Category: tablescapes

For My Friend Liz: Ideas & Inspiration For Simple Fall Decorating

September 17, 2017

Not sure where to start decorating your home for Fall? I thought I would share my progress so far this year and give you a few simple ideas and tips on how to begin:

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For every Season I decorate, I usually always start with a stress-free, easy to make centerpiece for my kitchen/dining room table:

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It is such a great place to make a statement because you walk by often. To begin, I go around my house and gather items that I own that remind me of Autumn:

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Brown and gold vases, acorns, pinecones, burlap, trays, faux flowers and wood bowls for example. Then I take everything off of the table where the centerpiece will be and start the arrangement with a large tray, vase or bowl. Then I fill with Fall items such as pine cones, little pumpkins, leaves, flowers, etc.

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After in home shopping, look around outside for interesting fall-like branches, flower stems and ornamental grasses are a few great items to use in your arrangement.

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Then it is time to go shopping! My first stop is a local farm for cool-looking gourds, bittersweet vines  and different sizes, colors and textured pumpkins. Then off to the grocery store for better priced flowers and small pots of chrysanthemums to add to the arrangement.

If you are just starting out, or want to update your existing Fall decorations, it is fun to shop at Pier 1, Michaels, Home Goods and Target to find fun Fall accessories and ideas. Then you keep everything and over the years you will have a box to pull out each Season of favorite Autumn accessories and memories.

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This year, I started my centerpiece using an OLD wood dough bowl I love that I have had for years. I added pine cones, some little fall-looking balls I found laying around, a pumpkin I bought at the grocery store and a couple little faux greens for color and texture:

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I then added a few other pieces to the table to make a lovely vignette of Fall items. I used faux floral stem in a gold vase I own.  Mr. Scarecrow was pulled out of his storage box. The chrysanthemums and hydrangea is from a local grocer. Feathers? Just for fun:

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Very easy to put together and so pretty! I walk by it every time with a smile.

I also love using one of my favorite vases as a centerpiece:

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For more ideas on Fall decorating, you can read here, here, here, here, and here! Lots of great ideas and inspiration for your creative decorating! Enjoy and have fun. I hope this post helps you also Liz! xo

Simple Summer Lunch Setting

May 21, 2017

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Yesterday I spotted this outdoor restaurant table prepared for a celebration luncheon:

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I think it is so simple which makes it so pretty:Read More

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

November 16, 2016

Have you decided on how you are going to set the table for Thanksgiving? I can’t believe it is already coming up next week! I have been playing around with my dinnerware:

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I like to figure out what I am using for my table setting and then take a picture. Then when I am ready to set the actual table, it is quick and easy.

I thought I would share a few beautiful table settings I have seen, (because I know you love looking as much as I do!):Read More

A Passion for Blue and White & Need Help Searching for a Lamp

September 13, 2016

Looking for a simple but gorgeous centerpiece for any table? Maybe you will also love my passion for using blue and white chinoiserie jars with flowers:

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Gorgeous, aren’t they? I am just crazy for this look:Read More

The Right Vase For The Right Flower

April 24, 2016

If you are like me, you have many different vases you have collected over the years. Tall, short, round and square. Clear and colored glass. Vases and containers of all colors, shapes and sizes!

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But that is ok, because a good variety is important to handle the many different flowers and  various arrangements. Here is a brief summary of popular vase shapes and what flowers work best:Read More