Blue and White Fall Tablescape

I thought we would go down memory lane today.

To revisit my Blue and White Fall Tablescape with orange accents.

I began creating the elongated centerpiece by using a faux magnolia garland.

It is always great to have some greenery to anchor a centerpiece

to use as a base to create that long narrow look we all have grown to love.

Using a garland is a great way to start.

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I Danced to the Furniture Shuffle in the Dining Room

I danced to the Furniture Shuffle in the Dining Room the other day.

It’s definitely my favorite dance.

Who were my dancing partners?

My Ethan Allen Martha Washington chairs that I just had reupholstered.

Now that Martha and Ethan can dance!

If you remember, that pair were in the bay window sitting area of the dining room.

Where did they go?

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Autumn Memories in the Dining Room with Balsam Hill

Autumn is a very special time for me and my family.

It was my dad’s favorite time of the year, a time of harvest (he was an Iowa farm boy) and

Thanksgiving, when all of the family and extended family gathered together.

My Dad once said, that if he won the Lotto, the very first thing he would do,

was to buy a house that had a very, very large dining room, so that the entire family

could sit at one long table. At a table where we would laugh till we cried,

telling our stories that sometimes our parents never heard!

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Guess Who’s Coming For Brunch

At the Haven Conference you get to see and meet so many wonderful people, 

wonderful bloggers who over the years have become great friends.

For some time I wanted to have some fellow local bloggers over

and there was some discussion of this during the conference.

Then a sweet, talented blogger moved to our area.

So, how do you welcome her? Have a gathering.

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4 Simple Fall Centerpieces

I do not have a kitchen table.

We use our dining room table pretty much every day.

Our dining room is truly a room that is used more than the typical dining rooms

that are used for special occasions and holidays.

I see a trend in new homes of no formal dining rooms . . .

Just a dining area that is off the kitchen.

Being that we use our dining room table often,

I try to make a centerpiece that is easily moved if need be.

So today, I give you 4 simple Fall centerpieces.

Going with the traditional color of orange for this one:

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Fall Tablescapes and Vignettes

Happy Monday ! ! !

It is such a beautiful Fall day here today.

So in celebration of Fall . . . I thought I would do a bit of a throwback today . . .

~ ~ of a Fall tablescapes and vignettes.

Thanksgiving 2013

Began the creation of the tablescape with a glen plaid table runner. . .

~ ~ that was a French Laundry purchase at the Country Living Fair last year.

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Fall Tidbits

I am still in France….and by now, I am hoping that I have found some great treasures…

Today, I just want to share some Fall Tidbits from the previous year…

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My collection of Velvet Pumpkins…

…..I saved some stems from last year and hope to make a few this year.

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Or maybe I could duplicate this felted wool pillow that I purchased from a craft show long ago….

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I truly love this season of pumpkins and wonderful tones of oranges and browns.

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And fall wreaths and pumpkins welcoming friends and family.

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I just took out the boxes of Fall decor from the attic and hope to create a garland..

…..out of these pretty stems that I purchased last year to make this centerpiece.

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And need to help plan a special birthday party for my mom, who will be 88 in November..

…..it’s a surprise. 88..a great year…”double infinity”.

I am sure you are all busy making your home warm and inviting, preparing for the Fall Season…

You will get some great inspiration from this great Fall Party starting September 30th.

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Have a wonderful day!!