Thursday, February 16, 2017

Easter Fun

Thought I'd get a jump start on spring!  I believe the weather in Virginia this year has been spring-like at times.  We recently experienced an 80-degree day in the middle of February!  I'm not complaining, though.  I will glady take those days any time I can get them.

I discovered these cute moss-covered bunnies and carrots at a floral design shop.  Thought they would be cute on the mantle, or on the table.  So let's get a jump start on spring and think bunnies, eggs, and carrots!
These fun carrots could be cute lying a napkin, on top of your dinner plate, or as shown here, hanging from the chandelier!
Towering candle holders hold moss balls, and a plain table runner allows all focus to be on the decor.
This bunny is carrying mini eggs...
A vintage bunny oval vase is the perfect container for fresh flowers.
A lazy bunny!

Mini moss balls, mini bunnies, and crystal votives finish off the design.
The table is set with green and yellow plates, floral napkins, and


crystal stems...
 The party is just about ready to begin!!
Easter is Sunday, April 16th!  We have plenty of time to get ready!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hugs and Kisses

 What the world needs now is love, sweet love.  Now, more than ever before, we need love.  The hate, anger, bitterness and division is breaking our country apart, not to mention friendships and sometimes, even families.  And why?  How wonderful that we are all so passionate about our country that we have an opinion as to how things should be done. What's not so wonderful is how it is interpreted by others.  Posting political links and opinions on social media, I believe, only incites anger, leading to more posting, and more anger.  Everyone is entitled to what they believe.  That's how our country was founded--freedom of speech.  Let's do our best to respect others, but not incite anger.  I am so thankful for our freedoms, opportunities, and this wonderful, beautiful country.  If we all live by this rule--"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", would the anger, violence, and division be a thing of the past?  I don't know, but I do know it certainly wouldn't be a bad thing.  So this Valentine's Day, let's celebrate love.  Let's hug and kiss. Let's eat chocolate, drink wine, and dance.  That's what I intend to do!!
Enjoy a little love today!
Red wine, red roses, and red hearts!


















Sending hugs and kisses to you today!  

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Guest Halloween Setting

With Halloween approaching, I must confess--I didn't put up my decorations this year.  I know, not like me, but it just seemed to get here before I knew it.  So today, I am showing my cousin's decorations (actually from last year, but don't tell, no one will know the difference) and they look quite cute. 

This cute little cupboard is all decked out for the big night.  When Halloween is over, she merely turns the jack-o-lanterns around so the faces don't show, and they are just pumpkins, which can go on until after Thanksgiving!

 This beautiful fall arrangement sits on her round table in the living room.
The dining room sideboard is decorated with fall leaves, mercury glass pumpkins, and a cute little witch. 
 The centerpiece on the table makes a stunning presentation with lots of gourds, pumpkins, leaves, etc.
 The fireplace mantle is all lit up, with orange, purple, and green lights, a fall garland, and other Halloween decor.  The wreath on the mirror is adorable.
 The mercury glass pumpkin reflects the light, which in part is due to this mirrored tile.  Cute little votives!
 With six grandchildren, she always seems to have great help from one of the girls!
This is a closeup of the arrangement from the dining room.
 A jack-o-lantern dressed up for the occasion.
And lastly, an old vintage book, that was hers when she was a little girl!  Man, that thing must be ancient! (LOL)

Time to peace out.  I'm thinking ahead to Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't seen my Halloween post, A Ghoulish Setting, click here.

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Setting for Fall

It's that time of year again.  I am seriously mourning the end of summer.  The cooler temps are welcome, and I know fall is a favorite time of year for some folks.  Although I am happy to see the temps drop a bit, I will miss the bbq's, the beach time, and a busy social calendar.  

And, of course, how could I talk about fall without mentioning the upcoming election.  Don't worry, I will not preach about this candidate or that, as I believe my opinion will not sway anyone at this point.  All I can say is this:  let's all remember the golden rule whoever wins.  Good manners and kindness will go a long way in making this country great again and I believe that it begins with each and every one of us, the people of the good ole US of A.  So carry on your table conversations, but do so with kindness and consideration for others in mind.  A great debate leads to great ideas, but hatred and violence lead us down a path that will lead to nowhere fast.  

So today, here is a comforting tablescape, designed with a transition from end of summer to fall in mind!

A fall garland entertwined with candles and mini pumpkins are used as a centerpiece.  Grapevine gives texture and visual interest.
Place settings are from Pottery Barn a few years back.  
Adding other elements into your fall garland, such as this hydrangea, give a full, rich look
By using a brown dinner plate, the white salad plate and soup tureen become the stars of the show.
This tablescape is pretty simple and quick to set.
Amber colored stems add to the feeling of fall.




The candles add a glow which envoke a feeling of warmth on a chilly, rainy evening.
The soup is on, so let's all come to the table.



Welcome, fall!  Good-bye summer!  We will see you again soon.  

Thanks for stopping by!