Have you noticed?…I got a new “doo” {A new blog design}

So, have you noticed?….My new look?….No botox required!…

Just the creative genious of Kristi, from Creative Kristi.

I told her I wanted a Charleston feel…I love pineapples (oh really???)….

I am also obsessed with the beauty and extraordinary craftsmanship of the gates and fences of Charleston.

So Kristi came up with this beautiful design for me…and don’t you love the hanging baskets?

Along with my new “blog design”…

I am making some simple changes around here lately:


I have new pillows and 2 more being made…

I went to an upholsterer to have a chair recovered…yes, my Valentine’s chair…


It won’t change much…just a bit more “design” to the fabric.

While at the showroom of the upholster, I saw tons of boxes…getting ready to be shipped.

Mr. Stroud said that he sells his custom designer fabric pillows on Joss and Main..

…..and these were being shipped to the lucky buyers.

So needless to say, I found a great place for wonderful fabrics, pillows and a great upholster.

Thanks to the referral of my friend Sherri and my drapery person, Julianne.


The pillow in the front is the one that I bought (actually bought 2)…I love Asian toile…

…..the pillow in back is from Pottery Barn…and this will most likely move across the room.

Now…I have a question to ask you…!!

I am recovering my bar stools…and have two fabrics I am trying to decide upon…


I found this fabric at another favorite place of mine, Mill Outlet Village in Raleigh.

…..They had a table full of Schumacher fabric remnants for $12.95/yard…I spent a lot of time at that table!!


Here’s a closer view of it…I used it to stage a photo of the Martha Stewart paint I was using for this project.


And here is the other fabric…a lighter “faux crewel” design…


Definitely a lighter, happy feel.


So what do you think?

The brown Schumacher Canton Floral Vine on the left?…

…..or the Braemore “faux crewel” on the right?….

My hubby has already voted…he always has an opinion!! 🙂

What say you??…I would love your opinion!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

A Fall Tablescape….Pottery Barn Inspired.

Who cannot resist the beautiful products of Pottery Barn..I can’t!

…..I saw these plates this Fall and had to have them.

I used them throughout my Fall decor in my home.

So today, I gathered them together and created a Fall Tablescape.



The table inspiration also came from this pillow from Pottery Barn…


I gathered my collection of Fall foliage and started creating a centerpiece in my wooden French apple basket..




This cute faux pumpkin is also from Pottery Barn.


And then there are the real pumpkin/gourds…love the color!


I adore my little turkey that I found at a yard sale for one dollar..! 🙂



A view from the other side of the table:



These plates really set the tone for the table…


The square brown chargers are from Tar-Jay on clearance for $2.00 🙂




I used a combination of silk and dried florals and pods…


The large dried flowers and pods are also a great yard sale find…



A few weeks ago, I received this beautiful item that I had ordered…

From Ann of Sutton Place Designs:


A great addition to my Fall decor:


Such an incredible time of the year to count our blessings as “We Gather Together”….

I hope you enjoyed my Fall Tablescape today….this is my second one for the year…

…..I did one a few months ago…for a “pre Fall” party…you can see it here:

As I am enjoying the crisp Fall weather and Mother Nature’s gift of gorgeous, magnificent colors…

…..I cannot help but think of the many people who have suffered the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.

We keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

So as “We Gather Together” this season….

HOMETALK is supporting a great cause to help with the victims of this disaster….

…..It is called Socks for Sandy….to provide the much needed warmth of socks, hats and gloves to the victims.

You can help these victims by sending socks, hats, or gloves for any age group or gender…

Please mail by Friday, November 9th…as these items are so urgently needed!

You can mail these to:

Socks for Sandy
PO Box 520
Little Egg Harbour, NJ 08087

For more information, click on the image below…Thank you for your consideration in participating in this great cause….

Or here is another option:

My tablescape and I are joining the following lovely parties:

Amy, Barbara, Laura, and Suzy for Never Too Late Fall Inspirations

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

Anne from Design Dreams by Anne for It’s Party Time