Looking Back at Thanksgiving

Today I’m looking back at my Thanksgiving tables during the life of my blog.  The first year I was really just learning about blogging, and I only have a few posts left from 2015.  I was visiting some wonderful bloggers who really were teaching me with their posts.  I really loved seeing the beautiful tablescapes.  I learned that word. .  .  tablescapes.  I grew up in the 1950’s and 1960’s in a world where brides choose china, silver, and crystal.  Holidays of any kind meant getting out the good china for a dinner.  When I was little I called my mother’s china, turkey plates.  We often had turkey for a holiday.

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Fall Tablescape Ideas

It’s September and apples, pumpkins, and colorful leaves are calling.  I’ve added fall touches to my home even though in Florida, we aren’t through with summer.  I am now trying to capture that feeling of autumn beauty.  Natural decorations can make your home look really welcoming and really do freshen up your home for fall.

One of my greatest pleasures is enjoying a beautiful table set for the season. In the next few months, we’ll celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and just the joy of fall.  Are you ready to set a pretty fall table? I’m sharing a few ideas with beautiful examples of a wonderful fall table. Read More

A Simple Early Autumn Table

My home has many coastal elements. Every fall I am faced with decorating for autumn using my colors. I use more textures, tans, and browns. I add deeper toned colors as the season progresses.  I look for softer shades of typical fall colors. I also love using turquoise in the fall with tans, browns, and golden tones. Officially it is autumn on September 22nd, but today I’m adding a few coastal autumn colors in the dining room.



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Summer Red, White, & Blue Table

It’s almost July and it’s time for a red, white, and blue summer table.  Today’s offering is a casual table set for a patritoic celebration. First I added a white tablecloth to the table. Then I used my new bright blue placemats with my white plates.  A Dollar Tree red star paper plate tops the place setting. For those of you who don’t live in the USA, it’s just a fun table with colors used by many countries.  Did you know that 29 countries use these 3 colors in their flags?



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