiencing some abnormally 'cool' and rainy weather, with highs only in the upper 70's.  Weather like this has me in the mood for Fall.  I have been using these dreary days to do some deep cleaning. Of course, with deep cleaning, comes the desire to transition some of my decor for late Summer, in anticipation of Fall. While I am not ready to pull out the true fall decor, I have put away a lot of my Spring/Summer decor.

Throws and Pillows:

One of the things that I like to use are faux fur pillows and throws. These are actually becoming quite popular to use year 'round, especially with the popularity of chic, glam decor right now. I have paired an oversized faux fur pillow with a small leopard accent pillow, along with my favorite leather fringed pouf pillow.

Fresh flowers:

During the Spring and Summer, I have used lots of white and pink flowers. Yesterday, I was so excited to see these orange roses. They provided a perfect pop of transitional color to the family room coffee table. Sunflowers are another favorite for this time of year.

Scented candles:

On one of our really dreary days, my daughter and I went to Bath and Body Works, to stock up on the new fall candles, that we like to burn on a daily basis. While we picked up some in the traditional fall scents, we also picked up some that are quite transitional. For the past couple of days, we have been enjoying 'Marshmallow Fireside'. It doesn't scream, "Fall".  It just gives the home a very warm and welcoming scent.

I've also spent a little bit of time adding some new desk accents. I shared this image on Instagram last week. (Be sure to follow me there, as well. I often post things that may not appear here on the blog.)

I love the crisp look of black and white stripes, with that 'pop' of pink!

What about you? Are you gearing up for Fall?
I'd love to hear how and if you transition your decor!
Thanks so much for stopping by today !
Happy Decorating!

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