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Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Tablescape 2014



Where oh where has the time gone...decided it was time to do a Halloween table seeing it is only a week away!


I started with a black square put on the diagonal. This was topped with a purple triangular shawl that was picked up at Goodwill several years ago.


The napkins are solid black that has a skeleton "napkin ring".



The plate stack starts with a black woven charger topped with an orange BH&G dinner plate. On top of that is a black salad plate and finally the black and orange dessert plate. I used a little dollar store pumpkin bowl for the roll...it also has a cockroach crawling around it!


The flatware is bright orange Oxford Hall Fashion Wear.


I have used orange Noritake Perspective (tangerine) water stem.



The centerpiece is a white cake pedestal cover with spider webbing; a candlestick holding a gargoyle snowglobe, rats, spiders and roaches sprinkled here and there. The purple candleholders are perches for the raven candles I have had for about 4-5 years.







Thanks for visiting, hope you enjoyed it and will be back next time.

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What's It Wednesday/Ivy and Elephants


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall In With Me!



First off, my computer has been down for almost two full days, due to my ISP..I am sure Vyve is getting really sick of me calling complaining! I will be looking for a new carrier, this is becoming a pain in the butt. I apologize if I didn't get to visit you...will try this week!

I have fallen into fall...looks like it is finally here...cool, crisp days and even cooler nights. We still don't have much in the way of color, still a lot of green here on the prairie for this time of year. I just hope we don't jump right into winter before we have had time to enjoy fall.

This gorgeous tablecloth the inspiration for this week's fall table. It is beautiful cranberries, rusts, greens and black on white. I have so many ideas for tables this year...not sure I will get to all of them, though. I have used plain terra cotta hemstitched napkins held with a resin napkin holder made just for fall. Check out the cute little acorns on them!


The plate stack begins with a black woven charger that I have used many, many times. On top of the charger is a raspberry dinner plate topped with a sage green luncheon plate. The top 2 layers are a cranberry dessert plate and finally a maroon cabbage leaf salad plate.





The black stemware is probably Libbey; the shape, I believe, is called tulip. If anyone knows for sure, let me know. Actually, when held up to the light it is a deep purple.


I think I told you all that I would like to find Oxford Hall Fashion Wear flatwear in all the colors they produced back in 1973. These are the terra cotta ones. I have all of the colors now except the true red...in fact I have no flatware in red!


The centerpiece is the large cabbage leaf salad filled with fruit and green candle holders.





I did three tables for the Walker Art Tour in my little town over the weekend...these are the simple tables I did... an all pink for breast cancer awareness month, a fall table and a simple red/white/green Christmas table. The tour is done in several businesses and the library...my tables were in a little family owned restaurant.




Thanks for taking the time to visit today...please leave a comment so I know you were here. Do come back the next time.

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What's It Wednesday/Ivy and Elephants 
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Table It/Rustic & Refined


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Purple Autumn Challenge


Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen has put for a challenge to do a purple autumn tablescape using no oranges. Had I known this, I would have saved the purple table I did a month ago! I scrounged around and came up with something that I think would qualify as a purple autumn table.

I am not going to give you a blow by blow description of everything...most you have seen since I have just passed 5 years of blogging! I am still wondering how I accomplished that fete...














I hope I met the challenge, although there is a good amount of green in the tablecloth!

White Bordallo Pinheiro charger-Tuesday Morning
Purple BH&G dinner plate-Walmart
Lavender BP luncheon plate-eBay
Purple BP salad plate-eBay
Tiny square grape plate-Goodwill or Savers
Oneida Louisana flatware-Savers
Amethyst water glass-TJMaxx
Eggplant wine stem-Pier One
Tablecloth, napkins and napkin rings-Savers
Purple table runner-Gift from my friend Sue...this is the backside, the front is a pattern
Wood candle holders-Savers, painted by moi/candles Walmart and Goodwill
Fruit pedestal-TJMaxx
Beaded apples-Savers
Grapes faux/Savers, real/grocery store

Thank you for your visit today...hope you will be back next time. Have a wonderful week.

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Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen


What We Accomplished Wednesday/Green Willow Pond